To the beats of the Indian drums and the lilting melody
Raising the spirits with fire in the eyes
A spring in their steps yet grace in moves
In these dancing hearts flowing in circles
Of old and young gathering alike as one.
Marking the nine days of Navratri
With some spirited dancing every night
And some austere fasting in the day
A festive season celebrated in fervor to mark…
The power of good over evil and the spirit of victory.
The beautiful colours of a festive India show up in all its vividity.
Image credits to the artist of this lovely painting….
The above picture of these beautiful dancers dressed in colourful costumes speaks much of the festive spirit in India during Navaratri.
Today is celebrated as VijayaDashmi or Dussera the tenth day of festivities marking the triumphant victory of goodness. The beginings of all things auspicious is the mood that prevails in the Indian psyche today.
To great starts and great times of prosperity ahead..Keep dancing lovingly to life!
Years ago when I first read this post and saw this video clip of a musician from Iraq who played and moved to tears soldiers in the very ground where a major bomb had exploded … it moved me deeply and it moves me beyond words still.
Salute to the Power of Human Spirit.
Strength to defy & dare destiny in the face
Of danger destruction and devastation …
Comes from a deeper conviction that creates
Courage to rise beyond catastrophes …
The heart has the capacity to deal
with almost anything … as that is how our life is
wired to cope and heal.
Expressing through Arts is a power within us.
In empathy with care compassion
It is an act of kindness in realization of the oneness.
That what hurts you is actually eventually hurting me …
Here is another share of my dear mother’s reflections on ‘Life and Living’ with hope and the value of ordinary things like the school subjects , the primary lessons we often take for granted as we study without thinking too much about it. I am compelled to share this line of thought for its ingenuity and how it mentions the values of lessons from nature which often is the most overlooked but actually so full of wisdom.
Life is the real teacher. It’s teaching methods may sometimes be playful, sometimes very harsh, and it may seem like there is truly no way of escaping them.
Profit and lossare not only money related,
They can be manifested in relations too.
The premium of love and care one invests,
Will return as interest manifold in days of need.
And certainly no scheme will tell it is too late to invest.
The more one adds smile and support
The less will be the worries and loneliness.
As they are inversely proportioned. X and y denotes the unknown
Problems, that seem ready to pounce.
Don’t you worry,
As you are taught to get them solved.
Every single point and line
has a measure and significance.
Geometry taught us not to ignore any
and the value of boundary. History gave the realisation,
Evil and greed perishes
How much ever strong they seem.
Always goodness stood in the victory stand in the end.
Geographic differences help too
To understand that variety is a way of life.
Your form and food is Nature’s decision.
Value the differences, to be in harmony.
Biology taught that all are one in the core after all.
Power of energies,
and laws of Nature gave the knowledge
To bow down and conquer.
Spirituality taught the most valuable lesson.
The real enemies are the ones
that are nourished
as ego, pride, vanity greed, anger and hatred.
I reap what I sow.
So none is responsible,for my pain or pleasure.
Initial years are like blue prints.
But few read them correctly,
Even less understands,
Even fewer practice.
The primary lessons…
Are professors of Life.
Each subject taught
Are the preparations
For the life to be faced in essence.
Quantity of money to be possessed