Sometimes…It’s okay to NOT BE OKAY! :)


“Wake up Dev, it’s 9:00 a.m.! You slept at 10 last night, how much do you want to sleep? You will have to rush through your schedule if you wake up late again.” shouted mom from the kitchen.

Dev’s inner voice!

[I can’t! I just can’t seem to find any reason to get out of the bed. This life seems to be so unfair and unappreciative. No matter how hard I try and how much efforts I put in, things just don’t seem to work out. I am tired of all these failures and disappointments and I don’t have any energy left within to stand up and face another day with all these wounds within. Please let me sleep for the rest of the day just like this.]

“Hmmm!” he replied.

45 minutes past 9 and he was still struggling to get out of bed.

No idea about what it was, but something was literally pulling him back from waking up and living a normal life. An unseen force, some of you might say or an ultimate shock of lethargy was the reason he JUST couldn’t pull himself back up.

After making so many efforts and out of fear of instructions from his mom, he finally woke up and made his way to freshen up and go to work.


At some point of time, we all have faced setbacks, disappointments & loss in our professional as well as personal lives. So, having them in our life is nothing new. However, the way we deal with them is something that determines its effect on our life in the longer term.

The world today tells us to cover it up, heal quickly and get back to the normal routine as soon as possible! However, the way & the pace with which one person recovers from a situation is totally different from how another person deals with it. There cannot be a straight jacket approach as to how much time you need to heal from whatever you have been through.

That is why it is said that everybody is a unique being.

So, it’s okay to NOT BE OKAY at some points of time in your life.

Take your time to heal, feel the pain and release it after accepting it. Don’t shove it down in your subconscious mind and get back to your daily routine just so that everybody else can be comfortable.

Just one thing to take care of during the healing process. With every passing second, make sure you are transcending the pain and not getting habituated to it!

It’s always better to take your time and take care of yourself because you cannot pour from an empty cup! 🙂

So, release that pain after acknowledging its existence & fill yourself again with love and then only will you be able to pass it on!

LOTS OF LOVE ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 🙂


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