Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Being Me?

Have you ever felt in contravention to your inner-self? For the sake of resolving a conflict which you felt should have happened the way your conscious thought of rather than the way your mind wanted?


Life is not always black and white, there are many shades of gray in between. Some we see, some others we do not know they exist, let alone not being able to see!


Contradictions exist in every stage of life! They are a natural occurrence! It is important to recognize them rather than fight out their existence!


All roads lead forward, but our actions often do not! The result is a great deal of sorrow, disappointment, regret and pain, and a mix of all of them as if each of them were not potent enough already! Why? Isn't it only one life here?


Gaining terra firma is an art, aided with astute judgment, wisdom and patience! Who's gonna come around, when you break?


What is apparent is not usually recognized! The truth is out there, waiting to be known, felt and experienced, but the truth is a dangerous thing, for it is bitter, painful and strange! You just can't go on....but you have to!


If I fall along the way, pick me up and dust me off, and if I get too tired to make it, be my breath so I can walk
- Bent, Matchbox 20, April 18, 2000

I'm scared of loss! I'm anxious of the future! I'm worried of time slipping by! I'll be pained to envision the bygones! Will I be broken again? Will this end? I don't want it to! Is this Being Me? Can I get put back together? But I started out clean! And, what is that the English say about the end? A good beginning makes a good ending?

Footnotes:

These pictures were taken, using a mobile phone camera, during my trip to the Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand during the winter of 2005! An account of this memorable trip is here!

31 comments:

  1. Very well put up your thoughts rakesh… along with the pictures to portrait. There is a end to begin another round.

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  2. Life is too complex if you think too much,

    Just leave everything aside, and live the way you feel...but not intervening with others'

    nice post, Rak
    i just resolved something of the sort yesterday,

    in fact every other day, I do..but this was different...the latest at certain kind :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  3. Life is too complex, even if you don't think too much! Your insights are true reflections. I appreciate your frankness. But the burdening thought is even these insights may not matter in the end. That is one burden I have not been able to let off my shoulders!

    Destination Infinity

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  4. I forgot to say the most important aspect of it, Rak

    We might think that we are solely behind our actions and our actions will bring in what we desire or think about while initiating a move...

    But then its all predestined and so are consequences...so, if things are not in our hands why worry about it...

    Yet, there are hints to take and to move on..and while moving on, lets not regret --

    well thats the way, i deal with it! :)

    devika

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  5. though some of the pics are just normal snaps...the words attached to it gave it a whole different meaning and made it seem a whole lot more beautiful

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  6. Woah ! enddu patteee? Never seen you like this ! odukathey philosophy !

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  7. For whom was the road straight? Maybe it's much better like this?

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  8. life,when looked through the prism of mind,appear complex.the approach to a complex problem should be simple.So living should be simple, even if life is complex..
    be happy
    take care
    wishes..

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  9. Very well written :) de picz juz added to the wonderful words...lovely!

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  10. Hi Rakesh!
    Sorry I couldn’t visit you for the last two weeks! I’m trying to catch-up and see the wonders you have around!

    This is a great post! Even with cellphone pictures...
    Hopw I miss that Concorde... :-((

    Meanwhile, one of the most beautiful Forts in India waits you and your comments at Blogtrotter: – The Amber Fort! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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  11. wow amazing!! your quotes are just as brilliant.. how do u do it? :)

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  12. The beauty of life it its unpredictable nature and the immense intrest it causes is due to the this same fact. To make decisions in such a complex scenario is truely an art. Very few achieve such a state...
    Excellent post with good placement of pictures. I felt like I was reading Coelho. Dont ask me why, its a feeling. See ya

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  13. Jeevan

    Thanks very much! Appreciate your comments!
    And yes, where there is an end, there is a beginning!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  14. Devika Chechi

    Correct, when you say that when one thinks too much, life appears more complicated!
    Unfortunately, I am one of those who thinks way too much!

    And yes, everyday in life is a battle! Perhaps thats the purpose!
    I'd like to think that everything is predestined and that helps me relieve many burdens while believing that there are many things in life that I have no control on!

    I'm thankful to destiny!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  15. DI

    Hmmm.....life is way too complex! I agree!
    Like I said before, perhaps that is the purpose.....the purpose of learning a lesson!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  16. Vimmuuu

    Ini pattaan onnum illa mashe! ;)

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  17. Peter

    Yes,perfection is too normal I suppose!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  18. MIP

    Yessir! Completely agree, despite life being complex, living needs to be simple!
    I'll take that as good advice!

    Thanks very much!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  19. Bharath

    Some deep insights help me lay off the clutter in the mind and in life eventually!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  20. Sashu

    Thanks very much ;)
    Appreciate ur comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  21. Rakesh

    Yeah! Makes me help introspect better!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  22. Gil

    Thanks very much! Appreciate your visits and comments, always!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  23. Elith

    Thanks very much! I guess, its kinda easy when one is high on life ;)

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  24. Archana

    Completely agree when you say "The beauty of life it its unpredictable nature and the immense interest it causes is due to the this same fact."
    Now, thats precisely how life has to be! Isn't it?

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  25. Life is not always black and white, there are many shades of gray in between. Some we see, some others we do not know they exist: when u say this i feel people see the gray but sometimes they just to ignore that..

    And fighting contradiction is natural its the way we human being behave.

    I really could identify the OB part of this post

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  26. Rakesh

    Yes, life isn't always black and white....there are very many shades of gray intertwined in between! Quite sadly though! Its a choice that we either recognize it else live in ignorance!

    I'm glad you could establish a connect!

    Appreciate ur comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  27. excellent pics for a phonecam! proves that it is not the camera but the man behind the lens that matters!

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  28. Magiceye

    Thanks very much! Greatly appreciate your comments!

    Warm Regards & Wishes

    Rakesh

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