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Monday, September 17, 2012

Life beyond venetian blinds - destress yourself by watching nature

How observant you are ?  - suddenly our Office seemingly became brighter [don’t let wild imaginations run riot]. One has to keen an open mind to see lot of things, which some could not see !

Life is all about observance, motivation, learning, knowledge, performance, earning,  relaxation and enjoyment.  When you live in closed doors and when your mind is closed, you are most unlikely to understand leave alone enjoy things.  Literally, one needs to keeps the doors open ! [and mind too]

The modern day offices are with good interior decorations that look deceptively attractive – they protect you from rain and shine – also keeps you away from nature, not letting you know how hot it is outside nor would you know of the pleasant drizzle outside.  The walls and structures are no longer open with big windows but are closed to contain the cool air provided by airconditioners inside.  There are many a window blinds made of slats of fabric, wood, plastic or metal that adjust by rotating from an open position to a closed position by allowing slats to overlap.  The horizontal slats, one above the other are known as ‘Venetian blinds’.  They are suspended by strips of cloth called tapes, or by cords, by which all slats in unison can be rotated through nearly 180 degrees.

People respond to stress in different ways, namely, by becoming overwhelmed, depressed or both.  Whatever will be, will be ! – work is not stressful to every one – not to those who love thy work and those who know how to remain relaxed without getting the tensions on to mind.  There are so many  relaxation techniques of  methods, processes, activities and even of remaining simply naïve – activities that helps a person to relax; to attain a state of increased calmness; or otherwise reduce levels of anxiety, stress or anger.

There are some who are continuously bothered by the thoughts of work – though little is concluded – they keep talking of work, mostly of those pending, of the perceived reasons for not in a position to do, digging out one reason after the other – there are some, who continually talk about work [either to show off they being busy in office] or cannot but do anything else – when in pantry sipping a hot cup of tea or eating their food.

One need not be a Yoga expert; there can be 
simpler practices as well.  To some music is relaxation, to some looking at some serene setting, a look at fishes swimming in a tank, or birds can be.  Yes, when you stand in your pantry or any other place which has access to open – try and see the nature outside – of the tree, may be a full grown tree with ripe mangoes – with parrots sitting in between – try spotting as many as you can, look at the pigeons near the airconditioner ducts and other places, the little sparrows… and more.

A couple of days earlier, our Office became brighter – there was more sunlight than ever before………. But sadly, all at a loss

Yes, the neighbour had cut down the beautiful fruit bearing tree and it looks so empty now – the vastness brings some melancholy – may be sooner, you can see another building springing up – sure we will miss the look at the green tree and the green parrots that lived on that

With regards – S. Sampathkumar.
16th  Sept. 2012.


  1. very good one - interesting that one can observe so much in nature - Rathika

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