ZEALOUS SUNSHINE: DISCOVER THE LOST CHILD IN YOU….

Hey there!! G’day greetings. So today’s post is an inspiration from a picture which I will be inserting with this post. This photograph is clicked by my friend and also I’ll put down his Instagram details so that you could find more intriguing pictures like this in his account.

Photo Courtesy: SAJAL EAPEN

Link to his account: https://www.instagram.com/sajal_eapen/?hl=en

Have you ever thought that days were more euphoric, contented and satisfying as a kid? I did and I almost do it every day now. Those were the days filled with lot of emotions with a fun factor hidden behind everything, totally carefree. We all are born with a complete understanding of fun, which seems to fade over time. Every child is an inspiration and so is every act they do. If we all were totally zealous and enthusiastic in our children phase, then why not know?

If you look at this picture, this adorable looking kid seems to be totally carefree, smiling at unfamiliar people and yeah he did pass a smile on. How cute is that? The brightness in his eyes totally blew my mind off and that smile, I could probably not forget it.

They make every task bright, fun, gleeful and even chaotic. I personally feel that anything can be learnt and achieved at any age and break the stereotype. Everyday something new can be learnt, like new words and facial expressions but this time try to learn it from a kid. Aren’t we the ones who tell our kids that ‘learning is fun’? Look at us, we adults are so much affixed to our problems and worries that we forget that we can conceal them with the happy days of our life. I would rather say we are too much addicted to worrying about the imminent time which never ever exists in the present. Kids don’t, they live the moment and we should decisively learn this art of living from them.

I would narrate a short memory from my childhood days just to elaborate what fun was to me. When I was 9 years old, the only friend I managed to have near my place is Abhilasha (Minnie, grown up to be a gorgeous young lady now). I managed just one friend because we were the only kids in the campus, rest all were too old for us to make friends with. So this festival HOLI came every year and we didn’t even bother for once that we are alone. We were filled with so much joy that we would go for our small little colour shopping next to our place and buy cool little stuffs for holi. The infectious fun she had was too amazing, it made me to fall in love with the madness she had. We celebrated holi with each other, yeah just the both of us and never got bored of each other. There was too much positive vibes around us that we didn’t ever feel alone. We enjoyed the moment with each other, we played, we laughed, we ran, we jumped and most importantly we enjoyed each other’s company. 

This is what life is all about. Enjoy each other’s company. Had we sulked that moment that we are alone, we would have not had this happy ever cherishing memory. My exact point is why not continue to be the old us? Why don’t we enjoy the madness? 

The principal key to live life as a kid is to get out of your comfort zone and try new things and we all should evidently stop being so much self-conscious. Make it a point to smile more often and sulk little. Slow down, take your own time recreating and enjoying your own life. If you think it isn’t that bad and is not going to hurt you emotionally, go for it.  Fun doesn’t come with a bunch of rules.

Decide to rediscover your madness, unlock your optimism and treat responsibility and work like a fun task. If I had to list out few fun things to find the lost kid in me and feel the liberation, I would say…

  • Giggle more often with friends
  • Trust good things will happen
  • Spread love and joy
  • Run, jump and even crawl {only if needed ;)}
  • Wake up every day believing it to be the first day of your life
  • Jump over puddles
  • Say sorry, please and thank you
  • Be the king or queen of your kingdom
  • Satisfy yourself
  • Smile at people
  • Give warm hugs to your friends
  • Laugh at your own unique sense of humor
  • Sing out loud
  • Wear hot neon pink pants

Just kidding ;). The last point actually doesn’t make any sense.

It’s time you realize your natural zeal and energy have totally lost their spell. So waiting for what? Find your sunshine and enjoy being a kid again.  Try to step out of your self-esteemed mode and you will be surprised to find how free and liberated you feel. Never forget to pick ideas from kids to add more fun to your daily life.

Live everyday with great joy and be grateful for it. LIVE IT NOW OR NEVER.

 

The ‘I desire to love & be loved’ notion and the Ambitious Mind. 

Every person has a desire to love and be loved. Whenever spoken about love the first thought across your mind is your LOVE, the special someone or explicitly the one who has been occupying your mind totally gratuitous or unpaid 24×7.To love and be loved can happen at any given point of life but your MIND, the ambitious one, is left deserted.

What is LOVE? have you ever thought of a definition? Love cannot be defined as it has various dimensions, perceptions and images. I would probably define it as a strong feeling of affection with a great interest and pleasure which makes a person, feel content. ( My own definition, if I was to define it). Surprisingly there is a place where the main characteristics of LOVE were inscribed way back , and it is in the Holy Bible.

1Corinthians 13:4-8, describes the characteristics of LOVE as: 

 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

One great love exists that can never be replaced, the love of God which saved us, which liberates us and completes us in all possible ways. His love is irreplaceable and endless. He never differentiates between people but loves them all endlessly; ENDLESS LOVE or as quoted in Hindi ASEEM MOHABBAT.

As the characteristics itself apprehend the meaning of love. The next huge question that pops up is, why is it easy to be carried away by love while the intellectualism still plays a vital role in chasing your dreams? Before you think any further let me tell you the nous. Love makes one feel content and wants him to love and be loved. The idea of loving can go absolutely flawed if it is not well studied and understood.

On the contrary, AMBITION can be defined as a strong will to do or achieve a fixed goal. Ambitions are meant to be achieved. They are not meant to be deserted for the sake of any other cause. A person can be remarkably ambitious but when the notion of LOVE crosses the path, ambitions slowly seems to be fading.

 

Life is a journey where the least used path leads to a beautiful destination unknown and the frequently used ones also leads to a destination but an acquainted one. Here the frequently used path is the desire to love and be loved, where the other is your ambitious MIND.

The choice is yours to take either of the paths or I would like to suggest you to take your mind and intellectualism  along with the ‘I desire to love and be loved’ notion. The idea of leaving your mind deserted while following the love notion is a very old phenomena whose roads leads to lost ambitions and goals.

Change the tradition, break the chain and be a forerunner. Find love, fall madly in love and never forget your ambitions. The magical ingredient to be stuffed in your partner is to help and support you to chase the big fat dreams of yours.  Persuade each other to hunt and pursue your very own dreams. Just as responsibility and authority goes hand in hand, make it possible for love and mind to go hand in hand.

The ‘I desire to love and be loved ‘ notion with hunting and pursuing the ambitious dreams, would be a blockbuster. So, become the forerunner and lead the way to a new and a very happening life…. 

 

I am beholden to SAM CHRISTY VARGHESE, the only person behind this tyro scribbler who tried to understand the whole tangled thought process and helped me put it down in a more precise way. Bhaiya, this was never possible without you. THANK YOU – The Tyro Scribbler (Evlyn)