Remember Our Soul for Purpose and Inspiration

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True fulfillment comes only through nourishing our soul. Despite the increasing glitz that captivate us they prove fleeting in their impact and just a temporary escape mechanism. We need deeper inspiration and purpose that comes only through introspection of what our shared journey is about and to become part of it.

Few Out to Harm

As our world chugs along at greater speed in terms of progress in science and technology we find ourselves in a catch-up mode. We have myriad choices at our disposal. But it does not prove an inclusive ride as few upset the apple cart. Rather than join the fun, they make use of the progress in technology to hit below the belt and even rock the boat to make it capsize. They can as well not join others but, why kill the goose that lays the golden egg to revert us to Stone Age? Most of the world is enjoying democracy and freedom in various hues but some want domination and take us back to a despotic age where few dictate and others obey – a primeval human trait that refuse to leave us whatever the lessons from history. That the 99% will have no truck with such thinking matters little to them. It is just my way or no way – a despotically tuned approach showing human behavior at its worst.

Spoilsports

It is clear our soul is restless as we fail to heed the inner prompt. We sow what does not bode well for us when we reap. Our approach to life itself is taking turns that is ruinous to nature. We create material things that captivate us but stray away from basics to retain meaning in life. Our actions and reactions give us hints that we should ponder. Obviously, it is does not prove an inclusive ride and the more we progress in terms of technology we are getting into uncharted territory that comes with its own consequences. Why some act as spoilsports and how to tackle them? When they refuse to get on board what choices do we have?

Lack of Fulfillment

Is there a purpose to life? Or is it wherever it takes us or rather the majority follows the agenda set by few who have the power mostly from the wealth they have accumulated with the greed to drive their actions? Will the majority have the ability to partake and enjoy the fruits of progress or they will be left with the crumbs? The latest of gadgets are always enticing but can we have the patience to wait but then much more will follow in the meantime? The frustration in not being able to reach the bait, like a donkey being led by it, gives most a lost feeling; also when getting hold of the elusive catch it proves not that appealing or fulfilling. They refuse to satisfy our soul, overall purpose, something is lacking which we fail to articulate. Those at the cutting edge of technology are the whiz kids who jump from one accomplishment to another till they run out of steam while others are ever ready to fill their shoes with even greater success. Though the majority settles for the spoils that come their way there is always a feeling of lack of fulfillment that we try to overcome in own way.

Nourish the Soul

Ignoring the reality of lack of fulfillment can make it reappear with a vengeance more often; it refuses to give up gracefully however much we try to ignore it. Is it because we are straying away from an inner direction that prompts us to take a certain course that we refuse to listen? I am reflecting on the discontent that is apparent from the ways of our world that are not right. We are bedeviled with the same old issues of war and strife, religious intolerance, petty border issues carried forward from history that do not really have a bearing on the common citizens anywhere out to eke out a peaceful life for self and family. What does our soul try to tell us – I feel it is to find peace wherever we are with whomever, at whatever stage in life, in good health or bad, and just be part of the creative process. Be curious but live in harmony with nature and others around us including fellow travelers of all hues and shapes.

Embrace Creation

We are in a shared journey with the whole universe itself a part of a gigantic creation that is beyond our wildest imagination. Even the purpose and real meaning of this ride and our own part in it is beyond us, but could well be revealed at an opportune time. For me, never even think of harm to others let alone perpetrating any deed. Those among us out to create havoc have to be isolated but allowed within the fold of a common purpose of a meaningful ride. Understand their angst and try to address them – some may well be borne with extreme thoughts for a purpose to test our resolve as no one promised us a life of enchantment – we happen to spend our days here at some point in time in the creative process and then may reappear to complete our task and then move on; that itself is a fulfillment to ponder. Though we may never decipher the true meaning for our existence here we all know that we should not do any harm that will only recoil on us – as of now in the manner of a hurt soul and later making amends to redress for our actions. Never forget who we are and take responsibility for actions as we wait for final justice to be meted out. We are where we are for a purpose and then other pieces of the jigsaw puzzle should fall in place over time.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
26th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you Mark for the moderation and star merit, appreciated - siva

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author avatar snerfu
26th Sep 2014 (#)

Yes, Mr Siva, the true meaning of our existence is the Hitchcock thriller that we face every day of our life. And yet, we get by somehow. Does it not mean that our soul has won? I somehow think the biggest detective, the grandmother of all sleuths is our soul. And here at Wikinut we are able to give it a direction and impetus to keep growing, I think.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
26th Sep 2014 (#)

