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Day 157: Reasons

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Everything we do in life has a reason. Most of which, we do not know and a few, we think we know. I have always thought I know what I need (and want) in my life. However, a lot of times my plans have never worked. It is not because I did not try hard enough (I try to tell myself that I did not try hard enough!). I search for reasons for these happenings to chart a future and anticipate new trails for my journey. However, as you know it is not always possible that way. There is a strong power in the universe, some call it God, some call it destiny, or fate, or even thoughts. Whatever it is, we sometimes don't have all the answers.

The different people we meet leave impressions. Most are forgotten, a few just vaguely there, and a few others who leave lasting impressions. I keep thinking about the various connections I have had and the wonderful bonds and relationships I have had with folks around the world. I do not even know what they are doing these days or have any connection (yeah, some of them are on my social media circle, but that is just like an address book without any connection).  It surprises me how we meet different people and even if I initiate to keep in touch, or vice-versa, it just fades away.It is like the universe is taking you through a different path (or for them too).

Whenever that happens, one words that comes to my mind is the sanskrit (same in Malayalam) term called 'virakthi'. This is not to sound too philosophical or spiritual. It is a simple word but misunderstood and misused. I find it extremely important to understand the complex context of human existence. We are all alone but parts of the whole but still separate. Very complex indeed. Well, that is for another topic to discuss in detail. This might sound like a 'low' energy post but with deeper meanings. Very personal and hence keeping it as abstract and broad as possible.

Btw, hope there are some good reasons as to why or how you have stumbled upon my blog too! 
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