This new challenge is to keep ourselves calm and at peace
It cannot be done by focusing our energy on the external stuff
As it is beyond our control
This time around, we’ll have to go within
Learn about our habits and patterns
And thoughts and ideas
And try to accept them
Try to give a different narrative
To this entire external situation
And that is how we can be in peace
We can live in the moment
We can amor fati (love our fate)
We can momento mori (death is inevitable)
And we can stay calm and smiling
Maybe this virus lead us here indirectly
But now as we are here
Let’s try to make the best use of this
And come out with flying colors
And when things become better
We’ll definitely get chance to experience
The external factors again 🙂
P.S.: This week’s song is How to be me by Ren & Chinchilla. I hope you’re taking proper care and trying to stay safe. Prayers and smiles to you all. Ping me, if you want to talk and share your experience. ‘Amor fati‘ and ‘Momento mori‘ are concepts of Stoicism.
Free times are bitches
It brings nothing but tears
Reopens the healed injuries
Reintroduces the silent pain
Reinvents the hidden love
Rewinds the forgotten memories
Remembering it all
Gives us the chill
And how drastically
Times have changed
People have changed
I have changed
And all that is left
On the table now
Is acceptance card
With a smiley face
Attached on it
I can either take it
Or leave it
If I take it
I be at peace
Because I did
What I had to
And what she wanted me to
But if I do not take it
I did what I had to
But not what she wanted
Because she wants
Me to accept
How the things have changed
The drastic changes
And I will surely accept it
I ain’t got any other option
But will also make sure
That I don’t give much
Power to her anymore
To make me crumble
And accept the things
I don’t want to
So I will be a bit more
Cautious from next time
If there will be a next time
But still I will always
Want her to
Write in the acceptance card
Whatever she wishes to
I will read it
I will try to understand it
And do as it is written
But thinking the good
For me too
I ain’t that good anymore
P.S.: Sunday’s pick is Rain over me of Pitbull ft. Marc Anthony 😉 Party time 😀
Everybody wants everything
Everybody needs love
Everybody seeks peace
Everybody craves power
Everybody longs for that special one
Everybody desires happiness
Everybody avoids pain
Everybody loves smiles
Everybody deserves care
Everybody looks for beauty
Everybody wants to write their own story
But as each story has many characters
And each one of those
Impacts on the script
Similarly, each one of our known
And sometimes unknown people has a role
In OUR STORY
And shapes the events of it
And hence the ending we think for
OUR STORY doesn’t always take place
And we have to accept it
Let the ending be written as it happened
We can imagine and write it as a Brand New ending
Just as we thought it would be
But man, not always it happens
Ad hence let others also
Be a part of OUR STORY
And write their part
In their own hand
And I assure you
They will try to make
YOUR STORY more beautiful
By making their character the Protagonist
And hence the plot becomes
Powerful and twistful
With many MANY
And hence the ending
Is more PERFECT than your Brand New ending..
P.S. : I have been listening to LOST STARS since today morning(in loop) and got Brand New Ending from there 😉
Last night my friends(I am using friends & not colleagues) planned to go for an unplanned trip. Yesterday evening we were just talking outside office with a cup of tea in our hands & thought that some trip especially a night trip will be good to re-invent the mojo of friendship. Going to any place in the morning is not possible with Mr. Sun spitting fiery rays 😀 and the traffic also 😉
So, it was decided that yesterday night itself, we will leave to a near by Marine Drive and return back today morning and the total journey would be near about 180 km.
We were total 8 friends in 4 bikes, ready to embark a journey which we didn’t even comprehend in our minds that it was gonna be one of the most memorable & perfect trip for us.
It started normally with dinner at a hotel. At beginning, all bikes were scattered some going far ahead & some going at their economy speed. Then we stopped at a gas station and got the tank full.
From there onwards the magical night started. The road ahead was even with less or no traffic. It was not at all about destination for us, but the trip. We just wanted to have a great quality time and we did get that for sure.
We reached the Beach & oh boy WHAT A VIEW IT WAS!! Best view !! The waves striking the shore and the splashing sound. It was as if Angels are whispering their plans of our future to us. It was Heaven on Earth 🙂 Never have I felt such profound peace…
And I saw someone run past me shouting at the top of his voice with his shirt in his hand waving in the air 😀 That was a great scene indeed 😉 He was my friend & my partner for the ride of the trip. He was so excited that he literally ran towards the water and he was all pumped up. All others were also in high energy and we all started the sprint to reach the water. There was no one in the beach. Basically speaking we were the OWNERS of the beach 😛
Reached the waters, panting for air and all on our knees & laughing seeing the tired faces of one another. Then I shouldn’t mention this here, but we ran the whole length of the beach in the minimum clothes on us. I wont exxagerate.
Till this moment we thought that we have had all the fun of the night. But, nah-huh.
We went more ahead & this time without lighting the headlights of our bikes. All bikes going parallely in the middle of the night, dead silence, nothing visible also because it was all cloudy. Nothing visible. Just in every 3-5 seconds, one of the riders was switching on the headlight for a fraction of second to make sure, nothing dreadful was ahead.
The main fun was what we always saw when one of the rider switched the headlights for that fraction of seconds. We saw disco lights glare up for that duration when headlight was on it. It were the direction markers and road dividers with neon coatings giving us the feel of a disco. Wow!! The scene was excellent. It felt we are in a game, riding & could light up the environment at will. We were riding blind bitches is what we kept on shouting at the top of our voices.
The ride was blind all thanks to the clouds that kept on hiding the Moon behind it & its light from the Earth. It rained then. We got wet & kept on riding at a controlled speed. But had to eventually stop. There we talked & gossiped & listened to music. Rain kept on pouring hard & we were having the best moments of our life.
We went ahead more 30 km to another beach & had tea there. Went to a temple & then returned back. It was all morning, Mr. Sun warming for spitting 😀 and the Moon was still there in the sky.
Slept for a little time. Back to office because its Friday 😦
You must be thinking We could had gone on friday night only but some of my friends had other plans.
It was a great night. All close to the heart & cherished.
The peace, the silence, the calmness, the live-in-the-moment, the breeze, the life, the love all was there in the heart of ours.
Hope, we all get that kind of feeling once in a while.
And, if possible don’t try the Blind Ride as its dangerous also if some vehicle/animal comes all of a sudden. We ourselves faced it, but in our case it was next to nothing.
Night is nigh, wish sleep was here 😀
Cheers to Weekend & Cheers to Life, Dear Friends !!