Yes Snerfu, we nourish the soul here for sure as we forget the material world while here! Or the real world becomes immaterial to us as we seek refuge within this wonderful community. And we tend to spend more time here and not addicted to money which is the root of all evil! Jokes aside, I feel we all should find our comfort zones for peace of mind to reflect on life and why at all we are here and at this particular moment in time - siva

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author avatar snerfu
29th Sep 2014 (#)

Looks like you are trying to talk back to your karma -- the karma of your creation. Is it not right that we have been born? I think our efforts go towards comforts in our next life. I may be wrong.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
29th Sep 2014 (#)

Thanks again Snerfu. Karma is taken to be - Good intent and good deed contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deed contribute to bad karma and future suffering. What I had in my mind was we are away from material world while here as our intention while here is to share and care. We touch many lives and encourage each other. Of course, we continue to discharge our past karma and create new karma along the way all the time - siva

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
26th Sep 2014 (#)

All those thousands who line up two days before the store opens to buy the newest iPhone should read this article. Materialism has a nasty hold on people these days, and your call to nourish the soul is a most welcome antidote to that. Thank you, Siva-ji.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
27th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you Steve for your genuine support and encouragement. Though we need valves to release the incessant pressures in life, mostly self-created with our attitude, life should not degenerate to a race where few win and the vast majority loses. Even those who are never enamored of luxury cannot be above human feelings to aspire for them. Material wealth for own sake has been our bane casting a pall of gloom that we have to overcome through higher value attached to those whose lives enrich society in much better ways - mostly by embracing all without borders - siva

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
26th Sep 2014 (#)

Two great questions: "Why some act as spoilsports and how to tackle them? When they refuse to get on board what choices do we have?"
Thanks for the insights!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
27th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you Phyl for your support and thoughts. There is no fun in all being yes-men, but why a hate-filled world where few are out to get at others for any reason or even none? There are few reasons - our world lacks empathy and compassion; we go against the creative process and some beliefs revolt against modernity, that most aspire for, as they are based on feudalistic thinking, passed down rituals, that have lost relevance. We are born into a religion - mine being Hindu, it is entirely up to me to find my way around - but some beliefs come with "we" and "them" with an inner "superior instinct" and when one runs out of reason, blind fury results! So we have to tone down the way we approach our beliefs which should be more an individual connection with our Creator than of an outward show that borders on hypocrisy - siva

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author avatar Retired
26th Sep 2014 (#)

Another profound, deep work, Siva, that makes one stop, breathe, think, and become better for it because of your expression. Thank you.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
27th Sep 2014 (#)

What a way to encourage me, Susan, thanks indeed! Such response to my efforts makes me think, ponder and to share more from my inner thoughts, feelings - siva

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author avatar Helen Thomas
26th Sep 2014 (#)

Thanks for sharing this wonderful article ~ Siva.
YES FOR SURE ~~ so very often we stray 'away from an inner direction that prompts us to take a certain course.' Much to our later regret ~ we refuse to listen. I too often reflect 'on the discontent that is apparent from the ways of our world that are not right.' Indeed ~~ We are 'bedeviled with the same old issues . . . ' Obviously ~~ too many people who should know better ~~ want a 'quick fix.'
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Blessings to you.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
27th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you Helen. Live and let others live - proves a mirage in our world. It is my way or no way - is the writ, or - either you are with us or against us! Just looking at nature, we see all others living in peace and kill only to satiate hunger. But few among us try to impose their will creating misery all around. Sadly, the vast majority is taken for a ride repeatedly - siva

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author avatar Mrs. Linda
27th Sep 2014 (#)

Thanks Mr. Shiva for such a creative work

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
27th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you Linda for your appreciation - siva

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author avatar Utah Jay
27th Sep 2014 (#)

I lived for 57 years before I finally let God into my life. It is wonderful now. I often wonder why it took me so long...Peace and good wishes to you Sir.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
27th Sep 2014 (#)

I am so happy for you Utah that you you have fulfillment now. Keep sharing your experiences with us for us to benefit. Thank you for the good wishes - siva

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author avatar M G Singh
27th Sep 2014 (#)

Esssence of Hindu and eastern religions is the soul and its rebirth. Good you have highlighted the soul

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
27th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you Madan. Good deeds should soothe our soul and bad ones should not go scot-free - siva

