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Wednesday Wisdom

Love

Are you in Love ?

Are you following love ?  Check which one is ideal as per your definition of Love

Web of intrigue with lessons to learn

Tent Spider

The next time you see a spider web, please, pause and look a little closer. You’ll be seeing one of the most high-performance materials known to man.” Cheryl Hayashi

What is your lightning reaction when you see a spider ?

Yuck…..horrid…..monstrous,,,,creepy….scary….crush it…..and you shudder.

Majority of us have ‘Arachnophobia‘- an abnormal fear of spiders.

Many of you instantly feel FORMICATION– a sensation that exactly resembles that of insects crawling on your body.

I fully understand your feelings and disgust, and I also know it’s hard to convince you,but let me beg you…don’t kill the spider when you notice it,majority are not dangerous to humans.

Why you should not kill a spider ?

Because spiders eat the disease causing pests like mosquitoes,roaches,flies and cloths.

Believe me if I say,they are the best home pest controllers.

You are indebted life long to these eight legged wonder !!

Humans have already caused enough damage to Mother Nature and present Corona Virus pandemic giving the warning bell !

Have ‘Live & let live’ motto and share your home with these great creatures.

“If you want to live and thrive, let the spider run alive.” Spanish proverb

Spider is a magnificent creature and an Engineering marvel and millimetre perfect !

Spiderwebs are always amazing.

Spider web

As I was walking around my building,(since nothing can be done due to corona lock down) ,and being a photo enthusiast,I immediately noticed the (below) spider web and lost no time in taking a quick shot with macro lens.

Spider web,tent web

The greatest artist and web-designer ever is indeed a spider! Munia Khan

As you notice the web is having a tent or dome shape.

Also observe another flat web beneath.And the spider is sitting in the peak of the dome upside down.

What an amazing sight and what an extraordinary design !! By such a tiny creature !!

I understand from google search….. this spider comes under ‘tent spider’ category.Also notice above the dome, strings of beads,which I guess are the egg sacs.It is said that this particular spider takes 12 hours to build the web non stop !!

May be if any of my readers happen to be Arachnologists,I request to be enlightened further.

Tent spider eggs

String of beads

I am amazed at the architecture of the web.The way the string of beads located at the top of the dome.What makes the spider design the web this way ? Can it be true that spiders brain is much superior to that of humans ? I am lost !

Life’s Lessons to be learnt from the spider

1.Patience is a bitter plant,but its fruit is sweet Chinese proverb.

It takes about minimum an hour to spin its web which easily gets disrupted repeatedly and you must know that spiders are not disappointed and re build their web everyday and wait for the catch patiently.

Spiders tell the humans to work daily with responsibility, and to have the patience.Rome is not built in a day and rewards are astonishing.We must have faith in our work.

2.Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got. Tim Cook

Spiders web looks delicate but scientifically it is stronger than steel.Similarly,our life is fragile and just like spider makes its best effort to build web and wait for the catch we must make best efforts to lead a better life.

Let us remember that we are stronger than what we think.

3. Always expect the worst,and you will never be disappointed    Peter Wastholm

Any number of times,you destroy the web,never spider complains,instead patiently rebuilds its web,spider already knew its home is temporary and prepared to rebuild the damaged web.

So if you are mentally prepared for the worst you are sure to rebuild your career.Perseverance matters.

4.Creativity“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt”   Sylvia Plath.

The creativity of the spider, in the web formation is unique and the spider never goes into self doubt.Humans should adopt creativity.There should be constant creativity of the soul.Never doubt your abilities.

5.Don’t wait for the perfect time to start making changes to your life.The time is now   Chris Gardner
The spider never looks for a perfect site or day and it knows where the food is available and quickly starts building the web.

Don’t wait for the perfect day or perfect time.There is no such thing.

Get started today,try to reach the goals,whatever you are planning.

