If

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master,
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

 

You are worthy

There are times when life knocks you down and you feel too weak to get up. I have come to realize that these are the times when you actually grow as a person; when you discover your true self. Good times teach you nothing much. Difficult ones make you leave your comfort zone and help you discover your hidden strength.

Feel blessed that the universe chose to test your limits. Feel strong and empowered. Know thyself and embrace what life offers you. You are worthy of the experience and you are capable enough to handle it. Trust me when it is over you will be thankful.

Real power

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Our power lies in realizing that nothing can control us but ourselves. Our lives are a reflection of how we have been treating us. We get what we are. The infinite power within us is capable of changing everything around, only when we let go of all that is holding us back.
There is nothing wrong with being defeated or feeling down, dejected. Rough tides make us better swimmers. So let’s gear up, face our fears, live the lives we always wanted to and discover our real power. 

On loss

freedom-2053281_960_720There are no real losses in life. It is only our stubbornness to hold onto things that never belonged to us. Break the shackles and set yourself free. Slay your empty ego to clear the clutter you have amassed in vain. It is only blocking your way to a better, happier life. Embrace the darkness on the way, for it is only in darkness that you encounter your true self, without distractions.

Freedom

eagle-2054284_640Freedom from fear is the freedom
I claim for you my motherland!
Freedom from the burden of the ages, bending your head,
breaking your back, blinding your eyes to the beckoning
call of the future;
Freedom from the shackles of slumber wherewith
you fasten yourself in night’s stillness,
mistrusting the star that speaks of truth’s adventurous paths;
freedom from the anarchy of destiny
whole sails are weakly yielded to the blind uncertain winds,
and the helm to a hand ever rigid and cold as death.
Freedom from the insult of dwelling in a puppet’s world,
where movements are started through brainless wires,
repeated through mindless habits,
where figures wait with patience and obedience for the
master of show,
to be stirred into a mimicry of life.

Rabindranath Tagore

Dots of light

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The things I hoped to change,
The fears I strove to kill,
The words I longed to hear,
Ended in but nothingness.
The gloom is untold.
Yet I see dots of light
In darkest folds of hearts.
The dots must meet,
The hearts must rally,
And blaze away the evil.