No Guarantees


helpless

There was so much i wanted to write but somehow words have dissipated into thin air making me feel utterly helpless.

Helplessness. that is what has been driving me to the edge. Even though people say positive things and tell you about optimism and hope and say all those nice flowery words, you know deep inside- you are helpless. life is taking you exactly the way it wanted to, and despite all your efforts, wishes, prayers and positivity, you cannot prevent things from happening they want to.

Life. who has a guarantee for it? you? me? no one.?anyone?

If tomorrow a truck runs over me and i die. that’s just it, isn’t it? who can combat that? no one.

What if some one you love is undergoing physical pain and physical decline owing to a life threatening disease- and there is absolutely nothing you can do to make that person feel better- you feel helpless.

Helpless.helpless.helpless. spare me the cliched words of encouragement and speeches of optimism-because you know you practice it religiously infront of the person you love. But can you take the pain away? can you wave your hands, snap your fingers and cure the disease, recuperate the body and give good health. you cannot. you cannot. helpless. helpless.

There are no guarantees in life, especially of the next breath you take. How can people be scheming, mean, rude and insensitive to other people in such a circumstance?

Take online forums, sometimes i see people going entirely ballistic and getting personal and mean beyond sense with other people. why? do they think that by sitting infront of a computer and writing smart words of taunts and sarcasm, they are achieving anything? Who knows the person you are being mean to, may be undergoing severe mental stress, may be going through a bad patch, may be undergoing depression and just one mean word may have driven them to the edge. think about it. life is short and unpredictable- why not spend it being kind. we all need kindness. someday you may be sitting on the other side, and you may craving for a kind word too.

Be helpful to each other because the truth of the matter my friends, is that we are not invincible. we have no guarantees- especially of the next breath we take.

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6 thoughts on “No Guarantees

  1. Exactly. Sometimes i wish to judge the next person just because he acted mean and unjust but once i analyzed my very own self i get the same notion of getting mean or in my least ways unjust to others. but i dont find myself to be that courageous to face that part of mine.

    A very insightful one!

  2. When you feel all helpless and in pain..take your Lord’s name . And tell it to Him and then still….tell it to someone equally compassionate and loving. I am here to tell you that I am with you and I know what you are going through. I feel it too. Because you and me are from the same source .
    *Only Love*

  3. Love wants to reach out and manhandle us,
    Break all our teacup talk of God.

    If you had the courage and
    Could give the Beloved His choice, some nights,
    He would drag you around the room
    By your hair,
    Ripping from your grip all those toys in the world
    That bring you no joy.

    Love sometimes gets tired of speaking sweetly
    And wants to rip to shreds
    All your erroneous notions of truth

    That make you fight within yourself, dear one,
    And with others,

    Causing the world to weep
    On to many fine days.

    God wants to manhandle us,
    Lock us inside of a tiny room with Himself
    And practice His dropkick.

    The Beloved sometimes wants
    To do us a great favor:

    Hold us upside down
    And shake all the nonsense out.

    But when we hear
    He is in such a ‘playful drunken mood’

    Most everyone I know
    Quickly packs their bags and hightails it
    Out of town.

    ~Hafiz

  4. I no everything appears to be helpless, but there is one thing that we can depend on–God. He may write it, but it can be changed. We have a little control–like we can raise only one leg, but we can choose which one it is. I am not speaking like a scholar, but there are somethings we have to let go of and somethings we have to keep battling with everyday. I believe in you! =)

  5. *smiles* Hafiz speaks to our own hearts..

    saFire says we all need kindness, we all crave it.
    It is something very strong-indeed

    *likes your screen name here faith786*

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