Walk of Redemption

Two decades of silent and grieving pours
Sadly no islands to explore
Only snow mountains in my dreams
That are vastly full of lifeless streams
Wailing rains have stopped
But only can I hear was the sound of my echo
This one pour of flood
has caused many terrors and blood.

In such devastating times,
I sleep on shattered glass,
And bleed darkness,
Into the blackened sky,
For hope is lost,
Death has taken everything,
But my steady heartbeat,
And left me to live,
In this Desolation.

“We’re the middle children of the history man,
no purpose or place,
we have no Great war,
no Great depression,
our great war is a spiritual war,
our great depression is our lives,
we’ve been all raised by television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars,
but we won’t and we’re slowly learning that fact.
and we’re very very pissed off.” – Tyler Durden (Fight Club)

I had a trillion words to say
a billion emotions to express
a million burdens to dump
& thousand shackles to unchain
uncountable encounters with pain.
starry-eyed,starry-mind;
lost in dreams of things. again.
I get so lost in thought of life
that I forget to start living mine.

Fin.

-Abhishek

Reality Ruptures #2

There is no such thing as good or evil,
everything is relative, all people contain both God and the Devil.
Or perhaps it’s just a myth.

A lust for one being’s sinner is another being’s saint,
I am both, I am neither;
all things have upon them some of the taints.

Sane or insane, it matters not in the end,
everything is proportional,
all minds have different perspectives to comprehend.

We stopped checking for monsters under
our beds when we realized they were inside us – The Joker

I choose to be inhumane
undressed the layers of emotions
that occupied my heart
suffocating me
penetrating my nerves
I need to breath
I choose not to care
allowing my mind to wander
beyond a single feeling
while others reside blindly
in a perpetual repressive state
I observe beauty with a cold mind
destroy without hate
save without love
remain silent in the chaotic world.

Fin.

– Abhishek

annoyance – a gift we never asked for

LAWS OF FRUSTRATION: Ver 2.0

A human can get annoyed/distract from anything at any certain time. But nothing comes close to other people when it comes to annoyance. well sometimes, yes. But mostly it’s always the freaking h-u-m-a-n-s. (I know I’m over exaggerating but I have really thought this through) I mean like there’s no limit for getting offended these days, innit?

So going ahead I’ve made some pointers which can save you in the times when you’re really pissed at someone damn obnoxious.

Find the source of your annoyance:

Consider whether your offense is reality based or on the gravity of the obnoxious behavior of your own. Often, we experience such things where our perception makes us get annoyed due to our own insecurities.
For example, you become enraged at a classmate who pokes fun at the vacation photo you just posted on your Instagram. The remark was not really that hostile, but it reminds you of your childhood feelings when your brother taunted you.

Ignore unpleasing people:

People are more likely to act in ways that bring them some type of reinforcement. For people who behave in obnoxious ways, that reinforcement may be any form of attention. Is the person just wanting to elicit a reaction from others? Then make a pact with the other people in your group to refrain from laughing or paying any attention to the unwanted comments or actions. Without the desired response, the behavior may diminish on its own.
It’s really easy to get distracted but as quoted in the movie The Godfather : ‘Keep your friends close and enemies closer’
you just have to always integrate for Peace!

Preserve the individual’s self-esteem:

People are more likely to change their prejudice if they first feel good about themselves. Basically Self-affirming questions of a person who you’re trying to “de-prejudice.”
For example, in the course of the conversation about working women, give the offending individual the opportunity to talk about what he perceives to be his greatest personal accomplishments. Bumping up an “obnoxious” individual’s self-esteem may help him feel less threatened and he may alter his opinion, or at least drop the offending argument, so that everyone can move on eventually.
Always give the person a chance to improvise. If you don’t possibly see any glance of improvement go back to the previous pointer.

Lastly, I would say is start engaging with some sense of sarcasm into everything. Trust me there would be nothing left that could frighten you anymore.

p.s- Little outrage, Fickle advice, Food for thought.

Fin.

– Abhishek

Assumption of the fallen

I no longer want to have the patience for certain things, not because I’ve become opinionated, but simply because I feel I have reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me.

I no longer want to have patience for distrust, skepticism, excessive criticism and utter bullshit of any kind.

I want to lose the will –
to amuse those who don’t like me the way I am,
to love those who will never love me back,
&
to smile at those who never returns it.

I no longer want to spend even a second on those who are either dishonest or two-faced.
Not to keep faith in those who have deserted me enough.

I no longer want to rely on a person who deceives me.
Not to coincide anymore with falsification, hypocrisy, and deception.

I no longer want to tolerate selective erudition nor Humility.
I want to avoid conflicts and comparisons.

I believe in a world of opposites and that is why I stay away from people with stubborn and inflexible temperament.
I want to be friends with people who are loyal and trustworthy.
I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement.
I want to spend my time with those who are diving into the oceans of Optimism and run away from the clouds of Negativity.

Exaggerations bore me to death and I have difficulty accepting those who don’t respect their Parents and appreciate their priceless efforts.

And on top of everything I want to see people building positive identities and a respect for differences.

Fin.

– Abhishek

Hypocrisy is a one way street

Everyone abominates hypocrisy. But, hold on, says a wise man, we’re all hypocrites. It’s part of living.
We all know hypocrisy when we see it. Decide one thing, do another and you’re there. We condemn hypocrites and hypocrisy. Dante, in his Inferno, consigned hypocrites to the eighth circle of hell. And yet, if we’re honest, we can see what a crowded place that would be. Some are either for Self-deception or Cognitive dissonance. But that’s different than saying it’s okay. If we don’t withstand hypocrisy, we’re in a big moral scrumble. This hour On Point: the human capacity for hypocrisy, and just how deep it goes.

I don’t think I’m a hypocrite, not completely, I can’t think of anything I patron for other people that I don’t believe is right or try to follow myself.
I’m not saying I’ve never done wrong things. I have, and I’m ashamed of them. But all those things where I think I should have done better I acknowledge that I was weak and that weakness is understandable and permissible.
You may think that’s a bit of a pathetic get-out, but I’m pretty sure it’s not hypocritical as long as I am similarly unjudgemental about others in similar situations.

So let’s turn to the question of whether, if hypocrisy is in some situations a bad trait, just how bad is it? In some situations is the hypocritical thing to do the right thing to do? In particular, is this often the case politics?
Consider two politicians who both pretend to worry about the predicament of the poor in order to win votes. One of them thinks it would be absurd to do, to pretend the worry about the poor. According to our definition, this politician is a liar and a cad, but he’s not a hypocrite. The other one doesn’t care much about the poor either, but let’s say he thinks he’d be a better person if he did. So he is a hypocrite but I’d prefer him to the first because at least there’s some chance that the feelings he pretends to have will eventually take hold.

Sometimes I can’t really stand the hypocrisy of the people who behave like amateurs out there. People must understand the depth of the situation and balance the social anxiety. It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. I don’t ask for the most mature thing but they must at least try to do the right thing. We’re always pointing our fingers at someone, there are three more pointing back at you. In the literal sense, seek to understand than to be understood. A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too if he could.

I firmly believe that one day we’ll get rid of Hypocrisy, but to see that day alive, we have to work out on ourselves. Hate to admit it but its gonna be a very tough road for all of us; The Humans. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.

May the FORCE be with us!

Fin.

– Abhishek