Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wonder Notes



"After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet,sparkling with color,bountiful with life.Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn't it a noble,an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked- as I am surprisingly often-why I bother to get up in the mornings.To put it in the other way round,isn’t it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born?Who,with such a thought,would not spring from bed,eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be a part of it?"

-Richard Dawkins in "Unweaving the Rainbow-Science,Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder"


During a read some lines brush my mind and disappear and some like these stay and kindle.Ideas creep in and time runs bizarre while I discover the little and big things within and out.It feels wonderful to face myself with honesty and ask what,why and how am I doing in all this living.There is always a good share between those wild shower and the happy feather moments.I make mistakes,I learn,I better as long as I am here.And like the past few mornings I guess I am going to wake up with this beautiful thought for a long time to come.


-R.

6 comments:

Anil said...

If it wasnt for the alarm clock,even this guy wud have been in bed i guess! Stop thinking deep granma! Live, Love & Laugh! ;-)

Anup B Prakash said...

Deep post... very nice...

Raksha Bhat said...

@Anil:Haha!I know I have been writing some heavy stuff lately.Surprisingly they are coming with ease,wonder if it is the flow of thoughts or my sunny side up;)

@Calvin:Some things and people inspire,like the deep peace of the deep forests.Strange feeling it is,amazing though.I can relate this thought to you,I knew you would catch this bewilderment.

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

@ Anil - It's good to live love and laugh but it's even better to know how to live, whom to love and why to laugh. I think, we as adult must ask ourselves what Raksha has asked. Only then we will understand the difference between living and vegetating.

@ Raksha - wonderful thought. I am often intrigued by such thoughts, it keeps us curious, in a learning mode and alive and grounded too! :)

RESTLESS
(http://myworldmyperception.blogspot.com)

Bikramjit Singh Mann said...

everyone makes mistakes but a better human is one who accepts and learns and changes them ...

I hope you get the answers to what,why and how am I doing in all this living ?

Bikram's Blog

Raksha Bhat said...

@A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart!: Glad to see you here and thank you.

@Bikram: Hope so,thank you.