Dreamin’. Wishin’. Prayin’.

Occasionally, I feel positive I am made to do great things. After I’ve basked awhile in the overwhelming glory of this belief, I realise I am one of many who think the same way. What makes me and many others different from those who actually manage to achieve that glory? Chronic constipation?

Photos by Bhartan Sah


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70 thoughts on “Dreamin’. Wishin’. Prayin’.”

  1. I think you’ll have to define “great things” Really, really, really, really define it. Fully with genuine burning desire to want to do or be that. I have wanted to write for five years… then one day I couldn’t stand it and so I wrote the top 10 things I totally-really-totally wanted to do. It was in that anguish that I questioned myself. Anguish is good if you can squeeze it well. Surface skimming never leads to greatness – i don’t think. Remember a good story needs a good conflict ;-))
    That was on a horribly discouraging night in November 2011. The next day I logged on to WordPress for the first time. I cringed a little when I read the Freshly Pressed people. Then I said “just try make one small attempt, you won’t die if you write – but you might if you don’t.” (do you think I did ok?)

    Leo Babuta says this
    1. Start very small.
    2. Do only one change at a time.
    3. Be present and enjoy the activity (don’t focus on results).
    4. Be grateful for every step you take.

    Ok, the dishes call me. Vacuuming apparently still requires human assistance.. gosh, where is all the scientific progress people are talking about??? ;—))
    P.S>: Constipation never helps..

    You are doing great things. I will see you on a Magazine cover in just a few months – yes?

    1. Define great things… Hmm. Does it matter if I leave them vague? Like “feel contentment more often than not”, “write something that really, really satiates me” “sacrifice my jam and cheese sandwich (yes, jam and cheese) for my husband”… Oh dear, it seems I am getting more and more specific. Perhaps it can be done!

      Freshly Pressed is an amazing tool for education. When you’re new, you feel it’s the greatest possible thing. When you trudge along in this fickle blogging world, you realise it is just another means to over-indulge the senses. Well, mostly so. Maybe that’s what happens when you begin to let your struggle to do something ‘great’ in your own definition get the better of you. It takes hold of you, and in sometime, you realise you’re on a path you’d rather not have stepped on! Phew. It’s a fishy business, this.

      And yes, constipation never helps.

      About the magazine cover: Could it be Vogue? Or Elle? I am air-brushing compatible.

      About you doing okay: Aparna, you’ve done great. And that’s what matters. you got out of the horribly discouraging night. And now that you’re travelling a road you enjoy, enjoy!

    1. Here’s to finding it, indeed, Lisa. The point is to home in on the ‘right purpose’. All the very best for yours!

      I love to see you here.

  2. I believe, that happens with everyone. But I would say only with the ones who are aware of themselves, as in their “self”. πŸ™‚ I would suggest whenever that moment happens, just do what you feel like. I’m sure the outcome will surprise you and in the end you would have had a good amount of fun too.

    I really liked the photographs. First one is so peaceful and still. Thanks for sharing these, Priya! πŸ™‚

    Cheers to our dreams!

    1. I like that philosophy. “… just do what you feel like.” I question remains whether I really am aware of what I feel like? Have you ever felt that way? I used to. And gosh, it can lead you to strange ways. Wanting an Oscar, wanting to be someone’s doormat, wanting to waste your time on Facebook to ‘connect’… That brings us to the eternal question of “being aware of [yourself]”

      So yeah, cheers to our ‘real’ dreams and enough gall to be aware of them.

  3. I believe we are all made to do great things. I think the ones who end up doing the greatest are the ones who are able to sustain that belief.

    There are so many things that distract us and derail us from our belief in our own ability to do great things.

    Be resilient! Fight those distractions. Remember you are made to do great things.

    1. You’re right, Kevin. The ones who are able to achieve the greatest heights are the ones who continue to believe they can.

      Since the word great has varying implications for different people, I suppose it is safe to say that anyone who does something that warrants awe and respect from sentient people, regardless of their numbers, has done something great. But then, I think, why does that person need validation from people, no matter the number?

  4. Your photographs are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them. I don’t think one would have to find a cure for cancer, or Alzheimers, or Parkinson’s, or write the world’s best book, or reach out to millions to help them, to be great. It may sound simplistic, but I think if we just help a few people along the way, in our own small corner of the world, that we are doing well.

    1. Exactly my point, Rae Ann. And it’s not simplistic at all. But then again, sometimes the mind wants more. Some passionate glory… What happens then? Does one come of the comfort zone of doing small great things to traverse the path of attempting unfamiliar great things?

  5. I think everyday living has lots to do with why we spend more time dreaming than doing – the mind needs that downtime. Too much stimulation. Some of it gets done, some doesn’t. (And remember, people die from dysentery ;)).

    1. Bela, how can dreams be downtime? Don’t they make you desirous for more? And hence a bit more frustrated than you are in the real world?

      About dysentery: I know! πŸ™‚ But don’t they die from constipation as well? Or do the innards just balloon and take the person on an impromptu float amongst the clouds? Gosh.

  6. Oh, Priya, lately this is how I’ve been feeling, only couldn’t put it to words and pictures like you did. I’ve no doubt that like ceciliag said above, you are already doing many great things.

    1. How lovely! Go on and do it, then, Darla! My theory is, if you aim at greatness, even if you fall short in the end, you will at least have tasted the proximity of it.

  7. Do not you think you are doing great things?
    Sometimes I ask the same question to myself. We all know our strengths and weakness. We all know , where we want to reach and we all believe we can reach there. But some people get there and some do not. People say only hard work can help a person reach there. But I do not believe in that. Lot’s of other factors influence the journey a person covers in a lifetime. Those factors are not visible to someone else’s eyes, but the person who has to deal with those things can only realize their effects on his/her dreams. It may be destiny, it may be luck… I really do not know. But there is something, which is not in our hands; yet we can only be try to best in those things which are in our hands and we can only pray to god holding both our hands together to make those things work for us, which are not in our hands. I may be wrong, but this is what I believe in. πŸ™‚

    As always you shared a deep thought within very few words. Not to forget, the photographs are really beautiful. I pray & wish for you that, you will manage to achieve that glory. You really deserve to be there.

    1. “Those factors are not visible to someone else’s eyes, but the person who has to deal with those things can only realize their effects on his/her dreams.” How very accurate, Arindam. I suppose, however, that it is this lack of knowledge that makes people stand in awe in front of a person who’s achieved that ‘glory’. Perhaps the person didn’t have to do much, didn’t put as much effort as people might expect him/her to have done. Does that make the person’s glory any less ‘great’? I think not. But where does the satisfaction come from, then?

      Thank you for wishing and praying for me, Arindam. I do the same for you. Lets both do more great things!

  8. This is such a good question. I don’t have the answer. It’s helpful to look at the lives of those you are inspired by…that’s helped me. Often those lives are not what we would think.

    Constipation…??? That word makes me think of someone who can not let go, can not release shit into the world. This might truly be the biggest inhibitor of greatness. I think that’s why I’m worried about blogging. I feel it has made me fear shitting. It has made me fear honest expression. It has made me judge and worry and consider so much I hold my best stories packed tight inside my bowels. And I see that in most of the bloggers I read. Perhaps we all need to go a little mental, take laxatives and lose control and pray for grace. If this were to happen, I know that grace would abound.

    1. I suspect we would have been better equipped to discuss this ‘condition’, were ‘constipation’ and ‘dysentery’ more acceptable words to mention in general public. But never mind, we can continue to break barriers from time to time!

      “judge and worry and consider” I struggle to understand why. Blogging has made me do just the opposite. Help me understand.

      My problem is that my stories seem inglorious to me. I soar high up in the sky, and then I fall down on the ground very next moment. With no intrusion from outside, it’s always my doing. What am I doing to cause this form of constipation, I wonder. Perhaps the answer lies in Stanka’s message.

  9. Hi,
    I think a lot of us are still working our way through the tunnel and we haven’t made it to the end just yet, or some people veered off in another direction. πŸ™‚

    Beautiful photos.

    1. My husband took most of these pictures, Mags. Aren’t they great?

      That’s the way it must be — we’re all either inside the tunnel, or wandering outside somewhere.

  10. Priya, I agree with the above commenters. You are already doing great things. Taking photos, sharing them, creating content with your stories, encouraging others — living the life of a woman with manners and kindness — someday you will pass on these traits to your own children. And perhaps, when you see them reflected back at you, you will see how beautiful they are.

    1. “…when you see them reflected back at you, you will see how beautiful they are.” I am going to say Amen to that. The anticipation makes me smile! Thank you.

    1. For long, I’ve believed I don’t judge. For long, I’ve believed I am not rigid. But lately I find more and more evidence that I do. And it breaks my heart.

      I shall remember your advice, Stanka.

        1. Oh, but I do. And when I take a break from that, I get reminders from kind blogging friends such as yourself! Thank you.

          πŸ™‚

  11. I suppose it depends how you define ‘great things’. For me, doing great things is about getting the simplest things done that I had told myself I would do, rather than being diverted by a hundred and one superficial ones that I hadn’t seen coming!

    As a teen, I thought that ‘great things’ meant meeting my actor and musician heroes. Now I don’t care about that. I guess what I’m saying is that ‘great things’ change at different times of life, so you may well be moving towards your definition of it without even knowing it. And… get this my friend – to me you’re already doing great things just being yourself.

  12. PS. I love the photos, but am concerned about the birds. Why are their legs tied? Did they end up in someone’s cooking pot?

    1. We undervalue the simplicity of greatness, Val. But sometimes someone comes along to remind that greatness doesn’t have anything to do with complicated scientific discoveries or Nobel prizes, or an interview in the Oprah Winfrey Show. What you mentioned as your definition of greatness for you is just another (excellent) example of how every-day people like us do great things and strive for more. That’s lovely, isn’t it?

      The photos (most of them – barring 4) are by Bhartan. When I told him what you saw and felt about the geese, he made me promise that I’d tell you without delay what it was really about. That they didn’t end up in a soup. I couldn’t tell you yesterday, but it’s better late than never, right?

      The geese are inside the Nainital Municipal Library. It is constructed on stilts, next to the famous Naini lake. For years, the lake had been without any water birds after the previous inhabitants succumbed to a mysterious illness. Recently (2 years back) the municipal corporation got some geese from the nearby Bhimtal lake to repopulate this one. That evening, they were just being brought inside – legs tied up because they were transported in an open truck – when we were crossing the library after a photography jaunt. They were taken inside the library, their shackles were cut, and they were led downstairs to their night shelter below the library halls.

      Well, that’s that. Two years hence, they’ve all settled well and reproducing like mad. Here are some pictures I took about 6 months back. I’ve uploaded them on my media library here.

      http://partialview.wordpress.com/?attachment_id=4181

      http://partialview.wordpress.com/?attachment_id=4180

      I hope you worry no more!

  13. I think I gave up believing I was put on this earth to do great things. I just want to touch a few lives around me, that’s all. I want to make a bit of a difference that gets noticed by some people. That’s a modest wish, I think. But you’re young, Priya, so don’t stop believing that you have powers and gifts to to great things. Not that people my age are all washed up, but you have to believe this early on, because it’s difficult to get into that mindset late in life.

    1. Jean, allow me to get angry at you.

      a. “…it’s difficult to get into that mindset late in life” I struggle to understand this, fight over this same belief of my mother’s almost on a daily basis. And now you. It is too much to take from a person who seems, through her blogging, to be someone with a kind of rare spunk that can make things move. Whatcha sayin’, Jean?

      b. “I just want to touch a few lives around me, that’s all.” That’s all? That’s a lot! And you must already be doing it, otherwise you’d have been unable to appreciate what others are doing, Jean!

      I believe I have powers and gifts to do great things. But I also know that I have an equal amount of energy to stop myself from using them. That’s my problem. Sad, eh?

      P.S. You will notice copious usage of your name. I do that when I am extremely excited.

      1. I didn’t mean to imply that after 50, one can’t do great things. Many people can and do. Really, it all comes down to a childhood of “can’t dos” and “shouldn’t dos” and “if you do, you’ll get hurt.” I’ve been able to make small steps to overcoming those messages, but I don’t believe I’ll ever be the supreme risk taker that could actually bring about great things.

        1. I apologise if my words implied that I think you’re indicating that all ‘older’ people have lost the chance to do ‘great’ things. What I meant was that hearing a perfectly capable person say they can’t makes me want to (gently) shake them up and tell them that they can. I care for my mother, so I tell her that. I care for you, so I thought of saying the same thing, with the same liberty. I do sound like a know-it-all and preachy idiot sometimes, don’t I?

          But I don’t learn, so here it comes again. And I don’t say these things because I feel I have arrived, I say them because I haven’t.

          Running after things that are beyond the ordinary drains you of energy. Living life in this challenging world is already draining you of energy, so you feel what the heck. “I can just continue to live normal. What’s the loss?” It’s an intelligent, practical choice. But also a one that makes you, in its mildest form, insentient of your own self. It is a sad loss. Out of the billions of people in this world, only a few thousand will challenge their little box and attempt to step out of it. All of these billions cannot do that for various reasons, of course. But all can at least attempt to.

          If I may direct you to a set of sentences I wrote quite a while back, allow me. They helped me when I needed them the most. It’s trite, and nothing you haven’t heard before. But still.

          http://partialview.wordpress.com/2010/09/07/37/

  14. If we did not dream or believe we could do great things, what would we have left? Where would we find desire or motivation? Those bursts of positive thoughts are the ignition of the soul, revving us up with inspiration and hope.

    I echo Val’s sentiments, too. “Great things” is a relative term. Just as one man’s junk is another man’s treasure – one man’s ‘great’ is another man’s mediocre.

    To me – your photography and prose are great things. (Beautiful photos.)

    1. You’re sweet, Lenore. What I’ve noticed about you in the recent months is that you never cease to reveal a sense of strength and confidence in everything you say. Just little tiny evidences of just how well you probably get past all the hurdles that life throws on everyone’s path — without exception. Salute!

  15. I want to come back to read more comments, as they come. Some of them are as thought-provoking as your post, like Bela’s, Patrice’s and Stanka’s. This post could as well have sprouted from inside of me. Thank you for putting it forward in such a simple & beautiful way, Priya.

    Some of the people here spoke about defining ‘great things’. I think that’s a start…. for me.

    1. Have you read Hugh Prather’s Notes to Myself? It’s just this gentleman’s diary entries. The book used to be a place where I went to breathe from time to time as a young college-goer. The beauty of these notes is that all of them are applicable to at least half the world. Written by just one man. Here’s an example — “What an absurd amount of energy I have been wasting all my life trying to find out how things ‘really are’, when all the time they weren’t.”

      These little Just entries I write here are usually written with the belief that I am not the only one feeling the same way. There must be at least half the world, which agrees with me. The use of “I” is a matter of convenience. “We” would be strange to use! So, perhaps that’s the reason you feel it could’ve come from your mind. We all have similar doubts and struggles at different points in time. Sometimes, once we’re out of these struggles, we forget just how we felt back then. Recently, I was cribbing to my father about a cousin who’s trying to wash herself off after a messy divorce. She’s taken to late night partying, drinking, flirtations with men. I said to my father, “I’ve been through a lot, but I’d never have done that!” He sounded disappointed, poor thing. He reminded me that I was doing just what I dislike in others — forgetting your own trials you’ve come out of, and then being holier than thou. These little snippets of thoughts are great reminders of where you were/are and where you are/will be.

      Great things are already in your list, AIT. You just need to unfold the paper. Try it, it’s not that difficult.

      1. You are very kind to me, Priya.. sharing little nuggets that explain the points you make, the book (i haven’t read it). The thing is, I want to be ‘great’ in my own eyes. I am my worst critic. It’s a difficult hurdle to get over. I can fool others but not myself. On some days, this is unsettling. On others, it’s my greatest asset.

        I also wonder sometimes, if that’s the case with most people.

        ( P.S. – Have you noticed, how most of the bloggers are women? Seeing the commenters here just reminded me…. )

        1. I suppose our blogs mainly attract female bloggers. There must be men out there!

          If you are your worst critic, then you have all the more chances of achieving greater heights — however you define them. Congratulations! But be careful about the aches and pains involved in the path. πŸ˜‰

  16. I don’t think the expression of greatness is absolute. Each person, how she relates to her life or not is what counts. To me, age is irrelevant. We are never to old to face ourselves. Sure, if you want to be “famous” that’s another story. To me fame does not mean great. Popularity almost certainly does not mean great.

    You have had unusual experiences, you want to know them, you want to know your life…to me the desire to know our life is only the start, the courage to believe our yearnings, to follow them is very very unusual for many reasons. People will tell you how wonderful you are and that you are already great. That’s fine. You are wonderful. Check that box. Priya is adored. But forgive my boldness, you appear unsettled because you know you have unfinished business and there is a part of you that wants to take care of it. But the world will tell you that you don’t need to do this. And you don’t. Nobody has to do anything. But you know that if you do, you might find out something new, something nobody before you knew before. People who have suffered greatly, as you have suffered, often yearn for greatness. But what I think they are yearning for is the ability to reclaim their lives, to refashion themselves. The yearning for greatness, the desire to move others is code for our own desire to move ourselves. Great sorrow kills us, and we long to be reawakened, reborn.

    1. “People who have suffered greatly, as you have suffered, often yearn for greatness. … Great sorrow kills us, and we long to be reawakened, reborn.”

      You express well.

