We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered. ~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
Location: Chandratal Lake, Spiti
According to the Amitabha Buddha sutra it says - Anyone who recites the six syllables of Om Mani Padme Hum and while spinning the prayer wheels at the same time is equal in fortune to the Thousand Buddhas. The Shakyamuni Buddha said that – by spinning the prayer wheel once is better than having done one, seven, or nine years of retreat. The prayer wheel is a very powerful merit field; one accumulates immeasurable of merits and purifies obstructions and obstacles.
In the morning, after I wake up and brush my teeth, I peek out through the window, and I see green leaves dancing along with the songs of the birds and the seas, people with their happy and peaceful smiles with the acceptance of every living being in their eyes, with the warmth of the sun and the chilled sense of wind gently pressing through my skin as it passes me.
This is what I want to wake up everyday to,
This is what I will wake up everyday to.
There are such people in this world who don't hate people but sometimes they don't want to be a part of any group. They love their own company and don't look for any companion when they want to travel. They trust their own vibes and nature, they prefer to laugh with people but yes they don't miss a chance to sit somewhere alone in the middle of nowhere. They love to talk to people but yes, they mostly grab an opportunity to just being silent. I am glad, I have met such kind of people in my life. -
This is purely my personal opinion based on my hesitation to take this long to share my story and disturbing enough fact being that I am still not opening up but yes I will speak about the reason of my inhibition.
Amidst the volumes of #metoo stories, I read point of view of a friend ( Ayushi Agarwal )so I decided to put her perspective along with mine.
Yes obviously "me too" but what's the point?
A. It's redundant. Yes it shows solidarity but where is it taking you next?
B. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter can't help here. Where and what is the action?
Yes, it gives a sense of magnitude of problem but what are we together doing about it? Why spray and pray? The solution to this problem requires effort, lot of effort!
Sitting and getting shocked at the stories won't help. Most sexual offenders or molesters won’t even flinch on reading these status. Even if they do, they must be ignoring it at best.
Yes the problem is real and requires our attention. So use all the energy you have to make a difference. That has higher chances of making people not turning a blind eye to another rape or eve teasing.
What's more important is yours to decide:
Women speaking up or an entire generation taking whatever little action they can to prevent it all together for the next generation?
“Any campaign without a clear action orientation is a miss in my opinion."
I don't want a debate. Read it and do something to best of your abilities to change the situation if it riles you up.
And yes #metoo .
Picture credits -@kanwar_photos