Too many people give up before trying, step back without making an effort. How would you know if it was worth it unless you give it a try! Is that what you dreamt for? To give up before making it happen? To leave without turning it into a reality? Life does not happen as it’s told in the fairy tales. There is no prince, riding on a white horse, coming to rescue you in reality. This is real life, very much real. In reality, you have to search for your prince charming, continuously. Keep making an effort. Kiss a lot of frogs, shed a lot of tears. Unlike fairy tales, there is no magic wand, no fairies and no dwarfs. You will have to struggle through it all, alone. All you have with you is a dream which does not look like the rest of your dreams. And with it, comes a hope. A hope, that maybe someday it will all be perfect, just like in fairy tales. You with your prince charming.
But when I see around it makes me feel sad. I see a lot of people giving up, losing hope. This is not the way how it’s supposed to be. You are supposed to be with the one you love. You are not supposed to end it all just like that in a matter of minutes, over a single phone call. Life does not happen like that. I agree that career, job, studies and other responsibilities are there too but that doesn’t mean that love should take a back stand. We all spend half of our lives building up perfect situations so that our rest of the lives are spent in comfort. So that when we meet that special someone in our life, life should not be a struggle. We are constantly planning everything for that perfect moment, for that special someone who would complete our lives. But what if we find that special someone in the most “un-special circumstances”? Would you give up when you have already realized that you have found your soul mate?
People often do that. They give up. They put love at a back-stand, ask each other to separate their ways just because the situation is not right. They constantly try to escape from something which they know is inevitable. Love can happen at the ugliest of the situations, where it wasn’t even expected. That’s how life is, that’s how love is. It happens when we are busy making other plans.
“Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.” – D.H. Lawrence
You do not need to turn away from anything. Let life come to you as you live it. Love will make its own path but make sure you are not blocking that path. Don’t be afraid to take risk. If you feel that something is worth putting your efforts into, go for it. If you feel that maybe you’ll never be happier than you are right now, hold the moment. Grab it with both hands. Because, it is any day better to take the risk and face the consequences than to sit back and regret what could have happened. To love somebody is a great risk, what if it doesn’t work out? Or what if it does?
We should always do something that we are a little not ready to do. That’s how we grow. One can’t outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little side bets about the outcome of life. Either we wade in and risk everything to play the game or we don’t play the game at all. And if we don’t play the game, we can’t win. I’m sure nobody wants to be a loser in life. Nobody wants to face those mocking smile when they reach 60 just because they did not stand for what they wanted. Irony of the situation is that earlier people had to venture out and take risk for their careers and goals in life but these days’ people are so much engrossed in winning the race, striking the jackpot that they lose out on the basic need of life, love. Money can’t buy love, it never has. Risk of love is as dicey as the risk of life. Nobody wants to spend the rest of their life with a wrong partner, where there isn’t even love, just an agreement. Then all the riches and all the wealth will be in vain.
“You have to risk love, it doesn’t mean that you’re never going to get hurt but the pain you feel will never compare to the regret that comes from walking away from love.” – Oswald
When it comes to love, there’s no guarantee that you won’t get hurt, you just have to ask yourself is it even worth taking the risk. You never know, it could work out. Life is all about risks and loving somebody is a risk, a hope that they will never let you down. Everything in life is temporary, because everything changes. That’s why it takes great courage to love, knowing it might end anytime but having the faith that it will last forever. You just need to find someone who is worth taking the risk. And this will not happen in dreams; you’ll have to constantly keep your heart open to chances. Find someone for whom you will want to jump over the hurdles, break through the walls, swim across the sea and spend every minute of the rest of your life. So, Forget the Risk and Take the fall, If it’s meant to be it’s worth it all.
Love is a game, so take your chances and roll the dice.