State of happiness.

Being a Liverpool fan, I was amazed and happy the way we are winning and trying to eye our chances on the title. Going through the replays of the matches to seek a glimpse on the goals, i found a video dated 2005 champions league final, and the reaction when Liverpool wins the cup among the supporters is so exhilarating, filled with energy and joy. On the whole, it’s just a match, no one gained anything in their pocket but they did have their heart filled with joy. These are some of the little happiness which we look forward in our lives, which on a cumulative provide us our happiness score.

Happiness score is closed in a box which is kept in a secret drawer in a place in our mind, essentially the creative part. It keeps ticking when we feel something happy from bottom of our hearts. The feeling can be such, you might fall down laughing or even get tears and also the ones which are very silent but very effective. Lets get a peek in the world’s treasure of happiness.

Instance 1: < being a sports buff, bear with me another incident> Living in a hostel, you meet with diverse sections of people who you get along and become friends for a lifetime. So there are people from different locations, all gathered in a small room to watch the World Cup final (2011). Then we see Dhoni climbing forward and dispatching the ball for a six, and the room erupts in joy. People start hugging each other, fireworks had also began, on the whole there were smiles all around. That moment seeing so many people, in which i didn’t know a few, dancing and hugging together irrespective of knowing each other or not, that’s happiness.

Instance 2: I was seated at this restaurant and was waiting for a friend when i saw this incident. A table next to mine, there were seated a young couple who were in their mid 20’s i think. They were having some kind of conversation which i chose not to listen, until violin which started playing near their table. I moved myself towards them, to see guy pull out a ring and bend over on his knees, proposing to her with a trademark Hindi song which i think the girl loved. The expression which the girl had, the eyes going wide open, jaws dropping down and the hands trying to cover her mouth so to hide her excitement made us understand she didn’t expect that but was more or less really happy. The nod which she gave made the guy close his eyes, placing his hand on his heart and giving a small smile to himself, that’s happiness.

Instance 3: A village was recently provided with electricity and the villagers, especially the ones who were old, didn’t know much about electricity. And the day power was passed on to the houses, the light which illuminated from their houses gave different but wonderful expression on their faces. Filled with excitement, curiosity and emotions to the thing they have seen for the first time and falling in love with it on their very first sight.

These are varied instances and different spectrum of happiness but the beauty lies inside, which makes a person to live a day more and see the world more passionately than they ever did. Life does teach us a lot of things but the essence lies in giving back what we learn with a higher degree of compassion and efficiency.

So keep your happiness meter running, doesn’t matter the size but what matter is in accepting every single thing with our arms wide open.

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The Driving Enigma.

Magic in you arises when you select your passion as your goal, in return you simply end up doing wonders. The fascination which attracts you, which pulls you along and which makes you dream, thats your passion, thats your destiny. Different paths will lead you to the same position, with a few extra steps in one while few less in other. There would have been instances when you might have ended up staring some narrative with your eyes wide open and would be pleased to listen to it once more. Longing for the fascination drives you to achieve that narrative and become part of it.

It would be pleasing to achieve but on the other hand disheartening to see it fail, nevertheless the struggle must go on. Small steps make one capable of the giant leap, in the same manner, it’s sub structure which defines the strength of the superstructure. I would like to take one such narrative which is way closer to my heart.

People say that solidarity is now not essentially provided by religion but it’s the national sentiment which provides the essence of the collectivity. Indian nationalism is no less, the patriotism which binds people is immense. I am no different, though a globalized world i along with others dream of seeing our nation take large strides in development and become role model for the existing nations. The dream is in progress for its fulfillment and one day we will find our dream a reality.

It doesn’t happen overnight, but zealous hard work is required. The road is long but we do have the belief that success is within reach only with few commitments which we must promise to fulfill. Success won’t occur if the diversity of india is not involved, so we require an inclusive march towards the goal. And national Interest must be prior to our self interest. Democracy doesn’t stop at voting, but at making sure the system is accountable to every vote. We must be the change we want to see, then only success is within reach.

Ending with quote which is quintessential to the above account:

“Magic is always within you, it only requires a spark to see how beautiful it crystallizes.” 

 

 

Beauty of Passing Day.

“Readying themselves to fly, they prepare to take the initial jump knowing that the beauty lies in believing in oneself and one’s ability to solve their problems. Spreading their wings and flying high with their heads held high.” 

