The creative appetite is difficult to satiate. The infinite potentials of a human being must not be limited to the job he is supposed to carry out. At a juncture where every being is over stressed and gets workaholic meeting stringently deadlines, the passion within is bound to die and things turn out to be merely mechanical expression. Every individual is potentially divine and can significantly contribute to a better world. This energy needs to be channelled properly by providing a conducive environment for creative expression.
Stressing beyond a critical point can create havoc in the inner space and mental tranquility is disturbed. We are no more human beings but humans always involved in work and dwelling on things in the head. Professionalism does not mean that you get so engrossed in your work environment that you fail to feel the essence of life. The important thing to ponder is that even at the end of hectic rat race you manage to win you still will remain a rat. In doing so, a momentary sense of victory may thrill you but truly speaking it is only by virtue of loss of peace of mind, health family friends and even sometimes killing your conscience. Actually it’s a comfortably miserable situation where you enjoy but the people around who care for you are really worried.
I do not want to give a moral science lecture. I just mean that it’s collateral damage and not a sign of progress at all. Take a minute, connect to yourself. The greatest personalities have done so and witnessed the magic of transformation. Let the journey start from head to heart. It may not be a roller-coaster ride but walking across the zig zag path to the heart will surely give you a real sense of fulfilment. Give time to yourself, indulge in your passion connect to loved ones and also try making a complete round up. By complete round up I just mean whatsoever is left incomplete, like any moment of guilt, anger or even happiness that you want to share but could not share it with the person concerned – do it immediately. Remember, life is full of polarities so a high up freaking out party may end up in a hangover thus try being a follower of the middle path, avoid extremities and enjoy being.
The writer is a visiting researcher at Uppsala University, Sweden.
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