Tag: Inspiration

Don’t Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he’d stuck it out.
Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow –
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out –
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are –
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.


I find this poem very inspiring..the source is anonymous.


The Uncertainty..

Past midnight, there’s something which is stirring my thoughts. That something is what I have decided to term as uncertainty. Sometimes life keeps throwing question at your face and who have to scramble for the answer in fact not just answer but the best one. Since last three months or so, I am doing the same, everyday facing a new question and then trying to sort it out, Phew!
New City, new people, new environment in fact everything from professional to personal life has taken new dimension and somehow my soul just can’t resist these whole sale changes which keeps coming to my life after a certain period of time.
The restlessness which I have been going through, needs to be contained now, to an extent where I can start thinking beyond the obvious. May be I am writing this as kind of reminder to my own self that its nothing brave to term that life is a challenge, but what matters is that how you tackle this challenge known as life.  Few people are crushed, few keep struggling and few find their way to handle these challenges. WOooha…I know I know, I am being a bit too clinical about life.
Hmmm…seems like the uncertain period needs to get some answer, and I feel that answer is lying somewhere within me and not only that, I even feel that somewhere I know what’s the answer 🙂 .
All those reading this post please don’t curse me for writing this post with no direction, but some how I need to remind myself, that it’s all about being quick with life, else you will be left far behind in your own phony world, and I am doing the same, trying to be real quick. Time to hit the sheets, good night.

The Fourth Wife

Normally I don’t copy paste article on my blog, but sometimes it happens that you come across such a good article or a write up when you just feel like sharing it with every one. It’s been long since I have posted any thing on my blog, but then today I got something which was really insightful, so have a look and enrich yourself for a moment..

There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best.

He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He’s very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. However, the merchant is always in great fear that she might run away with some other men.

He too, loved his 2nd wife. She is a very considerate person, always patient and in fact is the merchant’s confidante. Whenever the merchant faced some problems, he always turned to his 2nd wife and she would always help him out and tide him through difficult times.

Now, the merchant’s 1st wife is a very loyal partner and has made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and business as well as taking care of the household. However, the merchant did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her.

One day, the merchant fell ill. Before long, he knew that he was going to die soon. He thought of his luxurious life and told himself, “Now I have 4 wives with me. But when I die, I’ll be alone. How lonely I’ll be!”

Thus, he asked the 4th wife, “I loved you most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?” “No way!” replied the 4th wife and she walked away without another word.

The answer cut like a sharp knife right into the merchant’s heart. The sad merchant then asked the 3rd wife, “I have loved you so much for all my life. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?” “No!” replied the 3rd wife. “Life is so good over here! I’m going to remarry when you die!” The merchant’s heart sank and turned cold.

He then asked the 2nd wife, “I always turned to you for help and you’ve always helped me out. Now I need your help again. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?” “I’m sorry, I can’t help you out this time!” replied the 2nd wife. “At the very most, I can only send you to your grave.” The answer came like a bolt of thunder and the merchant was devastated.

Then a voice called out : “I’ll leave with you. I’ll follow you no matter where you go.” The merchant looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny, almost like she suffered from malnutrition. Greatly grieved, the merchant said, “I should have taken much better care of you while I could have !”

Actually, we all have 4 wives in our lives

a. The 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it’ll leave us when we die.

b. Our 3rd wife ? Our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, they all go to others.

c. The 2nd wife is our family and friends. No matter how close they had been there for us when we’re alive, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.

d. The 1st wife is in fact our soul, often neglected in our pursuit of material, wealth and sensual pleasure.

Guess what? It is actually the only thing that follows us wherever we go. Perhaps it’s a good idea to cultivate and strengthen it now rather than to wait until we’re on our deathbed to lament