Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The essential...

"On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur, l'essential est invisible pour les yeux"
- By Antoine de Saint -Exupery in "Le Petit Prince"

This meaningful phrase is spoken by the fox to the little prince in the above mentioned, very popular french book for children, which means ~

One can only see well with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes.........

How beautiful and how true....! the air we breath, the fragrance of a flower, feelings of the heart, relations, passions, emotions, warmth of a touch.....are'nt these all invisible? Can we imagine living without these.....?

A matter of trust...

At times we find ourselves asking "Why" to something bad that happens to us. In a situation like this we tend to curse the person who's done us wrong or we curse ourselves or our destiny or God. But if we analyse such a situation objectively, most of the times there's a hidden learning there ~ a lesson that life wants to teach us through this experience.

I am thinking about this specially because of something bad that happened to me a few days back. It got me thinking into the reasons of why this happened and I needed to understand what was the lesson here. What happened was a situation where I behaved in a particular way trusting someone I didnt know much and on his part he misbehaved with me and broke my trust. I felt humiliated and was angry on him. How could he have behaved with me so loosely? How did I allow myself to get into this mess? And then I started analysing the situation. It was completely wrong on his part to have misbehaved with me, but at the same time wasnt I also at fault in trusting him without knowing him well? Trust requires time to be developed. So on what basis had I assumed that I could trust him?

So while this situation brings out the negativity of his character, it also makes me realize my mistake of being somewhat gullible and naive. It made me realize the true meaning of the word "trust" and its significance and also made me value the people in my life whom I can trust....
I dont know when that person will learn his lesson, but I did learn mine. Its a hard way of learning, but life never was a soft teacher....

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Earth's dance

The rains are here to meet the earth again.... ! Here's an ode to their eternal romance...

What is the monsoon doing to this earth?

In what way is he touching her ?

That from her heart and her soul

Emerald passion is taking birth...

Oh ! hear his roaring and his rumbling,

The passion of his love and his calling,

See her swaying and her swooning,

Careless walk, with graceful stumbling...

Waiting for his love's pouring ~

Of joyous droplets on the misty green,

With hope and joy and affection and sheen,

Dancing now is the rustic queen...

"Earth wind and rain and fire,
Wealth power love desire,
One goal to live for before we die,
One taste of glory,
One mouthful of sky..."