Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Of life and pain :)

There are two types of people in this world.

One, who believe in everything that is good.
And the second, who chose not to believe in everything that is good.

And they both suffer from pain.

What happens to the first kind is, they can still reflect on this pain with warmth, and smile through it. They stare the world in the face, and ask for more. They live without fear, and with a renewed vigour.

The second kind feel vulnerable. They live with apprehension, always afraid to take that plunge and make that leap. They fear there won't be anyone to catch, should they fall, never realizing that they could make the perfect landing.

The first breathe life, and the second exhale it.

The first kind stand, touch and look up. The second kind shirk, wallow, and cave in.

The first kind feel they are beyond the pain. And the second kind feel they cannot bear the pain.

And the funny thing is, both have already borne the pain.




*Inspired from a quote by Saint Bartholomew. It goes "Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain.But you have already borne the pain. what you have not done is feel you are beyond the pain." *

3 comments:

Indrani said...

nice one mitz :)

well, you are matured ;)

whiteopal said...

Hmmm...I think though, there remains a larger question of perception that isn't answered- What is this 'everything that is good'? How do you believe or not believe in 'everything that is good' when its difficult enough to make out what is good and what is not?
So I think there are 2 types of people-
Ones who believe that most things around them are good, and others who believe that they are not.

BTW, when you got water in your ear (assume right ear), stand on your right leg, tilt you head to the right side, and hop. Serious.

confuzzled said...

This one's brilliant!! :) Well put.