I am 😊

In awake moments, I am the “vishwa”

In dream, I am the “thaijasa”

In deep sleep, I am the “praajna”

Even though I sleep, dream, and wake up,

I am the witness of these three states

One after other, they come and go

They arise in me and it seems like I am identifed with them

Yet, subtly, as a witness, I watch their coming and going

Various activities associated with these states also comes and goes

Even though it seems I identify with them, I remain unaffected by them

For I am the base in which, these all happens

I’m thus the fourth, “thureeya”

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Early bird Rooster

Dear dear Rooster, are you calling sun?

Sun will rise after two hours

Now, you rest for some time dear

Woke up and enjoying the silence,

Apart from background music of crickets,

Tick-tick of clock, and sounds of crow and cuckoo,

Heard you too, dear rooster

Your sound is really good than alarm

Energetic lively voice calling sun to rise

With your natural clock working in you,

You know the time better than me who depend on clock and mobile for time

Oh dear, now you are silent.

Is it because you saw me writing this poem,

Or the sun snoozed you till 6:00? 😊

A Few Words About Taking The Words of Others Wisely

Most of us like advices and suggestions. We always hear it from elders, teachers, friends, colleagues, read it from books, social medias, etc. Well, advices are good, but we should never forget our thinking ability to think whether it is good for us really, like-is it good for in this situation? Do I have other options to check? Shall I take a risk bravely?

I write this because I have heard a lot of them from my childhood and I used to follow them thinking others were right and I don’t know much about the many things. Actually among these followed advices, majority of them put me under pressure. Analysing those situations lately, I found those are advices given to me by people seeing me or hearing from me about a certain situation/matter. I may be just sharing them about that particular matter at that moment in the middle of a talk or I may be asking a suggestion. The person who gives me advice, advice me out of their own experiences, the books they read, or from seeing the experiences of other people and then advice me. Forgetting about my thinking capacity to determine what to take and what to reject and gulp those advice, I was actually jumping myself to pressures.

Now, what I do is I observe people silently. I think about a particular situation or matter from all sides and if I don’t understand certain sides of matter, I ask suggestion from one or maximum three people whom I feel knows me really well and also have lots of life experiences. Then I think about those suggestions and the advices one by one and reach a final point by myself and do it. As I started living this way, I found life more easy and happy to live. I also learnt to say “no” to many people with smile. When I started moving away from people pleasing nature, I feel each moment more comfortable and I could manage time and energy more effectively for the useful and necessary things 😊

Another Sweet Lullaby

Dear ones, sharing another divine lullaby. This sweet song was written by Annamacharya, a famous blessed Telgu poet who was the bhakta of Sri Venkateswara (Lord Mahavishnu). Motherly love is filled in each of these words. Can feel while he composed this song, bhagavan slept as a baby in the cradle of his heart 😊❤🙏

Listen this dears and sleep well 😊

Jo Achuthananda Jo Jo Mukunda

Let us be Babies

Dears, let’s be babies for some time and enjoy this sweet lullaby in Neelambari Raaga, a soothing Raaga of Karnataka music.

This song is written by Thyagaraja Raja Swami, a divine soul and Sri Rama devotee. This song is full of love and bhakti to Sri Rama.

Enjoy this dears 😊😇

I Couldn’t Catch The Night

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Darling night, you are naughty like a kiddo

I was watching to see you rising after sun said good bye

But, little by little, around me, you coloured the space dark

You were so close, yet I couldn’t catch you

As I said, “I couldn’t catch you,”

Mr. Cool Moon waved me “Hi” with gentle smile 🙋

I too smiled waving him “Hi” 🙋

Universe in Us

The Universe is in me and you

The Universe is in us really my dear

Whatever we say and wish, Universe hear

It’s a magic lamp with only “YES” option

As I say, “I am always in bliss,”

Universe in me says “Yes dear, you are”

And as I say, “I don’t feel well.”

