Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Being an Emotional Phoenix - The James Bond of your Mind

I am not a great writer but I have ideas and experiences to share. This article is probably way too long and will be bad enough to just earn me 1/20 in a local English test. But I sure will score 20/20 if I was to evaluate it on "Give me an idea" Kind of concept. Engineers don't often make good writers so I try.

Ever heard of a Phoenix? In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. it obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor.  While the phoenix typically dies by fire in most versions of the legend, there are less popular versions of the myth in which the mythical bird dies and simply decomposes before being born again. 

This bird probably never existed; I mean history would have touched on it too. It is a myth, a legend... I like to tell my friends whenever I want to come up with an opinion that is not based on any fact or history, I like to use the phrase, "Legend said", why? Because Legends can say anything, but we don't even know who they were or if they even said anything like that but often we believe we are right. 

So, what does it mean then, my blog site is called, it starts in the mind and the topic here is "Being an Emotional Phoenix", now think of what I just said about this bird not existing but people spoke of it to be some tough bird that can go through rebirth, it can and will rise from ashes, it lives up to 1400 years and then it dies and it rises AGAIN, I mean it is a You can't kill me kinda bird, the one that probably had an ego for life, that kind of WTF you looking at face and an attitude that says, I can fight and die all my life one day I will rise again. This bird, one that never walked this face of earth is depicted to be the toughest of animal kind and this is where it gets interesting, it is all in the mind of those who created it, it was all in their imaginations and now we use this to talk about getting over emotions, downfalls, failures, when we backslide or sit back for far too long on certain matters, this I will talk of separately.

Let's get to my main point here (Where?) I don't know, somewhere here. Life has ups and downs. We go through trials, we go through fights, arguments, silent tortures and all sorts of emotional traumas, psychological pain that just burn us out and start to show on our faces in the absence of smiles. I want to introduce, to those who did not already adopt it, the concept of being an emotional Phoenix. The idea and come-nature of being the Robin Hood of your feelings, the tough guy who never fell and stayed down. I want you to know that if you can imagine it, you can do it. If you can idealise it and desire it, you can eventually live it. But, it all starts in your mind; you have to want it before you can live it. 

So next time you feel like it is so hard and you cannot do it, look around you and see the world as a place where the weak lose and die, you don't want to be part of them. Get up and shove it in your thick head that hey I am The Prince of Bel Air, I am the Phoenix of emotional burnouts and the survivor of the hardest wars, I will not stay down, I will not weep, I will not cry and I will not sit back and see myself breakdown like Wax Statue. Be the statue of Liberty that stands tall in storms and rainfalls, be the person that symbolises power and freedom. 

I have battled so many emotions but, I love it, it made me strong.