Sunday, December 12, 2010

Reach Out!

“If you reach out to the world with all that you have, like a star, you can never be hidden no matter where you are”.
This is a rich country but still we are required to call ourselves as developing nation.
Our society has affluent culture and tradition, yet discernment is a major part of it.
People are open & broad, they are obliging & co-operative yet we suffer from distress & miseries.
It’s an unusual combination of contradictions.

Drilling deep into objective minds and subjective experiences, today’s minds are really hungry for unconditional & serene listeners.
Responsibilities, roles, duties, tasks, manifold management at multiple places-all makes this society into a small world of involuntary actions and motorized living.
Let us think for a while and count for how many relationships we give time genuinely. It is indeed sad to say that many of us have no time for most intimate relationships. We search for words if ever the conversation extends for more than a hour or two. We are too engaged to talk and share. We are too busy to have an update, we are occupied to attend them. We are in demand for ourselves even for a call.
Ah! There comes a day we realize this facet of chaotic life. Just to release all the bars, hug children around, get a gift to spouse, meet parents to say you care… and blow horns to announce. “Let’s get together”. There comes the evening with all of them in bright colors fully clad and decked, children playing around, ladies forming a cluster, above sixties another. One can breath eat, drink and talk in full zoom. As slowly the time ticks, everyone feels elated to have met. Yet again this cycle repeats once a year or twice.
If we can call this as sharing, we can also call a blank paper as currency. All it means is, physically both are papers, but currency has a value. It makes difference. Recognize the value addition in relationships.
We all stumble while journeying through this life, we find comfort while we have hand to hold. You should have been a holding hand before you can hold on to some one else’s. That’s sharing.

Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak. Listen is the main ingredient. Add fragments of trust, respect, care and warmth. Maintaining confidence is the final icing which bakes relationship much tastier & healthier. That’s sharing.
Being kind with no conditional assumptions that all we say should be accepted. Watch out on advices, suggestions and words to cease it with limitations. That’s sharing.

Try to remove your shoes before you can virtually imagine wearing someone else’s. Understanding and empathizing positively makes sense only then. That’s sharing.
All said and done, this is not a new topic that I started to revolutionize. We know facts and essentials, but we still loose out on small truths.
We realize the rudiments of abundant hungry hearts and thirsty minds for that speck of care & share. But do we reach out!

Truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.

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