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Nurturing Thursdays- Talk to Yourself

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“Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself?” ~ Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #103- Delightfully Disorienting Dance

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #103

PROMPT

I have a video for you this week

https://aeon.co/videos/strap-in-for-a-delightfully-disorienting-dance-of-humans-going-places

If you do not have the patience to watch 6 minutes of it, use the following words as a prompt

Delightfully Disorienting Dance

Dance

of

life and death

thrust on us by

mother nature,

enjoy it or hate it,

or, get lost

in finding the meaning of it,

or play along as it wants you to play

Whatever

Makes no difference

to

Mother nature.

Just play along as 

birds, animals do.

We can’t understand

whether they like it,

enjoy it

or have grievances about it.

they just seem to

take it as it comes.

Only,

we

human beings,

Because we can,

complain about it.

Some accept, some go on whining.

Still however

difficult,

unbearable,

or confusing,

one may find it,

no one wants to leave

the party.

We also

try to dance along

to our best ability

then only

it becomes

Delightfully

Disorienting

Dance.

 

( Surprising facts- It’s funny to report that 90% of birds mate for life, And they even stay with their partners until death parts them. While there’s only a small percent of mammals that mate for life.)

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/love-is-in-the-air-for-animals

 

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/love-is-in-the-air-for-animals

Nurturing Thursday- Stay Positive, Stay Happy

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Good advice from Becca- Nurt Thurs – Fired!

“You only have control over three things in your life – the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take.” – Jack Canfield

So shrug off all the negative thoughts, sow a seed, nurture it and wait.

“STAYING POSITIVE does not mean that things will turn out okay. Rather it is knowing that YOU will be okay no matter how things turn out.”– Unknown

 

 

 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #94-

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #94

‘ Life was like a box of chocolates. You never what you will get.’ 

From- Forrest Gump

Life is more like a game of cricket.

However, you may seem to be 

efficient in batting

it throws a different ball each time

it has many surprises in its bag

you win or lose

depends on

how much confident, focused and balanced you are

still, it manages to surprise some times

Or

it’s a game of chess

between

life and death

and 

we are just

pawns

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #90

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #90

PROMPT FOR THIS WEEK

The word ‘compromise’ is just a theme. It need not appear in the piece. There is no harm if it does appear, or a synonym. The choice is yours.

मौत ने पूछा

ज़िंदगी एक छलावा है
एक झूट है
हर दिन हर पल तुम्हारा साथ छोड़ती जाती है
फिर भी तुम उसे प्यार करते हो
मैं एक सच्चाई हूँ अंत तक तुम्हारा साथ निभाती हूँ
पर फिर भी तुम मुझसे नफरत करते हो
मुझसे डरते हो
मुझसे समझौता कर लो
फिर कोई डर  तुम्हें  डरा न पायेगा
मैंने कहा
तुम सत्य हो शाश्वत हो
अनिवार्य हो
पर तुमसे कैसे समझौता करलूं
तुम्हारी टाइमिंग  बहुत गलत होती है
तुम गलत समय पर गलत लोगों को ले जाती हो
तुम गलत समय पर गलत तरीके से आती हो
पूछो उन बदनसीब अभिवावकों से
जिन्होंने खोय अपने लाल असमय
 पूछो उन से ,
जिन्होंने ने गवाए अपने परिजन
आतंकवादियों के हाथों
 उम्र थी जान गवाने की
फिर जो मजबूर, पीड़ित , बीमार
मरने की प्रार्थना करते हैं
उन्हें तुम तड़पने को छोड़ देती हो
बच्चों ,जवानों को अपना शिकार बनाती हो
कैसे करलूं तुमसे समझौता
तुम कड़वा सच हो, अनिवार्य हो पर
न्यायसंगत नहीं
काम से काम मेरी नज़र में तो नहीं
ज़िन्दगी लाख छलावा सही
मीठा झूट सही
पर सुन्दर है जीने का,
लड़ने का हौसला देती है
——————————————————

sometimes we look back

thinking
what if we hadn’t
made the compromises
 life would have been different for
better
or for worse
but
there is no use cribbing now
life
any way is a
a mixed bag of
hopes and disappointments
dreams and realities
victories and defeats
triumphs and disasters
sometimes you win
sometimes you lose
sometimes you have to  run against the tide
make compromises
if need arises
just be sure it’s not alone you
who makes compromises
rules should be
the same for everyone
don’t lose your heart
don’t complain
count your blessings
be proud of whatever you have achieved
keep your composure
spine stretched
shoulders straight
heart full of gratitude
head held with pride

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 14th- “Reflection.”

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#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 14th

Reflection

Laughter is indeed

reflection of your wisdom

for few understand

the funnier side of life

most take it grimly

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 63

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 63

Prompt

Here is an intriguing picture shared by Harvey Kraft on LinkedIn.

harvey kraft

 

The picture by itself can tell a thousand stories. But I am increasing the complexity a little. Here is a paragraph from another source.

