This post is intended for only mortals. The other types – er......I can’t stop you from reading, can I?
As self-possessed, independent individuals, we appear to present a confident persona to the rest of the world. And we trust to reveal our ‘softer’ sides to people close to us, in whom we have implicit trust. However, there always remains a vestige of self-doubt, a twinge of regret – am I good enough? As children, we had our elders soothe these self-doubts within us. If such feelings persist in us even as adults, does that mean that there could have been some room for improvement during our childhood? Could it be traced back to the lack of ‘proper’ encouragement and guidance in our childhood?
Lack of confidence, the feeling of being useless, of not being ‘good enough’, of being a ‘failure’ in life......before you indulge in such feelings which are synonymous with self-pity, halt those train of thoughts and pause......think for a moment – if someone is the cause of such thoughts, then think of those who have benefited in a positive manner by you. Surely, there must have been at least one........with or without your knowledge.
The best part about childhood is no worries (about the present, past and future), no intense thoughts, no misunderstandings, no complicated relationships. Only unconditional love given and received and an uncomplicated view of how the world works. To be a child again......sighhhhhhhhhhhh.......
If wishes were pearls, I would have gathered enough to string a necklace :-)!