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First day of October

October bring all that’s happier!
First day gone,
Will October bring
A joyful song to sing?

First day gone,
Will October bring
A new friend to ping?

First day gone,
Will October bring
A reason to keep smiling?
Four more months- the last quarter begins
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I believe, I trust

Success
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 stroke of bad luck...etc.

I feel above and beyond the obvious, there are four more things- our success is attained as it is:

First, God is answering someone else's prayer.

Two, our success is fruit of our ripened past good karma.

Three, our success is a blessing recieved.

Four, our success is pre determined, our path calls us, as we are chosen to be instrumental in accomplishing larger designs for the larger good.

So is our success something to be proud of, or not?
I think actually it is better to keep our grace and have a gratitude-filled heart towards a universal supreme energy and understand our success as a rich and truly humbling experience when we count how many people indirectly or directly helped us get this success, get us here.
So ours, is then, the role of an instrument and to be chosen as an instrument we may feel gratitude, exercise detachment and show affection.
We must do what we do to
feel alive with excitement while doing our work, feel alive with joy when we accomplish, live in that moment fully and then detach and move on to something different and new- for a rolling stone gathers no moss, and well, we cannot cling to one success forever just like we cannot keep on eating sugar forever!

Taste success, devour it, savour it, then 'gargle' with humbleness and gratitude, cleaning your mind, heart and soul and keep moving on...
Move on to do more, to new beginnings!
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The only control

Refuse to be run over by circumstances
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.

In the end, its all about this:
You can't control others, you can't control the world, so just learn to control yourself.

The power lies within.
Hold your voice until you need to use your roar
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The Art of Leaving

Leaving is an art.

Smilingly depart.

Not all you meet qualify

For a heart-to-heart.

You can't verify

Any person or relation

'Beforehand'

Only afterwards,

You realise

How genuine they are.

Time reveals,

Always, and also

Time heals.

Leave, don't grieve,

Don't pine

For what is not,

Don't in Moha-maya

Get so caught,

Shallow human selfishness

Has no limit,

Nor measure,

Gather yourself,

Choose a closure.

The 'art of leaving',

Means moving on,

Into new worlds.

In new beginnings,

Do start believing.
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Teach your daughter this:

You are empowered 

If your bank account is

surplus and sufficient,

Your house help is

Regular 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 not first give birth;

But instead encouraged

To up your own worth,

And decide if you are

Ready to bring

A life on earth.

You are empowered,

If you have your

Own house and

Medical insurance,

Not empty promises,

or false ‘future’

assurance.

You are empowered,

If you are not distracted

To ‘appease’ as

An object of beauty,

Rather raised with

self -defence skills

And busy raising

Your immunity.

You are empowered

If your effort is

Rewarded,

Your results applauded,

But most of all,

Your smile is tear-proof,

You enjoy being

Your truly unique self,

Not pressured to be

A colour, a height,

A certain weight,

That you need

To ‘improve’.

You are not empowered

If you are obsessed,

To be accepted by others,

or

Give yourself up,

Just to be 'approved'.
An inspirational philanthropist
Ila Bhatt, India is proud of. THANK YOU for founding SEWA- Self Employed Women’s Association.

Merry Morning, Merry Christmas!🌲

Wishing you this morning Love, laughter, joy and peace
This Christmas, 
May the bells
Ring merrier,

May the times
Be happier,

May the family
And friends be closer,

May wishes
Come truer,

May your heart fill
With cheer,
May you make memories
Simply lovelier!
Merry Christmas!

Good Morning

Choose and align your thoughts.
The day has dawned


Once more reflect
On your intent,
If you want to feel
Light and content.

Match intent
With values high,
Align them with words
And realise them
In efforts and deeds.

Once more reflect
On your intent,
If you want to feel
Light and content.

Once more feel
The quality
Of the words
On your tongue.
Taste their truth,
Savour their flavour.
Some don't need
To be voiced
Right away;
Some never at all-
Use discretion for all.

Let negative thoughts
Perch and fly away
Like the birds,
Don't nestle them
Or turn them to words.

Listen to a prayer,
Keep your mind clear
Focused and well- lit,
With hope and effort.

Make the day brighter,
The mind to the Self
Cannot be an enemy
Rather make it
Freer, friendlier,
Focused, calm, brighter,
Like the sky in summer.

Good Morning, good day!

Navratri

NAVRATRI FESTIVAL
These festive times
Called Navratri,
The nine days signify,
The many ways,
We symbolise and glorify,
The energy and strengths,
Of the Feminine.

Goddess in her Avatars,
Worshipped for her
Virtues and kindness,
With gulaal and flowers.

We pray earnestly
To this Mother Divine,
May she bless us all,
and protect us all.

We seek her forgiveness,
Her favours and grace,
As we sing and dance,
In her glory and praise,
And celebrate the Divine
On these nights nine.
Amba Mata ki Jai