As I wrote this quote last evening, my eyes welled with unshed tears. Though I love quotes a lot, I never thought that something would ever, move me so deeply; that I’d write one myself one day. Perhaps, that’s the beauty of life. It presents you with bounteous surprises.
The things that struck me to the core yesterday were :
1. It happens for a reason
2. Far or near, everyone you meet, becomes a part of you in some ways.
Let me share how these two things are beautifully intertwined. My friend Donna shared a post of a 1000 piece puzzle. It amazed me entirely as to how can a human mind solve such a massive and complex puzzle with such intricacies. Till date, I had this question looming over my mind. (This bit of information might appear something out of the blue right now, but read till the very end)
Often, we complain about our lives to God as to “Why Me ?” “Why this ?” “Why not that ?”. Such questions go unanswered at those emotionally excruciating moments. But then, sometime later, maybe days, months, years or even decades later, we get all our answers. That too, without anyone telling us. With self-realization or some miracle of destiny. That is when we understand that: “It happens for a Reason “.
Now go back, and relate life with a million piece magnificent labyrinthine puzzle. At one point in time, we lose track, we almost are on the verge of giving up, because we don’t understand what’s happening and why. Where we are headed and where is life driving us to.. BUT, as in the puzzle, you can solve it only if you focus on the larger picture and the tiny details combined together, so it is with life. When we’re strangled and stuck at a particular moment, we hardly understand why and what is happening. With the passage of time, as life unfolds, a lot of things of the larger picture come into our knowledge. And that’s the Eureka moment. Moment of truth. The moment we understand the larger picture of life, every odd piece of the puzzle falls in place. Every question gets automatically answered and we understand “It happens for a reason”.
For the second aspect, I’d like to share a quote which I found really beautiful :
Every single word in this quote is so true. Every soul who comes in our life, has something to share, something to give, something to teach us. It is just that some stay longer, while some come and go. But they leave their imprints etched on our heart and mind. Even as they go, they shape and mold us in a lot of aspects. And if we look back, we are never what we were. We evolve, constantly. All the amazing people we meet in our lives have their role to play in our molding. Just like a potter constantly heats and beats the clay, we are loved, cared for, battered and bruised by the people who walk in our lives. Each of them has a part to play in this movie of life. They make us who we are. And that is how they become an eternal part of our us.
Now, try to connect both the aspects. Has it happened that along this journey of life, you have lost someone you truly loved and cherished? A parent, a child, a friend, a relative, a teacher, a pet, a neighbor or a lover? You might have waged wars with the heavens and cried till your eyes were bloodshot red. Cursed life, decided to give up or questioned life for its atrocity.
But my friend, in the long run, someday you will realize, that it happens for a reason. And the fact that you have never lost them.
They remain with you. In your soul. In your shadow. They are the inspiration behind every single deed you do. They are in fact, a part of you. A piece of your sky which walks with you wherever you go. Even if you escape into the galaxies unknown, they will accompany you.. As a reflection of your soul.