The way we see
Changes the way
We take action
Can make or break
Our way of being.
Its all in us
There is always more…
Than what we choose to presume
The way we express
The way we carry ourselves
Our attitude says it all!
Seek not stillness
Search not silence
Stillness moves you
Breath in stillness
Pray in silence
Own your stillness
It is Peaceful.
Stay nice no matter!
Have the kindness to see the good
Disregard and cast off the negative
There will be much that may cloud
There is much we do not know
We all have our own stories
Of trials and tribulations
It’s not easy for any of us.
And for some it may just be
A little extra tough these times.
Truly it takes nothing from you
To choose to stay positive
And stay nice no matter!
Our world is having it rough already
Let’s try and make it better
Each of us one kind gesture in time
Let’s leave imprints of kindness
In hearts and souls
Let us empower our spirit
To be hopeful and happy
All is meant to be well
So be kind and do good!
And please stay nice no matter.
I wrote this piece with regards to so many entrepreneurial spirits and their enterprise who catapult to fame and recognition and then often find themselves unable to sustain themselves And the heart-wrenching truth is that not all have the resilience and the capability to bounce back.
But life is a circle and change is the order of nature.
In the toughest of rounds
Keep the faith and patience
And trust time to show the way…
Ladders that lead
The climb is a chase, but the fall is steep.
So persevere on beyond just the achievement.
Be tenacious in ascent & resilient in descent.
Ladders that lead you higher in the name of career success, fame and glory lead you to so much more than just that. As you climb each step gradually, you inch closer to your dreams.
You are chalking your life in every move. And then in the pinnacle of your success…
You realize you have reached your goal.
Here is the point of discernment
As you observe, check the signs around you
Are you ready to play the game of survival?
You will receive less warmth here than ever before.
Your colleagues will change their minds
Think twice before supporting you
So fear not and keep on going
Stay mindful in the moment.
Ladders are meant to go up and down. If you have climbed up you must know to establish your survival modes else there is the ladder that brings you down.
But it’s doubly much harder to bear on the way down than the challenges you face on the way up.
What do you do when ladders do the disappearing act?
Sometimes the ladder vanishes
And there is no clear way to step down
Except for a blind leap of faith.
There may be darkness and fear
Sadness and silence
Shame and blame
All devastating effects
Of loss and failure
Yet the trick is to go on
Correcting your ways
Learning from the experience
And letting go of past foibles.
Mistakes make you more aware
Hurt a little and you are cautious
In pain there is understanding
Its what to watch out for!
Paths that may seem easy
May get you embroiled in complexities.
Watch yourself along the way
the journey takes all of you!
You will encounter much support on the way up
But once you are are catapulted into the halls of fame.
You will find many critics and judgments
From those watching with interest
How you are managing it from here.
With all those disapproving eyes on you
One slip is a sure fire miss and costs a lot!
Watch your every step and move
For you are being followed
Here is where your resilience is tested!
Stay true to who are.
Look ahead as you trust yourself.
Paths can appear out of nowhere.
Here are 5 R’s of Coaching
& Conflict Resolution.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. So a team or an organization is more than just the number of individual members put together.
To bring different factions into consideration and consensus it is necessary to reframe the issues in a more inclusive way that speaks for one and all. It is important to validate the needs and apprehensions of all to find common ground.
All are parts of an interdependent system.
So every move impacting one will impact one and all.
The strength is in the interconnects.
So think beyond the immediate self and work towards envisioning & understanding the larger picture.
Be inclusive and expansive.
Be mindful to be positively impactful.
In every organization whenever there is a need to examine the pressing issues of individual human nature and/ or behavior in a team and come to a resolution, it is mindful to be aware of the surfacing of hidden dynamics at play in communication and its impact on personal /professional relationships.
Any mediation is, after all, a process of balancing the ways of engaging, managing and productively finding resolutions that can help make a positive difference towards peace and goodwill.
When there is…
Health and happiness & good attitude.
Life feels worth living.
Keep your energies balanced.
Keep your emotions stable.
Trust yourself to be better
Eat well think well and be well.
Live life lovingly.
I went to a hotel. After seeing the menu ordered some food.
After 20 minutes a group of youngsters around 10 people came n sat at the next table and ordered their food.
It arrived in a short while and they started eating speaking very loudly and shouting amongst themselves.
One of them noticed me and said ridiculously that he is having good contacts in that hotel, hence food was served to them immediately and they need not wait like beggars.
I felt insulted and felt like cancelling my order. I called the waiter to do so.
The waiter told me quietly, sir, your order is very special to us. So our chief chef is making it especially for you. Their order was prepared by our trainee chefs in a hurry as your food is getting readied by our chief chef.
So I waited patiently for some more time.
In a short while, 6 bearers brought special food which I never ordered and I was given a royal treatment of very rich food. I was perplexed.
The hotel owner was my school friend. He saw me as I entered. He wanted to surprise me. He changed my simple meal to a rich one and instructed the kitchen to give me a royal treat before meeting me.
The group at the next table saw the service given to me and looked at me in wonderment.
