Over a last walk in Park Street, last evening, I feel relieved that I have crossed what has easily been the worst year of my life – with my chin up and head held high. It was in desperately rowing, under maximum pressure, through the stormiest stretches starting from last January, that I’ve not despaired even when I have found myself all alone in the battles I waged for life – one that I won and even the one I lost. As in looking back at the loss now – I am relieved, as it was an emotional bridge I would have had to cross sooner than later and it’s well over for me now – the loss of my parents.
What makes me happy is the wisdom I’ve collated from all of the experiences I encountered – that at no stage did I ever feel I would like to go back and do things differently. I feel satisfied with the decisions I have had to take. Even if the world may come and try to put me into any number of guilt traps. So this, really, is the root of my self confidence.
To me, success is the ability to live a life without regrets. With the awareness that at any point in time, you have made the best choices under the given circumstances. And you would gladly repeat those mistakes over again if that is what will get you to come out from darkness to Light and live a purposeful life in eradicating some of the prevailing darkness and negativity in the world.
Life, every moment of it – is not a dress rehearsal or a mock drill for the next take or final shoot of your portfolio. It is the ONLY finale you will ever get – so you have to be judiciously discerning. Then it won’t matter what anyone else thinks.
Wisdom lies in garnering strength and courage from each moment, whether good or bad, to carry with you to the choices you would make in the future. There is little, that’s more painful than regrets – other than indecision out of fear that bids you to not make a bold choice when you are faced by the devil or the deep sea.
“It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.”
― Paulo Coelho
“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’.”
― Alfred Lord Tennyson
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PS: sharing more photos of Park Street over Christmas and New Year here: https://www.facebook.com/614624973/posts/10160215676054974/?d=n