Gratitude

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Do you see what I see,
When I see through the lens,
The lens that magnifies
The goodness amidst chaos?

Do you feel what I feel
When I am Cleansed
With the potion of kindness,
Ignoring bruises of toxic thoughts?

Yes, I am transformed,
Hammered with feathery blows
The touch of Gratitude
Which reveals the treasures I have!

©2020 Piyush Singh


I am grateful to all the people who gave so much to me in spite of my ignorance. I am grateful to all the things nature has given to me in spite of my apathy.


Though I will never be satisfied and desire for more because it is my weakness to be seduced by worldly things. And for that, forgive me. I am just a mere soul trying to outshine the dark!

Mystery blogger award

I am deeply humbled to be nominated by drpassenger or Poshan Belbase for this award. He has a nice blog on poetry, Travel tips and other amazing work. So if you are travelling to Nepal, his valuable tips may come handy. He is a budding blogger so support him and follow him here https://halfmelody.wordpress.com/


Sunshine blogger Award

I have been nominated by Nida Khan and Benjamin for this award. I am grateful for their precious support in my blogging journey so far.

Follow Nida’s valuable and motivational insights by following her blog here https://iamnidakhan.wordpress.com/


Benjamin is really an Alchemist of thoughts and words, the way he transforms emotions into words is amazing. Follow his mesmerizing work here https://benjamin-grossman.com/

Vincent Ehindero award

I have been nominated by Kay Daisy for this award. I am deeply humbled to be nominated by such an amazing poetess. Her lovely poems can enchant anyone. Follow her magical world of poetry and thoughts here https://bluehuesin.wordpress.com/2020/07/21/tender-and-strong-willed/


Kennedy award of excellence

I have been nominated by Ranjhini Madhwan for this award quite some time ago. I am sorry for the delay. She has a blog on her temple visits and some deep insights on her spiritual journey. Follow her blog here https://httpranjustraveldiaries.travel.blog/

In the Present

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When you get so engrossed in something which can either be a job in hand or the thing which you love to do most, you lose track of time.

Or in other words you don’t feel the passing of time and you hardly care about it’s existence when you are lost in your current job. You exist in the ‘Now’.

This is living in the present when you don’t worry about the future and don’t regret over your past. This is how a life should be lived.

A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future – Albert Einstein

Understanding Free Will

Many believe that our paths are laid out long before we are born and continue to another after we perish.

Is it true that our lives are predetermined? Is it right to say that we are puppets of a higher order?


In the world of Artificial Intelligence and robotics, the brain is coded to perform certain predetermined tasks. This system never deters from it’s command when it is left to perform since it doesn’t have conscience.


But with humans this may or May not be true. Let’s try to understand this.


There are 2 things predetermined for us- Life itself and death, the beginning and the end. There is no free will to control that. But everything in between is quite bewildering. We come across so many people throughout our lives, live in different surroundings and are influenced by these elements in some or the other way. These influences affect us to take different paths as per our motivations.


In a way we constantly deter from our usual course and work or behave under the influence of something throughout our lives. This cannot be coded by someone before our lives. Here we can say that free will exists in the form of collective consciousness.


But does free will means we can bounce back and fourth in time as per our freedom?

Some scientists will say we can, we just need to grow with our knowledge. But for now we think that time is linear, it proceeds uniformly, Eternally into infinity.
There is no beginning and end in the never ending circle of time. Past, present and future are just illusions in that circle where you can’t differentiate which is which.


If we know our fate in the future would it force us to take decisions to change that?

Well in absolute or broader terms we at least know that we are going to die one day. So all our decisions may take different paths but all those paths would lead to the same point, death. The Circle of time will continue, life to death, death to life, past to future and future to past. But there are some hard questions to answer.

If life and death are inevitable and the end result is death then what we do in between may not be significant .

What’s our purpose then? Our existential crisis?


Here’s my opinion-
When you look at the celestial bodies like Sun and Earth, when you look at nature, trees and plants, you will see that irrespective of their fate they carry on to do their job that is to create light and sustain life .They live in the present and fulfil their purpose that is to Give.


A life has no meaning if it doesn’t touches another life positively. Love, Compassion, empathy, humility, kindness and respect give meaning to a life, give purpose to our lives. The happiness which we feel when we do something for others.


If we live in the hearts of the generation to come then we live forever, this is our free will. The contentment which it brings is too great to express in terms of science.


Our existence depends on both science and philosophy, both are significant. Science shows us the path, Philosophy teaches us how to live that path. This is our absolute purpose even if there is nothing absolute in the universe.


So free will exists in between life and death, it is our present which gives us the ultimate boon of free will.
We may not be present in the form of matter in the future but our existence may survive in time through our Karma in the hearts of others. And maybe that Karma is the God we question so often!


Live in the present, stay blessed!

Empathy

The reason we exist is because of the balance of nature, because of the empathy of the universe and yet we humans lack it to a great extent. And that’s why there is so much of chaos nowadays.


Our violent yellow star can annihilate our planet if it really touches it physically but it chooses to stay away and show its kindness by giving life to us.


Similarly the planets, the moons, the stars and the galaxies all depend on each other for their survival. Empathy rules to a great extent, Infact life itself is a product of empathy, the balance.

I know many people will say its all about science but mind you even science has a heart!


But we humans are deterring from our path. We hardly care about others, barely connect with them , hate has become a new normal . Compassion has become a rare commodity and apathy is pushing us towards sufferings, greater chaos.


Global warming, intolerance , prejudice, riots, pandemic have become a new normal. On an individual scale mental health has taken a beating. Depression, anxiety, suicides we are seeing it all.

RIP Sushant


Currently the entire India and many fans across the world mourning the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, one of the finest actors of Bollywood. If only people around him understood him, if only he was not surrounded by heartless people who let him down, things would have been different. People hardly noticed it on his ever smiling face.

Another Joker faded away giving his all to the audience!


You will never get it What’s there inside those smiling faces until you connect with them, share their grief, Happiness and everything. Hate should be avoided at any cost even if you don’t agree with them.

Connections, friendly talks, compassion can do magic to create balance in our lives.


Kindness is the light we need right now. Sooner we realise the importance of empathy in our lives the better we will become, the longer we will survive.


Empathy is the only order in this universe!


Stay connected, show kindness, be around the people who listen!