Sometimes you should just spend time on yourself and indulge in things that YOU like..
Today I made honey chilli potatoes.. And made a video preparing it 😊. I’ve always wanted to do a cooking video of myself 😛.
I’m so sure, many of us do this (looking at our nails for no apparent reason and forgetting everything else around us for a while 😊) and the “while” can be long enough!!😁
But trust me, it’s a good way into escapism.. NOT in the bad sense of the word.
To me.. Personally, I feel it’s a good meditation technique.. Just that you should take care to not do it long enough.. No, I’m not trying to be funny here! It really takes me away from the here and now. It’s just me and my being. Nothing else exists in that moment..
While “whiling away time” can be a good relaxation technique, it can also be used for other constructive purposes..
I’m sure many of you would agree that whiling away time makes us feel better or happier when we do something constructive or creative.
In other words,
“whiling away time can be constructive when it’s done doing things you love to do”
Getting bored or having nothing useful to do is one of the major reasons we sit by ourselves doing absolutely nothing.
While this can have meditative effects, this can also cause negative outcomes, like being irritable, lonely, or antisocial. Many a times it intills negative thoughts in the mind which in turn affects the individual negatively in the long run!
But, research also shows that the mind gets most creative when it has absolutely nothing to do..
Before I say anything more I want you to check out this link 👇
It states that we are often bored because our actions lack purpose! And I somehow agree with that.
So, I hope this article inspires you to go on and while away your time doing something creative and constructive, which at the end of the day will make you feel a whole lot better about yourself. And that in turn will make you feel happier and less bored!
Stay tuned for more.. The next article I write may be about “Things to do when you’re bored”.
Nothing disturbs my happiness and peace.
If I choose, I live.
If I choose, I cease.
I am the generator of thoughts;
I am the operator of truth;
I am the destroyer of all evil.
I am you.
I am the creator of my dreams.
I am the chaser of destiny.
I am an escapist, of all bad things in the world.
I think, therefore I am!
I am not perfect.
But I am human.
I am your soul.
Nothing disturbs my happiness and peace.
If I choose, I live.
If I choose, I cease.
“It was a beautiful day.
The sky was clear, the sun was gay.”
There was is this strong urge in me, to write all what i saw. Wishing to capture the beautiful world in my thoughts, I sat at the window. Staring, staring at the beautiful world. I didn’t know why everything seemed so wonderful today. I wanted to write about it. What if, this moment never comes again. I could always read about it and still be happy, that i witnessed such mesmerizing beauty in history!!
I sat down to write and the words flowed like a soft breeze, like they have been so eagerly waiting to be let out…
Life without an aim,
Is like a guitar without strings.
The world is so mute,
But my heart still sings,
The melodies of life,
So mesmerizing, so pure.
There could be no better medicine,
There could be no better cure.
Life without an aim is like a guitar without strings…
Feels like everything’s over,
I want to start a new life…
‘Coz there’s nothing left to live for,
With myself I was at strife.
With my vision blurred,
My destiny out of sight…
My life is a blend of emotions,
Endeavoring love and light…
Looking for a boat,
To float into the sea,
To help me fight the emotions,
And find my destiny.
Now I’m stranded at the shore,
For the boats are all gone…
Waiting for tomorrow
I’m weeping all alone.
I expected tomorrow
The boats would come,
And take me to a place
Where I could feel at home. (comfortable, not fearing anything)
Every day I said to myself,
“There will be a new day.
Your misery will end.
You will find a way”.
Seconds turned to minutes,
And minutes turned to hours,
And hours swayed.
Days became months,
Months became years,
But the misery stayed.
I tried hard to run,
But the sand was so soft.
I hardly moved two steps,
And fell down so oft’.
A lesson I learnt that if you try to run,
No mistakes could be undone.
You cannot lose hope so soon,
As your life has only just begun.
If you run, from yourself,
Or your mistakes,
You’ll fall down for sure,
Only your life it stakes.
So, at the shore I stayed,
Tried to tumble my way out.
Made castles in the sand,
And ran all about.
All this while, the sun was watching me.
Shining bright and pitying me.
Thinking, smirking, “what a silly girl,
No wonder her life is such a swirl.”
When it was time for sunset,
The sun said to me,
“I’ll come back tomorrow,
A new day you’ll see”.
The sun came back as promised;
With a new day, a new dawn…
It filled my life with colors;
And said, “Life goes on and on…”
I said, “Dear sun,
“I want to get out of here.
But I need a boat,
‘Coz it’s the waves I fear!”
“Throw yourself into the stormy sea…
Let yourself float…
Set yourself free…
Don’t be afraid if you can’t swim,
For it’s the waves, that will take you
To your destiny!”.
I stared at the waves streaming low and high.
I said to the sun with a trembling sigh,
“But if it’s the waves that let you drown and die,
I don’t know what else there is, left to live for…
For I’m a bird without wings, that cannot even fly!
“You’re no bird!”, said the sun to me,
“To your happiness, in you lies the key.
Look deep in your soul
And search for the key.
It will lead you to happiness,
And your destiny.”
I said, “I’m a bird that wants to fly.
What you say is all a lie!
I’m a bird, but without wings.
I do not care for worldly things.(emotional craving)
I want to be where I can call home,
I don’t want to live in your sand castle dome.
I know you have been watching me all this time,
But why have you been all so mime?”.
“I realized, you wanted to be left alone,
To loathe your past.
I just prayed in silence, that you may find hope,
That your misery wouldn’t last”.
