A Job does not define you!

Here goes my article on LinkedIn. Please feel free to comment and share your views.

A Job Does not Define You

 

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Why do I write?

Whoa… that’s one amazing question.

Over the years my writing has certainly been a culmination of my being!

A few thoughts on this…. I write because..

  1. There are a lot of things going on in my mind and when I write I see things clearly
  2. There are amazing notions in my head… it comes to reality when I write.Ahem! 😉
  3. It is a way of expressing my deepest fears and challenges
  4. It gives me an immense satisfaction at creating a few lines, hopefully sensible 😉
  5. Blogging, Poetry has helped me grow as a better person
  6. It helps me release unwanted stress
  7. I get to communicate with wonderful people, fellow writers, readers on a beautiful level
  8. I am amazed by the fellow writers across the world who share the same ideas as mine
  9. To be a voice not just for me but for others too
  10. For readers to laugh, cry, yelp, be aghast, surprised through my words for a moment
  11. To inspire others in whatever way I can
  12. To be in an amazing enchanting world of creation
  13. To be in a world
  14. I want to live through words
  15. It kicks me, guides me, helps me, challenges my being, arrests my attention and brings me closer to the miracle called LIFE
  16. I am a story!

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Throwback Thursday! You know you are in love……

Awwww…. Love!

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When it always plays on your mind

When you hope to meet now and often and forever!

When you can’t think of anything else apart from the one

When your soul is craving for a sight of your love

When your soul lights up and smiles when your love is out there standing tall, ready to grasp you in the entirety of a life you are hoping for…

When all you can dream about is your love

When your love changes you for the better, it is magic

When a breath of life portrays the importance of love……

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PS: I was talking about the mountains….. what were you thinking of? 😀

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Landscape: Poetry

 

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Rumbak Village as seen from Stok La, Ladakh, India

“You take the colours right from the palette, I say!

You speak of a place within, I gather.

Painter happens to be my soul, ain’t it?

You often have a say with the silence.

Such myriad colours you adorn yourself with

And glare at me for treading upon you

I gasp for breath out of exhaustion and astonishment

You sure have ensnared me in your arms”

 

 

Three Decades! Whoa!

It has been three decades into this world. I cannot fathom how it flew or did it? 😉 I have changed a lot like the seasons over the years. For the better of course 😉

Well, it does seem like a huge milestone considering the average life span to be 67 if I am not wrong. On the other hand, 30 is JUST a number.

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I had planned to celebrate my 30th birthday in the Himalayas. The plan held good indeed. My day started with meditation followed by a long moment of serenity at the Prashar Lake (9000 feet), Himachal Pradesh, India. There was a quaint temple, dedicated to Sage Prashar nearby, which looked like a pagoda. Later on, went on a long drive through the mountains to reach the Parvati Valley . To sit by the fierce and noisy Parvati river cutting across the valley was tremendously superb. The day ended at a Gurudwara, Manikaran Sahib. It was a birthday amongst the beautiful ranges of the Himalayas! And I sure didn’t want to be anywhere else.

Listing down a few random thoughts around 30, at this juncture of being 30… certainly not the conventional way!

  • I always used to think people in their thirties are boring, way too mature and know what they are doing with their life. As for me, I maybe a bit boring yet entertaining in a weird way, quite mature and certainly figuring out what I want to do with my life or figuring out life. See, I haven’t quite figured out that as well 😀
  • From the society point of view, I should have been married, had a kid, working religiously at a job and home………. well I am far from all of it.  Phew! I am still living 😀
  • I have moved from being a routine ideal person to a weird spiritual seeker.
  • I have now found my religion- Travel, maybe I will find a culture of my bearing in a few years.
  • I have moved from careers in Science & Technology, Management to now Arts. Well, what can I say I am exploring.
  • I am on a path less travelled,  figuring out my way, meeting wonderful people and soaking in the amazing experiences. Maybe that is the journey.
  • I feel stuck in reality or the so called routine.
  • I haven’t figured out what life is all about. I hope I do.
  • I have met complete strangers who are kind, humble and show a different perspective of life every time. I feel people are the same everywhere, maybe slightly on a different path realising life in their own set of perspectives.
  • I still have more adventures to take on. More on the bucket list.
  • I still have lots of places to visit, many people to share experiences and memories with and certainly more things to learn.
  • I am now on a spiritual path experiencing life in a different perspective.
  • Yes, my circle of friends is getting very small. Glad it is!
  • I am in a place where I do not care about what people say or think about me.
  • I am exploring myself & I am working on me more than anything else!
  • I have figured out that happiness, peace is within you- All you have to do is to knock on your inner doors.
  • I feel there is still lots to do in this world or learn from this world and time is so so less.
  • I have kinda learnt to enjoy the present moment because it is in the now that everything brilliant happens and these are the moments to cherish.
  • I don’t know what’s in store for me in the future but all I know and  have learnt is to enjoy the journey because in the end it is all about exploring the world within! It has been completely fascinating a journey.

I will probably get on to philosophical or spiritual aspects in an another post.

Well these are a few thoughts running through my head at this moment. Well, maybe I have redefined the conventional being 30, more on the philosophical terms 😉 Sigh!

