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Our Way is Awesome

Updated on February 15, 2020
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Harish Mamgain is fond of the craft of writing. He loves poetry.


Our Steps we Watch

How things begin and end ? How we all comeback !

Sometime we come not to an end but to take a break.

Through the mirrors, we can see all stupor and lies,

We enter into the sky and kiss the dark clouds close.

Life is not the breathing alone and coming and going,

Eyes may sometimes see no more ; legs no moving.

Our strength and will are strong and wishes go undying,

We want to move ceaseless beyond all limits eternal.

Life takes us by our hands out in the world so dearly,

Out of our stasis, she always wakes us up so timely.

Wonder if we want to venture out at all out of darkness!

Only hurdle is to accept the self with love and be blessed.

The moment when a bird'll fly away- who knows well ?

Gone the moment, gone the bird and gone the flight.

We want to run fast; dive so insane into a whirlpool,

Never to stop and reflect on the ways crying so loud.

How passionately we go to sleep! we don't want to rise,

Open eyes and dream's gone, our sleep also has gone.

We act in the film, the screen and the script given to us,

Who is moved ? who moves on ? when to begin and to end ?

We sit in silence; we think no further ; we seek no shelter;

How wonder comes and goes ! how clouds are vanished ?

Moments slip away into the time ; eternity waves her hand,

Time is there; things are there; wonder we are nowhere.


Why To Wander ?

How we search the waves in an ocean with all elan and verve,

Can't catch how the heart has beaten and the beating's gone.

We remove logs lying on our way and clear the mess,

How we wander in the world and meet our nemesis !

Our efforts're all valiant and desires're so intense and deep,

Ways are so many; colors so blinding and choice is ours.

When to hold up; stifle the raging din and cease the march,

To rest in mind is the most arduous way for us to do.

To run on a rut and look for pleasure, awe, and all glamour;

And widen the eyes, taste the thunder and find a vacuum.

To see the moves helplessly all vanish into our walks,

Live to the brim and cherish to come back on the stage.

What to live for; what to leave out ; what to pick up ,

Here's the world we are dying for and here the world's gone.

Heaven of others is a perfect maze; home is the last resort,

Life moves fast and cheers so loud; how we keep silent.

Our way is ever awesome ; to get to climax, never to rush,

We trudge along alone and avoid the haze in the horizon.

© Harish Mamgain

Love Our Moves

Should we appreciate our journey without envy and anguish ?

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    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      nonaweeks, you are very wise. Envy and covetousness are our real enemies, so we must always be beware of these traits. Each individual on earth is unique and admirable until s/he doesn't copy others. We all are born with some special talents that enable us to sail this ship of life smoothly. we must keep faith in all that and strive hard in the face of any imbalance in life. Thanks for reading and appreciating this hub and for presenting such kind comments.

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      Nona Weeks 

      6 years ago from Florissant, CO

      Such a great read right now. It is true, it is our journey. Life comes with so many ups and downs. We have to learn to cherish everything that we have, instead of envying others, or what others have. Thank you for sharing this.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      So kind of you to have stopped by and commented so dearly on this hub. Yes, we must rise above envy and petty feelings and search the sources of our inherent energies and peculiar traits that are so uniquely our own. Shyron, thanks for your kind visit. Have a cheerful way all along and all peace.:-)

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Harishprasad, this is beautiful.

      I heard someone say once, that describs how I feel: Envy is the sorrow of fools.

      Have a Blessed Day and thank you for the following

      Voted up UAI and shared

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      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Nellie, your insightful comments make the picture more bright and crystal clear for us. I agree full we must exert all our strength and capacity on bringing out the best in us, however, within our own peculiar and natural nature. You are like a remarkable teacher and wherever I leave out something, you always bring forth that and enlighten me. I am so blessed with your kindness and generosity. Thank you very much. All peace and happiness. :-)

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Ah, Harish, yes! The Bhagwatgeeta passage which you've translated in order to share is so totally true. That is it, exactly, that one's own authentic quality and being is not only better for one's welfare and self-expression, but, in truth, is really the only one that can truly be claimed as one's own, oneself.

