Hidden Love stoically battles Base Instincts

Sivaramakrishnan A By Sivaramakrishnan A, 23rd Jun 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Love and understanding have to play their part for an inclusive meaningful journey. Love has to triumph in the end and we have make it last! For that, we have to play our role, be on the guard.

Love trumps in the end

Love evolves over time but becoming circumspect with passage of time. There are some out to take advantage and as the saying goes – once bitten twice shy! Might and showoff inspire but also makes love stay on the back foot. However, love trumps against all odds in the end – at least till now. Our fate would have been quite different had Hitler had his way and the Japanese succeeded more with their brutalities in the Second World War! Enough is enough was how the war ended finally; a logical end, thankfully.

In personal lives too, we accept might is right though we know it is wrong. The cover will be blown but who is prepared to play spoil sport? However, sooner than later, love and good sense assert and we move on to saner pastures for respite from the incessant storms that takes over again.

Realities of life

We want variety and are captivated by show of bravado. But logic and practicality has to triumph for a meaningful journey. Words inspire, but when they fall flat the less fortunate pay a higher price. Those who create havoc have no qualms in finding fresh pastures, and the gullible lap them up again! Our world is ruled by those who hoodwink others with their wiles. Common sense tells us that much that is happening around us is plain no-go; we are on path to self-destruction.

Lack of unity: We defy common sense, find it tough to unify for the common goal of peace. The writing is on the wall – but we go around aimlessly, forget to forge ahead for a purposeful onward journey.

Stoking fires of destruction: There are hidden agendas for leaders and through them the countries they represent. Their self-interest creates conflict among people who thirst for peace and amity. There are some who divide and rule and the majority allows them to have their way through passivity.

Unsustainable Lifestyles: Our lifestyles are clearly overboard. It is clear as daylight when nature is ruthlessly exploited without a thought for the future. All meaningful and logical pleas fall on deaf ears and we are on reckless path.

The enemies rule roost while love, sanity and logic wait patiently for their turn. They come into play when others have had their run. Then we have moments of respite and soon back again to incessant storms of havoc.

Playing our part

Are we up to playing our parts? Why not a sustainable ride of love and positivity to clear the mental bottlenecks of negativity? For that we need:

Unity of purpose: Our political and economic systems work against unity. Few try to lord over others creating suspicion and negativity. We should not allow them to win while the rest fail in their pursuits. Let us find joy when all succeed. We need to leave behind exclusivity.

Selfless lifestyles: Inclusive lifestyles are the way to go. For that, inspiration from a basic political thinking that has been discarded can give us the lead – from each according to ability and to each based on need. Of course, we have to clearly delineate need from greed as they easily overlap!

Worthwhile aims: Our basic instinct of scoring points over others, especially in their plight, has to be overcome. We need to find unity in diversity and that the ride will gather momentum when all are included has to be dinned into our psyches. That is what has been meant from the beginning but we play into the hands of those who divide us for their narrow ends.

Changing course

The writing is on the wall for all to see. Whether we bother to pause, read and heed or just hope that our reckless ride will sort itself out in the end is how our fate will be decided. Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt recently challenged graduates at Boston University to tear their eyes away from their smart phones and computer screens “and look into the eyes of the person you love. Have a real conversation, a real one” is his plea. It is time indeed!

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author avatar Retired
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Another outstanding article, Sivaji. *important issues*. Inspiring work.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Thanks Rama-ji for your visit and the encouragement. This means a lot to me. Namaste - siva

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Great sharing on another human aspect. Thank you for sharing.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Thanks indeed Karim for your comments - siva

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author avatar M G Singh
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Well written Siva. Congrats

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Thanks Madan - siva

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Golly me Siva...another of your incredible wisdom filled pages..am so glad you are writing here and sharing such information....

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Encouragement such as yours make me to share what I feel is the way forward. Namaste - siva

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Your wisdom inspires, Siva. Love is the only answer.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

Thanks Steve. As usual your comments inspire - siva

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
24th Jun 2012 (#)

"But love is blind and lovers cannot see". Sorry, siva, I just had to say that. However, your page is very much appreciated and please ignore my first remark.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
24th Jun 2012 (#)

Your comments are always welcome, dear Ivy. I hold on to your every word that is full of wisdom and life experiences - siva

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author avatar Carol
24th Jun 2012 (#)

A very thoughtful and inspiring page, thank you.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
24th Jun 2012 (#)

Thanks indeed Carol for your visit and comments - siva

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author avatar Judy Ellen
25th Jun 2012 (#)

How beautiful this is Siva!!!!! My heart breaks for those of us who are so caught up in materialism that they can't see the blessings right in front of them. Family should always come first. I am faced with a very big heartbreak. My only daughter with her husband and two boys and my youngest son with his wife and our 3 year old granddaughter (who is the light of our life) are moving to California. They are looking for more money and greater opportunities for material success. I wish they could understand that everything they need is here in Ohio with their family. I hope they achieve enough success to pay for the plane ticket and accommodations for us to visit. My husband is deathly afraid to fly and his only child just happens to be my youngest son's wife. His heart is so broken that he can't think straight, and, I can't shake this horrible sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach!! I am trying so hard to stay positive, and, keep myself from sinking into depression! It takes all my strength just to fight back the tears!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
26th Jun 2012 (#)

Judy, I can understand your anguish. But we cannot stop others from taking a different path even if they happen to be our most precious ones. The consolation is they are still in America and you can catch up with them as often as time and money permit. Maybe, you might relocate with your dear husband to California despite your love for Ohio! Life is full of surprises - siva

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author avatar Judy Ellen
26th Jun 2012 (#)

Thanks Siva for trying to make me feel better!! I am trying to be optimistic!!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
27th Jun 2012 (#)

Thanks Judy. Once we sink our roots in one place, it is tough to uproot. But we have great powers of adjustment but our fears increase with age! For me, I embrace everyone as my family through that is not reciprocated now-a-days! I pray that all will work for the better - siva

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author avatar Teila
28th Jun 2012 (#)

You are both intelligent and compassionate! Great job on this as always.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
28th Jun 2012 (#)

Thank you Teila, for your visit and uplifting comments - siva

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author avatar Subra
13th Jul 2012 (#)

Yes Siva well said about love and understanding. All this trouble, killings, fighting, quarrels, friction among individuals, nations etc all have their genesis in lack of love and understanding. Gandhiji said, "God is love, love is God"! Love is free of charge, yet so elusive to so many!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
13th Jul 2012 (#)

A change in thinking is needed but when leaders themselves indulge in divide and rule, we go at each other's throats! Thanks again Subra for your visit and comments - siva

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author avatar Subra
14th Jul 2012 (#)

Yes Siva. Life is a journey......... .............and love is what makes that journey worthwhile.A change in thinking to more love is what is required in the world today!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
14th Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks Subra for your revisit and comments. Much appreciated - siva

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