Friday, November 30, 2012

Vulnerability

There is something to be said about loneliness. That, in itself, allows us to somehow be ourselves. Not that we're not us when we aren't alone. But the remoteness, somehow it allows us to hear ourselves, not just our thoughts, but even our own heartbeats. In that moment when we are alone, that is when the isolation changes into a mirror to reflect the scope of our mind's eye beyond the horizon and deep out into the stars. We step forward into that portal which opens out into so many doorways, a plethora of options that lead into futility, trauma, anguish, serenity, hope...a spectrum beyond our capacity to understand.

Love, was it just an emotion? Not only just an emotion, but one that opens into many. It could be no surprise then, once we open ourselves to the state that we sign away our sanity. The inability of the word, the state, the function, the purpose, to be defined, how then could we be able to trace the ways it controls us and exploits us, turns our emotions inside out. We become vulnerable. Was it then such a far stretch that it would crash over our heads with so many emotions? Anger, distress, hurt, ecstasy, contentment, hope.

And so it is we step back into the other side of the mirror; where did it all start and where does it end?

2 comments:

  1. It starts as a newborn when we are first cradled and ends at the end of life .. in between we experience all the good bad n ugly of relationships, heartbreaks, loss, being uplifted and a myriad of other feelings some good some bad.

    sometimes it is as simple as thinking of a dear friend suddenly in the middle of a thanksgiving meal ...sometimes it is a lot more complicated set of feelings about old lost faraway things :D

    whatever it is ... it always enriches our lives and makes us more complete as human beings :)

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  2. Yess... what Guru ji said...

    *Looks at you all blah'ed out and sleepy eyed* :|

    Everything we experience in our lifetime makes us stronger and teaches us something or the other, which we may or may not realize right away but we do eventually :B

    *Collapses*

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