SOMETIMES…….

SOMETIMES….

Sometimes I want to write what my heart desires but the thoughts just seem to vanish and I get lost in the oblivion.
Sometimes I get so tense, I just fight with my pen and go to sleep.
Sometimes I wonder where I am, and then, sometimes I am not even sure I am here!
Sometimes I like dreams that are distant, then I feel they are useless.
Sometimes even the flowers don’t please me and life becomes obscure.
Sometimes smiling becomes a task but even the tears don’t drop.
Sometimes I feel angry about my existence and I tell everyone to leave me as I am.
Sometimes life walks to me, but it feels like a slap on my cheeks.
Sometimes my condition is so complicated, in the fire of responsibilities my desires burn.
Sometimes I distance myself from myself to such an extent that the paper and pen yearns to meet me.
Sometimes I feel that I cannot do anything and it seems I cannot even breathe on my own!
Sometimes I start calling my end, but even if it is standing in front of me, I cannot die.
Sometimes desires seem to be a weight on my shoulders- as if it’s hoisting itself on a dead body.
Sometimes even my own laughter seems to be like salt on my wounds. My eyes can’t see anything but only my destruction that appears lovely!
Sometimes I am in a never-ending fight with this world and just sometimes, defeated so much, I surrender.

Sometimes………

CAN WE BE A SUNFLOWER?

CAN WE BE A SUNFLOWER?

I was scrolling through some articles on the internet and stumbled upon a scientific article about SUNFLOWERS. It intrigued me and I was forced to draw some parallels:

The Sunflowers  turn according to the position of the sun. In other words, they “chase the light.” We already know this, but there is another fact that many of us probably do not know!

Have you ever wondered what happens on a cloudy or rainy days when the sun is completely covered by clouds? Interesting question. Isn’t it?

Perhaps you think the sunflower withers or turns its head towards the ground. Is this what crossed your mind? Well, that’s incorrect!

This is what happens? They turn towards each other to share their energy.🌻✨🌻
Nature’s perfection is amazing.

Now let’s apply this reflection to our lives.

Wish everyone of us develops and propogates a “Sun flower”🌻 trait of turning towards each other on their cloudy and gloomy days.

Spread goodness…it will come back to you.

WE ARE ALL SOULS

WE ARE ALL SOULS

I have heard and read this statement many a times, “We are mere travellers on the face of this earth”. Makes me wonder and forces me to ponder about my journey. I started to read articles and referred some books too. Although still have many a doubts and queries. Jotted a few of my observations.

We have travelled through many lifetimes and lived with many different souls amidst family, friends or those who don’t really get along with us. During this process we share many relationships with each other – Father-mother, Husband-wife, Brother-sister, Friends, Neighbours, Servants, Drivers and even enemies. Some may have even tried to harm us emotionally, physically or spiritually.

But in the end, we all are the same and belong to only one group that is SOULS.

Each person is a soul that tries to help the other move forward spiritually and reduce the karmic luggage. Probably it is the Divine plan according to which each of us is playing our role.

Sometimes the soul that loves us the most, might take birth as our enemy or a tormentor in a lifetime, just to help us work out our karma. Thus, a person who we think hates us and we in return hate, might be our greatest well-wisher spiritually. Now I somewhat understand that when we were in school or college we would be upset and angry on our teachers, but it is because of their strict behaviour we have become what we are now. This could be nature’s way of exposing us to the various flavours of life. Seems one lifetime is not enough to savour all the flavours.

He or she may be responsible for our becoming spiritual or compassionate.
That very person who is creating hell in our lives may bring us closer to spirituality. In the present lifetime, he/she may be doing so because that could be the only way to teach us a lesson. Sometimes due to the actions of people associated with us we land up into situations which bring us closer to the Supreme power and reinforce our belief in that power. Similarly, a soul is reborn just to comfort us and be there in times of need. This is what we mean Karmic connections.

What I understand they all are part of the soul family that wants to help us and wants help in return. Who knows we may be harming the soul who loves us the most spiritually but we are not able to recognize it as the soul is wearing a different body in this particular lifetime.

This brings forth a question – Who is our friend and Who is our enemy?

That is when life seems strange and confusing. My journey to seek the answers continues and would love to have your views and guidance on it….

YOU ARE ART

YOU ARE ART……

Life ain’t easy or is it? Sometimes Yes and sometimes No. In between the struggles of growing up, learning, trying to be successful it is a curious mix of sugar and spice.

Sometimes of not being satisfied, of finding the right things in life, of not being sure, or of telling the wrongs from the rights from the greys, we are often hit by this feeling of insignificance that makes us question life, its possibilities and its meaning.

