Today I touched a milestone on WordPress.
Have completed more than 365 days of writing a post every single day.
WordPress reminds me I have written a post every day for 365 days in a row.
Here I reminisce about my experience of writing a post every day on WordPress.
What is it to write 365 days consecutively?
A lot of passion patience and perseverance.
But above all is the joy of writing…
Looking back I realise the amount of contentment in the personal fulfilment of a promise I made to myself to write every day for a year.
The 365 days have certainly had their share of challenges..like relocation, health issues medical emergencies, and ensuing operations and recovery phase, marriages and demise in the family and a host of all those sudden changes of both the personal and professional kind that is prone to occur in the span of an entire year’s time.
But the whole idea for me was to see how committed I was to my writing and if writing every day would make me short of ideas ever.
What was the purpose? Simply to see if I can truly sustain in making time to do something I love and enjoy every bit of it for a long period of time.
The only clause I set for my self is to never write with a pressure to publish but to write with a passion for self-expression and send out positively charged messages through these words into space… hoping it will make a difference!
My heartfelt gratitude to my wonderful readers and followers for your support and insights that sparked much of the creativity.
Some would take time to share relevant quotes and resources, some beautiful thoughts that were truly inspiring and some would send emails sharing their personal stories and experiences and even express a desire to connect and collaborate on artistic endeavours.
So this year of committed and consistent writing on varied topics has had its rewards too inspite of the grind. Like an offer for conducting my dance workshops. an opportunity to speak on motivation and womens empowement, invitations to judge local school competitions, write and compile a book of these blogs and two enquiries to ghostwrite their books. More importantly to have come across some truly amazing people and their writings many of who have turned into great friends here in these interactions.
Good start I would say! There is, after all, no writer without a reader. Thank you all for your generous words and comments that kept pouring in motivation required to continue in those challenging times.
Looking back at the posts published, I found my life experiences of the day moving like imagery through these words and I am truly happy to have written and published my positive reflections in time.
Sharing my thoughts on what writing truly is to me in verses…
The Joy Of Writing
Never force the words out
For then there is no joy.
In fact, let your words flow from you
And remember you are just a channel.
The giving vessel will pour the words
Water this gift of creativity.
Your innate sense of understanding
Will summarize and summon the words for you.
Be proactive and prepared.
Provide time for reflections.
Reference from life and experiences.
Contemplate and convey.
The joy of writing is in the trust
Of allowing and accepting
The endless possibilities
Of creativity in the flow.
Know your thoughts are unique
In the way, they arrive and arrange
In the flow is the magic
That is playing out through you.
Enjoy witnessing the tumble through
Of words in their own arrangement.
Trust in yourself and your maker
For all is pre ordained in time.
Yet bonded in the boundless infinity
My piece of sky…
As the winds blows
Waves of patterns
Flowing like fluffs
Of cotton clouds
Waltzing in the sky!
Across the star spangled space ….
Where eternal time seems to standstill
Is the dance of cosmic lights
In a celebration of universal consciousness.
Hear the sounds of music
Humming through the cosmic strings
Witness the patterns shaping
In the spacing of the stars at night.
Sense the rhythm of rhapsody
In the sounds between the silent spaces
In the sacred patterns of creation
See the evolving circles of life…
Have been growing vegetables in my terrace garden
Every potted plant has a story to tell
A lesson to share in the growing…
Take this tomato plant for instance
So much growth but not many fruits
Perhaps they were densely planted
And hence contained in their pot
A few tomatoes have showed up
Others have yet to see the light of the day
Amongst these few, the tiniest tomato
Is very visible to the eye, having ripened the earliest.
The rest are as yet awaiting
Patiently for their evolution
Like they say
Wisdom hath no age!
Perhaps this tiny one at best
Received the rays of sunshine
Nourished in the nurture.
Matured well before it’s time.
Photography by Savvy Raj
Each of us create Circles of being
As our life changes
We create new circles in living
We are constantly recreating
The interpolation of circles
Every circle interconnects
In these circles of being
Is a sense of community
Creating the ease of flow
Creating confusion and chaos
Of life lived along the edges
Of life lived protected in the core,
Of lives transacted in the transitions
Of lives lost and gained.
Let us know the strength of the circle
Let us respect its flow in the flexibility
We are, but dots in these circles of being
Every dot matters & completes the circle
And can begin a new circle of being.
Check out this amazing idea by a woman using the strength of the circles for providing a basic human need for the homeless.
What is it about the twilight sun?
Colours blending in the contrasts
Like the day and night waltzing
Ever so gently with each other.
Time makes space in its steps
To sense the surreal
And what to say of scenic hues
Of the sky the sea and the sun.
Of icy white glistening with snow
As the light shimmers with water
Watch the snow melting
Gently in the flaming light…
Golden orange hues of the sun
Casting itself over the sea.
Reflecting through the clouds of gold
Blending the burning brilliance.
In the dance of the dusk and dawn
A visual treat appears for all to see
To witness the ethereal everyday
In those moments in between
Even if it’s just for few fleeting moments …
Twilight hour is the romance of the light!
My photo of the day! Blooming in my terrace garden…
Roses have a beauty of their own
Colours contrasting with the green leaves
They blossom and capture hearts
To look at , enticingly fragrant
So delicate and fragile
But in all their vulnerability
Their charm flows in abundance
Always a sight to behold
For a Life so short lived!
Such is the wonder of life and living!
Amazing nature! Amazing beauty!
Teaching us it is not the length of time we live , but in how best we can live the time we have!
A writers soul is found dancing in the letters as he writes.
A painters soul is found between the colours in the canvas
The potters soul is in his fingers shaping the clay passionately.
The singers soul is in the sounds created by the voice.
The dancers soul is flowing through in every movement made.
The Soul is a restless wanderer
It breathes free not in captivity,
But in every movement of creation.
It cannot be fathomed or even sensed
Other than in the light of passion in the being.
For then the soul shines in its own light
For it has found its purpose of being.
Would you take a seat and join me
To behold the breathtaking brilliance
Of rejuvenating reflections.
Where the sky and land merge in the mystical lights
Just sit along blessed to be able to commune with nature
As it evokes its mesmerizing charms
Where each moment feels heavenly
As the winter sun blesses you with its enticing warmth.
Watching the pleasing patterns up in the sky!
What a treat to be able to sit by
And breathe in the refreshing view…
Of vast open spaces that seem so serene
Up above and all around as far as the eyes can see…
Letting go of all that’s spurious.
And just be able to sense the joy of this one moment…
The brilliance of this moment is captured so beautifully in this picture (hats off to the unknown photographer) that it seems to be a place to sit a while and reminisce over the simple joys of being… what say?
And speaking of One moment in time…
I cant help but remember the beautiful hit song by the same name. Here are two amazing versions of the song.
One Moment in Time
In 1997, Pamela Redmond Satran wrote a list for Glamour Magazine. Having already passed her thirtieth birthday, her goal was to tell younger women about “the things I really wished I’d had and known by that important milestone.” It not only resonated, it became a phenomenon. To this day, the now bestselling author’s list continues to make its way across the web, via sites, inboxes, and social feeds, experiencing recurring surges of viral popularity. Yet, up until very recently, in typical not-giving-credit-where-credit-is-due internet form, it was most often shared with either no attribution to Pamela or tagged as someone else’s work, including “Maya Angelou’s Best Poem Ever.”
Here are 15 interesting points from that list …
1)”A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE …
enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or needs to…
2)A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..
a youth she’s content to leave behind….
3)A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE …
a past juicy enough that she’s looking forward to
retelling it in her old age….
4)A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ….
one friend who always makes her laugh… and one who lets her cry…
5)A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE …
a feeling of control over her destiny…
6)EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
how to fall in love without losing herself..
7)EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
how to quit a job, break up with a lover, and confront a friend without; ruining the friendship…
8)EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
when to try harder… and WHEN TO WALK AWAY…
9)EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
that she can’t change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..
10)EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
that her childhood may not have been perfect..but its over…
11)EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
what she would and wouldn’t do for love or more…
12)EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
how to live alone… even if she doesn’t like it…
13)EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW.. .
whom she can trust,
whom she can’t,
and why she shouldn’t take it personally…
14)EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
where to go…
be it to her best friend’s kitchen table…
or a charming inn in the woods…
when her soul needs soothing…
15)EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
what she can and can’t accomplish in a day…
a month…and a year…
So much for the creativity passed on without credit.
And here is a dedication to Every Woman out there…Enjoy 💖👍💖
Is full of wisdom for those who seek…
Teaching lessons in living well.
Here are …
Five valuable lessons from nature
Find the Balance and you will thrive.
Sense the synchrony in life and living.
- Flow with this now
There is always a Purpose of being
Love makes the world go around and life worth living.
Change is the order of nature and the only constant.
Relate to the the wisdom of nature!
It has all the answers.
The search for meaning
Often profound meaning arrives from the most mundane and the so called ordinary moments in life and living. For the truth is out in the open but our overworked brain often misses these simple truths for it chooses to search for meaning in the complexities. But what is wonderful to know is that all is never lost… for every step makes a difference matters to the whole some how somwhere.
Walk on the path of love
A whiff of love
The path of love
Gentle is the way
For love is fragile
Treasure a trust that
You feel its intensity
In its passion
Yet you persevere
Know love teases
And tests you
Yourself to you!
For the journey
Is an eternal walk
Infinite is its path
Be yourself at best!
Be the real you!
For all else sheds itself
Like those petals strewn
To be, at best wayfarers
In the trysts of true lovers!