Life & Naansense

Sip the warmth from your mug, grab a cushion, and turn down the music - there is much to be said. Bring me a chocolate and I’ll guarantee you more naansense. And in case it doesn't fit in with your prejudices, i give you Robert Frost:
"Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense."

“Our secrets are over exaggerated memories attached with over exaggerated emotions.”

—   yours truly

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”

—   The Little Prince

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you choose to be.”

—   Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Thinking is dreaming, with words.
Dreaming is thinking, with pictures.”

—   Osho
Better than a red carpet, no? :)

“Of all footprints
That of the elephant is supreme;
Of all mindfulness meditations
That on death is supreme.”

—   Gautam Buddha
The gentle sun,
The nippy winds declare
Winter, my old friend
Is here. :D
The beauty of non-maintenance.

The Day we’ll Talk

No one knows
who started it.
We end where we begin.
No one questions;
The voices can’t rise above the din.

Over and over
Deeper and colder
The sameness is on repeat.
Can someone point to me
The written word
Of this code we have to meet?

When we have run
Our engines fast enough.
When we have spent
Our treasures wasted enough.
When the sun peels off
And the contest ends.

That day in the quiet of the darkness
Our whispers will meet.
That day we’ll be more,
And our true selves will finally undress.

We don’t talk.
The silence is our secret
The silence is our shield.
But
That night
We’ll talk.

It wasn’t the money,
But ourselves which we spent.
It wasn’t joy we were collecting
But regrets for us to repent.

That day, we’ll finally talk.

A vintage morning. ^.^

The Longest Winter

A frame stiffened
A heart feebled.
A vain attempt
To protect.

Under blankets of vows
It’s his longest winter.
Mistakes thawed in snow
That little, stuck splinter.

Knock after knock
Gone unanswered
The floor hardly creaked.
The rains thumped
The sun burnt
Only melted the candle bleak.

It’s his longest winter
That little, stuck splinter.

Give him all the sunshine
And all the stars aglow
Give him all the rainbows
And, maybe, some day he’ll bow.

It’s his longest winter
He got it without a bid
That little, stuck splinter
Is all he needs to rid.

“I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.”

—   Reuben Blades

This you should know

This you should know –
Eternal spring is hiding below.

Before
the streams rise
the butterflies fly astray
the air blooms with bird cries,
This you should know –
Eternal spring is hiding below.

While
the frost silences the song
the wordless winds pierce
the gray clouds form a blankness long,
This you should know –
Eternal spring is hiding below.

After
the cracks have been welded
the old now made new
faith and hope have again been smelted,
This you should know –
Eternal spring is hiding below.

The wheel will always turn
The melody, resurrect.
This you should know –
Eternal spring is hiding below.

Some more (on) Love

Someone reads your blogpost - happy.
Someone comments/responds to your blogpost - happier.
Someone appreciates to your blogpost - happiest.

But, when someone adds to your blogpost and reminds you of some more valuable lessons on the most important thing - happiness beyond compare!

I share below a most lovely guest post - verbatim, as she sent it in to me. Add to that happiness, a note of pride for having received this from a former student, and now friend. Niti, you made my week. Thank you ever so much for adding to the love! :)

Love is something I can talk about very passionately. Being a motivational speaker, I’ve felt and seen the power of unconditional love. It is a miracle itself and it is the only reason I believe in miracles When you’l meet me someday I will tell you few unbelievable true stories (I’m not gonna write about them).

After reading your blog Ms. Himnit, few lines from bible came in my mind: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.(Corinthians 13:4-8 )” I totally agree that people often substitute attachments with love (or vice versa) Where there are attachments, fear comes in the equation. And behind a deep fear is usually a deep attachment. Once you get rid of the underlying attachment, you realize that the fear was just an illusion. Where there are attachments there is compulsive need to be right! When people chose to be always right then they move into defense, denial, and counter accusation. What if when there is a counter argument or attack, we could create a safe space to vent or rent? In the compulsive need to be right we often lose out joy, connection, kindness and love itself! You know the truth is that “we accept the love we think we deserve” Where as we cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect kindness and affection. Love is not something we give and get; it is something that we nurture and grow. Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if it is acknowledged, healed and rare. Love because you’re grateful for the things someone has done for you. Love because someone needs you, needs a friend to lean on during their struggle. Love even when it is difficult, even when your mind tells you that you shouldn’t. Love by looking beyond people’s faults, struggles and whatever pain and hardships that life may bring. This unconditional love is something that can so easily be given if we recognize it, and that can CHANGE someone else’s life completely.

I like the way you’ve jot down all the key points separating attachments from love. It is very easy to understand and learn from the way you wrote it. You pointed out several things that I will remember for years to come.So,I want to tell you how much I appreciate your clearly written and thought-provoking blog. Thank you for writing it I would look forward to your next blog.

With best wishes,

Your sincerely,

Niti Sharma

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