Surrender Your Soul !!

Surrender Your Soul !!

 

The Soul !

The Soul !

Today I don’t want to fight

Today I want to heal !

Today I don’t want a war

Today I want some peace !

Today I don’t want to annex

Today I want to let go ‘n’ release!

Today I don’t wish to march

Today I wish to kneel…

With my hands folded,

With my eyes closed,

With my head bowed,

With my mind still,

To Thy Grace! Thy Divinity

And Thy power, Thy touch, Thy illuminance,

Within, I want to feel !!

Amen !

Have I Lost my Poetry !!

Photography by Tejas Singh

Photography by Tejas Singh

Have I Lost my Poetry !!

 

Have run out of ideas, disarray are my thoughts

I have lost my words and dreams, gamut of writing art

Which earlier was my forte, I used to razzmatazz 

Too numb to feel anything, the Poetry is lost……..

 

There is no fresh inspiration, to well up the drought

The ocean is dried up, once was so deep n vast

Need to reignite the fire in my frozen heart

Its not the one which flows in veins, but burns you red hot

 

All the stories I nurtured all along, are vent n exhaust

I keep going back to the same beliefs and dreams, once envisaged

Letting the same emotions flow, over n again the canvas and collage

Have I devoured the skill of rhyming or all my creativity is lost……..

 

For once I have to feel so strongly about something

A new idea, a new feeling or a novel thought

For once again I need to connect to my soul

Feel the passion and not let it perish or rot………….

 

Poetry gives me joy n my sense of attainment

 Enlightens my eyes and enlivens my heart

Can’t wait till I get some fresh air to breathe

So let these feelings be the source, to let the stream start…..

What Makes An Absolute Leader !!

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What makes you an absolute leader..


Words that come from heart and stir the soul

Warmth that your aura upholds and unrolls

An enigmatic humility, yet upfront n bold

Friendly, yet  detached, focused on goal


An earnest smile that lights up a heart

Wisdom that ignites one’s mind with many thoughts

Earnest feeds that strike a cord

Effortless flow of discourses in a lyrical art


Be amiable and amenable, yet firm and intense

Fits well with the overall panache and elegance

There are things about you, one shouldn’t comprehend

May that be a part of your persona beyond everyone’s cognizance


Passion and excellence be your tenet

Innate style to make a connect

An eye to differentiate the jewels from the stones

Talent to warrant and not just owning the throne


What makes one extraordinary are yet the things above all

A burning desire to constantly evolve

Striving to escalate and rise with a resolve

No! Its not the power, the rule, the reign etcetera…

What makes you absolute is being the worthy winner of cathedra!

 

Yes! I am very biased !!

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People often complain that I am very biased

I play favourites, some of them even voice

Rarely do I reward, seldom have I admired

I don’t promote their work, to have ‘em recognized

 

Yes I admit! I am very biased

I have no qualms to claim, selectively do I admire

I do reward merely and occasionally

I do appreciate measly and miserly

 

Well, I am inclined towards those

Who endow their mind and heart

Who want to make a difference

Passion is their fuel, excellence be their art

 

Commitment and honesty be their natural class

Solidarity is their aim, Winning is their cause

Genuine contribution be their hallmark

No ill intentions, their work is no ersatz

 

I do have special affection for those

Who break inertia and make new rules

Intrinsic desire to grow n evolve

Are the values they acquired in school

 

Special affinity I behold for those who follow ‘the right’

Innovation n creativity is their mental diet

For they are the ones who’ll grow, in stature n length

They are my weakness n they are my only strength

 

I value exceptional work, mediocrity’s not my style

I reward one true great step, than several trivial n trite

Innocent n curious minds, sparkle in their eyes

Ready to learn, open to collaborate, is all that’ll suffice

 

I detest crafty actions

I despise sham n fancy footwork

I don’t approve of selfish motives

Shorn of co-creation and worth

 

I choose n espouse those who aspire and yearn

Commit to excel and rectitude they adorn

I own these seeds and water them with fervour

Take a bet on them, their success is my endeavor

 

If you want to be my star

If you wish to win my soul

Have good intent; just strive for your best

Learn to be true to your role

 

Your Best Is All That Matters…

Photography by Tejeshwar Singh

Photography by Tejeshwar Singh

You may not be the best, but always pledge to give your best

You may not be ahead of all, but keep yourself forever abreast

Be prepared to fight for your right, till then don’t give up, don’t rest

You may not have the innate skill, what wins a war is your unmatched zest

 

You may break a few rules, you may disobey some laws

But don’t be a rebel without a cause

You may not be gifted, the wisest and smart

But be blessed with perseverance and persistence for your art

 

You may not create a wonder, but every action must contribute

Not to take, abuse and waste, nor to destroy or pollute

You may not win a Booker, but have a story to tell this world

You may not sing so great, but have a song n sing to your soul

 

Touch a few hearts, live your dreams and passions

Find unfeigned bliss, discover your true potential

Excel, evolve to your best, attain your life’s goal

May you be your own brand, may you live to be one with your soul

 

(This one is for my two sons…and so am adding my younger one’s photography in it, his passion at mere 14 years of age)

My Best Is Yet To Come….

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My best is yet to come…..

For all I have achieved

I was associated n perceived

Applauded and accorded

Speaks of how I evolved

But my best is yet to come….

 

I have risen and seen

From every challenge unseen

Every time I was about to give in

I re surged n preened

Still, my best is yet to come…..

 

I have won battles on ground

I have painted my heart’s hues

I have sung to my soul

Lovely idols I’ve chiseled too

But my best is yet to come….

