Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A SMALL THOUGHT

I hate the fact that I have this propensity of trusting others blindly. I sometimes wish being gullible was not a human trait. I hate the fact everyone of my closest people share this idiosyncrasy. I wish mom's faith in astrologers and astrology would someday vanish in wilderness, never to be found. I wish this faith didn't play a part in my sister's treatment. But it did. It gave us hope. I hate the fact the same people didn't show the same generiosity to me when I needed assurance. Instead they used words like 'black clouds' , '20 years' , 'marriage problems'.

But that seemed like ages ago. Although what is presumably referred as 'divination' turned out to be disappointed I, for one, haven't lost the curiousity it generated. I do not fear the outcome it predicts. I guess I have become wiser. In fact, I have been trying my hand and the whole process is entertaining and addictive to tell the truth although the only item I use is a deck of playing cards.

Its funny how the unquestionable desire to probe into our future has made us chose the supposedly occult ways and any source other than God (and I assume its because we don't understand him if he exists). How would you differentiate those who practise these crafts from the category of schemers , con-artists, fakers ?The heart of the matter does not concern these category of people but something else. Something that concerns the future and the preposterous and fallacious attempts to play God. No one can tell 'definitely' what's going to happen in future and neither it's in our interest to know. Of course we can do some guesswork about the future from our present. No matter what answers we seek for our lives we always have the opputunities to make different decisions. We create our own realities. But man won't stop trying to explain th unexplainable even if its done in a harm's way. At the end of the day its upto the person and trust. There are lines in 'the Alchemist' where I share the same school of thought, and which I frequently excerpt.

*Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.

* At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fates. That’s the world’s greatest lie.

*If you can concentrate on the present, you’ll be a happy man.The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better. Each day, in itself, brings with it an eternity.

6 comments:

Rojit said...

Nice to see a complete change in your topic..!! Your way of bringing alive those beautiful simple thoughts made your post even more meaningful..! One thing about fate is that whether you believe in it or not, it always turns out to be the only reason to explain all reasons. keep it up..!!

sushma said...

Nice thoughts...
well i do believe in fate. but i also beleive that one's actions control his/her fate and not the other way around...after all **The secret is here in the present**
Keep sharing your thoughts :) tc

wanglen said...

nice thought....buddy.....fate is something v cant run away from....dis is a name which v hv given to dat something which v cant c bt governs us....but by using the word fate again n again v sometimes misuse it as an excuse....to define our weak points n explain defeats.so as far as possible v should stay way 4rm dis word....i knw its nt easy...bt der is no tax charge in trying....

I'll try 2 be truthful said...

I liked the last line " every day brings an eternity"

James every being is gullible to some extent . Maybe because we do want to believe in the good of others. That might seem a lil too idealistic a thought .

Fate / future is unknown , but our actions are known and they will decide for us . :)

james said...

Thanks for all the comments :)

Sushant said...

"Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own."-so true