Image

Mountains of Muscat

For the love of the mountains
Today there is a rare 

And unusual clarity

In the skies

and one can see

The faint outline

Of the highest peak.

May our minds

Always have such clarity

And may we be granted

And blessed such visions

That guide us

Into the unknown

With calmness

And divine sublimity.

Good Morning World!
Image

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 for

Each and everyday,

Kindness let's celebrate.

In each and every way.

Diwali is a festival

Of lighting diyas,

To drive away darkness,

Not just of the Amaavas,

But also the despair

And focus on inspiring

Others and ourself,

Spread love and light,

Share wisdom, show care.
Gallery

Happy Teacher’s Day

Should I thank you life?
Should I thank you Life,
For what you have taught me?
It is irreversible and unforgettable.
You give no second chance
There is no time
For 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 next test
So brutal are your methods of teaching,
So Life, tell me
How do I thank you,
For being my ruthless,
Ultimate Guru?

The answer-less questions of life
Gallery

Vivid memories

Share love and laughter
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!

Real life, real folks, real togetherness.
Gallery

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
Gallery

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.

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
Gallery

A beginner’s mind

All fresh, all new and filled with anticipation๐Ÿ’—
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 dream
Doubt-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.

Gallery

Half full

Half full and fuller,
May you sing, dance, live cooler
Half full and fuller,

Very cool and cooler,

May your riches multiply,

May your effort intensify


Not a fool or a loser,

Be in gratitude forever,

A heart brimming over

With hope and love

Flowing clear,

Trust in yourself

Stronger,

Faith in yourself deeper,

May blessings

On you always shower,

May Grace be

Your invincible power.

Feel joy and laugh fuller
Gallery

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.
Gallery

I’m not sure

๐Ÿ˜‡
I'm not sure 
What love is,
But I know
Kindness is pure.
In the end,
What changes the story,
What matters totally,
Is how well you treat
The one you claim to love
In thought, word & deed.
Love without integrity is no love

Wishing you a super rich day!

Smile wider!
Smile wider. 
Grin broader.
Chuckle louder.
Laugh longer
Beam brighter.

May you be blessed and showered with these riches today!
Grow rich in joy!

Find joy today

Joy is in fleeting moments
Connect with Nature,
Find joy
In clouds taking
On shapes,moving, changing.

Find dance
In leaves and flowers swaying.

Find tunes and songs,
In birds chirping
And streams gurgling
And the breeze whooshing.

Find joy.
Sigh out worry,
Breathe in joy.

Have a day filled
With joyful moments.
Whatever bothers you, just let it go…As Maya Angelou says,’Joy is a freedom. It helps a person to find his/her own liberation.

On this day

Good Morning
Make peace,
Decide to deliver
The promise.

With ease,
Say what matters,
Let go grudges,
Just release.

Choose to cherish
The choice of ease
The choice of peace
The choice of release
Choose.
Have an easy day.
Good Morning.
Choose well.

Morning!

Think high
Usher in a mission,
That takes you close,
To realise your vision!

Usher in a resolution,
That guides your move,
And your every motion.

Usher in a celebration,
2023 is few weeks away,
Optimistic, do stay! 

Make it a magical day, 
Do your very best,
In every possible way,
And then let go, rest
Accept God's will, pray!
Usher in new ways, and be
at the
‘Top of the world’
Today!

Come, December

Come, December.
Come, December.

Letโ€™s wind up
Moments heavier,
Better un-remembered,
Hopes unanswered,
Souls departed,
Tears shed.

Letโ€™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;

Letโ€™s love greater,
Letโ€™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,โ€˜humanerโ€™
Make our 2022 lovelier
While we are here.

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

Good morning. Today: Use your wings

Fly higher, stronger, longer.
Imagine

Imagine
Flying on the wings
Of 'YES' thoughts,
Think of great things!

Imagine
Flying on the wings
Of positivity
And all it brings,
Seek skies beyond dreams!

Imagine
Flying on the wings,
Of peach pink pages
Filled of words
Of great possibility,
of realised potentiality.

Just let go thoughts,
That are self-limiting,
Break free,
Grow and bow,
Like a tree!

Envision,
A multitude of views,
Thoughts,
In all positive hues,
Words,
In many shades of ink,
Eyes wonder-wide,
See all ideas link.


