Review of Mysteries WIthin
Tried to review your poem “Mysteries-within” (https://www.facebook.com/notes/indrani-samajpati/mysteries-within/10152634810140143?__mref=message_bubble).
This poem makes you think. What is the purpose of life? We come into world, study, grow up, work and family and finally death. We have so many life experiences along the way. We cheat, lie and steal and other do the same to us. We are in a constant state of flux. Because of all this turmoil there is insecurity and stress.
Sometimes we feel to run away to Himalayas away from all this cacophony. But there is no peace even there because the turmoil is within us and not without. You can’t run away from yourself. One can lie to whole world but never to himself. And there is something within us, call it soul, Atma, conscience or anything which always tell us what is right and what is wrong. We can suffocate its voice but can never kill it. We chose to ignore and over the years it becomes so faint and low we can’t hear it.
Amid all this chaos sometime we hear it unexpectedly and wonder what the purpose of this torturous existence is? It leads to angst, existential crisis or mid life crisis. One has the Angst from the realization of one's true freedom. It is like standing on the edge of a cliff. Someone with anxiety may fear falling off, but someone with Existential Angst, however not only fears falling off but dreads the possibility of throwing themselves off in a sense that "nothing is holding them back".
So should we jump and end the pain or should we do something positive.
Swami Vivekananda said “Education is The Manifestation of The Perfection Already in Man”.
So as poetess very cogently pointed out in the last three stanza, we should strive to achieve the unseen, unheard, unborn, omnipresent and omniscient. It is the true purpose of life and the answer is not without but within us.
Ohhhhh. It is just a guess work and you may want to strangle me for misinterpretation. Very difficult to find out what u mean without any information about you, or your muses, inspirations, influences and how are you in general. Anyway it is how I interpret it and once it is out in open you have no control how your audience interpret it. Hope you like it.