The title got your attention? and if you think like I do, you clicked to find out if this post was a peek into the uncharted terrain of the human instinct for love. It’s not.
I did my usual visit to the 5X7 Daily Project, and today’s picture was very interesting. Aaron suggests his viewers to stare at the picture, and believes something happens. Being a skeptic, I did try staring at it and less than a minute later, I knew what to write about for tonight’s 30 minute scratch-up.
The drawing is simple enough, initially. But if you think about it – this is us. At first glance, life appears pretty straight forward, but pause to pay attention and you will realize the different patterns – Straight lines, Circles, Stars, Triangles and more.
We could be the shapes in this pattern, with major events (straight lines) crisscrossing through most of us.
Understand that significant events like money, family, health, work, moral, boredom, freedom effect all of us. A good friend of mine (Venkat Surapaneni) said that there was a time when he was going through a lot of problems and at one point realized that 98% in the world have similar problems. It makes sense.
Unfortunately we all think we are alone with our problems, it gnaws at our mental health. Knowing that everyone thinks and has similar issues will keep you in a balanced state.
There is always a single point that we focus on, in the drawing, it’s the intersection of the two big lines, the center of the circles and triangles. This point could be your current big project, your passion or a serious problem in life.
The center point grabs your attention, your energies, your ideas. But it also distracts you from noticing the surrounding beautiful patterns.
Don’t think about your problems, always.
Don’t think about solutions, always.
Don’t think that you are alone, forever.
Don’t think just about the center, always.
Step Back. Look around. Imagine.
Life can be simple or complicated. Your choice!
Today was a busy day at work, came home for dinner at 1AM. Thoughts were about a quick post on stretching at work through night – One Night at Software Center 🙂 Then the 5X7 daily came into the picture. Aaron and I have made a similar promise to ourselves, and to the WWW, to explore a little bit of our passion (although he is much better at his work) everyday. He gets inspired from life and pictures it, I get inspired by his pictures and write about life. A circular pattern of human connections.