Cage not the heart
Of those who dream of the yonder
Beyond the clouds, over the hills
Far across the horizon their soul
Anything you want
You intend deeply
And it materializes
In one way or another.
Anything you lose
And it comes around
In form or another.
So trust, it comes to you
What to you is due
So grieve not, your losses
Recognize your true wealth.
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.
When you look at other people through a lens of compassion and understanding rather than judgment and jealousy, you are better able to see them for what they are—human beings.” ~ Unknown
The way we see the world
Changes our experiences
Lesser assumptions & doubt
Lesser the complexity
Greater the clarity.
The way forward
Is in our hearts
All we need
“Dare to do what you most love …
the universe paves the way and how.”💙
With its force of velocity
With its force of resistance
With its force of buyouncy
The pressure of the water
As much as the torrential flow
Is a force of nature.
Relentless in pursuit
And persistent in its perseverance
Such is the nature of water.
Our body is made of water
Water is both patient and resourceful
All is in the channeling in its flow.
The last seven days of verses in a flow was an interesting experience. Have tried to connect them all together here. Thank you all for your likes and support every day and those of you who cared to pen their thoughts, deeply grateful to to those who have been joining in and making it even more memorable.
If you would like to visit each of them and read some of the beautiful responses in verses…
Here are the links :
Verses in Flow
DAY 1 Truth
DAY 2 : Roots Day3 : Reason
Day 4 : Live
Day 5 : Life
Day 6 : Connect
Day 7 : Grace.
Have compiled it all together here, to share the strength of the interweaves in the interconnects… hope it reads well!
Owning the roots
Everything has a beginning
Nothing can materialize
Out of nowhere.
The beginning holds the truths.
Acceptance is the key
To the entire journey.
Make peace with it, make amends.
It helps smoothen the ends.
Your roots matter
From the time you are born
Your rearing and nurturing
Your life experiences.
The people involved.
Your parents teachers and friends.
All make you who ever you are.
Along the way, all the way.
You learn the ways of the world
In every experiences by far.
Remember to never be indifferent. Accept all as part of your story.
No matter the good or the bad.
Make peace to progress.
There are no roses without thorns.
Everything has a reason to be.
You may want to paint your life.
Till the last detail .
Choose to use all the colors in your box.
Paint your vividity!
Fear not, dare to try living
You have one life,
Choose to live vibrantly.
You have had the good and bad Countless times in life
You have been challenged
Over and over again.
Value the moments of victory. Acknowledge the learning in defeats Take them all by your stride.
For the circle of life moves forward…
Yes you have come far.
You may have a new reality.
You may sense disconnect.
In parts of your journey.
Yet care to remember
There is a night before the dawn.
Your present always has a past.
Like with everybody else.
To know your self is good.
But to accept your truths.
As you are is better.
And living lovingly is best!
For in moments of despair.
To the heights of your glory.
The grace of gratitude.
Will give you peace of being.
The way of the Waves
Nature teaches us in every way
We learn the way of being…
One of the biggest learning
From the waves is knowing
How to let yourself go…
Being free of baggage
In learning to let go
You find yourself at ease
In the lightness of being.
I came across both these images almost in the span of a single day!
Like the mirror has two faces
Everything that is , is not all
There are two sides
What I pay attention
Grows with conviction
What I wish to disown
Diminishes to perish.
As this tree of life
Is taking roots
And shaping itself…
Yet the Choice
What to feed
And what to starve
The fate and future
Of two sides of my life
Solely rests with me.
Same piece of sky
That we see everyday
Makes us gasp in delight
Every other day
Showing a new side
Painting the canvas
With vivid color and hues
Patterning itself in a dance
What ever the sky shows
We believe its the truth
Perhaps there is much more
In all its alluring textures…
A piece of sky
Makes you assume
The time of the day
But the perspective shifts,
When you create a barrier in-between
That divides the sky
Into distinctive diverse parts.
We begin to see the differences
We begin to pick our favorites
Colours tones,hues and tints
Associating with the shapes in the sky
Deducing patterns and patches
Divided in our choices.
How illusory can it get?
From one end to another
All is part of the same sky!
What we see, is not all
What is all, is not seen!
Stories telling is an art
Not just the story
But the way you say it
When you say it
How you say it
To whom and why
Stories have much depth
Than what’s apparent to us.
Here is one such story worth a study!😀
Enjoy the humour…
Finest example of presence of mind!.
A Professor started his class on a very serious Topic. The moment he turned towards the blackboard, one of the students whistled. He turned, looked at the class and asked the Whistler’s name. No one answered.
The Professor peacefully kept the Pen in his pocket saying: “Lecture ends here. I’ll tell you a story to utilise the remaining time”.
Everyone became interested.
“Yesterday night I tried hard to sleep, but it was miles away from my eyes, so I thought I’d better get petrol in my car, which will save my time next morning and might induce sleep. After having my tank full, I started roaming in that area, enjoying the peace of a traffic free ride.
Suddenly, on the corner I saw a girl who was as young and beautiful as the clothes she was wearing. Must have been returning from a party. Out of courtesy, I turned my car towards her and asked if I may be of any help. She asked me if I could drop her to her home, she’ll be very obliged, to which I agreed.
She sat in the front seat with me. We started talking, and to my amazement she was very intelligent, had control on many topics which many youngsters don’t.
When we reached her address, she admitted my courteous nature and behavior and accepted that she would love to meet again.
I also admitted her intelligence and beauty and that I’ve also started liking her. I told her about my job as a professor in the university.
The girl asked my number, which I gave her willingly. Then she asked me a favor, to which i couldn’t have denied naturally.
She said that her brother is a student in the same university, and asked me to take care of him, since we’ll meeting each other more now.
I asked the name of the student. She said that I’ll recognise him with one of his very prominent quality, *He whistles a lot!*
All eyes in the classroom turned towards the boy who had whistled.
The professor said: “I didn’t buy my Ph. D in Psychology.. I earned it”.
Why do we believe this is it and this is all?
There is so much more…
We are so much more capable!
Explore the infinite potential of the moments at hand.
Envision the infite possibilities in the horizon and embark upon them.
Whenever we get too drawn into the vortex of living life and whenever it starts to feel like a burden and like there is no lightness in the moments it is perhaps time to take a check on our own way of being. So today I am heart fully sharing my dear mother’s two bits on the way of peaceful life and living… I have re read it earlier for to balance my own thoughts as well.:))
Already a lot has been said and written about this. So many experts in different fields have shown so many ways to attain peace.
Peace- the ultimate human need even after reaching peaks of success in their fields. It eludes even the so called achieved souls.
Humans have various desires and find various ways to fulfill them.
Need for wealth, health, love, knowledge, family , status, fame, power, comforts… . the list goes on. To achieve them they go through various states of hardships n emotional turbulence . Perseverance, hard work, focus and luck help them to achieve their goals. But after attaining all these is one peaceful?
Unfortunately the more one gains, the greater is the loss of inner peace. Loads of pressure weighs down them.
The need for more never get satiated. Contentment is always on the other side of the river.Because our expectation keeps on increasing .
From childhood one has to live to the expectations of people surrounding them and in the process then they grow up, they start expecting the same from all around them .
Whichever field or whatever state they are, there is always expectations. Family , friend, society, teachers, work place, children, lifestyle, appearance, behavior befitting their age n status…expectations everywhere.; either by us or from us at all stages of our life. Again it is endless. Peace still eludes .
Like the most difficult puzzles have very simple solutions , life problems also can be simplified.
Simply working towards reducing and gradually ceasing the expecting from others or living to other’s expectations.
Be yourself , let others be themselves.
Never shy away from our duty or ignore social responsibilities or inner values. Doing without expectations. But it is not easy to transcend basic human nature. More than desires, our expectations not happening cause us more sorrow. All are not yogis or saints. But peace is ultimately desired by all. If every one adheres to practice non expectation, peace will befriend the surrounding .
Do your duty, Be dedicated, Be grateful , Be understanding ,Be helpful, Be kind and compassionate,
Be selfless , all without expectations.
Your due will come to you in its own time in its own way.
Such is Cosmic law.
No expectation –
No disappointment –
No arguments –
No disharmony –
With whomever or wherever one be, adopt, adjust & accept. Happiness & peace will follow.
When acceptance becomes our nature the rest become easier.
One word mantra to peace
Live, let live.
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.