June 30, 2014 § Leave a comment
Every time I start to think, my mind objects. And when I don’t, my mind yet objects. So I prefer to think. But what? That is exactly what I am thinking. To think on what.
I look beyond her, somewhere, past the concrete walls. I can see it. She is sitting across me on the floor, leaning against that very wall. Her legs crossed and her hands on her lap, placed so lightly yet with brute force. A faint smile spread across her lips. Her eyes boring into me. Seeing not past but in me. I can feel the heat of her pedantic glance. I chose to ignore.
I keep staring into something beyond that wall. There are no thoughts. Then I look at her and ask ” What is so captivating about it ? That keeps me hooked onto it. Tell me. You smile like you know! . ” She looks at me, and the upward curve of her mouth deepens. I have never liked parabola in maths. But in real life, its sublime. Oh! I love her smile! And I hate it when instead of replying, she smiles. I coax her to answer me ” Answer me. Just don’t sit and beam. “
She gets up. In swift and graceful movements of her limbs, she comes and settles down besides me. Folded legs and one arm around my neck, she asks me to look beyond. Her voice, so identical to mine. I look at her quizzically and look beyond. I can see it still. She looks at me and says ” That is your escape. That is why you have a proclivity for it. You wish to throw me out of these 4 walls every time. I sit in front of you to show that gazing at it and doing your “so-called contemplation over nothing ” won’t take me there. You never understand. You chose to ignore. Hence you are tied.”
I change my focus. I get up. She gets back into me with that prompt action that she possesses when eager. I get up to smash these walls. I break out of my chain of useless thinking and staring and escaping and resume my work. To break these confinements. I have thought enough. Its action time.
June 28, 2014 § 2 Comments
Perception- Basic ingredient that decides whether my life will be sour or sweet.
The perceptual process (or the process of perception) allows me to experience the world. It is a sensory understanding and experience of the world and life around me. Thus appropriate perception is a very important aspect of how I understand things ( and people) in reality.
My perception is my reality. And imagine the conditions when my reality is buoyant and when my reality is morose.
All of it depends on how I receive/perceive what comes my way. Thus-
LIFE = What it gives + How I take it
Simple yet profound. I can be joyous or sad in and after the same situation and conditions. It is all dependent on just one thing- view. Neither objective nor subjective. Just a(‘the’) view. Objective view brings neutrality and subjective view is objective+ various other factors( specifically human factors). Subjective view is what is to be considered here.
Mine( and others) emotions, experiences bring a change in how I perceive thus leading to either a distorted or clear view of the situation at hand. This can make my present and the related future, happy, neutral or sad. Thus the nature of my life as a whole and the small moments that make it is completely under my control. Either I can take charge of them or let them be affected by meaningless factors.
I can make a moment fruitful and content encounter just by taking it in a positive or neutral manner. And the same situation can be thrown to hell to burn if I wish to do so. Such tremendous power I have in me to decide the course of my next moment.
It is true that I am not cognizant of the next moment but I can definitely be conscious of the moments that follow as its after-effects. It is all in me. In that magnificently powerful brain residing in its rightfully honorable position in our bodies- the top level. Everything that happens to me can be rightly executed by me if my mind is appropriately tuned for the right frequencies.
So much power to me! To you. And I wonder why people think that they are helpless…
June 26, 2014 § Leave a comment
“There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn’t have to; but if he didn’t want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.
“That’s some catch, that Catch-22,” he observed.
“It’s the best there is,” Doc Daneeka agreed.”
-Joseph Heller ( Catch-22)
Read it and you’ll never quite be the same again .
June 20, 2014 § 1 Comment
Dance – move rhythmically on a song or beat. Performing arts.
Dance – Movement of your body in respond to an emotion so strong that you are unable to control it within yourself.
Dance – After effect of Happiness leading to Euphoria!!
Dance is nothing but a form of expression through body. It is one of those rare things that leaves a person in a state of natural high ( not metaphorically but actually). Dancing does not mean doing choreographed steps on a song but it is any movement that is done when in an uncontrolled state.
Dance is beautiful. Dance is liberating.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget, some dance to dance!
Dance is one thing that brings you from your past/future to your-Present. It makes you enjoy your present by making you impervious to all other emotions but bliss and ecstasy. It gives you energy so powerful that it leaves people around you affected by your craziness. You jig, they jig. You hip, they hop 😀
Dance is basically of 2 types only Professional or dilettantish. And both are great!! If you know a style then dancing becomes an integral part of your life or maybe your life itself. If you are unskilled then you dance for the sheer pleasure it gives :)) Simply waving your hands and legs, jumping, rock n roll baby!! You dance and the world dances with you. If not dance at least laughs ( on you for all your weird movements). Till the time you are joyous, everything is fantastic. :))
Dance because you can!
Dance because you should!! Obviously
Dance because it is loads of fun!
Dance because you have a soul!
Dance because you have yourself!
Dance to live!! Live to dance!!
Dance till you live !! Dance till you die!!
June 15, 2014 § Leave a comment
:: A LAND OF STORIES ::
India- belongs to everyone yet belongs to no one. India- Unity in Diversity. India- A land of Stories.
India is a collection of stories. Stories from far and wide distances, stories thousands of years old, stories narrated, abridged, modified, some totally changed. But a collection and colorful mixture ( rather amusing and sometimes horrifying) of stories.
Every person here is a story with many parts and phases like drama, emotional, action etc.
In India, whether rich or poor, elder or young ,a person is not just a person but an experience.
Every city( town or village) has had a past of conquer, oppression or simply decent establishment. Every dish , drink, dance is an epic story. Our religions are stories which have happened or not( no idea really).
Our past is a magnificent, bloody, struggling ( in the correct sequence) story. Our present is a sad ( with a hope to succeed and live happily ever after) story. Our future will be a glorious tale.
We are stories narrated with variety of expressions like that of happiness, sadness, pride, arrogance, pity, surrender , fright and many more.
We are India. India is not just a country. She is a living, thriving, struggling soul and body having seen power, glory, triumph, bondage, beggary, death, struggle , growth, escalation.
She is me. I am you. And we are her.
P.S. In the current times her body and soul, both are hurt but all Indians sincerely hope and strive towards being what we are in essence and grow in the true meaning.
June 11, 2014 § Leave a comment
MINE TO BELIEVE IN (Part 2)
10. Don’t expect anything for whatever you do. Just do it because you want to.
11. The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
12. Be proud of whatever you do. Big/Small thing makes no difference.
13. Know your worth. Realise it , increase it (and keep cashing on it) . But most importantly put yourself to some good use for yourself and for the people around you.
14. Associate your happiness to fulfillment of goals and not to people.
15. There is a difference in being an egoist and an egotist. Former is good, latter worthless.
P.S. I am not a misanthrope.