Monday, August 3

What Lies Beneath...

Sweet Hidden Truths...
We often lie. We all lie whether we like to admit it or not. White lies are almost unavoidable just so that you don't end up hurting someone. I guess it's ok that you tell a small lie than cause a big emotional turmoil by telling the truth. Honesty has always been my policy but when I can't be honest without hurting someone, I prefer to keep quiet. And then, I'm lying. Yes being silent without being able to tell the truth can be equivalent to lying. Words don't always have to be used for it to be a lie. There's nothing I can do about it either. Silence is just a kinder way of lying than using hurtful words.


What Are You Doing?
Coming to Words, it's hard to look at a person or listen to them talking and decide if they are being truthful or not. People behave in bizzare ways and I believe we humans are way too complex for even our own selves to understand us. People often don't have a problem in lying but hate it when being lied to. It's human nature. The fact that what you think is not what you always say, and what you say is not what you always do, in itself proves that we are all living all kinds of Lies, with a little bit of Truth in between. And what's that Truth? The only truth is all the deeds that we do. People can say anything but it's the actions that define a person in their true sense. Coming back to Silence, words or no words, even Silence is an action. What you do and don't do, define the Truth about you. The truth about us is in the deeds that we do and the deeds that we don't do. Words may be powerful, but Deeds are more powerful in conveying a message about you without you being able to hide the truth. No matter what we preach, our deeds (and non-deeds) make us transparent to the world. Our Truth lies in our Energy, our Spirit.


Your Shadow Follows You Around...
Coming to Deeds, it's all about Karma (good/bad). Karma is like your shadow, it's always with you, it follows you around wherever you go, and it even has the shape of YOU. YOU are what your Karma is and your Karma is what YOU are. And in total darkness, you may not see your shadow, just like how in total illusion you may not see your own deeds. You can run away from your bills, people and debts...you can pretend for awhile, you can put things off for as long as you want to, or even successfully bury your past. You can lie all you want, all your life, to yourself as well as to many people as you want, but you can't lie to your own Karma, and your Karma will never lie to you. Cos your Karma cannot be undone, just like how you cannot get rid of your shadow. Your looks, titles, status, assets, riches, loved-ones etc..nothing and nobody remains with you permanently except for your Karma.


What lies beneath your face and words, that comes out as your true Energy through your deeds and non-deeds? It's not what 'you' think. The answer lies in the hearts of the people who know you.


Curren Music: It Doesnt Matter by Alison Krauss

60 Cranium Signets:

Devika said...

Thinking only complicates...and we are more often the product of our situation...how much ever we claim otherwise,...a situation at one point in time see us reacting in one way...at another time in a different way...we may call it our mood,

the best that life offers is the opportunity to change...but innate nature never changes :)

Silence is a very active action...truth reveals itself in silence...like God :)

wishes,
devika

rahul said...

very true..we can never run away from our karma...we can only make it work for you by doing good deeds.

♥ÐÅyÐяєÅмє®♥ said...

I doubt how many people know me to know what lies beneath ..

Arv said...

Touche :)

Karma rules our lives... my grandma has always stressed on that since my childhood days :)

take care da...

cheers...

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Have somehow come to hate lying!!! Perhaps, due to the wonderful lessons that I was taught in childhood by my folks!

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Om Shanti Shanti !!!
:)

Mayz said...

ur posts confuse me :(

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

When heart speaks the message is heard by another heart.
When mind speaks another mind starts to argue/accept/defeat words.
Speak from your heart - I say.
Nice post Keshi. Keep writing...

Thousif Raza M.B said...

Well i agree on the saying, i hate lies, when i lie a ton to others, cause i too come under that category, but only to a lil extent, nobody is a pure soul, but at the same time they are not impure too

abt the karma well true agin, its all abt the good bad what you do in your life, cause when you do a thing good or bad you have it in your heart, and everytime you think of that situation you heart will tell you what did,

so people follow keshi's advice and try to be a good, if not completly to a lil extent, just a teeny weeny bit, what say??


and you keshi, telling everyone to be good, but you are only bad, why arent you at my blog, the story's last part was put up saturday itself, but no sign of you only, hmmm be there pronto :)


and happy friendship day yaar :), hope you had tons of fun



take care and keep writing......

