Let’s not lose our sight…


Last weekend I was watching a movie on television. A sentence the actor said, stayed in my mind.

I had to lose my sight to see.

This sentence carries an enormous burden of emotion and regret, isn’t it? It is not just his sight he is talking about, but also the guilt of turning a blind eye to everything around him, except himself.

Very often man becomes an island of “I”, totally self-centered, focusing only on himself, his growth and success.  He turns away from people or things outside of his circle. He fails to experience life, beauty, happiness and is insensitive to the happenings around him.

We need to step out of the cocoon of conceited attitude that we have developed for ourselves, for when we look back, we see nothing but a reflection of  bitter remorse.

Before it is too late, we need to channelize the collective brilliance of the human intellect, to shift its focus to more humane approach to make this “world and us”, better!

So, it’s time to pause,

amble across the green grasslands

gather the scattered emotions,

collect our thoughts,

walk away from the thorns of illusionary success,

reinforce the root of disintegrating values

feel the allure of nature’s grandeur,

weed out the toxic prejudices

bask in the warmth of familial love

rise above man made boundaries

exhibit a spirit of kindred brotherhood

infect humanity with a happiness bug

indulge in kindness

endeavor to respect the environment

listen to the whispers of the soul,

to enjoy a life well lived,

and leave behind a habitat

for generation next, to breathe!


V.J’s Weekly challenge #100 : Pause

Eugi’s weekly prompt : Brilliance






In response to Helene’s What do you see Challenge?


Within the confines of my body

hounded by insecurities

I suffocate, struggle, stagnate

captive in the fortress of my mind.

In isolation I fight the avalanche of thoughts

absorbing the tremors of after effect.

The reverberations distinctly audible

in the empty silence of the soul.

The clock traverses its path

in moments of reflection ,

I unlearn and clear the cocoons.

The cloak of tangled mess drops,

metamorphosis happens.

The puzzles of the jigsaw of life

fall into place

completing a beautiful picture of



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