Work Towards the Good of All…………….

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Hello my dear WordPress friends. I was off writing or sending any posts for the last two weeks. Was very busy in my personal life. Today I was having some free time so thought of posting a beautiful story which you will all enjoy thoroughly. Happy reading:

‘A 24-year old boy was looking out through a train’s window. All of a sudden out of sheer joy, he shouted, ‘Dad, dad, look, the trees are going behind; they are moving very fast’, his dad simply stared at him with so much joyfulness and smiled, ‘Yes my son.’ A young couple seated nearby looked at the 24-year old and thought to themselves, he’s so grown up but look at him, so childish, he must have a mental disorder for his father not to be bothered. Suddenly, the young man exclaimed in awe once again; ‘Dad, look, the clouds are running with us. I too want to go and catch and play with the clouds.’

The couple could not resist and said to the old man, ‘Sir, why don’t you take your son to a good doctor may be to a psychiatrist?’ The old man smiled and said to them, ‘I just did. We are just coming from a doctor but not a psychiatrist; we have just been discharged from the hospital. You see, My son was blind by birth. He just got his eyesight today for the very first time. He insisted me to take him for a ride in a train as he loved seeing the nature and its scenic beauty which he could not all these years. His behavior may seem stupid to you, but it’s more than a miracle to me. I as his father am feeling full of elation to see my son seeing the wonders of our world after so many years.’ The young couple just sat down there, dumbfounded, lost for words with a mixture of tears and shame in their eyes and apologized profoundly.

Everybody on earth has a story; don’t jump on to any conclusions or sit in judgement about anyone’s private life; you don’t know where they are coming from or what they have to deal with. The truth behind their story might surprise you. Take it easy with others, even if you have a perfect life. Let us keep working towards the good of all. Have faith and hope and with love all is overcome.’

Look Fab, Enjoy Life and Be Cheerful Always…………..

 

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Thoughts……………

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Hello Beautiful Friends, this small imaginative story on ‘Thoughts’ and what I thought on it has been written by me. It is slightly big but thought-provoking. Happy reading:

‘Once at the crossroads on a road to Athena, a thoughtless-mind overflowing with non-stop thoughts, limited by his thinking-mind and a quiet thoughtful-mind, completely at peace with himself and his thoughts met after quite a long time. They looked at each other, shook hands and wondered where had they met one another. Anyways, they exchanged pleasantries as good friends.

‘Hey where are you going friend, I have not seen you from ages’, said the thoughtless-mind. ‘If it is okay with you, I would like to tell you a secret which I have not shared with anyone.’ ‘Yes of course please do’, said the thoughtful mind. A little sarcastically and being arrogant about himself and laughing at the top of his voice said, ‘I have been maddening the minds of human beings and plunging them in a life of illusion full of anger, hatred, selfishness and unending wants to no end. Their faces are always tuned in to the senseless pits of desire from where they simply cannot disentangle themselves and I am thoroughly enjoying myself a great deal. You must have perceived what is happening all around our planet and there is so much chaos and people are randomly killing each other.’

After much careful observation, to what his friend had to say the thoughtful-mind said in a calm-composed voice, ‘Yes I can surely understand this life of desires and wants, and they never seem to be ending but you know what pal, let me tell you, my own story.  I realized at a very late stage in my life that all these so called desires and unwanted expectations binds you more and more in this world of illusion. One day I left my home and I went in search of myself. My masks of self-centeredness that I had adorned age after age was suffocating me.  My little companion the small ‘i’ that is my ‘Shadow or Maya’ or whatever you may like to call it had stuck to me like a super glue and I could smell my burnt flesh eating me alive.  My egoist thoughts would not let me rest and kept on propelling my mind like little mosquitoes that keep on buzzing every minute not allowing me to think rationally at all.

Then after lifetimes of searching and being thrown as useless flotsam, the silent word happened on my trembling lips and life expressed to me in her sweet tone, ‘Let go of the past they are but memories, tomorrow has not yet come upon the mist and the future is simply a mystery where no one has ever gone or imagined. These are like feverish burdens hanging heavily upon the air. You are the stranger passing each and every day tirelessly by the gate of your own garden. Only the here and now matter which is always priceless and eternal. Everywhere you look there is only bliss and pure love.’