Universe says the same “Yes dear, you are”

I then see happening what I said to myself

The magic is thus within us dearies 🙂

Salute to Mary Oliver

I read about Mary Oliver, the blessed poet from the blog post of my saintly friend, Leon Hieros. I’m reading about her for first time and when I read just two poems, I instantly started loving her poems. Reading the post and her poem, and going through the link from that post, I found this wonderful poem. It touched my heart and filled me with awe and divine joy. With my hearty salutes to Mary Oliver, I’m sharing that poetic piece of wonder with you all 😊

THE SUMMER DAY

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

Hearty Condolences dear Mary Oliver

Omnipresent Lord

God loves us a lot that our very heart is where the lord resides. All guidances, intuitions, happiness, peace all we get from here. What we feel we get from others is also from God only. Some experiences appear tough and tiring, some appear smooth and encouraging, both are the ways of lord only to help us to realise who we truly are. If we focus on lord’s presence in heart and move on with our daily life, we could move through both experiences with strength. As God is present everywhere and in everything and within us too, we’re never ever alone dear ones 😊🕊

ANDROPAUSE – Let’s Have An Awareness

I respect women, men and transgenders equally as they are. In my medical transcription career, I have worked with the cases more of psychology and neuropsychology patients. Thus I came to know about how physical factors along with emotional factors, societal factors, familial factors affect the mind of a human being.

Few days back during my work, I came across this medical term – “Andropause.” Until then, I was unaware of this medical condition. I googled on the topic and read about it. Then with the usual work and other things, I forgot about it. Yesterday, me and my friend, while going to our Taichi class, talked about the conditions women are still facing in our society along with the changes a woman’s body undergoes through the years of life. We talked about Menopause, and then suddenly, I remembered about Andropause and I asked her have she heard about Andropause. She said, “No, I didn’t.” I then told her I came across this medical term during my work and thought about writing it and our talk reminded me about it. So, now I’m writing this for all who are unaware about this phase of a man’s life.

ANDROPAUSE

ANDROPAUSE is otherwise called male menopause. It is also known to be testosterone deficiency, androgen deficiency, or late-onset hypogonadism. It occurs due to age-related deficiency in male hormones. Andropause causes drop in testosterone production in men. Testosterone is a steroid hormone that stimulates development of male secondary sexual characteristics, produced mainly in the testes, but also in the ovaries and adrenal cortex. It is the primary male hormone. Drop in this hormone affects
physical, sexual, and psychological health of a man.

One thing I would like to mention here is, unlike Menopause which affects all women, not all men are affected by Andropause. Some experience few changes, while some experience a lot of changes in their
physical, sexual, and psychological health. Andropause usually occurs between the ages of 40 and 60, but men as young as 30 may begin to experience these symptoms.

Symptoms of Andropause:

  • Low energy
  • Depression or sadness
  • Decreased motivation
  • Lowered self-confidence
  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Increased body fat
  • Reduced muscle mass and feelings of physical weakness
  • Restlessness and difficulty concentrating
  • Gynecomastia, or development of breasts
  • Decreased bone density
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Reduced libido
  • Infertility
  • Mood swings
  • Hot flashes

How to deal with Andropause?

If you experience any of the above symptoms, you can have a blood test done to check your testosterone levels. You may talk with your family physician about doing this blood test. Treatment is needed only if you are severely affected by the Andropause symptoms. Else, healthier lifestyle changes like the following can be adopted in your daily life:

  • Regular exercise
  • Deep breathing
  • Eating healthy diet
  • Eating food mindfully
  • Having good sleep
  • Decrease stress level by actively participating in any activities you like
  • Quit smoking if you’re a smoker
  • Psychological counselling if you’re feeling depressed or emotionally affected for no reason
  • Drink lots of water
  • Use herbal supplements only after seeking advise from a knowledgeable healthcare provider

I feel understanding about this phase of a man’s life can make some good and healthier changes in the life of a man. I also feel if humans understand how fragile their body changes are and how it affect the mind and then relationships and social roles, then could be more kind to themselves and to other beings. I do feel more psychological and medical studies have to be conducted about Andropause and Menopause and people have to be made aware about these and how adopting healthier lifestyle changes and treatments can help them age gracefully.