One of the most vital emotions that truly make the world go round is love… I have always wondered what exactly is it about love that makes everyone(without exception) undergo a transformation. The answer was not simple.. but had to be found. There are a few things however that need to be clarified a) only sensitive but brave souls can venture in the domain of love b) they will get hurt,depressed,obsessed,freaked out but eventually it will all make sense c) is it worth it?
Now, the reason we go crazy loving and being loved is that for the first time in our lives we experience selflessness…. which in itself is a wonderful emotion. When a person is in love he or she unknowingly gives himself or herself completely to his or her lover.Whether it is about starting to change your looks,giving up a few commitments for a loved one, adjusting to that new person,knowing that she is the one worth giving it all up for- this feeling of ego-lessness that you share with your girlfriend/boyfriend, spouse is essentially what brings you happiness and misery yes, initially we are fine with our unselfish selves but then our conditioning takes over, even in relationships, it is at this time that love silently exits from our life and what enters is misery,possessiveness,betrayal and depression. The beauty of the jewel called love is in giving it away freely, without our customary miserliness, you can’t love in percentages or wait for a return of the favour. Our egos are so inflated that we cannot even love our loved one wholeheartedly.. after a few months into a relationship we selfish people start questioning ourselves- Why am I being so devoted? I CHANGED MY LIFE PLAN FOR HIM/HER TO FIT IN, WHAT IS HE/SHE DOING IN RETURN?That my friend is a stupid question, the moment you place yourself in a superior position that your lover you are in for trouble..the demon has returned and now try how much you may the mirage of a beautiful love lies shattered and yes, you may keep changing your lovers like clothes but you will still be left pining for that magic that is present in a relationship’s first few months. The situation becomes even more difficult when you have to HAPPILY sacrifice your interests in order that your relationship work and that is a tough call, this is the reason why husbands and wives quarrel. Each one has sacrificed his or her interests for the betterment of their marriage but the sacrifice needs to be complete you can not save yourself in love, no you can’t,your ego will be tossed and turned like a rag doll in a hurricane but you have to not give up on love. Wives are famous for taunting,nagging etc – that is so because in India a woman sacrifices,adjusts and her ego takes a toss lot more often than her husband’s but her love is not yet complete, her little self tries to preserve itself when she thinks how much she has sacrificed for their marriage to work.. the demon fights back and who is to bear it?The henpecked husband and vice versa so, we have a quintessential couple, always fighting always longing but not ready to take the complete plunge.So, if you are in love dissolve yourself completely don’t try and save yourself,love like you have never loved anyone,don’t expect anything..the reward is the happiness you get in giving, each time your ego is dealt a blow accept it and love.Easier said than done, but the bitter medicine once gulped will do the trick.You will experience the love that you have longed for,till then,keep practicing giving love, soon you shall receive it in unmeasurable hugs and kisses.
“You never lose by loving, you always lose by holding back”
Time is the stream that flows forever,
Its like the sand that slips through fingers
It is like the fine lines on a pretty woman’s face
These lines make each one of us aware…
The clock’s ticking,
The leaves are drying
Death’s happy hand is drawing close
To slit the throat of life
And to finally make you alive…
Little wishes are released by our father’s hands,
Each one of us reaches its own destination, our motherland
We get a mother and an earthly father too,
And write our own stories, we creatures, who in actuality
Belong to the heavenly father’s land.
A life span of mortals we live,
Just like a comma put in the eternities of stories written in desert sand.
Our little life splutters with a crackle and ends just like that-
And so we progress through umpteen lives
Living and giving countless experiences to that supreme spirit,
where it experiences itself through us,
his little wishes we were from the very start.
Hi there! Hope everything’s going good at your end.:)
This blog post stems out of the unconditional bliss that I am currently feeling …
guess its the b’day hangover, but nevertheless my present state of mind makes me think that what is it that truly makes you and me HAPPY?
Where is our happiness?
Is it in getting an admission into a reputed college and thereby earning the grudging respect of society and becoming the “aankhon ka taara” of mummy papa??
Or is it in feeding the poor and the not so fortunate?
Is it in roaming around in an Audi or lying in a loved one’s lap?
is it in getting a salary of lakhs per month or is it in planting a sapling and seeing it grow?
the answer to all these questions lies in the fact that there are different strokes for different folks and the truth hidden in the garb of lies is that Happiness is a state of mind, you may be the richest person and yet be unhappy and yet, it is true I have seen saints who are Kings in their own respect, people who have nothing not even a morsel to eat and they are imbibing eternal bliss….
How you ask?
Well, you can partake that happiness too, live the moment, don’t dwell in the past or future, live till the last drop of the present, if the going is tough it will not last, if you are feeling ecstatic even that is not going to last. Happiness lies in as the vedas say in” neti neti” that is neither in this nor in that, this is the process of elimination. Keep living keep experiencing, experience the heights of spiritual bliss by meditating and also, if you want reach ecstacy by drinking alcohol,(chaar botal vodka) , but remember it is the being of yours that is experiencing this stuff, so whether it is yoga or mocha,fun is where your state of mind is…
Stay consciously happy and stay blessed.
A bee buzzed around me-
The grass kissed the soles of my feet
Am I walking on the ground
Or is my soul soaring?
It is free, this soul of mine,
To travel to galaxies yet unborn
It visits the nursery of stars
Where constellations will dawn.
It goes to the heart of mother earth
With molten lava it plays
Suddenly it rises
And flies to the Arctic
The cold slowly takes the heat away.
Lightyears it traverses
To reach the end point
But lo and behold it looks,
The end it does not find.
It comes back to the body that is walking
I regain my consciousness
Glad for the passage of time.
As I peered from a distance,
my memories conjured a vague recollection,
the same gait,
that pitter patter of raindrops-
my steps quickened,my heartbeat leapt
in my mind a siren was blaring…
Soon,I neared the woman in green;
my soul was filled with a distant dream
I don’t know whether the earth really
had stopped for a second or
I missed the moment due to emotion
Our eyes met for a split second
and then instant negation-
the heels clicked
my tears dripped
the lady in green sped past
was it day,twilight or noon
how could I have known?
I was in reverie
I had once again met my selfsame
She was my ex-flame.
A wish landed in my lap,
bringing with it numerous possibilities
of luxuries and lassitude,
but my languid eyes
made their choice,
I told the wish
“go to someone
in better need of thine…”