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.

Wednesday 14 January 2015



Excerpts from a conversation with a close friend, a source of inspiration while randomly talking - thought to share it here :)

Time flies, yes we all know. And like most aspects of life, it elates, as well as pushes us to go for some deep retrospective thinking, taking stock of the hindsight, taking stock of the days gone by in the recent past. And it helps, in times, when rough days linger and you say time flies. It has the vitality to make you feel you weathered well the vibes of the hostile times. Life is always slogged with reflections - the personality and its other aspects of the prevailing times.

On turning philosophical - philosophy is a way to look at things with a leverage to look at them in your own way - giving you the leverage to scale the scope - for everything - in all realms - personal, metaphysical - hope, scope, score on the scale of time.

On philosophy detaches - that is a way to look at it, the way that has been famously philosophical about philosophy - but the beauty of philosophy is - it also allows you to develop your own philosophy giving you the liberty to work on your own ways and definitions to look at attachment and detachment - to feel about what may be the factors behind our feelings to feel so.

On taking away certain aspects like passion, persuasive instinct - well, what I think, the days keep on evolving and thus shaping - so, something that was this way causing something to happen this way may well be 'something' that way causing things to happen this way - and yet, we may see points of relevance.

Life has always been circum-navigational in its approach - and a more eventful life, with share of both, ups and downs, makes the evolution more in sync with you, makes it even more intense.

The God is within you and nowhere else - if one is willing to devolve in order to evolve - travelling from devolution to evolution. The unseen remains the unseen and yet you have to strive for it to be seen.

On we strive or we have to strive - it is both ways - we strive or we have to strive - even if we are forced not to strive - or even if we do not will to strive -  because the circum-navigational passage of life makes it so - making us feel insecure in bouts - and striving comes in then - when it becomes a way where you are looking at some possible recourse - or for the ways to come across, to go over.

Striving as an endeavour in life - it is always there, right from the age we become able to take instructions and later on adding our thoughts to them and further later on when we devise our own instructions - it is just that the intensity of realization keeps on taking different hues - depending on which phase the life is in.

On following pre-designated plans - but then that is a way to look at if it is pre-designated - that is what it goes like, and it is natural to be so, even the diehard individualists and postmodernists come across the moments when they accept the elements of faith and destiny in the evolution of their thought-process, in shaping their continuum to live it on - that is being human, that is being natural - we all are like that. In any lifetime, there can never be a uniform way to go along.

We are what we feel about us today and what we want to feel us about tomorrow based on what we felt about us yesterday.

Beyond there lies our limit to think in definitive terms - to think in definitive terms where our thinking acquires elements of vagueness has undefined elements of time. A way to look at it is the consistent life discourse on our reflections on 'need and want'. I try to focus on in real time - on three days - yesterday, today and tomorrow - while the routine of the thought-process continues with its routine of going beyond - even to the realms of death - and back. 

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