When we hear the word ”simplicity” we usually think of something too easy to know or understand. It deviates from the complexity. Simplicity distinguishes from complexity on the lines of being easy or difficult depending upon the nature of the task. But the question that came to my mind after reading the daily prompt was, ”Is simplicity always easy ?” ”Does ‘simplicity’ actually makes or life so simple ?” Today, my post is going to reflect upon this.
We quite often consider that a person who leads a simple life or believes in simplicity is easy to understand. Moreover, we tend to think that that person has an easy life which is far away from the daily complexities. But if we have a close insight towards the life of such people, we would realize that ”simplicity” in today’s era is not actually so simple. The human life is a heterogenous mixture of education, vocation, wealth, family, relationships and self. The ongoing competition to prove oneself better from the rest, the stress this continuous struggle causes snatches away the mental peace. The relationships are stressed due to the increased level of stress in man. This stress leads to convoluted and mixed set of emotions in the person. The life becomes ”complex”.
Amidst these tangled life events, the person who survives with a simple life, does not actually have a simple life. But has a simple outlook towards life. Its not really easy to understand these people who choose to live simply. The ability to live a simple life, irrespective of all the complexities, difficulties require a peaceful and insightful attitude in life. One has to have the competence to master over all the hitches. Their difference in the outlook and attitude towards life makes their life simple. They too have a constant flow of dilemmas which sometimes makes the ”simplicity” of their life quite difficult to pertain. They however, think rationally, clearly and closely to focus more on simplifying the different aspects of life rather than getting entangled in the complexities offered by their life. Thus, no life is simple, its the lifestyle that is. Deep down, every person is complex, but its his attitude and his art of living that brings ”simplicity”.
Hello everyone, its been quite a long period of time since I opened my blog. I missed it so much. I have been going through annual examinations, thus my hobby had to suffer.
So, here I am on thr first night of “no exams anynore” feeling. Its really good. And luckily this night has got my most favourite, rains. .. Yeah I am a passionate rain lover. They are just amazing. Moreover if that happens to be on a relaxed, silent and stressfree night, the feeling is beyond words.
Nothing can be more rejoicing than the sound of musical drizzling of rain drops on the window panes when you are lying reclusive in the bed. Those rain drops do not let you feel the loneliness. They accompany you. Yeah, rain becomes your companion on a solitary night. The moment of remembering all the wonderful memories with the family, friends and your loved ones is magical. It touches your heart. You keep going deeper and deeper in thoughts, some are happy, some may be little sad while others just appear to be mere fantasies for future. You miraculously imagine hundreds of events that appeal you. When suddenly your heart beat skips and the loud sound of thunder with a flash of bluish grey light enters your room. Ahn, there can be no better time than the time of rain. We don’t just see rain, we feel it. Each and ever rain drop like every heart beat that keeps us going.
I feel, the onset of rain is the shower of love from the divine god from the heaven above the sky. The thunder is the language for expressing the love falling from the sky. As if, the divine powers are trying to enlighten us to get love and give love through the language of thunder. It is loud but it is awakening, it awakens us, stimulates us to give response. Night being silent is no more silent. Sleepy night is no more sleepy. It is stimulating. It is active. And rains have made it so lively. The music of the dtizzles have took away the sleep. The fragrance of the mud is taking away the sleep and the magic of the night is worth loving the night.
May the divine power shower all the blessings upon each of us. May the rain brings the drizzles of love and luck in your life. Have a beautiful day !!
Hello everyone….. Its quite a nice feeling to get back to one of your favorite activities of the day. I have missed blogging so much for the past days. Really, I have realized how difficult it is to stay away from writing and reading when you get so much attached to every dear friend here, and when you know you can relate to almost everything they post.
