This whole concept of “together forever” and “happily ever after” might be the biggest bullshit the world has ever conjured. Let me tell you something, some of the worst days of your life will be when you are the loneliest. No one will ever be by your side 24×7, not even mentally and emotionally. Many battles in life are waged alone. Probably the only friend who is always going to hang around is God. We always expect. I have always expected, that so and so was going to be around, was never going to let me down, was going to show me gratitude. But time and again I’ve been proved wrong. I’ve fought my battles alone. The truth is, sometimes, when those who have given birth to you don’t care about you, your fate is sealed. You’re wasting your time waiting for and expecting others to understand your core being. Humans are limited. The only love close to God’s selfless love is a mother’s, but when that has not been given to you, rest assured you’re an orphan till you hit the grave. Everyone is putting up with you with an inner motive. Some motives are selfish and self-centred while some are for mutual gain. The more your heart gets broken, the more your heart learns to be stronger, to be independent, to depend less on others and to rely solely on God for strength, help and companionship. As a woman, it is so important to look upto God, to keep yourself embedded in Him. The more you look up to Him, the more satiated you will feel.

The world will never look at you with gratitude, for it will be ever ready to point at the flaws they see within you. You could pour out your soul to do the best possible for everyone, yet you will be deemed the worst. Gratitude and appreciation are expensive personalities that we cannot expect from cheap people. But God appreciates our efforts, our sacrifices and sees our daily struggles. Therefore do not let human attitudes discourage you. Every man reaps what he sows in God’s timing. We must only do what’s right and move ahead, God blesses the rest with his best. Read the below excerpt from the Bible to know that you are never alone in your battles. Many have already walked and still many more are yet to walk your path. Take heart!

Psalm 41:5-12 KJV

Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish? And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it. All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt. An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more. Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them. By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.

This is an excerpt from the Bible. If anyone asks me who my favourite personality from the Bible is, it’s David. A man like me, passionate, flawed, forgotten, abandoned, falsely hated, feared, forsaken, empathetic, God fearing, the list of similarities is endless. In the above passage he states his extreme disappointment and rightfully so. If it had been his enemy that had hurt him it would have been easy for him to move ahead but it was his very loved friend, someone he trusted, someone he dined with, someone he relied on, someone from whom he hoped for mutual reciprocation of affection. I don’t think there would be any other man in the Bible who took his friendships so seriously. He loved Jonathan beyond himself and that friendship extended to the next generation. So we can understand why a close friend betraying him caused him so much agony. I’ve seen myself at this juncture so so many times because I’ve taken all my relationships very seriously.

At the end of the passage David turns to God for justice and salvation. He realizes that in the end it’s always going to be God and him and that God would never forsake him, that he’s got his back. In the Bible there are numerous other places where it teaches us never to trust in humans, not even the ones right beside us. There could not have been a wiser lesson. May we all learn to rely solely on the faithful one and stop flaunting about people because they are only a facade. One day when that facade comes crashing down, you will be devastated. Always remember human beings are insatiable. It’s better to lean on the eternal pillar, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


Detour the Toxic

With age, my acquaintance list grows petite and compact while my stranger list grows grand and slack. And this, I have realized, is the exclusive, unparalleled route to peace and positivity.

We were sent to the world with positive energy for a purpose. We were never meant to absorb negative energy and reflect it back. When we come across toxic and hurtful people, and they hurt us, it’s so easy to fall prey to their negative vibes. We try to seek justice or revenge or hold a grudge, which only diminishes the positive energy within us. Rather, when we identify a toxic individual, we must find a way to distance ourselves from them. This is the first step to breaking free from all negative influences.

Once we free ourselves from the clutches of negative influences, we find peace and the time to heal ourselves and are able to work towards building a more positive version of ourselves. This is important. We need to positively contribute to the people around us, those who live with us and interact with us on a daily basis and we cannot afford any negativity. Life is too short to radiate negative energy and waste precious time.

This is a very simple truth and yet it is so highly liberating. One can learn to keep the calm within while the storm rages outside. This is the road to peace, happiness and to accomplishing our full potential while we live on this planet.

It’s important to remember that hurt people hurt other people. Whoever hurts us purposely or displays toxic traits is already damaged and broken within. They cannot radiate positive energy because it’s non-existent within them. However, it’s not our duty to fix them, it’s the creator’s. So we have to simply let go of them and ensure we keep the energy around us positive. They will eventually learn their lesson because what they sow is what they reap. They needn’t reap it from us. The same principle applies to all the good deeds we do and the positive vibes we send out. We may never reap it through the same channel we sowed into, but it always finds its way back to us. I can vouch for this principle because I’ve experienced it in my own life. Those who know me or have read my blog regularly will know how I grew up amidst toxic family members. I kept sowing good deeds and love and I was rewarded with ill will, evil deeds and hatred. But years later, I reaped in places where I had never sowed. That’s when I realized my positive sowing, despite having been done among toxic people, yielded an abundant harvest among generous, kind-hearted and positive people.

Therefore, let’s not allow the positive spark in us to die. The world needs it more now than ever. If there are people in our lives that are negatively impacting us, let’s decide to bid them adieu and start working on the positive energy God has planted within us. Let’s tend to it, water it and help it bloom. Never allow outer negativity to smother your inner beauty for it is priceless. Peace and positivity are all we need, so let’s learn to make those a priority, leaving behind us a trail of positive impacts as we move onwards. May we always understand the significance of leaving a pragmatically positive legacy for the generations to come.