No disclaimers…I am braced up to face the bad world of challenges cause I have my GPS…bring it on!!!!
“Parallel Universe” sounds familiar? I have heard about it, used it, abused it and imagined it so often. . Either through sarcasm thrown by someone (Especially my children) or my own (Forever on run) imagination. After all those puns and figment of imagination (So called) I have finally seen the parallel universe. I seem to have finally landed upon my very own parallel universe and very much in my own hand…..
Voila!!!The GPS Universe.
Request to hold your horses before quashing this as spam and pressing escape (Though on second thought Escapism is another Universe to be explored properly).
Well, let me tell you about this parallel Universe, the GPS Universe.
Ahh…it is so soothing and soft. It makes me feel right at the top of the world. It makes me nostalgic about The Carpenters’ famous ditty on being at the Pinnacle. It gives me the feeling of an achiever (Though even the spellings of achiever go haywire at times). This is the only place I get to hear every time I use it “You Have Arrived”. There is something very cathartic about it.
This Universe is far from being categorized cause it along with being weird and wonderful, it is also plain bizarre. And in the GPS universe we find life throwing the most serious stuff in the most amusing way that challenges and may be breaking the very mould of existence (read the myth).
Think about “Life” and now think about yourself. You keep questioning it and IT questions you forever. Unfathomable war between the two ends when we use GPS. It is like that big sister who holds you and hugs you despite of all the sibling rivalry.
One is in the middle of all the twist and turns, the one way streets, and the detours and at times these huge jams (Figuratively speaking the challenges of life). All this reminds of an unrequited love. Right there amidst everything I hear these words “You have arrived.”
Now please be honest and tell me where else do you hear this so often apart from the GPS.
Unlike the Universe we live in, one does not have to rely on the cues and signs to solve the riddle of one’s life. It is plain and simple,” Drive a little ahead…take a left turn in 72.1 meters; your destination is almost there. So on and so forth and you, my dear friend, have arrived. It even suggests gives 2 choices and on top of it suggests which one is right for us. The arrow is like those astrologers who guide us without any fasting, pujas and some precious stone. Just keep following the arrow.
Tch, tch…it just does not feel right to be away from this. I never seem to arrive anywhere outside GPS Universe. I am sure even St.Peter would not have a garland in his hand at the Pearly Gate (The way it is going here in the mortal land).
The Divine Comedy directed by the Top Person has a very different script. Hello! This comedy has no guffaws and on top of it I am never able to do my maths right in the class of karma. There’s no division between the painful going and the joyous arriving. And our very own GPS keeps the “joyful arriving” going for us.
Of course I agree, that’s not how things work in the Universe we exist… Neither in our careers, nor in our relationships and not in most of our lives. Not all the time. It is always a tug of war between…You’ve always arrived and You’ve never arrived. Like a headless chicken we still go on and on. And people, in the GPS Universe…You have always arrived.
And now along with all these dilemmas we have to face the decision fatigue…to be or not to be. Look how our lives have become myriad of decisions. Netflix or Amazon or Hotstar…which spiritual guru among the hordes which are there….which selfie to upload… cook at home or order online….RAGA or NAMO…mandir or masjid…make-up or bareface….cows or pigs…fake or real.
Holy-moly…we go through the meltdown all the time.
Yes, we do…and there among all this fatigue when we follow this GPS we hear “You have arrived”
And then there is another decision to take…”Is it all about arrival???? Or perhaps it is only about the journey????