In the cycle of NatureIn life and deathEven dry dying leavesAdd colour to Nature In their FallIn their last seasonThey give us soulsBeauty for a reason:Every breath bringsThe reminder,Do something worthwhileMake someone smile,Perhaps is the lesson.
What makes decluttering difficult is letting go.You loved that stuffOf very long ago,But now,You don’t need itYou know.If you want to goWith the flow,Clutter can’t burden you,Attachments to old energyCan’t withhold youFrom being readyAnd receiving all new.At the moment,It might be hard,But overcome the urgeNot to let go, Do not hoard,You need to declutterYou needContinue reading “Decluttering and closures”
May everything go right, May we all feel peace, And we may all heal.May we all decide,To live in the moment,May all shed off Our memories of lack,Our painful past,And wear a smile,And ponder for a while,How our souls From fear of lackLead to some greed,May we gently From this be freed.Clutter crowds the mind,CreativityContinue reading “May”
May in May,You healthy stay.May in MayYour wealth Increase day by day.May in MayYou laugh And happinessCome your way.May in MayFlowers growIn your pathAnd sweetly sway.May in MayYour wishes fulfil,For this to happen,Let’s together pray.
Success is the result of our genuine talent, sincere effort and strong decision to not give up before we achieve our goal. Yes. But then how is it that only few succeed while many do not, despite of the talent, effort and determination? We do reflect- oh the timing was not right, or some strokeContinue reading “I believe, I trust”
Inside your mind,Keep thoughts kind.Inside your mind,Do not rewind.Inside your mind,Keep your thoughts, Words,deeds aligned.Inside your mind,Keep positivity enshrined Good morning!
Uncertainty:It is a gap, A blur, The distance,Between the answer, And its question.It is the time When we have to sit back, Not knowing, What’s next in line,Feeling fear and lack.Its best to wait,And let the universe, Gather its intelligence, And put the best stuff, Together for us.Uncertainty is quite An humbling experience.It makes usContinue reading “Uncertainty is okay”
Sometimes for no obvious Or explicable reason, You may just feel Your heart is heavier, Your mood is low, Your reflexes are slow.Usually around this time,Same day, same time,In the past, You have faced,A devastating setback.The heart has not forgotten,The mind has not overcome,But you have moved on.At such moments,It helps to do Pranayam.Meditate.Be gentleContinue reading “When for no reason”
Watch flowers bloom,Listen the birds sing,Bump into bunnies Scurrying and hurrying,Dancing and hip-hopping.Rise and shine, With love and faith,Of all the divine,And in God’s trustMay your soul be refined,And in blessed love,May you remain entwined.
In every difficult situation in life, the only way to be in charge is to control your mind,control your tongue and control your actions.It is smarter to be more in control of yourself than to try and control others. Silencing the mind and overcoming negativity, overthinking and judgemental presumptions, are all necessary in trying times.InContinue reading “The only control”
‘You can never expect life to be as you would like life to be. But you can always expect the most carefully thought of ways to deal with what is thrown at you. So how you respond is the key to your own well being.Do not rush into a reaction immediately. Take your time.You chooseContinue reading “Control”
The next momentAnticipateSomething wonderful,And something pleasant Is about to happen.Life happens in moments.Have a day blessed withHopeful, peaceful,And lovely moments.
The winged explorer,The sky-migrant,The global gliderThe borderless flyerThe bird Tell me, Do you look backTo your first nest,To your first branch,To your first tree?Do you only fly onward,Do you only move forward,Never glance backward,Never sigh,Just fly high?Me too, a migrant,Between cities,Between tongues,Between thoughts,Between my originAnd final destination, Here and now, on earth,Only pursuing Peace isContinue reading “Migrant”
2004-present, a journey of joy.Back in 2004 I landed on 9th April, Good Friday, in Muscat.I now feel Muscat is in me as much as I am in Muscat, my beloved city.Thank you, Muscat,Thank you, Oman.
