What is My Life Worth?

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One day a young boy and his father went for a walk. As they were walking the boy questioned his father, ‘Dad! What is my life worth for?’ Without having said anything his father gave him a rock from the bottom of a river and asked him to take the rock and go to the super market near their house and try to sell the rock. He then advised his son not to say anything until someone asks him a price for this stone. And when someone does so, just raise your two fingers but don’t say anything.

The boy followed what his father said and went to the super market. There, a woman asked him for his stone. She said, ‘I want to put it in my garden, how much is this stone for?’ The boy as his father said didn’t say anything but just raised his two fingers.  The woman said, ‘I’ll take it for $2.’ The boy ran back to his father and told him what happened at the market.

The father then asked him to take this rock to the museum and do the same. The boy at once followed his father’s command and went to a museum. There, a man asked him the price of that stone. The boy again just raised his two fingers. The man said, ‘Ok, I’ll take it for $200.’ The boy was shocked hearing this and went back to his father.

His father this time asked him to take the stone to a precious stone store and show it to its owner.  The boy did so and when the owner found that rock he said in amusement, ‘Where did you find that stone? It is one of the rarest stones in the world, what would you like to sell it for?’ The boy again raised his two fingers, and then the owner without any hesitation said, ‘Yes, I’ll take it for $200,000.’

The boy was totally astonished and ran back to his father. His father then said: ‘Son, do you now realize the worth of your life? Your attributes, colour of your skin, money, fame, lineage doesn’t matter until you realize your place in this world. It all depends on how you see yourself, how you carry yourself and how much you belong to own yourself.  These are the people around you that makes you feel worth a $2 stone, or $200,000 precious rock, so always choose your friends wisely who can unveil the real diamond in you.

Always trust your instincts they are the messages from your Soul. They are the inner part of you that strives to make you whole and complete.

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Flowers in the Wind……..

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I see fresh little Flowers

Dancing in the wind

Merging in petals ecstasy

Unfolding as tulips, cherries, daffodils,

Sunflowers, roses or lavenders

Wrapped in corals, reds or pinks

Unharmed in wooded greens

A coat of rainbow’s hymn

Wind blowing them upon my skin

And sunshine reflected in my hair

Little dewdrops falling daintily

I find delight in their scented smells

Gazing at the falling flowers

I long to see a flower pure

And wish to reach the sky azure

Every moment is a priceless joy

With my sling bag in tow

I love to run wild with the whistling wind

Among the healing greens that I call home

And with my spirits full of excitement

I walk with the flowers in the wind………………

Seven Little Truths of Life…..

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Swami Vivekananda who was a great monk and a spiritual master has given us simple profound 7 Little Truth of Life that will make us learn to be Happy Souls. May we all imbibe what he has to say:

1ST: Don’t let someone become a priority in your life, when you are just an option in their life. Relationships work best when they are balanced.

2nd: Never explain yourself to anyone.  Because the person who likes you does not need it and the person who does not like you won’t believe it.

3rd: When you keep saying you are busy, then you are never free. When you keep saying you have no time, then you will never have time.  When you keep saying that you will do it tomorrow, then your tomorrow will never come.

4th: When we wake up in the morning, we have two simple choices. Go back to sleep and dream or wake up and chase those dreams. Choice is yours.

5th: We make them cry who care for us. We cry for those who never care for us. And we care for those who will never cry for us. This is the truth of life, it’s strange but true. Once you realize this, it’s never too late to change.

6th: Don’t make promises when you are in joy. Don’t reply when you are sad. Don’t take decisions when you are angry. Think twice, act only once.

7th: Time is like a river.  You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again.

Don’t play with the feelings of others, especially if you know what you are doing is wrong because then that would lead you to your worst downfall.

Each stage of life is a learning process, so learn to love and care, for its this love and care that will make you a better Soul and will make you get the best. Success introduces you to the world, but failures introduces the world to you.  Always be Happy!! 

Accept each other’s faults & rejoice in relationships……..

