I was honored by our dear friend Didis with the nomination for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. I would highly recommend you pay this site a visit, it is filled with good poetry, inspirational quotes and wonderful teachings from the Sikh tradition and their great masters. I must say I’m fascinated by Sikhism and Didis is a great messenger for his faith. Continue reading “One Lovely Blog Award”
As I’ve already elaborated in my acceptance of previous blogging awards, it’s simply rewarding to be recognized by fellow bloggers, and the dialogue the awards create are also fun. So for that I would like to thank Angie & Bad Analogies (what a name!) Continue reading “Liebster Blogger Award”
Thank you 500+ inhabitants of my virtual chaos. With your support and feedback I explored and expressed ideas and feelings that were caged like lava in volcano awaiting eruption. So thanks for being on the receiving side, and thanks for your insights and writings as well.
Through the forest of doubt
the path to clarity is paved
For the darkness of confusion
Ignites the torch of wisdom Continue reading “The Labor of Thought”
I took some off time, because I needed [and still need] a break. Taking an occasional break is crucial for me, it gives me time to recharge which in-turn keeps blogging exciting. When taking off I expect less traffic so won’t check my stats and notifications daily [read: hourly] as I usually do. I try to get myself interested in something other than blogging, like reading and looking for other things to do.
Continue reading “Sunshine Blogger Award”
There seems to be an unspoken objective in the world of social media, and that is to gain as many “followers” or “friends” as possible. To the blogger, or any artist for that matter, a new ‘follow’ is not only a validation of his skills, it is a legitimization of the feelings that he is attempting to convey. Moreover, it is the sense of approval that motivates the poet to sing, the writer to write, the musician to play and in our case the blogger to blog.
Continue reading “Followers?”
“One who has one hundred craves two hundred. When he acquires the two hundred, he craves four hundred. Therefore, no one dies with [more than] half of his wishes in his hand” (Ecclesiastes Rabbah 1:13)
Us humans, are by nature satisfaction-craving beasts. We cannot survive without purpose, and living by that purpose is what gives us satisfaction. The purpose depends on what every person feels to be his calling. Continue reading “Milestones and Stumbling Blocks”
Any hobby that I ever had, took me through four stages. Continue reading “I am officially addicted”
Year 2016 is apparently an ugly stain on the fabric of USA history and its people. It was a year of divisive politics, anger, controversial statements, and to some ‘missed opportunities.’ For me, however, 2016 taught me more about closeness than distance. Continue reading “The New World”