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