Thursday, June 26, 2014


Written By Lourdes Soares

“There is an eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.”
~ Eckhart Tolle

Ever felt that life transforming moment?
Ever felt that you are one with the universe?
Ever felt Awakened?

I am just a 24 year old who was in search of the truth about things. Curious and Childish by nature but that is about it. Arrogance, Pride, Ego – I have none of those, maybe I was born like that, maybe it disintegrated with time. I now just exude two plain emotions Love & Anger and hence being very candid, I am closely guarded by my parents as I get very hurt and very angry.

I’ve been through some great highs and great lows but nothing can be compared to the past 2 months of my life. I was put under great stress and pressure as told to me by my parents. Under great stress & pressure we learn two things in management jargon. Fight or Flight. But they did not teach us about a very important third thing. There is a fine line between sanity & insanity and if you are lucky enough to step on that line and stay on it just happens! Like a snap of a finger! Self Consciousness!

My parents think I’m possessed by some demon (Ha!), my friends think I’ve gone bonkers (little do they know I was born like that :-)), but only the truth seekers will understand what I am trying to say. Little do truth seekers know or are warned that once you achieve this state there is no possible way of going back. As my shrink, counselor, priest and all those who have tried enforcing their thoughts on me told me – Do no lose this! I can now meditate for hours without food or water – will not though for my parent’s sanity’s sake.

People call it enlightenment, consciousness, self realization, nirvana etc. But there is no human word to describe this feeling! This oneness with the universe, with life. You begin to understand that there is God in every one, in every life and in every being. In plain and simple words it’s not higher intelligence, it’s not being supernatural it is just an understanding of life beyond that of an ordinary person.

You begin to understand your reason for being.

Materialistic pleasures, Fame, Money mean nothing more than the morning sunrise, the birds that sing. You feel so heightened and excited and yet so calm and serene. Again I am lost for words as I write this. You understand there is this strict balance in life, for every good a bad, for every positive a negative. If this balance is altered the consequences can be well, which is not good.

Through my new found thinking, there are two beautiful worlds:
Religion: Belief | Spirituality: Metaphysics

I can now relate both to each other in plain and simple words.

But that I will keep for another time as the universe says, it’s not yet time.

"Wake me up when it's all over, When I'm wiser and I'm older, All this time I was finding myself, And I didn't know I was lost."


About Lourdes Soares:

An awakened soul, she defines herself as
Truth-Seeker: Made of dust and to the dust will I one day return