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 He keeps showering His grace πŸ’–πŸ™

Weather has been strange in my part of the world. January, supposed to be the coldest month, was hot like March πŸ˜› February was its usual cold self. First half of March was summer hot as in April and that made me write my post – And I was waiting for the Spring

But God has always been so kind to me. He answers even my unasked prayers. In His unconditional, all seeing love he saw that I was missing the spring πŸ˜ŠπŸ’– Yesterday evening out of the blue there was thunder and lightening and dark clouds with a bit of rain. And today morning there was this cool and pleasant springlike breeze that touched my soul πŸ’•πŸ™

Am eternally grateful. Thank you God. Thank you my friends πŸ™πŸ™

Amaltas – Indian labarnum, pic from my morning walk

GRATITUDE is the Pillar 2 in my book πŸ˜ŠπŸ’– The book has been received very well. Deep gratitude πŸ™πŸ™ Please do check it out πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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‘

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All pics on my iPhone

Sometimes….

Sometimes I don’t want the night to end…

I want to keep roaming in the starry night on the wings of the wind, astride grey and dark clouds!

Sometimes I want to step into the ocean and sink deep into its peace!

Sometimes I want Time to halt just awhile to let me catch up!!

Sometimes I want Time to pause and

Sometimes I want it to go back 4 decades and more!!

Sometimes I don’t want my dreams to end and

Sometimes I don’t want to come out of the stillness of my mind!!

Sometimes I wonder who is the one who is thinking, who am I!!

Sometimes I wonder whether I am living in acceptance and surrender or in denial?

Sometimes I wonder: if I myself am so lost how can I preach and how can I teach?

Sometimes I cry at the pain and the suffering all around, brought by the greed of a few powerful and the rich!!

Sometimes I want to walk away into the deep, dark night; away from all this……

And the day breaks

And I smile

And I think

God knows what He is doing!!

Surrender or denial

Does it really matter….

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All pics on my iPhone

Happy Birthday β€” and Love Continues to Flow πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ’–

Let the stream of love flow

In Life or Death

In Pleasure or Pain

In Loss or Gain

These dualities

Ever at play!!

But let your stream of love flow!!

Life is but a dream

Of shadows and light

But why look at the mud

In a star filled night

Let the stream of love flow!!

Those who love truly,

They live!

For love abounds

In unending life!!

Let the stream of love flow!!

And merge with the sea

Into One

Eternal Love

Anita would have been 65 today but am sure she would have still looked 31πŸ’–

All pics from her portfolio of 1998, the year she started to act. She was 43 at that time.

Related posts:

She was love

There is no separation

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ONE

ONE World Ours

ONE Religion β€” Kindness

ONE God β€” Love

One beautifully divine dawn πŸ’–πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

All pics on my iPhone on the 24th of September between 5.50-6.50 am. A rare dawn when the sky was quite brownish 😍

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Today is an awesome day 10102020 and 5 days ago it was equally good 05.10.20

In the coming weeks and months may you double your wealth, triple your health and quadruple your joy 😊😊🌹🌹🌹🌹

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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 Forgotten Love and Joy πŸ’•

This post is dedicated to my beautiful and creative niece: Barbara. In her response to the nomination of Small Joy Tag of mine, she had mentioned her love for the sea 🌊

And this made me think: I love the sea so much but hadn’t mentioned it in my list of 15 Small Joys πŸ€” One reason of course is that there are hundreds of things that give me joy 😊 and the other was: I had mentioned only those joys which have been around me these past 5-6 months 🀩 and had completely forgotten my amazing last year and my love for sea. Out of sight, out of mind πŸ˜‡

It was just last year and it appears like another life time! Less than a year ago I had gone to East Coast of North America to see the fall colours. It feels like a dream now! And my visit Around the World and visiting 4 continents in 4 months was earlier last year, and it feels like another life timeπŸ˜‡

I love the sky. I can watch it for hours. But the sky doesn’t give me the feeling of infinitude, which the sea does. I can sit for hours watching the vast expanse of sea, lost in a reverie. Sunrises and sunsets on water bodies are simply divine πŸ’–

Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikh religion, in his Sukhmani Sahib has mentioned:

Water = Heavenly Father

Earth = Divine Mother

Wind = Guru preceptor

And I have had so many amazing experiences of wind and my Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda. When I am in any water body with wind blowing and hills around – for me that is Heaven.

Sharing some pics of my love with the sea during my 2019 travels around the world:

Guatemala – January 2019

Brisbane – January 2019

Chandigarh – February 2019

Pokhara, Nepal – April 2019

Montreal and Toronto – Sep, October 2019

Niagara Falls, Ontario – October 2019

Istanbul – October 2019

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