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I choose to shine!

Updated on March 5, 2016
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Shaloo Walia is an astrologer and tarot reader. She is an Art of Living teacher and also an ardent Krishna devotee and a follower of ISKCON.

A purposeless existence

Without any meaning,

Disillusionments and heartbreaks…

Aimless wanderings,

Or sometimes running after a mirage…

What is it that I want?

What is it that I seek?

Answers…

All I want is some answers…

Answers for the miseries in this mortal life,

Answers for the unending thoughts that keep me awake at nights,

Answers for the deceptions and all the lies,

Answers to all the ‘whys’ in my life.

I searched and searched but all in vain,

It just left me perplexed and in pain.

How foolish I had been-

Looking for answers that were within me.

Look beyond imperfections,

Focus on the endless blessings of the Divine.

No more whining, no more crying,

Today is the ‘present’, today I choose to shine!


Matisyahu - Sunshine (Acoustic)

© 2016 Shaloo Walia

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      Eric Dierker 14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Truly beautiful. Interesting video.

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      Thanks Eric!

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      Janis Leslie Evans 14 months ago from Washington, DC

      So beautiful, swalia. The images are amazing, too. We need to put more focus on the present and count the blessings of the Divine in the moments we have on Earth. Tomorrow is not promised. Thanks for sharing.

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      @janshares thank you! We stay miserable because we look for happiness in past or future.Happiness lies right here, right now. Living in the present moment with an attitude of gratitude is the key to happiness.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Uplifting and encouraging....let's all shine today!

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      Thank you Bill! Let's shine and rise :)

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      Thelma Alberts 14 months ago from Germany

      Amazing! I am looking for answers, too. I choose to shine and live today.

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      @Thelma May we find the answers we are seeking!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 14 months ago from The Caribbean

      I believe: the answer is within us. Love the message. I also choose to shine.

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      Dana Tate 14 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      I had always noticed three things about people. (1) they focus too much on the past and ruin whatever future they have left. (2) they focus on the past and try to relive the mistakes they made or (3) they realize they can only learn from the past and not allow it to ruin their future. Never dwell in the past because it will only ruin the little time you have left on earth. Choosing to shine and live for today is a great message Swalia, I applaud you for it.

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      Thanks Dora! May we always live in the present moment savoring the joys the present has to offer!

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      @Dana Mind is like a pendulum. It keeps oscillating between the past and the future. And in doing so, we lose the happiness that present has to offer.

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      Deb Hirt 14 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      I have these thoughts in mind myself, but for a different reason. I seek to save the planet and the animals.

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      @Deb You are doing a marvellous job in raising awareness for the causes close to your heart.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 14 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Awesome and so uplifting! Loved your message--We must focus on the present. Seems appropriate to me as a Women's day message as well.

      Wish you a Happy Women's Day! Thank you!

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      Thank you Chitrangada! Wish you a very Happy Women's day as well!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 14 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Lovely. Your poetry shines on.

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      Hari Prasad S 14 months ago from Bangalore

      Very nice.

      As per puranas, we are born as humans after 84 Lakh rebirths. We are blessed to have this form that we are in. This realization should be enough.

      - Hari

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      Thank you Gypsy!

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      Well said, Hari! Most people don't realize how precious human birth is and waste it away.

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      Nithya Venkat 10 months ago from Dubai

      Lovely poem with a great message.

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      Shaloo Walia 10 months ago

      Thank you!

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