The Art of letting Go

vo jo khwab sa kya kahein ki jaane den,ye jo hai kamse kam ye rahe ke jaane den…’

Well …all the experiences, people, situations, patients that i come across on daily hourly minutely basis ,make me feel like life is screaming at me telling me, there is just one thing that can be done…letting it go.

Generations of conditioning have made us into working machines,one after the other we chase goals,targets ,missions, running from here to there,always on the go,always in some race,till we keep achieving what all we desire ,we feel high and happy,as soon as something doesn’t work out the way we wanted,we get lost in disdain…And all that chase has helped us reach where we are today, hasn’t it?I being a medical student ,have gone through the drill,always and forever studying for exams, chasing ranks and marks .On the contrary all exams made us realise it doesn’t really matter if you study or not ,how many hours you put or how much course you cover,in the end ,it all happens as it had to,not disregarding the efforts what are put in,but do we really need to get so stressed out about these things?



Aadatan toh sochenge ,hota yun toh kya hota
magar jaane de…


After you reach a level,you realise these are all skills for achivement,and we have never learnt how to be peaceful, nobody has ever taught us peace skills…that this habit of holding on to things ,which donot serve our purpose anymore isn’t helping us grow.

Therefore when that girl we liked doesn’t reciprocate our feelings…
therefore that exam which we arent able to crack…
therefore that job that we aren’t able to grab
pains ,pains so much that we forget what we have in hand ,what our present is .
therefore we have breakdowns post failure in love,work,life and we long,our whole lives go vain in longing .
We’ve all had to let go of things at some point or another. Whether it be a pet, friend, love, or simply ideas and ideologies,ideas of a perfect relationship,perfect body,perfect relationship,perfect life,when we don’t even know what perfect is!!what might be perfect for me ,will not be perfect for you,so anything which has more than one version,cannot be true right? why waste time and energy on something that isnt true then . We are constantly ending chapters in order to start new chapters.Until we end what doesn’t serve our purpose any more,how will we have new beginnings??

It is like getting on a train, holding on to your luggage carrying the baggage even after you have gone a distance, you dont realise you are carrying it ,until someone points out,dude drop it,keep it down, you have boarded the train already,isnt it unburdening like that? letting go is beautiful,makes you feel so lite and free flowing,it is time we just let go of things and enjoy whatever life throws at us , days and nights become fascinating instead of stressing out.

There will be times when we have to part with the most precious things close to our hearts, but when we have no other choice we just have to simply let go…

When we look around us,look at nature do we find trees whining for shedding leaves?


Journey within , Journey without…


i see myself as a pendulum
bouncing back and forth
between arrogance and doubt

i see myself swaying here and there
coming back in the centre
swaying away again

i think to myself may be i am the one seeing
may be i am the bolt staying
i think i get tired i think again

i step back and observe
all this drama i create
laugh at it,it makes me cry at times

i say enough is enough
bring it on
whatever it is
i will go with the flow
surrender amidst
i will free myself to just be as it is
i question this ‘i’
it is blurred than before
i question this ‘i’
and wooooof here it passes by
Sarandha


the essence of my existence…

my search for the meaning of life

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Well, it has been a while since I have written.I was actually absorbing things before delivering.

what has made me write this??..

today I completed reading a book which is a life changer precisely and going through it has been a therapeutic experience on its own, it is like meditation, so I wanted to share the wisdom I have gained after reading it.

secondly, today is valentines day, yes, of course, it is not as important to us as it used to be earlier, still, some amount of limelight we can throw on it for old times sake and for the great memories it has given us.

what is so great about this book??

firstly, it is written by Dr. Viktor E. Frankl who was an Austrian (Jewish) psychiatrist as well as a neurologist.

But, more importantly, he survived the dreaded Holocaust.

Secondly, the book is simple yet very intense, each sentence holds a meaning one has to read between the lines, the lines which themselves are very meaningful.Dr. Frankl has very intricately and with clarity illustrated his extraordinary journey of survival, survival in the most brutal situations possible (though he has tried to tone down the level of brutality).

The moment one starts reading it, one is gripped by the hope he instills into the reader.

yes getting carried away while describing the book is easy and unavoidable for someone like me, cause at this instant I am spellbound by it.

but, not making it a book review, I would quote a few lines about life and love inspired by the book and other sources.

life ,of what little wisdom i have,isa gift,a gift that is wrapped up in various layers,each layer when removed brings in an irreversible change in us,each layer when removed has a meaning.But,the process of changing the wrapper is difficult,full of joys ,stressors ,achievements.The meaning of life ,differs from man to man and from time to time.every person is unique,absolutely unique,his abilities,his opportunities,his struggles are unique,so is his meaning of life.

EACH man is questioned by life at some point or the other ,their meaning of life,their purpose of existence.

searching for the same and trying to answer it helps one to look at the bigger picture and ultimately gives one enough strenght and hope to cope with a given situation.this helps a person to actualise his full potentials.

I remember reading a quote of Mahatma Gandhi where he says, when you are having difficulty taking a decision, think whether your action will help the poorest person you have seen?

will that was his meaning of life, that was his altruistic way of thinking.

the problem we are facing today is meaninglessness,there is no meaning in our conversations, no meaning in our attitudes and no meaning in our existence, the society today has become achievement oriented if someone is achieving something he or she is supposed to be happy.but, I think after reading the book is that life has a much bigger purpose,a bigger meaning.one should live each day as if it is a new life altogether and one can correct or relive one life again, better than one did earlier.My meaning for life currently and since the time i have known has been serving, serving people who need it, it has become my motivating drive, explains many things that i do.

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hope i have been able to put my point of view forward,I am still learning to write .bookreview