How to plan your life when you’re too young to know better?

This article is about 3500 words in length. While writing, I felt this topic demanded a  far more precise approach than the ones I’ve written before. I request your full attention for the 24.5 minute read ahead.   A freshly graduated college pupil’s first ‘regular job’ is the most important landmark in his adult life.… Read More

The expert at anything was once a beginner

No matter how far you go in life and what you become, there will always be things that are new to you. Things that you are new to. Things that you don’t understand yet but shall know too well in times to come. That’s the beauty of life, you never know around which corner, behind… Read More

The ‘Grounding’ Mudra – Meditation

I came across the mudra you see me making here, for the first time, in the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala. So, What is a mudra? A Mudra is literally speaking, a ‘pose’. Mudras direct the flow of energy through body chakras as long as you hold them. In yoga and meditation, mudras and chakras are… Read More

Wild And Free

“Should my breath

The cold winds freeze,

Too weary and numb

Should my heart cease..”

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Your comfort zone.. and where the magic happens..

I was writing in full creative force when I gave up WordPress altogether and just.. left…I just felt my true expression was being lost in translation. I felt that there was so much I needed to say and in different ways that I was losing out on just because I had gotten used to being a certain way and accepting a certain order to things. Read More

Unbroken

It hurts right now But it won’t hurt forever. To carry your broken heart within a broken body that can take no more; It can still be done. It still can, even though you’re hurting beyond measure. Tough times must come upon them; Those life seeks to toughen, beyond the ordinary. Aye! building upwards atop… Read More

What if this is all there is?

What if this, is all there is? What if this.. is as good as it gets? What if this is as far, you were meant to be; And everything that you ever dreamed about for the future, were memories; Being carried on from a past life. A past where, you had it all. A life… Read More

A Walk In The Park

Your fixation with Getting ‘there’.. Is what’s keeping you From enjoying Where you are. It’s what’s keeping you From finding joy, Doing what you do. Reaching your goals, Happens automatically. It happens effortlessly, Once you begin To savour The long walk… Leading you there. Photo & Poem: © Jay Kaushal

Photo-poem ‘Beehive’

All that big talk about evolution and superiority; Yet slaved and spent, worker bees all return… to the beehive! © Jay Kaushal Read More

Photo-poem ‘Every Corner’

Around every corner lies beauty surreal, waiting to meet your eyes. Yet your eyes never meet; They never look up, from your smartphone. © Jay Kaushal Read More

Firefly

She ain’t just a girl, She’ the girl. She’s a flame. Enigma. She’s like fire, Floating on Tender ornate wings Of a butterfly; Fluttering past you In the summer. She’s broken a many hearts And had her heart broken too, One too many times. You want her, Like they all do.. But you can’t have… Read More

Majestic

A swan, Paddles away Furiously Beneath the surface. Just to stay Afloat. Nothing else. Yet you, Can only Percieve White floating grace; Ripples nor Sound. Flawless, Utopian elegance. And you, Can’t imagine Madness Behind the scenes; Hard at work. Persevering, Constant struggle. The facade Of perfection; Unstable. Control, no control; Infinite cycles, intersecting.. Culminating.. Every… Read More

The way of the Buddha

There never was a beginning. There never is an end. All you’ve ever done, All there’s to do, is walk around the circle; over and over and over, again… until you’re done. You don’t need to stop, or start again. You just need, to realise what you’re doing and decide, if you want to keep… Read More

The rain is my friend

…And the rain Knocks on my window Like friends pulling you Out of your bed On a Friday night When you’re in bed early.. You’ve lost your job Are too depressed And broke To want to drink Or smile Or even be able to afford either Even if you wanted to… © Jay Kaushal Image… Read More