The movie Dear Zindagi, highlights the aspect of mental health.The way the movie has given us an insight into the life of a person going through depression has been carefully crafted to make you relate with the character.The main character who is going through depression is seen with a lens of compassion,empathy and love. Moreover the positivity through which therapy as an important aspect to healing is showcased has been brilliantly portrayed.The movie is centered on a very serious issue however the simplicity used to showcase the challenges,victories and fall backs have given it a story that could light hope in people’s hearts. I love how the movie revolves around the importance of “self” and the meaning of “ hope”. It’s only through our own strength we can bring hope. As the movie progressed i felt it taught me important life lessons that I felt i had been escaping. Here are some of those lessons that the movie made me reckon with, I’d like to call them an ode to my zindagi.
We often come across situations that we brand as ‘bad time’ in our life when we feel low. However at that very moment we come across people who have things going a bit better and our minds will take us to a spot where one wonders –
”why and how do they have this good life?“
“What have they done that you could never do?”
You sometimes want a cheat code to have a ‘good life’. However there is no cheat code and the grass is only greener where you water it! Your bad times would be someone’s miracle and that’s how life is. When we start comparing ourselves with others we are consciously making our situation seem worse when it’s not. Comparison is antithesis to growth.
- We all know what happiness is and it isn’t what we often forget is that it can’t be found in what the other person has. Your idea of happiness won’t even match with your own husband or parent. Don’t see success as a result of God’s mercy; time has held the record on the lives of prophets and the difficulties they faced. Don’t ever take your failures and paint them with God’s wrath. Remember, before being the almighty he is indeed the merciful one.
- You were meant to be in whatever circumstances that you have found yourself in, to be what is destined for you. You were born to serve a purpose. Rise up and be the reason to light your own life. The way out of any situation comes from within, even if it takes years it will still be your own win!
- With all that is there to lose, with all that there is to gain, with all that is left out of paradoxes – there is nothing but the moment. Don’t be hard on destiny to fast run through your story, you will have your moment. You will have many of those.
- If only we could understand the effect of our being and of everything we touch, we would understand the mightiness of the plan of the universe for us.
- It sketches beautifully the way you’ll walk into the ocean of your happiness while drowning in its abyss. If only we could understand the air in our lungs and the neurons running in our bodies are more in sync with their rhythm than any opera you’ve ever heard. If only you could see a million colors your eyes transmit to your brain to see what you are seeing right now. You would not just believe that the universe is in you with all the black holes and galaxies, it’s always been you.
With these valuable life lessons in life I feel one can come to terms with the fact that all that there is and there will be, will be always found inside our own being. Whether its happiness, strength, sorrow – the vault of everything lies within us.
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