Break the routine

By | November 15, 2018

“Wake up and enrich your day….”

The lovely alarm song is trying to catch my ears [To be frank, not so lovely song whenever I wake up]. And as usual I didn’t hear, trust me. The second alarm raised its voice even before the first went to a ‘hibernation mode’.  This time, I got up and asked my legs to be out of the bed.

So the routine started — with my little radio.

With the four hands, four legs and double minds [to think and plan in parallel], the daily kitchen magic show started in full swing forgetting even to take a moment for a long breath. Bear with me for a little exaggeration.  [But not at all too much].

But I must say that I enjoy this busy morning hours with the four hands, the four legs and the double minds followed with a warm hug from my love [ though not every mornings].

But why not a little kindness towards oneself instead of jumping into the routine always?  Kindness or consistency which would weigh more? Occasionally a kind break is required from the consistent routine.

Routine is like a structure to work within, but not a stringent structure to stick upon, it needs to be a flexible one which can be broken if it makes sense.

Your dead-end job may take you to the realm of repetitive problems and end up in a monotonous routine. And on finishing the 40th hour [sometimes may be 50 or 60 plus] in a week, ask yourself “What did I do new this week?”. Of course you will be worried or fired if the routine tasks are not done. But have a little bit courage to make things in your way [decide upon that strongly and for the ‘how’ part you will have a workaround] and be out of the box, thus escape from your routine and enhance your creativity.

And the situation is the same starting from a school going kid to any grown-up time killers. Obviously, a student can’t escape from his homework or lessons to be learnt. But in the midway, give them a break and catch their attention to something totally different. Try with a Rubik’s cube or Sudoku or anything of their interest.  Even if it being a small achievement, that moment of satisfaction can revive them fully.

In a way routine and creativity are never good friends. Routine never takes you to notice new things. When we get used to the same path, ignore many things on the way even if it may be different sometimes. So sometimes just get lost, wander from streets to streets and watch your varying mental perceptions.

Habits are helpful and of course it requires strong will power to stick to that. It may be comfortable at times as it is beneficial for your work and private life. However once you settle into a solid routine, your blood and born begins to function on autopilot forgetting about the broad world outside. It maybe dreadful to break this foundation. And as the time passes, you become more and more obsessed to your routine.

Now just ask “Is this really what I wanted to do? What happened to my dreams? Are they side- tracked?”

So,

Take a detour in your path and rejuvenate yourself. Invite uncertainties and break the string of predictable routine stuffs. 

It can save you from the boredom of routine, it can help you to see things in a different perspective, it will give you the courage to question anything, and finally it makes you think differently and enhance your creativity.

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What if I die at this moment?

By | November 9, 2018

“Live in the moment” – Often heard a lot. And definitely it’s an important concept as it is the only way to enjoy life to the fullest.

So while living in this moment, what if I die at this moment?

There is no certainty for a tomorrow.

“I am dead” – “I” was present a few moments back. But now the existence has gone to the past. What about the family..? Obviously the grief of the family is going to be million times worse than one imagined. Completely blank and surrounded by total chaos…

Now take a deep breath as I have to tell you something intense,

“Plan for your death”

Many are afraid to think about one’s own death. Maybe scared if the thoughts come true actually.

It won’t result in any disaster if you get organized for your own death in advance. So that not much of our personal affairs would be left unattended even if death arrives all of a sudden.

So think, “what if I die at this moment?”

Everything you owned have no privacy once you are dead. All your secrets are going to be handled by someone else. If the conscious mind is still awake even after your death (who knows), how do you want your affairs to be handled?

It would be a hell for your loved ones to be present in the world where you are not around and damn tough to have any mindfulness when the thoughts are overwhelmed by worries about past events. So won’t it make them a little stress free if the stuffs were kept in order before dying? You can make things a little easier for your family if your life is organized enough with plans and strategies for supporting them at the time of your nonexistence.

Finally and most importantly nothing is taken for granted. Sense what’s really valuable and what’s not. Time rolls quickly. We think that we have time and there will be another chance to appreciate the love, the time, the care and so on,. But just think ‘If today were the last day of my life and I have no other choice than to leave this mortal world, am I ready to exit the game board with less chaos left behind?’

So make less cleanup effort for the family when you are not around by being organized and value whatever you have now because ‘that missed moment’ may never happen again in future.

Steve Jobs : “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today. I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.”

Those uninvited thoughts – coming true

By | November 2, 2018

Another pleasant morning..

I remembered it’s time to return my library books. After my routine jobs, started to library in a cab.  The driver stopped at the first traffic signal, just half kilometers away from my apartment. My wandering mind was a little more inventive that day. Donno why..? And immediately ‘the Mind’ asked the driver if he could go back as the traveller had forgotten something in her home.. The traffic signal was still waiting for its turn to become green. ..19..18..17..

At the 10th second, the crazy mind stopped wandering and conscious mind was kind enough to reappear. At once, it made me actually think about the forgotten book at home. There were five books to be returned and four were with me and one still at home resting on my little one’s desk. Thanking the crazy mind, conscious mind actually requested the driver if he could go back.. he agreed and took a U turn when the signal was green…

Actually these thoughts which appear from nowhere always puzzle me when they truly occur. Most of the times, these random little thoughts pop in my head without any trigger. And appears like a warning or an advanced notification. But strikes only when it truly happens.. but  I can’t find any logic behind these intuitions  as they are not any educated guesses. Maybe the subconscious mind is having some background logic. Who knows..?

These thoughts are not like ‘the beliefs getting reinforced’ when one says “I’m sure I can’t do it” and in reality, it’s not done.  Instead they are just random apples on the head falling from empty space. Do you have these kinds of random hits on your head..?

And of course these thoughts are not any cosmic ordering [if you feel and deserve it, you will achieve it] as they are not any true wishes or expectations or focused thoughts.  So no need to experiment on the same with some forceful thoughts fed into brain and awaiting to occur it. It won’t happen, no doubt upon that.  [But being said that, I have a little inclination towards the philosophy of cosmic ordering whenever the thoughts or wishes are truly genuine. Trust me; ‘it will happen, if you feel it, work for it and deserve it’.]

Another possibility is the filtering nature of our mind. There could be many random thoughts always popping in head and conveniently forgotten if it didn’t occur actually. So it could be the filtering power of our mind to throw away the normal incidences while capturing and recording all such unusual incidences…But still I can’t think it to be  a mere coincidence. I am scared a bit, when the most dreadful thought came true in my life all of a sudden..

I donno if I should escape from these uninvited thoughts. But.. I don’t think I can be that perfect controlling my subconscious mind. So better if I can learn to read from these advanced notifications. Maybe it’s a psychic ability….shhh…

Am I lost?

By | September 2, 2018

I can’t unwind..

I can’t find my own voice..

I am failing to reach deep within the depth of my soul..

Am I lost?

Nervy in the divine Temple of acceptance..

By | August 2, 2018

Hiding from the self

Mind turns inwards

Wearing many hats

When lost in pain.

Without letting in

Silence to break

The emotive heart,

Without letting tears

To form a stream,

The self pulls off

From the screen        

Allowing the mind

To repress the woe

The game goes on..

An emotion peeks in,

and I stop.

Feel caught in its grip,

and I stop….

Then at the epitome

Of fog of grief

Wherein the mind

Can no more hold

The cloudy eyes

The self comes back,

Sits with the fears,

Recaps all that gone,

And then let all the

Tears out in private..

Slowly the self is

Back on its feet again

Yet nervy in the divine

Temple of acceptance..

I am not the body

By | July 26, 2018

I am no longer ‘I’ in a dreamless sleep

The senses away from the mind,

The consciousness suspended

I am in a deep sleep so as in death.

Tempted to reveal my passion.. should I?

By | June 29, 2018

You are tempted to reveal your passion or goal. What will you do?

When I was a child, I have heard my backgrounds telling ‘Don’t share it with all.. It’s just started only and still in papers.. We donno how it’s gonna happen..It may bring in more harm if talked about the same with all now.”

My mind followed the words for long. But it was neither the fear of failure nor the horror of negative vibes that prevented me from disclosing my dream to all.  I was just keen on my baby steps driving me to a better vision and so my energy was fully upon the same and little on talking about that. That’s all. And it doesn’t mean that the whole excitement of baby steps was residing within me alone, of course it was spread all across my comfort zone.

