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Sweet Song of The Soul

The distance between us questions possibilities,
Two souls who connect yet shall stay detached,
Life running along parallel tracks that shall never meet,
Yet hope says they would someday be entwined.

UnInhibited feelings spoken, thoughts exchanged,
Unassuming how the world would read them,
Prejudices can't be fought, let free thoughts sail,
It's a battle less spoken, but I know many shall be fought.

Feelings expressed in words for many are view points,
Sometimes misunderstood, unacceptable for few.
Thoughts expressed are sometimes song of a bleeding heart,
These emotions maybe shunned by many as no art.

Questioned and unacceptable orphan thoughts,
Wish to die accepted, but denied and stay detest.
Don't let yourself be consumed by the opinions of others,
Your soul deserves a sweet song, let it be one about it's zest.

-VJ says ~ cheers and peace
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Let's accept, It's important to fail!!!

The other day in midst of a long tiring journey from the airport I zoned out in thoughts, looking outside the window. What was I thinking? I was trying to fathom as to what's the single most element distinguishing mediocrity from excellence.

A lot of us have this beautiful idea in our mind to be achievers of some sort. Each individual has their own definition of excellence. All of it leading to creating a happy space in our minds. But these remain mere ideas and definitions in our head.

We have a lot of clutter occupying our minds. Some of it even includes being less appreciative of others success. Being too bothered about right and wrong of others choices. A bunch of useless thoughts which in no way are going to be helping us in our pursuit of happiness. When we are done with all the wining about the world and people in it, we get on with our mediocre life.

We seem to believe that there is solace in the cocoon of mediocrity.

"There are no easy ways, no escapes,  Yet we wish s…

Take a leap of faith

Life always has few surprise cards stashed away from the deck of cards you are dealt with. It's not everyday that you chance upon meeting people who leave you with these little nuggets of powerful message.

Just the other day I was at this party on the shores of Kovalam Beach. Needless to say that after a long day of chatter and conversations largely related to work, the soul seeks a way to unwind.

In midst of the busy gathering a conversation that I had gave me enough fodder to share few interesting thoughts in this blog post of mine.

This conversation was with a man in his early fifties, I am assuming that his age should be there about. The conversation generally kicked off with the rhetorical question, "so what do you do?" "Travel photography", pat came the reply. Being an amateur photography enthusiasts I couldn't resist not engaging in the conversation.

The next few minutes we talked at length about the places he has traveled to and some of the recent …

A soulful singer and a surreal evening

It was one of those evenings I wished to wrap it all up as soon as I could and hit my sack. Well quiet understandably the escape route wasn’t going to be an easy one. Considering the fact that it was the sun down event of a half a week long brand summit I was participating in.

A few awkward moments and a good strong drink later the urge to escape was subsiding. Yet I was a tad unsure the mild intoxication could hold me in that place for long. The sound of the sea waves hitting the rocks by the beach of Kovalam and the breeze of wind blowing across was helping me calm down and sink in to the surrounding.
Just then an unknown, unheard artist came on the stage. It was a band comprising of a vocalist and a music mixer AKA DJ. It was only a matter of time before the soulful voice of the vocalist signing some of the best indie classics, sufi songs and ghazals filled the open air gathering.
I could feel the music slowly growing on me. Well it wasn’t me alone, a careful look around and it w…

Belief makes us strong and triumph

"Difficulties scare you and me,  Uncertainties question our confidence,  Expectations make us doubt ourselves,  Belief makes us strong and triumph." 
There sure is always a time when we all feel a little perplexed about the life we lead. In moments of silence we look back at life and wonder why wasn't it the way we dreamt it to be. In these moments of weakness we let into our minds a dangerous evil, self doubt. With that unknowingly we slowly get consumed by it. Many a times we know it's a dark alley that we are letting ourselves into but fail to stop ourselves.

If we however dive in a little deeper within ourselves, we may realize that a lot of our actions are influenced by our surrounding in the formidable growing up years. Another perspective to look at this is, the surroundings might have been challenging but the responsibility of letting in creep in and influence our decisions was always ours.

Difficulties and uncertainties are a given, it's only human at times…

The muse, the artist and their journey

The journey of life is quite strange and uncertain at times too,
There are people we meet, uncertain at times why the paths crossed.
It sure sounds a little delusional and a few battles are fought against reality,
But a few people don't let you forget the impact even after they are gone.

I wasn't sure what was it about her,
She never said anything about being my muse.
Never asked her if she would be one to accept,
In this conflict of emotions I had found something interesting in her.

People around sure wouldn't understand what it meant,
They had already got more than few names to stick a label.
I sure didn't worry about it or I at least I think I didn't,
But it sure was eating up some corner of my mind.

How bad it could be to face the cynics and the critics,
I found myself asking the other me within me.
The reality of life could be different but not to me in that moment,
It was time to stay clear of the opinions and just be me.

- VJ Says ~ Cheers and Peace

Tune In And Surrender

I was sitting in the lobby waiting for my name to be called out. It was apparent that it's going to be sometime before it would be my turn. I looked around, it was a quiet space. I asked my self what's that I miss the most in my busy day. A meaningful conversation pat came the answer. 

I looked to my left, I saw another me. A smiling face with glitter of excitement in the eyes. I asked him why are you smiling? What's the excitement for? He didn't answer any of my questions. 

I looked away and wondered why am I hallucinating. I looked to my left again, he was still there, still smiling. "You been thinking a lot these days, most of which have led you nowhere", he said. "Isn't it about the lost smile?"  

I protested and I said, "Oh common, what rubbish. I do smile, and I do so everyday." But deep within I knew, it was another feeble attempt of mine to accept reality. With that moment of acceptance the other me sitting alongside me disappeare…