I came across a very unique post on Social media…that I want to share here today…
Someone collected these tree branches and called them Nature’s dance” ❤️
Artwork : Chris Kenny – Dancing twigs
If you actually want to see
You will see the Dance of Nature
In every leaf and flower
In every bud and bloom
In every twig and tree
In every turn and twist
Of nature’s creation
There is the grace of uniqueness
Of wisdom beyond compare
All knowing, all pervading
To this Omnipresence …I bow
In Gratitude to this Grace
It doesn’t matter if its the Army Navy or Airforce once in the forces you are always ready with a Salute!
You can take a man out of the army
But can not take the army out of him!
Humour in Uniform indeed!
Sharing a fun forward that came my way!
One day a Colonel from the Army, fell into a well. The soldiers would throw a rope into the well and pull the Colonel out. The moment the Colonel would come up, the soldiers would leave the rope snap to attention and salute. The Colonel would fall back into the well. This happened many times.
Someone suggested that a Brigadier be requested for help-because HE wouldn’t have to salute the Colonel. So one Brigadier arrived. He threw the rope into the well and the Colonel grabbed it. The Brigadier began pulling the rope. As soon as the Colonel reached the top of the well, he spotted the Brigadier. He immediately left the rope and saluted. And he fell back once more, into the well.
There was total silence. Then everyone heard the desperate Colonel’s voice from down below
*”You idiots – get hold of a batch mate !!”*
MORAL OF THE STORY: Batchmates ARE important ! They can save your life!
(Dedicated to all batchmates)
Every horizon once reached
It reveals another
Beckoning at a distance…
Horizon is born of hope
Of the beyond in this now.
Horizon are meant to hope
To aspire to reach beyond
In the yonder across the horizon
Where the sky converges…
Is a matter of knowing
There is always more
Of natures grace.
Such is the abundance
Of unending hope.
Evolving in the learning
About the preciousness of being.
And of the wisdom emulating….
Providing and perfecting
Sharing and smiling
The art of practising
A lifetime of unconditional loving
Caring and Comforting
Selfless and Sacrificing
Eternally Hope giving
Healing and Hugs unending
Divinity in action ever so touching
Bliss in the blessing.
Flowing along is a sign of strength
Misconstrued to be a weakness
It is an instrument in awareness
Of awakening to the potential.
In respecting the harmony in nature
There is so much to understand
In the path of non resistance
In letting go doubts & fear of the worst.
To thrive in the flow of possibilities.
In between the pressure of momentum
In between the dance of forces
Occurs the buoyancy of being
A self adjusted neutrality
A Flow in harmony.
Steer away from impulsive resistance
Whatever you resist persists
Yes while resistance is natural in life
Resistance may create tension
Yet it can be a signal of change
In channelling this very resistance.
In allowing to let go completely
Soon tension eases in the flow
In perseverance & patience.
In response than reaction
Creating positive transmutation.
In thoughts words and deeds
Sifting & sailing through your perspectives
Till harmony becomes you.
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.
Some songs weild power over us
Of playing with our emotions
Of altering reality in just a while!
Merging reality and dreams
Shifting our perceptions and reactions
Making us cry or laugh as we tune in
Some songs bring memories rushing in
Of moments lived and loved
Songs can create moods
Play on our senses
Shake thoughts up
Or make things feel alright!!
Everyone of us may have
Our own special song
Appealing to our senses
Touching base to who we truly are
Have so many favorite songs
That leave lasting impressions
Of life made a little more memorable
All evoked through those untold stories!
What about you?
minimal or no effort and the result is plain to see. Whatever happened to no pain no gain? Anyway I am not complaining here, hi techno gizmos you are most welcome.
The thing that is a cause for concern is that with all this easy way of living that technology brings forth there is a paradigm shift in the thinking of this new generation of hi tech users who are so hooked up to these gadgets of convenience that they expect it to be so in all others areas of life too… The emotional ,physical ,personal aspects of life cannot somehow become machine like and that’s how it is seeming to be.