Take home point

“Each of us is an unique strand in the intricate web of life and here to make a difference” Deepak Chopra

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏
Philosophy Through Photography

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Hearts 💓 of hope

Hope

Don’t let your hearts be overwhelmed by the adversity.May you have the strength,hope and courage to overcome the situation Lailah Gifty Akita

As the corona pandemic is sweeping the World with lock downs everywhere,along with news of increase in the number of deaths, creating a gloomy picture.

As the pandemic started showing it’s true colours by isolating millions of people around the world….social media movement has started to instill Love & Hope.

Have you decorated your home with Hearts symbols ?

Social media groups like Hearts in the windows,Hearts of Hopes & A World of Hearts are formed and encouraging people to decorate their homes / windows / entry passages / side walks,with cut out of Hearts symbol,which can bring happiness to those people who are isolated.Some are decorating their homes with Rainbow symbols.

Why Heart Symbol ?

The heart has long been recognized across cultures as being a symbol of Love, charity, joy and compassion.

I am talking about the Red Colored heart❤️ (which symbolizes the classic expression of Love) and not the other colored hearts.

Hearts of Hope

Spread the Love not the Germs

Any heroic tales ?

No doubt,these days are depressing yet one can come across any number of heroic tales.

People are becoming unsung heroes.

From the courageous medics ,scientists working hard to produce the vaccine,neighbors developing community spirits rather than being greedy and suspicious,Philanthropists,securit personels helping to transport essential commodities,people joining together to help the vulnerable society,old age homes,old people,teachers & gym instructors taking online courses….I can go on….

This kind of act by volunteers, giving us a ray of Hope.

We are all Grateful to these great souls.

Don’t be panicky & anxious!

There is hope on the horizon.Don’t let Corona Virus infect your mind !

And we hope soon the pandemic comes to an end and the cure is available at the earliest.

Hearts like wild flowers

“I hope you are blessed with a heart like a wildflower,strong enough to rise again after being trampled upon,tough enough to weather the worst of the summer storms,and able to grow and flourish even in the most broken places” Nikita Gill

OK. I have a question.

What is that first thing you want to do,when everything goes back to normal ?

Can you answer ? please share your thoughts.

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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Top image (sunflower)-photo by TanteTati from Pixabay Heart symbol on the door-Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

Greatness of Emptiness

Empty cafe

Are you scared my friend ?

Closure of shops,lock downs,wiring of borders,travel restrictions,social distancing,isolation,quarantines,voluntary curfews etc etc,these are the various measures undertaken to contain spread of corona virus.

What has  happened to all those…..the bustling Famous temples,busiest airports,popular streets,morning rush,fairgrounds,operas,protests world wide, and those those iconic squares ?

Everywhere one can see ghost towns,empty beaches,empty streets,empty restaurants,and vast majority of the empty public spaces which are built on a purpose to hold massive number of people.

What is common to all these situations ?

My friend by now you know……… it’s the ‘EMPTINESS’

What’s happening now ?

Strangely one can hear the sound of silence.

No one dare disturb the sound of silence…  Paul Simon

And eerie stillness all around.

Empty beaches

As we think much deeper one thing becomes clear.

“Emptiness is where the true value lies”   Tao Ti Ching

What is that he is trying to tell ?

Emptiness & Fullness are yang & yin.

By seeing these kinds of physically empty scenario,you realize the true value of the empty space.So in life there has to be ’emptiness’ in order to appreciate ‘fullness’

Emptiness brings awareness of your existence,

Because there is existence of emptiness,you are appreciating your existence.

“We mould clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside
that makes the vessel useful.”

Tao Te Ching quotes

Examples,

If the house does not have emptiness…. you can’t live.

If the cup does not have emptiness…. you can’t drink,in other words if the cup does not have empty space you can not drink.So emptiness simply brings the awareness of what is like ‘ being ‘

“There’s just something obvious about emptiness, even when you try to convince yourself otherwise. ”
Sarah Dessen

Empty chairs

“We become aware of the void as we fill it.”   Antonio Porchia

Emty city station

“Form is emptiness, emptiness is form” states the Heart Sutra, one of the best known ancient Buddhist texts. The essence of all things is emptiness.”
 Eckhart Tolle

Any lessons my friend ?

