My first Love πŸ’•

If you have been following my blog you would know that I loved my wife the most. She was so lovable πŸ’–πŸ’• But she wasn’t my first love.

My first love was sky 🌌 πŸ’–

I remember one night, just after our marriage, we were strolling hand in hand, after dinner. It was a clear, beautiful night and I started to point out various constellations to Anita. And ever so sweetly she said, β€œ You are supposed to be seeing the stars and the moon in my eyes and not in the sky.” 😍πŸ₯°

If there was a time machine and I could go back in time, I would love to go back to the time when we were newly married. Or the first few years of our married life. God willing some day or in some other life time, or in some other dimension πŸ’–πŸ™

Our 20th anniversary-1995 (I still have this shirtπŸ’–)

My love affair with the sky started when I was still a student. There were no computers and not even calculators at that time. And I used to calculate the distances between stars and the constellations and galaxies with my own hand in my note books! I used to get so awed with the humongous bigness of the universe. It was incomprehensible, the infinitude of creation, of God.

This was also the beginning of my love affair with spirituality! I used to wonder about the infinitude of creation and my nothingness. I am still awed by the infinitude of creation, it’s beauty and freshness. And I wonder why is bulk of humanity running after money and power? Are they blind or what!!

It is not only that I am insignificant or nothing. If the entire solar system of ours got sucked into a black hole, it wouldn’t even cause a ripple in the scheme of things. Our solar system is so small and insignificant. And I think, so is our Milky Way galaxy πŸ˜…

I love the play of clouds in the sky. I love the games clouds play with the moon and the sun. I love dawn. The beauty and the stillness. I love starry nights. I can spend hours and days looking at the sky.

Thank you so much for taking out your time to view, read and comment on my posts. It means a lot to me and that is what keeps me going – the love of the blogging family and friends πŸ’–πŸ‘

All pics on my mobile in last 12 months from our home in Pune, India. Copyright Β© Ashok Wahi

Happy Easter 🐣

And I was waiting for the Spring πŸ’•

Looks like Corona is not only effecting our health it has changed our seasons too!!

We had a mild winter and now it is hot hot summer!! Where is my beloved springπŸ€”

Luckily, mornings are still pleasant but days have been unusually hot since end February. Yesterday morning was so beautiful πŸ’–

All pics on my iPhone on the 13th of March. Copyright Β©

I Don’t Know

I don’t know from where I have come

I don’t know why I was born

I don’t know where I would go!

I don’t know the purpose of life

I don’t even know if life is real

Or it is just a dream!!

I really don’t know much!!!

But I do know that

All of us want to be happy

And I do know that

Doing things for others

Makes me happy!

I also know that

Watching a sunrise

And a sunset

Or just passing clouds

And watching birds in flight

Makes me happy!!

And that makes me think

Why should I worry about

Why I was born

Why should I worry about

The secrets of life

Let me just be happy and

Do things and stuff

To make others happy!!!

*****

For more on Happiness and Giving do read my book – 4 Pillars of Abundant Life

Thank you so much for your continued love and support. Am indebted πŸ‘

Copyright Β©

All pics on my iPhone

Why Corona Why

Dear Corona,

Why have you come

Whence have you come

When would you go

Whither would you go

Are there other planets

And dimensions that you roam?

Corona, O mighty Corona

Do tell us all that you know!

O yee humans

I am a tiny little virus

What would I know

That you already don’t!

Yet however small and however little

I am part of the One Big Whole!

I shall do my bit and leave

As others before me have

I know it and accept it

I don’t have grand dreams!

But yee mighty humans

Who are blessed

With such INTELLECT and

CONSCIOUSNESS supreme

Why do you kill?

Oh why, humans, why

do you suppress

And subjugate

Your very own

Is there no end

To your greed?

Like me you too shall leave

You too shall have to go back

Like others before you

But you still don’t learn

And you still don’t see

That you too are a nothing

Just like me!

O humans, wake up

Wake up before you

Are smothered and vanquished

Just like me and the likes of me!

Kill me if you would

But don’t hate me

For: Hate consumes the Hater

And not the one hated.

How many vaccines

Would you make

How many remedies

Would you use

Mightier viruses would come

And shall keep coming too

Till you learn …

Till you learn

To become more humane

Till you learn

To become more kind,

And till you learn

Oh yes, till you learn

To conquer your very own

INNER-SELVES!!

For I am not your enemy

It is within you

And it is your EGO

Which is MIGHTY BIG

And not the tiny me!!

Let go of your Ego

And let go of your Pride

Bow down with Humility

Then you shall learn

That there is no separation

We are all ONE – LOVE

πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Some related posts :

https://ashokwahi.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/living-in-todays-world-beset-with-turmoil/

https://ashokwahi.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/hate-consumes-the-hater-%f0%9f%94%a5/

https://ashokwahi.wordpress.com/2019/06/01/fear-not-my-heart-%f0%9f%92%94/

https://ashokwahi.wordpress.com/2019/08/08/afraid-to-die/

Copyright Β© Ashok Wahi

I am in Love πŸ’–

I am in love with Love!

Beauty of the face

The mind

And the soul!!

I am in love with Love!!

Beauty of the sky

The mountain

And the sea!!

I am in love with Love!!

Beauty of the flower

The blooming tree

And the fallen leaf!

I am in love with Love!!

It is beauty I love!!

In love and with love

I seek the Maker of the beautiful!!!

Copyright Β© Ashok Wahi

All pics on my iPhone

My Love affair continues πŸ’–

It has been 4 months now that I have been at home and my love affair with the sky continues πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ˜

I love the sky and the ever changing cloud formations. They tell so many stories. The way they play hide and seek with sun and moon is so endearing. I can sit and watch them for hours 😍😍

Sky is exceptionally beautiful during monsoon πŸ’–πŸ’–

In a way every day is new and every cloud formation is new. And yet there is nothing new.

I have been watching the dance and play of swifts in the mornings. And same crows and pigeons – at times observing social distancing completely and at times throwing all caution to the windsπŸ˜‚πŸ’–

They are my new found friends. In fact my only outside physical contact with the world just now. I wonder what they talk about? Do they discuss the peaceful new environment? Are they scared of going back to the restless and noisy world of yesterday?

Oh how I love the mornings:

Stillness

Peace

Beauty

And the whole of nature performing for me; its only audience….Alone yet not lonely…

Sky, Birds, Me and my thoughts…..and the love affair continues πŸ’•πŸ’•

Social distancing

Lovey dovey πŸ₯°

All pics with my iPhone

What an Year it was πŸ’•πŸ˜‡

I surpassed myself in my travels in 2019 πŸ˜‡

5 Continents

4 New Countries : Guatemala, Nepal, Canada and Turkey. All were so awesome and worth visiting again.

Such beautiful places, even more beautiful friends and so much of love from all around. Can’t thank God enough for all His grace πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•

Wherever I find love that is my home πŸ’•πŸ’•

LOS ANGELES: Peace Love Nature – December 2018 and January 2019

Ten days in LA were spent in the SRF Mother Center and three days at SRF retreat, Lake ShrineπŸ‘‡

18 Joyous days in the Country of Eternal Spring- Guatemala πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ‘‡

And my trip around the world was rounded up beautifully with 8 days in end January in Brisbane with my dear niece, Uma πŸ’•πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ‘‡

After visiting North America, Central America and Australia in the beginning of the year; April found me in me beautiful neighbouring country – Nepal; with my beautiful niece, Sabrina and her loving family. Whole of Nepal is so scenicπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ‘‡

And then back home on the beaches of Goa with my niece, Kankana and her son πŸ’•πŸ€—πŸ‘‡

The end of the year found me back again in North America, but this time on the East Coast. It has been a dream to watch the fall colours and I got so much more πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ‘‡

The last country to visit was Turkey. Visiting Istanbul had been in my wish list for almost 50 years πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‡

The Fall and Fall Colours πŸ‚πŸ

The last leg of my amazing trip to North America was in Ontario, Canada.

It was such a divine combination of Spirituality and Nature at its best. And once again I got so much love from all. Special thanks to my fellow devotees : Anitaji, Minaji and Shaileshji for all the love and care. And to Heather, my dear friend in Dundas, Hamilton.

Brampton and Mississauga are filled with Indians 😊

A couple of monks from Self Realisation Fellowship HQ from LA were visiting Toronto and I could attend many meditations too along with sight seeing : Nature at its awesome best. Can’t thank God enough πŸ™πŸ™

I had been to Niagara Falls in 2014 but from the US side. Canadian side falls are definitely more beautiful and awe inspiring.

Niagara on the Lake is small and beautiful town on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. A must see.

Could see some of the most amazing fall colours in Mississauga. Thanks to Shaileshji. The tapestry formed by the combination of different shades of green, yellow, red, rust and pink would leave anyone wonder struck and awed πŸπŸ‚πŸ™

Dundas in Hamilton is small quaint valley town of 20,000 inhabitants and millions of trees πŸπŸ‚

Spent a couple of glorious days there with my friend Heather. The B&B I stayed at was an old bungalow with very Victorian furnishing and well managed.

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