Monday, May 25, 2015

Follow Your Bliss

Write Tribe Festival of Words #4 - Inspiration and Creativity

My theme for this festival is "Inspiration in three words"

Day 1 May 25 2015 = Follow Your Bliss



"Follow your bliss" is a phrase coined by Joseph Campbell that in essence tells us that we should pursue what gives us great joy, which we are passionate about, something that comes from deep within us. However, "Following our bliss" is that which does not harm anyone but is achieved with love and kindness.

Each of us has a purpose to fulfil in our lives. Some have grand purposes and some have little ones. It does not matter which group you fall into. What matters is that we achieve what we are meant to achieve, what our soul is meant to learn or experience in this lifetime.

The way to fulfil that purpose is to "Follow our bliss".  Our passions, deep desires and all the things that bring us joy are indicators of the path we are meant to walk. I also believe that when we "Follow our bliss", when we are in alignment with our soul or life path, things appear easy, that is we don't need to force anything.

No matter how crazy your bliss might seem and no matter what the people around you think, follow it. Because as Mother Teresa very wisely said, "In the final analysis, it is between you and God, it was never between you and them anyway".

Share your bliss with us.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A to Z Reflections 2015



The A to Z Challenge is great fun. Hard work but great fun. This year I was a little better organised than the 2 years before even though my theme was not an easy one. And thank goodness for the Sunday "holiday" that allowed me to do some catching up on reading and writing.

What I enjoyed most was:
  • the camaraderie between bloggers 
  • discovering some new blogs
  • writing posts consisting of poetry and prose
  • writing on my "love is in the air" theme  - my interpretation of the Ramayana one of the great epics of India
  • participating in the Blog-A-Rhythm theme
Regrets:
  • that I was unable to visit some more new blogs
  • that I was unable to reply to comments left on my posts
  • that my visits to some blogs dwindled towards the end 
What worked well for me:
  • joining blogging groups on facebook - the daily linkups were very handy in keeping track of blogs
  • picking some new bloggers and visiting as many of their posts as I could
  • writing on a theme
  • scheduling posts early - a lot of them anyway.
  • keeping posts short but not too short that they lose context

Thanks to everyone who dropped by my posts and encouraged and supported me through this challenge. Thanks to Arlee Bird who is the mastermind behind this challenge.

Some of the blogs I enjoyed:
There were so many wonderful themes and posts but too many to list.  If you missed the challenge, you can still catch up on the blogs at AtoZChallenge.

Love was in the air and I hope those who dropped by my posts enjoyed My Ramayana from A to Z.

Will look forward to the A to Z 2016.

Links to all my Ramayana posts

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Love is in the air - Zillion



Day 26 A to Z Challenge 2015 - Zillion

God and Goddess reunited
A zillion hardships braved with zeal
Their plan to save mankind completed
Now time for love and time to heal

Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi
Love all creatures great and small
And if you seek peace and eternity
In their sharan (shelter / refuge) you must fall

Rama and Sita return to Ayodhya where Rama is crowned the king. The festival of Diwali celebrated by Indians all over the world, marks the event when Rama arrived into Ayodhya.

Though the Ramayana is a chronicle of the life of Lord Rama, it conveys many messages. It's key messages are of love, peace and forgiveness, of overcoming difficulties, of giving chances, of courage and hope, of devotion and friendship, of humility and honouring promises. 

Lord Rama's name brings us peace and bliss. May you feel it too in saying his name.

Hari Anant Hari Katha Ananta
Kahahi Sunahi Bahu Vidhi Sab Santa

Lord Rama (Hari) is infinite (Ananta), and so are the stories (Katha) about his glory
All learned seers (Santa) narrate (kahahi) these and listen (sunahi) to them in many different ways (bahu vidhi)
(translation from indianrealist.com)


Enjoy this video - Ramayana in 7 minutes


Love is in the air. Feel the love. Many blessings to you.

If you do leave a comment, please leave a link to your blog so I can drop by and say hello. Thanks.

Check my previous posts in this series

Written for:  AtoZ Challenge 2015
Linking to: Write Tribe ProBlogger Challenge

Check out some other Bloggers participating in the challenge: AtoZ List 2015
And the Blog-A-Rhythm AtoZ posts featuring many bloggers

The Ramayana is a historical chronicle of events during the life of Lord Rama in an ancient time in a land called Bharatvarsh a part of which is now modern day India. 

This year's theme was given to me through meditation. But more than just a theme I was also asked to write this from the perspective of Divine love and not just a recounting of the events as they took place. Hence the essence of my posts is "Love is in the air".

The individual theme and tone of my verses are also given to me. And I try to convey what Spirit wants to say through my poetry and prose. In essence, I only transcribe what is given to me, the author of these posts is my soul, the Universe, God and Goddess.


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