Sunday, January 15, 2012

An experience beyond description...

“What a beautiful sunrise it is, isn’t it? As if the whole sky has become the canvass of an unseen artist and he is splashing all the colours of nature on it, one after another.”
“ yeah, it looks majestic! The clouds like snowflakes, soft and delicate, melting away at the slight touch of the soft sunrays...”
“ Just look at the sky for a few moments, you will see that its changing every second..yet it appears so still…just like the river…which is ever flowing, but yet looks motionless..”
” Exactly! It is amazing. Listen to the morning silence. It is so melodious. While watching the sun tear away the darkness and flooding the earth with light, is a treat to the eyes, hearing the music of nature is a treat to the ears... there cannot be anything more mellifluous than songs of nature.. ”
” And the whole experience is a treat to the soul, isn’t it?”
”You are so correct”.
” I love to watch sunrise. For me, the rising sun is a messenger of God, which wakes up the world with a greeting that, “Hey you people, the darlings of the Almighty, here it is day again! Get up and go out, the world is yours! Forget what happened yesterday, good or bad, it is a new day, a new beginning. Nothing stays forever. It was darkness till now, but see, its light all over! Fill up your pockets with light…and lighten up the your lives! Lighten up your hearts, lighten up a sad face.”
” That’s really beautiful. “

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Its your choice....

Today, I picked up two magazines to read, "The Week", and "Complete Well Being".
The cover pages of both attracted me."The Week" was a special issue about "30 Pearls of India". The other magazine had articles about "How to defy your age" and "Lose those last 5 kilos"..
In Complete Well Being,there were n number of tips and tricks to look younger than your real age.Drink these many glasses of water..these all colors should be there in your diet...Make sure you cleanse your face thrice a day...have atleast 2 varieties of nuts daily...Do such and such exercises to keep wrinkles away..write what you eat daily to monitor your calories intake....This yogasana can reduce your belly fat..that stretch can keep your waist in shape..this moisturizer can prevent drying of skin..blah blah blah...
I was mentally preparing notes and planning to implement atleast some of those..until I started feeling "it is too much for me to do..."

I picked up the other magazine. It had 30 articles about Indians who have given up their high-paying jobs and cozy lives to serve the society.
There was a piece about a young girl in her twenties who has started an NGO to work for the rescue and rehabilitation of young girls trapped in sex trade. The article had a detailed description of what she does and how successful she has been in changing the lives of hundreds...providing them food and shelter,educating them, helping them come out of the trauma. There was a sentence that read.." all this she does for her organisation, she hardly finds time for herself..."

Something touched me.

There is a girl who is dedicated to work towards eradicating the darkness from others' lives and there is a girl who is worried about her dark circles. There is a girl who does all she can, to bring a smile on a grief-stricken face and there is a girl who is worried about her prominent laugh lines and wrinkles.There is a girl who forgets to eat while feeding the needy and there is a girl who is worried about losing those extra five kilos!

I hope I could express what I wanted to.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Searching Silence

I don't know why did I name my blog "Searching Silence"...
But I realize now that it had to make sense someday..and it does today...
I am searching silence today..silence outside...and inside..
Traffic...noise in the name of music...people fighting...shouting...horns...loudspeakers...mobiles with irritating ring tones...
Silence for a moment is has become so so rare to find!! unless I run away to isolation..which is not always possible...or unless I wait for the world around me to sleep..which is really difficult to do, because by the end of the day, I become so irritated and feel so drained out that I myself fall asleep before the world around me does...
I never craved for silence so much...may be I had not tasted it yet..or may be I was not yet exposed to so much noise yet...
The noise outside shakes the inside of me..and creates whole lot of volcanic sounds and what not..I am sorry I am unable to express myself, I have become really bad at writing..thanks to the noise...
Silence is bliss...Hey you all there...once in a while, gift yourself moments of silence... and you will know how melodious silence can musical silence can re-energizing silence can be... more than anything else...just you and your self..