Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Power of Now Meditation

Go out for a 15- to 20-minute walk. Does not matter where - the park, the city, the woods. Don't worry about the noise levels and activity levels in your walking environment. Just get walking.

As you walk, try not to think of anything at all. Just concentrate on your walk, your breath and all the sensory inputs coming in from the external world. But do not think. Do not try to process the sensory inputs with your mind. Don't give more than a passing thought to anything your senses notice or feel. Don't think of the past or the future. Don't think of what you will do after your walk. Don't even think of something 5 minutes into the future. Keep moving.

There are three main channels in which your thoughts can try to go astray - thoughts of the past or the present; thoughts of some other place or person who is not with you right there; judgments or opinions about things and people that are right there in front of you. Be aware of these channels. When your thoughts run along these channels, allow them to pass by like a leaf floating on a river. Don't try to resist any thoughts or follow them. Don't consciously try to add to, subtract from or multiply your thoughts.

Just keep walking. Be totally aware of your surroundings. Keep your mind clear of chatter. Be totally present in the here and now of your walk. Keep moving. Do this for 15 to 20 minutes every day.

Inspired by: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Madhura Mouna

Naguva Nayana Madhura Mouna from the movie Pallavi Anupallavi

Movie: Pallavi Anupallavi
Music: Ilayaraja
Singers: SP Balasubramaniam, S Janaki
Lyrics: R N Jayagopal
My Tune:

Naguva nayana madhura mouna
Midiva hrudhaya ire maatheke
Hosa bhasheyidhu rasa kaavyavidhu
Idha haadalu kavi beke

Naguva nayana madhura mouna
Midiva hrudhaya ire maatheke

Ninagaagi heluve kathe nooranu
Naanindhu nagisuve ee ninnanu
Irulallu kaanuve kirunageyanu
Kannalli huchchettha honganasanu
Jotheyaagi nadeve naa maleyalu
Bidadhanthe hidive ee kaiyanu
Geleya jothege haari baruve
Baana yelle dhaati nalive

Naguva nayana madhura mouna
Midiva hrudhaya ire maatheke

Ee raathri haadu kisumaathali
Naa kande inidhaadha savi raagava
Neenalli naanilli ekaanthadhe
Naa kande nammadhe hosalokava
Ee sneha thandhidhe edheyalli
Endhendhu alisadha rangoli
Aase hoova haasi kaadhe
Nade nee kanasa hosakibidadhe

Naguva nayana madhura mouna
Midiva hrudhaya ire maatheke
Hosa bhaasheyidu rasakaavyavidhu
Idha haadalu kavi beke

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Welcome to my new blog

Welcome to my new blog!

Today is my birthday as per the Hindu calendar. On this day, I start this new blog as a channel for my creativity.

On this blog, I will share with you some of my tales, some travels, and some tunes that form the background music of my tales and travels.