Aaradhna!

A sudden beam of light overcame the sea of darkness
Gushing forth the sea, a loud cry echoed from the mother’s womb.
Aaradhna!

She was 5 when she felt the droplets of water spluttering through her teeny-weeny head. It was Rain!
She looked high above.
Her eyes although debilitated, dilated!
Drenched in the miracle of the Infinite and mumbling her own Mumbo-Jumbo,
She barely uttered….
I will touch the Sky someday.

She entered her 15th year.
Through her narrow sea of reality
She began to realize the infinity of the Universe.
Yet, the finity in her outshined the infinity the Universe faced.

She turned 18.
She could feel her confidence rebounding back and forth.
Yet, she stood her ground.
She knew that she will not fade away into the sea of darkness yet again.
She knew that she will conquer the Universe.

Light and Woman

 

She was 25.
Conquering the Universe became a child’s talk.
Yet, she held tight.
Her fists – sweaty with anxiety
She held tight.

Where are you now? Where are you now?
She started calling out to her nascent self.
Was it all just a fantasy?
So lost. I am faded…

Gushing through the gradually spreading darkness, the light entered its realm again.
She survived.
The bright light gushed forth the sea of darkness everytime it started fading.
In her own way, she conquered the Universe!
Aaradhna!

The Ep(h)emeral Life

Life is ephemeral – Do you agree?

Do you remember all your childhood friends? How many are in touch with you and how many are you in touch with? Do you still relish and relive the happy moments you had, a year ago? Do you still ponder over the lugubrious day you had, a year back? Do you still feel qualmish thinking of the mistake you did? Do you still do your chores with an act of vengeance in your heart? Do you feel thankful to your friends who were there in times of need? Do you still take pride in the timely help you did to an unknown person, years back? Do you act with a sense of penance in everything you do?

If most of the answers to the questions are in the affirmative……….trust me, you are a not-so-great person from my point of view. You must be one among the many persons on planet Earth with super-human abilities and from an anachronistic era! And yeah, you don’t exist!

Life is ep(h)emeral – the things that matter today won’t matter, a year later. Take pride in the things you do every day but don’t regret the things you did the other day. The game of life is neither inveterate nor incorrigible. So, don’t be too rigid. Nah, don’t be rigid at all! Science provided the solution for rigidness to a rock and not you! You are invented to define something beautiful and not for something which is already defined by a rock.

We all have a past. But, it’s the shadow that will define us every sunny day. Undoubtedly, life in the form of ‘you’ will pull yourself down, many a time. Yet, you will always find a way to get back at your feet.

However hard you try and however rigid you are in your policies, you will still be guilty to your moral police – the conscience, at one point or the other. You can never be an omniscient do-gooder and you can neither be a prescient harbinger nor be a nescient fool! But, you can be someone great and noble – A person with a sense of ‘humour’ who takes things lightly, the way it is really meant to be taken.

So, add a bit of humorous touch in whatever you do – Be a Beer or be it your Career!

And if you are still wondering why the ‘h’ in ephemeral is within parenthesis, life is ep(h)emeral. Lead your ep(h)emeral life with a sense of (h)umour. Got the point?

Cheers!

Redefining Murphy’s Law

    Anything that can go wrong will go wrong – Murphy’s Law. The irony, Murphy was an optimist! Murphy’s law became the buzz word quite after the release of the movie Interstellar where the lead role (Matthew McConaughey) names his daughter (Mackenzie Foy) Murph. Infact, I started my study on Murphy’s law only after the movie and I found it quite funny, yet attractive. For those of you not aware about Murphy’s law, you can either go through Wikipedia or have look at this. Now, why did this law provoke me to write?

    It actually makes much sense for me to write about it at this juncture. Time and again,my instinct warns me if some mishap awaits me in the future. I had never known the intensity of the mishap but the mishap usually sets forth a series of unpredictable events. My instinct never makes me happy if something good is about to happen (and am still wondering why!) If I don’t follow my instinct and keep doing my routine, I have always ended in a pit. I have never been at the pinnacle if I followed my instinct (Not yet, atleast) but If I don’t follow it, I have been at stages, nadir being the worse.

    Have you guys had phantasmagorical dreams or had ‘Deja-Vu’ moments time to time? You might have had at least one ‘Deja-Vu’ moment to experience and have you really wondered whether it is a premonition or had it really happened earlier? Have you thought about whether your Deja-Vu is really a Deja-Vu or is it your past memory popping up at the right time? Confusing?

    The human brain is capable of doing much more than what it is doing today. Murphy’s law says that Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. But,what if we are able to rekindle that ‘super memory‘ of ours and be able to change this quote to  Anything that can go wrong will not go wrong because I can alter it. Am I acting like a cheeky monkey to Murphy? Seriously? I guess not.