And as we were walking together, the thoughtless-mind pondered over what his friend had to say.  Thinking deeply on the situation, he said, ‘You know pal, what you are saying is true. Let me reflect upon these moments. There is so much truth in your sayings. Why must I exhaust the patience of human beings and make them slaves to their needs.  I would not mind to be in your company for one day and let my thoughtless-mind focus on what you are saying for a few hours.’

The thoughtful-mind was jubilant, ‘I am so happy that you have agreed to be with me and that you understood the seriousness of what is happening in our world where your selfishness is so widespread and desires are like chains of rust-iron that are so hard to break free.  There is so much disorder everywhere.  Let your mind relax and let us all live amicably in harmony and love with one another and enjoy the fruits of our well-being.’  

And as we marched along, people gazed at us with cynical eyes and whispered words among themselves, ‘Look, look who is going hand-in-hand with whose memoirs and weird melodies. Let us see how reasonable they are. Who will win over whom.’ They walked for hours and came upon a massive tree strong at its base and with its widespread branches of wisdom and knowledge. Many a sage or masters had sat under its guidance for years together and spent their youth and realized their true nature. The thoughtful-mind too had done the same thing and understood that beyond his troubled self, lived his infinite being, who was fathomless and eternal. Both the minds then sat under the tree.

The thoughtful-mind said, ‘Sit quietly besides me and simply concentrate on your breath. Let your thoughts come but do not pay attention to them and do not struggle with them. Simply let them flow like a river that quietly meanders its way into the ocean.’  Though at first the thoughtless-mind could not sit in a meditative posture and nor could he concentrate as it was not in his nature to be calm and relaxed, he was too nervous and his mind kept on wandering like little humming bees but he tried his utmost to sit motionless.  After a few hours he noticed as soon as he dropped his thinking cap and concentrated on his breathing, there was a feeling of stillness all around him.  He could actually keep his thoughts silent and a sense of quietness surrounded him. 

For the first time the rays of the sun kissed their bare face making them smile a million stars and their soul was inflamed with love. The masks and knots of  falseness and vacant dream that had gripped the thoughtless-mind soon disappeared. The thought of separateness completely dropped away from each other’s learnings. There was only peace and calmness that was all encompassing. Their souls had unveiled their hearts fragrance and only love and truth prevailed. The small egoist “i” and the real “I” merged in each other and they emerged as One Being. There was only Oneness in Unity.’

When I was Small…………….

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  • I’d put my arms in my shirt and tell people I lost my arms and they would be in utter shock. Poor boy so sad we feel for you, they would say.
  • Had that one pen with four colors that was a treasure to me and tried to push all the buttons at once. Simply enjoyed doing that.
  • Would be freely swaying on branches of trees with friends and enjoying the natural swing for hours together happy and joyous.
  • Waited behind a door to scare someone and seeing the horror and screech on their faces, I would be laughing like crazy by my funny actions.
  • Faked being asleep when I was not, so that I could be carried by my mom in her arms, who I so loved tucking me in bed, with her tenderness and care.
  • Used to think that the moon that shined so bright followed our car throughout our journey and kept on staring at the moon when it will go away.
  • The only thing I had to take care of those days was a simple school bag with not much books to overburden me and no lunch box.
  • Swallowed a fruit seed, I was scared to death that a tree was going to grow in my tummy and what would happen to me.
  • Closed the fridge door extremely slowly, to see when the lights went off and came again.
  • Played hide and seek and hid in all corners of the house and sometimes just did not know how and where to hide. Even our parents were told to keep our secrets. This was the best game we all played.

Remember when we were kids and couldn’t wait to grow up? And now we think why did we even grow up? Childhood was the Best part of our life. Such innocence and happy-go-lucky outlook to life. No complications whatsoever. So many times we enjoyed fun-filled pranks on elders, friends and laughed our hearts out and never thought of hurting anyone. 

Finally, I found the answer to the most asked question in my childhood. What do you want to become when you grow up? A child again or a fully grown up person who understands what Life is all about and to enjoy each and every moment to the fullest without giving much significance at all.

Flicker………….

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My very attempt at writing a Haiku, which is poetry in five stanzas and is so Divine. My beautiful friend Zaza from Scribeforlove inspired and motivated me to write a Haiku on FLICKER

Flicker a Spark of Divine Light

Twinkling Orangish flame, a Rhythmic Dance

Darkness & Light, Glimmers of Imagination

Blossoming Love from the Wick of a Candle

Enveloping Mother Earth Gracefully.

 

Thank you once again my dear Friend Zaza for all your support.

