Saturday, April 22, 2017

Respond Intelligently ... #atozchallenge letter R @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter R



Respond intelligently to unintelligent treatment
~ Lao Tzu


This is one of my favourite quotes. I don't always succeed but I do try to remember to respond intelligently when I am at the receiving end of unintelligent treatment.

Sometimes the most intelligent response is not to respond at all and let the person vent.


Have you been in situations where you've had to respond intelligently?  Share your experiences in the comments so we can all learn.

If you do leave a comment, please make it easy for me and add a link to your blog / post. Thanks.

Written for the #atozchallenge drop by and check out some awesome posts.

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All roads lead to your destiny               
Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not                
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying
Live as if
Music
Now and then
Open Doors
Patience
Quieting the mind


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Quieting the Mind ... #atozchallenge letter Q @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter Q



Quieting the mind is not an easy thing to do


Have you ever tried to meditate, clearing and quieting the mind?  I marvel at people who can meditate like that because it is such a difficult thing to do for me.

But some years ago someone said to me that meditation and quieting the mind is a very personal thing. That is what works for one not necessarily works for another. We need to find our own way of meditating. And when we find our way and connect with Spirit, then we have automatically quietened the mind.

I am very late with my post so will not ramble further.

Share your quieting the mind experiences in the comments below.

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Teaser for the letter R: Respond Intelligently ...

Written for the #atozchallenge drop by and check out some awesome posts.

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All roads lead to your destiny               
Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not                  
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying
Live as if
Music
Now and then
Open Doors
Patience



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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Patience is ... #atozchallenge letter P @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter P


Pohutakawa flowers

Patience is a necessity
Life needs to unfold slowly


Each morning when I get off the bus, I watch the crowd surge forward towards my work building. There are those that walk briskly, there are those that are deep in conversation on their cellphones or chatting with a friend. And then there are those who walk slowly and look around.

Eventually we all meet up at the pedestrian crossing and have to wait for the lights to turn green. And then there are those that live on the edge and cross in between buses whizzing by. Eventually we all meet up at the lifts of my building. Really no need to hurry - we all meet up at the same place just a few minutes apart.  

Some days ago I decided to be more mindful of that short walk. I discovered so many things enroute - trees with hanging roots that I've passed by for the last 4 years and never noticed. Other plants along the way, and a little bench to rest on. One of these days I'll even stop and take a few pictures.

I think this quote sums up my thoughts well ...

The key to everything is patience.
You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.
~Arnold H Glasow~


Have you ever walked the same route many times and suddenly noticed something? Share in the comments below

If you do leave a comment, make it easy for me and leave a link to your blog / post.

Teaser for the letter Q: Quietening the mind ...

Written for the #atozchallenge drop by and check out some awesome posts.

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All roads lead to your destiny               
Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not                     
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying
Live as if
Music
Now and then
Open Doors



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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Open Doors ... #atozchallenge letter O @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter O



Open doors are often missed because we stare too long at closed doors


We seem to have a talent for holding onto things. The past looks so much more appealing than the present.

So often when a door closes, we lament and try desperately to open that door. And in doing that we miss all the doors that are opening or in other words all the opportunities that are available for us. We let our past dominate and define who we are.

It's a natural thing to do to hold onto something that is our comfort zone. The future always looks scary until we are forced to step into it. Only then do we realise that we wasted a lot of time in staring at a closed door or worse still, trying hard to open it, when all along the new one that opened up was hugely better.

Sometime ago I wrote a story that depicts this concept though in quite a different context (For I Have Talked With God).

Instead of a poem today I will end with these words from Lao Tzu

When I let go of who I am, I become what I might be


Have you experienced a time when letting go of a closed door, an even better door opened up for you? Share in the comments below.

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Teaser for the letter P:  Patience is ...

Written for the #atozchallenge drop by and check out some awesome posts.

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All roads lead to your destiny               
Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not                      
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying
Live as if
Music
Now and then


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Monday, April 17, 2017

Now and Then ... #atozchallenge letter N @AprilA2Z


My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter N

taken at the Cadbury factory in Dunedin, NZ


Now and then a little indulgence is therapeutic


Initially I thought about something philosophical and spiritual but somehow that didn't seem right. And then looking through my archives I came across the above.

We are forever striving to be perfect - the perfect weight, the perfect job, the perfect relationship. We are so caught up in the pursuit of perfection and the drive to get there is so great that we often forget that life is meant to be savoured and enjoyed.

