Sharing this very short story for a quick motivational read. Hope you all like the #thursdaythoughts. Be well and joyful!
It felt like a nightmare. I was standing in front of a beautifully carved closed door, frantically trying to open it. But it was not opening. I was knocking and screaming. But nothing… I was not getting any answer.
I was stuck, obsessive and angry. Was I incapable, unworthy and a failure? Why was that closed door not opening for me? Why were others getting access to it? Why, not me?
I couldn’t explore anything else because I was stuck with this one. And it won’t open. And this was the only reason for my not moving on – because it won’t open. I had a vague idea that there was ‘That’ behind the closed door. And I wanted ‘That’ like others.
Finally, my ego couldn’t take anymore. So, I broke open the door. And enjoyed breaking the damn door. But when I broke the door, something broke in me too.
And what did I find behind the door? Nothing! A partially dark room with no outlet. It was stifling and suffocating. Those walls had imprisoned me.
Who was playing such ghastly tricks on me? I had seen a group of revelers go inside through the same door, just a while ago. I had heard blissful chanting from inside. They had all got ‘That’. But I was being denied! I felt unlucky and miserable.
Just then, I heard a voice. A shadowy character appeared in the empty room.
“What, how did this closed door open? Wow, there is nothing here!”
“I broke it open. Yes, there is nothing here for us. But I think others got access to ‘That’,” I said quietly.
“Ah, I see! This door wouldn’t open for me too so I moved on. And found ‘That’ through another door. I am glad I didn’t waste my time here. This door was never meant for me.”
“Why didn’t you come earlier? I wasted my time staying stuck and then breaking this damn door,” I cried.
“May be you were supposed to break it…”
The shadowy character disappeared and I stood there startled. “May be I was supposed to break it…!”
But how was I to go further from here? There were just four walls around me and no doors.
I had nothing to do so I started fixing the broken door. It felt good. Then I painted a bright red sign on that door using my lipstick.
If this door opens for you, it’s great! But if it doesn’t, that’s even better. Accept it and move on or you will be stuck.
It was funny. After years of struggle, anger, frustration, defeat, ego crush and emptiness I was doing some fixing job on the same door that had brought me so much misery.
Just then, I became aware of light in the room. There was a small closet towards the right wall. Light was coming through there.
With great effort, I said good bye to the now fixed door and entered the closet.
The closet opened to a corridor on the other side. There were many people and many doors. And they were all trying to open doors.
Unfortunately, everyone was busy knocking at the wrong doors. Some like me, were obsessed with the wrong door. Others were simply stuck.
But I had learnt my lesson. The only way to find ‘That’ was to move on and explore. My door was somewhere near. I felt like a little girl on a mission…
I was fearlessly liberated after a long time, open to every kind of experience in my journey towards ‘That’.
And the best thing was – I had learnt to gratefully say ‘Thank You’ to every door that was closing on me.
It was not a nightmare, rather a beautiful dream!
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I came across these 5 lovely quotes and thought of sharing it with you. I firmly believe that whatever happens may not align with our expectations but it is always for the best in the long run.
So, acceptance of the situation, gratitude for what we have and the belief that all will be well can do wonders. After all, ‘He’ is there to take care of everything! Stay lively and blissful. All will be taken care of!
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Hello there! How are you doing? Chances are that you are in the same situation as I am, just hanging in and waiting for this ordeal to pass. With uncertainties looming and a blurry future, going with the flow from moment to moment is the best thing to do. It keeps you afloat.
Who knew the world would change so drastically in a span of just two months? Did the people who live through the World War had the same feeling as ours? Maybe! Well, I know there are things at the back of your mind that comes to bug you often. It is only human to think, plan and analyse about the future. I have been doing it too.
But in between thoughts, struggle and survival, do not forget to breathe and appreciate what you still have – life! And with life, anything is possible!
You never know what opportunities this pandemic holds for you. Still, if everything looks dark, just hang on, it’s about to be dawn. When there is collective misery, it won’t last long. Hold on! We just have to keep looking out for each other during this time.
Therefore, dear friend, I am sharing some of my favorite quotes to brighten your moment and hoping that you will like it. Sending lots of prayers for health, luck, peace and success to the world! Stay safe and be well.
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Bow wow from Happy! Well guys, can someone tell me what’s going on? What kind of emergency situation is this? There is a big question mark on my face.
The dad is getting more stuff than usual. What is the need of a cart full of grocery? The mom is forcing brothers to wash hands frequently.
She is constantly giving directions – wash your hands, don’t touch this, go change your clothes…! She is even rationing food items. Imagine!
I have never seen them like this. Is this normal for humans to panic or something else is going on? I am just seven months old so still learning, you see!
The brothers are clueless too as the changes are being made around us. They are feeling restricted and not going out at all. Kids sitting at home, how boring is that! The weather is nice today but not many people are socializing. Hmmm…
I heard the mom talking on phone that schools and colleges are closing. The stores are running out of supplies. President Trump might announce something today. I feel like asking them – hope you guys have stored dog food, ahem!
Are they under reacting or over reacting? I don’t know! All I hear is corona… corona…something virus is spreading.
Nine people have got it in Minnesota. Well, good that everyone is taking precautions but I would like to tell them that the panic part is unnecessary.
There might be something positive in this emergency situation after all since the world is coming together to fight it.
Also, it is making people grateful for what they already have and aware of things that they might have been taking for granted – health, food, family, society etc…
Well, guys, I am taking a break from this Corona something virus and going to play with my ball. Care to join, huh? Stay safe and healthy. Bow wow!