Lessons

Surrounded by ample mystery

Every step filled with great intensity

Of feelings & emotions that flow

In a strange abrupt pushing to new low

Was this the fear of newness or change?

Is this a battle to fight or experience to divulge?

Conscience is warning against the steps

Strong emotions are pulling into weird trips

Is this a cloud I’ve just entered?

Is there an exit to it, is what I feared?

Is this a roller-coaster ride designed for me?

Is there a bright dawn ahead for me ever to see?

Questions are popping like arrows

Emotions are draining the self into fallows

Is this a divinely designed lesson

What is the summary of this season?

Intuition is the ultimate source to guide

Tough times come with a message in this ride

It is for bidding adieu to patterns that are old

To replace redundant traits with newness of gold

Tough times strike not to serve a death blow

It is to rejuvenate one with a new flow

It is to end all the confusions of the past

To experience newness of life in vast

It is to replace guilt with love

As fresh and as pure as a white dove

To learn compassion in life to progress

To leave behind revenge & not to regress!

A Lesson from the Park of Life….

On a visit to the neighbourhood park with my niece, I had the privilege of being introduced to her park play-mate; a two year old kid…. 😛 The two year old kid’s mother in a casual conversation expressed her eagerness to see her kid grown up and self reliant.

My thoughts started racing. ….This word “grown up” seems familiar yet strange.

When I was a crawling baby, I thought when I can walk then I’m grown up.

When I started walking without any support, I felt grown up is the one who runs and boards the school bus.

When I started running in the school, I felt if I ride a bicycle I’m grown up.

Later, I thought if I travel to far off places on my own by train or a faster mode of transport then I’m grownup.

The race is not yet over. I thought I shall be grown up when I drive my own vehicle and have my own vocation, views and opinions.

Alas…The modes of Transport have changed, my definition of grown up has changed, my views and opinions have undergone tremendous changes. But still I’ve unanswered questions, unsolved riddles and puzzles in life just as a kid. In fact, the questions have been increasing.

Suddenly, I heard kids clapping around me and my racing thoughts returned to the park.

The gentle and the tender smiles of the kids made me ponder further and I’ve realized that we engage ourselves in our chosen path of life and again re-live our childhood and memories with our kids.

May be its strange and that is the paradox of life, that we try to co-relate the ever flowing nectar of life with non-living objects. Nothing is permanent. Change is the Law of Universe. Learning and growth are an integral part of this change.

As a Law abiding student of this Universe, I wish to continue my learning. And guess how I’m planning to do it? By visiting the park frequently to keep my learning alive and share with you… 🙂 Continue reading