It’s said commonly that people who talk about their dreams are less likely to accomplish them.  The reasons behind that thought could be like when they talk about them, it creates a fake accomplishment feel and so little hard work later. Or maybe they are afraid of envious eyes or negative criticism hitting on them.

If I say publicly, “I am gonna be  a writer”, how can it demotivate me. It can only drive me more as I have made it public now.. I need to prove it in front of you.. So I have to work harder and harder”

And now, what the hell is going to happen to me with those envious eyes, if any are there.. What electromagnetic waves could arise out of a jealousy mind, which are good enough to demotivate me.. So far no such waves are proven by science. Until then, I don’t have to bother about that.

If their negative criticism are strong enough to discourage me, then I am not at all fit for that goal.. or miles to go for me to stick upon my goal….

So they are not at all Cons..In a way sharing your passion is going to be advantageous.. Know how..? You are going to collect different perspectives, a lending hand if needed from your comfort zone and most importantly an extra self-emphasis on your own dream by making it public. And of course, sharing in your comfort zone helps to have a better clarity on what exactly you want to achieve in life. [Read about What’s that one thing you are most passionate about?]

And now the ball is in your court. You can reveal if you are comfortable or else just keep shhhh….

Whatever it may be telling or not,

Never underestimate yourself, never think others perception is better than yours. Value your own goals, just focus, learn maximum, work hard and achieve that…

I missed my world for many weeks

By | June 24, 2018

Can bacteria and viruses live together? If you have any doubt upon that, just look at my eyes. My poor eyes were the venue for their get-together.

Science says when viruses and bacteria stay together; they are just competing to take over your body. But I felt these guys were going to start a romantic relationship.. followed by a dance party.

Pinpointed shoes of those single celled microorganism were pricking all over the watery eyes during their disco.

But their dating didn’t last long.. may be the viruses were of bacteriophages type. So finally the show was taken over by viruses alone completely. When they were replicating in my eyes, I made myself away from everything around me as I don’t want another pair of eyes to host their festival.

I couldn’t ever imagine a small DNA or RNA enclosed by a protein shell is matured enough to place me in another isolated shell. I missed my world for many weeks.

So now after a long break I am reappearing. The infectious microorganisms have left the venue.

I am content that I didn’t let them spread.

And moreover the pricking pain gave me a different feel at a later stage, a catharsis for my mind.

The viruses attack you only if you had a hand to eye contact by hands or objects that are contaminated with the infectious virus. Hence never touch your eyes especially while being outside. Or even at home it’s a good practice to cultivate so that you won’t accidentally touch your eyes while being out too. Even while going to your ophthalmologist for a normal eye test, take special precautions like not to touch the table or other things kept there. We never know if a conjunctivitis patient entered their earlier.  Most probably that had happened to me too. And finally wash your hands if happened to have any contact with an infected person or items he or she uses.

God does not play dice..  really?

By | April 18, 2018

From all the signals around me I could decode the reason behind everything happening to me most of the times. It was not at all a theoretical belief, but a data driven one.  And I was secretly proud of that. Shhhhh…

And it forced me to believe that everything happens for a reason. Or in a way I believed in ultimate fairness for all. I thought there is a purpose to everything. I don’t wish to be fooled by randomness or the notion that the universe is governed by probability.

Yes, that’s what Albert Einstein also said: “God does not play dice”

But am I mistaken..? Is the world unfair..? Is there no cause for the effects? How can justice be given to the poor child who was brutally raped and killed? Even if the murderers were tortured and punished in the most barbarian way [hope atleast that to happen soon], can it justify the pain of the tormented the girl?

I cannot understand the purpose behind her pain.. [ yes of course it is understood the purpose behind that brutality….] But why did the poor child have to suffer..?

Should I still believe in that Universal Oneness that binds us all..? Who is holding the one end of that grand design string to cause unfairness to some?

I am not able to understand this… I feel so exhausted.. Her mourns haunts me..

Finishing touches

By | April 11, 2018

Don’t forget finishing touches. It makes everything complete and look more professional.