 

I’ve given birth to verses

Then music notes I made

To this foot tapping melody

My own dance steps I pirouette

However, my best is yet to come…

 

Many buds I helped bloom

Many souls I helped groom

Many led and many followed

I see learning in every lesson crooned

Thus, my best is yet to come……

 

This is not where I stop

For I am more than what I draft

With every passing out parade

I renew my course n craft

So, my best is yet to come…..

 

There is no defined line

It’s just a barrier in the mind

Forever raising the bar

Miles to traverse before I retire

As my best is yet to come…..

 

The Two Of Me…

Sometimes I feel that I am the two of myself!

There is this one who’s shy, cocooned in her hard shell

Perceptive, susceptible to get hurt and vulnerable

There is another tough one, out to fight the world and excel

 

There is one who has little room for unworthy emotions

Replaced by focused rationale and transactions

Yet the other one refuses to write-off selfless affection

And preserves tears for compassion and devotion

 

Hard facts over fables anytime

No prose no poetry, just reason to rhyme

Words entrenched with fervor still awake me, midnight

Verses flow over the pad like a flooded river, in my twin paradigm

 

Keeping pace with advancements, enjoying the milieu though feign

Plug n play with gizmos, multichannel devices turning insane

Yet longing to soak in sun n first shower of rain

Serenaded by the birds chirp, feeling the dew on the windowpane

 

Opening my eyes to the reality is life’s doctrine

Also, keeping them shut to continue my dream

Detached from crowd, can’t stretch to masses and middling

Still those astute yet innocent faces I find endearing

 

Power and fame stopped impressing me long ago

But bylines by folks why feed my distinguished ego

Demon of success still fills me with magnitude

Yet peace and serenity comes from soulful solitude

 

Submitting to shackles in the name of safety

Confining to compromise be the formula of harmony

Yet a free spirit infuses need for autonomy

Feet ready to groove all night on the trance symphony

 

Curious like a little child, ready to explore life

Marveling at enigmatic world, vulnerable and naïve

Yet holding the universe of experience in my gaze

To question the rubrics and offer answers in haze

 

The soft breeze with an ability to turn a windmill

Imperious though passionate, spark with fire concealed

Solid though permeable, malleable yet brittle

Is this the two of me …………..

or just me in metamorphosis, in qua of being dual

 

My Vision, Mission Statement and Goals of Life!!

One of those days, when I pause and introspect

One of those moments, I take stock of life’s true aspects

How much love and happiness I have accrued, how much in return I ‘ve spread

There’re dreams that I fulfilled while some just faded and withered

How much I have achieved and how much more is left

The essence of life so far journeyed, the search of soul that lies ahead

 

One of those days, when I feel special and blessed

I am grateful to God and all of you who incite this smile

Filled with sense of pride for the goals I have met

When I sit here today to reminisce and reflect!

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If feels great this moment, there is  peace, quietude, sense of achievement…but can this be a permanent state of mind!

I have been mulling over this until I stepped out of an exhaustive two days’ workshop conducted on the understanding and imbibing of our organization’s Vision, Mission and goals. We almost pledged with hand on our heart to live by each and every word of it.

Later, I was complementing at the amount of seriousness and focus our organization attributes to its values and the sense of pride we take to live by them.

What about us as individuals. How earnestly do we take our lives?

 If it is the most important and valuable project to us, have we set a clear vision, mission and goal for ourselves. Isn’t it imperative to replicate this wisdom to our lives at large….

So I started working on this new premise and I conceived my strategy around life more formally, using the same format that we do while making organization’s strategy…..

 

My vision-

To transform my life’s journey from ‘Living’ to ‘Winning’!

My Mission-

I will enhance my self-worth, stature and contribution towards all the important stakeholders of my life by refining myself personally, professionally and spiritually in order to create a mutually Win-Win endeavor for all.

 Important Stakeholders-

 

Myself- My mind, body and soul- (Self-actualization, health and internal bliss)

Family & Friends- My spouse, children, close family and friends.

Career- My goals towards my occupation, organization, leaders, team members

Society- A section of society which needs support and abetting

My goals…

I had taken following set of goals to be evaluated and reviewed after every year.

  1. Myself- To feel blessed, fulfilled, physically fit and one with my soul-
    1. To learn and practice new realms.
    2. To publish my poetry.
    3. To be regular on physical fitness regime. Right eating.
    4. Spiritual connect for quietness and internal bliss.
  1. To be an adored and respected mother, spouse and kin to those in the family who have contributed in my journey.
  2. To be an admired and respected professional for quality of work and value I bring by my contribution.
  3. To engage and support my best to a cause towards society.

Being a corporate employee for a while now, I knew you can’t sustain for long by just making powerful statements. It was important therefore to develop a methodology to measure my success on same. To assess that I am making progress on my vision and mission of life.

After a lot of serious deliberation and some consultation with people in family and colleagues I trust,

I concluded as follows.…

The technique to measure if I have met my first personal goals is- When I look at the woman in the mirror, I see an image I revere, respect and adore. I see a person who has lived a life giving her best , have no regrets and yet so much desire to learn and contribute more.

When it comes to goals with respect to my family/friends, my stakeholders are the customers who should rate my performance. If they confirm that my presence and contribution has made a positive difference to their lives and achievement of their important goals…I am home.

Career goals are easy to measure- Top box performance rating and results in each role.

My goal towards society is under planning and deliberation. I have an outline and imagery in my mind, however I have to assign and commence in a specific timeline.

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Before you start judging me for my strategy and goals or may find this entire exercise a little dramatic….My simple message to all is- it has really helped me crystallize and affirm important objectives of my life with an immense clarity ( However ingenuous they may sound). All this while, these thoughts were there in my mind but obscure and hazy. Having deciphered and documented them is like making a commitment to myself that I stand avowed to fulfil.