What It Takes To See The Treasure Of Life!
Life is not easy at times for the ones who have a tendency to be free spirited. Or for the misfits. Or for the lone wolves.
It is almost truth to what had been told to me many times. It is I who makes my life hard.
I had always struggled with answering my own question of "Why do I face a lot of these struggles in life?"
Lately, I have a tiny voice inside me that answers. Because I make it that way. Because I am strong hearted and tenacious. Because I am aware of mortality. Because I love life and cherish it's moments. Because I want to live a life of no regrets.
Almost a year ago, I came to the sudden realization of this.
"I am going to die one day. And if what I hear is true, life will flash in front of my eyes, and I do not want to die thinking that I did not do what was important to me in life." That thought struck me.
I started asking questions as to why I am doing what I am doing. Anything that had no answer, I spent the time to figure out why.
This is why life is hard for me: I am not good with giving up. I am not good with compromising my values. And the price I pay for it is struggling. But what I get out of it is always twice worthy of anything I face.
The first step was to accept that I have a choice in the wake of anything and everything in life. And it is also a choice to take responsibility for my choices. So I took responsibility for my life. It has not been easy. It still is not. And I do not think it will ever be.
I have made my peace with it as part of embracing it all.
Standing up for anything or anyone is hard. But it is also one of the most rewarding things in life. I fail often; I fall often, I want to give up often too. But, I have also trained myself to think of what is important to me in life. So even when I feel it is impossible to go on, I take the next step.
What helps? Recognizing your weakness and triggers and adding fail-safe scenarios to your life.
Finding and reaching out to support systems is important. Asking for help and accepting help is one of the hardest things in my life. I have no problem giving help, but receiving is a different area. I struggle with this daily. Lately, I have been making real progress here. I ask for help when I feel I can't take the next step. I try my best to figure out my triggers and add fail safes for them.
It takes a lot of courage and self-love to be able to look at one's self. I find that we often avoid this because we are afraid of what we may find. Often I am scared of what I may find. But I have also learned the importance of it. The importance of self-awareness.
So what does it take to see the treasures of life? It takes self-awareness and tenacity to pursue your dreams. Ability to questions why you do what you do. There is a whole world of simple pleasures out there. And we are the ones who often stand in our own ways. So get out of your way and dream.
Dream first. Then chase it with perseverance, Then find the simple things, Then fall in love with life. Then do it all over again.