Monday, 19 September 2011

"The FAITH crisis"

Almost everyone, not almost but everyone, at some point of time go through the phase of "Faith crisis".

What is it?

A crisis of faith of course !

Faith in people or faith in yourself ! Following are the characteristic features of a person facing the "Faith crisis" :
  1. He/She starts with arguments upon anything or everything that is said (in a girl's case it is a common phenomenon but just imagine it to be more heightened).
  2. He/She would become a part time detective trying to solve the mysteries that don't even exist (they secretly think that world safety is in their hands).
  3. He/She suspects you upon anything and everything (Even if it is "Going to the loo", they'll ask "Kahan gaye the?")
  4. He/She starts feeling worthless (A girl would constantly repeat only one sentence "You don't love me anymore" and a guy would say "You don't listen to me anymore" or "You don't complete the chores on time, what's the matter")
  5. He/She takes the responsibility of "preserving world peace and love" upon their fragile shoulders.
  6. He/She constantly feel that they are being followed by some secret agent.
  7. He/She starts listening to "Hard rock" or in more classical cases "Pankaj udhas".
  8. Last but not the least he/she turns "Spiritual" (No offence to spiritualists, i am myself one, here i am referring to fake spiritualism)
People going through "The faith crisis" constantly live in denial, faking that everything is normal and everything is alright. Until they are woken by some self realizing discovery of their own (Oops ! "Self realizing" is always one's "own")

Why do people need to build faith in others anyway ???

Are they looking out for some shoulders to cry on when every situation is against them? Or are they trying to soothe themselves with the fact that people care (When they don't actually)?

I myself was in a "Faith crisis" once. Problem with being in the "faith crisis" is that you don't know when you enter it and when you exit it. Then i realized some very basic and simple facts :
  1. Do your "Faith crisis" involve a lack of faith in other people? If "yes", you are in a serious trouble and desperately need a self analysis !
  2. Why do you need to build faith anyway? Why not let the charity begin at home?
  3. People do what they have to and there's no stopping them. So, why even try and waste all the energy that you can utilize for yourself?
  4. People need space, but, how much and for how long totally depends on them.
  5. Just don't try to interfere with nature's way of dealing with things, flow with it.
  6. Everyone is an individual and they live for themselves more than for anybody else, you have to respect everyone's individuality.
  7. Let people (When i say "people" it includes you too) make their choices, its their life after all.
  8. Instead of doting on them dot on yourself for a change, you'll feel good.
  9. Only you are responsible for whatever happens to you, so don't try to find somebody to blame it upon.
  10. Love the moments of happiness and analyze the bad ones over and over again !
  11. Learn not to forget but forgive.
  12. Turn "Spiritual" ! It helps.
Like i said many times before life looks beautiful in all its colors, so cherish every phase of it (Even if it includes you "living in denial" and going through "The faith crisis")

P.S. Becoming a part-time detective doesn't literally mean turning into a part-time detective for real ! 

Friday, 16 September 2011

Touch the sky !

The other day i was feeling very sad and so i decided to take a walk in the park (I always go for a walk or jog when i am down). There were some kids playing around and taking swings and slides. I strolled about for sometime and feeling exhausted sat in a swing, slowly and unconsciously i started swinging.

After sometime while swinging i dropped my head backwards (as it was heavy with cloudy thoughts) and started to look up towards the sky. The stars had come up by then and every time i pushed the swing to and fro, the stars seemed closer. I was hypnotized and started to swing faster and with more force as if trying to get to the stars, they did come closer each time.

It was so exciting and mesmerizing that i lost track of time, all i wanted to do was touch the sky and grab the stars. It was a feeling that i never experienced in my entire life. An instant mood booster.

So, next time when you feel sad just take a trip to the stars !!!!

A taste to die for !

Have you ever tried "sweet with sweet", "hot with cold" and "sweet with sour" ???

Try it ! You'll love it ! I've been doing it since my chilhood !

Here are some :

1. Honey on bread / chapati
2. Tomato ketchup with rice
3. Egg white on buttered toast
4. Powdered jaggery sprinkled on kheer (Courtesy : Dadji)
5. Kheer with Sweet pooda (a parantha made up of sugar n flour) - Coutesy : Dadji
6. Gulab Jamun with ice-cream
7. Mango sliced in cubes with ice-cream

Sometimes the most awkward and weird combinations are the best !

P.S. Maggie and cold coffee are still my all time favourite !

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

People say !

People say a lot of things ! People say without thinking ! People say just like that ! People say things to impress people ! People say irrelevent things ! People say just for the sake of it ! People say coz they dont have anything to say ! People say ! People judge ! People form opinions !

But, do people ever think about what they say ? Do you?

"10:17 am; Wednesday; September 7, 2011 - A bomb blast outside Delhi HC : 11 dead, 76 injured"

What do people have to say about this?
Oh they have plenty to talk about !

RJ was right after all. People forget easily, They'll go home as usual, update their facebook status, watch their favourite TV serial / movie, party and go to sleep !

With the exception of a handful !

People just say ! When its time to ACT !

Friday, 2 September 2011

Height of being dumb !

At a book store :
  • After picking up a recipe book ,"Are you sure it tells how to cook good food?"
  • "Oh i dont go for fiction, can you get Mills & Boons collection for me?"
  • "I dont remember the name of that book exactly, i guess its Sydney Sheldon"
  • "I want real spiritual stuff, something like - power yoga !"
At airport :
  • "I wonder what the hell so many planes are doing here !"
  • Flyer (frustrated by a faulty air conditioner) to flight attendent - "Does anything work in this plane?". Flight attendent - "I hope engine does"
  • "Do they have washrooms here?"
  • "Oh my god where are they taking my luggage !"