Enjoying The Playfulness

Knowing dark is an illusion,

Light too is an illusion,

I enjoy watching the divine play

Without darkness, there is no light

Without light, there is no darkness

Respecting both as illusions,

And needed for worldly wonders

I sit still in peace 😊

Let they play,

I enjoy watching this play without participating

Darling, You’re The Sky

Dear one, you’re the sky

Always the sky

Vast and pure and limitless

Why you think you’re clouds

Scattered here and there

Clouds are temporary visitors to you

You’re are host who is eternal

Knowing that, remain in bliss always

Yes darling, you’re the sky 😊

My Green Friends 😊🌻

I am uploading pictures of my vegetables garden as requested by my blog friend Tanya 😊 Hope you all will enjoy the pictures of my green friends 😊

These are few of the vegetable plants from my home on land and terrace 😊 I will share the photos of the remaining plants in next blog.

Plants:

  1. Pumpkin.
  2. Bilimbi
  3. Elephant yam and Ceylon spinach
  4. Papaya
  5. Passion fruit
  6. Ladies finger
  7. Long bean and red spinach
  8. Ash gourd, long bean, bird’s eye chilli, red spinach
  9. Red spinach

Real Neat Blogger Award

Thank you dear Tanya Sheik for nominating me for Real Neat Blogger Award 🙂

Dear ones, please check her beautiful blog: https://abuddingspark.wordpress.com/ She is a wonderful blogger who do nice pencil drawings, writes beautiful poems and lovely articles.

Rules:

  1. Put the award logo on your blog post.
  2. Answer their 7 questions.
  3. Thank the person who nominated you by linking to their blogs.
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers whom you want to give this award to and ask them 7 questions.
  5. Let them know that you have nominated them by commenting on their blog post.

My Answers:

  1. In life, what is precious to you?

Peace.

2. Do you know to swim?

No.

3. Have you ever wrote a letter if YES, to whom??

While I was in college, I was not allowed to have mobile in hostel and it was more than 500 km away from my home. So, I used to write letters to parents and friends and they write back to me too. Letters are a beautiful memory 🙂

4. How often do you write?

Most often. I just write anytime I feel so, does not have any particular time.

5. What is the best thing in you?

Smiling in all situations.

6. The funniest moment in your life?

Many 😛 The latest one occurred last week. I was watching a movie “9” in Malayalam about a comet and it was afternoon time and I felt sleepy and was taking a nap. It was a bright sunny afternoon. I heard big noise and I half awoke from sleep and went near window and it was very sunny and I saw a red thing in half open eyes and I thought it was the comet which is red in film. I thought why it come afternoon. It was said to come at night. Again lot of sound was there and I went out of the door and saw from terrace some helicopters and War planes flying. I didn’t understand anything and went down and met my father. He said it is from Indian Army and they came to the nearby Air Force Command to shower flowers to health workers on Sunday here. It was the big sound of the War planes and helicopters which I mistook as Comet 😛

7. What is your favourite flower?

Fragrant rose of any color.

My Nominees:

Open to all as always 🙂

My Questions:

  1. Which is your favorite cartoon?
  2. Which type of music do you like?
  3. Do you believe in fairies?
  4. Which is your favorite destination?
  5. Give me a 5 minute recipe.
  6. Do you have pets? If so, which one?
  7. Can you think of a world without Internet? How will you face it :)?

Once again, thank you dear Tanya 🙂

Blue to heal Blues 🍵

From our Garden to Cup

This blue drink made from Butterfly pea flower (Clitoria ternatea) is a pure Satwic drink with numerous health benefits. Being 100% caffeine free and having nootropical, anxiolytic properties, it can be used like Chamomile infusion as a bedtime drink. It’s rich antioxidant presence with anthocyanins make this blue elixir an anti-ageing, anti-cancerous, detoxificating drink. It improves cognitive function, give you clarity in mind, calm nerves and remove blues with regular use. Butterfly pea flower plant also adds nitrogen to soil and it’s rich nutritional content along with fiber make it a good animal feed.
This blue drink has a calming Earthy flavor and can easily drank without the addition of any sweetners.
You can apply the extract of this blue flower to skin mixed with vitamin E oil or Aloe vera gel and keep it overnight for a clean, healthy skin.

Awesome Blogger Award :)

Thank you dear Chocoviv for the nomination 🙂

Dear friends, have a look at her beautiful blog: https://chocoviv.home.blog/

Rules of the Awesome Blogger Award

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Tag the post with #awesomebloggeraward.

3. Answer the questions you were asked.

4. Nominate at least five bloggers and inform them of their nomination.

5. Give them ten new questions.

Chocoviv’s questions for me and my answers 😛

How long have you been blogging?

I actually do not remember, maybe more than 2 years.

What is your favourite food?

Fresh salads, soups, less spicy, sweet foods.

Who is your favourite author?

Prof G. Balakrishnan Nair (Malayalam author of some beautiful spiritual books).

What is the last movie that you watched?

Don’t be afraid of the Dark.

Where did you last travel to?

Auroville.

Are you an introvert or extrovert?

More of an introvert 🙂

Would you rather sing or dance?