At this point,am forced to introduce a quote from ‘The Alchemist’ which says:

If you really want something,the Universe itself conspires to help you achieve it.

    What if we follow our instinct as and when it warns us and act accordingly? Usually,I will listen to my instinct and be puzzled about why my inner self is saying such things but I have never acted to rectify it.

    Your instinct knows you better than anyone else. Of course,you and your instinct are not two different things. Rephrasing the above, You know yourself better than anyone else. Follow your instinct. But, remember just like Science our instinct is also a double edged sword.  Your instinct may tell you to act either ways. After all, As per Hindu mythology we are living in ‘Kali Yuga’ where the evil lies within oneself.

Remember,

Anything that can go wrong will not go wrong as you can alter it.

    By this quote of mine, I have officially declared war on Murphy but since he is long gone, I can rest in peace.

    You need not be a stooge to this quote of mine, but start thinking What if? rather than What if not?

    Guess this blog post would serve as a great example to the headline of this blog Abstract Thoughts From An Obscure Mind. Be ready to experience a few of this philosophical melodrama in the future posts too 😉 Adieu!

The Start Of A New Journey

Hello All,

    This is my first post (Not my first blog though!). A hearty welcome to all my blog readers.

   This blog is the start of a new quest with the ultimate intention to redefine my efficacy as well as your efficacy (If I may) to lead a successful life. Initially, each one of us used to be ‘gung-ho’ in all that we do but time and again life has taught us lessons in ways unimaginable thereby making most of us wacky, byzantine and sometimes even supercilious. A few become enervated. Yet a few,leave this world permanently thinking that they are leaving for the better. While there is nothing we can do for the latter few, time and again it has been proved that ‘Achievements are revised versions of Failures‘.

    Now,Who am I? I am an IT Professional (Its appropriate to call me a Rookie rather than a Professional, as I have less than a year of experience) playing a small role in the kafkaesque IT bubble. Am an Indian and am extremely proud of it! One thing that no other person can deny about India is its diversity- India is a land rich in diversity and this IT bubble makes sure that you meet a lot many persons in life – Some make you happy, Some others make you happy by instigating you to punch them, Yet a few make you happy by instigating you to punch them straight in their face!  I spend most of my time wondering about the many different complexities surrounding this world. I used to be an extrovert. But, due to some recent developments in what used to be my normal life, I guess being an introvert is wise. (Or should I say it the other way around?)  Its up to you, my fellow readers to decide what’s right for you.

    Everyone has to start somewhere and here I stand, 21 years of age charged up more than ever due to various intricacies of the past. Life is a continuous learning process. There are a lot of lessons yet to be learned and am ready to embrace it all just like a little baby who cuddles his little Teddie.

    Be ready to embrace all things that is gonna happen in your long life.Yeah, life is not short. Life is long and we should be happy about it. If you want me to sound optimistic,’Everything happens for a reason‘ or if you want me to be pious, everything is ‘pre-written’. Else,If you want me to be sanctimonious, ‘ He who possess the Spear of Destiny holds the fate of the world in his hands‘. (Honestly,It gives me chills every time I utter this sentence. Additionally, It makes me wonder what if I happen to get hold of the Spear of Destiny! ** Evil Laughter ** ).

    Let happiness fill your life more than ever. If you happen to feel worried, just come back and look at this post again.

    Before I sign off,let me tell you something about Abraham Lincoln ( Not the Vampire Hunter whom we have seen in movies! Sarcasm intended.) – The 16th President of the United States of America.

1816: His family was forced out of their home. He had to work to support them.
1831: Failed in business.
1832: Ran for state legislature – lost.
1832: Also lost his job – wanted to go to law school but couldn’t get in.
1833: Borrowed some money from a friend to start a business and by the end of the year he was bankrupt. He spent the next 17 years of his life paying off this debt.
1835: Was engaged to be married, his sweetheart died.
1838: Sought to become speaker of the state legislature – defeated.
1840: Sought to become elector – defeated.
1843: Ran for Congress – lost.
1848: Ran for re-election to Congress – lost.
1849: Sought the job of land officer in his home state – rejected.
1854: Ran for the Senate of the United States – lost.
1856: Sought the Vice-Presidential nomination at his party’s national convention – got less than 100 votes.
1858: Ran for U.S. Senate again – lost.

    And then, he became The President of the United States of America. Additionally we all know that he was the son of a shoemaker. Everyone must be aware on how the society treated shoemakers in the 18th century. To him Defeat was a Detour. Not a Dead End.

    Be happy as happiness is one of the recipes for success. If you are not happy,make yourself happy. Party hard. Learn indefinitely. After all, ‘You Only Live Once’ and it lies in your efficacy to make the best out of it. Cheers 🙂