Creative Reflections…

As I get back to typing (writing) this post a myriad of thoughts traverse my mind… So many reflections from the cherished past, the ongoing present and many latent dreams of the future whiz by; spurring me onto my keyboard. I am growing a bit fond of this old keyboard and its clackety sounds whilst I sit upright at my desktop punching in the keys and penning down what I had been wanting to, for a long time now… Do forgive my gibberish musings as I have with great heaving, pushed that ‘writer’s block’ aside !! (eeks, I don’t even want to mention the dreaded two words !! ). So here I go, on my Creative Reflections, trying to make a splash onto that fountain which had been eluding me all this while; took just a certain mood to sit down tight and write … Trying to create ripples as I go on… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   So where shall I begin ? Let’s see, the time when somehow the words that needed to be expressed had to pour forth, till my heart and mind could not bear it any more and I felt if I did not express, surely my grey matter and white matter would simlply become no matter !!  🙂 One morning, I was in the middle of my Communication skills Training Sessions. We were discussing on how following and nurturing creative pursuits leads us to happiness. rainbowimages I was explaining to my Corporate Students (from all walks  and Management levels) something that I have firmly come to believe in- “it is the soul that needs nourishment in the form of good occupation and needs to follow a creative pursuit and whilst doing so one can feel complete freedom and true happiness”. The seeking could be anything, maybe a simple act of giving or creating a design or singing or even strumming the guitar or perhaps writing one’s memoir or penning down poetry, or painting and sketching Or even gardening and tending to a nursery or even making the latest gadget or a program or whipping out a delicacy for one’s loved ones. And all this done with the one intention of expressing oneself. That and the act of creativity, truly gives one freedom to just be oneself, and that in turn gives us happiness. creativitydownload       creativtyimages Someone in the audience asked me, “So do you think people who aren’t creative lead eventually unhappy lives?”. I looked at the participant straight in the eyes and slowly answered, trying to be as gentle as I could, ” Have you ever watched children growing up?” kidsimages “Yes! Of course, I have a very naughty son and daughter.” “So have you ever seen them telling you ever that they feel sad ?”, I asked. “No, on the contrary they are busy spending their time playing or fighting or sometimes making up with themselves and playing make-believe games, running around the house”. “They are occupied in all these activities, learning how to deal with themselves and also that’s the main reason they are happy”, I added explaining why it was imperative for one to do that certain one creative activity which would bring in satisfaction and happiness.   No matter what one’s occupation, if one can take out those few moments spent in Nature or harnessing one’s creative talent then surely each day would find us better than yesterday. Those who aren’t aware of their true hidden talents and skills just roll on from day to day,  trying to stay afloat whereas they could surely seek happiness just by doing their work differently. And this in my opinion, will lead them on to discovering their true talents. waterfall Creative Reflections …. For Life is like an ever cascading water fall ; The water falls down, ebbs out and flows away. Making paths, traversing lands unknown all the way. Yet remains ever fresh through bubbly brooks…   Splashing waves, rippling out; creating waves. Moving on to those promising lands. Creative reflections of past, present and future. As I pen down verses on Mother Nature.   Emanating energy as it gushes down. Leaving a mark as it moves on. Pouring forth fresh from deep within. Flowing, Nurturing, nourishing as it flows… © Madhavi Mohandas Sood  April’2015

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Sharing the link of my Guest blog post

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Sharing the link of my Guest blog post

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Sharing the link of my Guest blog post with Repository of Books.

http://bookrepository.blogspot.com/2013/05/guest-post-by-madhavi-sood.html

Hope my Book ‘From the Silence Within’ (a collection of 100 poems ) touches your heart and soul.

I had written them when faced with a NDE (near-death experience) some years back.

Thanks for Reading & sharing the same.

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