Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Noisy Silence ….

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.”
- Amelia Burr



It is really amazing how technology have changed our lifestyle, our modes, social structure ….and eventually our “life”. Friends don’t get me wrong I am in very support of technology as everybody of us; after all it is also a creative bent of human mind.

I just want to ask a very simple question, as I asked myself:

How often we have spent time ONLY with oneself? With nobody but serene nature?
When did we last hear the black bird chattering at the peak of its voice? When did you last get out with your fishing equipments?

My answer to myself was; when I was 5 years old.

I wondered may be sometime a life without cell phone would be peaceful …and soon my cell started ringing ….. Call from my parents!
So what can be the solution to an important cell phone?

I permanently turned it to vibrating mode. I felt sometime I can resist attending all calls...
I have started communicating with my friends and parents who stays away from me in a very old system or traditional as preferable……

Writing letter in post card!!!! it was funny as I started writing ,specially when I made lots of mistake while writing a simple letter to my friend …….but at the end I was happy to write (not type ) . I felt it was something which my heart narrated and I truly expressed.

I generally put on my headphones when I feel the ambience chaotic …..But then I realized sometime it is equally enjoyable to hear all the “noise” and laughter around you…. hear other people speak, to see how they rejoice, how they express….

Incidentally to listen, feel and enjoy these varieties of environment, it is necessary to be silent. For me silence is not noiseless atmosphere but I define it as a state of mind which enables us to connect with the outside world completely!!!

I feel we can hear more, see more and learn more when we are silent from inside. For example while meditating …I hear lots of sound (even a burning oven in my neighborhood attract my attention) why? Coz I am super silent from inside (well people would call it distraction while meditating …..But is it not widening of senses?)

So I have a request to all of you. See everything you can see right from the new leaf of your garden to the new attendant in your workplace…..
Feel every inch of existence …… relish every taste that your taste buds can afford and to do this only requirement is Love the life ……….

What say?
keep exploring ......

34 comments:

its_me said...

how u manage to create such a magic every time???????????

akaashaditya said...

only two kinds of people 'Live' their lives. Those who are yet to get started with the material things, and those who have grown above them! the Children, and the Old.. i.e.

The rest of us can only 'Wish' or, 'Claim'. [:)]



...ever tried your hand in writing stories. ?? [:)]

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

This is beautifully written. I have the TV on, why, I wonder, after reading your post so I turned it off and listened to the washer, doing a job I don't want to do by hand and could hear my husband, upstairs, unloading the dishwasher. I don't ask him to do it, he just does, because he knows I hate to. Clink, clink of the dishes and silverware means I love you.

riM said...

One day as I was packing my Ipod in my pocket before leaving for office as I do everyday, my room mate asked me why do I not plug it to my ear and listen on the way?

I remember I had given a rather stange funny reply. I had said "There is so much noise in the road to hear".

Well I realised today I am not the only crazy one who loves to listen to the chaos of early mornning traffic.

Thanx for the post.

By the way, do they still sell Post Cards? ;)

Palak Mathur said...

Nice yet again!! Yes live life as it comes your way and enjoy every moment!! It will become a cherishable memory!!

wordcrafter said...

Silence is a state of mind.. how right you are.. But needless and unnatural noise I abhore too, my phone is vibrate, all keyboards (computer, etc..) the sound is off. An interesting new blog yours, (new to Blogger right?)with a challeging thread. Look forward to more. By the way you may care to read, "Handwritten" (sonnet II) a little anti-technology rant.. :) found on my Favourites list. Good wishes

Sunil said...

Hi there,
I agree.....Your valuable post made me to re-evaluate my preferences.

Have a nice time. :)

Amazing Greys said...

hello, thanks for dropping by my blog. i really liked this post, its sometimes necessary to just sit alone & listen to the rain rather than the blaring music on headphones or the mechanical cackle of voices on the phone. makes one realize the value of all these precious things nature has given us.

daremama said...

People today have too much mechanical invention around so we forget more important things,without those things we maybe find valuable life. Someone's idea.. go back to old times and try to do by hand or walk slowly not using motor.

jyotsana said...

hi s.
these days when i read your posts i have such a warm feeling...a feeling that everything is not going wrong in this world....whenever there are feeling people like you...ther's alot that is without words. being a meditator i could connect with this post....and so right...the widening of senses....the awareness...and the expanding chetana...and i m so happy that u too r a meditator...i m so glad i m finding friends like you...

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SwAtI said...

Wow!! What a beautiful post!!
You have put down some really lovely thoughts here...

Everything has its pros n cons..So does technology..It has given us some amazing benefits to reach out to the world in a faster n simpler way. But on the other hand, all of us have become so dependent n addicted to these stupid pieces of machinery..that we find ourselves with little time to enjoy the little beautiful things in life..

Even I feel there's excess of unnecessary noise all around us..that it becomes difficult to be in sync with the world within us & around us..
I always appreciate the beauty of flowers..n the melody of birds..n the soothing silence..Guess I should do it more often.. :)

I have blogrolled you.. You have a beautiful thought process.. :)

S.Ghosh said...

its me @ heard abt the proverb "pen is mightier than swords"

akaashaditya @ hey thanks ...so are u gonna publish that story ?(kidding)

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life @ u are absolutely right observer ...

riM @ crazy ppl are hard to find ..ha ha .by the way "yes" they still sell cards modern version tho'

Palak Mathur @ thanks for catching up the theme and with your suggestion

wordcrafter@ u are absolutely right am a newcomer to this world and yet you all made it memorable and frendly ambience ..thanks for the support ...i will definitely read the sonnet II...

