Hello friends this post is contributed by my friend Sriram. You may have read and enjoyed his comments and insights on some of the earlier posts. The anecdote below is quite inspirational and so is Sriram’s interpretation. Do read and enjoy
“This is very similar to what Mani Ratnam, an ace Indian film director, screenwriter and producer, said, when asked how he creates a ‘scene’, that he only eliminated what he did not want & what remained was what he wanted!!…
The central theme of this anecdote is about ‘uncluttering’ or removing what one does not want to leave behind what one really wants. Man by design is not good at knowing what he wants, but he is very sure about what he doesn’t want.
And this ‘limitation’ of not being good at knowing what we wanted is actually a blessing in disguise as it allows us the chance to explore and try out possibilities simply because we are unsure what will eventually lead us to what we wanted… For if we knew what we wanted, then perhaps we would not be so curious, so exploratory or seeking new vistas or opportunities!
So the lessons that we can be learn from the sculptor’s approach to sculpting is also an approach to life – just ensure u do nothing that you DON’T WANT TO DO and therefore you end up doing what you want to do!
Also it gives hope that within every one of us is the perfect statue that will reveal itself once we remove the ‘unwanted’ baggage we carry of the past as well as unnecessary worries of the future making us ‘not us’.”