Life Waves

Photo by Arnav Doshi

The process keeps going life beside
you yearn for a bit longer respite
A sense of having found a ground
maybe for a day and yet again slip down
Another layer being called to shed more,
then called to show up and Be more

Allowing lower energy mind games to penetrate
to become like others around to be able to relate
Showing how attached still to comforts of certainty
then suffering for not being your own self worthily

Feel and sense the divide happening
Grief of as if current reality leaving
Comes with having to keep going
while still staying in your Being

Cusp of opening up from the guardedness
feel the transition and rawness
The waves keep coming yes
you hope you can let go…
Maybe this is how it looks like always
you simply learn to breathe better in calmness

PS : This poem was composed sometime last year from my response to one of Sue Dreamwalker’s post on her profoundly inspirational blog Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary. I realized I had never published it.

87 thoughts on “Life Waves

  1. β€œCusp of opening up from the guardedness
    feel the transition and rawness” -I absolutely love this line! This whole piece is truly stunning, thank you so much for sharing!! The depth, authenticity, vulnerability, love and strength in this piece is truly palpable. And there is such a divine flow that is soothing to the soul to read. Beautifully done, my dear friend πŸ–€πŸ€—

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    • I am overjoyed at the line you picked to repeat :)) It perhaps would be my favorite line too. Thank you very much for your positive, knowing and enthused appreciation. It truly means a lot to me to know that you enjoyed the flow while reading. Much Love.

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  2. I really like this, Pragal, especially the ending lines.

    “The waves keep coming yes
    you hope you can let go…
    Maybe this is how it looks like always
    you simply learn to breathe better in calmness”

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  3. I really liked these lines:

    “Another layer being called to shed more,
    then called to show up and Be more”

    and

    “Showing how attached still to comforts of certainty
    then suffering for not being your own self worthily”

    It makes me think about how we have to go through some pain to give birth to who we are.

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    • how we have to go through some pain to give birth to who we are – I loved how you said this, it feels exactly that. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness of sharing the lines you like and wonderful reflection on it πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’›

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    • I liked the same lines.
      Another layer being called to shed more,
      then called to show up and Be more

      .. because that so true in life. We shed, we figure out our life a little. We need more time. But then we have get back to showing up.

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  4. I am so glad that you published this poem, dear Pragalbha. Your words are profound, as always, as you reflect upon the continual process of becoming…I love all of your lines, and the last two in the first stanza came straight into my heart.
    “Another layer being called to shed more,
    then called to show up and Be more.” That is just so, exactly. I feel this deeply. A beautiful, beautiful poem, my dear friend. β€πŸ€—πŸ™

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    • Kind friend Jeff, you read so truly into the lines and affirm this process with your knowing of it – it is very fulfilling and gratifying for me when you write back with how my poem spoke to you. Your appreciation is of great support to me, thank you πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’›

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      • You’re most welcome, dear Pragalbha. I am glad to know that my reading of your work is gratifying and satisfying to you. Your poems and words always speak to me. I feel the same way about how you read my work. I think we can see right through each other’s words to the experience that lay behind because we know. I love this process. Is beautiful. Have a lovely day, my dear friend. β€πŸ™

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  5. “Maybe this is how it looks like always
    you simply learn to breathe better in calmness”…ahhh this is solitude in words…i love how you calm me with this piece…this soothes my heart…😊😊😊

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  6. “Cusp of opening up from the guardedness
    feel the transition and rawness
    The waves keep coming yes
    you hope you can let go…
    Maybe this is how it looks like always
    you simply learn to breathe better in calmness”
    I can so relate to this Prgalbha. Many times I feel you are mirroring my contemplative feelings. Only, you put it to words so beautifully my friend.

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    • I feel humbed and happy to read your comment dear Radhika! It is so fulfilling to know that you relate to the poem and that your contemplation is mirrored. Poetry is such wave that brings richness to us in varied ways. I truly love your poetry and am thrilled that you enjoyed mine πŸ™‚ Thank you!

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  7. I liked the same lines.
    Another layer being called to shed more,
    then called to show up and Be more

    .. because that so true in life. We shed, we figure out our life a little. We need more time. But then we have get back to showing up.

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  8. In the UK we are going to fully open our lockdown on ghec19th July. And omg it is scarey.

    These lines you wrote match my feeling right now. I know they aren’t intended for this. But it proves how evergreen and versatile this poem you have written is.

    Cusp of opening up from the guardedness
    feel the transition and rawness
    The waves keep coming yes
    you hope you can let go…
    Maybe this is how it looks like always
    you simply learn to breathe better in calmness

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    • Ah it feels absolutely gratifying that you find this poem relevant to you in current circumstances for where you are – it opens up my awareness from this being an internal process to how universal it can be. And I totally relate to the overwhelm over things opening up as if so suddenly from such intense times of staying in and distanced. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and share your thoughts, it truly means a lot to me :))

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  9. So beautifully penned Pragalbha…I especially loved the last paragraph…not sure if you wrote it keeping the pandemic in mind or not but it seems really apt for all of us at this current time…πŸ’—πŸ’—

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    • Thank you very much dear friend. Your kind appreciation is such a joy to me. Another comment made me aware how the last paragraph is relevant to the pandemic, and I am so happy you think so too. It is so beautiful to find our own ways to relate to the poem! I was personally more coming from my tendency to be guarded in my ways of being called to show up more authentically, which is often times vulnerable and not comfortable.

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  10. I cannot believe I missed this. Huh. Just in observation from my own life, these waves are coming faster and faster now, and leave us at times spinning over and over again. It’s tantamount to find solid ground as quickly as we can and stay there. Loved this poem, Prag, and boy does it apply to my life!!! Keep shining and being the example of light that you are. Much love to you! xo

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    • I nodded in agreement with you – the waves are coming faster and faster. I do feel that I get shaken and for a bit look around frantically for a solid ground – to discover after some agony that I am in fact already standing on a new ground. Again and again. Much Gratitude and Love to you always for affirming and supporting the process.

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