“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nothing is static…
Everything is changing constantly.
No one can be static even if they wanted to.
Each moment in time is perfect.
Being in the moment and appreciating it.
This moment won’t come back ever,
Nor will it ever be the same again.
One day we will be left with only memories.
Even at that moment,
We will have to be in that moment of time.
But when we have the privilege of looking back,
Let those moments be moments of sweet memories….
These are the Seven Spiritual Principles which create the core philosophy of Hawaiian Huna.
As the world attempted to eradicate the teachings of ancient cultures of Native peoples around the globe, Hawai’i’s wisdom was hidden in the chants of the Ancient Ones and the Hulahula (Hula dances).
They beautifully and simply describe who you are and what is possible for you. These are some of the most ancient teachings on the planet.
Shri Veena Parthasarathy is an eminent Veena virtuoso belonging to a family of musicians. He carries forward the legacy of his father the late Shri Veena Raghavan, a virtuoso in his own right….
Sriram Parthasarathy is an award-winning Tamil playback singer singing predominantly in Tamil. He is also an accomplished Carnatic Classical singer who is well versed with complete classical knowledge. He is more famous among the classical sections and can be more often heard in regular classical concerts.
Sriram Parthasarathy is a disciple of Neyveli Santhanagopalan. He has recorded several singles and released them in the classical genre. He has also recorded many film songs as well. He has also won awards for his beautiful renditions. Sriram’s ultimate hits have been Elangathu Veesudhe from the movie Pithamagan and Suttum Vizhi Choodare from Ghajani. (Wikipeidia)
Not many of us know him to be an accomplished vainika too. This alapana in Behag by the father son duo is sublime….
To forget the trivial…..
To remember the most important, then …
That day you begin to celebrate Existence ~ Prem Rawat
Sometimes we go on in life, taking things for granted until something comes crashing down. I too have been completely distracted in the day to day happenings for quite some time now. Then to find someone close to you is unwell, shakes your very core. Thoughts start rushing in, and I have been unable to rest peacefully worrying about their health and well being…..
But above all, my mind keeps going towards what I have been given. Questions like, have I spent my time appreciating this beautiful relationship, or was I busy finding faults with this person keeps haunting me. It is so easy to get lost. But to be conscious each day in this life of all the gifts is the real challenge. Appreciation is the key word.
How much do I appreciate and how much do I take for granted. It is so easy to fall into the routine of living in a dream like state, totally unconscious . Then a slap sometimes is needed to halt us and make us open our eyes.
Writing too has become like that. What I was so passionate about a couple of years back has come to a standstill now. I say that my ink has dried up. A mental block. A hurdle I find hard to cross over. An imaginary weakness which seems so difficult to be overcome. Each time I try to sit to write, I freeze and I go blank….
Have I become so laid back and complacent in all aspects of my life?
Then turning again to this relationship business. An eyeopener, which I pray that will last for the rest of my life. Understanding that we are all humans with flaws. Love will over power all shortcomings. We are here for a very limited time, and have been surrounded by such beautiful relationships . I want to appreciate, enjoy and be conscious of all that I have been given. There is so much richness and fullness in this. Having seen people who have always wanted to be alone, and how their lives became so lonely and wretched, I want my life to be otherwise. Filled with laughter, joy, abundance and appreciation. I want to look back and have no regrets, and to say, Yes it was worth it !
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the ‘good’ living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, “Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.” There would have been more “I love you’s.” More “I’m sorry’s.”
But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute…look at it and really see it .. live it .and never give it back. Stop sweating the small stuff.
Don’t worry about who doesn’t like you, who has more, or who’s doing what.
Instead, let’s cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.
Let’s think about what God HAS blessed us with. And what we are doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally. I hope you all have a blessed day.
Woke up this morning to the rhythm of my racing heartbeat…….
All throughout the day I go on hopelessly,
Giving all my attention to what is happening around me.
I am engrossed in the little misunderstandings with others,
I am lost in dreams of the future…..
But to stop for a moment and to feel the beat of my heart,
To feel how faithful it has been to me throughout …
To feel my breath go in and out of me,
Without any expectations, without any drama.
Yet I forget the one thing which is working for me,
Keeping me alive and going on relentlessly.
I look for the relentless love and attention outside of me,
failing to recognize that what has,
is and always will be mine,
Is in fact within me……
When I am alone, I am not lonely,
When I make mistakes, it does not judge me.
When I am sad, it is patiently besides me,
When I am lost it does not abandon me.
Good , bad, right, wrong, rich, poor,
Joy, pain, rain or shine……
It does not bother nor care,
Just like my breath, my heart beats only for me……..