Some questions arise regularly in my mind:

* Does my existence have a reason? 
* Does my life have a purpose behind it? 
* Does my life have a defined destination? 
* What part am I playing in this world? 
* Am I special- more special than the others? Or am I just like everybody else? 
* Is it okay to be ordinary? 

And the list is endless……..As long as we continue to question all that is kept a secret. And just like everyone else, I too have questioned time and again: Do I matter? Is it important to matter? More often than sometimes, I tend to conclude that life is an entirely pointless affair of birth, struggle and death. We are broken bits of stars that stumbled upon the earth and formed bodies for aimless souls. Even science tells us that we are made up of emptiness (+) which is why perhaps we try so hard to attach some meaning to our existence and connect it to the rest of the universe- we are empty inside. Purposeless and insignificant. What a depressing and humbling thought that is. But then again, purposelessness does not deprive an object of its beauty, does it?

Like stories. We are writers. We come into this world to live a life and leave behind a story, not for the sake of the future generations but for the sake of the story in itself. And even though our biographies may never be written down into the pages of a book, they will exist because we have lived them. They will breathe. We are stories. We are pieces of art coming together to create one beautiful masterpiece that we have named ‘UNIVERSE.’

We are the art and the artist too. And art does not need a reason to be. It does not have a purpose. Art just is. You are art. Be.

LOVE LOVE LOVE

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE…..

A light breeze in the afternoon and the rustling of leaves in the garden distracted my attention. A pair of squirrels was playing. Looking at them I realized that the pair was a parent and child, as one was lovingly caressing the younger one. The look in their shiny eyes was just so pure and soothing. Unaware of their surroundings, lost in the sea of love. I had found my topic – LOVE.

Is Love just an emotion? Actually No. It is the eternal truth and a complete universe in itself. It can never be taught but comes naturally as breathing. There is no school for it nor has any prescribed syllabus. Genuine feelings of love cannot be given to you by another. They can only be manifested from within, it is self-replenishing. It’s forever flowing and not the kind which needs refilling. People search for true love seldom realizing that the fountain is inside them. Reminds me of a line I had read somewhere, “Love is an inside job the way happiness is”.

Is Love easy? Actually Yes. An overflow of joy, the presence, the warmth, and kindness, it comes in various packages. True love  – It’s one of the most natural state where you are free of mind and living in the moment. No inhibitions, no strings attached. Just pure bliss. Its actually so simple, but we have created so many boundaries to it. Be it expectation, lust, duty, responsibility and what not. Love can never grow with these conditions. All it needs is the soil of freedom, manure of respect and water of feelings. Love knows no full stop; the honeymoon begins but never ends.  It’s not like a book which starts at a certain point and ends at a certain point. 

Is Love blind? Actually not.  Love is all-seeing and accepting. Love is seeing the flaws and blemishes and accepting them. Love is strong and love is real. It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love. It matters only that you love. One is not in love, One is love. Love is not selective, just as the light of the sun is not selective.

Is Love the undercurrent of your being? Actually Yes. It is like digging a well:  You go on removing many layers of earth, stones, rocks, and then suddenly there is water.  The water was always there; it was an undercurrent.  Now that you have removed all the barriers, the water is available.  So is love. Love is both the path, and the mover. 

Is Love a cure? Actually Yes. Yes the cure for all ills and wrongs lie in one word: ‘LOVE’; and there is no remedy for love but to love more. It is the greatest healing power, not ancient cures and modern medicines; it’s the divine vitality that restores life.

Lose yourself in LOVE – trust me it is a liberating experience you can have.

BUTTER and BREAD

BUTTER & BREAD

Sunday morning – the breakfast table was laid out. Cornflakes, eggs, bread and fruits occupied every inch of the table. In a glass container the butter was enticingly looking at me. I hurriedly picked up a slice of bread and started spreading the butter only to realize that the bread was cold.

I realized that it takes a warm slice of bread to soak in the butter put on it.
It doesn’t matter how much butter we put, but if the bread is cold the butter will stay on the surface only.

Bite into it and you will see how different the two taste!
It is the same bread and same butter but a world of difference in taste.

And so is it with the ‘blessings’ in our life.

It doesn’t matter how abundantly HE blesses us, but if we are not gracious in our acceptance, how can those blessings ever make a change in our lives?

Pretty much like the layer of butter on a cold bread, blessings not graciously and wholeheartedly embraced continue to remain on the surface and fail to make any positive change in life.

‘Acknowledge’ your blessings.
‘Accept’ with gratitude.
Keep your bread warm.
Let the butter soak in.
Bathed in the richness of this butter, every bite, every morsel then is bound to taste divine.

List your blessings, you have a lot to be thankful for .
Stay blessed forever.

FEELINGS

Feelings:

Feelings – What a game of emotions. When in excess a person becomes an emotional fool and the moment they take a backseat the same person becomes a heartless soul.

Is it right to have feelings or I ask – Is it right to display them? Seems a difficult thing to answer. They become CARE when you mix them with attention, LOVE when you mix them with expression and sensitivity. Same thing but differently packaged.

Feelings are so much like living beings. They reside in the heart and like any other living thing they too live and die for various reasons. It feels bliss when you give it and get it, but feels worst than blisters when someone does not display or acknowledge them.

Just imagine life without them – tasteless and still, just like a wooden log which belongs to a felled tree. It needs experienced hands and heart to make them the fountain of life.  

MOMENTS MATTER

MOMENTS MATTER

Today I got up a little late than usual. All I could do is RUSH. A hurried jump out of the bed, a hurried shower, a hurried breakfast and a brisk walk to the bus stop. All of which actually made me work like a machine. Only when I was on my train my grey cells calmed down, moments later they fired up and a chain of thoughts started.

We live in a world where we have been systematically brain washed and made to believe that the happiness is on the other side of success and fulfilment is somewhere across the distant horizon. No wonder that most of us have a hard time staying out of our mind and in the present moment. We actually find it difficult actually impossible to be present in our present. Our mind has been force trained to adopt a style where we are always staying busy, always chasing, always pursuing, always onto the next thing.

We wake up in the morning thinking about going back to bed, we go to the shower thinking about our breakfast, we eat our breakfast thinking about our work day ahead, we go to work thinking about coming home, we arrive home and think about all of the work we left behind… It’s mentally exhausting. And what’s most frustrating is that many of us don’t even realize we’re doing it until most of the day is already done.

We have forgotten the fact that the past and future exist only in our mind and that the only state that we can ever truly savour is the present moment — The moment that we are in right now. Years… Months… Weeks… Days… Hours… Minutes… Seconds — These all boil down to bigger and smaller collections of moments.The present moment is where we should be focusing all of our present energy. Because if we are living a good moment, the days will take care of themselves; if we’re living a good day, the months will take care of themselves; if we’re living a good month, the years will take care of themselves. It is easy to let the minutes, hours, and days go by when the months, years, and decades seem so far away. What’s one minute in comparison to the length of a year? It feels tiny and insignificant. But the truth of the matter is, there are no insignificant minutes — or even seconds — of a person’s life. Every moment counts; every moment matters.

LIFELESSONS

LIFE LESSONS

LIFE LESSONS

Many a times we do look back on our lives and think, “Gosh, I wish I had learned that lesson a long time ago?”

We tend to think that we have a handle on how life works only to discover after a few failed attempts, a few relationships, sometimes difficult challenges, and misguided assumptions that we have been missing something valuable.

As a result of which, much of our life is wasted on worry, regret, pain, and heartache. Of course, some of this is inevitable and necessary to teach us and caution us.
But most of the time we end up spending too much time sweating over things unnecessarily instead of focusing on what is important in life.

It seems “life lessons” are called that for a reason. The lessons learned in life are a byproduct of life itself. But you can learn some of these lessons before life forces them on you in a painful way.
A life lesson is a powerful piece of wisdom, knowledge, insight, or self-awareness that you adopt to improve yourself, your relationships, and your life in general.

Often we need to experience life in order to learn the lesson. And the more life we experience, the more lessons we accumulate.

Wise thinkers, experts, friends and family are our second best teachers. Life is still at number one. Some lessons must be learned through experience, you don’t have to wait until you’re old to become aware of what’s truly meaningful and worthwhile. You simply need the curiosity and desire for self-awareness and personal growth. Once you learn the lesson, you can apply it in your life at any age and enjoy the benefits that enhance your happiness and well-being.

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I Wish Someone Would…..

I wish someone would….. just look into my eyes and listen to my silence.
I wish someone would just….. come and say “You want to say something? I have already heard it”.
I wish someone would just…. See my broken heart and not run away seeing the damage.
I wish someone would just…. Understand that all I yearn is the company of someone who does not judge me.
I wish someone would just… Understand the sadness behind my smile. 
I wish someone would just…. Appreciate the hurts and wounds I earned. 
I wish someone would just…. Remove the veil which I wear
I wish someone would just…. Show me the mirror and say, “This is you and you are mine forever”.

I wish someone would just…..

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