In life, we don’t always get what we want. I should have known that. Nevertheless, now I do. My hopes and thoughts had begun to inch far away from reality. So carried away I was, with the idea of having that which would never wind up in my hands, I had grown oblivious to all else.
It was fascinating at that time, to entertain thoughts of what-ifs. Little did I realize that I was clinging onto something that was from a different sphere altogether. Jokes aside and all ‘nothing is impossible’ quotes taken into consideration, some things are just not part of your fate. The sooner we accept that, the sooner we are let off from experiencing any/all disappointment that comes with illogical aspirations.
Sometimes we get what we don’t ask for. It took me a while to realize that the wrong parcel had been left at my doorstep. The origins of which were unknown and it’s purpose still mystifying. After a few tentative attempts to “handle with care”, it was time I let go of it. Clearly the contents weren’t meant for me. Liberating myself from the obligation of dealing with a jumble of pages from multiple books of life, was refreshing. Like the dissipating morning mist, it cleared my mind.
Hadn’t I made that decision and faced the outcome of it, I might still be whining over not attaining what I hoped for. With time, certain goals fade away. And that’s when we come to terms with how important they actually were. With some more time, those very goals are a distant speck in our memory. I may have had to deal with messed up situations – wanting something, gaining something else – but there’s more clarity now, as to what my heart and mind agree on. And that includes waiting till the time is right, before I go for the bullseye.