Friday, 30 May 2014

Empty Bowl



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"Empty bowl" that is what I am. I thought that I was full. God had given me every thing in life.Good parents, loving husband, adorable kids and solid friends. My life was like a tag line in an advertisement "neighbors envy,owners pride." All these things which I claimed to be mine was a mirage. Parents passed away, kids flew out of the nest and husband's love had vanished like a vapor. The so called friends having their own life had little time for me. Introspection process started inside me. I had filled my bowl to the brim. Some needed and many not needed. Inflated ego and pride had taken over me. I failed to appreciate the beauty of life. Forgot to enjoy simple little things. I was glad about my introspection. It made me realize what my true nature is! Deep inside I am an empty bowl filled with pure love and happiness. 

Silence echoing in the valley
calls my heart 
listening as the question answers itself





20 comments:

  1. I think to be an empty bowl would be a good way to approach life.. to accept impressions and accept what life has to give us.. With a full bowl one miss everything new, and you can only loose what's in the bowl--- a lovely haibun...

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  2. Thanks a lot Bjorn..because of this prompt i learnt something new....:)

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  3. I like this - a lot.
    I would like to think of myself as that empty bowl.
    Anna :o]

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  4. nice...i like the thought of being and empty bowl...to be filled...but then as well to be poured out to touch another....that you got this realization///wake up...is very cool

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    1. Thank You Brian..I am working on it...

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  5. We do need this kind of introspection every now and again, to make sure our life is want we think it is and what we want it to be.

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  6. Arathi, beautiful spiritual reflections with the perfect haiku to make a point.

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  7. A beautiful realisation, beautifully expressed. Lovely lune to finish.

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  8. A lovely introspection ~ Sometimes we need those crude awakenings to realize the simple joys of life ~

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    1. Yes..it helps us to understand the big picture of life..Thanks:)

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  9. Wow...this is profound and wise...so sad and yet, truly happy. Thank you for this.

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  10. Empty bowls can be filled time and again...:) Nice Arathi.

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  11. Yes and we can always choose to fill it or leave it empty:)

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  12. I really like your haiku and I like the idea of being filled with love and happiness. I also like thinking of the empty bowl being filled, then emptied and shared with others, only to be refilled. Lovely, Arathi.

    janet

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