I am quite amazed how the visual medium can transcend into an epiphany. There have been so many movies that have left a profound impact on my life and have forced me to change the way I look at life and it’s surroundings.


The Shawshank  Redemption made me awestruck as I watched a man in the worst environs, sustain the hope for a new and better life and then finally achieve it. It set me thinking- Do I really know what optimism is or am I a cynic disguised as an optimist?


Cinderella man and the Rocky Series( Yup. I know it’s corny- but I still love it. )  has made me forge my firm belief in the fighting spirit. In the words of Mr. Balboa- It ain’t over – till it’s over”. I second that. This became my personal mantra for all those times when I feel like giving it all up and walking away.


Back home, there is “ Zindagi na Milegi Dobara ( translated as- This is your only chance to live life- live it ) How true. I confess. I have sinned. I have procrastinated, chosen the wrong priorities in my life, silently seethed over the hurt that I have got from near and dear ones, thought that I am going to live forever. The list is endless.


Today I ask myself- Was all of it worth it? The laziness, priority shifts, simmering hatred and hurt. Back then, I hoped for a better tomorrow. Little did I know that, what is there is just today. If this moment goes, I will miss some of the most beautiful experiences in my life. These gems, will be lost forever, in the sands of time.


Today I realize, all that I can control is, this moment- now. All that I can let go of ,is ,the hurt and the pain. It’s time to let it all go.


I truly am a changed man. And the change is so profound that I am at loss to explain how I truly feel right now.


To quote the  poet-

Dilon me tum apni betabiyan leke chal rahe ho,to zinda ho tum
Nazar me khwaabon ki bijliyan leke chal rahe ho,to zinda ho tum
Hwa ke jhokon ke jaise aazad rehno sekho
Tum ek dariya ke jaise lehron mein behna sekho
Hr ek lamhe se tum milo khole apni baahein
Hr ek pal ek nya sama dekhe nigahein
Jo apni ankhon mein hairanian leke chal rahe ho,to zinda ho tum
Dilon mein tum apni betabian leke chal rahe ho,to zinda ho tum


Truly,today, I am Alive.


~ by Shreeraj on August 8, 2011.

2 Responses to “Epiphany”

  1. Wow… So true!!! I’m a fan sirjee 🙂

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