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Understanding Surrender

The usual understanding of surrender is feeling desperate, feeling helpless and giving up, and turning to a higher/superior power for resolution/help/ support/miracle.
To a great extent, this understanding of surrender is true for all of us.

But one can go deeper and understand that real and total surrender are at a different level.
After putting in every possible effort and failing and feeling helpless, due to any situation, circumstance or human behaviour, one has to go through the feelings of shock, disillusionment, helplessness, sorrow and acceptance of many things, such as, accepting that one is not in control of what life has in store, that nothing comes with guarantee, that one is not strong and powerful enough to overcome every setback; but most of all one then REALISES that seeking strength and bowing to a higher entity in peace, with a completely humbled heart, and a calm sort of detached disposition with being wiser of ALL human predicament, and turning to both faith and hope in some kind of divine intervention, is Surrender.

To be desperate, feel helpless, pray and plead and beg to the higher entity in the hour of sorrow or need is not actual surrender. That is mere desperation.

Actual, real surrender is total acceptance and wisdom of one's limitations and realisation that now only someone or something beyond the human realm can make a difference.

Understanding and realising the true essence of surrender truly is freeing ourself from misery, and believing that a kind, higher energy is at work, that may ease things if you let go and keep faith and hope and move inwards in peace and prayer, connecting with that higher realm of energy.
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For some of us

May their soul rest in eternal peace
For some of us

From 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 us bid

Our final farewell,

To the dear departed,

Who now lies in peace

Rises to God,

No longer in pain.


Without them,

Our world will never be

The same again,

As they left quietly,

On the final journey

Rising to Paradise,

Welcomed by eternity-

Leaving with us,

Pure, precious values,

And pearls of wisdom,

And unforgettable

Moments and memories.

To those 'some of us'

Inconsolable, tearful,

Today in this unfamiliar

'Never the same again'

Wide wide world,

Those 'some of us'

Feel their absence in

This familiar homeland,

As they try their grief

To stoically withstand,

I too, with them, stand,

And pray that always

God holds their hand.

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!

Enter November!

Are you shawl-ready?
The month eleventh,
Cool in the desert,
Cold elsewhere,
Freezing minus ten,
Speeding to year-end.

Glance back perhaps
The time did lapse,
Memories we made,
Some of laughters
Some of regrets.

We lost some,
We found some,
People gone,
People come.

Thanksgiving month,
Gratitude to hold,
Tomorrows to behold,
With fervour,
Enter November,
Let's thank all those,
We forgot to remember.

Gratitude is the best attitude

Forgiveness Prayer

I seek forgiveness for all my wrongdoings this lifetime and previous lifetimes towards all creatures great and small. May I be forgiven and released from bad karma
Annual Jain Forgiveness Prayer day has coincidentally fallen on 9/11 this year. As if the Universe has conspired that people all over the world ought to forgive each other and move on...for forgiveness will bring peace, and peace will bring progress. 

May the day
Be smooth, silent
And peaceful too,

May this day
You truly forgive
And release all
Creatures great
And small,
From any guilt,
Or hatred or anger
That you may harbour,

May this day
You be truly
Forgiven too,
Not just
For bad karma commited
Intentionally or unintentionally
this life,
But all previous lifetimes too.

Micchaami Dukkadam🙏

Let it go…move forward

Surrender

The way to go
When you know
Nothing
The way to go
When you feel
Empty
The way to go
When you just
Do not know

The way to go
When words fail
And tears dry

The way to go
In such a time
Is to Surrender.

To silently stay
Not ponder just pray.

Pray if not in words
Prayed before or
pre written,
But just pray
That a ray reaches
The dark recesses
Of doom and despair.

Surrender