Thursday, 31 December 2009

So what's the big deal?

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My last post of the year and I am uncharacteristically late. My last blogposts in previous years have come earlier than the last day of the year. Just because I have been pondering....

This year, my take on this time of the year is very different....no looking back or forward, no mixed feelings, no trepidations and no hoping for this or that to happen, no hinging my happiness or sorrow on what happens with me or doesnt. The external environment does not matter, I shall find my own peace from within myself.

I am frozen, and possibly deviod of any thoughts. Just living for the present. Just carrying on life without planning or purpose. My life is still and so is my soul. It is from this stillness that peace and consequently happiness will spring forth. Never thought this state of numbness could be reached. It is an easier option....to go the way life steers you rather than try to steer life the way I want it. No more artificial living for me. Peace is preferred to happiness, respect is more important than love....

Bidding goodbye to the old or ringing in the new therefore has no meaning. So, what is the big deal? One needs no excuse to celebrate, or drink or be with friends and family? You can do it anytime....so does the New Year matter?

One day ends and a new one dawns...its just the same like any other day. Years, decades and centuries are just constructs of the human mind. To quantify time. Same goes for birthdays and anniversaries. What is known will always be so and what is unknown will never be known.

Not many will understand my frame of mind as I write this post. AND it really doesn't matter. I accept being one of the quirks of life....

Maybe this is what Eckhart Tolle is trying to tell when he talks of the 'Power of Now'....

3 comments:

Tasneem said...

Belated New Year Greetings

Que Sera, Sera, / Whatever will be, will be / The future's not ours, to see / Que Sera, Sera / What will be, will be........

Easy to profess...difficult to practice. Have been trying to all my life!!

honestinjun said...

Trying will not lead to it. That level of numbness has to be reached without trying. It has to come from within. A certain amount of detachment from life is required for this.

MilesPerHour said...

I understand. For me though it is a task to stay in the present, one that is not easy for me.