Be an Egg or a Potato

There’s this quote kinda thing I’d like to share with you guys… I dont know if you already know it or not but it goes like this…

The same boiling water that softens the potato and hardens the egg.

It’s about what you’re made of, not the circumstances

~Unknown

I really liked this one and felt like sharing it cause it sure is something we can remind ourselves in hard times.

What does this quote actually mean?

Again, it depends on the perspective.

We can see it in two ways.

First Possibility:

If the situation is bad then you can either let it break you down (like a potato), or use the pressure to turn you harder (like an egg) for future hardships.

Second Possibility:

It could mean the reverse. No matter how harsh the situations are, you can either let the bad conditions to turn you harsh and lose your real self. Or you can learn from it to become softer and more understanding towards others by helping to overcome the hardships.

Well that leaves us with two ideas.

I don’t know it’s actual meaning but this is my understanding and I’m going with both as both are great ways to think about it.

What do you think about this one?

I’d love to hear if you have other perspectives, ideas or thoughts about it!

Thanks for reading!

Irene

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When You Don’t Feel Like Anything

Hi all!

There’s always been that one stage in our lives where we don’t feel like anything.

It’s just a weird feeling. Mostly sensed by the more sensitive people.

I’m going through that stage right now (no I’m not on my periods).

And also for unknown reason, it’s in this time when almost everyone leaves, and those who stay, can’t satisfy what you look for.

There’s the lack of spark and feels like nothing will ever be right again. I can bet it will all be right, happens every time, but, making your brain understand that is close to impossible.

But a positive perspective can change anything.

Here’s my positive perspective for this situation. I need to write it down so that I can make myself understand and also so that if there’s someone else going through this stage then it’d be great if I could help in some way:

  • This stage is important because not everything can be all sweet all the time. Lots of candies can rot your teeth and make you diabetic.
  • Hard times make you understand the value of good times.
  • For me this has come many times but every time I had the privilege of getting up, brushing off the dust, and rising like never before. This time I will rise again and I bet so high that it’ll be visible to everyone, say this to yourself.
  • You learn a lot more in these conditions rather than when it’s all sweet and sunny.
  • You can be an egg or a potato
  • You can live your way and when someone tries to interfere you can simple say “Where were you when I had none?”
  • Diamonds are only formed when there is super high pressure and temperature.
  • You are creating great failure stories to tell to others when you become successful!

Yepo… that’s what I wanted to tell myself and all others who feel like this.

That you matter, there’s a reason for you being here. You’ve got everything that you need to make your life great, and that everything is “You”!

Thank You for reading!

Irene

Love!

Hey Folks!

I love you all! 💖

On my journey of Self Discovery I realised a lot of things and also got to know about the secrets of life and the universe, oh was this line too heavy?

Ah anyways, it’s kinda like enlightenment. I won’t say I’m enlightened just everything seems a lot more clear.

Now once there was this time when I was thinking on what love was. Careful, I’m not talking about relationship or falling in love I’m only talking about love ❤

It’s really irritating when I talk about love and people are like, you have a boyfriend? C’mon man, love is lot more than just that. I’m not saying relationships are bad to talk about, I’m saying thay love is like a huge ocean and relationship are a little part of it.

So coming to the topic, what love means, what I’ve learned about it is that:

Love is the most powerful energy in the whole universe!

It is a feeling of care and sympathy for things.

Love is not just for another person of the opposite gender but it is there for everything present on the earth.

It’s a universal language.

It is the emotion or feeling that is on the top of all the good emotions.

It can’t really be expressed in words, it can just be felt.

Well why to love? Why should you love or be loved?

Because it is your right. It is the right of every single organism to be loved.

Also because giving love and care to someone, makes us happy too, doesn’t it?

And also, what goes around comes around, you get in what you give out!

You give love, you get it back!

The love that mother has for her baby, the love friends have for each other, the love for serving others, love for the creator, love for your own soul, these are a few great expressions of love.

It’s the most wonderful feeling and the most beautiful language.

Get to know this when I find a wild cat or a dog, just looking at it with love, and if lucky enough then getting to feed it, taking care of it and you just see how they understand what you’re doing, that is the universal language, it’ll try it’s best to give it back.

Love can heal, it can help, it can change. You can change things with love that can’t be changed with war.

I can say that my soul is burning, not of damage but to express and give out the love to all the things on the planet.

