Be present now.As if No future awaits.Learn new now.As if No second chance avails.Smile and laugh nowAs ifNo joy forever stays.Accept others nowAs ifNo one meets again.Calmly breathe in nowAs ifNo guarantee Of the next breath prevails.Live now,Love now,Let go now.
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Happy Birthday Sister!
Sisters are so precious,Indeed a lifetime gift,They support and help you,Whenever you falter or fall,With their helpBack to your balanceYou shift,They help you lift.You have been the bestWith you I have wovenA lifetime of delights:Outings,feastings, And arguments;All we did we loved and let go the rest.You brought lightTo our livesRumjhum is our pride,Your smile sheContinue reading “Happy Birthday Sister!”
Keep thoughts simple
Today, make it a point to keep thoughts simple or creative. Focus on learning something new. Try not to indulge in analysing situations and people. Keep life simple. Enjoy the good weather, aspire for an attainable goal and set it for self-improvement, read on a totally new topic, increase creative activities and enjoy positivity.For theContinue reading “Keep thoughts simple”
Mountains of Muscat
Today there is a rare And unusual clarityIn the skies and one can see The faint outline Of the highest peak. May our minds Always have such clarityAnd may we be grantedAnd blessed such visions That guide us Into the unknown With calmness And divine sublimity.Good Morning World!
Round the corner
You may feel low,You may have had a blow,But dwell in hope,You’ll surely cope,Just round the corner,There’s dawn again and light,There’s sweet delight.Diwali’s the highlight.Declutter and decorate,Goodness let’s opt forEach and everyday, Kindness let’s celebrate.In each and every way.Diwali is a festivalOf lighting diyas,To drive away darkness,Not just of the Amaavas,But also the despairAnd focusContinue reading “Round the corner”
HAPPY OMANI WOMEN’S DAY
Happy Women’s Day!We celebrate being us,We balance rules, That are just,We draw the boundaries,With mutual trust.May a lady never be Too eager to please,Or forced to live In dread or fear,Cry alone or hide a tear.It’s 2022,She’s talented too;Free to choose, What to do.It fills the heart With hope and joyTo see Omani womenIn everyContinue reading “HAPPY OMANI WOMEN’S DAY”
First day of October
First day gone,Will October bringA joyful song to sing?First day gone,Will October bringA new friend to ping?First day gone,Will October bringA reason to keep smiling?
Work calmly,Communicate clearly,Smile widely,Listen keenly,Support others sincerely,Learn quietly,Speak truthfully.Be your best version,Love your profession!
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
Happy Teacher’s Day
Should I thank you Life,For what you have taught me? It is irreversible and unforgettable. You give no second chanceThere is no timeFor a backward glance.You have set The toughest lessons And sudden twists And unexpected turns And all this On slippery and steep pathways,With no promises of getaways.You give no hint Of the nextContinue reading “Happy Teacher’s Day”
Today and everydayAs we pray,For our near and dear,Let us includeAnd pray tooFor all humansFar and distant,Who are in pain,And may respite gain.May they heal for sure,Let’s wish all will cure,From our heart,Prayerful, kind and pure.Good Morning!May you hold Gratitude for all You are blessed with.
Jai Ganesh Deva
Lord Ganesha you lead Our beginnings,Make our path Obstacle-free,Your names are thousand,Ekdant, AniketVignesh or Vinayak,You love laadoo and modakAnd ride the mushak,We bow unto you and seekProtection and good luck.You are our beloved,Our most worshipped,To you we belong,Bless us to chooseRight over wrong.Make our Vivek-buddhi Sharp and strong,As every step we take,Our path problem-freeWe prayContinue reading “Jai Ganesh Deva”
Come September,Like a dry leafShake off Everyone’s grief.Come September,Make life better,Help everyone shrug,Each big and small grudgeCome September,Help all remember,You precede October,And the last quarter,Of this year,And it’s time To acknowledgeThat in the Fall,Nature let’s goAll dried and old,Bares itself to the coldLikewise, September,Let everyone’s heart Begin to clear,Of worry and fear,Of a frown orContinue reading “Come, September”
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?”
The Kanhaa Poem: 1 By Amita J Sanghavi. 19/8/2022. Krishna, krishna! Heading straight To the Haveli,We stop at the phoolwala And his tokri, Our steps halt As we bend, Flowers to the soul, Bliss lend: The moment Of spotting fresh blooms, Mogra and Prajakta, Bringing a bright glowOn our face and our heart, We bendContinue reading “Kanhaa Poem”
Question notThe past,Or the future.Answer not,The present.Let mysterious moments Mix and make A mojito of memories.
Moments unexpected,Make memories strong,That haunt us long.Some make us,Some shake us,Some form a sweet song,Some form tears lifelong.Moments unexpected,Make memories strong,That haunt us long.
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.
As evening arrives…
May you silent the noises of worry and stress and fear. May you find your peace as you use words of hope and thoughts of love. May the mind retain and recall your favourite music, your favourite songs, your favourite flavours and beautiful memories.May your heart be filled with contentment and courage.
