Friday, December 27, 2013

"The Closed Gate" (short story of Destiny)

Two Travellers...
Once upon a time ...
There was a happy contended traveller ' Solmon ' . He loved traveling and was contended with his own company. He knew only to travel and was happy traveling alone, seeing the world and enjoying every creation of God and man as he travelled . He will find company in self when alone and he was able to find solitude within when in crowd. He knew no boundaries , the whole world was his own , yet he was uniquely himself.

On another journey was a traveller 'Cayo' who was so fun loving . He knew nothing but to meet people and spread laughter, stopping at each station and cracking jokes and spreading laughter. He met many people in his journey but was still looking for someone who he can travel and laugh through his whole journey .

Destiny: Meeting ....
One day they happen to meet in a train. They felt strong connection and became good friends. They loved seeing places and decided what fun it will be to travel all their life together. They felt they have found their true companion in each other.

The next station was Cayo's hometown. Solmon will usually not stop at a station and Cayo will stop to meet people. Knowing that Cayo was in dilema , Solmon said he too will get down this time with Cayo. Cayo was overjoyed and they decided they will stop at Cayo's home for a night . Next morning they will commence their journey together again.

The Stopover..... 
Early morning the train stopped at Cayo's hometown . Both friends went to Cayo's house but as they were about to enter the house , Cayo realized he had not informed his family about his new friend. he decided , he will go in first and let everyone know and all will welcome Solmon together.

Deciding and agreeing so , Cayo  went in the house and Solmon happily waited . The gate had security and was locked after Cayo went in.

Cayo had a big family and everyone was happy to see Cayo after a long time .Everyone came to greet him , hug him and they talked and laughed.
Hours passed by , and Cayo got busy with his family .

The Closed Gate.....
 Solmon waited , for he knew his friend will sure come for him to take him inside and meet his family.

Soon , people of the family started going to work and coming out of the house. Cayo had told Solmon about his family on the train , and Everytime someone will come out of the gate , Solmon will smile at them for he knew them . But members of the family were in hurry and seeing someone at the gate they will pass by him thinking he is some stranger , waiting for someone stranger .
Solmon keep waiting , sun reached its zenith and he started getting tired. He sat by side of the gate, still hoping. He wanted to go in but gate was locked and there was no means to communicate with Cayo.

Evening approached and people started returning to home , and now Solmon asked everyone to tell Cayo that he is waiting at the gate . They all took the message but no one invited him inside, and locked the gate as they went in.

Some family members went and told Cayo that someone was waiting . Cayo listened and told them it's his friend Solmon , but every time he wanted to go out , he was caught in another discussion about his travel adventures by his family. Cayo , assumed that Solmon will wait and will never leave.

It started growing dark soon , now Solmon started getting worried, being in a new place and all alone. His peace and content started getting replaced by fear and sadness . He felt miserable. He started calling for Cayo , but Cayo didn't hear for him for he was surrounded by his family and all were sharing laughter.

Solmon was scared and for first time felt lonely and cried , but no one was there to wipe the tears or hear his cries . He forgot that there was a time he could be his own companion. He now only longed for the company of Cayo.

Sitting in that silent moment in dark and cold night , he saw a lamp at a distance . He  wanted to go to the light , but didn't want to hurt his friend, if he came looking for him .

After waiting many hours He walked few steps to light , but came back to the locked gate , hoping his friend Cayo will come out to receive him any minute. He waited another hour and then loosing hope again walked towards light. Every time he would start walking , his hope will return and he will return to the gate. Few more hours passed and Cayo didn't come out.

It was now midnight . His body has frozen in that cold night . Solmon realized that has waited too long outside that locked gate and now his heart had started to freeze. He wanted to save his heart !! Now all Solmon wanted was light and warmth he now felt if his friend is to come looking for him , he will be able to find him under that lamp this night . Next day the journey was to commence ...

Finally he started walking towards the lamp.....

The Lamp ...,,
As he walked towards the lamp and came closer to light he realized so much has changed in his life in last many hours of wait. The light of lamp made think that his longing to journey with Cayo has slowly robbed him of his peace and content.

The warmth  of the lamp surrounded him like the wings of the angels and he felt life coming back to him .He now wanted to stand in lamp and heal & rediscover himself to feel the contentment and peace which was his .

He still hoped to see places with Cayo but no longer waits. He decides to spend the night under the lamp , and will commence his journey in morning , with hope of meeting Cayo again.

Closed Gate......
Inside the house, Cayo was surrounded by family and after dinner , people slowly started retiring to bed.

When everyone went to sleep , Cayo remembered of a companion he had found on his journey and who he had forgotten to invite inside. Cayo now longed for his companion Solmon and realized he has spent too much time with his family and have kept Solmon waiting .

Cayo went to the gate to look for Solmon. Not finding Solmon there, Cayo felt  Solmon had left him and continued on his journey alone.  He felt his friend has betrayed and disowned him .  He was now filled with so much pain that he could not open the gate still or look around for his friend. That closed gate  became his prison of pain. He felt all his dreams of traveling and seeing places with Solmon are lost. He felt lonely even in his hometown today. He sat behind closed Gate and  cried.

Destiny : Separation.... 
Both friends are longing for each other yet unaware of each other's presence at few steps away. The world sleeps soundly unaware of their pain.

The Two Twinkles in the Sky .... 
Only two stars in the sky have witnessed Solmon and Cayo's separation by fate and feel their pain. And they so wish they could speak and tell Solmon and Cayo how near they are.
The Stars wondered :
If Cayo will be able to come from his prison of pain and realize his friend is right there waiting under the lamp?
If they will commence their journey together with new day ?
Will they be separated ?
Will Cayo be able to laugh and spread laughter  once again?
Will Solmon be a lone traveller ? Will he ever trust anyone to stop-over again ?

So many questions .....!!
Two Stars twinkled through the night with Hope , that the two friends may find each other and commence their journey together again in morning  !! It's been an exceptionally long night even for those stars this time!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Finding my Life's Purpose !! (part1)

I have been searching for my life's purpose , I played various roles at work and in personal life , and none fit right . Slowly this longing grew and I even left my job to look to "do" more meaningful in life , only to realize that "doing" what I thought is my life's purpose is merely a part of it , not "THE purpose of my life"
For last 1 year I started on an intense journey to find and achieve my real"Life's purpose" , sitting with my and reconnecting with self .
Here are some notes , of what I learnt :

Q. What is my life purpose?
A. your life's purpose is to live a life You came here (on earth for ) for .

Q. Why did I come here for ?
A. To understand why you came here , you need to first find "who " you are .

Q. Who am I - a daughter? A wife ? A friend? A Lover? A sister? A Manager?
A. No , those are various roles you play . You are a soul !! A Human soul.

Q. Ok , so why I came here as a Human soul?
A. To fulfill your soul's life purpose.

Q. What is my soul's purpose?
A. To understand your soul's purpose You need to know what is a soul..

Q. What is a soul, an invisible light that resides in heart? Between brows? Outside body? How do I know what I can't see.
A. Yes we can't see, let's try describing it by what it is made of .

Q. What is soul made of ?
A. Love, Peace and Joy , I guess...

Q. Ok , I understand soul is made of love peace and Joy , but what is its purpose of coming on this earth as Human?
A. Ok , Let's understand Humans now

Q. Who is a human ?
A . Going by the basic book knowledge Human is a "social animal" with "intelligence".

Q. What do you mean by "Human is social animal " and what it means "with intelligence"
A. It means living a life in relationship with other humans ..
I guess, with intelligence , it means living a life using brains In What he does.

Q. So what is my life's purpose?
A. To live a life of who you are ...

Now ,  put it all together to see what it means ...
"I am a soul made of love , peace and joy which has come to earth to live a life true to my own nature while intelligently associating with other humans".

having realized "what" my life's purpose , I started on a journey to know "how" to live a life of My life's purpose.