Vulnerability

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It’s a lovely Sunday morning! It rained here the last night. Looking at the micro garden (that my wife nurtures in our balcony) is a bliss, refreshing! Observing the beautiful hues, a thought crosses my mind.

The delicate petals are carrying the weight of the tiny rain droplets rather happily. The droplets too embrace the petals even being aware about the ephemeral life either of them have.

What I liked more is that the petals are not proud of their vibrant hues. The droplets aren’t boastful about providing the nourishment. The droplets have neither a fragrance nor a color. They act as wonderful miniature magnifying lenses – enhancing the elegance of the bloom. Together they bring a magical joy!

Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It’s the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, ‘This is me, and I’m interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.’ – Ashton Kutcher.

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Expectations!

Nirvana

Whenever I’m deeply hurt, I promise myself that I won’t expect anything from others.

For the next few days I continue to deliver to the best of my capabilities towards a particular cause, in reasonably detached manner. Slowly the feelings creep in; and again I crave for recognition from the beneficiaries. So on goes the struggle…

Is it impossible not to expect? NO.

Is it difficult? YES, absolutely.

While you are part of the society, irrespective of whether you expect or not, you definitely owe others. You can’t be selfish and run away from all the responsibilities. Only thing you have to learn is to serve the purpose you are here for and forget about it.

Ultimately it’s going to end into not asking even from the Supreme Provider! That’s when you find ultimate key to eternal joy. The Absolute Nirvana!