The mind clings to what it knows…..

The mind clings to what it knows,
and it clings to what it doesn’t know
oh, the mind,
feckless and reckless
unobservant of its own features
knowing not itself, nor otherwise,
clinging to its image, made of itself
clinging to its own pretentiousness
clinging to the extensions of a cloud filled day
clinging to trappings of associations

In the intolerance of unfulfilled dreams.
promises that torment the imagination
with a shattered life
splintered like broken glass
into countless reflections of clinging
distorting the sense of wholeness

Clinging to the thoughts,
improvement and prosperity
clinging to worse or better, wrong or right
sweet or bitter, yesterday or tomorrow
presence and absence, opened or unopened
unhelpful or helpful
and the fickle edges of inner movement

It is a strange thing that our potentially noble species
leaves unexamined the harassment of clinging
and the opportunity to live a gracious existence.
–Anonymoous

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Today is a new day

I vow to remember that today is a new day
Full of new beginnings and fresh moments
Today, I will not cling to events of yesterday nor yesteryear
But stay connected with what today brings.
I will not madly pursue my desires at the expense of others
Nor flee from challenging tasks.
I will remain true to the unfolding process of today
Without losing myself in thoughts of what was or what might be.
I will treat today with awareness and sensitivity
Even in the most ordinary of tasks.
I will apply myself wholeheartedly to the fullness of today
For I know that today holds the resource for authenticity.

–Anonymoous

The mind clings to what it knows…..

The mind clings to what it knows,
and it clings to what it doesn’t know
oh, the mind,
feckless and reckless
unobservant of its own features
knowing not itself, nor otherwise,
clinging to its image, made of itself
clinging to its own pretentiousness
clinging to the extensions of a cloud filled day
clinging to trappings of associations

In the intolerance of unfulfilled dreams.
promises that torment the imagination
with a shattered life
splintered like broken glass
into countless reflections of clinging
distorting the sense of wholeness

Clinging to the thoughts,
improvement and prosperity
clinging to worse or better, wrong or right
sweet or bitter, yesterday or tomorrow
presence and absence, opened or unopened
unhelpful or helpful
and the fickle edges of inner movement

It is a strange thing that our potentially noble species
leaves unexamined the harassment of clinging
and the opportunity to live a gracious existence.
–Anonymoous

Today is a new day

I vow to remember that today is a new day
Full of new beginnings and fresh moments
Today, I will not cling to events of yesterday nor yesteryear
But stay connected with what today brings.
I will not madly pursue my desires at the expense of others
Nor flee from challenging tasks.
I will remain true to the unfolding process of today
Without losing myself in thoughts of what was or what might be.
I will treat today with awareness and sensitivity
Even in the most ordinary of tasks.
I will apply myself wholeheartedly to the fullness of today
For I know that today holds the resource for authenticity.

–Anonymoous

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Join Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, the Original KIDS HELPING KIDS® campaign, and help save lives!

Together with your school, neighborhood or family, you can design and run your very own fundraising campaign this Halloween.

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The mind clings to what it knows…..

The mind clings to what it knows,
and it clings to what it doesn’t know
oh, the mind,
feckless and reckless
unobservant of its own features
knowing not itself, nor otherwise,
clinging to its image, made of itself
clinging to its own pretentiousness
clinging to the extensions of a cloud filled day
clinging to trappings of associations

In the intolerance of unfulfilled dreams.
promises that torment the imagination
with a shattered life
splintered like broken glass
into countless reflections of clinging
distorting the sense of wholeness

Clinging to the thoughts,
improvement and prosperity
clinging to worse or better, wrong or right
sweet or bitter, yesterday or tomorrow
presence and absence, opened or unopened
unhelpful or helpful
and the fickle edges of inner movement

It is a strange thing that our potentially noble species
leaves unexamined the harassment of clinging
and the opportunity to live a gracious existence.
–Anonymoous

Today is a new day

I vow to remember that today is a new day
Full of new beginnings and fresh moments
Today, I will not cling to events of yesterday nor yesteryear
But stay connected with what today brings.
I will not madly pursue my desires at the expense of others
Nor flee from challenging tasks.
I will remain true to the unfolding process of today
Without losing myself in thoughts of what was or what might be.
I will treat today with awareness and sensitivity
Even in the most ordinary of tasks.
I will apply myself wholeheartedly to the fullness of today
For I know that today holds the resource for authenticity.

–Anonymoous

Join Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Hey! Want to help kids in other parts of the world get the things they need to survive and grow? You’ve got the power to do it…

Join Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, the Original KIDS HELPING KIDS® campaign, and help save lives!

Together with your school, neighborhood or family, you can design and run your very own fundraising campaign this Halloween.

More Info @

http://www.unicefusa.org/site/pp.asp?c=hkIXLdMRJtE&b=1706865&sid=140314257

Navratras!


Navratras, or navratris, or nau-ratri – various names in which Hindus celebrate this festival worshipping the nine – roops or forms of Godddess Durga, is beginning 23rd day of September this year.
So, here’s wishing you all Very Shubh Navratras!!!!!

Celebrated all over North India as Navratras, this festival is also the main festival of the Bengalis – and is known as the Durga Puja.

The ten -day long celebration also coincides with the manchan of the Ramlila – that is, the depiction of the story of the Ramayana – of Lord Rama, Ma Sita, and Laxman – of their vanvas, i.e. exile for 14 years from Ayodhya; their stay in the various forests spannig entire India, various encounters with demons (rakhshasaz), kidnapping of Ma Sita, meeting with Hanuman, burning of Lanka…, and D fight with all the biggest demons of that age, and finally the victory of good over evil as they say.

This victory is celebrated as Deepawali – the festival of lights – wow! that’s the beauty of India – one festival connects to another, and blends so beautifully as a story.

Okay, so getting back to the nine-day festival, and not diverting -in the present text- to the 365-days celebrations in India, I’ll start with the significance of each day in the 9-day festival.


The 9 days, each kinda belong to 9 roops of Goddess Durga, and can be summarized in this small poem I ‘ve been hearing since childhood – and used to sing along-with mom:

Pratham Shailputri kehlave,
Doosri Brahmacharini man bhave,
Teesri Chandrghanta shubhnaam,
Chauthi Kushmanda Sukhdham;
Panchvi devi Skandmata,
Shashthi Katyayani Vikhyata,
Satvi Kalratri mahamaya,
Aathvi Mahagauri jagjaya;
Nauvi Siddhidatri jagjaane,
Navdurga ke naam bakhane 🙂

Okhay! so here’s the translation:

The First of the nine forms of goddess durga is called Shailputri – that is daughter of shail – or rather daughter of the king of mountains (Himalayas).

The second of the 9 forms is Brahmacharini, or the one who follows Brahma, i.e. Godess Saraswati – the store house of knowledge 🙂

Devi Chandraghanta is te third deity and is known to scare the demons/ enemies by the resounding sound of the ghanta/ the bell.

Devi Kushmanda is the celestial supreme worshipped on the fourth day, and holds the kumbha containing the cosmic vivacity, represents the cosmic intricacies, and emanates a solar-like aura.

Next in line is the Goddess Skandamata, is represented as the mother of Lord Skanda, holding Him in her lap- and represents as the Holy mother of all. With her defending and granting gestures, even an idiot gains knowledge.

Okay, so next is Goddess Katyayani – the goddess worshipped on the 6th day of the Navratras – it is this day that the main festivity begins in Bengal – and is known as Shashthi poojan [Shashthi means 6th day] – the Goddess is known to bestow good fortunes on her devotees.

The next one – worshipped on the 7th day, or Saptami is Goddess Kalratri -and is known as she has a dark complexion – and is as dark as the night [kal symbolises death, and ratri is night] – so the lovely beautiful Goddess took this form to scare off the demons – you see there’s a famous saying in Hindi – “laato ke bhoot baato se nahi maante” – which means that if some one doesn’t listen to you by your being polite, then the same one should be made to understand with force/ scare him /her off.

This goddess is seen to wear garlands made of khopris [skulls] – showing how many demons she killed , and the rest of them beware, if they do not want to land up being ruth-lessly killed!

The next one is Mahagauri – or Ma Parvati. Its said that the Goddess Kali is the consortof Lord Shiva, and had a dark complexion – and Lord Shiva used to tease Her, and call Her “Kali”, so She gained this awesome beautiful “Gaur” varn [colour] by Her tapa /tapasya and hence is called MahaGauri. Peace and compassion radiate from Her being.

The last day of the navratras – the nineth day is spentin thanks-giving to Goddess Siddhidatri– ensconced on a lovely lotus, who, as the name suggests, bestows the devotees with all kinds Siddhis. It is believed that the Goddess grants Her devotees all that desire on the 9th day.

Besides this, it is also believed that [the same was confirmed by a [seemingly] well-read panditji [Indian priest] of a well known temple on television today], that the Navratri, or the festival of 9 nights, can be divided into 3 parts of 3 days each, each devoted to Ma Lakshmi – the Goddess of Wealth, Goddess Saraswati – the Goddess of Knowledge and wisdom, and Goddess Parvati – the Goddess of Valour.

Hmmmm…..so for today,
this was in brief about the nine days , and the 9 forms of the Goddess Durga, or Shakti as celebrated during Navratras.

I’ll write in about kanjakas, or kanya poojan in the next post ….
Till den keep smiling…..and chanting…… “Jai Mata Di” 🙂

Navratras!


Navratras, or navratris, or nau-ratri – various names in which Hindus celebrate this festival worshipping the nine – roops or forms of Godddess Durga, is beginning 23rd day of September this year.
So, here’s wishing you all Very Shubh Navratras!!!!!

Celebrated all over North India as Navratras, this festival is also the main festival of the Bengalis – and is known as the Durga Puja.

The ten -day long celebration also coincides with the manchan of the Ramlila – that is, the depiction of the story of the Ramayana – of Lord Rama, Ma Sita, and Laxman – of their vanvas, i.e. exile for 14 years from Ayodhya; their stay in the various forests spannig entire India, various encounters with demons (rakhshasaz), kidnapping of Ma Sita, meeting with Hanuman, burning of Lanka…, and D fight with all the biggest demons of that age, and finally the victory of good over evil as they say.

This victory is celebrated as Deepawali – the festival of lights – wow! that’s the beauty of India – one festival connects to another, and blends so beautifully as a story.

Okay, so getting back to the nine-day festival, and not diverting -in the present text- to the 365-days celebrations in India, I’ll start with the significance of each day in the 9-day festival.


The 9 days, each kinda belong to 9 roops of Goddess Durga, and can be summarized in this small poem I ‘ve been hearing since childhood – and used to sing along-with mom:

Pratham Shailputri kehlave,
Doosri Brahmacharini man bhave,
Teesri Chandrghanta shubhnaam,
Chauthi Kushmanda Sukhdham;
Panchvi devi Skandmata,
Shashthi Katyayani Vikhyata,
Satvi Kalratri mahamaya,
Aathvi Mahagauri jagjaya;
Nauvi Siddhidatri jagjaane,
Navdurga ke naam bakhane 🙂

Okhay! so here’s the translation:

The First of the nine forms of goddess durga is called Shailputri – that is daughter of shail – or rather daughter of the king of mountains (Himalayas).

The second of the 9 forms is Brahmacharini, or the one who follows Brahma, i.e. Godess Saraswati – the store house of knowledge 🙂

Devi Chandraghanta is te third deity and is known to scare the demons/ enemies by the resounding sound of the ghanta/ the bell.

Devi Kushmanda is the celestial supreme worshipped on the fourth day, and holds the kumbha containing the cosmic vivacity, represents the cosmic intricacies, and emanates a solar-like aura.

Next in line is the Goddess Skandamata, is represented as the mother of Lord Skanda, holding Him in her lap- and represents as the Holy mother of all. With her defending and granting gestures, even an idiot gains knowledge.

Okay, so next is Goddess Katyayani – the goddess worshipped on the 6th day of the Navratras – it is this day that the main festivity begins in Bengal – and is known as Shashthi poojan [Shashthi means 6th day] – the Goddess is known to bestow good fortunes on her devotees.

The next one – worshipped on the 7th day, or Saptami is Goddess Kalratri -and is known as she has a dark complexion – and is as dark as the night [kal symbolises death, and ratri is night] – so the lovely beautiful Goddess took this form to scare off the demons – you see there’s a famous saying in Hindi – “laato ke bhoot baato se nahi maante” – which means that if some one doesn’t listen to you by your being polite, then the same one should be made to understand with force/ scare him /her off.

This goddess is seen to wear garlands made of khopris [skulls] – showing how many demons she killed , and the rest of them beware, if they do not want to land up being ruth-lessly killed!

The next one is Mahagauri – or Ma Parvati. Its said that the Goddess Kali is the consortof Lord Shiva, and had a dark complexion – and Lord Shiva used to tease Her, and call Her “Kali”, so She gained this awesome beautiful “Gaur” varn [colour] by Her tapa /tapasya and hence is called MahaGauri. Peace and compassion radiate from Her being.

The last day of the navratras – the nineth day is spentin thanks-giving to Goddess Siddhidatri– ensconced on a lovely lotus, who, as the name suggests, bestows the devotees with all kinds Siddhis. It is believed that the Goddess grants Her devotees all that desire on the 9th day.

Besides this, it is also believed that [the same was confirmed by a [seemingly] well-read panditji [Indian priest] of a well known temple on television today], that the Navratri, or the festival of 9 nights, can be divided into 3 parts of 3 days each, each devoted to Ma Lakshmi – the Goddess of Wealth, Goddess Saraswati – the Goddess of Knowledge and wisdom, and Goddess Parvati – the Goddess of Valour.

Hmmmm…..so for today,
this was in brief about the nine days , and the 9 forms of the Goddess Durga, or Shakti as celebrated during Navratras.

I’ll write in about kanjakas, or kanya poojan in the next post ….
Till den keep smiling…..and chanting…… “Jai Mata Di” 🙂

Navratras!


Navratras, or navratris, or nau-ratri – various names in which Hindus celebrate this festival worshipping the nine – roops or forms of Godddess Durga, is beginning 23rd day of September this year.
So, here’s wishing you all Very Shubh Navratras!!!!!

Celebrated all over North India as Navratras, this festival is also the main festival of the Bengalis – and is known as the Durga Puja.

The ten -day long celebration also coincides with the manchan of the Ramlila – that is, the depiction of the story of the Ramayana – of Lord Rama, Ma Sita, and Laxman – of their vanvas, i.e. exile for 14 years from Ayodhya; their stay in the various forests spannig entire India, various encounters with demons (rakhshasaz), kidnapping of Ma Sita, meeting with Hanuman, burning of Lanka…, and D fight with all the biggest demons of that age, and finally the victory of good over evil as they say.

This victory is celebrated as Deepawali – the festival of lights – wow! that’s the beauty of India – one festival connects to another, and blends so beautifully as a story.

Okay, so getting back to the nine-day festival, and not diverting -in the present text- to the 365-days celebrations in India, I’ll start with the significance of each day in the 9-day festival.


The 9 days, each kinda belong to 9 roops of Goddess Durga, and can be summarized in this small poem I ‘ve been hearing since childhood – and used to sing along-with mom:

Pratham Shailputri kehlave,
Doosri Brahmacharini man bhave,
Teesri Chandrghanta shubhnaam,
Chauthi Kushmanda Sukhdham;
Panchvi devi Skandmata,
Shashthi Katyayani Vikhyata,
Satvi Kalratri mahamaya,
Aathvi Mahagauri jagjaya;
Nauvi Siddhidatri jagjaane,
Navdurga ke naam bakhane 🙂

Okhay! so here’s the translation:

The First of the nine forms of goddess durga is called Shailputri – that is daughter of shail – or rather daughter of the king of mountains (Himalayas).

The second of the 9 forms is Brahmacharini, or the one who follows Brahma, i.e. Godess Saraswati – the store house of knowledge 🙂

Devi Chandraghanta is te third deity and is known to scare the demons/ enemies by the resounding sound of the ghanta/ the bell.

Devi Kushmanda is the celestial supreme worshipped on the fourth day, and holds the kumbha containing the cosmic vivacity, represents the cosmic intricacies, and emanates a solar-like aura.

Next in line is the Goddess Skandamata, is represented as the mother of Lord Skanda, holding Him in her lap- and represents as the Holy mother of all. With her defending and granting gestures, even an idiot gains knowledge.

Okay, so next is Goddess Katyayani – the goddess worshipped on the 6th day of the Navratras – it is this day that the main festivity begins in Bengal – and is known as Shashthi poojan [Shashthi means 6th day] – the Goddess is known to bestow good fortunes on her devotees.

The next one – worshipped on the 7th day, or Saptami is Goddess Kalratri -and is known as she has a dark complexion – and is as dark as the night [kal symbolises death, and ratri is night] – so the lovely beautiful Goddess took this form to scare off the demons – you see there’s a famous saying in Hindi – “laato ke bhoot baato se nahi maante” – which means that if some one doesn’t listen to you by your being polite, then the same one should be made to understand with force/ scare him /her off.

This goddess is seen to wear garlands made of khopris [skulls] – showing how many demons she killed , and the rest of them beware, if they do not want to land up being ruth-lessly killed!

The next one is Mahagauri – or Ma Parvati. Its said that the Goddess Kali is the consortof Lord Shiva, and had a dark complexion – and Lord Shiva used to tease Her, and call Her “Kali”, so She gained this awesome beautiful “Gaur” varn [colour] by Her tapa /tapasya and hence is called MahaGauri. Peace and compassion radiate from Her being.

The last day of the navratras – the nineth day is spentin thanks-giving to Goddess Siddhidatri– ensconced on a lovely lotus, who, as the name suggests, bestows the devotees with all kinds Siddhis. It is believed that the Goddess grants Her devotees all that desire on the 9th day.

Besides this, it is also believed that [the same was confirmed by a [seemingly] well-read panditji [Indian priest] of a well known temple on television today], that the Navratri, or the festival of 9 nights, can be divided into 3 parts of 3 days each, each devoted to Ma Lakshmi – the Goddess of Wealth, Goddess Saraswati – the Goddess of Knowledge and wisdom, and Goddess Parvati – the Goddess of Valour.

Hmmmm…..so for today,
this was in brief about the nine days , and the 9 forms of the Goddess Durga, or Shakti as celebrated during Navratras.

I’ll write in about kanjakas, or kanya poojan in the next post ….
Till den keep smiling…..and chanting…… “Jai Mata Di” 🙂

What is Hare Krishna?

With Janamashtami round the corner .. lets explore the meaning of Hare Krishna….

Who is Krishna? Why do people dress in robes and chant His name on the streets? What is the philosophy of these Krishna devotees? What’s the meaning of their chant?

Krishna is a name of the Supreme. It means “all- attractive.” Anything that might attract you has its source in the Supreme. Therefore the Supreme is also known as Rama (rhymes with “drama”). “Rama” means “the highest eternal pleasure.”

All of us are pleasure-seeking creatures. So you can say that directly or indirectly we are all seeking Krishna. Chanting Hare Krishna is a way of seeking Krishna directly.

As for the word “Hare” (pronounced huh-ray), it’s a call to Krishna’s divine energy. Just as the sun shines forth to us through its energies like heat and light, the Supreme reveals Himself through His multitude of energies. If the Supreme is the source of everything, then whatever we see–and even what we don’t see– belongs to the energy of the Supreme.

Now we’re trying to exploit that energy, but the more we try the more entangled we get and the more complex our life becomes. But when we place ourselves in harmony with Krishna and Krishna’s energy, we return to our natural, pure state of consciousness. This is what we call “Krishna consciousness.”

Krishna consciousness is not something imposed on the mind. On the contrary, it’s already inside of each of us, waiting to come out, like fire in a match. Chanting Hare Krishna brings out that natural, pure state of mind.

The chant is called a mantra, a vibration of sound that cleanses the mind, freeing it from anxiety and illusion. And this is a mantra anyone can chant. It’s for people of all religions, all nations, all colors, and both sexes. No need to pay any fees, join any group, or turn your life upside down. Whoever you are, whatever you do, you can try the chanting for yourself and experience its result.

Krishna and His energy are fully present in the sound of the mantra, so even if we don’t know the language or intellectually understand how it works, by coming in touch with Krishna we’ll become happy, and our life will become sublime.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Source

What is Hare Krishna?

With Janamashtami round the corner .. lets explore the meaning of Hare Krishna….

Who is Krishna? Why do people dress in robes and chant His name on the streets? What is the philosophy of these Krishna devotees? What’s the meaning of their chant?

Krishna is a name of the Supreme. It means “all- attractive.” Anything that might attract you has its source in the Supreme. Therefore the Supreme is also known as Rama (rhymes with “drama”). “Rama” means “the highest eternal pleasure.”

All of us are pleasure-seeking creatures. So you can say that directly or indirectly we are all seeking Krishna. Chanting Hare Krishna is a way of seeking Krishna directly.

As for the word “Hare” (pronounced huh-ray), it’s a call to Krishna’s divine energy. Just as the sun shines forth to us through its energies like heat and light, the Supreme reveals Himself through His multitude of energies. If the Supreme is the source of everything, then whatever we see–and even what we don’t see– belongs to the energy of the Supreme.

Now we’re trying to exploit that energy, but the more we try the more entangled we get and the more complex our life becomes. But when we place ourselves in harmony with Krishna and Krishna’s energy, we return to our natural, pure state of consciousness. This is what we call “Krishna consciousness.”

Krishna consciousness is not something imposed on the mind. On the contrary, it’s already inside of each of us, waiting to come out, like fire in a match. Chanting Hare Krishna brings out that natural, pure state of mind.

The chant is called a mantra, a vibration of sound that cleanses the mind, freeing it from anxiety and illusion. And this is a mantra anyone can chant. It’s for people of all religions, all nations, all colors, and both sexes. No need to pay any fees, join any group, or turn your life upside down. Whoever you are, whatever you do, you can try the chanting for yourself and experience its result.

Krishna and His energy are fully present in the sound of the mantra, so even if we don’t know the language or intellectually understand how it works, by coming in touch with Krishna we’ll become happy, and our life will become sublime.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Source

What is Hare Krishna?

With Janamashtami round the corner .. lets explore the meaning of Hare Krishna….

Who is Krishna? Why do people dress in robes and chant His name on the streets? What is the philosophy of these Krishna devotees? What’s the meaning of their chant?

Krishna is a name of the Supreme. It means “all- attractive.” Anything that might attract you has its source in the Supreme. Therefore the Supreme is also known as Rama (rhymes with “drama”). “Rama” means “the highest eternal pleasure.”

All of us are pleasure-seeking creatures. So you can say that directly or indirectly we are all seeking Krishna. Chanting Hare Krishna is a way of seeking Krishna directly.

As for the word “Hare” (pronounced huh-ray), it’s a call to Krishna’s divine energy. Just as the sun shines forth to us through its energies like heat and light, the Supreme reveals Himself through His multitude of energies. If the Supreme is the source of everything, then whatever we see–and even what we don’t see– belongs to the energy of the Supreme.

Now we’re trying to exploit that energy, but the more we try the more entangled we get and the more complex our life becomes. But when we place ourselves in harmony with Krishna and Krishna’s energy, we return to our natural, pure state of consciousness. This is what we call “Krishna consciousness.”

Krishna consciousness is not something imposed on the mind. On the contrary, it’s already inside of each of us, waiting to come out, like fire in a match. Chanting Hare Krishna brings out that natural, pure state of mind.

The chant is called a mantra, a vibration of sound that cleanses the mind, freeing it from anxiety and illusion. And this is a mantra anyone can chant. It’s for people of all religions, all nations, all colors, and both sexes. No need to pay any fees, join any group, or turn your life upside down. Whoever you are, whatever you do, you can try the chanting for yourself and experience its result.

Krishna and His energy are fully present in the sound of the mantra, so even if we don’t know the language or intellectually understand how it works, by coming in touch with Krishna we’ll become happy, and our life will become sublime.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Source

The Dumbest thing 1

The Dumbest thing is to…..
…..is to waste your time 😛

This might sound glib, but two people especially friends, relatives, or partners not talking to one another over a mutually perceived slight, is a complete waste of time.

Obviously it follows, that the longer they remain incommunicado and persona non grata, vis- a-vis each other, the more time they must be wasting.

Yet people are capable of speding years. even tens of them, and often close to or including a lifetime, that’s left to them without resuming any form of relationship with the other.
When and if they manage to get away successfully, it;’s because each believes the other is to blame without thinking that it takes two wrongs to make a third.

So, whose time is being wasted?

Clearly, not the rest of the world’s because that has its own demands to deal with

Clearly, not that of one’s immediate folks and kin since they too eventually abdicate any concern they might have initially harboured.

What’s clear, in fact, is such people are just wasting their own time. Not that they have an unlimited time in store!

One way to look at it is to reckon the futility of lost opportunity. Relationships can be rich in the responses they evoke – not just trite stuff about sharing and caring, although those are there too and there’s no getting away from that; but the prerogative of hidden potential which can only translate in to new experiences.

And what are new experiences except chances to augment and improve the quality of life? Solitary confinement works (or doesn’t depending on you’re your point of view) precisely because of this: cut-off from the communication and forced to remain suddenly alone in a universe.

The greater waste of time that happens here however is generally overlooked or not even considered. That’s the time which got used up in the process of establishing the original relationship.

Where alienated offsprings are concerned, it was the time spent growing up together;

For estranged mates, it could be a long love affair; I case of separated friends, a long time consuming development period.

So, a time might come and one might ask, “Why the heck did I waste time to begin with it at all?” In other words, no apology is too late to render, or accept, without a sense of victory or loss.

Well, endings might be beginnings to new events, but what about holding onto already existing relationships? It takes a toll on one’s mental calibre to keep up a relation loving and blossoming and up.

Courtesy – some article I read by some mukul, n me:)

The Dumbest thing 1

The Dumbest thing is to…..
…..is to waste your time 😛

This might sound glib, but two people especially friends, relatives, or partners not talking to one another over a mutually perceived slight, is a complete waste of time.

Obviously it follows, that the longer they remain incommunicado and persona non grata, vis- a-vis each other, the more time they must be wasting.

Yet people are capable of speding years. even tens of them, and often close to or including a lifetime, that’s left to them without resuming any form of relationship with the other.
When and if they manage to get away successfully, it;’s because each believes the other is to blame without thinking that it takes two wrongs to make a third.

So, whose time is being wasted?

Clearly, not the rest of the world’s because that has its own demands to deal with

Clearly, not that of one’s immediate folks and kin since they too eventually abdicate any concern they might have initially harboured.

What’s clear, in fact, is such people are just wasting their own time. Not that they have an unlimited time in store!

One way to look at it is to reckon the futility of lost opportunity. Relationships can be rich in the responses they evoke – not just trite stuff about sharing and caring, although those are there too and there’s no getting away from that; but the prerogative of hidden potential which can only translate in to new experiences.

And what are new experiences except chances to augment and improve the quality of life? Solitary confinement works (or doesn’t depending on you’re your point of view) precisely because of this: cut-off from the communication and forced to remain suddenly alone in a universe.

The greater waste of time that happens here however is generally overlooked or not even considered. That’s the time which got used up in the process of establishing the original relationship.

Where alienated offsprings are concerned, it was the time spent growing up together;

For estranged mates, it could be a long love affair; I case of separated friends, a long time consuming development period.

So, a time might come and one might ask, “Why the heck did I waste time to begin with it at all?” In other words, no apology is too late to render, or accept, without a sense of victory or loss.

Well, endings might be beginnings to new events, but what about holding onto already existing relationships? It takes a toll on one’s mental calibre to keep up a relation loving and blossoming and up.

Courtesy – some article I read by some mukul, n me:)

The Dumbest thing 1

The Dumbest thing is to…..
…..is to waste your time 😛

This might sound glib, but two people especially friends, relatives, or partners not talking to one another over a mutually perceived slight, is a complete waste of time.

Obviously it follows, that the longer they remain incommunicado and persona non grata, vis- a-vis each other, the more time they must be wasting.

Yet people are capable of speding years. even tens of them, and often close to or including a lifetime, that’s left to them without resuming any form of relationship with the other.
When and if they manage to get away successfully, it;’s because each believes the other is to blame without thinking that it takes two wrongs to make a third.

So, whose time is being wasted?

Clearly, not the rest of the world’s because that has its own demands to deal with

Clearly, not that of one’s immediate folks and kin since they too eventually abdicate any concern they might have initially harboured.

What’s clear, in fact, is such people are just wasting their own time. Not that they have an unlimited time in store!

One way to look at it is to reckon the futility of lost opportunity. Relationships can be rich in the responses they evoke – not just trite stuff about sharing and caring, although those are there too and there’s no getting away from that; but the prerogative of hidden potential which can only translate in to new experiences.

And what are new experiences except chances to augment and improve the quality of life? Solitary confinement works (or doesn’t depending on you’re your point of view) precisely because of this: cut-off from the communication and forced to remain suddenly alone in a universe.

The greater waste of time that happens here however is generally overlooked or not even considered. That’s the time which got used up in the process of establishing the original relationship.

Where alienated offsprings are concerned, it was the time spent growing up together;

For estranged mates, it could be a long love affair; I case of separated friends, a long time consuming development period.

So, a time might come and one might ask, “Why the heck did I waste time to begin with it at all?” In other words, no apology is too late to render, or accept, without a sense of victory or loss.

Well, endings might be beginnings to new events, but what about holding onto already existing relationships? It takes a toll on one’s mental calibre to keep up a relation loving and blossoming and up.

Courtesy – some article I read by some mukul, n me:)