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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

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Monday, December 11, 2017

That Moment of Revelation...

That moment of revelation,
bared all the truth,
diluted the sweet lies,
as the sun melts a frozen brook...

Secrets popped out – astonishing and disconcerting...
that rested inside the crevices of our hearts from ages!
The lingering of masqueraded affection,
that bonded our togetherness in unison once,
finally ceased and stepped us apart!

But the unconditional sacred love between the souls can never be ceased!
No regret, no guilt, no shame withheld,
as the withheld fear got dispelled...

Our emotional calling called us to retain our soul ties...
life enlightened us with the wisest insights...
“If you love someone, let your emotions incessantly flow...
rise in love, enrich yourself and grow!
Those who stay in your heart forever,
at times, can’t really stay in your life!
No worries, look up, smile with the stars, and let them go!”

That moment of revelation was indeed special...
baring all the truth...
liberating our souls from the falsehood!
releasing us from the lives incongruently defined...
marking the era of new beginnings perfectly well timed...!
That moment of revelation was special and one of its kind! 

Disclaimer:
* Author of this post reserves rights for the content source being original work of art. Be mindful to give credit for using this blog post or the picture elsewhere. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra
* This post is purely based on the author's emotions, feelings and perception, the purpose of which is to share the perspective "whatever is meant to be surely finds its way!", hence it is wise to accept it with a joyful heart, and keep moving with faith and love. :)

Monday, December 04, 2017

Inspire Your Soul - Find Your Passion With Maria Stenvinkel

Indeed happiness is the way to a beautiful life…
To aspire, dream, believe and stride!

But what brings you “real happiness” is the “real deal”…
The real joy that makes you surrender and feel surreal!
No, it’s not like a fortune wheel…
Fortune can never promise to offer you smiles!

While your smile can surely attract the much needed luck…
And cheer you up whimsically making you awestruck!

So what’s the story here, let’s begin…
Yes it is necessary to first find your purpose or dream…
Something that plumps you up each day with zeal!

Something which you gladly refer as PASSION…
Something that always keeps you moving curiously in action!
That’s my friend is the reason of your true happiness! :)
“It’s only when you face the Sun, you witness Sunshine!
That’s when you begin to forget the darkness and cherish the existence of light!”
I love going to insightful events and covering them all! It is always exciting to explore and meet new people who are blessed with the divine energies to inspire the world. 

Dear fellas, this is a special post as I am writing after a number of full moons! With this post, I begin my special blog series “Inspire Your Soul” to give you delightfully warm doses of inspiration. This series is dedicated to the real-life angels who work to bring light into our world!

The first angel of my series is “Maria Stenvinkel”,  founder of fabulousmondays.com, Stockholm based blogger, yoga teacher and a personal development trainer who helps people in finding their passion.

It is not every day that you meet epitomes of affection! I am highly ecstatic to meet Maria in person. The enlightening and enriching rendezvous was at a recent event in the city, where Maria shared about her journey dispersing her exclusively valuable wisdom!

[PS: I convey sincere regards to my friend, Moritz Schröeder, for organising this one-hour talk show and presenting live inspiration to the people of Stockholm. Moritz, founder of wolkify.com embarks the venture of providing a potentially classic platform for personal development.]

Here’s how the show unfolded…

Maria’s Story…

Maria began telling us how Dyslexia crippled her self-confidence in the early years of life! She constantly felt the insane pressure driving her crazy! But she always knew in her heart that she was special, she sharply felt her instinct knocking doors of her senses to be courageous and then one day she found a way to drift from pressure to pleasure!

Maria decided to drop the burden of the pressure and lighted her heart with what gave her immense pleasure:
  • Writing
  • Yoga
  • Dancing
  • Inspiring People
Maria started active blogging and it was an immense source of happiness. The turning point was actually that moment of astonishment when Maria observed her first guest post to have received 16000 views. This instance was a green signal from the Universe, and since then there has been no looking back!

Key Archives…
  • Passion is not something you discover, it is built over time, just like a strong relationship! Time is indeed the best investment!
  • 80% of the people cannot identify a singular passion.
  • Allow yourself to make mistakes and be a good observer. You’ll definitely come across something valuable.
  • Do something. It has to be creative and playful. Don't be so serious!
  • It is not about taking giant leaps but just one step at a time out of your comfort zone.
  • The life that we desire doesn't come by “chance” but by “choice”!
  • The secret to finding passion is CURIOSITY! Curiosity leads to passion! :)
According to psychologists, “Curiosity” is:
-Easy to reach
-Doesn't demand anything 
-Doesn't put you under pressure 

On the subject of passion and curiosity, Elizabeth Gilbert says, “Passion is a tower of flame, but Curiosity is a tiny tap on the shoulders, a little whisper in the ear that keeps on saying – hey, that’s interesting!”

Key Learning...
  • Remember to go step-by-step! Be a scavenger and learn the tricks of scavenger hunt!
  • “Anything that generates your CURIOSITY … simply start following it!”
Round Table Q-A…

Q1. (a) How to handle your relationships meanwhile you are following your passion? (b) How not to poke people's beliefs regarding your choices?

