For a moment of peace and solitude

A clear blue sky not

Set on fire by the setting sun

A life of smooth sailing not

Bestows experience to face the unknown

Nature is neither crooked not malevolent

Expectations, untempered by reason, result in heartburns

We blame fate for what others point as failures

If they would have only known

I have walked past my success and left it behind

For a moment of peace and solitude

Author: pranabaxom

Poetry is my passion. I am not a methodical writer. I have no set topics to write about. What I feel, perceive, think about, I will like to share in this blog. I open my mind to the world. Like the weather, sometimes my poems are cloudy, sometimes stormy. I always like to see sunshine streaming through the leaves of trees, so I hope I can share some of those sunshine with my readers.

9 thoughts on “For a moment of peace and solitude”

  1. Just a bit of a check in. Success does not produce peace or satisfaction very often. A person who is driven to succeed and achieves it will probably reach for a new rung in the ladder; then go back to the rugged climb. However, on second thought, I think I am more peaceful when striving toward a goal as long as I have made progress. Reaching a goal often leaves me with a let-down feeling, a so-what-now feeling. Hum?

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    1. The road to achievement is more interesting than achievement itself. If the goal is one that is materialistic, it will bring unhappiness on achieving.
      I have a very interesting discussion between Swami Vivekananda and his guru, Ramakrishna Paramhansa. You may like it, nothing religious but philosophical. Not sure how to share.

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      1. It’s not on a link. I will check. I can try sticking to this comment.

        Excellent. Must Read…Will Learn a LOT….!!!

        A rare conversation between
        *Ramkrishna Paramahansa*
        &
        *Swami Vivekananda*

        Please share with our next generation or read it loud to family, it’s one of the best message I have come across…

        *1. Swami Vivekanand*:- I can’t find free time. Life has become hectic.
        *Ramkrishna Paramahansa*:- Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you free.

        *2. Swami Vivekanand:-* Why has life become complicated now?
        *Ramkrishna Paramahansa:-* Stop analyzing life… It makes it complicated. Just live it.

        *3. Swami Vivekanand*:- Why are we then constantly unhappy?
        *Ramkrishna Paramahansa:*- Worrying has become your habit. That’s why you are not happy.

        *4. Swami Vivekanand:-* Why do good people always suffer?
        *Ramkrishna Paramahansa*:- Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don’t suffer.
        With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.

        *5. Swami Vivekanand:*- You mean to say such experience is useful?
        *Ramkrishna Paramahansa*:- Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher which gives the test first and the lessons later.

        *6. Swami Vivekanand:-* Because of so many problems, we don’t know where we are heading…
        *Ramkrishna Paramahansa:-* If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides the way.

        *7. Swami Vivekanand:-* Does failure hurt more than moving in the right direction?
        *Ramkrishna Paramahansa:*- Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.

        *8. Swami Vivekanand:*- In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
        *Ramkrishna Paramahansa:*- Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.

        *9. Swami Vivekanand:-* What surprises you about people?
        *Ramkrishna Paramahansa:*- When they suffer they ask, “why me?” When they prosper, they never ask “Why me?”

        *10. Swami Vivekanand:-* How can I get the best out of life?
        *Ramkrishna Paramahansa*:- Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.

        *11. Swami Vivekanand:*- One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.
        *Ramkrishna Paramahansa:*- There are no unanswered prayers. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.

        *Stay Happy Always!*

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