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”
Category Archives: Musings
As a thought visits,Check its worthAllow its presenceIf it is of positiveAnd of good essence.Worthless thoughtsYou must discard.A thought worthwhileIs the one that Brings you peace,Or a smile.
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?”
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”
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.
The Glow of Love — A Poem by Amita Sanghavi
Originally posted on Cultural Reverence:
https://culturalreverence.wordpress.com/special-edition-loves-rosy-glasses/ The Glow of Love In the glow Of love, The heart lights up. A lit heart lifts up all. In the glow of love, A smile widens. A smile repairs all sad souls. In the glow of love, Hope brightens. Hope brings its friend courage along. In the glow…
As she ascendsTo the heavensHere her voice remains:A gift of essence,Her eternal presence.Silent tears resonateWith the loss Of her voiceOur words we cremate.Voice of the heavensOur Pride and solace,We will forever Remember your grace.Our voice beloved,Our tribute,our respectsAnd our reverenceWe struggle to express. If the criteria of beauty were Voice not appearance, would the worldContinue reading “Silence resonates”
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”
I wish youPleasant moments More than just a few.I wish youA lovely surprise,So you feel all ‘oooh’!.I wish you Awesome memory-making Dashed with laughter too.Go, get your chaiOr go coffee brew,Greet the lovely dayAhead of you, All fresh and new!
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 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”
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 leisurely weekend!
The power of leisure,The luxury of time free,Fill it with pleasure.Enjoy it to full measure!Rest, read,dance,sing,Or play musical notes,With self be contentOr get folks together.The power of leisureThe luxury of time free,Fill it with pleasure.Enjoy it to full measure!Pursue art or craft,That you find dear,Or get into sports gearOr walk, explore Nature.The power of leisureTheContinue reading “Have a leisurely weekend!”
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 themselves With’must’ read heaps, Some thrive in company of books, Some read none, Some read for fun, Some find time To few pages turn, With reading, Our mind we feed, To the avidContinue 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”
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!
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”
Find joy today
Connect with Nature,Find joy In clouds taking On shapes,moving, changing.Find danceIn leaves and flowers swaying.Find tunes and songs,In birds chirping And streams gurgling And the breeze whooshing.Find joy.Sigh out worry,Breathe in joy.Have a day filled With joyful moments.
A quiet day
Wish you a quiet day,May you have the leisureAnd the sheer pleasureTo watch how the petals In the breeze sway.Wish you a creative day,And a quiet momentTo think out of the box,Beyond the usual, And the ordinary way.Wish you a smooth day,Effortless, un-tiring,Peaceful and easy, In each and every way.Wish you a quiet, creative,smooth andContinue reading “A quiet day”
The Sun Poem
As the Sun In all its gloryOutshines, radiatesAnd lights up All our Earth,May you feel its warmthAnd realise your potent To its fullest,Shine your brightest!May you move With the times Like the Sun: March across The horizon,Skyward,Forward.May you choose To smile and keepYour sunny side up!
Permanence and Impernanence
Life forms change.Life continues,Life is eternal.Both impermanence And permanence coexist, Simultaneous and obvious. The oneness:In all life force,The moving energy is one,Yet the variedness:As appearance differsAmong the multitude Of varied life forms.All life predicaments Seem at once personal,Yet everywhere found, They are universal.Living creatures are mortal, Yet all life forms are immortal: The cycle ofContinue reading “Permanence and Impernanence”
Safed Jambu tree
You stood belowReady to catchThe jambus I would throw.I climbed up Branch to branch,Tried to pluck the jambusYou spotted and told meTo reach out With the sticksWe tried to tieTogether by and by.Those hidden in between The lush green leaves,The jumbo white jambus Were our absolute treat!A fresh fruit so simpleBrought a dimple,With your prettyContinue reading “Safed Jambu tree”
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.
A zzzzzesty morning
Add a little more…Citrusness.A little extraZing and zest.Beyond, go beyond,The mundane,the ordinary.Make extraordinaryA habit:That extra zingAnd the extra zestThe You: Your very best.
