Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Forever in the pursuit of perfection,
A blind eye to the present tense
State of frustration when things go haywire
Control lost and visions blurred...
Energy coiled, compressed and ready to spring
Ideas vivid and plans aplenty
Waiting in store for a scary monotony
Towards the end of days of being carefree...
Podium finishes mar the competition
A race to win for everyone
Routine of earning a wage awaits
Approaching it with being tensely aware...
Dreams no longer of knights and dragons
Adulthood no longer just a number crossed
Seriousness seeping through the crags
Nooks dusty and farewells rehearsed...
To a life of abandon reaching its end
Done with thoughts of morose mockery
Why do we mould ourselves to fit in
Being just another brick in the wall...
Growing up with a shoulder readied
To carry a responsibility we never asked for
Fitting into a construct defined by invisible hands
Approvals and denials stacked in abundance...
Individuals with flaws stand where once stood idols
Perfection hence a pursuit for fools
To follow a path you are required to, by many
And it now calls for courage to be unleashed...
A deep breath clears away the mists
Clouded mountains in sight once again
To now take a stand and value the one thing
Discipline and consistency in the actions I take...
Find the things which make your heart beat faster
The one thought that brings in the rush to your veins
To pursue it would mean the happiest of journeys
With its tough tasks and yet the one missing word...
Friday, 10 March 2017
Friday, 3 March 2017
1. Pause the yearning for acceptance...
Many a social networking sites have created an entirely different world aloof from the real world. The one where all of us have a presence and a virtual persona. The earlier you are hooked on to a social media platform the more you feel the need to be accepted. The reactions, likes, +1s all of them adding to our own little box of happiness. To feel acknowledged. The solution lies in realising that our real personalities matter much more than our online presence and the fame we gather there.
2. Choose your feed wisely..
It is all but inevitable to have a presence online on some form of media in the least. To choose who you follow and the pages you like goes a long way in harming or helping you. The feed which we scroll through leaves subtle impressions on our mind and somehow affect our mood too. To have a not just a happy feed but one which enriches you by imparting knowledge could be a good alternative. After all we are what we let into our lives.
3. Loosing out on the present moment.. hold on..
The scroll goes on forever. There's always one or the other video, or a meme to 'rofl' at, there's always a newer snap story to follow.. The stories simply don't end. In the process we let go of this very moment. This moment which once lost is lost forever. The time you have in your hand is never coming back, hence making it all the more important to spend it wisely. And sure wouldn't we know how east is it to lose track of time.
4. Switch it off..
The fear of losing on catching up more often than not pushes many to be hooked onto the network. 'What if I miss out?' is always the question. For these are times when you need to follow popular trends. Engrossed into our smart phones trying their best to keep us there. The first thing we end up doing when we wake up every morning is check into this maze of virtual connections. Choose to switch off the data for a while. For a moment to let go of the fear of losing out. To realise that it is all right to be out of the circuit for a while. To choose to be on your own.
5. Explore other avenues.. Pursue a hobby..
Remember the times when we had to write essays on 'My favourite hobby'. With the virtual lives we lead, the word hobby has lost its importance on us. The passion associated with pursuing a hobby has somewhere been lost in this crazy paced life. Take time out to know yourself better. To simply sit by a veranda and smile. To learn a thing you were unaware of. It is just a matter of time before you already won't feel that you are missing out on the social network. Time yourself. Give yourself a break from this onslaught. It helps for sure.
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Rules and expectations of the world,
Press hard pushing on the soul dreary curled..
Perform or perish in this race with time,
Running in the pursuit of earning a silly dime...
Success in reach yet failures abound,
Advisors dishing their wares, absurd yet sound...
Judgements pronounced at mere a whim,
The gradual rise threatening to spill the brim...
Not a moment to smile at the image fair,
Simplest of tasks, familiar leisure getting rare...
Millions of lives breathe and take a leave,
Through the maze your own path best to weave...
Love plucks a chord on the strings,
Never a word about the ache it brings...
And yet in all the chaos calling,
Lies the silence of the gliding wing...
Finding the quiet shout lying in wait,
Raise your head, buck up and stride in gait...
Friday, 6 January 2017
It really seems to be a post pondering over the strenuous school and junior college days. The laws newton set out in stone, to be used to solve problems from physics have haunted many at some point. As a simple reminder here's what wikipedia has to say
"When one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body."
And as blindly as we applied this law in our tests and exams, we overlook its larger scope. Even before I try to align my thoughts, just a word on the term 'opposite'. Here it means a reaction reaching out to you as a result of your outgoing action. If we for a moment pause we realise that it is just this law that is enough to solve all your problems in life. To many a skeptic it would seem a path down a mystical road but the thought remains.
How easily could we lead our lives if we paid attention to this third law. Every single action of yours has a consequence. We now associate consequence as a scary term from a dystopian book or a movie. On the contrary it is all but a reflection of your input and can be as scary or as charming as you choose it to be. When marred by failures, it is the easiest way to blame our 'fate' or in popular terms 'luck'. To a few it might seem to be a lofty statement by one who perceptibly hasn't had his share of downs. So to them, just a reminder of how greener the grass seems to be beyond the fence. Every one of us has his or her own set of problems to tackle. It is time when we realise that eventually no problem seems more justified to us than our very own.
So why not try an approach which says, behave the way you want the people around you to behave with you. There is always a refute to this statement with examples of the 'good old trodden upon friendzone-specialists'. The ones who have been good according to the world and yet been treated unfairly. Believe it or not, introspection would lead them to the conclusion, that yes there is truly something amiss. Everything you have in your life in this moment is a consequence of your action. It is a reaction equally fair and oppositely directed towards you. All your curses or ill-wills come back calling upon you when you expect them the least. It is surely not an utopian world of perfect order. But has it ever stopped us from planning our weekends. We live on without all thoughts to the wind. Here comes the obvious statement - 'It is always easier said than done'.
Let us then choose to invoke the great scientist and especially his third law and give it a try. To act exactly the way we would want to be treated as.. Here's to a happy new year and a step towards realising our potentials..!