Welcome to this world,
Of imagination unfurled,
Get up, realise it all,
Plonked on a sofa,
Dare not sit curled!

Rise, arise, awake,
This morning
Is as good as you make!
Make it better,
Imagine now-
How,how,how,
Go go, go now!
Best morning ever!

Your time, your day

Do today what your heart always desired…today is just for YOU.
Your day 
Your time
Don't waste it
Away, away, away,

Be happy,
Say happy,
Do happy.

Life's happening,
With it, just
Swing and sway,
It's your time,
Your day.

Do what
You denied
For yourself
Yesterday;
You said 'later'
Your vague wish,
Make it true,
Make it come
Your way!

Don't leave it
Until later,
Into a future 'someday',
You said 'tomorrow',
Your 'Tomorrow'
Has come today,
Well have it your way,
Make today your day!
Time flies.

This dawn…

Today:
May the ill heal,
May their pain lessen,
May they strength regain,
May they positive remain.

May the tired feel fresh,
May the sad find a smile,
May the angry be mellow,
May the day go well,
For each friend,
And every fellow.

May the pink & yellow
Of Loving kindness
Gently in each heart
Grow and overflow.
Support those around you…with a smile!

Happy Children’s day India!

A poem for kids:

'My Train Journey'
'My Train Journey'
My train journey
Was just lovely,
I met kids
Who were funny,
We laughed a lot
At each station
Hot snacks we bought.

Chhuk chhuk
Chhuk chhuk
Chug chug
Chug chug
Went the train,
The rhythm felt
Like a refrain.

I know not when
A thug came
A thief he was,
Who stole a pack
Of my croissant plain;
I thought to complain,
But my train started
So it would go in vain.


Chhuk chhuk,
Chhuk chhuk,
Chug chug,
Chug chug,
Went the train,
The rhythm felt
Like a refrain.

I watched peacocks
I think I saw a fox,
I now closely guarded
My chocolate box.

And all the while
As the train sped
Mile after mile,
Thinking of Granny
My face had a smile.


Chhuk chhuk
Chhuk chhuk
Chug chug
Chug chug
Went the train,
The rhythm felt
Like a refrain.

I slept off then,
And didn't know when
My station came!
As I heard the name
Mumbai CST announced,
I rushed at the door,
And almost fell
On the station floor!

Thank God on board
I was travelling light,
Quickly Grand Pa held me,
And hugged me tight.
Chhuk chhuk chhuk chhuk,
chug chug chug chug

Have a laughterful day and a happy morning.

Scores of laughters on shores of life
Laugh a lot more, 
May your laughter,
Just nonstop pour,
On laughter increase,
Your score more.

Let laughter,
Reach your core,
Like the rushing,
Waves on the shore.

Life's not forever,
It's now or never,
Genuine, laughter pure
Will many ails cure.

Laughter is the best medicine

A daily celebration of the Divine in you

Share and Care
The best way 
To observe
The divine
Is to be kind
In thought,
Word and deed.
The best way to pray
Is to share and care
For all fellow beings
And living beings
Who cross our path
Or happen
To be around us.

Share and care!
Pay kind attention to those around you. Each one has a story.

Dedicated effort

Follow the light within
Spend time in what you love to do. Do it well. Do it to perfection. Then raise the bar of perfection and challenge yourself to do more and better. Break your own records. Compete with yourself. Be it your passion for Art, Academics, Sports, Service to the planet. 
Go on. Where you put your total devotion and time, it is your dedication. Effort in such a focused way brings success. Devoted time with effort towards perfection is dedication.
Dedication makes legends.
Find out what holds you. What beckons you. What appeals to you. Know your passion. Then go pursue it tirelessly. Make it your HABIT.
Success will salute you, magically the universe will conspire and open doors for you. Follow your heart. Follow your own light.

Being just me

I choose, I decide
No I didn't prioritize 
Folding clothes
Cooking
House keeping.

I wrote verses.
My apologies
For fresh fruit,
Salad meals
And just washed
Unfolded, unironed
Clothes.

I deliberated
Over lyrics,
Rhythm, rhymes
And word tricks.

To sweetly suggest
Being a woman
I can multi-task
Comes with a risk:

I need my rest,
My 'me-time',
To hum my rhyme.

