Truly Divine [ Three Day Lyrical Challenge – Day 1 ]

Many thanks to Gina at Singledust for nominating me – I do love a challenge, especially one that involves something as divine as music.

The Rules

1. Thank the person who nominated you. Thank you once again, Gina.
2.  Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3.  Nominate three other bloggers each day. (Or one, one is probably enough)

Nomination

I nominate watchyourlifeinpictures. You already have a superb taste in songs and often post of them, but well, challenges are fun.

The Song

There is something about certain songs that stick to you for so long, it becomes part of your routine, sometimes even your personality. This particular song from the movie Bajirao Mastani is a soulful rendition of love, separation and the joy of union.

To me personally, it is a reminder of a beautiful companionship, an important lesson and the lyrical representation of the relationship that our wandering souls have with divinity.

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Friend: Guest Post by Dante

Dante at Dialectics is one of those intriguing travelers I met on this blogging journey. The way he can add a sprinkle of magic over the simplest stories is quite a joy to read. Do pay him a visit, for you’ll meet an amazing storyteller. 

The dictionary defines a friend as

  • a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations.
  • a person other than a family member, spouse or lover whose company one enjoys and towards whom one feels affection.

I have come learn that there is much more to a friend than these definitions…

We have all had people we thought were friends but were shown otherwise. Some people you have known for years and others you meet by chance and a friendship was born.

As it is with life, nothing ever remains the same, and you’ll find that as the years move on you will lose some friends and make new ones along the way. Read more

Liebster 2018 Nomination

Many thanks to my friend Moumita at Perceptions Unplugged, who breathes life into words with her unique perspectives on life. She has a way with telling stories, like a fresh breeze, so make sure you pay her a visit!

I also invite anyone who would love to participate, to answer these questions and nominate themselves. I hope to hear from many wonderful bloggers this way! 

The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

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Nailing Mindfulness – 5 Easy Ways to Make it a Habit

Much has been spoken of the importance of mindfulness, and it consistently proves its worth by making its practitioners healthier, happier human beings. There are many ways to achieve this tranquil state of mind, but in our world that’s heavy with distractions of every sort, it’s hard to cultivate as a habit.

Here are five easy ways to get started with this beautiful process.

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Eight hours without electricity, and an important lesson

Sometimes luxury blinds you to all the treasures you possess. Sometimes, it makes you believe what you can do without, is exactly what you need the most.

If you allow it to take over and be your eyes and ears, the true you could end up not having a voice.

We live in great luxury today compared to the generations before, and the future holds promises of greater riches. While this is well deserved, for as a race we have persevered for these, perhaps we may need to stand back and reevaluate our options.

I, for my part, understood this when a few days back we had a blackout for 8 hours during the day. I was positively crazed.

I had work to do. People to talk to. Hear music that I’d heard a thousand times before. Random news feed to go through. Watch videos of shows that I’ve watched on replay so many times, they possibly couldn’t teach me anything new…

…Did you notice?

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To my Future Husband

I don’t usually write about things so personal – those of you who are familiar with my posts must be knowing this. But a change is welcome sometimes, and this wonderful blogger here inspired me too. Do check out her blog, as well!

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I won’t address you right now, because I don’t know what to call you or what you love being called. 

But I do know that when I see you for the first time, I’ll know. Not because you’re exactly how I pictured you, or because you had the kind of hair or eyes that I love.

I’ll know, because when I see you being you, I’ll know I can’t help but love you and remain by your side for a lifetime and more, if possible.

You see, already you leave me speechless enough that I don’t know what to tell you but now that I started, I’ll complete this. 

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# 10. What You Seek Is Seeking You

This post is in response to the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge hosted by Its PH, a challenge that I believe all you bloggers out there must try your hand at. Give it a go, guys!

This is the final challenge.

At this point, I would also like to thank the host for such a wonderful, thought-provoking challenge. It has been a journey in its own right, and I’m wiser for it. 

Happiness is a conscious decision.

Whatever an external being or thing can provide you is temporary, because once that vanishes, your happiness does too.

Happiness is finding the slightest joy in the darkest night.

Happiness is finding hope where there is only desperation.

Happiness is believing in a better future and striving to make that happen, for the sake of others if not for ourselves.

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# 9. Being a Baby

This post is in response to the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge hosted by Its PH, a challenge that I believe all you bloggers out there must try your hand at. Give it a go, guys!

This is the ninth of ten challenges. We are to see something with a fresh perspective, and I have chosen a word.

Last day, I happened to see a TED Talk by cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky, who was giving insights about how language shapes the way we think.

The most intriguing thing that I learned from this talk was about an Australian aboriginal community that speaks a language called ‘Kuuk Thaayorre’.

This language is noted for its use of sixteen words for absolute cardinal directions (north-east, south-west etc.) than words with relative senses (left, right etc.). The people have a much better awareness of orientation than the average English speaker, who might be a tad confused with directions.

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# 8. Rhyming Away

This post is in response to the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge hosted by Its PH, a challenge that I believe all you bloggers out there must try your hand at. Give it a go, guys!

This is the eighth of ten challenges. We are to give a new interpretation to a nursery rhyme. I chose the ‘Wheels of the bus’. This also happens to be my first poem, and I did enjoy putting my words to verses. All and any suggestions are welcome! 

The wheels of the world go round and round,
Anywhere else but homeward bound.
The wheels of the world go round and round,
All the way round.

The wipers of lies go swish, swish, swish,
But truthful mud stays despite their wish.
The wipers of lies go swish, swish, swish,
As they wish.

The horns of warnings go beep, beep, beep
All but the bravehearts weep.
The horns of warnings go beep, beep, beep
The horns by themselves weep.

The doors on the magic go open and shut,
Like the door of a windswept hut.
The doors on the magic go open and shut,
But never do they open for a ‘but’.

Break the wheel and fly out free
For the magic rides on wings.
Let your wings go flap, flap, flap,
All the way to Mother’s lap.

# 7. The Newspaper Challenge

This post is in response to the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge hosted by Its PH, a challenge that I believe all you bloggers out there must try your hand at. Give it a go, guys!

This is the seventh of ten challenges.

There’s an abundance of news and news channels around us, and sometimes we have a hard time knowing what to believe. For this challenge, I was determined to find one uplifting news piece, because somehow or the other we end up reading less of that.

Finding this website was simple, all I did was type in good news and there it popped up on Google search (kudos to simplicity): a whole website of good news, served on a platter.

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