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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Lazing versus relaxation

Today I am in a reminiscent frame of mind. The famous  lines of the poet  W.H. Davies , 'what is this life,if full  of care,there is no time to  stand and stare' keep haunting me.  It  appears as if every one is running,  to attain his goal.  You just stand at the crossing of any road of your city and observe. Multitudes of men  and  women,
young or old, are  rushing. They don't even look sideways. Like the waves of an ocean  the teeming  millions are  jostling and crowding.You wonder what is their  hurry and why they all look dazed and stricken. If you observe  their  faces  intently  you will be amused. The contour of  each face depicts the same story. They are  tense and convoluted. In reality people have forgotten how to be at peace with themselves.The same sequence of events  follow in the evening.. They reach home highly strung  probably  upbraided by the boss.There is no time to  relax  as they have domestic chores to attend to.
   All of us have read the  lines 'all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy'.This is a universal truth. Every one requires  a free space  to relax   not only ones' body but also ones' mind and soul.Just try to  laze  around for a while   doing nothing  and you will  feel relaxed and  refreshed.. Withdraw your self  into nothingness. .At the end of this  you are bound to experience  a positive energy flowing through your  being! Many big establishments compulsorily send their employees on paid leave precisely to refresh and  reinvigorate  them. It must be understood that relaxation is not laziness.In fact a lazy person is one who has no will of his  own and  no provocation to enjoy the pleasures of  relaxation. It calms down the stress and strain and removes  all negativity. 
   One should  know how to make the best out of oneself.  Enjoy good music and good books.Learn to love the beauty of nature.I read somewhere  "If you are losing your relaxation you are losing your soul". Look at the various colours of  nature. Hear the sounds of nature. They will  make you ecstatic.William Wordsworth's poem The Daffodils  is perhaps written in the same mood.I am quoting some lines from the poem below:-
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils. 

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