Thanking the Universe

Why?
Why was it
That we had to meet?
Why? Why such a blessing?
What did the Universe want me to
Know or learn from you?
Why such a sudden link?
No mutual friends
No common links
But still, we had to meet and hence we met
And I am glad that it happened
I have learned a lot from you
And I hope that you have learned from me too
And sometimes, this “why” makes me go crazy
But then I realize
The quote which I always believe in
“Thank God that it happened instead of why it happened”
And I get a smile on my face
For being able to calm my mind
Control the wild horses of my thoughts
And reach out to Thank the Universe
That it happened
Things always happened
And it’ll keep on happening
We just have to be true enough to embrace it
Experience it and let it welcome or say goodbye with a smile
Because what matters is the smile that always stayed during these experiences

P.S.: Hola, amigos! How are you? Slowly and gradually, I am coming back to writing and reading and all the good stuff. Today’s song pick is Delicate by Damien Rice. See you all soon ❤

Blessing in disguise

One decision can change our life

It can be a deciding factor

Between the good, the bad, and the ugly

Who’s to say what’s what

But we can decide it for ourselves

That the reality, the present

Is not only the good

But it is the BEST

Best for us

Decided by the Universe

Sometimes the Universe gives us an option

To decide what’s best for us

And we do decide

But if it’s not the best for us

Then the Universe takes control

It brings us into such situations and circumstances

That we decide what’s the best for us

According to ourselves and also as per the Universe

Who are we to not bow down in front of the superpower

And, once we accept, life becomes easier

Life becomes live-able

Life becomes better

And then the Best

How it was supposed to be

As per us and as per the Universe too

But, here, in this case, it was our decision

Guided by the Universe

Live long the Universe

And us within the Universe

It’s all a Blessing in disguise

P.S.: There’s a war ongoing between Ukraine and Russia. All support and prayers go out to the common people who suffer the most because of the small number of people in power. Today’s song pick is a Krishna Bhajan by Radhadesh Mellows. This song has helped me a lot lately by bringing me back to the reality that not much matters in this world apart from what we think and instead of letting my thoughts go wild and make me anxious, I prefer if I chant the name of God and keep calm. Also, the post name is the credit of Jennifer(one of the best humans I know) ❤

Maktub

Life has its own way of unraveling things

Sometimes it’s instant

Sometimes it takes time

But it always comes back

To help/haunt you

Giving you heads-up

Giving you signals and omens

To understand them

And then you should pause and reconsider

If you’re in touch with your true self

You do not ignore these Universe signs

You respect it

Try to understand it

Get help to understand it

Process it

And then act on it

Because no matter our thoughts and words

Actions are the most important

Efforts implementing the thoughts and words are important

And once you act correctly

The Universe smiles at you

This World smiles at you

And the entire sky will have Maktub written all over it

And not just the sky

Your heart and life will be filled with contentment.

P.S.: Hey guys! How are you all? Today’s song pick is Pahadon Mein by Salman Elahi. I crave some good travel experience.

Seasons and You





You got the warmth and care in you of Summer for people you love from your heart.

You got the blossoming nature in you of Spring for people who are confused and who can use your help.

You got the nature of the Rainy in you because you know you cry and don’t feel bad and ashamed about it. This is you and you have embraced it. But also when someone sheds tears for you, you feel them. You understand them.

You got the nature of Autumn in you because you know things falls apart, bonds fall apart but eventually with proper wait, right things grow and right people come to admire us. You’re growing and you’re always admired.

You got the nature of Winter in you because you like cozy and cute things like books, stationary stuff, etc. Something which gives you a sense of soothing. Hold these on a cold night and you feel at peace.

You’re everything in one. You got it all. Seasons and you go hand in hand.

P.S.: Hello, folks! How are you, all? I know, I have been away since a long, long time and this above write-up is also an old one. I haven’t been writing since a while but I am eager to be back. Hope you’re all doing good in this pandemic and remembering to smile more often and spread your beautiful smile to others. Take care, people. Today’s song pick is Ankur & The Ghalat Family – Dil Haare | Sofar Bombay.

Art to the rescue

Art had never taken a back-seat

It was always the savior of human life

The biggest contributing factor for keeping us sane

Through thick and thin

And definitely during this pandemic

When going out is restricted

When staying home is the safest thing to do

When being self-dependent is the best choice

Where being online and working is the most draining chore

But then still we’re left with time

With extra energy and instead of indulging

In scrolling through social media

We can take help of Art

Just like we have done since the beginning of time

We can read, paint, draw, sew, sleep

We can have our proper “me-time”

And trust Art to keep us sane

To make us creative

To help us feel confident

To help us smile more

To help us and help the world around us.

P.S.: Hello, folks! How are you? Hope you and your family are safe during this pandemic situation. Today’s song pick is Honeybee by The head and the heart.

