Wish all of you who step into this space a happy, safe, joyous, love-filled and self-explorative new year..
December 31, 2005
December 30, 2005
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December 27, 2005
i called up a public utility service.The voice told me that I had got through to the wrong number and I was to call xxxx.
I called up the number she gave me. The same voice answered. I verified it was her. She told me that she was doing both the jobs that day!!!!!
December 26, 2005
December 24, 2005
December 23, 2005
We think that we resist certain states because they are there, but actually they are there because we resist them.
December 20, 2005
The whole world seeks happiness as a "collective".Efforts abound in trying to make it happen.Each one of us has our understanding of the causes and solutions towards it.But our attempts only seem to add to the chaos and confusion.Thus, we crave for peace, but endlessly create wars and conflicts; we yearn for joy but end up being disappointed;all our projected ideals remain just that - projections of our aspirations.The reality remains familiar, yet there is a disconnect.
Can we see it differently?
We seem to be addressing the symptoms rather than the root causes.While components of the system remain as they are, we seek a change in the summation.Rearranging the parts can create a cosmetic illusion, nothing beyond.Thus, we play around with perceptions, strategies etc while the fundamentals remain the same.
And what are the fundamentals?
Man as an individual is ridden with conflicts.He is a 100 different parts himself; conflicts and confusions reign supreme within him; joy and spontaineity are distinctly lacking.Hurts,rejection and pain qualify the core of his being.
Given such a situation, is he capable of contributing to healing processes of the collective, is the moot question?
Insights that occured in my life indicate otherwise.When the micro processes get healed, the macro has to respond.The seeds of change lie in the micro.And a morphogenetic quantum of micro level changes can enable a paradigm shift in the macro.Yes, the responsibility lies with each one of us.To address our conflicts, pain and hurts within...just see our states integrally, without condemnation, judgement or guilt.It is just the way we are.No justifications, no explanations.Helpless....Seeing ourselves as we are unfolds a miracle in creation.It is a "happening" , not a matter of effort.A flood of creative energies flow through us re-aligning our erroneous perceptions.
Awareness is not the means to an end, it is an end by itself.
This is not intellectual masturbation.Try it out for yourself.Authenticate it personally.Do not try to love; it is pathetic; instead become aware of the absence of love; the death of feeling within, the unabashed abuse of people in our lives, cloaked elaborately in declarations of love and caring.But a word of caution; it is not easy to accept ourselves as we are when we see ourselves as manipulators and abusers; insensitive to the core.This is the greatest challenge; not escaping into guilt trips,not condemning ourselves, just seeing things as they are.Then watch the miracle of life unfold, just as it is, pristine pure and unadulterated by conditioning.
December 19, 2005
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December 13, 2005
a friend of mine was talking of a pattern in her household. Whenever her mom dropped by to see her or to stay with her, her husband and mother-in-law would just go out under the flimsiest of excuses.Her mom used to feel humiliated and avoid coming to her house.
this is not an issue for "ngo addressals"....but should we not pause to consider the abuses that are inflicted day in and day out....the ironic part is that my friend had married her husband after a torrid romance....and such sensitivity in such "love-filled" space!!!!
and the person in q is educated, widely travelled......still very lacking in fundamental human courtesies....
shocked? i am not....sensitivity and humaneness are not products of the education system...nor of our social systems..they are breakthroughs in consciousness....spiritual processes...and abuses are not inflicted on women alone..all of us are perpetuators and victims alike....
events such as the one mentioned above are not at all rare......