Nature

A guest post by Rizwan! A fellow writer I met at the tut writers group…

Thank you Rizwan for letting me post this here..

Let’s re-think nature together.
See the sun that shines, the moon that shows, the stars that glow, the trees that grow, the stream that flows, the birds that fly, so high in the sky, the flowers that bloom, the forests that breathe, and the rain that falls on the mountains, hills, valleys and towns.

All of the nature is highly expressive, loud and vocal. All natural expressions are clear,so vivid, they’re felt and seen.

You hear it when it’s thunder storm, you feel it’s hot when it’s hot. You feel it when it’s cold. You see a tree so tall, standing firm, and you smell and feel the morning breeze. Those birds sing so sweet in the trees, you hear them? Every thing in nature expresses, tells out loud what it is. 

…And you, you’re one unique master piece, a work of art, capable of achieving what you can ever imagine. Human being! An unlimited growth capacity!

A tree is, but a tree. A flower is, but a flower. A bird is, but a bird. You can be what you want to be! That makes us humans unique. Isn’t that amazing? This screen that you’re reading my words on, once was an imagination, a dream. Look around please and see how much growth, development has happened, and imagine only a hundred years in the future, Whaao! Marvelous, isn’t it?

We’re the unlimited beings, always growing, inventing, exploring. Yeah, exploring, exploring too much may be that we have to take some time out to go back and see nature, exploring inward to rediscover our true-self, the ‘I’, the old cliche’ ‘ who am I? Where am I heading to, and why? What’s my expression? What do I want from myself? That expression! That call, the call from the soul that speaks so much louder than words.

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Feel the difference!

A guest post by my cousin bro: Gautam Basrur..

The rule is simple – If we don’t make life to happen for you, it will happen to you. 

You do not need to be a best selling writer in order to have an authority to dictate enlightening messages to people. Each one of us goes through experiences in life which teach us something valuable in the most wonderful manner. 

The key is to listen to your heart and use your head to evaluate what is going on around you. 

At the end of the Mahabharat era, when the Pandavas embarked on their departure to the Himalayas, they asked Lord Krishna on how people would behave in the Kaliyuga. 

Lord Krishna told Yudhisthir to go and observe something strange in the forest, return and tell Lord Krishna about it 
So he went. He saw 5 wells next to each other. Out of them, the one in the middle was the deepest but it was empty while all other wells were all full. 

When asked to Lord Krishna about the strangeness, the Lord said – People always focus on filling up their own wells of life events of their own lives but they forget to give water to the deepest of them all – Humanity & Service to others ! 

Yes, we do live in a world where each person is to himself and people think twice before donating funds or are skeptical about service. But that must not discourage us to not to do anything. 

We can always do our part by not spitting or littering on the roads and also spreading the message of cleanliness. Social media is perhaps the best medium in which we can awaken those minds who hit rust after a lot of negative comments surrounding them. 

So let’s pledge to do 1 act of social service, in any which manner we can & see the difference or should I say – Feel the Difference ! 

Madness That Keeps Me Sane!

Madness that keeps me sane …

I feel so empty inside, that there’s nothing left to offer anyone..

I feel so empty that the gifts coming my way go unnoticed

I ramble in the ignorance 
n stumble over my arrogance

Wondering ….when will I feel better n this emptiness… why???

N then I see why!!

I see what let’s me write..
What helps me sing..
What moves me to dance..
N what makes me paint!!!

This emptiness has a way of moving through me..
Leading me to the whole..
Like the moon, 

N soon leaving me empty again..
Only to rejoice in the overflow..

N if I had a choice to choose differently..
I guess I’d always choose the same 

The madness keeps me sane after all..

Miraculous Connection!!

This life is calling us to connect with the highest version of ourselves…

N we are growing higher n higher each time we :

– take care of ourselves as if we are as important or may be more important than our kid..

– do stuff that elates us beyond words

– help another putting our needs aside ( not forcing it but feeling that emotion take over us)

– ask our ‘highest self’ to show up.. as if we are hungry for that one event in this entire life (which indeed is true yet we’re unaware)

N then our highest self shows up!!

There is a greater part of us, our energy that knows everything that’s gonna happen in our life..

It’s like there are a millions of million paths or may be more,that could be reality based on our choices..

If I wake up at 8 am today, there is a future that I’d create, if I have green tea there is a future that I’d create, if I’d go for a jog there is a different future I’d create..

N don’t be surprised, a greater part of me knows all the infinite possibilities..

It knows exactly what will happen if I miss that bus just as well as what will happen if I do not have enough funds to pay my credit card bills this month…

N in any of the situations (even the worst) my highest self knows that’s it’s gonna be fine!

There’s a part of a higher (less known to me) me taking care of the me (I think I am)

N that’s happening all the time♥️😘

So in times of trouble, I’ve to call the lesser known me to take charge!!

Like I do today!

I say ‘I cannot deal with this today. I can’t see any options just yet. I feel helpless n out of sorts.

I feel emotional n empty yet there’s one thing I know for sure. I have your back dear ‘lesser known me’..

So I leave it to you. You’ll do well I know’

N just as I say this as I look into my fav view (out of my studio window), I feel a strong urge to write..

