Archive for April, 2015

Ten years of continuous search, research, lots of books and what not to find answers to few larger than life questions.

  1. What is life?
  2. What is my purpose?
  3. What is that one special thing I have been put on the Earth for?
I must have read more than 100 purpose and self-help books, chicken soups, articles, blogs, etc. Top few tools mentioned by one and all:
  1. If you have all the money in this world, what would you do?
  2. If you know that you are going to die in one year, three years, etc. what will you do?
  3. Find your passions and find out what you like doing
  4. Write your own Eulogy
…and what not.
After too much serious time and energy into all this I understand these may be good guiding tools. But the best of all I realized is this one:
Fuck them all!
Time to act is NOW! Either you will DO it right NOW or you will keep finding excuses.
All these things are elusive. You got to be living in the current moment. Enjoying current moment to the fullest and biggest!
It’s not that complicated. Seize the day! Few rules to live by:
  1. Act on your dreams NOW!
  2. If not now, universe is not going to inspire you ever. (By the way, do you really think Universe conspires / inspires? Does it even care? Really?)
  3. No one cares even if you do it wrong. So, just do it.
  4. Do BIG things. Make a dent in the Universe (Steve Jobs). Do EPIC shit (Johnny Truant).
  5. ‘Live EPIC in the moment’.
Carpe Diem!!
[Would it be okay to post this on my blog? Or shall I not?… Fuck it! Who damn cares!]
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With each passing year, each hour, each moment… we experience so much. And then ‘Experience’ of having these experiences and accumulated experiences… I’m today talking about this accumulated Experience with a capital ‘E’.

With each experience we become wiser, more strong and emotionally more stable… As they say.

But is this accumulated Experience really good? Is becoming emotionally stable really good?

With each and every experience are we not slowly moving  away from our core and intense emotions… are we not becoming cold to our passions? For e.g. first encounter with actual death or terminal disease you witness… you are not able to sleep for days… then next… then next… and then yet another. And suddenly one day you realize that such things doesn’t affect you that much. You have become stone hearted. Then next thing that moves you is something happening to your very close family/friends… you again feel heightened emotions for some time… then next… then next… and we are emotionally cold again.

Another not so dramatic example… we are in early twenties and we believe that we can do almost everything in this world. We take up your job, hobbies and interests very passionately. We want to change the world. Then one year passes with some compromises… some routines… attending to some urgents somewhere. Then another year… then another year and slowly passions and dreams die to give way to so called reality and responsibilities (another socially acceptable excuse for procrastination). By the time we are in our thirties we have ‘E’xperienced so much that we would not even realize that we have become stoney, emotionless, lifeless. And we end up saying passion is for kids we have already so much else to look into. Really?

Why can’t we do something about it? How can we keep our passions alive?

Solution is simple. At least sounds simple. We need to unwind some experiences. Undo. Forget some of the things. Let go of the load we carry.

But how? Few ways – Speak out loud. Write out randomly. Keep writing till your head feels lighter. We need to find out what works best for us but we need to connect more with our deeper emotions and let go of any limiting ‘E’xperiences. ‘E’xperiences should not become an excuse for us to disconnect with our soul.

Let go, simplify and keep connecting.