Sanvi Sharma (14)
St Anthony’s Junior College, Agra
Have you ever plunged into the depths of the pretty blue sky above you?
Have you ever searched deep inside your heart for the thing it yearns for?
Have you ever loved yourself and let your spirit give you condolence in your darkest hours?
Have you ever had your best conversation with the beautiful person you see in the mirror?
Have you discovered yourself?
Stuck in this eternal race for perfection, we have lost our true selves somewhere, buried under layers of hatred or abandoned due to ugly criticism or crushed under the feet of society which hates uniqueness.
It is there longing to shine, to behold itself on the highest star. In satisfying the hunger of society we have starved the desires of our heart, lost ourselves, lost our unique identity.
It’s not the same person whom we used to see long ago in our reflections, it’s not the same bright clear dreaming eyes that used to be, it’s not the same smile that used to cross our lips; everything in this materialistic world has gradually turned the same.
In the words of Thomas A. Edison, “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”
The greatest adventure that lies before us is to discover ourselves, who we are, what we want and what we love. We need to nourish our hearts. We need to look deep into the eyes of the person in the mirror and try to heal our worn-out souls with bandages of love and belief.
We need to listen to our heart, believe it, talk to it, befriend it and find what we are born for. The world will soon be presented with a new being, a new sun that wants its light to reach each and every corner of the earth, a new bud which wants to spread its petals to the utmost and acquaint people with God’s grace, a new eagle which wants to take the highest flight and discover the sunshine above the stormy clouds.
The cocoon will finally break open with a new emerging butterfly.