When you see the setting sun

Posted: December 16, 2016 in sun, Unknown
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setting-sunIt gives me immense pleasure to watch the sun go down on me, yesterday, today and maybe day after today! For the past few days I have been watching over my cubicle window where the setting sun can be beautifully captured and enjoyed for quite some time.

Setting sun has a fine mix of melancholy and joy. As soon as the winter afternoon sun starts to go down, I start to think on the day’s chores, missed agendas and upcoming resolutions. But what I fail to understand is the strange blend of feelings that cannot be rightly assessed. Sun being my ruling star (according to by natal charts) I believe in its strong presence in my life.

Whenever there has been a ‘shipwreck’ in my life, I have beamed back with added zeal in no time, much like the sun that goes down, yet comes back the very next morning with added life and vigour!

I am sure all of you must have felt something strange (a rush of emotions, feelings or an unknown line of thought that has remained impossible to ascertain as to why it has come up!) whenever you have witnessed the blissful setting sun…

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Some of us (often called as the ‘other’ people by the people surrounding us in our day-to-day living) are accepted more easily and widely in the ‘other’ world than in the world we live in on daily basis. I will not confuse you by leaning on the supernatural or extra-terrestrial world objectives. By this ‘other’ world I am stating the countryside, the summer place or the off-route and detour places that we often (or secretly) take to let go of our heavy feelings and emotional burdens.

By this ‘other’ world I am trying to point to the nearest village/neighborhood or a suburban place we have so rightly called our own for a considerable period of time.

A place that we tend to refer to, as the ‘other’ world is our parallel world of existence. For me it is a district set far off from my city where I connect with myself. I need to visit this place at least twice a month or in a span of two months to get rejuvenated. This is where I wash away my torn and tattered self.

In order to stay connected to the world we need to stay connected with ourselves. Here is a picture of my ‘other’ place. This place has given me the strength to come back, every time I have failed to connect with myself.

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no man’s land

You, me and everyone playing the game of life need to have this place to find inner peace. Without remaining connected to our selves we will never be able to attain liberation.

Go out and about people! That is the only way that suits the universe. Be a part of that ‘other people’! Remain happy and at peace.

 

downloadWhen do we attain the ultimate state of PEACE? I would like to answer this simple question in an equally simple manner. There might be a million philosophies and preaching that will suggest ways to attain peace. They most definitely show us some great ways to liberate ourselves. But in our daily lives it often becomes difficult to maintain sanity and most importantly hold ourselves together in our constant quest for life and existence. Peace is within our body and mind and the only way to become peaceful is to accept the disturbances surrounding us.

The moment we accept, allow and acknowledge the grievances, shortcomings and disturbances in our daily lives we free our mind. Peace is never to put an effort in avoiding pain, annoyances, sufferings, commotion and disturbances. Peace is but a state of mind that KNOWS it all!

By accepting and allowing disturbances we choose to give importance to our inner peace. There can be no good done without acknowledging the existence of the bad or the evil.

Let us consider these points:

  • Without noise we will never hear.
  • Without smelling a bad odor we will not be able to smell a beautiful aroma.
  • Without experiencing a bad sight we will not get to an enjoyable scene.

Quite similarly without accepting the disturbances existing in our lives we can never be peaceful. Finding peace in ourselves is possible, not by ignoring or avoiding all the commotion, disorder and disturbances but by overcoming them in spite of their existences.

So from today onward let us choose to remain AT PEACE and we will never fail to attain the state of enlightenment.

Just when you think that your life has taken a new turn and you have left your friends and relationships far behind (people who left you to rot, not offering a hand to pick you up when you needed them the most), you receive  strong jerks – sudden calls, ‘texts from the other side!’ and unexpected communication from people from your past. What do you do at this moment?

There is nothing for you to do but listen to the useless conversations. As an educated and cultured human being you are also entitled to be subtle and casual (instead of rude and rough) in your approach.

