Sunday, December 28, 2008

Of Nadirs, Zeniths and Sojourns in the Midst

We have a choice. We either choose sad or we choose happy. Then after a while even these two options seem very superficial. What are we born for? Why do we exist in our respective spaces? We are and hence there has to be a cosmic reason for our state of ‘areness’. But then do we have the time or the inclination to find this reason…or for that matter the reason for this reason?

A wise man stated - get lost and remain lost. But what on earth would that achieve? And are we so non-materialistic and maya-free that we would want to give up on the pleasures and pain of life? No…we are not. Unless of course we are saints. (Fat chance, that) Maybe the trick is to remain in the material world, to remain in the matrix, but hold on to the idea of realness.

I heard a very fascinating thing one day – this swamiji asked all of us to look closely at a question mark and at an exclamation mark. The question mark is actually a twisted version of an exclamation mark and the exclamation mark is actually a straightened version of the question mark. He went on to enumerate that the minute a thought becomes a question it twists and turns and makes us all the more confused. And at one point it comes to a halt. But the instant it becomes a wonder it gives rise to more wondering thoughts and it progresses to heights that we never thought we could reach.

For me, personally, it has been a terrible year. Mostly lows and only one high. The stops in between were inconsequential, to say the least. This is not a “I am going to be this next year” or “I am going to do that next year” kind of post. It is just a wondering ponder.

We’ve all seen weird stuff happening in our country. Some of us have also seen weird stuff happening in our personal lives. Many of us wanted to concede. Many of us might have conceded. Yet we go on. Because essentially we have no choice but to continue going on. The hidden factor, though, remains that it is up to us to decide on HOW we want to go on.

Over and out!

PS: Phew! Sitting in Padmasana can be painful!

23 comments:

Trinaa said...

i miss d old preeti..ye wali thodi confusing hai

Preeti said...

SPD ho gaya hai...
aur kuch nai...

:p

line pe aa jayegi
:D

Trinaa said...

spd?? maa meri..thoda full form bhi bata diya karo!

Preeti said...

Split Personality Disorder

:D

kya yaar...

Trinaa said...

pichhh...have to keep track of too many short forms nowadays love...waaay too many! :P

Che said...

Happys to you!

Preeti said...

CHE...

Thank you!

Ditto!

Sree said...

Was at Bangalore streets a day before and saw one guy standing with a "hugs for free" poster.hehe.I was tempted.Oh well.
Happy newyear.

Sree said...

The only one high.Is it enough high to keep all the lows away? Actually Ive stopped counting highs or lows.If we could regard all similarly,then life can be regarded as life.I mean,life isnt about being happy you know.Its a nice mix of everything.But if happiness keeps staying out,we need to take a break and help ourselves.Like an evening at the beach did wonders to my mind state.
Takecare.Hugs.

Preeti said...

SREE...

ohhh i was there too. God... for all that we know we might have passed each other by. I love such things.
:DDDDD

and i might have hugged all those kids. one of them also happened to be my friend's younger brother ... so we had to show some solidarity and all that... :-)

its an absolutely wonderful feeling though...

Preeti said...

SREE

Yes, Sree that high was enough to keep all other lows low... :-)

True...the fist few lines in the post express the exact same sentiment. i think, now...that it is all about living than seeking something or someone.

Oh a beach sure does magical things. I wonder what it is about the ocean. hmmnnn....

You take care too. HUGS!

Running in circles. said...

Well this just proves don't it.
That, there is no end.
Just bends
=D
Its all a phase, lets dismiss it and concentrate on being happy XD

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Hey!How are you?Hope you remember me.

Happy New Year :)

Sree said...

wow...yea we must have passed each other.All bloggers should wear an id bracelet or somethin hehe.

Still thinking said...

How high is the high? :D

Say anything but 'high enough'!

Preeti said...

RIC

Agreed.

Dismissed.

:P

PS: i wonder where you were all this time....

Preeti said...

SAMEERA

Hey. Of course I remember you.

Happy New year to you too!!!

Will come down to yours soon...sowwwieee

Preeti said...

STILL

the high is the highest that could possibly be reached...

:D

PS: Friends forever!!!
:D

Running in circles. said...

Hey you, I wanted to be privileged to read your verses on your other blog, but I seem to need an invite.
Please invites me

*beats fits on the bed*

Preeti said...

RIC

me has sent the invite.

:D

PS: me hopes that the fits dont intensifies...after the reads

Still thinking said...

Don't you think tum yeh kuch zaldi hi keh rahi ho? ;)

P.S: FF :)

Still thinking said...

typo: *Jaldi (yaar, I'm so scared of typos now!)

Preeti said...

STILL...

ha...i think im speaking too soon...

:p

arrey...go ahead and make all types of typos you want...this space is yours!!!
:D