I find a 📓 notebook. I have pens handy on my studio desk. Just as I flip the pages of this book, I find a letter I’d written to myself some time in the past..


N this makes life grow out of that stress into love

Yes! I am taken care of every single day n I allow myself all that care n joy that my higher self is pouring out on me♥️

Chao n god bless🎁

A life changer called BALI❤️🎁

Not a single picture clicked

Every single beautiful moment captured in my heart

Realizing that travelling alone is EASY n FUN

Super deep connections with people ‘looking’ and ‘speaking’ differently than me

Touching every beautiful heart in unexplainable ways

Feeling the easy flow of life

Floating in the beautiful pool and watching stars

Eating the most amazing food I’ve ever eaten

Meeting the most open hearted Balinese people, who made me feel totally at home

Experiencing the purest, simplest n most natural yet powerful energy shift, during the purification process in a Balinese temple

Expressing gratitude for my family who let me experience this life changing trip

Gratitude for the two coaches, Leon and Scott, who intended and organized this energy shifting experience for the 13 of us

Loads of gratitude for my darling Lainey, who I finally met physically after so many long years. Gratitude of living with her for 6 nights and experiencing the pure love and appreciation that she is❤️

Gratitude for each n every beautiful coach / non coach who attended the retreat❤️😍

Excitement of meeting such awesome hearts from across the globe, who not only accepted me but also acknowledged and appreciated me❤️🎁

Deep conversations with beautiful hearts

First time experience of white water rafting with the most incredible 6 fun loving people and a super awesome guide – SUPER FUN! JUST WOWWWWWWWWWW ❤️🎁

Being alone n by myself in an exciting place called UBUD – ALL BY MYSELF

Bargaining, not liking the price, leaving the shop, strolling around, finally buying the expensive piece (that reminded me of that extremely loving, huge tree outside the temple) and losing it at another shop. 

Losing the most expensive piece I’d bought so far, thanks to the lil two year old baby girl who held my hand n didn’t let me go, played ringa ringa roses with me in the tiny shop as her mom was busy making the offering for the next morning.

Following my intuition and the signs of flowers, to ask a local (Wayan) if I’d be welcome to visit the beautiful temple that was drawing me towards it

Eating yummy food at Wayan’s beautiful house and the super yum gado gado prepared by his mam (mom) especially for me❤️🎁

Experiencing an awesome bike ride back to my resort thanks to the awesome local Wayan, who let me into his home, served me a yummy meal n let me interact with his beautiful family, and let me into his home temple ( thank god I’d carried my Sarong; a scarf that has to be wrapped up around the waist before entering the temple)

Gratitude for the most awesome solo experience in spite of losing the valuable wooden piece
Knowing that I would definitely get that piece, if not in this trip may be another

Asking my two beautiful friends from the retreat visiting Ubud another day, if they could, only if possible, check out a store that had a two year old girl in it ❤️😍 n collect that piece if possible

Relying on the universe for everything

Happily receiving that awesome piece which was collected by my two friends who very easily found the store❤️ 

Creating so many cards for the beautiful people I met in Bali

Feeling the love of the universe being showered tremendously on me

A warm yet heavy good bye

Travelling business class ( what, seriously??? How come I didn’t check my ticket) n fulfilling another desire that showed up when I was travelling to Bali ❤️

Being served by the most beautiful n smiling air hostesses ever ❤️🎁

Landing in Mumbai 

Terrific hugs from Ekaansh ( extremely grateful for him to have had a good time in my absence) 

Gratitude for my family who let me go and took care of everything n Ekaansh back home

A great home cooked meal

Loads a conversations 

Extreme gratitude, a heart overflowing with gratitude that has no words to express it❤️

Tari Makashi Bali, you’ve created a space in my heart for ever! N I’m gonna be visiting many times again ❤️🎁

Sukh Samah❤️🎁

A vacation from ‘social media’

Yep!! I am on a sabbatical, from social media! Don’t know how long! 

All my well wishers, know I am feeling well❤️🎁

What I’m gonna do, and have done in the past few days since my ‘not being on fb’, here’s the list:

– write, write and write with a pen and a paper, this time!!

– visualize, enjoy and offer gratitude through feelings (unlike I do the same with words on my blogposts)

– explore, be spontaneous, watch movies, have dinners with family in new places

– listen to the most beautiful voice of Abraham Hicks on you tube

– write some more

– laugh

– sit with my son with no agenda on my mind (successful so far❤️)

– make posters for my wall

– paint some more ( finished my first painting, for myself..been on my agenda for long)

– move to music more n more

– offer more gratitude 

– watch more birds outside my window

– coach some more

– say nice things

– go out more often

– say nice things more n more 😜

– visualize more

– feel joy more n more

……..

Happy sabbatical to me❤️😍

If you’ve sent me any emails, I shall respond to you when time permits.

If you’re waiting for posts on Intuned, beautiful you or simply eager to hearing from me, please know I’m well n away from the social media..

If there’s anything else regarding which ure waiting to hear from me, kindly wait till the time is right ❤️🎁

Lotsa love n gratitude to you!!