Thursday, March 13, 2008


From Macro

Today we were discussing about the obstacles that come across in life.

I try (or at least wish) to consider obstacles as the initial steps that we need in our life to reach somewhere we have never gone before.

For me, life is all about learning. Learning brings new insights and so life is vibrant. I prefer to see life in that way.

One of my friends put forward a totally different thought saying – ‘I think, god is making me prepared for the worst things that are yet to come’.

For my friend, it was about creating immunity!

May be god doesn’t want us to get scared of what is yet to come and so incubating us in a pseudo state before we enter the real danger zone in life.

May be we all are trying to be immune day by day by adapting to things in our life that we come across each day.

I think we can relate this to Life Cycle which is about the metamorphosis – pupal transformation into a butterfly – it needs time and patience for the larva to reach the state of beauty, to enjoy the nature. Though the pupa looks inactive from outside, the changes happening inside is enormous even if not visible.

Same way, at some point in life we might also feel that we are becoming inactive, or may be we are not getting what we ought to get. But may be we are just getting equipped from inside, though we don’t realize at that point in time.

I dream to fly
And I plan to succeed
Though I am prepared to fail

PS: Thanks for the word immune - It provoked my thoughts.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Sound of Silence

From SunSet

Every one of us believes that we all live in the ‘same’ world. Yes, we wake up when sun rises in the east and goes to bed when it doom into the sea at west.

Still, are we all on the same world?

I live in a world carved out of my own experiences. I see things in my own way. My possession is my knowledge. I gather it from the way I live life. The books I read, the movies I watch, the people I meet, the discussions I have, everything contributes to the becoming of me.

When something gets inside me, I think. The thoughts evolve. Initial thoughts could be at a pupa state where it just needs to be inside you and you need to protect and guard it. Once a thought gets matured, it can’t be enclosed inside any more; it just comes out as butterfly which just needs a fly, which are actions. Thoughts provoke actions.

My thoughts, perceptions, experiences mould my views. When we bring in some one to our world, we share. Sharing has its own limits. We just can’t share everything. We pick the things which we feel like sharing and leave the rest.

Can our world be shared fully? First of all is that something necessary?

We say ‘our’ world. But is it really ‘our’ world? For me, I think we interact on the same world. But do we live in the same world?

Though there are millions of human livings in the so called same world. They are just living in millions of different world created by them.

I am obsessed with the sound of silence in my world where there is nothing but me. The silence brings me back to my own world.

Something’s better unsaid. Something’s to be said. Something needs to be just understood.

I love my sound of silence in my own world!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Becoming Visionary

From Punchakary

Arun Nath asked me this How is it that you are planning to achieve this????”when I told him that I would like to become visionary.

The following is my reply to the same, which I felt I should share to get some comments.

Hope everyone knows an artist.

Artist is a descriptive term applied to a person who engages in an activity deemed to be an art. An artist also may be defined unofficially, as, "a person who expresses themselves through a medium". The word also is used in a qualitative sense of, a person creative in, innovative in, or adept at, an artistic practice.

Does he know when he is going to create something? I think he creates when he feels for it. He cannot go through a clear cut plan to create something; rather he would be interested in going through a plan to acquire the skills to enhance him to facilitate the process of creation.

An artist can only permit himself to go through and search for a real spark.

He would never know when or how a spark might happen – he can’t plan for it and according to me if he plans then he won’t be creating, but instead imitating (we can’t plan for something which we never see or experienced- it would just be a vision! He would be able to plan how to deliver a vision, but not to create a vision.)

But somewhere within him, he would feel that there is something which attracts him towards things and make him interested so that he needs to allow himself to learn. An artist might even take a nomadic nature.
I feel a visionary would be similar to an artist or poet in some aspects.

By extension, visionary came to mean also a person with a clear, distinctive and specific (in some details) vision of the future, usually connected with advances in technology or political arrangements. [If you ask any visionary, if he had created a plan for becoming a visionary, he would say ‘no’, I didn’t plan for getting this vision but rather I took a path which made me feel curious and the curiosity & interests brought me to a state which ignited my thoughts and provided me this vision. ] Other visionaries simply imagine what does not yet exist (but might be as visioning provides a glimpse of the future).

At this stage, I am trying to search and find any thing and everything that makes me feel excited. I just want to taste, but if you ask me will I ever finish tasting, I would say no clue. But if you ask me did you ever do something after tasting? I would be able to say a ‘yes’, though meager. I did introduce new concepts; I did publish, I did bring in changes on the things I worked on and I still feel the same.

For me to become visionary is an evolution which never ends. Others might throw stones or laugh at or may be respect, since we go away from the conventional way of doing things within a society. But that is what is natural of me which I just don’t feel to limit.

Have a look here - I felt it interesting, may be you all will feel the same.

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