      I’ve discovered more than I’d expected to. But that’s often the case with adventure, is it not? My first instinct is to refute what you’ve said about sorrow being a major catalyst in my desire to ‘move myself’. But then when I think more about it, your opinion seems worth considering. I am going to think more. And see if what you’ve said applies to me. If it does, I am going to feel miserable for a while. But it will also open up a whole new world!

      Perhaps I should’ve used another word instead of “great”. Grand, maybe?! Greatness, like any other thing — cheese, cake, roasted almonds — is definable according to personal choices and preferences (which, even for a person, keep changing depending on time, mood, bowel movements). But we either forget to make room for this fact, or allow it to overwhelm us so much that we neglect the pith of a matter.

      Thank you, Patrice. You’ve given me a lot.

  17. Great things….such a weighty topic. And, so hard to define. What is one person’s great achievement seems insignificant to someone else. As someone else already pointed out, our dreams change as we navigate through life.

    I’ve never thought that I had anything particularly great to do or to share. I’m basically a lazy lout, content to live my life as fully as I can, to use each day up and to see all the beauty that life provides. That’s a big enough achievement for me.

    It seems to me that all you need to do in the way of greatness is go for a stroll with that camera of yours. You bring beauty and joy to all of us. I particularly love the header image.

    1. “…use each day up and to see all the beauty that life provides.” That’s great! In anybody’s definition! Unless of course they’re trying to vegetate through their years.

      Photos! You give me credit for something I haven’t done! These pictures are by Bhartan. At least most of them are. I must write his name where it is more visible. He’ll kill me for taking all these compliments!

      1. oops. Mea culpa. As I returned to your post, I noticed it right off the bat. My compliments to Bhartan. So, a family of photogs. Must you share the camera or do you each have your own?

        1. We share the camera, Linda. It’s more or less mine these days, because he normally likes to watch me taking the pictures. πŸ™‚

  18. Oh man Priya this is brilliant. I love it. I don’t know anyone else who can write about Constipation with as much “punch” or “cleanliness” as you.

    I’ve watched the slide show several times. The photos are marvelous: my favorite is the dog walking on the leaves.

    As long ago as this morning I believed — like SDS that:
    “I was put on this earth to do great things but I just want to touch a few lives around me, that’s all.”

    but now I feel as if you’ve put a rocket under my seat and I’m ready to fly to greatness with you. Why not? I’m not constipated.

    but before I leave can you tell me the definition of greatness? I think you’re great, I think your posts are great, and your readers are great – I agree with AIT that some of the comments are as thought provoking as the post.

    1. Define greatness. Is it necessary? Can I go with something that warms my heart and soul with something that is so intrinsic that I’ll never be able to explain it? Only experience it? Can that be greatness? And, to keep the general mood of it being subjective, can that be my greatness? Yours might be something similar, or something quite different. But we can still sit on our chairs, let the rocket fly us to wherever. How about that?

      Sometimes I want to be a great person. Sometimes a great professional. Sometimes I want to be a great human. At all times, though, I want me to tell me I am great. There’s something really special about self-validation, wouldn’t you say?

      I like that picture of the dog, too! Bhartan was lucky to get him traipsing along the lake. He’s beautiful, the dog.

      Touching a few lives is so very difficult, Rosie. And yet so simple. I can speak for myself — you’ve touched my life. I look forward to your posts, visit your blog every few days to check if there’s a new post (and secretly curse you if there isn’t). So, if you’ve done that with something as unexpected as a few words, I am sure the people around you must be thanking their stars they know you.

  19. Great things…what an interesting debate you have opened Priya! What does great things mean…validation…a sense of achievement? This is a basic human need…and in so much as that, yes, we do generally crave the acknowledgement of having made a difference…

    Great things is however such a personal and subjective way of looking at…great things!
    My worry of late has been that in this sometimes fairly frenetic perception of achieving and experiencing great things…we overlook them as they happen. Our perception of great things is being manipulated to often ignore and overlook the absolutely wonderfully great things happening all around us on a daily basis…be it the power and desire to make a difference in someone’s life…overlook and forgive…be a shoulder of comfort and strength…the magic of nature…the power of love…the joy of communication…to stand up to be counted…be able to look oneself squarely in the eye in the mirror..the mercy of His Grace…

    This is not to say that great things such as discoveries and dynamic changes in social sectors…progress in science, technology, the Arts and the written word should not be aimed for, just, that they are not the only great things to aim for…you for one are doing great things with your pen…and your photography Priya…I do believe that we must aim for the sky, believe in one’s abilities and enjoy the journey, great things et al…validation on the blogosphere being right up there…:)

    1. Oh yes! We do overlook them as they happen! How utterly sad, wouldn’t you say?

      I just went back to what I originally wrote in the post — “Occasionally, I feel positive I am made to do great things.” I suppose what I wanted to say was that I can sometimes remove myself from real-time and see myself as an observer, and say, “You can do more.” I do like to think I am doing little in the first place! πŸ˜‰ But sometimes soul greeds for more. Doesn’t it?

      This discussion would mean nothing if the readers did not apply their hearts and minds to it, Shama. I am happy to be a part of such a community!

  20. Priya, we all have our own “Oscar moments” in life…the candle of hope that burns brightly – and may you have a million and one such golden moments! πŸ™‚

  21. “Teachers affect eternity, one never knows where their influence stops.” Henry Brooks Adams. How great is that? Even the ever greats are somewhat forgotten. The American Film Institute is trying to come up with the funding to restore old films. According to them, some films are forever lost. How did that happen? What was great is not as great anymore. Visit our museums. Sometimes in the case of a great exhibition, there are long lines, many times not.
    Greatness becomes old, perhaps stale, but what breathes is what is breathing now, the ones who stand on the shoulders of the greats past. We have learned from them, we have absorbed what they offered. It is up to us to recognize what is “great”…values, works of art including literature, dance, architecture, science and engineering and be sure our children understand their legacy. Our culture and civlization is great and I do hope it’s passed on. I think we must be teachers…”one never knows where their influence stops.”
    if we are teachers, we must be students too. It’s not about the great final exam in life, but the learning as it happens, the teamwork and collaboration, too. No, it’s not a destination, but a journey as the saying goes. What a large question you raise!

    1. …what breathes is what is breathing now…

      …and be sure our children understand their legacy.

      These phrases will stay with me for long, Georgette.

      The idea of everyone being a teacher and a student at once is such a crucial one for making sure the greatness flourishes. I haven’t raised the question of greatness, my friend, you have defined it even though it seemed like an insurmountable task to do it!

  22. I’ve always believed you will do great things, Priya. I don’t know how to define great, but you have too many gifts to avoid such accomplishments forever. I’m equally sure you’ll need your friends and other loved ones around you so they can point out the greatness, because you’ll most likely be looking the other way. It’s that combination of talent and humility that will ensure success.

  23. On the topic of greatness, my thoughts turn to this [paraphrased] line attributed to Mother Teresa. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

    I think greatness is not experienced in the grandiose things and the magnanimous gestures; rather it is something that entails passion and ultimately, happiness. My perfect example would be the love of my parents – it’s not spotless and they certainly haven’t gifted me with a Ferrari but their love for me is great. I know this because of the little things they’ve done and sacrificed to enable me to enjoy my life.

    So perhaps Priya, you are meant for great things. Unfortunately, I can’t say much about chronic constipation. πŸ˜‰

    1. Unfortunately, not many people have anything to say about ‘constipation’ here, Nel. Perhaps that’s why it goes uncured in so many people! πŸ˜‰

  24. Seems to me there are many, many comments here. That’s great. Look how you have grown into such an integral member of our blog world.

    What do you want, Priya? You ask the reader the question, but what kind of greatness do you want? Clarify it and make it yours.

    Amazingly enough, we often have to do very little except FEEL it right now. Feel your greatness. As I heard one person say – if you want the car, don’t just envision the car. Go further. Jump in that hot little car and drive the hell out of it. Feel that! πŸ˜€

    1. What do I want…. Hmm. I want to cure myself of this strange condition in which I am clear about what I want to achieve, and work towards it, too. But not quite, apparently, because I am never satisfied. Greatness for me has never remained ‘undefined’ or uncharted. It has, however, remained unexplored many a time. Much to my impatience. πŸ™‚

      Does it ever happen to you?

  25. Such inspiring comments from everyone !! That’s what we really live for. To be inspired. Inspiration is everything. It makes us want to take that next step, let go of our difficult past..Someone somewhere inspires us and we go on to do great things. I have woken up on many days believing that I will achieve great things in my life, be the superhero of my life. But we are superheroes in small ways that we aren’t ready to acknowledge that. You might be someone’s superhero, Priya. You never know. In that, you would have touched their lives, inspiring them to their greatness. Just remember what spidey said “With great things come great responsibility”. (couldn’t help it πŸ˜‰ ).

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