A Message of Gratitude.
5 years on Word press
A mighty task for me
To stay on, dedicated
To my writings.
But WordPress gives the canvas
To paint my words every day.
It encourages from the background.
Never in your face or intrusive.
But silently keeping tabs,
On every learning curve.
Rejoicing by a share
On every milestone
It has been a journey
Of many learnings
Along the way…
To my fellow writers & readers
Yes, I am no poet
Nor a writer by profession
I started on a lark
To dance with some words
To process my own thoughts
And give vent to my feelings
In a constructive and fulfilling way
And express I did
And continue to do, till date
With all my fellow writers
And readers, love, wishes & support.
We are an ever growing circle
Emerging through our words
In the sharing we have grown
We have eased into each other’s hearts
We may not see one another ever
But we have connected in mutual respect
Of each others creativity.
Though the power of words
Comforted and understood
Accepted and appreciated
One another in our own little ways.
For we all know the power of words
That, one heartfelt word can change a day!
Thank you all for being here and hoping for a joyful journey ahead together for us all.🙏🏼
Every day make sure to laugh, sing and dance, and see the beauty in every beat of a living heart, and that’s a step to tuning yourself to healing yourself and the world a little more.
As women we put off taking a stand
We may choose to stay on the shoreline
Too often we put off till tommorow
What needs to be done today.
Choose to chance the unexpected
Dare to dance with spontaneity
To dance is to be powerful enough
To express yourself as your self.
To be all you want to be.
Experience this power in you.
It is yours for the taking & sharing
Be happy, be you, today and every day!
Happy Womans Day’ today and every day to all the Women reading this.
Season’s Greetings to all my readers.
Today my post is a little self-reflective… it is on my own writings here on WordPress.
It’s certainly very nice to feel acknowledged. Especially by WordPress that I have published 450 posts in a row. It has been a beautiful journey so far.
And yes, I am hoping to keep writing more.✍
We all can write if we truly wish to. Often our writings are a reflection of our understanding of experiences in life. Writing regularly gives me a sense of contentment as well as a feeling of letting go.
Of late a regular reader pointed out to me how my posts have changed and diversified to touch many other topics of life and living.
Yes, it is true and I appreciate them for noticing and sharing this.🙏
At times I write immediately when I see or experience something that touches me. I must add that I feel as writers, every once in a while, we must deliberately try to break a set pattern… if we feel we are getting into a mould.
New topics give us scope to enrich ourselves to understand ways to break free from monotony and explore more.
Personally, I feel my writings have now become more spontaneous than before by simply writing regularly. I write on all kinds of things that mean something to me. I emote and express and hope to evolve for the better through my own writings. So for me, it’s a cathartic experience.
Thank you, dear readers, for reading & sharing my works and this journey with me and hope to continue seeing your words and reflections here on WordPress. And thank you as well for inspiring me with all your lovely reflections.
Lots of love and goodwill to you all!
Effortless grace is visible in a dancer,
Who even in the dynamics of great extensions in flexibility
Can manifest great ease and subtlety.
What is it that makes your soul smile?
What is it that gets you going in a jiffy?
What is it that makes your heart race?
What is it that feels like a divine plan?
What is it that connects ‘you to your core?What is it that resonates to you?
What is it that feels just right to you?
You will know it all at the right time.
And once you do, just follow your path.
You will make your soul smile😇
What would you teach the child of tomorrow?
Teach tomorrows child
To co-exist and cohabit
To know that none can be an island for too long
Teach the ability to adapt and not just tolerance
Teach them how to cope with life’s changes
Teach them gratitude and thankfulness
Teach them to maintain the dignity of being
That life is to be valued and respected
Teach them, the value of empathy and love
Teach them compassion and kindness as a way of life.
Teach them humility is not demeaning
Teach them honour and integrity
Teach them resource management and
Teach them to share & sustain the world.
Teach them the art of self-management
The world is increasingly self-absorbed
Teach them manners to be social and civil.
For beyond the gadgets and convenience of modern living that help us thrive
There is a human out there who needs to survive.
Treat not another without respect or value…
Life must not violate life!
Treat not another by denial of freedom
of choice and expression.
They have a right to live fully alive to this now!
Treat not another as not needing any activity,identity or worth having a purpose of their own!
Everyone has unique potential!
Treat not another as if you can write them off.
Remember then that you are equally dispensable!
And we are only mortal!
Treat not another as a tool for self-gratification
They are human too!
Treat not another as if you own them.
As a parent or a spouse or an employee, remember everyone has their own path.