So to sum it up, your life is a smooth ride only when you are a loner. The moment you choose to be social and successful all the wrong people start re-entering your life path. Whether you choose to erase them completely or ignore them to a certain extent is your call. Your choice shapes your character and your future approaches.

Remember bad is good as long as you are comfortable handling everything.

mind.jpgWe have often found questioning ourselves – how to channelize our mind? Soon after identifying the ‘object’ of our desires (the purest form of clarity and stability) we start to question on our next step.

The ‘object’ of our ascertainment being identified needs sharpening. Once we have successfully  opened our minds we need to form a firm shape or a clear picture. In order to attain this we need to imagine the nature of our inner light, the ultimate connection with the supreme power (whether outside or inside our aura).

Transforming our anger, sadness and all other harmful energies is a difficult process. We need to be patient while silently observing our mind’s movement. In every effort we put in this journey we must not repress our emotions, instead let it flow naturally without acting upon it. Negativeness will bring in more of it we can just wait and allow it to rise without doing anything about it.

The moment we become sad or angry we must start meditating. Any form of negative energy is powerful mass of energy and we must not waste too much time by neglecting it. By meditating we will be able to neutralize our energy. It will be an extremely slow process but the wheels will turn and our moods will change.

Transformation from negative to positive will require a lot of forgetting. Nothing in this world is constant – neither harm, happiness nor sadness or anger.  The more we reduce our excitement the more we will be closer to channelizing our mind.

While meditating (with an innate goal to channelize our mind)  we must not forget that our mind and body are well connected. So we need to have a proper posture while performing meditation. Tight postures will make our minds heavier so we need to loosen our body by relaxing our muscles.

Investigating our experiences and observing our doubts will gradually sober our mind. Initially we will be able to take part in short sessions of meditation which will turn into longer ones as our minds become stable.

Forgetting the object will bring in blocks in the paths of our meditation. Practicing stability will arouse the spiritual awareness of our being and the being of the entire universe. We will then start processing our path to liberation.

deleting_memoriesHow hard is it to erase somebody’s existence from your life? We can choose to cut off all the social networking ties yet remain largely unsuccessful in deleting a person completely from our lives. We need to put in real efforts in doing so, if we are not the people who do not feel anything even when they meet or greet their friends with whom they have fallen out. I belong to the race which does not believe in keeping any kind of contact whatsoever with the one who has cheated on me, taken me down, hurt me for a longer time than we remained friends, etc. 

Saddest part of this reality is the fact that deleting images, notes, texts and contact details are not enough. We need to erase their memories. I consider myself to be a considerably calm person and my efforts have been so far a bit of a success. I have started blocking my own thoughts whenever memories come by. This is one hell of a process. These are people and moments we are talking about, not some random stranger talk. Our effort in deleting someone from our life is solely to let ourselves enjoy peace and the sheer happiness of existence. Life is a constant commotion and why do we need to keep hurting our inner peace? We must release ourselves from all forms of memories attached to these people who have made us feel low in life at some point or the other. 

We are tiny parts of the bigger universe and we have significant roles to play in our lives. We must not hinder that process by crying over past moments and memories. I am not suggesting to avoid memories but what I am trying to say is the fact that we must not think of the bad things. We must let go of all things negative as they hurt US.

WE, US, ME, – These are important as long as they do not make us shallow individuals. Pride and ego are important to make a character stronger, bigger and mightier. We have arrived as sole (and supreme too) entities and our life path will determine our  liberation. A soul is what matters and our only goal is to liberate it from the clutches of negativity, evil, bad blood and bad intent. Only then shall we attain enlightenment. 

broken_heartYou can well understand the things you said and the moments invested,

mean nothing more than a theme forgotten, and a dream much wasted. 

You were there to carry all the burdens, of confused minds and wicked hearts.

You trudged and trudged alone, dragging yourself from the rusted hurts,

But soon you found there was no one beside you, to cleanse your wounds and feed you some,

wasting some more time is what was left for you to do,

prepare yourself for a never ending rage and write a song for nobody.

You could see people fall apart, or stand still, some forgot it all,

but some had the time and the zeal to come!