29 May, 2013

Confusion

The more I think about it, the more I am confused...
To think that the past doesn't have any bearing on us from the moment it has gone by is foolishness....
And to think that the future is what we need to invest for/in is not prudent either...

So how do I balance myself in "that" precarious position..
not whiling away the moment...
yet not undermining the importance of the past or the future...


19 May, 2013

Think before you Speak

Have you ever felt that you talk too much... and sometimes, words just slip out..
that you've said things that could have been avoided, even though what you said was true...
How do you control that spontaneous response, and the regret later....

Dogs are better than human beings 

because they know but do not tell. 

~ Emily Dickinson

17 May, 2013

Roko Mat

What I miss about my childhood the most (of course I miss the idea of not having to assume any responsibilities... duh..) is the freedom to think.

Not like I've been chained to an outlook, or that an attitude has stuck to me..
But the supposed logic, and practicality that we tend to attain with age (is that what is erroneously called wisdom ?!?), is what is responsible for our lack of ingenuity... the lack of thinking out of the box....

We have regimented our outlook and thought process with dos & don't, the right & the wrong, the reality & the dream... 

And somewhere, maybe unknowingly, we inculcate the same in our children...
So when they ask why they can't fly, all we say is that they'll fall down on the ground... without realizing that we are actually clipping their wings...


16 May, 2013

Temptation

I am a strong believer that the more you try and chase something, the more it evades you...
and the more you avoid something, the more it chases you....

Despite believing in this, I tend to try and chase material things...
Promotions, Increments, Praises, Appraisal....
Maybe because it is "that" time of the year.... maybe it is the to be recognized, for a change for what I am responsible for...

But as always, the more I harp about it, the more it moves away... needless to say it really messes with the head and spoils the mood.

“I can resist everything except temptation.” 
~ Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

03 May, 2013

Change the Unchanged

Our views about life, relationships & people keep changing....

When we start out any relationship, we resolve that we'll accept everyone as they are.....
But slowly, we get the itch to change the person....not necessarily to our liking, but towards our ideals.....

And then guilt follows, when the realization strikes, that what we had resolved to love, without limits, unchanged, is what we are trying to change, knowingly..... and questioning them all the way.....

Now I know what Oscar Wilde meant when he said.... 
"Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood."