When sounds begin too feel like music
Life takes on a new meaning.
Breathing into the songs of soulAll is a matter of fine tuning
Music makes my spirit come alive
Melodies can make me sing along
Rhythms can make my heart dance
The beats can get my feet moving…
What about you?
How do you relate with music?
Do you have a favorite type of music?
What is the music of your soul like?
Cage not the heart
Of those who dream of the yonder
Beyond the clouds, over the hills
Far across the horizon their soul
The way we begin to see the world
Our world shapes itself accordingly
Lets choose to be all that we can be
Cause we can be definitely more
Than what choose to believe…
Lets never feel…
Let care to reach beyond knowing
To consciously expand and align
Our deepest intentions in goodwill.
Lets begin to see the good we have
As well as share that good with others…
Life will begin to become lighter
And we will get wings to fly!
Lets reach our dreams
And create some more…
Remember, all of this can be done
By nobody else but us!
Be all that you can be.
Power of Silence
Emanates in stillness
Between rest and movement
Between words and deeds
Between two spaces…
In the betwixt and between
Is the potency of potential
To emerge in creativity
Silence is full of movement…
There is movement
In the stillness
In the movement.
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.
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!
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.
“One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries to comprehend only a little of this mystery every day.”
Magic of Being
Sense the awe
By the mystery of life
Of the magic of creation.
In the hits and misses
Life leads you towards your purpose
Where every puzzle eventually fits
To create the profound called You.
Sense your life with awe
Treat your world with care
For you are a part of it
Sustain the magic of being.
Silence is serene
There is a general consensus
That Silence is deep
So much is submerged
Between the apparent and the hidden
Beneath the layers of learnings.
Is the truth of solitude.
In the serenity of silence,
One can tap the wisdom within!
Life reflects itself through the things you do, the people you meet as well as in your passions and perseverances, in so many intriguing yet enthralling ways.
One such beautiful reflection I am experiencing is right here happening in France.
A sense of deja vu, a throwback to a decade ago, fond memories of teaching dances to people in the different places, all thanks to the magic of movements.
I am visiting Rennes France currently and last week I went to met my colleague from the world of dance, Celine Maheo who resides here.
Celine is a practicing clinical psychologist and an Argentine tango dancer.
What’s beautiful is that she is a dedicated professional who uses the dance therapy for helping Parkinson’s patients with their movements through Tango dance sessions.
My interest was piqued, as earlier I had been conducting similar dance sessions for Seniors, namely the Dance for Wellness workshops back in India.
So over a beautiful meet and greet sipping cups of hot herbal tea at the Les Grands Gamin at the heart of Rennes, ensued a free flowing conversation where we exchanged notes on each others life. Our passion for dancing was the visible to see as we hardly knew how moments passed by.
And when Celine invited me to her next Tango Therapy Workshop, it was an offer I could not refuse. I was actually keen to understand whether and how the cultural differences change the way of conducting and experiencing workshops here.
Dancing can improve the mobility and balance in senior adults.
Adapting the dance to suit the requirements of the group, like simplifying the steps, the placement of the feet, improves their coordination, mobility and balance.
The dance session was deeply engrossing & truly inspiring to witness and participate as well. The music played that day stayed with me well after the session.
So the next step turned out to be me conducting a Chacha session for them. The challenges of language barriers were surrmounted easily as Celine offered to translate my teaching from English to French.
Everything fell in place beautifully and voila time flew again.We danced a bit of Chacha that day and also some more in the next few sessions as well. I was told later by the learners how much they enjoyed it!
It was an amazing experience sharing the joys of movements and I thank Celine for her inclusivity in requesting me to conduct the dance sessions as well. And I deeply appreciate all her beautiful learners that I met,connected and danced with. It was a truly warm and wonderful time spent with them all.
As dancers, our every endeavour to bring smiles from the heart is a beautiful and creatively fulfilling experience.
After the sessions we would gather together and discuss opening many facets of the learning and imbibing. It was a beautiful way of empathising and understanding each other.
Some of the beautiful souls I got to interact with in these few months…
Dance has a way of soothing your entire being and bringing forth and connecting you with the depth of who you are. That is when dance begins to feel meaningful and transforms life.
The dance connects established here in these sessions will be a beautiful memory etched in my heart, that I will take back home with me and cherish forever.
Today is 8th March 2020 and celebrated as Womens Day all over the world.
I dedicate this post to my friend and colleague Celine Maheo and all the women in the world who are making the world a better place, with every step in time.
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.
Almost every one today owns a mobile or two! People forget time when they are on them. It is so very addictive. But what happens when your mobile crashes or there is a new one with more features that is attractive … you move on to the next to stay updated.
Mobiles are certainly the most valuable addition to our lives when they are in working condition.But the moment they stop working they become trash and lie gathering dust somewhere until they are thrown away.
Watch this amazing creativity at work!
Now here is where this amazing creativity has come in and engineered an actual working guitar made out of old worn out mobiles.
Creativity knows no bounds!
What is trashed by one , can be music to the ears for another!
Goes to prove that anything can create music. And that every thing has value! Old or new is just a state of mind!
What matters is the perspective you have!