Profound words of wisdom flows through these words and makes us understand the necessity of cultivating certain skills and developing abilities in life… for these abilities can hold us in good stead, no matter how life treats us.
Ability to flow but with fortitude
Ability to decide when to take a stand
Ability to appreciate & share kindness
Ability to distinguish needs and wants
Ability to respond with discernment
Ability to assert without arrogance
Ability to empathize in understanding
Ability to forgive and let go…
Ability to be flexible yet firm
Ability to accept and acknowledge
Ability to own up to our limitations.
Ability to balance our own being
Ability to laugh at ourselves
Ability to see the good in others
Ability to see the larger purpose
And most of all…
Ability to live life lovingly!
What are your thoughts on this ..do share if there are any more abilities you can think of.
Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”. The word refers to having a direction or purpose in life, that which makes one’s life worthwhile, and towards which an individual takes spontaneous and willing actions giving them satisfaction and a sense of meaning to life.
Which of these are your ikigai or will/reason to live and be?
Feel free to choose the first 3 and share .
The reason to be…
1To not perish without a passion
2To not miss all the great deeds
3To sample all the great senses
4.To ride on, no matter the storms
5.To never back down
6.To dare to dream, no matter
7.To be unconventional
8.To love unconditional
9.To see hope beyond all odds
10.To tune inwards and sense wellbeing
11.To choose health in every now
12.To learn as much as you can
13.To understand life in the living
14.To rebel and be free of the mundane
15.To make a name and garner fame
16 To make merry till the light shines
17.To be a reason for others to live
18.To play with life and risk it all
19.To live in this now no matter what
20.To protect my ones from harms way
21.To sense love living life lovingly
22.To explore and see the far off lands
23.To lead others and create prosperity
24.To act upon every possibility
25.To show the way for others to follow
The will to live …
Whatever is your reason or will to be may be, may you find happiness and contentment in your chosen path.
Life often challenges and surprises you
So make each moment matter as you live.
And not for single day
Just exist without living
Such is the will to live.
Today I am happy to be sharing a motivational message in the words of my dear mother.
When we walk along the path of roses, thorns are unavoidable.
It doesn’t mean we stop walking. Remove the thorns from our way and proceed further
It may hurt. But It won’t last. Let’s keep going .
Life is like a seesaw
It keeps going up and down.
The fall and climb are parts of life.
Fret not if our efforts don’t yield results
The seed needs its own time
To grow into a tree
The buds to blossom as fragrant flowers,
The fruits and grains to ripen & nourish
Yet till then they need all the care and nurture.
So do our dreams, take its own time and
our continuous effort to become reality.
Waves fall to rise again
Leaves fall to bring
Day falls to bring a new dawn again.
Are we not a part of Nature?
Our dreams are the seed.
Our patience is the time
Our hard work is the nurture
Our Faith n Hope are the nourishment.
We may fall, be sure we will rise again
For success is awaiting to be reaped.🙏🏼
Dance even it’s in your own heart
Dance with all of your being
Dance to flow through in life
Dance to free yourself from unwanted
Dance to let go of the pain you feel
Dance to speak your own truth
Dance away your restless thoughts
Dance to bond with this now
Dance to share from the heart
Dance often dance from where you are!
Dance …As you are! Just Dance!
Today I am happy to be sharing both my vision and my verses in synching with the flow… Have enjoyed this process of many learnings in blending my art to merge and emerge along the way…I would love to have your feedback on both my painting and poetry.
Creativity births and shapes itself through artists, time after time in eternity.
Art is a deeply personal experience and yet quite symbolic to a generation in time.
What today constitutes the Modern & Contemporary Art will soon become relics of the past that tried to catch up on the times.
Here is one such simple artistic vision in recent times that moved a chord in me.
What a particular work of art makes you feel, is more important than what it looks like.
Wouldn’t you agree?
What makes you turn towards an art?
What kind of artworks attract you?
Good writings have the power to change your mood, from gloomy to happy, inspire, and motivate.
Without readers, the writings however good, are like the beautiful moon shining over a desert.
Though the writers, may write for self-expression, the appreciation of a reader motivates them to create more.
They both are complimenting each other.
If good writing makes even one reader happy the writing has found its purpose.
These are a few words from my mother’s reflections on Writing and Reading which I found deeply inspiring. I take this opportunity to offer my sincere appreciation and gratitude to all my readers for after all there is no writer without a reader.
A humble dedication on Father’s Day
‘Thank you Dad for sharing with me this ‘Magic of Dance’
Learning to dance is indeed a labor of love and I cherish every moment . How privileged are we to share this indescribable Magic of Dance.
Hoping to continue to take this beautiful art of Dance to empower more and more people to sense and love the beauty of every movement in the moments called Life.
Happy Fathers Day! God Bless Dads!
This is one of those moments when writing and sharing stories from our lives bring us a deep sense of connection… with our readers and ourselves in gratitude for the learnings. And there is that sense of magic sensed in our hearts which evokes poignant feeling of fond memories of the people that are attached to it.
The Platform of Life.
Every life births its path
Life teaches to evolve itself
Life trains and tests us along the way
The path of life is our platform.
The power of choice
Rests with us
To practice, the lessons learned
In this platform of life.
Power of Practice
Our thoughts words deeds
Can become mindful in time
All it needs is practice.
And more practice.