The squirrel seems Less playful,The wind seems Much heavier,The sun seems Much distant,The laughter seemsMuch hollower,The chat seemsMuch mundane,The debate seemsMuch effort,The meal seemsMuch familiar,The water seemsMuch nauseous,The heart seemsMuch numb,The mind seemsMuch dumb.It’s one of those days,Only music seemsMystical, magical,Music has it’s healing ways.
May this dayBe perfectIn a wayThat makes you Smile a little more.May this dayBe perfectIn a way That youFeel glad a little more.Wish you a little moreOf all the very best You deserve and desire.
We are all merely, A future memory.What sort of vivid one,Do we choose to be,Before we are done?Who ever you happen, To meet and to be with, Here and right now,Choose to be kind,Or quiet, if not loving.That’s how,They’ll remember you,Be kind to yourself too!
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”
A sesame seed
How little, how tiny. A sprinkle of sesame, Adds special flavour.Like a timely smile,Brings relief greater.Its not words alone,That we use as balm,To bring back calm.Tiny gestures,Warm expressions,Like a nod,A smile,A pat,Lift up those near, And encourage our dear,Spread comfort and cheer,As they release fear.Like the sesame seed,Tops our food,Makes it special indeed,Use a sprinkleContinue reading “A sesame seed”
Dear June,A lot in the world,We find, is out of tune.As you are coming soon,May I remind you,To use all your powers,To bring relief showers.Relief from war,Relief from hate,Relief from pain.A good amount of rain,Enough of food grain,Please would you bring,Energy that’s new,And fresh and healing?Pack along,A hopeful song,To be sung in chorus,Let’s sing allContinue reading “Dear June,”
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 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.
The other half of 2022 arrives
To sun-hot May,The summer-bringer,In days few,We bid adieu.How very soon,Arrives June,Along comes the monsoon,May the rains grace,Cool the land too,Welcome, ‘warm’ welcome,To the second half Of the year 2022.Lets remind ourselves,In New Year resolutionsWhat did we decide,But simply couldn’t do?Its never too late,Begin today,It’s still May.
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!
Uncertainty is okay
Uncertainty:It is a gap, A blur, The distance,Between the answer, And its question.It is the time When we have to sit back, Not knowing, What’s next in line,Feeling fear and lack.Its best to wait,And let the universe, Gather its intelligence, And put the best stuff, Together for us.Uncertainty is quite An humbling experience.It makes usContinue reading “Uncertainty is okay”
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”
Watch flowers bloom,Listen the birds sing,Bump into bunnies Scurrying and hurrying,Dancing and hip-hopping.Rise and shine, With love and faith,Of all the divine,And in God’s trustMay your soul be refined,And in blessed love,May you remain entwined.
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”
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”
‘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”
The next momentAnticipateSomething wonderful,And something pleasant Is about to happen.Life happens in moments.Have a day blessed withHopeful, peaceful,And lovely moments.
The winged explorer,The sky-migrant,The global gliderThe borderless flyerThe bird Tell me, Do you look backTo your first nest,To your first branch,To your first tree?Do you only fly onward,Do you only move forward,Never glance backward,Never sigh,Just fly high?Me too, a migrant,Between cities,Between tongues,Between thoughts,Between my originAnd final destination, Here and now, on earth,Only pursuing Peace isContinue reading “Migrant”
The world is at timesA bit topsy, a lot turvy,For you or me Or her or him,The morning may seem,A bit like Coffee gone cold,A bit like A slightly burnt cookie,That too without cream.Your mood may seem low,The sun may glare And pale your glow,Life may bring you,Blow after blow.If this be such a day,IContinue reading “Topsy”
A beginner’s mind
I wish you, An idea new.I wish you,A beginner’s mind,No past to rewind.May your heart,Hold anticipation,And affirmation.May your eyes,Find more possibilities,Than see otherwise.Go ahead this week,Hopeful, not meek,Follow your dreamDoubt-free, Go, seek!I wish you smile,As you walk,Mile after mile,With a spring, In your feet. May soft petals be underneath your feet now and always.
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.
For some of us
For some of usFrom this day, today,This world will never be The same again.A few words unsaid,A few tears unshed,Will forever remain.For some of us now on,A hollow feeling,An emptiness,A sense of loss,A long, quiet silence,Will forever remain.This world will never be The same again.To those ‘some of us’Whose hearts have broken,I say, let usContinue reading “For some of us”
Dear Mothers, Hope you empower women And as mothers proudly Raise sons as gentlemen, Charming, kind,Mindful, possessingReal integrity.Men who are praised For absolute chivalry.They hold doors, Happily help in chores, Make their women Feel like royal ladies. Mothers, whose sons,Are their dears, And raise gentlemen For others’ darling daughters: And their sons know the lady’sContinue reading “Raising sons…”
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.
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”