Being Childlike..

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Observing my little one for a few minutes, just set the thinking bells ringing in me…

How simple would it be, for an adult to be like a child bubbling with energy? Even though, we’ve all been through the stage of childhood, I guess, it would be next to impossible (exceptions prevail). And you would all agree with me if I describe her actions.

Watching the television, suddenly standing up, bending forward and bringing her head close to her thighs, standing, running from one end of the room to the other, dancing for a good 10-15 minutes, repeating the sequences. Phew, who needs aerobics or a zumba for a workout?!! 🙂

And of course, if we ever did manage to do some such sequences, people around us are bound to label us as crazy. It’s the thought free and innocent mind of kids which allows them the freedom to perform sans inhibition !!!

Zentangle Creations..

“Zen” in Japanese means meditation & tangle is to entangle. “Zentangle” is a form of meditative art in which, the various patterns are tangled to form a beautiful image. This art is very intuitive, abstract & fun to learn. It involves drawing structured repetitive patterns which leads to the formation of beautiful designs. It increases creativity, focus and brings in a sense of well being and calms down and relaxes the mind.

For me personally, the introduction to zentangle was a chance event. I was always interested in the traditional form of art – drawing, painting, craft and the like. I accidentally happened to come across a post on zentangle in one of the social networking sites, which immediately caught my attention. This led me to do some netsurfing to discover more about this art form. From then on, I have taken to it literally, like a fish to water.

I have since created a few patterns and it gives me a kind of deep relaxation & relieves me from any stress that I may be going through. It calms me down. The feeling, of putting pen on paper and creating something so wonderful is just exhilarating. This art form brings out the creative expression within me & also gives me tremendous satisfaction. On busy days, I literally have to steal time for my newly discovered passion.

I have gifted a few of my zentangle creations to my near and dear ones, and the pleasure I derive from gifting my very own creations, is indeed very satisfying.

 

Daily Prompt: Hopeful

via Daily Prompt: Hopeful

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The clock of life ticks on hope. Hope that we will have one more second, one more minute, one more hour, one more day, one more month, one more and one more. One more chance, one more prospect, one more opportunity. The very fact that we set the alarm for the next morning, depicts, we are hopeful of one more morning in life.

We are always hopeful, that we’ll have the best of everything life has to offer and why not, we are all children of almighty and we all deserve the best.

But, as the proposition of life goes, life is a mixed bag of presents and emotions. This concept, is what inspires us to be hopeful, be alive, hoping something better might be in store for me tomorrow.

So, if something is not going right today & you are facing a rough patch today, do not lose hope, it’s only an indication from the almighty, be hopeful my child…tomorrow is a new day, a new beginning..

Daily Prompt: Pillage

via Daily Prompt: Pillage

 

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Our house, our Earth,

Of resources, there is no dearth,

Plentiful, perennial and bountiful,

Oh ! my house, so beautiful.

 

Seas, oceans and mountains,

Deserts, forests and terrains,

Nature, flora fauna and all,

The sun and the moon, you have it all.

 

Cries and pleads, our mother earth,

Take care of me, for I’m the only one,

Pillage, destruction and devastation are not worth,

Oh, humans, put down your guns, or soon I will be gone .

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My Impromptu Blog

Often, at meetings, schools, workplace, programs, debates etc. we are called to speak on a topic at a moment’s notice. No preparation, not much time to think, and there we are, amidst a hundred pair of eyes, waiting to hear and judge us. I’m sure, many of you reading this blog, would’ve been through this.

I thought of writing this blog on similar lines. No preparation, no correction, no editing etc. directly, my thoughts on your screen, hence the title – Impromptu Blog!!

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It’s quite a task, to write without thinking through.  My brain is raking out thoughts to be put forth.  As I write this, I realize, how tough it is for us humans to do something different, something which is not planned, something for which we have not prepared, something just dropping into our arms, which requires our immediate attention.

There is only one situation though, where I feel we, as human beings, do not require much preparation to take an immediate action – when we are angry. Without any problem, without thinking, without waiting for things to settle down – we speak impromptu, and we manage to invoke all our hidden emotions and expressions, to bring out our ghastly image. And it’s a fact that, if someone shows us a mirror during the anger monster’s attack on us, we would be very unpleasant and would not like what we see. I wonder how little ones around us, put up with us .

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An old adage goes “Think before you speak”. When we do so, we probably do all the cut, edit, copy & paste at the backyard of our brain, which helps us in controlling our impromptu devastating words of communication and bringing about the beautiful side in us, much to the happiness and relief of our close ones.

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