The wall..

3 Mar

“Life is like a drawing without an eraser”

― John W Gardner

I stumbled on some pictures about a wall and a corner. I spent many moments there alone reading, writing and contemplating. I stopped going there few years back. It is part of my journey. I cannot erase it.

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I would remind myself  following in my struggles :

  • Iam a good guy
  • My love for school friends and teachers
  • My father cared for me

I had a happy and unblemished childhood that made me very happy and always gave me hope. I discovered have a capacity for happiness.

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Later when my career hit a transition. I would sit here and decide where to send resumes, whom to talk and schedule interviews all at late evening from 7.30 to 9 pm. I would decide my next day. I would remind myself about my best work:

  • Amazon
  • RM

I had to constantly remind myself about work to keep faith.

I would write in my notebooks:

  • Family goals
  • Learning’s from books
  • Assignments sent by friends
  • My accounts balance

I spent many moments near this wall reading, writing  and alone in many stages of my life as a student, young adult and till  couple of years back. I learnt everything..

I have since learnt we must love and respect every one but must embrace our journey. I wrote about Virat Kohli and Mohammad Amir. We have our own journey. I had to take this path.  I am more Amir than Kohli. Iam grateful to my few freinds who helped me  by sending me to workshops,sharing notes  and generally being kind loving people.

I leave you with this thought from my favorite talk on ” Personal renewal ”

” Meaning is not something you stumble across, like the answer to a riddle or the prize in a treasure hunt. Meaning is something you build into your life. You build it out of your own past, out of your affections and loyalties, out of the experience of humankind as it is passed on to you, out of your own talent and understanding, out of the things you believe in, out of the things and people you love, out of the values for which you are willing to sacrifice something. The ingredients are there. You are the only one who can put them together into that unique pattern that will be your life. Let it be a life that has dignity and meaning for you. If it does, then the particular balance of success or failure is of less account.”

― John W. Gardner

This for today. Good night friends! My times with a wall…

Love, Suresh


 

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