      Trying to mimic anything else is surely a frustrating and futile effort, other than studying in order to better recognize and to expand one's own breadths and depths, as our own unique qualities fit with the larger scheme of humans and to know how our contributions may be effective in, (as you describe so much of it), the wilderness & chaos.

      My feeling is that it is like that from too many fighting life and failure to understand and relate to this thing called life, which in itself is neutral until people endow it with their own perspective and subjectivity. Might as well endow it with the best within one's own special capability, right?

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      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Nellie, so nice of you to have again dwelt on the subject of promoting the individual qualities and what one is better suited to perform and pursue individually. It is so tragic to fall prey to copying something/someone blindly in a hope to win laurels and accolades in the world and to be known as a successful person. Bhagwatgeeta, a sacred Indian religious text describes it in beautiful words-" even if your individual qualities are not very shining, they are better than the very best qualities of other persons ; hence should be cherished with all your heart. One should pursue one's inherent nature even facing severe onslaughts of the destiny because alien nature is fraught with all kinds of dangers and is not desirable at all ". Though this is my own translation of Sanskrit verse and may not convey the exact import but I have tried my best to put appropriate words into what I mean by individual beauty and splendor which this beautiful verse strongly recommends for. Thanks for expressing such profound thoughts that are so enlightening and like a guiding torch to find one's right way through this all wilderness and chaos. I am grateful for your constant support and appreciation of my hubs. All peace and happiness.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Thank you for such sparkling words, Harish.

      I suppose that if there is truth -or a part of truth, - that it’s inevitable that whoever is open to it, or ready and somehow prepared for it will see it; and inevitably, too, somewhere on the planet others may have reached that point as well, so that it is natural that if they meet and communicate, it may seem to be a matter of getting into each other’s minds when it is more probable that each has connected with the ‘mind’ of that truth and so, will recognize it in each other. It’s possibly similar to having seen and recognized some part of the rainbow, and then realizing it is the same rainbow someone else may have recognized in whatever portion and amount that person has also seen a part of one, if the subject of rainbows happens to crop up in the communication.

      As for me, it’s probably difficult to have lived over 8 decades and not to have churned out some of what is available in life to churn, especially if one has had the opportunity and inclination to mull over what has been presented during that span. On the other hand, it is clear that some do manage to miss, choose to ignore or simply have no receptivity to some of life’s most amazing levels, at any age or stage they reach.

      Yes, I’ve observed the effects of a kind of static aspect of education on a child who had such dynamic possibilities, but whose intelligence quickly noticed what it took to ‘get on’ successfully in the system and so he mastered that, rather than being noticed by the system for what he brought to it and encouraged to explore all that awesomeness. The results were a successful student with a rather squelched personality. It’s sad to see it happening, but the system itself so indoctrinates and substitutes the desire to play and win at its game in a bright youngster, that before long, he himself would think one silly for suggesting he might at least have also pursued his own light. It’s as if that real light had been shut down and artificial light replaced it. It is an altogether real tragedy that happens all the time in the entrenched system of education. Efforts to set it up differently simply use a different template to turn out copies of that one. Perhaps it’s simply too intrinsic to what it is to educate for that aspect to be overcome. After all, it is ‘training’ in a particular discipline, not for exploration of the individual. That seems to fall to the individual himself to pursue.

