Now I am a lake.
Every skimming swallow
And every blowing breeze
Stir up ripples on me.
They spread out,
Grow wider but less intense.
I wait for stillness –
And then it sails in –
The brief lull,
Till the swallow or breeze
Returns to taunt or tickle me.
Let the swallows skim
And the breeze blow,
They can’t help it,
I don’t mind rippling either.
Posted in Emotions, Life, Nature, Poetry, Uncategorized
Tagged Breeze, emotions, Life, peace, Poem, Poetry, Ripples, Stillness, Swallows, Tranquility, verse, Water, Waves
Finally it struck me. Of late I have been looking frequently into my inner self trying to recognize the real me. And the glad news is that I am gradually coming to terms with myself.
So what had been happening all these years? I hear people say childhood was amazing. Really? Superficially there were a lot of interesting episodes during my childhood too, but within, I was perplexed. A lost soul.
My worries almost pricked me to death. I mercilessly tortured myself. The words of advice had no effect because all along I successfully pretended to believe them.
And what is the latest development? I really understand them. My mind has learnt its lessons and is docile. My alarms go off when my thoughts go astray. I am the master of my feelings and I know how to tame them. Isn’t that the real inner peace?
It’s good to be a grown up. While young I had the feeling that I would be dead and gone before I hit 30. I know why He waited. Now I am ready – do You hear me?
Ah, now when I look out at the world outside all I see is tranquility. My inner embers have started glowing and they act as my beacon in this turbulent sea of life. I am happy and peaceful at this moment. Even if you throw out that dish in the kitchen which took me an hour to prepare, I will not be provoked (but merely kill you with my smile). 😉
Isn’t that real peace? It’s great to be alive!
Peace be with you and me!
Posted in Blessings, Emotions, Life, Uncategorized, Worries
Tagged Bliss, Eureka, happiness, peace, Positive Thinking, Revelation, Self-realization, Tranquility