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"My version of girls like you... Girls like you, I need in my life too, who don't bow down whatever come their way... They fight hard, to make life happen their way... They don't cry, They too laugh with life, as they get the joke life play at times... in it's way... Girls like you, I need in my life too, who don't bow down whatever come their way... The Girl says... I know I am a mesh, A part of me is called by world as stress, but you know I like it, the way I live it, being a part of nothing at all. When I feel I lost it somewhere, I go finding ways everywhere, I play to win altogether. I was never a looser, but I won't cry on loosing somewhere, because I give my best, with all love everywhere. I won't cling with my losses or gains, I will go on singing new rhymes... Girls like you, I need in my life too, who don't bow down whatever come their way... #NojotoQuote"

My version of girls like you...

Girls like you, 
I need in my life too,
who don't bow down 
whatever come their way...

They fight hard,
to make life happen their way...
They don't cry,
They too laugh with life,
as they get the joke life play at times... in it's way...

Girls like you, 
I need in my life too,
who don't bow down 
whatever come their way...

The Girl says...

I know I am a mesh,
A part of me is called by world as stress,
but you know I like it,
the way I live it,
being a part of nothing at all.

When I feel I lost it somewhere,
I go finding ways everywhere,
I play to win altogether.
I was never a looser,
but I won't cry on loosing somewhere,
because I give my best,
with all love everywhere.

I won't cling with my losses or gains,
I will go on singing new rhymes...

Girls like you, 
I need in my life too,
who don't bow down 
whatever come their way...  #NojotoQuote

My version of girls like you...

Girls like you,
I need in my life too,
who don't bow down
whatever come their way...

They fight hard,
to make life happen their way...
They don't cry,
They too laugh with life,
as they get the joke life play at times... in it's way...

Girls like you,
I need in my life too,
who don't bow down
whatever come their way...

The Girl says...

I know I am a mesh,
A part of me is called by world as stress,
but you know I like it,
the way I live it,
being a part of nothing at all.

When I feel I lost it somewhere,
I go finding ways everywhere,
I play to win altogether.
I was never a looser,
but I won't cry on loosing somewhere,
because I give my best,
with all love everywhere.

I won't cling with my losses or gains,
I will go on singing new rhymes...

Girls like you,
I need in my life too,
who don't bow down
whatever come their way...

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#lovelife #RM #Nojoto

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"Here is the critical appreciation of my poem 'SOMETHING I LOOK AT-53' by non other than Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and Internationally acclaimed lierary critic in beautiful words.Thanks and gratitude sir for your wonderful words of appreciation Dear Smruti Ranjaniji Your poem titled"Something I Look at-53" extols rightly the glory and essence of book reading and its benefits to the yonder sky.Books are to be the constant companions of human beings,they can lead human beings into the world of imagination and aesthetic sensibility.When books are given primary importance in the life of human beings,things become more consolidated and firmed up for us,so that we can confront the daily realities of life with enthusiasm,excitement,pleasure and deeper comprehension.An association with books from childhood days can fill us with wonders and manifold positive possibilities.The books can furnish us with so many advantages such as the infusion of a creative mindset,a humane bent of mind,a lovely discerning attitude towards life in general,a compassionate stance towards fellow human beings,a sensitive mentality,a deep-rooted knowledge regarding various issues concerning the society,the acquisition of well-entrenched wisdom,the farsighted inclination towards various matters,the quest to follow the cherished principles of life,the intention to lead an upright life and an orientation towards a life of righteousness.Before all these present electronic gadgets came into the picture,the books had acted as avenues of real knowledge systems of the world.The books also bestow upon us positive vibes,disciplined life and egalitarian vision of life.Today we have everything but the human relationships have taken a beating like never before,the gap between our words and deeds has increased phenomenally,the physical boundaries are reduced but the mental barriers have grown in a substantial fashion.Our value system has taken a battering and we reside in a society which gives less importance to the moralities and ethical principles of life because we don't have comprehensive and holistic accommodative attitude towards the needs of our fellow human beings,still in today's world the books can usher in a world of creative,aesthetic,artistic,imaginative and blissful nature to all of us.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature. Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil Associate Professor Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 7th September 2017. SOMETHING I LOOK AT-53 BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY Books, my love! my most tangible friend! you are with me since childhood never betrayed me once even stood by me in moments of joy and despair, agony and apathy consoling and guiding me to my ultimate destination with mirth and glee Non like you non can be whenever I am in a fix I look at you you have answers to all my vexed questions, a panacea to all my ills you carry truth and wisdom from generation to generation and guide civilisations to its perfection you have in you the beauty and fragrance of the past the knowledge of mankind, a road map for the present, a vision of the futre and everything one needs to go ahead on the path of life with ease and dignity When there was no internet, no telivsion no means of communication and radio was a luxury of the few you were there providing me with all the knowledge, wisdom and expertise and instilled the urge in me to live life to the full with a purpose, love and passion You nourished me all along taught me the spirit of tolerance and compromise, the value of being good to oneself and others and made me what I am a disciplined man with lots of love admiration and respect for others I never fumbled on the way in the manner I was socialised the values I inculcated paved me the way Today we have all the modern means of communication and the whole world at the door step but how incomplete and fragile our socialisation seems to be the way we were groomed in yester years with classics like Ramayan and Mahabharat are far different from the grooming of today's kids with telivision and internet which is clearly evident from their attitude towards life, themselves and others in the midst of electronic gadgets the human touch of the books sadly missing and sadly missing is the simplicity of man, his love concern and respect for others The charm of you knows he who reads you with love and passion I will never let you die my friend! you are stil in the heart of my heart soul of my soul and will be there till I breathe my last copyright@smrutiranjan 2.9.2017"

Here is the critical appreciation of my poem 'SOMETHING I LOOK AT-53' by non other than Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and Internationally acclaimed lierary critic in beautiful words.Thanks and gratitude sir for your wonderful words of appreciation

Dear Smruti Ranjaniji

Your poem titled"Something I Look at-53" extols rightly the glory and essence of book reading and its benefits to the yonder sky.Books are to be the constant companions of human beings,they can lead human beings into the world of imagination and aesthetic sensibility.When books are given primary importance in the life of human beings,things become more consolidated and firmed up for us,so that we can confront the daily realities of life with enthusiasm,excitement,pleasure and deeper comprehension.An association with books from childhood days can fill us with wonders and manifold positive possibilities.The books can furnish us with so many advantages such as the infusion of a creative mindset,a humane bent of mind,a lovely discerning attitude towards life in general,a compassionate stance towards fellow human beings,a sensitive mentality,a deep-rooted knowledge regarding various issues concerning the society,the acquisition of well-entrenched wisdom,the farsighted inclination towards various matters,the quest to follow the cherished principles of life,the intention to lead an upright life and an orientation towards a life of righteousness.Before all these present electronic gadgets came into the picture,the books had acted as avenues of real knowledge systems of the world.The books also bestow upon us positive vibes,disciplined life and egalitarian vision of life.Today we have everything but the human relationships have taken a beating like never before,the gap between our words and deeds has increased phenomenally,the physical boundaries are reduced but 
the mental barriers have grown in a substantial fashion.Our value system has taken a battering and we reside in a society which gives less importance to the moralities and ethical principles of life because we don't have  comprehensive and holistic accommodative attitude towards the needs of our fellow human beings,still in today's world the books can usher in a world of creative,aesthetic,artistic,imaginative and blissful nature to all of us.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil Associate Professor Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 7th September 2017.

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-53
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Books, my love!
my most tangible friend!
you are with me since childhood
never betrayed me once even
stood by me in moments of
joy and despair, agony and apathy
consoling and guiding me to my
ultimate destination with mirth and glee

Non like you
non can be
whenever I am in a fix
I look at you
you have answers to all my 
vexed questions, a panacea to all my ills
you carry truth and wisdom from generation to generation
and guide civilisations to its perfection
you have in you the beauty and fragrance
of the past
the knowledge of mankind, a road map for the present, a vision of the futre
and everything one needs to go ahead
on the path of life
with ease and dignity

When there was no internet, no telivsion
no means of communication and radio 
was a luxury of the few
you were there  providing me with all the knowledge, wisdom and expertise
and instilled the urge in me
to live life to the full with a purpose, love and passion

You nourished me all along
taught me the spirit of tolerance and 
compromise, the value of being good
to oneself and others
and made me what I am
a disciplined man with lots of love
admiration and respect for others
I never fumbled on the way
in the manner I was socialised
the values I inculcated
paved me the way

Today we have all the modern means
of communication and the whole world
at the door step 
but how incomplete and fragile
our socialisation seems to be
the way we were groomed in yester years
with classics like Ramayan and Mahabharat are far different from the
grooming of today's kids with telivision and internet
which is clearly evident from their attitude
towards life, themselves and others
in the midst of electronic gadgets
the human touch of the books
sadly missing and sadly missing is
the simplicity of man, his love 
concern and respect for others

The charm of you knows he
who reads you with love and passion
I will never let you die
my friend! 
you are stil in the heart of my heart
soul of my soul and will be there
till I breathe my last

copyright@smrutiranjan 2.9.2017

#here is the critical appreciation of my poem 'SOMETHING I LOOK AT-53' by non other than Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and Internationally acclaimed lierary critic in beautiful words.Thanks and gratitude sir for your wonderful words of appreciation

Dear Smruti Ranjaniji

Your poem titled"Something I Look at-53" extols rightly the glory and essence of book reading and its benefits to the yonder sky.Books are to be the constant companions of human beings,they can lead human beings into the world of imagination and aesthetic sensibility.When books are given primary importance in the life of human beings,things become more consolidated and firmed up for us,so that we can confront the daily realities of life with enthusiasm,excitement,pleasure and deeper comprehension.An association with books from childhood days can fill us with wonders and manifold positive possibilities.The books can furnish us with so many advantages such as the infusion of a creative mindset,a humane bent of mind,a lovely discerning attitude towards life in general,a compassionate stance towards fellow human beings,a sensitive mentality,a deep-rooted knowledge regarding various issues concerning the society,the acquisition of well-entrenched wisdom,the farsighted inclination towards various matters,the quest to follow the cherished principles of life,the intention to lead an upright life and an orientation towards a life of righteousness.Before all these present electronic gadgets came into the picture,the books had acted as avenues of real knowledge systems of the world.The books also bestow upon us positive vibes,disciplined life and egalitarian vision of life.Today we have everything but the human relationships have taken a beating like never before,the gap between our words and deeds has increased phenomenally,the physical boundaries are reduced but
the mental barriers have grown in a substantial fashion.Our value system has taken a battering and we reside in a society which gives less importance to the moralities and ethical principles of life because we don't have comprehensive and holistic accommodative attitude towards the needs of our fellow human beings,still in today's world the books can usher in a world of creative,aesthetic,artistic,imaginative and blissful nature to all of us.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil Associate Professor Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 7th September 2017.

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-53
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Books, my love!
my most tangible friend!
you are with me since childhood
never betrayed me once even
stood by me in moments of
joy and despair, agony and apathy
consoling and guiding me to my
ultimate destination with mirth and glee

Non like you
non can be
whenever I am in a fix
I look at you
you have answers to all my
vexed questions, a panacea to all my ills
you carry truth and wisdom from generation to generation
and guide civilisations to its perfection
you have in you the beauty and fragrance
of the past
the knowledge of mankind, a road map for the present, a vision of the futre
and everything one needs to go ahead
on the path of life
with ease and dignity

When there was no internet, no telivsion
no means of communication and radio
was a luxury of the few
you were there providing me with all the knowledge, wisdom and expertise
and instilled the urge in me
to live life to the full with a purpose, love and passion

You nourished me all along
taught me the spirit of tolerance and
compromise, the value of being good
to oneself and others
and made me what I am
a disciplined man with lots of love
admiration and respect for others
I never fumbled on the way
in the manner I was socialised
the values I inculcated
paved me the way

Today we have all the modern means
of communication and the whole world
at the door step
but how incomplete and fragile
our socialisation seems to be
the way we were groomed in yester years
with classics like Ramayan and Mahabharat are far different from the
grooming of today's kids with telivision and internet
which is clearly evident from their attitude
towards life, themselves and others
in the midst of electronic gadgets
the human touch of the books
sadly missing and sadly missing is
the simplicity of man, his love
concern and respect for others

The charm of you knows he
who reads you with love and passion
I will never let you die
my friend!
you are still in the heart of my heart
soul of my soul and will be there
till I breathe my last

copyright@smrutiranjan 2.9.2017

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"Here is the critical appreciation of my poem 'A LOOK AT LIFE-42' by Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic in his own words. Thanks and gratitude sir for your wonderful analysis of the poem in beautiful words Dear Smruti Ranjaniji, Your poem titled"A Look At Life-42" is a poem that brings into the forefront the salient features concerning life that we all need to practice in our day to day life.This life is to be a life that must be offered to others in selfless manner and services.We need to live our lives without expecting any reward from any quarters,we need to shed our desires so that we can be kept away from unhappiness all throughout our lives.If we engage in sharing than receiving in our lives,that can do us a world of good,we are subtly unhappy because we are more interested in receiving than giving freely to our fellow human beings.The funny thing about us human beings is that we are unhappy when we come to know about the happiness of our fellow human beings,this is the most selfish attitude of us human beings.We human beings all throughout our lives think about others,in fact we are so obsessed with what others do,as a result of which we often loose our peace of mind,we humans also have this imitation culture wherein we are so much interested in following others footsteps than having self-confidence attitude regarding our own personalities,talents,abilities and potentialities.If we are not happy about the successes of others,we can't be happy at all at any rate,we should have an open mindset to accept others joy and their successes in life,then only life will be a worthwhile thing indeed.To make matters worse,we live all throughout our lives with an attitude of jealous nature which can be very toxic and poisonous to ourselves in the long run.Let us all drive away our self-centred attitude and then come into the realm of love stock,block and barrel and every step of the way to lead a happy and contented life.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature. Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil,The Head of the English Department,Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 15th September 2017. A LOOK AT LIFE-42 BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY The beauty of life he knows who lives it for others the feel of charity he feels who shares his food with another and remains hungry as such the pleasure of giving he relishes who gives without a condition expecting nothing in reciprocation The less you live for yourself and more for others the more you live for yourself your little drops of love, affection sacrifice and concern go a long way and fetch you the ocean in return You are not unhappy as such you are not happy because you think others are more happy and that happiness of others is what disturbs you makes you unhappy Most of the life you live thinking about others their affluence and achievement and others are always in your focus and agenda you are so obsessed and preoccupied with others, hardly any time left for your own development you compare yourself with others and feel sad and carry that sadness with you and distribute it among others and make them sad you are more concerned with what you do not have and forget the fact that God has endowed you enough to make you happy and contented you are not happy as you are you want to be somebody else You can not be happy unless you enjoy others happiness and fee their pangs of sorrow you will remain with an agitated mind and a pair of jealous eyes till the very end You live the whole of our life nurturing jealousy and hatred which gives you nothing expect lots of heart burning pain and mental agony you are to think and reassess for still some time is left still you have it in you to make a rich harvest and live the rest of life with lots of common sense Live life to the full let love be your only language and religion, the whole world your family be with others in their moments of happiness and sorrow the whole world will be yours you will have that satisfaction, peace and tranquility of mind till now eluding your grasp a yogi's dream which a man committed to naked self interest can hardly fathom copyright@ smrutiranjan12.9.2017"

Here is the critical appreciation of my poem
'A LOOK AT LIFE-42' by Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic in his own words. Thanks and gratitude sir for your wonderful analysis of the poem in beautiful words

Dear Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"A Look At Life-42" is a poem that brings into the forefront the salient features concerning life that we all need to practice in our day to day life.This life is to be a life that must be offered to others in selfless manner and services.We need to live our lives without expecting any reward from any quarters,we need to shed our desires so that we can be kept away from unhappiness all throughout our lives.If we engage in sharing than receiving in our lives,that can do us a world of good,we are subtly unhappy because we are more interested in receiving than giving freely to our fellow human beings.The funny thing about us human beings is that we are unhappy when we come to know about the happiness of our fellow human beings,this is the most selfish attitude of us human beings.We human beings all throughout our lives think about others,in fact we are so obsessed with what others do,as a result of which we often loose our peace of mind,we humans also have this imitation culture wherein we are so much interested in following others footsteps than having self-confidence attitude regarding our own personalities,talents,abilities and potentialities.If we are not happy about the successes of others,we can't be happy at all at any rate,we should have an open mindset to accept others joy and their successes in life,then only life will be a worthwhile thing indeed.To make matters worse,we live all throughout our lives with an attitude of jealous nature which can be very toxic and poisonous to ourselves in the long run.Let us all drive away our self-centred attitude and then come into the realm of love stock,block and barrel and every step of the way to lead a happy and contented life.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil,The Head of the English Department,Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights
 Reserved@ On 15th September 2017.

