Skip to main content

Life's laws



All of us, sooner or later have to face life's blows. Oh ,she hits hard. Sometimes she hits to hurt, sometimes she hits to kill. Sometimes she hits just for the fun of it. You are powerless with her blows, and you never know when the next one is coming. If you survive the blows, you emerge stronger, much stronger than ever before. If you don't survive--well, you cease to exist.

The thing to remember if you are going through some difficulty is that, five years from now, will this truly matter? Think back how your life was, five years back. For most of us, life would have indeed taken a turn. Five years back, I was totally shattered, broken and a wreck.(I lost the person who meant the world to me). Today, I draw my strength from it, as I know he lives on inside me and I am happy to have got the time I had with him.

I had read somewhere that when clothes are being washed, they are going through the rough and tumble. They are tossed, spun, drowned in soap suds and water and tossed about again. Then they emerge better than before.Life's troubles are like that. When you go through it, it seems like hell. But when it stops, you realise why it happened and you see what you have gained.

A good friend of mine battled cancer. During the most testing period of her life (when she did not know whether she would live to tell the tale) she reached out to all her friends scattered all over the globe, to write something on a piece of paper  for her. She wanted to bind it all in a book, to pass it on to her daughter as a precious  heirloom. Somehow a page wasn't enough for me and I made a whole hand-made book for her and filled it with writings of love and hope. She treasured it. It made me realise that what one truly values, when it is time for us to leave the world, is the tokens of love from those who mean something to us. All that matters is the love you have got.

Whatever you are going through, if it is a hard time, remember, it shall pass. The Ferris wheel of life does take its turns. Some of us are up right now and others are at the bottom. But the wheel will turn and those at the bottom would go up and then come down again. The cycle will continue until it is time to get off permanently.

Life is indeed unpredictable. But what is in our hands is to live each day to the fullest.
Connect with people who you love. Let go of the differences.
Laugh a lot.
Do what your heart tells you.
Reach out.
Forget what happened in the past. (It is gone forever)
But you can make a change at this very moment.
Spend time with those who matter.

Stop what you are doing right now and pause. Go to the widow and look at the world outside.
We are so insignificant in the larger picture.
Your presence or absence makes no difference except to your closest ones. Even then, after a while, they forget too.

Life goes on.
So LIVE IT today.
May  happiness and contentment be yours for today.

Comments

  1. thanks a lot for posting this.

    ReplyDelete
  2. You know I totally agree to your idea but somehow, life always leaves me puzzled. I fail to recognize whether I am at the top or bottom. I may be even in the middle but its difficult to predict if I am going down or coming up.

    Loved your thoughts in this post.

    ReplyDelete
  3. True and very wise, but human failing is that its difficult to think so when life is hitting you. Relatively small things, which affect disproportionately, one can overcome. But the big blows ??? Tough. But still, Live it everyday is sound advice indeed.

    ReplyDelete
  4. love what you write Preeti :D

    ReplyDelete
  5. Its so true! this was my shortest trip to bangalore but am feeling so happy because i really spent it to my heart's content just being with my parents, sister and granny. (Usually 'm running here and there visiting a hazaar relations)

    Love the ferris wheel analogy. Great post, Preeti!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful words Preeti...Loved the post, totally :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. it is indeed a hard to gulp -rock strong, hard fact about life. yes. so often we muse over the lifes laws that we experience.

    ReplyDelete
  8. No words to thank you preeti....Much needed words for me at this moment of my life.I am feeling very good now.Now i know why people like u so much.Thank u.

    ReplyDelete
  9. "Your presence or absence makes no difference except to your closest ones. Even then, after a while, they forget too.

    Life goes on."

    When we are going thru those tough time perspective is what we need.

    Beautiful post Preeti!!!! Thought-provoking...every sentence in it. Thank U!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks for this enlightening post preety!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. :) :) your words generate positivity in me....but i don't know for how long I can hold it in me..

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks Preeti. I very much needed a dose like this today. Perfect timing!

    Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks Preeti. Somehow you always write a post, when I am desperately looking for answers, as if to answer my questions.

    ReplyDelete
  14. an inspiring post!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thanks preeti.nice post........

