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You Cannot Lie To Yourself

by Uttam Gill (writer), BOMBAY(MUMBAI), October 21, 2012

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Create your own world of happiness. Understand the legitimacy of your aspirations and of your dreams. Be honest, do not deny that to yourself.

At times you wished to yell and begged for your innocence but strangely conditions ceased stopped you. Why could you not speak your mind? The answer is simple. You cultivated the silence in your own thoughts. The result was excruciating pain as when you tried to speak, you were unable to share your voice. The result was guilt. You were declared offender. To be prosecuted for the cognizable offence you were questioned incessantly and people formed positions to draw inference of your mindedness.

Your display of anxiety, conveniently invited insinuation from the people around you. You were marginalized without any remorse. Despite the injustice, you never lost touch to your soul. With your share of accolades and brick bats, you kept oscillating between moments of celebration and mourning.

You never tried to off-load this baggage of past. You kept it as an badge of identification. This was the person you had become. The cost was a merciless scanning of your being but you endured.

What is there to conceal? While doing so, you never lost the sheen. It was never an easy walk to be like that, but yes, you carried yourself in tandem with your emotions. You never blinked once, to share your feelings; unlike others, you remained as, what you are. Undeterred, unfettered, unbridled and untrammeled, you carried yourself in equanimity with your perfection and deformity. You know, you are not a God and neither a devil; but as a plain human being, you devised the way to live.

You understood that it was imperative to create your world of happiness. You understood the legitimacy of your aspirations and of your dreams. You knew that you could not lie to yourself because it's your life, not theirs.



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Uttam Gill is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By Cherry4 on October 21, 2012 at 07:43 pm

Mr Gill truth be told I could not lie to myself because i understand that only me can make me happy. I find inner, unspeakable joy within and even though some might think this is crazy, i have learned how to smile and laugh out loud by myself without feeling bad about it. I find pure joy many times being by myself and that joy that i get being by myself is something that i sometimes share with others.

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By Barbara MacDonald on October 21, 2012 at 08:32 pm

Uttam, is nice to see you writing more again. I have always looked forward to reading what you write as I know you always speak from your heart. Is a gift to be this honest. I like you, believe you can not lie to yourself...and in my case I also am not able to lie to others. I can never pretend and pray that I never learn that particular skill...truth is too important...even when it is hard to accept, I still believe in truth...once again a great write...

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By Randy Mitchell on October 22, 2012 at 12:47 pm

The only person who will be honest, and truly holds the key to our lasting happiness is the one who greets us in the mirror.

Thanks for sharing this, Uttam, very nice!

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By Angie Alaniz on October 25, 2012 at 04:06 am

Ah Uttam, I see you! The inner you speaking to yourself and yes, you've done it the only way you knew how. It was never an easy walk to be like that, but yes, you carried yourself with more then sheen.

Being honest with oneself isn't always so easy to do, yet you've made it cake and enjoy sharing it.

I'll take a slice of that anyday!

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By Uttam Gill on October 25, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Thanks Cherry...Yes, it is good to be the way you are...

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By Uttam Gill on October 25, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Thank you so much Barb for being always so motivating to me...

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By Uttam Gill on October 25, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Randy thank you very much for your comments...

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By Uttam Gill on October 25, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Angie thank you so much...yes, it's not a cake walk but having done so slice is yours...

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By HomeRearedChef on November 03, 2012 at 01:20 am

But some of us, Uttam, are still desperately trying to find who we are. :)

By the way, I loved your post. There is so much expresson here. Thank you!

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By melanie jean juneau on November 03, 2012 at 10:41 am

Beautiful and inspiring as always, Uttam. I think that our egos and minds can lie to us with justifications as we attempt to hid our shame and guilt. Yet our deepest, pure self knows who we really are in the light. We are lovesd with patience and mercy and can be freed to bloom into something beautiful.

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By Uttam Gill on November 03, 2012 at 10:47 am

Thank you so much HR Chef...

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By Uttam Gill on November 03, 2012 at 10:50 am

Thanks a lot GREAT MOTHER OF 9...Yes our egos certainly comes in between thats when we tend to lie...and it is like chasing an error

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