Work-Life Balance and Relationships!

Work-life balance? What is this? What has it got to do with relationships?
My bike with massive weight on its back. Prepared to move to our next destination, on the relentless and treacherous roads of Leh, Ladakh in the Himalayan mountain range.

The image above may seem irrelevant to the topic but wait let me break it down how analogies work! The bike is full of load yet it’s balanced! It’s fitted with a carrier also famously known as the Ladakh carrier because they’re specifically designed for this particular bike and region!
The balance of the carrier with all the weight allowed me to pull this over 2000 KM’s journey which has been by far the most adventurous thing I’ve done at the age of 21!

The point is, If you’ve got it all balanced and each part is in sync, you can go as long as the road takes you! There is virtually no end to a journey. It is that simple!

With people, things are a little complex when it comes to balancing their professional and home life which inevitably makes or breaks their relationships with the people they constantly interact on a daily! But it’s not as complex as it seems. It’s all about perception! Let me tell you how!

Not 2 people living in the same apartment building lead the same life! If you gain an insight, everyone’s realities are different! The commonality for each individual whether they lead very busy life or one with full of struggles is the need for realisation that balance is not through all the external influences but the very nature a human has within himself/herself dictates the perception of any given situation. But the question arises…

How and what to do, one needs methods not philosophies!
What most people lack is awareness, awareness of the self.

Before anything there are a few things one needs to be aware of or do right away!

  • Acceptance – realising a change is needed!
  • Be empathetic – to strike a balance, it’s important people are empathetic enough to know the other person’s’ struggles.
  • Be realistic – is work all that important to ignore your loved ones? It’s time to ask that question! The reverse could be a possibility too! (here comes the awareness for balance)
  • Take a breather – Work is a part of your life, not life alone. Don’t view life with such a narrow lense.
  • Reconnect – You’re aware, you’re being realistic, tried being in the other person’s’ shoes and finally caught your breath, now comes the time to reconnect!

Reconnecting with the people you love, brings joy to your inner being. It reminds that these people serve a purpose in your life and their presence, warmth and affection is what really matters!

Leaving with this quote by Sadhguru

An introductory piece

What is the meaning of life…is where I started. This first blog is a random piece of writing to what I exactly felt like expressing. This is where I make it apparent my fluid nature and my way of communicating.

I love this word ‘nothingness’. It has a meaning yet it doesn’t.

Do you feel the same? Or have ever…

‘Seeking’ as I am tring to fill the void. I use such terms as I need words to put this experience into the limited frame of a language for comprehension. This is not about philosophy, as its far away from thoughts or what goes in the mind rather I focus on experience. I embark on this journey setting clear goals. My goal is, seeking the unseekable. Trying to fit words into what cannot be expressed in words. An experience which cannot be expressed whatsoever. A beautiful contradiction, and I dont worry about the contradiction as it only seems to be a contradtion because the mind can only see in two ways: eitther yes or no. Its nature is to dissect but what I am seeking transends what the mind expriences.

I am a Kanye West fan, why? I wholly relate and understand his perceived crazy behavior, he’s a realized being. Hence, some call him a genius. Anyway, this isn’t about Kanye, it’s about the one who’s reading this. I spill what I experience and try to put whatever comes to my experience, it’s about the freedom: liberation from the mind.

I hope to create a community of like-minded individuals who have much more to share. Potentially, something meaningful which I struggle to find because there is hardly anything which truly excites me from within. Life’s been an act than reality. I’m wondering, within the wide cosmos of infinity, do people like me exist? Am I in the oblivion? People, who somehow relate to me? I have no questions to life yet I am on this journey.
The entire discourse is a contradiction of which, I’m highly aware.
I want to help people, going through hardships in life. Struggling with themselves, trying to know what, where and why of what the worldly definitions can’t give a compelling answer to.
There’s more to life than ‘this’ or ‘that’ but for me, life in itself is enough and this entire thing is about ‘life’ itself. Life is life, I am life, you are ‘life’. Why not be just life?
Sounds interesting or confusing? Follow me as I uncover the mysteries with more in my successive blogs…

Oh and here’s a quote by OSHO, someone I will write more on, I’ve been studying him lately.