And so a little indulgence now and then is very necessary.

A little indulgence now and then
Is a therapeutic thing
Cake and icecream or blobbing out
Or a nature walk in Spring

In the pursuit of perfection
We often lose our way
Need to stop and smell the roses
Indulgence will surely pay

~x~


How do you stop and smell the roses, what's your idea of indulgence?  Share in the comments below.

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Teaser for the letter O: Open doors ...

Written for the #atozchallenge drop by and check out some awesome posts.

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All roads lead to your destiny               
Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not                       
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying
Live as if
Music


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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Music is ... #atozchallenge letter M @AprilA2Z


My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter M


taken at the Saturday Farmers market in Wellington


Music is a moral law
It gives soul to the Universe
Wings to the mind
Flight to imagination
Charm and gaiety to life
and to everything
~Plato~

I think Plato summed it up very nicely on a generic basis. On an individual basis, that is for myself, music connects me to my soul, to the Universe, to the great Spirit.

There are so many genres of music. On different days, in different moods the genre and type of music changes. Some days I like my Indian music, some days English and other days in foreign languages. Some days it's bollywood some days it's Gujarati songs. Some days I like devotional some days instrumental. Sometimes it's piano, sometimes the violin.

Whatever I choose on the day, music is sure to make me feel good.

M    meditative and mesmerising
U     universal and uplifting        
S     sublime and soul satisfying
    I      inspirational and illuminating
C     captivating and calming     


Today I feel like some instrumental piano so sharing Richard Clayderman's La Vie En Rose (one of my favourite songs).



And a Gujarati folk song Mehendi Te Vavi - very popular as a garba song. Garba is a traditional dance from Gujarat. Watch the audience dance some garba steps (approximately halfway through).

Shreya Ghoshal in Wellington NZ


Music means many different things to different people. What does it mean to you? Share in the comments below.

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Teaser for the letter N: Now is ....

Written for the #atozchallenge drop by and check out some awesome posts.

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All roads lead to your destiny               
Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not                           
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying
Live as if


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Friday, April 14, 2017

Live As If ... #atozchallenge letter L @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter L



Live as if everything is rigged in your favour
~ Rumi


I struggled with a thought for L, then as luck would have it someone posted the above on instagram. So that's the thought I'm going with today. And since less is more, I'm also going to make this post short.

I think Rumi was an amazing poet (one of my favourites). His poems are very spiritual and I think with the above quote, he really cracked the secret to what we call the law of attraction now.

Here's a poem I wrote some years ago as a tribute to Rumi called Writers Are Lovers


Oh Rumi
Ardent student of Tabrizi
Your poems soothe the soul

Spiritual ecstasy
Divine intimacy
An ode to Spirit
Does truly uplift

Devotion to love
Peaceful like a dove
Heavenly mysticism
Entwined in Him

Spiritually liberating
Life exhilarating
Immortalised in verse
With heartfelt verve

Oh Rumi
Ardent student of Tabrizi
A gift for those who seek their soul

~x~



Rumi gave us such an uplifting quote. Do you think you could give it a try - to live as if everything is rigged in your favour?

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Teaser for the letter M: Music is ...

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All roads lead to your destiny          
Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not                               
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying


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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Kite Flying ... #atozchallenge letter K @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter K


image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kite#/media/File:Kitesflying.jpg


Kite flying is an art but a little but a little wind is required

In other words, although we need the skills to do a job, a little bit of luck and helping hand is also required.

I know there will be a lot of people who will say we make our own luck - yes we do to some extent but I still believe there's a little bit of luck involved.

Some years ago I went for an interview and it went exceedingly well.  But I didn't get the job. The feedback was that both candidates were equally good, they couldn't make up their minds but eventuallly chose the other candidate. There has got to be an element of luck in there - was that candidate lucky or was I lucky is a matter of perspective because soon after I got another job that I enjoyed immensely and paid more!

I'm running late on my post today and poetry escapes me. No luck today with that :)

What do you think? A little wind is required for kite flying?

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Join me for the letter L tomorrow.

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All roads lead to your destiny          
Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment   
Do or do not                                  
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys


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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Journey's are ... #atozchallenge letter J @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter J

taken on board Air New Zealand taking off from Wellington.


Journeys are as exciting as destinations

We are always excited to be going on holidays and look so forward to all the places we are going to visit. Destinations are so exciting.

So I sat back and thought about all the holidays I took and it hit me then that actually while I remembered the destinations, I also remembered the journeys there quite vividly. And the journeys were just as exciting as the destinations themselves. Here are some snippets from some of my travels.

When I was 11 years old we took a cruise to Hong Kong from Singapore.  I remember the cruise liner so well. I also made a friend on board. Her name was Sigrid. I wonder where she might be. I also watched the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's on board.

On a visit to the US, we were flying from Los Angeles to St Louis. It was a really beautiful clear day and we had such a fabulous view of the Rocky Mountains and the Grand Canyon. That's a sight I will never forget.

The White Cliffs of Dover are another amazing sight from the ferry from Dover to Calais, the little towns in Switzerland, Lake Como enroute to Milan and some of the personal interesting experiences we had on our Europe trip - like waving goodbye to Rome, pushing the van to start it up in Heidelberg.

Travels in India when I was young - stopping by the roadside to have a soft drink and watching the poor man trying to open up the bottles with a bottle opener and failing miserably, the first sight of the Himalayas - a breathtaking moment I will never forget, a trek on the Sonmarg glacier where my aunt's horse decided he wasn't going to behave and so many other incidents.

Train journeys in India travelling with extended family have their own story to tell - The Rajdhani Express from Mumbai to Delhi, Karnavati Express from Mumbai to Bharuch,  The Deccan Queen from Mumbai to Pune and many others are etched in memory.

Even short journeys can be interesting. On a clear day in Wellington, it looks spectacular from the air. The picture above was taken on my flight to Auckland.

Sharing a poem I wrote as an Ode To Places

In this life there are places I've seen
Wondrous, beautiful and so serene

The hills and mountains spiritual and grand
Valleys and plains all across the land

Woods and forests quiet and mysterious
But explore with care for they can be nefarious

Rivers and streams and babbling brooks
Crags and cliffs and caves and nooks

Meadows of flowers, shores and the sea
Any place where my spirit is free

These are the places in this world that I love
Breathtaking, amazing, and those I'm in awe of

~x~


Share some of your journey stories in the comments below.

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Teaser for the letter K: Kite flying ...

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All roads lead to your destiny          
Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment     
Do or do not                                    
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Inaction Can ... #atozchallenge letter I @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter I

Flower from my garden


Inaction can sometimes be the best action

This post is inspired by verses of The Tao Te Ching and the concept of  wu wei: "action without action".

For a long time this concept has baffled me. Action without action is a difficult concept to get your head around. But I'm hoping that the incident I'm going to narrate will help clarify my thinking on it.

Sometime ago an incident occurred where someone was so upset and angry that the person lost his/her composure completely. The behaviour was unacceptable but I know if I had admonished this person it would have inflamed the situation even more and probably broken this person completely. The best thing I could do was to keep quiet and allow this person to regain composure.

After about a half hour, this person calmed down and on reflection admitted that the behaviour had not been good and that he/she had overreacted to a situation. Then we could sit down and have a sensible talk.

I took an action that was inaction and it was the best action at that point in time.

Wu Wei is best described in a haiku I think.

No point hurrying
Nature will take its own time
Leave her alone now


Have you ever experienced Wu Wei? Share your story in the comments below.

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Teaser for the letter J: Journey's are ...

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My posts so far
All roads lead to your destiny
Be like the river
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not
Expectation
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes



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Monday, April 10, 2017

Help comes ... #atozchallenge letter H @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter H

picture taken from my lounge


Help comes in many different ways and sometimes most unexpectedly

This post is not about the help we receive from people known and unknown, random acts of kindness etc because that is help we know about.

But have you ever wondered if there are unseen forces helping you? Do you recognise their methods of helping?

One of the ways I get unseen help most unexpectedly is through songs.

In 2003 I was made redundant after working at this place for 10 years. There were about 15 of us who left. Most of us took voluntary redundancy and we were given 6 weeks to leave. No matter how well you prepare for that last day, you are never truly prepared.

On the last day I walked into the ladies room for the last time, my eyes filled with tears. Leaving behind so many memories, so many you had associated with for so long was a tough thing to do. But as I washed my face, the words of a song came into my head. For a moment it gave me some relief, then the rational mind took over telling me I was just trying to soothe myself.

But as I got into my car and switched on the radio, the same song was playing. Not only that but I had switched it on just as the same verse came on that had come into my head.

