contemplate · Inspiring Quotes · Nelson Mandela

Quotes Of The Day

DAY 22 Continuing

Nelson Mandela’s Quotes

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

I am confident that nobody… will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also with myself.

Prison life, fortunately, I spent a lot of years, about 18 years with other prisoners, and, as I say, they enriched your soul.

Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learned how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.

If people can learn to hate, they can be taught to love.

acceptance · expression · Flaw · learning

Flawed

DAY 22

It becomes a flaw when you do not like it.

How incomplete the rose is without its thorns.

It demands a caring hand.

Otherwise, it’ll prick.

It reminds you of your caring nature if you allow it for so.

You perceive it as a flaw.

This very flaw has the possibility of reminding you the beauty of your perceived beast of yourself.

The beauty of the flaw is to be flawed in all perfection in such a way …. reminding you and awakening within you a nature you thought you had lost.

See, it is still there in you. The beauty is there in the beast. You beast!! 🙂

You need to be willing to accept what you tried to escape because you perceived it to be your vulnerability.

Accepting the softness within yourself, will help you become flexible and courageous to confront your fears.

Embracing your vulnerability …. is the strength of your weakness.

It is not scary at the end or should I say …. your new beginning ….

 

contemplate · oasis · poetry

Oasis

DAY 19

When you walk the desert for too long

An Oasis appears

Getting closer and closer makes one hopeful

The sight of it consoles your thirst

You keep walking

Only to realize

Your imagination just played with you

The Oasis was a creation of your mind

You laugh at yourself

You cry desperately

Then drink your tears to make the throat moist again

The walk continues

The image appears again

A step is made and you stop

The past experience is reminded

There is a refusal to go ahead

The direction is changed

A doubt stays

What if, what if

The image was real

The doom has been welcomed walking away from it

What if the steps were continued…

Stepping forward in the very direction might be a turning point, for the best or for the worst…perhaps it does not matter…you are still in the desert, at the end, you understand the need of the lack.

Your sole wish in such situation is to survive.

 

 

a message · faith · Self-reflection

The Rainbow

DAY 18

As I sit on the terrace, with the rain and the cold as my companion, drinking a cup of coffee, with the mist on my glasses, there is a strange warmth I feel, partly because of the hot liquid traveling to my gut and also at the thought of the Rainbow. Without the water droplets, there would be no rainbow.

I do not remember the first time my vision witnessed the phenomenon of the dispersion of white light but again and again, the rainbow has been a constant companion in situations of rain and thunder, reminding me the nuances of the nature of nature. Even through the rain, appears a rainbow. Even through sad situations, there exists possibilities of experiencing rhythmical, often audible contractions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system – laughter. To contradict the meaning of the previous sentence, relating the rain to sad situations here is restricted to being a metaphor, we can also choose to dance in the rain and make paper boats for puddles as well…depending on our choice.

Manifold, our life situations reflect this very nature, consciously or unconsciously chosen, who knows, but chosen in a way. Different nuances of different situations which are trying to be in the right harmony by the choices we make.

Dear ‘twin Sister’, you said you feel lost, having no sense of direction, it feels overwhelming with confusion and you just do not know what you are doing and what you wish to do. Many, at a quarter of their existence, experience this phase, or many continue to live thinking life is happening for them so they go with it without really questioning themselves. The fact that you, at such an early age, is recognizing the chaos of your situations and questioning to remedy, is a significant beginning.

I do not believe in giving advices. You felt consoled through the conversation we have had although your gaze seemed tiring with confusion somehow and at the same time, a ray of faith appeared. The conversation was not to influence you, its essence was to remind you of the confidence within yourself.

What really matter is that you listen to your heart and let the love within you, guide you. Along the way, you will find your ‘why’, if not find, let the creation of the ‘why’ happens and the ‘how’ of it will come naturally. Words I read in books, but it must have been the reality of many and now, you get to choose yours. Go seek for it when you choose to, go with faith. It might be scary at the beginning. As I have always shared with you, the fear wants you to take care of it.

If it is taking time, welcome the uncertainty of it, befriend it. Take your time while respecting the time with your chosen involvement in the present.

You being fully involved with your present might just be the way in unfolding your way. Explore and discover what you stand for. The rainbow with the right balance of the elements might just appear for you in ways you may feel insignificant but once you are conscious of the substance within you, even if you stop again and again and again, you will feel yourself rise again, stronger each time.

 I stay your friend for life. At the end, I would also tell you, do not even listen to my words, I can go on. What matter more is that you go, accept, learn and know with the choice of your heart .

To The Rainbow Girl

 

 

 

 

 

love · poetry

A Love Affair

DAY 17

The softness

Through the wilderness

Reveals the sweetness

Of the madness

What a love affair it is…

Bewitching to the senses

Within the sound of silence

 

The journey to home in the bus……I could not miss the sweet scent of the sugar canes married with the scent of soil along the way. Hence, the start of my inspirational love affair with poetry, dear reader.

a message · Being poet

Dear Cutie Pie

DAY 15 Continuing

Perhaps…, you will never know me or you will, I do not know. A loved one described you as Cutie Pie and hence, I know you by this name right now. I saw your picture as a baby. You are still a baby right now. I do not know your name and I do not know whether you are a baby girl or a baby boy. At first sight from the picture, I felt an endearing emotion towards you. Here are words from my heart for you.

A star is born;

Whose sweet allure,

Defines truth beyond itself;

Whose innocence,

Touches hearts;

Whose smiles and expressions,

Get imprinted forever,

In our memories;

Every moment with you,

Twinkles our spirits;

You remind us all,

Of our true selves;

Shine you so bright,

Spreading your light,

To souls;

Your aura of a silent wisdom,

Puts smiles on our faces;

Happiness refuses to be defined,

For you are happiness yourself!

From Sharvi,

To Cutie Pie.

 

Being poet · love

Does the rain speak to me?

DAY 15 Continuing

♦ On the 12th of  November 2016 at 17:22, I wrote this poem ♦ Being Poet ♦ Being Philosopher ♦ Creativity Unleashed

 

Is it just the rain?

Or is it the droplet of hope?

Is a message being delivered?

Connecting hearts again

Is he trying to say something?

And I unknown to it

And yet known to it

I miss you too

Says he

Perhaps…