Many are aware of their growing sense of inadequacies in mutual relationships. The lack of care and concern due to time, and work pressure is somehow seen to be adjusted and neutralized by hi tech gadgets in our households. So much that the person lets the products of convenience make up for his personal presence or absence in family situations and experiences.
Similarly if one notices most students are averse to listening to another and taking in information from another as their attention span for personal communication is overridden by convenience of Internet, chats and social networks and group calls so why bother.
Every house in the city and even villages are connected with Internets, so there is a network of telecommunications system without any hazard control measure in place.
Lack of empathetic responses makes us more and more mechanical in our approach and we seem to be losing the humane side of us. This is exactly what is happening on a large scale. People are growing indifferent and unapproachable, shrewd and over efficient for a purpose. There is no genuineness left in most relationships as well, everything is for what can I make from this.
So whether its education or otherwise the trend is to conveniently download information and present your work as done instead of contemplative thought and deep understanding. There are very few individuals who are not caught in this web of technology and their numbers is dwindling…
A dear reader has sent me a link I want to share … It is his translation of my recent article Flow with Life.
Happy to share this here for my Spanish speaking readers.Thank you Ignacio-orna-nacho
for your kind effort and share.
For all language aficionados in any new language, there is a draw of nuances of the culture and its interpretations in the flow in both the way it is spoken and written.And that is often beautiful to note.
Breath and Movement:
We are the sum of our individual parts There is no heart without our mind and no action without our sensing.
No two moments of our lives are alike. Our body is made of cells that are renewed in time. Emotions and behaviour that we manifest are deeply integral to how we feel about ourselves and the situation at hand … so our movements are as unique as we are.
Cultivating an awareness of our own breath can give us much needed support and inner healing through the vagaries of life and living
Just make sure to sense your inner calm and be one with your breath no matter the situation you are in. That is the way you can gradually connect with yourself on a deeper level.
The more connected you are with your breath you gradually begin to relax in the moment.
Attuning your Breath and Movement
Let your breath guide and lead your movement. Value the subtle energies of your own self that encompasses your own breath.
Sense the integration of your breath and your movements. Breath gives your movement a shape and direction. So not only can you link your breath and your movement but also practise initiating your movements with your breath.
Your awareness will gradually increase of how your own breath (inhale)and out breath (exhale) are being used in your movements. What powers and energizes your actions and what calms and assists relaxation. And how it can flow enveloping and encompassing, connecting and complementing each other like an elegant dance!
Soon in practice, you will learn to
‘Dance with it ‘
That’s how you learn to flow and dance with life!
A life lived well…
Is more about being and doing well
Than about doing much
& finding no time to be you
& all that you actually are.
Resonate with your own reserves
Reach out in the knowing
That you are enough for you.
Align your posture, let go tension.
Acknowledge your needs at this moment.
Sense the potential in this now
To alter the reality of this moment.
To make a positive difference in your ways.
To pursue your passions,
To love well, to enjoy life.
You need to create a balance between
What you can do and what you are doing.
Sometimes the tilts are unavoidable
And then life takes care of itself.
But it always helps to not tilt the balance
By overdoing, over-controlling, overindulging
Overstepping and overshadowing your own self.
Aim to balance the holding back & the letting go
With discretion and discerning
Of conscious intention in awareness.
Modern maladies are mostly self-inflicted
Due to excess of thought, action and deed.
With awareness, your own free will
Can be your best ally in the understanding
That freedom and responsibility go hand in hand.
And soon you will reach a level
Where you feel grounded
And yet light as a feather in flight.
Make sense of the choices you make in every now
Every now matters after all!
You have one life
Live it well
Because you can!
