THE YEAR I MET ‘ME’

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 “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” – Rumi

I’ve been so busy emoting out loud and unraveling my stories that I might have missed the in-between silences. I spent so many hours dressing up my words that I’ve ended up in a state of undress. It isn’t easy to bare your soul to the world; it’s in fact, the ultimate kind of nakedness. But I’ve grown to love the novelty of it. I love the shedding of inhibitions and the unshackling of self. You put one foot in front of the other and at some point a whole journey is made. It’s a cartload of crazy, but this is my emancipation. This is how I like it.

As I take a moment to untie the knots that were formed, little lessons fall out. But there’s one message that trumps every other. That if you believe in yourself, there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe in you. After a whole year of discovering, questioning, learning and sharing, today my baby, ‘THE MIND DECLUTTER PROJECT’ turns one. It’s a milestone worth celebrating. This space was born out of holding onto splinters when the waters were raging; when I felt like the storm would leave me ravaged. Slowly and surely, I seem to have found my way to the golden shore.

When I made my first post, I did not anticipate the cloudburst – of encouragement, of gratitude and most importantly, of love that was to come my way. The love that I have received because of this space is sacred. Nothing compares to it. A lot of people have, silently or vociferously, shared this ride with me. As much as they have learnt about me, I have discovered them too. It’s such a blessing to be invited into people’s lives, to be allowed to roam their world. I love the familiar as well as the foreign. So thank you to all of you who read my words, acknowledge my work and support this space. I wholeheartedly appreciate it.

When I meet people, a lot of them tell me that they read each one of my blog posts and like my work. But they hesitate to comment because they don’t know what to say. I want you to know that even one word is enough to make my day and to encourage me. So please comment/acknowledge. And should you enjoy what you read, I’d love it if you share it on your social media networks. But whether you do or not, I’m still grateful.

Although I started off on a quest of clarity, my work eventually gave me back a lot more. I became more than what I do. I became a reflection of the people who love me and whom I love back. I became my wavering thoughts and altered feelings. I became a mirror to other people’s feelings. And if I keep sharing all of it and think it matters, it’s because I truly believe that our unadorned lives and our modest legacies matter in the greater scheme of things.

I have no clue of where I’m headed; there’s no checklist whatsoever. I’m not a planner. I just trust that things will work as I go. As of now, the journey and the destination seem to have merged. But I know that wherever I go, will be where I’m meant to be. Meantime, the biggest gift this blog has given me is the ability to live a full life. To appreciate everything and everyone around me. To live in awe of every mystery, big and small. It has given me strength, resilience and freedom. And blissfully abundant days. There’s much to celebrate and miles to go.

Once again, I’m thankful to all who fly with me. May we be the wind beneath each other’s wings.

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16 thoughts on “THE YEAR I MET ‘ME’

  1. As you rightly said , the readers more than often hesitate to write. It may be because they keep thinking ‘hey I have experienced this, I have gone through this. How come she has put it ?
    But let me tell you a great writer puts down in words what most of us go through or feel.
    Congratulations for the first anniversary. Expecting a book very soon from you.

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  2. Have a Wonderful Year ahead n many more blogging years. Supercool, Live life to the fullest, God Bless. Where there is the greatest love, there are always miracles.

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  3. Awesomely expressed as always 🙂
    I have been an avid reader of your writing and as you said it’s a good time I stop reserving my comments to you alone..happy 1st..keep up the good work and good writing
    Knowingly or unknowingly m sure it keeps hope surging in many hearts as me

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  4. Congrats dear.. You write from your heart and you touch a lot of people with your simplicity and that’s what makes you special..no matter where life takes us, I wish you health and peace above all..

    Cheers!

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  5. Wow you have a way with words,though I have to catch up with all your posts but still to keep my word I decided to read this post first you are an awesome writer.
    Kudos to you one year is really a big deal,belated Birthday wishes to your blog.
    Looking forward to many more years of blogging from you.

    Happy Writing,
    Cheers,
    Jassi

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  6. hi renu..your words come from your heart and that my dear is where you touch other people’s hearts.
    I hope you continue to write and have many more such anniversaries.
    All the Best!!!!

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