Life can be extremely iniquitous. Just when you think that all is right and that you are heading in the right direction, it drops a huge bomb right in the middle of the road, pushing you into the darkness, as you plummet down into the depths of rubble and confusion. Not knowing the way up, you struggle till you are foundered deeper in the mess. You then realize that you have got to sit low, stranded, for a while, till the dust settles down- till you can collect your gatherings, till you are strong enough to wipe your tears off your cheeks and look around for that ray of light that will lead you back to the point where you left the right track.
Going up, though, is never easy. You have to struggle your way through the tightly wedged rubble, gritting your teeth and bruising your skin all the way up. But once you are back on the right track, there is no looking back. Just the scars of the battle remain, that will remind you of your victory- the scars which will give your self-esteem and your self-confidence a huge boost when you are at the bottom of life’s next pit of darkness. “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is an opportunity for growth.”
Oh yes, life is definitely unfair, catching you unawares most of the times and destroying your conviction in true happiness periodically. But then, what is life without its ups and downs, its struggles and victories to keep you entertained in the long run? What is life without these that test your strength, your perseverance and your will to succeed?
How you face the fall determines who you actually are- without sacrificing your integrity, your ego and your self-respect. Never losing your self and your soul along the way. Never living within others, never living second-handed.