What does this ‘journey’ embark upon?

       This ‘journey’ is so long, so exhausting, so excruciating, albeit so enticing. This ‘journey’ is our life, my life and life of any ‘breathing’ creature. Confronted with moments of thanksgiving and detestation, moments of dispiritedness and encouragement, this journey of ours treads on. We fail to halt for a while in order to liberate our minds to mull over the time which has been snapped away from us and to design a roadmap for the time which is to be lent to us, in an ever flowing gaiety till that instant when the ‘chain’ of life is all of a sudden delinked. I ask : “What if we could?” we would never suppose ourselves floating on an endless pail of  water (I’m referring to the monotonicity of our lives we are facing).

      The bygone days are so mesmerizing; I myself would love to fly back to the nostalgic days in which I virtually live each day, that ‘veritable’ past. I care not to look intently at the days I am ‘actually’ living; I fail to fantasize about the days to come. You know :

Past + Present + Future = Life

Present + Future = Reality

Future = Fantasy

      You would revolt saying that I am glibly generalizing things but I believe that these three ‘transitory’ phases past, present and future could be blended (in an ascending manner) to produce three new things, each of its own ‘stature’ and implication. Together they make life; without past make reality; only future is merely a fantasy.

          I do not purport myself to be a spiritual coach or some sort of guide in any guise, rather I am just an ordinary being. However I would say with full confidence that life always starts anew at each juncture in our journey. We simply fail to recognize it.

                                                                                                                          — to be contd.——–

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We are responsible!

When a person hits you once, it is his mistake, 

                         When the same person hits you twice, it is your mistake.

The Vedas

       We are responsible for our deeds, our actions, our perceptions, our negligences, our ignomicity and our sluggishness throughout our life. We must introspect and reintrospect anything which is put before us, not merely give it a glance and let it go at that. The dormancy which surrounds us from within has to be penetrated to get a first-hand knowledge about an action which may later turn into inaction, just because of the lack of our deliberation. We do, we perform small actions round the clock, but many a time, we prefer to keep our consciousness away, which costs us everything.

      Similar is the case of our behavior towards other persons, may be our parents, well-wishers, friends,etc. We behave the way we like, with them disregarding the dire consequences we may creep into. What we need is 24X7 consciousness and alertness in playing the role we have been assigned to on this world’s stage (referring to Shakespeare’s quote -‘The world is a stage and all men are merely actors.’). We must visualise our way of presentation in front of the audience (single person, or more), lest we regret it later. Note, a stitch in time saves nine. We are required to present our thoughts in an unambiguous manner, lacking all types of vagueness.