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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Dolce far niente-- sweetness of doing nothing at all

 First let me apologize for my long absence from the blog, so sorry to keep you guys waiting.
I just had the too much symptom and just wanted to disconnect with everything around me and bask in the fulfillment of not doing anything at all and enjoying the sweetness - IL Bel far niente (dolce far niente) - Italian - sweetness of doing nothing.
Sometimes i think that i am an Italian at heart. So many qualities i posses which means that i should have born in Italy.
See , I love pizzas, pastas, art, lazying, enjoying life, family, love, celebrations, enthusiasm, pride, generosity, travel, friendship, warmness, socialising, poetry, romance, drinks, dance, music.

And that exactly is what i have done, sweetness of not doing anything at all and here i return recharged and raring to go, well, where to? is a good question. I have never ever aligned or pre decided my path or goals, i believe in living life as it comes and where it takes you. Success for me is happiness and doing what pleases me. I don't like to abide by rules, i call myself carefree wanderer in search of fineness of life.

Life is too beautiful to be missed even for a second, we are in a race today to God knows where cause at the end of the race we are so tired and old enough to have lost so many beautiful moments on the way but we were to busy in a race which actually just makes us tired and frustrated with our own self and with everything around cause we are exhausted in the daily combat of a so called busy practical world.

Today we dream big- big car , big pay, big house, big vacations, big list of gadgets and wants. In this big our life becomes small- with no time for ourself and our family, small coversation and big seminars, small family and big cars and houses. small life big burdens. no time too much stress. and the end of it all we realise that we are too exhausted or old to live our dream or either its too late.

A Little Story i came across...

The businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The businessman complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The Mexican replied only a little while.

The businessman then asked why he didn't stay out longer and catch more fish? The Mexican said he had enough to support his family's immediate needs. The businessman then asked, but what do you do with the rest of your time? The Mexican fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos; I have a full and busy life, señor."
The businessman scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and I could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats; eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman, you would sell directly to the processor and eventually open your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually New York City where you would run your expanding enterprise."The Mexican fisherman asked, "But señor, how long will this all take?" To which the businessman replied, "15-20 years." "But what then, señor?" The businessman laughed and said, "That's the best part! When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich. You would make millions." "Millions, señor? Then what?" The businessman said, "Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take a siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos."

The fisherman, still smiling, looked up and said, "Isn't that what I'm doing right now?"

-Author Unknown

First people used to live a simple quiet content life, amongs nature, enjoying with family, simple wants , simple life,, lots of love, little stress.
First the world was loved by us, cared by us , better place to live in, without the globalisation, the terror and the hatred, hunger.
Are our dreams the cause to this nightmare.

I do have dreams - i dream of travelling places, exploring beauty, being happy and content with my family, getting a smile on others face. Living a full life without missing the beauty of life. I want to do justice to my life. In simplicity lies beauty and happiness.Simple things in life make me happy.
Do spare a minute and think.
Its still not too late. We can make a change.

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of
intelligent people and affection of children; to learn the
appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of
false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in
others; to leave the world a little bit better, whether by
a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social
condition; to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
i love this one
Do let me know what you think, comment and share your views.


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