Dr. Abdul Kalam Ji, a renowned Indian scientist and politician says:

When I was a kid, my mom only cooked food for us. One night in particular when she had made dinner after a long hard day’s work, mom placed a plate of subzi (vegetables) and extremely burnt roti in front of my dad. I was waiting to see if anyone in my family besides me noticed the burnt roti.  But dad just ate his roti and asked me, “So, son how was your day at school. I hope you had a great time.”  I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember I heard Mom apologizing to dad for the burnt roti when they were sitting on the sofa after dinner. And I’ll never forget what he said: “Honey, I loved burnt roti that you made.”

Later that night, I went to kiss daddy good night in his bedroom and asked him, “Dad, did you really like eating your roti that was burnt.”  He tenderly wrapped me in his arms and said, “Your momma put in a long hard day at work today and she was really tired. And besides, a burnt roti never hurts anyone but harsh words do!” He further said, “You know beta, life is full of imperfect things, and imperfect people. I am not the best and am hardly good at anything! I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. What I’ve learnt over the years is: “To accept each other’s faults the way they are and choose to celebrate relationships.”

Life is too short to wake up with regrets! Love the people who treat you right and have compassion for the ones who don’t. Enjoy life now. It has an expiry date and you never know when is yours.

A Saint was asked: “What is anger?” He gave a beautiful answer, “It is a punishment we give to ourselves for somebody else’s mistake.” Therefore, train your mind to see the good in everyone and everything and life will be beautiful.

My Book ‘Poet’s Touch’ is finally out…..

Hey, my beautiful blogger friends, I have finally launched my Poetry book “Poet’s Touch” on Amazon Kindle edition and in the US. It is available in both Kindle and paperback form. I am sharing below the links for the same:

https://www.amazon.in/s?k=poet%27s+touch&ref=nb_sb_noss

This book was possible only because of encouragement and motivation from all you blogger friends and my family who have always followed me on my blog and inspired me in writing these poems.

I would like to express my gratitude to Chris Graham of Story Reading Apes blog, Robbie Cheadle of Robbie’s Inspiration blog and Smorgasbord-Variety is the Spice of life. Smorgasbord Blog Magazine who promoted my book on their blog., a few days ago. You all can have a look at their blog too.

Please do visit the link and I am giving the book cover hereunder. Happy Reading dear friends.

Life’s Mysteries………

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‘Hey beautiful life

Be gentle on yourself’

Do not be harsh

Like the blasting winds

That hurt us no end

Release the morass of mistakes

Flounder not in regrets

No stranger are you among us

‘Hey beautiful life

Be gentle on yourself’

Caress your tender leaves

That quiver in the sun’s glory

Unfurl your beauty as fragrances

Let our hearts sing love’s pleasure

Your mysteries are unfathomable

It is way beyond our reach

‘Hey beautiful Life

Be gentle on yourself’

The noontide is upon us

Take a moment of rest upon the wind

Sing sweetly in your gentle voice

Stretch your hands to gather us

Let your bending in the Mysterious hand

Be for happiness and joy…………..

Thank you so much my beautiful friend Zaza from scribesforlove.blog who always encourages me to extend her wonderful Haikus into a poem.

Letting Go………….

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When somebody told me that he has failed in his exams, my question is, ‘Is it a law that you will pass every time? It is completely k to fail. Failures are great Successors in life.

When somebody asked me why am I in depression, my question is, ‘Is it compulsory to have confidence at all times?’ It is all right to be not sure of yourself at certain times.

When someone cried to me about his huge business loss due to his wrong decisions in life, my question is, ‘Is it possible that you take all right decisions at all times?’ Set forth on the right path of perseverance it will surely pay and business will prosper like before.

When someone felt crestfallen because the person he loved the most left and went away forever never to come back, my question is, ‘Is it necessary that you cannot stay without her. Is your life over?’ Let go and enjoy who you are.

One has to understand the law of impermanence of nature. After each sunny day, there has to be a dark night, after each birth there have to be certain deaths, for the full moon to come again, it has to pass through no moon. In this imperfection of nature, there is always perfection.

So stop taking your failures and bad part of your life so personally or intensely, even God does not like to give you pain but it’s the cycle through which you have to pass. Prepare yourself for one more fight after each fall because even failures cannot be permanent. Learn to let go……………….