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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Each Blessing has its Curse



Is not it true, that attached to each blessing is a curse?

For example, you might be blessed with beauty but can you be sure all the attention you get is real love? It could just be more of a desire to pluck, than to tend; leaving you with a wound to nurse. Many who are beautiful get cutting remarks and often feel hated for no reason they know of. Beauty is often cursed with undeserved hate and hurts.

Feeling love is a blessing but it often brings in possessiveness, insecurity and the likes which are horrible feelings and which make you wish you wouldn't have loved. It can gift you the worst heartache and the most terrible period called break up...Love is cursed with pain.


Talent is a blessing but cursed with loneliness. Highly talented people often don't find similar minds or understanding friends. They may find an aspect to themselves that compliments every different friend but there might not be a friend who could find a side which is able to understand or sync in to their complete self. They are cursed with loneliness in a crowd of friends.

Fame is a blessing but cursed with fake friends. People flock to those who are popular and claim them when fame knocks up to them. They may get praises and appreciation and are applauded, but they can never be sure the sources are true to them. The famed are cursed to a fake world.

You can add to this list and see the curse attached to each blessing. However, when plagued by the curses,you can  remind and console yourself with the knowing that "It is because I have/had a blessing" and so ignore the side effects or  downside. What is more, every curse can turn to a blessing...Pain can often be the best fuel to creativity, insights and higher wisdom.

On the other hand, if you don't have these blessings, you feel just a regular person with nothing much going for you; then look again! Quite possibly you have been blessed in life "with all that really matters"- such as good friends who stay by you through thick and thin, and perhaps even true love"!

Unlike the gods or angels in forever bliss, being human, we have the privilege of being able to experience various kinds of joy in innumerable aspects of what we call life. However, it comes with the promise of  being able to suffer just as much. But then, every suffering comes with the assurance of precious lessons, of a meaningful life. Just look closer......and deeper...

Life is an inseparable duality. Accepting both - 'so called' blessings and' so called' curses -with equanimity, is the only escape.....

20 comments:

Motifs said...

This is the second post I have read today that has made me think about myself and the way I think,its high time I realized that I am not the only one with problems,and that if I do have one,I do get solutions also...not only that many of the "curses" I have undergone have actually proved to be a blessing in disguise..Thanks a lot Jerly,for this wonderful post of yours.

Mary said...

What you say is true, but you must remember that the 'curses' provide a learning experience within themselves which make one a better person in the end.
We are all so different, yet so very much alike. Life is such a mysterious venture and imagine how dull it would be if there was no love or pain in the world.
Thank you for sharing :)

Monu Awalla said...

my my.. I was feeling that I'm reading Paulo Coelho's words.. superb write!
Every coin has two sides! You proved it wid blessings in this post.. nice intellect.. :)
I can relate dis to me for sure! :)

Rimly said...

This is so true Jerly. There is always a positive to a negative and the solution to life is to take in the positive and ignore the negative. Not an easy task but one can always try.

http://rimlybezbaruah.blogspot.com/2011/02/journey-from-ashes.html

Martha J. M. Orlando said...

Wonderfully expressed!
It's healthy to look at both sides of the picture and, when life sends you clouds, to look always for the silver lining. :)

Blessings!

Jerly said...

@Alpana, I am so happy you found the post resonating with your life and helpful
@Mary, Thank you..Yeah curses can be blessings, our path is nudged by it directing to a higher plane of existence.
@ Monu, Glad as always you liked it so much
@Rimly Very true, not that easy. But often we have to decide, that it will pain and may be for a long time, but the course that has to be taken has to be taken
@Martha, thank u so much :)

Jan said...

Very well put. the learning process. This truly made me think, I feel so overwhelmed with curses at times but actually I have to many more blessings.<3

Jovy Thomas said...

Good one dear.... :)

sulekkha said...

It's easy to say that ignore the negative and choose the positive but doing it is tough. But when the going gets tough, the tough get going, so count your blessings and say a silent prayer and move on.Nice post, thanks for sharing.

J. R. Nova said...

An absolutely awesome post. There's a positive and a negative to everything.

David said...

Never really thought about the downside to being extemely smart or drop dead gorgeous but you did a nice job of highlighting the drawbacks. Guess there really is two sides to every coin. Now following :)

Bongo said...

Every course is a blessing..you just have to look the right way...As always.....XOXOXOXOXOXO

Mani said...

Each and every line s soo true jerly...i often feel soo....

@MAry- Second completely with wteva u said.

Good analysis Jerly.

Love
Mani

Andy said...

Hello.
This life as we know it is full of ups & downs. As imperfect humans, I think we create problems & stress where there are none.

I enjoyed reading your post.
Thanks for sharing.

Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn

Jerly said...

@Jan, I am glad u could see that u actually have a lot of blessings
@Jovy, thanks dear, remember our discussion on this :)
@ Sulekha,JR Nova,David, Bongo, Mani and ANdy...Thanks so much for sharing your selves here

GvSparx said...

Really inspiring stuff...
I could relate with a few of them...
Need a not so blessed not so cursed life....

Shreya said...

Yea, I agree with your post. But we are here for both: good and bad. Good to enjoy and share, and bad to learn from it. Nice post. :)

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melissa said...

I have yet to reflect on this Jerly. I haven't seen things that way. I have given so much space to goodness that sometimes it scares other people because of too much trust.

Perhaps, there's also a side in me that prefers not to 'see' the 'bad'...

Thanks for allowing me too look at another side of life ;)

DeEpAK KaRtHiK (420) said...

very well observed, i was saying yes to the examples you mentioned, good work jerly,, a typical post of yours :)

GvSparx said...

Loneliness is a part of life...one should not take people seriously...

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