April 30, 2011

Boundaries Are Meant To Be Broken

And therefore, here's a new list of things for you to do. I ask you to do them because I have the authority to, having done them myself. Break your boundaries. Real freedom lies one to-do list away.

- Talk to a tree, not in your mind. Stand up tall, face it, declare your name, and tell it who are, what you think, loud and clear. For ten minutes. And then, with your whole body turned into one big ear, listen to the tree. Look it in the 'eye'. It may reveal secrets that it has carried for centuries.

- If you realise that you are being stared at, stare back. Without blinking, confidently. Do not glare, just gaze. Smile if you feel like it. If there is one thing more intimate than the touch of a lover, it is the power of your soul gazing steadily out of their windows.

- Compliment openly. If you think the girl in the local train sitting next to you has a nice smile, tell her so. If you think that the waiter served you well, thank him, and yes, ask him his name so you can include it in your gratitude.

- Dare to wear a colour that otherwise intimidates you. A blood red, a violent pink, an eye-watering yellow, a deep jade green. it will do wonders for you day and your perspective.

- Take a new route to wherever you are going. Make an effort to get lost. Figure your way out. you will have a new route, hopefully a shortcut and you will never again panic after losing your way. Ever again.

- Practise a new religion. For a week. Only a week. Go to the church, learn the Namaaz, read parts of the Gita, read up about Scientology, go to a Gurudwara - anything. One week.

- Buy a vegetable you have never, ever eaten before. Find a recipe. Make it. Eat it. It's wont poison you so you have nothing to lose. And perhaps, you will gain the acquaintance of a new veggie and include it in your diet.

- Write a letter. To a friend, to family perhaps. Pour your heart out. Post the letter.

It is odd but there are so many things we do and DO NOT do because that's what the whole world's doing. Stop. Wait. Ask yourself why. Watch your perspective change.

April 16, 2011


Your tears have dried up
Against your cheeks,
Leaving crusted-over, salty pathways,
Like oceans gone dry
And you have cried well into the night
For a now that no longer exists Now.
The lines fall out of your palms,
As you fly into this perfect moment,
Did you know,
Everything is possible
And in this Now,
You have wings, you can walk
On water too,
Fly back and lift the earth
On your Atlasesque shoulders,
Shrug and move on
And still own the planet.
In this Now, you are god
And goddess,
And those things that broke your heart
And spirit
They are not in the Now,
They are gone.
You are here,
You are Now,
You are safe
And you are possible.

April 15, 2011

The Season Has Changed

Dear Readers,

I know how all of you were deeply in love with the previous template. But I was growing too attached to it, which I realised when I balked at the idea of changing it.

So I did. It's an old habit of mine to break my boundaries, whenever I realise I am inside one.

This template, although new, still makes me feel like I belong here :) I hope you find your small corner of a home too, in these pages. And may you journey with me into the realms of living and living. Forevermore.