Here is me keeping my first step into this blogosphere, which reminds me of the vastness of the ocean and the infinity of the skies.
Why am I here? What is that I need to do being here? Yes, I am here just because I want to know many a answers to such questions and go into continuous self analysis and introspection.
However, since this is my first post and am totally novice to this, request you to bear with any mistakes here and there :).
I've been reading several blogs recently. I realized that there are so many in this world who are literally like me, i.e., on the journey of self discovery.
What brings people to this point of discovering oneself. Each one of us think unconsciously that 'I' know myself completely, arey no doubt about it. But that's just an illusion. Even I was of the same opinion until recently. "I" which we assume is literally I, is a sure illusion. What is past,present and future? Where do the moments which we spend in the past go,from where do the moments which we are about to spend in the future come from? These questions are unanswerable. The first discovery of my life starts from here.. As we do not know where the moments spent go and the moments which are arriving come from, why not just let go and assume the time of the past and future as non-existant. Deleting the two options, I'm left with just one thing which is "NOW" or the present moment. And "NOW" is the only reality which totally exists. And it is in this NOW we live.
How we live in this moment of NOW is yet another simple-looking difficult question. There are a very rare group of people who belong to the ones who live in the now. I'm not among this group of people yet, but surely want to be and striving to be one of them one or the other day. Almost every person in this world(inclusive of me) spend their time in the memories of past or are anxious about the future. Coming to think of it,
1.Are these things really important to be given a thought about, or
2.Is it a real waste spending precious hours writing about this stuff..?
Come on, till 'now' I didn't know that I can come up with so many questions. Then, it means that the answer to the above questions should be: 1.these things are really important to be given more than a thought for that matter.2. And definitely not a waste of time, because I'm discovering the questions in the 'now' and getting the answers in the 'now'. It means at present I'm living in the 'now'. And to be in this place, it feels immense joy,security and belongingness to the eternal. Imagine, how would it be if every moment of our life can be as beautiful as this very moment.
Here I'm not talking about the experiences which we've got in the past and which we'll be experiencing in the future. I agree we learn from past experiences. But how often does this happen? And even if it happens, when are we learning from those experiences, again the answer zeros in to the real moment which is 'now'.
My point is very simple, why put effort in vain in cribbing about the events which are history and being anxious about the events that will be commencing however, instead we can spend it in doing something constructive and productive.
The first step to discovering life has begun, here and now. And this journey will continue....
Leaving you all with a beautiful thought,
Be present as the watcher of your mind -- of your thoughts and emotions as well as your reactions in various situations. Be at least as interested in your reactions as in the situation or person that causes you to react. Notice also how often your attention is in the past or future. Don't judge or analyze what you observe. Watch the thought, feel the emotion, observe the reaction. Don't make a personal problem out of them. You will then feel something more powerful than any of those things that you observe: the still, observing presence itself behind the content of your mind, the silent watcher.
Shall keep you posted.. Till then, enjoy discovering yourself :)-Take care.