(Maria nailed it!)

A1.(a) I see a difference between the old Maria and the new self. What I felt earlier was pressure, but with daily meditation and yoga, I realized as you let the pressure go, the pleasure comes through you, making you lightful.

One needs to balance and align the masculine and the feminine energies of the body. Masculine energy is outwards (action) and the feminine is inwards (intention). This helps you in prioritising your stuff, thereby bringing clarity of whether something is significant! And as you move with this clarity, you dedicate your time to fulfil your passion each single day!

Be mindful about where your time gets consumed in the entire day! If it is worthy and towards the direction of your passion, increase the amount of time you spend. It is okay if you can only devote 10 minutes each day for your passion, but don’t forget to be regular! Remember, with consistency you lose the pressure! And when you are relaxed, you can definitely spend valuable time with your family and meet your priorities with right amount of time.

After all, everything is important! Both, passion and family have their own significance. There is no black or white, everything lies in between! There is no one solution. You need to find out more solutions and then make decisions focusing on the most appropriate choice meeting your life scenario. For example, if you are the only earning member, you cannot quit your job just to fulfil your passion; you have to be responsible about the needs of your family, and only after fulfiling your responsibilities, with a happy heart, you can devote substantial amount of time for your passion.

(b) Just be true to people, justifying your beliefs and opinions. Following your passion doesn’t mean that you are belittling someone else’s beliefs!

Q2. What should people who burn their passion too early, should do?

A2. Take small steps and break them further down. Face the challenges! Remember, fear highlights those areas in life where we really need to grow. Give attention to that fear. You can even take crawling steps. Don’t be over committed. Take a break. Don't force yourself. Everything comes on its own when you are relaxed. 

Don't focus on the goal. Rather focus on the process. The outcome is going to be awesome as you intended or it may even be better than what you might have thought of! Chunk down the stuff! It’s easier to shape up small things, not the big ones! Create a balance.

Q3. How to shift your thoughts?

A3. You learn from everything! We all are connected. Everybody is there in your life to help you walk through your spiritual journey. But we live in a filtered society. At times, this can become very shallow. The intensity of the degree of how one person perceives what's going on in their life really matters a lot! Watch this pattern of perception and slowly align your thoughts with your purpose or passion or happiness! Invite only the promising thoughts and discard the rest.
Maria Stenvinkel and Jyotika
With Maria Stenvinkel :)
And as the passionate evening wrapped up, it ignited us all with the flame to “find our passions”, and accentuating the belief of those who already have discovered theirs!
I heartily appreciate and thank Maria for presenting such a recharging session and sharing her wonder wisdom.

I really encourage you all to pause your lives for few moments and ponder upon your “passion”! If you’ve got one, kudos! Keep up your efforts to fulfil it! If not, then continue to discover that “something” which makes you curious, happy and alive!

[PS: I found mine long ago, that is "writing" :) and I keep updating my passion list! :D #WATWB]

Be Curious! :)
Be Happy! :)
Be Alive! :)

And...feel free to contact Maria at Hello@fabulousmondays.com.

Disclaimer:

* Author of this post reserves rights for the compiled content being an original concept. Be mindful to give credit for using this blog post or photographs elsewhere! Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra

* The author reserves all rights for the images depicted in the blog post.

* This post is purely based on the author’s knowledge gained at the talk show "How to Find Your Passion" by Maria Stenvinkel held at Wolkify in Oct 2017 in Stockholm. The content may contain some added information as interpreted by the author. The purpose of this post is to inspire and motivate the readers, share the insightful ways of discovering passion in life, let them know about wolkify.com and fabulousmondays.com; and promote the virtues performed by Moritz and Maria via their brands.

Monday, September 18, 2017

I Dare To Reserve All Rights To Be Myself!

The flight of time surged a draconian jolt...
Months drifted by... with stories untold!
My unspawned words withheld my yearning emotions,
I endeavoured to scribe but couldn’t splash out my heart’s reverberations!
Yes, at times, it happens in the world of words when Poetry ceases to recognize its play...
But finally I am grateful for “Today”!
My soul is convinced to emerge from “Yesterday”...
My words are willing to be scribbled in a dauntless way!

Reserve All Your Rights: Dream & Dare!
I really feel grateful to that divine power which has made me post this blog after a weirdly erratic interlude! My poetic composition is dedicated to all those brave hearts who recognise and appreciate their dauntless selves. Let us dare to reserve all our rights to dream, love, live, be happy, and cherish to be human! :)

I don’t assume...
I dare...
I dare to ask...
I dare to believe the complete bare truth...
I dare to accept the challenges...
I dare to know the unknown...

I don’t hide...
I dare...
I dare to reveal my originality...
I dare to tell what you mean to me...
I dare to speak how my heart feels...
I dare to walk on the path that fulfils my dream...

