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Reflective Space!

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The second wave of the pandemic has gripped many parts of the world.  With a steep spike in daily cases, an untold anxiety and fear cripples the mind. A home today has a wider purview to be more inclusive. With members of the family confined indoors, working from home, online classes, everything under the same roof, there is bound to be some amount of mayhem…. a clash of schedules and tempers. Bedrooms and living rooms converted into office/school, the table is strewn with many gadgets, paper and all kinds of accessories. The video call at odd times, demands the voice decibels to remain low. Imagine one’s own room has restricted entry today.  A great deal of tenacity is required to cope up with the deluge of mental stress hitting us from all directions.

We all have, to some extent found our own mechanisms to handle the uncertainties surrounding us today. My sacred space is a small alcove in my home, where I have silent conversations with myself, indulge in some self-love, heal my pain and calm my mind. Believe me, this quiet time with myself in my cozy corner, is helping me a great deal to maintain my sanity, in an otherwise cacophonic home today.

Empower the mind to deal with turbulent emotions

created by the ripples of life.

Diffuse the torrent, channelize a path,

indulge in holistic living.

Spend solitary moments in mindful silence,

ruminate on the breath.

 Let the receptive ears soak in the serenading

 harmony of nature.

Allow the incessant tears flow from the closed eyes,

cleansing the impurities from the system.

With focussed reflection,

the confluence of the body and mind

transcends beyond the realm of universe.

Feel the abundance of divine energy manifest within,

cradling the self with a healing light.

As a benign balm of spiritual ecstasy fills it,

a sense of empyreal peace pervades.

Finally the,

mind is empowered to deal with the turbulent emotions!

Reena’s exploration challenge #181 : Sacred space

Eugi’s weekly prompt : Reflections

74 comments on “Reflective Space!

  1. ektasaxena
    April 16, 2021

    Exactly the thoughts that were storming my mind. Expressed beautifully. This phase of uncertainty too shall pass. God bless.

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  2. Annika Perry
    April 16, 2021

    Radhika, I’m glad you’ve found a tranquil alcove within your home to escape the indoor cacophony of the new and enforced way of life. Your poetry is flourishing and this is a beautiful reflection on the power of the mind to calm our inner being. I love the thought of ‘ balm of spiritual ecstasy’ settling upon one!

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 16, 2021

      Annika, sometimes life gets so overwhelming that it becomes difficult to calm the mental turbulence within. Thankfully, meditation is opening that door for me to let the nascent rays of sunshine in and drive away the darkness and the din surrounding me. Today I am truly grateful for so many blessings in my life.
      Thanks so much Annika. Hope you are doing well and the situation is under control in your country.

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      • Annika Perry
        April 16, 2021

        Radhika, thank you I am doing well but it has been tough. After six months of lockdown and strict restrictions the shops reopened last Monday and outside dining with six now allowed. We are being super cautious and see how it goes … you take good care. Thank you for your inspiring message .. it helps a lot. xx

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  3. Secrets
    April 16, 2021

    Radhika, how wonderfully captured. It’s all so relatable. For me the line… “Empower the mind to deal with turbulent emotions”… Just hits so close to home and then the uplifting re-wording at the end… Perfection.

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 16, 2021

      Yes, ultimately that is what meditation does. It actually empowers one to deal with a challenge much better.
      Many thanks Bree!

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  4. Sadje
    April 16, 2021

    So well said Radhika

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  5. blindzanygirl
    April 16, 2021

    You describe so well what is the reality for so many people now. That place of solitude is so necessary, and I relate so well to the cleansing tears followed by a kind of peace again. This is so good.

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 16, 2021

      Thanks a lot Lorraine. I too have felt emotionally stronger once those tears have washed away my pain and anxieties.

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      • blindzanygirl
        April 16, 2021

        Keep letting them come. It is not weak to cry, as many people try to tell us. Tears are there for a purpose. I do love what you wrote. Smile.

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      • radhikasreflection
        April 16, 2021

        I agree Lorraine. Crying is definitely not a show of weakness. Infact, I feel it has a deep cleansing effect on our inner self. Thanks again dear. Take care ❤️

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  6. Reena Saxena
    April 16, 2021

    Empowering! Yes, this is what sacred spaces are – personal or public.

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  7. Reena Saxena
    April 16, 2021

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Reflective space —- by Radhika

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  8. Nawazish
    April 16, 2021

    So wonderfully captured R!

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  9. akshita1776
    April 16, 2021

    Beautifully captured!!

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  10. Deb
    April 16, 2021

    Very well put Radhika, beautiful thoughts within the body of a beautiful poem! Personal space, Connecting with ones own, a bit of tranquility is very necessary in today’s “all from home” world. And it’s even more challenging because the ones you are momentarily shying away from are the near and dear ones. But there is too much captive energy inside the four walls nowadays, and if not managed well can erupt 🙂

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 16, 2021

      Ah…yes the captive energy, the frustrations and anxieties make a very volatile combo, ready to explode at the slightest trigger. Cultivating patience and a calm mind is the call of the day to deal with it 😊. Thanks a lot Deb. Have a lovely evening !!

