Through My Eyes

Look around, what do you see?

Through your observant eyes,

Does the world seem real,

Or walking in disguise?

What do you think rules the world?

Is it love or ego or neither if these?

Do you see hope, perseverence, success,

Or failure, betrayal, and injustice?

What do you see in their eyes?

A story, a cry, a smile or pain?

That which you hear wouldn’t stand by,

But that which you see will always remain.

Now sew the world through my eyes,

The giggles aloud, and the silent cries,

There’s good, there’s bad,

There’s yin, there’s yang,

The songs of life, about joy and sorrow,

Everyone has sang,

There’s beauty, there’s hope,

There are those who survive,

And even those who can’t cope,

See the world though my eyes,

There’s magic, there’s adventure,

And every turn ahead hold a surprise.

Open you eyes,

Have a look around,

The treasure you have been looking for,

Has already been found!

The ‘Karma’ Song

Wherever you go,
Whatever you do,
There’s something that follows,
Round and round,
Running in circles,
Speeding up and down,
Saying “what goes around,
Comes around!”

The work you do,
Shall bear you fruits,
The more you give,
The more you get,
But if you wanna be free,
Just don’t expect,
Fate can be lazy,
But it will find you,
It’s Karma people,
Always right behind you!

It’s not biased to intentions,
It’s a judge of your actions,
So be careful of what you do,
Warping the boundaries,
Of immutable time,
It will keep following you!

The Things I Did For You

I walked the less walked road,
Just to get by your side,
To sit beside you for a while,
And take you on a joyride,
Telling stories I need to tell,
And gossips I want to yell,
The endless talks with no pause,
Looking into your eyes shining like glass,
I keep thinking about you,
And I know you do too,
Just remember there are many,
Things I did for you!

You walked into my life,
Like a river nourishes dry soil,
And gave my life a purpose,
When there was only chaos and turmoil,
Every second spent with you,
Is a moment to be cherished,
And like drops in an infinite sea,
Never to be diminished,
That you entered into my life,
Is a dream come true,
Just remember there are many,
Things I did for you!

WHERE YOU START, THAT’S YOUR BEGINNING – The Psychological Barriers of Fear

It was about two years ago when I posted an article under the same heading. Back then, I was thinking about writing something else but somehow diverted myself towards just one part of it. So, I tried to explain the decision of beginning something new from geometrical perspective, so that it is more understandable and easy to visualize. Below is the link to my post under same title posted on April 15, 2014:

WHERE YOU START, THAT’S YOUR BEGINNING – The Geometrical Perspective

In the previous version of this post, I talked about how things actually are in the real world, and used physical things (page of a notebook) and geometrical examples (drawing of a simple shape) to explain how pre-analysing situations help us make quality decisions that lead us towards a successful beginning. In this post, I’ll talk about the psychological barriers we have to face when we are about to begin something new.

Ususally, the first thing that prevents us from starting something new is fear. You might ask fear of what? Well, it can be fear of many types but eventually everything points towards fear of failure.Most people have this doubt that they have very less chance of succeeding if they start something new. Well, I won’t say they are wrong in thinking so! But if this thinking stops us from acting, then there won’t ever be any new ideas or new beginnings. In order to start something fresh, we should accept the fact that there will be failures. No matter how big, no matter how small, these failures will help us minimize further risks and lead us towards being more successful.

Another kind of fear, which I’d recognize as the second most common one, is the fear of opinion. Whose opinion? People’s opinion! Even if one is willing to take the risk of failure head on, the fear that what people would talk, discuss, comment about him or his idea/act consumes his mind and finally corrupts it. Corrupts, because letting this idea haunt you that people’s comments on one’s actions/thoughts should really matter, is like a thin layer of rust masking one’s otherwise shining enthusiasm of beginning something new. Opinions of people matter, but only if you extract something useful out of them and don’t let them affect your vision or goal.

What else do you think are the psychological barriers stopping you from starting something new? Well, there’s one more and perhaps the most important one – fear of change. The common idea is that change is not always for the better. When one is involved in things that don’t change much over time, it feels comfortable or a much better way to put it would be less risky. Though it can become monotonous and frustrating over time to follow the same path everyday that is devoid of any change, but most people find it better than trying something new because change is unpredictable. And if change is predictable, let’s assume, then the consequences it beings with itself will definitely be unpredictable. So, you see, there is a big risk in following a new path where we are not certain how long the list of unpredictable things will actually be!

But if change is unpredictable, then it’s also inevitable. You can’t escape from change. But that doesn’t mean change will force itself before you or inside you against your will. It stands in front of you as an opportunity, unless you try to accept it and make it a part of you. Change is neccessary for evolving, surviving and sustaining in this world. It’s the very nature of the universe. Without change, there would not have been a big bang, formation of stars, planets, solar system and, therefore, us. Even our internal organs renew themselves by replacing old cells with new ones from time to time. So, in a way we can say that change is the behaviour of our own DNA. Sounds very mystical, right? But that’s a fact with scientific base as the proof of it. So, once you keep aside your ego and try and accept change, barriers will start to crumble. The fear of change is the first barrier that you need to take down.

