Saigon Kick: I love you

One of my all time favourite songs is : Saigon Kick’s – I love you.

I heard it for the first time when I was in the 11th Std. I was in school and one of friends had introduced me to this song. That was the year 1997. But the love which I have for this song remains till date.

The song is here

The lyrics can make you believe and fall in love over and over again…

I may not be the man I wanted to
I may not be the king of wit
I may not know the things you need to know
I might not measure up quite yet

I may not have the grace of Fred Astaire
I may not have the mind of Jung
I cannot buy the things you need to have
But there is something you can’t forget

I love you
I love you
Through the fires
And all the hell
It’s something I can’t stop
I love you

It may not seem that I care enough
I may not take the time to say
You can’t leave me standing here alone
Until you hear what I have to say

I love you
I love you
Through the fires
In all of hell
It’s something I can’t stop
I love you

A beautiful meditation technique

I focus myself on the self, the soul, a golden point of light……..

I reside between the eyebrows in the middle of the forehead……..

I radiate golden rays of peace, purity and love in all directions……..

In this awareness of I the soul, with the power of my mind I can travel beyond the limits of my physical senses……..

I visualize myself gradually going out from this physical body……..

I, the sparkling star like energy, fly into the night sky……..

I see myself floating above a vast expanse of buildings and lights……..

Slowly I rise higher and higher to enter space……..

I am surrounded by millions of stars and planets……..

Gradually I see myself flying beyond the world of five elements……..

I, the golden star, enter another dimension, a soft golden-red light world……..

A world of sweet silence and peace……..

full of peaceful light stretching into infinity……..

I feel pure warmth here, surrounded by light……..

I the being of light sparkle in this sixth element……..

I am free of all tensions, extremely light………

This is where I belong,

This is my home……..

I recognize this place……..

I had forgotten it, but now I have rediscovered it……..

Courtesy: The Brahmakumaris

The UNO bug has finally bit us.

Fed up of the daily routine, excessive TV watching (yeah, it had hit the ceiling!…and I am not talk about the kids this time), work and chores, I finally declared one morning,

“No more TV in this house! We need to plan some family activity every evening before sleeping.”

All eyes turned towards me, and then conveniently went back to the laptop and the TV. Thats it! I thought. But now what?? To keep two adults and a six year old ( My 20 month old daughter really doesn’t need activities with us. She anyway keeps the three of us dancing on her little finger!) having fun together every evening is no mere task.

The solution came into picture when we went to a toy shop to pick up a toy for my daughter. My son shouted from one of the corners of the shop, “Amma! I want this. My friend was talking about it.”

I chose to ignore the emergency call. My son has friends all over, who keep telling him which is the latest gadget and game in town.

“Amma, can you pleeeeeeease come here!!!”

This time I chose to go to him personally and tell him he cannot have all the toys and games which his friends have. And what I saw was a pile of card: UNO.

I was flashbacked to my kiddy days when one of the family activity we all did together was playing cards. Oh how much fun we had!

I bought the cards.

That evening another announcement was made by me,

“No TV tonight. It is UNO time.”

This time one boyish voice said, “Yippppppeee!” and another set of eyes just looked at me and went back to TV.

The first couple of games was played just to understand the rules and everytime he won, guess who was the loudest. Nope…it was not my son.

This was almost a month back. Now, all three of us keenly wait for our lady-bug of the house to go to sleep, after which the pile of UNO cards is shuffled and the game is started. Trust me, the game has done a lot of things for the three of us:

1. My son has at last understood that it is okay to lose. There is always a next time, when he can win.

2. An adult has a child sleeping within him, which wakes up when a game is played. The proof is the cheers and ‘Woo-Hoos!!’ coming out of my husband and me, when we win or get an awesome set of cards.

3. My husband has come up with a new interest: Learning different ways to shuffle cards. The other day father-son duo was caught watching videos over the internet, trying to learn shuffling techniques.  🙂

4. TV gets a lot of rest these days.

Heartfelt thanks to UNO 🙂