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, 2 February 2014



No one is a 100 per cent truthful fellow. Going by the established benchmarks of honesty, no one can claim so.

Lies are an inseparable part of our lives. We all speak them. We all tell lies. Willingly! Instinctively! Circumstantially! Aimlessly!

Some of us are habituated of them, making a complex web around lies, based on some elaborate concoction of situational agreements and adjustments. Such liars are, no doubt, the perennial bad characters. Recognize this category of the ‘compulsive lairs’ and maintain a safe distance.

Some of us are ‘forced’ liars, avoiding a lie as long as it doesn't become too pertinent, too demanding of the moment (of the situation), to try it out. They are friendly liars. Don’t lose them in the rush your senseless impulsive reaction.

Many of us are good-hearted liars, telling small, insignificant lies, to gain routine outcomes, in routine moments, almost, always harmless.  

The rest are simply liars, inhabiting the traits of different sets of liars, based on circumstances and based on their mental dispositions.

Lies are good and lies are bad. Subsequently, lies are intentional and lies are unintentional.

Intentional lie can be good or bad, good if it intends to lessen a pain (but not being a precursor to a greater pain the next day), bad, even if it intends to do some good to someone, but in turn, is aimed at bringing more mileage to you.

Unintentional lie is basically a reflex sort of response, put into action when one finds no way out of some troublesome situation, now it can range from avoiding a life-threat to simply mitigating some embarrassing factor.

And reasons for lying: bet me, no one can count them. They are as many and varied as the numbers of planets and stars in the Universe.


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