Sunday, May 09, 2010

Get to know yourself

There is no way the truth can be said. It can just be experienced. There are no two ways about it. The moment you start putting it in words, it loses all meaning. Because words suffer from duality, or more importantly our mind does. Life by itself does not have any goal. It keeps moving on. The problem that we have is of a fickle mind. Interpretations. Judgements.

Imagine going through life like a surfer who rises on the edge of every wave. For the moment you seem to be in control. But the moment the wave dies, you are back to misery. It's a pure adrenaline rush. Or a high. Wish it could stay on. We all long for the opposite. For the grass is green on the other side of the shore.

Dreams play a big role in maintaining our sanity. When we go to sleep, our wishes are captured in the dreams that we see. And it is dreams that keep us healthy. Ask a person not to dream (if that is possible) and he would go raving mad in a couple of days. So dream on, dream on till your dreams come true.

If there is one thing that we need to understand or better yet feel, is the Silence. The silence of the rocks, of the river, of the grass. If we manage to make sense of this phenomenon, we don't need any gurus. Because a guru by his presence is trying to imbibe this quality on to his disciples. Meditation helps. But better yet is to feel it in a 24 / 7 mode.

You really don't have to say 'I love you' because the duality of 'I hate you' is hidden inside it. Communicate the same with your body language. And you will find that words are just ephemeral. What means is truly what we are. Ask yourself this question 'Do I know myself very well?'. Well if you don't , that's the first thing to do. Search for the goodness and amplify it. The bad part is not you. It's just a disease that's afflicting you. Drop it. And let the goodness in you come out. Try to make this world a little better than what you have faced. Not necessary that you should have touched all the people. If you can; well and good. Remember this poem.

If I have helped a fainting Robin

Walk unto it's nest again

I haven't lived in vain.


To your happiness,


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