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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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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.

 

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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.

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. 

dream_bigThis is what life taught me yet again in the past few weeks. That is the same reason why I came back to share my thoughts on this. A couple of weeks back I took my goals, dreams and aspirations way too lightly and let myself go with a somewhat vicious flow of time. I started taking a route which meant I would let go of myself completely – let go of my ideals, beliefs, philosophies and character. I met someone and took a rash decision of settling down – but soon I realized, this was the biggest mistake I was doing. I started hurting a few people around me, not thinking about what I was actually doing!

Such was the rush from the strangers (whom I just met) that I was getting very little time to assess on my ways of life (that I have lived by so far in my life!). However, the day of revelations came by. I came home dead drunk and saw my mother, with tears in her eyes. I was not in my senses to act sober but still I could sense that there were people shouting in my place. Much later in the night I realized it was all about my rash decisions and the way I was not thinking about about my career, goals and passions, but the way I was throwing everything up for a relationship that I myself did not count in high value! 

Then I decided to confront a friend of mine who made me understand (things I very well knew but failed to stress upon.) that nothing good comes by when a person rushes on things. I also understood that I was being wrongly influenced to take on a step in life that was useless. I took time off with myself (as I always do) for a couple of days and decided that ‘I will never let go myself’ – no matter what! As an individual no one should ever do that as it would mean killing one’s own desires, dreams and ways of life. 

The best thing I could ever do (even as a failed poet! 🙂 ) was to dream, and keep on dreaming as that was my world where no one could encroach or intervene, even my parents. That has been the case with me for my entire life. How could I not see these things? However, the best part about life’s teachings is the simple ways you see yourself learning, without hurting anyone, most importantly without damaging your very own SELF – the epicenter of your life’s journey. 

I thank my cosmos, my parents, good vibes around me (no matter how little they come) and my strength of character that have helped me in stabilizing myself. ‘I’ must be counted in every step we take in life. This is what I learned yet again, and so beautifully! 🙂

CHEERS to LIFE!  🙂

what-goes-around-come-aroundKarma is a *^&^*! But there is no way escaping the route. Our actions sow the seeds for the results we witness. No matter how hard we try not to think bad about people who have done bad to us but past actions and thoughts will bear the results (and these results will be in line with our deeds, vibes and thoughts we spread). ‘What goes around comes around’ is a tried and tested cliche.

There are good people on earth who never pray or hope bad for ones who do bad to them. But then again there is no turning around from the path of ‘Karma’, that is our own actions. The cosmos rules our lives. Cosmic energies are related and everything that exists are co-related. In order to attain a scar-free life we must strive each day to aim higher and do better. Aiming higher is to believe in the fact that if we are unable to do good to anyone we should not do bad either. It does not matter whether there is any bodily harm intended or not. Even a bad ranting or an out of place sentence might unknowingly hurt a person who is probably in deep need of comfort or soothing words.

To release ourselves we must release our ego, our everyday needs and greed. We own nothing. Without a name or our existing fame we came with nothing but our birth. We were born to pursue a noble deed – to attain the ultimate goal of enlightenment as there is nothing else to pursue. Having a palace, a hot wheel, a good looking spouse or a comfortable life are ‘things’, sheer material pleasures. A human’s birth cannot be complete solely by achieving material feats. A soul’s ascent is as important as a body’s.

We work hard to reach physical world goals, heights. In doing so we forget that our physical world dreams are futile as the more we get attached to this world the more fearful we will remain. Remaining fearful will make us permanently attached to a non-existent environment. What truly matters is to realize the dreams and pleasures experienced (or to be experienced) by our soul. We are nothing without the active enlivening of our true self, which is nothing but our soul.

Each day we must keep in line with our positive thoughts and intent to do good or think good. Positive vibes will not earn us more money or material pleasures but they will earn us ‘real happiness’.  There are days when we often sit down all by ourselves and think of the actions and things or pursuits that failed us to be happy. Then why is it that we are not happy in spite of attaining things that should have made us happy. This is where the  soul searching comes up. An individual ignores his soul’s wants and desires. When these are pointed out road to enlightenment starts shaping up. Enlightening is an everyday process. Life has no material goals other than to raise oneself in line with her/his actions.

What is true awakening? Is it seeing, letting one’s thoughts flow or is it never forgettingawakening our very self in each deed we do throughout the day? There will never be anyone around to teach how to awaken our soul, the true territories of consciousness as one has to find his own path.

Let us take an example. Taking a long walk (more like the one taken by P. D. Ouspensky in Saint Petersburg) while never forgetting our own existence will do the trick. At some point or the other we might lose our very intent of ‘not to forget our existence’! What I want to say is the very fact that we tend to forget ourselves while doing everyday chores starting from chatting, house-cleaning to working at office or eating, drinking and other trivial or important works. Even while we think we forget our existence. It is an everyday process (more like a practice) to remember our existence.

When we start remembering ourselves (every single moment) we will get close to awakening our souls. We must observe our senses, watch our minds, track our emotions, feelings, realize our pain and happiness, observe our instincts and impulses in order to remain conscious. We tend to see an object or a place and start connecting with it. In doing so we forget ourselves. We must never get fascinated or attached to any occurrence in our lives. If we attain this we will attain the feat of being awakened.

Controlling our mind is more like an exercise and an everyday pursuit and I am sure with earnest efforts we will ‘not forget ourselves’. This is our ultimate goal as nothing else matters. Realizing and enlightening our souls require hard work – harder than loving, talking, leading our lives, working, taking care of relationships and our families. For humans living in the troubled times like today it will be difficult to focus on this exercise but we can can chant this everyday – ‘Let’s not forget ourselves as we inch towards Awakening’ and we will never fail ourselves!  🙂