If you wish to think good: Practice
If you wish to do good: Practice
If you wish to speak well: Practice
If you wish to cultivate good: Practice
Our life is simple or complex
As we care to think of it
For no matter, the state of life
We can care to see beyond ourselves
There is a world that survives
On the fringes of existence
The stark truths deliver us
A reality bite of how privileged we are.
Wherever we are in this world
If we are alive and well
If we have a roof on our head
And sustenance to be nourished
We should consider ourselves blessed
And choose to care from our heart
As life can be lonely & feel a little lost.
There is much going on around
That we cannot solve
But often enough
There is much one can do…
All it takes is a few words
To make another’s day
Giving and sharing goodwill
A kind word, a genuine smile
In hope and trust.
To leave the world in a better place.
The truth of life is that it challenges
Every minute of our now
In one way or the other
But then instead of seeking more
What if we began living with gratitude
Learning to enjoy this now as it is
Living beyond simply existing.
Then perhaps we can truly say
We are alive to the life in us.
Experiencing life in all dimensions.
Animal Rights Awareness Week -June 14-20, 2020
Yes adopt an underdog
But by no means think
That of some sad brown little creature
They come in all shapes and sizes.
Think no less of them
For they are so much more
For they have had it truly tough
Life has been challenging enough.
Resilience and tolerance
Is in their bones
But love is flowing all the same
Through their beautiful hearts.
Some are amazingly warm and loving
Some are fearful & some too friendly
And some a vision of cuteness but all just simply abandoned.
Some are street dogs, with the highest immunity.
Some are just born in a little special way
They are all just as beautiful and have a right to be
Like you or me.
Meet The Happy Faced ‘Buddy ‘of Wiggles.
There are many that are sadly discarded
By inhuman puppy mills.
Created in the most unethical ways
How can one life torture another so! The bane of humanity
That sees no hope for them.
For they are apparently imperfect
In some odd little way. They may not be the strongest
Or the most beautiful
But that’s what makes them special
Just the way they are!
Meet Tia Our Black&white Beauty
Make some space in your heart
Adopt a dog that needs a home
Every dog gives unconditional love
Reach out your hands for a paw.
Choose to adopt a dog with love.
Pleases don’t buy, you are simply encouraging
This heart-wrenching trade and trafficking
Of million innocent hapless little lives. So much cruelty by so-called human
Please think before you join in.
I implore you to not ask
For a pet of a particular shape color or size or breed. There are many puppies culled because of your unethical desires.
Respect creation and sustain this world
choose to love and adopt a pet.
Take a step to change one life today!
All these beautiful fur babes featured here are our adopted and rescued family and office pets.
My heartfelt plea to adopt an innocent life that needs a home.
Sharing this insightful post that came in as a forward.
IQ , EQ , SQ , AQ
…..According to psychologists, there are four types of intelligence:
1) Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
2) Emotional Quotient (EQ)
3) Social Quotient (SQ)
4) Adversity Quotient (AQ)
1. Intelligence Quotient (IQ): this is the measure of your comprehension ability”, solve maths; memorize things and recall subject matters.
2. Emotional Quotient (EQ): this is the measure of your ability to maintain peace with others; keep to time; be responsible; be honest; respect boundaries; be humble, genuine and considerate.
3. Social Quotient (SQ):
This is the measure of your ability to build a network of friends and maintain it over a long period of time.
People that have higher EQ and SQ tend to go farther in life than those with high IQ but low EQ and SQ. Most schools capitalize in improving IQ level while EQ and SQ are played down.
An individual with high IQ can end up being employed by a person with high EQ and SQ even though the person has an average IQ.
Your EQ represents your character; your SQ represents your charisma. Give in to habits that will improve these three Qs but more especially your EQ and SQ.
EQ and SQ make one manage better than the other.
Pls don’t teach children only to have higher IQ , but also to have higher EQ and SQ.
Now there is a 4th one :
A new paradigm
4. The Adversity Quotient (AQ):
The measure of your ability to go through a rough patch in life and come out without losing your mind.
AQ determines who will give up in face of troubles and may abandon their families.
Expose children to other areas of life than academic. They should adore manual work (never use work as a form of punishment), sport and art .
Develop their EQ, SQ and AQ. They should become multifaceted human beings able to do things independently of the parents.
*Finally*, do not prepare the road for the children. Prepare the children for the road.
Between two words,
Is a space.
That is the Pause.
Think of it
Like a bridge
Use it well
Pay attention to it
For it has potential
To heal and help.
Practice the pause
To keep my heart
Healthy and happy
To keep my mind relaxed and attentive.
To breathe easy and practice the let go as much as I can.
To nourish my body & mind with self-care and choose balance in thoughts words and deeds.
To nurture, heal and replenish the self
With positive intentions reflections and contemplation.
To keep a good company of friends.
To steer thoughts and cultivate humility, kindness, and mindfulness.
To choose to pause and speak with awareness in response than reaction
To respect and value life in this body.
To respect another’s right to be.
To sense the spirit of freedom.
To value the freedom of another being.
To create and acknowledge peace and positivity within and around me
To spread goodwill at every opportunity.
To learn and understand more and help by using my skills for the greater good.
To be conscious of the preciousness of life and living.
To sense the truths of creation, the infinite abundance.
To see the beauty in the ordinary.
To never forget to be humble, grateful, and thankful
For this life in this now!
To live and let live
To enjoy the living me and live than just exist.
And most of all to Live life lovingly!
These are a few of my promises to myself that I could think of that resonates deeply… hope to keep working towards them with all my heart and soul.
What are your promises to yourself?