That’s me and yeah I am working on myself! The last 30 years have certainly taught me about the things that I don’t want in my life. I think I am getting to know me better.

Wonder what the next 30 years has in store?

So what is your story of turning 30? Or have you had different thoughts? Or have you did something weird altogether on your 30th birthday. Or where do you want to celebrate your 30th birthday? I am all ears…. Can’t wait to hear from you all…

 

HOME!

What is home?

Is it a place where you come from? Is it your comfort zone? Is it a place where your loved ones are? Is it a place where you are YOURSELF? Is it a place where you cherish doing what you like? Is it your haven? Is it a place where your heart is? Is it a place where you are at peace?

Maybe, home is all of the above.

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I feel at home when I am with my loved ones. I feel at home when I am at peace with myself away from the familiarity of things. I am at home, when I maybe miles away from my loved ones but the memories make me feel at home.

But I also long for getting back home after my travels. Maybe I crave to return to my loved ones, to be in the familiarity of things, to get back to everything that was me- the OLD me….

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Well, that is contradicting huh! I am torn between two worlds-  the world of the familiar and the world of the unknown.

Maybe home is just a state of mind! A place(need not be physical) where you have everything you love! It could be anywhere in the world/ in your mind.

What do you think? What do you think HOME is?

 

 

 

 

Have you met Mr. Today?

Aren’t we always on the run for tomorrow or brooding over yesterday?

It is so ironic that we forget about the moment that we have now, TODAY! And we end up thinking about our dreams, plans for the next few years and about the past memories, fights, happenings that puts us down emotionally.

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Life is in the present, the moment that we are in now. It is today that you can make as your own. It is this moment where you are breathing, you are living each second, you are a tiny part of this magnanimous world, you are with your loved ones, you are making a difference in this world with your work -passion-love, you are experiencing this life with all your senses, you can make any memories that you want and wish, you can make a change today, you can make the impossible-possible today, you can strive for excellence today, you can make a start today, you can forgive your enemies today, you can do a good deed today, you can be grateful for today!

We are all so restless that we always think about what happened yesterday or a month back, what we are going to do tomorrow or a week from now. We live today as if in a memory of the past or a dream of the future and never in the present. Today may seem old in our eyes already; we tend to feel that it is like yesterday or it is going to be like tomorrow. We may take it for granted and it may seem old in our eyes.

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But each day is brand new! Everything is new this moment. The sun rise, the sun set, your work, your passion, your time with loved ones, the experience of now, your thoughts, your actions, your responses, your emotions…… it is all in the NOW and NEW! Be happy and enjoy today!

We have just lost our sense of awareness if I may say, we are leading our lives with notions, memories, thoughts of yesterday-tomorrow. We are not being AWARE of today, the happenings of today, the feelings of today, the emotions of today, the beauty of sharing today with your loved ones, the wonder of being YOU today, the gratitude for everything that you have today, the grandeur of life today, the thought that today is today and NOW!

All in all, we are missing out on the best time that we have on our hands and losing out on relationships, opportunities, changes, chances, loved ones, experiences just by thinking on the yester or the morrow.

So make the change today, be aware of today! NOW! Let’s neither live again for yesterday nor live for tomorrow.

We cannot change yesterday and there is no guarantee of tomorrow.

LIVE FOR TODAY! PUT ON YOUR BEST TODAY! IT IS NOW OR NEVER!

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TODAY says,

Hey Folks! I am Today!

Been in much dismay,

For you heed on Yesterday

Think forever more of the following day

Let’s strike a deal now;

Live always in the now

For all you know

Yester and morrow don’t exist NOW!

 

 

 

Bucket List

Ahh I have watched the movie a zillion times and each time I watch it, I am inspired and get caught on  a different perspective.

Of course I am bit by the travel bug and I gather all my spirit to plan the next travel.

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Are you actually waiting for a particular time to do the things on your bucket list? Well I was waiting too but then it seemed stupid to wait for the right time. It is always the right time, you just have to make one decision, THE DECISION to go for it no matter what!

So are you still waiting? Come on get going…. NOW! And do things that you have always wanted to do….

 

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What would you do?

If you had just one day, one month or one year to live what would you do?

I have asked this question to myself a lot lately. The answer which I get back has kept me going the past year and still does.

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It’s all but one simple question which has all the answers; but then it is all lost in the midst of gathering courage to DO it!

Would you have the best dinner with your family? Would you travel the world or the one place which you call home? Would you go to the beach or the mountain to find your mojo? Would you write a letter to the people who matter to you the most? Would you have an intelligent conversation with the people that matter to you or who get you? Would you just buy a ticket to anywhere and just go on a blind vacation? Would you ride/drive to no particular destination until you find yourself? Would you learn to garden or play a guitar? Would you take long walks in the park? Would you get a pet dog/ pet anything? Would you thank the people that have made the best of you in this life? Would you sing or dance in the rain? Would you get on stage and do what you always wanted to do; be it sing, dance, speak?  Would you love life with all your heart and believe in the miracle called LIFE?

What would you do? Let’s see if you will do the above or something else altogether? I am all ears..