Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bliss & Learning

I wonder if there is any other cartoonist on Earth who can say it so well. :-) Three cheers to short-term stupid self-interest. None of us need to be trained on that. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Secret

Ok. I think I've found the ultimate secret of life. Please don't get me wrong, dear Kung Fu Panda. If you're able to muster every ounce of the ambidexterity within you to apply perfectly equal control on the two extreme and opposite forces that manifest themselves in each of the million odd dimensions of life, then you're unconquerable. There. Now that you know, just go do it. You're welcome.

Google Images


Think Buddha. "Stay in the middle path".

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cloudy Thoughts

Three thought-related tidbits from my timeline


If you're ready to spread the most insecure, vague and ambiguous of your thoughts in front of someone without any fear of being judged, ridiculed or rejected, it is likely that this person will also bring the best out of you.

Some wise people pointed out to me that it could, however, cost the relationship in some cases - if the person listening is not ready to accept your thoughts or the fact that they came from you or if the relationship is still nascent for him/her to understand you fully. The second point made was that there may be a difference in the way the person listening reacts if he/she is a strong stakeholder and thus takes things personally or is afraid of being affected. 


True in quite a lot of situations even though we may never agree:

Anthony De Mello - "People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head. It is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it." 


Sad but true:

Recently witnessed how a person with great intentions & high result-orientation can still commit blunders because of getting carried away


Saturday, May 05, 2012

Fluttering Within

Fluttering Within

Act 1: Square one

Unknown purpose, a random & empty life, uncertainty was the king
The bird knew not what the next day would bring
Nothing unique or special to hum, tweet or sing
Nothing to hang on to and yet happy not to cling
Stuck in a bare cage, she almost had no idea she had wings 

Act 2: Change of scene

Wonderful dreams of many soothing colours
Soft and fluffy clouds that beckoned the bird to rest 
Rows and rows of bright and happy flowers
Everything seemed to be safe and right in its nest 

The bird had been finally let out of her dreaded cage
She flew with her wings stretched in freedom and joy
Only to suddenly find herself being chased back in a rage
Destiny had worn a deceptive mask and dropped it as if only a toy   

There came a sudden storm that swept everything away 
And left nothing but destruction, dust and dirt for miles 
The clouds had turned dark and night had replaced day
The sky had lost its splendid colours and twinkling smiles  

Act 3: Back to Square one

The bird crawled back into the cage in sheer disbelief
The dream had been so cruelly tempting and painfully brief 
It was all short-lived, the so-called freedom and relief
It would forever be a confusing memory tinged with grief
But the bird shook herself yet again, mustered strength and turned a new leaf 

Google Images.
The Bird Shall Fly Again

Friday, May 04, 2012