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.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012



The process of ‘awakening and enlightenment’ is not something of high intellect and should not been seen as instruments of one-shot change. It has to be practiced consistently.

Also, they need not signify something cryptic and philosophical ranging in the complex theories of existence. They have not to be.

Like philosophy, at individual level, should simply mean how you look at life (the philosophy of necessity) irrespective of what has been said and what is being said, the process of ‘awakening and enlightenment’, too, is to be seen in the similar context.

The fundamentals of the complex theorizing are not meant for everyone and so not everyone (and rightly) bothers about it. That is a natural corollary. But it also takes away the essence of life that we can realize in the day-to-day events of life.

Awakening and enlightenment are not to be seen as yet another big-ticket words that need some messenger like a godman or an expert to come and teach or voracious reading of some scriptures or some other designate, recommended, concerned reading.

Knowing more and looking at it positively brings enlightenment. Knowledge is power and it empowers you to handle life more efficiently.

We carry life aggregating our day-to-day moments. They give us our emotions. They give us our good and bad moments. Accordingly, they give us good and bad experiences to learn from.

We travel. We meet people. We read. We go out. All this while, we accumulate experiences. But we seldom look back to realize their vitality. We rarely go back to do read from those moments. A random conversation might lead you to the solution you were seeking for. A random reading might give you the moments to think about a development in an altogether new perspective.

Every moment that passes can be a moment of awakening. Every random conversation can be a natural tool to enlighten your soul. A random awakening can lead to the moments of enlightenment.

We live in moments. The bad of them depress us. The good of them make us happy. Some of them do enlighten us, expanding our view of life. They aggregate over a period of time.

It’s for you, if you care enough to learn, to enlighten, to awaken you existence.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -