Where do you call home.
Where do you feel alike.
Where do you come from.
Where do you seek life.
To where do you ride.
To what do you live for.
To where do you ascribe.
To what do you die for.
You were given a notion.
The name you had to be.
You were sold a reflection.
The man you had to be.
Where is the home.
What became of life.
Where is the name.
What became of the guide.
A name was given to you.
A man was thought of you.
A home was to be for you.

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


We come and we go.
We are creation of this flow.
Not entitled to stay forever.
We don’t desire to live forever.
Do the maximum that you can do.
Do so to get the maximum for you.
That is a way to look at life.
That is the way to look at life.
That we have so often.
That we don’t have so often.
Peace can always be a trusted decision.
We come here to go.
We have so been made part of this flow.
Pain and happiness they come and go.
Don’t cling to any and get the blow.
Life is never in extremes.
So stop taking extreme positions.
Its grey is never absolute.
So stop blaming your dispositions.
Do the maximum that you can do.
Do so to get the maximum for you.
That is the way to look at life.
Don’t fear the death.
It is only the finality.
It is the only finality.
Live your life with this sanctity.
Make tomorrow your today.
Make today your day.
Nothing lasts forever in this flow.
Everyone comes here to go.
Make your life go as you do.
Be at peace when it’s through.

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


Sometimes, it is really disgusting to be the slaves of the worldly ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’.

It is true we all have to have and have this compromising attitude. At times, we follow it, – voluntarily or involuntarily, this discourse is an altogether different domain of our cognitive abilities.

The truth that is universally true, we become party to it, and it happens throughout the life.

Life is not lived in extremes. One’s living is not survived by the absolute interpretation of events. This is the generic mode a life adopts on its journey. And its generalization is unequivocally universal.

We make compromises, for us, for our people, and sometimes, for others, as the circumstances prevail.

But, there has to be a limit. There has to be enough of it. Taking a stand on an issue and thus subscribing to the humane conscience in you may be painful initially but is wholesome and healthy in the long run.

When, with a progressing age, one’s priorities change and correspond more to the mental faculties and its spiritual overtures, if not to the spiritual overtures, then to the questions on existence and identity, the memories of when you challenged the pressure, when you didn’t bow down before circumstances to make compromises, anoint you and take you on a journey of life that reflects more of your thoughts on the path.

We need to realize how to gauge our dependence on life’s ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ to steer clear of the compulsions and compromises that ultimately make us slave of the events, pawns of the destiny.

Doing so is in us. Realizing it is in our conscience. Corresponding to it is in our soul.

The only differentiator is how well we can read our conscience, how well we can befriend it and how far we can go to be objective with it.

It is the measure of you being ‘You’.

(Context: Tarun Tejpal’s atonement letters that sounds so utterly misplaced!)

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


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.

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