The mountain peak was exhilarating
Until the vision appeared,
stark naked truth.
The mountain peak was exhilarating
Until the vision appeared,
stark naked truth.
I bought some gem stones today.
Also a bracelet made with all the stones. But then, I was debating how much more to spend, for it’s an endless street. You go in, and unless your brain pulls you out, you just don’t stop. I got so attracted to Malachite that I just couldn’t express. I went wayyyy beyond my budget to indulge in … yes, gem stones.
But then that’s not what I want to tell you about.
This very benign gentleman, humble as ever, recognized me as soon as I entered Lucky Gems. He was very happy to see me. We got talking and he said he had just returned from Kashmir, having spent 20 days with his Sufi guru.
And I was really amazed. He was so humble. He said something that really struck me.
In his words,”My Guru says that we plan such huge things, big dreams, bigger houses, long cars, huge bungalows, loads of money, but we don’t realize that the ENTIRE life is inside just that O.N.E. L.I.T.T.L.E. H.E.A.R.T.B.E.A.T. That’s all. Jab tak woh dhadkan hai, tab tak zindagi hai.”
Now, can I say without a doubt that this bit of knowledge has made me millions more richer than any money would.
I told him, “Uncle, you know, what I just bought from you might be precious gem stones, but they are not the most valuable thing that I am taking away with me from you – it’s these words that you just said, that are precious.”
And I just came back home, ONLY to blog about this, and share my ecstasy with the world.
I will add pictures of my coveted bracelets and stones in my subsequent blog posts.
For now, I am mighty enchanted. Mmmm…
You meet a stranger,
He’s no more a stranger – in a moment of time
You form an impression,
Your past experience prompts that impression – in a moment of time
You expect all to be good
That’s because you see all as you are – in a moment of time
Life is created with a union, in a moment of time.
Life ends – in a moment of time
Why then, can’t we forgive?
Why then, do we hold grudges for eternity?
Why do you cry so much? She asked
I don’t know.
But there must be a reason, right? She persisted.
Do you cry when you are sad?
Do you cry when you are hurt?
Do you cry when you are angry?
Yes, i think yes.
OK. Crying is a sign of helplessness. Are you helpless?
Are you helpless?
Do you think you are so helpless that you can not take action? What could you have done differently, instead of crying?
I have no idea. I just felt so hurt, so dejected that the tears flowed. It was so unfair. It just wasn’t how things are done.
OK. So you felt hurt. But were you helpless? You could have addressed it head on. Right? Maybe you were scared that there would be a confrontation. Maybe you thought you would be blamed of something. Maybe… and there are a hundreds of maybes that I can give you.
End of the day, were you helpless? No. Could you have chosen another way? Yes.
So, next time, before you allow those tears to encroach upon your cheeks, ask yourself, “Am I helpless?” And if the answer is no, just act upon the reason of “No”.
Oh trust me HOW I hate this one!!!
One day, just one day, maybe two years later, I will be able to reply, “I partied all night, got high and enjoyed every moment of it.” 🙂
However, mine was, “Ummm, I spent the night watching a movie.” 🙂 Of course I enjoyed it. No, I wasn’t lonely. No, I definitely wasn’t sad.
But as for now, let me share a few insights into how ALL introverts like to spend their New Years’ eve, or any other eves for that matter:
Image Credit: Introvert Doodles
Plus, if you want to know me, here’s a simple one, again from Introvert Doodles.
And, today’s conversation with a colleague was like
“What’s your resolution?”
I said, “Ummm.. I don’t know, maybe try to socialize more?”
“Yeahhh!! You should, you know.”
Yeppp I so do know!
Anyone for a cup of coffee? 😐
With that, people of the Blog World, I wish you a happy 2017.
And leave you with my motto,
“Live and HELP Live”.
If you can make a difference in someone’s life, and ignore to do it, you miss your chance of coveting a credit. They miss a chance of meeting God in your cloak. Deep, right? Hope you all get it.
OK enough of preaching. 🙂
‘Befikre’ is a Hindi word meaning ‘Carefree’.
When I watched this movie, I was really impressed by the story line and the way the romance bloomed between the key protagonists despite all resistance to love.
An absolutely fresh movie, the story revolves under a couple in a live-in relationship who decide to break up. After their break up, they become thick friends. However, both share the ideology that love does not exist. As the lady decided to marry a supposedly “tall, fair, handsome rich” guy after discussing with the lead, both of them realize that they are in love. Everything else ensues, but I did not like the ending, which was turned into a humorous confusion ending with the lead couple just running away from the chaotic scene. The movie also touches hearts with its absolutely fresh and melodious songs with liberal use of French. I didn’t know French is such a beautiful language until I saw this movie. (Maybe I will learn French some day). My personal favorite songs are Je T’aime, Labon ka Karobar and You and Me.
I decided to write about this movie because some moments in the movie touched my heart. There is one scene where the lead heroine is upset with the hero and turns and walks away from him. That is an amazingly acted out scene, as the way she walks away, her head high, her steps confident, is outstanding. It’s a rarity, especially in the Indian society, where that kind of self-assuredness and headstrong attitude is seen as a negative trait, and women are mostly expected to be submissive and meek.
For me, a confident lady is the epitome of the ‘perfect’ woman.
She may belong to any walk of life, but she is to be celebrated for the sheer determination that she displays in leading a respectful life.
She is the successful lady that sits in the cabin and runs her business.
She is the lady in the white suit inside the VP Cabin, devising a strategy for her company.
She is the lady who sits in the cubicle, churning out thousands of lines of code to complete a client project.
She is the lady with dignity who is the pioneer of the small weaving industry in her village.
She is the lady who topped her IAS examination and is now making a huge difference in others’ lives.
She is the lady who plays the roles of a police officer, a sexy siren and a dumb babe with the same degree of poise.
She is the lady who chooses to stay with her partner without worrying about society rules – how does a marriage certificate stop a couple from tearing the relationship apart, and how does the absence of a marriage certificate stop a couple from leading a life of together forever?
She is the lady who expertly counsels individuals and couples with no inhibitions on any issue, and no judgments whatsoever.
She is the lady who decides to walk out of a relationship that’s marred by abuse.
She is the lady who says no to emotional manipulation.
She is the lady who starts life afresh after being ‘abandoned’ by her husband.
She is the lady who paints her heart out and wins accolades in her first art exhibition.
She is the lady that left a high paying job abroad to help poor and abandoned children lead a respectful life by training them on vocational courses.
She is the lady who…. need I say more?
These women are truly ‘befikre’ and I salute them. Do you?
* Repost for my all-new audience, do check out the comments before each picture. 🙂
In one of my recent trips, I took these pictures again.. yes sky pictures.. somehow, these can never cease to bore me. I am so so sooo fascinated by the sky, especially when I am travelling.
These pictures have come out exceptional, especially the one which has the sun’s rays .. looks divine.
Do let me know if you all think so too. 🙂
Wanna play stepping stones? Notice the rays of the sun on the top left corner?
Annndd.. the plane tilted. 🙂
Doesn’t this look divine? Like the sun has just opened its armssss wideee.. !!
A Secret Kingdom lies beyond …
Sky or Ocean Waves??? SKYY definitely!!! Yes, really!!
Emotion: Torment, kashmakash
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