Note: This post is part of a series -- before reading on, do read the previous post.
In the show 'God Friended Me', the main character Miles, along with his friends Cara and Rakesh, embarks on a mission to find out who is behind 'the God account'. As you watch the show, you realize that if you replace the words 'God account', with 'God', it represents reality -- so many people believe that God does not exist, and they take it upon themselves to prove to the world that He is a figment of their imagination.
The show is not about proving whether God exists or not, but is about whether everyone, irrespective of religion, caste and creed, can respect everyone else's beliefs while holding on to their own, and still find it in themselves to lend a helping hand whenever needed. If only we all had a little more faith -- faith in helping others, in healing others -- it would make the world a much more beautiful and peaceful place to live in. Remember, faith can move mountains, hatred cannot.
We usually think of second chances as a way to move on, move forward. But I think second chances are about acceptance -- that's why they're so rare. Because accepting who you are and what you really want isn't as easy as we like to think -- and more often than not, it brings us to the place we should have been coming to all along.
Sometimes life takes us on a journey to find an answer we didn't even know we were looking for. And sometimes we just have to accept that the answers we think we need, we may never find.
All I know is, I'm willing to keep following this path, because I'm on it with some pretty amazing people. And together, I think we can really make a difference in this world.
The idea of family represents something different to all of us. For some, it's the community of people who depend on you for strength and guidance. For others, it's the unbreakable bond between a brother and a sister. Yes, sometimes those family bonds can get fractured or even forgotten, but as long as you never give up on them, you can always find your way back. And if you're lucky, the family you have and the family you find become one and the same.
We all have moments from our past, decisions we've made, that even years later we still wonder about, still question. What would have happened if I had done things differently? What we might have lost if we hadn't made the decision to act?
Sometimes people come into our lives at just the right time, preparing us for the future, whatever it may hold. And I think the most difficult decisions we're faced with are not about success or failure, but finding the courage to simply try again.
Stepping into the unknown is never easy -- there is always that inner voice telling you to hold back from making a big commitment, or moving into the next chapter of your life. Sometimes you just need to be reminded of what you already have, and trust that it is worth fighting for -- because when you do, you'll be amazed at the results.
It's easy to think of new beginnings as something that just happens when the time is right -- life's way of wiping the slate clean to allow us to change course. But the truth is, new beginnings are never easy. They usually remind us of where we've been as much as where we're headed, what we have to sacrifice and leave behind if we choose to continue on.
And is there a point in the journey where it's simply too late to change course even if you wanted to? In the end, trying to change course is more about realizing you never needed to, and that's okay.
Lately I have been thinking about the meaning of home and I realize that home can be so much more than just a roof over your head. Home can be that feeling you have when everything in life finally comes together, or a place that you can fill with beautiful memories.
Now, home isn't always guaranteed -- it's something you might have to fight hard for, even sacrifice for -- something that needs to be preserved and protected. Because there is nothing better than having a place that you can share with the people you love.
The heart is capable of extraordinary things. It gives us life, makes us feel love, and in some cases, can be passed on -- it's memories kept alive. And of course, the heart is also full of mystery -- it can remind you of who you are, or tear you in two directions. And sure, along the way the heart is bound to pick up scars, painful reminders of the past, but if you trust it, follow it where it wants you to go, it will always lead you in the right direction.
Faith is not just about religion. Faith is about believing in what you're doing. Faith is the people that you're helping. Faith is the friendships you have with your close friends. Faith is your belief that you're making a difference in the world, no matter what people think or how crazy it seems. If you can hold on to that, nothing has to ever change.
Who's behind the God account? That question isn't the most important thing. Helping people, changing lives, making a difference, that's what matters most!
P.S. Feel free to re-read the sentences again and again, till you grasp their meaning -- that's the way I read self-help books, and it's a habit that can truly change your life. Happy reading!
Disclaimer: None of the sentences in the main body of this post were written by me. All credits to the writers and the creators of 'God Friended Me'. Do watch the show -- it will not disappoint!
Thank you for reading! Stay blessed!