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Every Spring has a story

Spring

In the lowest moments of our lives, we feel as if there is no way out of it, we feel as if the whole world has conspired against our happiness and we are the unlucky ones. But again and again nature reminds us, that life is a cycle of growth,recuperation and change.

After every storm, there is a calm, after every winter there is spring and after every difficult period of our lives, there is peace waiting just around the corner, after which even the mundane, ordinary days become pleasurable. After which,we are a tad wiser, a tad calmer and when we look back and see, how strong we really are that we just overcame another challenge.

Happy Spring! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just thinking...

Journaling – Your journey to your authentic self

journal

I find that many of the people that I see (more often women) are totally unaware of what they love to do.

A simple question “What do you love to do?” more often comes with the response as  “I don’t know.”

I feel the authentic self that which we came with to the world, remembers its mission or its purpose.

But the conditioned self, that which learnt to survive in this planet earth by pleasing everyone around and listening to the crowd so as to be accepted has chosen to hide the true calling for the fear of being ridiculed.

I feel if we take this retracing back to our true self as a puzzle or a game we will surely arrive at the place that we know rings true only to us. What if this life was a game of hide and seek created by some higher power?

In the intial phase we hide our true selves and as we reach a certain age then nagging inside s that keeps asking “Is this all there is?” and is not satisfied by money or power or any other pleasure.

Then we go through the seeking phase, where we try to find out what we loved to do as a child because that was when we were pure and original and most of the time we come to remember but sometimes we need to probe further because there was guilt or shame or reprimand associated with following what you love.

Finally once you find out, it is upto us to go further into the unknown territory. Fear once again takes a giant size and tells you in many forms how stupid the idea really is. But learning to look at fear and keep trudging along that path is what will finally lead you to the place of authentic fulfillment.

Success will not be immediate. Doubts do crop up unlimited times but dedicating atleast one hour every day to that which you love to do will definitely be worth it than listening to fear and hanging on the heavy feeling of “Something doesn’t feel right”

So to start the seeking process a journal is your safe haven. You can start writing with the intention to find answers or at least hear back from the self that was stuffed back inside years ago.

The perfectionist self will give all kinds of excuses of not starting it like ( I don’t have the right notebook, I don’t have time etc etc)

But become aware, that it is Mr.Fear in the form of excuses and start your journey.

I would like to end this with Paulo Coehlo’s words:

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself and tell your heart that no heart has suffered when it goes in search of its dreams.”

A book to get you started on journaling:

Writing Down Your Soul: How to Activate and Listen to the Extraordinary Voice Within

http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Down-Your-Soul-Extraordinary-ebook/dp/B004RPZ4K0/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1421226700&sr=8-6&keywords=journal+soul

All the best as your embark on your journey!

Poem collection

Believe in yourself

Believe in yourself! you’re divinely designed
And perfectly made for the work of mankind

This truth you must cling to through danger and pain
The heights man has reached you can also attain

Believe to the very last hour, for it’s true
That whatever you WILL you’ve been gifted to do

Believe in yourself and step out unafraid
By misgivings and doubt be not easily swayed

You’ve the right to succeed, the precision of skill
Which betokens the great, you can earn if you will !

The wisdom of ages is yours if you’ll read
But you’ve got to believe in yourself to succeed!

Author – unknown

Poems

Hope

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I build cements wall for the houses
But my house stands with tin sheets
I mend and shine shoes
But my slippers are worn out thin
I harvest crops for the world to eat
But my kids go to bed hungry
I wash your clothes
But I am scared if I wash mine it will shred
Who do I question about my status?
If there is one with answers let me know
I am the worker bee and my life is being squeezed out of me
Cause I have been crushed and discarded by the society that uses me.
So save me and give me hope that a
better tomorrow awaits me.
For I need to carry my frail legs to work,
Believing someone is looking out for me too.