Be You : Do You

ANJ ANA
Posted November 20, 2020 from Nepal

Disapproval

Rejection

Social Sanction

Those are some terror

Made my life hell, not merrier

Fear of labeling as “Bad”, “Cruel”, “Disloyal”, “Clumsy”, “Lazy”, “Loud”, “Rude”

has shaped the entire life for being “Docile and Submissive”

But when I realized,

No justification, No clarification, No validation

Is required, if you have pure intention  

Liberated me from all my dilemma  

Now every dawn ensures me to “Be you” and every dusk reiterates “Do you”  

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Dawn Arteaga
Nov 20
Nov 20

This is beautiful Anjana. I love your mantras with each dawn and dusk. One idea that has helped me is that we don’t need to pull the sun up each morning, it happens naturally. In those moments of darkness/pain/tension we know the sun is coming. Big hugs to you.

ANJ ANA
Nov 20
Nov 20

My dear Dawn,
Thank you. That's so sweet of you and yes so true, I really loved your analogy.
Actually all this thought was provoked by our beloved Arrey during our last TT, when she asked what is your fear. I was in deep thinking after that TT too. The thought got bigger when another sweetheart Basudha motived me to write a poem couple of day back for some reason. I just tried to weave it in sentences and here we have a "Mantra".
I am so happy you liked it.

love and hugs,
anjana

Karin vonKrenner
Nov 20
Nov 20

What a beautiful mantra to live each day. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Seeking always the light in the dark.
Stay well.

ANJ ANA
Nov 20
Nov 20

Dear Karin,
Thank you. Wow thanks again to reiterating to remind it each day.
You remind me the lines of Buddha " Appo Deepo Bhabha" "Be a light unto yourself.
hugs,
anjana

Nini Mappo
Nov 21
Nov 21

Hello Anjana,
What a beautiful poem! I love the layering of the lines too. The transformation from living in fear of people to living fueled by self awareness and acceptance reminded me of my favorite line in my favorite sermon of all time: "You will be driven by drama if you don't have the courage to choose to be driven by destiny."
I'm so glad to hear that you 'sayonara-d' the drama and are now flying free, high like a kite!
Stay sparklingly buoyant :-)

ANJ ANA
Nov 23
Nov 23

Dear Nini,
Thank you for your lovely note and sharing the learnings from sermon. Beautiful.
Yes I have already bade the farewell to all those drama and now feeling light as kite and want to have so many colourful beautiful kites in the unlimited sky.
Love and hugs,
anjana

Jill Langhus
Nov 21
Nov 21

Very true:-) Thanks for sharing, lovely.

How are you doing? XX

ANJ ANA
Nov 23
Nov 23

Jill my dearest friend thank you so much. All good at my end and hope same there.
XOXO, anjana

Jill Langhus
Nov 23
Nov 23

Hello, dear,

You're very welcome. Great to hear.

Yes, I'm doing well, thanks. XX

Tamarack Verrall
Nov 21
Nov 21

Dear Anj Ana,
I love this. Laying out the all to familiar taunts we absorb, then the power in "But when I realized, No justification..." right to self care mantra daily. More power to you, Sis, more power to us all.

ANJ ANA
Nov 23
Nov 23

Dear Tam,
Thank you for loving this and make my words more valuable with powerful positivity and energies . May all these power blessed to my all soul sisters over here.
love and hugs, anjana

Adriana Greenblatt
Nov 22
Nov 22

Anjana this is beautiful, poetic, strong and deep, almost visceral expression I can feel as I read your words, moving from darkness, to powerful LIGHT! Goodbye to those critical words, those labels that are not who you are. You are you, you continue to do you from dawn to dusk.
HUGE HUG to you Anjana, from Canada,
Adriana

ANJ ANA
Nov 23
Nov 23

Dear Adriana
Thank you for your warm powerful hug, loved it. The journey from dark to light took almost four decade and its so so relieving that at least the path has been found, which i want to continue and let my sisters companionship in this wonderful journey together for empowerment.

love and hugs, anjana

Dear sis Anjana,

Please send me this photo. I would like to remind myself of these, too. Thank you for being so powerful and gentle, strong and loving. HUGS!

ANJ ANA
Nov 25
Nov 25

Oh my dearest sunflower,
thank you so much for your love and motivation as always. Sure i would love to share the photo to you.
hugs,
anjana

Thank you, dear sister. :D

Jennifer Zeng
Nov 25
Nov 25

Dear Anjana,

What a beautiful and powerful poem! Thank you for sharing with us.

ANJ ANA
Nov 25
Nov 25

Dear Jennifer,
Thank you so much for your time to read and i am so happy that you liked it.
love and hugs,
anjana