Sail on silver girl, sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way
See how they shine
Oh if you need a friend
I'm sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind



Silver girl also has significance. All who know me say that silver or cool colours look better on me than gold or warm colours. And at a Nutrimetics party just shortly before the above event, someone said to me - you are definitely a silver girl.

Whenever I go for an interview and hear this song playing somewhere out of the blue, I just know that I won't get that job but the next interview is a winner and the job always turns out to be awesome. 

Sharing a poem I wrote some years ago on my poetry blog - Lost and Found

Life you threw me all askew
In despair I travelled trudging on
Ignorant of  jewels yet to be born
Of experiences wonderful and new

I lost it all, those material things
I thought that I had lost my soul
Then Lord you held me, made me whole
And Your flute, it brought me joy and wings

~x~

Have you ever come across anything like this? Share your experience in the comments below.

If you do leave a comment, make it easy for me and leave a link to your blog / post.

Teaser for the letter I: Inaction can ...

Written for the #atozchallenge drop by and check out some awesome posts.

Inspired by Mary's post for the Letter B at Jingle Jangle Jungle

My posts so far
All roads lead to your destiny
Be like the river
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not
Expectation
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike


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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Great Minds ... #atozchallenge letter G @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter G



Great minds think alike

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you and someone else said the exact same words?

Few days ago at work a workmate and I responded to a question with the exact words. It took us both by surprise.and we had a good laugh over it.

And that reminded me of my schooldays. In our commercial maths class my friend and I would have a little race to see who would submit their work in first. Somedays she would be first and somedays I would beat her to it.

So one day, we both raced to put our books on the table first. Funnily enough we both reached at the same time. When the books came back the teacher had written the same comment on both our books - Great minds think alike.  In our quest to be first, we both made the same mistake and provided the same wrong answer. Such an apt comment.  This incident always brings a smile to my face.

And had I narrated this story to my dad, he would've shaken his head lovingly and said Haste is waste!

Great minds think alike
Is that a good thing or bad
Depends on your point of view
Or a bit of fun like I had

Sometimes something you do
Sometmes something you say
No matter how it works out
I hope it makes your day

Sometimes it makes you laugh
Sometimes it's a surprise
And when it isn't quite so good
May you find the way to above it rise

~x~


Share a Great minds think alike story that you've experienced.

Poetry was not part of my theme, but April is poetry month. No wonder the poet in me wanted to emerge.


Teaser for the letter H: Help comes ...

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All roads lead to your destiny
Be like the river
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not
Expectation
Find the Fun



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Friday, April 7, 2017

Find the fun ... #atozchallenge letter F

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter F

Auckland, New Zealand with Sky Tower in the background


Find the fun and snap the job's a game
(from Mary Poppins)

When I was little, I used to sing the song from Mary Poppins "A Spoonful of Sugar" with great gusto. But at that time it was just a song.

The words however are very profound:

In every job that must be done
There is an element of fun
You find the fun and snap
The job's a game
And every task you undertake
Becomes a piece of cake
A lark a spree ...


Household chores are definitely not my idea of fun. I don't mind washing dishes, but hanging out the laundry and most boring of all, ironing are truly tiresome. So my fun in these otherwise boring tasks is to listen to music and sometimes even sing along. That definitely makes the tasks go faster.

There have been a couple of places where I worked that I simply couldn't find the fun.  I was glad to leave and move on.  It's not that it was something different and I love what I do but I just couldn't find the fun. Sometimes things are not meant to be.  I love where I work now. all day it feels like fun even though it's a tough project. 

Find the fun in all you do
If you can't perhaps it's not meant for you
If you find that passion true
You won't feel quite so blue

How do you find the fun in what you do? Share in the comments below.


Teaser for the letter G :  Great Minds ....

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Be like the river
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not
Expectation



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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Expectation can ... #atozchallenge letter E


My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter E

Nelson, New Zealand

Expectation can breed disharmony and be the curse of happiness.

We have so many expectations in life, of places, things and people. If we are lucky are expectations are met. But if they aren't then disappointment sets in creating disharmony and sadness.

Recently on a trip to Nelson in the South Island of New Zealand, we took a drive to a few beaches. They were so beautiful until we landed up at one in low tide. I was a tad disappointed because it looked pretty barren and the sea was so far away. For a moment it robbed me of my happiness because I expected it to be just like the others. Instead I should've admired and appreciated its own beauty.

Rugby season is on in New Zealand. Whenever I used to watch the All Blacks (The NZ Rugby team) play, I expected them to win and on the occasions when they lost, it would truly ruin my day. How unfair that we all expect them to win every game. Now I watch their games for the thrill of the game for enjoyment of what it is and not for the winning or losing.

