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 never conclusive. It is always a work in progress.

The process of ‘awakening and enlightenment’ is like learning and is never complete. There is always more to it. And there is always the ‘moment’ for it.

It all depends on how you look at your life; how you perceive your sphere of life.

Many problems in life are routine, bit of smaller moments which we somehow magnify. Gradually, over a time, they become big enough to disrupt the normal course of harmony in life.

The moment of awakening capable enough to liberate from a problem or a set of problems may be in a random moment or conversation that may lead you to realize how you unnecessarily piled up worries; that how you became an escapist; that you had to continue resisting the temptation; that you had to read the provocation; that many of the problems were just figment of your imagination; that your sense of reasoning was misplaced; that what you reasoned to get worried was totally unreasoned.

And you don’t need profound knowledge and subtle wisdom to realize that. You need to work on the way you look at your life; the way you work to make your sphere of life.

You need to be attentive to the small to make sense of the big. If you are willingly attentive, your conscience can read the moments of learning in conversations sounding just routine, in moments you consider only time-pass.

If you come to realize this, ‘awakening and enlightenment’ cease to exist as the big-ticket philosophical solutions to life’s existential problems. They become a normal occurrence easing the flow of your life.

Like problems never end, your approach to mitigate and eliminate them should also be consistent. You need to be consistent with learnings of the life in smaller, random moments in order to handle bad patches more efficiently.

Sometimes, observational learning helps a lot by telling you how to avoid or handle a tricky situation. But it happens only if you are a constant learner. When it happens so, you aggregate a body of experiential knowledge (what we call the practical wisdom). Such a body of knowledge makes an awaken existence.

Every bit of learning enlightens you. Every bit of knowledge that you come across during a random day-to-day event of life enriches you.

Time changes and set of problems might take a different streak. What have you learnt might not be enough to tackle it efficiently?

You need to read into these moments and your consistent approach to the experiential learning makes it an easier task this time. You read and learn more.

You get enlightened to the next level. And your awakening pushes you to be prepared for even more. 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -