Thursday, September 21, 2006

back to da roots or so to say...

well....just realized how much inappropriate my blog title had become in light of da spate of 'digg more' blogs...guess frm now on will try to keep this blog entirely devoted to my musings 'n host all other gen. stuff on ma other blog...

So this post is more like going back to the roots, my first post...
Well this trail of thoughts as most of da other trails has its inception in a bus. It all started with me leaving office early @ 4 on account of 'Mahalaya Amavasya' and catching a '600c' to Banshankari. It was one of those magical days when 'Hosur-Road' kept true to its 'National Highway' status. And da window seat, provided my mind da perfect environ to bum around. :)

The thought frm whr i pick up da trail is `whats the one thing/principle which i strongly feel abt?` as i cant rem the one which led me to it in first place... :(
'n all i could come up for tht Q was zilch. Well most of da ppl have some ideals(atleast one) which is o'er everything, something that they utterly believe in. At the maximum atleast one goal/aim as to what they want to be in life. But even in tht i come up with a big 'shunya'. Which led me to da Q's - `Should there be a whole purpose to one's life?` `Why is it such a crime not to have any future plans?`
What if one is happy just to drift through life...enjoying for what it is, occasionally steering to take new paths or avoid bad ones or revisit some old one...?
In case you take a straight route to ur aim/destination without even stopping to look what else da journey has to offer, u may miss some paths which given a chance you may prefer over the already embarked on...

I'm not saying it's wrong to know wht exactly you want from life. If you actually know wht you want, then no one's greater than you. But in case you honestly donno what you want frm life, why take a path which you are unsure of, just coz da society expects you to...? Why shd age be even considered....who knows how long a time an individual needs to find out wht he/she wants to be in life...? If at all there has to be something like tht...
For e.g ppl(like me?), ones without any strong likes or dislikes, my 1st Q...no life-death equivalent ideal/principle...may be happy being drifters thru out their life. Not getting too involved in anything...a sign of selfishness? stoicalness?or plain laziness? :)
Kinda off-shooting here on the trail....why is laziness a bad thing? Well of course if every one was lazy it wudnt do at all...but everyone is not...someppl just cant be lazy even if you force 'em to...so is it an in-born trait or a developed one? or a combo of both? :)

well sleep's beckoning me...so da back-trail ends here...will continue sometime if i manage to rem... :)

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Blogger Sham said...

I think it doesn't matter whether a person has a specific direction in life or not as long as she ;) is comfortable in her own shoes.

By the way, I replied to your comment:
http://shamkashyap.blogspot.com/2006/08/flaws-in-communication.html#comments

Monday, 25 September, 2006  
Blogger Bharathraj G. N. said...

oops... i hadn't visited ur blog in a long time. will comment abt this later. gotto rush.

Friday, 29 September, 2006  
Blogger Bharath Raj said...

well, i believe, every unit of 'life' is born with a certain 'potential'.. n the idea of a good life is to realise that and work towards maximising it. and there are as many ways of doing that as the number of units possible.


chk todays Speaking Tree btw
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com//articleshow/1045318.cms?

Swadharma:
Whenever we take up any field of action we must ensure that that is in alignment with our inherent nature. To take up something just because it is convenient or has scope is asking for a life of frustration. The majority of our life is spent in work. We must ensure that the work we take up is something we will enjoy doing. This will lead to both material and spiritual growth.


Goal:
Without a goal life becomes a feather in a summer breeze. At the mercy of all sorts of things. The higher the goal, the more unselfish it is, the greater the energy it will generate and the greater the fulfilment.
We should have lifetime goals. Anticipate how many years we probably have to live. A normal person can well subtract his current age from hundred for a rough estimation. Then decide what would I like to use the rest of my life to do. Make a plan of action for the years and thereby decide what needs to be done today.

Tuesday, 31 October, 2006  
Blogger Puthali said...

"Whenever we take up any field of action we must ensure that that is in alignment with our inherent nature."

"We should have lifetime goals. Anticipate ... Then decide what would I like to use the rest of my life to do. Make a plan of action for the years and thereby decide what needs to be done today."

i think my post was about...wht if you dont know your inherent nature, wht if u cant decide on ur life-time goal....

"Without a goal life becomes a feather in a summer breeze. At the mercy of all sorts of things."

Reminds of tht scene in 'American Beauty' da plastic bag dancing in da wind...totally @ mercy of da wind...'n like da way Ricky says thr's so much beauty in it...... :)

"The higher the goal, the more unselfish it is, the greater the energy it will generate and the greater the fulfilment."

dont know how its unselfish...

Wednesday, 01 November, 2006  
Blogger Bharathraj G. N. said...

hmmm... that was indeed a brilliant scene in American Beauty. suppose instead of that thin plastic, you had a thicker one with the same winds.. would the flight/sight be more pleasing?.. perhaps a thicker plastic would look more beautiful when its holding a couple of live fish inside. and unlike a dead-feather see life as a live-bird which can propel its own wings... n for the rest, read Jonathan Livingston Seagull :-D.

Thursday, 02 November, 2006  
Blogger Bharathraj G. N. said...

and to 'know thyself' is an infinitely tricky challenge... which has haunted ppl for ages, perhaps the easiest way i see is watch your own 'mind' whenever its working... but i really dunno, its been haunting me too for years :-(

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Introspection

Thursday, 02 November, 2006  

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