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A few days back when I was compiling some informations on Rabindranath Tagore, I came upon one very inspiring quotation by him. It goes, “I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.”
What is installed for you in another door? That, I have no answer for you. With another door, there are always uncertainties and new challenges associating with it. No one can even give you the guarantee that things will be better and no one can tell you that things will be worse either. You may have to go through more than one door. However, like standing in wet cement, if we stand long enough in it, we will get stuck in it.
Like Helen Keller’s quotation, “… often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” Are we missing the opened doors too?
Just as the day will eventually break the darkness of the night, another door will eventually bring us new lease of life. Let us have the faith as what Rabindranath Tagore said, “Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.”
I wish for you and I to always have the courage and faith to move on to another door or to make a door.
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It might be handy to bring sledgehammer too 🙂
Never give up!
@ VanillaSeven, did I mention ‘going through another door?’ And not ‘breaking through?’ Never give up indeed! 🙂
Great post and love that pic.
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@ Jenny, hope the post is useful for you just as it is to me.
Nice post. When the door is closed, we can open the window. If there is no window, we can make a door. Where there is a will, there is a way.
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@ Jade, yes, when there is a will, there is a way.
I love this post and I’ve been writing about similar issues because of tensions in our families. Great post I’ll be back.
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@ Dorothy, I believe this issue is close to the hearts of many since many of us would have faced moments in our lives when we had hard times going through doors. The simple truth has always been to go through another door or to make a door when the going gets tough. The question then will be, “when do we give up going through the current doors?” We have been taught to persevere when the going gets tough and yet there will be times when we have to let go and move on. When is the ‘right’ time? That is for the individual, one question you can ask yourself is, “have you done your best?” And then again, going through another door or making a door doesn’t mean creating something new as the destination; you may be going to the same destination through another door. Thank you. It is a pleasure to share.
yes, I am making another “door” for myself these days…because the “main big door” that I used to pass through requires a ticket now. hehehe…
thanks BK for an inspiring post… 🙂
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@ Carey, good to hear that you are making another “door.” 🙂
This is beautiful! I’ve never heard it put quite this way.
@ Rebecca, it was the first time I saw the quotation by Rabindranath Tagore too. I believe the one that most of us are familiar with is by Helen Keller, “When one door of happiness closes, another opens: but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” Tagore’s quotation can be more widely used since it doesn’t merely focus on happiness and he put it in simpler words.
Hey BK…another wonderful thought. I love doors.
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@ Tammy, wonderful thought from Tagore indeed. 🙂
“like standing in wet cement, if we stand long enough in it, we will get stuck in it.” That’s very insightful. I hadn’t thought about negative circumstance like that before. Very cool thought.
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@ Ben, that was something that I have learnt and heard from somewhere and someone before. I am just relating it here so that it can benefit others too.