Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Peace and Quiet

It is amazing the sense peace and serenity you feel in here when just right outside the perimeter of this 4 walls, there is a world going crazy. – Ryan


Peace – something a lot of us seek and yet we do not always find it. In the hustle and bustle of city life, everyone is in a hurry. It feels like we're in a competition every waking moment. Who's faster, who's better, who's richer? It feels that all we do is to rush here and there. In the 7 months I've been in the metropolitan city, even I couldn't resist the suction of hurry burry and mere flashes of presence. I'm here and yet not here at all.


Peace: like a million stars in the sky smiling down at me, the quietness of an entire galaxy filled in my head, the sound of my very own breath; slow and steady. The fulfillment of my thoughts, aspirations and dreams. The bubble I am in alone, serene and pure. Nothing touches me. And I feel I am my own world.


And every Wednesday evening, I find peace; I feel it in depths that will never be replicated. It is in the house of worship that I feel I'm in the laps of God hearing His words from the hymns and prayer. My whole world of chaos gets checked in the gate and for two hours, I am at my calmest.


We take the time to smile, nod and savour the moments that pass. Time slows down in here and no one is in a hurry. Some things can wait for later.


And after the two hours of tranquility, I am ready to brave the frenzied world.


Jasbir said...

Hey Kulvinder! Hope you still remember me!

Love the post and the entire blog. Will surely be back for more :)

Ohkulala said...

jasbir: hey jasbir, thanks for dropping by. and yes, of course i remember you! do come back for more :)