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Have you just ‘been’?

January 7, 2009

Howdy folks! Happy New Year once again.
This is my first post this year and going by the length of my previous posts, I’d like to KISS this one. (Keep It Short Stupid)
Before beginning, I’m glad my last post managed to shake you up a bit and I also hope that you all are scaring yourselves in some way or the other, each day. I have frightened myself everyday for the past week and I’m richer in thought, word, deed and action. (For those of you who missed the last post, I recommend you read it before proceeding.)

OK…so have you just been?


I’m sure you’re puzzled. It seems to be an incomplete question. I should have asked:
– How have you been? or
– Where have you been? or
– Have you been to blah, blah and blah?

BUT NO. I asked you a simpler question: ‘HAVE YOU JUST BEEN?’
Still think it’s a tough question?

Sure it is a tough question to answer for anyone simply because we have never ‘just been!’
I don’t mean being here or there or being like someone. I’m not even inquiring about your well-being.
What I mean is ‘have you ever been YOU? or is this a facade or an illusion or a role you are playing?’

When was the last time you sat down alone just observing all that was happening around you?
When was the last time you introspected yourself?
When was the last time you just stared out of the window or looked up at the starry night?
When was the last time you did absolutely nothing?

Forget the last time, have you ever done the above things?
In all probability, the answer is NAHHH…

And why is it so?
Simply because we never had the time to do so or never thought it was important.
We all are busy playing various roles in life at all times. We are constantly trying to please others or derive satisfaction from the outcomes of our actions. But the point is there is satisfaction even in inaction. This is when you are observing reality as it is and you get to know the true ‘you’ who is buried beneath your physical being in the ordinary scheme of events. This real ‘you’ comes out when you are alone, when you are just an observer, when you are in a state of solitude. Just being ‘you’ can give you answers to life’s toughest questions. Just being ‘you’ gives you clarity
of thought. Just being ‘you’ is the least you can do to give yourself a much needed break in today’s fast paced world.

So how can you just be?
Its the simplest thing to do (and we never knew!) Try being alone for some time and just cut out all thoughts from your mind.
Observe as reality unfolds around you, but do not react. Look outside the window and just be still. Meditate if you can (mail, message or write to me for tips on how to just ‘be’).

Don’t just live the length of life, live the breadth of it too!

I asked you to try out something new everyday in my last post. How about trying to ‘just be’ tomorrow? Give it a try and gift yourself a wonderful moment.

(I’d love to hear from you how it was to ‘just be’…its done wonders for me! Follow us on Twitter & join the facebook group if you still haven’t to keep yourself updated.)


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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    January 8, 2009 12:18 am

    “theres enlightenment in inaction”

  2. tushki permalink
    January 8, 2009 1:47 am

    truly amazng thoughts!!
    ll definetly do these thngs!!

  3. Anonymous permalink
    January 9, 2009 2:05 pm


  4. Anonymous permalink
    January 12, 2009 4:19 am

    this is one thing everyone must do for a few mins everyday…just enjoy ur own space n’ be with ur own self…away from the world. it completely rejuvenates n’ refreshes u n’ also brings u closer to God. so do this everyday folks! its magic:)

  5. Varun Thakur permalink
    January 12, 2009 1:38 pm

    Sure folks, your comments to this post add magic to this simple technique… try it everyone!

  6. Anonymous permalink
    January 18, 2009 9:04 pm

    I couldnt have agreed more, state of solitude really helps.. n i have been doing all those five things that u have listed 🙂 Punit

  7. Anonymous permalink
    January 18, 2009 9:06 pm

    n dude i loveee ur blogs mann coz i could relate to every single blog… Kudos to u buddy!- Punit


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