via Daily Prompt: Opaque
Opaque means something through which light cannot pass through,it doesn’t allow the rays to pierce through it. oftentimes our hearts and minds become opaque to the rays of hope,correction and advice, love to pierce through us.
A depressed soul is the one which has turned opaque to love,hope and positivity around it. Every one of us has experienced rut,a feeling of being stuck in a routine in our lives. We feel that there is no way of a change to occur, soon we accept this routine as a norm and after a few years realize that all our life could have been different if only we were more transparent. There are rays of hope,inspiration all around us, only those who let them pass through change their lives and move into higher dimensions. If we keep our heart closed,opaque to all the love,life,inspiration which is falling on it,we will slowly experience our interest in life wilting away and soon becoming dead.
The prompts of daily post were always there i used to receive the email notification everyday,but i never let it pass through my mind and never wrote a post. But then today as i saw this prompt,it made me realize the condition of my mind. I always admired bloggers with thousands of followers,they seem to have so much creativity and passion. The thing is we all have seeds of greatness in us, if only we let the rays to pass through,if only we respond to the love,the inspiration,that crazy idea, will we see our life blossom and our dreams come true. Remove the opacity of your heart and see how the rays flood your heart and bring in a new sunshine in your life.
Be more receptive to that person whom you love but you don’t give time to,mostly its either your mom or your spouse. Be more open to be corrected by well meaning people around, it will make you a better person. Be more accepting of the compliments you receive,don’t let the self doubt form an opaque covering on your heart. When you let the light to shine through you will begin to shine.
Opaque is something which doesn’t allow light to pass through it. It blocks the rays from piercing it. That’s how sometimes our minds and lives become. We don’t allow the light of hope,the light of correction and advice pierce through our hearts and stay in the dark wondering when it will end.
Everyone at some point experiences a routine in their life,nothing new seems to happen,everything seems dreary,we drag ourselves through the day
wondering when there will be a ray of change shining on us,but do we realize that the rays of opportunity,change,adventure are shining all around us and on us but often we turn so blind to them or we shut our minds so tightly that these rays cannot pierce through our opaque minds.
Opacity is very important in certain things for example you don’t want the walls of your house to be transparent or your clothes. The walls and others protect your privacy and provide warmth,but the opacity of mind and heart,the opacity of your feelings from your loved ones curbs you from enjoying the life to its fullest. So let us be more easy going,more receptive to the inspiration we have all around us,let us be more receptive to what our loved ones feel or say. This kind of transparency will enrich our lives and take it to the next level of fulfilment and joy.
Can we really say that we are at peace with ourselves. That is the question that occurred to me as I was mindlessly scrolling through my instagram feed. Every day we are bombarded with so many pictures,perfect pictures of people we know or don’t know, smiling,in their best outfits,at the best locations,with the best people. It seems like people are having a party even when at work!
We look for inspiration outside ourselves,the other day I read an article where a guy said that these days all the girls looked the same with the same kind of makeup and clothes and that every guy now had a beard and even guys are dressing in a particular way which is thought as more in thing. If everyone is the same where do we look for inspiration. We all want to be different, we all want to be recognized,be popular,be respected for our uniqueness and talents. But isn’t it an irony that in an attempt of being unique we follow trends of the day and becoming copies of each other!
First of all we should realize that to be happy and content we need not follow trends and be the ‘it’ girl or man,for happiness we need to be ourselves and in peace with ourselves. In this age of internet,social media and an age where everyone is ready to criticize,analyse and judge one another we are seldom at peace with ourselves,because we are not satisfied with the way we look or the place we work or the people we know,the city we live in and so on. We always want to be like somebody else but better! Work in the same place as that cool person works but be cooler! We want the same type of admiration our pretty friends get but a bit more than they recieve! We are forgetting that looking for happiness and inspiration and contentment external sources are a temporary solution. What we do need is acceptance,our own acceptance for ourselves, we don’t accept the way we look or the place we work at or the way our relationships are. We don’t accept our talents or the gifts we have only because we want things someone else has.
That’s where we lose our peace and our frantic search for it starts and we look for it at all places except one that is inside us. Once we can really accept ourselves,appreciate ourselves,accept the way we are and embrace our identity,our God given purpose and identity we will soon realize that we need not be in constant comparison with others because we have our own unique path to tread,well that’s what makes each one of us unique. Psychology says that even identical twins who are genetically same are different in their thoughts and personality. That’s something,they come from the same fertilized egg have the same fingerprint and DNA fingerprint but even they have different personalities. That tells us one thing we all are unique some people say it in a sarcastic way that we are unique just like everybody. But that’s true,nobody can take your place,nobody can be an exact replacement to you,nobody can live the life you have the way you do. This is sufficient for us to believe and understand that we need not fit in,we need not hang on external factors to feel wanted and admired. The God who breathed His life in you has already made you special and equipped you with everything you need to live a content,happy,successful life,this thought will give you the inner peace you need and it will help you be at peace with yourself.