The past few weeks have been filled with many dissappointing moments. As I reflect over what life has and has not offered up of late, I am reminded of a saying I read several years ago — "Maan ka ho to aacha, maan ka naa ho to aur aacha — If you get what your heart desires, it is good. If you don’t, it is better." You know, I never truly understood that saying until now.
When I was a kid, I wrote a paper on a spring morning that earned me an F. It was an essay about a spring morning in a war-torn country and filled with vivid sketches of death and distruction. I wanted an A, I got an F — I did not get what my heart desired. Turned out to be the best thing that happened to me. I promised myself that I would continue to write the way I did, never following the easiest path or the one that promised the most and best. Instead, I swore to follow the path of passion, a path that has led me to where I am today.
So as I reflect on the dissappointments of the weeks gone by, I feel inclined to say thanks to the Universe. I did not get what my heart desired but I am now blessed with the promise of a better tomorrow.