When talking about spirituality, the word spirit pops up. Used very often for versatile tasks, having different meanings for different media but nevertheless we all use that. Sometimes some of us don’t even know what it actually means and at others, all of us don’t know what it means. Other than just being a linguistic term, the spirit has a spirit of its own. We borrow the spirit from the word and put it into whatsoever we are dealing with. Without having being proven scientifically, it’s always there in shining in its eternal glory.
Times are changing. With every second passing by, we hear that time is changing. Nothing in this universe is the same as the older second that just left the platform. It’s always a brand new second, a brand day, a brand new month, a brand new year and a brand new start. But in some of the newer days, everything around us is getting digitalized. Everything is connected to the other creating this codec massive chaos, where one thing is manipulating the other. Somewhere in the ancient tales, there used to be a species having those interlinked interrelations and we hear that the species was the homo-sapiens.
In some of the ancient tales that I happen to remember, people used to come up with masterpieces, claiming to have injected their spirits into those masterpieces, whether that be Mona Lisa, Taj Mahal, The Great Wall of China, Pyramids of Egypt, Religions like Islam and Christianity and the list goes on. Spirituality is always exhibited by the monument that stands beside you, claiming its eternal glory. And now, well, the times are changing. The monuments today are these digital codes, interconnected devices, 3-D visions and virtual realities.
It’s very difficult for me to digest that an electronically written program can exhibit a spirit being put into it. For me the idea of something spiritual is somewhere you can walk into, a magnificent height and a nirvana exhibiting monument. Somehow I never got the idea of a mechanical spirit, of a digital spirit, a spirit exhibited into a code, a spirit exhibited by a giant compressor, a rocket or even a sky scraper for that matter. A spirit needs to be simple, elegant and soothing. Through an era, I have been thinking that its all about money, but it simply is not.
It is about passion, about dignity, about recognition and to some extent about offering services to the mankind. Money, multinationals and billionaire personalities and glories are just the side benefits that come along. There must be some people who can make a difference with their bare hands and a vision. Those are the new spiritual people we are going to find abundantly and I guess with everything revolutionized, the franchise of spirituality has launched another brand entitled Digital Spirituality because after all the following is very much true:
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road, doesn’t mean that they are lost.
In search of an answer
I roamed here and there
Jut to find out
It’s where the heart lies that matter
The key to all the riddles lies inside
Have to make oneself uncover, unhide
You always know what you’re looking for
Call by the obstacles and take a ride
Sit back, relax, it’s you, you should flatter
Heads up, hopes high, don’t let the courage scatter
Success is not a destination but a mere attitude
In the end, these are the things that truly matter
Walked toward an end- dead
Laid down, rested his head
Told not to get up
Neither for water, nor for bread
Without the spice, goes that taste
Ran to manage that hasty haste
When bliss is a ‘satisfaction’ from ‘now’
Its ‘now’, he shouldn’t waste
It’s when the hunger of life grew
When he stopped his soul to chew
When he said, “It’s for him this time”
It was then he decided to start anew
We all live our individual life, have our individual goals, separate journeys, distinct destinations, unique taste and are rushing towards an alone death. When it’s time to do something that I have to do, it must be done by me. No one can stand up and do it for me. No one can eat the food I need for my body and donate the energy to my body cells. No one can watch a movie and lend the enjoyment to me. No one can live his life and die my death. Sometimes some things need to be done individually.
However along our journey towards our distinct destination, we make friends. The whole point of making friends is to enlighten the distance to be covered. But we get stuck in a constant habit of comparisons, constantly counting the things we have and that others have. Constantly envy others successes and enjoy others weaknesses.
It hurts when we lack the thing we want, when we can’t find the pill that would bring happiness and it hurts even more when we do not know what we actually want, what would bring happiness to us. In chaos, when we look at others and the things that bring happiness to them, we start yearning for the same thing for us. It’s like a patient of cardiac disorder yearning for the pills used for the treatment of tuberculosis. We get jealous for ones who have discovered their happiness brining pills and get sad for us for not having the same thing.
The actual focus which should be onto finding our own destination which at times gets blurred under the reflections of other’s milestones. We can easily go astray if we do not stop for a moment, take a deep breath and have a look around. Put out our own personal instructional manual from deep inside the heart, get the map cleared and locate ourselves onto the journey we set for us. Aspirations are the street lights that illuminate the patches to the road that would take us to the doorstep of our dream destination, parallel roads however beautiful they see, will never be as delightful, as soothing and entertaining as our own original destined place.
You should not compare yourselves with others, you don’t know what their journey is about.
One should never let the aspiration get buried under the burden of depression. Aspirations are there to enlighten the burden of darkened moments inside heart.