Void in my heart echoes the deserted lookNight engulfs in its armsWaves of scars and wounds so intense ariseWhen street wraps itself in mournful gloomBearing a gaze of stealth & grimBird-of-night stares from afarWhen the sun shines brightNobody could peep into affliction I bearWith disguise so fine-happy smiling face of mineFor I endured my pain … Continue reading Emptiness- A Poem
Since I have joined WP blogging community, I have come across innumerable posts about blogging-related advice. Expert bloggers have shared their precious insights related to the blogging world that I might have given a miss in general. Every time I click on such posts, my mind engulfs with a few prominent cross-examinations of my intent-What … Continue reading Why Do I Write?
Guru asked his Shishya, ‘why are you not looking happy?' ‘What is there to be happy about Guruji,' asked Shishya cautiously. Guru replied by saying, ‘be happy like flowing water. Be happy for no reason.' Shishya was puzzled, yet he didn't show his ignorance at once. He asked Guruji one more question.' How can I … Continue reading Conversation Between Guru and Shishya About Happiness
While travelling towards our set destination each passing day, we encounter numerous people walking down the street or during our train or bus ride. Each one manifests a mixture of feelings. For roads have been able to accommodate complex emotions for ages. It has constantly shown a colossal capability to soak in whatever people have … Continue reading Are You Experiencing Psychological Pain?
Being on the mind train says it all Welcome to the train to nowhere Train of incessant thoughts Thoughts that never even halts Train as fast as the light As enchanting as being in beloved arms As venomous as the embrace of a serpent For giving a ride unasked for Non-stop train pulls you along … Continue reading Train to Nowhere-A Poem
When the number of likes on your post gets the power to control your reaction, you may realize something is not okay. For instance, if your child’s mood fluctuates with the number of connections, you may be at alert that something is just not right. No doubt, technology has immense benefits. However, it also comes … Continue reading Children & Gadgets: How to Help Children to Use Gadgets Judiciously
Playing games with my mind? Huh! By resurfacing the old memories When you least expect them to Glimpses of the past erupt from nowhere Like a replay of old records spread everywhere Meddling with my thoughts with clear intention? Trying to evoke emotions deeply seated at the back You let such glimpses take a pause … Continue reading Trickster Mind-A Poem
Scary yet empowering Frightful yet enriching Walking the chosen path asks for dare For path decorated with obstacles which you may fear Speak or not, think or pause may tear you apart Wait and watch your steps as your path unfold As rebel is the new tag you may have been told You may bow … Continue reading The Chosen Path
When you know your time has come Time to leave this world - time to leave your body Let the soul be at peace even so, can it be at peace? It may depend on the deeds you did during your stay At such moments, innumerable thoughts may cross your mind Flashback of your life … Continue reading When Time To Leave Arrives
Avoidance, feeling flat, denial, detachment come to our minds when we talk about emotional numbness. It leads to temporary restrictions in the capacity to feel or express emotions.
Along with the pandemic came mental health crisis. Nevertheless, how would you react if you are flashed with positivity throughout your day during grieving process?
Touch has a unique language of its own, to communicate our emotions which cannot be expressed in words always. A touch conveys loud and clear whether it's love, care, anger, disgust, repulsion-everything! It helps us to express ourselves in our own ways-it could be a simple hug to our parents, to our child, a peck … Continue reading The Essence of Human Touch: Does It Matter So Much?
Fear of death in desperate moments such as these is verily obvious Desperation to flee, flee for life Leaving every precious and not so precious belonging behind Does it raise a question profound-what matters other than being alive? For nothing really matters, for people need to run Run to live a life of dignity, as … Continue reading Fear of Death
In his book Man’s search for Meaning, Victor Frankl said “A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears towards a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the ‘why’ for his existence, and will be able to bear … Continue reading Have You Found Your Purpose Yet?
Life seems to slip away from the grip Like sand slipping away if you trip Tighter the grip faster the slip Yet no one may care even if you dare For I, me, myself prevails, everything else goes in vain In situations such as these, whether to hold or let it be May be the … Continue reading Screaming Mind
Who hasn’t been hurt ever in their lives? You might have felt terrible at some point in your life. Children feel awful when they get scolding by their parents. Parents may also feel hurt when children say something inappropriate to them. Sometimes a simple conversation between partners takes a dramatic turn of accusations and blame … Continue reading Are You Holding a Grudge?
Why do we need rules? Society has a crucial role to play for what we are, what we do, and how we get what we want. We cannot do whatever we feel like, or our mind desires to-we are stopped or restricted by rules. According to Evolutionary Psychology, people today still seek those traits that … Continue reading Could we live in a world without rules?
One fine day, while walking towards my home, I felt as if someone is crying. I walked towards the meek sound. I saw a girl with long shiny hair and with beautiful big eyes filled with tears. Tears that might have burst out without her permission. I sat beside her without uttering a word. She … Continue reading An Invisible Girl
We are surrounded by sounds or noises almost all the time - the whistle from a pressure cooker, loud sound from television, or unbearable noise from repeated honking. We are not only addicted to noise but to hurry also. Due to our rushed lives, we fail to acknowledge the value of a silence. For ages, … Continue reading Why is it important to imbibe silence in our day-to-day lives?