That is life. Some will laugh at us pinpointing our inabilities and ridicule us showing off their wealth, power and happiness.
We may feel sad and disheartened thinking in spite of our hard work and sincerity we never get the breakthrough. Sometimes we get depressed so much that we start to think there is no meaning in this life.
Do not worry.
The owner of the world, the chief chef is preparing something special for us. Hence He makes us wait as it takes time. His plan for is special and only He can plan it.
So we have to wait patiently, doing our duties, till his special menu is served to us. When it comes those who looked down at us and ridiculed will have no word to say.
Stay blessed and enjoy your day
Believe in God.
No one and nothing can prevent what is due to us. It will come at the right time. He has Planned.
A share translated by my mother from a Tamil story.
WordPress says I have crossed 400 days of continuous writing and publishing now.
And it is a great motivation personally to me. As sometimes a few words are hard to come by and then there are times when a river of words flow…
There is so much learning in simply putting thoughts down in a structure.
In the way, they flow
In the way they arrange themselves
From our thoughts to the words
The choices of perspectives
As they appear and form
To convey what we want to say.
As I continued to write
Early every morning
I found myself creating a space for me
A time that stands still
In the silence of thoughts
And in the dance of reflections.
This time has been a dedication
For the writer in me
In unravelling and understanding
The power of love for writing
And the potential of possibilities
In patience and perseverance.
And coming away with the realization
That to write a few words every day
Whether in a poem or prose
Is truly a beautiful healing
For our mind heart and body.
Creating anything takes energy
And in expression is a release.
In contentment and intention.
In gratitude for the inspirations.
And ever grateful for the support
Extended here by my readers
And a special mention
Goes to the WordPress family
Whose encouraging likes & responses
Paved this journey of words.
Life is like a book
Every page may look the same
But holds a different reason to be
Every page has its own meaning.
Layered in words and symbols
Contexts that assume clarity
Once the book is read
Messages unbound itself through words.
Peel through the layers
Life stares at you in a heartbeat
All the same.
Yet pull back the layers
Mired in perceptions
Caked in personna
Smudged in ego
Made up with assumptions
Life assumes many forms
Shaping itself in the circumstances
Each unique and distinctive
In impressions and expressions.
Neither can it be replaced nor duplicated
Nature and nurture
Have their own role to play
In the circle of life
Judge not another as you are
For every life churns out
A different truth
Of it’s own existence.
The silence between your actions or movements are the bridges to our conscious experiences and the greater your awareness the greater the creative potency of the action itself.Savvy
When you dance, if you still your thoughts to simply learn to flow with the partner, the atmosphere, the music you will undoubtedly enliven yourself in the process and what you have is a beautiful dance of togetherness bridging the spaces between the steps with a conscious awareness …… And that is when dancing feels like a miracle that’s happening!
- Start the day with a few minutes of silence and observing the breath
- Take time to pause and watch nature and try to be one with it . .. Maybe a sunrise, a sunset, a beach view watching the waves, the stars in the sky, the moon, the sky, or a rose or any flower or potted plant, or maybe a tree in your garden.
- Make sure to have moments where you are free of your cellphone, tv, computer, or any electronic appliance.
- Make a point of actually listening and understanding as others speak and allow the other to speak as much as yourself.
- Accept every moment in the life you have now and cherish it for what it is…. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude 🙂
Nature is so full of play
Creation speaks much for itself
In myriad patterns of formations
In countless whorls of leaves
An abundance of arresting artistry
Interspersed with wisdom of the creator
To discover in the learning
To understand and appreciate
Undeniable is the creators joy
In the manifestations of colours
Juxtaposed with unbelievable designs
All in such effortless grace
And what to speak of fragility
Of the tender blossoms of life
That emote so much inspirations
All endowed with the creators grace.
Spirals of enigmatic flow
Of magnanimous expressions
As much as the subtlety in self similarity
Leaving imprints of sublime divine.
Fractal patterns of nature
Infinite abundance, infinite energies
Infinite potential, infinite possibilities
Nature speaks the art of creation.
Like rivers are meant to flow
For it to meet the sea
Nourishing the earth along the way
Gushing forth with the water of life.
Let us flow through life
Exploring and experiencing
Meandering through many facets of living
Nurturing it with heartfelt love.
For life is like the river
We are meant to flow
And not stagnate and perish
In doubts and insecurities.
Like a river trusts itself in the flow
Merging into oneness eventually
Moving forth constantly in time and space.
Flow in faith like a river flows!
If you ask for peace in and around you,
Make sure to co-create the conditions for peace.
Let go the dramas that may arise in time
Every one has a battle we know nothing of.
If you want to help make a difference
Make sure … to move from your soul
Speak from the heart
And connect in the spirit of benevolence.
Care genuinely, be truly concerned
Make sure to ask about another’s wellbeing
Not for the sake of asking
But from the place of love and empathy.
Then sit back watch your world
Transform itself in front of you
Encourage Appreciate and be Grateful
Respect, believe and keep the faith
In trust and hopefulness
For your deepest intentions do come true!