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I came here uninvited,
Like a River drawn by the slope.
I have no Over Lord.
Yet, uninstructed, as it is my way,
That I shall enrich the lands and minds,
That I pass by!
Precisely, perhaps, as desired by the
Lord that mandated the Slope,
Which at times appear as,
Day turns to Night,
Night turns into Day,
Behind me, before me, and then all around,
Shades of light wax, wane, and turn,
As in a heaving bosom,
Mornings rise and fall.
Like the dried up bark of a Joshua tree,
I press on to my tomorrow,
For 5000 years.
Through Rain, chill, and frost,
Through Skies clear, blue, and stormy.
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Every Idea that is brilliant,
Are like the master Notes of a Composition.
Not for the Notes,
But Search for the Composition,
as it is that which is the genesis,
Of the Puzzle,
Of the Trick,
Of the Legerdemain,
Of every idea that is Brilliant!
It is often suggested that one uses meditation to address anxious thoughts. I have failed utterly every time I sit to watch my breath. The pinnacle I have reached is count to 10!!! The usual result is an attack of the Super Sleepiness!
So this is still a problem for me. However there is one activity that seem to help. I really need someone to discover an "advil" for anxiety. I don't know if one exists, at least legally anyways.
Here is a quick list that seem to help me a bit.
Getting up early on weekends in the morning to a quiet home
A cup of coffee
Reading a National newspaper that rises above the local din
A very long walk (about 2 hours)
A good movie
Old familiar music with character and complexity
Working with my kids on Math, or Science, or Language
Most of these lowers my anxiety, the first part, but don't address the anxiety. Except for the very long walk.
Here is how it works. (Mind you it has to be a long walk.) In the first 40 minutes there are so many buzzing thoughts hitting each other as you walk. You can try to initiate a thought that is a good constructive thought. The mind will be going back and forth and slowly comes around to the good thought. In that sense I call walking the converter of bad thoughts to good thoughts.
At about an hour into the walking you enter a slightly better physiological state where the body is relaxed and walking becomes natural and you start breathing from the stomach and not lungs.
By this hour you tend to latch on to the productive thoughts and they become crystalized. You form these conclusive opinions on the actions that you need to do. Or you start seeing these crystalized truths after discarding all the negative emotions.
yes it does happen. A good 70% of the time. It may be different for you. But the walk has to be long. And may be alone! I have never done to this level when walking together with others. Quietness and Movement seem to be essential to do this.
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I roam freely as long and as far my limbs let me.
I see the abundant green canopies sway in soothing gait.
I am free and no one could judge otherwise.
No one hurt me.
I am not a prisoner.
I have all one can ask! Freedom.
I saw a Pa and a Son,
On a spring evening coming to a close.
A slushy mat of rolling grass,
barely drained of the morning pours.
A ball is pitched.
A hit! Run and get it!
A miss! Run again and Repeat.
Say I, "You want a catcher?"
Caught a few right in the Mitt,
And just one on the nape of my Wrist,
Pride moved the dusk along.
Move a door ajar,
Hold a cup,
Turn a wheel,
It is a tortuous pain a few dusks forward.
It is not sudden,
It is not unbearable,
Yet on every movement,
If not me, perhaps for the World to bear,
it is so painful!
I have no misgivings,
that I am anything like a tiger,
but wailed like one on each step,
whose shoulder dislocated a few days prior
For the first time in a long time I am alive,
Complacency to my wrist is a distant memory!
With each blinding pain, I wondered,
Whose heart is wrenched?
Whose eyes swelled an Ocean?
I am not a prisoner!
I am free!
A horse, a cat,
a dog, a human,
Aren't we all, when naked of norms,
Perhaps it is early morning,
and the dusk of Evolution is far!
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Present is not benevolent,
Present is not kind,
Nor is it anger or revenge,
Neither, as such, it is ambivalent,
It demands none nor favors any,
For Present is not a state of mind!
Present is not a zero hour,
Present is not at 8,
Nor is it at 5 and quarter,
Neither, as such, it is temporal,
Although perhaps of Time,
Present is not a moment in Time.
Present is not quiet,
Present is slow or slower,
Present is fast or faster,
For sure, say I, Present moves!
By Counts and Clocks,
Present is when you make not,
An Account it!!
Allowed duration for a task,
Mundane or Profound,
When Exceeds infinitum,
Present then Is for all foreseeable future!
When you tie your shoes,
Seconds, or a Minute, they will be tied!
When you read a Book,
It will be read!
Why flip again and again,
Only to see "How much left?"
When going to Disney,
"Are we there yet?"
Be it tieing shoes,
Or Reading a Book,
Or going to Disney,
They all take what they take.
Pondering the end before due,
is only going to ruin the Joy,
Which otherwise could have been!!
Or delay precisely what you seek.
And worse, could manifest plaques,
Alas, Of the Arterial type.
Slow the Time instead!
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A fork in the road,
I have found myself at.
The first path straight in all its turns,
The other perhaps curvy all the way.
Neither I know well enough for bias.
I could take any as they both get me there.
I agonize, instead.
"is this right or that?
Would I regret?
Would one be too long?
Or the other hard?"
I asked a Sage, the Siri, the Oracle,
And even an 8 ball!
"How should I lead?"
They all replied the same!!!
"Take any as it matters little which!
Matters most is you commit to what you choose.
Yet be there a lingering doubt,
Take the one that perhaps be harder,
as in equal proportion it would be rewarding!"
Naadi, Nenu, Naaku,
Maaku, Memu, Manadi,
Us, I, We, Ours,
Mine, Mine, or Me!!
Would be perfectly alright,
By a well dweller,
Or a bridled horse with blinders!
Else should heed Krak des Chevaliers:
"Grace, wisdom and beauty you may enjoy,
but beware pride,
which alone can tarnish all the rest"
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