“Life is all about breaking out of your shackles and boundaries of consumerism and attachment, and looking beyond into the unknown.” – Sabyasachi Mukherjee
When I read inspirational lines like these, I gasp in awe, realizing the enormity of the meaning of the line, and for some reason tears find their way to my eyes. I stumbled upon this motivating quote while reading the designer, Sabyasachi’s article- his views about his interview with Kangana Ranaut in t2(The Telegraph’s daily supplement page). Both him and Kangana are from middle class families, have grown with similar experiences starting from childhood days to their rise to fame. I loved the article, Sabyasachi’s honest talk about their long route to success.
Many thoughts occupied my mind while reading the article. Every day my perspective changes a bit, and my thoughts mould to something clearer. I have many dreams. A list of them. But to make them all come true, I shall have to focus on one at a time. Give my all to that one, at that particular time; watch it rise, waiver, fall, get hurt, and then rise again slowly and steadily to the sky. I may bask in fame at the end, after times of sadness, disappointment, humiliation and embarrassment. But then, at a point of time, I have to choose to detach myself from that fame, and move on- follow the next dream. Again start from the scratch- the very beginning- learning, practicing and believing.
I love to spend time alone, to give company to myself. That ‘me time’ helps me understand myself better, and catch up with whatever new developments- additions and subtractions- that are there in me.
I too am learning to be unapologetic about myself, and to make choices on my own, without getting influenced by others.
I love myself- the little vulnerable thing that I am. I am fiercely protective of myself, I have realized that. I treasure and cherish the moments spent with myself. And being able to do so is the greatest blessing that I have.
“I own a very large company and the most exuberant stores in the country. But I still live in a one bedroom rented house. I love the dichotomy of my life. I love the fact that I can make my choices. I love the fact that within this perfect imbalance, there’s a terrific balance that only I can understand and no one else.” --Sabyasachi Mukherjee
I want to be able to make my choices. I really do. I want to make myself capable enough to live life on my own terms.
“I asked Kangana, my ultimate question, how she would like to be remembered. She smiled and said, ‘Like a person who lived fearlessly.’ “ –Sabyasachi
That one question, I ask myself almost every day. I want to be able to answer that, soon. I aim to figure out that answer, know it for myself, and I’m working towards it. Most importantly, I am learning to ask the right questions.