Chaotic Happiness


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12 months! A year…an anniversary! Wow, who would have thought that #1000 Voices would connect in a virtual realm to create a fathomable environment, for everyone, alike, to nurture, to soak, to relive, to believe in the power of Compassion and Connection.

Listen, to be aware, to be mindful & to understand 

Today, our world needs healing in terms of prayers, hopes, faith, compassion & love, to sustain ‘life-breaths of Humanity’, that seems to be lost in myriads of chaos, everyday challenges, from our moral struggles, to physical subsistence, to maintaining ecological balance to everything in its finite form that matters to us, that holds some place in our chaotic life style.

In present day world, where we all have been busily sifting though piles of photographs, but no memories, piles of redundant connection and defunct value system but no empathy. Compassion becomes important for me and for everyone of us.

Haphazard sense of digital waves affecting our lives in drastic ways, that it has become an absolute necessity, to wake from the deep slumbers of our constricted mindfulness, measured sleep, and to move on to our daily chores, that is nonetheless, incomplete without social networking websites and numerous other sites as per as our taste, hobby or liking. Surrounded by these continuous chiming of messages, links, information, calls, we keep on moving and moving, unmindful of these digital prying waves that has captivated our lives, our gaze and our consciousness.

I feel, deeply aggravated with the fact, that all we get to realize, experience is-noise, restless noises that keep on overpowering our positivity and sanity.

Often, we read, watch videos, links and talk about Compassion stories, inspiring words, vibes, positivity, circle of good energy, balance of life energy and everything that captivates our gaze for a minuscule moment, seems worthwhile.

We seem to have developed a habit-to listen less.

We are always busy, for others and busy for ourselves also…. our mind, body, soul need break-time from the toxic environment….

We forgo to listen many things happening everyone around us, be it a little bird making its way in a harsh winter to find grain/food from snow-capped trees or from a bird-feeder, a flowing water-fall in our backyard, a humming river, a robust tree, that dried sprig, smell of chamomile & lavender tea, Flowers fragrance enticing our numb senses, we fall short of words-to exclaim, to soak in the powerful message- everything is around you, all you have to do is- to listen, so listen.

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Most of the times, we see, our childhood differs with adulthood, because of innocence, (uncorrupted one) and power to understand and learn, but as we grow older, we stopped learning it seems, maybe we become slow, lost in conundrums of every day’s chaos.

So the real deal is in finding the ‘connection’ foremost with ourselves, our lost selves, dreams, hopes and visions & ambitions, that makes us happy, to create a realm, based on positive energy flowing from our body, mind and soul that helps to create a healed world, a better tomorrow.

We have to find a way with a practice to learn how to be in a state, that I would call as a state of – chaotic happiness.  

And of course, we still have a long way to go, we still have to tread all unmarked paths, we have to leave a legacy behind for our future generations that speaks about the potentials, about words, that seldom have been overlooked by us, many times, compassion, faith, their power and their energy that can transformed us, everyone around us.

We have to compensates for lost times for our callous choices in terms of global warming, crimes of all sorts, psychological decay, inability to express ourselves or to take decisions that reflects truly who we are, who we wish to be.

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I speak the language of ‘Compassion’

We all have been reading, sharing, liking & commenting on each others blog posts that must have evoked sense of connection or maybe a friendship.

Something powerful, innate yet fragile breaths ‘missing’ in our day to day life that we all have been constructively trying to find amidst hullabaloo. These awe-inspiring words, quotes, essays, photographs and life-changing stories contributes in finding a workable solution and effective way to out weed labyrinths of life, subsistence and value-system.

These ‘glowing interpretations’ may become a future idea, a vision, or a plea to form a livable world. Give these ‘glowing interpretations’ whatever name(s) you wish, you may wish to address them with love to ‘anonymous’ or to anyone who needs it most, it would never ever go waste, or unaccounted for.

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But there may be many perplexing questions, that we often ask ourselves or sometimes to others –

How to justify compassion?

How much compassion is good?

Is compassion measurable?

Aren’t people who are kindhearted are taken as to be submissive?

If I get swayed away with compassionate words and deeds, Am I meek and fragile? Do I need some help?

