A place where there is no place for outlier,
Boundary which punishes her to desire.
What ought to be, decides her,
Such is the society that wants to confide her!
A rebel, non-compliant, she challenges those voices,
Explores, struggles, she makes her own choices.
They use their weapons to engulf her revolt,
Rules, shame, guilt & finally a bolt!
She walks with grace on the roads of Why’s and Why Not’s,
Towards dreams, aspirations, untying the binding knots!
Finding out that she has within herself all what she needs,
Beyond those cages, now she finally breathes!
Life is multifaceted. Development is sustainable only when it is holistic in nature.
But wait! What do we mean by the term ‘Holistic Development’? It means that we want to develop the whole person, including, the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual being. Holistic development recognizes that we co-create and evolve in all the aspects of our life.
Recently I happen to visit a spiritual expo, where I came across a tool called “Wheel of Life” that enables one to make an overall assessment of satisfaction in the significant areas of one’s life. This tool allows to take a visual snapshot of life as it exists in the present moment and makes us realize the areas which require further development.
THE EIGHT ELEMENTS EXERCISE
The Wheel of Life includes all major areas of life: career, money, health, friends & family, romance, personal growth, fun & recreation and physical environment. The exercise is to assign a rating from one to five for each of these areas. A score of one indicates low ratings is the one that needs your priority at present.
The recent modification in my Goal Book involved me setting us goals in line with the eight pillar of the “Wheel of Life” model. As an outcome, not only did I feel that I am focusing equally on all the critical aspects in my life, but also felt that I am developing the otherwise less-cared-for areas of life.
In order to choose the direction in our life, we need to know where we are standing at this moment of time. Wheel of Life tool gives us a whole picture of all the essential parameters for holistic development.
The rosy courtship stage broke its bubble,
We got married, and lo, started the adjustment trouble!
The tussle, the hustle and bustle and that melodrama,
Glimpsing back, I see a vivid panorama!
What I also see is, how we got back together in no time,
How you made my little heart go, ‘Young Lady, Rise and Shine!’
How I started enjoying the small stuff that brought you delight,
How easily you let go of things that gave me fright!
Your love and care for everyone is so true,
Kindness in your heart, a beautiful human being I have found in you!
I’m lucky that I have you as my mate;
It’s our anniversary; time to celebrate!
When I was young, my fondest wish was a dreamy fairy-tail,
Where they meet, and eternal love would prevail!
Although this imagery will only bring you laughter,
Our fairy-tail too shall end with “And they lived…Happily Ever After!”