Welcome to The Seed of Joy - JRM's Oeuvre, a lifestyle blog! This seed primarily sprouts up narratives touching the essential spheres driving life - mindfulness, self empowerment, cognition, inspiration, motivation, spirituality and anything that makes you cherish JOY - inside and outside. :)

With intention to inspire and edify the readers with each post, JRM pours her heart out reflecting her emotions, expressions, perceptions, excursions, philosophies and experiences through her poetry, quotes and photography... all which binds together as memories - sweet, sour and beautiful!

"The best thing about Memories is that We can simply create them Anytime!" © Jyotika Rajput Mehra

The Seed of Joy is within each one of us... Come, let us explore it together!

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Friday, October 31, 2014

This is What I Want to Whisper Tonight!

This composition is dearly special to me and I believe it is my life-changing mascot. I won 3rd prize for the heartfelt poem at my university GGSIP's annual fest held in February 2007. 

I actually penned down this one seeking true love and God answered my prayers! My hubby darling (that time good buddy) was part of the audience and watching me express myself clicked a tinkle in his heart. But it took him 1 year in expressing his love for me. Anyways, it is rightly said that Life unfold at its own pace!

Me with Hubby :)
So here's "What I want to whisper tonight..." :)

Something has been stirring somewhere deep inside,
In the pit of my stomach burns what I cannot hide,
I am caught up in the dilemma between my heart & mind,
The secrets are so noisy, I beg them to be quiet,
As they slide off my tongue into your ears,
There’s something I want to whisper tonight…
I am ...
a little less than what you might have hoped,
Still I am able to cope with what I've been given,
Somehow I’ve risen from the ashes, learning how to fly, all striven,
To see my day’s light, to explore the world,
This is what I want to whisper tonight…



Something has been killing me piece by piece,
Shredding my faith in all that once gave me release,
A painful past that would bring anyone to knees,
I want to share all of this with you, please…
I am ...
a little harder to handle than most,
Often like a ghost I like to hide from the crowd,
But sometimes I'm loud when I feel alive,
Gradually I am learning from the life to strive,
This is what I want to whisper tonight…



Something has been searching for its sight,
Feeling its way through my skin, suffering the plight,
It reduces me to tears, I am left with fright,
The way I feel, it might be juvenile, it might be right…
That I am ...
a little empty yet so full of love,
I try to raise above all the mess I've been through,
All I need is some one to hold me tight,
Some one who gifts me smiles and makes my world bright,
Some one who is sensitive & sensible,
Some one who understands me & never fights,
Some one who brings to me all the delight,
For…
I want to see a fresh day,
I want to feel a rosy night,
I try a lot but I cannot hide,
“I just want to be the sparkle of some one’s eyes”,
This is what I want to whisper tonight!!

Disclaimer: 

* Author of this post reserves rights for the content source being original work of art. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra

* This poetic work of art is purely based on the author’s feelings and perception.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Moment...

Few thoughts poured in… and I penned down few words for my buddy…
This composition is dedicated to "Avni Bhatnagar"…

A Moment
A moment of happiness, a moment of distress…
A moment of wonder, a moment of madness…

A moment of joy, a moment stark…
A moment of sun shine, a moment dark…

A moment of achievement, a moment of pain…
A moment of victory, a moment of vain…

A moment of belongingness, a moment of renaissance…
A moment of glory, a moment of exhaustion…

A moment of love, a moment of hatred…
A moment of peace, a moment of rage…

A moment of wisdom, a moment of greed…
A moment of dilemma, a moment of belief…

A moment of togetherness, a moment of solitude…
A moment of humbleness, a moment of swinging mood…

A moment of appreciation, a moment of deception…
A moment of curiosity, a moment of pretention…

A moment of truth, a moment of lie…
A moment of surprise, a moment of cry…

A moment strangely changes Lives! Impression

Let your mysterious moments slowly unfold
May these moments be “moments of Gold”…
You have the power to make life as beautiful as Pearl…
Daring, emotional, fun-loving… You rock it Girl…!


Disclaimer: 

* Author of this post reserves rights for the content source being original work of art. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra

* This poetic work of art is purely based on the author’s feelings and perception.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GharWaliDiwali

Diwali is one time in year when you wish to be with your family, friends and loved ones. Diwali 2010 has been special and memorable for me and my husband as it was our first festival after marriage, in Bangalore. But, the excitement of celebrating the occasion was not greater than missing our dear ones out there in Delhi. We both were missing our GharWaliDiwali.

Hence, we decided to host a Diwali party for friends at our home :) and this made the festival really special!

Being a creature from Venus, the shopping bug was biting me hard. The charm of first festival paved way for lavish shopping spree that started a month before. From clothes and accessories, to gadgets, watches, ornaments, footwear, I shopped like crazy! Not so happy with the sky rocketing bills, my hubby managed to appreciate my shopping prowess :D

Me and My Diwali Home Decor :) 
The D-day approached! We had decorated our rented apartment with all the decorative stuff - colourful floating diyas and candles, lights, door hangings, flowers, lanterns, etc. I remember we started our day with our gym session followed by splurging breakfast of aloo paranthas and meethi lassi. The afternoon saw us decorating our home entrance with beautiful rangoli. The wait couldn't get any longer and a while after the Laxmi-Ganesha idol-worshipping tradition, guests started pouring in!


We were highly pleased to entertain our friends, not only for the reason they valued our invitation but also that they brought gift packs of yummy Kurkure, luscious Britannia Cakes, Pepsi, the traditional sweets from Bikaner and the 100% natural Tropicana fruit juices.

We all wished each other and gorged upon the dinner. Special thanks to Nita Mehta, whose cookery books were a saviour for me that day. Each and every person couldn't just stop praising about the delicacies I prepared after referring to the e-books bought from http://www.nitamehta.com/. Mind it, the recipes in the books will surely make you the “Cooking-Queen” or “Cooking-King”! :)

Immediately after the dinner, we all went to the terrace to light up more diyas and candles. We covered lighting up almost the entire terrace. Oh Gosh! It was a heavenly view! We couldn't stop admiring the sparkling sight and there was a contented smile on everybody’s face. Wow! What a Diwali!!!

Indeed, Diwali is a festival of lights, not smoke! It is a festival of peace and harmony, not pollution and health hazards! Come, let us celebrate a beautiful GharWaliDiwali. Burn your negativity and not crackers. Let us pledge for a clean, green, pollution-free India.

SAY NO TO CRACKERS!
Happy Diwali to All...! :)
Disclaimer: 

* Author of this post reserves rights for the content source being original work of art. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra

* This blog post is purely a depiction of the author’s personal experience, feelings and perception. The purpose of this post is to inspire the readers to celebrate the festival of Diwali with great enjoyment without using any sort of crackers. It is a gentle reminder for all to connect with the core value of Diwali, that is "Being Together" with the loved ones.