You will reach a point in life when you realise being happy is all you want. It’s not the fancy jobs, cars, homes, clothes. None of that will satisfy you anymore. You don’t want to be happy alone. You wish to spread the happiness, the positivity out in the world. It’s not a phase of seclusion or isolation, it is more of accepting and acknowledging the presence of so many other souls just like you. You wish the world pauses, everyone and everything quitens down, the mess in your mind clears out.
This is the point in your life when everything you ever held dear or important just fades away. The old beliefs you had no longer define you or your actions.This period is difficult to comprehend. You will reach a point when you wish to be alone as well as wish for something more. You wish to work hard as well as while away time in fleeting moments of pleasure, you wish to be positive as well as try to fight back the negative thoughts, you wish to love yourself as well as doubt yourself.
Your feelings do not resonate with your thoughts. You are a different mind , body and soul altogether. This is what makes this point in your life more beautiful. The realisation of something new, the end of the old you.
She’s panting. Out of breath, she looks around. It’s just been over one day since it all began. Everything was normal until then.It’s a shame. She can’t share this with anyone else. People would consider her crazy , out of her mind. Those nasty thoughts are not done yet. They are crawling around the corner. Creeping beneath her shoes to get to her. To strangle her so that she can no longer breathe.
Eyes open. Walking towards a doom away from another. These endless nights of lying awake and experiencing a non dream like trance. How long will it take to end ? Perhaps until the stress of one thing is over. When will it begin? When the cause for another stress troubles her. Those wild creepers of deleterious thoughts cripple the well being of the mind. She’s just running to escape.
Unaware that there is no escape…
There is something that has been bothering me lately. They say organic is good for health but continue the mass production of artificial products anyways. They say MSG damages the brain slowly yet there is no shame in putting excess amount of it in the food. They say research will help eliminate the disadvantages that conventional methods aren’t able to however we still prefer the conventional route. What is the point of research then ? Just to earn your name and money? They believe Geniuses are only those who understand advance mathematics and physics and then raise questions when the other “not so genius people in their eyes” do not prosper.
They say foreign is any country away from the country you were born in. But how can you say that when the people of your own country treat you as a foreigner? When we have pets at home how can we be so stoic when we see animals on the street living a life of misery ? We expect children to be decent , polite and well mannered but portray ourselves the opposite beings in front of them. We point fingers at the mistakes of others not counting the flaws in our own selves. We do not educate people about the real issues of today and then sit and ponder why such issues prevail in our country? We do not love our ownselves and demand to be loved by others. We complain how other people litter our country but when it comes to us there is just one excuse we couldn’t see the garbage bin close by so threw it on the streets.
These type of questions are endless but the answers limited to a few words to ease the conscience of self.Yes I am one among those people. We all are. But things won’t change unless we do.
What love and friendship is ? How will I know. I have never loved anyone as much as I have been loved or been as good a friend as the people who care about me have been. It is very easy to call someone your best friend, closest friend, boyfriend, sister ,brother, mom, dad. To work for these relationships is not easy.
You don’t have to prove your love to the people you care for. You don’t have to call them or be in touch with them to make them feel loved. Love is not always the physical presence or the loud exclamation that wishes to be noticed. It is sometimes a silent whisper or the surprise visits just to see a smiling face. It is the time removed to see your friend inspite of a busy schedule. It is the sweet pictures with captions that your roomie or your close friend from school posts that touch your heart, the embrace from the loved ones when you most need it, that surprise visit from your best friend, boyfriend or brother when you least expect it.
Do me a favour today ibani. Just be so grateful and feel blessed that even though you may not have a million people who love you but the very few that you have never let them go. this birthday instead of changing my profile picture or posting pictures of me wearing that new dress, I wish to convey my feelings for all those who made me feel so special. All those wishes from everyone friends and strangers alike. It doesn’t matter even if it’s just a day. If you can remove a little time to make someone feel special you sure are worth something.
I was so skeptical about the whole idea. Mom wanted me to accompany her but I didn’t want to go. The same old speech and the same old lessons. As I take my seat in the auditorium with the least amount of enthusiasm and the soft, meditative words of the speaker hit my ears, I am taken by surprise. It all actually made sense to me.
The lecture delivered by the renowned spiritual teacher BK Shivani did quench the thirst for knowledge that I unknowingly had within me. Some lessons that awaken your mind and solve mysteries about yourself and your existence are important. Today , there are so many books available across the globe that encourage mindfulness, positive thinking and some even explain the spiritual aspects of life so vividly.
This sudden delve into the study of mind is something of significance. Our minds lost today in actions so meaningless, thoughts so vague and words akin to waste, need attention. We need to unlock its true potential , the power is vested in us, so that actions seek meaning , thoughts bloom in the light of awakening and words flourish.
The child in you, screams out aloud
Where have you been lost ?
Unidentifiable in that crowd.
Summers been over and slowly starts the frost.
You’re tired and exhausted in the mind.
You know there’s nothing better than the messages delivered through those screams
But still you feel it’s a hopeless treasure you cannot find
When life takes you upside down on a whirl wind, all those will become nothing but daydreams