Should I, Shouldn’t I?
Just to be crystal clear. These are my views and my views only. You are completely entitled to yours. We live in a democracy after all (it’s a matter of perspective).
Well then, here goes.
Problems. Who doesn’t have ’em. Some deal with ’em, some don’t, whereas others spend a lifetime grappling or sparring with them. They come in a wide range of varieties too. Personal, inter-personal, global, local. Then there are problems at your workplace, college, school, home. And they’re always at the top of our minds. At all times. Even when we’re euphoric, or downbeat (obviously).
I wanted to focus more on the slightly personal ones today.
Now if you close your eyes and just visualize the thing that is seemingly bothering you the most, (remember, ‘personally’. Lest this guided meditation shall not work), you’re able to paint quite a vivid yet morose picture in your head. By now there are retrospective thoughts and emotions bombarding your conscience. Basically, there’s noise.
Now if you drown the noise out (and that is including the redundant honking of the car behind you, if you’re in a cab, like I am at the moment), you might just begin to hear something. Its faint, so you need to listen closely. Its coming from the corner of the place which does influence you, more often than not, but you often ignore it when it comes to matters like this.
Yes, the heart. If you listen closely, you’ll hear it tell you exactly what to do. Maybe its something that you should have done a long time ago. Maybe its something that doesn’t seem so ideal, or favorable. And there’s a very high probability that it’s the toughest thing that you’d have to do.
What I’m trying to get at is, that when it comes to personal matters or even matters of the heart for that matter, we always know the right thing to do right from the start, but we drown it out with ‘noise’ (Refer to line number 9). Eventually, over a period of time, we think that either its too late to do the right thing, or its just too late to do anything about the matter all together.
The thing with doing the right thing is, that there’s never a bad time to do it. Its never too late. Difficult, maybe. Worth it, definitely. Anyone who has ever mustered the courage to do the right thing and change their lives for the better, will tell you the same thing.
So why is it that we don’t experience that change for the better? Well, in my opinion its because we’re sentimental/emotionally vested/attached to the collateral associated with the matter. And by no means is it easy to forget that.
(It may seem like I have it all figured out, but just to clear the air, trust me, I don’t.)
So what do we do? Well, we still go ahead and do the right thing. Its just a matter of time before we do it anyway, right?
Taking the right action is an inevitably. How much we wait for it or let the situation bother us, is something that is entirely in our hands. It may take a year, maybe 10, or maybe even 20, or it may even just take 5 minutes from now, its entirely upon us.
To quote Benjamin Mee-‘You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come out of it’.
Drops mic. Peace out.