Monday, December 31, 2007

Welcome 2008.

Happy New Year Folks!

Another year ends for a new beginning. 
This time am going to really take a moment to pause. 
I've always read about it, seen other people take time off their life to do this but
i've personally never done this. 
Maybe because i think i do this almost everyday!
You know look back at the events that made the day and those that didn't too!
But looking back at a year must be a whole lot different i think.
And looking at all the years that is yet to come will be different and difficult as well.
It is going to lead me into lonely alleys and less travelled roads.....
It is going to be impossible to do this on the first few days of the New Year at least.
Calls to make, people to wish, settling in the New year will take time....
End of the first week will be the right time.

mmm.... now the time has come to wish you all.
I wish all you guys know what is important to you at this point in life and may you all be blessed with it.
And may God be kind enough to see all those things that you can't see and help you take right decisions. 
A very happy New Year to you all.

18 Comments:

At 4:27 PM, Blogger Deepali said...

Happy New Year :)

 
At 3:56 AM, Blogger Compassion Unlimitted said...

Hi..
Happy New Year To you
//It is going to lead me into lonely alleys and less travelled roads.....?//
Whats cooking ?keep smiling thats de answer to everything !!
TC
CU

 
At 5:18 PM, Blogger divya said...

happy new year!!

 
At 7:51 PM, Blogger c e e d y said...

seems you are going the amitabh way - mai aur meri tanhayee.....its a great road to be on, if you know how to read the road signs and take an exit before it is too late :)

happy new year to you also :)

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger KP said...

Happy New Year....;)

 
At 3:19 PM, Blogger Mansi Trivedi said...

Good thought. I'll pause and hold on on to it.

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger Solitaire said...

I know what's important to me.
I just don't have it...

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Preethi said...

@ deepali @ divya @ kp @ceedy @cu @mansi @solitaire...
Thank you all you guys for your wishes :)

@cu: career wise, spiritually.... i'm undecided. The roads that i wish to take are the difficult ones. I'll have to pause and take a real look at things.... but i'll smile :)

@ceedy: Thankfully i won't be lonely all thru the way. Just here and there. Shud i march on knowing this? now that's the real question.... If Amitabh can do it so can i ;)

@solitaire: that is why i'm wishing you to be blessed with it this year. Patience is still a virtue my friend :)

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger c e e d y said...

well dont want to sound like a preacher - but there is a difference between being lonely and alone (read a gr8 article by OSHO on it) - you feel lonely when you need exterior appreciation of what you are doing - and when you do not get that you feel frustrated for your efforts
alone - is when you do things for yourself and are so in tune with everything and nothing really matters - it takes practice and many people dont want to do that because they feel it is being selfish - but i beleive and practice that whatever one wants from others and life - one has to frist practice and try and see with themselves if it is possible

whatever and wherever you are treading on - follow your heart not the mind - it gives you signals and learn to read them :)

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger Mansi Trivedi said...

Thank you and Happy new year to you too! :)

 
At 10:36 PM, Blogger Preethi said...

@ ceedy: thanx for ur/ OSHO's wise words I will ponder over it. Since i want to see different situations thru this angle and see if it really makes sense for me/ my kind of thinking... pls feel free to spk ur mind

mmm... what if ur day to day living depended on other's approval? like say if u earnrd ur living thru blogging wudn't it be ur daily concern that ppl visit u. It is a hypothetical situation.... What abt slaves working in tea estates in India and other eastern countries? They need their master's approval to survive.... do u really think it is possible for them to not see these situations as lonely paths? what i mean to say is even though i have gr8 respect for philosophical thoughts because they are deep and profound they hardly seem to help during extreme real time situations. they fall short...

 
At 2:36 AM, Blogger Solitaire said...

Thank you so much!!

 
At 8:18 AM, Blogger c e e d y said...

first of all thanks for replying to a long comment with a long comment :P

any thought profound or not is a reflection of a persons state of mind at a particular point in time and space - so is OSHO, so is yours, so is mine and so is anybody's else.....

what you mention is true - many of the peoples lives are based on other approvals - but dont you think it is a gross generalization based on an interpretation of someone - have they gone and interviewed each tea worker?, has the person whose life revolves around the blog replies no other choice. What happenes is that most of us get into a situation -specially the poor - where survival is so important that they simply are afraid to take any risk in life......

Since your post mentions about you treading into a different realm - this comment was geared towards the self....not the mass...as in that mass each self has his or her own little world that it needs to solve.

i am really not sure if this is going in the right direction.....

 
At 10:25 AM, Blogger Preethi said...

@ ceedy: thoughts are diff. from philosophical thoughts... the latter has an universal appeal. OSHO's does. It goes beyond the state of mind. It's applicability tho', varies...

How do u know i'm NOT at the brink of choosing a path that will depend on other's approval?
I'm. That was y i posed that question. Xtremely personal for me. No mass here....

As for slaves in tea estate... have u read 'Two leaves and a bud'. The author has done his research, done interviews, the situation still prevails in India.
Allegorically though i'm also a slave to my own situation. Here OSHO's words can give me strength...

 
At 12:30 AM, Blogger Reeta Skeeter said...

Happy New Year!!!

 
At 4:20 PM, Blogger c e e d y said...

if you read my first comment - that exactly what i said - follow your heart - if you beleive in yourself and think what you are doing is right - if the voice from within - its always right - and it does not need any external philosophies or discussions....

again whatever you plan to do enjoy it :)

 
At 10:36 AM, Blogger Preethi said...

I'm not intentionally arguing here... but i have my questions ..really... U are saying the 'if' word pal. Believe in urself, ...hear the inner voice etc... well what about ordinary mortals like me. I don't always believe in myself, (i have my doubts many times), i don't hear inner voices ever.. if at all i hear a voice it is a confused one... armed only with these one cannot be sure if following one's dream is the right thing to do.

 
At 11:06 AM, Blogger c e e d y said...

well what does one do when one disagrees - argue - so whats the problem there...

i am just talking from personal experience - being contemplative after a lot of personal upheavals does not make a person extraordinary just discreet and smarter (hopefully heheh) and thats what i am sharing

putting aside all the big words -the way i see it - you have only two choices - either give up the dream and wish you had taken a chance or simply go for it and let all else follow....

 

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