Move

May your thoughtsFly high, Dare to imagine,While your wordsStay rooted, Committed to truth,And be transformedInto proud, noteworthy accomplishments.May you adhere to values,While you soar higher,With vigor and rigor.May your choicesBring the very best,As you move into 2023,With zeal and zest.

Thank you dearest Mother Earth

This Thanksgiving, Thank Our Planet Raise your awareness. You can’t love fish and litter the fresh water river,Or throw plastic rubbish on a beach,Or toss Coke cans in the sea.Be mindful please.Live honestly. You can’t love music And honk unnecessarily:Noise creates stress,Don’t forget so easily.Be mindful please.Think deeply. You can’t claim to love birds andContinue reading “Thank you dearest Mother Earth”

Nothing is truer

Nothing is truerNothing is truer,Than the truthThat we stop ourselvesFrom doing more And doing better.Nothing is truer,Than the truthThat we fear Our own light,Our own power.Nothing is truerThan the truthThat we think smallAnd dream smaller,And do the smallest.Nothing is truerThan the truthThat we abandonedA great idea within,For fear of failure,And gave up,Instead of taking AContinue reading “Nothing is truer”

Into November

Into November,We stumble,October’s over End of 2022’s in sight,So let’s reflect onThe wishes we lostSaying, I ‘may’ and ‘might’.Let’s make up our mind,Life doesn’t comeWith a button to rewind,To yourself do remind,Don’t mull too long,Write your story,Hum your song.

What matters

What someone said, hurt.It mattered, it hurt.Its over.Focus not what they said,But how you felt.How you feel determines your emotional well being.So choose to be emotionally resilient by being flexible. Everytime you hurt, make a conscious move to come out of that experience. You may start singing or reading a joke and laughing or simplyContinue reading “What matters”

Have a better day than yesterday!

Choose well.Choose Silence not arguing.Choose Hope not worrying.Choose Activities not idling.ChooseLearning not lazing.Choose better,Right now,Not later! Choose better today

What upsets a person?

We are upset and disturbed many a times.Who upsets us?Obvious answer is people around us.But is it the right answer?Nope.Our expectations, when not met, upset us.So if we want to remain calm and peaceful, what should we observe? What should we change? Our expectations and our company.Expect less or nothing and genuine people will surpriseContinue reading “What upsets a person?”

Happy 76th Independence Day!

May our country Treasure every tree,May our nation,Enlightened by logic be,And thrive with hope,In adversities,Resolutely cope.May my India,Like the Charkhaa, Keep moving,Awakened, 24 by 7,And bring to earthA glimpse of heaven,And be a blessing,To all the Living.

What do we really own?

Our thoughtsOur wordsOur actionsOur voiceOur decisionsOur feelingsOur bodyOur mistakesOur heart Our soulOur talentOur effortsOur wishesOur VoiceNothing else.Ponder on this.

Quest

What have you questioned, About yourself lately?What have you deliberated on?About who you are, What do you want to do, With your limited time here?Are you spending time, Reflecting on How you want things To be different Or better about yourself?Are you willing to look, Into what you need, To change about yourself?Observe a fewContinue reading “Quest”

Arise, rise.

Awake, arise,Pursue the new,Make the best use,Of this day,Or you’ll regret,When you realise,How fast time flew,So do more right now, Focus and just do.Time runs,Why procrastinate?Don’t leaveTaking decisions, Until its oh!Too late.Why wait?

Keep away

Keep away The urge,To delay.Get up!Do it!You have to do it anyway.Exercise?Declutter?The follow up call?Making a meal?An unpaid bill?What is it,You haven’t done still?Today, make it a dayTo begin, to attempt, to complete,whatever it be:Any pending talks,Your Nature walks.Or lots of to-do tasks.’What’s your plan?’Today, to you asks.

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.

May 2022 arriving soon

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.

I believe, I trust

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

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!

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”

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”

Closure

At some point of time,Its just time,To leave a job,To leave a relation,To leave a nation.Some by choice,So we may rejoice,While some endings Just are meant,Pre written, predestined.Perhaps a reluctant exit,A heart-heavy bye bye,At crossroads, we arrive.Eyes we may half close,Refusing to face The uncertainty upfront,Though questions chase,No answers to hunt.Then tears escape,And sighs releaseLipsContinue reading “Closure”

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”

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.

The Art of Leaving

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.

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”

What matters.

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.

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.

Teach your daughter this:

You are empowered If your bank account is surplus and sufficient, Your house help isRegular and efficient, If you are well-trained, On raising your profit quotient, And no one dares to Stop or question, Your spending decision. You are empowered If you walk to work Without being taunted Or made to feel guilty To notContinue reading “Teach your daughter this:”

Make the right choice

Greed ends inGrabbing more,Having more But at the expense Of cruelty and hate, And the horrorOf losing love, Losing peace.Without love and peace,Is life worth living?A ride all alone,Rich yet forlorn?May all give up greed,Give up ‘want’ andJust fulfil their need.All humanity is the same,A common species, Of a single creed,Why choose to be AContinue reading “Make the right choice”

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?”

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.

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!”

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”

A thorn…

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 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”

Choose Elegance Today

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!

Not all mornings are good.

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.

2022

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”