Nourish Your 5th Space
The four direction east, west, north and south seems surrounded us but actually the four unleash us to go anywhere with or without holding hand in hand with the same. The direction didn’t bind us but we are bounded to the four either of the direction or space. Without catching finger of the direction we loose our home, school, work place and whole world this means our body and soul will confine themselves at one place and we would not enjoy or take solace from the vast and beautiful nature. This shows that our body and soul will loose their identity. The direction keeps us on the right track, helps us to reach our goal, give drive to the wheel and wings to the plane.
Same as the above our life is encircled by four spaces namely family, work place, entertainment and friend where we live, enjoy, get livelihood, company, support, helping hand. Thousands of other boxes of need including these play great importance in human life to build and make body & soul fresh and alive. These four spaces collectively walk side by side of our bigger world and without which this world will become disable and destitute. These four spaces give us cause to live, shoulder to walk, pace to reach at end with smooth thoughts, support emotionally, story to live with smile and lots of other stand. What is our bigger sphere? Our bigger sphere is self or individual identity comprises of body and soul which we can call 5th space.
On this earth, so called growing and racing world no body have time to stand as a helping or sharing hand due which these four spaces has been devoid of proper support, sense of humor, cause of peace and company. In the contemporary world individual are individualizing themselves and thus these four spaces are shrinking and at the same time an urge to create 5th space and have scope to extend their territory. This space exists but hidden inside us, only need to consciously create the 5th space where you can feed the soul and nourish it. The 5th space is a space where you can spend time with self and whatever your soul needs. Reflection and introspection could be one style of being in the 5th space where you can reflect your action. On the bed before sleeping think of question such as how many times you spoke lie, how many bird you feed, how many insect you saved or how many time did you avoid crushing ants on the road or anywhere else, how many animal did you feed? These all will give you satisfaction, peace, boost your morale, develop your self as unique personality and bigger aspect is that it will give you an idea to spend the next day with good deeds. You can spend this space to serve the society, help the people, maintain a small garden in your house, creating an artificial bird house in our surroundings, garden or home, to feed birds or animals, to spend time with your grand parents or pet. These all can be your 5th space and the ambit of this space would be large as much you want. Maintaining diary is a part of reflection and documentation of your life but you can make it as you separate space where you can spend time with you diary to write new stories, feelings and emotions and to peep in the past.
Every thing start from self, if you will nourish it and make it heals and hearty then possibilities of success and peace will increase because of your energy, stable mind and positivity given by 5th space. Thus at contemporary time it is an urge to create 5th space by every individual and need to live few hours in twenty four hour of the day to nourish self.
Asrarul Haque Jeelani
BSW-IIIrd year, Dept. Of Social Work
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi