April 24, 2018

Learnings from a Rangoon Creeper

(A) Happy in our comfort zones, aren't we?

(B) Learning to co-exist. Yes, it is possible! 

(C) Will you bee my friend? It's good to socialize. :)

(D) We all are made up of the same elements. Deep down there are no differences.

(E) Be grateful to the support which you continuously get from your parents / siblings / spouse. This takes you up in life. But never go up to succeed in life by crushing others down.

(F) The circle of life - A bud, full-blooms and withering beauties. 

(G) Saviour the silence and alone time. It's necessary. 

(H) Sometimes you might look stuck. Well, at those times just enjoy the view from up there.  

(I) Make new beginnings with budding energy.

(J) Enjoy the limelight, love and attention. Don't forget to be grateful.

(K) Always see the bigger picture. Life is beautiful.  

July 5, 2017

The Dancing Dandelion

Oh golden glory
My dear slender tender
Your gracious swaying
Brims me with wonder
Like a ballerina in the ballroom
You, in your dainty way
Make me adore you more, day after day

The little lad comes and rubs his cheeks
against your furry golden delight
The brook stops to get a sneak
of your delicate rhythmic dance
Travelers, artists and poets are astounded
by your intense calmness

By representing the sun, moon and stars
you connect with the celestial bodies
making us ponder about the gross and the subtle
rekindling the thoughts of questioning our own existence

By depicting withering as a beautiful process
You strengthen people invoking hope
You shine along with the blazing sun
and show the way for a brighter perspective
yet to the chosen few, who have an eye to see this glory

Note to the reader: The dandelion is the only flower that represents the 3 celestial bodies of the sun, moon and stars. The yellow flower resembles the sun, the puff ball resembles the moon and the dispersing seeds resemble the stars. 

March 26, 2017

A glorious decade with the Art of Living

The air has never been so fresh for me to breathe
I have all the tools to empower myself and fulfill my needs

The Art of Living has enriched me with a new lease of life
The same situations, I see in a new light

If not for this, I would have by now been rotten
Peace and happiness, for sure forgotten

A rebirth and a second chance at life, I get
Living life in the present, I will not forget

This grace, inner-expansion and freedom give me a high
For receiving all this abundance, I will not ask why

I know I’m the chosen one and here for a higher purpose
Guided by the divine with the highest purpose

Throwing away all the baggage of the past
Re-starting again and again and again…at-last!!!

Not getting caught in the mental chatter
Focusing on things that really matter

The Art of Living programs make you the way
God intended to make man (or woman)
Humility, happiness and gratefulness become your core
You appreciate life and lives attached, more and more

The Art of Living, guides and gives you a lot
Life is a celebration, believe it or not

It makes you stronger and a true achiever
And most importantly, a giver and a believer

This year marks a decade of my association with The Art of Living.  
I feel on top of the world.

This post is a result of my experience in the DSN Program (a highly transformational course offered by the Art of Living) with Anand Rajendran Ji in March 2017.

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June 10, 2016

The Dilapidated Dustbin

A dustbin is probably the most ignored and ill-treated object placed at some corner of any place. We hardly even look at it, often just aim and throw stuff into it. Seldom do we realize the importance of it. It encompasses all the dirt and dust from all the other parts of the place. It is because of it that the other parts of the place are in the limelight.

Imagine a day without a dustbin, you can't just throw dirt outside the house, it is ill-mannered and unethical to do so and you can't indefinitely continue living in a dirty place!! This is something to think about.

The role that every object plays is important and it is not our prerogative to demean it.

Stretching this thought a little more, I would like to say that we must all keep a dustbin in our minds. If the mind is the floor, unwanted thoughts are the dirt, with the help of the broom of spiritual knowledge we need to cleanse it and remove those unwanted thoughts and put them in a dustbin.

A dustbin always says 'use me'! That should be our take-away from it. If you are able to say "I'm available for you. How can I help you?", I assure you that you are doing great in life by all means.

The dignified dustbin knows it's worth, but sadly to the world, it is a dilapidated one.