Conscious Community

by Anindita Basu


One day, I noticed that a classmate does not wear a watch. I was curious. How did she know what time of the day it was, how could she be on time for her classes, how did she ever reach work on time and keep appointments etc.? So, we had the following conversation:

“Why don’t you wear a watch?”

“Because the time gets displayed on my cell phone anyway.”

“But the cell phone is inside your purse.”


“So, how do you know, for example, whether you are running late for an appointment?”

“Even if I were to know, what difference would it make if I were to be stuck in a grand traffic jam and could not reach there on time unless I jumped out of my car and flew over everybody else?”

I kept quiet.

“Besides,” she continued, “how does 10 minutes this way, that way matter? One gets time to stand and stare.”

I kept quiet longer.

That was two months ago. I haven’t had the courage, yet, to completely throw away my watch, but yes, I do look at it less often than I used to. And in the process, I have found the time to breathe. I still wake up like I used to, I still get to work on time like on most days, I do finish (generally) my assignments in time and I do make it (often) on time for coffee with friends … and it is such utter bliss that I get all the time in the world to breeeeeeeeeathe, just by not looking at my watch as often as earlier. Whew.

* White light and love for... *

  • enchantress299’s mom who underwent surgery after a nasty case of multiple fractures.

  • The survival of our Conscious Evolution community and its Community Co-op, despite the passing of its much-missed founder, Gregory Ellison.

  • WriteOn, for health and energy, especially now that she has taken on the task of webmaster.

  • Iraq’s courageous people, to gain the right to manage their country through the democratic process.

  • The survivors of the various earthquakes and the tsunami that have hit the Earth in recent months.

  • Firesong’s daughter Danielle, who is battling high anxiety and depression along with a financial crisis after she and her husband, Richard, both lost their jobs and were uprooted cross-country just before the birth of their daughter, Marina.

  • Veneo’s cousin, Debbie, who has cancer.

  • Woodchiro’s mother, Diane, who is facing health concerns.

  • Searching’s friend’s niece, Danielle, who finally awakened from the coma she was in following a serious car accident. While she was still in the coma, her second child was born via Caesarean section. Danielle is undergoing therapy in her efforts to return to a normal life and is making slow but steady progress.

  • Amykins’ cousin, James, still unresponsive after a severe automobile accident.

  • Moonflower, for health concerns.

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