Monday, September 26, 2016

Look Good -> Feel Good -- Or Is It The Other Way Round?

Is it true that when you feel good about yourself, you look good too? Have you ever tried to look good when you are frustrated / irritated or sick? Even the best and most expensive of cosmetics can’t make you feel good.

When young, people used to tell me how beautiful I look. Aha! Out of college and into the world of employment, Behold O’ World, Here I come! High on spirits, happiness and excitement in my heart with ambition in my eyes, I looked beautiful, felt beautiful and was ready to conquer the world!

So, what happened now? Eighteen years hence, what has so occurred which made me look old, my eyes puffy and my face wrinkled? Where is that inner happiness lost? Being 100% sure that this happens to everyone, I started looking for solutions. A low phase in life, a mid life crisis or a depression period, tell me a man who hasn’t seen those days.

It does not matter how it happened… what matters most is how to overcome this feelingI wanted to be happy! What could I do? Indulge in music, dance, sports, drugs, drinks, take psychiatric help or delve deep into prayer? Googling you would find, umpteen ways to keep up that spirit.

I asked a life coach once, how do you keep up that energy within you even at this age of 50? And he answered, what do you do when your mobile phone battery dies out? You recharge it. The same needs to be done with body, mind and soul. Simple!

So, what did I do? No, I did not do anything. I was miserable and my voice and eyes saved no way of showing it to the outer world. My Best Friend introduced me to something very silly. Yes, Silly it was when I looked at it then. Now, it’s a routine for me. It took me couple of months to accept that I needed help. Big Help.

Reluctant to go for these classes, I was pushed forth and I enrolled. It was suggested that I go there with an open mind and attitude, ready to embrace what comes on my journey to peace. The results were phenomenal.

It is not as much about what you do, which classes you enroll or what meditation you do. It is more about giving your 100%, having that faith in yourself and taking that plunge in to your inner sea, through any one of these methods. Trust yourself that you are good, you are in this world for a purpose ! 

And then you’ll Glow :).

4 comments:

Chhavi Ankita said...

Totally agree everyone goes through this phase at some stage in life..But what's important is we RECHARGE ourselves ����

Tanya said...

Very true ! Thoughts are very powerful. It is very impt to keep oneself positive and have a clear outlook in difficult situations or crisis. Good one Richie...keep pouring your thoughts !

Tanya said...

Very true ! Thoughts are very powerful. It is very impt to keep oneself positive and have a clear outlook in difficult situations or crisis. Good one Richie...keep pouring your thoughts !

Shirls Abraham said...

Wow Richie maam good one. Great thoughts.