There are enough articles, blogs, sayings, quotations and books portraying various thoughts on life. Greatest writers have shared their views on the meaning of life. So it can sometimes be daunting to know where to start. After loading my mind with variety of questions and after getting very confused I got to the conclusion that I am really underqualified to even mess with that thing. So I will better stay away.
But, is it enough to only know what life is? Sometimes it is more important to deal with the ‘How’ type questions in life, rather than ‘what’ types. It is more important to know ‘how to live your life?’ rather than knowing ‘what life really means?’.
This blog is about the how’s and not the what’s.
Just travel back in time for about 24 hours and recall everything you did. Is there anything that you did different from yesterday? Is there any new feeling you developed from yesterday? Search for the things that have changed. That you have started doing, things that you have left, habits you have acquired.
Now comeback and think- has your life changed a bit from yesterday? Anything new that has happened to you?Your answer will be ‘NO’.
When you trace your past one day, you feel that nothing has changed. Everything is the same. Every thing happened according to the daily routine. But is it so really? If it is so, then why does your life seams changed over a period of one year? Why do you celebrate your 31st december as the New year, when everything happens to be the same?
It is probably because we are wrong when we think that we lived our day exactly the same as yesterday. If god has graced us with a ‘new’ day, there has to be something new in it.
For us changes means the big things happening with us. A new car bought is the change because it is the big thing. Your new haircut is a change. We consider things as changing when they are visible. The new colour of your house is a change because it is visible, while the various new feelings that developed during the day is not a change because it is not visible. When we hear the word ‘change’ we spontaneously try to visualize things around us. But it is not like that. Each day is different from the previous one. Each morning, we are touched by different rays coming from the sun. Everyday their is a new situation we deal with. We may encounter thousand new faces daily whom we leave unnoticed. A feeling develop everytime we deal with a situation, to which we don’t even pay attention. You might cross the same street daily, but you must have ignored the new sapling that transpired for the first time, there besides the road. We are often busy working for the big changes in life that we miss those little things happening around us.
Is it necessary to run when we can reach the same spot by walking? And guess what we also enjoyed the walk!!! I know it would be late if we walk, instead of running, but it would be worth walking. I know the goal is beautiful, but the journey is more glorious. Can we stop for a minute? Can we distract ourselves from those files and slow down a bit? Can we stop our cars and count the number of trees that we cross daily? Can we switch off our robotic modes and try to balance that switch between onn and off again? Can we just hault and play with our fingers; twisting and adjusting the inzy winzy bones on each other.
CAN IT BE THIS WAY?
I know I am sounding really crazy. But it is exactly how we all started our lives. CRAZY. Right?😃
This is all I could understand about life.
“Someone once told me to always live for the little things in life.
Live for 5am sunrises and 5pm sunsets.
Where you’ll see colours in the sky that don’t usually belong.
Live for road trips and bike rides
with music in your ears
and the wind in your hair.
Live for the days when you are surrounded by your favourite people
who make you realise that
the world is not a
cold, harsh place.
Live for the little things because
they will make you realise that
this is what life is about,
this is what it is meant to be