A LOOK AT LIFE-42
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

The beauty of life 
he knows who lives it for others
the feel of charity he feels who
shares his food with another 
and remains hungry as such
the pleasure of giving he relishes
who gives without a condition
expecting nothing in reciprocation

The less you live for yourself
and more for others
the more you live for yourself
your little drops of love, affection
sacrifice and concern go a long way
and fetch you the ocean in return

You are not unhappy as such
you are not happy because you think
others are more happy and that
happiness of others is what disturbs you
makes you unhappy

Most of the life
you live thinking about others
their affluence and achievement
and others are always in your
focus and  agenda
you are so obsessed and preoccupied with others, hardly any time left
for your own development
you compare yourself with others and feel sad
and carry that sadness with you
and distribute it among others
and make them sad
you are more concerned with 
what you do not have and forget the fact that God has endowed you enough  to make you happy and contented
you are not happy as you are
you want to be somebody else

You can not be happy
unless you enjoy others happiness
and fee their pangs of sorrow
you will remain with an agitated mind
and a pair of jealous eyes
till the very end

You live the whole of our life
nurturing jealousy and hatred
which gives you nothing expect
lots of heart burning
pain and mental agony 
you are to think and reassess
for still some time is left
still you have it in you
to make a rich harvest and live
the rest of life with lots of common sense

Live life to the full
let love be your only language
and religion, the whole world your family
be with others in their moments
of happiness and sorrow
the whole world will be yours
you will have that satisfaction, peace
and tranquility of mind
till now eluding your grasp 
a yogi's dream
which a man committed to 
naked self interest
can hardly fathom

copyright@ smrutiranjan12.9.2017

#here is the critical appreciation of my poem
'A LOOK AT LIFE-42' by Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic in his own words. Thanks and gratitude sir for your wonderful analysis of the poem in beautiful words

Dear Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"A Look At Life-42" is a poem that brings into the forefront the salient features concerning life that we all need to practice in our day to day life.This life is to be a life that must be offered to others in selfless manner and services.We need to live our lives without expecting any reward from any quarters,we need to shed our desires so that we can be kept away from unhappiness all throughout our lives.If we engage in sharing than receiving in our lives,that can do us a world of good,we are subtly unhappy because we are more interested in receiving than giving freely to our fellow human beings.The funny thing about us human beings is that we are unhappy when we come to know about the happiness of our fellow human beings,this is the most selfish attitude of us human beings.We human beings all throughout our lives think about others,in fact we are so obsessed with what others do,as a result of which we often loose our peace of mind,we humans also have this imitation culture wherein we are so much interested in following others footsteps than having self-confidence attitude regarding our own personalities,talents,abilities and potentialities.If we are not happy about the successes of others,we can't be happy at all at any rate,we should have an open mindset to accept others joy and their successes in life,then only life will be a worthwhile thing indeed.To make matters worse,we live all throughout our lives with an attitude of jealous nature which can be very toxic and poisonous to ourselves in the long run.Let us all drive away our self-centred attitude and then come into the realm of love stock,block and barrel and every step of the way to lead a happy and contented life.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil,The Head of the English Department,Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights
Reserved@ On 15th September 2017.

A LOOK AT LIFE-42
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

The beauty of life
he knows who lives it for others
the feel of charity he feels who
shares his food with another
and remains hungry as such
the pleasure of giving he relishes
who gives without a condition
expecting nothing in reciprocation

The less you live for yourself
and more for others
the more you live for yourself
your little drops of love, affection
sacrifice and concern go a long way
and fetch you the ocean in return

You are not unhappy as such
you are not happy because you think
others are more happy and that
happiness of others is what disturbs you
makes you unhappy

Most of the life
you live thinking about others
their affluence and achievement
and others are always in your
focus and agenda
you are so obsessed and preoccupied with others, hardly any time left
for your own development
you compare yourself with others and feel sad
and carry that sadness with you
and distribute it among others
and make them sad
you are more concerned with
what you do not have and forget the fact that God has endowed you enough to make you happy and contented
you are not happy as you are
you want to be somebody else

You can not be happy
unless you enjoy others happiness
and fee their pangs of sorrow
you will remain with an agitated mind
and a pair of jealous eyes
till the very end

You live the whole of our life
nurturing jealousy and hatred
which gives you nothing expect
lots of heart burning
pain and mental agony
you are to think and reassess
for still some time is left
still you have it in you
to make a rich harvest and live
the rest of life with lots of common sense

Live life to the full
let love be your only language
and religion, the whole world your family
be with others in their moments
of happiness and sorrow
the whole world will be yours
you will have that satisfaction, peace
and tranquility of mind
till now eluding your grasp
a yogi's dream
which a man committed to
naked self interest
can hardly fathom

copyright@ smrutiranjan12.9.2017

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Only I can read your smile

I love the way your smile
Turns the pages of time
Shows each moment strung in a song.
Your smile miraculously connects them all.
I love the way you smile.

I love the way your smile
Begins a new story for me
Ideas hovering at just the right temperature
Wearing variations of my moody memory.
I love the way you smile.

I love the way your smile
Sings in prose
Delivers speeches in rhymes
In a soundless universe of harmony.
I love the way you smile.

I love the way your smile
Jogs in and out of modern-day revolutions
Yet remaining flawless like the colour strokes
On a painting done centuries ago.
I love the way you smile.

I love the way your smile
Silently gives shape
To all that is going on in my mind
Guarding, guiding, and building upon nuances.
I love the way you smile.

I love the way your smile
Sketches the unsaid and the unread
Creating bridges with
What things are or what they must be.
I love the way you smile.

I love the way your smile
Enacts the seven stages and more
Without wishing to score or settle a score.
Knowing that smiles live forever only if read,
I have and will go on reading your smile.

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Arvind Passey
20 April 2018
http://www.passey.info
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#FridayFeeling #Poetry #poem #lovepoem

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The Secret to Happiness Is 10 Specific Behaviors

Despite happiness being a primary human motivation, only one in three Americans say they’re very happy.
Several years ago in an interview with Conan O’Brien, Louis C. K. tells of flying on a newly equipped Wi-Fi airplane. He was amazed by the new technology. Until, during the flight, the Wi-Fi went down. Immediately, the man next to him became extremely upset. “As though the world owes this man something he only knew existed 10 seconds ago.”
Louis C. K. continues by describing people’s absurd frustrations with flying in general. People complain about it all the time “It was the worst day of my life! It took 20 minutes to board! We had to sit on the runway for 40 minutes!”
We hear complaints like these all the time. As if we’ve forgotten how incredible it is that humans can fly at all.
How are we so quick to take for granted the remarkable things going on in life?
Why is it so easy to complain?
Why do we focus on the negative?
Everything is amazing and nobody is happy.
However, happiness can easily be achieved even without the brilliant advances in the world.
Rather than being reactive to what’s going on around us, happy people take control of their lives and emotions. If you are unhappy with your life, who or what else can you blame than yourself? And if you can blame someone or something else, how is blame going to make your life any better?
Bad stuff happens to everyone. But life isn’t about what happens to you. It’s about how you proactively respond.
The following 10 behaviors, if applied, will change your life. Let me be clear, if you do these things, you will be an incredibly happy person.


