I remember the day I had signed Udaan. Vikram (Director of Udaan) took me out for a walk and told me that ‘Life will not always be easy. While shooting there will be days when things won’t go as per your plans. There will be days when I might get angry at you. There will be days when you will be too harsh on yourself. At that point just Think Of The Bigger Picture. Few years down the line when you will sit and watch yourself on screen none of this pain or fights would matter. All that will matter is what you see on screen.’
The reason I am writing this today is because I recently read about a young boy who killed himself because of life pressures and because he failed his Exams and Depression which lead to Drug Addiction. After reading about him I met so many people who told me stories about themselves or people they know who are struggling with the same.
Now let’s connect these two stories together. Let’s just see our entire life as a Movie. All these small little things which we worry so much about like Exams, Job, Making Money, Buying a New car, or a better car, Getting your ‘own’ house and thousand other things DON’T MATTER AT ALL. These are the things which we do for the ‘Society’, for our family, for our future (which none of us have any idea about), for our kids and so on. What really matters is what we do for Ourselves.
How many times do we actually do something that makes our Soul happy without worrying about anyone or anything at all? How many times do we laugh at problems which are super serious?
Rarely or maybe Never!
Let’s start celebrating Life. The ultimate happiness and Life’s ‘Bigger Picture’ is making your soul grow. Exams , Jobs , Money etc won’t matter At All.
I was an extremely average student. Never got good marks. Never liked to study. Never got any importance or popularity in school. Had no Girlfriend. No money. Not good in sports. And even today I sometimes have money issues, Family problems, No work and hundred other things happening at the same time. But I still consider myself a Blessed person and I am really happy with my life.
Because we all have problems in life. But if you look at our journey as a soul, these problems are our Experiences and Opportunities to grow as a Soul. By the end of every lifetime we live, when we will look at our own Movie, which is our journey in this particular lifetime, all we will be thankful for are our Experiences and Opportunities. We will realise that it’s the Human being we are that matters and not the money we make or the car we drive or the exams we pass.
Now let’s do some simple calculations. Why do we have to worry about something which at the end of the day won’t even matter. And why not spread all our Niceness and Positivity around because that is the only thing which would truly matter.
I am not asking you to run away from your problems. I am just asking you to face them and welcome them with a big bright smile. Don’t let anything or anyone pressurise you. If we fail ones we can do it the next time. If we can’t do it at all we will do something else. Do what makes you happy. Enjoy what you do. Write, Sing , Paint, Act, Travel, Study, do anything that you truly enjoy because you will give your best when you do something you enjoy. Even I changed 3 professions before I became an Actor. It’s ok to try and fail and then try again. Life is Beautiful. It’s not Hard or Complicated at all. So let’s just keep it simple. Enjoy Life. Live Life. Because when your film will be screened in front of you, you should be able to stand there and watch your entire journey with a smile on your face and no regrets at all. Life is Precious and at the end you should be proud of the way you Lived it because that’s all that will matter.