By : Kirti Srivastava
‘Froth’, if you see the literal meaning, it refers to ‘A mass of small bubbles in a liquid caused by agitation or fermentation’.
Now, if you look at the interesting aspect of the word, it also means ‘Worthless or insubstantial talk, ideas or activities’.
I am more concerned about the latter aspect and the alarming rate at which the froth is growing in the present imbalanced world. No pun intended.
Till the froth is on the coffee, it can be savored, but when it foams up on your ideas, cluttering and layering your thinking, it’s time for the alarm bells to ring…loud.
There is so much of fermentation in beliefs and ideals in the quintessential world today that the dregs of real truth have been pushed down far beneath…….almost invisible to the mind. As voltaire has remarked:
“Froth at the top, dregs at the bottom, but the middle excellent”.
It is our middle that we constantly have to work upon because at the bottom is mediocrity and at the top, our warring beliefs. It is the middle where all the clarity resides…..under the froth. If the middle is excellent, the froth will ultimately recede showing you the clear picture of you as an individual.
When your mind is sinking under the trivia, you have to push your way upwards…….clearing the suds and calming the turbulence………..to make way for the excellence and perfection to surface.
We need to stop the small talks and start the big thoughts. It is a chain reaction. Your one moment of a great thought will make the other pregnant with a supreme one. Your genius, once recognized will clear the dredges of insubstantial and inconsequential ideas and rigid chatter.
So, work on the middle……….till you come out of the froth, bigger and better.
And as they say, ” Froth is not beer”.
So, keep diving in till you get to the beer…………….real beer.