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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Art Of Doing Nothing At All

When I look back at the last 7 odd years I realize that I have been chasing work. Just like a cat chases a ball of wool or an eagle chases its prey. Ive been reasonably successful at the things I wanted and have come a long long way from where I started then. I dont complain. I'm alright.

This is a photograph that was taken on a Church Camp at Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India in 2011. 

But that's not what this blog post is about. It's about this idea that most of us waste our youth on. The idea of slogging our asses off and living this corporate lifestyle that gets us no where, takes away all our time and leaves us feeling drained and robbed of all our precious time, that actually never comes back, unlike the money that keeps flowing in and out of our lives.

Since the time we are in schools and are children we are pushed so much by people to achieve so many goals. To earn a name and to become rich, successful and live that grand life that for whatever reasons our parents dreamt of but never lived. As a matter of fact most of the time, unknowingly we all end up being programmed to chase dreams that are originally not ours but have been forced on us, in most cases by the people we are closest to.

With every other generations, problems, situations, economy, culture and trends change. What might have been a lucrative career a decade ago wont necessarily be as paying at a different time. The internet wasn't this huge at the time when my parents were young.

So I've concluded that it's alright to stop running. It's alright to keep dreaming. It's alright to do everything that you love doing. It doesn't matter who thinks what. Its all about the moment. It's all about the present. It's all about changing the quality and texture of your life, with or without anyone's permission. The Universe takes care of it's own and if you are one with it, all your needs will be fulfilled.