Do both when I am happy and alone.

Do you own a pet? If yes, what is it?

Not owning any, but has four friendly cats, some crows and birds coming home daily for food and water after the lockdown started.

What are you watching on TV right now?

Young Sheldon in Amazon Prime (TV remote is with father :P)

What do you miss the most during this self isolation time?

My weekly walks in Museum garden in Trivandrum.

My Ten Questions

What you like most in you?

How would you like to spend free time?

What is your favorite film?

Which one you prefer – Tea or Coffee?

Do you drink Tea/Coffee with or without sweetness added?

What is your favorite drink (other than tea/coffee?

What are your favorite hobbies?

Which is your favorite color?

Do prefer walking short distances to traveling by vehicle?

Do you watch cartoons?

Nominations are open to all who likes this post 🙂 Please do feel free to participate

Illusions of Desire

Image: Moon through the mobile camera eyes 😊

Mind desires something

Once that is satisfied, it desires for another

It goes on and on if we don’t look into it

Before getting a desire fulfilled, mind becomes anxious

Once we get the desired object or person, we get fear of losing it

And if lost one day, we fell into sadness

Forgetting these three chains of desire, we again desire

That’s the nature of mind

It likes to desire anything that is outside of it

While likes to ignore the precious treasure within

Covered by endless dust of desires, the diamond lies hidden within

Once in a blessed moment of grace, we may get a glimpse of it

A deep silent blissful state

Without recognizing and valuing it as “That,

Mind ignores the precious one available eternally within

Mind thinks it may get happiness only by desiring something that which is external,

And works with all its might to fulfill it

Take the choice to go within and taste the bliss

Or travel through the endless chains of desires

Choice is ours 😊

Sunshine Blogger Award 2020 😊

Thank you dear Jaja Wallace for nominating me for Sunshine Blogger Award.

Please go through his beautiful blog: https://kindfeelings.com/

He writes beautifully about spirituality, life, inspiration, etc.

RULES OF Sunshine Blogger Awards:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
  2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  4. Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  5. List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

Jaja’s Questions to me:

1. What are the most fun things about blogging?

I love writing what comes in my heart and blogging is my favorite place to share these writings. Also, I love blogging because I can connect to lots of people from different countries through this and I feel the connections through blogging as more sincere compared to other social medias as I feel a heart connection here even though I haven’t seen any of the bloggers here directly 🙂

2. What are the most challenging things about blogging?

I did not feel blogging as challenging as I write what comes in my heart and I am not bothered about likes and comments 🙂

3. What are 10 words that best describe your blog?

Love, light, peace, spirituality, philosophy, nature, beauty, compassion, kindness, devotion.

4. What was the last three movies you watched?

Virus, Trance, Esra (All Malayalam movies).

5. What was the last three books you read?

Bhajagovindam, Laghu Yoga Vasista Samgrahom, Narada Bhaktisoothram

6. What skills do you want to learn?

Flying aeroplane 😉 Script writing, Architecture

7. What skills do you want to sharpen?

Writing, language, intution.

8. Do you love spending time in nature?

Yes, I love spending time in nature a lot. I used to sing and pray in the garden as I feel plants, birds, insects, and animals listen and enjoy it 🙂

9. What was the most recent gift you gave?

Some money to a friend in Kolkatta who is financially down due to Covid lockdown and can’t do his martial arts and movement arts classes in the present situation.

10. What was the most recent gift you received?

Sunshine blogger award nomination from Jaja Wallace (Thank you dear Jaja :-))

11. How often do you dream?

Rarely (If I watch YouTube before sleep, I will dream mostly about what I watch ;-))

My Nominees

Open to all as I love you all.

My Questions

  1. How you are spending time during Covid precaution time?
  2. How isolation and social distancing is affecting you?
  3. Have you learnt anything new during this period?
  4. Do you love spending time in nature?
  5. Share with me a simple recipe which you love the most.
  6. What are your favorite books?
  7. Which are your favorite movies?
  8. Do you believe in Astrology?
  9. Do you love watching stars and moon?
  10. Describe about you in 5 words 🙂

Thanks again dear all 🙂 Love and prayers to all of you 🙂

Thank You 😊🌸

Pic Courtesy: Unsplash

Looking towards me from across the wall,

Spreading the fresh fragrance

Thank you dear beautiful Frangipani

You reminded me today to be thankful,

Thankful to all the ones because of whom,

I am alive and live happily and safe

Thank you all the doctors

Thank you all the nurses

Thank you all health workers

Thank you all cleaners

Thank you prime minister

Thank you police

Thank you health minister

Thank you chief minister

Thank you farmers

Thank you milk vendors

Thank you vegetable vendors

Thank you internet providers

Thank you mobile networks

Thank you all friends who are staying at homes and following self-hygiene

Thank you newspaper boy

Thank you all shopkeepers

Thank you journalists

Thank you Swiggy delivery boys

Thank you Zomato delivery boys

Thank you sun, plants, birds, flowers, breeze, butterflies, moon, and stars

Thank you all elements

Thank you Almighty who works through all these

Thank you Thank you Thank you 😊🙏