Friday, 28 March 2014

Look at the world

Time and again, I love to keep this blog as positive as I can, by sharing little things that I have realise in my own life and how it may help others to reflect on their lives, making it better.

Life is not a bed of roses. Small little things that happened in the past few weeks made me realise more things about life. The OTHER side of life.

For a moment, take your time and think about your daily conversations with people. How have they been like? What topics do you talk about amongst friends? Colleagues? With your lecturers? I don't know about you, but from what I've learnt in the past 10+ years of my life. Among friends, we usually talk about happy things, more often than not, 'surface' things. Things that are known to all, academics, celebrities, video games, hobbies and what not.

Adversity is something that we all face as human being. But has these deeper topics ever come up in conversations? How often do you share your problems with a friend, hoping to find some support? I think most of us will only share our pain, difficulties whether in academic, work or relationship matters with a very close friend. Well, that's common sense isn't it? But today, I would like to convey to you not about who you should talk to about your difficulties, I want to ask you sincerely to "Look at the world". :)

Look at the world
When you are struggling within, just fearing of the unknown, what will happen next? or when will this pain end? When will my parents stop arguing? the list goes on and on, and is unique to each and everyone of us, Pause.
Breathe
And try to see the world beyond yourself, beyond Malaysia, beyond Asia.... Simply look at the world, feel the world. You may not know it, but the very people beside you in class or in the car are very likely to face adversities as well.

When you look at it this way, you can be rest assured, you are not alone. There are people who are suffering, let's say from abuse or family violence, who are still fighting everyday with their own struggles. One day, maybe not today, not next month, not a year from now, these people, from different ethnic background, from various countries in the world, their wounds will heal, they can forgive those who have hurt them, be determined to begin with a positive change, a small step towards what they long for, what they always want to achieve.

One concept and idea that I realised and always believe is this: We all have our own journey of life, it's only once (putting afterlife and rebirth ideas aside). We are bound to face adversities along the way, but when you are stuck in a rut, know that you are not alone, hold on to hope, and slowly work towards what you want, your dreams, your aspirations, your goals, your hopes. Light will always be at the end of the tunnel if you don't give up and seek it.

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all. - Emily Dickinson

That's my view on it. What do you think? Let me know by dropping a comment below. :)