Thursday, December 16, 2010

Signs of Existence

Benajir Butto in her autobiography has once mentioned that to realize that one existing, it is important to see one’s own creation. The ability to create and produce gives meaning to our lives. No matter how small and visibly insignificant it is the mere impact of your efforts on something can be instrumental in making you feel valuable. Benajir in her years of confinement saw the act of cooking or even gardening as the signs of her existence.
So true the feeling is. Haven’t we felt the same while creating something? Or are we so busy to even realize that those small yet significant steps eventually make our lives? Remember the happiness you get on creating a small piece of write up, sketch that you might not even share with others. Satisfaction you get when you cook something, when you make something, when you create something. The transformation which has been because of you, because of your efforts, shows that you are here, existing in this world. It doesn't matter if other appreciates it or not. The very act reaffirms that we are capable, of constructing, of bringing change-to our lives as well to others.

10 comments:

  1. interesting, thought provoking... Different things motivate different people. For me, every feat accomplished does give satisfaction yes, but it is also a reminder to the possibilty that i could have done more... For me reason for living is a vision that i have for self and the goals that are to be achieved. And after achievment of every goal, i have to look forward to next goal :)

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  2. every person has his/her own set of goals like you have mentioned yours. So do they have the desire to excel and reach for whatever they desired for. But the bottom line is same for everyone - the satisfaction which is definetly the most important of all...

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  3. that's a great one.. I must say. Really never thought with this perspective

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  4. @prachi: thanks...I am glad you liked it :)

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  5. Every activity serves as a testimony to existence. When the same activity is approached afresh each time, it affirms ‘living’. Kuch log zindagi guzartien hai, aur kuch jetein hai!

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  6. @psyche: thats exactly what I was trying to say..u just said it in two sentences...thanks :)

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  7. U really make people think..........
    its awesome......

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  8. Excellent Richa...i get a name in ma mind while readin this..god of small things....u r rite...its very magical when u see something created out of ur hand....u feel humbly proud of the creater in urself....there was a dailoge in the movie THE HOURS which i would like to share with u..it says..."one fine morning..u get this sense of posibilty ...posibility of happiness...u feel the day is gonna go happy..but lately u realize.that it was not the DAY..it was not the POSSIBILTY...it was THE MOMENT...THE MOMENT when u felt thepossibilty of happiness...THE MOMENT is HAPPINESS....

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  9. @vabby: First of all, thanks a lot :) You have rightly said- it is the very moment of creation which gives us the satisfcation and the hope. It makes us look forward to that moment and as you have said to that possibility.

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