September 29, 2008

The Awakening

Posted in English at 10:53 am by Rou...

I did my best, and walked the extra mile… but it seems to me that sometimes, some things are just not meant to be… Anyways, I just remembered this beautiful piece and I thought of sharing it over here… it so much reflects the way I feel now…

 

Anyways,

Rou…

 

 

A time comes in your life when you finally get it. When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere, the voice inside your head cries out – ENOUGH!


Enough fighting and crying, or struggling to hold on. And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or twice, you blink back your tears and through a mantle of wet lashes, you begin to look at the world through new eyes.


This is your awakening…


You realize that it’s time to stop hoping and waiting for something to change, or for happiness, safety and security to come galloping over the next horizon. You come to terms with the fact that he is not Prince Charming and you are not Cinderella and that in the real world, there aren’t always fairy tale endings and that any guarantee of “happily ever after” must begin with you, and in the process, a sense of serenity is born of acceptance.


You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect and that not everyone will always love, appreciate, or approve of who or what you are… and that’s OK.

And you learn the importance of loving and championing yourself, and in the process, a sense of new found confidence is born of self-approval.


You stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did to you (or didn’t do for you) and you learn that the only thing you can really count on is the unexpected. You learn that people don’t always say what they mean or mean what they say and that not everyone will always be there for you and that it’s not always about you. So, you learn to stand on your own and to take care of yourself, and in the process, a sense of safety & security is born of self-reliance.


You stop judging and pointing fingers and you begin to accept people as they are and to overlook their shortcomings and human frailties, and in the process, a sense of peace and contentment is born of forgiveness.


You learn to open up to new worlds and different points of view. You begin reassessing and redefining who you are and what you really stand for.


You learn that principles such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a bygone era, but the mortar that holds together the foundation upon which you must build a life.

 

You learn to look at relationships as they really are and not as you would have them be. You stop trying to control people, situations and outcomes.

 

You learn that just as people grow and change, so it is with love; and you learn that you don’t have the right to demand love on your terms, just to make you happy.

 

You learn that alone does not mean lonely. You look in the mirror and come to terms with the fact that you will never be a size 5 or a perfect 10 and you stop trying to compete with the image inside your head and agonizing over how you “stack up.”

 

You come to the realization that you deserve to be treated with love, kindness, sensitivity and respect and you won’t settle for less. And in the process, you internalize the meaning of self-respect.

 

You learn that anything worth achieving is worth working for and that wishing for something to happen is different from working towards making it happen.

 

More importantly, you learn that in order to achieve success you need direction, discipline, and perseverance. You also learn that no one can do it all alone and that it’s OK to risk asking for help.

 

You learn that life isn’t always fair, you don’t always get what you think you deserve and that sometimes bad things happen to unsuspecting, good people. On these occasions, you learn not to personalize things.

 

You learn that God isn’t punishing you or failing to answer your prayers; it’s just life happening.

 

You learn that negative feelings such as anger, envy, and resentment must be understood and redirected or they will suffocate the life out of you and poison the universe that surrounds you.

 

You learn to admit when you are wrong and to build bridges instead of walls.

 

You learn to be thankful and to take comfort in many of the simple things we take for granted – things that millions of people upon the earth can only dream about: a full refrigerator, clean running water, a soft warm bed, or a long hot shower.

 

Slowly, you begin to take responsibility for yourself, by yourself, and you make yourself a promise to never betray yourself and to never ever settle for less than your heart’s desire.

 

Finally, with courage in your heart and with God by your side you take a stand, you take a deep breath and you begin to design the life you want to live as best as you can.  

 

~ Anonymous

 

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4 Comments »

  1. Mermaid said,

    You have no idea how much I love this piece… it is soooo deep and stunningly true! My favorite parts are:

    “You come to the realization that you deserve to be treated with love, kindness, sensitivity and respect and you won’t settle for less. And in the process, you internalize the meaning of self-respect.

    You learn that anything worth achieving is worth working for and that wishing for something to happen is different from working towards making it happen.”

  2. Rehab Riad said,

    Well well… this is deep fe3lan.
    It’s all about acceptance. The thing is, acceptance is one of the grief stages if not the last one :D. If u heard about “The five stages of grief” that consists of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance at last.
    Ya3ni at last bet7essi en kollo m7assal ba3do…

  3. Zee Puppette said,

    It is true, and at some point it all dawns on you, so for a minute you know it all, you understand everything, you cherish everything and you just *get* life.
    Bas unfortunately, I don’t think this new understanding lasts for so long. Yeah, parts of it certainly do, but overall after “the awakening” moments we don’t turn into satisfied,stable,understanding,confident, happy beings. I guess it’s the human nature maybe.
    but again, if we get snippets of an awakening every once in a while, maybe it’s just enough to keep us rolling.

  4. Rou... said,

    mmmm…. i somehow agree with you… i kinda believe that the human nature tend to search for the blues… sometimes even with this awakening and even with seeing the big picture of something and knowing what it will lead to…. one tends to take the wrong path and walk it with his full will…..

    i dont know… so, help us God ba2a…

    Thanks for passing by! 🙂


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