I’m an Atheist. I believe in Gods.

What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.

I’m not religious. Far from it. Paradoxically, I do believe in Gods. Visible Gods. Real Gods. Gods that are not figments of imagination. Gods that are not just idols. Gods I can talk to. Gods that answer. Gods that help me in need. Gods that always have the best of intentions. Gods I can count on. Without fail. Consistently.

My Parents.

Why do I need religious scriptures, when I have their lives and experiences as my own unique Bible? Why do I need “Gods” when I have parents like mine?

To me, they are symbols of strength and perseverance. Living proof that no matter what, we can change. That we can still succeed. That good times feel good only because bad times feel bad. That we fall, only so we can learn to pick ourselves up.

Okay. Parents are not perfect. Neither will we ever be. We’re all human. That’s where perspective comes in. We need to see their success and get motivated by it. See their missteps and learn from them.

I acknowledge the fact that I’m incredibly fortunate. I am aware. I am thankful. I am forever indebted.

Happy 30th Anniversary to the strongest couple I know. Here’s to a hundred more! Love you guys more than I can express.

22nd July, 1987

22nd July, 1987

These are my personal viewpoints. Not meant to irritate or enrage. But yeah, if you don’t like them, your opinions are absolutely wrong 😋

Perspective

Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot – Photograph of planet Earth taken on February 14, 1990, by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers.

” Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. “

– Carl Sagan


The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken on February 14, 1990, by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles, 40.5 AU), as part of the Family Portrait series of images of the Solar System.

In the photograph, Earth’s apparent size is less than a pixel; the planet appears as a tiny dot against the vastness of space, among bands of sunlight scattered by the camera’s optics.

Voyager 1, which had completed its primary mission and was leaving the Solar System, was commanded by NASA to turn its camera around and take one last photograph of Earth across a great expanse of space, at the request of astronomer and author Carl Sagan.

Motivational Ramblings?

I’ve learnt a lot and changed a lot. I’m totally different from who I was in 2014 or 2013. For the longest time I thought that all I needed to do was work as hard as I could and I would get appreciated for it. That career progression and success would follow automatically. Although this is partly true, today, it’s just not enough. You need to play the game. You need to play the game hard. I’ve been learning. I’ve been observing. You’ve got to do your job well, yes.

But you’ve got to show it. You’ve got to flaunt it.

You’ve got to fight for your leaves, your rights, your work-life balance. I’m not good at all this. Far from it. But I will learn. I will evolve.

Because no one in this world cares about you more than you do.

To all those who are struggling, looking for jobs, hating their jobs, hating their companies, hating their managers, let me tell you, there’s always that light at the end of the tunnel. Live the life you’ve got, and live it to the fullest. Because, like it or not, you’ve only got a single chance to do so! Difficult times come and go. Take life as an experience and move on! If you feel sad or depressed now, embrace it, because you know what? It’ll pass.

The universe is designed to patch up, to make things right.

It is all for the good. Always. No matter how you look at it, anything good that happens to you today, owes itself to absolute catastrophes in your past. Everything that went wrong will turn out to be blessings in disguise at some point. Even if it takes months, years or decades.

The worse you feel now, the better you’ll feel when it passes. And that makes it all worth it.

Keep that in mind, aim for that high, and MARCH FORWARD.

YOU. WILL. GET. THERE.