Posted in Mondays

Mondays – I wish I had…..#10

“listened more attentively”

Each morning I make a conscious effort to listen to one of the Sikh prayers, the Japji Sahib, which was composed by the founder of Sikhism, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Aside from the calm I feel after listening to it, I am on the journey to understand it so that I may benefit how it can improve my personal development in life. But recently I feel while I am listening to the words being spoken, I don’t think I am actually listening to what is being said. The ability to be a good listener is a skill not everyone possess but with careful craft and dedication, it can be mastered. If you can truly listen in the purest sense then it will help process and articulate the information, and then enrol what we have learnt into our lives to better develop ourselves. From a personal perspective, there is much room for improvement on my own listening skills. I need re-engage with my listening ability and maybe I can absorb what is being said.

Do share your listening tips.

Posted in Personal Observations, Quote

Pause for Friday thought

Ask them not what they are like in public. But more so when no one is watching.

Posted in Personal Observations

Be A Good Gardener of Life

Life is like a garden,

And you the gardener,

Careful what you plant,

For you reap what you sow.

It’s been a while….so the first few lines that popped into my head.
Featured image from CBN.com

Posted in Drawing, Personal Observations

Being Arty -My Very Own Salvador Dali

I like to draw from time to time and always enjoyed art at school (albeit I wasn’t great at it). So regardless of the fact that we are all locked in and trying to keep ourselves occupied, we enjoyed this activity a long time before.

I’m fond of Salvador (Dali)

In 1999 (tender age of 20 something) I spent the final year at University hanging out with an art student. I was studying computing but wanted a break from 24/7 techie talk.  I attended art exhibitions for a mindset change, hosted by students, and made a new friend.  This friend of mine was a big fan of works by Salvador Dali.  Long story short, over the course of the year I too became a fan of his work.  I kept rabbiting on about it at home, so for my next birthday I got a re-print of one of Dali’s master pieces (I wouldn’t have said no to an original).  Continue reading “Being Arty -My Very Own Salvador Dali”