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“Trained” to be on the run…

Before the pandemic struck us, a typical scene from any city around the globe was very similar. At the end of a long day at work, a swarm of people would rush to the stations, their heads down, glued to their mobiles.  Oblivious of their surroundings or fellow passengers, most of them would be immersed in work or on a call. Sapped of energy, they would chug along to reach home, every day, defining life, in its mundanity.

The pandemic brought the life’s train to a grinding halt. The sudden impact left man totally lost, throwing him completely off track. The lock down has to a great extent, initiated a change to his perspective on life and its meaning. All this time he was chasing a mirage, mistaking success for happiness, in the bargain turning a blind eye to those little things, that added value to life.

Today, man has slowed down the pace at which he is traversing on this journey of life. He has realised if his life’s train derails and its journey comes to an abrupt end, before reaching its last station, his pursuit for hollow victories may after all be in vain.

Life is a sojourn between birth and death. One should enjoy the beauty of the changing landscape, being present each moment, for each stop brings with it an experience, before its time for us to alight at the final destination.

Sadje’s WDYS #63

68 comments on ““Trained” to be on the run…

  1. Nawazish
    January 5, 2021

    Very we said R!❤

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  2. Cindy Georgakas
    January 5, 2021

    This is sooo true Radhika and sooo well said. Nice job!❤️

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  3. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    January 5, 2021

    I think that 2020 had many things to teach us. Some of the lessons we have learned will be remembered. When we remake our way of life, it has the potential to be better than before. A beautiful and wise poem, Radhika! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • radhikasreflection
      January 5, 2021

      The year has definitely taught us some profound lessons Cheryl, and today we are seeing people make that choice to lead a better quality of life. Thanks a lot for your lovely comment. Have a good day ❤️❤️

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  4. Aswini Sreejith
    January 5, 2021

    Yeah!
    Lock down has completely changed the human perspective on life!
    What you have said is true!
    We are learning and evolving in each and every moment!

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  5. Sadje
    January 5, 2021

    Oh wow! Radhika this is excellent. Thanks for joining in with this wonderful post.

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  6. Chris Hall
    January 5, 2021

    There is light at the end of this particular tunnel. Let’s hope it continues to burn brightly and that humanity adapts to a better and kinder way of life. Wise words, Radhika 🙂

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  7. The Typewriter
    January 5, 2021

    Thanks for sharing this Radhika.. Loved it.. 🤗💕

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  8. paeansunplugged
    January 5, 2021

    How things have changed! Your reflections resonate, Radhika. ❤️

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  9. Ehipenny
    January 5, 2021

    The greatest lesson 2020 has taught to us, probably we have understood in these months how much time we were wasting and how many things we were taking for granted 🥰

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    • radhikasreflection
      January 5, 2021

      Absolutely! We were leading such a mechanical life. The lock down has definitely made us reflect on life and it’s priorities afresh. Thanks for sharing your thoughts 😊

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  10. voidspace144
    January 5, 2021

    deep! 🙂

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  11. Indira
    January 5, 2021

    Great insight into this ‘fleeting’ life… poignant , Radhika!

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  12. boundlessblessingsblog
    January 5, 2021

    Wonderful read and so much truth in your words, Radhika. This what our life took over in 2020 and no one knew how it would go and where we all reached. Life is very fleeting one moment here and the next moment not there. A lovely post.

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  13. Benjamin Grossman
    January 5, 2021

    A deep comparison. Good work!

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  14. Ramya Vivek
    January 5, 2021

    Well said👏

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  15. Daya Bhat
    January 5, 2021

    The best lessons ever are learnt in the worst crisis! Well said!

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  16. What a wonderful and meaningful read, your look towards life is always wonderful.

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  17. HappySoul
    January 5, 2021

    Very true … man needed to slow down … nice thoughts R .. loved reading it

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  18. Well stated about the readjustment life is having to do.

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  19. Beautifully expressed dear Radhika, thank you for sharing your thoughts. When I look at this image, immediately the word ” Connecting” comes to my mind, it’s something among many other things we have learned from the consequences of Covid and hopefully the people will continue on that path.

    ” The light at the tunnel has always been there, it’s just that we need to recognize it”

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    • radhikasreflection
      January 6, 2021

      Beautifully said Cornelia, specially the quote.
      ” Connecting” with our families and our inner self…has definitely happened during the lock down.
      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this. Much appreciate it 💖

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  20. DeepikasRamblings
    January 6, 2021

    Very well said, Radhika. We need to slow down and enjoy and savor every moment of truth and life coming our way 👍💕

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  21. Deeksha Pathak
    January 6, 2021

    So true Radhika, each stop brings with it an experience. Some spare moments can be stolen each day to enjoy these experiences.

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  22. Rupali
    January 6, 2021

    Well said Radhika.

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  23. Megala
    January 6, 2021

    So true! This pandemic made us to realize that all our goals are merely illusions.

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  24. Hemalatha Ramesh
    January 6, 2021

    I totally agree with you ma’am. You beautifully expressed your thoughts here. Such a delightful read with excellent message.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR, MA’AM. I’m so happy that I found you and your blog. Your posts inspire me so much and everytime I read them I’ll leave the blog taking some input. Thanks for inspiring and keep inspiring, ma’am.❤️

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  25. radhikasreflection
    January 6, 2021

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It gives me immense happiness that my words inspire you Hema. Truly humbled 🙏♥️. Wishing a great 2021 to you and your family.

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  26. Infinite Living
    January 7, 2021

    There is so much beauty in living life aware and awake moment to moment. There is momentum in the slowness. A great article on how the pandemic made so many important revelations.

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  27. Kritika
    January 7, 2021

    ‘for each stop brings with it an experience, before its time for us to alight at the final destination.’ so true words. Enjoyed the read.

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  28. sunisanthosh
    January 7, 2021

    What you have said is true. We have learned many new things from 2020 Radhika !! 💌

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  29. ramblingswithusha
    January 7, 2021

    Pandemic changed everything normal to a new normal.

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  30. michnavs
    January 7, 2021

    Very well written Radhika and so true.

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  31. Deb
    January 9, 2021

    Your analogy with the train of life is thought provoking Radhika., So true! And the point about not being overwhelmed by hollow victories and instead savoring the journey and the varied landscape we pass through – classy comparison and very philosophical! I highly enjoyed reading this.

    I for one, love long distance train journeys inspite of the inconveniences associated, and fight with others for right to the window seat 🙂 and thought how much fun a journey at these times would be, with less crowd maybe… Maybe not too… In India if there is a train there would be crowds, irrespective of the season and the pandemic 🙂

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  33. myeternalpartner
    February 10, 2021

    Ah, the illusion became our reality! Truth has claimed and continues to claim her prize… I pray that we learn our lesson… Thank you for your beautiful thoughts! 🙏🏾

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