Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Balance

Life is like an onion.
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.

Carl Sandberg

When I read the comments on my last posts I realized that some people got the feeling that I am sad or down in some way, and some of them even seemed concerned. It made me smile because in fact I am happier then ever before. But sometimes you have to experience pain or sorrow before you get at a higher level of happiness.

I am making my daily posts for about three months now. And it has changed from a purely interior related blog to a more personal one. I needed that change because I had the feeling that I got stuck in a frame and because I wanted to share much more. A few days ago I got the same feeling while I was reading some of my elder posts. The past months I have experienced a great personal growth. I got insight in some things I was struggling with for quite a while. It doesn't feels true to me to just share the insight with you without sharing also the journey to get there. And almost every journey has its dark sides too, before reaching the light. There is no point in just showing you my virtues while pretending not to have vices. For me there has to be a balance between those two.

There is no end to education.
It is not that you read a book, pass an examination,
and finish with education.
The whole of life,
from the moment you are born to the moment you die,
is a process of learning.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

I always love to read the books of Krishnamurti, because he describes the journey of life and its lessons in such a calm and clear way. To me his writings are very helpful to stay focussed and not to let myself get carried away by my emotions. So hopefully by writing this post I cleared up some misunderstandings about my state of mind. And I hope we can share our journey with all its ups and downs, take care and be well :))


“You must understand the whole of life,
not just one little part of it.
That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies,
that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems,
and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti

11 comments:

vk said...

Hey Sas! do you know what I love most in your blog other than your post or the comments we write....Guess what ??? it is the reply you write to our comments. I eagerly wait to read your response and am satisfied only when I see one :)....as usual I was waiting for your comments on the past few blog posts..and what a surprise..a complete post in reply... Thanks..loved this..great post, beautiful thoughts and honest emotions...
I am glad you are at a higher level of happiness...thanks for sharing
Onions have never looked so gorgeous before :)..Take care my friend...have a nice day :))
Vani

shelley said...

I don't know why but when you mentioned "onions" and "layers" it made me think of the Ogre in the animated movie "Shrek". If you've ever seen it you would understand.

I've been quite busy and had to catch up on your last few posts. Some very thought-provoking quotes and beautiful pics. Thanks Sas - have a beautiful day!

Sas said...

Thank you dear Vani for the lovely feedback as always :))

And thank you also for sharing your thouhts so open, it is very encouraging.

I am going to a restaurant now and have to get dressed but wanted to share this first :)

Big hug to you and have a lovely evening,

Sas

rkramadh said...

Sas, like Vani, I always love reading your response to readers' comments. I couldn't agree with you more that life is all about balance...every struggle gets worse before it gets better. We just have to keep at it till we find that AHA! moment. Those moments are usually revealing and life changing. Thanks for sharing beautiful, heartfelt thoughts about your inner journey. It's an eye opener for all of us too. Remember, you have loyal fans that worry about you now..isn't it nice to be loved :)

Bhavna said...

Lovely photos and lovelier post, Sas. Your posts give a sense of calm and rest..

hildA said...

hi Sas,
there is a lot of catching up to do for me, I haven't looked at the other posts yet but I already wanted to say that it is nice to 'see' you again. Lovely pictures and a nice way of saying things as usual.
hug
hildA

Sas said...

Thank you dear Shelley and Rupa,
for your lovely comments :)

I agree with you Rupa that it is heart warming to share our thoughts like this. Otherwise we probably never would have 'met' and now it feels like we are drinking a cup of tea together. Sharing our thoughts and feelings.... lovely :)))

Big hugs to you both and 'see' you soon :))

Sas

p.s. for you Shelley :))

Shrek: Ogres are like onions.
Donkey: They stink?
Shrek: Yes. No.
Donkey: Oh, they make you cry.
Shrek: No.
Donkey: Oh, you leave em out in the sun, they get all brown, start sproutin' little white hairs.
Shrek: NO. Layers. Onions have layers. Ogres have layers. Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers.
[sighs]
Donkey: Oh, you both have layers. Oh. You know, not everybody like onions.

Sas said...

Dear Bhavna,

Thank you for the warm compliment and I really enjoyed your beautiful post today :))

Hugs Sas

Sas said...

Dear hildA,

Thanks for the lovely comment and so nice to have you back :)

Hopefully you got the rest you needed during your Spring break :))

Take care and a big hug from Pork

Sas

Sindi said...

Sas, guess what?You have just mentioned both my favorite quotation from Carl Sandberg an my favorite Indian "writer"(Krishnamurti is not a writer himself, though).

But it is what you write in this post that moves me most.

"...almost every journey has its dark sides too, before reaching the light"

Thanks to share this live wisdom with me, for I'm on my way finding my balance too. That's a journey that never end, for all of us.

Sindi

Sas said...

Dear Sindi,

Like you I also feel that we are all on our way, a travel that lasts a life time.

But by sharing our journey we help each other and ourselves :))

So thank you for sharing so openly and take care,

with love, Sas