Project Today Day # 05 – Eternity Of The Moment

“… but falling in love is an act of magic, so is writing. It was once said of Catcher In The Rye, “That rare miracle of fiction has again come to pass: a human being has been created out of ink, paper and the imagination.” I am no J.D. Salinger, but I have witnessed a rare miracle. Any writer can attest: in the luckiest, happiest state, the words are not coming from you, but through you. She came to me wholly herself, I was just lucky enough to be there to catch her.”

-Ruby Sparks.

I have always been the one living in today, cherishing the moment I have, feeling the pain of what I am going through and not what I went through back then. This moment, now, is what you should worry about. The eternity of this moment is what that matters.

We hold on to words just because we think this might not be the right time or the moment. We never say ‘I love yous’,  ‘You mean a lot to me’, ‘Don’t go, not at yet’ or the simple ‘I’m sorry’ because we fail to realize the eternity of the moment. Forever is too mainstream. There is no forever. All we got is the depth, the longevity of this moment. It could last for as long as an eternity or could end in just a blink of an eye, going away to never come back to us.

Say your words out loud in this moment, even if they are not the right words. Don’t hold back these words  just in hopes of better moments or the eternities of those assumed better moments. Every moment, every now, is special and everything beyond that is a blur.

We fail to see the beauty of spontaneous moment, of wrong words, of these badly-timed confessions. We fail to see the perfection in their beautiful imperfections. Why, you may ask? Because we trust the time. We trust one thing we don’t have, one thing which walks a million miles ahead of us, never matching our pace.

Don’t waste the eternity of this moment. Say what you’ve been holding back for a while now. Words will find their way to you, you just need to bring yourself to say them. Tell the people what you want them to know. Don’t assume that they already know or that they understand. These confessions, these words, they matter the most. Even though they know it in their hearts, they need you to say it for their own eternities of these moments.

Cease the moment. Make sure the eternity of this moment lasts another eternity.

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Picture credits: Saad Saeed Photography

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Project Today Day # 04 – Signs

 

“They asked for a sign, Adyka Lalwany, evidence that I stir within their souls, that I conspire tirelessly on their behalf, and that all is exactly as it should be.

Do you think they mean besides simply being alive at all?

Things that make you go, “Hmmmmm…”
The Universe”

 

It conspires, the universe, yes it does!

Ever had those gut feelings? Intuitions? Those signs coming from a source you can’t name? Those moments when your heart tells you to do it, do it without fear?

YES! THAT!

Follow that!

These signs, these spontaneous gut feelings hold a lot of importance. Take a stride and follow these signs you see along your path. Give in to them once in a while, don’t over-think. Be it an exam, a tough decision, a silly choice, a matter of few words, an event of apparent silence or a loud thud shaking your entire world, look around for clues, these hidden signs, and follow the lead.

Surprise your life for a change!

Trust me it’s going to be worth it!

Try it!

You’d thank me later. 😀

Project Today Day # 03 – Quest

“Adyka, Adyka! Listen to me. Journey, not the destination. Focus on that.” He said while doodling on the Gloria Jeans’ menu.

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You, yes you, are beautiful! And everything about you, everything you do is also a beauty in itself. Always remember that! And this life, your journey, is what you need to make beautiful. This is what you need to focus on.

The quest, yes that’s what matters. Your destination is nothing without your journey. It is what makes your destination worth reaching, you goal worth aiming. After all what’s the fun in achieving something without a longing, without striving for it, without fighting the obstacles, without the quest?

Let go of your worries. Let them all go. Focus on your journey, your quest. Your aim might change, again and again but your quest, this path, is what will make it all worth remembering, worth cherishing.

Destination, goals, aims – they all are mere objects of your attentions, parts of your dreams. What makes your existence beautiful is the quest for reaching them. Don’t give up living your journey for your destination. Leave a mark, take people along with you on your journey and let them go when it’s the right time, commit mistakes and fix them, make memories, lots of them, reach the heights and freely fall from them in order to reach much more up high and enjoy every bit of it. For nothing lasts more than a heartbeat and a blink. Make your journey a part of who you are, who you want to be.

Live it all through, with smiles worth a million dollars and tears shed for those who deserve them.

And remember…

This life, yours’ and mine, is a journey, not a destination!

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Project Today Day # 02 – Beginnings

“I don’t know what will happen man. I don’t see the end, I can’t predict anything.”

“Listen. Relax. Breathe. Its just the beginning. End should be last thing on your mind.”

“Yeah but shouldn’t we start it all with an end in our mind?”

“No. We shouldn’t! What is happening right now, the beginning, this should be important to you and not what is going to happen. Why worry about something you aren’t even sure about?”

– Overheard while standing in a queue for buying Coke.

Its human nature to worry about what is yet to come and neglect what is happening right now. We always jump on thinking about the outcomes, the conclusion and the end results. The end. Something we don’t even know when or where will happen or to put it right, whether it will happen or not!

Relax. Take that initiative. Make that one choice and listen to that voice in your heart. Let go of the worries of the end, that’s far-fetched and unpredictable. Beginnings are beautiful. They matter. Make them worth remembering. Make them worthy enough that even if you don’t end on a good note, you’d still have something to look back and smile on.

Keep smiling.

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Project Today Day # 01 – Thank yous and Sorrys

“Here you go. Let me know if there’s anything else you want me to help you with.”

“Thank you so much! You are a blessing in disguise.”

“Nayy, friends don’t thank each other!”

“Of course they do! They must!”

A short dialogue with a friend today made me remember the words of someone very close to me. “These words Adyka, these Thank yous and Sorrys matter. These small words make a lot of difference.”

In the quest of everyday life we forget the importance of these words. People, intentionally and unintentionally, do so many thing for us which go unnoticed. We hurt others without even realizing and walk out like nothing ever happened. Like nothing matters. These simple words hold so much meaning, more than our actions and gestures together can show.

Today, let’s make a promise to ourselves and say as many Thank you and Sorrys we can. Or we should. Let people know that we appreciate what they do for us. We appreciate every second they spend while thinking about us, while doing something for us because these seconds once passed will never ever come back again. Let’s apologize for even the smallest of the mistakes to avoid hatred. Let’s make a difference in someone’s life just by saying these small words. Let’s leave marks worth smiling and worth remembering.

Let’s say Thank You and Sorry to everyone, whether they matter or they don’t. Every souls is beautiful and everyone deserves the happiness these words bring.

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PROJECT TODAY!

During the passage of this life, I have come to realize the importance of imperfections and details present around us. How conveniently we ignore the beauty of imperfections for the quest of achieving the perfect. How easily we miss out the fine details just to focus on the bigger picture. Life is beautiful with all its imperfections and asymmetries.

Today I’m going to start a 30 days project and write about every fine detail, every small thing which plays an important role in the making of the bigger picture, every beautiful imperfection coming in my way. I’m going to make everyday worth a lesson and share it here for others to realize the beauty of this life.

It is another change, another step towards revelling in the beauty of imperfections.

Let’s see where it ends, or where it turns to another new beginning.