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The journey to “Now”!

Psychology, Mind, Thoughts, Thought, Fear, Head, Ideas
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The feral mind refuses to be tamed

it forays into the past

latches on to the unpleasant memories

digs out hurt and scars afresh.

Then it dashes to the future, unabashed

dwells on worries unknown

embraces an incredulous streak.

As it oscillates between the past and the future

drowning in the torrent of thought’s flow,

I navigate, to harness it in the path

of living in the present.

The task has been daunting

but the efforts worth it,

transcending my life beyond imagination

to the boundless blessings of ” Now”!

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61 comments on “The journey to “Now”!

  1. Krishna
    February 19, 2021

    Beautiful and meaningful 😊❀

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Kritika
    February 19, 2021

    Its hard to bring the mind to the present with the past and future constant knocking. Wonderfully expressed. Enjoyed the word play.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. rosidabegum
    February 19, 2021

    Live in present, leave the past and the future is full of???? But we usually live in the past and future.

    Wonderful poem, Radhika🧑 It great to adore ‘Now’.

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      February 19, 2021

      The present always has layers of past and future eclipsing it. We need to come out of that shadow.
      Good to be alive to the now😊.
      Thanks Rosida ❀️

      Like

  4. paeansunplugged
    February 19, 2021

    Yes, if only we could live in and enjoy the “now”! Beautifully expressed, Radhika. ❀️

    Liked by 3 people

  5. DeepikasRamblings
    February 19, 2021

    Wow, a difficult journey between past and present, well portrayed, Radhika πŸ‘

    Liked by 2 people

  6. akshita1776
    February 19, 2021

    If only we could focus on β€œnow”
    Beautifully penned!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Cindy Georgakas
    February 19, 2021

    Wow, that was really well crafted Radhika!!! So true is the mind that pulls us into so many directions and the job at hand is always to navigate between them and bring us to the Now like you said. I love your choice of words in poem. Truly inspirational! ❀️

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 19, 2021

      Taming the mind is quite a challenge Cindy. It is as slippery as an eel 😁. To get it to focus on the present is a huge achievement !!
      Glad you found it inspiring. Thanks a lot. Have a wonderful day ❀️

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Reena Saxena
    February 19, 2021

    Gripping lines! I was constantly thinking “What will the feral mind do next?’

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Reena Saxena
    February 19, 2021

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    The journey is Now ….by Radhika

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  10. Stuti Prajna Patra
    February 19, 2021

    Soo beautiful 😍 ❀

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Indira
    February 19, 2021

    Here, now…! It is a blessing!! Enjoy every breath!!
    Great job, Radhika! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  12. utahan15
    February 19, 2021

    wild is the mind s aye

    Liked by 1 person

  13. vaniheart
    February 19, 2021

    Wonderful poem!!!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
    Live in present πŸ’–πŸ’–

    Liked by 1 person

  14. -Eugenia
    February 19, 2021

    Living in the now beautifully expressed, Radhika! Thank you so much for joining in.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Mr Shayan Das
    February 19, 2021

    As usual another beautiful write….

    Liked by 1 person

  16. boundlessblessingsblog
    February 19, 2021

    Wonderful and true words of the NOW so well composed, Radhika. There is nothing but the boundless blessings of being in the HERE & NOW.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    February 20, 2021

    What a poem ma’am, I can’t express the feel. You are amazing.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. kittysverses
    February 20, 2021

    This is so true and you’ve captured it beautifully, Ma’am. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  19. sunisanthosh
    February 20, 2021

    Amazing poem. Enjoy now. πŸ’™

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Sowmya
    February 20, 2021

    Inspiring and meaningful lines

    Liked by 2 people

  21. ecopoet
    February 20, 2021

    Love the bring back of thought – to now ! 🌿eco

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Indira
    February 20, 2021

    β€˜ transcending my life beyond imagination

    to the boundless blessings of ” Now”!’ Beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. michnavs
    February 20, 2021

    Beautifully written Radhika..😊😊😊

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Deb
    February 21, 2021

    Beautiful poem Radhika! Taming the flow of the mind is very challenging, as worries and memories drown it in its deluge, and try prevent it from living the past.
    Mine almost perennially stays in the past times, and it is with lots of effort that I drag it back every now and then πŸ™‚

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 21, 2021

      Yes, it takes a huge effort to bring it to the present Deb. While I tend not to worry too much about the future, my mind loves to stay put between layers of the past. Still working on it 😊.
      Have a relaxed Sunday Deb.

      Like

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