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.

Friday 27 June 2014



The night was dying. It had overstayed and had refused to leave, but was dying now.

And he was sensing a reason to rise up again.

After all, it was quite long, when he had his day fading to the dusk.

Thankfully, he had been able to understand and befriend the darkness, meanwhile.

And the paradox had helped him survive.

He could read the concepts in the abstract.

And he could create his own constructs.

There was an increasing place for the darkness. There was a room for its teachings.

And it taught him to reason with the night.

And cautioned him to remain ‘who he had been’.

The night was dying, but he knew the nights would come again.

The befriended darkness had taught him to rise up and had given him the confidence to win it on his own.

And he was a survivor.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -