I was traveling on business last week - and you are ensconced in that never-never land wherein the flight takes off and you either read a book or shut up completely and dwell on the unknown - bereft of all the electronics that life seemingly offers these days.
I do both - reading the RIBHU GITA has become a norm.
It is an out and out Shiva's Gita - so do check it out..
And in that state, isolated completely I wonder about all the states. I look at people and know that they are all thinking something - something is churning in their minds - worries, desires and so many gazillion thoughts flirting in and out
I am like the rock - just being
So many states that we go through - the final destination being one - but we usually end up in the other - death and then probably awareness kicks in - Darn - I should have used that window of opportunity that arose. Not to worry, I shall do so next life...and thus the vicious cycle continues.
As long as the mind is distracted with the 'real' problems of the 'real' world - there is no rahat.
We are all trapped - the price we pay for the ether we breathe.