Others and us

Sometimes it feels like
We know others better
Than we know ourselves
And it feels true
And it is true too
In today’s world
We’re bombarded with so much information
We try to apply it all
Our knowledge about others
And we feel pride
That we know and sometimes
We judge others too
Not realizing
That if we would apply the same
On to ourselves
We would have become a more better person
A more understanding person
And this would lead us to more happiness
Because we would know how and what to tune in ourselves
To link to the channel of happiness
Now that we know more about others
We decide frequently
To try to find someone new
To know
To understand
And hence we keep on hoping from person to person
What would be ideal is?
Knowing thyself
Believing in us
And trying to talk
Trying to communicate
And express
And live a life of abundance

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Outside is a myth

These are the times of the virus

People are suffering day in, day out

Oop! Nothing to do with outside

Outside is a myth

It’s all day in, an hour by hour

And as it is all ‘in’ and ‘indoors’

Let’s try to go more ‘into’ ourselves

And this is how we’ll be able to fight this time

This new challenge is to keep ourselves calm and at peace

It cannot be done by focusing our energy on the external stuff

As it is beyond our control

This time around, we’ll have to go within

Learn about our habits and patterns

And thoughts and ideas

And try to accept them

Try to give a different narrative

To this entire external situation

And that is how we can be in peace

We can live in the moment

We can amor fati (love our fate)

We can momento mori (death is inevitable)

And we can stay calm and smiling

Maybe this virus lead us here indirectly

But now as we are here

Let’s try to make the best use of this

And come out with flying colors

And when things become better

We’ll definitely get chance to experience

The external factors again 🙂

P.S.: This week’s song is How to be me by Ren & Chinchilla. I hope you’re taking proper care and trying to stay safe. Prayers and smiles to you all. Ping me, if you want to talk and share your experience. ‘Amor fati‘ and ‘Momento mori‘ are concepts of Stoicism.

Mothers, prayers, and what not

I have seen my mother pray
Pray with full dedication
As if nothing else exists
As if nothing else matters
She prays for everyone
Maybe except for herself
Sometimes she cries
Something has to be bothering her
She doesn’t want to share it with us

Today, I was at a church in Kanyakumari
On my path to self-discovery
Reading The pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho there
And penning down some of my thoughts
I heard some sobs and crying
On looking, I saw a mother
Praying to Jesus
Asking for some fortunate events maybe
While her two kids were sleeping on the floor
Tears running down her cheeks
With a religious book in her hand
With thousands of thoughts in her mind
Of the imminent future
And the testing present

And then she calmed down
Bowed in front of Him
And kissed the kids
Woke them up and off they went

Maybe, my mother cries for the same reason while praying
For her kids, her family
Seldom for herself
And now what makes me cry
Is that my mother cries for others
And so does her son.

Amen!

Date: 22/Dec/2019

Place: Kanyakumari

P.S.: Happy 2020, fellas! 😛 How are you all? Today’s song pick is Khud se by Osho Jain.

Holding on & letting go

In the last few months
I tried to change a habit of mine
I used to hold my blanket in my sleep
Hold till my neck in a grip
And when I used to wake up
I felt something different in my fingers
They felt tired and looked like a claw
In seconds, it would be all good
But one night I decided while sleeping
I won’t do it
I won’t let my body hold the blanket involuntarily
I wanted to practice letting go
Letting go of the blanket
Letting go of the troubles of life
Letting go of the nightmares
Letting go of stuff not meant for me
Just letting go
And it worked
Maybe not like a charm in the beginning
But it worked
And I kind of mastered it
Fast forward and I find myself in the same loop
Of holding on
Is this never going to let go of me?
I don’t think so
And again the process of
Letting go starts
Maybe the old trick might not work
We’ll try something new
But it starts
All I want is my fingers to feel free when I wake up
Will I get there?
Of course, man!
When?
Time will tell
Because all the letting go processes are different
So, good luck for your letting go of stuff
Which we have been holding on maybe forcefully

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P.S.: Today’s song pick is Bad Behaviour by Mabel. Happy weekend!

Quieten the mind

Oh, the thoughts!
Not always the rebellious ones
Sometimes sneaking out of the blue
Slowly dragging their way in our minds
Not letting us get rid of them
It was going all good
Things seemed to be happier
A bit brightening
And boom
The chaos strikes
Helter Skelter
Nothing in order
Nothing in control
Even if we switch off the lights
Cover our heads under the pillow
It JUST won’t stop
The thoughts
The demons
Won’t stop shouting
Won’t stop bugging
Won’t stop whispering
They want it their way
They want to leave an impact
They want to stay in our minds
Because they think we’re weak
We can’t control our minds
And they’re correct
We can’t
Not at that moment
When the chaos sparks
But then comes a time
Of the Phoenix
Because we know ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
And we want out
We want it done
We want the peace
We want the calmness
For that, we’ll do anything and everything
And if it means to stand up
Against our fear and our demons
Then so be it
We do it
Maybe not gracefully
We do it just by the edge
But we get it done
We show them the door
We drag them out of their so-called habitat
And then there’s nothing
There’s no rejoice of the victory
No cheers
There’s the pin-drop silence
The void
And then there’s us
Budding as a new person
A new thought
A new life

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P.S.: Today’s song pick is Be as you are by Mike Posner.