Descisions 

Whatever we do in life one thing we always face are descisions. Descisions are some kind of exercise that everyone does sub-consciously or consciously all the time.

For example, the descsion to get up early in the morning, the descsion to attend a class or not, the descsion to buy something. Many sales books say that the descsion to buy or not buy a product is taken by our subconscious mind in about 2-4 seconds. Pretty fast ! We think we have control over most of our descisions, but the truth is that most of our descisions are governed by emotions.

Let’s consider this, whenever you go out to buy a pair of shoes you always end up buying Nike, puma or some brand that has already created an emotional value for you. Many times we are told by our parents or elders to consider it twice before making a descsion. By this they mean carefully reviewing the good and bad sides of the consequences before making them. 

Career descsions are something that a person must always do it on his own ! Because you don’t wanna be 40 and regret about any descsion that you made earlier. If you wanna do something else in life but you are afraid due to the society, or what your parents will think, I say have the balls to get out of your comfort zone and take that descision that you always wanted to. You are very lucky to be born as a human who has choices in life, so get up, get yourself together and start making good descsions. Always know that you are not a product of your circumstances, but are a product of your descisions. 

I stumbled upon a very amazing quote which goes on like this “Joy is a descsion, A really brave one, About how you are going to respond to life“. I would like to conclude by saying Happiness, Success are nothing but just a state of mind. Make amazing descisions and live that amazing life that you always wanted to ! 

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First Rain

It has started raining after a very long time. The weather is gloomy, and the evening sun is hiding behind the dark clouds filled with rain. Birds are travelling back to their nests after a long, sunny day. The smell of petrichor has filled my senses and is making me nostalgic about various memories that are associated with this smell. These memories seem hazy but I distinctly remember how that smell made my senses feel. I take out my earphones and scroll through my playlist. I exactly know that Sinatra will go perfectly with this weather. I put on the song “The Way You look tonight ” and start walking around campus.  Almost instantly I have the urge to drink coffee. I purchase a Cappuccino and continue. As I wander, amongst the wonderful trees that having a wonderful shower I have many thoughts racing through my mind. This weather almost always transcends me into a new world, A world where I don’t care what time it is or what the people around me are doing.

I notice the birds are no more going back to their nests but are flying as high as they can to sit on the tallest pole or the roof of a building. I think that like me they too are nostalgic about rain and don’t want to miss out on the chance of experiencing the first rain.  As I sip my coffee stray dogs hurry to take shelter and students are rushing back to their hostel. I on the other hand walk as slow as I can soaking up the feeling of the first rain.

I vaguely remember how I used to enjoy the first rain as a child. I remember looking outside the window pane of my classroom, tiny droplets covering the green leaves falling down on the window panes and slowly crawling down to the bottom. The atmosphere outside used to get really gloomy and cold. I used to sit in the class and daydream about how awesome would it be if I were outside playing football with my friends. As soon as I used to get down from the school bus I used to run in the mud, purposely hitting my foot hard on the ground just see the splash of water. My little square bag hanging around my shoulders, my black polished shoes getting splashed on by mud. I remember me and my friends used to hand over our bags to our moms and take out a page from our books and make the most perfect paper boat there ever was. Now the most fun part began. We used to place our boats in the little streams of water that began at the start of the road and made its way all the way to the bottom. As our little boat race ended we used to dance like crazy in the small puddle of water splashing water all over our uniforms.

My ways of enjoying the first rains changed as I grew up. I and my friends used to take out our bikes, put on our raincoats and ride all the way to best Wada-Pav stall. For those of you who don’t know what a Wada-Pav is, It’s a potato based tikki sandwiched between a Bun served along with a heavenly Spicy-Groundnut chutney and some green Chilli. Ginger-Tea and Wada-pav are the best Rain snack ever!

Vada Pav

Wada-Pav 

I am reminded of all these feelings as I walk down the footpath listening to music. The sudden feeling of Nostalgia takes over me and I get lost in my memories and I realize how much I miss my home and all the magical experiences I had there. I just wish If there was a teleporting machine somewhere, through which I could ride back to the times when I was a child and experience all those feelings again. As I bounce back to reality I realize that I have finished my cappuccino. As I flick my wrist to see the time on my watch, I remember that I am late for my class.

New Beginnings

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(Picture by Me,  Location: Jungfraujoch, Switzerland )

 

We always talk about New beginnings and fresh starts in our life  

I wanna express some thoughts going around in my mind as I have boarded a flight to my  University. I find myself in this huge dilemma. I have a  desire to just stay back and relax but I feel compelled to get out of my comfort zone and do something for myself.

In our lives we may have many new beginnings, like the first day of school, first day of college, leaving family and going to a hostel, first day of vacation and much more. I personally have a lot of mixed feelings on this particular day. It is the end of a phase and a new beginning of another one. Sometimes we find ourselves in a difficult situation on this particular day. The situation I’m referring to is making choices, Choices like breaking up with a loved one, sacrificing our comforts, leaving some part of us behind.

As I am writing this I am in the middle phase of transition of the last day. The place where the past ends and a new start is ahead of us. We make up certain goals in our minds, set certain priorities which we hope to achieve in the days to come. We visualize ourselves achieving certain checkpoints and hope to work towards them. As I am writing this I recall a beautiful poem I heard in the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara. The one where 3 friends go on a bachelor road trip across Spain.

Dilon mein tum apni betabiyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum!
Nazar mein khwaabon ki bijliyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum!”

(Translated into English

You are Alive! Only if you hustle every day

You are Alive! Only if you visualize to achieve Your Goals )

This verse is very similar to what I am feeling right now. As I sit in the window seat of the plane, I can see the sparkling yellow rays of the sun rising over the horizon into a new day. I can very well relate to this because I too feel like I am just over the horizon, peeking into a new phase which is about to begin.

This article is to all the people out there just waiting for the perfect moment to make a new start. According to me, every moment is perfect, and whenever you feel the intense desire to do something in your life just begin. After all, every journey starts with a single step.