Some Stray Thoughts…on Life

Many times
what we see is
not what it really is
and what it really is
is not what it looks like…

But we always want to see
what we wish to see
and when we are not able to see
the mismatch gives rise
to a series of mistakes
falling prey to misunderstandings
that get further inflamed
when one is unable to speak mind
and the other can’t understand it

The mind quickly gets entangled
in a spider’s web
with thoughts and thoughts
about the past moments
of despair and discords
leading to frustration and disconnect…

We remain the same
our paths and relationships
also don’t undergo any change
but what changes are
our own feeling and attitude…

The biggest mistake of our life
is that we don’t learn anything
from our own or others’ mistakes…

We must look back to understand life
and look ahead to live life
but to live life meaningfully
we must read books…

Ramayana teaches what to do in life,
while Mahabharata teaches us
what not to do in life
and Geeta teaches how to live life,
the essence of all scriptures
being the real happiness of life
in giving happiness to others,
not in snatching it from them…

The life is like a mirror
let’s see it with a smile
and it will smile too,
finding the life in life
is the real life…

P.S. Both blocks in the first picture are grey in colour. Use your finger to cover the middle line and see the illusion.

–Kaushal Kishore


  1. Thank you, Kaushal, for the pearls of your wisdom, based on ancient teaching, they are priceless.

    My template for a good life is the following the teachings of Swami Vivekananda:

    “If you wish to help a man, never think what that man’s attitude should be towards you.
    If you want to do great or good work, do not trouble to think what the result will be,”


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    1. So glad you liked the post and quoted Swami ji. Gita also says, do your work without bothering for the result. Thank you so much, Joanna


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