Saturday, April 08, 2006

Life



I remember the last time I took life seriously was in my 12th standard. My ambition was to become a doctor and specialize in heart surgery. I really wanted to get a distinction and top the class so that I get a medical seat. On the contrary it so happened that due to the excess tension and peer pressure, I got Low BP and I got dismal score in my exams.

I just couldn't accept this and made my life miserable by thinking about this all the time. But this has taught me one thing. Not to take life very seriously.

My life has become easier now because I got out of my own way; I started to take fewer things so seriously and remember that really very few things in life are in my control. The rest of it sort of happens, and my job is to recognize opportunities and navigate through them.

Happy navigation.!

43 comments:

DENZIL said...

When you begin to take your life seriously... just humm this song.... from Ghayal...

"Sochna Kya Jo bhi hoga dekha jayega....."

:-)

Kal ke liye Aaj khona khona... Aaj yeh na Kal aayega....

White Forest said...

Denzil...sahi gaana hain..

I simply love that song :)

Shiv Shankar said...

Worrying about a problem doesnot solve it .

There are lot of things in life beyond your control but there is a power of positive thinking .Thinking positively about something will help u get closer to it. What exactly you achieve is not in your hands but you can get closer to your target by working hard for it .

Anand said...

well...
Uv achived what most of us sturggle with!
There are very few of us who are able to take life on a lighter note and guess once we are able to do that life will be a lot more peaceful.

White Forest said...

Shiv Shankar ...absolutely ...

Thinking positively, Hope and the +ve attidute towards everything in life should help one cross the difficult situations!

White Forest said...

Anand ..do you think so ? :)

but i guess greater things are yet to be achieved by me :D

Ekta said...

:-))
Am still to get there--taking life easier!

vkris said...

hey, thanks for the comments....


and ur post is interesting hmmm...
i never cared about anything in my school days...never cared to open the books, study n get good marks...we were a bunch of lost guys, always dreaming that we'll do this n that n ended up with 60% n exams :)) but it was all for fun.

I believe we should do what we love to do...and even if we do not get what we want, we'd atleast enjoy trying...

Pri said...

yup...like mein ekich funda "tension nahi lene ka...kya??"...:p

on a serious note, juss take each day as it comes n enjoy the small things in life...n leave the rest to god!...
someone real wise said "if he brings u to it, he will bring u through it "...
*smiles*

vkris said...

"if he brings u to it, he will bring u through it"...nice words

Unknown!!! said...

See anything extreme is bad ok..u worry too much or u give up totally...nothing works...theres always a balance...it's very easy to say take things lightly..this is actually misleading..i totally disagree with all of the above..it's not practical...one says take things as it comes..one says dont worry at all...
..sorry for goin against..i think all those above are really lucky or they are just crapping...

Aizwaikcha said...

Very thoughtful picture and beautiful thinking. Take the effort and worry not of the results is a very good policy. You have learnt it. Its true that only a few things are under our control and may be that too looks like it is under our control.

Neal said...

I lowered my goals all the way to the bottom of the planet.

Anil The Great said...

wf:

i agree and dont agree with the line that one should not take life seriously

Yes, one should not take every single moment or trivial thing very seriously, coz it leaves no energy to allow you ponder over things of more importance.

No, I think there are few things which cannot be let loose like that, which need seriousness of thought and determination to accomplish it. Einsteing would not have written his theory of relativity , had he not be been serious about his thought, about his feelings.

So, the key is , we should know what weightout to give to which things and think accordingly.

-ATG

Anand said...

Hey, thanks for the best wishes. I guess you are not an MBa blogger. You do have an intersting blog though. You'r from bangalore too, i see.

White Forest said...

