The Light Within!

Quote by Rumi

We are stars wrapped in the skin,
The light we are seeking has always been;
The pain we feel comes from within,
Yet responsible is an external thing.

We are the waves that keep wandering,
Aimless and random out in the ocean large;
Finding our own sun out in the world,
Unaware of the star that we are!

Making our own set of rules to live by,
What a petty thing in front of the universe vast;
Engrossed in our own little world,
Limiting ourselves from the experiences last.

Little do we realize that the universe resides within,
It is me and I am it!
No boundaries can define me,
I am limitless as it is!

Listen to the calling of the inner star,
It’s Polaris – you personal North star;
The guide you are always seeking,
For the heart that’s always weeping!


Friends are forever


Friends – we all have them. They are like our extended family, sometimes extended part of ourselves! With them, we can be as crazy as we like and still be counted sane!

They are the people whom we share our every secret, every joy and sadness. We have fights, we patch-up, we talk about our crushes and we bitch about our enemies. It’s like an all in one package!

And then – as we start growing up – from school to college and from college onwards, we start losing contact. No matter, how close we were or how many promises we made to always be close – we never can hold them. Everyone starts being busy in their own life – in the race to earn money, to get married and settled.

We have to make plans to keep in touch with your friends. The everyday calls that we made to share every teeny-tiny detail become once in a month call. We have to schedule a meeting to catch up when there were times we used to just drop into their homes unannounced! You start to drift apart.

And now when you are stuck in bad times, you sit and cry alone – thinking you have no one to turn to, you are lonely and you need to talk to someone. You literally scroll your contact list and end up calling no one. You feel everyone is busy in their lives handling their own problems. You just don’t want to add to their burdens.

At this point, I want to tell you how completely wrong you are! Remember, they have been your friends through thick and thin – through all those heartbreaks and disappointments. All you need to do is just reach out to them.

Sure, They are busy in their lives. But that doesn’t mean that they will ignore you! They might take some time to respond back. But be assured – they always have your back!

Like its said – “It’s times like these when you come to know who your true friends are!”

I always thought I understood this sentence – until when I was in a situation that made me realize how true this is. Now having lived it, I can truly connect!

So guys – just reach out to your friends – tell them how much they mean to you and how much you miss them. Call them often. Ask them how their day was, ask them how their life is going.

Like I always say – these small things matter a lot! And these little things will rekindle your friendship.

Remember – your time is the best gift you can ever give!


You are a Star – Literally!

Visualize this. You are sitting on your window at night – gazing out at the beautiful night sky above you. Look at those millions of shiny sparkling stars. How amazing they look. Just staring at them gives you a feeling of peace. Those beautiful specs of fire and dust – so far away and yet they can spread calmness all over you. You can feel it in your breath – all those feelings – Peace, Calmness, Stillness – and you are finally home.

Isn’t it amazing how these things that are so far away can have that effect on you?


Now imagine if I tell you that you too are made of the same stuff as those stars, those calming, peaceful elements that it radiates. The Stardust. Wow! Hell yes! I am made up of stardust and I am a star! And so are you! Now a lot of people might think this is crap. I have gone crazy. But what I am talking is an actual scientific theory. There are a lot of studies by the astronomy department that proves it. It all boils down to the Big Bang Theory and the Nuclear Fusion.

Let’s not get into the nitty-gritty of science but hold that amazing feeling that we had just found! Every one of us is as unique as those stars.

Now you might ask – Isn’t it too dreamy? What happens when we wake up, snap out of this dream?

Let me tell you this – Yes, it does sound whimsical and so different from reality. In reality, we are humans who have real-life problems like feeding the kids, earning money, getting through the day. And we have to do this all day, every day till we perish.

But wait. Is this what we want our life to be? Is this what we were meant to do?

Let’s remember, we are made of stardust!

That. Magical. Stardust.

We all have the capacity to be something so much more than we are right now. No matter where we are and what we are doing. We all can be so much more. All we need to do is believe in the magic we possess. We need to remember every minute how very special we are. And that my dear friends, is the secret to all our happiness.

So, just let go of the fears. Trust yourself. Acknowledge that everyone around is special. You are special and just as magical and beautiful as those stars out there!


PS: If you really want to read about the scientific studies, please look at the below links: