Saturday, 31 October 2015

Captivating Lines from Here and There

For years now, I had this habit of jotting down lines from books that I read. Sometimes it could be from a magazine or a newspaper or a quote heard here and there.The common thread was that they made an impact on me; motivated and inspired me.
Given the times that I grew up, these were written in diaries or books.Quite of a few of them are lost or destroyed 'behind my back'.Yet some of them remained.

This practice can be an  exasperation for a spouse who finds valuable space eaten by these books which seem to have no value on this day and time.But I kept protesting and claiming that I went back to read them when  in  need of rejuvenation and  inspiration.Presently, however with the wonderful 'cloud' available to mankind, it struck me the other day that the sensible thing to do is to put them all up in my blog so that the space problems can be solved; I can visit them whenever I want and other readers with similar interests can benefit from these 'Captivating' lines.

The lines that  captivated me were connected to my interest areas ; the career that I chose and general approach to life.Thus, you will find in these lines self development material,corporate related stuff, thoughts on health and spirituality.Readers interested in these areas could find the connect and I dare say would benefit by them.At the time of jotting down,depending on my mood , I have at times  noted down the name of the book or the author. Readers are requested to bear with me on occasions when the author is not mentioned..

So, come read on and enjoy....

  • We fail to notice how deeply conflicted our desires are causing us to send unwittingly mixed messages to the universe-  eg A chronic failure wishes wealth while wanting to accept no responsibility for himself
  • There is more to life than the organization that you work for and there is more to an organization than a personal battle to bring about change
  • You are what your deep driving desire is- As you desire , so is your will.As your will is, so is your deed.As your deed is so is your destiny.
  • Winning organizations have leaders at every level
  • There will be those fateful times when you will be 'damned' if you do and 'damned' if you don't. In such cases your best ally is good old fashioned integrity-  don't be afraid to do what you feel is morally right.Then come what may, you still have your self respect, the most satisfying sovenir.
  • Duty: Your duty to society- to serve others; your duty to yourself- to unfold spiritually; your duty to God- to participate in the divine plan for humankinds' higher evolution.
  • Modern marketing unlike the traditional marketing which focused only on developing a product, pricing it, promoting it and making it accessable to target customers is more about relationship. Building trust is the binding force with focus on value added relationship.
  • A man is about as happy as he makes up his mind to be.
  • Your expression is the most important thing you wear
  • "I visualise my team as a group in which each member worked to enrich the others in the team and experienced the enjoyment of working together" - APJ Abdul Kalam

Thursday, 8 October 2015

What's Happened to me?

What's happened to me?

"Do your work dispassionately
without expecting, focusing on results"
says the Gita

Yet, here am I
after every poem
and  post in the blog
checking, cross checking so many times
for the comments, reaction of readers
with an ache and longing
bordering on obsession...

Is it the same me
who prided self
as being mature and able
 to avoid the beaten path?

Looks like all us, one by one succumb, eventually
and it's just  a matter of time...
Has the fever of the times caught me as well ?.

What's happened to me?

Friday, 2 October 2015

The Path of Peace

Love, the antidote to war and violence
Love, the path to peace and prosperity
Peace no longer a concern
when the love circumference
gets bigger and bigger
beyond the immediate family…

Beyond races and nations
encompassing all of mankind
and all living beings
banishing the disease of strife and violence

Yes, Love is like a gentle flowing river
that use no force to subdue, overcome
yet touches the hearts, gently embraces
One and all that crosses its path!

Ps: This poem was recited by me at the Guntur International Poetry Festival on 22nd September 2015