Times were hard, very very hard. But being able to survive after you have gone through all the thick and thin, makes you feel that you’re strong. Yes, all of us, are very strong. I wanna say, that the feeling of a broken heart, broken relationships and broken trust are hard to be expressed in words. It took me very long to be able to revive from that. A dear person in my life, whom I could trust blindly left me with the thought that one should trust people wisely. Emotions may not come from mind but mind shall be used to identify which person truly deserves our sensitive emotions. Across this time, I have shed tears, felt like I am left with no feeling, no more emotions at heart. I have realized, no matter how hard we try, those who have to change, will definitely change, and there is nothing that can stop them. No amount of love, care, trust and respect can change their instincts. We cannot force people to stay truthful, to be loyal unless they feel for it. We cannot expect people to be good to us, because we are being nice to them. It would be like asking a fox not to eat men, because men don’t eat it. What we can do is, choose people wisely so that we never have to bear the pain of broken heart. The pain we feel always brings about the strength in us to survive through all the odds, but somewhere deep inside, that pain makes our heart weak, as we know its not easy to bear it. Its hard, really very hard.
The most important thing, that I felt was that I stayed away from writing, that’s my passion merely due to some wrong people who left me broken feels bad. I know, this post has sounded highly negative, due to all the negative thoughts disturbing my mind. This would not at all be a pleasant piece for the fellow readers. I am really sorry for that. But for me, writing is all about venting out all the thoughts and emotions and feel relieved after it. Once all the negative emotions are vent out, one can brim up with positive energy,replacing all the negativity and weaknesses. I am really thankful to all of you, for being there with me. Hoping to come up soon with a completely opposite state of mind. Thank you.
Spring is nature’s way of saying, ”Lets’s party!”
– Robin Williams
A visit to the Mughal Gardens, at President’s Palace in Delhi, India was a feast for the eyes. I along with my three friends visited to feel the scenic beauty of nature under the blue sky. Before talking about my experience over there, I would like to tell you, what Mughal Gardens are all about, so you have a clear picture of it.
Mughal Gardens are basically, a group of gardens built by the Mughal emperors in India. It is styled in the Persian architecture. Some of its typical attractions are vibrant roses, crystal-clear pools and huge fountains, grabbing the attention of every passer-by. Shah Jahan, an important Mughal emperor marks the apex of Mughal Garden architecture and floral design. The chief attractions include the Herbal Garden, The Musical Garden, The Spiritual Garden and my most favorite The Bonsai Garden.
Walking along the garden, I could feel a sense of peace, I had never felt before. While my friends were busy getting snaps clicked for themselves, I got so busy capturing the mesmerising beauty in my phone. But I tell you its not even 10% of what one can experience there. I got tempted to the pool, that reflected the beauties of sky and garden; trees cut in a structured manner, some to provide shade merely, and others to produce fruits, flowers and leaves of vivid shapes. The melodious birds filled the garden with their rhythmic songs, the whole cooled by a pleasant breeze.
The complete layout of the Garden is structured to please any creature on Earth. I was particularly spellbound by the charm of red, vibrant,lively roses and their fragrance took me to the world of ecstasy. The symmetrical paved pathways and water channels follow the shapes of accurate squares with oblique or curved lines. This design is marvelous. I assure you fragrance of flowers, sight of fountains, shade of trees, water in the ponds and the beauty of nature here will take you to a journey towards the most soulful experiences.
Mughal Garden is one magnificent garden which will evoke in many a feeling of delight and contentment as they have experienced the ”Beauty at its Best”.
Imagine yourself in a the classroom of 2nd grade. You are sitting there in a group of 10 friends laughing, giggling, shouting and making so much fun. You are not aware or not at all bothered about the stern guidelines of discipline in the class, when suddenly a teacher comes in. She is quite strict and stops you from making noise. She keeps her class in discipline. Will you love such a teacher who stops you from having your own fun at class, who stops you from talking to your dear friends ?
Well now, I guess, your answer to this would be to obey the teacher and stop yourself from anything that opposes the norms of a classroom. A teacher, here in the context of a classroom situation is supposed to maintain discipline and teach the students . But the role of a teacher in the life of a student isn’t to gain knowledge on a particular subject and proceed further. A student considers a teacher more than just a knowledge-provider or a discipline maker. The real role of a teacher in a classroom situation is to allow students to talk, make them laugh and let them construct their own knowledge out of it. Rather than being an authority figure, she is supposed to be a facilitator who can actually facilitate students to construct their own knowledge from what they have seen or what they love to talk about. The teacher is supposed to develop an insight among the students to maintain discipline according to the situation. Discipline is never taught, it neither comes from authority nor by confining the students ability to interact. Discipline comes from inside the heart, from one’s own consciousness. The duty of a teacher is to assist the student when he is learning things rather than teaching him.
