Amidst shattered dreams And puddle of tears, Monsoon from heavens Rains on Hopelessness! Sorrows of the soil Churns from deep within, Pushing to rise above grief, Embrace purple pleasures And live once more!
The biggest weakness of mortals is their attachment though in many ways it becomes our strength too.
When they come to this world, they create bonds, get attached to that bond firmly and then they try to fight against every possibility of losing that.
But since man is mortal he is bound to lose that bond, death is inevitable. The grief of losing someone is so profound that man strongly desires to defy time and travel back in past to undo the fate.
But when he comes to know that he cannot undo fate, there is no free will to that, he either wants to end the endless suffering of time or wants to keep living with attachments in the circle of time. This is the basic theme of this mind boggling, never seen before, brilliantly executed science-fiction drama.
If you haven’t watched it yet, don’t wait and delve into this mesmerizing world of time travel, taking you across multiverse.
It’s a perfect blend of science and Philosophy which is deeply embedded in the plot, poetically told on screen. For me it is the best of Netflix right now.
Science shows us the path, Philosophy shows us how to live that path. Both are significant for each other.
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.
Alife 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!
Up, on those mountains, At those freezing heights Everything trembles Under those heavy feet. Those unabated spirits Roar against every bullet Which pierce their skin Obliterate when they touch Their mighty souls! Every blow that dent Their bodies, melt when they Kiss their relentless grit.
O Mighty soldiers! Your love for the motherland Flows deep in the veins Of the nation you guard. O Brave soldiers! Your love for the motherland, Breathe deep in those muddy trenches Where you sleep at last! O Brave warriors! You are an epitome of sacrifice, Your tale will be told till we survive!
The morning comes with a new beginning, new hope, more inspiration and more positive vibes.
I couldn’t have asked more from the wonderful wordpress community for giving me 1000 followers. Let me sip my coffee which I prefer with sugar and milk and settle down with this amazing feeling, cheers everyone!
The journey so far has been more about downs than ups. I started blogging back in 2015, wrote for 2-3 months and then the gap of almost 5 years, got stuck in a rat race and struggles of life.
I am still struggling but maybe getting to see the bigger picture. You see I use the word ‘ maybe’ a lot because I am so uncertain about things. Many will think how confused I am though they will agree that-
Life is all about uncertainty. One moment you are full of happiness, the other you struggle with grief.
What I am on the scale of cosmos? Nothing, just a whisk of time fading with every single second.
So I prefer to flow with this wind and expecting every possibility of life to face.
This is a new beginning, a new challenge, a new opportunity to grow.
Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever- Anthony Doerr
(All the light we cannot see)
Miles to go before I sleep! Thank you everyone!
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A potpourri of grains rustled With afflictions in a void, so vast. The grains of the stardust Glistened with pride, They were all alike. Those similar grains of stardust Contrived humanity who made boundaries The divisions of religion, the difference of colour, Black, brown, white, yellow. Everyone will go down the same drain To become the similar Handful of stardust again!