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A Day to Life Post- 95!

Aren’t kids adorable and precious! My brother and his wife were blessed with a beautiful little angel in the month of June of this year. In another 5 days she will complete 3 months. It’s been a week since we all are living in the same house, and I have to say that these are the best days of my life.. She loves to talk, not that she can but she keeps making baby noises, looks at you, smiles, pulls my hair and everything that a 3 month old baby does.. And it is the best feeling in this world. To be around her 24 hours and see getting naughty slowly it’s just amazing. How our day pass, we have no clue. I love her way too much.. God Bless You Shaira!

For today there’s a small poem that I wanted to share with you all..

Sometimes memories made her laugh her heart out,
And drew the widest smile on her face..
And she relived all her precious moments again..
Sometimes she just wanted to run back to that time,
Where everything felt like a perfect fairytale..
But other times tore her open,
And left her in pieces..
Which were hard for her to join back again..

A Day to Life Post- 93! 

Lately, I have been feeling a bit lonely all over again.. I miss being in the woods, I miss my trip spent at the most beautiful place with the most amazing person.. I miss talking a lot, I miss finding myself, I miss the laughter, I miss the happiness. I miss it.. I miss each and everything about it.. I wish I had never come back.. I wish the trip had never got over.. But sadly it did.

Today again I’m sharing a poem, something that I feel.

Whenever the clouds of sadness came over,
When tears filled up my eyelids,
When the scars of the wounds didnt heal,
When I could see no light..
When my lonely heart had no one beside,
And when the shadow of the sorrow waved in..
I told my heart,
Why do you cry ?
It happens with everyone.
So, why do you cry ?
Don’t give up hope,
Because there’s always a light at the end of a dark tunnel..
So, why do you cry ?
Why do you cry ?

Have an amazing weekday ! And belated Happy 4th of July everyone!

A Day to Life Post- 92!

July is already here, cant believe 6 months of 2015 have already passed. There’s just a small poem that is running in my head and thought of sharing it with you all.. It’s just something I feel everyday..

Sometimes I am happy sometimes I weep,
But a new day breaks after a dark night’s sleep.
What you & I sow is what we shall reap,
The finale is with the earthly creep.
It doesn’t matter how hard life can get,
What matters is I will win in the end.
Because that’s a promise I made to myself.

If you love something, love it completely,
Cherish it.
But most importantly, show it.
Because something that is there one day,
It might not be the next.
Never take that for granted.
So, say what you need to say,
Then say a little more,
Say too much,
Show too much,
And love too much.
Because that’s a promise I made to myself.

Wishing everyone an amazing week and a great weekend well in advance. 🙂

A Day to Life Post- 86!

“Why do all good things come to an end?
Come to an end, come to an,
Why do all good things come to an end?”.

These are the only lines running in my head. I dont want such a beautiful trip to come to an end. I dont wanna say goodbye to myself. Its been 5 weeks and it feels as if I have found myself, finally! I feel so energised, I feel like a whirlpool and a power house which is packed with way too much of energy. I still have few more days before all this gets over, before I come back to my life back at home, but trust me I would rather prefer this life than the one back at home. Few more days of this trip, or maybe I might just end up extending the trip again. 🙂

The person whom I met plans to extend the trip too, so you never know, I might just end up staying for more days. I like it away from home, away from all the confusion, away from all the stress, away from all the clutter, from the mess up, it’s like out of sight out of mind. Life is way too messed up, well who’s life isn’t. This person hasn’t asked me anything about my past, this person doesn’t wanna know how messed up my life is, this person just wants to see me happy, this person has also started chanting with me.. How amazing is that!

I want to share a picture that I wake up to seeing every morning and chant looking at.

  

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This is what I wake up to every morning and chant, so who would want to go back. Not me! Life has never been so amazing, peaceful and I have never been so happy.

Have an amazing weekend everyone!

A Day to Life Post-74!

Lately I have been asked why am I not writing any posts, I know it’s been 3 weeks since I last blogged, well a lot happened since then. After my last zadankai on 16 November I went for like at least 2-3 more interviews also had a little accident. I slipped in the bathroom and hurt the back of my head on the toilet bad, that time for few seconds I didn’t know what happened with me. Everything happened so quickly that I didn’t realized when I slipped and sat on the bathroom floor holding my head and feeling dizzy.
No one was at home expect my younger brother, and I kept telling my head not to fall unconscious in the bathroom and get out of the bathroom immediately. Because the door was locked and my brother wont realize what’s wrong with me and why I haven’t gotten out the bathroom since a long time. Also he was getting ready to go meet his friends. I had to get out somehow and somehow I managed.
The fall was so bad, I had a bump on the head behind. That night and the following day was the worst for me, the pain was way too much and unbearable, but somehow I managed till the next evening to go see a doctor. He put me on pain killers and asked to get a ct scan done to rule out any internal damage or any blood clot, another nightmare for me. I am a claustrophobic person by nature to an extent that even if I see someone getting chocked on tv or a movie, I start to suffocate. So, to get a ct scan done was something unimaginable for me. That night with the medicines the pain was little less, but couldn’t sleep on my left side, I had to sleep on my right side the entire night, which continued for a week or so.
The next day somehow I gathered courage and went for the scan, and trust me I was sweating in a room which had an air conditioner. I was nervous like hell and the entire time I kept my eyes shut, thought about the happy memories of my life like happy time spent with my late father, happy time spent with my ex, and so on. And in between I chanted Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo.