The role of a teacher not only comes in the classroom situation, it is omnipresent. One cannot deny the presence of a teacher in his/her life. Behind the growth of every individual is the hand of a true facilitator who helped him in his flow of actions. A teacher doesn’t transform the direction of an individual, rather he allows the individual to flow perfectly in the direction chosen by him/her. A teacher is indeed a role model for an individual . A teacher, a facilitator, a guide just has to understand the person and assist him/her in the problems of life so that he can grow on his own. A teacher does not necessarily has to be a learned person, a teacher can be any normal person who can understand an individual and help him in refining his thoughts and actions. The role of a teacher just never ends. Its ongoing. Just like, the sun shines and provides us a direction to work throughout the day, in the same way, a teacher is like sunshine who guides an individual in the path of life.
In the end, I would just wish, may you all be blessed with such a teacher in your life, who guides you in the stream of life. May you all receive the privilege of true guidance in life.
Trees, flowers, birds, sunshine, lakes, fountains, grass…..are just a few to name. But the expanse of beauty they spread have a fame.
We all are aware of the fact that nature surrounds all of us and it pleases all of us. However, what if you are left all alone in a huge garden, with lots of sky-touching trees, broken up yellowish-green leaves, a lake down the valley, and a melodious yet misterious chirping of birds ? How would you spend time for approx.3 hours waiting to see your friends. Well I am sure for many of us it might be boring, solitary and depressive because there would be nothing much to do. But I know for many it would become “A DAY IN THE HUB OF NATURE”.
So, here I am going to let you know of how this time was for me. I reached the well known Japanese Garden , also popularly known as Swarna jayanti Park, in Delhi, India. The garden is basically divided in 4 adorable sections which can fill any nature lover with the delight of contentment. I sat down on one of the benches under the Banyan tree as I needed a shady place amidst the sun-kissed park in the summers of Delhi. My first hour here was quite depressing since my friends were supposed to reach at 9 but due to delay of metro and an always getting-delayed friend of mine, I had to wait there. Honestly, I felt like I loner and I am the stupid person waiting here.
Then, suddenly a gentle wind blew and touched my face in a miraculous manner. I felt like I am not as ill fated as I am thinking. I realised that I was sitting at a place where the beauty of nature was surrounding me. I feet that god h blessed me with his best creations. I was amidst the beautiful lush green trees, vibrant colourful flowers, small brown birds, crystal clear water of the pond….everything there was too miraculous to be described in words. I decided to capture that beauty. The snaps define the beauty virtually, as the real beauty of nature can only be felt by heart. I wish to share a few with you. Gradually, time flew away in the hub of nature, listening to the music of birds, smelling the fragrance of flowers, feeling the gentle winds and watching the still water.
This was the best experience till now. I wish you all to feel the real beauty of nature and be blessed with its serenity. I wish you all to have a mesmerizing time and a calmness in soul that stays forever.
Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone…
So, this is my first blog and I feel glad to say that its being dedicated to one of the most important aspects of life, that is love !! Yes, and when it comes to “The Valentine’s Day” I am sure we all think, its about celebrating with your boyfriend/girlfriend. Its definitely good to do that.
But today I am writing this blog to all those single peeps out there, may or maynot be cribbing about not being in a relationship. But wait a minute, and just think, is it all about romantic love ? We have seen people happily celebrating this day of love with their partners, but tell me is it the only relationship where we feel love.
Love is about family, its about friends, its about all those people who take care of us, who love us unconditionally. Valentine’s Day is a special day to express love to our family who has always been our first love since we opened our eyes. This day is about pampering your mother with lots of love and taking care of your father who have always been there when nobody else was. Celebrate the day with your siblings, your brother/sister with whom you fight for endless number of times and still never get separated. Celebrate this day with your friends who know your deepest secrets and still never judge you. And most importantly, celebrate this day with yourself, because yes of course, You love yourself too !! Buy gifts that please travel to the places you love, eat stuff like you never did before, after life is about celebration.
There is no one person who can bring love to your life, its you who do. Appreciate all kinds of love that you are blessed with, and have a very HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY !!