A Working Woman’s Dilemma

‘A Working Woman’s Dilemma’

It’s 8.30am
The maid has not arrived.
The breakfast is not ready,
And I have tiffins to fill.
The laundry heap increases,
The groceries need refill.
The elder one has homework,
The younger one’s still sleeping.
There’s no egg in the fridge,
The milk just spills over.
I have a conference today,
My blouse needs ironing.
There’s a workshop in the school,

I don’t know how to manage.

My mother in law is here To ask medicines for backache.
A call from the bathroom  “I’ve forgotten the towel ”
The cat mews, the birds chirp, The plants need watering.

The phone beeps To remind me of a pleural tap.
The receptionist calls,  Full appointments overall.

My shoulders aches – I have no one to tell.
My eyes are heavy With last night’s on call.

I don’t remember the last time I had been to the parlor.
My nails are brittle, My hair needs a color.

My clothes have lost the sheen; I need a wardrobe makeover.

But before that I’ve to pick up – The toys that are scattered.

I think it was last year – When I spoke to my sister.

Can’t recollect the moment – When I chatted with my mother.

I’m no feminist, I’m no atheist

I know not what I’m  More than a housekeeper, a mother and a doctor.
I may be an orator, A painter, an artist, A singer, a poetess, A traveller, a cyclist, A writer, a musician, A craftsman, philanthropist.

The last time I tried To find out my ability, My child scored badly

And you know what followed exactly.

So next time she got a gold medal, They praised her father’s genes.

I remembered my trophies Which no one had seen.

I know not what my daughter Will do after growing up.
But I’m sure these responsibilities Will never stop to follow her.

Marriages are made in heaven; Love is a fairly tale.

I’m sure every working woman Has a different story to tell.

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So, whenever you look At a house that’s tidy,
A child who is happy, Intelligent and healthy,

Remember, it’s the woman behind Who sacrificed her sleep, her degrees, her passion, her ambitions and needs.

Give her a pat, a word of praise, a ear to listen, a helping hand.

It’s always a woman who makes the house a home.
But it’s everyone’s duty To make her feel at home.

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Devotee

Be simple and sincere.

Idol-Worship

It is sheer waste of money to burden the pictures and idols in the shrines and altars of your homes with a weight of garlands, and to parade costly utensils, vessels and offerings, to show off your devotion. This is deception; it demeans Divinity, imputing to it the desire for pomp and publicity.

To shower grace, I ask only for purity of heart.

Do not calculate distance between you and Me; do not interpose the formalities of the Guru-Sishya (preceptor-disciple) relationship, or even the altitudinal distinctions of the God-Devotee relationship, between you and Me.

I am neither Guru nor God; I am You; You are I – this is the Truth. There is no distinction. That which appears so is the delusion.

You are waves; I am the ocean.

Know this and be free, and lead a divine life !

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— Adapted from a Satya Sai Baba discourse

Fanatic…

Vivekananda Quote :  

We must first know how to work without attachment, then we will not become fanatics.

When we know that this world is like a dog’s curly tail and will never get straightened, we shall not become fanatics.

If there were no fanaticism in the world, it would make much more progress than it does now.

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A Fanatic person is an enthusiast, zealot, bigot, hothead, militant – a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, especially for an extreme religious or political cause

Fanatic, zealot, militant, devotee refer to persons showing more than ordinary support for, adherence to, or interest in a cause, point of view, or activity. … Fanatic further implies unbalanced or obsessive behavior: a wild-eyed fanatic.

What is FanaticismSigns to Consider. Fanaticism, is an irrational and irregular excessive belief on something. It involves uncritical and unreasonable zeal, faith and enthusiasm particularly with religion, cult, pop culture benchmark set in the field of music, entertainment, politics or even with “only” one person.

An example of fanaticism is following a set of rules even to the extent of killing other individuals.

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Important information to parents….

Pain6 Warning message to parents :

A mother killed her 4 children, accidentally.
The children refused to drink cough syrup. So she mixed the syrup in milk. The children
Went to sleep after drinking the milk and never got up.
After examining the clinical trials, all 4 of them were found dead in the bed, The mixture of cough syrup and milk proved to be poisonous.
The mother said that she killed the children with her own hand. she is now Psychologically disturbed.

Avoid drinking medicine in the milk… Not only cough syrup , Do not drink any chemical additives in milk  –  It will become poisonous !!

Please take care.

Prevention is better than cure.

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Mother’s Love

There is no love greater than mother’s love in this world. It is imbued with immense power. But such a sacred principle of mother’s love is being neglected today. Mothers are being treated like servants.

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When parents grow old, they should be looked after with love and care. Instead they are being sent to old age homes.

One who ill-treats his parents is bound to suffer a similar fate at the hands of his children.

As is the feeling, so is the result (Yad bhavam tad bhavati). Whatever actions you do, they will come back to you as reaction, reflection and resound.

Love your mother. Then you will be loved by all.

mother is a selfless, loving human who must sacrifice many of their wants and needs for the wants and needs of their children. A mother works hard to make sure their child is equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to make it as a competent human being.

As is the seed, so is the sapling. Hence, first and foremost,  you must develop sacred and selfless love. Be careful to not to taint your love with selfishness and self-interest.

When everyone around us shares pure love with each other, the whole world will be filled with happiness, peace and joy.

Adapted from a Satya Sai Baba discourse

Reflections of a Tired Woman…

#reflections #looking back #relationshipgoals #Love

A good woman doesn’t leave the man she loves for another man; she leaves only because she is unhappy, and she feels as if leaving is the only option left with her…

She’s tired of trying to talk about things with a man who refuses to listen. She’s tired of being ignored and treated like as if her feelings don’t matter… She’s tired.” …👧

Do yourself a favor and learn how to walk away. When a connection starts to fade, learn how to let it go. When a person starts to mistreat you, learn how to move on to something and someone better. ..

Don’t waste your energy trying to force something that isn’t meant to be, because the truth is…for every one person who doesn’t value you – there are tons more waiting to love you better!

Divine Power

Think of a car…

A car has some lights.

There are bulbs in the lights.

Because of the bulb, you get the light.

Does the bulb give the light?

NO !!

It is the electric power that goes through the bulb and gives light.

We also hear the horn.

The horn cannot work by itself.

The horn gives the sound on the basis of the electric power.

The tyres are moving, but they cannot move by themselves. It is the power of the engine that moves the tyres.

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The Human body is like a car.

The eyes are the bulbs, and our mouth is like the horn.

The legs are the tyres, and the mind is the engine.

The intellect is the switch.

Divine power is the current.

Without divine power, the body cannot move.

Divine power is the most important thing.,  while body, mind, senses, and intellect are only  instruments.

-Adapted from a  Satya Sai Baba discourse….