Sunday, 20 October 2013

Love me or leave me free!

Oh yes. It's as uncomplicated and subtle as that. Not everything in life needs to be twined and knotted up. Some things, especially delicate stuff such as emotions, (no matter how much we deny) do make the most of us. And what do we want? Somebody, who's willing to jump fences to be with us, and not someone who's on the fence about being with us. It really isn't rocket science.

Like they say, if you wanna fly, you gotta give up the sh*t that weighs you down. It might take time but get this through your head. There are going to be people who'll come in your life and give you a good time. They'll make promises which they may or may not keep but you'll convince yourself with a hopeful theory. They'll say they love you but leave you wondering about it. You'll love them too but there'll be an annoying insecurity about it. And then, eventually you'll want to clean the mess, figure out whether you're in the dark about those feelings, figure out whether the good part is just in your head or it does hold some truth of existence. It'll be time to decide, make a stand and choose to be clear about what you deserve and go ahead with it. As much as it kills to do it, you've got to do it for your own better, got to free yourself from unneeded doubts and thoughts and become carefree again. And hey, it's a win-win. You'll finally get rid of what's holding you down, and know who is really 'with' you.

So here's what. Down the line, you deserve somebody who'd stick with you, fight for you and never give up on you, no matter what. They will love the millions of tiny things you're made up of and never get tired of them. They'll just be there and their existence alone will give you a peace of mind, a sense of belonging and emotional stability. They may not be able to help you out of every mess, but they'll not give up trying. They'll listen to your silence and make you laugh. Yes, they're 'the one'  who are in no doubt about your stand in their life, who dread the silence in their life if you're gone, who realise your worth and are man enough to look in your eyes and tell that to you. Yes, you deserve that.

I guess all of these feelings are summed up and perhaps labelled as 'Love', (which is pretty over rated) so don't worry if you feel lost, because the ones, who love you, will find you. And when they do, you'll realise how using those skin enhancing creams wasn't going to make any difference after all, and you could've smiled about that calorie loaded midnight muffin you still regret. So no matter how disappointed you feel when you check the mirror every morning and how you hate yourself for not fitting in the super skinny jeans, you're still going to see these beautiful things happen to you because true "Love" finds its way, regardless.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

The Bucket List.

Fad has it that you’re not really doing it right if you haven’t yet checked off Scuba diving in the Bahamas or Getting high on marijuana (the Oh-my-God must do-s before you die), off your fancy bucket list. And of course, we've GOT to do it all; after all we only live once (!) Now, if you’re feeling miserable about your monotonous slave-like life, where you know that it’s beyond possible to do the ‘real crazy stuff’, here’s a much simpler and rewarding list of things you’d rather want to experience.

Breathe free and let go of things you can’t control. Dream big and believe in them. Indulge in soulful cooking. Sing out loud and dance in the rain. Do small things with great love. Give, give and give. Call those long lost friends and tell them how much you've missed them. Have a bonfire in your backyard and hum songs. Keep moving. Go over old photographs and let the emotions touch you. Visit your ancestral place. Laugh over the silliest jokes. Learn to earn and appreciate. Have a theme party. Bake a birthday cake. Gaze the stars on a summer night. Have a pillow fight. Sip hot chocolate in the snow. Have a 'eat all you can' day. Travel, fly and explore. Meet new people. Be of help, secretly do well for others. Read a bed time story to a kid. Give piggybacks. Spend time in an orphanage. Hold the trembling hands of an old person as they cross the road. Have a back-to-back movie marathon. Attend a live music concert. Have deep conversations. Paint a wall. Make memories. Get lost in your world. Fall madly in love and express it. Take time and enjoy the simpler things in life. Be able to close your eyes and feel beautiful about your life, and hold on to this feeling.

We don’t need to wait for a weekend or a faked sick leave to experience most of the stunning things in life. Our time is ticking so let’s not waste it by feeling bad about not having an extravagant life full of adventure. That’ll happen too. But till then, just open your eyes and find the hidden happiness in each moment passing by.

Friday, 30 August 2013

A warm welcome!

Put simply, writing is like meditation to the likes of me. We write, we pour out, we feel lighter and eventually better. But that's not all. There are more people like you, who love to read and cherish. And what can be better if I can open a small window for you to seek pleasure in the written word, through Love For the Ink. Honestly, it isn't as easy as it may sound. To share and start a blog with what you impulsively write in your notes takes conviction, or otherwise it just remains as a wish or a thought. If it hadn't been for my dearest ones (Yes, you!), Love For the Ink wouldn't have happened. 

So here it is, finally. We all deserve to cherish our rushed up lives with some peace. If you believe that words, in their best of the combinations give you serenity, Love For the Ink is here for you. 

Lastly, since this is my first editorial endeavor, I understand the hesitance to open up and share your written pieces. I know how it feels, but it's worth it as nothing feels better than being the reason for somebody's happiness. So, contribute!