All that is true to self is heartfelt. All that is heartfelt is sensitive. All that is sensitive is caring. All that is caring is loving. All that is loving is gentle. All that is gentle is delicate. Like the breeze Gently touches The soft petals And makes the flower sway, Lead a heartfelt GentleContinue reading “Heartfelt”
A Rainbow-blessed, prosperous 2022
It’s cold,But cool!We are indoors,Following rules.Wishing you allA cozy 2022:The New Year arrives,Our toys seated snugly,Counting down hours,Cute and cuddly,Await 2022 eagerly.
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”
The final destination
Reaching to our origin.Shunya, the eternal,Shunya, the infinite.Reaching to our origin.Shunya and Silence,Silence, the endless deep,Death: pre-destined,Eternal sleep.Reaching to our origin,Shunya, the infiniteSilence, the ultimateEternal Peace.Om Shanti.Om Shanti.Om Shanti.
Merry Morning, Merry Christmas!🌲
This Christmas, May the bells Ring merrier, May the timesBe happier, May the family And friends be closer,May wishes Come truer, May your heart fill With cheer,May you make memoriesSimply lovelier!
On this day
Make peace,Decide to deliver The promise.With ease,Say what matters,Let go grudges,Just release.Choose to cherishThe choice of easeThe choice of peaceThe choice of releaseChoose.Have an easy day.Good Morning.
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
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, 2023 is few weeks away, Optimistic, do stay! Make it a magical day, Do your very best, In every possible way, And then let go, rest AcceptContinue reading “Morning!”
For I have refinedAnd redefinedAchievement.Not wasting timeIs an achievement.Letting go worryIs an achievement.Laughing more Is an awesome accomplishment.Making a new bond,Having a new friend,Is an achievement.Turning a sad memory Into a sad smile Is an achievement.Praying for myself Is an accomplishment,Praying for others Is an achievement.I pray all of you achieve and accomplish today:My way.Continue reading “Achieve today!”
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?”
A new dayFresh as a leafKeep it tenderAnd fresh as green.Start a clean slate, With no regretForgive and forget,Move on, go on,Celebrate this new dawn.Have a fresh green day!
This morning: A scoop of goodness
Walk your talk today.Do just a little more:To make things easier and smoother for self and those around.Be a sweet scoop of goodness today. A little ‘nutty’ and ‘hot chocolaty’ warm too and spread laughter😀Have a sweet and creamy day today!
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”
Make your mind A place of worshipEnlightened, carrying Thoughts very kind.Make your heartA loveful shrine,Blissful, thankful Radiating the Divine.
Come, December.Let’s wind up Moments heavier,Better un-remembered,Hopes unanswered,Souls departed, Tears shed. Let’s pack away The Covid taandav It did one truth endow:We all go, Here we may be-A year more,A week less,A day moreOr a few decades,For sure,We do not know. Come December, Help us overcome. Come December, Bring a cool 2022 With tides better,Continue reading “Come, December”
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”
Today:May the ill heal,May their pain lessen,May they strength regain,May they positive remain.May the tired feel fresh,May the sad find a smile,May the angry be mellow,May the day go well,For each friend, And every fellow.May the pink & yellowOf Loving kindness Gently in each heart Grow and overflow.
Happy Children’s day India!
A poem for kids: ‘My Train Journey’ ‘My Train Journey’ My train journeyWas just lovely,I met kidsWho were funny,We laughed a lot At each station Hot snacks we bought.Chhuk chhukChhuk chhukChug chugChug chugWent the train,The rhythm feltLike a refrain.I know not whenA thug cameA thief he was,Who stole a packOf my croissant plain;I thought toContinue reading “Happy Children’s day India!”
Have a musical morning.Listen to the Sitar.As chords are playedWith dancing fingers,The music created lingers,Serious and sincere. The heart is touched,The eyes are drenched, Sitar echoes in the soul,And gently does heal,All hurt sentiments.Listen to the SitarDecide for yourself,A Youtube search Or an old CDOn the music shelf.