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.

Sunday, 9 December 2012



When life recalls the moments where it had come to you to say - come, embrace me, - you say - oh, yes, I, too, have a certain repository of such moments.

When you recall where you had gone to the life to say - come, stay with me longer - it says, oh yes, I, too, have such moments stacked in my memory.

‘Life and you’ is supposed to be a two-way exchange and the existential harmony lies in natural radiance of its poised presence.

And that is not the case always. For some, ‘why’ of it may sound irrational or even belittling, but is pertinent.

As life is notorious for and as you are susceptible to, differences creep in. Some of them stay to grow more shadowy.

An adamancy of the different proportions starts perpetuating then. How it precipitates - no one feels to budge, even if the need is felt.

In this theatre of dilemma, ignorance, indifference and confusion, the ‘saving-the-soul’ element, that evasive ‘realization’, more or less acts whimsically.

Sometimes, a moment might be enough to realize the irrelevance of the adamancy. Sometimes, it takes a lifetime. Sometimes, the mutual attitude of ‘life and you’ dawns upon a mutual realization with consistent and unnerving efforts to better the understanding, to reciprocate and live together.

Sometimes, you initiate it. Sometimes, life initiates it. There are times, when both sent feelers mutually to initiate it.

But the sustained continuance of the effort owing to the ‘realization’ (or to construct on the opportunity), depends on the mutual respect of the need to bury the hatchet and grow together.

Have you felt so with your life? 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -