when dragons arrive…

And sometimes the pain will cross all boundaries of tolerance and you will become numb with calm and and peace because you will watch your dragons rear their heads- and you will not be afraid anymore- because you will know deep down in your heart that it’s time for you to take the biggest leap – to jump over the chasm of darkness and reach the light- you will realize that the pain has been a trigger to push you to walk into your scary, hidden darkness and to face your demons eye to eye and ask it what it wants from you and why is it here- the dragons are here for a purpose- they are here to take you to your highest self – a part of the divine plan- a part of your evolution- those dragons are a part of you- they make you, YOU and all they ask is for you to embrace them and accept them – for when you do, they will no longer scare you or haunt you – dragons need to be hugged and accepted- and when you begin to hug them, all hell will cease- the path will clear up and the pain will no longer shred you to pieces- it will deepen your compassion and love for your own self and make you whole and you will be reborn- and I am being reborn now – thanks, my dragons for this gift and thanks to my angels and universe for showing me my ‘ not-so-splendid’ parts- I feel even more beautiful from within.
@ Meenu M

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Awareness is the key

The lessons in our lives come at the right time and follow a divine pattern- a lesson meant for a certain time will only appear after a previous lesson has been thoroughly learnt, been revised and you have been tested for it and you have cleared the test before the next one appears- its fascinating how our lessons appear and how much they can make us grow or retard our growth if we fail to recognize them – awareness is always the key- the moment you realize that whatever is happening is what we have chosen for this moment, life eases and our soul opens up to receive the guidance meant to take us through that lesson- always, always look at the bigger picture- ask what’s the universe trying to tell me- what’s it asking of me- and you will know, its asking you to expand your divine potential and reach for your highest self- the Buddha in you – be aware, listen, listen, always listen.

Paradox of personality

Each one of us is a paradox – we carry conflicting personalities inside us – which overlap and merge and meld so brilliantly sometimes that it’s hard to separate them- but when these paradoxes are very distinct and black & white , that’s where we need to integrate them – to arrive at the best and highest version of our own self – for example , a person who’s extremely courageous and bold is utterly vulnerable under that veneer of courage and strength – but once he or she is aware of this truth, that person can handle this paradox with ease and love – and can slip in and out of this shadow and light with consciousness- and that is the key to tappping into our authenticity- the more one accepts one’s dichotomies, the more comfortable we get in our skins and souls – and the better we are equipped to face the challenges of our path – it’s all about embracing ourselves – totally, truly, completely and unapologetically.

Becoming more of yourself

It takes walking thru dark alleys, one after the other till one reaches a crack from where the light pours in- and that sometimes is almost half of your life- and once you see that light- you can’t turn back anymore- yes, once you see your own naked truth- the real you- you just keep on becoming more & more of who you are- whether you are liked or shunned or discarded or rejected- it no longer matters- because sometimes kindness and compassion to your own self is the only way to nourish your soul, its the only path to your own survival and its the only way you can birth yourself …listen to your self- shut the mind for a while- the mind misguides- the soul always guides- the pain of revealing who you truly are is excruciating- yet its the only way to be- to come out of the womb of darkness- into the light of life- the fetus cannot choose not to take birth once it is matured – birth is not an option- just like coming into light is not- you are pushed and prodded towards it once the soul has awakened- I feel like like that fetus right now- I have no power to stop this leaping out- the labor pains have been triggered- I am restless and I am at peace- what a paradox !

To be a mother…

The lessons of motherhood are far and beyond what they seem to be – it’s not merely about teaching your kids how to be, how to behave , how to think , how to feel but its about the scary , dark spaces that lie in between these – when you have to unlearn all that you know as an adult and a woman and learn all over again how to step inside the mind and soul of your child to feel, know , understand and look at the world from their innocent, un-experienced eyes – and yet be a parent who has to keep them safe – this push and pull to be what you have never been is the most challenging part of motherhood – I cannot think of anything that can be more scary, more fragile, more nourishing, and more powerful than motherhood – the way it tests you, nothing else does and nothing else can – And to be chosen for such a journey makes me overwhelmed – my biggest grounding, perhaps – blessed !!

The child is the father of man

Learning to trust again is probably one of the toughest components of any relationship- but when it is a parent – child relationship, it’s even tougher and yet how we simplify it is up to us I guess – assuming that we have power as a parent to instruct our child like a tyrant especially when the child has presumably broken our trust – (read lies, hiding the truth, stepping out of boundaries, harming their bodies and souls and hearts) is assuming we can keep them safe by becoming an ogre- the only way to redeem their trust in themselves is for a parent to learn to trust the child again – to believe that experiences ( pleasant or unpleasant) are a part of growing up – that the child’s life is much more than that broken trust and doesn’t define his/ her entire being – that as mothers we can always build what’s broken – trust, feelings, hearts, souls – and that the greatest gift we can give our children is the gift of being truly loved and accepted¬†.

Lessons of life

The lessons in our lives come at the right time and follow a divine pattern- a lesson meant for a certain time will only appear after a previous lesson has been thoroughly learnt, been revised and you have been tested for it and you have cleared the test before the next one appears- its fascinating how our lessons appear and how much they can make us grow or retard our growth if we fail to recognize them – awareness is always the key- the moment you realize that whatever is happening is what we have chosen for this moment, life eases and our soul opens up to receive the guidance meant to take us through that lesson- always, always look at the bigger picture- ask what’s the universe trying to tell me- what’s it asking of me- and you will know, its asking you to expand your divine potential and reach for your highest self- the Buddha in you – be aware, listen, listen, always listen.¬†