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Destination and the Journey

by Mayank Rajput on 7th May, 2011 at 3:11 AM CEST

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As person I have always believed that I am an effective communicator. But very recently I found out that just when I feel that I must be very effective now, at that very moment, my effectiveness falls down. I lose my spontaneity. I lose my mysticism. I lose the essential elements of my personality. So I thought a lot about what I should do. I kept pondering over it but at large it had been inconclusive. Probably I didn’t know the source of unease. But in the process of doing so I guess I found more than what I set out to find.

Am I alive? For that matter what does living actually means? I think it means getting better and being aware of it. If at the end of the day you sleep with a feeling of having achieved something, of having done something worth while. You are living. How do we know that we have accomplished something? In other words how do we know that we are living? First thing you need to answer yourself is, what is your purpose in life? What do you want to gain? What path have you chosen? Having answered all these questions just answer one more question and you will know if you have accomplished something or not. How many steps on that path did you travel today?

Our existence is our state of mind. It’s the consciousness of knowing a purpose and moving forward to fulfill it. Most of the time we don’t know what it is that we want to do. And this is true with a huge majority of people who think they know what they want to do? Do you feel alive doing the work that you think is what you want to do in your life? When you are working, in those moments, is your work the only thing that matters to you? How painful is the thought of not being allowed to do what you believe that you love to do?

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Wondering why there are more question marks than full stops in this article? <-(Here it is one more) well because the answer for every one of us is different. Its like I am out to reach for mountains, their coldness, the mist of the early morning, the echo of falling water at a distant waterfall, the moistness of a heavy and chilled breeze bringing to life everything it touch, the serenity and the silence. On the other hand your destination might be the salty winds having its origin at the middle of an ocean, the fine crystals of sand at the sea shore preserving every step you take, the tides of time erasing the steps you took like bruises of past, the fire of sun meeting the water of ocean at a distant horizon, the depth and the sobriety. As our destination differs our purpose in life differs and so the path we take for it differs but what remains same is the essence of life. Moving forward, advancing, striding towards the destination.

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Journey is more important than the destination? Well it is but when you know the right path and you are conscious of your decision. Every step you take towards the journey, its by savoring the beauty of the path you have taken. You enjoy the journey because you know its right and in your consciousness and surety of the path you have taken is the art of living.

~ Mayank Rajput, C:F Writer Action Team #2

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Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

wow.. amazing article: destination & journey...
Mayank media field is waiting for u I think... Your depth of life understanding in really deep. . reason of existence is always big que mark & finding ans of this que is make your journey more interesting ..

very effective pictures in article. :)

the main part is if you can enjoy journey of life den u r on right path n if u cant den tak turn back or choose diff path - while changing path dont listen to others bcaz best person who knows u is u only.. :) -- thx for articles & beautiful & effective pictures dear.. :)

7th May, 2011 @ 7:55 AM CEST

Damjan Obal

Damjan Obal

Journey IS more important than the the destination, especially when you are open for spontaneous, unimaginable... Very poetic reading Mayank, nice & congratz!

7th May, 2011 @ 11:12 AM CEST

Mayank Rajput

Mayank Rajput | Action team

Hi jatin bhai
thanks a lot :D
though it will take some time to fulfill the dream but will do it for sure :)

8th May, 2011 @ 8:44 AM CEST

Mayank Rajput

Mayank Rajput | Action team

Damjan thanks bro :)

8th May, 2011 @ 8:45 AM CEST

KEDEI INAH

KEDEI INAH

Your journey shows how determined you are for a change by taking a step. love your work

8th May, 2011 @ 9:24 PM CEST

Mayank Rajput

Mayank Rajput | Action team

thanks kedei :)

9th May, 2011 @ 9:25 AM CEST

Kayode Nubi

Kayode Nubi | Action team | CF Chapters

I definitely would agree that the journey is more important (for me), as it allows to discover one's self as well as others. It exposes us to new places, things, and horizons. Perhaps that's why I took a 32 hour journey from N.Cyprus to Nigeria (via Turkey and Qatar) over a usual 6 hour journey. Well i'm nomadic - I am a Wanderer :)

9th May, 2011 @ 2:22 PM CEST

Batric Krvavac

Batric Krvavac

Journey doesn't have to be a change of location. Changing the state of mind is the greatest journey one an take. Still, the change of surroundings helps us ease our thoughts...

Good text :)

9th May, 2011 @ 6:30 PM CEST

Divya Nawale

Divya Nawale | Action team

A wonderful article... more than once in life , i have felt more lost doing what i love the most in life- and I realised that its becos I am not sure if I am doing it right or good enough.... We are always unsure of what we want, but when we know what we want, we dont know how, and when we realise the 'how' part of it, thats when the Journey truly begins :) and the journey is what matters more than the destination itself..

I felt like sharing this quote here... hope u like it-
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”- Nelson Mandela

23rd June, 2011 @ 2:42 PM CEST

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