Something seems to have gone off beam with contemporary times. I hear of people all over being pushed into conveyances that travel only the final journey of mortal breathing – burning trains, derailed compartments, crashed flights, Godmen gunned, fire let loose, people killed, kin massacred, its just so all over the place that you cannot neglect it even if you want to. In these small daily sentences that each one of us traverse as we pen down in the superior story of life we all are strained to sit back for a jiffy and deliberate – why all this, how long and what if it is me or my loved ones.
A confession – when something like this happens I stop (at least for a few days) grumbling about life, I stop fighting with my hubby over the petty chores of mundane living and thank him for the greater part that is all so perfectly done, I stop cribbing about my work and workplace, I stop complaining to the Unseen over what I feel is my due. I just thank Him for having given me whatever he deemed good, worthy and necessary. I do not know what He has in store for me and what His plans are. All I can do is trust Him afar all qualm and survive this instant in its entirety. And yes I do still plan, still strive and still better myself but with modesty and submission in His will.
We mortals are unaware or rather consciously ignorant of how ephemeral are the lives we lead. This moment is really the “present”. Live it and love it.