I am the sky with the white clouds I am the mountains and valleys With rivers and trees I am the green pastures With wild flowers and grass I am the ocean Constantly in motion And deep inside me Is my heart filled with love!
I am the mandala And the inter-connecting patterns That make it! I am the colors Which fills up the patterns In VIBGYOR mode… For life isn’t just black and white But all the colors in a spectrum of light!
Are you the wave? Rising from deep stillness With emotions and words With ideas brimming bright With elated happiness And hit all those Onto the silent shore And as though the job is done Recede back to being silent…
Or are you the shore? The strong and sturdy Resilient to waves And taunamis too The wall is strong Which keeps the shore intact And not dance to the tunes Of the consistent waves That keep hitting…
Or are you the wind? That which stimulates The stillness of water And stirs deep within For ideas to emerge For waves to unfold And also be part of the journey Till the wave hits the shore…
Or are you the observer? The one who knows the wind The wave and the shore; The stimulant The object and the target…
Some days I am the wind There are days when I am overwhelmed like the waves With ideas and emotions… And then some days I am the sturdy shore With an attitude of “bring it on” The yearning though Is to be an observer!
As I wake up everyday, I try my earnest to connect with nature – even if it is in a very small way!
To begin with
I like smelling my tulsi leaves,
touching the leaves of my balcony plants,
looking at the sky (quite the obvious one), wondering about the cloud patterns,
the color of the sky,
listening to the playful mynah,
trying hard to hear the other chirpers,
look at the branches outside my kitchen window and see if they look the same like yesterday or has there been a new branch…
– its endless but there is a strong connection with nature!
This is the view from my kitchen window, which faces the western sky!
And this is my favorite spot at home!
I stand here, watching the clouds swim by while I wash vessels.
I occasionally take my cutting board with vegetables and stand near the window!
I stand there to sip coffee.
I try to fill bottles with drinking water standing and staring at the blue sky!
I watch the moving clouds as I drink water.
I try to take my calls in my kitchen, where I sit on the kitchen top and still can watch the clouds.
I stand there to feel the gentle breeze on me.
I don’t need any reason to stand in my favorite spot but I guess I like making up the reasons 😃
This beautiful click was taken by my dear friend Rekha! It is always an uplifting moment when friends send me pictures of skyscapes thinking about my love for those! Also it is surely a moment of self-satisfaction to know that my pictures and posts have been quite impressive enough for people to remember my love for such pictures.
The picture above is a perfect depiction of hope.
It all started with the ball of fire Which showed up this morning In the eastern sky Killing the darkness Lighting this Earth Bringing in the chirping of birds Those rays that flow gently From the sun to humans Is the reaching out By nature As a hug To reinstate the hope That this is part of the phase Which has to happen All is well Just stay hopeful!
I recently got a tulsi plant for my home. Even though it is placed rightly in the balcony where there will be plenty of light for the plant, I am looking at it in wonder as it tries to grow out through the grill of the balcony. The light just outside of the grill is too bright than what is inside it and the plant is trying to reach for it. I am just amazed at these ways of nature – to always reach up to a higher level in the most gentle way.
And when a sapling grows into a beautiful tree like the one above, it doesn’t abandon or block the light that gave it the life it needed when it was young. Rather, it lets the light in and allows the light to shine through the leaves, flowers, fruits, and branches! It can result in such dreamy pictures from a nature lover’s point of view. But letting the light in is such a beautiful concept for any person to include in their routine too.
What we use in our childhood to become better beings – those habits, those people who inspire us, those passions – let them all into your life again and again and see your life glow!