Archive | March, 2012

Endless Beginning!

29 Mar

Everything that has a beginning must end at some point in time. Really?

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Faith the 2-legged dog

Sun rises on the East, moves from horizon to horizon, evaporates water, makes people sweat, lets the world glow during twilight, and sets on the West. Cycles ends for one part of the world, when it just starts for the other.

Seeds sown, watered, fertilized, weeds removed, grain harvested, packed and shipped. Cycle starts with seeds and ends with grain, but new seeds are sown soon for the next cycle.

Babies are born, suckle, cry, drink, eat, crawl, grow, walk, play, go to school (aw, shucks!), study, grow, ride cycle, study, play with daddy’s smart phone, study, study, go to college, infatuate, study, tweet, update FB status, buy bike, join G+ circles, watch YouTube videos, fall in love, get a job, marry, buy stuff, fight, buy car, change jobs, divorce (some, of course), buy house, make babies, burn out, think about retiring, practice yoga, marry off their children, retire (sort of), grow old, die. Cycle ends. But the cycle also starts with new babies, all over the world, all over again.

Stuff is bought. Watched, ridden, worn, driven & enjoyed with awe for a few days. Cherished for a few weeks or months. Exist along with hundreds of other stuff in the house for a while. Gather dust when replaced with new stuff (hardly any leave the house though – what’s that loft or garage for!). Cycle ends for old stuff when it just begins for new stuff.

Take anything in Life, observe and listen, without analyzing too much with too little knowledge we possess. Think. Do everything that has a beginning end at some point in time, really?

Life is one long, fun-filled, shocking, educative, adventurous, heart wrenching, cherished, teary eyed, memorable, heartwarming, joyful, soul stirring, enchanting, Endless Beginning. Don’t complain. Have faith. Just live it!

When FINE isn’t Fine!

12 Mar

‘How are you doing?’

‘I’m fine, how about you?’

Casual conversation we have or hear on a daily basis. When was the last time you heard someone say ‘I’m not fine’? Probably never!

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But changing times, economic and environmental, may soon lead us to respond, probably with an acute case of bruxism accompanied by a clenched fist, ‘I AM NOT FINE’!

When you’re Freaked out by unexpected results from either your or someone else’s actions…

When you feel very Insecure about meeting the impossible expectations piling up on your plate…

When you turn Neurotic about crossing improbable milestones within unrealistic timelines…

When you become an Emotional wreck when everything seems to be going haywire and none going your way…

I knew FINE isn’t Fine anymore, when Mark Wahlberg told Charlize Theron in The Italian Job, that being FINE is Freaked out, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional.

When one starts chasing What, How and When relentlessly, without thinking about Why, FINE isn’t Fine!

When mission accomplished becomes the obsession, without realizing the collateral damage it’ll cost, FINE isn’t Fine!

When “I” becomes the all encompassing mushroom cloud in anything and everything we do, bringing the environment around us under a suffocating nuclear winter that sucks the Life out slowly and painfully, FINE isn’t Fine!

Be vigilant to keep your beautiful Life Fine and don’t become a vigilante and end up making it FINE for everyone instead – including yourself!

Present is Past in Future!

5 Mar

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When Life recycles Time, the Present becomes the Past in the Future.

Yet we linger in the past, long enough to waste the gift of present, by when future has sneaked past unnoticed.

Past can be a point of reference, but it is pointless to bookmark it and keep on revisiting.

Life is all about present and that’s why it is also known as a gift. Accept it gracefully and share its joy with others.

Living beings with one less sense than us – like my two tail wagging daughters for example – can teach us a thing or two about living in the present.

Animals live life one day at a time, in absolute harmony with nature, until they rest in the bellies of people who eat them or in mother earth, who with her eternal grace accepts them for what they are and recycles them into another life form.

Plants live life without a sense of time, for many of them can live long enough to see many a generation of us. Unless of course they’re chopped at the prime of their life, sawed and crafted into a piece of furniture we proudly own. That too despite giving us a bounty of fragrant flowers and juicy fruits, without asking for anything in return.

We fail to live by wasting the limited lifetime available in strategizing about the future, tactically planning the present and operationally analyzing the past. Trrrrrrrrnnnnnnggggggg… the alarm goes off – yet another missed day! 

Stop day dreaming about future and start living your dreams in the present. It is worth living, without an iota of doubt.

For the goal obsessed, one day at a time is a good short term goal to start with. One moment at a time will be the long term goal worth aspiring for.

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