1. Let Go Of The Need For Specific Outcomes
Not everything in life goes exactly how we plan. There are setbacks. Stuff happens. We mess up. Over-obsessing and basing happiness on specific outcomes leads to misery. Jeremy Piven, the famous actor, was recently interviewed by Success Magazine. During the interview, he mentioned that, as an actor, the only way to work is to go out and audition for specific roles.The challenge most actors/actresses face is that they get in their own way. It doesn’t matter how much homework they’ve done. If they’re too tied to a specific result, they can’t be present in the moment. They can’t truly perform their art. They come off as desperate. They get in their own way. Their performance isn’t what it could have been.Jeremy said that when he quit worrying about a specific result, he was able to be present during his auditions. He was able to be completely who he wanted to be. He wasn’t trying to be what he thought others wanted him to be. He performed his art.If he didn’t get the gig, either they didn’t get it or it just wasn’t the right fit. So he moves on to the next. In this way, he’s able to get the jobs he’s supposed to have. He’s not just trying to get anything he can get.
2. Define Your Own Success And Happiness
“Be everything to everybody and you’ll be nothing for yourself.” — John Rushton


No two human beings are the same. So why should we have one standard of success? Seeking society’s standard of success is an endless rat-race. There will always be someone better than you. You’ll never have the time to do everything.Instead, you recognize that every decision has opportunity cost. When you choose one thing, you simultaneously don’t choose several others. And that’s okay. Actually, it’s beautiful because we get to choose our ultimate ideal. We must define success, wealth, and happiness in our own terms because if we don’t, society will for us — and we will always fall short. We’ll always be left wanting. We’ll always be stuck comparing ourselves and competing with other people. Our lives will be an endless race for the next best thing. We’ll never experience contentment.
3. Commit 100 Percent To The Things That Make You Happy
“Many of us have convinced ourselves that we are able to break our own personal rules “just this once.” In our minds, we can justify these small choices. None of those things, when they first happen, feels like a life-changing decision. The marginal costs are almost always low. But each of those decisions can roll up into a much bigger picture, turning you into the kind of person you never wanted to be.” — Clayton Christensen
People are really good at self-sabotage. We consistently behave in ways that contradict our goals and ideals. This is incongruence. As Mahatma Gandhi has said, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” The smaller the gap between what you should do, and what you actually do — the happier you will be.
Hence, Clayton Christensen says 100 percent commitment is easier than 98 percent commitment. When you fully commit to something, the decision has been made. Consequently, regarding that thing, all future decisions have been made.
Unless you’re committed 100 percent, you will always be a victim to external circumstances. By relying on willpower, you’ll crumble more often than you think. Research has found that people over-inflate their own performance. Chances are, you probably think you’re doing better at your resolves than you really are.
But once you’re 100 percent committed, you no longer need to rely on willpower. Your decision has already been made regardless of the circumstances. Saying “No” to anything outside our highest ideals becomes extremely easy. This is living proactively rather than reactively.


4. Be Grateful For What You Already Have
“Both abundance and lack [of abundance] exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend … when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature, and personal pursuits that bring us [happiness] — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach


Happiness is as simple as gratitude. Psychological research has found that people who practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits:




Physical

Stronger immune systems, Less bothered by aches and pains, Lower blood pressure, Exercise more and take better care of their health, Sleep longer and feel more refreshed upon waking

Psychological
Higher levels of positive emotions, More alert, alive, and awake, More joy and pleasure, More optimism and happinessSocial

More helpful, generous, and compassionate, More forgiving, More outgoing, Feel less lonely and isolatedDespite these benefits, most people ungratefully focus on what they don’t have. As a culture, we have become wasteful and undisciplined consumers. The grass is always greener on the other side. A constant pursuit of having more of the newest and best.
How could you possibly find happiness when you relentlessly want more and never find properly appreciate what you have?
It’s time for you to learn how to be more grateful. Your happiness depends on it.


5. Say “I Love You” More

This may be strange, but if you tell your friends and family you love them, they’ll be blown away. I once knew a Polynesian missionary who told everyone he loved them. It was clear he was sincere.I asked him why he did it. What he told me changed my life. “When I tell people I love them, it not only changes them, but it changes me. Simply by saying the words, I feel more love for that person. I’ve been telling people all around me I love them. They feel treasured by me. Those who know me have come to expect it. When I forget to say it, they miss it.”Said author Harriet Beecher Stowe, “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”As my wife, Lauren, tells our children daily, “The secret to happiness is to make everyone around you happy.” By default, you will get the satisfaction of bringing joy to others and their positive energy will come back to you.

6. Have Hobbies Directed Toward Your Dreams

Most people’s hobbies are just hobbies. And that’s okay. It’s good to have an escape from reality. However, research has found that a person can experience leisure in anything. Your work can become your leisure — where it literally rejuvenates you.When I decided where I wanted my life to go, my life vision, I consciously chose hobbies that would best get me there. Some of these hobbies include exercise, reading, writing, journaling, having deep and meaningful conversations, and being in nature. These hobbies refresh and rejuvenate me while simultaneously pushing me toward my dreams.

7. Don’t Wait Til Tomorrow For What You Can Do Today
“When I was around thirteen and my brother ten, Father had promised to take us to the circus. But at lunchtime there was a phone call; some urgent business required his attention downtown. We braced ourselves for disappointment. Then we heard him say [into the phone], ‘No, I won’t be down. It’ll have to wait.’“When he came back to the table, Mother smiled. ‘The circus keeps coming back, you know,’ [she said.]“‘I know,’ said Father. ‘But childhood doesn’t.’” — Arthur GordonHappiness comes from embracing the now. Not letting those moments pass you by. Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism, tells of the story of missing his child being born to be at an “important meeting.” He thought the potential client would be impressed with his commitment to work. Instead, they saw his decision to miss such a monumental moment as a flaw in character. That moment was a turning point for Greg. In fact, it spurred him to change everything about his life. He now removes everything from his life that is not vital and essential.Nothing in life is permanent. Kids grow up. Friends move away. Our loved ones pass on from this life. Let’s live in the present and appreciate the most important things in our lives before it’s too late.

8. Do Something Every Day That Terrifies You
Happy people step out of their comfort zone. You can’t grow if you don’t challenge yourself. And growth is a requirement of happiness. If you’re not growing, you’re slowly decaying and dying.
Elevated risk makes you feel more alive and puts you in a state of flow — which is an optimal conscious state where you feel and perform at your highest level. You become completely absorbed in what you’re doing — pure presence.
When you do things way outside your comfort zone, you naturally raise your conscious level. When you do things that involve high risk, and high probability of failure, you are forced to think differently than you normally do. You are forced to be creative and innovative.
Sadly, most people play life small, safe, and easy. The goals they pursue are logical. There is little element of risk and little requirement for faith.
Consequently, you should take bigger risks in your life. Do things that make you feel alive and activate flow. Of course, with this will come more failures. But if you’re not failing, you’re not growing. Rather than experiencing apathy in life, you’ll experience more of a roller-coaster of emotions. We can never appreciate joy if we’ve never felt sorrow. The more pain and fear we feel, the more we can comprehend and appreciate joy and happiness.


9. Put “The Important” Before “The Urgent”
Stephen Covey says that most people spend their time on urgent but unimportant things. We wake up and immediately check our email. Thus, we put our lives on reactive, rather than proactive mode. After all, email is simply a database of other people’s agendas.
Instead, happy people always put the important stuff first. Not only important, but important and non-urgent. The important stuff includes exercise, reading good books, setting goals, writing in your journal, and spending time with those you love. None of these things are urgent. We could easily put these things off until tomorrow — which is ultimately never. The most happy and successful people in the world spend most of their time on the important.
One of my favorite non-urgent yet important things is my morning routine. I wake up several hours before I start my work day. I meditate and pray to put myself in a space of gratitude and abundance. Then I get my body moving with exercise or yard work. I eat healthy food, read my long-term goals, listen to uplifting content, and do at least one thing to move me toward my goals.


10. Forgo The Good To Pursue The Best
A lot of things in life are good, even great. That doesn’t mean we should do them. In Good to Great, Jim Collins says that once-in-a-lifetime opportunities come up every day. Most people take any great opportunity that comes their way, even if it’s not in alignment with their life vision. Consequently, most people’s lives are moving in a thousand different directions. They aren’t able to consciously move forward in a singular direction.
On the other hand, happy people say no to even amazing opportunities. They will not sacrifice freedom for security. They will not get derailed by distractions — even sexy and attractive distractions.
Very few things in life are best. You can only determine what’s best for you once you know where you want your life to go. Be careful not to continuously engage in good activities and miss the best ones.


Conclusion

Happy people live in the present. They don’t miss the moments that matter most. They are incredibly grateful for all they have. They focus their lives on the important and essential. They forgo the many good opportunities in order to focus on the few best ones.


This article was originally published at the:
Observer.

