Torn #MondayMusings

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´There´s a crack in everything, that´s how the light gets in´ (From Leonard Cohen´s Anthem)

While the streets have been filled with festive cheer, thanks to Ganesh Chaturthi and Eid over the last couple of days, the same couldn´t be said about my world inside. The last few days have been tough, thanks to the monthly hormonal battles that plague every women, but it also was a period of shock, unexpected setbacks and some serious self-introspection. Of course, there were accolades and lots of fantastic news otherwise, but when your personal world goes upside down, nothing can really cheer you up.

Here´s what I learnt from it all! There´s a reason why things happen. Even the bad ones! It´s essential to be torn in places that you never thought you could. It´s essential to be challenged and beaten in order for you to learn to find a way to rise up again. It´s essential to feel shame and pain in order to appreciate love and kindness. It´s important to break in order to be healed again.

I went to church this Sunday and the gospel message this week was something on the lines of the following – Ín times of trouble, let me not forget you, Lord!´. Somehow, it all made sudden sense to me! There´s only path that I tread when I´m clueless and hopeless. Yes, I turn to my Creator! Maybe, this was HIS way of bringing me back on track. Like the shepherd who went in search of the lost sheep, this was HIS way of bringing me back to his fold. But, the message also made me realize how easy it was forget HIM when things are going great.

For me, the biggest spiritual challenge was not going to God in times of trouble, it has been needing and seeking God with the same fervour and passion when I had it all. The past few days showed me in many ways how I was taking many things and people for granted. It´s good and essential that it happened. Like the Good Friday, when it was essential for Christ to be broken, hurt, shamed and abused to rise up again. Everything happens for a reason!

We are in the last leg of the year. These past few days also gave me the much needed impetus to reflect on my New Year goals. It´s been a period of self-introspection of what´s important and what´s not, what´s working and what´s not, what needs focus and attention and what does´t.

Yes, the last few days I felt torn in all possible directions but Come Monday, I´m on the path to a healing and a new and rejuvenated me.

I´d like to sign off with Leonardo Caprio´s quote – Évery next level of your life will demand a different You.´ 

But for that to happen, my friend, it is essential to be torn. 

 

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10 comments

  1. Big, Big Hugs to you Tina.This too shall pass, after all every cloud has a silver lining, like you have beautifully written in your own words above. May this new month bring to you new horizons, new possibilities and loads of love, luck and happiness.

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    • Hi Natasha! I just read your Life is a cycle post and yes, this too shall pass. Sometimes you have to walk through storms and trial fires in life. That´s how I see it. As long as you survive and it makes you hopefully, a lil more wiser. Thank you so much for your wonderful wishes..I hope so too. 🙂 Love and Hugs!

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  2. You know why your post resonated with me. I’ve always found that testing times are for a purpose – our growth. Sending hugs and wishes your way, Tina.

    I’m going to be in your part of town almost every day, so we could catch up sometime. Will send you a message.

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    • Hi Corinne! Always a pleasure reading your thoughts on my blogs. I did try calling you last week but I guess it was an extremely busy time for you. Sure, let´s make it happen this week …looking forward to meeting you too. Love and God Bless!

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  3. You are such a cheerful boisterous spirited girl Tina that I find it hard to imagine you in a sad state. But as they say it’s all a part of life. Remembering almighty in good times and bad is essential. I hope you find your mojo back. Fantastic to see you blog so much

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    • Hi Akshata! What can I say! Yes, Normally, I am all that. Sometimes…sometimes…the blues have a way of making their appearance into our lives. Somehow they sneak in..lol. I am getting my mojo back….I don´t stay in the blue zone for too long..lol. Rest assured, I´m in the red zone now….bouncing with energy and raring to go now. Lol! Thank you so much! I´m inspired by your dedication in many ways actually, Akshata! You too….Keep writing! Love and Hugs!

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    • Hi Amrita! Absolutely..When I think of motherhood, it called for a different me. And likewise, the challenges are different at every level of life calling for a different version of us. Being grateful is an essential quality to happiness too….and prayer is the most wonderful expression of that. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your wonderful thoughts in here. Love and God Bless!

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  4. There are many a times when the strongest person has to go through unfavourable, unfortunate circumstances. While it is fine to turn to God in such times, it is equally important to thank him and practice gratitude in good times. I have learnt this after making it to the other side of storms. Hold onto there and times will pass.

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    • Thank you so much for the warm and comforting words, Anamika! Sometimes you wonder why you get in the midst some sticky situations and the best thing is to accept it. Everything happens for a reason. I wholeheartedly agree with being equally grateful during the best of times. I would love to read about your storms that you survived. Keep stopping by and sharing your wonderful thoughts. Love and Cheers!

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