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A new me

YES, I AM CHANGING!

Days slip into weeks, weeks turn into months and months transform into years. Calendars are changing and so am I.

Yes, I am changing. In certain things age has mellowed me down, in others I have become more aggressive. Sometimes I find myself acting very wise and sometimes I just go crazy. Certain issues will have me speaking vociferously whereas at others I just shrug and remain silent.

Yes, I am changing. After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children, my friends, now I have started loving myself.

Yes, I am changing. I just realised that I am not “Atlas” and the world does not rest on my shoulders.

Yes, I am changing. I now stopped bargaining with poor vegetables and fruits vendors. After all, a few rupees more is not going to burn a hole in my pocket but it might help the poor fellow save for his daughter’s school fees.

Yes, I am changing. I pay the auto wala/ cab wala and walk away without waiting for the change. The extra money might bring a smile on his face. After all he is toiling harder for a living than I.

Yes, I am changing. I stopped telling the elderly that they have already narrated that story many times. After all, the story makes them walk down the memory lane and relive the past.

Yes, I am changing. I have learnt not to correct people even when I know they are wrong. After all, the onus of making everyone perfect is not on me. Peace is more precious than perfection.

Yes, I am changing. I give compliments freely and generously. After all, its a mood enhancer not only for the recipient but also for me.

Yes, I am changing. I have learnt not to bother about my creased shirt or mismatched skirt. After all, personality speaks louder than appearances.

Yes, I am changing. Nowadays I don’t bother if my eyebrows are not done or fine lines are showing on my forehead. After all, beauty of my soul outshines the beauty of my face.

Yes, I am changing. I am learning not to let others make me feel incompetent. After all, I am not only what they see in me. I might not be good at certain things but I am excellent at others.

Yes, I am changing. I walk away from people who don’t value me. After all, they might not know my worth, but I do.

Yes, I am changing. I remain cool when someone plays dirty politics to outrun me in the rat race. After all, I am not a rat and neither am I in any race.

Yes, I am changing. I am learning not to be embarrassed by my emotions. After all, it’s my emotions that make me human.

Yes, I am changing. I now tell people if I like them. After all, there is nothing wrong in liking someone.

Yes, I am changing. I have learnt that its better to drop the ego than to break a relationship. After all, my ego will keep me aloof whereas with relationships I will never be alone.

Yes, I am changing. I demand whatever is due to me. After all, accepting injustice is almost as bad as doing injustice.

Yes, I am changing. I have learnt to live each day as if it were the last. After all, it might be the last .

Yes, I am changing. I am doing what makes me happy. After all, I am responsible for my happiness, and I owe it to me.

And I am loving the new me!

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I read this wonderful lines from the liked page of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” (original book by Robin Sharma – I love this book).

How beautifully it conveys the real meaning to life principles which, unfortunately very few, understand from us. Humans live their entire lives wearing a faulty mask and sometimes fooling their own-selves! It’s considered as “immature”, “unprofessional” or even “fool” to be what we are in real! Society and so-called “maturity” overwhelm our hearts and minds to an extent that we forget to live ourselves! The tragedy is many of us can not even stand for that truth in spite of knowing the same truth!

On a deathbed, the majority of people just have regrets for not living the life they wished to, not doing something they wanted to do, not giving enough to relations that really meant to them, wasting time for something or someone what was not worth!

Interestingly, this is not a discourse from any great holly Epics or Saints which people might blame being unaware of; but it’s just a simple philosophy of being a true self which all of us imbibed somewhere at some point of time in us. The problem is we have the fear to carry out the true values in life; fear of doing something unique which is good just because the rest of human race is not following it; fear to be evaluated as a “fool” among those WISE people; fear of accepting a change which is positive; fear of being isolated; fear of rejection from society!

Why we need someone’s approval if we are true and not harming anything or anyone! If we are incapable of justifying ourselves, how can we expect a change in someone, in a family, in a system, in city or in the country?! Think.

Well, it’s never too late, bring the change and be a new you!

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