Thursday, December 30, 2010

Moments and beads




We never hold the moments as they pass by. At the end of a year we somehow walk on the same path to pick up the moments like beads we carelessly dropped. A year is too long a time. Some beads get lost in lanes of the mind. The beads we carved beautifully.  The beads we thought were exclusive and we felt that we were privileged to have. Beads from different locations, with different people, different emotions- Pride. Joy. Satisfaction. Relief. Pleasure. Peace. Tension. Frustration. There are also some beads we carefully hid to prevent us from stepping on them and then slipping back to the times, to the thoughts we had when we first encountered them.

Each bead like a tiny moment of joy or sadness, a simple moment to hold in you hands, a moment that can slip through the grip of your mind. We silently contemplate on the final days of the year. We pick up these memory beads and string them together. We collectively talk about our year being good or bad but we rarely recollect each moment as a separate entity a separate bead. We get so fixated on the thought of adding one new number in the date and it makes us mentally ready to plan changes and resolutions. We forget the laws of nature and hanker after things to change overnight just because of a change of date. We forget that there is nothing like a new year. All that is new is just our thought. A new addition in the date boosts our confidence. We decide that we can suddenly take up challenges and actually do all the things we planned to do but never did. We forget that again in a week or two… this newness will wear out.

We need to shift our focus from the dates. We need to look through the lens of time as a string of these beads. We should work to make each bead a Beautiful. Memorable. Delightful. Prideful. Moment.  We should understand that our newness lies in the ability to pick up these beads. Ensure continuum. Understand our capability to start afresh any moment. Just like simple act of choosing beads. Dropping the unwanted ones and picking up the ones that catch our fancy. Our ability to define and redefine our lives just by holding each moment like a bead and not waiting for the end of year to string them together from lost lanes of the mind.



P.SThe idea for this post came while I was reading Susan's post on New Year. Well, she has a beautiful blog in case you want to take a look at what she writes about.. go ahead and you will be amazed by the brilliance and simplicity of her thoughts.


14 comments:

Susan Deborah said...

Dear Sameera:

Thanks for the mention. Honoured and glad. But look at what you've done. Got the idea and transformed it into such a lovely and soulful post. I enjoyed reading through this. And what a lovely analogy: beads and moments. Lot of reflection and meandering, this post has led me into.

Sameera, I wish you everything that needs to complete you.

Much love and more joy,
Susan

Harish said...

really enjoyed the post... wish u a great 2011

Vijitha Valsalan said...

Like!!

I agree with you:

//We forget the laws of nature and hanker after things to change overnight just because of a change of date.//

//We forget that again in a week or two… this newness will wear out.//

Though I don't think much or hype much about the New Year (like so many people do), I do realize that it's the hope, a chance we give ourselves -to be better.

Wish you a great year ahead Sam!

Vijitha Valsalan said...

Oh, did I forget to tell you... I always love the way you build your thought on an imagery. And THIS is no exception! :-)

Vinitha said...

//Our ability to define and redefine our lives just by holding each moment like a bead and not waiting for the end of year to string them together from lost lanes of the mind.

Well said!Only wish I could do the same! :)
Happy New Year... here's wishing you wonderful 'beads' ahead :D

Tara said...

wonderful thoughts ! happy new year !

Defiant Princess said...

lovely post :)
you define the moments in such a crisp way.

Check out my New Year post too.

Wish you a Wonderful Year Ahead!

Defiant Princess
http://khanvibes.blogspot.com/

vivek said...

Nicely protrait the different aspect beads as a medium ..very nice Sammy.

Wish You a very Happy New year 2011 :)

Take care
Keep smiling ..

Raksha Bhat said...

A Happy New Year to you Sameera...hope you make a nice long chain of colourful beads this year!:)

nothing profound said...

So true. If we pay attention to each moment and hold it precious, there'll be no need for regrets later on.

S said...

Looooooooved the analogy!!
You write sooooo well! :)

P.S: Happy new year to you :)

S said...

Thanks for following :)
m more regular at my other blog tho:
www.toblog-withlove.blogspot.com :)

Sameera said...

@Susan-Thank you! You post made me think when I was struggling for an idea. :)

@Harish- Thank you. Wish you a great 2011 too!

@Vijitha & Vinitha - Thank you.

@Tara- Thank you. Happy New Year to you too!

@Defiant Princess-:) Thanks

@Vivek- Thank you.

Sameera said...

@Raksha- I loved the way you put it. I too wish that you have a beautiful, colorful string of beads ;)

@nothing profound- True.

@S- Thank you. I loved your blog on food. I am foodie too. :d
Sure. Will check out the other blog as we

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