What I can,
What I will,
What I won't
I decide,
You don't.
Me-time is MINE

Eyes

Your eyes reveal

Kindness
Sadness
Madness

Laughter
And
Glitter

Or

Bitter
And
Anger

Keenness
Meanness
Curiosness

Boredom
Or just dumb,

Desire or dream,

Or shielding shrewd
And outright rude,

A guilt sheer
Or fear clear?

Truth sneaks out
From your eyes
And
Reveals both
Your rise, your fall,
Gives a glimpse
Of your soul.

Eyes know your 'all',
Your wounds and wisdom,
Your greed, your glare,
They reflect it all.

What stories silent,
Sealed lips hide,
Your eyes
Whisper them all.
When your lips rest
your eyes work best

Anticipation

Problems are wrapped solutions. Unwrap and solve!
Step out 

With a feeling

Of anticipation.

Do resolve

To learn from

Both experiences,

Bitter and sweet,

The life lesson:

Duality is the norm,

And co-existence is

To go with the flow,

Or choose to decide

Your own journey,

And harder your boat

You must row.

Continually emerge

Stronger and evolve.

Embrace a pinch

Of true dynamism

Remember wrapped inside

the nagging problem,

Hides the solution.
You are stronger than you believe!

Make this morning good

May you twinkle brighter today!
Make this morning good,
For those around you,
It will get better
So much more,
for you too.

Make this morning good,
For a stranger too,
It will be better
A zillion times
For you!


For every task,
Smile behind the mask,
Walk a little extra,
Do your best,
Be your 'ultra'.

You get to decide
Your coolest version,
Be outstanding,
In thought,
In word
And
In deed,
Do rise high.

Today just outshine,
Show your twinkle,
Be a star bright,
In someone else's sky!
Make this morning good for all around you, it will be better for you too!

GUESS, GUESS, GUESS!

I walk

Footprints on the sands of Time
I walk.

Sometimes,
I walk away 
From an uninvited
Walk-in visiting memory,

Sometimes,
I walk
To reach nowhere,
But to walk away 
From the need 
To reach 
Somewhere.

Sometimes I walk
Away from expectations
Unreasonable, stifling.

I walk
Miles and miles.

Sometimes I walk
To sort out 
My own journey,
Meet my thoughts halfway,
Question myself, 
How happy was I 
To see them again?

Which thought 
Would I like,
To accompany 
As I walk my path
Of moving, temporary,
 Ever-changing life?

'Who' do I 
Hold hands with,
As I walk free?
 




Eklaa chaalo re…

September, here’s ‘orders’ to all 30 of you!

MR.SEPTEMBER, DO BEHAVE!
Mr. September!

As you have arrived,

Here,

Sign your bona fide:

You'll be kind

To one and all.

You won't barge in

With unexpected stuff.

You'll not spoil

Any plans or

Snatch any smiles

That are wide

And grins so 'on',

You won't make

Anyone forlorn,

Especially

As this Covid,

Has gone on and on.

You'll do your best,

Be hope-fulfilling,

Generous and giving

Letting all just rest.

And you -

September 2nd,

I see you sneaking in,

As you are here

So fast, already!

Come on, fix all

That's messy

Make all things steady.

Forget not

The orders I gave,

Mr.September,

You better behave!

(G๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„D M๐Ÿ˜„RNING ALL.
I HAVE INSTRUCTED SEPTEMBER IN GENERAL AND SEPT. 2nd TO BEHAVE.
๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„)

Happy 2nd September morning!

Compassion

May all choose Compassion
Halt a moment,
Stop! Save a child,
Listen to the lament,
Life for love is meant,
Rise above discontent,
Revise your intent,
And choose to be,
The One to help
To nurture and care,
And let each of us
To the 'other'
Be truly'God-sent'.

Watch ”INDIA REBORN IN MY SOUL'” on YouTube

Jai Hind

Draw the line.

Life is not about just having. Life is more about living. Life is more about experiencing rather than accumulating. Money is no doubt very essential for enabling empowerment. There are no two things about it. But to live less in order to earn more and just have more at the cost of too much stress and no fun is where we need to truly reflect and slow down on the chase, if we have inadvertently fallen into it in the first place. Life is more when you follow your heart with your mind open and in control. Decide where to draw the line. Its your life and your time on the planet is your greatest gift to live it fully and fulfillingly. Balance is the key. But do not wait too long to do what you really feel like. Do not keep pushing away your heart’s desires too far, too long. Go live well and live more๐Ÿ’.