Between the weights of fear and pleasure, there bridges a rope of ignorance for which you need a little will of courageous scissors to cut the link–where then it will give you the balance of maximum fear with the maximum pleasure. If ignorance is the villain ? What makes you not hate having 'ignorance?' Well–back to the drawing room board of “WILL.” Sorry–may I take all to the first proverb of us all ? “If there is a will, there is a way.” Am I wrong to protest that–this is the mother of all quotes ?
Where does 'will' come from then ? Gratitude–feeling grateful for what’s up in your life. If you are grateful for the happenings in your life, you will start respecting the inner voice that you have. That’s when you water your will to be strong enough to go through the ignorance that comes as a consequence.
Then where does gratitude come from ? Is it voluntary or involuntary ?–'the gratitude.' Breaking it deeper, it’s something you can learn along the way. Making it in simple words–you can start practising all the acts of kindnesses as you go along in life. A child taught to help those who are in need will get his/her character formed around these habits. It's voluntary–it’s practice–it’s those acts of kindness.
How do we blanket ourselves with esteems of having never ending practices ? Commitment–it’s that courage to promise that you will do something similar for a little more every day. It’s that promise – that you will wake up at 5 am every day, that you will go to work every day, that you will go to gym every day. It’s that repetitive promise–it’s that commitment.
So, where do we get this spirit of committing to something? To commit to something that you don’t even know if that will benefit you in the long run, to stick on someone not knowing if both will even make the relationship till the end, that’s where faith comes in. Starting with anything, it all begins from a dark room–if not with faith you will not cross the darkness. If not with faith–you won’t wait for the lights to come back, if not with faith – you won’t search for the door to make your way out, if not with faith – you won’t search for the matches and the candle. Making it all simple – all that we need in life to move ahead is a little leap of faith.
That trust in the dark, that faith on the highway, that belief below the mountain – will be the only key to keep the dreams going. A little more faith will make you trust your dream and believe your potential. I know life is not as easy as I write in these 650 words but – with a little more faith, you will learn how to see the mountain through your window not the bars, you will learn how to see the journey not the check-post, you will learn how to love not fear, you will learn how to get up when you fall not cry for why you felt.
With a little faith in life, you will learn how to commit to something, with commitment you will have the patience to practice something to improve every day, with practice – you will be able to build a warm gratitude, then only with a warm gratitude–you will be able to have the will to ignore the ignorance of climbing up to go beyond the maximum fear to witness the biggest pleasure in life. The writer is an International Awardee and also a major in International Business Marketing from Algonquin, Ottawa, Canada. He is also the Managing Director & Chief Marketing Officer of Khoihee Industries, regd. under the directorate of industries and commerce, Government of Manipur. He can be reached at [email protected]
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