If you are living then make this life a useful one, help others, not doing something extraordinary, by just, giving a little love, pure one, just care and support, be there… without expecting anything in return, and see their life changing gradually, see the world changing.

And yeah if you are having a hard time giving love then just look inside, and see if there is love for yourself…

If you have enough self love, only then can you actually love others. You can’t give out what you don’t have. Here’s a post on some simple steps towards self love.

Make this life full of love and see miracles happening.

Thank You for reading!

With Love, ❤

Irene

Living in the Moment !

Hello!

I’m sure pretty much everyone is stressed and depressed, including me, I ain’t a guru, man.

But you know the very fact that one thing that mostly makes us anxious and depressed is that we don’t live what we live.

Aah, simple elaboration needed, sorry.

It means, we ain’t living “the present”…

Gave this advice to my friend a few days back. It goes like, we were having exams and she was like what we were gonna do, I don’t know where this advice came from but I told her “just live it”… making her understand I said that “It’s not the result that matters, it’s the moment we live in to get the result that actually matters at last“…

By saying all this what I wanted to make her understand was that she shouldn’t actually care about how the results would be but just do her best in the exams, enjoy it every bit of it, enjoy the learning sessions, the writing, the memories and all things related to it, and I promised that it’d be great. This seemed pretty wonderful to her…

Well my bad that I forgot some of it myself and unfortunately during exams I was like “God, I just want these exams to end somehow”, “I’ll have so much fun in the holidays”…

But guess what, it’s my holidays and I’m not enjoying a single bit of it…

Well what happened?

Just that I expected too much…

And I’m sure when I join the next grade I’ll surely miss my holidays again.

That’s the human nature…

But this taught me one thing, to live the moment in the moment

Just break away all the attachments to the past and the future…

Live now and everything would be ay okay.

I’m gonna be practicing this thing of “living in the present” thing…

And yeah here’s here’s a quote:

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past.

If you are anxious, you are living in the future.

If you are at peace, you are living in the present moment.”

~Lao Tzu~

I surely can relate to this…

Well that’s it for now…

Thank You for reading!

Irene

Staying Home

Hey all!

I don’t know if you know, umm, I’m sure you don’t know that I just finished my exams of 10th grade recently and that’s a milestone of my study life. So waiting for the result I’m sitting home till then…

I don’t know ma’an I’m so bored…

While I was preparing for exams I was like so eager to get a break and now, haha I just want to do something again… human brain is so confusing, isn’t it?

I think the world is empty…

I’ve got so many things to do but ah what to do when you just want to be lazy…

I’m sorry for confusing but I’m confused for myself.

I could go out, make things, paint, create, stitch etc etc…

But ah, leave it…

I hope I get up and do something soon…

Well anyways…

Thank You for reading!

Irene

Happiness!

So far when I think about life, I see that there are lots of things that get our lives going… some needs, some wants, some desires but something that is the fundamental requirement to keep us actually living is Happiness.

It’s something all of us need and do everything for… even if it’s making others happy don’t we do it just to make ourselves happy in the first place?

So yeah we need it… no denial in that… But how do we get it? No one in the world is actually completely happy, isn’t it?

What I’ve learnt so far is that, nothing in the world will bring you happiness unless you create it yourself… yes you read that right…

That might be confusing and undigestible for some but that is the truth.

Look into it you will eventually come to this conclusion, that you create your own happiness.

All you have to do is to love yourself, take care of yourself, never hurt anyone or yourself, let it go and bang that’s all you need to do.

Tell me if you find that interesting.

I would love to make a deeper more detailed post on it.

Thank You for reading!

Irene

The New Family Member!

Hello!

Those who know me well are pretty aware of the fact that I’m an animal lover. Being that I’ve always tried to keep close with them.

Unfortunately I didnt get the chance to take care of many animals though. Still I try my best.

So I’ve owned cats and birds and amphibians but right now I have a cat, named Ginger! (We are still confused on that name).

Well I’m always up to take care for them.

So what happened today was that I went out and saw this kitten, tried petting it and I don’t know, it liked me, I fell in love with it and now it’s here sitting in my lap having a nap (that rhymes!).

So yeah, I don’t know why animals steal my heart so easily.

I’ve posted a pic of this beautiful creature.

That’s another member into the family.

Thank You for reading!

Irene