When in Joy, pause πŸŒ·

When in doubt
Pause
When in joy
Pause
When confused
Pause
When creative
Pause
And
Re-center
The breath
On
The glowing
heart
Of
All
Things… πŸ’•

#nature #beauty #stillness #flowers #blossomsandblessings

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Magic of Morning πŸŒπŸ˜ŠπŸ™

From the incessant chatter of parrots to the reflective, meditative quality of sunrise… Life gives us reasons, over and over to be grateful and mindful and respectful of this beautiful world πŸ™πŸŒπŸ˜Š

Gateway to Joy… πŸ˜Š

Over and over again, in many different ways, I realise the joy of consistency.

At one point, habits one wanted to inculcate, never really developed, excuses came in the way. All believable, justifiable…

Then, one day, things fell in place. My desire to paint a sketch a day, became a habit that intrenched itself seamlessly into my routine. I would get up early or work late, or draw in waiting rooms or lounges, but I never made any excuse.

I realise the many levels of bliss that open up when the eyes start seeing things in New ways and the hands understand the minds subtle orders of seamless coordination.

There is no time for procrastination, one is too busy doing things that one deeply enjoys and has made time for… 😊

Life Lessons from Yoga

“Surya Namaskar kijiye, ” my yoga guru tells me with all calmness.

He has no clue about the turmoil within me.

“Aap hamesha karwate hain, kabhi routine change bhi kar diya karen.” I reply, a trifle petulantly, ruing the repetitive nature of the yoga postures.

He explains to me patiently, the postures are the same, what you bring to it changes everyday.

Routine makes you realise what is going on inside you. Today, if you are impatient, the first thing that will change is your sincerity to your task. Be aware of that.

By changing your routine constantly you are looking for easy excitement whereas by sticking to a routine that you have done a hundred times, you are bringing a new concentration to what your mind thinks it knows by heart…. And therein will lie your true growth, concentration, equilibrium, stability and patience.

Every day is new, you are new with every day, don’t take that so lightly.

“Ab Surya Namaskar kijiye….”

😊!

#lifelessons

Blossoms and Blessings

Plum blossoms, cherry blossoms, Apple blossoms are all blooming these days… The perfection of their flowers, the grace of their branches is a gorgeous sight.

I don’t know how they find their way into my artwork like long lost friends appearing to say a loving ‘Hello!’ but, I welcome them with delight, place them with care as they complete my world 😍.