. . . . it is. #Placed #Relieved.
Scores of status updates have been posted using this or similar templates. I too waited to post this message for 4 and a half years and eventually the time did come. But the status didn’t. It couldn’t.
Probably it was the fatigue, or the urge to stay away from the crowd to look cool; but I like to think that there was a question that needed to be answered before feeling relieved. The question that whether the thing that I wanted the most is the thing that I really wanted.
To understand this, let us look back in our lives and try to encircle those events which matter the most today. It might not be true for few, but there is a high probability that most of those events were not anticipated by most of us. They happened when we were desperately trying for something better, or which seemed better at that time.
So these “accidents” which now shape our lives – is there a way to know whether they are taking you off the road or directing you towards your true destination? Please let me know if there is one. But till then, I will stay in my comfort zone and think that life does not decide our destinations, but our roads and their destinations shape our lives. I like to feel that we may have some talents, but it doesn’t mean that if they remain undiscovered, we, as drivers won’t know the right way. Christopher Columbus went exactly opposite to the way he planned to discover an alternate route to India. No doubt he failed in the most important venture of his life, but America wouldn’t have been discovered had he been so accurately focused on his passion. Anil Kumble would have been a fine software engineer even if Britishers had not invented Cricket a century ago.
I am not saying that lack of focus on our true destiny is not advisable. I am trying to question (understand) the concept of true destiny. Destiny is something we make by making choices and by working our asses off. One can work for his passion, but one also can make work his passion. But either way, the destiny is not true, its “we” who have to be true to make a decent destiny.
To wrap up, I would like to leave you with a thought to ponder upon when you meet with a new accident that has the potential to shape your future. Just ask yourself this, “Can I make this accident worth meeting with”.