Think about the time when everything looked awesome since you had thought through every bit of your life and figured all out. You were extremely confident about your future and everything was incredible. You bragged about your accomplishments and left people in awe and you were very proud of that moment.
Let’s call that person Raghu.
It’s really awesome to be like Raghu who knows it all and has figured everything out. I was that person, and I am very sure that you were too at some point of time in your life.
Fast forward it to some more years and now try to remember the time when the future looked absolutely dismal. You were depressed and the horror of not knowing what would happen sucked all your life energies. You hated that time but it made you stronger (more on that later).
Let’s call him Ram.
Raghu has no idea that his future self would turn out to be Ram. Raghu was so certain and confident about his future and life, on the contrary, Ram must be thinking how stupid Raghu was.
We all have been in the position of Raghu and Ram many times over in our life and acknowledging the cycle of Raghu & Ram is a great revelation for me.
In the movie “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”, Javed Akhtar has beautifully put this expression of life in his words.
Jab jab dard ka baadal chaya
Jab ghum ka saya lehraya
Jab aansoo palkon tak aya
Jab yeh tanha dil ghabraya
Humne dil ko yeh samjhaya
…Dil aakhir tu kyun rota hai
Duniya mein yunhi hota hai
Yeh jo gehre sannate hain
Waqt ne sabko hi baante hain
Thoda ghum hai sabka qissa
Thodi dhoop hai sabka hissa
Aankh teri bekaar hi nam hai
Har pal ek naya mausam hai
Kyun tu aise pal khota hai
Dil aakhir tu kyun rota hai
Every time the cloud of pain loomed
A tear filled my eyes
When this lonely heart was scared
I told my heart ‘Why do you cry for such reason? This happens everywhere in this world’
These dark lonely times, time has distributed them to all.
Some sadness is part of everyone’s story,
Some sunshine is a part of everyone’s life
Your eyes are damp for no reason
Every second is a new season
Why do you waste your time over such matters
Why do you cry I asked my heart