Tea Talks

I just got a bit late today for my evening walk after work but as usual the weather was calling out different names in the form of loud sounds; Thunderstorms! Not again, I have to go for the evening walk. Dressed up with sport attire with a feeling of getting drenched today, I made a decision to go. You want to get drenched asked my heart? The mind responded with a big YES!

With an aim to finish three miles, I just stopped by half a mile and asked myself whether I should complete rest of the laps? I was constantly watching the fight between my heart and mind, they were trying to convince whom? Me or my soul or my belief or my trust? Well they were trying to have ice-creams of all the flavours with a bronze spoon. I tried with my belief and trust and tried for more miles. I was half a way through. It was a sense of great accomplishment and great delight to my mind, heart and corresponding their beliefs and trust.

Was it all by mind? Or was it all by heart? It’s everything on our mind, the story said and the confusing conclusion remarked upon. You think and you become that. You want to be a billionaire in the next second, you are one, who is stopping you! It’s all by the thoughts played in your mind. The mind is your beautiful movie theater which lets you see many movies in a single screen or may be different ones, depends. You want to be an Oscar awarded individual; you are one, awarded by your mind!

My walk was coming to an end and I did engage in a conversation with many of the evening walkers regarding thoughts and the mind. The mind and thoughts to them is mere a flow of air which they allowed to enter in their mind(s), if they want to, else they were open to travel with another air which had less troubles. Talks and talks were handed over to me, my friend, significant other and some strangers, the same day we started discussing over mind, heart and corresponding beliefs and trust.

Did I tell you that, you are a part of my beautiful story where you are the actor/actress performing a great movie with a powerful message? Did I also tell you, that, this, was only a cup of tea that made me think of a beautiful story like this between you and me playing together, with our thoughts, mind, and our heart, yes, we are in the same see-saw looking at each other with the same smile thinking of crafting a new story for you and for me and for everyone to bring out peaceful minds and happiness.

So is it the only the ‘tea talking’ ? Or ‘talks over’ a cup of tea? 😉

Copyright © Nikhil Kundu

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Flowing thoughts

I started my morning with a sip of tea and fresh air amidst the woods, greeting the birds, meeting fellow morning walkers, dogs and cats. There is a sense of belonging when you are immersed with such a surrounding and flow of thoughts.

I saw one of the dogs following me throughout my run. I sat down asking him whether he wanted something but he was constantly looking at me with some hope or sense of care and love. It reminded me of ourselves when we think of a very special person for holding hands and sitting near the cliff discussing everything and then we are left alone. Somewhere or the other it’s lost. Sometimes, being with a person who needs you the most, dreamt of you the most for many things, promised you everything, gave his/her heart in your hands, is the person you should be with irrespective of whatever things happen, at the end of the day s/he is ‘yours’ and only ‘yours’. In general, for a better and fruitful friendship/love/relationship in every phase, as seen, experienced and also heard from others, the five repeating words, loyalty, non-cheating, not being altruistic, staying truthful and non-betraying behaviour comes everytime and is truly accepted and loved in the sense of soul satisfaction but if you find/think any of these ‘not’ existing or any opposites then talk about it; if you get a negation, just let them think themselves these questions, maybe in seclusion, that, are they actually good as a ‘person’ first to do all of these, just for a mere change/altruism/some modern behaviour? Does the inner soul with which they once loved, maybe, gives them freedom to treat the emotions of other person like this?

Once a behaviour of leaving others like this, is always a behaviour. If one ever loved/considered you as a life partner at the first place, they wouldn’t consider you as a stranger at the first place. Did they ever loved you? Believe in yourself and pour more and more positive thoughts in you. You are very good and a true person. There are very less persons out here in the planet who actually put up so much for you, don’t ever leave ’em because of any reasons. Remember, if you truly care/love a person, their mistakes never ever change your feelings, it’s only the mind which gets angry and forces decisions but your heart always care and loves. Discuss and discuss for a solution. Things can be worked out well and with happiness and we should forgive.

Similarly, ‘we’ in the nature should think more and more about protecting the trees and animals they also have feelings and emotions. We should keep our environment clean so as to pour and get fresh air, clean surroundings, more happiness to everyone.

I believe, each one of us should go for a morning walk to keep himself or herself fit and active as getting up early morning not only triggers your neural net inside your mind for the rest of the day but also fills you with immense energy to carry out other tasks wearing a warm smile. These morning air not only fills you with positivity but also nourishes your cells throughout.

Copyright © Nikhil Kundu

Being with someone

If someone truly wants to be with you, breathe with you, they will do anything in their power to be with you. There will be no games. There will be no words with hidden meanings. No endless nights, where you just see the messages and letters again and again to join your thought process for a positive bent. You won’t have to figure all this out as their words and actions would convey their behaviour and love for you.

You fight, you cry and you hope for the person to be with you because you loved this person to the moon and back. But, if the person truly loves you, s/he will ignore the worldly statements, try not to say, try not to hurt you everytime with mixed feelings, emotions and other things. S/he would stick only to the soul – filled with pure love and nothing else.

We should never let go a person with whom you counted your life together as ‘us’. You should never ever leave his/her hand; Afterall, it’s all love and deep compassion with which you connected. If someone wants to be with you, truly with all 💓, madly and emotionally, they will be with you.

All beautiful relationships do not exactly depend on how well we know each other, but it depends on how well we manage the misunderstanding and unite again. Preserve and don’t let go your loved ones. Life is short.

Take care. Keep smiling 🙂

Copyright © Nikhil Kundu

A dreamy world

She used to live far away from him but still they made a connect and wore the same thread of love. Universe also called them as birds who would never fall apart. He used to listen to her always and vice versa but there were some fights in between but it was understood that after the fight they would lie close to each other and laugh. This was love. Pure love.

They used to smile, cry, love, tease, discuss everything together but all these things left as a part of cyclone which was not in his or her radar, maybe it was the fight or something else, yes, something else, that could have been cleared but it didn’t. In reality, may whatever quotes or stories we get influenced to, we can’t leave the person whom we love. We can’t! If one decides to stay, with only one reason, s/he will stay till the last breath because s/he loves and accepts the negatives of their partners and knows s/he isn’t like that as they fell in love with the soul not these on-the-go negatives. He was all ears to listen and make her sleep again in his arms with her favourite story book.

Every memory of her shakes him like she is there saying ‘love’ but if you actually feel it was only ‘please don’t connect’- in a harsh tone. He is clueless. He felt left out. He thought people fight and they get more closer and promise to not deliver the same again, else they’ll go through sit-ups. He was unable to figure; what happened! There was a loss. He couldn’t bear but was finding ways to figure out a medicine which would tear away the emotional bindings and deep love. He searched all the chemist shops and returned empty handed.

She thinks of him everytime but is afraid to tell or maybe there is some other reason. She used to start her day with his voice wrapped in a blanket of love and curled around. He was all ears to listen but she wasn’t ready and gave him a red ribbon. He accepted and still colored that ribbon to green and presented her and she handed over a black one. He thinks they were playing some colour game. He colored every red ribbon to green but he thinks she wasn’t ready. He accepted.

He didn’t want to let her go like that; she didn’t wanted that either. She always looks good in yellow and he still wears her favourite yellow. They dreamt a lot and in real too. They enjoyed the air between them. Did he tell you that she is a beautiful bird who leaves a lasting impression, maybe? She would feel him curled around her and his voice for the rest of her life. A belief and faith.

Everything in a relationship has a cure provided we are ready to accept and let go the negatives.

He still thinks…

Copyright © Nikhil Kundu

Understanding Children

Glimpse

Today was my first day at “Apna school – PS Manjud, Chamba, T.G” (My school as we call it i.e. The Primary School, PS) and as usual the experience was very good. Today was something different, as past two days I was asked by the Head Teacher of PS Manjud, Chamba to teach children, but today I sat down with a copy and pen just to learn how the teachers are teaching and learn the basic environment of children and their mind-set towards mine.

 I somehow observed the playful environment of children and tried to understand their basic psychology towards everything.

Basic psychology of children

Understanding the basic psychology is very difficult while I got nearly 10% of it and will learn the rest while I progress more on the school visits. It’s quite interesting at the same time to understand what a child goes through of what s/he sees.

For instance, some children were looking at me when I was penning down the activities and some were hanging on my hands as a playful activity. So, it’s quite interesting as in: some children were happy, some were a bit serious seeing me and my observation as since two days I was playing with them, so it was a bit strange – for them!

Session with the children: A poem recitation

Post lunch, I sat with the children and asked them to recite any poem or any story whatever they liked. Kaajal – a 4th standard student told “hare and the tortoise”. Everyone supported with some actions in telling the story and we also enjoyed a lot.

I too recalled a poem “Johny Johny” and recited it with some of the actions – as far as, I could act. They knew what actions should follow the poem so I was interrupted in between by saying – “Nikhil Sir, you are doing the action wrong i.e. for eating sugar, you should bring a sugar plate” that was a quick laugh as I could recall and I laughed till the end.

I also recalled “Machli jal ki rani hai” (Fish: The queen of water) and somehow succeeded in remembering the latter lines of the poem and did the actions without any problem. The children laughed a little but later they also formed a group next to me and said Sir once again and one another poem. So, what I did next was took their book and recited another story and thought to be a storyteller for some time with actions and drama – a little bit for all I could act.

It was actually a fun seeing all the children enjoying with me and sitting next to me like a panchayat in a village. It felt very good. For some time, I thought am I reciting/telling anything wrong? But no, I wasn’t correct! I was telling them the stories with that eager that something might happen next, so that was the zeal amongst all the children.

The teachers also witnessed how the children got engaged and encircled me like a parent. They told me – that’s a good idea to be with the children and getting them engaged.

Copyright © Nikhil Kundu