Let Yourself

Is it one of those days where you’ve been too hard on yourself? Been too self-critical? Witnessed a dream shatter? Pushed yourself too hard and fallen down? Been unfairly treated? Here are some tips that you can try. You need to let yourself do one or more of them. None of these are blanket-rules and…

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Foolish thoughts

Man has many foolish thoughts And like every other thought Each foolish thought counts Like the wish for fulfilment In the sinking of sun-kissed pennies To the bottom of romantic founts The foolish trust in friends Or those we inevitably think of In agonising moments of trouble Not knowing that, they are as Incapable of…

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Above and Below

The Bible spoke once Of heaven above, of hell below The Gita sang of how We travel between them, to and fro But these mythical allusions Cannot explain why Good and evil manage to co-exist Without even having to try Every man has committed sin Every man has loved at least once Does it mean…

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The story of Jack (in the box)

Do you see that red, square box? that innocent piece of wood? it’s been my home and my prison I wouldn’t stay there if I could     I’ve been squatting in that thing under a painfully heavy lid If you opened it and slammed it shut It might be the meanest thing you did…

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Heart of the Fire

  Some hearts are strong, and some are weak But all of them, are doomed to weep It may be joy, that hastens to flow in rivulets, dreary winds or snow It may be sorrow, yes that might be a cause, for death and grief, defy all laws To suffer, to writhe, and then to…

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The Resurrection stone of an Immortal

I have this beautiful ring a Carnelian set deep in a band Sometimes it rests on my finger Sometimes it sits on my nightstand   In all my lives, I’ve lost too many people To count them or to care And now whenever I see new people Feelings of attachment are very rare   This…

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On Forgetting

There were two incidents that lead me to write about forgetting. A few years ago, I read an essay by Robert Lynd called ‘On Forgetting’. The essay was simple and brilliant. Lynd listed out the many things that humans are capable of forgetting, the gender differences in forgetfulness and the things that are memorable and…

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