What made you what you are today?

I failed to notice the dark clouds which were all storming towards me. While I was busy celebrating the light, suddenly the smoke was everywhere making it difficult for me to breathe.

No there weren’t any stars visible in the dark which those inspirational quotes claim about. An unwanted and unexpected moment not willing to pass at all. I was confused.

I asked myself that were my eyes even open because I couldn’t see anything. Though I could feel something surrounding me with all the bad vibes.

I could hear it cursing with a promise that it won’t leave me for a long time now. And will stay and make things difficult for me everyday for many more days ahead.

But right when I was about to give up I reflected upon myself & my journey so far. I realised that I have always been moulded by those who built me as well as the ones who have broken me. These days shall pass too. And it will again mould me into something new.

So what made you what you are today?

The kingdom of isolation | Khati 

It’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small. And the fears that once controlled me can’t get to me at all!

My trek toward Khati, which is considered one among the backward and lastly inhabited villages in the lap of Himalayas was not an ordinary trip.

After reading my previous articles you must have received an idea about the kind of work I’m into. At present I’m located in the remote location of Uttarakhand, India. Working under a Rural Development Program I’m also trying to explore the culture and beliefs of people. I had to visit Government Primary School of Khati for an intervention with the children there, merely a creative activity. To know more about the same or suggest ideas for making my interventions better please comment below with the contact details. 

This was an opportunity that I received because I and my two co-fellows were supposed to be interviewed for a documentary by our donor organization.

I will soon elaborate my experience here. Have a happy reading & writing. Take care! 🌻

Vipassana Retreat : Power of isolation. 

With my first Vipassana retreat I tasted silence and solitude. Several months before I moved from Mumbai to Uttarakhand to find some peace. To escape the regular life and contribute in the rural community. While I worked between the cold & misty mountains I decided to travel to Jaipur for a Vipassana course. Not only for meditation but in search of some answers to my misery. And look where I found the key, within myself. 
Dhamma Thali Vipassana Centre demands us to remain silent for 10 days, without talking to anybody one must meditate the whole day, eat plain food & isolate itself deeply. 

Being a proportionate explorer I could see myself getting down in life after seeing the mess in myself. 

It wasn’t that easy because just like some, I am a complicated person with tangled cycle of thoughts. I have always been writing stories and verses to entangle my own miseries. But here I learned to accept the same without giving any feeling or any label of craving or aversion. 

Yes! I felt like running away the very next day. The first few days was a jail experience. If I knew I could then I would have surely left the place. 

I had several people around me who followed the course rules of not even passing gestures to each other. Disconnecting myself from everyone and technology was not difficult but being unable to share the outbreak made me feel weak. Who knew it was making me strong. I kept smiling because I wanted the same to reflect between the people in the same journey. And started stitching stories inside my mind. 

Unfolding some tales turned unnecessary. The baggage of this untold experiences ain’t heavy either. 

Letting go of many unwholesome beliefs and habits that had set boundaries, one becomes aware of the body and the mind. Mostly the interaction between the two. Because we are usually busy distracting ourselves so we can’t see or readily face some difficult truths about life and death, joy and suffering, karma and chaos etc. 

This will change – This is what I learned, experienced & will follow that nothing is permanent. And also that I am not going to perform any good only for others to think I’m good. But for myself to feel good. 

The experience is different for everyone. Some take a dive into deep peace, some barely are able to get the hang of it. But this course isn’t demanding. It believes in giving to all those who can accept. I did and I’m happy. I suggest you all the same. 

The best stories will be curated when you will have no pen or paper on you.  
Have a happy reading & meditation. 🌻

It was a shooting star! 🌠

Little Maroon Riding Hood 🌻

It just happened a night before while I left from the boys hostel to reach my hostel. 

This Mumbai-City-Partner of mine planned to drop me. On our way toward his bike I stopped to stare at the sky. I was dazzled with the constellation right when he was about to share the same feeling. 
So I explained him about my lucky stars, three that are vertically aligned and 4 that are misplaced into a triangle. 

Any wish that you make when these sets are visible together will come true and after telling this to him we paused to make a wish.
As soon as we opened our eyes and he spoke about a set of bear structured stars we saw something crazy. 

YES! A shooting star. ( I know this ain’t my first time but still a moment of Yay! )
It’s always fun with you buddy. ( This image is from our trip for baseline test in the government schools ) 

#tfu__ #talesforeveruntold #fellowshipdiaries #himalayas 

When I began to adopt some schools in a heavenly place. 

Imagine having a classroom located at the top of the hill for some time. Having a window that distracts you with those green but misty mountains. The soft and cold breeze that chills you with those ice-creamy skies. 

What if I say I’m working with such schools

The children of this community provide me an atmosphere which is family oriented. They make you feel like you are an angel and that’s the biggest encouragement to take in all the efforts to do something for them. 

It wasn’t that easy when I actually began this journey. Being a girl I had to be sure about my safety in these remote areas. But when you start taking small steps and start trusting families from these locations you get encouraged to explore more. And when you go through some homesickness, challenges and still find a sense of happiness you would want to explore more and this is what happened to me. 

As I and my team are under a District Transformation Program, we need to work with the Head masters of these government schools and build leadership within them. Our aim is students development. So that they achieve immense knowledge that they deserve. 

My trek toward these schools has been difficult. Every school is mostly situated on the top of the Kumaon Hills. Even though Pahadi people are used to it, when people like me come from Metro Cities like mine, happen to exhaust and tremble a lot. 

There have been days when I had no means of transport and I had to walk back for 16kms daily. Apart from this climbing my way to different schools was spraining. Eventually the best part was to never give up. I have felt the sense of inner achievement on every visit of mine to school. 

As I have performed various teaching patterns and introduced these children with the bigger world, I am planning to help them with career guidance and a healthy friendship. 

( My 2nd week experience page ) :

Today was one such day where I visited these students at Banshe P.S and I wish to be assigned for this school. All I wish to do is while the students are living between the skies, taking all the efforts to let them reach great heights as well. This fellowship is blessing our team with so many buddy-relations with these kids which we are never going to forget. 

Oh yeah this is just the beginning. 

( Below are the images to my 4 months of various School Activities ) 

#fellowship #schoolvisit #individualexperience #goodcause #ngo #foundation #ruralschool #transforming #uttarakhand #kapkot #bageshwar #teaching #blessed

We must survive but happily.

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Problems are part of our lives. We invite some and few occur uninvited. They seem to be out of control sometimes and how others remark our issues bluntly makes us go mad. They advice us to relax and take it easy and when they go through the same they are simply living our trauma too.
Another human tendancy after all!

I think my problems are always bigger then the others. And every other human thinks the same.

But what I really want to suggest here is getting at our hyper mode won’t really change the situation. The situation is going to remain the same and will change either for good or bad. All we should do is not let it impact our lives in a negative way.

Why? Because unless we keep ourselves content with what we have, our mind won’t possess the stability to deal with what is happening. Try to get involved in something else till the phase disappears. Eventually we are still going to have what was supposed to happen. One shouldn’t drown themselves in their grievances so much that they keep their lives aside.

(I’m going through a similar phase, it is difficult I understand. But trust me I’m doing and feeling better then what I used to before)

All you have to do is survive, but happily instead.

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Have a happy reading & writing 🙂

Thinking about getting back to your ex ?

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Soumili’s tale tried narrating us about this girl, who comes across her ex boyfriend after several years and finds him totally different, good and improved. She feels good knowing that today he is a better person. So she refers him to her mother as a new guy with a sigh of relief.

We come across such situations very rarely because we know many people never change. It’s rare that a person will try to improve their character for someone else.

We must not expect anyone to stop betraying, cheating, fooling or playing around if that’s what they have been enjoying.

Need an example ?

Don’t you enjoy icecreams? So what if having too much ice cream can cause you problem, you have money and enough time so you’ll enjoy right? Similarly there are people who prefer taking pleasures even if they have to hurt someone else.

It is important for us to understand that the reason why they have been living this character is only because they are enjoying that very state.

The character of some people will always remain unpredictable so why must you deal with it? Few might come back to your life and make you feel they have changed, well and good if they have. But what if they are still the same deep within?
They must have convinced you or your heart must have felt that this time you can trust them. The only thing you must do is forgive them and move on instead of getting back.

Please don’t forget why at the first place you were seperated.

If you ever feel somebody has changed for good, wish them good luck, leave and lead towards exploring the other good things in your life. Like I have always suggested, you can live without. Be your own hero okay!

And if you still feel the one needs to be given a chance, go ahead but this time be careful.

Have a happy reading 🙂

Hey Writers of Instagram, we so need to Collab!

• So how about you sending us your amateur microtales and we editing the best concepts that come our way?

(towards the link in my bio on instagram to submit)

Sleep talking secrets!

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People can hardly pretend or lie in their sleep. Often the habit of sleep talking reveals the underlying truth of a person’s life. It discloses many interesting facts which are either sweet or bitterly sour.

The best part about someone sleep talking next to you is an easy understanding about what the person feels for you. Or how deeply a person feels about something.
Though the saddest part is coming across those facts which are not going to help you and also affect your emotions, diversely.

Have you ever heard anybody sleep talking? I know it is difficult to understand what the person is murmuring. Sleep talking is connected to what a person does throughout the day and where their mind was largely occupied into.

Here are some examples :

These people usually tend to extend the incomplete conversations of the day. Whatever they were involved into, their imaginary process repeats the same in their mind while they are asleep.
In such cases the person would only speak those things which they must have not spoken while awake.

Sometimes they reveal hidden truths upon asking as well. Try this if you want to involve some fun but I would suggest you to be careful if you are not good at accepting and handling truths.

There is a certainty of a person waking up to your questions immediately or upon them responding to your questions unknowingly too. That is an effective signal. A person will wake up with a sudden reaction only when they are aware that they don’t have to reveal certain things before you, either good or bad. They panic or pretend to not have understood what you asked, if they wake up after answering you something that you must have found weird. There lies the secret. It could be anything, a surprise planned for you, their personal issues, their plans etc.

If the person happens to be your partner, the sleep talks are either cheat-talks or love-talks. 

Don’t believe me? Try it on your family members, friends or partner.
It could be fun but be careful.

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Have a happy reading & writing.

Stuck in resemblance?

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How often do we come across someone who reminds us about our past?

And if with time we happen to get attached to the person, it would be unjust to consider points of resemblance from the past.

Love never depends upon how resembling the person is with your past but how natural, meaningful and new state it brings along for your life.

Why do we compare? Why do we still hold on to our past when we have someone more worthy to preserve?

Being stuck in the past can never be titled as love for someone new. Move on for real or don’t at all.

Love the one for who they are and for what they are getting along, a new beginning.

Have a happy reading! Take care 🙂

Read humans too!

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I chose reading because imagining is fun. Every word carved within those respective papers is more defining that any movie. I get an opportunity to live someone else’s life mentally and the experience is everlasting.

Let’s get back to my microtale above.
Would I be rightful to anybody’s feelings, if I am not willing to understand or reciprocate ?

No! Because it’s just like carrying a big fat novel to read without any attemp or intension to read. 
I am not discussing mind-reading here,  but largely about reciprocating to someone’s feelings or expectations willing.

Why? Because all this while you were reading a book and a story that belongs to someone else. Life gives you opportunity to read a person who belongs to you. You can bring about necessary changes to it, no you can’t erase anything but begin a new chapter any moment.

While you read books, read humans too.

Have a happy reading! Take care 🙂