Boldness? To wake up and decide to be bold is one of the greatest choices you can make in your personal life. Boldness isn’t just a word, it is a philosophy, and it is a whole template to a life well- lived. You don’t have to be a bully for you to be bold; you have to own your story, in lieu of everything that can go wrong, exude decency and move toward shining a light with your candle. Sometimes, as is the case with impostor syndrome, we are drowned into the illusion of insignificance, we believe the lie that we don’t matter, that our ideas aren’t worth sharing: we are always dealing with a 600 pound elephant in the room, always doubting ourselves.
I have lived a life of mistakes, of small and big wins, of self–introspection and of pure adulterated love-so many times–I have noticed, this life is built on the premise of giving, sharing and receiving: for both the haves and have-nots. If you decide to hide in the avalanche of lies, find comfort in the bed of lies, in a world already torn to pieces, by plagues, deceit, foolery, bad politics, war and terror, no one will ever ring the alarm, you have to be the point of light, whenever that is possible. Speak truth to power, to self, spread love and not hate, be kind, share your stories, they matter.
Can I be honest? Truth – telling is expensive, you will ruffle feathers doing that; you will make very great enemies but also, very great friends, above the price of rupees. In this book, so many of the things you will read are informed by what I have traversed growing through life.
The promise we make to ourselves, if we ever pay fidelity to it, is to be ourselves, to be honest, to be authentically who we are, an attempt we often wave a futile flag to. If we have just lip service to keeping it real yet hide in plain sight, what is there to show for authentic happiness? If we lie through our teeth; what is then our metric for truth and honesty? If we are selfish and don’t care what our neighbour is going through, if not hypocritical villainy, what do we have on our report card for person-hood and human decency? This book in progress seeks to shine a light on these fundamental questions, when it is finally out, find it and read it.