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Privileged

Some people just don’t know how privileged they are with good health, supporting parents, financial help, and potential. It is indeed true – you value things when you don’t have them. Some people have talent; they don’t know how to work hard. Some people have no talent but they can work hard. Some people have both and they are just sitting and doing nothing.

They are waiting for the “right time”. That’s the funny thing about time it is always right once you know how to use it. Nothing comes easy, one always has to explore and hustle.

So you, who took time to read this, if you are okay, in good health, have a good amount of time and support – Work towards something big. Not everyone is privileged. If you are, be grateful.

You must be thinking why such strong, forcing message? Why do I care?
Well, I am one of those not so privileged people. I want every minute of my day to count, I am passionate about my work, I dream big, I just lack one thing – Good health. I thrive every day to just feel better, I pray to God that hopefully today I will be able to give my hundred percent. I struggle every minute with my health yet I try to work as much possible as my health allows me to. I have big dreams and I do work for them, even though when something big is holding me back every day. So, I value the time I have here in this world, and I do everything to make it meaningful and awesome.


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How does an ideal day in your life look like? – A Journal Entry

“Ideal is what comes and what you make of it.”

Dear Diary,
When I think about my ideal day, my thoughts instantly takes a turn towards a non-planned day with few adventures and just enjoying the flow of the day. Yes, there are many things which I wish to do like book reading in a café surrounding colors and plants, hot cup of tea with a pen and notebook near a flowing stream with the music of running water, chirping of birds and whispers of the trees, or maybe walking down the street and doing window shopping, but clubbing them into one ideal day is not my cup of tea.

I guess most of the people have their “ideal” stuff figured out, I did too. But as life unfolded in front of me, I tilted towards more of enjoying what comes my way and grow and glow with it. I think that’s how you are more open to life. Sure I love when my plan works, but I don’t mind spontaneity either. I rather embrace it. I used to get upset a lot in my early 20s when things didn’t go as planned and it kept me cranky most of the time. I released the plan with the blow of my fallen eyelash and wished for a more free and wild life.

So, my ideal day is a blank page of my book waiting to be filled with new things, experiences, people and feelings with different moods throughout the day and peace in the heart when I lay on my bed at night.

…until next time
Kinjal

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Love is Rhetoric

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While going through the various posts on Instagram today I came across some brilliant writing and 90% of them was about love. The poems or thoughts may carry pain, heart break, or a cheating soul, they were still easy to ink on a paper. Spilling words about love, about the aesthetic it carries or the pain followed, its strangely beautiful to see that how a heart in love becomes poetic. The expression love holds is food to soul. It nourishes every cell in the body. Hatred and revenge doesn’t carry such power to inspire someone. It only destroys the within. Even the ‘fire’ which is supposedly a symbol attached to hell is now used freely to symbolise passion of love, flames of inspiration and success. Love coats the perception of life with a little bit of honey and cashews. Even if you have been hurt or dejected in love, it allows you to transform in ways you never knew can become a reality.

Love doesn’t have to be coming from the opposite sex. It is not something small, confined to only one person. It can be a love for nature, love for your parents, love for a pet or an animal or may be a love for oneself. It is every particle which creates the universe. It is the infinity which goes beyond time and space. Let it grow. Let it flow. It is beyond our definition.

Love is rhetoric.

Silent – What I’ve Been Lately

Silence has become a thing of mine now.”
God is truly testing my patience after I got married, and the lengths of me staying silent. But it’s okay I guess – sacrificing the will to speak my heart, being some other person who I am not, thinking twice every single thing before speaking, changing lifestyle, changing routines, asking for permission to do something so small. After changing my entire self – I am still an outsider! My opinions, my independence, and my true self is just a thing of the past because silence is a thing of mine now.

For an Indian girl, leaving her home after marriage and settling down in a joint family, is the biggest change of her life. What she was and what she has to be after the marriage is a big thing. She has to change her routine, her habits, her job, her hobbies, and so far so, her opinions and decisions. She zips her voice, she has to voice her likes and dislikes through her husband, all because the “decorum” of the home should be maintained.

I always knew being a woman is difficult, but was unaware of the big change that will be happening in my life after getting married. It’s not like one cannot be happy in a joint family or a good marriage. There are good moments and special memories are created. There are pros to it as well, but as an individual, there is no home I can call my own.

It’s my in-law’s home and the other home is my parent’s home. Nothing is mine, a nomad, just serving the family. So, the silence is what keeps me sane and a dream to build a home of mine, where I scream, laugh, and just be ME.

By
Kinjal Jain

Forgiveness

“What gave me peace ultimately,
was the sound of rain
on a Wednesday afternoon.
Snatching away a moment from work,
thinking the truth about pain,
all the hatred, resentments, questions
for all those who hurt me – thinking –
we are all the same when it comes to pain.
Peace came to me as I forgave all
on a Wednesday afternoon while watching the rain.”

Everyone has their own struggle and goes through pain. From time to time I take time to look back to the moments and people who have hurt me in the past. And I forgive them. Eventually, forgiveness is what brings you to an acceptance of what life is, what people are, and what is your reflection towards them.

Hope you do take time and forgive those who have wronged you, and accept the past.

P.S: Forgiving does not mean forgetting, instead it is acceptance and moving on.

…until next time
K.J.

Ways to Say ‘I Love You’

Love is an endless ocean,
an unanswerable question,
a never-ending story,
a feeling known to all, different to each,
beauty, peace, hurt, lifeline, purpose – everything.

No one can understand love truly, yet everyone knows it, craves it, and feels it.
It is the foundation of all good relationships and one should always find ways to express their love not just in words but gestures.

Few ways one expresses their love towards another:

  • Gifting the thing one has been longing for.
  • Doing small chores and helping out.
  • Spontaneous dates and meetings.
  • Listening intently even if not agreeing.
  • No conditions and boundations.
  • Moving out of the comfort zone.
  • Changing behaviour and habits.
  • Dropping random calls, messages or notes.
  • Trying out new things together.
  • Being there in difficult times, in failure, in sadness, and in happiness.

Love comes effortlessly when it shines from within. Love is not all about saying “I love you” but showing it.

Express it. Show it. Spread it.

…until next time
K.J.