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Face the Nemesis and Rise Above the Storm!

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t happy times we are often surrounded by our folks, but the dark times will seldom witness the same. We think it's only 'me' facing the nemesis, but that's not true, each one of us is. And one has to face it bravely and emerge out of it as a winner. If not a winner, at least emerge as a fighter and rise above the storm!

Umpteen stories have struck my ears recently about many of the people I know, some of them being my friends. Suddenly it seems like the world has turned upside down this particular year. Most of them are going through the most difficult phase of their lives. It's a life-changing period!

One of the news made me rethink how crucial it is to not let people's criticism change your course of life. Rahul, who was about to get married in a month and shift his base to the US, ended his life. This left his parents unnerved as well as outraged as there was no apparent reason for such a drastic step. 

Days later, his sister found out from his friends that he was mentally harassed by his office seniors. They were not amused by the fact that he was gearing up for a great position at one of the best companies in the US. He was going through this abuse for a long time.  

There may have been many hidden reasons too, but one has to become strong and stand for yourself!  This won't come as an easy task. As we experience life over the years we learn, there will be obstacles every now and then. But, instead of going through it, try growing through it!

Accept the Yin & Yang:

In almost any situation there is always the 'Yin & Yang' aspect. It's just like the classic example, "To feel true happiness we must taste sadness." A way of life to maintain a balance. 

Things, people, situations, possibilities, opportunities, everything will revolve around you, hinting at the commencement of good prospects. There will be a flux of positivity from all directions. But still, at a few corners discouragement will stand stern. And it will always confirm its presence. So we might as well accept it, but not focus on it, rather use it as a motivation. 

How, you ask? Positivity and negativity are two sides of a coin. Many times negativity will provoke you to fight against it. It will make you do things that you probably wouldn't have done otherwise. 

There are thousands of examples of people who created history after the biggest tragedies of their lives. Arunima Sinha became the first woman to climb Mount Everest despite an amputated leg. Stephen Hawkings - being completely paralyzed below the neck - was one of the greatest Physicist. Oprah Winfrey was physically abused by her relatives and fired from her job. She went on to become one of the most successful and wealthiest people in the world. 

The list is never-ending. The rule is simple, let the negative factors fuel you, and become a stepping stone. Even in adversity, you will realise you are more blessed than you know!


Experience the Metamorphosis:

When people leave us during our dark times, we dive deep into self-pity. We are dreaded to be alone. Stop fearing loneliness, face it, rather face every fear you have and there will be nothing left to be afraid of. Remember, problems bring you closer to yourself!

We forget that this is a great chance to retrospect, find what made us stumble. It may seem like a downfall now but don't let it fool you and drag you to those corners, feeling defeated. 

Go into a cocoon and nourish your mind, let it transform into a colorful being. Doesn't matter if it's darkness all around you. Remember a negative reel needs darkness to develop into a beautiful picture.

Rise Above the Storm:

Gradually you will pick yourself up and shake the dust off. You will encounter some soul-sucking creatures still pulling you to the dark caves. You will be unable to figure out whether people are hopeless about you or they fear that you have the ability to conquer the world. So they leave no stone unturned to hamper your confidence. They entangle you in a dark storm, projecting the darkness inside them. 

In actuality, they are caressing their own insecurities. You might wonder, "Do they envy me, because I have decided to pursue my dreams?" Oh yes, as these people were too weak to even have a dream of their own. They wasted their lives serving other people's dreams. Remember, people who have pursued their own dreams will never stop others!

Only people who could never break the shackles of their controllers become bitter. They are flabbergasted that how can you be so resilient after such a doom. Why haven't the storms beaten you down and broken each of your beliefs? 

They have no idea who you are, they don't know your power! Let them assume you're weak. Your consistent efforts will make you strong enough to rise above the storm. Be steadfast, take the challenge, and prove it, not to them, but to yourself!

 

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