Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Flow and Trust

If there’s one thing 2019 and 2020 has taught me all is that nothing is ever certain.But sometimes you’ve just gotta go with the flow and trust that even when things don’t work out exactly as you’d imagined, they work out exactly as they should be.Before the pandemic ,i lost my dad to a massive heart attack.It was tough losing him and has left us in an emotional turmoil.Life seemed to have nomeaning at one point and at one point i understood that we cannot skip chapters in life.we have to face it all.There are some chapters that makes you cry for ever,but we have to keep moving and stories of life will keep revolving.Live yours ,dont miss out says the writer! In between the pandemic, kids and me moved cities,travelled miles ,wore masks,packed homes,cried our heart out,did not bother about marks,admissions in schools actually nothing but being nearer to the husband mattered. We moved homes,fell ill,got hospitalised in a city where i left my heart long ago.The city which saw my heartbreaks ,mended me to new ways ,a city where i studied and even lived for quite a while,Bengaluru..i hope you will treat me well! I still remember the first trip to Bengaluru with Acha and Amma,faded in pictures in the album,but still bright with beautiful memories of holding hands and walking in Cubbon Park,the soft wind that still rustles up the mind,a trip to the Bannerghatta Lion Park, Vidhan Soudha and the Pink and White roses we saw on the way.I can still feel the moments,smiles and laughter.Moments that have been blessed for,a little yearning to go back to the warmth of those hands. To have so much when so many have so little; To live in such a beautiful, corner of the world surrounded by nature was a dream. Gratitude for *White tubular flowers of Akashamalli *Marigold coloured hibiscus *Bright and beautiful spots at home *Long verandhas *Wooden pillars *Spaces surrounding *Inner courtyards

Saturday, September 3, 2016

learning to live fully:

In touch with the spiritual powers in cosmos:)-

Awakening on your path and leaving the fear behind:)-
There is always a lot More to learn in life and  each day is a learning:)-

Some quotes,some words,some people keeps us strong at difficult times.Am lucky to have people around me who drive in the positive energy:)-I am blessed

"Life is a storm my young friend.You will bask in the sunlight one moment,be shattered on the rocks the next.What makes you a  man is what you do when that storm comes.You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome.Do your Worst ,for I will do mine. Then the fates will know you as we know you."Alexandre Dumas.

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Dusted thoughts!

Dusted thoughts,penning down memories!

"Dust if  you must,but wouldn't it be better
To paint a picture or write a letter
Bake cake or plant a seed
Ponder the difference between want and  need?

Dust if you must,but the world's out there
With the sun in your  eyes,the wind in your hair
A flutter of snow,a shower of rain
This day will not come around again"(unknown)

Another monsoons,Another  vacations !
thoughts wander in the moonless midnight of the world
let the journey of life be glued together by light,love,shimmering stars, moonlight,magic,music and words.
enjoy the summers and summer prints,rains and monsoons are on their way!

Summer prints and sarees

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

These last days of the year:)-

These last days of the Year.

The perfect time to look back upon a year that went by: the year 2015.
Taught me happiness in healing the mind-body way, the year that gave me strength to face any condition with a little spiritual awakening.
I heal as I fill with gratitude for my blessings..Susan Barbera

The simple things mean the most to me even today. I love life deeply and think deeply about it. Life's lessons taught me to let go of what I can't change and in life everything need not be perfect,be happy and just breathe:)-   I have let go things to take time to change themselves:)-

2015 also showed me rain,flowers,travel,love and light..Some things I deeply love :)-
If you love something love completely,,Love too much..Say what you need to say a little more. Don't hold yourself. There isn't anything better than love.

I truly wish the best in everything for my loving readers ..blessings,good health ,a lot of light and a bunch of love.

                                 The best of winter moments from our home:)-

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

the wind in the hair:)-

Had  been home after quite a long time:)-
I felt as if I  had been woken up from a slumber:)-
I loved the irradiate refuge of sleep that i could get at home..In my dreams i found a little of the beauty that i had sought in life and wandered through old woods and enchanted gardens..(H.P.Lovecraft)

At home down south ,we saw  colours in the sky that don't usually belong. We did some amazing road trips  with music in the ears and the wind in the hair.I took off my shoes and walked in to the woods.I felt lost and found with every step i took.....
Often an urge to  sail endlessley and langurously under strange stars.The gentle rain fell and i glided in a sunless  stream under the earth till i reached another world of blue moon and red flowers.
As time treads on we think memories become muddled and vague,but they become rememberances of longing ..longing to go back ,longing to never forget again.Here are some not so faded snapshots of the amazing energy gathered around ...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

living simply

This has been my  mind set over the months:)-

I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books I’ll never be tested on. I want to paint because I want to, not because I’ve got something to prove. I want to listen to my body, fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up slowly, with no place to rush off to... I want not to be governed by money or clocks or of any of the artificial restraints that humanity imposes on itself.I just want to be away ,just float ,just close my eyes and meditate ,wanting to feel the breeze on the face,climb high up in the hills. I just want to be boundless and infinite  or  to just get soaked in the chants of Namahshivaya..the ever relaxing chants to be boundless and infinite.Yes and I Did get soaked !Its become sort of a ritual.loving these rituals..

Searching  for the inner energy is a journey on its own!How amazing is it to get back the energy you have lost somewhere:)-

All pictures courtesy :Lakshmi Arvind.Please do not copy them without permission.
Some part  of the text is which i have read and written on mind:)-courtesy ..unknown

Friday, January 30, 2015

the New Year,the New light!

Sometimes u feel like talking and sometimes you feel like writing.Hope 2015 is keeping you all safe in its arms.

The last month of 2014 had taken us for a roller coaster ride with about of winter flu ,cough and cold and sinusitis and vertigo taking the major share :)-The moments were enjoyed nevertheless,by putting the christmas tree was up and the ornaments for the Santaclaus to make his way into our home:)-

Delhi in the winters  is a muse for poetry and metaphor for romance.As on ode to the long awaited first winter rains there were  Kale flowers to go with it.In the midst of all this there were new dreams,new hopes,new home and new light. I saw the gradual transition from dissipated light to more direct rays and patterns of the sun  inside the homes.The sun kissed mosaics now  give my images life more than anything i would love.

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