Ok, I’ll not ask about the first thing that comes to your mind when you read the word ‘pleasure’, for the fear of having to share mine in return (if you are smiling, we’re on the same page
). As absurd as it sounds, the two are related, I’ll show you how. One thing that I have truly learnt and understood in two years of being in the Guru’s world is, how to handle the ‘pleasures’ of life
. Yes, I know learning just one thing in two years is below average, but, you know, I always have flunked Math. Also, I write ‘pleasures’ in inverted commas so that people who didn’t smile after the first sentence, would now. So, the one thing common between these two, is, how you handle them when they present themselves. I’m sure most of the girls would remember those mornings when you get up and all you can see in the mirror is a red headlight on your face. I’m bitterly jealous of the girls who haven’t experienced this and secretly believe that you are aliens under human skin…and I really believe in brains over beauty
So what do you do when the big P surfaces? You get all face washes and creams and scrub your face away to glory, with no effects what so ever! The pimple is as happy as it was, throughout the hardships of its life. It knows opposite values are complimentary. So, after a few days, your patience fails. You take the damned step- you decide to blow it off (one of life’s big decisions)! So you stand in front of the mirror, stare at it with deep intensity, reach for it and do it! It’s gone! Everything that was pent up is out and you feel a relief take over you. Imagine the same thing at a party. You give up, go ahead and take a few shots and you’re on the floor, dancing, laughing, and jumping. Everything that was pent up, is out! The worries are gone, you’re having a blast! At the end of it, you say- “Oh what a night” and crash.
But what happens the morning after (If you smiled at ‘morning after’, we could be best friends. Yes, that’s all it takes.)? The happiness of the pimple has gone and an even bigger, dull, deep red spot is left behind. It looks depressed. You know it’ll take even longer to go. You throw in more desperate attempts with remedies, knowing you would draw a blank. The worst part is, you can’t even blow it off! Same thing happens when you get up after a party. Painful hangover, dullness, irritated & slightly depressed state of mind. Trust me, with a deeper sense of self awareness, you realise that the hangover might go, but the effects on the mind stay for weeks. Oh and the worst part, you can’t blow it off!
This is when you think, what if! You wish you hadn’t blown off the pimple. You wish you had better ways torelease the pent up emotions
. You realise the best thing you can do when a pimple presents itself is just LEAVE IT ALONE. In fact, look at it in the mirror every day and learn to be equally bright, shiny and smiley. Just, let it be, don’t let it lure you into a state of deep red, dullness and depression. And, just in case you already have a deep red dull mark, relax! If you are already in the morning after state, accept it. Take it as a feeling and know that it will go away with meditation! I know because it went away for me and I’ve been smiling, dancing, jumping, sans the alcohol ever since! And remember, next time any of the ‘pleasures’ that present themselves in front of you, think of them as bright red seemingly happy ‘headlights’ that are supposed to be LEFT ALONE.:-)
P.S- Just in case you even slightly liked what you read, let me tell you, writing skills come with experience…and I have 7 years of experience with pimples.