Of all that you have
In this now.
Of what you have
In this now.
Of the gifts of grace in and around us.
Of all that you have
In this now.
Of what you have
In this now.
Of the gifts of grace in and around us.
Sometimes the simple act of noticing something good can make all the difference…
Trust there is always more
Than what your eyes can see
In the sensing and the knowing
The yet undiscovered good manifests
Right before you for you to notice.
When you begin to see the good
Life begins to feel good
What seems difficult is easier to bear
The burden seems to ease
As the way you perceive
Changes the equation
Colours seems to shine better
Moments begin to matter
Life seems to be more enjoyable
And every day begins & end better.
Keep seeing and sharing the good
There is so much of it after all!
Every moment is potent
Of infinite possibilities
Every now is as you choose
The way you live this now
Alters everything around
Choose to live with thankfulness
Choose to sense gratefulness
All is in the way see life
Life is as you make of it!
The flower blooms from a seed
In the power of perseverance
Because of its strength of purpose
If you believe in your self
You are meant to bloom in time.
Stay determined and focus
Believe you are capable
No matter the situation
Trust your inner reserve
Waste not time in worry
It doesn’t help any way.
And lose not hope.
You are meant to survive the odds
Nothing is achieved by worrying.
For patterns only get complicated.
Keep up with your perseverance
All said and done
Know the strength within you
And remember to touch base
With your own soul song
You have it all within
Such is the power of Perseverance
I think these Seven Pieces of Advice from Rumi, always applies as a gentle reminder…as a way of being.
In generosity and helping others be like the river.
In compassion and grace be like the sun.
In concealing others’ faults be like the night.
In anger and fury be like the dead.
In modesty and humility be like the soil.
In tolerance be like the ocean.
Either you appear as you are or be as you appear.
This precious life that lives in you
Holds the key to the future
The precious things you will do today
Paves the path for tommorow
Precious thoughts we carry today
Will take us where we believe we are.
Hands heart and head will move as one
In hope and love our life will evolve.
Precious words that you speak today
Gladdens the heart for the future.
The future is truly in our hands today!
Art is a way of life. And when life imitates art or art reflects life there is evolution.
Trees are teaching…witness.
Survival is a matter of sustainability
And if trees can talk (as it is gradually being understood only now )…they would teach us about the interlinked communication and the give and take that is going on in more ways than one between them.
The art of life and living has much to do with reciprocal arrangement as well as collaboration beyond simply competing to survive kind of Darwinism.
One of the greatest learning from ecological observation is that even apparently different forms of plant lifes can be interconnected and interdependent to survive and sustain life.
From not only helping one another through sharing nutrients there is much proof where plants are connected at the roots and helping the boost of immune systems to defend from diseases through an invisible network of pathways.
After all it’s like… while you are bestowed with life..
Nurture nourish and evolve together.
You might as well enjoy the life.
And live creatively enriched!👍🙏🙂
Love can happen to any of us
In a heartbeat
But it takes all of you
To sustain the love.
For true love is precious
Love takes effort and care
Love ain’t easy
Love is not a game
To play and forget.
True Love is commitment
Love is consideration
Love is expression
Love is knowing what matters
Love is challenging
Love is showing up
Love is mutual
Love is intuitive
Love is kind
Love is rewarding
Love is responsible
Make time for love.
Live life lovingly!
The whirling wisdom
The search for being
In a knowing balance
Of within and without.
The gaze is never a stare
The moves are never a dare
In fact the flow is sublime
One leads unto another
Nothing marked nothing missed
Nothing focused nothing lost.
In such a state of flow
Where wholeness of being
Is the strength of a circle
That creates unto itself
There is a knowing
Of a space within
An inward glance
Into the souls calling
The sounds of Silence.
Once upon a time
Long long ago
In a far away land
Was a sweet little child
Who used to have a fairy tale book
Read to her by her dear mother
Every night as she was tucked into bed
She would hear a story from her mom
But there were clauses to this plan.
It was a given thing between the two
The story had to have a happy ending
The story includes people and animals
Or even a garden of fruits and flowers
Enchanting stories of courage and dare
Of compassion and care
Of humanity at large
In goodwill and love
Or even seemingly silly stories
Of life and living in general
Of fun and frolic.
But there was a pact between the two
Which her mother followed to the tee.
Simply there was one area
The story must not go to or be
Of things above in the sky.
Although her mother was too drawn
To explore the mystery of space…
But the little girl felt a little too lost
To fathom space and beyond
May be it was just her nature
Or perhaps there was more to it
Of why she was uncomfortable with unknown space!
Leaving a few musings in contemplation…
Are fears rational or just an illusion in the making?
What are irrational fears?
Are they there for a reason?
Do fears manifests from past lives?
Do fears eventually help us someway?
How does one overcome these fears?
Can we grow out of our little fears?
Do you have any experience of fears as a kid?
Have you chosen to outgrow them?
Have you managed to face your fears?
For life awaits on the other side of fear!
The day I let go of stressors
That day I begin to live
The day I make light of the burdens
I begin to move with ease
The day I discard the unwanted
I meet contentment
The day I count my blessings
I find happiness
The day I fill my heart with wonder
I find the magic of bliss around me.
The day I create positive intentions
I find profound inspirations
The day I sense gratefulness 🙏
I begin to smile from the heart.❤
A grateful heart sees the blessing in every thing. In all the so called happenings there is always a reason why. So pain and pleasure are just two sides of the coin of life. Gratitude for one cannot be realised without the presence of the other.
Be grateful for everything that was, is and will be, for that is the wisdom in living in this now.
Intend in goodwill from your heart.
Keep Counting the Blessings
Gratefulness unlocks contentment.
Our thought vibrations create a change, even a single one
Make sure to think well!
Words create waves, even a single word
Make sure it is positive!
Actions create ripples even a single deed
Make sure it’s well intended!
Songs carry resonances afar, even a single tune
Make sure it plays from a loving heart
Whatever you feel, sense and do
Is never only restricted to you.
The vibrations carry on afar
In ways we may not know
It changes the world
In every moment in time
Make sure to feel responsible
You make a difference
Make sure it is a good one!
My reflections on this beautiful picture….
Sun kissed leaves shine like gold
Majestic tall trees lined with wisdom untold
A winding woody path so green
emerges in between …
It beckons you onto a journey to the unknown
Yet with the radiant light of the sun leading you on
You know for sure you will never lose your way
Basking in the beautiful morning suns ray ….
Walk the path … befriend nature and dare
To accept the experiences, it’s ready to share
Live this moment, do not leave it for another day
awaiting when the sun shall shine this glorious way …
Cos Life is so much like this unknown path my friend
Make the journey as the sunshine around the bend
Trust yourself to be all you can be
And perhaps, its awaiting you … that which you wish to see!
#motivational #poetry #awareness #life
A Matter of Honouring the Self and Respecting Others.
“Nothing in Nature can be fully free without restricions or interdependence. Such is the way of Nature, like so is its creations. There can be free will for all, but care should be taken in its extension so it never suffocates others. All natural elements like Sun, Ocean confine to their own boundaries, in spite of being so potent and powerful. If they cross calamities can happen.”
I received these above reflections from my mother on reading my recent post On Freedom
This is an important aspect of freedom which is about respect for edges and spaces. Knowing your edges… is knowing your freedom ends at the tip of your fingers and toes. So honour your personal space… Beyond that there are boundaries to be respected.
On respecting another’s personal space
The term “personal space” generally refers to the physical distance between two people in a social, family, or work environment. Think of your personal space as the air between your body and an invisible shield, or bubble, you have formed around yourself for any relationship.
Respect for personal space is an important life skill .
Although there are different norms in different cultures across the world . Any invasion of personal space is considered a threat to the freedom of the individual all over the world.
Dancing and Personal Space.
Speaking of partner dancing… in certain dances there are rules for a professional distance to be maintained between dancers so that they wont get in each others way, which technically makes perfect sense.
But rules are often broken and unfortunately that is also the reason where you feel uncomfortable dancing with some people over others.
The best connection amongst dancers are in those that respect the partnership and maintain the personal space in between as it helps them manuvere moves with ease.
Yet in life we often see people blatantly trampling on each others personal spaces.
Not only is it too close for comfort it is also an invasion of privacy and threatening in nature.
A few tips on respecting personal spaces.
Every person has different standards of physical and social contact . Some people run the risk of offending others as they have a pesky habit of touching or tapping people as they converse … it truly can be very irritating and in many cultures around the world it is considered rude and ill mannered. It is wise to avoid touching anyone you don’t know.
Always enter a room or office by knocking first. Respect anothers privacy as much as you would like another to respect your own.
Acknowledge others personal space on the road or in public spaces.While travelling make sure to keep your edges with you. Avoid flaying and flinging arms too much as you walk for it can get in anothers way.
It is rude to fling your arm around someone’s shoulder or slap anyone on the back unless you know the person very well. Overt display of affection can be irritating as not everyone is comfortable with the physical touch.
It is good to understand every parent looks at parenting differently. Some think their infants can contract germs if touched by strangers. So avoid cuddling or fondling others children.
It is also important to speak to and show children how to protect their boundaries and respect the personal space of others.
Be close enough to hear and speak without whispering or shouting.While standing stay at least 4 feet away from a person unless you know him or her well. Avoiding treading on someone’s pathway.
At times invariably people get too close for comfort . Take note of cues.When someone leans away from you, you are probably in that person’s space that makes him or her uncomfortable. Take a step back.
If you walk into a cinema or theater that isn’t crowded, leave an extra seat between you and the next person. However, it is alright to sit next to someone if the room is crowded.
Often in situations of extreme eagerness to communicate with another boundaries are crossed. Avoid leaning over someone else’s shoulder to read something unless invited. It is probably done in a harmless way Yet it almost amounts to taking another for granted.
It is truly bad manners to go through anyone else’s personal belongings. Never do so! And never encourage such kind of behaviour in children or adults.
Many years ago I remember an incident where one of our family friend’s young daughter had picked up a habit of checking out handbags of their guests in front of them even as they were all together sitting, engaged in a conversation. Often it is necesssary for parents to stop their children right then and there instead of encouraging it by saying my child is simply curious and loves to play with new bags . It was a difficult situation to handle as no one would like it if someone went through their handbags even if it was a child.
Check if you can take your pets along while visiting friends houses. While you may see no reason to… it is prudent to do so as…your pets are pets only for you! It is necessary to remember not everyone is a pet owner and all do not feel likewise or can tolerate every thinģ in the name of pets.
Your pet and its care is truly your own buisness.
It is wrong to cut in front of people in line.Patience is a great virtue. Respect queues. Respect system. Respect space.