The answer may not be what you think, first
It was a Friday evening. There were COVID-related restrictions (masks indoors). The restaurant had taken its last orders about an hour ago. We were winding up for the night — homeward bound. One of us was working the next day; another had a trek to go to. The others had to do errands for kids.
It is interesting how the grain of a Friday night changes as one counts more full moons.
In the car, on the way out of the city, a friend asked, “What is a good day for…
whether you are resetting, re-creating, or just starting up….
Maybe you think life is unfair. Maybe you think you need a reset. Maybe you feel you want to start afresh. But you do not know, how to.
That is a great place to be, and to start!
A good starting point is to trust the unknown. What does that mean, though?
Let us break this up.
What is trust? An inherent and undying belief in a relationship; one of mutual support and of a common belief system.
It is about resonance. When you resonate with the symphony/energy of another party…
Especially for those of us who are in our heads
At 6:03 AM in March, deep in a bush-walk, bordering the Indian Ocean at Augusta, the South-West tip of Australia, a mild breeze was blowing and the only human sound I could hear was of my own breathing.
I felt small and in a strange way — Connected. Connected to the grand scheme of things.
Since then, I have been struggling to find answers to two questions :
You are not what you want to be
You are not what you day-dream of
You are not what you eat
You are not what you read
You are what you do every day
You are what you think every minute
You are what your energy is now.
Want to be a writer? Write every day
Want to be a musician? Practice, play, and mentor every day
Want to be fit? Work on it, every day
“How do I do something every day, though?”
Over multiple trials and errors, this is what I have realised:
You don’t need…
Life holds up mirrors
if you don’t like what you see,
Change how you vibrate
Things do not happen to us. We view events, make our interpretations as “happenings”. Every event that we are faced with is a reflection of our personal vibration.
An “unfavorable” event is an opportunity for us to look inward and ask the honest questions:
“ What about my current internal energy is causing this?”
“What about my internal energy or vibration should I change?”.
The vibrations we transmit are a choice. That choice can trigger one to rapidly move up in the energy continuum.
Gradually, you will see the change in what you see in the mirrors.
A Haiku on Spring
“In case you forgot”,
She seems to say, with a wink
Nature keeps time, even in urban landscapes where man has trespassed into her abode.
She remembers, by the dot. And when that day comes, she unleashes her sensual dance — of colour, smells and a beautiful ecosystem that surrounds it.
Spring is a reminder of “This too will pass” from the grey of winter.
A Haiku on finding your self
An imp that distracts
Observe it, it dies.
Our real selves are free, detached, and unstained. Then there is the layer we create above the self, as light as silk or as thick as a wall — the layer that we dress up, give a name and carry on our shoulders. These layers have life, have character, and very noisy — like imps. These imps are visible to some — who call them our personalities.
There is a choice one makes — to carry around these imps or slay some of them.
Slaying is easy. Just look at each one of them in its eyes — and in that blinking contest only one side wins — you.
You would be better off for it.
Possibly trees are your best happiness tutors
Once in India on a road trip, I stopped by to ask for directions. A sprightly man who ran a small tea-and-snack shop helped out. “About a furlong ahead, you will see a really large tree. Take the narrow lane to the left”.
I did not know what or how far a furlong was. But I did find the tree.
Fertile, rooted and beautiful, she stood. A few people stood by her shade, awaiting a bus.
Five years later, she was there too. She may have been there for years. …
Dad. Husband. Friend. Mate.Son. Curious about the business of tech. Passionate about photography. Student of life.