Monday, March 31, 2008

Sound of Silence

Element of Sound

...of late i have been feeling really lonely. Just listening to the sound of silence... counting the seconds after seconds with me .. breath by breath...
Friends with whom I used to talk to .. look eagerly forward to talking to them seem to have changed... may be its for their better... I just wish them the good in whatever they do...

This is just a phase and will pass soon...that i am sure...
A small success in anything would do a lot to motivate me...
...what form that success will be.. I am not aware... and cannot think of.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Divine Spaces

Divine Light

This was the meditation room at the Buddhist Monastery here in Bloomington.
The ambiance does indeed play a huge role in these religious places.


I just love it whenever I visit any religious place. The feeling is bliss. I spend some time there and let go of the things of the world. Just try to make the connection with the almighty... or perhaps just try to listen to the voice of one's own soul.

One thing that I have tried a lot and failed miserably at is trying to keep the mind free of thought. All meditations lead to this state, but for me it appears to be just impossible.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Escape

Escape

..everyday a thought crosses my mind.
break the barriers and escape.
let the freedom take me..
let the paths of life take me where it wants..
somehow i stop.
why ?

many would say Just do it.. however its not that easy as it sounds.. there are many issues that keep troubling me.. and prohibit me from doing so..
hopefully my mind will understand it better someday.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Feeling low

Color my Life
Often there are times when the mood is low and things just seem gloomy gloomy....
The confusion does set in.. and it turns into mountains of negative feelings at times..
ya.. patience is the key indeed.. and have been doing that a lot of late...

Have you ever had these feelings of getting the signs of something you know is right and you want to do it. but you don't feel like doing it for some reason. maybe its the insecurity... May be the unsureness ahead...or maybe just fear...yesterday during a phone interview the person said to me, you should take up photography as a career..

How i wish i could...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Remembering God in times ....

One for each | Pottery Town, Bangalore

Everytime I fail.. I remember god...(Its not that I do not when I succeed).
And they give me more strength.. they make me more strong..
Every failures are the pillars of my future success...

As designers, one of the things we are taught is to fail. You learn from every failure.
Every time a big company rejects my application, I say to myself.. its their loss! I was overqualified for them! I know thats a strong attitude to take... but it helps me stay focused. I cannot sit and repent for not getting through that company!

It makes me desire to not work for the big companies all the more strong. Hopefully someday soon I will have my own company. Thats one thing in which I definitely need the divine help a lot.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A feeling

...memories

...have you ever had this feeling...
You being in deep waters.. and you know that the shore is near.. the road ahead is better there .. all you perhaps need is a bit of patience and perseverance..
You can see it...its there...
but the situations just let you walk out of the deeper waters...

So what do you do in such situation?

Monday, March 24, 2008

An urge to study....

Ouch.. that wall is cold...

I had an epiphany today. It brought back the urge to study. There are a few incidents that change the way you do a few things. The thing that was going wrong with me finally seems to be rectified by that one talk. Ideally that person was blasting me and my cover letter and resume, so called critiquing, but I just went on listening. It was easy and I could have simply refused to listen more. This is something that a friend Monika writes in her blog.
After the talk which went about for an hour, I introspected. I realized that not all of what he said was true of me. But owing to his stature, I could not argue. I decided to keep quiet. Ultimately it all boils down to what I want to take out of it. So I filtered out the things I felt that would help me improve the way I am doing things.
It's strange but that person without knowing much about me, was still able to give me an answer to questions that I was seeking to find for long.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Rock load work load

Butter Rock, Mammalapuram

ahhhhh the work load just don't seem to be reducing!
feel like a mountain over me...

patience kshitiz patience..

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Hold Head High

Hold head high

when you are not strong..
when everthing around you seems to be going wrong..
when there is no one in sight,
when nothing seems to be going right..

hold you head high..
let not the troubled waters create the storms..
let in not falter your base
and the belief you have in yourself

the waters will recede,
the fears will surpass,

its just a matter of time.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Holi all

Happy Holi

Wish you all a very colorful Holi.
May your lives be filled with bright colors and everlasting happiness and joy.

Oh, how much I miss home!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Color Riot

Color Riot

Reminds me of Holi. A festival I have celebrated only a few times, as I was in boarding school most of my life. But I still love the festival.

Wishing all a bright life full of colors and happiness.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Need some enlightenment

Enlightenment

Something definitely is wrong in the way I have been approaching things of late. I guess I need some enlightenment in terms of a better way of doing things.
Somehow the results are not coming and people say that all that you need is patience. I have had that a lot, but somehow of late I seem to be loosing it soon.
Testing times I guess.. I am sure it will pass off soon.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Rains in Spring

1~ Monsoon Mania

Apparently it rains here a lot in Spring. Thats sad. There was water all around today.
Today it reminded me of the rainy days and the floods that we get back home.
And even that makes me miss home.

Flow

Flow

Suddenly life seems to be on the fast track..
the flow is back..

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The wait for the bloom...

Pathway

Only a matter of time.. the trees will be full of leaves and the paths covered with greenery..
I wait .. wait .. and wait.. for flowers to bloom...

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Peace

Bell-Peace

In the monastery, there was a complete silence.
The sound of the bell reverberated in my soul... the feeling was bliss.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Cutest Monastery

The Cute Monastery

This definitely was the cutest monastery that I have visited.
Located on the outskirts of the city, hidden in a forest, beside a water creek.
An awesome place to be. I was there last Monday.

Why is it that we feel so much at peace at a place of worship? A temple, a church, a mosque, a monastery... all such places I visit, I find an amazing peace in the ambiance and environment there.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Welcome the spring

Damroo

I see the birds fly,
I hear the sparrows cry.
The sky is pure and azure,
the sun shining bright
and the flowers gearing to blossom
in all its might.

Spring is here..
the cold is gone..

Oh spring I so wished you'd come..
here's a warm welcome to you..

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Down, down and down

Midnight Mass @ St John's Church ~8

Was just feeling low the whole day today ..
I guess it was the bad news... or just solitude?
Whatever it was.. I hope to be back to my bubbly self tomorrow..
Incidences that I have no control over and are against my expectations .. tend to hurt me.. and i become a completely different person... Need to change that...

Can't let it get over me.. Need to just let it go.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Force

Force
Many a times the thought arises that I should force myself to doing something. Now there is no joy in that. The heart fails to acknowledge that it is a thing that one is enjoying doing. This would perhaps lead to doing things just for the sake of doing and I hate that.

The water when first starts flowing, has to force itself to find the path. When this happens over a period of time, a direction is created. A pathway that is followed, without any problem. The appearance as if it has been just fine that way since a long time.

Should I do the same?

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Road Block

Road Block
Have you ever reached a road block?
When all the efforts you put in seem to go in vain?
The results don't show, and the frustration just piles up.... and the pessimism begins to set in..

And if thats not enough, other people around you keep making the progress....
Doesn't that thought kill you?

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Friday, March 7, 2008

Spread the Smile

I have realised...

..that the easiest thing to do is smile.
..that at times the hardest thing to do is smile...
if smiles were contagious,
i would spread it to make all places a happy place to be...
i would not cease to make you laugh...

Smile.. and laugh... and spread the smile..

Thursday, March 6, 2008

What do I do ?

What do i do

One of the worst thoughts in the world is knowing that you are being neglected by a person you care for.
The thought just kills you. Every time you think of interacting with the person, the thought that he/she might not read or interact with you in the first place, horrifies you.
You think you should drop a msg to say you care, but the other person might not even care to look at it.
This then sends you into a negative frame of mind. Things around you start looking weird. Then there is this whole pessimism that sets in.
Its then that the mind starts playing games with you. The heart will try to convince you to forget it, its not a big thing...After all there are many more people in the world you can care for.. Many more that would appreciate what you do for them...

So who do you listen to .. the mind or the heart... and again these turmoils start....
and it goes on .. and on .. and you just want to get it out of your mind... and you wait relentlessly for any of the two possibilities... either you motivate yourself to forget and move on.. or you wait desperately for the things to set back to as it was...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Pause and Reflect

Pause

I think we all should from time to time do this. Over a period there are somethings that you feel went wrong. The optimistic mind would say, let things happen the way they are. It has happened because it was meant to happen. Or rather say, was in my destiny that it had to happen.

Now I am a strong believer in luck. The harder I work, the luckier I get.

From time to time, I pause. Take a deep breath. Look around and reflect. The reflection is not meant to be a way to think how I could have changed what happened, but rather as a motivation of how I would do things in the future.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Trapped

Trapped
Wonder how many people in the world are trapped in situations that they don't want to be in.
Situations govern such people.
Some are also trapped due to the society pressure.
Some simply don't have the freedom to change things.
For some its time before the freeze melts and life moves out of the trap.
Some simply don't want to change or get out of the trap without an effort.
Its the last category that I despise!

And Ironically I feel like that since the past few days... and the feeling is so bad.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Simple things give most joys....

Elements

A walk in the warm weather,
sitting in the balcony with a friend sipping coffee..
talking about things from childhood..
forgetting for a while where we were..
just enjoying the simple things in life.

Today was one of such days!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Looking Beyond

Across the Window

...many a times one has to look beyond the evident in-order to understand many a things.
I guess these days it has been more like that.