Its never too late to . . .

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

As I move on . . .

As I slowly trudge on the last few days of the year, I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who walked along with me. I dedicate this prayer to you from the depths of my heart.
May the season's joy and peace fill and keep you in the days and years to come. 

Earth Teach Me to Remember by John Yellow Lark

Earth teach me stillness
as the grasses are stilled with light.
Earth teach me suffering
as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility
as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth Teach me caring
as the mother who secures her young.
Earth teach me courage
as the tree which stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation
as the ant which crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom
as the eagle which soars in the sky.
Earth teach me resignation
as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me regeneration
as the seed which rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself
as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness
as dry fields weep in the rain.

Ute, North American

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Today I am filled with gratitude for:

1. Being my usual self in spite of the restlessness in my mind
2. Opening my self to someone I love
3. Not allowing guilt to colour my emotional well-being
4. For the lovely rich plum cake
5. Sitting by the window and marveling at the snapshots passing by
6. Having met some nice bloggies in the by gone week
7. Learning to understand people for what they are and not restricting them according to my personality.

All the above points are related except for 4 and 6. Its difficult to allow people to let them be as they are for many-a-times I try to objectify them from my perspective. Today gradually I accepted how to respect the other person's personality. It seems ages since I first learnt this and the present -- the actual time of implementing the learnt. I am grateful for this and I hope that I  learn to master this truth.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Knowledge . . .

You know sometimes I come across people who say: "I wish I knew how to read and write . . ." It saddens me that they are deprived of the most important aspect that liberates - The ability to read and write. Today I am thankful that I am in a position to read, write and also think. Certain things in life are taken so much for granted that seldom we pause to think that we would be different individuals if we did not have the priveleges we so enjoy. Stopping by to relish and be grateful makes life worth living.