That waking up before the sun getting the work done sweat your only companion and it too leaves you out in the crowd you aspire to shine but in putting the hard yards when alone, why whine? Without the need of an outside stimulus find that motivation within conquer your own demons first push yourself to the hilt everyone maybe against you now persevere and in your favour the world shall soon tilt. Every minute you put forth counts don't think it'll go to waste great things do take time it never happens in haste. Doing the same thing everyday is boring only if you don't want it badly enough the grind in itself is a love affair and in it, everything's only fair. The lures of life and many a pitfalls along the way the grind truly tests your character "no one's really watching, let's skip the session today" don't be fooled, it ain't blind there's no cheating THE GRIND.
A thought overdrive an emotional frenzy of broken promises but there was love, right and love never hurts nothing to lose, only to gain then what causes the searing pain? Oh! The unexpected realm reared it's ugly head only yourself to be blamed after all with your silly expectations was this monster continuously fed. The source of your trepidation isn't somewhere else but within relationships would breathe easy but sadly, this limitation they do choke under the crippling weight of expectations.
A seed cracks up, loses itself for it yearns to be a tree from beneath the mud to soaring high up above the flowers now bloom from the bud. The journey continues the flower bears fruit the seed finds it's greatest expression it's sacrifice was worth it adhering to the natural progression. From a seed to the fruit the journey wasn't easy with summers soaking up the moisture the winters laden with frost it patiently waited for the monsoon but it was gone too soon made most of what it got and never complained happily shed it's leaves in the autumn for it knew spring shall also come. The seed taught us to diligently take each step on the path to accept and embrace whatever comes it's way You too my friend, learn from it stay on course, don't digress endure - greatness is around the corner just follow THE PROCESS.
About a morning walk not far from home, a lush green park the scene of exit , with a few neem leaves in the palms and mouth, a final exhalation no next inhalation, he fell to the ground, I lost my father the mother earth took back it's son.
Life's apparently on a pause with no air miles to clock within the confines of the four walls we yearn to be set free invisible to the naked eye a virus did this to us what else can we do now than just simply be. On what once was a busy road a bewildered peacock opens up it's wings dancing in it's full glory ignorant to the existence of other creatures we came thus far busy with geo-politics and fighting countless wars. Handshakes - a thing of the past the good 'ol 'NAMASKAR' - the new cool hugs and kisses, expressions of love no more social distancing the new norm. Are the stars shining brighter these days? Are the rivers cleaner now? Polluted with our unconscious actions the veil of ignorance blinded us for long. Exposing the human frailty this Covid-19 pandemic winning on many counts accounting for lives and jolting the economy Yes, this too shall pass let it not break us rather make us nothing stronger than cohesive human resolve amidst the lockdown may the humanity truly evolve.
"Keep lying on the bed, it's still dark" a timid voice in my head rages on not falling for the trap again I choose to wake up and embrace life. The brain waves move from theta to alpha to beta reminding me of my physical existence being alive this very moment fills my heart with gratitude. A walk outside witnessing the beauty of the pre-dawn sky a constant exchange with the trees thanking them to let me breathe. And now Yoga- the ultimate union the interplay of five elements with every breath I take with every posture I make the very root of my existence shaken to the core the reverberation along the spine life energies at their peak an experiential state of bliss beyond the ecstasy of any passionate kiss. As the dawn sets in the birds chirp effervescently the sun keeps it's promise to rise again Aloha! It's a new day, yes it is. Oblivious no more to what this time has to offer access to the mystical dimensions and much more beyond the scope of words it all happens here IN THE SPACE OF DAWN.
From an obedient child to a nagging youth the rigours of time played it's part her love only grew with time ourightly sublime. How she gets to know of my pain merely by talking on phone something that's still beyond me in the midst of all the storm her lap continues the most comfortable place to be. Her frail body needs to slowdown but she just won't budge working round the clock by her age you can't judge. Gentle and kind yet fierce when the need be she's one strong resolute woman grateful to be her son. Her ubiquitous presence in my life heals all my wounds blessed by her divine grace the magic of mother's embrace.
A year that was
came with the same aplomb
as this new one
months passed by
mirth turned to melancholy
resolutions - weren't that resolute
they choked to death eventually.
New Year's eve - a night of wild revelry
flooded with greetings
31st December to 1st January
does change the calendar year
the same old psychological drama
what changes I ask.
At the stroke of the midnight
nothing magical happens
what's "NEW" this NEW YEAR
shall be determined by your attitude
live a blessed life
filled with gratitude.
O Winters, thou engulfed the sun
the foggy and misty mornings
snowfall adding to thy glory
painting everything white
nature's call for peace in fading light.
The day's longing for sunlight
an eerie silence about the night
tinge of romanticism in the air
of growing human desire
the unending conversations around the bonfire.
Don't be fooled by the niceties
ask those without a roof
the wrath of cold winds
pleading won't grant mercy
for winters are unforgiving.
From autumn to spring
and everything in between
embrace the weather change with a smile
change - the only constant
of long nights and dark days
winters never cease to amaze.
A hopeless romantic with nothing but hope
what else would she rather be?
the perennial quest to find love
has brought her so far
no turning back now
love - the antidote for all her pain
the elixir of life
she's got nothing to lose
and everything to gain.
Stretching her limits everyday
a yoga girl as they say
the ultimate union of body and mind
is what she seeks and find.
Gullible in the matters of love
yearning for her soulmate
the wait never dissuades her
the longing grows exponentially
shower love upon her
and she'll be yours eternally.
Yet another Rape incident has shook the entire nation and led to widespread anger and calls for ‘Instant Justice’. The horrific crime where Dr. Priyanka Reddy was brutally raped and charred to death on the outskirts of Hyderabad has brought back the memories of Delhi’s Nirbhaya rape case. When will Enough be Enough and when will this inhumanity end remains to be seen but such cases should not be forgotten and the human life be valued above all instead of just another #Dr.PriyankaReddy.
A heinous crime
abuse of abuses
physical, mental, emotional
leaving an indelible imprint
of the fear within
the horror haunts for a lifetime
The way she dresses
the way she looks
isn't an invitation to rape her
it's the design of convoluted minds
Oh man - look what you've made her go through
if someone had to die
it better be you
Been happening since times immemorial
when will this inhumanity end?
do away with the gag
speak up now
it's a dear life after all
not just another hashtag
A love so profound
an unwavering belief
trust beyond doubt
devotion - unlike anything found.
Undeterred by life's tribulations
eclipsing all fears
the righteous path to glory
stillness amidst motion
nothing significant achieved
without a sense of devotion.
Being a devotee - the way to be
no putting life on pause
for it's meant to flow
no holding back
just surrender to the cause.