I don’t wait...
I dare...
I dare to do it right away...
I dare to be spontaneous and experience the fun…
I dare to make confessions…
I dare to strive...
I dare to thrive…
I dare to love...
I dare to survive…
I dare to reserve all rights to be myself…
I dare to deserve my worth…
I dare... because I am gifted with another opportunity to live on this EARTH! :)

Disclaimer: 
* Author of this post reserves rights for the content source being original work of art. Be mindful to give credit for using this blog post or the picture elsewhere. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra
* This post is purely based on the author's emotions, feelings and perception, the purpose of which is to make the readers realise their true self. This poetic composition is intended to inspire all to dare to reserve their rights to dream, love, and live as human.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love Poetry For All The Real Lovers - Happy Valentine's 2017

"What is it that makes Love to be peculiarly special in this entire universe?" 

My answer to this universal conundrum relates to another analogy - "What is it that makes Rose an exceptionally unique species in this entire world?"

Is it the incredibly mushy feeling that bewitches all your senses dipped in the romantic breeze and the rosy fragrance? 
OR
Is it the bare candid encounter that reveals the stark realism of onerous times and the harsh thorns?

Well, it is both! What truly makes anything unique is the combination of all its traits - no matter how pleasant or unpleasant they seem to be!

Here's a special Love poetry on the occasion of Valentine's for all those blessed souls who have tasted the nectar of Real Love... who believe that Real Love has its own sweet idiosyncratic flavours... who know that the journey of Real Love can be full of upheavals but then, at the end, it does lead to the blissful realms! :)
My Love For You Is Not Just An Emotion...
No Matter What... Even If We Are Poles Apart...
Remember, I Always Love You...
My Love For You Is Devotion! ~ Jyotika
Inspired by the beautiful American romantic flick, Remember Sunday, my words present my tribute to all the "Real Lovers".

[PS: Remember Sunday incredibly showcases flurry of intense emotions making the spectators believe in the existence of "real love". It is a heart touching tale where a normal girl falls in love with a guy having severe memory disorder. Do watch it out to know how she deals with the disconcerting revelation; and to experience the victory of the natural phenomenon known as "Love".]

"My Love Chose To Be..."

My Love chose to be Darkness...
I had to be the Light...

My Love chose to be Weakness...
I had to be the Strength...

My Love chose to be Fear...
I had to be the Faith...

My Love chose to be Craziness...
I had to be the Wisdom...

My Love chose to be Irresolute...
I had to be the Conviction...

My Love chose to be Vulnerability...
I had to be the Unassailable...

My Love chose to be Stillness...
I had to be the Striker...

My Love chose to be Vanquishment...
I had to be the Victory...

My Love chose to be Toxicity...
I had to be the Elixir...

My Love chose to be Abrasion...
I had to be the Tranquilliser...

My Love chose to be Iron...
I had to be the Magnet...

My Love chose to be Ordinariness...
I had to be the Exceptional...

My Love chose to be Stranger...
I had to be the Beloved!

There's no Real Lover on this earth who hasn't ever traversed the difficult zones in the kingdom of Love! Do you too believe the same? I'd love to know about your feelings... :)

HAPPY VALENTINE's 2017
Keep the Spirit of Love Alive!  

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* This post is purely based on the author’s perception and feelings; it is a tribute to all the Real Lovers who believe in the nature's phenomenal wonder known as "Love".

* The author holds the ownership of the displayed piece of art. Please do not:
   * reproduce the image;
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Saturday, February 04, 2017

You Are The Real Stars - A Tribute To All The Cancer Survivors


On the occasion of World Cancer Day (February 4th), this special composition is a tribute to all the Cancer survivors world-wide who have met darkness in their story of life; and in that darkness who have discovered their own light... who have discovered that they are the Stars!

A Quote To Remind You of Your Strength:
Darkness Surrounded Me, I Realised I am a Star

My heart deeply salutes you all;
As you lead your way to cherish the rainbow after the rainfall...
Continue to keep your heads high;
You are the real STARS shining brightly in the vast dark sky...
Continue to believe 100% in your pursuit;
Your spirit is the source of magical strength bearing the success fruit...
You are the chosen ones... special and magnanimous;
You are the true brave hearts, real heartthrobs and fabulous...
You demonstrate the true meaning of perseverance and courage;
You are the true champions who know how to win the battle around the edge...
You’ve come so far, so bright so strong;
Let the drums of your success roll high for long...
Let the world know your incredible powers of Phoenix;
I salute you once again for composing a phenomenal song with exceptional lyrics...


Here are few useful links that will guide you to have more assistance with respect to Cancer:
Here is my related blog post on 5 best healing mechanisms

Dear Readers, if you know any brave soul who is dealing with Cancer, may I please ask for your kind gesture to share my poetry and quote with them to make them realise that they truly are the "Real Stars".

Disclaimer: 

* Author of this post reserves all rights for the content source being original work of art. Be mindful to give credit if you refer this blog post or the displayed picture quote anywhere. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra

* This post is purely based on the author’s perception and feelings, the purpose of which is to appreciate and inspire all the Cancer survivors across the world.

* The author holds the ownership of the displayed piece of art. Please do not:
   * reproduce the image;
   * prepare derivative works based upon the image;
   * distribute copies of the image to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending; without explicit consent of the author.