Shiv Shankar ...i totally agree with that philosophy :)

I dont see why and how i can control everything thats going on with me...I can see that i can only regulate few things but cannot have a complete control over the situations. Thats when the power of positive thinking and power of the subconcious mind comes to play.....:D

I have read both the books and i feel that they can atleast try to tell you that positive thinking can bring positive hope that inturn can sometimes get waht you want...but if you dont get wat you want ...then atleast you will not be in despair and the amount of frustration that you might feel when you dont get it will be less :)


ohh did i write too much ...??? :P

White Forest said...

Ekta... believe me you will ahve some peace in life :)

We are always trying to run after something but leave ourselves behind in the process...

I guess one should always try to give more time to one's self rather than try to control every situation that he/she is going through..

White Forest said...

vkris ... "I believe we should do what we love to do...and even if we do not get what we want, we'd atleast enjoy trying..."

this is wat i was trying to get at :D

White Forest said...

pri - someone real wise said "if he brings u to it, he will bring u through it "...

I really love the above line...which i had heard in kannada as a proverb in my school days :)

White Forest said...

Unknown - Taking life lightly is very different from making life easier...

Taking life lightly is to belittle "LIFE". There is much more to life :D

Making life easier is to not worry about every situations that we are going through...but do a SWOT analysis ...and know all the options that are available for you, that you can actually opt and also its very imp to know the options that we can never opt for/the options that are never available to us though we want those options to be available..

Am i making sense ..? :P

White Forest said...

Neal ... you mean you dont have any goals ?

White Forest said...

Aizwaikcha...so true :)

"Those who seek to enjoy the fruits of their work are verily unhappy because one has no control over the results."
Bhagavad Gita

White Forest said...

Anil ...So, the key is , we should know what weightout to give to which things and think accordingly."

yes ..I agree :)

White Forest said...

Anand - Thank you :)

Jewel Rays said...

my job is to recognize opportunities and navigate through them.

Thats da way lady!! ;)

all da best !!!

There is just something abt ya blog. i often look forward to it. :)

White Forest said...

jewel rays ...thank you :)

And there is something about your pic above...i somehow jsut love it...very cute :)

Nabeel said...

did u take the butterfuly picture yourself? i wonder what color lie behing her wings?

White Forest said...

No ..i didnt take that picture myself :)

coolvir said...

Hey you know even i go by this funda of not takin life too seriously...there are definately so many good thing about life and you waste so many good moment on meaningless pursuit of a futile goal....
If something is ment for you...don't run after it...let it come to you instead.

White Forest said...

Coolvir...nice to know :)

"If something is ment for you...don't run after it...let it come to you instead."

The converse of this is so true....if something is not meant for you ...no matter what...you will never get it...so why run after it!! :P

:D

rebel_on_loose said...

"The rest of it sort of happens, and my job is to recognize opportunities and navigate through them."
Well said!
Happy Navigation! :)

White Forest said...

rebel_on_loose... Thank you :D

Ajay said...

absolutely true
Live life the DCH way ..
Live life king ... unhuh ... Dinosaur size :))))

White Forest said...

Ajay ...

Gud one :)

Nasir said...

True...we must go on.
Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.

flyaway mind said...

i guess,now u r as free as the butterfly out there in ur post .. flying freely without any cares in the world, living life to the fullest.. cheers

White Forest said...

Nasir ...
"Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be."

So true and very beautiful line :)

Thanks for dropping by!

White Forest said...

flyaway mind ...

hey very nice interpretation of that picture with the post :D

Thanks for dropping by my blog!

Pd said...

Life is just a game..so take it in that spirit...me believe in that too...

White Forest said...

pd..well said :)

Anonymous said...

Hi gal!! This is your best friend, I'm so proud of you . I am really glad that I am your friend for 5 years and still going strong. I always enjoyed reading your articles, Gal you simply rock!! I love you buddy...

Love,
Kami

White Forest said...

Hey thanks for being my friend for so many years, camy!

I love you too!

take care!

The abstract scientist said...

I have been through it too, and I sometimes look at people who are below me, the realtively underprevilaged to gain strenghth and motivation.