Many stories are being told through the travels. Each story told is a story in making. Each place travelled is a plot being attached to the steps of story making. Every one is a story teller in disguise some are storytellers in the exterior, some interior and some don't even know that they are stories. Few are storytellers of eternity and some are storytellers of this world. Climax is - never going back to where we started from because every soul has an unending story from these worlds to the worlds beyond.
Creation are characters. All Characters have different positions within the story. Nature's other elements have different positions in this story and life is the storytellers with knowing and expressions. When the story doesn't change, you don't. And knowing the story would liberate.
There is always an internal travel human goes through growing beyond the survival and being more than just survival. And the internalization give rise to parables, metaphors and anecdotes. Be it Mulla Nasruddin, Rabia, Rumi, Maryam, Buddha, David or Jesus etc all were those internal storytellers who through social stories told the deepest truth's of human self awareness. Ibn Battuta, was an exterior geographical traveler, Avicenna was an exterior scientific and philosophical traveler, all were travelers, also with lot inside them.
The Fight with yourself by connecting deeply with self is the first step, to know your soul, your desires, your intelligence, your intellect, your inspiration and inspirations from beyond, It is the travel of every contemplative human. Being Survivor or Human is the choice he makes, the decision he takes.
Discipline is the initial step of the traveler to deal with disequilibrium which is the conflict of his own story, disciplining his ego and opposing his desires he may come to a greater understanding of his purpose in life, like a hero fighting his villains. Then he can reach the step of moderation, a partial climax.
Self-centered and ignorant willfulness of those who blindly follow their individual desires will fall as villains. All spiritual illness is based upon an inner disequilibrium which has its root in the base character traits of the individual. Every hero was going through that conflict, he took a step towards the healing and other was engulfed in the illness.
There are characters which enter often into every human's story to show them light, those who fight and find light through them are liberated and celebrated as Heroes and others who fight against them are called Villains.
Heroes create and spread Equilibrium and balance everywhere. The struggle and endeavor against the downward-pulling tendencies of our lower self is the conflict most of the stories carry. Every child can see the story and characters but very few enlightened find the depth of the story, so all children should listen to the stories of everyone else and themselves so that they could read between the lines what story is trying to tell them.
The Villain should be fought with because he will bring darkness otherwise and for the light to be achieved, there will be hindrances and those hindrances make the story worth telling. There will also be the deviations and seductions from which the Hero escapes untouched. This Hero is immortal in essence despite the changes that befall him or her through different forms and at different times and places. At no time does the Hero cease his or her quest for destination. This story is . . . the story of every human being.
We forget the story and it gets settled at the bottom of the dumped stacks of human library, unconscious and then gets covered by a thick layer of dusty illusions and useless fears that we inherited from the times of ignorance and superstition from history of mankind. There is no way that we can achieve our happiness unless we break through this thick layer. The books of knowledge were brought into existence only to remind us of our extraordinary story. They help us open the book inside us to discover our own story. And then We meet in eternity and will tell stories forever.
Kisi ahle dil ko pucho ke woh rotha kyun hai,
Ask the heart's companinon why does he cry,
Kisi kahanikar se uski bhi kahani kabhi puchna tum,
Some day ask a storyteller his own story
Bas uska andaze bayan aur uski qitia zameen aur,
It is just that the style of narration and plot changes
Warna wahi ishq wahi gham hai uske bhi mauzu me.
Otherwise it is the same love, some agony, same content.
- Nuzhath M Syed