Turning the pages of life



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Life is a book with very interesting chapters in it. Some are lengthy, some are short, some are difficult, and some are easy, some cheerful while some are painful. Many times we are at the end of one chapter, about to begin another with mixed emotions as we don’t want to leave the known and venture into the unknown. However painful it might have been there is a solace that it was there which holds us back from turning the page to a new chapter. That is when we need to remember that if we don’t turn the page now, we might never complete the book of life. There might be chapters better or worse than this, but the fact remains that this chapter is over. There is nothing more that you can do than just stand and stare at what had been or move on, turn the page and see what lies ahead.

I turn the page and move on today as I am about to begin a new chapter in my life.

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"I leave behind a trail of footprints some seen and unseen.
Embarking on an unknown journey with a heart so keen." 

The last few chapters of this book have been exceptionally rewarding. Rewarding in terms of the lessons they left me with. It has helped me unearth a few truths of life. Some I knew, some I did not but overall in more than one ways, it is like coming of age for me. Life shows its various forms to each one of us at different stages. Today I stand at this threshold and see yet another enticing form of life beckoning me. At the same time I also need to remember all that I learnt, for they will help me pave the way further. I learnt: 
  • It is very easy to make someone smile; it is very difficult to please someone.
  • Sometimes there are no reasons for people to lie. They lie because they want to. Period.
  • We don’t get attached because we need to we do but because we want to. We have our own reasons and the day those reasons vanish nothing else remains.
  • The main key of our relationships is based on two things – holding on and letting go – the most important thing being to know what to do when.
  • To know your worth in someone’s life is perhaps the most difficult task in this world.
  • In trying to be good to everyone, sometimes we tend to become bad to ourselves.
  • All the people we meet in our life teach us something. Some teach us the “Dos”, some teach us the “Don’ts”.
  • Some relationships in life come with an expiry date. Accept it. For keeping them longer than that is hazardous.
  • Loving someone is a reason enough for that person to hurt you.
  • Life is a never ending process of learning, unlearning, growing up, forgiving, forgetting, remembering, teaching, loving, caring, fighting, crying, laughing for it………. just goes on.
  • It is ok to make mistakes. It is ok to take some wrong decisions. It is ok to meet some wrong people. It is ok to be hurt. It is ok to fall as long as you get up to start once again. It is all ok for that is the way you learn as life does not come with an instruction manual.
  • All the people you meet are a wonderful part of this journey called life. But they are just a “part” and not the “journey” itself. They might come and they might go, only to let new ones come. Come whatever may, the journey should not stop.

These are the 12 truths of life, 2012 left me with. As I move ahead I leave behind any excess baggage and carry the two most important things for survival - hope and love. Hoping that in the end it will all seem worthwhile and loving every moment that I live. 

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"I burn my past today to see; how the phoenix of my present will rise from thee"


With this I put the final nail in the coffin and bury the remnants deep down somewhere, never to be brought up again. As this is the only way to treat the dead. RIP!
 
 

Comments

  1. So here are 12 truths of life you had learn by 2012! This post looks very interesting to me for very number of reasons. First of all the amount of work you have done in it is really appreciable in understanding and precisely pointing down every point. Second I also got to know few interesting learning of yours. you post title matches nicely with the post :)

    Many of the points I too have also learned and those are truly appreciating.

    Keep writing your learnings. Will wait for your next year learnings as well :)

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    1. Yes... this is what I learnt in this year.

      :)

      I am sure by now you know how much homework I like to do behind all my posts for I like to treat it with a lot of respect.

      Thank you so much for such lovely words of appreciation!!

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  2. I love that you are leaving behind your past and starting a new chapter, Privy! It seems life taught you a LOT this year, and I'm glad that you found the time to share all the wisdom you gained in this post. :-)

    God bless you as you move on to the next chapter, dear! ❤ :-)

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    1. Oh yes Irene it did and I am leaving behind my past... thank you so much <3

      Hugs to you!

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  3. It's always a treat to land here and read you Me. I always end up feeling loads of emotions inside. Those 12 things, are indeed truest lines!

    I remembered a song while reading this: Ross Copperman - Holding on and Letting Go. Remember?

    Keep writing! :)

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    1. And the pleasure is all mine to have your comment here for it is as always truly cherished!

      And yes I do remember that song..its truly unforgettable, thanks to you :)

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  4. Leaving behind 2012 and starting a new chapter in 2013! Wish you all the best in 2013 and for many many more years beyond 2013.

