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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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Have a better day than yesterday!

Choose better.
Choose well.

Choose
Silence not arguing.
Choose
Hope not worrying.
Choose
Activities not idling.
Choose
Learning not lazing.

Choose better,
Right now,
Not later!

Choose better today

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Good morning

Pray more
Today and everyday
As we pray,
For our near and dear,
Let us include
And pray too
For all humans
Far 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.
Join your hands…to pray with loving kindness🙏😇
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Come, September

Experience the shades of your emotions. Keep them light or bright.
Come September,
Like a dry leaf
Shake off
Everyone's grief.

Come September,
Make life better,
Help everyone shrug,
Each big and small grudge

Come September,
Help all remember,
You precede October,
And the last quarter,
Of this year,
And it's time
To acknowledge
That in the Fall,
Nature let's go
All dried and old,
Bares itself to the cold

Likewise, September,
Let everyone's heart Begin to clear,
Of worry and fear,
Of a frown or a hidden tear
And await calmly
The end of the year.
Turn over a new leaf…

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The unexpected

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.
Memories…of the unexpected
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As evening arrives…

Choose to visualise rainbows
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.
Ensure the mind sees the silver lining
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Wonder why

The squirrel seems 
Less playful,
The wind seems
Much heavier,
The sun seems
Much distant,
The laughter seems
Much hollower,
The chat seems
Much mundane,
The debate seems
Much effort,
The meal seems
Much familiar,
The water seems
Much nauseous,
The heart seems
Much numb,
The mind seems
Much dumb.
It's one of those days,
Only music seems
Mystical, magical,
Music has it's healing ways.
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Dear June,

June, the summer holiday month
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 all June,
Notes in a merry tune.

Please pack all these,
And lots of good luck,
With you, as you come,
Dear June,
My dear June.
May June be cool!
Coconut cool🥥🥥🥥🥥🥥🥥🥥🥥
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Infinite

The leaves
The petals
The pebbles
The dew drops
The stars

Infinite
Nature.

Nature.
The Ultimate Guru
Nurture Nature.



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Think how

The joy of colours
In the cycle of Nature
In life and death
Even dry dying leaves
Add colour to Nature
In their Fall
In their last season
They give us souls
Beauty for a reason:
Every breath brings
The reminder,
Do something worthwhile
Make someone smile,
Perhaps is the lesson.
Find your way of adding color to life
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Uncertainty is okay

Wait…
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.

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 gentle with yourself.
Do some new artwork.
Read a new poem.
Smell the flowers.
Direct your attention
To chanting or prayers
And observe meditation.

Reward yourself
With care and compassion.
Instead of avoiding
The feeling, be with it.
Accept it.
Improve on self-preservation
And self-care.

This too shall pass.
Hope you have a good life ahead.
Nature helps healing, so does Silence
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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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Closure

In the beginning, is the end.
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 release
Lips we may seal,
Quiet and low we feel.

Each closure
Brings emptiness too,
Ends a phase of life,
Perhaps long overdue?

Look towards the new,
Watch the morning light,
The dawn adorns
A slightly golden hue.
Soak in the sun's rays,
May your energy renew.

You are enough,
To take care of you,
To yourself, do remind
To seek and look,
You will surely find,
Hope is within you,
Courage exists there too.
Give yourself quiet time to do proper closures
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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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The Art of Leaving

The Art of Leaving all that which is detrimental to our physical, mental, emotional health is a PERSONAL CHOICE.
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-virtual

Real activities, detox!

Choose

The Art of Leaving

To begin

The Art of Living.
Choose outdoors!
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Good Morning

Notice colours around you. Visualise them with glitter too.
As you go 

About your chore,

And still have

To finish many more,

Hold thankfulness,

Remember many yearn

For this normal-ness.

May peace and calm pour,

In your heart-core.

May good luck knock

At your life's door.

Have a blissful morning,

And a very lucky day.
May this day be calm and nice.
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Happy weekstart

Start strong!
May you stay focused, decisive, calm and meticulous this week.

May things go your way
Have a creative week,
A laughter-filled day.

All will be well,
All will get better.
May you have a flowerful week 🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌷🌷🌷🌹🌹🌹
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Worth

Is the thought worthwhile or worthless?
As a thought visits,
Check its worth
Allow its presence
If it is of positive
And of good essence.

Worthless thoughts
You must discard.

A thought worthwhile
Is the one that
Brings you peace,
Or a smile.
Me and my thought
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Only

Only when tears overflow,

We regain our balance,

And then does peace glow.

Only when fears

We do face and overcome,

Does living life

Seem worthy and awesome.


Despite the impediments

Continue your journey

onward.

Despite the highs and

lows,

Our gears we quickly

change,

We drive and move forward

Through Life's

Complete and inescapable

'Good and bad' range.


Let go the tears.
Face your fears.
Change your gears.

Mondays come and go.
Just move forward today.


Move on!
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Heard?

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.
Hear your heart whisper…

Hold peace today

Today ensure

Words are not flung,

No heart is with

Harsh words stung.


A thousand splendid

Truths we realise

When 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 be

In prayers sung,

Silence is

My mother tongue,

Quiet is

My other tongue.

Speak only if you can improve upon the silence and add real value by uttering words.

What’s better?

What's better?
A smile tugged
Deep in your heart,
A tickling hope
Or 'having' it all?

What's better?
An aspiration,
A sense of wonder
Or feeling empty,
Though seemingly possessing stuff,
More and more,
'having' it all?


From the mindset
That 'having' it all
Is happiness,
You chase stuff to 'own'.
You never find
Your purpose, your call.

From the heart-set
Of 'pining' for more
Or pining for
What is not,
You set yourself
For whining,
That is all.


What's better?
Warm connections,
Sincere effort shining,
A sense of being content,
Or a feeling of lack
How much ever you shop and 'have' and own?


What's better?

Having a meaningful purpose and clarity of what you want to do in your life journey or just accumulating belongings?

Shrouds have no pockets.

Having more is not living more.
What's better? Dwell on it.
Think…

Daily

Travel light in this journey of life.
Days pass by
Life goes on.

What seems most important now, in retrospect, may or may not be of that much essence, that much consequence.
For every 'most important thing' there is an option.
Train your mind to dwell on Option B as seriously as Option A.

Musts and shoulds also need to be let gone.

Every moment is a new day a new way to approach and think, say, do and live better than the last.
Keep life simple.

Happy Day

Make your mind 
A place of worship
Enlightened, carrying
Thoughts very kind.

Make your heart
A loveful shrine,
Blissful, thankful
Radiating the Divine.




The Light within, the Light without.

Come, December

Come, December.
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 more
Or a few decades,
For sure,
We do not know.

Come December,
Help us overcome.

Come December,
Bring a cool 2022
With tides better,
Bring laughter
Lots of joy too;

Let’s love greater,
Let’s all live
Closer and on lesser.

Come December,
Help us vow
And always remember
To add love everywhere
We come and go.

Let's pledge too,
To preserve Nature,
Multiply laughter
To be kinder,‘humaner’
Make our 2022 lovelier
While we are here.

Life is a gift, unwrap gently, accept or change, live fully!

Shifting your thoughts

It has been a challenge and quite some watchfulness was required in becoming an observer of my thoughts and detaching from them and choosing which ones were unwelcome. But the effort has been worthwhile. I am sure with time, we can change the thoughts and see the extraordinary effect of the shift within and without!

The book we ought to read right now.