Title inspired from the Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg’s much appreciated piece of write up she posted in memory of her late husband inspired me beyond words. Been reading a lot of similar posts since then and got glued onto this one abstract from ‘Brida’ by Paulo Coelho which speaks about soul mates.
“That you will never be mine, and that is why I will never lose you..” this one line made me ponder.. dwell deep into the unknown depths of many such encounters life has been surprising me with. For some relationships are such.. some people too. They happen to us when we least expect it…or when we are least prepared .. and that’s when right in the monotony of a quiet life.. you realize, you still have a dream!
Life, many a time totally takes you by surprise.. makes you experience all those emotions you have once forgotten of left behind. I too believe, like Sheryl Sandberg says when tragedy occurs, it presents us with a choice. Where we can either give into the void and the engulfing emptiness or choose to find a whole new meaning and purpose for being. Always choose the latter!
People come into your life..to inspire you or drain you.. and when you realize you are done being the lake everyone is draining.. that’s when you give way to the right ones to walk in and stay…the ones who will fill in the empty space in your soul by just being there.. the ones who hold back their words to make room for your unsaid..unheard words. The ones who make you realize being hopeful does not always mean everything is going to be ok, but accepting the things which are not right and choosing to do something about it. Always let such people in.. for they are your certainty during your moments of doubt and faith during the moments of anxiety and they teach you to live full of faith when life drains you dry. Let go off the rest and make space for the most precious surprises at the most unexpected corners of life. True that sometimes we find solace in the most unlikeliest places and people.
One song that came to mind was ‘Abhi mujh me kahin’ from the remake of the evergreen classic ‘Agneepath’. This one version of the song by the music band ‘Thaikkudam Bridge’ is my personal favorite because of its uniqueness and the soul it carries. The song speaks many such emotions that we all live with and live for!
Cant agree more to the one who said a soul mate is that someone who makes you a better person. No, actually they don't make you a better person, you do it yourself because they inspire you. You would want to carry that person with you for ever for knowing you, accepting you and believing in you before anyone else did or no one else would ever. So when you find them, keep them for they are all what you really need! Life indeed is really short...but that itself is good enough if we live it the way it is supposed to be lived...! Lets 'wake up' and be fully alive to life...
“Then you came, and I understood all of this. You came to free me from the slavery I myself had created, to tell me that I was free to return to the world and to the things of the world. I understood everything I needed to know and I will always remember now that love is liberty. That was the lesson it took me so many years to learn. That is the lesson that sent me into exile and now sets me free again. I will always remember you, and you will remember me, just as we will remember the evening, the rain on the windows, and all the things we’ll always have because we cannot possess them.”
PS: This post goes out for the most precious and priceless encounter ever, for making me fall in love with life yet again!