What made you what you are today?

I failed to notice the dark clouds which were all storming towards me. While I was busy celebrating the light, suddenly the smoke was everywhere making it difficult for me to breathe.

No there weren’t any stars visible in the dark which those inspirational quotes claim about. An unwanted and unexpected moment not willing to pass at all. I was confused.

I asked myself that were my eyes even open because I couldn’t see anything. Though I could feel something surrounding me with all the bad vibes.

I could hear it cursing with a promise that it won’t leave me for a long time now. And will stay and make things difficult for me everyday for many more days ahead.

But right when I was about to give up I reflected upon myself & my journey so far. I realised that I have always been moulded by those who built me as well as the ones who have broken me. These days shall pass too. And it will again mould me into something new.

So what made you what you are today?

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Bura Na Maano, Holi Hai. 

We don’t wish to be singled out as a spoilsport right? Howsoever offensive or virtually assaunting someone’s behaviour might be. 
Zabardasti ko masti ka naam matt dijiye!
The reasons why several women don’t wish to play holi is either they have faced the abuse or they fear the same. How often do we put the energy in creating a fear free environment for a women on this occasion? We are more inclined toward forcing her to participate. I hope we have a Happy Holi and make it happy for the people in our circle. 

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Vipassana Retreat : Power of isolation. 

With my first Vipassana retreat I tasted silence and solitude. Several months before I moved from Mumbai to Uttarakhand to find some peace. To escape the regular life and contribute in the rural community. While I worked between the cold & misty mountains I decided to travel to Jaipur for a Vipassana course. Not only for meditation but in search of some answers to my misery. And look where I found the key, within myself. 
Dhamma Thali Vipassana Centre demands us to remain silent for 10 days, without talking to anybody one must meditate the whole day, eat plain food & isolate itself deeply. 

Being a proportionate explorer I could see myself getting down in life after seeing the mess in myself. 

It wasn’t that easy because just like some, I am a complicated person with tangled cycle of thoughts. I have always been writing stories and verses to entangle my own miseries. But here I learned to accept the same without giving any feeling or any label of craving or aversion. 

Yes! I felt like running away the very next day. The first few days was a jail experience. If I knew I could then I would have surely left the place. 

I had several people around me who followed the course rules of not even passing gestures to each other. Disconnecting myself from everyone and technology was not difficult but being unable to share the outbreak made me feel weak. Who knew it was making me strong. I kept smiling because I wanted the same to reflect between the people in the same journey. And started stitching stories inside my mind. 

Unfolding some tales turned unnecessary. The baggage of this untold experiences ain’t heavy either. 

Letting go of many unwholesome beliefs and habits that had set boundaries, one becomes aware of the body and the mind. Mostly the interaction between the two. Because we are usually busy distracting ourselves so we can’t see or readily face some difficult truths about life and death, joy and suffering, karma and chaos etc. 

This will change – This is what I learned, experienced & will follow that nothing is permanent. And also that I am not going to perform any good only for others to think I’m good. But for myself to feel good. 

The experience is different for everyone. Some take a dive into deep peace, some barely are able to get the hang of it. But this course isn’t demanding. It believes in giving to all those who can accept. I did and I’m happy. I suggest you all the same. 

The best stories will be curated when you will have no pen or paper on you.  
Have a happy reading & meditation. 🌻

We must survive but happily.

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Problems are part of our lives. We invite some and few occur uninvited. They seem to be out of control sometimes and how others remark our issues bluntly makes us go mad. They advice us to relax and take it easy and when they go through the same they are simply living our trauma too.
Another human tendancy after all!

I think my problems are always bigger then the others. And every other human thinks the same.

But what I really want to suggest here is getting at our hyper mode won’t really change the situation. The situation is going to remain the same and will change either for good or bad. All we should do is not let it impact our lives in a negative way.

Why? Because unless we keep ourselves content with what we have, our mind won’t possess the stability to deal with what is happening. Try to get involved in something else till the phase disappears. Eventually we are still going to have what was supposed to happen. One shouldn’t drown themselves in their grievances so much that they keep their lives aside.

(I’m going through a similar phase, it is difficult I understand. But trust me I’m doing and feeling better then what I used to before)

All you have to do is survive, but happily instead.

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Have a happy reading & writing 🙂

Thinking about getting back to your ex ?

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Soumili’s tale tried narrating us about this girl, who comes across her ex boyfriend after several years and finds him totally different, good and improved. She feels good knowing that today he is a better person. So she refers him to her mother as a new guy with a sigh of relief.

We come across such situations very rarely because we know many people never change. It’s rare that a person will try to improve their character for someone else.

We must not expect anyone to stop betraying, cheating, fooling or playing around if that’s what they have been enjoying.

Need an example ?

Don’t you enjoy icecreams? So what if having too much ice cream can cause you problem, you have money and enough time so you’ll enjoy right? Similarly there are people who prefer taking pleasures even if they have to hurt someone else.

It is important for us to understand that the reason why they have been living this character is only because they are enjoying that very state.

The character of some people will always remain unpredictable so why must you deal with it? Few might come back to your life and make you feel they have changed, well and good if they have. But what if they are still the same deep within?
They must have convinced you or your heart must have felt that this time you can trust them. The only thing you must do is forgive them and move on instead of getting back.

Please don’t forget why at the first place you were seperated.

If you ever feel somebody has changed for good, wish them good luck, leave and lead towards exploring the other good things in your life. Like I have always suggested, you can live without. Be your own hero okay!

And if you still feel the one needs to be given a chance, go ahead but this time be careful.

Have a happy reading 🙂

Hey Writers of Instagram, we so need to Collab!

• So how about you sending us your amateur microtales and we editing the best concepts that come our way?

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Read humans too!

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I chose reading because imagining is fun. Every word carved within those respective papers is more defining that any movie. I get an opportunity to live someone else’s life mentally and the experience is everlasting.

Let’s get back to my microtale above.
Would I be rightful to anybody’s feelings, if I am not willing to understand or reciprocate ?

No! Because it’s just like carrying a big fat novel to read without any attemp or intension to read. 
I am not discussing mind-reading here,  but largely about reciprocating to someone’s feelings or expectations willing.

Why? Because all this while you were reading a book and a story that belongs to someone else. Life gives you opportunity to read a person who belongs to you. You can bring about necessary changes to it, no you can’t erase anything but begin a new chapter any moment.

While you read books, read humans too.

Have a happy reading! Take care 🙂

In fact, you should be happy.

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Have you ever felt such a feeling ?

Let us be positive here on this side.
I wouldn’t suggest you should be happy because the one you love is happy, even though with someone else.

In fact, you should be happy because you are not with the person who wouldn’t have cherished your being.
You are not with the one to whom everyday would have been a rehearsal for how better can you appear with them.
You are not where you couldn’t have ever been comfortable no matter how easy going the person is.
You should be happy because you still have a chance to be yourself. To let love grab you someday.
A love that wouldn’t fear to have you, confused to choose you, to hold you with pride and be there forever.

And what about you?
You are destined to be with someone else, be prepared to come across the actual one.

Have a happy reading! Take care 🙂