In The Moment

He dances with himself
walks along the riverside
in a swim suit
stretched over his bulging body
and dives into the sea
with reckless abandon,
but with every dive
he forgets his miseries,
his shortcomings
and his receding grey hairline…

His youthful laughs might have
deepened on his face
giving way to wrinkles
the creases of lessons,
but he doesn’t question himself
or blame anybody else…

An unbroken heart may be pristine
but his broken heart gives
strength and understanding
and joy of being imperfect
he never complains of
what he doesn’t have,
nothing makes him vulnerable,
he simply relishes
whatever he has at his disposal…

He doesn’t waste time anymore
in thinking and rethinking
what should or could have been
done or undone
he enjoys his life as it comes
with every deep breath
letting go what’s not his
he smiles
and just lives right now
in the moment…


–Kaushal Kishore

22 Comments

  1. A wonder man😄

    What I took away the most from this was that our struggles and imperfections only make us stronger. A life lived is much better than a life spent repenting. Such a wonderful piece🌻
    I needed this little reminder today😅

    P.S- that video was breathtaking. The water!!!!! 😍

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    1. Thank you, Shruti for your understanding. I’m glad you liked it. That’s the way one should live his life. Everybody has pluses and minuses in life. Why should he rake up the issue on which he has no control. The video is of the Ganges in Kashi.

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  2. Thank you, Kaushal, for this beautifully written reminder that tomorrow might never come.
    We should cherish and enjoy every moment now, without futile regrets.
    As my guru, Swami Vivekananda advised:
    “Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.”

    Thank you for the video, it would help if I could understand the message!

    Joanna

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    1. Swamiji’s quote here is very relevant. Thank you, Joanna! After all who has seen tomorrow? The small video is from Kashi. Its message is that the sannyasins (monks) of crematorium here understand the meaning of life. This city of Kashi is beyond the life and death.

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      1. Thank you, Kaushal, for the very relevant explanation of the video as the monks of the crematorium have the wisdom to understand that is often elusive to us. And respect for
        the unique city of Kashi. Thank you, Kaushal, for this poignant reminder.

        Joanna

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  3. Love this one Kaushal…a human after my own heart! Confident in his skin, his place, his history…in other words he has found wisdom on his journey.. Hope I bump into somewhere..would be lovely to talk to him:) ❤️

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    1. Yes, Karima, certainly it would be an experience in itself to talk to a person like him. A typical Banarasi (native of Kashi) is like him. Thank you, Karima for sharing your beautiful reflections 😊💖

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    1. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. You’re right, we should learn positivity from such persons.

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