Our day starts with the existing problems in our lives and the task ahead, which we try to find a fix to solve it. In a human life, problems are part of our living. They come and share dressing table with us, staring us with their horrific looks and sounds. Its like a crime thriller where we need to see the climax to relax ourselves, but if the problems were so simple to solve then how do we find our lives so dynamic and beautiful. So ultimately we don’t find the climax we are looking for, and end up biting few more pills to take care of the anxiety. In meantime, something beautiful happens that is we fall asleep which provides us much needed rest and making our thinking fresh and tuned to the surrounding. Next day, we do carry the tonnage but with a new intensity and belief, believe it or not, it does allow us to find the fix. The play of nature is so amazing that, few other problems prop up along the previous solution giving us a new direction and new energy to live for.

If we observe the day cycle closely we find that answers to our problems are within our mind but locked somewhere and key is misplaced. Dreams provide a platform to find that key to unlock and decipher the mysteries of our lives. It shows us that keys are numbered and time must be taken to match the number on the lock with the key.

Finding the climax of our problem does give us relief but also satisfaction of achieving a framework to solve the problem. This experience is also passed on to the needy so that there disillusionment gets demystified and allowing one to fly high with their burdens unshackled from their wings.

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Life is a maze and love is a riddle ~ lenka

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The play between the loves’ of life and the reality is abysmally difficult to comprehend. Breaking our heads to get the logic behind the scenes is way too much to ask for, the best alternative left out is to sit back enjoy the movie with popcorn and coke. This movie is one which plays on till our last breath and believe me it is nothing different than our own bollywood formula. In short, 5 songs and all is well climax, what else do an average Indian want. But the moment one tries to move the veil off and look carefully to find, that our stories are not that different. People have dreams similar in intention but only the degree varies. This makes the content alone a variable, leaving the form same.
The external qualities are only an exaggeration of our thoughts, as internal you will remain more or less the same.
When the exaggeration is kept aside and looked at the world ahead, we only find monotony but that’s one sacrifice we need to make for eternal peace.
‘Universality for peace lies in commonality of us’.

The World I Live In.

There are different types of worlds’ for every person, but the common one is what i am referring to. My journey starts in 1996 from the place named Kargil, I was there when i was around 3 years old. In  the six months i have stayed, frankly speaking i remember none. But pictures my parents took remain, the greenery and the grandeur of the place is unmatchable. The peace and the silence vibrating from the green is still priceless to my eye. 1997, Meerut, the place which made the most amazing jelebi and has the most vibrant crowd. I spent my 3 beautiful years here, learning various aspects of life from my parents, my teachers and my friends. People say ideals and notions start emerging inside one at the age of 10, I will say yes they do. 2000, Leh-Ladakh, True beauty of this place was understood by me only after i left the place. Mountains were so huge that their shadows used to create low temperatures in those areas. The Magnetic point where the car could virtually be pulled up front with out engine force ( mind you the road was plain ) . Khardungla pass, the highest road at 18000 Ft is one place where i would request people to visit. The snow covered mountains, from that height, looks so beautiful that i remember comparing it to vanilla ice cream with blue berry topings. This is place where i learnt what echo is, it’s seriously fun.

Rest of the journey to follow with the course of time.

Parallel Universe (Part-1)

Universe we live in is not the only one, if we look closely we find various branches emerging out from the present universe. These branches are nothing but imagination of the 7 billion inhabiting the only planet in the solar system. Every branch is similar but unique. Similar because the reality around us is more or less same while unique due to the meaning which we attach to the reality. Closer one looks, deeper he sees and more different he finds. Like the music flowing in the year transcends one to a newer sphere of imagination, rich with color and emotion which have become devoid in this reality which we live in. The exaggeration of the present lot makes one high on the substance which is as mundane as him.

The world we imagine is customized with different ingredients of one’s liking, thus making the reality become displeasing when compared. There have been instances when we wake up imagining a narration and then set our foot to make it work in the present reality. This view which i am presenting it to you is part of my dream’s narrative, my little universe.

I have not one but many universes which i attach to every individual and environment around me; It sounds baffling and strenuous to hold on so many existential and non-existential reality. But that’s the beauty of our brain, it can manage as we call it ‘Jugaad’. Lets speak about the universe where exists our family, it forms the inner core of us. They are larger than life relations where we can go to any extent to see them happy. Whenever we are down, we look up to them. They, on the other side, make sure that everything is alright so that their son/daughter are happy, even if it means to jump out their comfort zone. This is the beauty of consanguineal relations which makes one say that the world looks beautiful but he is looking only at the greener side.

The reason being we have other universes also, which are not necessarily functional in nature; The sphere of competition where we see many succumb but few succeed. The irony of the reality which exists around us is that, we see the few succeed but dispel the ones’ who have lost. This picture can be changed, by looking at not by the naive view as winners and losers but winners all together. in short, everyone learns something or the other, the experience becomes richer and we emerge as a better individual.

“Too many makes too little understanding” – Will continue other universes in the next blog. Keep imagining as the world around us is providing with various opportunities for us to utilize. .