      I thank you for the high praise, but be assured that I am an ordinary person simply with an extraordinary interest in things, I guess, and have had time to both experience and to ponder a bit and am still doing so.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      teaches12345, I am so glad to have received such a useful feedback from you. You are right that sometimes we have to go through all hard trials. All I want to say through this piece is that we should not lose ourselves into the glitter all around and thus forget our own special identity. Really thankful for your kind visit and appreciation as ever. All peace and much happiness.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      Your message is very inspiring. I agree that our journey is one that builds our character. We should look at it as an opportunity to build a better future. It is difficult to view it as such when you are constantly facing trials, but the mature mind will grasp the importance of the journey as it leads to happiness.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Self knowledge is a vital aspect of spiritualism. Inspired by this idea, this hub has been conceived by me. Yes, life indeed is an amazing journey and don't you think that we all are also equally amazing and each one of us has to discover herself/himself in order to enjoy this life to the hilt. Thanks, Vellur for your kind comment. Much peace and all happiness.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      When we come to know our own uniqueness and worth, we act and think better and at the same time we appreciate the worth of others too. You are right that we must revel in our own journey. Thanks, Devika for stopping by and appreciating this hub. All peace and happiness.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      7 years ago from Dubai

      Great poem, well expressed. Life is an amazing journey and how we trudge along on it's path makes a big difference.

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      Devika Primić 

      7 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Our Way Is Awesome I so agree our way is more important than what others think of it. Our journey is our pride.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      How wonderful and insightful your comments are ! You have a strong grip on the human psyche. Yes, I was gripped with this question of self -identification and self-evaluation amid such an utter confusion prevalent everywhere. It is generally observed that people get entangled in a complex jargon of following so many pursuits without a fair appraisal of their own unique personality and abilities. It happens sometimes that without delving into the deeper realms of one's passions and finer traits, one feels so frustrated and distraught. You have defined it as " self discovery "very aptly. The gist of this piece is the same. Whatever you have written is 100% true and I wonder how you penetrated my mind through my words that sometimes speak not the whole truth. I had somewhere else said your comments were like a treasure to me. I want to modify that. Your comments are like coming from a great sage who has extracted a nectar after churning all aspects of our whole existence that is called life. You have rightly observed the flaw in our whole education system.I find it as my privilege that I got connected to you by the kind grace of the Absolute. Your words impel me to think further and go ahead. So kind of you to have read this hub and offered such enlightening and insightful comments so elaborately. I am really grateful to you for appreciating this piece. There is so much to learn from such an eminent person like you. Thank you very much. All happiness and peace.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      I feel your questing and your knowing in your poems, Harish. You've touched upon the convoluted journey of living one's life and pursuing one's way through it, among the others and, hopefully discovering and trusting that one's way can be enlightened and enlightening so that it is not the maze and confusion one first saw it to be. When one realizes that all the 'others' are just people, too, trying to find their own bearings, it's comforting, somehow, to know that we are part of it but each as individuals, each as qualified as the others about community matters and each much better qualified when it comes to BEING ONESELF, really being who one is and is meant to be.

      When it does seem confusing, it is mostly due to our trying to alter our own essence to awkwardly fit into others' patterns and requirements, which we may accomplish superficially, but our own essence is always trying to come forward and will, though perhaps awkwardly when not understood; when, in fact, we can simply become at home in our own being, giving us the perspective and the means to touch and relate to and with others, but only as oneself, rather than as a poor copy of someone or something else.

      Writing poetry may be a path to that self-discovery and also to the relating with others!

      Unfortunately, much of our education discourages that rather than encouraging it. It becomes a private, personal odyssee which each of us must seek and find with little help or encouragement. Yet, when accomplished, it seems our value is better recognized than if we try to conform. Go figure! :-)

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Eric, thanks for appreciation. You have apprised me of great meaning of the word ' trudge'. I was only aware of its meaning as" slow and heavy walking". This meaning has instilled some more meaning into this hub. All happiness and peace :-)

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      Eric Dierker 

      7 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Excellent job. There is a great word: "trudge" and it means to walk with purpose. Our own way is a great purpose.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Yes, John, you are right. Our main focus must be on our own way. We should not wander and distract and learn to love our journeys on the way. Thanks for visiting the hub and appreciating it. All peace.

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      John Hansen 

      7 years ago from Gondwana Land

      This is a deep but important message Harishprasad. Our path is like a maze but we must stride out confidently and find our way despite any obstacles put in the way.


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