Saturday, January 21, 2012

Forever

The only thing that is absolutely real is your consciousness. Everything else goes on changing. That which goes on changing is an appearance — don’t get identified with it. You are the unchanging divine, you are the unchanging godliness.
- Osho

Change is the only constant. An established fact that we learn with experience. We resist and desist, till it defeats us. With that defeat comes acceptance. That acceptance brings in another constant- another change.

As humans, it is believed, that resisting change is in our nature. It is something that defines us. But more than often we defy this belief and welcome changes that bring goodness to our lives, enriching it.

So that makes us question 'forever'. Everyone of us has gone through this questioning phase. Only few are assuaged by the answer. I am glad to be one of them.

Forever exists. That which remains unchanged. In the words of Osho- it is divine and godliness.

After almost a decade, four 20 something's met at "The Star". A place they met everyday to play 'chippi chippi' and 'dhappa dhappa' years earlier. A feeling of nostalgia lingered in the eyes and hearts of each of them.

Each had taken up a path like no other in their respective lives. Yes- change had taken over them. They were no longer the 9 year old's in funny looking 'frocks' coming down to play...

Each was articulate in thoughts and words, with a clear vision for the future in minds and hearts. 

As the day unfolded, it adorned itself with laughter and talks. Talks of past, present, and future. It unraveled something that defined forever. 

These little girls, now young adults had grown with experience of the last decade. But within, they still connected as the little dolls waiting for 7pm to meet at the Star!

While sitting with my oldest friends over lunch, I experienced 'the Real'. The consciousness. While talking and listening to them I learnt that time has worked on us. Yes it all looked different- the appearance. 

And amidst  all this was the biggest realization- the unchanged and the forever! Even though we met after a decade, the connection, bond, and comfort remained undeterred. The consciousness remained real and clear. 

I found my unchanging divine. I found my unchanging godliness. Yes, I found my 'forever'

Thank You- Disha, Ritika, and Vaidehi for being there and showing me what we hardly ever see!