Archive | March 2017

Magical Elixir

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What is Elixir? I kept on wondering and the more i wondered the more wondering it became.

First droplets of rain on a parched land or warm sunlight on an icy cold morning? A big smile on a mother’s face after seeing her child or the shrill cry of a new born? The first morsel of food to an empty stomach or the beggars only earning of the day? The baby’s first step or the unemployed young man first paycheck? The old man’s ability to do his daily task or my first published blog?

I consider all these magical. For me this is elixir because i  believe in making one rather than waiting. I try to make my each moment magical by living it. I believe in His Supreme power. It is exceptionally out of the world but at the same time for the world.

Elixir,  miraculous, magical and mysterious. A word meaning sweet flavored liquid capable of curing disease or improving all ills. What does  elixir to you mean? I would be very happy to share your thoughts. Please do write and tell.Waiting eagerly for your comments.

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Minimal Memories

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img_0073Minimal – very little,negligible, less, scarce are some of the words associated with it.      While it is little for some but it may be all for others.

Little feet running across the soft green grass with excitement that was filled to the brim in their tiny hearts. Though, occasionally the green blades did hurt their soft skin but it could not stop the fun. What fun and merriment they had that they forgot that light was slowly being taken over by darkness. ”Come on, let’s go ” an old voice called. The voice was old but filled with happiness as he knew that the children were having their best time of the day. Once back home their usual monotonous routine would begin. So to see them laugh and play was his priority.

“I will have ice cream today, Baba” said the eldest of his two grand daughters. ”But i will have a balloon Baba”. He just could not say no to them. ”Okay we will all have ice-cream and then i will take balloons for you. But i will take three balloons, one for your brother too.” So the rare group of three took their place on the park bench and relished their ice cream sticks.

”Want to go to the temple?” said the grandfather wanting to spend some more time with his grandchildren away from the house. ”But why now?  We will go tomorrow morning Baba”. said the elder one to which the younger even nodded in consent. “Then we will go today and tomorrow morning even”. with this they set out for the nearby Shiv temple.

”Look i have got some sweet berries for you. You will have it or should i give it to your sister” said grandfather to his elder granddaughter. “No i will have the whole. You know berries are my favorite. Thank you for bringing”. With these words she started filling her mouth with it.

Suddenly the tiny feet grew up and it was taking big steps quickly. It was running across the grass fields. But there was no one to stop her. She cried for her grandfather but he was far away standing on a hilltop. He could not hear her. He was even running but the distance was too far.

So the daughter and the father could never met because he had gone far away and she still dreams of his coming back. Will he come to his little daughter or not ? But the daughter still prays to meet him some day.

 

As Vivid as sky.

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Friendly Sky

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I consider Nature as my best teacher. I look up to her for all my answers to the many questions that life challenges me. Humans have the awesome quality of cheating. But Nature is pure. It considers everyone equal and i just love this.

People left me for i was a fool in their eyes. I was broken both mentally and financially. At times and i am sure financially broken is greater than being mentally. But to me in reality it is mentally and not finance. I cried as to why this crisis on me of all the people? Why i am not the lucky one? Why should i face all the hardships? I just hated myself. But then i had none to console me, to advise me. I kept on feeling sorry and miserable for myself. I started feeling guilty of something which i had no idea. It was like being engulfed or being trapped in a dark dungeon. There was no sunlight at the horizon.

Life is a mysterious puzzle.I was sure to be doomed and i could even see it. I use to sit and watch the day pass by, the birds soaring high in the sky, white ball of clouds pass by and then moon coming. I started loving it. To sit and gaze the open sky became my favorite pastime. I could feel the sky was opening its arms to hug me. The clouds would wipe my tears, the sunshine bought light of hope in my life.

Answers that were alien to me became friendly. We all know the various answers that life throw upon us, it just becomes blurred. Instead of why crisis, why not the crisis. I am very much capable of handling it so why not. If no crisis then what? Life would be monotonously boring. Hardships makes you all the more stronger and the experience that comes with it is worth all riches in the world.

I look upon the sky as not an element of Nature. It is a friend and a guide to me. It showed me the way to fight instead of becoming weak. As it fights the everyday battle of sunshine over the dark night. The dark clouds passing over it are just for a while. The scorching heat usually brings showers of rain in the form of hope. A new life emerges from this hope. And i hope to grow more stronger and scale new height as the sky. I just love the vividness the sky brings to my life.

 

Doubtful doubt

cropped-img_3560Doubt. According to the English dictionary doubt comes from Middle English word douten that is Anglo French or the Old French word douter, and also from the Latin word dubitare. It is a  combination of these words all meaning to waver, hesitate, be uncertain.

Doubt- so easily walks in through our senses to our mind that unknowingly it occupies a permanent place in our body. The mind becomes weak and the heart looses its ability to cope up. An air of negativity soon envelopes the entire body. Result, we do not even try and loose the task before trying it. It is rightly said when in doubt consult the master

Where does doubt hail from?

Does doubt have any nationality, origin or any birth place? Where does it exactly originates from? Why does it comes and weaken us? Is it common to all of us or some are spared its burnt? Many of these questions haunt us. What do we do to save the turmoil? How do we protect ourselves?

Doubt is  condition or state of mind when heart and mind are oppose to each other. The mind with its logic thinking wants it but the heart due to its previous bad experience does not approve of it or vice versa. In simple words heart and mind are not working in accordance to each other. There are plenty of instances from our everyday life which are pretty good examples of this situation.For example getting up early in the morning when the heart wants to sleep but the mind wants to get up. This is a very simple situation whereas life is full of complex and tangled situation.

As a womb in the uterus the mother is at doubt as to whether its baby is healthy or not? As kids the parents are in doubt as to which educational institution would cater to their kid. As teenagers we are at doubt as to which course to choose that will fulfill our aspirations. A little later we are in doubt about our choice of life partners. Life is full of ifs and buts of doubts.

At times or every time we expect a lot from ourselves. We want to excel in all little we do. We are scared, afraid of darkness, failure. We do not limit this high expectation to ourselves but also expect others. Those who fail are considered to be low in it. This demarkation is created by us.

LIVE TO ENJOY LIFE WITHOUT ANY EXPECTATION. We all know the fact that life is beautiful, live it to enjoy rather to be sorry for little meaningless things. Living with limited means in a hut is far better than living in a castle grumbling for little things. This sounds unrealistic but whatever you do, where ever you live try to be happy. Work hard but expect less cause He assigns the rewards and He is not partial. He gives everyone their due but at the right time. So let your time come and you will surely shine.

Do write and tell me about your doubts. We will surely get together and work a way out of it.Till then keep shinning!!

Center

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The sky was clear of the black clouds that previous night had camoulflaged it. A certain calmness prevailed in the atmosphere. It was typical after a  stormy night. But there was no storm last night. I am sure because i was awake. But then why this killing stillness ?  Was it the sign of an approaching storm??

My heart began to beat faster at the very thought of it. We stay in the remote part of the world where rain and storm is not welcome. Rain brings flood and water flooded homes. Storms destroy all the little things that we have accumalated over our life. We stay in remote coastal areas where our living depends on sea.                                                                          It neither rained nor there was any storm that day. But the entire day the likes of me were in doldrums as to what nature has in store. We might have conquored  the moon but still are at the mercy of Nature. Human have solution to all the problems but some needs to remain unsolved. It is for the good of all the mankind. Man is not the master but just a server in His kingdom and this should be remembered.