Tuesday, September 11, 2007

NOW

Everywhere you go these days, you find people talking about living in the Now. Any bookstore you visit, you'll find most of the bestsellers lined up on the same subject! Ekchart Tolle says in his "Power of Now" that most of our sufferings take place in our minds! We regret and repent over our past; we worry about our future; and in the process, we destroy our NOW too!

Past is History
Future is a Mystery
Present is the Victory


All the great peers from times immemorial have professed that "the Past is gone; the Future is yet to come; and only the Present is yours to experience it any way you like!" They say that the only part of your life you have got any control over... the only part of your life wherein you really do have any choice... is the Present. Even Shahrukh Khan tells his team in "Chak De"... before the world cup final in the movie... that those 70 minutes of the game are going to be such that nobody can ever take from them... no matter whether they lose or win... those 70 minutes of the game are going to be theirs forever! So they should just go out and play those 70 minutes like there was nothing else in the world after that!

Great advice, I agree. But isn't this a lot easier said than done? What does one do when the Past keeps rearing its ugly head (ok mine wasn't really ugly though... :p) every now and then to remind you of itself? And the Future is *packaged* in the form of a movie... the most horrid one at it!... and is replayed in front of you over and over again too! So, in this kinda situation, how does one keep himself in the Present?

I have not been in the very best of spirits last month... the "Pestering Past" is unable to stick to his decision of remaining in the Past... and came back to haunt me again! And the "Tribe" keeps repeating to me the same sad story of people who do not get married on time... and the funny thing is that their story never includes successful personalities like Sushmita Sen & Urmila Matondkar! (I especially mention 2 FEMALES 'coz otherwise I can just hear the "Tribe" say - "Oh! But these people are males! You can survive alone in this world if you are a man, but not if you are a woman!") I mean if you ARE gonna narrate a story... at least do it in an honest, unbiased way!

I have been so pissed off by this lately that (...you won't believe this!)... I actually went ahead and proposed to a friend of mine who's going through a similar situation! I told him very bluntly - "Maybe you and I should get married to each other! That will shut these people up... both your folks & mine! And then we can both live our lives the way we want... you go your own way and I'll go mine! And we can remain friends!"

(Is there any way we can add the yahoo chat smileys in our blog posts? I wanna insert the "wiping-sweat-off-the-forehead" one in here!)

I won't go into the details of his reaction... he's been pulling my leg about this like crazy now! I wonder where DO these WHACKY ideas pop into my mind from! I AM INSANE! No! I AM AN ALIEN! But I'll find some way to deal with this... I know I will! I'm not a loser! GRRRRRR!

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5 comments:

Kaddu said...

Oh crap! This was an animated hour-glass... but looks like blogger doesnt allow animation in its posts!

amrit said...

Tips to get animated gifs: Upload the picture in deviantart.com, copy the embed code that they generated and paste it in blogger. It should work.

Hmmm. So family pressure to get married it seems. I dunno what to say. In fact I don't wanna say anything, except this may be: when you propose someone, try not talking about in your blogposts (just a suggestion).

Enjoy your present. :D

Devi said...

I can shave my head and pretend I am male, marry and then go our separate ways...LOL. On second thought, I don't think I would look good with a shaved head...grrr.

Just gotta forget about the past and live for the today..that is why it is called "the present". Each day in the present brings a new gift! I know, easier said than done but you can do it!

Kaddu said...

@ Amrit - Hey that deviantart.com thing is taking too long to appear on my blog here. And comeon... it wasn't like a lovey-dovey proposal! He he... Looks like u took it seriously! :D

@ DD - Hey I dont need to marry a BALD man u know! What do u take us Indian girls for? ;-) ;-)
Yeah I can do it.. I know it too! Cheers

Shreesh said...

OK..THERE YOU DID THAT AGAIN.IAM SUFFERING FORM ANOTHER FIT OF FEELING OF INCOMPETENCY AND INFERIORITY COMPLEX.ANOTHER BOLG OF URS BROKE MY FANCY OF CONSIDERING MYSELF A GOOD WRITER.WELL ABOUT THE "NOW" I GUESS OUR VERY FIRST CHAT WAS ABOUT THE "NOW" AND YES LOGICALLY THINKING PAST AND FUTURE DONT EXSIST.MEANS..WHEN THE SO CALLED PAST WAS HAPPENING IT WAS'NT PAST IT WAS PRESENT AT THAT TIME,ALSO WHEN FUTURE WILL HAPPEN IT WON'T BE FUTURE THEN ..IT WILL BE PRESENT AT TIME..SO TIME AS SUCH IS JUST A PSYCOLOGICAL PHENOMENON.
OK NO MORE PHILOSOPHY,,,I WAS AGAIN AMAZED TO FIND OUT SOME REALLY GOOD AND BRILLIANT SIDES OF YOU...MISS WANNA BE ALIEAN SUNFLOWER.,,YEA PUT THAT ON ORKUT..IAM NOT GONNA GIVE YOU A TESTIMONIAL TILL YOU HAVE LIZARD LIPS.

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