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Dear Zindagi – Let the cloud shine

Dear Zindagi – Let the cloud shine

It’s raining and the music is loud,
It’s finally here, my magical cloud.
My cloud has the rain and the light,
It washes all the negatives in sight.
My cloud, she plays with the sun and the moon,
When tired, she holds herself in a spoon.
She dances, laughs, curses and cries,
When against the storm, she fights, she tries.
My cloud holds the magic to the world,
Life in the cloud, is my love unfurled.

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Masked or … ?

Masked or … ?

Deep laughter of a special kind,
Twinkle in her eyes, where did she find?
Happiness shining within her soul
Energetic chatter, hugs galore
Spreading warmth, sharing smiles
Pouring positivity, walking miles
Are you for real, she was asked
Is she? Or is she just beautifully masked

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2017 in authenticity, Uncategorized

 

Be like the sun

May laughter reach those eyes
And hide those painful lies
That soul wrenching pain you feel
Let not your shine it steal
keep walking with head held high
Look up, as your eyes search the sky
There is your answer you know
Be like the sun, put on a show
May happiness feed your soul
And hide that deep gashing hole
That despairing cry that whispers through?
Let it out; don’t let it brew
Walk like there is no tomorrow
Be like the sun, put on a show
Shine like you carry a billion lights
Give up this pain, give up this fight
Spread warmth, happiness wherever you go
Put your best suit on with a tie and bow
Smile with the truth, only you know
Be like the sun, put on a show

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2017 in authenticity

 

REACH OUT AND HEAL

REACH OUT AND HEAL

Your soul is in darkness,
And you believe there is nothing left to feel,
Your life feels empty in its starkness,
Reach out to me, my friend, I will help you heal .
Others have journeyed through those dark places as well,
Stop in the moment, trust, hang in there and not farewell,
When you feel engulfed in despair, helplessness and deep pain,
Stop in that moment, feel the beauty of the cloud that passes as rain.
When your heart seems empty and you have nothing to feel,
Reach out to me, my friend, and I will help you heal.
The path we choose is not easy, and it can get rough,
It may take us to places that seem despairing and tough,
Just look at it as a humbling journey as road blocks we find,
Stop and think of the beautiful memories and simply rewind.
When your heart seems empty and you have nothing to feel,
Reach out, my friend, and I will help you heal .\r

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2017 in authenticity

 

Free the Fire

Free the Fire

Fire, peace, warmth, heat, soul
Love, my happiness, your happiness, my goal
Inside the fire, there is deeper fire
To find me, find you, find our desire
Soul knows what the heart refuses to see
this deep longing will never set us free
I close my eyes and live every bit of you and of me
In my thoughts, dreams – we set us free
The desire burns every cell of me, my being,my bones
Your every cell cries out as I hear your moans
In my thoughts, dreams – that’s how we set us free
And in this is the reality of you and of me.

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2017 in authenticity, Uncategorized

 

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I Stopped Myself From Stopping Myself

I Stopped Myself From Stopping Myself

Drops fell. Slowly. From the corner of my eyes. I tried to keep a straight face. Tried to focus on the meeting I was at. But the tears just kept flowing. I had lost control –  over my pain. Finally, it had caught up with me. I stopped myself from stopping myself. I let it flow. Slowly. And then it gushed out. I was scared of being judged. But in that moment, I had no control.  And it was okay. I felt safe. I was amongst those who loved me. Those who didn’t judge me. Those who did not question me. They just held my hand and let me be.

Darkness had presented itself in many ways. The darkness of actions, reactions, pain, frustration, emotions that were mine, yet no longer mine. I had allowed myself to become this person I wasn’t even aware of. In my heart, I knew my own role in the darkness that I had created for me. That darkness was killing me.

It was a jolt. But it was a lesson

It was time to get up, slowly. It was time to let things go. It was time to stop questioning. It was time to stop forcing. It was time to stop asking. It was time to stop feeling. It was time to look up; accept what it was and it was time to stand back up again. It was time to stop. It was time to start.

As I walked around the waterfront, at my most favourite part of the world – the Bandstand area in Bandra, Mumbai; suddenly it all made sense. Life doesn’t have to be painful. It doesn’t need to be drama.  Neither become one, nor be a participant.

There is so much to learn from the sea. The waves are a perfect example of how life can be a roller coaster, carrying with itself things that don’t even belong to it.Yet it can remain calm, distant and committed.  There is trash and there is treasure. The waves simply accept it, and when it gets too much, it leaves the extras ashore. But the waves don’t stop. They continue on their path. Their role is to keep the current flowing. It provides a constant sense of movement taking everything in its stride. The waves also learnt their lesson each time.

That wave was my lesson. The waves do not force themselves on anyone, nor do they expect to be questioned. I had done the opposite and there was a price to pay for it. I was not defeated. I had learnt. It taught me to just go with the flow. It taught me not to hold on to anything. There are many who will go on a journey with me. Many will throw things into my being. Many will not understand my purpose. Some will bring light. Some will enhance the darkness. I need to learn and grow. I need to keep going. Only allow those whose journey matched mine and are willing to commit to that journey. Not run away when it doesn’t suit them anymore. The journey will continue regardless. The purpose will remain. Authenticity will remain. Lessons will be learnt.

Darkness will bring in the light. And the light will bring magic to the waves.

The magic that the light brings to be waves needs to be felt again. That light is inside of me. And that light is magical.

“A Ticking Time Bomb”.

That was the blunt description given the mounting problem of Type 2 Diabetes within the South Asian Diaspora community in the United Kingdom a few years ago.

According to research, immigrants to the UK from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other nations from South Asia are six times more likely than the indigenous white population to develop Type 2 Diabetes.

Whilst current evidence is inconclusive as to why British Asians are more susceptible to the disorder, medical experts have pointed to the twin evils of a diet high in carbohydrates and saturated fatty acids (all those chapattis and rice dishes) as well as alarmingly low levels of physical activity, especially among older South Asian women, as two of the most significant contributory factors to a problem that is certain to put a huge burden on families and the community at large.

Alarmingly, there is widespread ignorance about Type 2 Diabetes within the community, according to medical experts, which threatens the lives of thousands.

Mumbai-born, with ten amazing years in New Zealand, now North London-based marketing and advertising expert, Raga D’silva was among those ignorant masses.

The 46-year-old mother of twins, whose family had a history of Diabetes, was diagnosed with this illness in 2012. The news brought about a radical change in Raga and has inspired her to help others with Diabetes and raise awareness.

Raga is the Asian Ambassador for Diabetes UK.

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Listen to those hunches!!!

Listen to those hunches!!!

We are meant to be soul people; soft, caring, loving with compassion for those around us.  Aren’t we all born  with a blank canvas? Apart from a spiritual line of thinking that we bring our past karma’s with us, the reality is that our present circumstances and experiences play an immense role in shaping  our lives. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2014 in authenticity, inner voice

 

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Lessons Learnt from Detoxing My Soul

Lessons Learnt from Detoxing My Soul

In my previous post, I talked about detoxing the soul, not just the mind and the body.

In this post I am sharing the lessons, I have learnt: Read the rest of this entry »

 

Detox your Soul

Detox your Soul

I have often participated in ‘short term‘ solutions through my life.  If I had too much to eat, I would detox through abstinence from certain food for a period of time, popularly called ‘fasting‘. If I had too much to drink, then I would detox using liver cleansing methods. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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