When the time comes, sail away.
I am going somewhere.
A place I do not know.
But the thought of its destination gives me hope.
I see the sunlight. I see the smiles.
I hear laughter. I feel joy.
It’s a place of freedom.
Freedom like I have never known.
It’s a place of peace.
Peace, perfect peace.
It’s a place I call home.
Home sweet home.
Hazy horizons becoming clearer.
It’s been three years since I shared my first poem on Instagram. I used to have a different account back then, which was shadowbanned, and having very little knowledge about the fucked-up algorithm of Instagram, I had to delete that account.
Then I opened a new one in 2018 but only started posting on it last year. Since then I’ve gained more than 6.5K followers (I know that’s not too much) and some notable celebrities like Vidya Balan and Ileana D’ Cruz have shared and left comments on my posts. So yeah, that’s something I like to boast about lol.
Even though I’ve started hating Instagram due to Mark Zuckerberg and how they keep changing their algorithm, there’s one thing we all have to accept: The whole world is on Instagram. …
Fear has kept us alive.
It is a vital response developed through years of evolution to the physical and emotional dangers in this world. If your ancestors didn’t feel scared every time they saw a wild predator, you wouldn’t be here.
Yet, there is a wide-spread demand to overcome it. Why do we want to get rid of something that has kept us alive?
To know that answer, first understand that the mechanism of fear isn’t perfect. For the purpose of this story, I will divide all fear into two categories: rational and irrational.
Rational fear is anything that is immediately life-threatening. It’s the fear you would feel if you saw a wild bear or if someone pointed a gun at you. …
What to do when you’re stuck between retreat and moving forward
You’ve always believed that you can be, do or have anything you want.
You live your life by choice. By that I mean, having a clear vision of what you want and moving towards it undistracted.
What happens when a looming setback stops you in your tracks? How can you make it work for here on?
Should you continue to press on, settle for less, or quit?
Here are 5 ways that will help you navigate if you’re caught in a storm.
Fight for your dreams and your dreams will fight for you. …
When the sons' elementary school went online, they were excited about the new format. Staying away from school was motivation enough to venture out into new platforms.
School started mid-week. The first few days went smoothly, with teachers and students getting the hang of sitting online for 6 hours at a stretch. There were games, animal quizzes, ice breakers, and even the teachers were smiling.
The second week was the beginning of actual instruction. And it was a deluge of projects, assignments, meet-ups, dwelling deeper into the realms of google classrooms.
There was panic at all ends. Teachers who thought that their kids were tech-savvy got their lives shock as students submitted messed up projects. …
Planning + Action + Consistency > hard_work
Do you ever see someone you know like a friend, a coworker, or an online acquaintance and think to yourself,
“If only if I was as lucky as they were.”
The truth is, you could be just as lucky they are.
“Birds of a feather, flock together.”
We go through similar stages of hardships at different times at slightly different paces and we learn similar lessons. Despite being similar with your peers, your hard work sometimes doesn’t seems like it’s enough to be on par with where you want to be. …
It feels like it’s been a while since I talked about my long-distance relationship with even my close friends. I used to not only talk but think a lot about it.
Now that we are together living in the same city, it does make sense that I started forgetting how it feels to be in one.
However, deep down I’ve always had the urge to share it fully of how we managed it. …
I am not here.
For the first time in my life, I feel like I am completely detached from my surroundings, and if at all, I do focus on something, it only lasts for a few seconds. I am typing, I am staring at my laptop’s screen, but my mind is elsewhere. It’s not thinking about anything else, or pointlessly distracted either; it’s just not here.
This is a novel experience for me. I have always been too attached to my feelings, thoughts, surroundings — the physical world.
At any other point in time, it would bother me that my table is not clean, my water bottle is nearly empty, my foot is asleep, and that I haven’t written in a week. But, now it doesn’t — I feel as if nothing really matters. …
A boxer got hit hard. It was in the fifth round when his opponent throws him the right uppercut followed by a left hook that sent him crashing to the canvas. He struggled up, spit out his mouthguard, and stepped through the ropes. He exited the ring.
Ever been in a really difficult situation? We’ve all had times when our emotional resilience is put to the test. At times it feel like you’ve lost purpose and just want to give up.
People who go through tough times are always standing on the edge. They are one move away, one word away, one argument away to call it quits. Whether it’s a marriage, a business relationship, or a career, you know when your brain is telling you to let go but your heart says hold on. …