Is somehow the way we’ve begun interpreting ourselves. From how we cover our body all the way to how we raise our children. As though the world is watching and measuring every action for Judgement Day. To fit in the world’s frame, you wear the outfit that out fits you, you make a house that befits a Presidential Suite with American Plan, your children shuttle with different boards for education and your life experiences and learnings are at the mercy of facebook likes. And the biggest casualty is you and the uniqueness every being gets to mankind.
You are already a part of the world by virtue of human evolution. The idea of getting a life is to uncover your dreams and aspirations, to discover yourselves, to offer your perspective to change the world and the way it looks at you!
The recent awareness of a good quality living has made most, focus on physical well being. For moderates to shed bad food habits and exercise to gradually be in control of their body. For extremists to indulge in keto and intermittent fasting to secure them the birth right of self governance over their body. In either cases, emotional well being isn’t honoured. That, which ultimately decides how long the party lasts. Emotional well being feeds on your flight of fancy as you navigate by the negative spiral of ideas and experiences that jumps you to the worst case conclusion. And the more these downward cycles are fed with attention, the more they are allowed to proliferate.
A sprint, a diet, an inclined walk on the treadmill or prowl, any recipe is functional so long as the body can endure mental fitness!
Family, a concept that symbolises togetherness in life. For many togetherness by virtue of progeny and for some by choice. Togetherness in good or bad, for better or worse, in marriage and demise, for festivals and celebrations. Along side social media, family has evolved too. It now has ingredients of oligarchy, the elders in their endeavour to wrest control and establish dominance finally agree to control in a group and have a voice of sorts. Voice on every issue, significant or not and stake in every event, good or not. Only to reinforce power and influence rather than value systems and ethos. And in this bargain, the elders of the family miss the underlying reason of why they were plotted on the top of the family tree in the first place. So the family branching down could look up and seek guidance.
If the guide to family tree also leads to social chaos, its no surprise then that new age family is bearing millennials and device kids!
Could haunt you every minute past the moment of play. When you could take that plunge and you didn’t, where you could seize the moment and you didn’t, when you could make history and you didn’t. And could end up being a mask on the face of luck just so grit and endurance do not feel abandoned. Or could it just be that you took that moment to rejoice all you have coupled with who you are, that which makes you play.
Say your lines but do you feel them and do you mean what you say when there’s no one around watching you. When lights are low and curtains down, you should know who you are!
Is what you scout for as you reach the pinnacle of girlhood. The machoism, especially when manifested in an assertive, self conscious and dominating way. The structure of a rock that is a sign of strength and protection against danger. And for some, the cult of virility in the form of sexual aggression is the trip. In all, physical power is what it entails. Nevertheless, the individual resilience and mental toughness still bow down to you to shape up and expand life in its current form. Macho is you too, the rest just a fanfare surrounding patriarchy.
The man behind you could really be the man in you!
When you put together all what you came to accomplish from one life. Did the game of life end in triumph for you and were you the witness to thrill and ravishment, the constant learning, the hearts you touched, the lives you made. Disruption gives you the elements to add up to strengthen self belief to see tangibles beyond time tables. The unwavering yearn to learn, to watch the world as a family, to offer that compassion, to enable resolution, to pursue that desire and passion to live each day anew. That’s the fulfillment and one full life.
Downs and disappointments putting their values to rise to a wholesome!
Pleasure has somehow been inextricably linked with pain and fun with punishment. Is it because the unalloyed pleasure feeds on the forbidden? Forbidden is nothing but surrendering to temptation and of being imperfect. And what’s important, is to feel the temptation. To not be swayed, tempted or led astray is to not feel and an unfeeling life is a diminished one. Its better to have lust and lost cause if it weren’t for the forbidden, they’d never be any craving.
If the lure of the forbidden, the Not allowed is universal then why do temptations have to be resisted and why can’t pleasure be customised?