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.

Monday 17 October 2011


Find some not so busy Varanasi Ganga ghat and take a seat that places you nearest to the Ganga water. Keep in mind to find the ghat where the soil bed is not visible and the Ganga water directly washes the ghat-steps. If you can find such a place to sit and observe the flow on a fine clear morning, you may get the chance to talk to the Ganga fishes. They can be found in many other places but here I find them playing with the flow of the Holy River and at the same time trying to establish a communication with the outside world. So if you have the patience and if you love the company of silence, come and enjoy their company. First comes the first one. Gradually their number swells. Jumping up, dipping down, thumping on – they play so vibrantly. And if you pay some more attention, you can hear them talking among each-other. ITS BLISS :) 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey