Think how

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.

Decluttering and closures

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”

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.

Inside your mind

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!

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.

Uncertainty is okay

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”

When for no reason

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”

Have faith

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.

The only control

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”

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”

I have majored, 18 years in Muscat.

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.

The Art of Leaving

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”

How about…

How about…Smiling Without any reason today?How about…Singing With(out) tune today?How about…Joking and laughingOn yourself today?How about…Giving up a ‘must do’ today?How about…Facing towards the Sun and simply being happy today?

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”

A beginner’s mind

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.

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…”

Half full

Half full and fuller,Very cool and cooler,May your riches multiply,May your effort intensifyNot a fool or a loser,Be in gratitude forever,A heart brimming overWith hope and loveFlowing clear,Trust in yourselfStronger,Faith in yourself deeper,May blessings On you always shower,May Grace be Your invincible power.

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”

Raising sons…

Dear Mothers, Hope you empower women And as mothers proudly Raise sons as gentlemen, Charming, kind,Mindful, possessingReal integrity.Men who are praised For absolute chivalry.They hold doors, Happily help in chores, Make their women Feel like royal ladies. Mothers, whose sons,Are their dears, And raise gentlemen For others’ darling daughters: And their sons know the lady’sContinue reading “Raising sons…”

Grief

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.

Time

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”

Hope

Hope:It’s a sweet nothingYet just about All you’ve got, It’s everything.Hope heals The heavinessOf bitter reality, It is so coolingOn a life burning.Hope enables one,To go on, to cope.Life’s not alwaysA walk on tight-rope,Hope revives And reminds;’Believe, Joy too, Lies withinLife’s scope.

Now on…

A prayer poem for all May all safely return home. Today and every day,Day after day,May hope and light, In your heart thrive,May your smile revive.Thankful that allHome may safely Finally arrive.Blessed with health,May you return In your full form soon,Your second life,Your new boon.So forge ahead,All days, Each hour,Truly matter, This disaster,You did survive.Today,EveryContinue reading “Now on…”

March into March

February’s ended,How did the month of Love,Shower missiles fromAbove?Let’s pray for better senseTo prevail, Let’s pray for allHumanity at large,As we barge into March.Let’s visualise Peace, In the month ahead,May every human being,Have water and bread,Each sleep safely,Under a roof, in a bed.May March see Loving kindness more, Higher cooperation score, And mindfulness galore.May weContinue reading “March into March”

Weekstart checklist

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”

Some day

Some day,I hope you look back on this day as the day of fond memories, a day when you stepped out and started a brand new chapter of your life. You made a decision stepped into a new you, a beginning-with an uplifting vibe and a smile.So, may you look back at today as oneContinue reading “Some day”

Sip slower today

Hush the rush,Chai or coffee,Sip it slower.Now or noon, Evening or later,Find your Me-time, To take a breather.Hush the rush,Chai or coffee,Sip it slower.Relax deeper,A little longer,A few moments more,Inhale the aroma,Exhale Life’s drama.Hush the rush,Chai or coffee,Sip it slower.As you sip,Bring the cup,To your lip,Smile wide,Let worries slip,And grudges slide.Hush the rush,Chai or coffee,SipContinue reading “Sip slower today”

So what now?

Let’s say,What you did dream,What you did chase,Was a slip between The cup and the lip.You may sulk, screamPine for what is not,Won’t let it just go,Oscillate to and fro-Pendulum-like, movingWithout progressing.As you observe,Surely you know,Back and forth, Forth and back,Ask your self,What in this lifeDo you really lack?

Who are you?

What are you? You are your mind, You heart, body, soul. You are the ‘are’ Not yet the ‘were’.So you are:The present, The breathing ‘you’. You are the time you have left with you. So when you ‘do’ something, With your body,mind, heart and soul, You actually give yourself whole.To what?That you decide.How you dedicateContinue reading “Who are you?”

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”

I’m not sure

I’m not sure What love is,But I know Kindness is pure.In the end,What changes the story, What matters totally,Is how well you treatThe one you claim to loveIn thought, word & deed.

How far did you succeed today?

How was the day? You had a successful day if you laughed a lot.You achieved considerably if you stayed focused.You did great if you helped a few persons.You did well if you spoke your truth no matter what.You were doing fine if you stood up for yourself and stated how offended you felt.You were rightContinue reading “How far did you succeed today?”

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”

Heard?

Hush,Heard the whisper?A sound softer,But so much sweeter?Hush,Heard the whisper?A sound quieter,Yet so much truer?Hush,Heard the whisper?A sound fainter,Yet so much wiser?Hush,Hear the whisper:A sound, a murmur,That’s Softer,Clearer, Fainter,Sweeter,Truer,Wiser.Listen to your heart’s whispers today.

Please bring

Please bring along A new song, Also, let love To us belong. Please bring with you A good news few, Our smiles,chuckles,Our laughter too. Please hold together Health and hope, And the more Peace you ensure, The more we’ll cure . Please shower us With some sunshine,In all that we pursue,Make our timing divine. PleaseContinue reading “Please bring”

If tomorrow comes

If tomorrow dawns,Be thankful.Right now, This moment,Today is all you have.Be busy here and now.In the littlest of tasks, Putforth your extra,Add your magic,Show your awesomeness.Make each task As perfect, as special,And as unique as you are!Who are you?You are your creativity,Be thoughtful, artful: Unique in your own way.A person unforgettable.You are your words,Be aContinue reading “If tomorrow comes”

Chai, chai!

Choose to eraseThe negativity.Choose to eraseThe frown, The doubt, The grudge.The clocks tickReal quick,Let go the hurt,Choose responses Silent or sweet But not curt.Though thorns do prick,Choose not to cling tooLong to wounds and lick.With each sip of chai,Just one by one overwrite All negative memories,Recall moments light, Jovial and bright.Choose to overcome,Pain, pettiness, plightChooseContinue reading “Chai, chai!”

Have a bookful day!

When did you last read,A book fully finish?Some read for exams,Some for work,Some read in leisure,And treat themselvesWith’must’ read heaps,Some thrive in company of books,Some read none,Some read for fun,Some find timeTo few pages turn,With reading,Our mind we feed,To the avid readers, I salute indeed.No, not Wtsapp, not FB,Not short, little messages,From here and there,That’sContinue reading “Have a bookful day!”

Hold hope today

When you chooseTo hold hope,You find waysTo be bold and cope.When you chooseTo hold hope,You are positiveAnd open to Possibilities.Hope brings anticipation.Anticipation brings Excitement.Excitement bringsA bounce in your stepA smile in your heartA sparkle in your eyes.Have a hopeful day with anticipation, excitement, positivity.Wish you a bouncy, smiley, sparkly day today.

Happy Republic Day India!

May we move forward, Stronger,surer,together.May we move forward,To progress and prosper.May our diversityBring us strength greater, Make our minds grow richer,May we stride with pride,Holding hands of each other.

Hold peace today

Today ensureWords are not flung,No heart is with Harsh words stung.A thousand splendid Truths we realiseWhen we observe silence,And choose to be wise.Affirm to yourself once, twice, thrice,Words are over-priced,If at all I speak,Only goodwill And blessings,My words ought to Either spread or seek.Words are meant to beIn prayers sung,Silence is My mother tongue,Quiet isContinue reading “Hold peace today”

And how exactly

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”

This too shall heal

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.

When you laugh

When you laugh,Your heart sings,Your laughter soundsLike a bell that rings,Your soul sighsAnd your mind heals,How light it feels!Like a ray,You spread joyMile to mile,When you smile😊.Smile and laugh more,Increase your Joy score,Hope you aren’t being A grumpy bore!

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…”