Travelling in Creativity
Musings in the mulling
Beyond bars, timeless
Harmony in syñchromy
Travelling in Creativity
Musings in the mulling
Beyond bars, timeless
Harmony in syñchromy
Sharing my artwork today …
Yes You Can
If you only see
The myriad patterns
And colours of life
You will live to create
If you could only believe
In the vividly of the moments
If you could only sense
The magic life is meant to be
Paint your life with joy in the flow
Unwrap this gift of life lovingly!
Just believe you can
And yes you can.
What if ?
Flowers were green and leaves blue
All that you believe, flipped the script
Reality turns an illusion
And illusions a reality
Random thoughts turn specific
And what you focus on gets out of control.
Life is so much more than what you see
So different from your expectations
So many possibilities in this now
Trust life to unravel the pathway.
Hold on to hope in your heart.
And keep the wonder in you alive…
Some of you might have read this before but I have posted it as it’s worth reading again and again 😊
Motivational Story – The Bamboo Tree
A man got frustrated with life. Despite all the hard work and effort, failure was all that he learnt. Feeling defeated with life, he left everything and exiled himself in the woods. There he met a Hermit. The disappointed man shared is failure with the hermit. “Give me one good reason not to quit?”- He pleaded the Hermit
“Look”, the hermit said, pointing towards two plants. “Do you see that fern and bamboo there?
“Yes”, the man nodded.
“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them water, light and fertilizer. Within a short period of time the fern quickly grew from the earth”, the hermit continued.
“But despite the Bamboo seed being watered and nurtured for years, it did not outwardly grow as much as an inch. In fact, nothing at all happened in the first year. There was no sign of growth. But, I did not give up on the Bamboo seed and continued to water and nurture it. By the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. And within six months, the tree grew a hundred feet tall.”
“So, did the bamboo tree lie dormant for four years only to grow exponentially in the fifth?” the hermit asked. Baffled by the question the man kept quiet. “The answer is quite obvious. The little tree was growing underground, developing a root system strong enough to support its potential for outward growth in the fifth year and beyond. Had the tree not developed a strong foundation, it would not have sustained its life as it grew.”
“Did you know that all the time you had been struggling, you were growing strong roots”, remarked the hermit
The man learned his lesson that day. He learnt the value of persistence and hard work. The fern and the bamboo stood right in front of him as he walked towards his life to continue to work on his dreams
Crown shyness is a phenomenon observed in fully grown trees of the same or often even different species where they maintain a distance between themselves and do not touch each other at the top forming a canopy with interesting gaps possibly for sunlight to enter or even to keep leaf eating insects from spreading .
There is much to understand and learn from nature
It’s amazing to see the wisdom of nature manifest in so many different ways around us.
Spatial awareness between trees are a striking example of the wisdom of balance in nature
There is always a reason, a wisdom we are yet to know…
It is the very nature of Nature
To be the great balancer
To know when to rise and fall.
To know when to give and take.
To maintain the equilibrium.
To all my Care giving friends the lightworkers , the mentors and spiritual guiders, the motivators and healers on their special journey stepping in tandem with their calling! Keep going… you are on track!
A share from ISHA UPANISHAD
The Shanti Mantra :
Om purnamadah purnamidam purnat purnamudacyate | purnasya purnamadaya purnamevavashishyate || Om Shantih Shantih Shantih hi||
This is One of the greatest gift to the humanity.
The concept of Zero comes from this very Shanti Mantra.
In linear mathematics, we will always find that when something is taken out from something, that something from which things are taken out lacks.
If we take some furniture out from a room then that room is minus those furniture.
That means this room is not what it had before.
This is a linear thinking.
But here the Rishis gave us a completely different outlook towards life.
The spherical thinking is :
That is full. And this is also full.
This fullness has come from that fullness. And in spite of this fullness having come from that fullness, that still remains full.
A mother gives birth to a baby.
A baby is also complete. The mother is also complete.
Just because the baby is born, the mother is not lacking something. In fact, it has added to her glory.
The concept of Zero, without which nothing could have happened in this planet.
No computer technology, no science could have progressed.
That has (its) origin here in this very Shanti Mantra.
From the fullness, comes out the fullness, and still the fullness remains fullness.
We can go on analyzing this very Shanti Mantra on various levels:
Spiritual level, Material level, level of Mathematics, level of Physics etc.
It is pregnant with huge information.
When we share our Peace with others, our peace will not be lost.
When we share our Knowledge with others, we won’t lose the knowledge.
It remains complete inside us.
Similarly, this Universe, in fact it is multi-verse, enormously huge, is dynamic. Many things are being born here everyday and dissolving back into it everyday.
Still both the manifest is complete and the unmanifest is also complete.
The Rishis say Shanti Shanti Shanti – three times.
When our environment is disturbed, we cannot sit there and think about or contemplate on Knowledge.
When the Knowledge is to flow and transfer, the environment needs to be Congenial.
Our body-mind complex needs to be fit on the third level, the level of the Self, the Being and Inner Peace. Hence Shanti-Peace is emphasised.
A Peaceful mind can probe into something beyond, can grasp that something which cannot be grasped by the little mind.
The intellect cannot access to things which our spirit can get access to.
And for that the wholeness is essential.
Yesterday afternoon I visited the local Crosswords book shop and spent time browsing through some amazing books.
I was so enjoying my Sunday me time that I hardly realized how the day had turned to late evening as I stepped out.
Walking down an aisle of steps my eyes fell on a very poignant sight. There was this little boy with a little basket, sitting by a busy street selling the very colorful & delicious Java/blackplum called Jamun in India.
He looked no older than 6 or 7 years. But there he was confidently telling me a price. I went near him, to pick up some myself, but realized his entire basket was really ripe and ready. I watched how he had a little steel glass by which he measured and gave me the quantity I asked for.
I watched his tiny hands at work and I thought to myself this little boy should be holding a book to read or write and here was this child ,selling fruits.
I struck a little conversation asking him if he goes to school, he said the last few years there has been no school, although he likes to study but now he is helping him family this way and this is fun too! There was something in the way he said it, that my heart warmed up to him.
Yes he is right, the school of life has a lesson for each of us at every turn.
If we choose to see it so.
Although fate has ordained his life to be so in this now, I blessed him silently from my heart for a better life in time.
I salute the little boy’s budding entrepreneurial spirit.
Interestingly , 50% of a person’s bones & 50% of the muscles, are in the two legs.
▪️The largest & strongest joints & bones of the human body are also in the legs.
3-7k steps / day
▪️Strong bones, strong muscles and flexible joints form the Iron Triangle that carries the most important load i.e. the human body.”
▪️70% of human activity and burning of energy in one’s life is done by the two feet.
▪️Do you know this ? When a person is young, his/ her thighs have enough strength , to lift a small car of 800 kg !
▪️The foot is the center of body locomotion.
▪️Both the legs together have 50% of the nerves of the human body, 50% of the blood vessels and 50% of the blood is flowing through them.
▪️ It is the largest circulatory network that connects the body.
So walk daily.
▪️Only when the feet are healthy then the convention current of blood flows , smoothly, so people who have strong leg muscles will definitely have a strong heart. Walk.
▪️Aging starts from the feet upwards
▪️As a person gets older, the accuracy & speed of transmission of instructions between the brain and the legs decreases, unlike when a person is young. Please walk
▪️In addition, the so-called Bone Fertilizer Calcium will sooner or later be lost with the passage of time, making the elderly more prone to bone fractures. WALK.
▪️Bone fractures in the elderly can easily trigger a series of complications, especially fatal diseases such as brain thrombosis.
▪️Do you know that 15% of elderly patients generally, will die max. within a year of a thigh-bone fracture !! Walk daily without fail
▪️ Exercising the legs, is never too late, even after the age of 60 years.
▪️Although our feet/legs will gradually age with time, exercising our feet/ legs is a life-long task.
Walk 3000-7000 steps
▪️Only by regular strengthening the legs, one can prevent or reduce further aging. Walk 365 days
▪️ Please walk for at least 30-40 minutes daily to ensure that your legs receive sufficient exercise and to ensure that your leg muscles remain healthy.
Do share this valuable information with all your friends & family members, as everyone is ageing on a daily basis…
For you get what you asked for
In one way or another
For the form and shape of things
As they come to you
To have yours intentions arrive
Before you even know!
Does practise makes it perfect?
Practice is to engage and rehearse repeatedly in order to perfect a skill to mastery , but not all who practice acheive the level of an expert even with structured and deliberate practice standards in place . So we can safely say practice makes one better gradually.
A consistent practice of any talent or skill will begin to show results for sure. It could be tangible jump or it could be a little step according to the amount to time, focus and energy given to practice. In time the results could be exponential in its rewards as well.
Practice can be truly rewarding and a great source of confidence.But practice needs not only consistency but also determination in perseverance.
A few tips to improve and implement a practice routine..
Be ready to self reflect so as understand why you are motivated to continue practicing.
Be willing to develop the learners mindset and maintain it.
Be mindful of your behavioral changes as you improve and work on it positively to sustain you.
Be engaged proactively to adjust your practice levels as per requirement.
Be focused to set short and long term goals and work on achieving them.
Most of all…
Continuity of practice is important after achieving a set goal…
Keep your practice going!
Today I came across this interesting proverb.
If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me. ~ Chinese Proverb
It makes me think a little more…
How much of experiences does one need to help learn from making mistakes?
Till we use our mistakes as stepping stones to success.
If there is a surefire way to surf through life without issues…
It is in the ability to take the self lightly!
To realise what seems like a big issue today may seem very insignificant in time.
How much does one depend on the armour of God to help in tiding through lifes crisis?
In sensing that faith is all there is…
There is a knowing that there is always hope beyond despair.
How can we learn to see through the facades?
In understanding that there is more to seeing beyond the looking.
How can we protect ourselves from being conned?
In trusting the self before all else!
Does loneliness or loss and the ensuing vulnerability make one a target or a victim?
It depends on ones perspective of life .
For in the loneliness there is a opportunity for self awareness
And our strengths can emanate from our vulnerabilities.
How to keep the spirit calm, collected & contented ?
In witnessing the world while breathing deeply and bringing our awareness to the now…
And how can we learn to take responsibility for our errors of judgment?
In knowing we have the power of choice with us! And remember to think well and choose equally well!.
A state of coexistence
With ourselves and the world
Where we can nurture our best potential
That envisions beyond compare.
There are summers, full of fun
And more spring times, to come.
There is the beauty of mountains to envision
And snow times to chill…
Our days are yet to unravel
Countless sights of beautý to savour
Evenings to dance to some great country music.
And there is the beckonning of starry nights yet to behold …
While there will be days of thunder and lightning.
Till the storms pass on and the sun is shining
It is truly amazing when the simple love for life
And a lttle bit of hope pulls us through …
So its truly a long kiss to goodnight.
From my verses…Hope is here to stay!