Looking Back in Time & Curious Ahead

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Photo Credit : Manish Doshi “My Family On Kauai Island”

December 2016 on the sand dunes of Death Valley
Felt like a precious dream unimagined
December 2017 on the pristine beach of Kauai
Felt like a worthy gift always dreamed

Looking back 2016 had felt like a poetry
It’s rhythm evident towards the end
Miraculous intensities as if waves undulatory

Looking back 2017 feels like chunks of prose
Blocks of emotions riotous, faced to fend
Unbeknownst intensities dealt to come to close

I had felt gratitude in advance for 2017
I am just simply curious about 2018

Too many dreams at the beginning of 2017
Now I see tremendous success in simply Being

The freedom and liberation is sweet
Without the need to justify with achieving

A lot of life is hidden in the slow living
Follow into the next choice after deep listening

All the voices in my head that created turmoil
Most many of them were not mine

When I decided to do nothing
Exact things happened that meant something

Universe is becoming my family
Soul interactions touching me deeply

And there’s us souls committed to each other
Deemed as Family for this lifetime
We hold hands together in joy and trust
To make it through with our individual soul calling

Each of you dear one who reads
I wish you too a curious & glorious 2018
May you find a ground steady as you tread
The waves of life with each twist and turn

May we all embrace the beauty with mirth
Of this finite vacation on planet Earth

 

P.S. It was such unplanned happiness to me to have a shadow click of my family this year just like the end of last year πŸ™‚ Check the one from last year here, along with the poetry of that time.

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67 thoughts on “Looking Back in Time & Curious Ahead

  1. What a beautiful post, Pragalbha! Love how you chronicle the past years as poetry and chinks of prose. The universe becoming your family was another bit which has taken up residence inside my heart.
    Wishing you a “glorious and curious” 2018. πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you so much Nandita for reading so deeply into my poetry and sharing with me the essence and what spoke to you. Isn’t it magical when we connect with people who seem straight from the Universal family? πŸ™‚

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  2. It is interesting how each new year takes on a personality of its own. You’ve documented this beautifully.

    The end of this year was interesting for me. I felt nothing but an awareness of conscious upgrades throughout this last month. Like you, I wonder where this will bring us in the new year.

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    • I love the word ‘personality’ for each of the year πŸ™‚ And true the end of year has been very interesting to me too …to me it was a lot of contrasts yet a sense of peace underlying.
      Thank you so much for taking the time for this comment, I was very happy! πŸ™‚
      I am sorry I have been slow in getting to responses.

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  3. I love the nostalgic and peaceful tone of this piece, Pragal. I found myself nodding in agreement here:

    “Too many dreams at the beginning of 2017
    Now I see tremendous success in simply Being

    The freedom and liberation is sweet
    Without the need to justify with achieving”

    Wishing you a wonderful new year!

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  4. Happy New Year . May 2018 be happy and healthy for ypu and your family.

    A slow pace of life with time to think and change and become a better person, there is nothing as rewarding..

    A beautiful summary of the years and learning.πŸ˜‡πŸ€—

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  5. Truly touched my heart PD!
    As always you take my heart away with your words!!😍😘
    There is indeed so much to accomplish in the year2018.
    Have positive vibes on this unfolding of the New Year!
    And as I promised… Here I am writing to you…
    Love you always!
    Tulika

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  6. “The freedom and liberation is sweet
    Without the need to justify with achieving

    A lot of life is hidden in the slow living
    Follow into the next choice after deep listening”

    These lines are the best for me in this very beautiful poem, Pragalbha. What a beautiful picture and an even beautiful poem. Here is wishing you a glorious New Year filled with positivity, more reason to smile, more family time and a lot of beautiful poems (like this one) for us.
    I must confess that I try to get to your space during the morning hours as your words are like a dose of yoga to my mind as is Surya Namaskar to my body.

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    • What a tremendous boost of satisfaction you have given me today with all your generous time, acknowledgment and sharing of your reflections on each of my posts!! When you repeat lines they come alive for me again. Lots of love and gratitude dear friend for your beautiful wishes and words for my family and I. I wish you all the glories of life with ease and joy!

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  7. This poem is so wondeful, it sweeped me over with peace.
    “Now I see tremendous success in simply Being
    The freedom and liberation is sweet
    Without the need to justify with achieving”
    So Profound…!!

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    Thanks,
    Sivylla
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  9. I really love that you’re content with the joys of simply being, not forcing, not expecting. Being curious, not feverishly pushing, gently extending, opening, choosing, and thanking. This particular post certainly embraces what is, what was, and what the power of the mind can bring into a more tranquil existence.

    Then to top it all off, with heartfelt prose, you invite your readers to partake at the same banquet table. Very refreshing!

    And yes, the just so happened to be the time and place for it…the joy & love that comes with in the moment supportive family hand-holding.****

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