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"My version of girls like you... Girls like you, I need in my life too, who don't bow down whatever come their way... They fight hard, to make life happen their way... They don't cry, They too laugh with life, as they get the joke life play at times... in it's way... Girls like you, I need in my life too, who don't bow down whatever come their way... The Girl says... I know I am a mesh, A part of me is called by world as stress, but you know I like it, the way I live it, being a part of nothing at all. When I feel I lost it somewhere, I go finding ways everywhere, I play to win altogether. I was never a looser, but I won't cry on loosing somewhere, because I give my best, with all love everywhere. I won't cling with my losses or gains, I will go on singing new rhymes... Girls like you, I need in my life too, who don't bow down whatever come their way... #NojotoQuote"

My version of girls like you...

Girls like you, 
I need in my life too,
who don't bow down 
whatever come their way...

They fight hard,
to make life happen their way...
They don't cry,
They too laugh with life,
as they get the joke life play at times... in it's way...

Girls like you, 
I need in my life too,
who don't bow down 
whatever come their way...

The Girl says...

I know I am a mesh,
A part of me is called by world as stress,
but you know I like it,
the way I live it,
being a part of nothing at all.

When I feel I lost it somewhere,
I go finding ways everywhere,
I play to win altogether.
I was never a looser,
but I won't cry on loosing somewhere,
because I give my best,
with all love everywhere.

I won't cling with my losses or gains,
I will go on singing new rhymes...

Girls like you, 
I need in my life too,
who don't bow down 
whatever come their way...  #NojotoQuote

My version of girls like you...

Girls like you,
I need in my life too,
who don't bow down
whatever come their way...

They fight hard,
to make life happen their way...
They don't cry,
They too laugh with life,
as they get the joke life play at times... in it's way...

Girls like you,
I need in my life too,
who don't bow down
whatever come their way...

The Girl says...

I know I am a mesh,
A part of me is called by world as stress,
but you know I like it,
the way I live it,
being a part of nothing at all.

When I feel I lost it somewhere,
I go finding ways everywhere,
I play to win altogether.
I was never a looser,
but I won't cry on loosing somewhere,
because I give my best,
with all love everywhere.

I won't cling with my losses or gains,
I will go on singing new rhymes...

Girls like you,
I need in my life too,
who don't bow down
whatever come their way...

#Life #Fun #Sadhguru #Dreams
#lovelife #RM #Nojoto

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"Here is the critical appreciation of my poem 'SOMETHING I LOOK AT-53' by non other than Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and Internationally acclaimed lierary critic in beautiful words.Thanks and gratitude sir for your wonderful words of appreciation Dear Smruti Ranjaniji Your poem titled"Something I Look at-53" extols rightly the glory and essence of book reading and its benefits to the yonder sky.Books are to be the constant companions of human beings,they can lead human beings into the world of imagination and aesthetic sensibility.When books are given primary importance in the life of human beings,things become more consolidated and firmed up for us,so that we can confront the daily realities of life with enthusiasm,excitement,pleasure and deeper comprehension.An association with books from childhood days can fill us with wonders and manifold positive possibilities.The books can furnish us with so many advantages such as the infusion of a creative mindset,a humane bent of mind,a lovely discerning attitude towards life in general,a compassionate stance towards fellow human beings,a sensitive mentality,a deep-rooted knowledge regarding various issues concerning the society,the acquisition of well-entrenched wisdom,the farsighted inclination towards various matters,the quest to follow the cherished principles of life,the intention to lead an upright life and an orientation towards a life of righteousness.Before all these present electronic gadgets came into the picture,the books had acted as avenues of real knowledge systems of the world.The books also bestow upon us positive vibes,disciplined life and egalitarian vision of life.Today we have everything but the human relationships have taken a beating like never before,the gap between our words and deeds has increased phenomenally,the physical boundaries are reduced but the mental barriers have grown in a substantial fashion.Our value system has taken a battering and we reside in a society which gives less importance to the moralities and ethical principles of life because we don't have comprehensive and holistic accommodative attitude towards the needs of our fellow human beings,still in today's world the books can usher in a world of creative,aesthetic,artistic,imaginative and blissful nature to all of us.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature. Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil Associate Professor Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 7th September 2017. SOMETHING I LOOK AT-53 BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY Books, my love! my most tangible friend! you are with me since childhood never betrayed me once even stood by me in moments of joy and despair, agony and apathy consoling and guiding me to my ultimate destination with mirth and glee Non like you non can be whenever I am in a fix I look at you you have answers to all my vexed questions, a panacea to all my ills you carry truth and wisdom from generation to generation and guide civilisations to its perfection you have in you the beauty and fragrance of the past the knowledge of mankind, a road map for the present, a vision of the futre and everything one needs to go ahead on the path of life with ease and dignity When there was no internet, no telivsion no means of communication and radio was a luxury of the few you were there providing me with all the knowledge, wisdom and expertise and instilled the urge in me to live life to the full with a purpose, love and passion You nourished me all along taught me the spirit of tolerance and compromise, the value of being good to oneself and others and made me what I am a disciplined man with lots of love admiration and respect for others I never fumbled on the way in the manner I was socialised the values I inculcated paved me the way Today we have all the modern means of communication and the whole world at the door step but how incomplete and fragile our socialisation seems to be the way we were groomed in yester years with classics like Ramayan and Mahabharat are far different from the grooming of today's kids with telivision and internet which is clearly evident from their attitude towards life, themselves and others in the midst of electronic gadgets the human touch of the books sadly missing and sadly missing is the simplicity of man, his love concern and respect for others The charm of you knows he who reads you with love and passion I will never let you die my friend! you are stil in the heart of my heart soul of my soul and will be there till I breathe my last copyright@smrutiranjan 2.9.2017"

Here is the critical appreciation of my poem 'SOMETHING I LOOK AT-53' by non other than Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and Internationally acclaimed lierary critic in beautiful words.Thanks and gratitude sir for your wonderful words of appreciation

Dear Smruti Ranjaniji

Your poem titled"Something I Look at-53" extols rightly the glory and essence of book reading and its benefits to the yonder sky.Books are to be the constant companions of human beings,they can lead human beings into the world of imagination and aesthetic sensibility.When books are given primary importance in the life of human beings,things become more consolidated and firmed up for us,so that we can confront the daily realities of life with enthusiasm,excitement,pleasure and deeper comprehension.An association with books from childhood days can fill us with wonders and manifold positive possibilities.The books can furnish us with so many advantages such as the infusion of a creative mindset,a humane bent of mind,a lovely discerning attitude towards life in general,a compassionate stance towards fellow human beings,a sensitive mentality,a deep-rooted knowledge regarding various issues concerning the society,the acquisition of well-entrenched wisdom,the farsighted inclination towards various matters,the quest to follow the cherished principles of life,the intention to lead an upright life and an orientation towards a life of righteousness.Before all these present electronic gadgets came into the picture,the books had acted as avenues of real knowledge systems of the world.The books also bestow upon us positive vibes,disciplined life and egalitarian vision of life.Today we have everything but the human relationships have taken a beating like never before,the gap between our words and deeds has increased phenomenally,the physical boundaries are reduced but 
the mental barriers have grown in a substantial fashion.Our value system has taken a battering and we reside in a society which gives less importance to the moralities and ethical principles of life because we don't have  comprehensive and holistic accommodative attitude towards the needs of our fellow human beings,still in today's world the books can usher in a world of creative,aesthetic,artistic,imaginative and blissful nature to all of us.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil Associate Professor Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 7th September 2017.

