Beyond this life
There is a call
There is a script
You need to read
You have to write

Beyond this life
There is a life
To be explored
Waiting for you
To be your guide

Beyond this life
There is a you
Maybe neglected
Partially unknown
Discover that time

Beyond this life
Let you be free
Work your drive
Be spirited to go
Beyond this line

Beyond this life
Beyond this line
There is a life
There is a you
In search of your life

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You need to follow a path but for that, it is never needed that you have to walk on a delineated trajectory.

Except ‘you’, nothing in life that comes during your existence is delineated.

Except ‘you’, nothing in your living comes defined.

And except ‘you’, no one else can push you to read and redefine the definition that is ‘you’.

But, do you feel that you read it?

Do you realize the need to feel that you need to read it?

Can you foresee its direct corollary in your life?

The direct correlation of life with the living is dependent on whether you have been able to realize that you need to read your ‘self’ and you need to write ‘you’.

The direct interpretation of living with the life is dependent on whether you realize that this ‘reading you’ and ‘writing you’ is an ever-evolving process.

The direct representation of ‘you’ in your existence is dependent on whether you are able to create and sustain a bond between this ‘reading’ and ‘writing’.

Don’t rush to, and never run for, that someone else would come to lift you up from a life that sucks more than it fills.

Others can only be complementary to your efforts and they, in their limited capacity, are effective only when you are there to hold them up.

Others can only tell that there could be a path to follow but only you can show ‘you’ if the path is to be followed.

The flow of your life has to originate from ‘you’.

A life spanned over years, the trajectory of your living would have extensions but they need to be like the tributaries coming and merging into your flow. They have to be the auxiliary-definitions of the definition that is ‘you’.

Read ‘you’ first. Start reading ‘you’ first. Yes, it is a quest. Yes, it is the quest.

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The period of stay here, at least, gives us some memories that remain with us. At times, we introspect, at times, we retrospect, at times we do get connected to us, and at times, we do live in memories. Such moments lead us to us. Loneliness of such a prime binds one to one’s soul.

Almost of us have a life driven by circumstances. Circumstances that leave us in a lurch where we easily slip to an attitude where we tend to ignore us more and more. Almost of us have a life linked to set of people who matter; people who add up to the validity of our existence. We have so many lives that we never feel the injustice that we extend to us by not giving ‘the’ time to us. We feel satisfied when we make our people happy. We play different roles to approve every moment that passes and we need to do so. If I am ignoring myself then, circumstantially, I cannot be blamed.

Our sphere of life is so small that we need to preserve it any cost. What we earn in life is just some committed bondages. We are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, beloveds, friends, teachers, and mentors, relations that give us a meaning.

We have expectations. Sometimes we feel happy to comply, sometimes we feel obliged to comply, sometimes we need to comply, sometimes we have to comply, and sometimes we do not comply. Sometimes we do not keep expectations. These different dimensions are coordinates; coordinates that tend to balance themselves to maintain the poise when expectations clash. Most of the time, when we are in a state of cognitive dissonance, the poise swings back to the equilibrium, sometimes the poise looses its spontaneity, to not to come back.

So many branches ramify that we gradually lose the string – ‘the’ connect to us – as we grow, we feel we have grown up, have become mature. We seldom realize in the process we lost our innocence. We lose spontaneity of our nature.

Can we maintain the rhythm?

Can we get the spontaneity back?

We need to identify the moments that we can find through our different lives, moments that lead us to us only, moments that connect us to the ‘inner us’ while we are living with the world, maintaining the contacts, maintaining ‘the’ presence. We need to be alone at moments to find that precious connect back. We need to know if we can be with someone and with us at the same time. We need to know if we are able to maintain this spontaneity, this poise. We have all the right to do so, if at the end of the day, we do not want to face the question that we could not pursue the quest to find us.

Yes the quest.

How many of us live and die knowing who we are and who we were?

The best way to know the self is feeling oneself at moments of reckoning. The feeling of being alone, just with your senses, may lead you to think more consciously. More and more of such moments may sensitize ‘you towards you’, towards others. We become regular with introspection and retrospection. We get ‘the’ gradual connect to the higher self, we may name Spirituality or God or just a Humane Conscious. We tend to get a rhythm again in life and we may become spontaneous again. We need to learn the art of being lonely in crowd while being part of the crowd. A multitude of loneliness in mosaic of relations! One needs to feel it severally, with conscience, before making it a way of life. One needs to live several such lonely moments.

One needs to live SEVERALLY ALONE..we come alone..we do not go alone..

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Though, there were moments when he felt lonely, but he finds, he was never alone. He finds, he never had to look for his individuality. It was there with him, always.

He loves to take responsibility. He loves to be committed to the people not just in his circle of life. Yes, he is very clear about his circle of life, but it only leads him to be responsible for every other human being he comes across. And yes, he feels his individuality is his best companion.

Attachments – some of them become perpetually connected, some of them have a regular presence in your life, and some come as experiential journeys – they all shape one’s individuality.

It is not in philosophy. It is not in written literature. It is in you.

What literature says about individualism and individuality is material, no second thoughts to it. Yes, but the notions and the observations are, certainly, not absolute.

They have come, again, from different individuals and their perspectives on life they experienced in existence in context of their own existentialism.

The written literature and so the prevalent notions about individualism and individuality are juxtapositions of individual viewpoints that find connecting vibes in every generation but they cannot be generalized. They can, at best, be supportive to your conscious about what you are; about what ‘individual’ you want to be.

Also, not everyone goes about reading what has been written about what needs to be done. Like always, again, it has individualized notions for the people who can think about it consciously.

And not everyone thinks about or thinks about it consciously.

Existing here has to be meaningful and the sense of ‘being meaningful’ comes from individual ethos. Many may discard this notion of ‘meaningfulness’. Many may not even realize about it.

Being individualist does not mean exclusivity of existence. Exclusivity can only be maintained at the level of thoughts. Existence needs a harmonious ‘you’ in harmony with your ‘circle of life’ where you share your persona and thoughts. Here, you affect others, and in turn, get affected by others. These experiential journeys don’t riddle but enhance your individuality.

Existentialism and social amalgamation, both are, and need to complement each other.

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