    ReplyDelete
  16. Fantastic :)

    Really inspiring :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Very well said...

    i appreciate

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thank you Preeti.
    You say what a lot of us leave unsaid.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thanks a ton! This is exactly what I needed to hear right now! It is so difficult to let go of the past somehow! :( But thanks again!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Life :) no one has understood it and no one will.. if we could we would be GOD...

    plus whats the fun in having life all GOOD.. its the ups and downs that make it worth living ..

    Bikram's

    ReplyDelete
  21. Totally loved this post Preeti:) and you posted it at a time when I was in desperate need for it.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Anonymous12:28 AM

    Awesome!! Love your post. Keep writing! :}

    ReplyDelete
  23. Well said. Loved the cloth-washing reference.

    My heart goes out to your friend. Cancer survivors are some of the strongest people out there.

    ReplyDelete
  24. A lovely post Priti. totally agree with you. It can give you unexpected hard blows. and unless you are tough, a fighter, it'll be difficult to put it behind and move on. and out it behind and move on we must.

    Yes, we must LIVE today , lest the moments are lost and gone forever :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Loved it...and esp. this one - "Your presence or absence makes no difference except to your closest ones. Even then, after a while, they forget too.

    Life goes on."

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi Sister, what u have said is real.yes we can't predict what life gives us. for me i have read a right article at the right time.i feel good,now. yes i agree with ur sayings.
    LIFE GOES ON.SO LIVE IT TODAY.

    Thanks for such a post, sister.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I wont say that I have not know such thoughts about laws of life. We all know the principles of life and how to live it to the fullest, but how many do we really see following it?? I guess none!! however, you are one of those persons who does it no doubt! Your metaphors and comparisons like clothes and wheel was really good.. makes my day when I get to see a new post from you on my mail id!

    Please keep writing Preeti!

    Abhi

    ReplyDelete
  28. Anonymous12:51 AM

    Beautiful post! Hats off!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your leaving a comment! Okay--I appreciate your leaving a comment if you have something nice to say ;-)


Popular posts from this blog

Why you are making a mistake if you don't speak up about #MeToo

The last few days have been tumultuous for everyone in urban India. If you are a working professional, or have worked at some point in your life, or if you strongly believe in gender equality,  it is hard to not get affected by the #Metoo movement. The #Metoo movement has taken off in India, like the  metaphorical snowball. I too, like many of you,  have been following closely, in shocked silence, as it has been unfolding. I can't tell you how happy I am that women in India, are standing up in solidarity, taking back their dignity.

Several  powerful men have been named.The stories have come POURING out.
I shall not go into details of the men named or the incidents here, as it is all over the media.

When something happens in your field of interest, it is natural that it affects you more than the incidents that happen in other fields. For me, what has been particularly disturbing was that the names from the field of literature that were coming out as well.

Earlier, in press in…

5 easy and useful tips to help you achieve your goals.

Dreams are goals with a deadline. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. I am a huge believer of these two statements.

Many a time, I have been asked this question
'How do you do so many things? How do you focus on your goals? How are you so dedicated?'

Many have written to me asking me to share my routine/ time-management/how I organise my day. So here goes:

Currently I am doing a challenge called Intkober where you do 31 drawings in Ink, in 31 days. The prompts are given in advance. Click on the link to know more. Thousands of artists all over the world do it, each year. I post my drawings on myInstagram art handle.

This is in addition to my writing which I do daily. I also make a portrait every single day, apart from Inktober.

I guess, to most people who see this, it looks like a LOT of things and they wonder how I manage it. Here are five  things I do, which help me. (and I hope they help you too)

1. Define the goals.

At the beginning of each month, I write down (in a dia…

Re-store : A delightful little shop in Whitefield, Bangalore.

All of us are guilty, at least to some extent  of hoarding stuff. We hold on to old things--be it clothes, books, utensils, footwear, knick-knacks or some such, that form the minutiae of our daily lives. Many a time these add to the the clutter too. Rare is the home which looks like the above pic.


I am a huge fan of Marie Kondo, and I highly recommend her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up  which is more than just a book.

It is an entire philosophy, and a new approach. I read the book back to back, and immediately put into use the methods described in the book. I must tell you how wonderful I felt! I never thought that I could be that organised.

Clearing clutter, and the stuff that you no longer have use for, does release 'blocked energy.' There is no scientific or rational explanation for this. I only know that it works for me. Any Feng Shui practitioner and  loads of Eastern Schools of belief will confirm this.

I always make it a point to give away things I no longe…