Monday, May 22, 2017

Come, Speak, Leave

In a world where food is fast and coffee is instant, you really don’t have time for long lectures and endless discourses. I personally don’t read the first paragraphs of any article that I read on the internet. (It’s just an introduction, slowly trying to sweep in to the main point. Some of them just beat about the bush.) I just skip to the main points and skim through the text looking for words that sum up the whole point.

There was a time when people used long sentences and big words to sound important (read Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes; you will know what I mean). But today our attention span is too short and our patience is too little to hold on to lengthy, extensive write ups/ videos/ blogs. So the key mantra these days is:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Beauty of Just Being There!

Sometimes, we get so busy with life that we forget to notice the little things. We fail to notice the beauty of just being there and to fathom the significance of the seemingly insignificant.

On a day off from work, staring out of my window, I was stuck by the beauty of the sun. It just stuck me that simply how glorious the sun was and how soothing the breeze was. It is then that I realized that in the race of life, I had forgotten to slow down and to appreciate the beauty of small things. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Small Hands, Big Deeds!

It’s been quite some time since I showed up here. It’s not because I had been short of things to share, it’s because I had been short of time to write. It took me some time to settle down in my new job and adjust with the shift in my daily routine. Now, that I am settled – or as settled as I ever could be – I have decided that it’s time to get back in action. As somebody reminded me at work yesterday, you always need to do something which you do just for yourself and your personal happiness. Well, for me it’s my blog, quipped I!

A lot has happened in the last couple of months – the tiny tot who inspired me to write my first blog post has turned two now and is now rapidly developing into a chatter box; I am enjoying my profession to the core; my students love me and I love my students (talking about them would take a whole new blog page!); I have made some new friends; I have learnt and am learning many new things each day; my most favorite teacher passed away last week, it was horrible; I had a talk with an old teacher of mine, it was lovely; I have learnt to handle work pressure better, thanks to my confessor’s rebuke; I have learnt to calm down; I have learnt not to worry too much, no matter what; I have learnt to be detached; I have learnt not to be attached – whether to work or a person; I have learnt that life goes on, as it always would.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Find Your Happiness

“Wear you scars like a crown. It shows that you have battled your way through life and you have come out as a champion.”

We have all been in a place where everything seems dark and it feels like an endless tunnel with no light at the end of it. It’s a difficult phase of life and it happens to everybody. But, life is the biggest teacher and time is the biggest healer. Life has its way of teaching you what you need to learn and time will teach you patience and endurance. And after a while when you turn back, you could not be but proud of yourself.

Monday, May 23, 2016

She Walks In Glorious Grace

She walks in glorious grace,
Her beauty lies, not in the charm of her face.

But in the compassion of her touch,
That in its tenderness, words need not speak much;
And in the serenity of her mind,
That in its calmness, endures the raging wind.

She walks in glorious grace,
Her beauty lies, not in the charm of her face.

But in the twinkle of her eyes,
That in its innocence, show no vices or lies;
And in the charity of her soul,
That in its benevolence, reaches out to all.

She walks in glorious grace,
Her beauty lies, not in the charm of her face.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

That Special Moment

The winds were strong. The skies were getting dark. The kids in the field stopped playing. They all stared at the skies above – a flash of light, followed by an earth shaking thunder. And then - a drop of water on the face. I knew the rains were coming, and they were coming hard and strong. A downpour and we were all drenched and soaked in the rain. The kids were cheering, laughing and running. I was happy, jumping and beaming. I knew I would get rebuked by my mother later. Who cares? I was happy, and that is what mattered. I was with nature, and that is what mattered. It was cold, it was raining hard, and I was filling it all in me – the smell of the earth, the sound of the rains, the joy of nature - and drinking in the glory of nature. Like a mendicant filling himself with God, I filled it all in me. And then suddenly, my eyes opened, I woke up and realized … it was a dream. Well, a sweet dream at that. Good morning everyone!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

H for Honesty

The basis of our character is laid in our childhood. Some things we learn early, and never forget in life. We form certain habits as children, and no matter how hard you try to give it up later as an adult, you just can’t give it up. Habits – both good and bad, character traits – both strong and weak, are formed in us when we were too young to even start distinguishing between good and bad, right and wrong.

One such habit I formed was that of speaking truth and absolute truth and nothing but truth. Sounds unbelievable huh? In this pretentious and insincere world where hypocrisy is the norm, honesty is one trait that’s too hard to find and too difficult to believe. And your incredulity doesn’t come as a surprise to me.