Saturday, July 16, 2005

Desire and destiny

What matters in the end
Will always depend
Not on what you've got
But that you could live without
It's nice to get what you want
But at times it happen not
When you've a moment like this
Think on my points these
Not getting what you want
Sometimes is a stroke of luck
Don't be sorry friend, then
Just pass on the buck
And when you get what you want
Think of the time you didn't
Reflect on your want and need
That's worth your time indeed
Despair not for what you didn't get
May be there's a mark you haven't met
Change your stance and take another chance
Go relax and enjoy: Life is a dance!
You see, you are in destiny's school
Just be calm and keep your cool
Trust your heart and try you should
No matter what, let it be good
(C) Sagar Sabade

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Find your calling

We all seek happiness. It is natural tendency of all human beings. We try to find happiness at many places -- but primarily in things we do. But, what really makes one happy?
I was just thinking about this the other day.
You might say that setting a goal, working towards it and then achieving it makes one happy. True. But have you noticed that somtimes when we work towards a goal, strive for it and then achieve it, there is a sense of emptiness. Then begins another goal searching -- another journey.
Well -- that's how we tend to live life, isn't it?

I have two views on this: One either just go with the flow. I think this was Lao Tze's philosophy too. Just watch and enjoy life. You are not born with any purpose. Just being here is your only duty here.
Second view point, and that I seem to agree more on, is that just find your own calling. If you truly can find the cause that makes you happy and worth-living, just do it. Once you do it, you will no longer be trapped in this 'goal-searching' circle.

Well.. I am still searching for my own calling with hope that I will find it soon. What do you think?

In praise of slowness

So much to do so little time!

Does this sound familiar?

I recently came across a book called 'In Praise of Slowness'. by Carl Honore. You can read more about it here:

I seem to agree most of his writing. I haven't read the book completely yet, but his ideas are very thought-provoking. If you get a time (pun intended), have a look at his website.