BY PALLAVI SAHU Days, months, and years flew away Yet it never feels so When life seems difficult When nothing seems clear When confusion is profound Which way to found Friend like you come to rescue Without saying a word You make me laugh When I am on verge of tears You seem to see … Continue reading MY FRIEND
BY PALLAVI SAHU Everybody has their own unique experience with Covid. Some come out of it with ease, for some- covid takes a toll on their mental health, while fight with covid becomes physically, financially as well as mentally draining for others. The month of May was enveloped with extreme emotions-fear, feeling of helplessness, moments … Continue reading Experience with Covid: Mental Health Professional Can Also Go Through Mentally Draining Phase
BY Pallavi Sahu Howls, cries, heart-breaking stories, loss of loved ones, grief have taken the forefront in our lives. This pandemic has led to an existential crisis. Nowhere to go, running around anxiously, looking for some medium to save lives-human tragedy is at its peak in my country-looks like an apocalyptic level has reached. Every … Continue reading Existential Crisis at the Time of the Pandemic
I want to share an experience which forces me to think if humanity is completely lost. Today, when I wake up, I saw a missed call from an unknown number. Thankfully, Truecaller displayed the information about the person who called. Moreover, it was 1 am (IST) when call was made. I was startled as I … Continue reading Unwelcome Call from a Stanger
BY Pallavi Sahu Let me hold your hand Let me walk by your side When you feel pain Not to tell I understand Not to tell it will be fine Not to remind the hours passed Not to define your sorrow unmatched Let me hold your hand let me walk by your side To let … Continue reading I Care for You
By Pallavi Sahu You are completely engrossed in watching a movie and to your disappointment; you are left with abrupt end to deal with. Do you find abrupt end of a movie enjoyable? As for me, I am not fond of movies with abrupt tone in the end. What I am left with is an … Continue reading Closure : Why Is It Important?
By Pallavi Sahu Shed tears when you fear Yet never say no-no to life Not at all, not for a moment When life seems unfair When no-one seems to care When life knocks you down Pull yourself up with greater brawn Yet never say no-no to life Not at all, not for a moment When … Continue reading Never Say No to Life
By Pallavi Sahu The story of the potato, the eggs, and the bean is a famous story of life lessons given by a father to his daughter when she came defeated and lost all hopes in life. In this story, the father took three different pots of boiling water- to put the potato, the eggs, … Continue reading ENTER MY WORLD-A CHILD TO A PARENT
It's been three months since I have joined WordPress community yet it feels as if I have always been part of this warm and welcoming community. Initially, I was not sure whether my decision to join WordPress is correct or not. Now after spending only three months with all of you, I am more than … Continue reading Reflections
By Pallavi Sahu, Psychologist Wait for a second to pause to think about this unornamented yet profound question, who are you when no one is watching? I figure out that the complete essence of a person, who he/she is, lies in this question. Do we really do what we preach? For instance, many famous personalities … Continue reading Way of Life: When No One Is Watching
Why do I feel so helpless sometimes? Helplessness hopelessness so profound Am I the only one who feels so? As if nothing is in my control As if life is slipping away in a flow Life seems so bleak So meaningless seems life what to do and what not to do Are thoughts my mind … Continue reading Helplessness
I see madness, madness in your eyes Eyes filled with rage, the rage I never wish to encounter I am frightened, frightened of the consequences I will be hurt one more time One more time left to cry alone Hushhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Shhhhh Don’t speak, don’t show your tears Others will find out Façade of the happy … Continue reading Wrath of Anger
Being mindful equips us to notice the inconspicuous aspects of our lives, which most of the time hardly require conscious effort to act or perform-taken for granted-on auto pilot-aspects of our lives. Recently, while practicing meditative mindfulness, I chose to give focus to crucial as well as a vital function of our body-Emotional Tears. Have … Continue reading Humans Do Cry
Don't leave - I am afraid Afraid of the shadows of darkness Darkness engulfing me into its arms I am struggling I am trying hard Harder than I ever tried Remembering all the words you told Fear is a creation Creation of my mind Shall I give water into fire or I give oil will … Continue reading Darkness
I was startled due to the sudden thud sound. I was wondering what it was. It took some time to register that it was the sound of a mobile falling and hitting the ground. Mobile without a tempered glass left me with a piece with visible deep flaws which can’t be concealed. Surprisingly, flaws and … Continue reading Fleeting Nature of Everything We Create
Heart pounding fastTears flowing non stop Panic and unease on topWhy did you go away?If I may askYou whispered in my earLanguage of love I fearShall I shall I not Were my thoughtsRisk was takenTo give love a chanceUnaware to be shaken in a glanceWhy did you deceive me?If I may ask We were enough … Continue reading A Poem
Life teaches us every single day. It depends on us whether we want to consider the lesson or prefer to ignore it. As most of us ,I was also leading my life doing same kind of things everyday. Same routine to follow. I felt this is it. Now at-last, stability has come. Everyday I went … Continue reading 2020 : An Eye Opener