One fine day, I was LOW !
Everything was in PLACE,
Office going fine – music happening GREAT,
But I was sitting there, like a loner ISOLATE.
Zipped up in a small-gloomy corner
of my own mind, which was a bit GREY,
(as in Aditya.zip – squeezed into myself !!)
..deliberately and much meaninglessly trying to find all the reasons in the world for – “Why this happened to ME ?”.
And this was going on-and-on when suddenly, and much thankfully, came this thought – “I did no harm – People find me NICE – ..then why ME ?. I am a HARMLESS BEING ! “.
And suddenly the mind was DISTRACTED.
Yes, for a moment, that gloomy thought-process halted. The mind applied it’s brakes and stopped at the word “harmless being”.
It was now thinking about ENGLISH – GRAMMAR to be precise !!
“Aren’t we a NOUN ? Then why this ‘ing’ ? That’s for a VERB!”.
Now that’s ABSTARCT !! Isn’t it ?
But this abstract thought was like a “seed” for many more to branch out.
With the same intensity and speed as that “gloomy” process, the mind was now engrossed in finding the reason for this ‘ing’ thing !!
We’ve always called every living creature by this term – ‘being’. eg. we – the “human beINGs”. But, before this day, I never took a note. And then, suddenly, with a flash of light came this realization. In fraction of a second, I became a “fan” of the person who penned this word – “being”.
The ‘ing’ hints that we are a PROCESS – means that we are HAPPENING – happening every single day, every single moment ! The process is called “To BE”, and we are doing that – continuously – even while sleeping.
This also means that – everything is changing, transforming and evolving always. Much like the nuclear-physics theories – with “uncertainties” about the shape and size of the atom – as the electrons continuously revolve around the nucleus. (Very Abstract :-)) .
Sentences that sounded much ornamental till now, like “CHANGE is the only thing CONSTANT” and “This too shall pass”, suddenly started making more sense…. And I was no more the same person.
Such distractions from the “gloomy” sequence of thoughts did happen in past too, for various reasons like – the door-bell rang and I had to get up – mom gave some task – the phone-reminder buzzed – or a news worse than the current thought came up .. or whatever !! But this time, with this new realization and revelation, it seems to be a more permanent fix 🙂
Best wishes to all 🙂