Whenever you meet someone, they ask you the most obvious question, ‘How was your day?’ and the replies varies – it was a joyful day; it was eventful day; traumatic day; busy day; a lazy day; an exciting day; a sunny/windy/cloudy day. Your answer could vary from a variety of responses; it could be one from above or something entirely different. Whatever your answer is, the day is constant – a day denotes a time-frame, it sets a stage for various events to take place yet it never gets involved in the act. There is stipulated number of hours under the sunshine that is considered to make a day but many a times, apart from the time we sleep, we call it a day.
It made me wonder, each time we use some attributes or adjectives to describe a day, it is nonchalant about what goes through it. Whatever happens, it does not get involved into the happenings; a silent spectator, doing its duty of upholding an arena for events to unfurl. It reminds me of Lord Krishna’s teaching from Bhagavad Gita, he said, ‘Do your duty and do not expect anything in return’. A day, silently emphasis the need for detached attachment, a healthy living, because it makes life easier. We get involved in many things, with too many persons, anything and everything, in the process feel joy but also get hurt eventually. We lose track of reality that people change, situations change, not everything can go as planned.
“Attachment glorifies penuries of heart;
Crave for a companion, not for shudder
But for care;
Adaptability helps survival, yet
Assertiveness helps equally;
For the heart, recoups from folly,
Freed from a prison of bonding –
The soul progressed“
In short – a day teaches us that being nonchalant to the environment around can do us a great good; a tough call but eventually beneficial.
That’s for D.
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