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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

 

 

 

83 comments on “Let’s not lose our sight…

  1. MAGIC WORDS AND A GREAT REVIEW, SOMETIMES A GREAT TITLE CAN COME FROM A SMALL PART OF A SAYING, GREAT POST, CHINA

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  2. Sri
    June 17, 2020

    Nice Post

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  3. Narendra Nayak
    June 17, 2020

    Perfect elucidation, R. How that one sentence has linked into a chain of thoughts – impressive. Your mind’s eye is focused in the right place.

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 17, 2020

      Many thanks N. It happens doesn’t it? One sentence triggers a chain of thoughts or memories .

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      • Narendra Nayak
        June 17, 2020

        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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  4. kittysverses
    June 17, 2020

    Wow, superbly written, Ma’am. 🙂

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  5. parneetsachdev
    June 17, 2020

    A number of us, maybe most suffer from this malady. It is only with grace that eyes can really be open.
    A very thought provoking post.

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  6. DeepikasRamblings
    June 17, 2020

    With this write-up, you sure are not losing sight, Radhika. You continue to motivate, inspire, and coax people to do their bit. Well done Radhika 👍

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  7. Rupali
    June 17, 2020

    A good one Radhika.

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  8. Deeksha Pathak
    June 17, 2020

    No matter how much roller-coaster ride life gives, one should always be open to talk. Conversation is the key to breath and live!

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  9. Flashing Thought
    June 17, 2020

    your write up and the message it conveys will be eternal.

    Let peace prevail in the minds of humanity……then the heavens will descend down to the earth.

    A noble message,.

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 17, 2020

      Man can make earth into a paradise, if only some sense prevails on him.🙏 Thanks so much

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  10. extinct0703
    June 17, 2020

    Enjoy a life well lived sums it all 👌👌👌

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  11. Era
    June 17, 2020

    Loved it, Mam 💙

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  12. boundlessblessingsblog
    June 17, 2020

    True words of man being selfish and not bothered about anyone nor even the environment destroying it left right and centre. Such a fantastic poem. Mystical poem, Radhika. Too good😊😊😊😊👍👍👍👍

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  13. -Eugenia
    June 17, 2020

    Yes, we have to look beyond the scope of me, myself, and I. This is a beautiful post, Radhika, and thank you so much for joining in.

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  14. V.J. Knutson
    June 17, 2020

    This is wonderful Radhika. I especially like: “walk away from the thorns of illusionary success,” . Much to absorb here.

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  15. Indira
    June 17, 2020

    An excellent post with great message, Radhika!

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  16. michnavs
    June 17, 2020

    Ahhh such a lovely piece Radhika…very well said.

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  17. Wow lovely Radhika!! 😍😍

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  18. Beautiful way of saying how we are and how we have to be

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  19. Beautifully written , Radhika, thank you for sharing. Awareness and compassion are the key not to loose sight. And you definitely didn’t loose your sight. Sister hugs from here.

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  20. Nanchi.blog
    June 18, 2020

    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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    • radhikasreflection
      June 18, 2020

      Thank you N. If each of us do even tiny bits of kind deeds, the world will surely see better days.

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  21. Nathi
    June 18, 2020

    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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  23. daneelyunus
    June 18, 2020

    Nice post Radhika

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  24. daisybala
    June 19, 2020

    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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    • radhikasreflection
      June 19, 2020

      Thanks so much Daisy. ” Sanitized me”….love that phrase and that’s exactly what we need to do. Else the coming generations would never forgive us.

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      • daisybala
        June 19, 2020

        True, words of wisdom!! It’s our moral responsibility to pass the pedigree at its healthiest best!! That’s the least, we can do!!
        Thank you 😊

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  25. Shreya Vohra
    June 19, 2020

    Whoa I love the perspective you took there❤️

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  26. paeansunplugged
    June 19, 2020

    Such deep thoughts provoked by a random dialogue! The clarity of your mind reflected beautifully, Radhika. ❤️

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  27. Kritika
    June 19, 2020

    One line can make a lot difference. This is an awesome take on that one line.

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  28. Shantanu Baruah
    June 19, 2020

    wow -inspired –

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  31. Olga
    June 22, 2020

    Wonderful affirmation of hope for a better future. ❤

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  32. Sarika, Pure Reflections
    June 25, 2020

    So beautiful and profound 👌👌😇

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  33. Gottfried
    June 26, 2020

    Profound!

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  34. Nikhar
    July 7, 2020

    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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  35. Amitbhat0912
    July 16, 2020

    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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    • radhikasreflection
      July 16, 2020

      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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  36. The Freethinker
    July 24, 2020

    Your posts are great.

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