Leaving is an art.Smilingly depart.Not all you meet qualifyFor a heart-to-heart.You can’t verify Any person or relation’Beforehand’ Only afterwards, You realiseHow genuine they are.Time reveals,Always, and alsoTime heals.Leave, don’t grieve,Don’t pine For what is not,Don’t in Moha-mayaGet so caught,Shallow human selfishnessHas no limit,Nor measure,Gather yourself,Choose a closure.The ‘art of leaving’,Means moving on,Into new worlds.In newContinue reading “The Art of Leaving”
The world is at timesA bit topsy, a lot turvy,For you or me Or her or him,The morning may seem,A bit like Coffee gone cold,A bit like A slightly burnt cookie,That too without cream.Your mood may seem low,The sun may glare And pale your glow,Life may bring you,Blow after blow.If this be such a day,IContinue reading “Topsy”
I wish you, An idea new.I wish you,A beginner’s mind,No past to rewind.May your heart,Hold anticipation,And affirmation.May your eyes,Find more possibilities,Than see otherwise.Go ahead this week,Hopeful, not meek,Follow your dreamDoubt-free, Go, seek!I wish you smile,As you walk,Mile after mile,With a spring, In your feet. May soft petals be underneath your feet now and always.
Fill your heartWith a little moreHopeA lot more ofForgivenessFill your heartWith a little moreLoveA lot more ofKindness Ramadan Kareem!
This April:Hold your positive thoughts longer,It makes your words Sweeter and stronger.Hold your peace longer,It makes your words calmer.Hold onto truth forever,It gives your wordsPower.What thoughts you keep,That far you’ll reach,Your intent, your thoughtsInto your words will seep,And find a placeIn your speech.Be word-conscious today onwards!Be April ‘Wise’Not April fool,Be ‘Word-wise’,Relaxed and cool.
For some of usFrom this day, today,This world will never be The same again.A few words unsaid,A few tears unshed,Will forever remain.For some of us now on,A hollow feeling,An emptiness,A sense of loss,A long, quiet silence,Will forever remain.This world will never be The same again.To those ‘some of us’Whose hearts have broken,I say, let usContinue reading “For some of us”
Leave it.Detox.The computer screen,The ice cream,The fried chips routine.Leave it.Detox.The virtual game.The fast food Ramen.Leave it.Detox.Life is not indoors On a screen-an idiot box.Choose un-virtualReal activities, detox!ChooseThe Art of LeavingTo beginThe Art of Living.
Life is not lived Through an electronicTwo inch foldable screen.A game played virtuallyMeans losing health Both physically And mentally, no moving.Playing from a couch,Is that true sporting?Success is not A virtual dream,Applauding a cartoon,Or a footballer ‘anime’.Life is not experiencedAlone, behind a screen.Remind each other,That the screen Is a tool,Don’t overuse it,Like a fool.Use itContinue reading “Live in Real Reality”
Grief is never brief.From it,There’s no relief.Let it shedFrom your heart,Autumn after autumn,Leaf after leaf,Tear after tear,Drop by drop.Bare eyes,Bare branch,Bare heart,Just continue to live,Dhak-dhak, dhak-dhak,Beat after beat…As you walk on,Mile after mile,Remember:Life is brief,Accept grief,With it reconcile,Try once more to smile.
Spend your time well.It’s the only thingWe have no clueWhen it will be over.Think about how muchWe need to push ourself To accomplish today.Your journey and mine,Is like a sip of wine,Time gulps us over,May it go slower.We live the distance, From presenceTo absence.We breathe the distance,From soundTo silence.We traverse the distance,Our journey together,Some dayContinue reading “Time”
As you go About your chore,And still have To finish many more,Hold thankfulness,Remember many yearnFor this normal-ness.May peace and calm pour,In your heart-core.May good luck knockAt your life’s door.Have a blissful morning,And a very lucky day.
Doesn’t matterHow yesterdays were.Or tomorrows will be.Keeping well now-Just ‘now’ matters.The effort to gather Yourself once more,Rise to healing,Like never before.Remember:No half death, No half breath, No life,Without strife.To renew effort, Be determined, Do not withdraw,Live each moment well,In negativity,Please don’t dwell.Take a deep breath,Choose wellness,Choose strength,And choose health.In this moment,Live fully well.
Get equipped with:A lot of optimism,And positive magination,Coupled with clearIntent of right action,Supported with effort,And exude confidence,As well as choose:Mindfulness,Topped withA dollop of kindness,And prep yourself well:A great deal of reading,Lot more of listening,Spend a chunk of timeOn deep reflection,Exercise a fair amount Of discretion,And resolve to keep Your mind steady,Ok then- Yes, For thisContinue reading “Weekstart checklist”
Let yourself laze.Enjoy the mild sun-raysLet the cool breeze Blow on your face,Smile, feel ease.Let yourself laze,At the horizon Raise your gaze,Let time reveal,This life’s maze.
It is this ‘unexpected’ that might shake us and break us. Shaking and breaking mean an end, a collapse of all that signifies our meaningful existence.In the face of it,Remember:As your eyes dry,You are too numb to cry,Surrender ‘me’ & ‘my’.Let your soulAt God’s feet lie.Resist the questions’Why me’ and ‘why’Logic is just one wayMoreContinue reading “The unexpected”
Only when tears overflow,We regain our balance,And then does peace glow.Only when fears We do face and overcome,Does living lifeSeem worthy and awesome.Despite the impediments Continue your journey onward.Despite the highs and lows, Our gears we quickly change,We drive and move forwardThrough Life’s Complete and inescapable ‘Good and bad’ range.Let go the tears.Face your fears.ChangeContinue reading “Only”
I wish youPleasant moments More than just a few.I wish youA lovely surprise,So you feel all ‘oooh’!.I wish you Awesome memory-making Dashed with laughter too.Go, get your chaiOr go coffee brew,Greet the lovely dayAhead of you, All fresh and new!
And how exactlyDo you want The day to go?What do you wish away and what do you welcome?No, no, not a flavour All too sweetNot just maple syrup Or only loads of honey-A pinch of powderedCinnamon or pepper,Adds to the relishOf Life’s recipe.Let the day be a bitChutney-like chatpatta*,A daring dash of Fresh green chilli,Life’sContinue reading “And how exactly”
The fact of impermanence We ought to hold Onto closely, Especially awarefully,Consciously, every day.Impermanence in lifeDoes remind usThat injuries of the heart,body and mind Do not hurt forever.This new injuryFeels heavy right now,Unbearable somehow,But its not permanent,Soon it will heal.Always rememberWe are all temporary, What happens to usDoes end, does pass,And so shall we.
Pay attention to how Aligned are your thoughts with your words and deeds.Pay attention to how Refined are your thoughts, words and deeds.Pay attention to howSincere are your thoughts, words and deeds.Pay attention to howPositive are your thoughts, words and deeds.Pay attention to Who you are.Who are you?You are your thoughts, words and deeds.Pay attentionContinue reading “This weekend…”
If a thorn pricked,Hurt and bled you terribly,Would you intentionally Put yourself through That prick again? Then why let a memoryOf a day bygone A survived, bad, Injurious experience, Revisit, re-prick,Rehurt you repeatedly?Let go the past,Protect your heart,From hurting.Heal yourself:Replace the thorn,By revisiting Re-touching the petalsOf only the best Bygone moments.Let go gloom,May your heartContinue reading “A thorn…”
Let’s rememberIts not ‘my’ success Or ‘your’ success. It is ‘our’ success.Let’s rememberIts not ‘my’ failure Or ‘your’ failure. It is ‘our’ failure.We are each contributing to ALL Humanity And therefore, UBUNTU the African proverbial concept of Life and community is the best way forward- I am, because you are.At our individual level, we canContinue reading “Let’s remember”
Wish you a quiet day,May you have the leisureAnd the sheer pleasureTo watch how the petals In the breeze sway.Wish you a creative day,And a quiet momentTo think out of the box,Beyond the usual, And the ordinary way.Wish you a smooth day,Effortless, un-tiring,Peaceful and easy, In each and every way.Wish you a quiet, creative,smooth andContinue reading “A quiet day”
Life forms change.Life continues,Life is eternal.Both impermanence And permanence coexist, Simultaneous and obvious. The oneness:In all life force,The moving energy is one,Yet the variedness:As appearance differsAmong the multitude Of varied life forms.All life predicaments Seem at once personal,Yet everywhere found, They are universal.Living creatures are mortal, Yet all life forms are immortal: The cycle ofContinue reading “Permanence and Impernanence”
Do observeThe elegance In silence.Do observeThe elegance In balance.Do observeThe elegance In excellence.Silence enables Self-reflection.Balance enablesRight decision.Excellence enablesPursuit of progress.Prosper with elegance In meditative silence.Keep a balanced mind,And pursue perfection In each action today.Have an elegant day, And a perfect morning today.Good Morning!
