Sunday, August 05, 2007

The Bridge Across Forever

Once upon a time there was a boy, 18; and like every other boy in his age-group was carefree and aimed to be on top of this world, and that's what his problem was: he was unsure what really being on top of the world meant and felt like. Then, one day he came across a book called "The Bridge Across Forever" by Richard Bach, a book which changed the way he looked at things and changed him forever. From a carefree and someone who paid absolutely no attention to relationships, he was transformed into a boy who started waiting for his own soul-mate; was it the book or the subject that the book covered, which transformed him; or did the book just aided in making him think and acknowledging certain aspects of himself which were buried deep down inside which he had ignored for so long? Soon, he started realizing that "being on the top", is all about way you feel inside; it's all about doing something which makes you feel satisfied; it's about having the feeling of oneness, and calmness from within; it's about joining and completing the missing bits of the thing called life. He learnt from the book and started believing firmly that only things in life that matter are the things that you can share with someone special, he started watching & waiting for that "someone" to come into his life, someone to grow old with; someone who made the journey more beautiful than the final destination. I remember, how he felt "cheated" when he read about Bach and Leslie's divorce, how could soul-mates decide to go their own way? Isn't being soul-mates all about learning and sharing together, and he started doubting the entire idea of soul-mates. Then he realized, soul-mates is not about living together and sharing within this time-space continuum; it's something that transcends both time and space; there is no such place as far away; no such time as too long: overcome distance and all you are left is "here"; overcome time and all you have is "now": And in the middle of Here and Now, it's just "you" and "I" that really matter. So, are soul-mates perfect, and completely compatible? No, if you are perfect there's nothing to share, there's nothing to learn from the "other" person when you are fully compatible, if you don't learn; you stagnate, if you stagnate; you stop exploring a world so beautiful both outside and within…and yes, soul-mates doesn't mean living together; it's about learning from each other; either within this time-space or something which operates outside their realm, the fact is: you may stop loving someone, but you will never stop loving the time when you loved them. Why am I writing all this? Maybe, we teach best what we need to learn the most…but then, everything in this post maybe wrong.

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