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The Untamed Part of Me

After completing graduation and working for awhile, I ceased to enjoy life. There was a bizarre sense of hopelessness and frustration in the typical work schedule and its monotonous pay at the end of each month. Boring and depressing as it was, there was not much to life, I thought. An inner part of me has always sought freedom and it refused to be tamed and chained. I couldn’t lose it because losing it would end Me. I desperately needed a break, a time that was meant just for me, where I could explore myself, search my emancipation and stay at peace. I ceased to paint long ago, the only thing I rejoiced in. I no longer paint now so I needed something to live on. At heart, I knew I was never good at writing but I somehow wanted to write, to give it a try at least. So, I had to write instead as if a part of me always craved for it.

One day I found the WorldPulse site, while I was randomly searching for something in the internet. I read some amazing posts by a bunch of gifted women and I truly felt their words. This particularly interested me because it reminded me of my own experience. During my research, I came across with so many women, who couldn’t speak for themselves and who chose to remain silent (with or without their interest) just to continue tradition, while others were mute to save their families and to provide a better future to their children. So many of them were young mothers bearing a large chuck of responsibilities both of household and family, but they had no voice of their own as if they were incapable of thoughts, reason being stagnant for years of hardships. I dreamed to do something for them, who were living just few kilometers away from my home town and yet had so different a fate.

I joined WorldPulse and posted some of my experiences and got an unexpected amount of response, which was as overwhelming as it was appealing. I met wonderful friends from around the world and it shaped my determination to share more about the plights of women in my community. This made sense to me as it gave a creative exit to my own frustration, a way out towards my own liberation and a sense of fulfillment for doing something for my community, my sisters and myself.

I want to give women a voice, a space of their own and the dignity that they deserve. The Pulse of sisterhood and sharing lets each of us realize that we live for a special cause and that all of us can make our dreams come true. For me, Voices of Our Future is just that opportunity. I want to be the change for thousands of women who have untamed and free spirit as mine. I want to speak for them and that’s preciously what VOF is to me, a catalyst for revolution.

Comments

Mukut's picture

Your thoughts resonate with mine

Sangita beautiful ! The words i refused to be "tamed and chained" resonates with my feelings as well.

You have captured your journey very well. With Wp, our life has come full circle. This is where we belong, isn't it?

Keep it up dear :)

Love,

Mukut Ray

Sangita Thapa's picture

thanks Mukut!

Its so nice to have received your kind words on my post. Yes, indeed, WP has changed our life and so many others who are like you and me. Although I always post late, im happy that you read them. Thank you dearie! :)

fozia yasin's picture

Beautiful!

Dear Sangita,

A very honest post. Keep it up. It's amazing to see so many women networking with a purpose and with a common vision -- getting out the unheard voices. Looking forward to more such posts from you.

Love
Fozia

Sangita Thapa's picture

so glad

im so glad you read my post and put what you thought. Thank you dear Fozia. Your poem on domestic violence is just brilliant. Im sure you too will keep posting on yet more issues. Thank you.

Chrisitina's picture

Hi Sangita Thapa, I like your

Hi Sangita Thapa, I like your article very much. You just speak out what i wanna say. And indeed, we all have an untamed self within us, and traditions have suppressed it so violently that they almost disappear. But what's amazing about world pulse is that it offers a place for us to rediscover the untamed self and help more to bring it back! Let's work together to make that happen!

Kind regards,
Christina

Where there is a WILL, there is a WAY.

Sangita Thapa's picture

Thank you so much!

Dear Christina, im so glad that you liked my post. Yes, we all have that untamed part deep within our soul and I couldn't resist writing about it as a sense of frustration gripped me tight. I was totally helpless for a while, but then i met beautiful people like you here in WP and im truly so obliged to have this opportunity. Thanks for your moral support dearest.

Sharontina's picture

Untamed spirits!

We are those untamed one to be called upon true catalysts for revolution. I like that which describes most of us here. Keep sharing dear. Your writing creates leadership and independence.

Love.

Merlin Sharontina

Sangita Thapa's picture

so sweet

Thank you dear sister for respecting my untamed self and calling people like ourselves a catalyst for change. If there are inspiring figures like you, of course, we can do much better.

bhavna's picture

Hi

Loved you write up. Thank you for sharing. Keep up the determination

best wishes
bhanva

Sangita Thapa's picture

Appreciated!

Thank you so much dear Bhavna. Im so glad that you liked my post. I appreciate your support.

Debra K Adams MA's picture

never lose yourself!

I am glad you recognized a need in you to find more meaning to your life, something beyond earning a paycheck to pay the bills! Yes, we need that, but I believe as humans we have a larger need to fulfill our purpose here on earth - whatever that is. The best place in this world is to have a job that pays you AND gives you that sense of peace and accomplishment. either way, no matter how you do it, you must do both! I encourage you to continue painting - art is a creative and visual way for you to share your thoughts with those who cannot read or read in your language! Art transcends words!

"Be the change you want in the world." Gandhi

Debra K. Adams, MA
See my vizify bio! https://www.vizify.com/debra-k-adams-ma-pdv-cws
Survivors In Service: Self Empowerment Strategies (SiSSeS)
Consultant/Speaker/Author & Owner/Founder

Sangita Thapa's picture

Yes, dear Debra!

Thank you so much for putting your encouraging words dear sister! Im so glad for such an overwhelming comments on my post. I thank you specially for suggesting to continue my painting and for having such a high regard for the visual art. I will start it someday dear Debra, but when i still have to figure out. And yes, I too believe art transcends both words and life.

Aminah's picture

Keep writing :)

You have done a wonderful job of writing your thoughts and your journey here.
Keep writing and never doubt your skills. Our writing gets better the more we write.

So glad to come across many women who works not for the pay check at the end of the month.
We often work for the joy of working, for the satisfaction of knowing we are being of use to the community.

All the best to you
Aminah

Salaam
Aminah

Sangita Thapa's picture

I will

I am much obliged to have received your good words dear Aminah. I too am glad that we all share a common dream and pursue a great cause. Thank you for your support.

Paulina Lawsin's picture

Your post is a wonderful

Your post is a wonderful read. It is a mistake to say that you are not a good writer. If wanting to write keeps nagging in your head that is a sign that you have a passion for it.

When you write not only to express your self but to bring the voices of women who are disempowered by cultural tradition and socio-economic situation, you are doing a great service to huwomanity.

You're in the right track, sister. Keep on writing.

Sangita Thapa's picture

so sweet!

So sweet of you to read my post and give your encouraging comments. Im honoured. Yes, it is a great service to voice the voiceless, but equally true is the fact that it has also given me a sense of fulfillment which I never got in any other job.

ayodele emefe's picture

Bravo

Hello Sangita Thapa,

Truly inspiring and true to point.

With your vision I have no doubt that positive changes would follow. Indeed there are a lot of women out there who do not know that their voices can be heard all over the world in terms of telling their stories and knowing that other women are there to give them all the supports, encouragements and strengths needed to overcome whatever challenges they are facing.

It is indeed very inspiring to know that world pulse is that chain that binds us all together in achieving our individual goals through collective efforts.

Well done.

Cheers,

Ayodele

"You are a champion and a hero. Do not think yourself any less"

Thank you dear Ayodele for your encouraging words! Yes, WP has proven itself as a common platform for us all to raise the voices of voiceless. I hope to share more about women's plights in my community and hear yet more about them globally here. Besides this, to me, WP has also given a golden chance to meet wonderful women like you and be inspired for positive change.

wizamamat's picture

Untamed and outspoken

Sangita:
Thanks for sharing your personal experience, we often know when we are threading a monotonous path that does not lead to personal fulfillment. I am glad that you were attune with your inner voice and passion for change. I hope you will add me to your circle of friends. Yes, pulse provides a unique opportunity for women around the world to connect and share experiences.

Sangita Thapa's picture

hi!

Dear Wizamamat, its my pleasure that you read my post. Yes indeed, WP has been the unique power of combined voices to connect us all. I just added you in my circle. :)

Lea's picture

Dear Sangita, It's wonderful

Dear Sangita,

It's wonderful that you found a medium through which you can express yourself and share your feelings and thoughts with others. WorldPulse helped you to connect with other women and to find your inner strength and your voice. I hope that you will continue to share your wonderful stories with us.
You're a gifted writer!

Lea

Sangita Thapa's picture

hey Lea!

Yes dear Lea, its true i have found a medium to release myself and a bunch of wonderful friends and sisters in WP. I will definitely share more in the days to come. Thanks.

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