Let go off these stereotypes, don’t fixates yourselves to fit in the mold, as there would be no correct proportion to be a balanced human-being, we don’t have to be mindful of showing sensitive side of our personalities, or to accept it.

I believe in the power of collective consciousness

What these numerous heart-warming tales, stories, affirmations, self-challenging tales, word of mouth, inspirational photo essays, quotes and poetry intend to do with our hearts/minds/souls?

How we all think? How we all are inter-connected with power of human connection? How I think? How I am inter-connected with power of human connection?

Isn’t being kind and being compassionate is considered to be overtly meek and invaluable in contemporary times, which thrives on ambitions personal gains and personal goals fueled by personal baggage that comes in every shape, size and magnitude?

Everything is labeled and packaged as ‘Personal’…an individualistic resolve to live life. From developing a somber and kind persona, we have switched to the option where we all work, live, think, desire, feel, captivate and long for something that brings loads of goodies but- ‘Personal’ ones.

Majority of us try to make a difference, through volunteering, reaching out, donations, supporting causes, and everything that in our capacity brings back to us the notion of- being ‘Social responsible’ in some ways and can be earmarked as ‘being humane’. But, we forget, many times, I would stress on this, that in continuing such life goals, personal ones, we have been circling around the closed circle, tightly wound up, shut down to the outer world. That’s why we all have fears, fears of rejection, fear of acceptance, fear of not being loved, fear of society, and we try to follow norms and values that aren’t threat to our closed periphery, anything outside of it would makes us feel threatened, vulnerable and exposed to the world, that we never knew or hardly know. We fear reaching out, we fear to listen, we fear to be mocked, we fear to be subjugated.

We fear this innate expression ‘fear’.

Replace it with the word- Share. You will feel the magic. I have felt the magic of share, care, compassion, in different walk of my lives. I would like to share one belief of my life with you all,

I believe in the power of smile in forming connection, reaching out and smile has an ability (undefinable in words) to heal, to seal, to provide courage and hope for everyone, alike. It’s magical. Try it sometime.

Compassion- learn it, teach it, share it! ❤ ❤

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In last 12 months, 1000 beautiful souls has raised their “collective voice” on the issue of Compassion, Bullying, Nurturing, Connection and Power of collective consciousness.

It’s exciting to participate in this collective efforts called as #1000speak. This month we are collectively raising our voice on the issue of Compassion.

If you all wish to read, join, share and write for the issue, join the Facebook Page 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion

Follow @1000Speak on Twitter

Use the #1000Speak hash tag across social media.

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If you all want to read my previous post on Compassion follow this link,

https://ruchi2312.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/compassion-my-spiritual-wallet/

If you all want to read my previous post on Bullying follow this link,

https://ruchi2312.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/bully-or-ally-its-a-choice

If you all want to read my previous post on Compassion with Nature follow this link,

https://ruchi2312.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/nature-lost-1000speak

Thank You!

Keep reading!

Keep Inspiring! ❤ ❤

Nature lost #1000Speak


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Nature lost

 Claustrophobic life snuggled in one precious cast

Mechanical life resembling deceptions of brazen past

Green gold bashed up identity crisis ceased

Vanished into mugged up chaotic grease

 

Resonating luxuriating conch shell eerie

Holding one embellished pearl dreary

Ocean waves, trees, open sky & flying birds

Bargained for incessant clanking of consoles

 

Life coveted truth of one hi tech button

Submerged in eons of cyber waves

Gloating on one technological fate

Recovering fragments from that stolen fate

 

Redirecting choices to cache upgrade

Concrete skyscrapers holding neck high

Seemingly gloating its victory over Nature’s profile

 

The inner voice glanced wearily at me

The prototype of my cloned future choices

Ironically safeguarding my lost chances

I just met with she

The undeniable tainted picture of me

Juxtaposed reality struggling deep inside me

Short comment- Hi-tech life has taken over simple pleasures of life. I have tried to communicate this thought with my poem. The never ending buzzing of messages on our consoles has made our life mechanical. As I ruminate on this situation, my inner voice paints this changing picture with a thought to ponder for the sake of our future choices and existing life style. To admire the connection between Nature & our lives, all we need is to reflect on our choices. ❤ ❤

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In last 3 months, 1000 beautiful souls has raised their “collective voice” on the issue of Compassion, Bullying, Nurturing.

