When I think of that word, then the feeling of being cozy and sheltered crosses my mind.
When you look around in this beautiful world, then you see animals and birds having their own world, where their primary existence is dominated with the sole purpose of existing, in the true sense, without actually having experienced the nuances of Life. They have a typical life of taking birth and struggling for survival and procreating, throughout their lives. They are nestled in the lap of nature and sustained and nurtured all through.
But, have you ever tried to observe humans and how they have lives that have a marked similarity, just as any other living being! I was taking a walk early in the morning and it suddenly flashed in my inner realm, that how this entire line of houses down the street are so similar to nests nestled in a tree! Just like a bird, each day any person ventures out to work, to provide for his family, and when, after a hard day’s work, he comes back home to his home, which is no less than a warm cozy nest, where he cuddles with his dear ones and thanks God for his existence.
Humans are way different than innocent birds and other animals, as they are constantly at daggers with other humans, and life for them is like a war, wherein they have to fight it out each day, with their fellow humans to make a place in this big bad world, as it is often called!
A typical day in any man’s life, whether he is an urban or a rural man, anywhere in the world, is replete with an intelligent crisscross journey on a knife’s edge, just to make a mark at his workplace to provide for his family. He does it each day in a mechanical fashion and his only reprieve is his family. When he comes back home after all the ruthless brickbats he faces at his office, he feels an utter sense of satisfaction and cuddles and nestles with his close ones.
Humans are different in many ways from other living beings, as they live lives full of self-absorption or generosity. Those people who think only of their well-being live a life, of making things for only themselves and continue pursuing their own selfish interests. But, those who live lives as large-hearted humans mostly have a lot of satisfaction and joy, as they enjoy giving and live through it, in making it worthwhile. But, what pains me is the sense of isolation that scores of humans have and how they are ruthlessly indifferent to the pain that other fellow humans feel, in a general sense.
Indifference to a person’s misery who lives right next door is the given norm in these modern times. One has a house and he has a family and he is nestled within its four walls of sheltered existence, but he fails to hear the wails and screams of a fellow neighbor who might be facing uncountable issues in his/ her life! I ask you my dear readers, that are you among those cruel neighbors who are inconsiderate to your fellow humans, or are you among those rare generous beings?
Being nestled and cared for is always something that all of us crave for and when we feel sheltered, we are nurtured towards leading a productive and useful life. So, we should lead a life of being content, not only in our own lives but also caring for our fellow beings, then, not only will we nestle in our own little nest, we will make this entire world a beautiful little nest where each one is living a life filled with love and affection.
Beautiful. Such a lovely feeling. Well explained. Very well written