Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Poems and Thoughts

Remember me when I am gone away

It’s commonly believed that ‘we meet to depart’ and we depart so that we can meet again. Saying good bye is always very difficult as it inculcates in mind feelings of loss and sadness. No matter how long we stay, we end up sharing a deep bond of love and attachment with each other. Good Bye is not just a word of farewell but in fact a time to remember the good old moments you spent with the person. A vestige of the thoughts that once I had.

"It is impossible to see the Angel unless you first have a notion of it."



I control all who surround me

Even the one who controls me

No one will take my place

I will repay all actions in kind

Through my work

My soul burns

In the memory of you


My eyes open upon a beautiful day
Full of hope, memories and desire
You are in my arms holding my soul
Enticing me into the fire
And for moments so true I am whole

I love you with a passion
I knew not I owned
With each minute that drifts
I love thee as a butterfly loves
the wind beneath its wings
as the sunshine owns the day

Together we belong
within each others love
My soul seeks
with eyes ever seeing

Be Success

Only when you're able to accept the possibility of getting it wrong will you have the persistence to get it right. Meaningful success rarely comes from a single transaction.

Success is a consistent pattern more than it is an isolated event. It is the way you live rather than some object or experience you acquire.

In fact, the way to truly have success is to be success. Success is yours when you persistently embody the discipline, the integrity, the positive attitude, the respect and all the other attributes of which it is made.

Beware of Ego

Ego seeks--darkness, covering, lying, reframing, defenses, rationalizations, the abuse excuse, blaming others, blaming society, blaming the environment, blaming childhood experiences, damning others, persecuting others, suppression, repression, whining, avoiding, escaping, etc.,--as ways of escaping and avoiding the light.

If it takes pain and suffering to correct a wounded ego and raise self-esteem, then that pain and suffering is meaningful and should be seen as a gift for future peace of mind.

Taming the ego is really about raising one's self-esteem, and this is first done by refining one's inner self-talk to be calming, positive, supportive and self-loving so reactivity is no longer a necessary weapon against inner shame.

Quiet negative self-talk and pursue peace of mind. It is the way to successfully engage in meaningful and loving relationships with others. It is only when our own egos are healthy, can we truly give love and support to others. A person with an unhealthy ego finds love and support foreign and beyond their reach.

One moment after another

Every moment is a drop of light or darkness, happiness or sadness, integrity or deceit, togetherness or isolation.

Every moment is your own perception of who you are, what is going on and how you want to continue.

Every moment is yours to savor or reject, hold dear or ignore, remain awake or go to sleep, cherish or get through.

Every moment presents you with choices and opportunities for growth or stagnation.

Every moment builds upon another and another and another until you have lived your life....

One moment after another.

On Children
Kahlil Gibran

'Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let our bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.'

W. Somerset Maugham
The Painted Veil 1925

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.

The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.

Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.

Charm and nothing but charm at last grows a little tiresome. It's a relief then to deal with a man who isn't quite so delightful but a little more sincere.

If nobody spoke unless he had something to say, the human race would very soon lose the use of speech.

One can be very much in love with a woman without wishing to spend the rest of one's life with her.

One cannot find peace in work or in pleasure, in the world or in a convent, but only in one's soul.

There is only one way to win hearts and that is to make oneself like unto those of whom one would be loved.

Women are often under the impression that men are much more madly in love with them than they really are.