"This phase, a crossroad
Chaotic yet so still
I look ahead, afar
Waging within, greats wars.
There seems darkness
Uncertainties clouding in
Coloured bubbles broken
Spirits, shallow and sunken
Bruised, almost consumed
Gathering faith and hope
Worn down of patience
Lonely amongst known relations.
Gloom piles up on doom
Monotony dances around
In search of better days
Slowly hope drifts, fades".
We all face crossroads in our life, once or many a times. What one needs to remember however is that troubles don't arrive to disturb or upset you. They arrive to make you grow. Grow into a stronger human being and better version of your own self.
We all get disheartened when put on a crossroad. We feel 'God, why me'. If we understood the positive impact of problems on our life, we wouldn't think of such a thing.
We would happily accept all the difficulties bestowed on us and try to emerge out as a powerful and stronger being.
Now, it may sound ironical to some of you that what positive impact can a problem have on someone? Or what good lies in being on crossroad which simply leaves us Confused and chaotic. Isn't it?
I will mention in some of them to you today.
1)A trouble faced is some lesson learnt. This is an age old adage that problems always teach us a lesson. In fact, there is no greater learning experience than learning from our mistakes.
2)Problems give us inner strength. Just like a disease which resides in our body for a while, weakening us but when it leaves we are healthier than yesterday for it provides us with the immunity to fight against similar diseases in later life. Similarly, problems too leave us healthier and stronger when we grow out of them.
3)We grow. No, not the physical growth of course. But another positive impact of struggles in our lives is that it helps us grow both mentally and spiritually.
We realise that at times circumstances may leave you helpless but a greater power exists which will heal you out of it.
4)Spiritual growth is one of the most important and fruitful impact of challenges in our life. For once you grow spiritually, life becomes so much easier and some of the troubles that you tend to attract for yourself will not happen in the first place.
5)When stuck on a crossroad another thing that we learn is to be humble. Our problems make us understand that we are powerless and every single being is equal.
We also learn sympathy and realise that every one around is facing their own share of problems.
To sum it up, as Shaun Hick puts it
"You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun".
This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.