The domino effect

I was there
Just existing
Working on myself
Evolving by learning to dance
To read more
To smile openly
And that was it
and you were there
Going through the tension
Through the trauma
Through the challenges
Through the hardships
Trying to face them
Trying to avoid them
Trying to solve them
And whenever possible, fix them
You were giving your best shot
Sometimes questioning, “Why me?”
Crying through the night
Waking up with sore eyes
And worse, sore mood
and ill health
But you were not giving up
But the thoughts and memories always linger
It kept haunting you
You kept dodging them
And so was the battle played
You were eventually tiring
The thought of giving up was creeping in
But you held on
You didn’t doubt yourself
You didn’t question your past decisions
Which led you into this very battle
It was what you chose
And maybe you accept it now too
But, now you got yourself a cheerleader of a sort in me
Someone who can try to encourage you
And try to help you to not give up
Not to give in
Not so soon
Not ever
And you feel confused
That you never asked for a cheerleader
So, why him? Why now?
And I do not have an answer
All I can say that life is such
And everything follows the domino effect
Each and everything in your life
And mine
Have led us to this point
And hence here we are
You fighting your battles
With more ferocity and more calmness
Not only for yourself
But also maybe for me
And also for others who mean the world to you
And hence comes the saying
“United we stand,
Divided we run towards each other to be united.”

P.S.: Today’s song pick is I swear by All-4-one. I used to listen to this song in loop and then forgot all about it and now it is back again in my life and I welcome it with open arms and the memorized humming of the lyrics. How are you all? What are the weekend plans?

Who’s she!

If you ever feel confused
With a focused desire of getting out of it
Meet her
Smile at her
Look at her
And talk to her
She may not know the reason behind the conversation
She may not know you at all
But she has a strong sense of intuition
And she’ll know that you’re looking for an answer
And she knows that answers are a rare commodity
Among the chaotic existence of us
So, she’ll listen to you
Before telling you her views
And she’ll be on point
Bang on
Because she just doesn’t speak
She feels the emotions
The vibes
And then speaks from her heart
Her suggestions may not guide you instantly
But they’ll definitely help you
Look beyond the confusion
She won’t get anything out of it
But you’ll definitely be a better person
Post the conversation
And you have to somehow let her know
That you appreciate her time and effort
Or else she won’t ever know
What it meant for you to be not confused
What her help meant to you
How leading by example is so beautiful
And she does all the beautiful things beautifully

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P.S.: This is a special dedication to a good friend of mine. Today’s song is It’s You by Ali Gatie. Have a great September! I am going to Orissa next week for Dusshera and let’s hope it’ll be a good time. I make sure to go to my hometown every year this time.

Willing to leave the starting point?

We’re standing still

Waiting to decide

Which way to proceed

With some willpower and confidence

We decide to take Path-A

But there’s a doubt

What if Path-A is not the best option for us?

What if we will find whatever we want in other paths?

And this feeling of leaving behind other options

And pursuing JUST one is what keeps us guessing

The game of options is tricky

Where winning comes with a huge sense of PRIDE

And losing it comes with a BIGGER SENSE OF GUILT

But, until I know, life doesn’t work that way

We cannot decide which is the best path for us

By standing there at the starting point

We have to take steps

We have to walk

We have to run

We have to hustle

Then only it works

Then only we make progress

And just maybe reach to the endpoint

So, leaving the starting point

Is just as important as choosing a path

Choosing a way of life

And seeing, how far we go

If it works, let the pride flow in

If it doesn’t, do not get disheartened

Because if we can start once

We can always start again

That too with added experience from the past

So, are you ready too to leave the starting point far behind?

P.S.: Today’s song is No place by Backstreet boys(yes, they’re still my favorite band!) ❤ How are you all? Happy Hump day 😉

Kitty and humans!

Oh, the kittens!
So cute
So vibrant and excited
About anything and everything
In front of them
They play with the balloons
The balls
The ropes
The mat
Your legs
Everything excites them
Makes them jump in the air
Anything can distract them
From their present attention
That is how we humans are too
Distracted by anything
Being excited by everything
Not in favor of boredom
And we definitely categorize
Self-love and self-care in the boredom category
And hence we try to know and understand the world
But fail to understand ourselves
So, we blame others
We blame things outside our control
Never satisfied
Never content
Always running
Always distracted
That’s us
So much similar to cats

P.S.: Today’s song pick is She’s on my mind by JP Cooper. The kitty’s name is Zoobi ❤ Happy Tuesday 😛

Letting me be

You’re not

letting me be

And that is the reason

I keep pulling away

And that is something

None of us wants

But I cannot betray myself

I cannot not be me

So, to be me

I have to stay away from you

I hope you understand it

I hope you respect this decision of mine

I hope that we can meet again in the future

With no hard feelings within

Because we both would have understood

That we all are different

With different thoughts and actions

And it was a necessary action

To part ways

To be me

To be us

So that we do not just stay attached by blood or relation

But by thoughts and kindness and happiness

Not for the sake of others

But for our own sake

Happiness is important

If being together doesn’t work

Then I guess, we gotta stay away

By being far away and not being in touch

Oh! Close your eyes!

Yeah!
To feel your thoughts
Close your eyes
Just like I did
While doing yoga
It was serene
Darkness everywhere
And then comes a ray of hope
A lingering bright light
Not willing to leave me behind
It wants my company
While it traverses throughout my body
My own body
Through my veins
My nerves
From the top of my head
Because that is where it originates
To the last cell on my toe
The entire process is experienced by me too
As I were there with that bright light
Feeling its smile and warmth
How it lit up my body parts
Winked at me when I was in awe
I smiled back
Because I knew that we were friends
And would be meeting more often
And then I opened my eyes
With the same bright smile
On my lips
Which I had in my thoughts
And life was so easy and so different
Each and every moment of the day

P.S.: Today’s song pick is Love Someone by Lukas Graham. Hello, guys! I have started going to yoga and some fitness classes and it is fun and tiring. You can share your experiences related to these to help me be prepared mentally and physically 😉 No copyrights for the image 😛

Give it time

When I was a kid
A cute, innocent kid
I was nervous
Ask me anything
And I would start sweating
And it was so ingrained in my mind
That before anyone would come near me
I would start sweating
Such is life, my dear friend
Then I passed my academics
With the nervousness still within me
When I moved to a new city
Didn’t know the names of the places
Where to go?
How to go?
Whom to ask?
And it was all filled with the nervousness
And it still is
But the past lessons have taught me
That it has to be done
Something has to be done
If not confidently, I gotta do it nervously
And so, I do it
And the main difference now is
I sweat less during the buildup
To some new experience
Because previously I used to have
The outcome inscribed in my mind before jumping in
And this thought process used to bug me before its time
Now, there’s no conclusion anymore
There’s room for learning and enjoying it
And after reality, the conclusion is thought of
Good or bad, it had to be lived
And hence giving it time
And a bit of understanding
Has helped me learn some valuable lessons
So, people, what are you worried about? 😉

P.S.: Happy weekend to you all 😀 Today’s song is Call me Sir by Travie McCoy. If you have 1 hour time and want to use it to the maximum, please watch the below video of Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens.

Why I sleep more now?

I was scared before
That I might miss something or the other
While I sleep

I was concerned
About whether the world will run fine or not
While I sleep

I was skeptical and doubtful
Of the capabilities of people not able to live without me
While I sleep

I was a fool before
And I still am
But now, I am a fool
Who try to sleep more
Because I know the world will run fine
No one will miss me enough
That they would want me to be updated and to be awake
And definitely, others can live without me
Because I live without them when they’re having dreams

This was a simple lesson
Which I should have learned in my childhood
But it was not so
But I am glad that I learned it 2 years back
Since then, I try to sleep more
And sleep proper 7-8 hours a day

Not sleeping properly gives me a headache now
It was the opposite before
How the tables have turned
And it is all because of how my thoughts have evolved
Yes, evolved!
Sleep was just the example
We can replace sleep with
Calmness, smiles, peace of mind, self-love
And we can see a difference in all
If we’re willing to change our thoughts and mindset

P.S.: Let’s try to give proper attention to own self and we’ll see a changed and an evolved and the best version of us. Good day! Today’s song is Let me go by Hailee Steinfeld. And, how are y’all? 😀

 

The fear of walking in the dark

Yeah, it is dark everywhere
Pitch black
Not another speck
Not a sound
All silent
I can hear my own breath
The inhaling
A pause
The exhaling
This giving me chills
Giving me goosebumps
But still
Here I am
Walking in the dark
Fighting the fear of it
Because that’s how I will be strong
This walk
Will either make me or break me
But I need a change
I need to overcome my fear
And this is how I deal with it
Avoiding it is not my cup of tea
Going headstrong is
And that is what I am doing
Feeling that fear
Claiming it as my own
Taming it
And I am sure
I will see that light
That hope
Which will make me victorious
Which will give me satisfaction
Which will give me strength for
All the next battles
Coming my way
Now, I know the feeling
It is my own
And now I can walk fearlessly in the dark

P.S.: Hope we all can see the hope at the end of our problems. Good day. How are you, people? Today’s song pick is Everytime we touch by Cascada. Next video named FREQUENCIES – Part 1 is out. Hope you can connect to it. Welcome to my YouTube channel, Darshith Badiyani.

People over places

I think touching lives is better than traveling to new places.

I have always preferred people over places. And my last trip to Kerala was all about people, some known, some unknown, and most close to my heart.

It is difficult to write how can we connect with people so easily without even knowing them since long and such is the bond with many of my blogger friends like Nimitha and KP and Nisha and Sri di.

The bond is so strong that even our families know one another and we have met each other’s parents. That is the next level. Maybe it is all about human frequency and the correct level of kindness and innocence that bond us all.

Irrespective of what it may be, I am thankful for all the respect and support and smiles given to me whenever I meet such people and the heart touching people of Kerala knows all about it.

Here are some of the pics —

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This was the 1st pic at 8 AM and no, that is not alcohol 😀

 

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Smiles at Lulu Mall 😀
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One of the reasons to go to Kerala was to hold this kiddo ❤
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Canada cake for future Canada citizens 😀
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#family #amma #achan #kp
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#kids #family #love

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Achan, a great gentleman ❤
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Notice the jasmine flowers 😀
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KD and others 😀
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people can sue me for posting this because I do not know most of them but still, it was fun to attend a wedding

Trust me, trusting people over places or process is the best decision of my life.

P.S.: I love people but then they are the ones who can’t give rest to others so we’re all screwed 😀 I will be going home next week, so, have fun at your respective homes and let me do dandia 😛 And, remember my YouTube channel, Darshith Badiyani, please do the honors 😀