Sunil @thanks you very much for the motivation and wishes

Amazing Greys@it is my pleasure that you found the post interesting
thanks for the visit

daremama@u are so right ...and thanks for sharing your views


jyotsana@ its amazing that we think alike ...tho we have not met or seen each other ...but yet our heart speak unanimously about happy living ...thank you also friend

S.Ghosh said...

dear SwAtI thank you very much ..really it is a great motivation as i realized there are "we" who thinks alike ..who dream for good and try to built (no matter how minute it may be)a happy world around ...take care

cutie said...

its so true,we have gone busy in our life to that extent that we dnt hv time 4 ourselves :(
newayz we have frnz to chill out with and yes i thnk ur blog provides ans to many ques...............

akaash said...

oh no. i have better stories to publish. am currently working on one. it's called 'Pink'. let's see if i can get it down on Amaar Akaash (akaashaditya.blogspot.com) within two weeks! [:)]

Sheena said...

The balance between technology and mother nature is exactly like love I think. You give and take, push and pull, hurt and mend.

:) I like canned foods too.

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Hi,

Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts and congrats on winning the Blog of the Day award. Your truly deserve it.

This post talks about such a wonderful positive approach to life. To embrace both nature and technology, both sounds and silence, that is the key to happiness.

jyotsana said...

hi s.
congrats for winning the blog of the day award. u did deserve it and i m reeyully happy. waiting for the next post...

wolf counsellor said...

i lost my phone a coouple of days back, so im living without my tech assistant ;)

nefariousoutlook said...

excellent !! the post really had me thinking ..very well written :)

Tanzila said...

well... i hate to disagree with the post but i do... first off i have never felt the need to shut off the world with headphones... and i have never felt that i dont spend time with myself....i do... whenever i want to.. i feel that different people have different ways of being with themselves.. for someone it actually may be that ipod that helps them to disconnect and think about so many things.. for me its looking out the window of my car on my way to work (ofcourse i am not driving..)

its very subjective.... technology has made things possible that were not before... i wont be in love with the wonderful man that i am with if it hadnt been for technology... how would i have managed a relationship over 800 kms without a phone...i am not in touch with myself when i am not in touch with him.. so for me shutting out means switching on....

*~*Sameera*~* said...

Nice post!Can't remember the last time when I was on a date with nature with Me,Myself & I :)

Have a nice weekend!

jyotsana said...

hi s.
happy mother's day. i know u r not a mom yet....but this is for the beautiful woman and the beautiful mother hidden inside you. wishing u n ur mom both great happiness n bonding.

Na.Su.Krishnan said...

Congratz on your achievements. I could see beauty in your thoughts. Stay clear:)

S.Ghosh said...

cutie @ thanks dear for visiting and leave your comments behind

akaash @ hey i will really wait for your creation .all the best

Sheena @ well i agree with you and thats what i meant a balance .thanks

Sucharita Sarkar@ you are so very right ..i feel that key to happiness is very simple effort

jyotsana@ hi and thank you .wish you also a very "happy mother days"
for a beautiful woman and a wonderful mother....


Tanzila @ first of all thanks for your visit...regarding your opinion it is also welcomed .but i want to say that there have been some mis -interpretation .i ve never accused technology and its gift .rather i simply wanted to speak about balance ....it is as well nice to see somebody enjoying the nature to its fullest ..but many of us can n't do it ( myself one among them) ....its simply a feeling .thank you!!!



wolf counsellor @ i see but then you are going to get a new one?ain't u ?

nefariousoutlook@ welcome and thanks for visiting and leaving your comments :)


*~*Sameera*~*@ welcome here and a happy weekend to you also

Na.Su.Krishnan @hey thank you Sir...a complement from a tough critic is an achievement ;)

life is good said...

happiness in a wise way of sharing liked the post .
am newcomer to this world ...hope to see u there.

S.Ghosh said...

life is good @ welcome to blogger's world and i read your post ...u may be new but your skill says you are expert ....loved a lot reading the post

Vartika said...

yeah all said seems all so right in the moment!

the basu said...

couldn't agree more.very prudent overview of facts..but isn't it funny how we complain of loneliness when alone n of not being able to find any time for the self when we aren't?

Stacey said...

Wow what a great post this is....
"Love the life".... enjoy and make the most of everything in it! ;-D
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your comments :-)

Jackie said...

S. Gosh

Wonderful post again - I was thinking back to when I was a child and life seemed simple - we loved to be by ourselves and play, and write, and read...

Now with the world of technology, we are starving to get back to that peace. Love your thoughts!

S.Ghosh said...

Vartika @ welcome and stay tuned.thanks for the visit.

the basu@ you are very right ...we often complain abt pretty things thinking we are sacrificing where most of the time its an adjustment .thanks

Stacey@ hi there thanks for the visit and leaving a comment

Jackie @ thanks a lot dear for motivating me and understanding .it my pleasure that u liked my thoughts ....thank you!!!!

A comeback-roopeshrn said...

Agree with you totally.It gives a sense of bonding and attachment when we connect with the nature.Well written..