A thought, a poem by Amlesh Ranjan

Having done all that you have done,

Challenges that you have overcome,

Struggles that you have endured.

Peaks that you have climbed.

Waves that you have surfed,

Sacrifices that you have made,

The distance to You have travelled,

A Pause is duly deserved by you.

For deepening your personal world,

For reconnecting with your social world,

For enriching your professional world.

For discovering who you are,

For becoming who you can be,

For being who you want to be,

For being one with yourself,

For being one with the universe.

Stop, don’t wait for the time,

Let the time wait for you.

Yes, you deserve a pause.

You have earned it.

Go, take a pause.

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-Thich Nhat Hanh

All is a Miracle — Thich Nhat Hanh

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle.

But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth.

Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize:

a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves,

the black, curious eyes of a child —

our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”

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From: The Miracles of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

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The Peaks & The Valleys — #amlesh4u

“Things in life will not always run smoothly. Sometimes we

will be rising toward the heights-then all will seem to

reverse itself and start downward.

The great fact to remember is that the trend of the

civilization itself is forever upward, that a line drawn

through the middle of the peaks and the valleys

of the centuries always has an upward trend.”

-Endicott Peabody (1857–1944)

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Renewal From The Fall — Rumi

Translation by Farrukh Dhondy

…. to plant the New Year’s seeds …. Renewal from the Fall — Rumi

“Without grinding wheat there can be no bread

No alchemy can turn gold into lead

The surgeon has to use the knife and score

The skin in order to affect a cure

To make a coat the tailor cuts the cloth

A sheep to slaughter makes the festive broth

The builder has to dig the ruins to build

Anything new. The garden’s only filled

With roses when the gardener digs the weeds

And turns the soil to plant the New Year’s seeds

And so my friend, to be remade and whole

Prepare to desecrate your very soul.”

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Ref: Rumi Farrukh Dhondy — Harper Collins

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