Much happens in the world today in the guise of ambiguity…
Hidden agendas, facades that choose to mask the truth,
The lies and deceit of power, throwing a veil over what truly matters.
Such is the truth of the illusions in the making …
Seek clarity and demand transparency
in words and deeds
That will create a new morrow in faith and trust
Towards a better world.
Raise a voice towards justice!
Freedom of expression & equality is a birthright!
You are born with it!
Where art thou?
Illusions in the reflections
Mirroring through the dimensions
Magnitude of your brilliance.
Thou owns the key
To know yourself
Reach beyond your limitations
Trusting your intuitions
Exploring the truth of your potential.
Sense the truth of your being
Reflect in the light of your possibilities
Unfurl the wings and fly free
Your beautiful life awaits!
From time immemorial
Existence equaled spaces
Life equated space as a given
All a matter of life and death.
Our history is a witness
Of the story of spaces
Fought for, on and upon
Mauraded or harvested
The mystic and majesty
Lies in the significance of spaces
Spaces breathed and birthed
Spaces nurtured in nature
Spaces in and around us
Of ground realities
Spaces in time eternal
And yet to be encountered
Spaces lived and loved
Spaces taken for granted
Spaces usurped and owned
Spaces pursued and protected
Spaces encroached and freed.
Gratitude to the powers that are
In the spaces between
The two words, two beings or two breaths
Between stillness and movement.
So much for spaces
Gained and lost
Conquered and abdicated
Sensed and enjoyed
Or relinquished in the letting go!
In mindless efforts & attempts at attention one loses track of what truly matters!
Sanity of being and most importantly sensing of life’s moments!
Today marks a personal milestone in blogging as I publish my 101st post. I have completed my continuous 100 days of writing on WordPress.
On a lark after a challenge to post a few of my favourite songs for three consecutive days came my way from a fellow blogger and friend Dr Sridhar. I decided to take it up and posted my favourite songs for three days. Then I started thinking if I could manage to post for a week and continued to write . The seven days went smooth and easy and then I upped my goal a little further to see if I could write a post everyday for a month.
I had a few ground rules established in my head . First that this was no competition to complete in pressure but simply an effort to see if I would find an inspiration to write on anything that caught my fancy each day . Second would I have the perseverance to continue and be able to dedicate time towards the effort .
Thirdly I wanted to see if I could keep my readers and audiences interested if I happen to post everyday.
And most of all I wanted to test whether my creative instincts are effected in anyway by habit…
A months regular posting on WordPress got me supercharged to aspire some more. Wp would egg me on with reminders of completing a 30th day streak of posting on WordPress.
It was no surprise that once I reached 30 I wanted to try and reach the 50th day.
Seemed then that I could do it if I was smart enough to manage my writing time around the early hours of the day. And that’s what I did.
No one in my family or friends knew much about this plan, but I was pretty clear how to go about it by then and dedicated a bit of time to writing every morning no matter what.
A few learnings.
Have a goal that seems workable, it is easier to focus.
Persevere… and believe you can work towards it.
Push your goal a step ahead as you reach a level.
Manage your time better, to make it happen
Value your goal and be dedicated.
Your creative sense will begin to work for you all the more…
Believe in your self and be passionate
Trust that you will find the way!
And most of all enjoy the journey as much as the destination.😊
Although I have written on WordPress for a few years now and I would have written and posted perhaps continously as well earlier without my own realisation. This was a task that had a goal and hence it is different to me.
The last few months have been personally challenging in terms of health where I was even admitted to the hospital and I am continuing to battle a condition that might require surgery soon. So basically being unwell literally I use the relatively painfree bits of time in the day, I have in my hands for creative enrichment …be it writing or painting and more.
Blogging through I reached my 50th day of posting. And I knew I couldn’t stop it in my heart . The magic figure of 100 floated in my mind and I was sold to the idea of making it happen.
Today it is the 101st day streak of publishing a post everyday and I truly wonder how I managed it all along with my present condition.
My biggest take back has been the loving support and generous comments from my readers which kept me going .
But other than that was a learning and affirmation that if we really make up our mind , we can beat the odds and find a way to acheive our goal .
Besides that I realised how my reading others blogs and writing every day would bring up some topic to contemplate creatively for the next day. The best part was I never had to try too hard … every post I wrote and shared I enjoyed with all my heart.
Writing gives me a sense of completion.
A feeling of contentment of a job well done. And if its well received it truly makes my day… and my fellow writers this I am pretty sure you would agree as well.
Thank you my dear readers and friends for staying with me right through. It has been an absolute pleasure to share and learn along the way… on what I can gratefully now call Project 101.
Wishing an awesome year 2019 for us all !
God bless all!