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The Past, Present & Future!

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Recently I was watching a rerun of the Bollywood film “Dear Zindagi” on television. A beautiful movie where the protagonist is overwhelmed by an incident of her childhood, which reflects on her present life relationships.  Her personal life seems to be in doldrums. A chance meeting with a Psychologist, helps her resolve her problems giving her the confidence to view life with a beautiful perspective. Definitely, a movie many can relate to, worth a watch!

There is one line in the movie which the therapist uses during one of the sessions. “Don’t let the past blackmail your present to ruin a beautiful future”.  Such a profound statement, isn’t it?

Life can throw quite a few unpleasant challenges at us. Many, we shrug off, some teach us a lesson, while a few hurt us, blemishing our personality to a great extent. At times, we reel under its burden, unable to shrug it off. This manifestation definitely needs to be addressed and set right, else, it could eclipse our future too!

 

The indelible scar of the past

meanders in the mind’s crevices

whispers secret messages

forays uninvited into dreams

entraps the present

sings haunting lines in hushed tones,

emerges from obscurity

to cast a gloomy shadow

on the future.

Untangle the web of antiquity

steer life on course

before,

the hollow memories of yore

pushes the soul into

an abyss of no return!

 

 

 

61 comments on “The Past, Present & Future!

  1. syncwithdeep
    August 31, 2018

    Lovely Rads

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Shreya Sukrity
    August 31, 2018

    Beautiful one.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. This sure is a very beautiful movie and we love the title song and it’s in my favorite.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Rêveuse
    August 31, 2018

    Indeed … beautifully written ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  5. balroop2013
    August 31, 2018

    There was a time when nobody paid any attention to past and how it affects the psyche of children and adolescents…blessed is this generation (only those who have access to such help) that people are realising that past can scar so seriously.
    Lovely poetry Radhika. 🙂

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    • radhikasreflection
      August 31, 2018

      So true Balroop. Many lives have lived their entire life carrying it’s burden. A timely help would have changed their life for better.
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts here 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  6. rita saxena
    August 31, 2018

    Yes .Never let the past affect your present /future .

    Liked by 2 people

  7. boundlessblessingsblog
    August 31, 2018

    Let go of the past and throw it away like a piece of garbage. Awesome poetic words composed, Radhika and what an amazing apt picture. Too good.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      August 31, 2018

      Thanks Kamal. Though it is quite a challenge to forget the incidents of the past, it is best to learn the lessons and move ahead. Else the overwhelming burden becomes too heavy to carry for the rest of the life.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. daneelyunus
    August 31, 2018

    Nice one Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

  9. delphini510
    August 31, 2018

    Beautiful post Radhika, reminding us to live now and not carry impossible burdens
    which will hinder the present and its new possibilities.
    I really like the statement ”
    “Don’t let the past blackmail your present to ruin a beautiful future.”

    Miriam

    Liked by 2 people

  10. DeepikasRamblings
    August 31, 2018

    Very well said radhika 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Indira
    August 31, 2018

    “Don’t let the past blackmail your present or ruin a beautiful future”…just right!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Moushmi Radhanpara
    August 31, 2018

    I love this Radhika. Sometimes past does make things worse for the present and the future, but it takes all the courage we can bring up to change how we want things to be. And with the effort and love, we can do it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      August 31, 2018

      Yes Moushumi. But in such situations courage is really hard to garner, but yes if we can do that, then surely things will look up!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Akshaya Thulasi
    August 31, 2018

    Well written 👌

    Liked by 1 person

  14. vidur sahdev
    August 31, 2018

    Well said, Radhika!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Infinite Living
    September 1, 2018

    Just today that movie had come up in a conversation about the the beautiful perspectives and how I think the same 🙂 You poem is what I enjoyed the most as usual!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. The Typewriter
    September 2, 2018

    So so beautifully put Radhika.. 🙂👌🏼

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Sweetie pie
    September 3, 2018

    Well written! I liked Dear Zindagi, its really great to witness Bollywood use its power to give out a message like this one.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      September 3, 2018

      Thank you. Agree with you. Bollywood is a mass influencer and thus actually carry a huge responsibility on their shoulder to convey the right message.

      Like

  18. silent words
    September 3, 2018

    Issues need to be addressed not denied to be solved…same is with our past, beautifully captured…

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Shantanu Baruah
    September 3, 2018

    I love this movie and your take and poem at the end was brilliant.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. thewritewomanblog
    September 4, 2018

    Reminds me about the story of the ‘rotten tomatoes’ that children were asked to carry about in their bag until they could bear the stink no more and had to discard it. We too can set ourselves free from the burden of the stinking bit of our pasts and really it is not too difficult to do it. And when you are done letting it go, it feels so light and free.
    The movie was a personal favorite too!

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  21. Bhavana
    September 5, 2018

    I liked that movie & your poetic take on this message is wonderful. Lovely!!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. ESP
    September 20, 2018

    Well written and profound!

    Liked by 1 person

  23. carryingasmileeverywhere
    November 11, 2018

    I love this movie too… and maybe the dialogue which you highlighted is true !
    Aditi

    Liked by 1 person

  24. scoopofhope
    November 13, 2018

    Love this piece!

    Liked by 2 people

  25. Sifar
    November 18, 2018

    I still have to watch that movie!

    Liked by 1 person

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