The Art of Worrying

A nagging worry Might be an opportunityTo bring about changeAnd turn the worryInto a personal change,Take responsibility, To improve self, Change a ‘given’ belief,Re-question, redefine What bothers you and why.Think beyond the clouds,Of anxiety and worry,They may shower upon you,A refreshing insight, Or wisdom anew.

Good morning

May all go well today.May troubles melt away.Wish you a bounceIn your step, Happy and childlike,May your heart sway.May the day be simpleMake you just smile,And show your dimple.

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”

Migrant

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”

Topsy

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”

What poetry is…

Poetry is born when the heart and intellect meet and converse and reflect together.Poetry is a moment of awareness, a moment of realisation, an insight into being alive and experiencing with the heart; therefore poetry is heartfelt. The poet’s sensitivities are heightened towards the occurrence and the experience.Poetry is inspirational, and also powerful due toContinue reading “What poetry is…”

As April approaches

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 us

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”

The unexpected

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”

Gathered to garnish

Tangy-sweetColourfulSoft-centredOrangesBerriesPineapplesAll reds and yellowsMeandering echoesOf a lived life’sBows and blows.A narration silent,Reminiscences vibrant.All greens and pinks,Meandering echoes,Of un-voiced wishes,If’s and Had it been’s.Tangy-sweetColourfulSoft-centredOrangesBerriesPineapplesGathered to garnish,My solitary mindHumbled and hungry,Meandering echoes,Of regrets and memories,Tastefully savouring.

Only

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”

This weekend…

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…”

Let’s remember

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”

Glide into 2022

Glide gently throughFew hours moreInto Twenty Twenty Two.Merry or morose,Some memories Life deposited,And some preciousBeloved memory-makers Death withdrew.Some doors shut,Some did open for you,To glide smoothly intoTwenty Twenty Two.To reach the state idealYou and I got to dealWith what we do,How we feel.So soar highWith Hope, flyDo your best,Just try and try.Wishing you A yearContinue reading “Glide into 2022”

Morning of Memories

Memories are like mountainsThe fog hides them allAnd the sunReveals as we recall.Some days memoriesPlay hide and seek,A clouded mindStruggles for detail;Other days, memoriesRefuse to leave,All visuals you retrieve.Memories.Mountains far and nearSometimes a smile,Sometimes a tear. Fog-hidden Al Hajar mountains

Morning!

Usher in a mission,That takes you close,To realise your vision!Usher in a resolution,That guides your move,And your every motion.Usher in a celebration,2022 is a countdown away,Optimistic, do stay! Make it a year of effort Do your very best,In every possible way,And then let go, restAccept God’s will, pray!

What’s better?

What’s better?A smile tugged Deep in your heart,A tickling hopeOr ‘having’ it all?What’s better?An aspiration,A sense of wonderOr feeling empty,Though seemingly possessing stuff, More and more,’having’ it all?From the mindsetThat ‘having’ it allIs happiness,You chase stuff to ‘own’.You never find Your purpose, your call.From the heart-setOf ‘pining’ for moreOr pining for What is not,You setContinue reading “What’s better?”

Re-think and relax about health

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”

Good morning. Today: Use your wings

ImagineImagineFlying on the wings Of ‘YES’ thoughts, Think of great things!Imagine Flying on the wingsOf positivityAnd all it brings,Seek skies beyond dreams!ImagineFlying on the wings,Of peach pink pages Filled of words Of great possibility,of realised potentiality.Just let go thoughts,That are self-limiting, Break free, Grow and bow,Like a tree!Envision,A multitude of views, Thoughts,In all positive hues,Words,InContinue reading “Good morning. Today: Use your wings”

The Quality of Patience

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”

Your time, your day

Your day Your timeDon’t waste itAway, away, away,Be happy, Say happy,Do happy.Life’s happening,With it, justSwing and sway,It’s your time, Your day.Do what You deniedFor yourself Yesterday;You said ‘later’ Your vague wish,Make it true, Make it come Your way! Don’t leave it Until later,Into a future ‘someday’,You said ‘tomorrow’,Your ‘Tomorrow’ Has come today, Well have itContinue reading “Your time, your day”

Dualities of Life

When you are in a somber mood, meditate on these words. Just sit thinking of the unexpected in life that throws us out of gear. In your thoughts, reflect on how often we are imbalanced in our understanding of the dualities of life. We seem to only want the good, the happy, the wellness/the healthy,Continue reading “Dualities of Life”

Disentangle

From little to more,We are entangledIn daily lifeOur mind and heartTired and mangled.Take a deep breath,Now with force exhale,And let it all go,Repeat again and again,Till you knowThe heaviness is gone,You don’t feel Overwhelmed and low.To yourself Just remind,To:Disentangle, Distance,Detach.You can’t alwaysYourself grind,Free yourself From burdens,From ‘Musts’ And ‘Shoulds’Do not your mind, So strictly bind.LifeContinue reading “Disentangle”

Dedicated effort

Spend time in what you love to do. Do it well. Do it to perfection. Then raise the bar of perfection and challenge yourself to do more and better. Break your own records. Compete with yourself. Be it your passion for Art, Academics, Sports, Service to the planet. Go on. Where you put your totalContinue reading “Dedicated effort”

A day full of possibilities

Just think each hour,Within your power,What can you do?You’ve 7,200 minutes Plant seeds Of flowering treesJust for minutes 15To find one morning,Smiling flowers 16!Left with 7185 minutesImagine how much lifeYou can fill in these!Have a positively action-filled And happening day. May you choose to:Nourish, accomplish,and flourish!

Happy Humming Morning!

TodayWelcome thoughtsOf hope and peace,Negative thoughtsJust release.Allow not DisappointmentTo stay too long,Bring back hope Invite love warmlyAnd insist laughterAlong to accompany.Its your heart Your mind, your soulYour choice to control.As hope brings A smile along,Hum a song,Hum a happy song.Happy Humming Morning!

Detach from Fear

You may feel fear, Sometimes fleeting,Sometimes intense,At times momentary,But seems ever-lasting.Yes, its natural,Yes, you have fear,But I guarantee,Fear you can conquer.Having constant fear,Your mind heavy, Foggy and unclear,The victory wheelHow will you steer?Both feet Not grounded,One down,One up in the air,Won’t you fall,Come on,Stand up tall!Fall and fear,Fear and fall,Go together,Neither is fair, So doContinue reading “Detach from Fear”

Re-try, re-fly

In this steep flight, You tried, you fell.At you, the world Will love to yell’Fail fail fail’.To your SelfYou will tell:I will perch a while,Then re-fly, And aspire A higher sky.Life is a vast ocean,I remain resoluteI am far above All this negativity And fearful commotion.I have succeeded In a million things, Done everytime betterInContinue reading “Re-try, re-fly”

Anticipation

Step out With a feelingOf anticipation.Do resolveTo learn fromBoth experiences,Bitter and sweet,The life lesson:Duality is the norm,And co-existence is To go with the flow,Or choose to decideYour own journey,And harder your boatYou must row. Continually emerge Stronger and evolve.Embrace a pinch Of true dynamismRemember wrapped inside the nagging problem,Hides the solution.