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 joy To see Omani women In every field lead, She may or may not Choose to cook, To stay home and clean She's free and does What she feels like, She is free to choose, It's her life.
She may become a leader, Researcher or Engineer, Or a happy home maker, Do both maybe, Niether in extreme. It's her choice, Whatever her dream.
Today let's celebrate, Insist she shows Some self love, Enjoys a good treat, Or shops Some lovely jewellery, A new dress, or A brand new Lamborghini; Or may all she does need Is Me-time by the beach, Or a yoga retreat.
If you care for her, Show true respect And smile and say OK, Let her disagree on views, Let her choose to refuse.
She can grow in many ways The list is endless, Its her only life, She must live it Happily,regret less, Be treated like a queen, Wear her crown And follow her dream.
Lord Ganesha you lead Our beginnings, Make our path Obstacle-free, Your names are thousand, Ekdant, Aniket Vignesh or Vinayak, You love laadoo and modak And ride the mushak, We bow unto you and seek Protection and good luck.
You are our beloved, Our most worshipped, To you we belong, Bless us to choose Right over wrong.
Make our Vivek-buddhi Sharp and strong, As every step we take, Our path problem-free We pray you make.
Grant us a future bright, On our destiny 'Shubh' and 'Mangal' Please do write.
Please protect us, Be by our side, Bestow us success In every stride. Shower us With prosperity, Joy and delight.
In our heart and soul Your Murat and bhakti We forever enshrine, As we sing Aarti, Grant us blessings And your Darshan Divine.
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...
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 us patient, And lean on faith, And seek divine guidance.
Just breathe. Just be. May the universe conspire, And may you wait out; For those who wait patiently, Also serve.
Accept uncertainty, Let life unfold. In the face of uncertainty, Be stoic, be bold.
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.
'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 choose to be a highly inflammable chemical or not, in the moment. Be gentle to yourself.
Increase your self control. Score high in it. Self control is a challenge. Score atleast 70% and aim 90% in 5-10 years".
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 words Power. What thoughts you keep, That far you'll reach, Your intent, your thoughts Into your words will seep, And find a place In your speech. Be word-conscious today onwards! Be April 'Wise' Not April fool, Be 'Word-wise', Relaxed and cool.