So, if you are planning to start something new or planning to begin a new chapter of life, free yourself from these psychological barriers of fear that reside deep inside your mind. These fears can only be eliminated/reduced by your own will to do so!

Let’s celebrate the new beginning; till then see you on the next version of this post😉

How I Got So Lucky?!

Sometimes I’m stuck,
At the edge of a thought,
That how I got so lucky,
To get all that I got,
Did my words play the game,
Or my light was pure and bright,
To fetch me so much love,
And make the things go right.

How I got so lucky,
To breathe the love again,
Far away from fear,
Distress, anxiety and pain,
How I got so lucky,
To enter this crazy lane,
A touch of care,
A kiss of love,
A beautiful smile,
All over again.

The Day I Become Me!

It’s 18th April, and for those who don’t know the significance of this day, well… It’s my birthday:)

Mostly, birthday is like new year where we revisit past memories and moments like first-timers, surprises, disappointments, and so on. Bit I’d spare the history and would like to share about the reason why I am what I am today. It’s said that a person becomes what he is as a result of his experiences. But I think before experiences, come decisions. Everyone of us are here, at this moment right now, because of the decisions we made in the past. Then came the experiences that helped us grow and nurture our character to its best.

My story is no different. I was a normal kid till my higher secondary school (12th standard in India), when came the day I heard my calling. This call was not intentional, not forcefully thought, but came from a great necessity that I felt that time. I had questions, a lot of them, most of which were “not meant to be answered” as they said. In the great need to find those answers, mostly out of curiosity, I found a way and that was not something, like talking to a friend, or praying to God for help, or looking for horoscopes hoping for a better future. It was something internal, felt from inside. It triggered a new side of my character. Before, I used to be short-tempered, arrogant (though I still am, a little!), rude, impatient, irresponsible and more inclined to materialistic desires. Now, I am rarely angry, calm, polite, kind, patient, responsible, and more spiritually aligned. All this because of my decision of choosing to answer my call than relying on my fate waiting for things to become better eventually.

At every decision of my life, my family always supported me. My parents always motivated me and gave me the freedom to think and act freely. And this was the best privilege anyone could ever get. I can live my whole life earning back what they have provided me and all that would still not be enough. Today, whatever I am, and at whichever step of the ladder of success I stand, it’s all because my family gave me the freedom to decide what I wanted to be. I can never be more thankful to them.

All the people I’ve met, my friends, my relatives, and the ones who crossed my path, even for once, are the ones who played a very important part in my life. Because these are the ones who taught me many things worthy of taking ahead forward in life with. Thank you all for being such significant souls. A part of me will always be in your debt for making me what I am today.

Wishing the best of days ahead!

Let the celebrations begin:)

Shades of Woman

Dedicated to all the wonderful woman out there who play a variety of roles throughout their lives and make a difference in this world with their vibrant shades.
Women! You are wonderful and this is dedicated to you:)

Remember that song,
That made you sleep,
That hug full of love,
When you used to weep,
That care disguised as a scolding,
Those hands you never stopped holding,
Her powers to make every wrong right,
Her faith in you to fight,
A shade of woman, like no other,
She is your loving and caring mother!

Remember those games,
You used to play,
With someone like you,
But different in a way,
She became a friend,
That never went away,
You argued, you fought,
But still together you stay,
She knows your secrets,
And you know hers too,
She loves you the way,
No one will ever do,
A shade of woman, so different she is,
An adorable and beloved sister she is!

Remember those mornings,
When you woke up in your bed,
Greeted with a smiling face,
And a kiss on the forehead,
Any problems you faced,
She always stood by,
Just to see you smile,
Anything she would try,
Your other half, she’s lovely and smart,
Her love for you would never take you apart,
A shade of woman, the love of your life,
She is your beautiful wife!

Remember those moments,
You spent out together,
And the late night talks,
That only went better and better,
She listened to you,
And knew you too well,
Without her your world,
Was as bad as hell,
A shade of woman, loyal till the end,
She is your crazy but helpful friend!

Remember those nights,
When she used to weep,
And you sang a lullaby,
To make her sleep,
Anything she wished,
You accepted with grace,
Nothing could you deny,
On her cute smiling face,
She took your great care,
And made you proud,
You have cried together,
And even laughed out loud,
A shade of woman, your princess she is,
Beautiful and bright, your daughter she is!

She was born equal,
Like you, like me,
With life, full of dreams,
Of what she wanted to be,
With all her vibrant shades,
Amazingly merged into one,
The spirit of a woman,
May her will be done!