TODAY, MY SKY REAFFIRMS..

My sky is what I walk for
My sky is there I know it
My sky has colours I look for
My sky has depth I seek now
Its black is plain, its white is pure
And its grey has fixed shades
Having hues of different lives
To make for the one
That is my alter ego now
Sometimes, it rains wisdom
At times, it’s all about a joyous walk
Sometimes, it stops speaking
Though still covering me
Expecting me to look for meanings
In its colours, and their symbolisms
Thankfully, I say to life now, that,
Colours are again my soul elements
I knew they were called names
I know they made for varied thoughts
But for me, they always meant life
Black for personifying completeness
White for an uncompromised purity
And grey for definitive touch of them
My sky has colours with meanings
Speaking for my needs
They come to sit with me
When today refuses
Its transformation into tomorrow
Giving elements to my thoughts
Giving me the reasons
To hold up for the sky
That has been there for me
Yes, they complete me
And celebrate me
In my part of the sky
Disappeared into brilliance of black
But visible in subtlety of white
And identifiable by firmness of its grey
They sky is there, and I am there
And it’s not the day
When it chooses to remain silent
Its colours are in harmony
And the day is echoing the fusion
Ready for its journey into tomorrow
Though I didn’t call it today,
It has come to sit and think with me
Making it a special day for both of us
We are there, together,
Reading into one another’s minds
With meanings
So intrinsic to our existences
Today, like yesterday,
Looks like a new dawn
But with shared values of mutual silence
To live with the lives
And to go beyond them
Today, my sky’s silence reaffirms
That it is there with me, with my colours
In my several lives
In my living them severally alone
Yes, my sky was always there
But had stopped coexisting for some time
Draining colours of their depth
Yes, the loss was mutual, and,
Today, the silent communion felt that again

September 14, 2015: 35 years into the journey of ‘life beyond this life’..

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TODAY, MY SKY REAFFIRMS..

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

WHY ‘SEVERALLY ALONE’?

On domain name of my first blog – Beyond This Life – http://severallyalone.blogspot.in/

Questions and observations on ‘severally alone’ were always misplaced, unlike the ones on ‘Beyond This Life’ that had fair share of sincere observations too.

Observations like ‘severally alone or severely alone’ or ‘alone’s’ existence with the word ‘severally’ or ‘severely’ (for the whacky fellows), two words capable of greatly enhancing the effect (negative or positive) of the dependent word (in this case ‘alone’) producing highly innovative or highly routine explanations (in the mind of the person putting the question), were quite a matter of fun to listen to.

Yes, I never bothered my grey-matter to explain it to them (the whacky fellows). Those who could understand it got it in one go.

But I should say ‘severally alone’ did raise quite a steady flow of observations and questions.

Those who sounded serious in their observations and methodical in their questions, who well understood the etymological and practical differences between ‘being alone’ and ‘being lonely’, but still had no clear thoughts about what being ‘severally alone’ meant, I did explain the Kabir’s philosophy to them.

Yes, ‘severally alone’ in domain name of my first blog came from the teachings and philosophy of the 14-15th Century mystic poet and saint of Varanasi whose birth place and the shrine is very near to my house in Lord Shiva’s eternal city.

After doing my bit of explaining it to the people who deserved an explanation, to make things easier, for me as well as for my readers, I put a brief paragraph on top of my blog (Beyond This Life) on what ‘being severally alone’ meant’.

The way I see it from Kabir’s philosophy, here it is:

The best way to know the self is feeling oneself at the 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. 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 severallyalone.

And it has been pretty good since then. Observations and questions are still there but those who still ask in spite of my blog page explaining it clearly are very few.

For those, who know me and want to draw sadistic pleasure by linking ‘severally alone in blog’s domain name’ with some ‘victim of life’s tragedies’ sort of connotation, who has time even to think about them!

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©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

WHY ‘BEYOND THIS LIFE’?

On name of my first blog – Beyond This Life – http://severallyalone.blogspot.in/

Okay, there were questions, curious ones and the ridiculing ones, too. A blog, by its origin is a personal platform for personal expressions – individualized – thought, contextualized and expressed on ‘individualist’ ethos.

‘Beyond This Life’, my first blog where I started posting with my first post ‘Inhuman Humanity’ on July 1, 2009, had readers asking questions on why this name, people from among my contacts and from some of the readers visiting my blog.

There were observations like it sounded too ‘philosophical’ or ‘spiritual’ and those who knew me were quite convinced of this that it indeed was a blog of such expressions only.

I didn’t think who said what or who thought what. Yes, I did answer some, but they were just very few.

Such observations are still made. People still ask me why this name.

For me, it was my personal space to express my views on anything that pushed me to think that I needed to be expressive there.

Yes, it has my expressions aligned on philosophical and spiritual questions, but it also has a major share of social, political and observational themes.

Yes, it was certainly not about my personal life. It was for, to go beyond this life, my life. It was for me on life beyond my personal life. But naturally, it has had reflections ‘of the way I am’.

And, it has been this way – an idea, developed to this blogging platform, where I share my views on happenings in the world, around me, and ‘beyond around me’ – where I share a part of my creative urge – to write something meaningful – to click something meaningful – to create something meaningful.

From inside of me – from this life – to go – Beyond This Life!

Then there were questions and observations on my first blog’s domain name that contains ‘severally alone’. (https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/why-severally-alone/)

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©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/