Hurricanes

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Hurricanes 

 

“Everything going on in this life is just expansion of whatever going on inside us.” Miss Shah said this sentence, as dramatically as she could, while explaining one of the poem from Classical poetry in M.A. program. Its been almost 3 years since this day that i never forget from that time, well there are many but lets stick to it for now. 

Ms. Shah was the most aged instructor we had, in fact in whole department, she was a fun-loving old lady, with so many tales to tell her students and her grand kids, but, especially, while explaining the poems she was just so much into it that we could clearly guess that she loves it. 

Back to the quote, the quote is as deep as simple it looks. We seem to clearly understand what it says or may be some pf us don’t. Lets help those folks. 

Collectively, I call, emotional traumas or phases Hurricanes, that we go through on daily basis due to different causes and happenings in our life. Why do i call them hurricanes? Because hurricane is an unusual kind of calamity. Before it comes, it sends strong messages, unlike earthquakes or brush fires. People have time to prepare for it, but also time therefore to feel. 

So, yeah, basically not every time, but we feel every time when we know things are going to be bad. Consciously or unconsciously we get this feeling that things would not turn our way. 

Some times we get this mixed feeling pr should i say 50-50 instinct, when we are stuck enough and we just assume things can turn anyway, in our favour or may be not. 

Thats when we sense the hurricane that what drastic change is about to happen in our life. We start preparing for it, defence strategies etc. Sometimes they are as unexpected as they can get, silently approaching from the outskirts of our world. We can never guess that this hurricane is going to turn our world upside down, we are just going through the flow of time. 

Thats when hurricanes strike us, when we are the most off-guard and thats when we are the most vulnerable and not prepared. 

That is the point where we have to be strong and patient and face them. A strong storm of emotions is the time when we feel the most helpless and hopeless, when we think everything is finished. But that’s actually not it, thats the point where we actually come to life and in action, thas when we have to strike back or at least resist all the emotional storm or instability and think rationally out of the situation. 

We feel lost, hopeless and really not so alive, we feel like something stabbed is in our very soul, so bad that our soul is going to bleed out and die, and we can not do anything about it. We cry but nothing happens, nothings soothes us. Here we will have to face the storm. 

We should face it, as much as it breaks us inside and outside, that much it will give us strength afterwards and we will never regret standing up to it. 

Sometimes they come as a rainy storm or hail storm but with in us, we humans are so expert in hiding these storms, the other person can never guess whats going on behind a smile. 

So, yeah, this world is actually just the expansion of all the things happening inside us, storms, breezes, hurricanes, snowfall etc.


Submitted: November 26, 2017

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