Are You Open To Mistakes ?
It was 24th of April. I felt a surge of adrenaline through my body - VERY different from the rushes I’d experienced for over a year. It wasn’t a panic attack, Thank God. I was excited :D
I’d quit my high-paying startup job and was going to be on the road for the first time not knowing when I’d return!
Perhaps, there were forces trying to fight me even before I’d started my journey. The train ticket from Bangalore-Gorakhpur was stuck in waiting list 3 for over a week and wasn’t confirmed. I had a strong feeling that something was going wrong, but Amma shut me up “Stop being so paranoid. It’s just WL3 , we’ll find a seat”
Long story short, we ended up in a corner of the famous ‘General compartment’ crammed with people. Trying to book a flight ticket in the moving train was another adventure altogether, with the network playing the fool with me.
In those moments, I remembered these lines from Paulo Coelho’s Eleven Minutes “Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn’t have the courage to say “yes” to life?”
But, (almost) everything has a happy ending right? Atleast that’s what they tell you…
So something like that happened :) A friend of mine managed to book cheap tickets for us from Hyderabad to Kathmandu. Another friend whose house in Hyderabad was locked, offered to get the keys from the security to freshen up at her place before we boarded our flight.
Help comes from unexpected places, but in this case, it was most expected… Truly grateful, for I’ve crossed paths with some wonderful beings out there, who are always ALWAYS giving.
From having a heavy suitcase fall on my head during the chaotic train journey to having friends in need, life’s nothing but ups and a few lows, with so much to celebrate in between.
Never dishonour your instincts! even if the mother tells you otherwise ;) :D
*** No matter how hard you try or how meticulously you plan, you cannot possibly foresee and avoid all the stumbling blocks that may lie ahead *** Consider yourself lucky to have made these ‘mistakes’ because they’re merely opportunities to hypothesize, learn and grow.
What changes would you apply, if you liberate yourself from the inclination that things not working out in a certain way (you currently want to) would make you look stupid? And not risking courageous choices keeps you safe from dismay?