Remind yourself : You are a Human, a living soul, a flame of life

Soumya Vilekar
Posted August 31, 2017 from India

In the fast pace of life , we have forgotten to breathe and pause for a while.To standstill and appreciate the music nature or notice our own breath ,the minute rhythmic beats of our hidden heart and appreciate the gift of being birthed.

Isn't life precious and mystic enough to let it go so easily without doing any introspection? Violence, Hatred, Gender Abuse, Harassment, Exploitation,Crime,Killings, Wars, Conflicts, Suppression..Oh ! Wait, Pause ! Hold your breath.

Remind yourself you are a HUMAN . A LIVING SOUL. A FLAME OF LIFE,


Oh! Who has the patience to hear the lilting tunes of a lone nightingale

Or whether of the solitary brook moving past the stationary rocks

Who has the dearth to glimpse the fresco etched in love on walls

Of that echoing alley from history

Or relish the beauty of words dancing up and down from the stars to the depth of


Those which exuberate senses and bring nostalgic reminiscences

Or which tirelessly disseminate fragrance into our breath as our lips fumble and utter

The beautiful juxtaposition…

So who has the patience to absorb the drops the nectar showered every moonlit night

Onto the surface of earth and our dead structure

Or to watch a new sprightly leaf flutter with gust of air

How often the walls of a temple and cross of synagogue grieved

with the kabbalistic stone and the water from zam zam

voiced have the millions through their lives

the value of acceptance and surrender…

yet deafened they live pulling shrouds of limited perception

where dangles the rusted lock in apprehension

lost is the key and lost is the urge to search for freeing self

from confined kingdoms


Who will have the patience to see the radiance of the new morn

Impregnated with richness of life and nature?

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Gisele Beer
Sep 01, 2017
Sep 01, 2017

Great story Soumya.thanks for this reflection. Indeed we ought to be grateful for being human and to keep our light shinning.

Soumya Vilekar
Sep 02, 2017
Sep 02, 2017

Thanks so much Gisele for reading and appreciating the simple thought and words. We need to pause and relook, introspect world and ourselves to feel,live and love

Sep 01, 2017
Sep 01, 2017

Dear Soumya, 

So beautiful.  Patience, pause, breath, reflect.... thank you for the moment to do so with your words.

Soumya Vilekar
Sep 02, 2017
Sep 02, 2017

Thanks a lot Julie. That which is usually forgotten has to be done in silence and with patience..

Busayo Obisakin
Sep 02, 2017
Sep 02, 2017

Great piece Soumya! often times we failed to be grateful for being a human ling soul but you bring this so alive in a very wonderful way. Thank you for this amazing story!!