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    1. Thank you so much SG for your lovely wishes!!

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  5. Wow! it is not easy to put in points your learnings of the year. Loved it and very well complemented with pictures :) hope 2013 is much better and brighter for you :)

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    1. Thanks .. yes you are right. More than the post, it took me a lot of time to write the lessons as I was struggling to find the right words to describe all that I felt.

      Wishing the same to you too dear :)

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  6. Such a wonderful post Me!! Love all the lessons you have shared.

    There is one lesson that you taught me so wonderfully that it is etched deep in my heart..
    "Failure is a way of life to teach us the ways which don't work. Try till you find a new way of making things work. Don't fear it. Otherwise it will scare you more. Hug it with love and it will melt in your love!!!"

    Thank you for always being there and making me feel special in every way you can. You're a very unique and beautiful person!

    Hope 2013 has beautiful things for you in store.

    Hugs!

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    1. :)

      I am glad I could leave you with such an unforgettable lesson.

      The pleasure is all mine and I promise to be there always <3

      Wishing the same for you too..take care!

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  7. Every chapter, at the end, teaches us something. we need to turn to the next in order to learn more, and sometimes unlearn what we have lived by all our lives.

    Thanks for sharing what you learned. It made me think over a few things :)
    This new year, I wish you more and more reasons to gather, reflect and express.. :)

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    1. Very beautifully put forth Saloni and yes very true lines.. we need to learn and sometimes unlearn too.

      I am glad I could make you think through my lessons.

      Wishing you a wonderful new year too with all that your heart desires to come true!

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  8. Exactly. it is a book containing tragic, comic,joyful stories;pictures- colourful, dull and so on.

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  9. i had ajourney through many of your works. all directly crawled to my heart.nice.

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  10. I follow one simple principle RAAT GAYI BAAT GAYI... why take it to next day , its gone nothing can be done ..

    2012 has had its ups and down as does every year and as does life.. 2013 is here so here's wishing you all the best and wishing that you are always smiling ...

    Bikram's

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    1. Superbly said Bikram, as always!!

      Wishing you a rocking 2013 with load of love and laughter always..take care

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  11. Learning and moving on are the best things to do...wise words! I especially liked the quotation!:)
    Best wishes!:)

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    1. Agree, it is the best thing to do!

      Thanks so much, take care:)

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  12. Right from the first Image...
    Move on...it's a chapter ...whatever i read it seemed to me...as your writing is telling me something...it's telling me to move on, telling me to face the world keeping the past aside, telling me to learn the lessons of the past, telling me about the do and dont's ...
    the first paragraph was superbly written and it forced me to think while i move on with 12 points...of 2012...!!!

    Overall an amazing post...i got a lot of points from it...which hope i would be able to implement in the near future and can cope up with...it...
    the last photo reminded me of the movie...Jab we met...though i don't advocate much of flushing out memories by burning it... but yes...life is to be lived...and one has to make efforts to live...no matter how worse the situation may be...

    I loved this post a lot ...!!!

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    1. :)

      Reading your comment is like getting the much needed inspiration to share my thoughts here..to keep writing.

      Yes,letting go and moving on are two most important lessons of life. The important point is to know what to do when. I agree memories cannot be burned but they can be carried only if they are not a burden.

      Glad to read such lovely and positive words ..thank you so much!

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  13. BEAUTIFUL!! ALL THE BEST TO YOU!

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  14. Nice post, you've penned down some great realizations! Wish you a happy new year 2013!

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    1. Glad you liked them :)

      Thank you so much Chatty,for stopping by and wishing you a wonderful new year too!



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    1. Hey Anjan,

      Thank you sooo sooo much for bestowing this award on me. Its truly an honour and the timing could not have been more apt :)

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  16. Loved your post...! I am so glad to have met you here Privy. A little prayer from my side for your wonderful future. May you have a blessed year ahead Privy.
    Love and hugs
    Gayu

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    1. :)

      Thank you so much Gayu and its been a pleasure to have met you and known you more as a friend this year too

      ((((HUGS))))

      Happy New Year to you too dear

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  17. Some relationships in life comes with an expiry date. Keeping ............... is hazardous. so true and practical. We (all) expect all relationships to last forever with the same love and intensity. But alas! its not true and faster one accept , the better. beautiful post. keep writing.

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    1. Thanks so much Kalpana :)

      I completely agree to all that you have said.

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