After 10-15 minutes being in that machine, finally the scan was done and I was asked to wait for another 15 minutes for the results. When I got my reports, which were normal, I breathed a sigh of relief.

My grandfather had a similar fall two years back which lead to a blood clot in the brain and within 3 months he passed away. And to be honest I was scared that something similar will happen to me.

When I told couple of my buddhist members, they said they would chant for me, for my scan reports to be normal, and thanks to them it was normal. I came home that day after the scan and put in three daimokus for gratitude that I was safe and there wasnt anything serious.

My parents weren’t in town the entire time and I didn’t tell them till one day before they were coming back. They were scared too, anyone would be because brain injuries are fatal and no one can take them lightly.

So, yeah now I am better with on and off neck pains, which I am guessing will get better with time. I had stopped all kind of workouts, even my yoga for two weeks now, hopefully will start from tomorrow.

On Saturday evening i.e. 6 December, I had my zadankai planning meeting and I was selected to be the speaker for the zadankai on 21 December along with that I will be sharing this experience with my members, how I had the protection of the Gohonzon and survived such a fatal accident, if I had got hurt an inch up or down on the back of my neck probably I could have been dead by now. So the leaders told me that this was lessening karmic retribution, which means to receive it lightly and I must share it with other members which will encourage them. I did had an accident but the impact and the consequences were in a lesser form, it could have been worst and a big unfortunate accident as well. But, thanks to my practice and to the Gohonzon, I survived. I am so grateful to this practice, to Gohonzon and to this life.

I relearnt one thing, life is short, anything can happen anytime, so the best thing one should do is be fun loving, should enjoy every single moment in life without any complaints, without begrudging once life.

Have an amazing week everyone! I am glad I am alive! 🙂

Even Today!

Even today I stand at the window,
With a hope to see you standing down..

Even today I wake up at 4-5 am to see my phone,
With a hope to see your name on the screen..

Even today I can feel your breath,
Which makes me think you are just around..

Even today I remember the October of 5 years back,
All the memories are still fresh..

Even today I keep thinking about how you might be,
Because that’s all I have done..

Even today you are a part of me,
Which is the toughest part..

Even today I stand at the window,
With a hope to see you standing down..

Even today..
Even today..

A Day to Life Post – 13

Two and a half week back I had got a message, actually a ping on my Blackberry by my friend asking whether I would come over to her place and click fews pictures for her younger twin sisters’s. We have been friends since we were kids, actually she’s a close friend of my brother and like a family to us. Her younger sister’s are with Down Syndrome and trust me when I say that they are the cutest people I have ever met. Being twins yet they both are different in personality. Their parents have opened up a library for them and both the sister’s take care of that library, right from maintaing membership details to maintaining the track of new and returnable books and so on. They are 25years old, which is really hard to believe, such sweethearts and each other’s support system which is rare to find. They were going to run an article on them in one of the local edition which is distributed along with Times of India called the Times Neighbourhood of Lokhandwala, it is circulated in selected areas of lokhandwala so my friend wanted me to click few pictures for their library, knowing that I love photography. So the pictures I clicked appeared in today’s edition with my name on one of the picture. Just wanted to share one of the clicks by me.

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You can read my name on the right side above the picture. The article is really inspiring and beautifully written. Today the collection of books in their library is around 3000 across all genres. I would just want to wish the sister’s All The Best and Loads of Love. They both are just amazing people and true angels.

Regards,

Sonu Duggal.

The Best Moment Award !

I have been nominated for The Best Moment Award by ericaatje

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Thank you so much ericaatje, I really appreciate the nomination. 

The rules:

  1. Create an acceptance speech either by video or a written speech post
  2. Pass the award onto 15 other bloggers and their posts

The speech :

I do accept this award. The posts I share in my blog are the moments of my life or something which I feel is worth sharing. I like to write and not particular to one subject, it could be a poem or sometimes about my life or short stories or just about life in general and so on. As I have mentioned in my ‘About’ page, this blog was started as fun and now its a part of my life and it has been a learning phase right from the start. I would like to thank each one of you. Thank you all so much.  

The Liebster Award !

I have been nominated for The Liebster Award by thesevenminds

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I appreciate the nomination, thank you so much thesevenminds

11 Things about Me :

1) I am a Bodhisattva in training.

2) I am grateful for this beautiful life and every single one in my life.

3) I enjoy spending time with nature.

4) Enjoy traveling and photography.

5) I even enjoy reading and writing.

6) I like the fact that I am a humble person.

7) I want to be an author and I plan to write a book soon.

8) I believe in never giving up.

9) In tough situations I prefer to smile and face them.

10) I even believe in not keeping any expectations from anyone.

11) Meditation and chanting keeps me calm. 

The Dragon’s Loyalty Award !

I have been nominated for The Dragon’s Loyalty Award by transcendingbordersblog.wordpress.com

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transcendingbordersblog.wordpress.com Thank you so much for nominating me. Really appreciate it.

7 Things about Me :

1) I am a Bodhisattva in training.

2) I am grateful for this beautiful life and every single one in my life.

3) I enjoy spending time with nature.

4) Enjoy traveling and photography.

5) I even enjoy reading and writing.

6) I like the fact that I am a humble person.

7) I want to be an author and I plan to write a book soon.