Once a stranger from another planet asked me — “Where is the deepest and the darkest place?”
I thought awhile and toured him to the depths of the canyon but he wasn’t satisfied with the answer. Then I showed him the depths of the ocean, especially the Mariana trench, but he was still unsatisfied.
The stranger said — “That’s all you got? I have seen better places on my planet.”
I got angry and took him in my spaceship. We went near the black hole. I showed him the black hole as I was quite sure that nothing is dark and deep beyond the black hole. Even light can’t escape from a black hole.
The stranger laughed — “Darkest? Ha ha.. I can clearly see everything”
I became confused as I had almost reached the end of my thinking capacity. But then I decided to show him something. A place where I had buried my hopes, my dreams long ago— “My mind!”
The stranger looked at the depth of my mind. It was so dark that he couldn’t see anything. He could hear the echoes of my wishes, my prayers I had long ago. He felt the restless struggles I had long ago and heard the tide of my tears.
The stranger replied with amazement, “This is the deepest and darkest place I have ever seen!”
The mind is the deepest and darkest place in this world. When a person buries his dreams in his mind, it may reach the bottom where it never escapes. We may face such situations in life one day because of the pressure from family/society or because of financial problems. Even burying our ambitions temporarily to cope with the depressing situations may drag it down towards the depths of the mind. Like a fossil, the buried dreams lies at the bottom forever. Like a ghost it hurts us, especially when we try to enjoy the silence of solitude.