And feel this alive!
Just having the courage to express ourselves, we open ourselves to a vulnerable and creative self that is the light in us shining through….:)
Sharing another from my mother’s writing today… it happens to be one of my favorite pieces from her.
Nataraja The Lord of Dance , represents the never ending cycle of evolution and dissolution.
The Master who has conquered the five elements , dancing to his tunes.
An Alphabetical tribute to the
The Divine Dancer condensing the essence of cosmic energy in his form n action.
Nataraja – The Cosmic Dancer
Absolute and ultimate dance of
‘Being in the Now’, where
Celestial Creation & Destruction
Dance hand in hand in
Energetic, enigmatic endless flow.
Formless blending into The Form.
Gift to Cosmos. Unfathomed
Happiness undermines the
In-depth, concealed caring of
Justice to prevail, in the
Knowing of the Unknown all.
Lasya ( dance of creation) and thandava (dance of destruction) both
Merging in and emerging from
Nataraja,The Cosmic Dancer.
Oneness personified in essence.
Purity and Power as its source.
Quietude emerging in the motion.
Rare culmination of creative
Subtlety of concealed infinity.
‘Thath thwam asi,’ , that’s the Truth.
Unknown, Unsaid and Unseen
Visions of Ultimate Reality.
Worlds far and beyond knowledge
Xceeds the human excellence.
Yearning _’To be with IT ‘ is all one can wish with the
Zeal of unwavering Faith
Art is meant to align us.
The true purpose of an artform is found in the aligning with the universal consciousness .
( Translated by my mother from tamil forward)
The 9 laws of Karma
Let there be peace and happiness everywhere. Let all prosper and live a fulfilling life.
Whoever thinks being slow is a weakness
Has not understood its power
In being able to slow down
The propensity to think carefully
To pay attention to detail
To be mindful & cautious
To work with precision
Steadiness and thoroughness
In slowing down, nature teaches
Great lessons in letting go
Like time cannot be contained
Moments are meant to flow
It’s own course
Yet the strength of the slow
Is in the ability to live the now
Recognizing the value of life.
There is an art of the slow
Where the senses activate
And creativity enhances
In thinking and reflecting
In careful consideration
Slow is challenging for some
Yet slow can be earnest practice of mindfulness
Slow begets a response than reaction
Slow can be about building up gradually
And exploring the possibilities
Of the potential in this now.
Slow can be a deliberation
In patience & perseverance
With an effortless grace
Such is the art of the slow.
Profound truth of Prayer
A prayer is a resonance to the self.
Often misunderstood are the recitations and stories of God
As offerings in prayers.
Oft repeated to children in their growing years
Or often in communion of like minded souls.
It’s never about reaching out to distant God
But about connection with the God within
Invoking the divinity in you.
Praising the lord
Hymns or chants
Slokas or mantras
Is about healing & transformation of the self
In consistent practice
It generates positivism
Purifying the energy
And creating goodwill
In thoughts and deeds.
Like exercises for the body
They exercise the mind
To think & evolve for the better.
To listen is to understand
Is a power of hearing well
The said and the unsaid
To listen is to remain quiet
To allow oneself to hear
The voice of others than self
To listen is to develop patience
To be able to acknowledge
And understand the said
To listen is an art to cultivate
Not easy always to curb speech
Listening leads to self control
To listen is not wait to speak
But to hear & understand
Care to listen or speak more?
A mark of good leadership
Good listening is a great asset
Take time to listen more…
To dance is to know
The feeling of being alive
To this now in your life
Being present with all of you
Listening and moving
To your own beating heart
For the music and rhythm
Is yours to own and sense.
To dance is to let go
Of the spurious and irrelevant
And reclaim the energy
That is yours to own.
And in that owning
You create moments
Worth living for…
Hope you dance!
Opportunity does not just come to you
You walk to it
And when you do
Remember, you are on a new trajectory
There are new challenges in the changes
Know the strength of your spirit will be tested
Your balance may be tilted
To extremes of possibilities.
Yet, your patience perseverance & passion for your purpose
Will guide you through
And somewhere along the way
in fleeting moments
You will feel that gliding, waltzing feeling
Sensing harmony in the synchrony
To that which you truly love ❤️
What are you waiting for?
Is there a space you love to be
Where you feel most you ?
Where there is respite from chaos
Where there is peace for the sensing
What is that place for you ?
Your home or somewhere far away?
While I love people and enjoy my time with them
And infact get charged by some amazing conversations
I would also love to be by myself
By nature preferably walking
In the calm of a forest trail
Or perhaps on a winding road uphill,
Would love to have a flowing river by my side
and most of all be surrounded by trees
Or even up the mountains
Watching the world from a vantage view.
And then comes the sandy beaches and sea
There are of course those moments to cherish
With the whistling dunes
In all I would love free spaces
where I could sense the earths energy undisturbed.
And be synched in for a while.
May be hugging a tree or an animal
Or walking by a beautiful stream
Or under a canopy of stars at night.
These are spaces for me
To connect deeply within.
How about you?
Freedom is being able to be all of you
But remembering the rights
Of other lives to be all of them
When we understand…
Our Freedom ends where another’s freedom begins.
How free do you feel in this now
How important is freedom to you?
Can you sense your life flowing
Or is there restraints that bound you
Can you express yourself without hesitation?
Can you speak your mind without fear?
Can you write without worrying if the words may reveal your nature?
Can you walk alone without a care where you live?
Can you wear what you want without fear of ridicule?
Can you dance the way your spirit moves you?
Can you flow in harmony with the spirit in you?
If you have answered more yes than no then consider yourself closer to being truly free.
Freedom is not for giving
Freedom is there for taking
Freedom is being you
As you truly are
Freedom is living
Wherever you sense
You are most you.
How free are you feeling
In this now?
You may try to aim for success
You may strive for your success
But success that really matters
Is the one that lifts up another
The one that changes lives
Where humanity thrives
Because every step, every action
Speaks louder than words.
In the circle of life…
Success stories are interweaved
In the tapestry of time
In life and living
Fruits and vegetables support existence . So important to cultivate gratitude for every bit that comes one’s way.
A gift of nature that was awaiting me at dawn from my terrace garden.
Gratitude and thankfulness to the fresh fruits and vegetables in nature🙏
Your body mind and spirit
When in harmony
Makes life and living easy…
How you see yourself
What you feed yourself
The way you treat yourself
The way you think
Life becomes it.
Be kind with yourself as much with others
Practice self care and compassion
Self care isn’t selfish
Take care to relax
Enjoy the journey
Live life lovingly !