Why does the heart
Want to wallow in grief
For no apparent reason
The mood is sombre in brief
Kneeling in obeisance on your grave
With a prayer on the lips
Renders a sense of being afloat
Lest my life is akin to a sunken ship
The worldly relations so shallow
Require precise balance to maintain
Ties of blood never seek equilibrium
Neither, one has to ever feign
Though homage to the ties so profound
Often as an afterthought all pay
They are all ears for emotional quandaries we share
Even in absentia or otherwise slain, to allay
Fear of the impending tribulations
Sends shivers down the spine
With none to resurrect my crumbling morale
Battling solitude is my bottom-line
What’s my calling?
To face dejections appalling
Few discover it late
Mine continues to evade
My pricking conscience
Without being pretentious
Questions the soul
Is it justified in expecting a dole?
None to haul over the coal
Whoever with a nonexistent goal
and lackadaisical attitude, the life path stroll
Success keeps a distance of a barge pole
Each one is blessed with some aptitude
Lame are excuses of Ineptitude
Rust gathered must be shorn
To put to use, skill ought to be honed
Let go of the mundane rigmarole
Creative pursuits shall put you on a roll
A little effort and jostling
Of the mind, unravels a genie named “calling”.
Three forlorn souls
In different isolated nooks
Sullen in their heads
A life of dissidence brook
Reticence being the hallmark of the two
Delving into their minds, none could do
Tantrums and disdain for the third
Forms their agenda without a cue
Surreptitiously stumbling across searches
Gave an insight into an unnerving scare
Could it be manifestation of depression?
Does this symptom not even adolescents spare
Laying down expectations in vague terms,
Lot like a puzzle to unscramble
Only to show aggression and outshout the other
Upon failing to decipher the cryptic tangle
The key to any form of rapport
Stems from exchange of thoughts
Loathe they both, exercising their vocal chords
This bridge of Communication was long lost
Underlining inadequacies isn’t always an eye-opener
Respect and restraint forms the crux of every bond
All relationships need constant nurturing
Cohesion cannot be forged with a magic wand
Peace is the ultimate matter of the heart, not a product of machines. Peace can only rest on the foundation of empathy, mutual love and concern for all. Peace is the ultimate happiness. It is the music of life for it is god manifested. Peace is the essence of life. It is a symbol of nobility and greatness and strength of mind and source of all noble thoughts. Those who cannot experience peace also fail to realise bliss. Learn to imbibe peace within. Dive into the ocean of unabated peace.
Try doing this to attain peace. Sit quietly, closing your eyes in solitude. Keep out flickering thoughts and reflect and pray in the following manner. Thus the life being wasted without experiencing ultimate bliss ? Now only you can lead me towards your path. All my deeds are bondages, to taste the sweet nectar of your love and happiness.
Please accept my prayers. Help me plunge into the divine ocean of your love and bless me with your grace. Bless me such that my life becomes meaningful. My wavering mind keeps me wandering forever, remaining attached to this mundane world, suffering pain in the pursuit of happiness. Bless me with strength, devotion and love. Take away my conceit. I seek your refuge. I do not pray for material attainments but, bless me with the divine wisdom.
Do find time to contemplate. Prayer is not a time bound process? Let it be a perpetual state. Let your life blossom, let your every deed be guided by his thought. Do not do any work in haste. Ensure that you carry out your work with a calm and selfless attitude. Work done with patience proves to be most efficient.
Why do most of us find life boring, even depressing? The robotic pattern of waking up every morning, rushing to work and going through the motions at work can be mind numbing. What is lacking is inspiration. To be inspired you need to expand your mind. Think beyond yourself. Have a vision beyond your individual needs and aspirations and encompass global well being. This vision must translate into a goal that is pursued with relentless focus, deep devotion and hard work. Then you will be so fulfilled at work that you will no longer need a week end. The annual vacation will become redundant as you vocation becomes a source of joy and excitement.
When you do not have a higher ideal, your thoughts gravitate to just your well being. You become obsessed with yourself and fail to see anything beyond the next meal, the next movie to watch. Every other person becomes a competitor. You feel insecure. You imagine, everyone else is out to get you. All your energies get wasted trying to protect yourself from imaginary enemies. Cut off from reality, you sink into an abysss of self-pity, self-obsession and finally self-destruction.
On the other hand, the moment you think beyond yourself, you feel energised, enthusiastic, exhilarated. A higher ideal unlocks your potential, releases energy and gives happiness. All selfish people are unhappy. Selflessness is the key to happiness. The world needs highly skilled people. We need ordinary people with extra ordinary motivation. You can achieve exceptional results if you are inspired with a higher ideal. Replacing inspiration with information has lead to knowledge being viewed as drudgery, rather than as a pleasure.
The highest inspiration is the spiritual goal. How many of us wake up inspired, looking forward to a day of service? Life changes magically from boredom to excitement when you are inspired to serve. Inspiration gives ordinary people courage and hope to make life better for themselves and for future generations. Find inspiration and life will transform into an exciting adventure of self-discovery.
The fact is that our world is full of problems. Philosophers call it the problem of evil. But it is a case of wrong nomenclature. It is to give a negative name to a positive phenomenon. Problems are there, but problems are not evil; they are challenges. The only meaningful explanation of this phenomenon is to take problems as challenges.
This phenomenon can be explained by keeping in mind the creation plan of the Creator. There is a difference between the human and material world. According to the creation plan, the material world has no freedom of choice. The course of the material world is pre-determined while man is free to make his choices. It is this difference that creates problems that can be viewed positively.
The concept of self-development does not exist in the material world. Man, on the other hand, was born with great potential. And this potential can be realised in difficult circumstances. It is only in circumstances of pressure that man’s hidden potential can be turned into actuality. Terming these difficult circumstances as evil is a result of lack of understanding the Law of nature.
On planet earth, the gravitational pull exists in the right proportion. This pull is so important that without it civilisation could never have come into existence. But this blessing of the Creator remained unknown to man until the physicist Isaac Newton received shock treatment from nature. According to a well known story, he was hit on the head by an apple when he was sitting under the apple tree in his garden. Through this “hit” nature was, as if, saying in silent language, “O man, why don’t you think. If you think you will come to learn a great reality.”
In this respect, everyone is like Newton. Everyone is born with great treasure in his mind. But, every person needs a shock treatment. This is the course of nature and there is no exception in this regard. Without passing through this course, a person’s mind will not unfold and he will not be able to achieve great success.
If an “apple” hits your head, do not take it in the negative sense, but know that it has hit your head to make your mind a super mind. Take it as a wakeup call-that a new day is dawning upon you.