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, 5 November 2013


Opinion, opinions – we all are opinionated, whether we are the rulers, or if we are from the subservient class – being opinionated is a universal right, the origin of which is psychologically involuntary in nature and therefore, is irrespective of its realization effects.

Opinions – they have been the underlying reasons in regions across the globe, over the ages, to establish and dismantle regimes, to shape and reshape definitions of terms like humanity, civilization, modernity, development, war, peace, and ‘so on’ of the lexicon.

Opinions – they create a Nazi out of an Adolf Hitler that opinionates that Jews and other inferior ‘races’ are to be wiped out from the face of the Earth and goes all out to implement it.

Opinions – they give us a Mother Teresa who opinionates that the destitute of the world need immediate assistance and she spends her whole creating a big organization devoted for the cause.

The person - the good and the bad – the Saint and the Satan – measure of humanity – scaled by the presence, absence and munificence of virtues.  

Opinions – good or bad – there are plenty of them – pushed by circumstances, triggered by atmospherics – the process of them taking over us is involuntary – riding on the moments, mundane or visibly significant.

Opinions – yes, but it is voluntary to rework our ways once we come to realize the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ of our opinions – largely an experience-based learning – fed by us, by others and by the circumstances.

Taking a decision when it comes to this – the defining moments of life that define ‘who we were’ - when we say that final goodbye!

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -