The fall of Icarus and the failings of the thinking person.

The necrosis of one’s soul by pride lies in its ability to camouflage itself in the quest for truth, greatness, purpose, and knowledge. How should one be wary of the mutation of healthy self-respect into pride? Or be mindful of the subtle morphing of one’s confidence in one’s intellect into arrogance? 

Conspiracy Theory

do I delve deep into where the universe beckons me? That dark and mysterious place where sense and senselessness dance the unholy dance of existence? After all we exist in that sliver of space between madness and sanity, a fact very familiar to all creative types.

Life: Dreaming within the dream

Rabindranath Tagore had said, “Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”

Seeing the unseen

This isn’t the first time the words, ‘they couldn’t see them’ has crossed my path. It leads me onto a deep inward journey as I ask myself, what am I unseeing? 

When a spider jumps

In the dark when no one’s looking do they serenade to the moon? Do they wonder about the universe? Do they debate about their place in the cosmos of things? When a spider jumps is it trying to reach the moon? 

Why not?

why? Why question your beliefs, why seek the truth, why get to know yourself? Why is a very good question but what is better, is asking why not? 

Does Meditation work?

I have learned much about people and about how the mind works, especially the tricks it plays. What I discovered through self-introspection, scientists have studied and concluded; that humans are hard-wired to non-consciously shift their view of reality to avoid working harder. 

Flow state – Evolution of mankind

His talk got me thinking that we should have a curriculum in school where we are taught to get into the states of flow along with reading, writing, and arithmetic. Inducing the state of flow might just be what leads humans into the next stage of evolution which is a race of disease-free, happy, creative, peace-loving humans. 

Mentorship – A myth that needs to disolve

We need to break out of this industrial model of a production line, where everything is fashioned according to a working prototype. We are all unique and we all have a voice to contribute, like the planet Earth we are to come together the hot and the cold, the soft and the hard, the high and the low, the deep and the shallow, and create a masterpiece that is ever changing, ever evolving, ephemeral yet persistent.

The winner’s mindset

The precursor to enthusiasm is giving a damn. Find something that you deeply care about, and work from there. For example, are you self-conscious? So you care if you end up looking like a fool? Excellent play to that,  tell yourself I NEED to do this and if it fails, I’ll look like an idiot. I NEED this to work. I’m giving it my 100 percent because failure is just not an option.

Inspired by situations and not solutions

Sometimes in life, you need to get lost to find your true north. You don’t know what you are made of until you are tested in the fire of pain, suffering, and rejection. So next time you fall and are lost, rejoice, it’s a chance to find out what you are truly made up of.

The lady with no face

There is something very primal about fear, the theory of Good versus bad, angels and demons, God and Devil, fear always had a label. And we fear Fear more than death or pain. why? It’s our need for an identity. Stories of past lives, rebirths abound because the thought that we are nothing and will return to nothing is appalling. 

Find your itch

Doing things because you are passionate about it is the key to success and fulfilment. Chasing fame, glory, money etc, is transitory and often fraught with misery.