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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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What upsets a person?

Teach yourself to adjust your thinking. Have minimal expectations. Be flexible in expecting the unexpected.
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 surprise you. Bond more with those who share strong values and ethics.

Move away from toxic, selfish, greedy opportunists, using silence and detachment. Send them light and forgiveness as you detach.

Your peace and calm are your choice.
Your expectations are your choice.
Our life is our breath. Do breathing exercises to calm your chatter-ful mind.
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Kanhaa Poem

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 glow

On our face and our heart,

We bend to touch the petals,

And the softness

In the Marigold garlands,

How we love to hold!

And now hurry to visit

Krishna in the temple,

Inhaling incense,

Lotus scented agarbatti

Lighting lamps for real,

Chanting aarti in chorus,

As we drape blooms

Around His neck,

And join our hands,

Overwhelmed

With real Darshan

In our 'ami'-filled eyes,

As our blue Kanhaa

We behold,

The maakhan chor,

And His mesmerising,

Mischievous muskaan

Forever heart-held,

Come let’s celebrate,

The birth of

Our Divine consciousness

On Krishna we focus,

Govind Hari, Gopal Hari,

We chant in chorus,

His feet,

The ultimate Sharan

For us.


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Arise, rise.

Take off!
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 leave
Taking decisions,
Until its oh!
Too late.
Why wait?
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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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Good morning

Wear dimples of grace and gratitude in your heart, and beauty will peep out of your smile.
May all go well today.
May troubles melt away.

Wish you a bounce
In your step,
Happy and childlike,
May your heart sway.

May the day be simple
Make you just smile,
And show your dimple.
There are miles and miles of smiles just because of your smile.

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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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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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Migrant

Smile more
The winged explorer,
The sky-migrant,
The global glider
The borderless flyer
The bird
Tell me,
Do you look back
To 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 origin
And final destination,
Here and now, on earth,
Only pursuing
Peace is worth,
I perch for a while,
I just have one lifetime,
So, I search for peace,
From mile to mile,
And ultimately realise
Peace itself perches
In my heart and my smile.



Peace is within.
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What poetry is…

Poetry is a moment deeply experienced and beautifully versed
Poetry is born when the heart and intellect meet and converse and reflect together.

Poetry is a moment of awareness, a moment of realisation, an insight into being alive and experiencing with the heart; therefore poetry is heartfelt. The poet's sensitivities are heightened towards the occurrence and the experience.

Poetry is inspirational, and also powerful due to the wisdom it carries within its imagery, mood, ethos and pathos.

Poetry is all this, and much more.

Writing poetry is as much a spiritually elevating experience as reading poetry.

To read poetry is to peep into a universally experienced humane moment of life once more, from a different angle and a different point of view-and absorbing the poet's refreshing way of looking at the world.

Reading poetry is therefore at once engaging, elevating, and an intellectual and emotional experience.


And a poet is…

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Time

Spend your time well.

It's the only thing

We have no clue

When it will be over.

Think about how much

We 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 presence

To absence.

We breathe the distance,

From sound

To silence.

We traverse the distance,

Our journey together,

Some day transcends

To infinity.

Sooner or later,

We move far above,

To the skies;

Breaking free

From the earth

And its gravity.

You and me,

We are a soul,

In a form.

Into 'shunya'

Any moment,

We may transform.


Right now, here,

Next moment,

Who knows, maybe,

We will become,

A memory sheer.


Every minute

Loads seconds sixty,

So go ahead,

Live it intensely,

With a high level

Of integrity,

And positive energy.

If tomorrow comes,

Make today worthy,

To be remembered dearly.

* Shunya/ shunyata: -Sanskrit concept of nothingness/ zero/ zeroness/black hole
Time is most precious.

What matters.

Choose to regain strength and recover. Life is good.
Doesn't matter
How yesterdays were.
Or tomorrows will be.

Keeping well now-
Just 'now' matters.

The effort to gather
Yourself once more,
Rise to healing,
Like never before.

Remember:
No half death,
No half breath,
No life,
Without strife.

To renew effort,
Be determined,
Do not withdraw,
Live each moment well,
In negativity,
Please don't dwell.

Take a deep breath,
Choose wellness,
Choose strength,
And choose health.
In this moment,
Live fully well.
In ilness, choose having mental strength.