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Indian adventures
24/03/2012, 12:58 AM
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India is incredible not in the way that it is portrayed in tourism campaigns, but in how much is revealed of yourself when you muster enough courage, and with a stroke of boldness, travel to the back allies of this diverse land.

In India, the dormant heart was jolted to life by the raw beauty of the countrysides: Growing up in an artificially designed landscape of concrete buildings and cemented pavements, children running wildly through yellow fields of barley sent my heart rejoicing together with the spirits. In India, leprosy hardest at the bones of children as sympathy and compassion echoed loudest within me. Beggars with an insatiable appetite for money more than food, I found their greed repulsive. But upon contemplation, realised that it stems from the uncertainties in ensuring that basic necessities for living were met, the familiarity of Death lingering in every hour of the day– The simple desire to be happy, to avoid suffering spiraled out of control and became Greed.

In Bodhgaya, a chord within me harmonised with that of the Tibetans. With a vastness in their heart resembling the wide Tibetan plains, they inducted me into their community, showed me their ways and stories. I saw the sorrow in their eyes when they spoke of a Tibet that is no longer theirs but of which they still belong to: self-immolation incidents, environmental destruction, lost of culture, restrictions on religion. Later, I began my journey as a fighter for their cause–‘Free Tibet’.

Sunsets–impermanence; Varanasi–An unquestioned faith, a precocious girl; Hungry mosquitoes and stray animals–generosity; Bodhgaya–‘everything occurs either as a blessing or as one in disguise’.

In India, I learned that if you open up to life, life embraces you in return. Everything becomes a joy. Everything is a joy.



Observing clouds from high above
04/02/2012, 12:28 PM
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there is always something about traveling that appeals to the soul of the oldest person alive. Up above sitting in the cabin at the seat adjacent to the tiny rectangular window and peering out into the beautiful white clouds our airplan is passing through. white vapour culmlating then dispersing then coming togeter again to form larger masses of cotton-candy liked clouds, a beautiful backdrop of the celestial realm.

our plane now makes a swerve and tilts slightly to the right. in the immense vastness of space, our tiny aircraft resembles an ant crawling through the wombs of the mighty universe–small and insignificant, but nonetheless causing considerable disturbance to the peace of the skies with its loud engines humming nosily.

I imagine countless heavenly beings making their homes amongst these palace clouds.

(pause)



I found out tod…
19/12/2011, 6:08 PM
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I found out today that my moon sign is a Scorpio, so that makes me a person with a Gemini sun and a scorpio moon, air and water. About a year ago, I made a silent agreement with myself that I was never going to read another astrology prediction or personality analysis ever again because it was beginning to influence the way I interact with people, and I never did.

But today I got a little curious, so I went to google the sun and moon signs of mine and it did seem to help me understand certain things.Such as why I constantly feel as if there are different persons with contradicting temperaments and personalities living within me, why I experience such intense waves of emotions, and probably why I’ve always been slightly more spiritual than those of my age, and the need to retract back into my burrow to recharge after meeting and interacting with people.

 

 



Grow
14/12/2011, 12:04 AM
Filed under: Curious seekers

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

-Anais Nin



My lovely friends
11/12/2011, 12:48 AM
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What is true will always remain true



01/12/2011, 11:02 PM
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this battle is officially over. post again another time, with a longer post

 



Update:
01/12/2011, 12:23 PM
Filed under: Blue mood days

I’ve been sad since November this year. Or it might have been mid-October even. The changing seasons aren’t the culprits, it’s merely these conflicts within me.