The best way to know the self is feeling oneself at the moments of reckoning. The feeling of being alone, just with your senses, may lead you to think more consciously. More and more of such moments may sensitize ‘you towards you’, towards others. We become regular with introspection and retrospection. We get ‘the’ gradual connect to the higher self we may name Spirituality or God or just a Humane Conscious. We tend to get a rhythm again in life. We need to learn the art of being lonely in crowd while being part of the crowd. A multitude of loneliness in mosaic of relations! One needs to feel it severally, with conscience, before making it a way of life. One needs to live several such lonely moments. One needs to live severallyalone.

Friday, 7 February 2014


Moments of agony
Heaped up, crushing me
Forcing me to believe
Life worked to corner me
A beautifully cruel stroke
Life would have thought so
But, beautifully, for me
It came to become  
My masterstroke
In the despair of agony
Telling me
Who I needed to be
Showing me the way
Telling all along
The beauty of living the pain
And the life that it makes

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