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.

Saturday 29 October 2011


You’re a story. I am a story. We all are stories waiting for our storyteller to arrive on the scene. He comes our way. We may, may not realize his presence. Stories do come across storytellers. They may, may not see the story.

Every story is subject to specific specifics. The story may be multiply told or the storyteller may decide to tell it only to the subject, the person-in-focus, or the person-in-focus may guide the storyteller about nuances of the story. Things happen subtly at this level (a practical case in point - stories told and retold by people in love – both are storytellers and stories in their two-people universe – isn’t it?). He may ask the storyteller – come and please tell me how my story can be worded; is it worth an effort?; can it be foretelling?; can you make me feel special by wording it?; should it be specific or I should advise you to go with a generic theme? And in the end he may ask the storyteller – please do not manipulate my life while telling this story; or, please don’t be absolute with every facet of my life while telling the story.

The person-in-focus may request the storyteller to know if his story can be textured to spread the message of his life. He may be propelled by the thought - “All my life I have not allowed my conscience to hear others deciding on or opinionating about me but now I want to allow others to give a chance by opening a window in my life to look-in, to think, and to draw their own personal interpretations.”

Alternatively he may be driven by the thought – “My whole life has been an open book. My story has been an easy access but it needs a wider audience as I believe my life has a message to serve.” Can he find his storyteller? Anything but he is certainly a story like you and me.