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author avatar Retired
27th Sep 2014 (#)

A few years ago, an acquaintance in a conversation raised the question 'why are we here?'
And the only thing I could think of saying was 'we are here to nurture our souls.' And here, you have confirmed that response for me.
Of course, this is just the simple answer, simply put in words. The 'doing' of it is another matter; but you and I know it is worth pursuing ... in fact, it is essential.
Thank you, Siva.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
27th Sep 2014 (#)

Thanks you, r. nuñez. We all have our own conclusion but none can fault creation as to where we are are and in what condition. We cannot choose our parents, but we have choices even in terms of country and beliefs though there can be only one Creator by whatever name we call Him. We come with an inner knowing and we know what is right from wrong and if only our leaders knew that too as they manipulate us for their selfish ends! Individually we do have a choices though, let us have the wisdom too - siva

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author avatar spirited
28th Sep 2014 (#)

"Our soul is trying to tell us to find peace."

Yes, I guess our soul knows what peace is already, but I wonder why most of us have left it behind and live from something else instead. Maybe it is the primeval traits in us as you say that we need to overcome first..

Enlightening post siva

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
28th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you Spirited. We are welcomed with warmth and hope but along the way we find much needless hatred mainly from our inability and unwillingness to live in unity and amity. That attitude refuses to leave us sadly and we grope in darkness despite material progress - siva

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author avatar Retired
28th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you for all your wise and enlightening posts that remind people of life's true purpose and value...and prompt compassionate outlooks that embrace the world with kindness and joy. Namaste, rd

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
28th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you Rama-ji for your encouragement and kind words. Every day we continue with present ways of hatred is a blot on our collective conscience. United we stand and divided we fall - is proved time and time again, but our divisions start from family to every other level. In a way, it looks like we vote to live in self-created misery.Thankfully, nature has been benevolent to us. Namaste - siva

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author avatar Bill Harbin Jr
28th Sep 2014 (#)

Really good thoughts Siva. Keep up the creative thinking in your writing.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
29th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you Bill for your encouragement, appreciated - siva

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author avatar vellur
30th Sep 2014 (#)

Great article, nourishment of the soul is a way of enriching life and living life to the fullest.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
30th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you Vellur. Without nourishing our soul life will be empty devoid of any meaning - siva

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author avatar Delicia Powers
30th Sep 2014 (#)

profoundly beautiful Siva....!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
30th Sep 2014 (#)

Thanks Delicia for your generous words and encouragement, appreciated - siva

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author avatar Carol
30th Sep 2014 (#)

I love reading your reflective posts Siva, you have so much wisdom, people like you make the world a better place, with your encouragement.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
1st Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you Carol for your support as always and the encouraging words. I reflect on life in general and when it connects with people across the world I feel fulfilled - siva

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author avatar Smileworld
2nd Oct 2014 (#)

In my years of existence in this world, I have proven that we cannot be truly happy unless we satisfy our soul, our spirit. And my greatest happiness and fulfilled moment is when I feel God's love.

I love and really admire this article.Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
2nd Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you Smileworld for your input. Our intention will be right and fulfillment complete when our actions are guided by our soul, the inner prompt - siva

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
2nd Oct 2014 (#)

A fine article Siva.You put lot of thought into it.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
3rd Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you GVR for your support and appreciation - siva

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author avatar viewgreen
25th Oct 2014 (#)

It's very sparkle information you share herein. Thank you for charge this awesome knowledge. have a great day sir.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
25th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you Viewgreen. I know you love latest technology but without nourishing our soul we will lose meaning in our pursuit - siva

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author avatar Subra
5th Nov 2014 (#)

Dear Siva, if we take a deeper look at ourselves - into your own being - and take a good look at what we are doing with our life, we ask whether this life is how we want to live and the path we desire to continue walking on? In reality, life is simple, yet on most occasions, we do make things more complicated than necessary.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th Nov 2014 (#)

You have hit the nail bang on its head, dear Subra. Our soul wants a life of uprightness. We tend to think the reality of life will not affect us even when we see others being hit left, right and center by it.

Alexander the Great said "After my death, when you put my body in the casket, let my arms hang over the edges with my palms wide open, so the public can see my empty hands while I am leaving the world." Let us remember these words so that we don't get carried away - siva

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author avatar Mr. Mamun
3rd May 2015 (#)

nice

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
3rd May 2015 (#)

Thanks you Mamun for your support, appreciated - siva

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