A lot of people believe that things are happening to them, as opposed to happening for them. I firmly believe that there are always two sides of a coin. And that’s a fact. But this fact too, goes both ways. Either you can have ten swords in your back, fall onto the cold, hard ground and stay there. Or you can get up with the swords still in your back and move forward. As you move forward, you would get rid of those swords one by one. The process is not easy and definitely isn’t a quick fix. Now we come to another fact, Rome was not built in a day or nothing ever good comes easy. This fact goes both ways too. You have to work hard to achieve your dreams and maintain yourself. So why not work hard when it comes to healing yourself. Aren’t the severed parts yours?
Another thing people say is that healing takes time. But if you healed fast would it be justice to the searing pain that you endured. The universe has to balance the scales. Newton said that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. So when you were hurt so badly, cut so deeply; how do you expect yourself to heal easily? It would not be justice to the pain involved. And anyway, we’ve heard that pain demands to be felt. Healing takes time. So give it the time it needs, and the time you deserve.
Many say, that they don’t have the strength to get back up by themselves. No one said that you have to do it alone. The rules of healing are not set in stone. In fact, nothing ever is set in stone. It’s our imagination, customs, norms, values and beliefs that make us think that something is set in stone. So, ask for help. It’s hard to get out but extend your fingers. Someone will hold onto you. Something will hold onto you. After that, you just have to hold onto them. This life has endless possibilities to change. This life has endless courses to take. This life has amazing potential to evolve and bring happiness into itself. But you have to believe in it, so it can grow. We come across another saying here, I’ve heard that parents should believe in their little ones for them to make leaps and bounds of progress. Anything can make progress if you believe in it. So shower some appreciation onto your working lungs, kidneys and heart. Be grateful for this body as it has endured so much and is still standing. It’s the one thing you had since the start. It is going to stay till the very end too.
We come to our last saying for the day, being grateful and positive is the key to happiness and abundance. It plays a part in healing too. So give out positive affirmations into the universe and let yourself believe in them. Be grateful for what you have and appreciate the little things in life. Being happy starts with you and ends with you. Everyday you can choose to be sad or happy. It’s a choice. You can choose for yourself, if you want to be messy and zesty or work your ass off on something that’s important to you. Or you can be both and still be well withing your rights to be you. The key is you, no matter which lock you want to open. And every lock has a key.
Happiness she brought Among those who were near, Opened her eyes to the father Who she always held dear. Opened her heart to the mother Who was a little farther. She pulled her close with Her hazel eyes and hazel hair.
Little princess, youngest member Oldest child, responsible sister A B C D E F G H, together recited The mother and the child; laughed along With their hearts bare. Sticks, dusters, slaps, slippers Huge enemies, patient teachers Who knew she would thank, In times to come, her hated peers.
Papa, dad, father, pops Enchanting was the day they hiked And collected rocks. Creeks and tiny fish, Such robustness, such ecstasy.
First, second, third, fourth Classes, friends, new teachers. New people, new songs Blessed she was, to have found Such a safe haven, Cherished it to her full satisfaction.
Fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth Books so many, expectations so high For she was the responsible sister Turned into an ideal figure Lived up to those moments With rigor so tall Battled with those Who wanted to see her fall
Ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth Core years, lifetime friends Lessons learnt, rhythmic heartbeats Mind opened, imagination liberated Hard work, resilience, perseverance With kindness and liveliness Learnt that above all What lives on, is her essence
No one can take away Who she was. She fell in love With herself and her ways. Colleges, universities, Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD, earned her marks, earned her degrees.
Carried with her friends she promised, ten years ago, on that farewell day. For old is gold, but new is silver. Met people, who impacted, her in several ways.
Thirties came, brought with it an ambition so great. Climbed the corporate ladder Held her sessions with villagers. Ticked off her bucket list In a pompous manner. Proud she was, but grateful For lessons learnt in her days of youth.
Forties, fifties, sixties Marriage, responsibilities, love and pain. Took it all in her stride For she was already trained. Children, tantrums, cute but not. Brought with them, Waves of euphoria. Head held high, full of energy Aligned herself to new titles and duties
So the cycle repeated itself, But now she was revisiting, What she had lived, now in front her Breathed her own reflection. Reciting and collecting rocks, Felt such a surge of emotions She didn’t know she was capable of.
With newfound respect For her ideal figures. Her mother and her father She visited home in many years. Life as we know it Always come full circle.
Seventies, eighties She saw herself In her ageing mother. For she was nothing But a reflection of her. She saw her father’s ways Held his hand, spent with him her days
Now I sit in this rocking chair Going back and forth, With my hazel eyes and hazel hair. Watching my grandchild smile As he recites, and collects pebbles. I smile a tired smile For life was stuck on loop.
I go outside and sit on the porch A question comes to mind Time will come and I will depart So what was this life? The answer was in front of me In the laughter of my grandchild, In the worry on his mother’s face, In the eyes of his father, And in the touch of my partner.
Life as I know, always thrives. The show goes on, No matter how much You try to hide. So I open my arms yet again Embracing life with all I have. For this life has fulfilled, What I once thought Wasn’t there for me.