Updated: May 12, 2021
Doors evoke mystery by separating two distinct areas and keeping items apart. They are a stumbling block, a line that must be crossed before the threshold can be crossed. The unknown beyond is concealed behind the closed door, and we must take some steps before the other side becomes clear and open to us. The closed door holds a lot of promise because something might be lurking behind it, unknown and unseen. The closed-door, on the other hand, could be restricting, preventing us from ever gaining access to its secret contents.
As I travel further, ready to embrace all things new that show up in the course of my journey, life brings choices in front of me. The choice I make now will determine how the rest of my journey will be. New doors will open, older ones will shut forever. Some choices appear obvious, easier and closer. Should I grab them or should I wait and walk further. I can't come back. I have to move ahead constantly. Should I pick the next one or the one just in front of me? I'm not sure. The next-door could lead to better opportunities or could it be not worth the effort? Is the first one always better or will patience pay off?
I stopped and wondered. I had many questions still unanswered. What lied beyond my vision and understanding? Standing at the threshold, I asked myself, what my future had in reserve for me? Am I on the right path? If I already knew how my future looked, would I be at peace? Or should I let my tomorrow come at its own pace? Well, I shall open one door at a time.
I take a break. I don’t have to keep knocking on every door that comes on my way. I’ll step back and contemplate. I’ll take my own time. Patience is a virtue. Maybe the door will allow me an entrance even without me knocking or negotiating with the gatekeeper. Or, maybe I‘ll skip this one. But first, I should take a rest. I have travelled enough. My body is tired. Taking a time off will allow me time to think and also rejuvenate. I have a long journey ahead and I have many doors to open.
JOURNEY TO THE OTHER SIDE
Life is a journey, I have to take alone. I have met people on the way who travelled with me for a while. Some stayed for a short period while some travelled with me till the very end; never leaving my side. But now, I have to travel alone. I have to leave behind everything that I possess. I have to say goodbye to everyone I know. This small vessel has room for only one. I can see the door at a distance. My body is weak but my soul is getting stronger as I approach the threshold. There's emptiness all around but I know great rewards await me behind the door. People I leave behind won't forget me but I fear that I won't be able to remember them. I shall start a new beginning.
I came across so many doors and choices in my life. I was fortunate enough to make these choices by my will. Some choices were good and some were bad. Some decisions left happy memories and others weren't as great. And as I keep unravelling what's behind every door of opportunities, I carry with me, my experiences and learnings that are tailored exclusively based on my persona. I learnt what to do, and more that I learnt what not to. But, do I have any regrets about the choices that I've made? NOT AT ALL!
Because it's these choices that have made me who I am today. It is these doors that have led me to destinations that are still unseen to many. It is these paths that have helped me concoct the unique story of my life with the flavours and ingredients of my vivid experiences.
Doors are meant to keep everything locked out. Some doors keep something locked in. They should never be unlocked. It's wise to stay away. Life gives us many choices. We can either accept, reject or ignore altogether. Instead of 'Can I open the door?' it rather becomes 'Should I open the door'
Just Because I can, doesn't mean I should. I'll let this one pass, let it go without any regret. They must be forgotten and hidden away from my memory like it never happened.
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