She Said: Go Towards The Light!©

She Said: Go Towards The Light!©

The road was winding

Curves and Bushes

Playing hide and seek

With the seashore.

I heard the ocean’s call

Alluring me to sit and talk,

As I used to talk with him

Every time we meet.

The Ocean  and I have always

been close friends.  Something

About the sea makes you want

To pour your soul out knowing

It will go deep and safe, and he

Listens clear.

I parked the car away at the nearby

Street.  Climbing the hill to the

Shore.  The hill was steep,

I looked around, and looked down

To the slippery sand beneath my feet.

The path laid in front of me

Was a maze of Bushes and sand dunes.

I reached a fork in the road.  Paths and

Trails right and left.  I was lost.

I still can hear the calls of the sea,

But where is he?

 

Something about the sea, makes you trust him.

As old friends, he greets me

With wide open heart and

Generous giving spirit, he

Greets me with waves of

Cheers and laughter of

The gulls…even when he

Is angry or grim.  “Welcome back,

You are home, you are here.” He always said.

 

I was near, but not there yet.

At the twilight time when

Not many were on the trails.

I got up and stood there and

Contemplated at life choices.

How many trails we got to choose,

And how many got us lost.

 

Only then I heard others approaching,

Laughing and calling on each other.  Giggling

Trying to find each others through the maze.

Trying to reach the sea…like me.  I heard a girl

Calling.  “I found the sea!”  “I found the sea!”

She said:   “Go towards the light.”!

©Gainperspectiveblog9/10/2016

Hope & The Jasmine Tree©

Hope & The Jasmine Tree©

Hope is a seed that I planted

Way in the depth of the soil

Of my soul.  It pushes through

The cracks of my heart and grow.

It withers away and shrinks by

Winds of gloom and dismay.

But forever blossom back

Green, fresh, and strong.

For, you see, my hope is a seed

Of an old Jasmine tree-Stubborn and free.

Flowers white fragrance petals in spite of

Frozen snow, blooms betwixt rocks.

©Gainperspectiveblog9/3/2016

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I have to Differ!©

I have to Differ!©

I sadly would have to differ

With you, if you are racist.

I differ because I am not,

And sadly because you are.

 

I stand up for Fairness, for Justice,

For freedom of choice,

I call for Unity, I call for Peace.

I stand up against war.

I stand up for humanity.

What do you stand for?

©Gainperspectiveblog8/23/2016

 

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Trébuchet of Deadly Words©

Trébuchet of Deadly Words©

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And they took their words

Turned them into stones

And trébuchet , trébuchet

Broke my heart.  Rising smoke

And clouds of doubt formed

Above skies of mistrust and hurt.

Looking deep the broken mirror

Of my heart and saw nothing.

This is how it ended.  This is how it died.

©Gainperspective8/12/2016

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Saffron for The Wounded Soul©

Saffron for The Wounded Soul©

A heavy object needs energy to lift it.  A crane can lift the biggest of cargo; yet no matter how mighty it is-it cannot lift up the broken spirit!

How can you mend a broken heart?  How can you lift a sunken spirit? How can you heal a wounded soul?  A smile, an embrace, a hug, a kind word, or wink of sympathy might do the trick.

Today I learned a little secret from the East-A remedy comes in the lightest of form and the most precious and tender plant-Saffron.

It’s been the ancient remedy since the beginning of civilization.  A cup of tea made with few of the precious threads of Saffron and boiled water savored with honey or little ginger- one starts to feel instantly the positive effect,  the warm cup of saffron will work like miracle to elevate your spirit and calm your anxiety.  I don’t mean to say that it is a cure; rather I am trying to say that sometimes we need a little break from the throbbing pain  inside…even if it is only while the cup of tea lasts.  Suddenly, all is well with the world and life is gooood🙂 Try it out and tell me how it made you feel?

My article is intended to inspire you to sit back and relax and savor a warm cup of tea…pause the worries and the pain and enjoy the warmth that it may provide for you. 

It is a blessing that nothing lasts in this life…I like to remember this at times of pain and suffering. 

I will only end this post with these verses by Mahjoor Kashmiri:

“O saffron flower! sitting in silent meditation
And radiating the fire of youth,

All others have run away,
Leaving the field for you,
Like the stars hide themselves
When the sun ascends the heavens. ” 

Peace be with you all.

I will leave the scientific evident of the many health benefits of Saffron to the reader to research and find out independently.  You may check some of the links provided below:

http://edenaromata.com/About/AllAboutSaffron/HistoryofSaffron

http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/herbs/saffron-herb.html

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-844-saffron.aspx?activeingredientid=844    Please hit the tab for Side Effects in case you may use it as medicinal form.

©Gainperspectiveblog7/28/2016

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