Life is full of surprises, I realized.
Being lonely I despised.
But what the sun said made perfect sense
So, what I believed was all nonsense??
I realized that the sun did care.
It did all the thinking and had time to spare,
To watch me grow out of my misery,
To learn to walk on the sand.
It helped me by not helping me
By not lending a helping hand.
‘Coz it wanted me to grow on my own,
So I would trust myself when I’m alone.
I thanked the sun for doing so.
And prayed that now it would let me go.
“I’ve been looking for people all about,
Tell my story, to pour my soul out.
I’ve been so lonely, you do not know,
A lightened path I beg you show.
Where there are people all around,
And the waves and wind play a soothing sound.
Where all I want, happens to be,
That place would be my destiny”.
“You’re a silly girl indeed!
You cannot get everything in life.
If you ever realized it before,
You would never be at strife.
Be happy with what you already have,
Do not greed for more.
If there’s a boat nearby and you pray for the ship,
You will always be stranded ashore”.
“But that’s not what I really meant,
I’ve done nothing that I resent.
All I want is to move ahead in life,
But I got nothing I ever wanted,
I wanted to kill myself with a knife!”
“You’re indeed a silly girl!
No wonder your life is such a swirl!
I’ll give you an advice for free,
I’ll send you on a hunting spree.
Wait for the moon on a starry night,
When it lights your path and glows bright.
It will lead you a path where angels tread,
That’s where you will find your mantra, to move ahead.
But you will have to walk all alone,
Go only where the moon shone.
Carefully tread as you may be led astray,
Even while the moon may be lighting your way!
For with angels demons tread,
With human blood they are fed.
The only way to stay safe,
Is to wear this golden cloak.
Then you will be strong ,
And as mighty as the Oak.
This golden cloak of duty,
Tranquility and peace,
Will keep you headed on the right path,
All in one piece.
You will bear the fruits of wisdom,
On your journey to the core. (Soul)
But be sure not to pluck them,
Till you safely reach ashore”. (till you find the key).
At night the moon arrived,
To take me to a land of dreams,
Where the glowing path was so magical,
All around were glistening streams.
I followed the moon in silence.
It all seemed like a dream.
Suddenly, the moon stopped shining,
Till we reached a stream.
My feet trembled beneath,
My heart raced loud.
What then seemed so magical,
Was instantly drained by the cloud.
It started to pour,
The moon had to go.
It promised a path,
It would come back and show.
I wondered if the moon
Would ever come back,
The sun had left me
And now the rain attack!!
But by now I knew,
There would be a tomorrow.
The sun would come back (now, missing the sun)
And there would be no sorrow.
I wore the cloak of tranquil, gold;
Just as the sun had told.
It made no difference, the cloak.
Didn’t make me feel as mighty as the Oak.
How foolish I was to believe,
What a piece of cloth would make me feel.
I could now sense the suns’ deceive,
As our conversations replayed on my mind’s reel.
As bold as the mighty Oak??
One couldn’t be mighty just wearing a cloak!
There should be more than meets the eye.
I thought I had believed a lie. (confusion, maybe the sun was right)
In darkness I trembled,
I walked this path
Just for sake.
For I wanted to escape the emotions,
I wanted to get out.
Not wanting to make more sand castles
And running all about.
I had been so lonely…
Had made a friend…
I missed the sun now…
I felt it was the end.
By the time I woke up, it was already noon.
I wondered where it disappeared, the moon.
As promised, would it ever come?
I wondered what had become. (Questioning, and doubting self, self pity, about situation)
I walked around, enthusiastically.
Waiting was so hard…
While rambling, I figured,
It was a boulevard!!
Where the stream flowed,
And there were mountains high;
When will I get across?
I wondered with a sigh!
I walked, and I walked all alone,
In the boulevard, Alas!
The dreams were shattered.
They were shattered like glass!
I walk alone in the boulevard
In the boulevard of broken dreams.
In darkness, I’m afraid…
I hear voices and screams…
Trembling, and tired…
Missing the sun I so admired…
Missing the moon’s glowing beauty…
I realized I’m wearing the golden cloak of duty! (lost in dreams, sudden realization of duty)
It’s my own duty
To move ahead.
To fulfill my dreams
I shouldn’t be afraid.
I can see a long road,
Unwinding in front of me.
I have a long way to go…
I must reach my destiny!
Forgetting what the sun,
To me had said,
I tried to run in darkness,
And nimbly move ahead.
I’m so tired and sleepy
I can take no more.
I want to run home
Not back to the shore!
My dreams were piled, up in a heap.
All I wanted to do, was sleep.
But the sun’s promise I was to keep,
And I had miles to go before I sleep.
I tried to run,
But a voice screams,
“Look before you leap!”
I’m half listening,
‘Coz I have miles to go before I sleep.
Despite the moonlight unfolding every step,
I know there must be surprises waiting for me.
I fear that the moon might turn away,
But voice has sworn to stay with me.
Forever, to guide me through,
And to make my dreams come true.
Life is full of surprises,
You never know what the next signal holds.
You never know what you’d discover about yourself,
As life gradually unfolds…
Life is full of surprises, you never know what the next traffic signal holds for you… i said traffic signal because through a rush of surprises, work, emotions, drama, etc that life holds for you, you never know what you might discover about yourself… building bridges to the next route… because as someone rightly said; “the road to success is always under construction.” and i am still on my journey of discovering a little more about myself everyday….