Pause: The symbol which helps you to take a break from the mindless chatter of your brain

I am currently reading the book, The Power of Now : A guide to spiritual enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle and there’s this pause symbol after certain passages which suggests to stop reading the book for a moment, to become still and to comprehend whatever you read. As I kept on reading the book further, the symbol brought another meaning to me. A week ago, I put it up as my phone wallpaper to give me gentle reminders to take a pause from the ongoing chatter on my mind and feel my inner self, my consciousness beneath the mindless chatter. It helps me to remain calmer than before, bring clarity in whatever task I’m performing and also helps me to make good judgments. I realized the power of symbols after this event. What a couple of strokes of brushes with no prior identity or meaning can do, when turned into a symbol, is mesmerizing. Communicating the motive through symbol might seem incomplete or unjustified, but it certainly isn’t.

Access all areas – The world is a place for all, to deny the entry of a a particular group to a public place is inequality.

Carnival, a play of lives

Sweet hustle wind goes by
shadows and reflections casting

People amidst myriad of scenes
the carnival, a play of lives

Moments of joy, moments of melancholy
moments of fear, moments of ecstasy

Debilitated clown, puts up a smile pennies
Frazzled rich, bagged up with shiny and new

Homeless child, pleading for free toys
Minted ones, jumping into countless rides

– ©️ Shubhangi Antil

Inner peace

It’s the rejuvenating cool breeze
on a sultry summer day

It’s the smile and laughter
shared with a loved one

It’s the sound of the waves
and seagulls on a beach

It’s the chirping of birds
on a lush green track

It’s the feeling of gratitude and care
for oneself and others around

It’s the contentment in minimal
It’s the faith in oneself and the divine

– ©️ Shubhangi Antil

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Holding on

Darkness encloses, not sign of light
stomach churns, what a state of plight

Holding on to,
those sweet memories of past
those happy days that didn’t last

Holding on to,
the faith once, so strong
the believe, it’s not wrong

Holding on to,
the good old days, to come again
dark storm to end, peace to hail again

– ©️ Shubhangi Antil

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People like you and me

Heard everyone say
they are all people,
people, like you and me

Heard everyone say
they are all people
people, with the same brains

In reality,
people are different.

it makes them what they are,
it makes the world what it is.

In reality,
people have different abilities
people have different outlook

In reality,
everyone should be respected
because everyone is worth it

– ©️ Shubhangi Antil

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Body shaming

Standing in front of the mirror
looking up and down, you shiver

Glimpse of a ‘perfect’ body flashes
Your body’s contour mismatches

The skin isn’t scarless
The figure isn’t flawless

The society scorn and taunts
advocates it’s ruthless wants

The world defines a ‘beauty’
disregards the nature’s duty

– ©️ Shubhangi Antil

– Image Copyright ©️ Pinterest

Countless stars

Gazing up the night sky
I let out a deep sigh

Did I ascend and won the fight
Or is the dream still out of sight

Is the path I’m on still right
all I feel is my flickering might

Gazing up the night sky
I look up to the stars and cry

The twinkle blinds my eye
suddenly a thought passes by

The countless stars sing to me
“Endless opportunities awaits thee”

– ©️ Shubhangi Antil

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Time an unregarded,
underrated element

an element
of invincibility

an element
of surprise

– ©️ Shubhangi Antil

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You’re a masterpiece
took away the heart’s keys

Feel your presence everyday
fates to cross is it today?

Voice like a sweet summer song
Lights up my heart’s oblivion

Can’t stop smiling, thinking
Will you be there when I’m sinking?

This distance mocks, it kills me
‘Love is not easy’ it warns me

Bursting the bubbles of whims
I go back to sleep and sins

– ©️ Shubhangi Antil

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