Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Proximity can be the game changer

"You are sandalwood, and I am the poor castor oil plant, dwelling close to you.
From a lowly tree, I have become exalted; Your fragrance, Your exquisite fragrance now permeates me."


Proximity can be the game changer. 
As I was growing up, the term 'buri sangat' was often mentioned, when I was getting a lecture on the importance of having the right kind of friends.

'Buri Sangat' literally translates into 'Bad Company'. 
Right from sitting in the class with students who are studious, to staying away from the ones with bad habits in life, this term covers it all.
I have argued over it, I have been unhappy with it, but over the years what I have realised is that the problem is not with the concept, but with the identification of what comprises this 'buri sangat'.

People around us create an aura, and given enough time, it permeates us.


What do you think? Do leave a comment to tell me.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Music of nature - haiku

What do you do when the challenge is 'to look around you with the eyes of the Zen and try to catch the beauty of that moment'...

Well, you look at your sleeping child and in the peaceful expression realise...

music of nature
vibrates my senses
-harmony

©Nimi Arora


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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Oneness of greeting - Haiku

One bond
between the folds of relations
-Folded hands

©Nimi Arora





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Carpe Diem Namaste, the spiritual way #1

Friday, 27 January 2017

The elusive blue - haiku

search within
chase the blues away
the elusive blue

©Nimi Arora


As Chèvrefeuille continues to discuss Paulo Coelho's The Pilgrimage on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, there is exploration on ways to feel connected to self and to The One.
In this particular post "The Blue Sphere Exercise" is discussed. The search for the elusive blue light that spreads energy and peace.


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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Between a rock and a hard place #ThinkingAloud

Did I have a choice, I wonder today.
A rock and a hard place… Did I want a choice?

Am I happy I didn’t have a to choose?
It is so much easier to blame Destiny or God or whoever/whatever it is that you turn to.

Blame is the wrong word, I think.
It is a weight off your shoulder to have the responsibility of the choice taken away from you.

After all, who knows how much harder a rock could have been and how much rockier the hard place could be.
Is the hardness always lesser on the other side of the choice?

Blisters
Smile at night
-meant to be…

©Nimi Arora


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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Pilgrimage within - haiku

Change is not always a choice. 
Compulsory change can lead us to understand and accept though - as I have concluded below - 'Pilgrimage within'.


Crossroads
Compulsory change
-pilgrimage within

©Nimi Arora


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