Life goes on

“Life goes on, let’s live on”

-BTS

My mental health was in shambles right before BTS’s last release “Dynamite” on August 21st this year. I remember having listened to the song on loop for hours on end during my bus travel to and fro from office as it was one of the very few things that gave me comfort during that time. The song felt like a tight hug and helped pick the broken pieces of my soul together to heal it. Exactly 3 months later, I’m not feeling my best self again. I had vowed last time when I felt disoriented to keep finding happiness in the small things that make up life and focus on keeping myself sane. Currently, I’m struggling to consistently do it yet fighting hard against the demons of my mind to not give up.

Right when I need it, BTS have dropped their new album “BE” today. I’m in office again, away from social media as I wait to get back home and watch the music video with my sister. I don’t have to go through an excruciatingly long bus ride this time, my travel time has eased up. I’m extremely excited to listen to the song, I’m sure it’s exactly what I need at the moment to get back on track. BTS’s existence in my life and listening to their songs have unfailingly been a rock solid source of my happiness. You can imagine from this description how special each one of their album comebacks is. I’m glad BTS have come at the right time as my knights in shining armour to save me from falling into the dark hole of negativity.

Less than 3 hrs to go for me to reach home and I can’t contain my excitement. I’m sure all of us must have that one thing that acts as their constant source of happiness. Hold it tight and keep coming back to it to keep the negative emotions at bay. For all the BTS armies out there, a new era has begun!

Of brickbats and glasshouses

#42/100

One of my closest office colleague and the nicest human I know lost her job yesterday. And the reason behind this isn’t even remotely connected to the quality of her work. She was made a scapegoat in a situation involving office politics between few members of the senior management. Although she is financially sound, this incident has left a deep impact on her mental health. She is unable to understand what she did wrong to be treated this way. This is her first job and she has given more than 2 years of her life to this place. She has now been asked to not step foot into the office till the end of her notice period.

Sometimes, life treats us in the most unfair manner possible, or so we believe. At the moment when such situations take place, we lose all hope and everything seems to be falling apart. It becomes extremely difficult to make sense of the situation and try to workout the best solution to cope with it. I am well aware that every bad situation becomes a learning experience for the future but dealing with such situations in present causes unbearable pain with no respite. I hold a firm belief that if we are true to ourselves and our work with no malice towards anyone, the universe will be kind to us. There will be unfavorable situations in life but they could just be a way for us to learn more about ourselves, the people around and the world. The universe has a way to carefully remove all hurdles on our path to give us the life of our dreams. We just need to give our best in every situation and be patient with ourselves.

We all know very well that “What goes around, comes around“. People who willfully cause harm to others have a special place in hell. I’m sure the culprits who have caused my friend to lose her peace of mind will get a taste of their own medicine sooner than they can imagine. The universe spares no one, we humans are just a speck of dust in this wide galaxy.