It’s exciting to participate in this collective efforts called as #1000speak.

This month we are collectively raising our voice on the issue of Connection.

If you all wish to read, join, share and write for the issue, join the Facebook Page 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion

Follow @1000Speak on Twitter

Use the #1000Speak hash tag across social media.

If you all want to read my previous post on Compassion follow this link,

https://ruchi2312.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/compassion-my-spiritual-wallet/

If you all want to read my previous post on Bullying follow this link,

https://ruchi2312.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/bully-or-ally-its-a-choice

~Poetry copyrighted by Ruchi Chopra~

Bully or Ally, it’s a choice #1000Speak


I was craving for some kind of inspiration to overcome my creative hiatus– “what to pen down for this month topic, Bullying, <sigh>.” During that vagrant pursuit, I randomly picked up my iPhone and started to see the available game apparatus on the Bullying. Oh! To my utter astonishment the list was long for this “fun filled virtual thrashing.”

Sadly this “witticism” made me notices the glum words like revenge, thrashing, trashing, smash, and so on.

My mind raved with the thought, Is it a sane idea even if for fun, to beat up, trash up, brace up against Bully, in such ways, communicating totally negative message altogether for this sensitive issue? And, my momentary creative hiatus was over too.

“Don’t be a Bully”

It’s one of the most common catchphrases we all might have used sometimes or somewhere in our lives.

Bullying is unwelcome, assertive behavior of anyone, which thrives on power “inequality”. And Inequality is like that “pricking thorn” that comes with the inflicted wound, as I mentioned in my last post on the compassion also, Words have a power to heal or bleed. It takes herculean efforts, support and intervention from family, friends, community and support groups to overcome that swallowed hurt, abuses and trauma hurled back from the Bully or better say any kind of vindictive acts. The healing process is incomplete without few of our allies, whom I have nicknamed as “happy face morals” 🙂 🙂 like Goodness, Truthfulness, Compassion and Humility etc.

Whenever I have to interact with my daughters on the issue of Bullying or any kind of interaction to make them understand the value of reverence and veracity of life I cite examples/stories of positive and happy face morals vis-à-vis negative and sad face morals/emotions like fear, anguish and sadness etc. As both sides of coin makes a whole life.

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To quote Newton third law of motion,
“For every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction”, we may find uncanny similarities in our lives while processing these despicable and unwarranted behavior coming from all walks of our lives.

When a person bullies someone it’s an “interactive process”, a complete “communication” process having an “introduction” and a “conclusion” wherein the range of indemnity differs.

Usually Bullying is being categorized under major formats such as-

  • Physical bullying
  • Social Bullying
  • Verbal Bullying
  • Cyber bullying

To quote Darwin- “survival of the fittest” strategy so who is the fittest- the bully as he/she holds the power to subjugate and thrash someone self-esteem or the person who is being bullied look weaker as he/she didn’t retaliate in the same “meaner” manner as Bully does? A person who got bullied becomes “another” player in this complex perpetual game. Until this vicious cycle breaks.

Human mind is one complex entity with multitudes of thoughts, emotions and feelings to process. These platitudes of “stubborn derivatives” mostly evolve from our thoughts<congested> <prejudiced><conditioned><non-awareness><insensitivity> and our emotive responses to any kind of stimuli, bad or good.

There exists “Symbiotic relationship” between mind and positive happy face morals 🙂 🙂 that we can count as our ally like compassion, love, goodness, reverence etc.

We all are made of flesh and blood. So, why we all need to forget this reality and humiliate someone or act as brash, judgmental and insensitive to others feelings or emotions or life?

Bully or Ally, it’s a choice

To weed out these “sad face morals” 😦 😦 bringing negativity in our mindsets, flushing out them required a great deal of efforts. But keep trying of course, keep reaching out to those in needs, as it serves two purposes, it will help them in healing process and it will enrich your life in many ways as a person.

