Life Alight

Unfolding life's mysteries with poetry, photography & ramblings


May 2012


Bright blue oceans, the green of lush forests, heat of dry desserts, chill of cold winters, bright autumn colours, all these range of emotions the earth chooses to show us. Why fear our own so much when even mother earth deserves the right to volcanic eruptions? Isn’t the lava that replenishes the earth initially what destroys all in its path? Aren’t we as human being just the same in our range of emotions. Aren’t those amongst us that feel every emotion passionately more likely to feel love with its full ferocity? I no longer feel my unhappiness is ever a curse or a thought we should never feel. If I never felt unhappy how could I ever fully rejoice in being happy today? Just as the green grows in the most uncertain places it is up to us to bring the cheer when life lacks it the most.

Much the same enjoying the stillness of the water could not be appreciated in the same manner if one had never seen its restlessness. The power of the waves crashing into the shore is just as serene as the cool calm water. Anger is the necessity to calm. How can we possible appreciate all of existence without looking at the bigger picture, the entire picture? Aren’t we all in the end just floating in an unpredictable world with realities that are just as chaotic. Should we or should we not just embrace the chaos around us? Removing all hazardous elements from our environment is a hopeless quest after all. Peace and serenity what are they save accepting the chaos and still managing to remain at peace.

“If you could get rid of yourself just once, the secret of secrets would open to you. The face of the unknown, hidden beyond the universe would appear on the mirror of your perception.” ~ Rumi

Life is torment, Life is love!

Who Am I?


Life is surrounded by so many questions. Although we cannot seek to answer all of them, we can look at some of the ones that challenge us in life. Destiny, fate and hope, are they all fallacies created by the mind to continue our journey in a life distraught with problems large and small? Although it may be impossible to seek the whole truth we can take a journey on understanding some of the mysteries of how life and reality collide with these beliefs that keep us whole.

The journey of life is filled with mixed emotions, and I am certain this blog with evolve to reflect many of the crazy range of emotions I manage to feel! Hopefully the level of offensiveness in my writing won’t get out of hand. Hang in there; life’s mysteries as interpreted by moi will continue to unravel!

Lately I have been through some enormous life changes. I made some big decisions to change many of the things that have made me very unhappy for a very long time. Trouble is when you internalize your suffering and hide it from people, they do not accept your evolutionary changes. People do not like change whether it’s in their routine or in their environment. I am a mere environmental affliction for most. I have made some big decisions which I have revised in my head infinitely, I cannot say that I regret them. The people I was surrounded with worked out in two parts, some that choose to shun me, make lucid inquires of my decisions and others that decided to pretend nothing happened, ignore the situation completely. Which leaves me with me, myself and I. This should be an ideal situation but being the people please-er that I am, I torture myself daily with question and answer sessions in my head: Why did it work out the way it did? Am I to blame? Why after all the sacrifices that I made did I choose this route? Could I have done things differently?

I learned that I started depending heavily on the people around me to answer these questions for instant relief from my inner questionings and then I found I would fall into the same pattern endlessly, daily. I would start off positive and end the day in absolute negativity.

So I embarked on a quest (Google is the quest!) to answer some of the questions of life that tormented me enough to make big changes. The purpose of life, Why am I here, Who am I? In my research I found some very amazing people! One such person is Jiddu Krishnamurti. I am in the process of reading his book, “The Limits of Thought”. He talks about Truth and Reality,  how although we may view them to be one in the same, they are not! I am posting his speech on the question so many of us ask: Who Am I?

Who Am I?

By: Jiddu Krishnamurti

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