Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2010: A Bundle of Happy Happenings

Wow, I can hear
distant sounds of Soft footsteps of 2010
Slowly weaving its way
Meandering
Through the path studded with
Glittering and shining moments;
Lo, behold!
I am also listening to its soft Whispering voice
Telling me
About itself, “ I am hope
Arriving with a bundle of Beautiful Dreams &
Happy Happenings
On my shoulders ………
Dreams which you can turn in to diamonds;
I am Happiness riding on the back of ticking moments
Which you can receive with open hearts;
I am pure joy just to be embraced with open arms;
Have faith in me, always tell yourself
“SOMETHING WONDERFUL IS HAPPENING”

I am sure you too are hearing the voice......

Friday, December 25, 2009

Each One of Us is Different…….

Had been out for a dinner to Baramati with a couple of friends and while returning, stopped near a crossing as both wanted to have ‘Pan’ after dinner. They had to cross the road and I decided to stay. Resting my back with the car I started observing people moving through the road on myriad vehicles – Motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, cars ( I won’t put buses, trucks and trailers etc. here) at different speeds. Each vehicle had the capability of going on higher speed or low speed. But for every one it was different. Some whizzed past me as fast as an unwanted thought and others were just flowing like fresh air and a few were like storms –speedy and smoky. All were going to their respective destinations. Different speeds and different makes of vehicles showed that all were having different preferences, perceptions, thoughts or mindsets or needs or whatever even when they were passing through the same point. This only proved once more that every person is different. Once more I got my lesson. Yet I keep on trying to expect everyone to think like me. So silly!
And you know, when my friends and I were in the restaurant and were ordering food , each one of us ordered different menu accepting the freedom of choice yet we remember getting caught in situations when we fail to give freedom of expression to each other. Perhaps, one needs to be more consistent in allowing freedom to another person. What do you say!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Reflection.......

Having made up the face
Mirror reflects the younger me
What to do with the years inside!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Life in All It's Hues and Colours

It’s so fascinating to see different people cherishing different situations. Some people getting up early and going to their Sun-Rise points to wish Good Morning to God; many others sitting in a quiet and serene environment watching Sun slowly dipping and contemplating on the day spent; whereas there are more who love to be out with the Sun at noon to see their shadows shrinking and then there are those who want to take the Sun directly on their faces making them shine with Sun’s energy and glow. There could be few who are not able to think of Sun in any case as for them the loads of life do not permit them to raise their heads so as to appreciate the vastness of the skies. Their eyes are always glued on Earth as they struggle to move forward wondering about the strength of their next step. Among those also one can find a special one understanding all about the sky and its vastness and also changing tones of the Sun yet choosing to keep his eyes focused on the ground under his feet. A real special one, this!

That’s perhaps what life is in all its hues and colours! Each colour having its own composition and importance; Each colour essential. And each right in its place.
Thank you, Sun for rising each day!

Monday, December 14, 2009

First Steps Towards State of Bliss

I wrote the lines I put yesterday on my Blog about a week ago after I sent this intention out in the universe for God to pick it up and then help me in getting my own State of Bliss. God and I have often been conversing and it all started when perhaps I was part of another reality system. (God visited my home too! But we will keep all that for some other time. ) I was telling about my own State of Bliss. God, as expected, picked up the message and responded with a very clear voice , “ Fine, you need to meet me to talk about your demand . You have stopped meeting me and you know it. I won’t mind if you want to restart the friendship. And had you continued, perhaps you would have already got your own freedom and State of Bliss and perhaps I might have bestowed you many other beautiful states” . Yes, I and God have been friends. For about four years, I would make it a point to meet God early morning everyday and God would routinely send me his wishes with the first rays of Sun (perhaps only son of God who doesn’t have a darker side) and that would brighten my days. Oh! Life, then, had been wonderful. But perhaps God wanted me to give some more lessons and a series of accidents and illness and then a little problem with my little heart, I got upset with the State of Happiness and Joy where I had been staying and quietly migrated to the state of negativity. And it took quite a while to understand that I needed to be back to my original state also known as State of Bliss and I sent my demand to God.
And following God’s reply I have for last five days started going for my daily meeting with God. The first day, the first ray of Sun treated me like a stranger and second day, perhaps stayed on my face a little longer to see whether she knew me and then we both began rebuilding our lost friendship when she used to act as messenger of God. And today, she not only washed my face but also touched my heart to give it the warmth it needed. Before my mind could react she gave it God’s message to continue to choose happier thoughts out of the thousands that pass every day. God knew that my mind had already started doing so. Soul appears to be feeling a lot more comfortable and I can often see God Smiling during the day whenever he finds me struggling to make the right choice. I think God has made me once again take first step towards moving into my own State of Bliss. Join me, there! We will find it beautiful.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Handling Politics at Work

