Re-blog: Satisfied?

We eat until we aren’t hungry any more. Similarly, we drink until we are not thirsty any more.

But sadly, many among us don’t follow this same rule when it comes to desiring about worldly materialism. As per the current rule of: the more I get under my belt, the more pumped up I should be to get the remain ones in my hands, which is something truly absurd.

Satisfying inner desires is good but at the sake of ruining personal sanity. I really hate such individuals for whom every new shiny gadget of technological wonderment is a must or who just can’t get their hands full of what they already got.

On this very first day of 2019, I read a nice set of thoughts about satisfaction by Kate.

Read it out below:

aroused

Ever wonder why we are so dissatisfied?
Unhappy with our lot?
Closely watch what others have got?
Our relationships lacking somewhat?

Not quite sure if we are successful?
Mind and body not so zestful?
The only offender is our own deluded mind!
Restless, wanting – check and see what you find?

We invent our own unrealistic fantasies,
Obsessed with self-concern.
Seldom do we stop, look and learn.
Our habit is to project what our delusions expect.

I should look-like, be-like; have this or that.
“Why does she wear that hat?”
“He shouldn’t speak that way.”
Why does contentment stray?

Our own fictitious fables we want to see.
Never pausing to let things just be …
Have you ever tried to go with the flow?
Stop trying to direct your own show!

Everything becomes our own melodrama
And we are centre stage unaware of karma.
Self-grasping the only cause.
Let go…

View original post 28 more words

Advertisements

Re-Blog: We Are So Fortunate!

Do you really need what the world is longing for?

Are you worthy enough to possess what many can only dream about?

It is good to ask such questions with our own selves from time to time. There are countless souls in this very world without the basic necessities of life, for whom every new day is like a grueling marathon with never-ending obstacles on its path.

I do feel highly blessed for not being one of them and for this, I say do thanks to THE ALMIGHTY ALLAH every day for providing me with not only what I didn’t asked for but also with what I honestly believe ain’t eligible for.

A gigantic blessings comparison I read today on Calm Kate’s blog, which struck my heart. You should read it too:

aroused

I have food in the fridge, clothes to wear and a sheltered safe place to live …
   so I am richer than 75% of our world

I have money in the bank and some in my purse with spare change around
   that puts me among the top 8% of the wealthy

I woke up this morning more healthy than sick …
   I am more blessed than the millions who will not survive this week

I have never experienced the horrors of war, the degradation of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of real starvation …
so I am well ahead of 500 million people in our world

I can pursue spiritual practice of my own choice without fear of arrest, torture or death; those that harass are ignorant …
   so I’m more blessed than three billion others!

I can…

View original post 67 more words

Re-blog: Rescue Remedies

Speaking about being dragging along on rough surfaces of negativity since this morning, I received another helping hand from Kate Blake through this small but lovely piece of rescue remedies.

Use them frequently for your heart, mind and soul’s peacefulness 🙂

aroused

Go for a mooch, more of a meander than a walk … stop look listen

Climb a tree, the world looks different and troubles seem much further away

Pick something, wash it under the tap and eat it raw – parsley is my favourite!

Make your favourite treat with all the embellishments – mint slice, scones n jam

Or make some bread, all that kneading and working is therapeutic

Give someone a bunch of flowers – a neighbour, a stranger, your grocer

Look at photos of old friends, good holidays – have a moment down memory lane

Plant a tree or a shrub – giving back to the environment is healthy

Listen by being still, call it pray or meditation or just connect with the earth

Eat a chocolate frog and offer one to the next person you meet

Buy a friend a coffee or leave one to be paid…

View original post 26 more words

Re-blog: Would I Do It Again?

Would I be here, where I’m right now, if I know about it when I started my journey?

One puzzling question this is indeed and I’m sure most of feel the same way at some point in our lives. Sometimes, what I go through a day makes me question the decisions I’ve made in my past about my current situation. The mistakes I’ve made along the way are just old wound marks now but a big reminder they are for me.

Strangely, I sensed strong alterations in my today’s mood. The reason were few thoughts about what I’m today and what I really want to be, which may not seem so harmful. But they dragged me for long, on rough surfaces of negativity.

Thanks to this post by Erika Kind, which acted like a rescuer for me, as I was able to be stand back on my feet and directed my focus on things that matters the most to me and to those who love and care for me.

Read it below!

Share Your Light

the-largest-plant-maze-in-the-world-at-reignac-sur-indre-indre-et-loire-department-franceSharing a post from two years ago today:

I am at a point in my life where I find myself at the best place I have ever been. But that is not everything. I find myself at a place where I see that what I believed about life, what I felt for decades in my heart is about to manifest. I perceive myself as a wanderer who lost the compass, then after a while found her direction, and is now standing in front of that path again she recognizes as the path she knew all her life.

View original post 928 more words

Re-blog: Worldly Whims

What we runs after in our life explains a lot about who we really are. While many we know do have their own priorities and goals, when it comes to our own selves, we should be doing what is best for us.

The world we live in loves to persuade us into materialism through different ways but once you have set up your own vision and goal clearly, there will be no diversion in achieving what you want to achieve.

Read out this lovely piece by Calm Kate about what is more important to us than what we do consider important.

aroused

Do you have to have this and that

Work to renew those devices

Wear the right clothes

Drive the right car

Have the perfect home

 

Has this made you perfectly
Happy content and satisfied?

 

If not then shed the unnecessary

Cull back to the bare essentials

Change your attitude and focus

Sort your values, set priorities

Know yourself to find freedom

 

This brings me genuine happiness

Contentment and real satisfaction

 

Without trying the alternative

And checking societal norms

You are blindly led down the

Throw away materialistic abyss

Save yourself now to live joyfully

 

Do you want to be happy

Content and satisfied?

 

Or are you prepared to waste this life

Slave to your every wilful desire

Chasing a never ending quagmire

Of elusive worldly accumulation

Distracting you from inner peace

 

You are very precious so please

Be happy content and satisfied

 

View original post 42 more words

Re-blog: Gifts from Blogging

To those who have no clue about what wonders blogging brings upon, this wonderfully amazing list of blogging benefits by Miriam Blaker certainly packs enough power to let them truly see and understand what they are actually missing.

The world is full of amazing people and I found so many of them through blogging 🙂

 

Added for RDP Tuesday: Parcel

 

 

Out an' About

Roses are red, violets are blue, today’s my birthday but the gifts are for you.

Make a wish 

I’m 53 years old young today. Hip, hip, hooray, where have the years gone?  I still feel 21. Yep, except my need for reading glasses, dodgy memory and aching bones tells me otherwise. Falling off a bike recently didn’t help either.

However, I’ve never felt more blessed and passionate about life than I do right now. I’m grateful for every single day and my heart, mind and eyes are wide open. To a degree, blogging has played a huge part in that.

img_9132 “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning

I started back in 2015, the February before I turned 50, the year before I lost my mum and my life changed forever.

As I write this (a few days before my birthday) I reflect on…

View original post 637 more words

Re-blog: Enjoy Life!

Simple, short but an amazing set of thoughts by Kate about something we all known as Life!

Do read it out 🙂

aroused

when life seems to cause the blues

brighten yourself up with many hues

find something to make you laugh

then laugh and laugh until you baff

wear something sexy or cheerful

ardently avoid the grey and tearful

dance away to your favourite tune

muck about, play the buffoon

life is far too short

so don’t get caught

wasting it in an unfitting mood

make fun, be a real playful dude!

dedicated to Nat a lovely young lady who passed this week, cancer took her too soon!

View original post

Re-blog: Time I’ll Never Know

And now, few thoughts about time from any1mark66, which is slipping away so rapidly.

Leaving behind nothing but memories which also fades away slowly down the road.

Coloring Outside the Lines

The pause before a sigh

The moment that lingers

Thoughts I wanted to cling

Emotions that should have countered

Snipets of memories

Collections of thoughts

Second hand sweeps them by

Calendar buries them quickly

When the afterglow fades

When the smiles straightens

I search so i’ll know next time

Left grasping sand as it slips away

What once was becomes golden

When is the riddle of the universe

I can remember or so I say

I can not place it in order

Doesn’t mean it didn’t happen

Could of happened, I think

Time is a young man’s game

It gets carried in baskets of hope

We sprinkle it about uncaring

One day we look back

Upon a fleeting path we came

Suddenly the basket has a bottom

We look to replace what was spent

Postcards left as mile markers

Recollections fill in gaps

But the image has lost it’s time

View original post 17 more words

Re-blog: Ten Life Lessons from My Bike

Cycling around the neighborhood on my bicycle is definitely one of the top 5 things I miss the most from my childhood.

Few things in life give you a certain feeling which you can’t explain properly or even label up properly. For me, cycling is one such thing because it reminds me what a wonderful era my childhood was.

I would love to sit back on the seat and hit those paddles once again.

Check out this post by Miriam about how she reconnected with her passion of cycling and I have to say, she is riding along very well 🙂

Out an' About

There’s something about the rush of wind in your hair when you’re cycling that’s totally invigorating. That is, until you find yourself flat on the ground.

View original post 1,141 more words

Re-blog: How I Came Up With So Much Ideas?! And How I Manage To Write Everyday

Maintaining your blog/website on daily basis ain’t so easy. I remember the first 8 months of this very own blog of mine, when I suffered from writer’s block almost everyday and attracting new visitors was hard for me. Slowly and bit by bit, I started to learn about tricks and trade of blogging, which not only increased up my blogging skills (up to some extent) but also bought viewership from all over the world.

And believe me, the likes and comments you receive on what you share with the world pumps up your blood like nothing else. The encouragement I receive on my posts (in the form of views, likes and comments) works like a daily dose of energy for me.

So, if you are planning to start up your very own blog or if you already own one, check out these amazing simple tips from Kally about how to keep your blog up and running on daily basis with what you love to share with the world. New ideas and timely management can sure spice up your blogging experience and these superb tips from Kally are powerful enough to make that happen.

Do check them out!

MiddleMe

If you have been a regular reader of MiddleMe, you’ll realize that I published a post every workday from Monday to Friday and this led to some of my followers asking me “Why don’t I run out of ideas to write on?”

View original post 821 more words