Ria said...

That was such a wonderul post. I hope ppl realise what they need to from this post. I so believe in Karma. I know a lot of ppl laugh on this whole concept of Karma! But i guess they dunno what they r doing....in fact i feel sorry for them, for their "Ignorance is Bliss" kinda attitude. God bless them all!!

White Magpie said...

Once you have thought about it, you have done it isn't it? Even though its a mental action.

Using silence rather than hurtful words ends us in the long run methinx. Its better to say it than repress it inside. But its true that the truth lies in what we hide, than what we show.

Deep thoughts Keshi..Where are you going? :)

Nachi said...

hey Keshi girl!! long time...me is back!!! :D

...how have you been?

(i'm not even attempting to add to the already 'on-spot' post. figuring out people is too much of a headache. plus i figure, i cause a lot myself. so karma dictates i get some in return).

Jack said...

Keshi,

True. At some point of time or the other we all resort to lies. In this context I will say please read a short story " Mr Know All " by Somerset Maughm. Karma is what keeps tabs on you and you just can not avoid it. You face results of your Karma even if you do not like it.

Take care

Adisha said...

Often wonder ... can two wrongs ever make a right or do they add up to make a bigger wrong ? Sigh !!

Rashmi said...

i read sometime ago-- its not always that truth is good and lies are bad.. a lie if it is said to save lives is not necessarily bad and vice versa...

honesty need not necessarily be a good policy...

*we lie to others but hate it when someone lies to us* true, very true

Jay said...

Yeah, we do all tell little white lies every once in a while. Sometimes to not hurt someone and other times just to avoid drama or trouble. But, the big ones will always come back to bite you on the booty. ;-)

Margie said...

Keshi, you are so full of insight & reading this post makes me realize how very wise you are...I have known that for a long time, actually!

Wonderful, excellent post!
I am in agreement with each & every word you wrote!

One of my favorite quotes on karma is...

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
-Wayne Dyer

Also love this quote ...
Remember that silence can sometimes be the best answer.
-Dalai Lama

This was just one of the best posts I have ever read & I truly mean that, Keshi.

Now, would I lie to you? Lol!
Could not help saying that!

TC and always remember how very special a person you are & that I am so very happy to know you!

*HUGZ*

Margie:)

ANWESA said...

an introspective post....

Talking To My Soul said...

WOW! You know how to weave it, I bet. Like always great, Kesh.

Truth will always be true.


*smilez*

Shachi said...

This is so true....you seem to be in a mystic mood :)

I wish I had a life where I never had to lie - with silence or otherwise....but I'm too selfish to be that way :(

But I do continue to grow...and yes my loved ones are helping me in the process!!!!

!Teq-uila Del Zapata said...

this karma word is all around.
I donno how come it is so popular.
just an ordinary hindi(sanskrit) verb meaning
"work".

Suresh Kumar said...

Keshi at her philosophical best.

Nice one on Karma. Lies, I have told. Wrong deeds, I may have done. And fruits for the same, I am experiencing.

Keshi said...

ty Devika!

**Silence is a very active action...truth reveals itself in silence...like God


I agree totally. Thats why Silence is often DIVINE.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Rahul!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Bro tnxx!

but even we ourselves dunno much abt us :) altho we think we do.

When I said that ppl who know u know wut kind of spirit u hv, I meant how u portray urself to them, from being who u r, thru ur actions and non-actions.

Keshi.

Dawn....सेहर said...

Hey dear...finally I am back :) was away on vacation to Yellowstone.
It's refreshing to read your post coz today I witnessed one of my friend who was struggling between telling truth and lying only because what her friend from India will think.
It's frustrating for the one who is watching all this specially when the other person is taking advantage of all this.
Good topic and you have said the truth about the lies that are beneath.
Hope you are doing good dear ...would love to hear from you!
Cheers and Hugz to my dear friend

Keshi said...

ty Arv!

yes cos our own positive/negative Energy has its effects on us. if we exude positivity, we gain positivity. if we exude negativity, we gain negativity.