Expectation will you let me down
Or will you my every wish fulfill
Why rely on you if you make me frown
When I can rely on my own will

Expectation I have only a few
Life is certainly happier
For when a wish comes out of the blue
Then I am filled with wonder

~x~


Have expectations been kind to you or taught you some harsh lessons? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Teaser for the letter F :  Find the  ...

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My posts so far
All roads lead to your destiny
Be like the river
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not


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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Do Or Do Not ... #atozchallenge letter D


My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter D

Camellia from my garden


Do or do not. There is no try.
~ Yoda (Star Wars)

I have often pondered over these famous words from Yoda.  At first they made no sense to me. After all isn't trying a good thing?

The more I thought about it the less and less sense it made and then eventually I stopped thinking and deciphering. But today I'm going to give it a go and voice my thoughts. For so long I've been in the "do not" phase. Today I will "do".  Perhaps I stopped "trying" because the  very act of trying implies that we are ready for failure, that we can give up in an instant.

Each year during Spring, the flowers in my garden bloom. Some plants have many flowers, some have few. The flowers either bloom or they don't. There is no trying for them.  Nature is so intelligent.

I've been suggesting to my son that he should learn to cook particularly if he wants to live overseas. For a long time his swift answer was a firm no, a definite "do not". My coaxing him into "trying" was of no avail. Then two weeks ago, he just decided he was going to learn, a definite "do". Last week he made a very yummy mince curry. This week it's pizza.  Perhaps he needed to be in the frame of mind where failure was not an option and where he simply wanted to do.

I guess it's similar to driving. Once you are behind the wheel of the car, you simply do. Trying is too dangerous an option. Imagine if the pilot of the plane you are travelling in thought that day that he was going to try and fly the plane. I'm thankful they do or do not.

Do you think there is wisdom in Yoda's words? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Sometime ago I wrote a Star Wars poem with a Vendantic twist. While it has no bearing on this topic, I thought I would share it just for fun. For an explanation of the poem, see my post 7x7x7x7.

Jedi Master Yoda - is "yoddha", a warrior of the East

Qui-Gon Jinn with qi-gong - keeps his mind in Peace

Padawan Obe-Wan "Kan no be" a Jedi Master yet - and so he stills his restless mind to duly meditate

Anakin starts the Kali Yug with despair he could not face - false promise of the dark side but that he did embrace

Padme is the lotus,  the one he loves so dear - She was the jewel in the Jedi's heart, now Darth Vader who we fear

Luke Skywalker battles with Jedi in his soul  - with love he changes Vader, the great Jedi unfolds.

And so Vedantic Wisdom, the basis of it all - translated into Star Wars, the ancient force lives on.

~x~


Teaser for the letter E :  Expectation can ...

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Change Occurs ... #atozchallenge letter C

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter C

On board Air New Zealand


Change occurs at every moment, every second of your life.

We always think about change when something big occurs. And change is often linked to an event that shakes up our lives, something dramatic, sometimes catastrophic.

This morning as I sipped my tea and gazed out at the hills, suddenly the thought came to me that actually change occurs at every moment, every second. Every movement is a change, every thought is a change.

I thought I was living mindfully but today for the first time, I truly believe I was in that mindful moment, where every thought, every movement meant something to me. Each sip of the tea was different, each thought took me to another place, every moment the clouds changed, and as the sun dipped in and out of the clouds, the shadows or light on the hills changed.

And as I listen to the music now, each song, beat, word creates a change in my vibration. Soft, low, loud, slow, fast, rhythmic changes. Sometimes I sing along if I know the words, at other times I simply move to the beat and my fingers fly around on the keyboard to the rhythm and beat. And at other times I am so engrossed in my writing that the music fades into the background.


Change you sneaky devil
You always did exist
In every thought and movement
In an endless list

I thought you chose your moments
To make yourself known
Dropping in now and then
For many or me alone

But change you are constant
And that's okay with me
You make my life interesting
In a second, two or three.

~x~

Poems were not part of the deal this year, but looks like the poet in me wants to emerge (at least for now).

Share your thoughts on change in a post or in the comments below.

Teaser for the letter D :  Do or do not ...

Written for the #atozchallenge drop by and check out some awesome posts.

My posts so far
All roads lead to your destiny
Be like the river


Warm Regards
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