It was a lovely spring afternoon almost enticing one to run out of the house and go outdoors. I sighed as I got into the mall mentally making a note to check the compulsive shopper in me,to not enter any shop but the one I had planned to since I had to buy a gift for a friend. I made a quick decision to go walking to the next interconnected mall only because I could feel the fresh spring air in my face. It was that kind of a day!
As I waited patiently for my handbag to be scanned for security check, SHE walked in,smelling heavily of Gucci “Guilty” , and my olfactory acuteness recognizing it in a jiffy made me turn back. I could not help but notice the “fake” Birkin bag and the almost gawky, too-big-for-the-face sunglasses that she wore. Still waiting for my bag to be handed over to me ,I gave a feeble smile which she ignored , eyeing my 3 year old tote bag almost as if she looked down upon my sense of style!
I rolled my eyes as she hurried jostled past me to enter the mall as if something/someone was waiting for her inside and would die if she didn’t reach in time! As she walked past me I wondered if I should be judging her for carrying a fake Birkin bag in a color that even Jane Birkin would cringe at and Hermes would be probably ashamed to make or should I be admiring the confidence with which she looked down upon my old but clean and definitely real LV tote which maybe out of fashion but is still very functional nevertheless!! I instantly went into the self corrective mode. I don’t have a right to judge her I told myself but the fiercely indignant inner self nudged at me and said neither did she have a right to frown at me in the face!
It’s so easy to set rules and boundaries for ourselves but when we feel helpless with our surroundings sometimes it leaves us distressed. Why did her disapproval matter to me? When we evolve as a human being, we break free from certain standards set by others and incessantly follow our path of righteousness. So when people misjudge, you walk away without explanations. When certain friends back stab you, you cut cords without confrontations. When people value others on the basis of things they own, you run away from them in the opposite direction. When liars lie on your face looking in your eye, you ignore them rather than prove the truth. When people make mistakes, you don’t gauge the extent of their delinquency ,you let karma take its course.
Because sometimes it’s ok not to be the harbinger of high moral righteousness for the simple reason that the other side is just not humanly evolved to understand it. But most importantly because, Karma is a voice that doesn’t use words.
It’s always watching !