So what exactly happened here? A woman felt powerless because she was unable to let go of a story she was holding onto which made her a victim. Even though she no longer saw this man, her former lover, she carried him within, and over and over again inside was keeping this version of the story alive.

TILL DEATH DO US APART

It seems there is no strength left in me.

I feel completely exhausted.

I can’t go on like this, I want to quit.

It has happened several times in my life.

Shamefull I accept that I had wanted to quit every time I felt  exhauseted

Everytime my conscience nudged me

‘How could you quit, there is so much to do, everyone depends on you?’

I was young then so summoned my willpower and got up every time. 

But now with age catching up, it seems an uphill task. 

I’m lying on the floor, helpless, hoping to go…There comes an extending hand for help, 

How could you be so desperate? Didn’t you promise, ‘ till death do us apart’?

Oh yes, I remembered. 

Indeed how could I leave him in the middle of our journey?

He was always there to support me, never grumbled, criticized or belittled me. 

What I was complaining about?

With a feeling of guilt, I grab the extended hand thankfully.

Indeed the show must go on ’till death do us apart.’

Didn’t once I advised everyone that’

When there is unrest or apprehension
When there is, in life a lot of tension
Take a break and retrospect.
When you overworked and very tired
When you are stuck in an old routine
Take a break and get good rest.
When dissatisfaction, and no fun in life
You think life is taking you for a ride
Take a break and meditate.

 

Nurturing thursday-“The only person we have the right or the power to forgive is ourselves. For everything else, there is the Art of Acceptance.”  ― Rebecca O’Dwyer

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Nurturing Thursday-

“6 Ways To Give Your Mind A Break:

1. Stop stressing
2. Stop worrying
3. Give rest to the problems weighing you down
4. Lighten up
5. Forgive yourself
6. Forgive others” 
― Germany Kent

 

 

 

Haiku -Dark

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Haiku Horizons prompt “dark”

The dark side of life

Everyone hides from the world

Eyes feign innocence

 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 44- Abstraction

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 44

challenge 44

The format can be a story/poem/rant/anecdotes/journalistic coverage of events/ reflections as usual.

Be straightforward friend
Don’t kill me with your sweetness
Scared of diabetes 
———————————
either you are happy
or sad
show it with full expression
suppression helps you not
only brings depression
you can’t live your life
with ideology alone
enjoy every bit of it
but
in moderation
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हवा में सीलापन सा क्यों है कहीं पे कोई रोया है क्या?

महलों में सब सुविधा पाकर कहीं कोई तो   हँस  ना पाए,

जूठन पाकर झोपड़ीवाला  ख़ुशी के मारे  रोया है क्या?

दिन भर खूब मजूरी की पर  शाम को खाना  घर न आया

बिलख बिलख कर रोते कोई  भूख का मारा  सोया है क्या ?

लालच में वृक्ष काट लिए, बीज कभी भी बोये नहीं

 अब मौसम का रुख देखकर कहीं पर कोई रोया है  क्या?

बेटियां कितनी बलि चढ़ा  दी ,एक बेटे  के लालच में ,

आज उसी बेटी की खातिर किसीका का दिल कहीं  रोया है क्या?

सागर से मिलने वाली  नदियों का जल जब  सूख  गया,

आस लगा कर बैठा सागर,बिलख बिलख कर रोया है क्या?

पापों का लेखा जोखा कर कहीं कोई ग़मगीन हुआ क्या

कहीं कोई शैतान ठिठक कर हँसते हँसते रोया है क्या?

यूं तो कारण बहुत मिले , रोज़ रोज़ हँसने  गाने के

बहलाने को चेहरा छिपाकर, बार बार मुंह धोया है क्या

हवा में सीलापन सा क्यों है ?कही पे कोई रोया है क्या?

~इंदिरा

Translation in English

why breeze is so damp, has someone somewhere cried

some never smile even when they get all the comforts of the world

All the comforts at door, can’t make some smile

Has some poor laughed with a little more than expectation

has someone ever cried regretting no seed was ever sown

those who sacrificed girl fetus to get one son

has some mother ever shed tears remembering that girl

has some mother ever shed tears remembering that girl

has sea sometimes cried and longed for them

when the river water could not reach sea ’cause they dried with our negligence

has sea sometimes cried and longed for them
why breeze is so damp, has someone somewhere cried
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Niharika's blog

Hindi poetry

Reena Saxena

Experiments in Creative Writing, and more ....

iScriblr

Life hacks, fashion and beauty tips, photography, health gyan, poetry and heartfelt musings about everything and anything under the sun!

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We are about Amazing Things.

meri dairy

act out

Shreyans writes

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rprakashrao

THIS LIFE IS ENOUGH TO PROVE THEM WRONG.

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Photographer - India

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