Reflections

Quite often, I wonder if life could be any better or worse than what it is right now.  Could it be any different than what it actually is? Perhaps, a little more happier. And what if it was gloomier?

When I am absorbed deep in thoughts, I find myself running back in time, in my past. And the wheels of my mindless imagination set to work all over again. Thinking. Dreaming. What would it be like, if life was like I had imagined it to be? If my nascent dreams had had a chance to grow into reality? If hopes that got shattered, were not shattered at all? If everything I ever lost, were not lost at all? Would I be happier, had the decisions that went wrong been right? What would it be like if the person I loved and longed for, had loved me back and longed for me too? What if I had not taken the steps that wronged me? What if I had trusted my instincts better?

Reflections. Thousands of them. They flood my mind. And numb me up. Freezing me in space. Frosting me with time.

And it takes a while for me to realize this. All these reflections define our lives. These reflections are proof of all the decisions we’ve have made in myriad of cases.
Right ones. Wrong ones. Happiest ones. Hurtful ones.
These reflections remind me of how weak and strong we’ve been. Of moments, we’ve have cried inconsolably. Of moments, we’ve have laughed till our stomachs hurt. Is it not true for all of us?

Reflections in life show us the path we’ve tread.
Carefully. Carelessly.
These reflections are a collection of experiences, all the things that we’ve done, and all the choices we’ve made. Like a personal mirror, showing us back what lies under the surface, who we really are.
And no one, absolutely no one knows that. Just us.
What we’ve been through and what we’ve become.

And hence, although we regret certain decisions and choices, we need to remember that we have been exceptionally courageous to face every page of the book of our lives so far which has not been all so pleasant always. And that is true for each of us. We have lived each moment, each day just like we wanted to. And no matter what, we have lived a life that only we could. In our own unique way.
Creating marks. Leaving memories.
And hence, these reflections, in a way, I feel, are good. As they will always provoke you to do good.
To do the best that you can. And be a better person gradually.

-Asha Seth

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    1. Yes. I had quite a lot of readers on few posts. Don’t know really what sentiment or words of the post clicked with them. But I loved them coming over and talking to me in the blog space.

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  1. Hi David,
    Wonder how I missed your thoughts. And yes, you’ve brilliantly put forward the idea of unique moments emerging out of most trickiest situations either good or worse. Couldnt agree less.

    Keep Coming, David! 🙂

    -Asha

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        1. Yes, I agree but I am always in a hurry to announce and introduce awesome bloggers like yourself to the rest of my friends around here. They too deserve to acquaint themselves with your inspiring work.

          Keep writing 🙂

          -Asha

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  2. Hi Vina,
    I am so very happy to know that you enjoy coming to my blog. The awards have made my day brighter. Thank you so much dear. I haven’t posted yet on it but intend to do so sooner.

    Much love to you!

    -Asha

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    1. Thank you for stopping and for the nice warm words. Glad to know I have a company which is so rare to find in the same gender.

      Keep coming!

      -Asha

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  3. Such warm words Tomas… still see me smiling?? 😉
    Its always a pleasure to see you stop here just like it is always a pleasure to stop-by at your most elegant site.

    Much thanks. Have a blessed day! 🙂

    -Asha

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  4. ‘Reflections’ is a subtle theme and so its importance is overlooked. To reflect in the past is to create a vision for the future. You write very well.

    Cheers 🙂

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  5. Glad you ended up positive at the end of this one, all that stuff about second guessing yourself always strikes a chord with me, but you make it seem heroic this decision making and life doing. I’m just happy to be able to get out of bed in a morning.

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  6. Those wishes like shattered hopes not actually shattered, dreams coming true, nascent dreams growing into reality …
    Your wishlist is lovely and everyone have them. Especially lost once not actually lost.
    I’ve read your post first and then read it again and I really loved it and sensed its truth. Really a beautiful post.
    ” facing difficult situation with smiles “, really that’s the spirit of life.

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    1. Your words a like buckets filled with motivation, Rahul. Thank you for your kind words. You managed to light up my day today. Keep coming and marking this space with our presence.

      -Asha

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    1. How do you manage this everytime Charissa?
      I mean, bringing a smile with just your words. 😉 As kind as you are, I like to see you coming here. Thank you for your words of gold and motivation. And so do I treasure, all the past–good and bad. 🙂

      Keep coming Char!

      -Asha

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    1. Hey Bert, so happy to see you here and your warm words just made it even better. 🙂 I have been wanting to write about this aspect of life – Reflections we face every single day and happy that I finally managed do to so. And true as it is, our past just describes better of who we are, and what we’ve become..

      Keep Coming Bert(if that is your name, that is)! 🙂

      -Asha

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  7. Asha, there’s a fascinating story that resembles your pondering of life in Paulo Coelho’s book, The Zahir. An avid reader yourself, you must’ve known what I am talking about. 😉

    Subhan Zein

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    1. So glad to see you around here again Subhan. And yeah having read most of Coelho books, I know what you are talking about. I do not recollect about this part that you’ve referred from The Zahir having read it more than a year ago. But I am awe-struck with his wrting style especially THE ALCHEMIST which I so dearly love. I have been wanting to write about this aspect of life – Reflections we face every single day and happy that I finally managed do to so.

      Keep coming Subhan. 🙂

      -Asha

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