Like Duck to Water, thats how I have taken to life :). This blog is the saga of love and adventures of a small duck in a large water body called LIFE....

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Thursday, March 10, 2005

Inner peace...

Click on the picture above to read the beautiful poem.. I really don't know who wrote it, it was sent as a forward a long time ago by one of my friends. I uploaded it today thinking it suited my mood completely..

Humans are creatures who just cannot sit quiet. If they are not doing anything, they'll definitely be thinking something or the other. These thoughts are usually worries or turmoils. The thoughts need not be put in by any external person/thing. The human mind is very capable of generating these turmoils itself. This is probably a way to keep itself occupied :-! The saying "Idle mind is devil's workshop" feels absolutely true sometimes. Take a look at the following story:

A lecturer was giving a lecture to his students on stress management. He raised a glass of water and asked the audience, "How heavy do you think this glass of water is?"

The students' answers ranged from 20g to 500gm.

"It does not matter on the absolute weight. It depends on how long you hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it is Ok. If I hold it for an hour, I will have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you will have to call an ambulance. It is the exact same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."

"If we carry our worries all the time, sooner or later, we will not be able to carry on, the worry becoming increasingly heavier."

"What you have to do is to put the glass down, rest for a while before holding it up again. We have to put down the worry periodically, so that we can be refreshed and are able to carry on."

This story was first told to me by my dad. I have known it for quite sometime now. But do I follow the advice? Uunhuun. I preach it to anybody and everybody I find worrying. But when it comes to my worries, I never put them down and rest. They are always on my mind eating away at my inner peace even though I remember the story and tell myself to stop worrying. I know they won't decrease if I keep gnawing at them. So why don't I leave them alone? The answer is that I just can't. I have to think about them, analyze them and come up with a solution. Somehow....

So how do people find inner peace when they have so much to worry about? Some resort to exercises, some others to meditation. To each his/her own. I usually feel peaceful in the devaru kone (God's room at home) or at a temple. The temple maybe really noisy yet its so easy to feel peaceful. I am not preaching spirituality here. Since most of us have grown up thinking there's a God who takes care of us, sitting in the devaru kone and gazing at any idol/picture of God makes me feel as if there's somebody watching me and taking care of what's happening to me. Its as if I am transferring my tale bhaara to God :-D. Bechaara God, imagine how many people will be doing that ;-).

You might be thinking aaj ye ladki kyu itna philosophy jhaad rahi he? Just felt like it. After all thats what blogs are for ;-)