By July the monsoon bells ring in the Indian peninsula as the entire country is drenched in the sanguine pearls from the heavens. The parched land finds much respite from the sweltering summer heat sapping all energy from the flora and fauna. The insipid leaves get a glossy green makeover, insects cavort around in trilling conversations, meandering rivers swell with gushing pride, pastoral meadows awaken from their withered slumber, farmers send a prayer of gratitude, children squeal in glee, artistic minds conceive creative odes. Man and nature rejoice under the magical spell of rains.
verdurous euphonic song
When I watch the showers from my window, I realize apart from the sensory delight, there are many things it teaches us.
When the moisture overwhelms the clouds, they let go of their burden, in the form of rain. We need to imbibe the same. When we find it difficult to carry the emotional baggage in life, it is imperative that we learn to let go of it. The more we hold on to the pain, further down it will suck us into a dark whirlpool. So just like the rains, our emotions need a healthy release. Letting go is very vital to heal ourselves.
Every storm runs out of rain – Maya Angelou
At times, the overcast dark clouds and the incessant rain dampens our spirit and thwarts our plans. But in reality, this brooding melancholy doesn’t last forever. After hours of rain, the sky eventually clears up with the sun shining bright and sometimes rewarding us with a beautiful chromatic rainbow. With the same analogy, problems in life however bad they are, will be sorted and life will smile at us. Optimistic attitude is like an umbrella protecting us from getting drenched from the miseries of life.
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All through my life, I sought solace in external validation
thriving on acknowledgement and appreciation
but, the excitement of happiness was fleeting,
before I succumbed to the feeling of nihility.
A gradual awareness elicits a perspective shift
I decide to dig within, peel out the layers to my core,
aghast, at musty cobwebbed sight I see.
The burden of emotional baggage I carry
shuts out light from seeping in.
I shed silent tears in that dark space,
as I ruminate on my purpose in life.
Finally I pick up the broom to clean
stubborn stains of toxic grudges I hold,
discard the overwhelming burden of hurt.
As I open the windows of my heart,
rays of sunshine permeate my soul
emanating a radiant glow within,
the happiness I feel now, is boundless!
I am still on this path to complete the deep cleansing of my soul, often failing and shutting the window. But, eventually, I do hope to let that sunshine into my core and envelop me in abundance of inner peace and happiness.