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Keep it light!

Updated on March 1, 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.

Say no to the toxic relationships

Feeding on you like a termite

Making you hollow inside

Bereft of happiness and all there is

That gnawing feeling of unworthiness.

Keep it light…

Say no to the stress

Consuming you like a slow poison

Sucking the vitality out of you

Leaving you over-burdened and anxious

Yearning for just a moment in peace.

Keep it light…

Say no to the clutter

Be it physical, mental or emotional

Keeping you over-whelmed and shackled

In its excesses resulting only in bondage

Leaving no room for the new to enter.

Keep it light…

Say no to everything unwanted

That doesn’t add up or beautify

That doesn’t excite you or entice you

And doesn’t fill your heart with joy and gratitude.

Keep it light…

For your life is your canvas

To fill up with all the hues you want

And portray the dreams in your heart.

Your life- your canvas, your sacred space

Reflecting your message to the world.

George Harrison ~ Om Hari Om Gopala Krishna

© 2016 Shaloo Walia

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 14 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Beautiful and such a positive message. Thanks for sharing.

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      Thank you Rajan!

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      Devika Primić 14 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A beautiful poem and with a good thought.

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      Thanks Devika!

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      manatita44 14 months ago from london

      Like Vivekananda in a way. "Never do what makes you weak." He says. Nice Krishna video as usual. Excellent work!

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

      What an absolute pleasure to read. The words just flow in perfect art. Thank you.

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      A wonderful message. I need a shirt with this printed on it...keep it light!

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      Thank you Manatita! Your vast knowledge never ceases to amaze me. You have studied in depth all the scriptures and great saints. You inspire me to read more!

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      Missy Smith 14 months ago from Florida

      Very good message to the people of this world, Shaloo. I agree with billybuc, those three words would make a great t-shirt! :)

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      Thanks Eric!

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      manatita44 14 months ago from london

      Ha ha. You're not doing too bad, Shaloo. Again, you will know that many of the Sons-of-God, from Christ to Sultan Bahu, used to have a 'dig' at scholars and pundits. Spirituality, it would seem, lies in the childlike Heart and not the mind. But you know all that, my Sweet Didiji. Lots of Love.

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      @manatita That's why I have chosen the simplest path- Bhakti yoga!

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      Thank you Missy and Bill! Till the time we find the t-shirt, let's strive to 'keep it light' :-)

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      Dana Tate 14 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      Keep it light! those words were right on time for me. Stress is toxic and must be avoided. Unfortunately, it's easier said than done.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 14 months ago from The Caribbean

      "Say no to everything unwanted." That's the message I receive right now. Thanks!

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      @Dana Try meditation. It's the best antidote to stress.

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      @Dora I think it will help us in focusing on the things that really matter!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 14 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful and inspirational poetry.

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      Shaloo Walia 14 months ago

      Thank you Gypsy Rose!

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