Joy of Colours

 

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The front yard painted in watercolours

“The  moment I gazed at it

The joyous smile was created

Harmony  and symphony sprang

That was felt by my heart within

I knew I was jubilant”

Love 🙂

Raman

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Mindfulness in gardening

 

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For me the time spent in the garden varies from year to year, but most importantly it the PLEASURE GETTING FROM GARDENING even in a very little time spent.

We invite ourselves to be gentle and kind as we get connected to the pure living forms of nature and the non living soil full of mystery of grains and colors. The freshness of pure air makes us to breath deep and make our senses awake with positive self. The plants take their time to grow and their growth is with time, so we practice patience and tenderness. 

It is a good way of getting close to nature and when we spend time planting and weeding, we totally make our minds free of other situations in our lives. We are totally in that moment and free our minds. There is relaxation that can be felt by looking at different shapes, colors of  plants, flowers, leaves, the entangled roots or the smell of the soil.  

With every blooming bud and flower it brings a smile and joy, our heart is touched with the beauty and we are gripped in the fragrance of the flowers, wood, leaves and soil. The changing colors of leaves or the crackling fallen leaves make us wonder the magnificent fruits of nature. We get into direct connection with them from our inner core and we find harmony.

Every year when spring comes, I am waiting for the blooms. From spring to summer I make occasional trips to the garden center and admire the beautiful plants and look for any new editions to me made in the garden. This does not stop here, fall is again a time to look for deals and hardy perennial plants can still be planted that can survive in the soil and be ready for next year. 

Stay Mindful !!

Love- Raman 

 

Six practices to overcome emotional explosions !

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Everyone goes through varied emotions while living in this world, surrounding themselves by tug of wars between their mind and heart. The more we get wrapped into these tugs there becomes a possibility of mind explosions leading to unhappiness, unrest, conceitedness and impatience. The path leads us to go far away from the glory of peace. How important it becomes to bring in the inner peace to avoid all the emotional explosions. Practice the five rituals that will help you overcome the emotional explosions.

                                                           HOLD THE CANDLE OF LIGHT

  1. Give a pause in your daily routines, closing your eyes and bring your and brain to rest. Make it a relaxing technique. Make your brain free of despair, bring in the kindness and love that you long for yourself and everyone around you. Slow down from the traffic of thoughts  that drive through. You may do this at home or at your work place. While you close your eyes you may hear a clock ticking or someone passing by, but you don’t have to be judgmental. Your goal has to be bringing your mind into relaxed mode without the judgmental thoughts.
  2. Develop a connection with the beauty that surrounds you. It could be nature- the trees, sky, water, flowers, animals and the birds. Appreciate the essence of beauty and be thankful of the gifts surrounding you. Your mind eventually gets into the relaxing mode without any tug of wars of negativity and explosive mind.
  3. Develop a morning ritual of positivism. Let your mind be filled with positive thoughts from the start of the day, leaving all the negativity and spreading the positive vibes. Train your brain to listen to good thoughts from your heart. Greet your family members at home with smile. Smile the people you may meet on way to work like to coffee server at the drive through window. Be courteous to people around you. The happiness falls in place and your mind is not exploded. 
  4. Develop a passion that becomes the food for your soul.  Your mind is relaxed and leads to disconnection from the emptiness that you may gather from the negativity in your mind and heart. Passion could be art, physical activity, cooking, singing, reading, writing or anything that brings that connects to your inner self. The feeling of emotional wars eventually fade in the air, bringing in peace. 
  5. Be organized at home and work. De clutter your space and let the positive energies flow. Your mind will be relaxed with clarity and there will be order of thought. It will prevent the explosions of impatience and the negativity.
  6. Talk to your loved ones and release your thoughts. Through away the negativity like a garbage that needs to recycled into positive thoughts. Don’t allow your mind to explode with anger and negativity. Spread love with your good deeds, making your mind calm and satisfied with humility.

 

Make a habit of these rituals and feel the inner contentment and peace 🙂

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Flower Lady on The Street

IMG_5045 When I work my brushes to strokes, I want to create a statement. I painted this flower lady whom I saw by a street in Old Havana and she left a lasting impression. She looked relaxed piping her Cigar. I wanted to capture her traditional dress she wore- yellow silken long dress with a blue head gear. She seemed happy talking to passers by and carried a basket full of flowers and a musical instrument. What a charm she had !!. Painted in watercolours (Winsor and Newton pigments on Arches paper (100 % cotton). Size – 11×6.5 inch. Please leave a comment if you like 🙂 will be appreciated !! Thanks for stopping by my blog, follow me 🙂 

White Sand and Flip Flops

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Painted ‘White Sand and Flip Flops’  on canvas 8×11 inch. in oils. It forms such a great memory from the vacation that any one can relate to. Once I am on the beach, I love to remove my flip flops. Seeing them embedded in the sand, soaked under the sun gives rays of relaxation. This painting can occupy anyone’s wall who has been to a beach vacation.