Every actions has a reaction thats opp n equal to it :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Rakesh this post isnt so much abt pathological liars :) its abt the average humanbeing that unknowignly lies to themselves and others, somehow. Its not a crime. Its human nature.

Tho I hate lying, I know that sometimes I lie...sometimes this very life Im living is a lie...cos Im working hard tho I hate it, Im stuck in a rut tho I dun wanna, Im fixated with this routine tho I long to do something else...


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Hobo Im not a monk lol!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Mayz!

**ur posts confuse me

Im not sure how someone who writes alot of deep posts find this simple piece confusing? :) wut dun u u'stand in this post Mayz?


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Hobo!

Agreed. But not everyone wants to speak from their hearts. often ppl r too big-HEADED for that ;-)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Thousif!

Read my reply to Rakesh :)

Abt not being ard...too busy these days. And I hardly blog on wknds hehe...

Happy friendship day to ya too n ty!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Ria!

I agree totally. It annoys me when ppl say KESHI U THINK TOO MUCH..JUST BE..JUST IGNORE...JUST EXIST!


**I know a lot of ppl laugh on this whole concept of Karma

thats cos they r drowned too deep in their own illusions. one day they will wake up, and it might be too late then.

I so believe in Karma not cos I read it in a book somewhere or just cos Im a Buddhist. I believe in it cos it's scientifically well versed and proven, and I hv seen it happening in my life and around me.

I believe that there's no other scientist like Buddha. He nailed life like no other being could. Ancient he may be, but he's got the theory so accurate and it makes such great sense.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Magpie!

**Once you have thought about it, you have done it isn't it? Even though its a mental action.

agree totally! u think ill of someone and it's already DONE. No matter how nice a set of words u SAY to them :)


Im going...mmmm to the Himalayas hehehe...


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Nachi n hey WB! :)

Karma dictates indeed!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty for the recommendation Jack!

**Karma is what keeps tabs on you and you just can not avoid it

yes...cos I know that very well, just by looking ard me!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Adisha!

**... can two wrongs ever make a right or do they add up to make a bigger wrong ?

I say they add up...every action adds up on ur savings account in the Karma Bank ;-)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Rashmi!

**its not always that truth is good and lies are bad.. a lie if it is said to save lives is not necessarily bad and vice versa...

I agree totally!

wut can be so terrible aby a LIE if it saves someone from being destroyed.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Jay!

**But, the big ones will always come back to bite you on the booty

oyessss! they r like the boomerang...u throw em and u get em back!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Margie n u too! *HUGZ* :)

It takes a beautiful and wise person to appreciate the wisdom n beauty ard them.



**How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
-Wayne Dyer

I love that quote! ty for sharing it with me. It's so profound! Im gonna rem that for a v long time.



**Remember that silence can sometimes be the best answer.
-Dalai Lama

just beautiful! Its true. Silence speaks volumes that even a 1000 words wont be able to generate :)


hv a beautiful day Margie!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Anwesa!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Soul :)

Truth shall remain in it's purest form always, untouched and unmoved.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Shachi!

ur not the only one girl, we r all like that :) Thats what being human is abt.

unless we attain Nirvana, we can never be 100% truthful or desire-free :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Anuz!

**I donno how come it is so popular.
just an ordinary hindi(sanskrit) verb meaning
"work".


:) it also means WORK/DEEDS in Sinhalese.

I guess it's popular cos the theory makes great sense. It is the only theory that explains our energies both scientifically and spiritually.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Suresh we r all prone to lie and make mistakes. but we must learn from em and move on :)

ty!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey WB Dawny! :) I missed ya.


**coz today I witnessed one of my friend who was struggling between telling truth and lying only because what her friend from India will think.