The Missing Watch………..

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There once was a farmer who discovered that he had lost his watch in the barn. It was no ordinary watch because it had great sentimental value for him.  His wife had given him as a present on his 70th birthday and he would always treasure it as he loved her a lot.  After searching high and low among the hay for a long while; he gave up and enlisted the help of a group of children playing outside the barn. He promised them that whosoever found it would be rewarded by him. He would be  giving them a beautiful party and gifts.

Hearing this, the children were very excited, nudging each other, ‘Come, come, friends we will go and search the old man’s watch, it must be around here somewhere. It would be fun to be having a great party and getting back-presents too’.  So saying they hurried inside the barn, went through and around the entire stack of hay but still could not find the watch.  In the end they gave up their search feeling dejected and frustrated.

Just when the farmer was about to give up looking for his watch, a little boy who was watching what was happening, went up to him and asked to be given another chance.  The farmer looked at him and thought, ‘Why not?’ after all, this kid looks sincere enough.’ So the farmer sent the little boy back in the barn. After a while the little boy came out with the watch in his hand. The farmer was both happy and surprised and he asked the boy how he succeeded where the rest had failed. The boy replied, ‘I did nothing but sit on the ground and listen quietly. In the silence of the moment, I heard the ticking of the watch and knew in which direction it had fallen.’

A peaceful mind can think better than a worked up mind. Allow a few minutes of silence to your mind every day and see how sharply it helps you to set your life the way you expect it to be.

An apt quote by RUMI: “BE PATIENT WHEN YOU SIT IN THE DARK. THE DAWN IS COMING SOON.”

Live Simply, Live Cheerfully, Look Fabulous.

Smiles are Free……………

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Smiles are fat free

Sugar free, tax free

Tension free, Pressure free

Smiling is fun, feels good, feels nice

Adds a twinkle to your cheeks

Laughter to your beautiful eyes

Saying goodbyes to wrinkles

Catchy and contagious

Makes one attractive and pretty

Changes your mood swings

No more visiting doctors

Requires no recharge

Absolutely free of cost

Nothing in this world is free

Except beaming Smiles

So why not we be merry

For the rest of our lives

Smiling to our hearts content……………………….

Jokes on our Spouses……….

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Hello friends please do not take these jokes very seriously. They are simply fun loving between husbands and their wives: 

-A SMART HUSBAND: When Joe, a nice man married for over 50 years died, his wife, Myrtle was devastated. A couple of months later, Myrtle also died. Once in heaven, Myrtle anxiously looked for Joe. Suddenly, behind a cloud, she could clearly see him with another woman. She ran towards him, calling his name, ‘Joe, darling, Joe, I so missed you’. Joe said, ‘Hold your horse’s woman, and do not give me that ‘darling’ shit.  The deal was very clear. ‘Until death do us part.’

-Boss hangs a Poster in his Office: ‘I’M THE BOSS, DON’T FORGET AND REMAIN IN YOUR LIMITS.’ He returns from lunch and finds a slip on his desk: ‘Sir, Your Wife called, she was shouting expletives and said she wants her Poster back at HOME!!!!!

-When you are in love, wonders happen. You cannot do without each other and there is nothing but darling and sweetheart pouring forth. But once you get married, you wonder, what happened. Then only witch and devils pour all over the place.

-Philosophy of marriage: At the beginning, every wife treats her husband as GOD. Later, somehow don’t know why, alphabets get reversed after a couple of years of staying together.

-Secret formula for married couples: ‘Love One Another’ and if that does not work, bring the last word in the middle.

-Mr and Mrs. Mathews started dieting a week ago. Mrs. Mathew proposed that they should have a cheat day today. So while returning from the office in the evening, Mrs. Mathews brought home MacDonald’s Burger, KFC’s Chicken and Choco-Bar Ice-cream and Mr. Mathews brought home his Secretary. From the hospital bed, Mr. Mathews is wondering when men will ever begin to understand women.

-Lady patient to the Doctor inside his examination room, ‘Doctor can you please call my husband inside, I am not feeling comfortable.’ Doctor – ‘Trust me lady, I am a Doctor and I am a Gentleman. Lady patient: ‘No that’s not the issue. Your receptionist is alone outside and my husband is neither a doctor nor a gentleman. He is a SEAMAN.’

-Husbands are like WINE; they take a long time to mature.

Laugh and Be Merry and Let the Worries go out of the Window…………