“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
– Mary Oliver
– Mary Oliver
Warning – Philosophical Gyaan overloaded
This time around last year my stress levels were skyrocketing. With wild hair and dark circles, I literally killed a cockroach with my bare hands. Yeah total yuck!! But it was right after going on cockroach murdering spree that I looked at myself and gave a stony questioning glare of – what the heck is wrong with you!! Even wrote about it – Momentum of a moment (typical blogger eh)
Without much ado, I resigned from my previous job and started looking for new opportunities. That is probably one of the riskiest thing I have ever done in my life, mostly because I had recently moved to Sydney and was totally ignorant about the job market here.
This one act triggered a shift in my perspective towards life. It’s not that I wasn’t a rebel (read troublemaker) already, nor was I a tragedy queen. But I disliked Change. Absolutely hated it. You would think for someone who studied in 9 schools and changed 6 houses in the last 5 years, this must be like eating chocolate. Instead, it just cemented my instinct to tightly hold on to things, place or people. All’s well that ends well, and with that I learned the lesson of acceptance.
This quote strikes hard with me. It makes me question myself every time I am at a crossroad. Off late, I am always in search of a happy place. The place I can turn to, when the trouble bubbles. And why should that place be just one!
Fortunately enough I love my job, love anything with mushroom, travelling, writing, paper crafting … and of course indulging in Yoga. So you see, I already have happy places and don’t have to look too far. Maybe neither do you.
But at times, when the mind stubbornly refuses to find that place for you – Ask yourself the same question,
What is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
I plan to be anything but that wild hair girl of last year.
|A cabin by the lake, nestled between light green hills – the kind of happy place I wish someday I would retire to.|
Day 2 Quote Challenge
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