A Stranger’s Concern

I had been wanting to write about this incident since a long time…. Well here it is finally!

It so happened that a stranger asked my mom- “How is your daughter? Is everything all right? I have not seen her since a couple of months.”

My mom was bewildered and said, “Well, she is fine! Why do you ask?”

I used to see her everyday on her way to work probably. But I have not seen her since the past couple of months. So, I wanted to check if she was alright.

My mom narrated this incident to me. I had no clue about this stranger. But , mom had happened to see this man during the morning walks near our place.

But after a few months, when mom and me were shopping for fruits, this man pops up.

He was probably in his seventies, bald, stout yet healthy. He looked stern but he had a very friendly smile.

“Here you are! I was asking your mother as to how you were doing?”

I was lost and was scratching my head to figure out if this was some relative of mine whom I don’t remember!

My mother looks at me and says, “This is the person who was asking about you.”

“Ohh. Hello Uncle!” I mutter.

“How are you?”

“I am fine. All good. ” I say.

“I used to see you on your way to work in the early morning. Don’t you remember me? I live at the house right opposite the road, a couple of roads away from your place.”

“Hmm!” I shake my head indicating that I don’t have a clue.

We just smiled at each other. I didn’t know what to say to him. But I was touched.

Isn’t it such a lovely feeling, when you are a part of a stranger’s life unknowingly?  To top it all, they care for you when they need not have to!

How amazing! How beautiful! Wow, isn’t this is the purest form of humanity?

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Have you met Mr. Today?

Aren’t we always on the run for tomorrow or brooding over yesterday?

It is so ironic that we forget about the moment that we have now, TODAY! And we end up thinking about our dreams, plans for the next few years and about the past memories, fights, happenings that puts us down emotionally.

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Life is in the present, the moment that we are in now. It is today that you can make as your own. It is this moment where you are breathing, you are living each second, you are a tiny part of this magnanimous world, you are with your loved ones, you are making a difference in this world with your work -passion-love, you are experiencing this life with all your senses, you can make any memories that you want and wish, you can make a change today, you can make the impossible-possible today, you can strive for excellence today, you can make a start today, you can forgive your enemies today, you can do a good deed today, you can be grateful for today!

We are all so restless that we always think about what happened yesterday or a month back, what we are going to do tomorrow or a week from now. We live today as if in a memory of the past or a dream of the future and never in the present. Today may seem old in our eyes already; we tend to feel that it is like yesterday or it is going to be like tomorrow. We may take it for granted and it may seem old in our eyes.

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But each day is brand new! Everything is new this moment. The sun rise, the sun set, your work, your passion, your time with loved ones, the experience of now, your thoughts, your actions, your responses, your emotions…… it is all in the NOW and NEW! Be happy and enjoy today!

We have just lost our sense of awareness if I may say, we are leading our lives with notions, memories, thoughts of yesterday-tomorrow. We are not being AWARE of today, the happenings of today, the feelings of today, the emotions of today, the beauty of sharing today with your loved ones, the wonder of being YOU today, the gratitude for everything that you have today, the grandeur of life today, the thought that today is today and NOW!

All in all, we are missing out on the best time that we have on our hands and losing out on relationships, opportunities, changes, chances, loved ones, experiences just by thinking on the yester or the morrow.

So make the change today, be aware of today! NOW! Let’s neither live again for yesterday nor live for tomorrow.

We cannot change yesterday and there is no guarantee of tomorrow.

LIVE FOR TODAY! PUT ON YOUR BEST TODAY! IT IS NOW OR NEVER!

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TODAY says,

Hey Folks! I am Today!

Been in much dismay,

For you heed on Yesterday

Think forever more of the following day

Let’s strike a deal now;

Live always in the now

For all you know

Yester and morrow don’t exist NOW!

 

 

 

Unbecoming everything that is not you..

Have you ever wondered, what is the purpose of life?

Have you ever pondered on the meaning of life?

Have you ever tried to find out your calling in life?

Have you made an attempt to realize your SELF?

Well a lot of questions….. But are we trying to figure out the answers to the above?

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Somewhere we humans have lost the meaning of life. It certainly ain’t about amassing wealth, bent on materialistic cravings, man-made rat-races, ridiculous overrated cycle of birth-education-marriage-death! Well the cycle maybe a part of life but not LIFE altogether. Certainly not!

I am not saying that we all should become saints, all I want to say is that one has to figure out one’ calling or one’s self in life. It could all be about being a leader, a CEO, an artist, a mechanic, a farmer, a musician or probably a greater calling to serve mankind, to be of some service to the citizens of this world. Whatever be your calling, you are bound to find your way into your SELF. That journey is the most amazing, interesting and a peaceful one filled with wonder and happiness.

Find out what fires your senses and at the same time brings in an inner peace. Find out that one / variety of things that you want to do till your last breath. Find what is irrelevant and unnecessary in your life. Find out what brings in utter joy- it could be the simplest of things.

Try to un-become everything that is not you. Try to discard all the things that are not you. I sure think that your heart and soul knows the way and is whispering in your deep corners to brave on and be a part of the eternal journey into you. Maybe it is all about unbecoming you, shedding all the layers, masks, things that are not you.

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Probably we would figure out more things when we know ourselves better. Probably we will learn more about life, our souls, our purpose, the universe……

At this point in my life, this is what I have understood. But I am not sure. Maybe there could be other revelations further on in the journey. Let’s see….

Do your ring in on similar findings? Have you figured your calling in life? Do you think life is something else altogether?

Would be happy to hear from you all and know more about life in a different perspective?