The first thing that comes on my mind when I think about clouds is the fluffy, soft, white thing on the sky that looks like a pillow made up of lots of intersecting circles. I hope it is the same with most of us.
Don’t get confused with the CLOUD from Cloud Computing. This article isn’t about that cloud but the natural one.
A cloud is, perhaps, one of the words in English that doesn’t express what it is thought of to be! If it was a soft, white pillow, it should have been a positive word- right? But wait, what does a ‘cloud’ signify? Bad thoughts, negative emotions, and so on. So, when we say, “Such a clouded consciousness”, it means that our emotional and intelligence capabilities are hindered. Certainly, a ‘cloud’ doesn’t seem to be a positive word even though it looks so beautiful in the sky. We have a reason to defend it – the rain. The cloud, however fluffy and beatific it may look, always carries rain with it. Obviously, rain (eventually water) is one of the most important elements of our universe. But, the English language doesn’t think so! In romantic terms, rain falling from a cloud is analogous to tears falling from someone’s eyes. Maybe, that’s why the English language adopted ‘cloud’ as a negative word.
Yet, does it always mean that a cloud should be negative? Well, it does provide me with the little shade that I always look for during harsh summer days. The cloud carries rain that helps people cultivate crops in their farms. The cloud also sets scenic backdrops for some beautiful pictures that get captured. How can a cloud be treated so badly then?
Now just replace the ‘cloud’ with a ‘person’ that you don’t like. Possibly, you don’t like her/him because s/he is either one or more of these:
- Disloyal, unfaithful, or overbearing.
- Possesses evil/bad characteristics.
- Has done something wrong to you or your loved ones.
- Just because s/he looks, talks, behaves like someone similar whom you are/were acquainted to.
But just think about the good qualities that s/he may possess. Like them for once – love them. Forgive them if they have done something wrong to you. Life is all about forgiveness. Be good to the cloud; it shall always pour goodness on you.
You are never too old to do anything, except if you think otherwise! The human brain is such a masterpiece – it thinks and makes things happen. What more for a miracle would you ask for? Start loving the cloud! Start the change!
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30th June, 2016.