Monday, June 8, 2009

~ Connectivity ~

A talk show on contradictions, confusions and compulsions between the elderly and the next generation brought forth the wrath of the elderly and the lack of compassion of the young. Well anchored by one who knows the art of moving and sliding from side to side to bring the best of the both, gave room for contemplations.

Loneliness, the most predominant factor felt among many elders clearly indicates the lack of connectivity." A loner builds walls around but fails to build bridges"-- Walls built in body and mind are barriers, firstly to one's own self. Walls of my family, my friends, my needs...endless it is. Approachability and comfortability becomes an almost impossible task with such an individual, irrespective of age. Awareness in connectivity leads to bridges irrespective of age and creed. None can create the loneliness in any one. A discordant chord within snaps the beauty of alone and confines it in loneliness.

Sympathy and a subtle dominance of, "I" either directly or indirectly shuns the possibility of experiencing the one connectivity in many. When, "I want to do it" gets transformed to, "lets do it ", the walls dissolve to let the flow happen on the bridge of awareness. Retaining the individual flavour and yet remaining in the one essence of many is the fragrance of one consciousness.

Confined to a limited form of age is like a bird in a cage. When one learns to connect with one's own Self, then, it is like a free bird beyond the confinements. Availability to the one conscious connectivity, lets one to adapt and dance to the tunes of awareness. Presence or absence of any form can no longer be a hurdle. You learn to remain a part of the whole and not be confined to loneliness.

Ain't it essential to learn to connect to one's own Self than to function in the attached limited forms of confinement? Expansion is the beauty of bridges...
Walls or bridges to one's own Self is indeed a vital one to ponder....

12 comments:

Ruth said...

People get attached to memories, history - they hold grudges, which become walls. If we could live in the moment, unattached to expectations or the past, we might have a chance of living ego-less.

But when I feel sorry for myself, I wonder why so-and-so didn't talk to me. And I feel isolated.

However, I think the elderly have true loneliness when younger people ignore them or condescend.

Thanks for provoking the thoughts.

Merging Point said...

Yes Ruth, it is indeed difficult to understand when someone does not talk for no fault of ours and that can lead to a feel of isolation. But, even with the same situation, with proper connectivity, the why gets transformed to acceptance and compassion and that can liberate you from isolation.

The Uneasy Supplicant said...

Excellent post MergingPoint. I generally echo Ruth comments but am intrigue by your reply. I find issues that happened way in the past haunt my thoughts at times and provoke anger and resentment until I tell myself there's nothing I can do about it.
Presence or absence of any form can no longer be a hurdle. You learn to remain a part of the whole and not be confined to loneliness. Always wise words oh Sage.
~JD

Anna said...

Hi Merging Point, firstly thanks so much for your nice comment on my blog, I always appreciate your words of wisdom. This is excellent post, as a matter of fact I tend to be more connected to the elderly than my own generation. I love listening their stories, their experiences....as a matter of fact many times I rather listen than talk...thanks for sharing your wonderful thoughts Merging Point. Anna :)

Merging Point said...

' I find issues that happened way in the past haunt my thoughts at times and provoke anger and resentment until I tell myself there's nothing I can do about it.'
Dear JD, remnants of non acceptance is probably haunting you. When you start to question with a "why?", it is followed by the reasoning and judgement. But, whereas with creation, it is as it is..There is no reasoning , no judgement.
From little known and unknown unlimitedness,what i feel probably is, when the interaction of the form springs from the connectedness of the formless, then these factors of binding, haunting etc dissolve and acceptance to see it as it is..., is likely to happen.

Merging Point said...

Dear Anna, may be, you are talking about the connectivity with regard to the age. whereas, it is about that one common Divine connectedness that can bestow the freedom.
Thankyou for your visit and comments.

Mark said...

This is a very important post. Yes, when we drop the "I" and understand oneness we elevate ourselves beyond our silos.

Merging Point said...

Yes Mark. the right connectivity automatically lets it happen.

fruitu said...

when there is no expectation and no conditions involved, connectivity happens immediately, if we observe children, we can feel it. Hmmm as we grow, we build walls instead of roads around us and confine ourselves to a guarded fort, in that bargain we miss a lot!!!. Nice post, reach out and the whole universe is ours.

Merging Point said...

yes, Back to the baby stage with awareness as the bridge...
Thankyou Fruitu!

Miruh said...

It is sad how our modern culture focuses on the "I" and how we become so disconnected from the "we." To get in touch with the I that is the we, is the first step to healing our loneliness and appreciative of aloneness.

A deep contemplative post, thanks!

Merging Point said...

In a way, it is true. Our modern world and its demands have indeed brought a forcible change. One needs to be aware of this change and balance it well.
Thankyou Miruh!