what is consistency????

Many years ago... I would look at an office goer/ 9-5 er and think... they are so lucky... why you wonder...
well... lets go back to when I was 5. It started out as a mere song to be sung on stage, but evolved into a mammoth production were I was required to sing and dance holding the worlds biggest heaviest mic(I wish I had a pic) with a choir of 30 being shot and aired on the only channel then (therefore reigning) Doordarshan for the prime slot! After this, can be read on wikipedia so Im not getting into details, but lets just say life was one rollercoaster... With rehearsals everyday, theatre productions, school, exams, vocal lessons, piano lessons, music theory lessons etc., there was never a dull day and never a day that I could plan... Everything just happened... it still does...
Thus my envy of those who know they have to be at a place at nine and have to leave at 5.... which means their day is planned up to the last minute... they have to wake a particular time, have to start out a particular time, have to get the bus or drive their bike/car a particular time so they can get to where they have to at that particular time... you would call this a routine but I would like to call these series of events- consistency...Life needs consistency and routine makes for consistency... Travelling to and from different time zones for some office goers, might break this routine you say...but its the same thing that you do, the same job the same people you work with, you know what you are there for, you know the people, you know your job,you know your strategies, you know your market plans, you know you will get your paycheck at the end of a month, you know the slimy creeps in your field, you know where you stand with your peers, you know your enemies and 'you know your friends'... life is consistent...
How do you evaluate the consistency of a person in the film world? with its tumultous rides of power, hits and misses... what is consistent about this field? Nothing...
Its a wave... up and down it goes... with no chance of calm...no consistency...
Then you start to realize that consistency can be found when you look at the larger picture in life. Consistency in doing what you love, consistency in loving the ones that care for you, consistency in doing the right thing, consistency in never letting go of faith, consistency in rising above all else, consistency in accepting what is wrong, consistency in loving life, consistency in existence...
What are we? a mere spec in the million universes. What power do people talk about? Nothing is constant except change... its the theory of evolution. Nothing and nobody is constant... I feel that there is no consistency outside of us but only... within. A claim to power can only be brought about within ones self and with ourselves. A power of positivity, certainity and one of consistency...


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1 comment:

Renuka Balaraman said...

Hello Shalini Ma'am.. You are a really great singer. I love your voice and you are really very genuine on providing comments and I watch the super singers show and like the way you provide the comments. Your attitude towards the participants is simply wow. Keep going.. Glad that I found your blog to convey my thoughts..

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