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-53
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Books, my love!
my most tangible friend!
you are with me since childhood
never betrayed me once even
stood by me in moments of
joy and despair, agony and apathy
consoling and guiding me to my
ultimate destination with mirth and glee

Non like you
non can be
whenever I am in a fix
I look at you
you have answers to all my 
vexed questions, a panacea to all my ills
you carry truth and wisdom from generation to generation
and guide civilisations to its perfection
you have in you the beauty and fragrance
of the past
the knowledge of mankind, a road map for the present, a vision of the futre
and everything one needs to go ahead
on the path of life
with ease and dignity

When there was no internet, no telivsion
no means of communication and radio 
was a luxury of the few
you were there  providing me with all the knowledge, wisdom and expertise
and instilled the urge in me
to live life to the full with a purpose, love and passion

You nourished me all along
taught me the spirit of tolerance and 
compromise, the value of being good
to oneself and others
and made me what I am
a disciplined man with lots of love
admiration and respect for others
I never fumbled on the way
in the manner I was socialised
the values I inculcated
paved me the way

Today we have all the modern means
of communication and the whole world
at the door step 
but how incomplete and fragile
our socialisation seems to be
the way we were groomed in yester years
with classics like Ramayan and Mahabharat are far different from the
grooming of today's kids with telivision and internet
which is clearly evident from their attitude
towards life, themselves and others
in the midst of electronic gadgets
the human touch of the books
sadly missing and sadly missing is
the simplicity of man, his love 
concern and respect for others

The charm of you knows he
who reads you with love and passion
I will never let you die
my friend! 
you are stil in the heart of my heart
soul of my soul and will be there
till I breathe my last

copyright@smrutiranjan 2.9.2017

#here is the critical appreciation of my poem 'SOMETHING I LOOK AT-53' by non other than Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and Internationally acclaimed lierary critic in beautiful words.Thanks and gratitude sir for your wonderful words of appreciation

Dear Smruti Ranjaniji

Your poem titled"Something I Look at-53" extols rightly the glory and essence of book reading and its benefits to the yonder sky.Books are to be the constant companions of human beings,they can lead human beings into the world of imagination and aesthetic sensibility.When books are given primary importance in the life of human beings,things become more consolidated and firmed up for us,so that we can confront the daily realities of life with enthusiasm,excitement,pleasure and deeper comprehension.An association with books from childhood days can fill us with wonders and manifold positive possibilities.The books can furnish us with so many advantages such as the infusion of a creative mindset,a humane bent of mind,a lovely discerning attitude towards life in general,a compassionate stance towards fellow human beings,a sensitive mentality,a deep-rooted knowledge regarding various issues concerning the society,the acquisition of well-entrenched wisdom,the farsighted inclination towards various matters,the quest to follow the cherished principles of life,the intention to lead an upright life and an orientation towards a life of righteousness.Before all these present electronic gadgets came into the picture,the books had acted as avenues of real knowledge systems of the world.The books also bestow upon us positive vibes,disciplined life and egalitarian vision of life.Today we have everything but the human relationships have taken a beating like never before,the gap between our words and deeds has increased phenomenally,the physical boundaries are reduced but
the mental barriers have grown in a substantial fashion.Our value system has taken a battering and we reside in a society which gives less importance to the moralities and ethical principles of life because we don't have comprehensive and holistic accommodative attitude towards the needs of our fellow human beings,still in today's world the books can usher in a world of creative,aesthetic,artistic,imaginative and blissful nature to all of us.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil Associate Professor Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 7th September 2017.

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-53
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Books, my love!
my most tangible friend!
you are with me since childhood
never betrayed me once even
stood by me in moments of
joy and despair, agony and apathy
consoling and guiding me to my
ultimate destination with mirth and glee

Non like you
non can be
whenever I am in a fix
I look at you
you have answers to all my
vexed questions, a panacea to all my ills
you carry truth and wisdom from generation to generation
and guide civilisations to its perfection
you have in you the beauty and fragrance
of the past
the knowledge of mankind, a road map for the present, a vision of the futre
and everything one needs to go ahead
on the path of life
with ease and dignity

When there was no internet, no telivsion
no means of communication and radio
was a luxury of the few
you were there providing me with all the knowledge, wisdom and expertise
and instilled the urge in me
to live life to the full with a purpose, love and passion

You nourished me all along
taught me the spirit of tolerance and
compromise, the value of being good
to oneself and others
and made me what I am
a disciplined man with lots of love
admiration and respect for others
I never fumbled on the way
in the manner I was socialised
the values I inculcated
paved me the way

Today we have all the modern means
of communication and the whole world
at the door step
but how incomplete and fragile
our socialisation seems to be
the way we were groomed in yester years
with classics like Ramayan and Mahabharat are far different from the
grooming of today's kids with telivision and internet
which is clearly evident from their attitude
towards life, themselves and others
in the midst of electronic gadgets
the human touch of the books
sadly missing and sadly missing is
the simplicity of man, his love
concern and respect for others

The charm of you knows he
who reads you with love and passion
I will never let you die
my friend!
you are still in the heart of my heart
soul of my soul and will be there
till I breathe my last

copyright@smrutiranjan 2.9.2017

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"Here is the critical appreciation of my poem 'A LOOK AT LIFE-42' by Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic in his own words. Thanks and gratitude sir for your wonderful analysis of the poem in beautiful words Dear Smruti Ranjaniji, Your poem titled"A Look At Life-42" is a poem that brings into the forefront the salient features concerning life that we all need to practice in our day to day life.This life is to be a life that must be offered to others in selfless manner and services.We need to live our lives without expecting any reward from any quarters,we need to shed our desires so that we can be kept away from unhappiness all throughout our lives.If we engage in sharing than receiving in our lives,that can do us a world of good,we are subtly unhappy because we are more interested in receiving than giving freely to our fellow human beings.The funny thing about us human beings is that we are unhappy when we come to know about the happiness of our fellow human beings,this is the most selfish attitude of us human beings.We human beings all throughout our lives think about others,in fact we are so obsessed with what others do,as a result of which we often loose our peace of mind,we humans also have this imitation culture wherein we are so much interested in following others footsteps than having self-confidence attitude regarding our own personalities,talents,abilities and potentialities.If we are not happy about the successes of others,we can't be happy at all at any rate,we should have an open mindset to accept others joy and their successes in life,then only life will be a worthwhile thing indeed.To make matters worse,we live all throughout our lives with an attitude of jealous nature which can be very toxic and poisonous to ourselves in the long run.Let us all drive away our self-centred attitude and then come into the realm of love stock,block and barrel and every step of the way to lead a happy and contented life.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature. Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil,The Head of the English Department,Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 15th September 2017. A LOOK AT LIFE-42 BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY The beauty of life he knows who lives it for others the feel of charity he feels who shares his food with another and remains hungry as such the pleasure of giving he relishes who gives without a condition expecting nothing in reciprocation The less you live for yourself and more for others the more you live for yourself your little drops of love, affection sacrifice and concern go a long way and fetch you the ocean in return You are not unhappy as such you are not happy because you think others are more happy and that happiness of others is what disturbs you makes you unhappy Most of the life you live thinking about others their affluence and achievement and others are always in your focus and agenda you are so obsessed and preoccupied with others, hardly any time left for your own development you compare yourself with others and feel sad and carry that sadness with you and distribute it among others and make them sad you are more concerned with what you do not have and forget the fact that God has endowed you enough to make you happy and contented you are not happy as you are you want to be somebody else You can not be happy unless you enjoy others happiness and fee their pangs of sorrow you will remain with an agitated mind and a pair of jealous eyes till the very end You live the whole of our life nurturing jealousy and hatred which gives you nothing expect lots of heart burning pain and mental agony you are to think and reassess for still some time is left still you have it in you to make a rich harvest and live the rest of life with lots of common sense Live life to the full let love be your only language and religion, the whole world your family be with others in their moments of happiness and sorrow the whole world will be yours you will have that satisfaction, peace and tranquility of mind till now eluding your grasp a yogi's dream which a man committed to naked self interest can hardly fathom copyright@ smrutiranjan12.9.2017"

Here is the critical appreciation of my poem
'A LOOK AT LIFE-42' by Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic in his own words. Thanks and gratitude sir for your wonderful analysis of the poem in beautiful words

Dear Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"A Look At Life-42" is a poem that brings into the forefront the salient features concerning life that we all need to practice in our day to day life.This life is to be a life that must be offered to others in selfless manner and services.We need to live our lives without expecting any reward from any quarters,we need to shed our desires so that we can be kept away from unhappiness all throughout our lives.If we engage in sharing than receiving in our lives,that can do us a world of good,we are subtly unhappy because we are more interested in receiving than giving freely to our fellow human beings.The funny thing about us human beings is that we are unhappy when we come to know about the happiness of our fellow human beings,this is the most selfish attitude of us human beings.We human beings all throughout our lives think about others,in fact we are so obsessed with what others do,as a result of which we often loose our peace of mind,we humans also have this imitation culture wherein we are so much interested in following others footsteps than having self-confidence attitude regarding our own personalities,talents,abilities and potentialities.If we are not happy about the successes of others,we can't be happy at all at any rate,we should have an open mindset to accept others joy and their successes in life,then only life will be a worthwhile thing indeed.To make matters worse,we live all throughout our lives with an attitude of jealous nature which can be very toxic and poisonous to ourselves in the long run.Let us all drive away our self-centred attitude and then come into the realm of love stock,block and barrel and every step of the way to lead a happy and contented life.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil,The Head of the English Department,Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights
 Reserved@ On 15th September 2017.

A LOOK AT LIFE-42
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

The beauty of life 
he knows who lives it for others
the feel of charity he feels who
shares his food with another 
and remains hungry as such
the pleasure of giving he relishes
who gives without a condition
expecting nothing in reciprocation

The less you live for yourself
and more for others
the more you live for yourself
your little drops of love, affection
sacrifice and concern go a long way
and fetch you the ocean in return

You are not unhappy as such
you are not happy because you think
others are more happy and that
happiness of others is what disturbs you
makes you unhappy

Most of the life
you live thinking about others
their affluence and achievement
and others are always in your
focus and  agenda
you are so obsessed and preoccupied with others, hardly any time left
for your own development
you compare yourself with others and feel sad
and carry that sadness with you
and distribute it among others
and make them sad
you are more concerned with 
what you do not have and forget the fact that God has endowed you enough  to make you happy and contented
you are not happy as you are
you want to be somebody else

You can not be happy
unless you enjoy others happiness
and fee their pangs of sorrow
you will remain with an agitated mind
and a pair of jealous eyes
till the very end

You live the whole of our life
nurturing jealousy and hatred
which gives you nothing expect
lots of heart burning
pain and mental agony 
you are to think and reassess
for still some time is left
still you have it in you
to make a rich harvest and live
the rest of life with lots of common sense

Live life to the full
let love be your only language
and religion, the whole world your family
be with others in their moments
of happiness and sorrow
the whole world will be yours
you will have that satisfaction, peace
and tranquility of mind
till now eluding your grasp 
a yogi's dream
which a man committed to 
naked self interest
can hardly fathom

copyright@ smrutiranjan12.9.2017

#here is the critical appreciation of my poem
'A LOOK AT LIFE-42' by Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literary critic in his own words. Thanks and gratitude sir for your wonderful analysis of the poem in beautiful words

Dear Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"A Look At Life-42" is a poem that brings into the forefront the salient features concerning life that we all need to practice in our day to day life.This life is to be a life that must be offered to others in selfless manner and services.We need to live our lives without expecting any reward from any quarters,we need to shed our desires so that we can be kept away from unhappiness all throughout our lives.If we engage in sharing than receiving in our lives,that can do us a world of good,we are subtly unhappy because we are more interested in receiving than giving freely to our fellow human beings.The funny thing about us human beings is that we are unhappy when we come to know about the happiness of our fellow human beings,this is the most selfish attitude of us human beings.We human beings all throughout our lives think about others,in fact we are so obsessed with what others do,as a result of which we often loose our peace of mind,we humans also have this imitation culture wherein we are so much interested in following others footsteps than having self-confidence attitude regarding our own personalities,talents,abilities and potentialities.If we are not happy about the successes of others,we can't be happy at all at any rate,we should have an open mindset to accept others joy and their successes in life,then only life will be a worthwhile thing indeed.To make matters worse,we live all throughout our lives with an attitude of jealous nature which can be very toxic and poisonous to ourselves in the long run.Let us all drive away our self-centred attitude and then come into the realm of love stock,block and barrel and every step of the way to lead a happy and contented life.Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature.

Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil,The Head of the English Department,Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights
Reserved@ On 15th September 2017.

A LOOK AT LIFE-42
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

The beauty of life
he knows who lives it for others
the feel of charity he feels who
shares his food with another
and remains hungry as such
the pleasure of giving he relishes
who gives without a condition
expecting nothing in reciprocation

The less you live for yourself
and more for others
the more you live for yourself
your little drops of love, affection
sacrifice and concern go a long way
and fetch you the ocean in return

You are not unhappy as such
you are not happy because you think
others are more happy and that
happiness of others is what disturbs you
makes you unhappy

Most of the life
you live thinking about others
their affluence and achievement
and others are always in your
focus and agenda
you are so obsessed and preoccupied with others, hardly any time left
for your own development
you compare yourself with others and feel sad
and carry that sadness with you
and distribute it among others
and make them sad
you are more concerned with
what you do not have and forget the fact that God has endowed you enough to make you happy and contented
you are not happy as you are
you want to be somebody else

You can not be happy
unless you enjoy others happiness
and fee their pangs of sorrow
you will remain with an agitated mind
and a pair of jealous eyes
till the very end

You live the whole of our life
nurturing jealousy and hatred
which gives you nothing expect
lots of heart burning
pain and mental agony
you are to think and reassess
for still some time is left
still you have it in you
to make a rich harvest and live
the rest of life with lots of common sense

Live life to the full
let love be your only language
and religion, the whole world your family
be with others in their moments
of happiness and sorrow
the whole world will be yours
you will have that satisfaction, peace
and tranquility of mind
till now eluding your grasp
a yogi's dream
which a man committed to
naked self interest
can hardly fathom

copyright@ smrutiranjan12.9.2017

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Only I can read your smile

I love the way your smile
Turns the pages of time
Shows each moment strung in a song.
Your smile miraculously connects them all.
I love the way you smile.

I love the way your smile
Begins a new story for me
Ideas hovering at just the right temperature
Wearing variations of my moody memory.
I love the way you smile.

I love the way your smile
Sings in prose
Delivers speeches in rhymes
In a soundless universe of harmony.
I love the way you smile.

I love the way your smile
Jogs in and out of modern-day revolutions
Yet remaining flawless like the colour strokes
On a painting done centuries ago.
I love the way you smile.

I love the way your smile
Silently gives shape
To all that is going on in my mind
Guarding, guiding, and building upon nuances.
I love the way you smile.

I love the way your smile
Sketches the unsaid and the unread
Creating bridges with
What things are or what they must be.
I love the way you smile.

I love the way your smile
Enacts the seven stages and more
Without wishing to score or settle a score.
Knowing that smiles live forever only if read,
I have and will go on reading your smile.

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Arvind Passey
20 April 2018
http://www.passey.info
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#FridayFeeling #Poetry #poem #lovepoem

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The Secret to Happiness Is 10 Specific Behaviors

Despite happiness being a primary human motivation, only one in three Americans say they’re very happy.
Several years ago in an interview with Conan O’Brien, Louis C. K. tells of flying on a newly equipped Wi-Fi airplane. He was amazed by the new technology. Until, during the flight, the Wi-Fi went down. Immediately, the man next to him became extremely upset. “As though the world owes this man something he only knew existed 10 seconds ago.”
Louis C. K. continues by describing people’s absurd frustrations with flying in general. People complain about it all the time “It was the worst day of my life! It took 20 minutes to board! We had to sit on the runway for 40 minutes!”
We hear complaints like these all the time. As if we’ve forgotten how incredible it is that humans can fly at all.
How are we so quick to take for granted the remarkable things going on in life?
Why is it so easy to complain?
Why do we focus on the negative?
Everything is amazing and nobody is happy.
However, happiness can easily be achieved even without the brilliant advances in the world.
Rather than being reactive to what’s going on around us, happy people take control of their lives and emotions. If you are unhappy with your life, who or what else can you blame than yourself? And if you can blame someone or something else, how is blame going to make your life any better?
Bad stuff happens to everyone. But life isn’t about what happens to you. It’s about how you proactively respond.
The following 10 behaviors, if applied, will change your life. Let me be clear, if you do these things, you will be an incredibly happy person.


