Let’s not lose our sight…

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Last weekend I was watching a movie on television. A sentence the actor said, stayed in my mind.

I had to lose my sight to see.

This sentence carries an enormous burden of emotion and regret, isn’t it? It is not just his sight he is talking about, but also the guilt of turning a blind eye to everything around him, except himself.

Very often man becomes an island of “I”, totally self-centered, focusing only on himself, his growth and success.  He turns away from people or things outside of his circle. He fails to experience life, beauty, happiness and is insensitive to the happenings around him.

We need to step out of the cocoon of conceited attitude that we have developed for ourselves, for when we look back, we see nothing but a reflection of  bitter remorse.

Before it is too late, we need to channelize the collective brilliance of the human intellect, to shift its focus to more humane approach to make this “world and us”, better!

So, it’s time to pause,

amble across the green grasslands

gather the scattered emotions,

collect our thoughts,

walk away from the thorns of illusionary success,

reinforce the root of disintegrating values

feel the allure of nature’s grandeur,

weed out the toxic prejudices

bask in the warmth of familial love

rise above man made boundaries

exhibit a spirit of kindred brotherhood

infect humanity with a happiness bug

indulge in kindness

endeavor to respect the environment

listen to the whispers of the soul,

to enjoy a life well lived,

and leave behind a habitat

for generation next, to breathe!

 

V.J’s Weekly challenge #100 : Pause

Eugi’s weekly prompt : Brilliance

 

 

 

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83 thoughts on “Let’s not lose our sight…”

      1. True that. I find it intriguing how the subconscious routes thoughts and memories to a place many a times far removed from the originating prompt. That routing itself makes an interesting study of what lies deep in our psyche. If you understand my gibberish…😅

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  1. Deep writing, R! I can absolutely relate to one thought and its chain reaction of awful memories. Also, we need to remind, Kindness can make this world a better place. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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  2. An excellent and thought provoking post, Radhika👌Sometimes we are so focused on your worries and joy that we forget and fail to appreciate life and existence of even our fellow human beings.

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  3. Love this inspirational piece!! Certainly it’s our duty to protect our surroundings and pass on a healthier earth to our new generation and this chain starts with a sanitized me- both emotionally and psychologically!! Well done Radhika 😊

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  4. You have got amazing content on your blog and I am so glad that i just found this blog randomly. I have followed your blog for such interesting posts in future. Keep it up

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  5. Reminds me of one of the character in Mahabharata. Gandhari mother of 100 kauravas and 1 daughter, blindfolded her eyes to be compatiable to her husband king Dritrashtra who was born blind.
    The difference between the two was Dritrashtra cursed this as deficiency and lived in a shell of greed for the power.
    Gandhari on the other hand acquired the condition as her duty.

    We can have our choices and circumstances, but how we live with them and reflect the impact on the world around us, is ones own perception.

    Very well written Radhika. Looking forward to lot more.

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    1. Absolutely Amit. You have put across your point with an apt example. We have ample choices in life to chart our path . Halfway through we may realise that the path chosen is wrong, and may have to alter the course. But again that realisation is a growth to steer us on the right course.
      Thanks Amit.

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