Scorpio Soul Search


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Live Life Lightly :D

Ages since I wrote something and it was sitting like a heavy stone on my heart. Since it is my nature to do something only when I am absolutely comfortable and feel perfect, I was postponing the process of converting my thoughts into words.

I planned to write about:

  • the calm and totally relaxing summer break I had with my son
  • my unexpected comeback to teaching which is fulfilling
  • my observations on the changes happening in our son growing from a tween to a teen
  • how I went from the initial shock to calmly accepting the inevitable when our son also turned vegan one fine evening (hubby turned vegan a year back)
  • the two runs (6K and 4K) I participated recently and my takeaways from them
  • the joy of knowing that the effort of regular work out finally showing up
  • the knowledge or enlightenment(!!!) that understanding what is important in life and how to overlook/ignore certain things

All  are mixed up with emotions overflowing sometime and utterly blank other times. Hence this delay in posting anything till I sort out in my mind on what I want to write. But the days were full of so much learning and insight to get a hang of my inner feelings and matching them with my external being.

Ah, truly I am blessed to have started the journey of ‘being happy and contented’ irrespective of the situations I am in. Wait there, I haven’t drunk the ‘elixir’ or attained inordinate wisdom , it is still the same path with ups and downs, however, the time taken to move from the low point to high point keeps reducing as with the awareness.  I am slowly overcoming the guilty and fear I feel every time I am happy. Practicing to live life lightly by shedding the excess baggage one by one, thats it. 😉 😀

We are borne here to be happy, period. Celebrate life!!!!!! 🙂


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Realisation

I haven’t written anything for more than a fortnight which is a longtime after starting to blog. But I was not restless this time. I have accepted the impossibility due to my preoccupation with other things. Though I felt sad that I couldn’t allot time for my favourite thing in the world, I was not upset and moody about it, which usually happens and affects everything around me.☹️😖

“Stress is caused by being here and wanting to be there”

It was a great realisation that what is happening in the moment, i.e., NOW, is more important than what I missed or couldn’t do or could have done. (Yahoo!! ….that means I have matured enough to understand and accept realities / situations 😜)

Yes, last few days, I was preoccupied with things at the ground level and couldn’t allow my mind to fly away as I loved to do. 🦋🦋

Usually when I have things other than what I want to do, I will be restless and frustrated. I will imagine myself a donkey pulling a heavy cart load that too reluctantly and feel burdened with the mundane tasks. I was amazed that this time I had more control over my mind and didn’t allow it to throw tantrums (eh!!! I still do), shown a lot of patience and resilience, focussed on what has to be done rather than disillusioned, which felt really good.

Someone said no one is busy in the world; only the priorities differ. Being aware of the priorities at this point was the key for my keeping calm. I am no super human and within the available 24 hours, providing for eating and sleeping😋😴 (I surely can’t leave these out of my planning😊), only certain activities can be taken up and achieved. I have to clearly mention here that it solely depends on the ability of the person.

It is absolutely unnecessary to fret over things that are not done / cannot be done. Being in the present moment is the best gift we can give to ourselves rather than either constantly regretting about the past or planning for the future. Though heard this many a times before, the practical application, however unplanned, brought such a joy and revelation.

I am aware of my capabilities (if I am ignorant even now, then I need to see a doctor 🤒👨‍⚕️ ) and limitations to take up tasks accordingly. Based on the capacity of the container and the density of the material we decide the quantity that can be stored. Similarly every day comes with only limited hours and lets fill it to the brim with different deeds but without frustrating ourselves and a mindfullness.

“Today is the first day of the rest of my life”

is an excellent quote to begin everyday!

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Celebration – OET of the Day

Today I am in celebratory mode, in India we are celebrating Our New year which is called Puthandu in Tamil, Vishu in Malayalam, Baisakhi in Punjabi, Ugadi in Kannada, Pohele Boishakh in Bengali. 🙂

The celebrations mark the beginning of our solar year and the first day of the regional calendars. This time it fell on a Friday which is considered as an auspicious day by the Hindus giving an optimistic outlook for the new year all around. This season is when we get lot of fresh fruits especially the king of the fruits ‘Mango’ and Jack fruit which are my favourites, one more reason for the celebration.😋🍋

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The monsoon showers about to start hereafter which are eagerly awaited throughout the country enabling bountiful agricultural production as farming was affected last year due to drought. I personally praying and looking forward to a good monsoon this year. With clouds gathering across the sky, I can sniff the rains 😉

It is also Good Friday and throughout the world christians are merrily preparing for the Easter Sunday. Hence I feel the apt emotion for the day is ‘Celebration’🌈🎉🎉

Live, Love and Celebrate!!!!!! Wishing you all a great weekend!


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One Emotional Thing – OET

I am an emotional and sensitive being. All my rational thinking will come a bit later after I have reacted emotionally first. Don’t remember whether I was like this from birth but as far as my memory goes (which is very short actually) 😉 I am like this only.

Some of my reactions will get appreciation as small things make me very happy; being the genuine on the spot rejoinder it will catch up quickly with people around me. Getting happy and excited for small pleasures in life enabled me to be smiling most of the times for which I am eternally grateful.

Sometimes it leads to guilty and regrets which I vow to avoid in future but mostly in vain.  😦

Over the years I have learnt to tame my retorts and keep it under some control. However, at times, it runs amok especially when I am among the loved ones. The reason I quote for this not very desirable behaviour is that since it is my original nature I don’t want to mask it when I am with my near and dear ones…… 😛

I saw the post in my word press reader about this blog where the blogger posts ‘One beautiful thing (OBT) ‘ either a picture or an art piece or a jewellery that caught her eye on that day  (check out Donna’s blog: https://myonebeautifulthing.com)

This kindled my imagination and inspired me to start posting and share with the world the ‘One Emotional Thing’ that makes me feel something on a day. Whether it made me happy or sad, angry or disgust, worry or depressed,  that one major thing of the day which dominated my mind I would like to write about.

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It may be an experience, incidence I saw, anecdote I heard, a message I read or something happened somewhere, whichever it is, should have stirred an emotion in me. Writing down my thoughts makes my heart light and joyful. In addition posting my feelings may help me to manage them better too 😉

Sincerely believe and hope that daily I will post. Wish me Good luck !!!!!!   🙂

Feeling of the DayHAPPINESS

Beginning with the positive and queen of the emotions (I consider Happiness is feminine gender as happy females are the best of the world!) and love to share the joy and pleasure I felt today.

I love swimming and whenever I can go to the pool and wade for some time, I feel so happy. Be warned that I can neither do a lap across the pool continuously nor can hold breadth under water for more than 10 seconds, still the satisfaction I get from floating in water is unequivocal.

I had attended aqua aerobics training for a month recently and enjoyed the set of exercises very much. Today in the pool I practiced some of those exercises I have learnt, floated happily, kicked and splashed around, swam a little and feeling so good. I tried floating on my back and want to practice more on it. Hope to go regularly in the whole of summer 😀

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Would love to hear the ‘One thing’ that made you all Happy  today.