Peace… Finally

I was far from perfect. My imperfections overwhelmed me so much that their weight, weighed me down. I hid the pain by boycotting myself from the world and chose the easy world of drugs. They helped me forget and escape, momentarily, till I decided to cure my unhappiness differently.

I figured, if I got active on the social circuit, I wouldn’t have to face myself. So I made an effort to hang out with strangers and friends, hopped from bar to bar all night, but it all gave a hollow and a fake feeling inside. I was still not at peace.

Then one day, I could not take it anymore. I sat on the ground and let my tears dampen it. I understood suddenly that you can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another… you can’t run away from yourself. The relationship that I tried to destroy was the one that would save me in the end… the relationship with my own self.

Today, I am able to embrace my strengths and weaknesses. I am discovering every day that there is beauty in imperfection and every discovery brings me even more joy.

Peace is seeping in…

This post is written for Hemingway this Wednesday at Write Tribe

  I chose the quote “You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another”  taken from Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises”.

Drabble is an extremely short work of fiction exactly one hundred words in length. Michael Kent of The Next Big Writer used “Droubble” for a double drabble, a story in exactly 200 words. 

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48 thoughts on “Peace… Finally

  1. There is beauty all around, even in imperfection.Very well said Shilpa, if only we are not blinded by stupid thoughts… Your droubble is fantabulous 🙂
    Reshma recently posted…GrassyMy Profile

    • Very true. Just as Matthew Fox said, if you look closely at a tree you’ll notice its knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully. Thanks Reshma 🙂

  2. Nice post. Reminds me of a quote from Marilyn Monroe.

    “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring”.
    SG recently posted…VacationMy Profile

  3. how apt…. do you believe in signs? just when im knee deep in though and totally lost about something, I read three back to back blogs that seem like a sign from above….i can’t run away from myself…it couldn’t have come at a more apt time. Thanks!
    the little princess recently posted…Tiny voices….My Profile

  4. Those are exactly 100 words? Or was it a double drabble? I am too sleepy to count 🙂
    I’m wide awake to get the message though – peace is within you, you just have to look for it. To add to this, I also believe that you have to love yourself to make an effort to go through that process. Otherwise, there isn’t enough motivation.
    Nisha recently posted…GratefulMy Profile

    • LOL Nisha!! 😆 You are sleepy!! It is double drabble… ie 200 words 😀
      Well said, guess, seeking peace within and loving yourself should go hand in hand, otherwise, you wouldnt care to seek peace.

  5. While drugs and even alcohol will dull the senses, it won’t make the problems go away. You have to look within and find peace there. You have to face that problem head on and deal with it or it will never go away. It will only get worse.
    Kathy recently posted…Never ForgetMy Profile

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