Who am i talking to here, again?

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“Whats with you?”

‘What do you mean’

“You’ve been acting up”

‘Really?’

“Yeah, i mean you seem like you don’t know what you want in life, all of a sudden”

‘Do you?’

“Come on man. you know what i mean.”

‘Yeah yeah i get it.’

“You don’t seem in-the-moment most of the time. off late, and kind of lost”

‘You know what, that kind of struck me too. I am not sure what’s going on though’

“Something bothering you?”

‘I can’t really figure out. i sort of feel disconnected all of a sudden’

“Too much of drugs or lack of it. Which one is it?” 🙂

‘Yeah right. Shut up, man’

“Seriously man, whats up?”

‘Like if i knew what was up, i would be like this’

“That bad eh!!!”

‘One of those phases, you know, when you don’t know where it is going and if you want to feel part of what’s happening, i guess.’

“Am i reading the signs right or should i be reading more between the lines, kind of a deal”

‘Exactly’

“What if there are no signs and you are just trying too hard to look for them?”

‘How do you even differentiate, dude?’

“I don’t know, may be just not try to make sense of everything around you, perhaps?”

‘If i can’t make sense of where i am, how would i even begin to understand where i am going.’

“May be you don’t need to know where you are going”

‘i think i do’

“You don’t. You’ll figure it out when you get there”

‘Well, i can’t figure out how to get to a certain point if i don’t know where i am going, can I?’

“True. but you don’t need the route mapped out before you start, either. You will make the turn you need to, as you get to the intersection”

‘Which turn?’

“The turn you need to”

‘You are not exactly making this easier, you know’

“There are a million possibilities till you decide to chose one”

‘That kind of is the problem, isn’t it?’

“Be in the moment and, perhaps, you will see the opportunity as well”

 

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Perspective reality

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” – Marcus Aurelis

Perspective is really a double edged sword. It can both be enlightening as well as cloud you in obscurity and prejudice. Most people see what they want to see in most of the things that are in front of them, rather than seeing for as it is.

 I mean that’s how it is isn’t it !!! I can only interpret the world around me with what I know of it. I see a flower and I know it’s a rose because that’s how I’ve known it to be and that’s what I was taught to interpret it as. 

Which begs the question, what I was taught was another person’s perspective of the actual thing. How do I know the same thing that was labeled as a rose by my teacher is not actually an orchid. There is no way for me to find out what I see as red is the same thing that you see. 

There is no way for me to get into your mind to make absolutely certain of that. The way I see the world is never going to be the same way you see it. That’s the beauty of it. That’s what adds uniqueness to each one of us. 

But that’s also what clouds our horizon. You see the world and are clouded by your perception of it. The mind is very selectively biased in that way. Tending to see and reassure itself of what it knows about what lies in front and ignoring the unknown. How many times have we watched a movie scene and walked away with a certain  picture about it in our minds; only to be provided a completely different interpretation of it by a friend and thought I never imagined it could be thought of, in that way. 

We see. We remember. We compare. We analyse. That’s how we make sense of everything. That’s how we find meaning. But then again is meaning something to be found ? Do I find a meaning for my life or create one ? Do I find myself from years and years of wandering about or create a self through the previous experiences ?

It’s all about you and the long road. Nobody can see the life that you’ve passed through the way you did; and more importantly what lies ahead. So expand your horizons; know more about the world around you and let the knowledge uncover secrets about yourself you didn’t know existed. If there is beauty inside, the lens you see through paints a whole new picture of the outside; A picture that you may not have seen before.