Sunday, April 11, 2010

It's never enough

It's all you will ever need,
It's all you might ever bleed,
It's all you would even try
It's all you ever tried to hide,

Every path you tread,
Every word you said,
Every heart you lost,
Every pride that cost,

It's every day all over again,
It's every emotion you left to drain,
It's every dream you made to break,
It's every fear you had to shake,

But even when you know you've been through it all,
You'll never know what you don't,
Until you fly the seas high and rough,
'Cause even when it is, it's never enough...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Liberate yourself, Move on!

I have often wondered if there was a standard, universal way of moving on. You know, like get Windows 7, now that you know Vista sucks! Just install the brilliant thing and voila! You have a brand new 'something' to look forward to. You have officially moved on. Moving on is not hard to do in the material world that we live in. Here today, gone tomorrow is the norm. In fact, it's more of - was there yesterday, you missed it by today, and you don’t even know it existed tomorrow.

But what about the other world that we live in - the one with all the bubbles of laughter, the pungency of pain, the sunlight of beautiful memories, the rain of sorrow? Did they invent a new software or operating system to wipe off the old, to ring in the new for these things? (Oh… personally I do believe they did – it’s called Hope :) ) No matter how materialistically superior we get, we self-inflictingly make sure that we do nothing to churn out things that help us intellectually, spiritually or emotionally.

I did something yesterday that I never, ever, thought I would do! I deleted all the songs from my iPod playlist. Now what does that have to do with intellect, spirit, and emotion? Everything, I say! You see, I saw myself in a never ending chain of the songs (even though they are brilliantly beautiful), the genre, and insight that my playlist presented. I ‘became’ the songs. Everyday, I would listen to the same songs - literally. There were, of course, a few exceptional songs that I could listen to again and again and again. And recently, I came across a few different kind of songs (these are really good ones too) that I felt had the immense potential to earn their status inside my playlist. I had added them in and was almost about to click Autofill on my iTunes window when the thought struck me. Do I want to be able to never find my new found good-and-going-to-be-great songs, in the sea of my really awesome, but more-or-less abused old ones? Or should I rather take the leap and make another sea of awesome songs that I can carry proudly with me for another couple of months? I decided to take the leap – I did a Ctrl+A on my playlist items and hit Delete.

You have no idea how liberating, how very alleviating, and non cataclysmical it was. The moment I put in my new genre of songs (how long do you think I could bear to see the list empty anyways :) ) I knew that I was on my way. I didn’t leave anything behind, I just moved forward. And it felt good!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Top 10 ways to live...

Found this randomly while searching my brains out on the net.... thought it was interesting.

Top 10 ways to live...

1. Stop thinking that you know what is good for you.
2. Stop believing what you know is right.
3. Lie. It is the only way you can save your ass.
4. Stop having fun. You are not entitled to that anymore.
5. Learn to fake. It is the only way to be believable.
6. Never speak your mind, least you speak the truth.
7. Believe you are a nobody.
8. Stop doing things you like. You need to find things you don't like and fake it like you like them.
9. Surrender to the fact that you are not smart, even though you know otherwise.
10. Forget what you were and will be. The way you're going now, you wont be either.