THE SPIRIT STANDS!
“Set me free,” it roared
The binding girdles heckled loud,
Deep down in the dungeons, the Spirit stood
Lost, forgotten and forlorn.
Flashed before its misty eyes- clear and bright
How once the beating of the heart,
Gave it wings, brought it to life
And just as quickly, let it devour.
To break the shackles of the mind
The mighty Spirit surged anew,
Towards the freedom-promising light
Claim all liberty, this time it would.
All the blithe, he mistook for light
Haughtily, burned it to soot,
‘Twas an endless battle it knew
And incessantly it ought to move!
Weak and sore from all the pain
To let go of the controlling mind’s chains
From the ashes, the Phoenix rose
Only to be caged once again.
Against the feeble whisperings of the heart
Also, the malicious suppression of mind,
Prepared to battle another time
Aching to be wild and free
Once again, the Spirit stood!
Hello my beautiful people!
All of us have that innate desire to be happy. Now happiness comes in all forms, one of them being to succeed or being known for something we absolutely love doing- something which makes us a peaceful, contented kind of happy. Basically, in doing what we love.
But, oh but (I hate buts, don’t you too? 😦 ), not all of us do what we want or get what we want. Hell, some of us don’t even realize until it’s too late to know what we love doing and what makes us happy (whether it’s a job, a home, a dress, a person- anything)!
There is an inherent quality- a spirit in every single one of you out there which makes you different from the rest. Something which affects your drive to achieve your wants or desires. It could be relentless, dogmatic, sharp, laid-back, the Phoenix-like, the ‘try and try until you die’ one (probably my kind) and so on. Whatever it is, just don’t kill it.
Your spirits go through rises and falls just like your moods. Sometimes they function at an all time low where you almost believe you can go nowhere. At times, you feel so exhilarated that you feel you are the king of the world (I’m a die-hard SRK fan btw 😀 ).
However, your heart and mind play a huge vicious tug-of-war with your spirit. The heart may want what it wants but the mind has a mind of its own. Your heart may give birth to a wish and a desire and before you know it, your mind has convinced your heart that it is not good for you.
This might literally crush your spirit of doing the thing you love from the bottom of your heart, to pieces. Chances are, you won’t feel like doing it again at all, once that desire is suppressed which is SO SO wrong. It will eventually keep you from being happy or cause you to unravel emotionally in extreme cases. Be like a phoenix that rises from its ashes each time it dies.
So keep your spirits up and fighting. Don’t let anybody kill it through their criticism of you. You will have to tread cautiously, steadily, serenely, wisely and patiently at all times (especially during failures). They say, you lose some, you win some. But I would say, you go,get some! 🙂
To infinity and back,