Over-hyped Stigma

Overuse word

Overt reactions

Is it a fad to use these mean words and twisted expressions encompassing “little mean acts” and “unkind” behavior?

Is this word like many other meaner words has become a fad, a convenient word to dispel or expel our fears and subjugated actions twirling around life complexities and idiosyncrasies?

Society needs to understand balance is essence to harmony. Negativity prevails as positivity is threatened with these overt reactions.

Too much use of anything will have “wear & tear” effect, The “Bully” has become the “Devolving concept” these days as too much of exposure and repetition has done the much-required harm.

Man is a social animal, its true in its core essence, we feeds on social interactions, and social following and social media. Socially inept and discarded attitudes have done much harm to the word usage and it’s correct definitive significance, which is labeled and hummed in a negative parlance since long. But the historical evidence suggests this word wasn’t painted in such a gloomy hues way back than,

If a feudal lord spoke of his “bully,” he was referring to his sweetheart, and its etymological roots referred to the Dutch word boel (lover). Several centuries later, the word’s meaning altered from “good fellow” to “blusterer”.

Gradually the word’s definition has further metamorphosed into “someone who harass the weak.”

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Is this a nasty word or is this an “ethical” fright?

Desensitization happens when we overstressed or overuse anything, it happened with the concept of bullying also.

This word likes many others “meaner” words have been “invading” our thoughts and life in some ways or other.

You can get an idea on bullying aspects and statistical data from many Internet websites so I am not brooding over that here. My idea to pen down this piece of writing was to communicate this message, “Everyone has this quorum of positive and negative sides, but little efforts makes huge differences to many lives, contribute to community service or sharing in anyways you can do.” Learn to convert Bully into Ally through proper intervention and guidance support before it becomes more marginalized and perpetual pleasure transforming their minds into some kind of disobedient criminal or a confused traitor.

Everyone is a bully

We all have shades, grey and improbable.

Peace, Respect, Care & Share

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Last month, 1000 beautiful souls has raised their “collective voice” on the issue of Compassion, I also participated in this collective efforts called as #1000speak.

This month we are collectively raising our voice on the issue of Bullying.

If you all wish to read, join, share and write for the issue, join the Facebook Page 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion

Follow @1000Speak on Twitter

Use the #1000Speak hash tag across social media.

If you all want to read my previous post on Compassion follow this link,

https://ruchi2312.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/compassion-my-spiritual-wallet/

Thanks for stopping by ❤ ❤

Have a great weekend! 🙂 🙂

Compassion# My Spiritual Wallet


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I stared at my laptop screen for long time, that blinking cursor, wearing puzzled smirk, wryly contemplating, “Hope it’s not your another long moment of soul-searching, Huh!”

I reflect on my views, translating them from the pandemonium of thoughts I was deliberating from the day I joined this wonderful platform #1000voices for Compassion. There is so much to begin with, there is so much to share and to care to escape mayhem of utter chaos and fast-paced life.

~Compassion For Me~

I came up with 2 analogies to put forward my views on the #Compassion.

The word Compassion for me is ingenuous mix of conformity with our own “Emotive Piggy-bank” and being passionate for our “Spiritual Wallet”.

~Spiritual Magnetism~

I believe strongly in the instinctive feelings, emotional connection and telepathy. The spiritual connection is made with the person whom you are communicating or decide to communicate at that moment, the choice and the bond is formed, that bond is glued with compassion, it’s mutual, the giver and the taker has to respond in their own unique ways. Needless to emphasize Compassion is understandable with the gestures, wordless communications and just being their salient support.

It’s like your “Spiritual Wallet”. You are taking out (spending) “emotions” and the “change” you get back is self-rewarding and self-exhilarating. You will get multitude of happiness, peace and contentment in return.

Your spiritual aura would be healed and happy as you are helping someone in his or her healing and recovery process. Being able to volunteer for the society in any ways, community sharing and giving back is one of the best ways to learn being compassionate.

Fill this “wallet” with self-compassion, self-realization and self- esteem. The more you are valued in these 3 departments you will immensely be happy to spend from your happy and healthy “spiritual wallet”.

Share is care; so don’t stop yourself for being vulnerable or for helping someone going through tough times, as all you can do best is to be there for them in whatever ways you can.

By being there doesn’t imply physical presence is imperative for this “compassionate communication”. You can easily do this by harboring good thoughts, good vibes, and goodness in whatever ways your “Spiritual Wallet” permits you.

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~Words have power to heal and to bleed~

Many times it happens we are thrown into such situations, when, we are lost and desolated. We reach out; we exhibit all strength and sense, to understand someone’s pains, miseries and sufferings.

We can’t change their circumstances but we can offer comfort, by being nice and displaying empathy for them in such trying times of their life.

 “Willingness” to reach out and being “Kind” is the key towards being compassionate.

 ~Self-Compassion is the key to understand larger nuances of Compassion~

I remembered one connection I made 2 years back with one of the lady I met in the hospital restrooms. We both were hiding our concerns and fears for our kids; we both were waiting for our Kid’s turns outside the Pediatric Pathology. I was hopelessly panicked and when I saw her wiping her tears and splashing water on her face, something inside me changed than. I reached out, we sat together, talked about our kids, our family, we listened, we shared and we cared for each other sufferings and emotions without being judgmental or harboring presumptive thoughts.

We also exchanged our cell numbers afterwards. What I got from taking that first step and reaching out was long lasting friendship. In times of our life odds and upheavals, we both have found contentment and good listener in each other company. We become good friends afterwards and we both are still in touch with each other.

Self-Compassion is important for being compassionate for others woes, as it’s perfectly normal to have melt-downs, bad days, hopelessness and sadness creeping in our life system, when we accept our weaknesses and insecurities, we are elucidating healthy and happy mind.

~Whatever name you give to this angel, she will always personify love, compassion and goodness~

Oh! This angelic word has so many synonyms, tenderhearted, empathy, kindness, consideration, care and much more. Every word will give you a definitive circle of trust, love, appreciation and contentment.

 Compassion has so many different names, terminology, and definitions but in Human dictionary of emotions, it’s understood without cultural barriers, without biases and without much ado for perfect words.

 We understands when someone genuinely reach out and care about us in anyways, its not language which teaches us being compassionate, its our heart and soul which practice compassion.

~Emotive Piggy-bank~

We all have needs and desires, we all display emotions to varied degrees depending on the situational and non-situational factors. Like, we collect loose change in our piggy-bank, we save loose money, with hope it will be big enough to cash on one day. Same I think we need for our emotions also. These “little deeds” of kindness and compassionate acts made our life worthy and reflecting. Lucky one knows the value of this Emotive Piggy-bank.

 Keep collecting dimes and cents in your Piggy-bank irrespective of how small your effort is in the beginning, it’s going to be big “change” someday.

~Mother Nature is our teacher~

There is definitely a “Symbiotic relationship” between Humanity/Compassion and Mother Nature.

 With each unique seasons and upheavals, Mother Nature teach us something good- Change is inevitable, so is our life.

 Animals, Waterfalls and Forests also speak to us in harmonious ways, they all understand value of compassion, and like human beings they have been practicing it from time immemorial. If we watch Mother Nature closely we will sure come across so many examples showing compassion. Compassion is not peculiar trait for only human beings, it’s a wordless gesture, a pronounced feelings or mute support.

Here’s my poetry dedication for all wonderful souls.

 Listen,

To Your

Inner “little” voice

Guiding force for all your woes

Support in the time of crisis

Reviving hopes with angelic beats

Enlightening lives of others

Exhibiting Compassionate streaks

Don’t be a miser in spending and sharing your

Spiritual wallet with everyone around

What you give will come back to you in multitude

with bonus addition of love from many thankful hearts

Humanity exists despite all evils and vices around

As we all persists to hum this beautiful

Compassion Symphony today when

#1000 voices Speak for Compassion

On February 20th, 2015, over 1000 of us will raise our voices through our writing & thoughts, and flood the blogosphere with wave of #Compassion. Join the 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion group on Facebook. Check out more posts by visiting the creators, Yvonne and Lizzi.

Take that first step,

Be good and be kind to all alike.

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