Some mornings A noisy silenceIn your mindBut your lips smile.Some morningsA quiet noiseIn your heartBut your lips pray.Alternate cycles bringA smile, as tears stingOr tears, with a smile.Accept.Learn.Detach.Move on.Stronger, surer.
All that is true to self is heartfelt. All that is heartfelt is sensitive. All that is sensitive is caring. All that is caring is loving. All that is loving is gentle. All that is gentle is delicate. Like the breeze Gently touches The soft petals And makes the flower sway, Lead a heartfelt GentleContinue reading “Heartfelt”
Think newLearn newSpeak words fewActions positive, Kindness do renewIts 2022May you be surroundedBy fragrant flowers,Blessed with natural Healing powers.Its 2022May you decide to riseOut of the pastLet go, live in the Now,Question less, use lessOf ‘Why me’, and just be.Its 2022Make peace,Courageously say ‘Adieu’To all that happened,Before 2022.Yes, its just Another morning,Until you chooseTo makeContinue reading “2022”
Reaching to our origin.Shunya, the eternal,Shunya, the infinite.Reaching to our origin.Shunya and Silence,Silence, the endless deep,Death: pre-destined,Eternal sleep.Reaching to our origin,Shunya, the infiniteSilence, the ultimateEternal Peace.Om Shanti.Om Shanti.Om Shanti.
For I have refinedAnd redefinedAchievement.Not wasting timeIs an achievement.Letting go worryIs an achievement.Laughing more Is an awesome accomplishment.Making a new bond,Having a new friend,Is an achievement.Turning a sad memory Into a sad smile Is an achievement.Praying for myself Is an accomplishment,Praying for others Is an achievement.I pray all of you achieve and accomplish today:My way.Continue reading “Achieve today!”
Walk down any hospital ward.You will find patients of all shapes, sizes, ages with different maladies. A sportsperson has a spine surgery, so does an accident victim and so does a housewife bending to pick up toys – spine surgery when she has had a slip disc. A person who religiously did Yoga, went toContinue reading “Re-think and relax about health”
Make your mind A place of worshipEnlightened, carrying Thoughts very kind.Make your heartA loveful shrine,Blissful, thankful Radiating the Divine.
Come, December.Let’s wind up Moments heavier,Better un-remembered,Hopes unanswered,Souls departed, Tears shed. Let’s pack away The Covid taandav It did one truth endow:We all go, Here we may be-A year more,A week less,A day moreOr a few decades,For sure,We do not know. Come December, Help us overcome. Come December, Bring a cool 2022 With tides better,Continue reading “Come, December”
Nothing can be built in a day.Not an individual’s character, neither careers, nor businesses, nor lives, neither cities, nor countries.Nothing can be built in a haste.Not a home, nor a design, a device, not a game, nor a song or a tele-series.Nothing can be learnt in a day. Not a subject discipline, nor playing music,Continue reading “The Quality of Patience”
Today:May the ill heal,May their pain lessen,May they strength regain,May they positive remain.May the tired feel fresh,May the sad find a smile,May the angry be mellow,May the day go well,For each friend, And every fellow.May the pink & yellowOf Loving kindness Gently in each heart Grow and overflow.
Forty more days For 2021 to go.The pendulumRocks to and fro.Do we realise,What more we need To do, to know?Do we decide to shrinkOr do we want to grow?2021 bids farewellSo soon, in a blink-Forty more daysFor 2021 to go.Unlike our others,Who left usAnd went ahead, To the final home,We breathe here,One more year.Shall weContinue reading “A reflective morning”