I guess we all hv our fears and anxieties. I hope ur friend will make a good decision somehow - one that helps all parties involved :)


Keshi.

vishesh said...

Oh I think we do things 'cause we have to do it....its matter of choice I guess :)

Personally sometimes my timing really bad , when I tell the truth...so I just use metaphors and things of that sort :P If the person doesn't understand , they aren't hurt and I haven't lied(not that I don't lie :P)

AmitL said...

Hi,Keshi-nicely said..yes,we all lie,at one time or other-and,frankly,I feel if white lies,or,remaining quiet avoids a situation becoming explosive,it's a lie well-spoken(or,not spoken..hehe)..
----
Also,the part about Karma-I fully endorse it-it's your good or bad karma that's always with you-if one has evil at heart and tries to show oneself as pure n good,the evil nature will show itself and manifest itself,at some time or other...isn't it all a case of being bound by worldly,materialistic things?And,maybe that's why I just can't wait to return to Baroda in the next 2 months..before I get caught,without wanting to,in the politics of intrigue!
BTW,do you know that I love the area(though I changed flats 3 times)here,since I came here in 2002? It's called Karama..a form of Karma,right?:)

Margie said...

Keshi
I'm having a most wonderful day...thank you!

Hey, I have another quote to share.....
" People who say they never lie are big fat liars!"
Quote is by Margie....LOL!
I was over at my friend's (and next door neighbor) house earlier today & was telling her about your post and those words just came out of my mouth.
My friend laughed soooo hard!

Now I have to put on my "fat pants"
as I ate too much eggplant parmesan for dinner but it was so yummy I cud not help myself.
I had 2 servings...it's one of my most favorite things to eat.
Hubby said my recipe is the best he's ever had!
Yummy! Yummy!

Going to watch TV for a little while now.
TC, hun!

*HUGZ*

Margie

WarmSunshine said...

hi keshi

i am planning a series of guest posts on my blog, since it's really so neglected with no one around, not even me!

I asked all my fave writers for that and based on the response i get, i will post a note on my blog about this upcoming series. I would to have ur post there as well. Plz do give me the honor!

if you're interested, kindly let me know about it on mehreen.asghar@gmail.com and i will give you the rest of the details.

looking forward to your response!!

take care!

Mirage said...

Lies...they sound so sweet until the ruthless truth comes out and shatters the illusion. We lie, only because we fear. Fear of society, the law, but most of all, fear of ourselves. It's a long dark tunnel of despair... but hopefully there's light at the end :)

*hugs*

Rakesh said...

you know I don't really worry too much about Karma. I do a lot of bad but am not worried coz. I don't believe that anything bad that happens to me is a direct consequence of the bad that I have done.

I just try not to hurt anyone and thats it.

Beach Bum said...

We often lie. We all lie whether we like to admit it or not. White lies are almost unavoidable just so that you don't end up hurting someone.

I find myself lying around my coworkers to keep my workplace tolerable. Large egos abound when they feel they have been insulted it make the workplace hell.

Keshi said...

agreed Vish :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Amit!

**if one has evil at heart and tries to show oneself as pure n good,the evil nature will show itself and manifest itself,at some time or other

thats so true! i hv had ppl using pretty words but their actions were terrible.


ur going to Baroda again? Lucky u! :)


**Karama

interesting name! must be related to Karma? :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

HAHAHAHAHA Margie @Big fat liars!

Now Im FAT and Im a LIAR too..cos I ate too much and I lied to myself saying its all healthy lol!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Sunshine_girl! thats an honorable invitation :) altho Im note sure if I can write lovely stories n poems like u!

I emailed ya yday.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Mirage!

**We lie, only because we fear.

thats so true...FEAR it is. Fear of rejection.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Rakesh!

**I don't believe that anything bad that happens to me is a direct consequence of the bad that I have done.

May not be direct :) It doesnt hv to be.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty BB!

** Large egos abound when they feel they have been insulted it make the workplace hell.

At workplaces, yes I agree sometimes u gotta please ppl's egos.


Keshi.