Emptiness also gives us an occasion  to think about God because of our daily life being in hustle & bustle mode ,we often ignore Him.

Emptiness from our ‘daily grind’ due to the ‘Corona Virus’ scare,is the best opportunity to thank of Almighty.

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.  Mother Teresa

Thank you. Namaste  🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

Image 1-Image by Stephanie Albert from Pixabay  Image-2 by Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay   Image- 3 by  Peter H from Pixabay  image-4 by Ольга Харченко from Pixabay

Social Distancing👹

#coronavirus

I distance my self from people for a reason

No no my friend ……..I am not talking about social media distancing.

Read further……….

Corona Virus aka Covid-19 is a new illness spreading like a wild fire.

Virus Going Viral !

I wonder who has invented the term “Going Viral”, a craze now a days in social media,with people doing all sorts of crazy things just to attain that 1 second fame !!

The Oxford English Dictionary’s earliest  citation for the use of viral in the sense of ‘involving the rapid spread of information’ is dated 1989  source-quora

I wish somebody gets statistics on this ‘Corona virus going viral’by means of shares,views,links,likes,etc.etc.

Corona Virus is the most searched term on the internet.

Enough is already said,read,digested & assimilated about the Corona virus.

Some Pundits have predicted dooms day.This we ignore for the time being and move on to the more important things.

The most popular items to control spread of virus said to be Facial mask and Sanitizers.

The only thing still not being popularized is Social Distancing.

Another hashtag going viral said to be #canceleverything.

What is Social Distancing ?

Social distancing is a public health safety intervention used to reduce the likelihood of transmitting communicable disease. Social distancing involves minimizing exposure to infected individuals by avoiding large public gathering venues, adhering to spacing requirements in the workplace, and following proper personal hygiene practices. Source-uchicago.edu

“Social distancing now is one of the greatest calls for altruism”  Jeff Martin.MD.MPH

How social distancing helps prevent the spread of the virus ?

Corona Virus spreads through respiratory droplets,when the infected person coughs or sneezes.

Because of this type of spreading via respiratory droplets …..maintaining ones distance is important and that is where Social Distancing plays a major role.

What is the distance one is supposed to maintain ?

Maintain a distance of 6 feet or 2 meters.

Watch this funny clip

My routine is getting disturbed !

My friend this is not time to be selfish.We all  must help the society, right from individual level to contain the virus going viral.Be a responsible socially conscious citizen.

Some of my thoughts

  • Since vacation time is coming in the next few months,if you have planned already,for Heaven’s sake just forget it.Cancel it and be happy to get back the refund. Strangely travelling is very opposite of Social Distancing.Remember airports,railway stations,bus stations,trains,buses,planes are all the locations, Virus waiting to strike you.
  • So no more public transport or car pooling etc.
  • Forget your romantic plans to go to movies or dining out.No more dating programs.
  • Stay away from the Gym.
  • Don’t spend long times  in public places.
  • If you are lucky, your company may ask you to work from home.Enjoy the paid holiday instead of grumbling.
  • Simply put together avoid shops,schools,museum,theaters,bars,entertainment venues and travel.
  • you can add your points too.

What about the other terms, we are coming across,like Self-isolation & Self-quarantine ?

Self isolation- It is for those persons who have symptoms of Corona virus.These persons are advised to stay home.

Self Quarantine-it’s for those who are suspected to have infected and are required to isolate themselves up to 14 days.

Final thoughts

Corona virus is not a joke.Let us stop posting and sharing memes on it.

May God keep all of us safe.

“Death can be as common as the common cold.
We have taken everything for granted, but we forget that we are only travelers here for a short time.
So don’t play the bus driver when you don’t know how to drive.”
Anthony T. Hincks   source-UCFS.edu

Be safe,play safe & be helpful to the society.

Thank you. Namaste  🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

 

Image by Juraj Varga from Pixabay

 

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