कोशिशें जिंदगी की…🤞

जिंदगी बेलगाम होती गई, हम थामने की कोशिश करते रहे,

वो छटपटा कर छूटती रही, हम बांधने की कोशिश करते रहे,

वो टूट कर बिखर जाती रही, हम बचाने की कोशिश करते रहे,

वो उड़कर आसमा सजाती रही, हम छुपाने की कोशिश करते रहे,

वो उम्मीद हमसे लगाती रही, हम निभाने की कोशिश करते रहे,

जिंदगी यूँही गुजर जाती रही, हम लड़खड़ाने की कोशिश करते रहे,

वो नाराज होकर जाती रही, हम मनाने की कोशिश करते रहे,

वो बेइंतहा याद आती रही, हम भुलाने की कोशिश करते रहे,

वो लौट कर वापस आती रही, हम भगाने की कोशिश करते रहे,

वो थामे रही फिर भी हमें, हम छुड़ाने की कोशिश करते रहे,

हम नाकामियों में उलझे रहे, वो सुलझाने की कोशिश करने लगी,

हम अंधेरे में खुद को बुझाते रहे, वो जलाने की कोशिश करने लगी,

हम उससे शिकायत करते रहे, वो मुस्कराने की कोशिश करने लगी,

हम कोशिशों से जब हारने लगे, वो जिताने की कोशिश करने लगी,

कोशिशों की हिम्मत फिर जागने लगी, जिन्दगी मेरे आगे नाचने लगी,

जीने का मकसद देते हुए, वो मंजिलों की ऊंचाई नापने लगी,

वो दिखाती रही रास्ते हमें, हम चलते जाने की कोशिश करते रहे,

वो थकाती रही हमें उम्र भर, हम न जाने क्या कोशिश करते रहे,

ऐ जिंदगी शुक्रिया तेरा, तू कोशिशों का एक बड़ा गुलशिताॅ जो बनी,

मेरे होने का इतना सुकून मुझको है, इन कोशिशों की एक दास्ताँ तो बनी,

©सरिकात्रिपाठी

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पढ़ने के लिए शुक्रिया…!!

पढ़ते रहिए, प्रसन्न रहिए..!!

CH 13 (UN)HAPPINESS AND VICTIMHOOD

Some of us appear to be always unhappy. Even when they achieve something significant, they are still unhappy about something else. It is more habitual unhappiness then real. They use the tool of victimhood to keep themselves always unhappy and at the centre of everyone’s pity. They believe and act as if the whole world is against them, fate is against them, God is against them and that everyone else is much more fortunate then they are. While at the start, such behaviour tends to attract sympathy from the near ones and even strangers. However, over time it can cause people to wear out and start avoiding the whining person, who constantly fail to sympathise with anyone else.

I do not believe that such behaviour is on purpose and that someone wants to remain constantly unhappy. This is more to do with a lack of self-confidence and self-appreciation. Their natural instinct is to demean their own achievements mostly by comparing to someone doing better, without any intention to doing better themselves.

“It is important to assess our own behaviour if we find people distancing from us.

There is another breed of people who tend to use victimhood as a means to manipulate people and extract gains that they never deserve. They extract sympathy out of their fabricated misfortune and dupe unwilling good souls in providing undue favours. These people are borderline criminals against happiness in any healthy society. Much like a rotten vegetable in a bag of healthy vegetables, which if not isolated in time make all others rot along. Again such behaviour doesn’t last long but leaves a trail of unhappy people who come to realise that they were cheated, and probably decided to never help another soul.

“What hurts more than any misfortune, is when someone cheated you and you couldn’t realise it on time.”

In my life, I have come across both these breeds, and I found two things that are common in both. One they are unhappy and second that they extract your happiness and leave you unpleasant. While one does it, unknowingly and second do it purposely.

If after reading this you find yourself as one of this category, please re-evaluate your thoughts and decide better for your happiness and of those around you. If you find yourself in the company of the first kind, try to rationalize with them, and if you must, help in measures you won’t have to regret. If you find yourself in the company of the second kind, well just leave immediately.

©sarikatripathi

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Stay happy, stay conscious.. !!

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Ch 14

यादें कुछ भूली भूली सी..

हो रहा सही , सो रहा अभी,
जो कहा नहीं, सो रहा नहीं,
है वो जगह कहाँ , जाना जहाँ,
वो था कब, जब में भी था वहाँ,
आँखों में स्वप्न अधूरे हैं,
कहने को शब्द न पूरे हैं ,
यादें कुछ भूली भूली सी,
बातें कुछ हैं गोधूलि सी,
कुछ खींच रहा मेरे भीतर,
किस तरह में वहाँ जाऊ पर?
मन को अपने समझाता हूँ,
फिर भी क्यों उधर ही जाता हूँ,
जीवन में आगे बढ़ने को,
किसी और की जंग को लड़ने को,
छोड़ा मैंने जो घर था अपना,
अब लगता है भूला सा सपना,
जो याद बहुत तो आता है,
पर अब उससे कोई न नाता है,
जीवन की राहो में आगे,
एक अंधी दौड़ में थे भागे,
अब जब, सब कर, घर ही बसाना था,
तो फिर छोड़ा ही क्यों वो आसियाना था ?
हो कोई अगर तेरे घर पर,
दे ध्यान अभी इस अवसर पर,
यादें वो न भूली भूली हों,
सूनी न सब गोधूलि हों,
इस कारण जाते रहना है,
घर अपने आते रहना है,

©sarikatripathi
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CH 11 Health for Happiness

Weak health impairs the ability to live fully and enjoy anything. It also takes away the flavours of the world, including taste from the food, adventure from travel and other pleasures. When we are not feeling healthy, any achievement at work or personal life, how so big, it seems less relevant, compared to when we are happy and healthy.

Therefore health is always more important than the wealth of any other kind.

Our health becomes vulnerable naturally as we grow older, but it becomes weak only by our neglect. We try to blame our genes and in turn our parents for most of the weaknesses in our body. However, the biggest weakness is actually laziness that no one inherits. Bad health is not only about the elevated sugar and BP levels, but it’s also the anxiety and sadness. Lately, mental health has been recognised as important as physical health.

The biggest weakness is actually laziness that no one inherits.

In the world of hustle and stress maintaining either physical and mental health is a challenge. It is in-fact a thriving business line in which professional (read as commercial) solution providers are now making huge profits at the expense of our laziness. We don’t tend to exercise unless we have huge guilt of paying enough money for it, while the same results could be achieved by self-motivation with much less money.

Out of my personal experience in the last few months, where I had been diagnosed with something I had to get surgically removed. I had to get hospitalized, undergo surgery and a lot of mental trauma before it. Even the recovery period have been both mentally and physically challenging. While I don’t want to get into medical details of it, I want to emphasise that how I willingly transformed my eating habits with self-restraint and put those extra efforts in preparing the ‘healthy’ snacks when it became medically required by the sign of a doctor. Although I had always known the benefits of the same food and eating habits but never seriously put them in my routine.

I also want to add that although the ‘healthy’ food items are on the costly side of the grocery budget, I have saved more by avoiding outside food. I am waiting to gain enough strength to be able to exercise more regularly to avoid any such situation in future, and I hope to remain motivated this time.

Same as time, health is a commodity we can’t measure, yet we are spending it every day, not always for fruitful purposes. But unlike time with little efforts, we can preserve and also reserve the health to enjoy life in a much more fulfilling way. Most important to recognise that health can be lost in irreparable ways, so preserving health is not something we can postpone until a medical situation arises.

Preserving health is not something we can postpone until a medical situation arises.

Needless to say, a healthy person is much happier in the same situations than an unhealthy person. So for happiness to remain in our lives we need to heed to our health.

©sarikatripathi

Stay Healthy and Stay Happy… !!
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कृतिम जीवन #digitallife

कृतिम व्यस्तता से जीवन के खालीपन को भर रहे,

जीवन की दौड़ के नाम पर जीवन को नष्ट कर रहे,

शरीर बाहर से पुष्ट हैं और मस्तिष्क रोगी हो रहे,

देखने में प्रसन्नचित्त और अंदर ही अंदर रो रहे,

कृतिम जीवन के प्रचलन से, मानव यथार्थ से दूर है,

निरर्थक आस्तित्व है पर खुशियों का प्रचार भरपूर है,

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Enjoy life in real world..

Happy Reading …

Stay healthy ..!!

प्रभात चाल.. (morning walk)

सेहत ने साथ देने की सर्त रख दी,
डाइट के ऊपर कसरत की पर्त रख दी,
शुरुआत के लिए प्रभात चाल को आजमाया
और जूतों पर पार्क की गर्त रख दी,

चलने से अधिक जागने का पराक्रम,
और दिनचर्या में सजाने का उपक्रम,
शुरुआत कर लेने से ज्यादा मुश्किल,
बनाये रखना रोज का यह क्रम,

सुन्दर नज़ारे, सुहावन मौसम,
प्रभात के कई रूप अनुपम,
सूरज की पहली किरणों की गर्माहट,
आती पेड़ो से छन छन,

एक घंटे का निवेश सुबह में,
सारे दिन को करे ऊर्जित,
खुशी रहे मन में बस यूँही,
जैसे कुछ कर लिया हो अर्जित,

पर आलस भी हार नहीं माने,
रोज ही लाता नये बहाने,
ठंड कभी तो नींद कभी,
कभी बस यूँही मन भरमाने,

पर सेहत की भी जिद है,
बिना परिश्रम हाथ न देगी,
प्रभात चाल की यह प्रक्रिया,
बंद करी तो साथ न देगी.

