| Day-6 | Guest Post – Self Acceptance #writebravely | WriteTribe – Festival of Words 2017 |

Hola Peeps.

Today is Day#6 for the #WriteTribe #Festivalofwords and I am introducing Arpit Chhikara as my Guest Blogger for today’s prompt. I hope you will appreciate his writing and interact with him to know more about him. 


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A five-year old kid is standing in front of you. Besides the kid lies a red ball in the grass. The kid is asking you to play along. You look at the kid and remember the time you were of that kid’s age. And then you realise you are lost in the memories of your childhood.

You were once a very small creature. When one healthy motile sperm from your father’s semen managed to fertilize the egg in your mother’s body, a zygote was formed. Then it led to the development of embryo. A few months later you were a foetus. You got nutrients and care and finally after nine long months of growth inside your mother’s womb, you came out in this world.

Life was amazing when you were an infant. Everybody offered you compliments and touched your cheeks. You were fed at regular interval and sometimes overfed too. That was when your mother wondered why you puked. You parents took care to protect you from illnesses and infections. You began to grow and your childhood years began to surface.

Going to school. Playing in parks. Sharing your tiffin. Making new friends. Life was so simple. You enjoyed every moment of your life and live carefree. Every morning you woke up with joy and excitement. It didn’t matter if school was bad; you went there to meet your sweet friends.

Now everything has changed.

Those childhood years have gone forever. Nobody spends time with you as much as you want. There are people you call friends but you seldom meet. Work has replaced play and family is far away from your life. Every day you wake up with an urge to sleep a little more. The position of authority that was once occupied by teachers, it is now occupied by your boss. You seem to revolve around making a living. And you are dying in that process of making a living.

You no longer talk to yourself. You haven’t had a hearty laugh for months. The only time you feel happy when you think you have found the love of your life. But that pleasure is short-lived and you end up feeling more alone. More aloof. Nobody is there to hear your inner cries and you live your life feeling bored and sad.

You think of taking up more responsibilities but that will only kill your already dying sense of self. Every day you soul bleeds. And nobody is there to caress your wounds.

There was a time when you were free.

Free to experiment. Free to try. Free to fail. You cared not about results and appreciation but about laughter and fun. You lived for your own happiness. Gone are those days when you loved to get wet in rain. When you plucked flowers and made garlands. You want to relive those moments you cherish to this day. But you know that is not happening.

That child is standing in front of you. You are facing the ball and thinking of picking it up. The choice is yours. You can save yourself. I decide to pick up the ball and play with the child. I decide to play with myself.


 I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words #6

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35 thoughts on “| Day-6 | Guest Post – Self Acceptance #writebravely | WriteTribe – Festival of Words 2017 |

  1. Let your inner child come out and play. When you accept yourself and nurture your soul, life becomes a blissful experience. Strike a balance between work and play, you will be unstoppable.
    Arpit, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.
    Shalini, loved reading your guest interview post.

  2. I accepted the choice to be happy with who I am, the inner child in me. I try not to be very serious about everything too. It doesn’t go well when life’s taken without its moments of joy or the excitement we felt as a child. 🙂 Beautifully put.

    1. Thanks Vinay and I must appreciate that sentiment and way of living! Separating the chaff from the grain and then deciding what is important, take most peeps all their life to figure out! 🙂

  3. Very nicely written. As we grow up we often get too involved with getting on with life that we actually forget to live. Being able to set yourself free and live life with no premonitions is a difficult art we all need to learn.

  4. It is very easy to get lost in the monotonous routine of life, but with enough motivation that can be changed too. After all, where there is a will, there’s a way 🙂

  5. Totally loved this Shalz! Life is a treasure when we are young, it’s beautiful in its own way as we grow up. But we do miss out on unadulterated love. It’s great you featured a writer I never knew but think o want to know about more now

    1. Thats awesome to hear Aks; hopefully Arpit will write again for me or you could also visit his blog to read more from him!

  6. Beautiful post Arpit. Thanks for featuring this talented guest on your blog. Somewhere between growing up, earning our livelihood and chasing our dreams, we forget to live for ourselves and forget the tiny joys of life. The earlier we reconnect with that carefree child in us, the better.

    1. Thanks Kala. The repsonse to aArpit’s writing has been terrific; I do hope he responds to all of this adulation. So glad you could connect to this post!

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