Is HOPE Whispering In Your Ears?


My favourite spot of reflection

Hope whispers in my ear that I needn’t worry about kids, family, money, health, future and even world.  “Don’t Worry..” she says, “I am here alive in your heart and carry you through your worries.  ‘Forgetting’ is the magic dust I sprinkle on you. As you sweetly slip in to your dreamworld, I whisper gently and promise that I will hold your hands through the night and fill your world with dreams that help you wake up fresh and bright eyed.”

As life started closing in with all its worries, I was not convinced of these gentle whispers of Hope and needed more assurances from her.

Hope did not give up and continued to whisper in my ear that

  • She is here to make the world a better place by inspiring people to have visions that will not shatter with their current realities,
  • She is the bedrock of all visions and
  • She is an angel from God installed in every human heart no matter how flickering she might be in there.

Hope told me to tell you

  • To not give up,
  • To hold on as all pain comes to an end,
  • That Hope cannot be kicked out so easily
  • That she will linger as long as you dream even faintly against your reality.

Hope is the sun shining even when clouds are covering it up.  She asks us to remember that just as we feel a guarantee that there will be sunshine after heavy rains, there will be Hope even as despair tries to cover us up.  All she needs is half an acknowledgment from us and she is ready to run with us, leading us.

This is what Hope told me today.

She says that she is the next breath of fresh air that enters you – all you need to do is to pause, remember and inhale her deeply and she will light that lamp in your heart.

So, please lend her your ear and she will fill you with most divine melodies that you ever heard.

As Poet Lisel Mueller says –

Hope

It hovers in dark corners

before the lights are turned on,

it shakes sleep from its eyes

and drops from mushroom gills,

it explodes in the starry heads

of dandelions turned sages,

it sticks to the wings of green angels

that sail from the tops of maples.

It sprouts in each occluded eye

of the many-eyed potato,

it lives in each earthworm segment

surviving cruelty,

it is the motion that runs

from the eyes to the tail of a dog,

it is the mouth that inflates the lungs

of the child that has just been born.”

Will you allow Hope to whisper in your ear? What is she saying? Can you hear her?

Remember,

Hope is the Oxygen in the next breath you take

Fill your lungs with it – you won’t regret. 

Pause…..Relax….Breathe….deeply and fully. 

Do not let despair take over and constrict your lungs.

Fill them with Hope.

Inhale ‘Hope’ the Life Saver.

Until next time

With Love and Respect

Padma Ayyagari

Inhale ‘Hope’ the Life Saver.

Until next time

With Love and Respect

Padma Ayyagari

3 Little Words That Make a Big Difference….


Nike Ad
Nike Ad (Photo credit: NathanMega)

Three little words that grip you by the shoulders and shake you out of your slumber.

What are they? No, that’s not the three words.  The three words I am talking about are

DON’T TRY, DO”.

We are always ‘trying’, trying to lose weight, trying to get fit, trying to change life style, trying to even attain liberation.  Now is there really such a thing called ‘Trying’?

We either “Do” or we “Don’t”

But in ‘trying, we create such a drama between “Do” or “Don’t”?

The emotional struggles,

The battles of the will brutally slashing at choices as they present,

The half-hearted attempts at doing something we have to whilst drooling at what we want to – crying like a baby being pulled away from its favorite toy,

Wanting to move to what I want to do whilst stuck in what I have to do,

Trying to do what I have to with all eyes firmly fixed on what I want to do,

Frustrated, stuck, knowingly choice less, caught in a time warp –

Is that what “Trying” is?

“Trying to Do” – chains me down.  Either I Do or I Don’t, what is this “Trying” business?

“Trying” buys me time.

A tiny gap between ‘Do’ or ‘Don’t’ that gives me hope to hang on to, a justified satisfaction that at least “I am Trying”, an anticipation that there is always a tomorrow, ignoring the preciousness of the moment unfolding and indulging in a future that may never come.

Is that what “Trying” gives me – a false sense of security in my known mortality?

“Trying” is a false and imaginative lifeline to make permanent a guaranteed impermanance.

So, for today, I have decided to live by the words – “Don’t Try, Do”.

What ever it is that I have to, want to, need to, should, must, – anything, I just DO, not TRY TO DO. There is no next moment to TRY – all I have is this moment and I can “JUST DO IT” (Nike Ad has a lot of wisdom in it)  in the moment.

That is what liberates me, frees me from my mental and emotional struggles, gives me peace of mind and a heart full of love.

Try it – Oops, Sorry, “DON’T TRY, DO”

Join me.

Pick up what ever it is and once you picked it up, “DON’T TRY, DO”

Leave a comment to tell me how you went.

With Love and Respect

Padma Ayyagari