Love Boat

Boat

I want to sail to my love
Over the rough seas,
In my little love boat
To him, I’ll be safe

And then we’ll sail
Over the rough seas
But it won’t matter
Coz he’ll be with me

In my little love boat
We’ll try and stay afloat
The world will not matter
As long as we are together

Soon we’ll see
What fools we’ve been
To stay apart for so long
Oh why, didn’t we see it before

In my love boat
To, where we’ll sail
To happier times and lovely memories
Oh, how happy we’ll be.

Life

Sometimes I wonder…….’What have I actually achieved in life?’ 
Working for my masters degee, living in a strange place, all my experiences, my work and yet what have I contributed to the world? All these things I’ve ‘achieved’ have been just for me.

How do I actually contribute to the world. What will be my legacy? I hope to achieve something someday. And while that may seem too far off and totally impossible, everyone started out with nothing and yet the heights the great people have achieved in history is just amazing.

Gangtok Life

I’m sick and tired of everyone who moan and complain about Gangtok and ‘Gangtok people’.

Most of these people are just content sitting around moaning and groaning about the place, the people, lack of things to do, etc without actually doing anything about it. If complaining could solve problems then the world would be a happier place but sadly that isn’t the case.

Here are some suggestions for people who are sick and tired of this place:

1. If you hate this place so much, then move away. How is that for simplicity? There are a range of cities, towns and even jungles available, so pick one and get the hell out.

2. ‘Gangtok people’ and their ‘beura’ is another point making the rounds. Well, firstly we are all ‘Gangtok people’ ourselves, so when we are pointing the finger at the group in large, remember we are a part of it too. No matter how ‘cool’ and ‘chilled out’ we are.

I have to add here, if you have a problem with someone or something sort it out. Just talk about it and who knows most of the issues you have could be just in your head. Most of the time it could be a simple miscommunication so before you start pouring out all your greivances on facebook, just stop and think. Communicate. Breathe. Relax

3. If you are bored and think there is nothing to do, think again. Lying in your bed, complaining is not the way. Look up on the internet, facebook, there are a host of activities for those so inclined. Numerous treks, language courses, bike groups, conservation programs, dharma classes are all up for grabs. Find something you like and go for it. It will make you a happier person and you will have an answer when ‘concerned relatives’ and strangers  ask you ‘what are you upto’? And then you will be like ‘Oh, I am actually working with the Forest department tracking wildlife in the Dzongu area. How cool is that going to sound.
If you dont find something, then organise. Not only is it fulfilling, who knows where it will lead.

4. Go on a holiday. Recharge those batteries and then get back to the Gangtok Grind. Who knows, you may miss it here too. A week in the plains and especially in the summer heat could make you give a serious re-think about this place and you may appreciate it more.

5. Make new friends, dont be afraid to talk to people you dont know. Who knows you could found your new BFF.

Live.Laugh.Love

If you dont try you will never know
xoxo

Note: The author of this piece suffers from an acute laziness syndrome and is guilty of most of the things mentioned above.

Some people

Some people, myself included, blame everything. Whatever is going wrong in their life is someone’s fault.

If I was thin, if I had a better phone/advanced gadget, etc, if I had a designer something, my life would be great.

But life does not work that way, if these reasons are keeping you from something…. let go. If you really want something pathetic excuses will not work. What if, Edmund Hilary had said ‘its going to be too cold to climb Everest. Let someone else do it?

Don’t sit back, go out and grab the golden ball of opportunity

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Thoughts

Its been a while. I usually think a lot but when it comes to writing them down, my mind turns blank (empty set). A scientist should invent a machine that uploads your thoughts, if you want it to. What great philosophers we would make.

Quite a few things to look forward to.

First off Darjeeling with my friends. Haven’t been on a trip with them for so long, I bet it will be fun.

2. Found an American website that delivers to India. Now just a small matter of Money.

3. Bodhgaya in December for Kalachakra festival. Its going to be great I can feel it.

4. Morning walks, something nice to look forward to. Fresh air, a nice time to gather your thoughts, philosophise, and try to make sense of what’s happening in life.
I have been walking up to the monastery, and I didn’t think it but there are a lot of health conscious people in gangtok. Also they all seem to know each other, while me I seem to have misplaced my ipod. Oh dear. Was thinking of going back to the gym, but don’t think so anymore.

My new philosophy of life is ‘Jo bhi hoga dekha jayega’, there is no point dwelling of what ifs and what nots, whatever will be, will be

Que Sara Sara

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Birthdays and CV’s

Since I brought my camera, I have been relegated to photographer status. I am not complaining and also i have a million pictures of people who I can later blackmail over. Alternate career, blackmailer…..forward thinking (CV).

The more birthdays I go to, I can practice my drinking and as a result, I can take care of people who haven’t got much practice, so pleasing personality and alert in any situation, no person left behind attitude.

Being photographer also makes me avoid giving people presents, so thrifty nature.

In the end i burn a CD or copy to my hard drive all the pictures after editing them, so extremely proficient in various computing tools.

I count on other budding photographers and enthusiasts to take the camera and click away, so no guts, only glory. Born Leader

Musings

People say ‘be the bigger person’ or that this is god’s way of testing you….. But what if god doesn’t exist then I’d just have spent my whole life bending over backwards over nothing. You try and you try but its never enough, you smile when you are hurting inside and assure others you’re fine, and then you fool yourself into thinking you are happy, you pick yourself up, dust off the dirt from your back but what does life do? It mocks us…. Nobody is ever given enough, and no body is ever satisfied. This must be one of the lower realms of hell, it couldn’t be anything more.

You work and work, you get a heart attack, you don’t work, you become fat, lazy and despicable, not to mention poor. You have a good work balance, but your personal life is a mess, you have many things going on for you on the surface but inside you are terribly unhappy. There are levels you can never attain, you learn about the great masters, philosophers and artists but then it also makes you realise you can never match up. So you make bad life decisions and friends badly deluded that that is what life needs, but the moment you actually need them, is the moment you lose them. There are temptations, there is no enough, the pursuits never end…. Ageing, Obesity, Wealth, Romance, you want to overcome it all but you are only shown the cake, you never get to eat it….

They try to sell you a  perfect lie with shampoos and fabric conditioners convincing you that they are what is missing from making your life perfect, and we all fall for them. It’s the same with a car, an iphone, everything….. You study, you play your part, you go through the steps of life as you are told, you are taught about the real world in school and college and how to prepare for it….you do it all but these steps contradict themselves. You are taught to be nice, be polite to your elders, civic sense etc along with the occasional chanting of ‘OM’ but in the corporate world you are expected to be ruthless, be a slave to your boss and that in order to get ahead you must trample on the weak, the survival of the fittest. This is glorified but if school was preparing you or this then they should have been straight forward, taught us how to bend the rules a little.

Life is just bollocks so what the hell are you supposed to do, my best bet is grow your own fruit and veggies and live in peace on a secluded corner of the world, away from people, technology and machines….but again you can’t be even that, ‘Man is a social animal’

And to top it all off you always have that fear of dying or losing a special someone!!!

In the end the only wisdom i leave you with is that ‘If life gives you lemons, then open a stall and sell them at an exorbitant price to all the suckers doing their 1-2-3 of life.

My 25th thoughts

I have been on holiday for the past week, my 25th birthday zoomed past me without giving me a chance to say hi and have a little chat about life. The truth is that for the last month i have been super human busy which falls on the other end of the spectrum that has been my life for the past two and a half years, but I am not complaining.

I have always been one of the unfailing optimists seeing goodness even in the deepest dark shit that this world has thrown at me with full force. But now I have realised the days of sleeping in all day and playing video games must be put behind me. Its not fully about earning money and respect as an individual but also to be uplifted in the world of spirituality, to pursue knowledge which we must venture out to find, it doesn’t come to you. Also to engage in meaningful debates about the world and where we are heading among other interesting topics, to broaden the human soul and mind and achieve what only few before have. Enlightenment.

The Paradox of our Age

By: Dr. Bob Moorehead (1995)

 

“We have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less; we have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, yet less time; we have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, yet more problems; more medicine, but less wellness; we take more vitamins but see fewer results. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too seldom, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values; we fly in faster planes to arrive there quicker, to do less and return sooner; we sign more contracts only to realize fewer profits; we talk too much, love too seldom, and lie too often. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor. We’ve conquered outer space but not inner space; we’ve done larger things, but not better things; we’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less; plan more, but accomplish less; we make faster planes, but longer lines; we learned to rush, but not to wait; we have more weapons, but less peace; higher incomes, but lower morals; more parties, but less fun; more food, but less appeasement; more acquaintances, but fewer friends; more effort, but less success. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication; drive smaller cars that have bigger problems; build larger factories that produce less. We’ve become long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; tall men, but short character; steep in profits, but shallow relationships. These are times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure and less fun; higher postage, but slower mail; more kinds of food, but less nutrition. These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; these are times of fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, cartridge living, throw-away morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to prevent, quiet or kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. Indeed, these are the times! 

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The Pursuit of Life

 

Life is all about pursuit, the pursuit of happiness, love, health, fame, fortune, friendship, respect. The journey of life is never ending, tiresome in fact. You cant have the things you want, you learn to compromise. We learn good lessons from hard times, from mistakes, and yet you never learn. Most people go through he same experiences, hardship, sadness, loss so should we just stop learning to avoid the feeling of pain and hurt? When we are young our parents try to control the amount we subject ourselves to the big bad world, but that is what we don’t want. We rebel. Now as I get older and experience some of this shit in the world, I know I will get protective of my loved ones and try to control so that they don’t get hurt, and thus the cycle continues. As children we look at the world with rosy-tint frames. But again what is the right approach?
In a world where so much importance is placed upon reputation, status, wealth everyone is getting judged constantly. There is pressure from all sides, friends, family, unknown strangers. How do we behave in this manner. The fact that you say you don’t care, means you do. Again the most important thing is to be aware spiritually and not go out of your way to hurt people in any way. After all you wouldn’t like it if it happened to you. Negativity hangs in the air like a dust cloud, so stay positive, have happy thoughts and think you can do it, coz you feel what you believe!
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