At one stage of our lives, we all must have thought, what is life?
Life is an opportunity given to all of us to reshape ourselve, where in rest of the souls helps us by creating favourable and unfavourable circumstances and situations. It’s a battle, where we may or may not have control over the action but the REACTION belongs to us. Our reaction should construct us for big battles of furure or next lifes. Its a continuous process of births and deaths towards perfection.
Unnecessary force breaks and once something or someone is broken can never ever come in the same shape, may become more or less beautiful and worthy but never same.
Loving you with whole my heart even when you made me question about all the reasons I fall for you, is my talent and heart. You have got nothing to do with it. You never know how tough it is to get your heart broken by someone whom you trusted the most. The only wish for you is that God/karma never let you go through that pain. To be honest, I still love you but I’m glad you are gone and gone forever.
If you ever forget me, how would you recognise me? – he asked.
My soul would always recognise you even if mind won’t be able to recall who you are. – she replied without taking any other moment while playing with her hairs.
Menstruation – a taboo word in our society. Everyone knows about it but no one wants to or comfortable to talk about it. Its just like an insurance – we all need it but no one wants to buy it.
In our society and in many other societies, menstruation is considered as being unholy, unclean and embarrassing. Different cultures have different views about it. In the era of 1980’s, most of the females used to think as inappropriate to discuss periods or menstruation with their male friends or father. Most of the people sill think it should be hidden and kept secret.
Different religions have different opinions about menstruation:
BAHAI FAITH : Bahaullah, the founder abolished all forms of ritual impurities to people and things and stressed upon the cleanliness and spiritual purities. Menstruating women are encouraged to pray and are not required to fast.
CHRISTIANITY: Few people defended the exclusion of women from ministry based on a notion of uncleanness. Others said the law been a part of ild testament and can be discarded. As Christ allowed himself to be touched by a hemorrhaging woman and cured her as well.
HINDUISM: In hinduism, menstruating women are traditionally considered ritually impure and given strict rules to follow.
ISLAM: In Islam, a menstruating female is neither required nor prohibited from prayer and performing other religious activities.
JUDAISM: menstruating female is considered ritually unclean – “anyone who touches her will be unclean until evening”. Touching a menstruating female, touching an object she had sat on or lain on, or having intercourse with her also makes a person ritually unclean.
SIKHISM: In Sikhism, woman is given equal status to man and is regarded as pure as man is. one cannot be pure by washing his body but purity of mind is the real pureness. Guru Nanak condemned the practice of treating women as impure while menstruating.
According to human anatomy, menstruation is a natural process and leaving it here only as don’t want to go into technicalities of menstruation ( further information can be read online on google). It’s as natural as puberty, voice changes and any other hormonal changes in men.
We live in a 21st century and are educated enough to understand wrong and right however the irony is we still treat women as unholy, unclean during her menstruation. In many families, women are not allowed to worship, enter temple, kitchen, cook, eat in normal utensils, bathe, go out, sleep on the same bed with her husband etc.
If a women in no condition or mood to do this then its okay. However, in most of the scenarios, it has been observed that they are forced to do all this. Per me it’s inhuman, insane and embarrassing. No one has the right to treat any women like this.
There is nothing to be ashamed about being menstruating or on periods. By saying periods are natural, I mean all women menstruate. Do we feel embarrassed when we get a cut on finger and bleed. No, because its a natural process to bleed, if cut. Then how hard it is to understand that menstruating is also a natural process. A women menstruating is unholy and unclean. A women who does not menstruating is what? Again an unholy, unclean and one more thing – cursed. So if we go by this example then we, women will always be unholy and unclean, irrespective we menstruate or not.
People are doing so much against period shaming, there are multiple posts and videos going viral in order to make us understand that it has nothing to do with being pious or non pious.
Menstruating is a boon for any women, a God gift of motherhood. It’s a proof that she is capable of carrying this world further in her womb. Let’s not give more chances to people to shame us or embarrass us anymore. Stand and raise your voice whenever it is required to. If we won’t stand today then our daughters would also suffer the same what we are suffering.
So You are the door I will keep on knocking whenever I have something to cry upon or to celebrate. Make sure I would always have a key for this house.
Words are so powerful. They have all the power to make and to break. I may not get a scratch after falling from hills but can shattered by your mere words. Let your words make someone, not break.
The qualities which we call Humanity, Compassion, Kindness and Empathy; we all have lost them at a place we don’t remember.
I am a mountain girl and I will always choose mountains over anything else including beaches, fine dine, shopping, international trip or any activity or adventure one can name or think of. For me, that walk in nature is far above anything else in this world. My soul knows the kind of excitement and adrenaline rush when I move out of my house to meet the love of my life – HILLS.
The way life asks us to bend and live, the say way mountains asks us to bend and climb. For me, climbing a mountain is not conquering it. It’s about meeting it, exploring it, knowing it, hugging it and inhaling and breathing it. We cannot conquer mountains. Mountains know how to break the over-confidence. In order to climb them, we need to love, adore and respect them. We are required to humble ourselves and should have compassion else mountains will also show us their arrogance and won’t accept us with wide arms open. It’s not the mountain we conquer. We conquer ourselves, our fears and limitations. I can assure you that once you would be back from mountains you would not be the same person who went to mountains.
Mountains teach us a lot. Climbing a mountain is not about inclining it only its about getting down as well. Mountains are always farther than they look, bigger than we see and tougher than we think. Don’t be over confident just take one step at a time. No one has ever climbed a mountain without the first step and neither you will be able to do it. There would be numerous times that you would think of going down but before doing that think about all the steps you have already taken. Sit down, drink a sip of water, breathe in and out slowly and then take the next step. Every top is in reach if you won’t give up and keep taking that li’l one step.
The view from the mountain top would let you forget every hardship and obstacle you have faced. Sleeping on the hill top, beneath the sheet of stars is a one-time thing in life. If you are lucky to have experienced it and this story would be written on your heart and soul and would remain for the lifetime. There would be no regrets; only lessons.
There are Devine moments in life which can only be seen and felt by us and any pen or camera would not be able to describe or capture the same. One has to come out of their comfort zone and start from the first step at the feet of the mountains. Let’s get lost in the beautiful, divine and scenic place and capture everything with our eyes.