So close,yet so far


There is a dark tunnel.And a long one at that.Moreover,it has two strong,bolted,light-barring doors on both its ends.

You suddenly find yourself inside it.You do not know which direction will have the closest opening.You are unaware of the doors that guard these openings.

You are unable to see/feel any light. You do not know which direction to walk in. You drop down on your knees and question your almighty.”Show me the path,the one that leads to life and you”.

A momentary connection with the almighty happens. HE points out the correct direction. HE informs you how far the place is.That you will need patience to get there.

In this moment of despair, you assume complete faith in HIM. You begin walking on the path he has shown. You walk with enthusiasm,hope and will.You are anxious to free yourself from this trouble,pain and darkness.You put more than your 100% to set yourself free.

Minutes become hours,then days and weeks and months. You are still walking.All this while,you keep reminding yourself,the words of your God. “The end is far and difficult.Be patient,and you shall cross”. But now,after so many years; you begin to re-analyze all that has happened.You begin to wonder if you had actually spoken to HIM? Or you were simply walking in the wrong direction? The one that was incorrect and far. You drop down down on your knees again.
Pained.Hopeless.Impatient.

You now begin to believe in your new-found thoughts.The direction you were walking in all these years,in the hop of good,was just not the correct direction.You were misled,hallucinated back then.And now you set foot in the opposite direction.Because maybe, *that* was the correct direction.

As you walk on your newly chosen path,slowly, God smiles at your back.”I showed you son,the true path and the virtue that would help you meet destiny.I am just a few meters away from you,but you couldn’t remain patient long enough.”. So close yet so far.

That,is life.The almighty is within ourselves.His voice is actually our conscience talking to us.We always know which direction is correct.But we lose patience.We thus,lose our goals too.The destiny we wanted to write on our own.

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One comment

  1. Aditi Ramesh · September 28, 2011

    absolutely true 🙂 patience is a virtue!! 🙂

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