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  11. ashok
    April 16, 2021

    Beautiful thoughts Radhika.

    My meditation place is my sanctuary 🙏

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 16, 2021

      Thanks Ashokji. I have taken baby steps and entered into that sanctuary 😊💙

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      • ashok
        April 17, 2021

        These baby steps are the most important Radhika. Just keep moving 😊💖

        What you described is so true at our home too – children’s rooms are now bedrooms cum office and school 😅 And at times I can hear multiple talks going on. Luckily we have a duplex and my room is quiet and peaceful- my sanctuary.

        Stay happy. Stay loved 🥰

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      • radhikasreflection
        April 17, 2021

        Thank you for your guidance Ashokji.
        Well, glad that you have your room quiet and peaceful, as your sanctuary to carry on with your meditation. Stay blessed 🧡💙🙏

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  12. earthskyair
    April 16, 2021

    Beautiful, flowing words and sage advice.🌷

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  13. Rishika Jain
    April 16, 2021

    So true 👌❤️

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  14. -Eugenia
    April 16, 2021

    The unreal reality so beautifully expressed, Radhika! What a wonderful feeling it must be to have a tranquil and sacred place in your home.

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  15. boundlessblessingsblog
    April 16, 2021

    Marvelous and empowering poem, Radhika in these times when our India is again facing an upsurge of covid. Let us hope everything subsides and we all go with our regular life. Take care and stay safe.

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  16. Indira
    April 16, 2021

    What a way to put it across, Radhika…coping with the stress in one’s ‘sacred place’!!

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  17. pvcann
    April 16, 2021

    Yes to that, yes – finally empowered, taking those steps, wonderful.

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  18. Erlyn Olivia
    April 16, 2021

    Spend solitary moments in mindful silence,
    ruminate on the breath.
    Let the receptive ears soak in the serenading
    harmony of nature.

    How you put these words together, amazing and beautiful! I’m loving it. I could just keep repeating those words over and over and it already made me smile. Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem.

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 17, 2021

      I am so happy that my words connected with you Erlyn. Much appreciate your kindness. Thanks so much. Stay blessed 🧡💙

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  19. You said it all in beautiful way ma’am, the situation and the solution. I have to say this situation has stealed my me time. We have to see everything positive, children are with us can spend more time with them. Your poem came at the correct time. ❤️

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 17, 2021

      Yes, Meenakshi. It’s always good to see the positive blessings and be grateful. Wishing you happy times with your family. Stay safe and take care dear ❤️

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  20. V.J. Knutson
    April 16, 2021

    Radhika, your words always inspire me.

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  21. Prakaash inspiration
    April 17, 2021

    Radhika, you nicely pen down about situation and circumstance of present-day life but meditation,pranayama and silence are wonderful tools to calm down ourselves.Have a nice day Radhika.🙏

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  22. Msdedeng
    April 17, 2021

    You never fail to express the point, Radhika, never fail. 🙂

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  23. Kritika
    April 18, 2021

    ‘Allow the incessant tears flow from the closed eyes,
    cleansing the impurities from the system.’
    Agree on this completely.
    The turmoil inside the head needs to be fixed by controlling it. The crazy times are in need of this.
    Thank you for sharing this art piece kindly 🙂 I resonate with your words.

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  24. Infinite Living
    April 18, 2021

    These are intense times indeed. Too much to process, digest, integrate. Sacred spaces are so much the need – to help focus and heal in ways needed. Tears and expression of emotions so important … your poem is so beautiful and powerful to read ✨💛✨

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  25. Indira
    April 19, 2021

    Beautiful. ‘ Empower the mind to deal with turbulent emotions.’ Tough but not impossible.

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  26. Athira
    April 19, 2021

    Very beautifully written Radhikaa…
    How are you doing?

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  27. Cindy Georgakas
    April 19, 2021

    Beautiful meditative words Radhika, opening the door to empowerment. 💖💖🌷🌷

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  28. Bette A. Stevens
    April 20, 2021

    Beautiful, Radhika… Just what we all need.

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  29. Athira
    April 20, 2021

    Yes Radhika..Thanks for asking!

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  30. Beautifully done and this fits the pandemic so well.

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  31. DeepikasRamblings
    April 21, 2021

    I guess, we’ll all find each other for company, and in the same boat.
    Emotions very well brought out. Hope this shall pass soon too 🙏💖

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  32. Sowmya
    April 21, 2021

    Radhika – Glad that you have found some solace amidst the turmoil that is going on. You have expressed your thoughts with clarity and that reflects the fact that you have nurtured very well the inner well being.

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  35. Ashish kumar
    April 23, 2021

    Yes, the current situation is alarming due to the sudden outbreak of second wave and you have covered all the aspects in today’s living. Indeed, having conversation with myself is the way to control the emotions to deal with the current situation… Very nice post… can be easily related…

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  36. Benjamin Grossman
    April 29, 2021

    You always have great words to say! Stay safe, Radhika. Prayers and love your way!

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