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Happy Walking

Stay healthy, stay happy.. !!

चिंता से मेरी लड़ाई है … #stress

हैं कष्ट सभी के जीवन में,

पर सच से बहुत बड़ी है चिंता,

संभल को दो शब्द भी मुश्किल,

सौ किस्से लिए खड़ी है चिंता,

हो गृह जीवन या कर्मक्षेत्र ,

हर ओर ही चिंता छाई है,

अपने खुश जीवन की खातिर,

अब चिंता से मेरी लड़ाई है,

मन है, मेरा मनोबल है ,

जीवन की इच्छा सारी है,

कमजोर कर रही भीतर से,

ये चिंता सब पर भारी है,

है बुद्धि और ज्ञान भी है,

ये मेरे तीर कमान भी हैं ,

पर बंधक है भाबुक मन,

और चिंता से संग्राम भी है,

मेरे विरुद्ध चलती है रण में,

है सोच मेरी चिंता के दल में,

थका रही मस्तिष्क को मेरे,

डुबा डुबा चिंता के जल में,

ग्रहयुद्ध सा चलता है अंदर,

मन नहीं मस्तिष्क के वस में,

सही गलत का भेद हो रहा,

धुंधला अब इस असमंजस में,

ले बचा कोई मुझको मुझसे,

दे दिखा मार्ग सुख शांति का,

साधन हो योग शास्त्र जैसा,

करे नष्ट अंधेरा भ्रान्ति का,

हो उपाय समस्या के अनुसार ही,

अनावश्यक चिंतन कम करना है,

सरल जीवन में सुख लाने को,

चिंता का दमन करना है,

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More strength to all the stressed.. 🤝

De-stress and stay healthy… !!!

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खुशियों के टुकड़े..🥳

टुकड़ो में मिलती खुशियाँ, ध्यान ना दो तोनहीं दिखतीं,

टुकड़े यही जोड़ लेते तो खुशियों की चादर बिछतीं,

छोटे छोटे गमों को जोड़ के उदासी तो बना लेते हैं,

छोटी छोटी खुशियों से फिर क्यों ना नई हसीं खिलतीं,

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Keep happy, Keep smiling.. !!

रोजाना (cont. )

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वही चाहना वही बहाना, रोजाना,
वही रुलाना वही मनाना रोजाना,
थक कर सब छोड़ अकेले चल देना,
फिर लौट के प्यार सजाना रोजाना,

वही दर्द और वही दवाई रोजाना,
वही उद्यम और वही थकाइ रोजाना,
श्रम भर बेतन पाने की खातिर,
सेहत की फिर वही रुसवाई रोजाना,

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रोजाना (1st set)

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Stay in love, stay healthy .. !!

CH 10 Happiness Around Painful Relationship

Some relations we get by birth and more we choose from what we get on the way in life. Relationships are supposed to add flavour to life, a sense of support and belongingness comes along. It can be friendship, love or simple acquaintances, all play their roles, that can make or ruin the day. The intensity of pain or happiness is dependent on the attachment with the related person.

‘Bad choice of relationship in life is like the extra salt in an otherwise perfect dish. It can ruin the taste so bad, we feel, it was better when there was no salt at all.’

All relationships need efforts from both sides to sustain. We need to identify first if a relationship is worth fighting for or its for best to let go and move on. Doing so may be more complex then it may sound. But the painful relations, also popularly known as “toxic relations”, are usually un-repairable as they involve some kind of exploitation of one person by the other. It may be financial, political, social, or emotional exploitation where one person gains out of another person’s pain. Such relations are like infections, which can be fatal if not treated and removed.

It is not only the relationship in itself but also the social implications that come with it, that makes it complicated to resolve the issues. Even if breaking such relation may cause discomfort, one needs to focus on long term happiness benefits.

A simple trick I use to test the worth of any relationship is to imagine the loss that other person will feel if I am not around. ‘If he/she doesn’t care if you die(leave), he/she is not worth not dying for’. Turns out, it’s more simple then we thought.

‘when someone doesn’t care if you die, he/she is not worth not dying for’

While the relationships are meant to be mutual and that needs you to contribute your share with honesty and dedication. Its crucial not to loose sight of your happiness over the responsibility of sustaining the relationship. If you continuously find yourself unhappy then some change is required in any relationship. Change may not be drastic or negative always, but just something new or different to freshen up the relations and create scope for mutual happiness.

Blood relations and family ties are something that can not be changed or replaced. When such relations are painful they are in fact too painful. There is only a option to distance from this pain to be able to focus on one’s own happiness. If someone or even everyone call you selfish for that, be selfish … !!

Most important step in the journey towards sustainable happiness is to forgive and not forget who have hurt you.

Stay happy, stay selfish.. !!

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