1. Let Go Of The Need For Specific Outcomes
Not everything in life goes exactly how we plan. There are setbacks. Stuff happens. We mess up. Over-obsessing and basing happiness on specific outcomes leads to misery. Jeremy Piven, the famous actor, was recently interviewed by Success Magazine. During the interview, he mentioned that, as an actor, the only way to work is to go out and audition for specific roles.The challenge most actors/actresses face is that they get in their own way. It doesn’t matter how much homework they’ve done. If they’re too tied to a specific result, they can’t be present in the moment. They can’t truly perform their art. They come off as desperate. They get in their own way. Their performance isn’t what it could have been.Jeremy said that when he quit worrying about a specific result, he was able to be present during his auditions. He was able to be completely who he wanted to be. He wasn’t trying to be what he thought others wanted him to be. He performed his art.If he didn’t get the gig, either they didn’t get it or it just wasn’t the right fit. So he moves on to the next. In this way, he’s able to get the jobs he’s supposed to have. He’s not just trying to get anything he can get.
2. Define Your Own Success And Happiness
“Be everything to everybody and you’ll be nothing for yourself.” — John Rushton


No two human beings are the same. So why should we have one standard of success? Seeking society’s standard of success is an endless rat-race. There will always be someone better than you. You’ll never have the time to do everything.Instead, you recognize that every decision has opportunity cost. When you choose one thing, you simultaneously don’t choose several others. And that’s okay. Actually, it’s beautiful because we get to choose our ultimate ideal. We must define success, wealth, and happiness in our own terms because if we don’t, society will for us — and we will always fall short. We’ll always be left wanting. We’ll always be stuck comparing ourselves and competing with other people. Our lives will be an endless race for the next best thing. We’ll never experience contentment.
3. Commit 100 Percent To The Things That Make You Happy
“Many of us have convinced ourselves that we are able to break our own personal rules “just this once.” In our minds, we can justify these small choices. None of those things, when they first happen, feels like a life-changing decision. The marginal costs are almost always low. But each of those decisions can roll up into a much bigger picture, turning you into the kind of person you never wanted to be.” — Clayton Christensen
People are really good at self-sabotage. We consistently behave in ways that contradict our goals and ideals. This is incongruence. As Mahatma Gandhi has said, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” The smaller the gap between what you should do, and what you actually do — the happier you will be.
Hence, Clayton Christensen says 100 percent commitment is easier than 98 percent commitment. When you fully commit to something, the decision has been made. Consequently, regarding that thing, all future decisions have been made.
Unless you’re committed 100 percent, you will always be a victim to external circumstances. By relying on willpower, you’ll crumble more often than you think. Research has found that people over-inflate their own performance. Chances are, you probably think you’re doing better at your resolves than you really are.
But once you’re 100 percent committed, you no longer need to rely on willpower. Your decision has already been made regardless of the circumstances. Saying “No” to anything outside our highest ideals becomes extremely easy. This is living proactively rather than reactively.


4. Be Grateful For What You Already Have
“Both abundance and lack [of abundance] exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend … when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature, and personal pursuits that bring us [happiness] — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach


Happiness is as simple as gratitude. Psychological research has found that people who practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits:




Physical

Stronger immune systems, Less bothered by aches and pains, Lower blood pressure, Exercise more and take better care of their health, Sleep longer and feel more refreshed upon waking

Psychological
Higher levels of positive emotions, More alert, alive, and awake, More joy and pleasure, More optimism and happinessSocial

More helpful, generous, and compassionate, More forgiving, More outgoing, Feel less lonely and isolatedDespite these benefits, most people ungratefully focus on what they don’t have. As a culture, we have become wasteful and undisciplined consumers. The grass is always greener on the other side. A constant pursuit of having more of the newest and best.
How could you possibly find happiness when you relentlessly want more and never find properly appreciate what you have?
It’s time for you to learn how to be more grateful. Your happiness depends on it.


5. Say “I Love You” More

This may be strange, but if you tell your friends and family you love them, they’ll be blown away. I once knew a Polynesian missionary who told everyone he loved them. It was clear he was sincere.I asked him why he did it. What he told me changed my life. “When I tell people I love them, it not only changes them, but it changes me. Simply by saying the words, I feel more love for that person. I’ve been telling people all around me I love them. They feel treasured by me. Those who know me have come to expect it. When I forget to say it, they miss it.”Said author Harriet Beecher Stowe, “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”As my wife, Lauren, tells our children daily, “The secret to happiness is to make everyone around you happy.” By default, you will get the satisfaction of bringing joy to others and their positive energy will come back to you.

6. Have Hobbies Directed Toward Your Dreams

Most people’s hobbies are just hobbies. And that’s okay. It’s good to have an escape from reality. However, research has found that a person can experience leisure in anything. Your work can become your leisure — where it literally rejuvenates you.When I decided where I wanted my life to go, my life vision, I consciously chose hobbies that would best get me there. Some of these hobbies include exercise, reading, writing, journaling, having deep and meaningful conversations, and being in nature. These hobbies refresh and rejuvenate me while simultaneously pushing me toward my dreams.

7. Don’t Wait Til Tomorrow For What You Can Do Today
“When I was around thirteen and my brother ten, Father had promised to take us to the circus. But at lunchtime there was a phone call; some urgent business required his attention downtown. We braced ourselves for disappointment. Then we heard him say [into the phone], ‘No, I won’t be down. It’ll have to wait.’“When he came back to the table, Mother smiled. ‘The circus keeps coming back, you know,’ [she said.]“‘I know,’ said Father. ‘But childhood doesn’t.’” — Arthur GordonHappiness comes from embracing the now. Not letting those moments pass you by. Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism, tells of the story of missing his child being born to be at an “important meeting.” He thought the potential client would be impressed with his commitment to work. Instead, they saw his decision to miss such a monumental moment as a flaw in character. That moment was a turning point for Greg. In fact, it spurred him to change everything about his life. He now removes everything from his life that is not vital and essential.Nothing in life is permanent. Kids grow up. Friends move away. Our loved ones pass on from this life. Let’s live in the present and appreciate the most important things in our lives before it’s too late.

8. Do Something Every Day That Terrifies You
Happy people step out of their comfort zone. You can’t grow if you don’t challenge yourself. And growth is a requirement of happiness. If you’re not growing, you’re slowly decaying and dying.
Elevated risk makes you feel more alive and puts you in a state of flow — which is an optimal conscious state where you feel and perform at your highest level. You become completely absorbed in what you’re doing — pure presence.
When you do things way outside your comfort zone, you naturally raise your conscious level. When you do things that involve high risk, and high probability of failure, you are forced to think differently than you normally do. You are forced to be creative and innovative.
Sadly, most people play life small, safe, and easy. The goals they pursue are logical. There is little element of risk and little requirement for faith.
Consequently, you should take bigger risks in your life. Do things that make you feel alive and activate flow. Of course, with this will come more failures. But if you’re not failing, you’re not growing. Rather than experiencing apathy in life, you’ll experience more of a roller-coaster of emotions. We can never appreciate joy if we’ve never felt sorrow. The more pain and fear we feel, the more we can comprehend and appreciate joy and happiness.


9. Put “The Important” Before “The Urgent”
Stephen Covey says that most people spend their time on urgent but unimportant things. We wake up and immediately check our email. Thus, we put our lives on reactive, rather than proactive mode. After all, email is simply a database of other people’s agendas.
Instead, happy people always put the important stuff first. Not only important, but important and non-urgent. The important stuff includes exercise, reading good books, setting goals, writing in your journal, and spending time with those you love. None of these things are urgent. We could easily put these things off until tomorrow — which is ultimately never. The most happy and successful people in the world spend most of their time on the important.
One of my favorite non-urgent yet important things is my morning routine. I wake up several hours before I start my work day. I meditate and pray to put myself in a space of gratitude and abundance. Then I get my body moving with exercise or yard work. I eat healthy food, read my long-term goals, listen to uplifting content, and do at least one thing to move me toward my goals.


10. Forgo The Good To Pursue The Best
A lot of things in life are good, even great. That doesn’t mean we should do them. In Good to Great, Jim Collins says that once-in-a-lifetime opportunities come up every day. Most people take any great opportunity that comes their way, even if it’s not in alignment with their life vision. Consequently, most people’s lives are moving in a thousand different directions. They aren’t able to consciously move forward in a singular direction.
On the other hand, happy people say no to even amazing opportunities. They will not sacrifice freedom for security. They will not get derailed by distractions — even sexy and attractive distractions.
Very few things in life are best. You can only determine what’s best for you once you know where you want your life to go. Be careful not to continuously engage in good activities and miss the best ones.


Conclusion

Happy people live in the present. They don’t miss the moments that matter most. They are incredibly grateful for all they have. They focus their lives on the important and essential. They forgo the many good opportunities in order to focus on the few best ones.


This article was originally published at the:
Observer.

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