Last week, I was travelling with a colleague who is doing quite well and has earned a good reputation for himself. We started discussing about what was happening around in the organisation when I , in all honesty, expressed that somehow I was not able to stand politics and that it infuriated me to see people indulging in it and many a time making talent suffer. And he gave a very interesting response. He said that we need to constantly perform with all our talent because that is what organisation demands and accept politics as a natural phenomenon while learning to protect ourselves against it. He gave an example of weather and said that when temprature changes to high and low degrees we simply take actions to protect ourselves against it through various means and in the situations when no means are available, lets say in case of sudden rain, we accept it and just pass through it . That's how we need to manage the weather in the organisation. We must understand the situation and think how can we protect ouselves and go about taking necessary actions and precautions.

Great words, these! Yes, one will have to learn to first accept the fact that politics happens and then learn to handle 'politics' which has this tendency to show its presence in pockets in any organisation. Many a time people come together to find solutions for certain issues but they tend to spend more time discussing people to put the onus for mess. It's true. so we need to learn to face the weather in organisation too just as we do it with nature.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

TIME CHANGES....

I had become a part of Walchandnagar in 1982 and my passion with Table Tennis had followed me here too. Fortunately, when I joined the company, Table Tennis was a very active game. Not only a number of tournaments were organised but players were sent to other cities too for the matches. I remember one tournament distinctly that might have actually sown the seeds and made me turn a bit philosophical. It was Pandharpur and we were about six in the team participating in singles and doubles events. I was expected to win the title if we were to go by my form and my record at that time.

My quarter final match against a Pune player was in progress. It was a best of five games match. I had won first two games comfortably and leading in the third by about seven to eight points for a sure victory. And then it happened! Suddenly the electricity went off. Quite sure of the victory, I waited for the restoration of power with an air of confidence. It took about an hour when the match restarted. Amazing it would sound but the fact remains that from that point onwards nothing that I did, went right and I not only lost the third game but went on to lose the match. Absolutely unbelievable for one and all present there ! And for me, perhaps, it was something mysterious which would have remained unsolved had I not now availed the opportunity to rewind the cassette in my mind and replayed it in slow motion to really look through this sensational event. Yes, I had won two games. I was leading comfortably in the third and even then I had lost the match. While looking back I realised that everything was the same before and after the power failure – the crowd, the players, the table, the racquets, the ball, the umpire, the stadium, the talents – yes, every thing! But then, a deeper analysis gave the answer. It was as if someone had whispered in my ears, “The time had changed”. How true, this! I had, as they say, snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory just because the time had decided to go against me. The destiny had prevailed.

The lesson was indeed inherent in this event . Yes, there will be moments in life when nothing would click. One will try doing every thing right and every right thing but without positive results. One will struggle, but in vain. So, what can be done under such situations when time decides to go against? And I found an answer. Wait and just flow with the tide. Don’t struggle. Surrender to the natural forces is the best option under such circumstances. Time has this tendency to change sides. It will again become favourable. I have started believing that if one flows with the tide, one is likely to find God waiting to offer help. He will show the way. And life will smile yet again.