Friday, October 28, 2011

Blind race of Life.....

If we see around us, we find everybody is in a hurry and people are simply running to get something....
"Na jaane kis manzil ki talaash hai sabko"
(God knows, what we all are looking for)

We all are running towards our goal without even thinking about anyone else. In this blind race of our life we don't even notice when our childhood has left us on the way and when our youthfulness has turned away its face from ourselves.

In the end when we stop after this long tiring journey and start looking at the balance sheet of our life, we find that what we achieved is Career, Position and finally some money........and then we start thinking that, "is this the only motto of our life....????"

In fact today, most of us are in the grip of materialism, where there is hardly any space for emotions....where we try hard to make our balance sheet heavy at the cost of our emotions n relations and finally when we look back into our entire journey, we think.....
"Yaar, paise to bahut kamaaye, lekin khushiyaan na kamaa sake"
(we did earned lot of money but couldn't earn the joy n peace)

"makaan to aalishaan banaa liyaa, lekin ghar na banaa sake"
(we did made a huge luxurious building but couldn't make it a home)

In fact in this materialistic age most of us try resisting ourselves from following our heart and those who follow their heart and give value to emotions, we call them "CRAZY"..... Perhaps  we don't understand that following our heart means being human actually....

In fact we just don't remember that we are not a machine whose efficiency is rated on its horse power and the amount of profit it can deliver for its owner.... But, we must not forget that there must be some difference between machines and humans.....

I think today in this fast-paced  21st century life we all need to take time to allow our souls to catch up with our bodies.......



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Sharing these lines with all of you which i had read somewhere......

Zindgi ki is daud mein daud ke karnaa kya hai
Yehi jeena hai doston to phir marnaa kya hai

Kab doobte hue suraj ko dekha tha yaad hai?
Kab jaana tha shaam ka woh dhalnaa kya hai?



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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Joy of Life....



Festive season is on. After "Durga Pooja"  here comes the festival of lights "Diwaali" and if you are from Bihar or Eastern Uttar Pradesh then "Chhath" festival is also not very far away. In fact these festivals give us a break  from the tiring pace of hectic day-to-day life and get ourselves refreshed. Actually the origin of these festivals is from the philosophy of sharing our joyful moments with our friends and relatives.

Few days back I got an invitation card saying, "your presence can change this small occasion into a festival for us", it means that if we share our little joyful moments with each other keeping our heart open, then we can make these small moments of our life as great and joyful as any big festival can be.

The great philosopher Sukrat said "People look for wealth, property, social status etc and struggle to get these through out their life but for me spending some quality time with my dear ones is the most satisfying and joyful"...... but unfortunately today in the rat race of earning name n fame, we don't have time to share our joyful moments with our friends n relatives and even the festivals are being celebrated within the fore walls of our two bed room flats......

In fact, "rising of sun", "blooming of flowers", "fulfillment of our tiny wishes", "meeting with our old lost friends" and "a sip of hot coffee with our loved ones"....these are the moments which can give us joy, happiness and a sense of satisfaction too, provided we share them properly n honestly with our relatives and friends......







Monday, October 10, 2011

Our priorities and their outcome....



There is a common saying........"Change is the law of nature"
And rightly so......Because every thing within us and around us changes with time...with age...and with circumstances.

And so does our priorities.....Yes, our priorities also changes at different stages of our life, for example, when I was a kid , my priority was to have fun with anything or anyone around me. After few years when I raised a little in terms of age(being a five feet giant male, I still need to raise a little in terms of height), I started thinking about my studies and future career....And the moment these thoughts started coming into my idle mind, my priorities started changing and then the priority was to complete my studies with whatever resources I had and have a respectful life.... Once I completed my studies and got settled, my priorities again started changing and  were like getting married, having kids and get them admitted into descent schools....

And now, when things are somewhat smoothly settled into my personal n professional life, I have a feeling that once again my priorities are changing and this time my responsibilities are becoming my priorities......Yes, my personal responsibility like looking after my old aging mother(unfortunately I lost my dear father few years back and I can't even think of losing her), fulfilling the needs of my wife n kids and ensuring an environment for kids which can help them to become a good human being and in turn give them a respectful life too(INSHA ALLAH).... Apart from these personal responsibilities there are certain social responsibilities also which has to be given priority at times, because I personally feel that it is our social responsibility that keeps us bonded-together within the society.

Buttttttt sometimes I do feel that in the process of fulfilling these responsibilities I miss certain things which might have given some more amount of satisfaction to me on personal level...for example, recently one of my blogger friend and a popular blogger Alpana Jaiswal came to Patna and she was kind enough to inform me about her arrival. The moment I came to know about her Patna visit, I was excited to meet a blogger in person and had a plan to spend some nice time with our families together. I did visited her place for very short amount of time to meet her and was really nice meeting her with her daughter and mother. But unfortunately, the very next day of that short meet I had to leave Patna to attend some social get-together at my native village(again a social responsibility turned into priority). And somehow I am still not able to meet her again....Sorry Alpana ji, hopefully we will meet again at some other place if not at Patna(INSHA ALLAH).

Perhaps this is what our life is, that sometimes we are just not able to do what  actually we want to....

Is it because of our pre-defined priorities...???.....OR just  co-incidence...???


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