About me :
Wellness Mentor, Dance Educator & Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Writer, Freelance Designer
Creativity stems from the acceptance of your authentic self. It is a never-ending journey of endless possibilities that is much beyond the pursuit of a hobby or craft and can be a habit of a lifetime. So besides being a Dance Educator as a Wellness coach, I offer a variety of Personal Effectiveness Programs for Self-development.
Being a Writer and a Designer creating art gives me immense satisfaction with the infinite ways of expressing myself as I believe in enjoying the journey as much as the destination.
The highest motivation that can change the way we behave for the better is always intrinsic than external factors. There have been many research studies conducted to find out if we are influenced to perform better consistently through a system of rewards and punishments. Humans, are found to decrease performance in tasks where there is only materialistic gain as a reward,but fare consistently better where there is autonomy & encouragement towards a purpose. A purpose which aligns with their innate sensibilities.
This throws the conventional and traditional approach to getting work done, up for a toss. As it is exactly opposite to the viewpoint that humans can be manipulated to a large extent to achieve better results by the so-called carrot and stick methods .
In choosing to work harder at a task or a job with passion instead of needing to comply to it lets the being feels free enough to go beyond the box . As there is free will within a wider net of required structure the creative potentialities are given a free play and thus the individual moves closer to his authentic self . The joy of self-expression results in a need to share it with others out of sheer happiness .
Highest levels of happiness are in giving a larger meaning to life whether it is in involving oneself in activities helping another, in learning and growing with another , it could be in learning a new art form ,or even simply in dancing socially with a group of people , are all wonderful for your well-being& a healthy life. Even in the simple act of volunteering towards a good deed from the heart, can make one realize the true joys of sharing….and find meaning in one’s own lives .
What is that makes us love ourselves better when we give? Is it the satisfaction in the appreciation of that which we willingly share or is it on the innate need for doing a deed with a larger good in mind. or is it in the happiness of the other that results through the actions. Whatever it may be, just remember we are truly blessed and are our most authentic self in every expansive action that we choose to do!
Parenting is a long term learning process. With the first born every parent is going through a variety of emotions and various stages of parenting. It is true as an infant it is entirely on the parents- be its safety, its cleanliness, understanding its cries for various needs- all done with so much love and care without prior experience. As the child grows so does its mode of expression, tantrums, seeking attention, and the parents learn to cope up with all of it like experts. Cherubic angels with devilish moods. It’s a 24/ 7 job with full focus. The teacher in the child starts teaching valuable lessons, you may have not come across so far in any university.
You have to constantly learn new techniques with every child. One lesson will not work with the other as they are different individuals teaching you to handle the same issues with various means.
You will be learning new lessons with every stage of their growing up. Infants to toddlers to kids, youngsters to teen agers, Young adults to grown up,men and women, each stage teaches you different lessons.
You will be learning new lessons on changing generations, their changing values, how to maintain the balance and be a bridge to keep up the tranquility and peace at home. Though every phase has its testing period, it is challenging period when they are in their teens with their need to balance their inner and outer worlds. Once you cross that successfully you can enjoy a momentary peace till the next one starts.
Coping up with the the new relations that springs up in their lives, and the need to understand their changing priorities, to accept gracefully and take the back seat in their life though they remain as ur priority , without regrets. Ability to know the strength of the bond though invisible still remains strong and intact. The list of life lessons the child teaches goes on till the end.
That is the way life has to go on.
And all the while we pride ourselves as parents and that we teach and guide our children!
Who is the real teacher here?
These are a few reflections from my mothers perspectives on Parenting.
There may be many styles of parenting and the nurturing they instill may be relative to what they received. There is no foolproof way to successful parenting as success is itself subjective. However the idea of nurturing abilities and giving space for evolving helps the holistic development of individual.On Nurturing
In a nutshell …can think of 5 A’s of Nurturing as parents… but the list never ends .
Acknowledge abilities as uniquely significant.
Appreciate the good qualities & its application.
Allow the potential of personal expression.
Accept the challenges as part of life
Adapt to changing nature.