A Little Greed

Greed is often considered as bad or wrong , in fact it is one of the seven deadly sins we are told to stay away from to lead a better or clean life.


But is it really so bad? I mean it is mostly the driving force of anyone’s life. But again, it can lead to wrong path and could bring chaos.


For instance, if any king or dictator desires absolute power he could bring chaos for the entire world.


On the other hand it can affect the world in a positive way. A person who aspires to become famous through his talent or good work then that greed is good and justified.


If we have a little greed to become or achieve something and work hard towards it, if everyone becomes active that way, renouncing laziness, it could do wonders for an economy.


I mean excess of everything is harmful and to lead an active and balanced life we should drive ourselves with Little Greed .


There is importance of both negative and positive energy in our universe. What brings balance or makes life possible to thrive is the balance of both energies and not the excess of any one.

Reasons We Live For

Beauty of nature stops alluring him, money becomes useless to him, pleasures of every sort feel like a curse to him, do you know why? Because he has only few days to live, he is suffering from a rare disease, he doesn’t want to wait to suffer more, he wants to die right now.


But wait, something stops him , he is hit by a magical charm . He can see those brown eyes , that shined like pebbles touched by divine hands. Those eyes chasing the flight of a bird who wants to fly high, those eyes chasing dream and is now watching at him. His little child, his life that will continue to thrive even after his death.


And so he has to live for his kid, his beloved, his people who love him, who depend on him , who are his only solace in his world of sufferings, the reasons he should live for. He has to prepare them , giving them wings ,so that when his time will come they would be ready to live without him .


Life continues to wander in confusion until sufferings come and the reasons become clear.


All the material things which we achieve or aspire to achieve give nothing but momentary joy that vanishes as soon as we face the real test of life, sufferings, failures, losses.

Division of Life

Life divided in moments,
The moments that tame us,
Through various strings ,
Tying us like a puppet.

Strings of sorrow,
Drag us towards pain.
Strings draped in desires,
Pull us towards failure.

But there’s a string of strength
From a shimmering unknown.
Pull it with your will,
And master the strings of fate !

 ©2022 Piyush Singh


Pic above is clicked at Tali Lake, near Joshimath ,Uttarakhand .

Boat of Life

Life may seem mundane, insignificant most of the times but these moments are very precious , make it count, make it productive and one day it would all make sense in the form of fond memories.

Desires rock the boat of life,
Let It sail in the ocean of fortitude,
Let it shun desires that bring sufferings,
Let it realise it’s purpose,
That is to swim in the ocean of ‘Now’,
With only Karma in it’s heart
And not distracted by results of past!

©2022 Piyush Singh


The pic above is from my recent visit to Sissu, Himachal Pradesh.

A Long Night

Life is wailing in the cold,
A long night it has to pass,
By walking on embers of grief,
The sufferings tethered to past!

When this life will see light?
Hidden behind veil of time !
Darkened by misery of past
And blinded by hope of tomorrow!

Fear, desires, worldly attachments,
Let them melt with ego in the ‘Now’
Let life flourish in the meadow of ‘Now’
Let it cleanse itself in the elixir of ‘Now’!

©2022 Piyush Singh


The pic is from my recent trek to Kuari pass, Joshimath Uttarakhand. You can see Tali Lake at a distance.

Facing Criticism

Most of us have gone through criticism in our lives for one reason or another. It can be for our failures or for any mistake we committed unknowingly. But no matter how hard we try to take it positively, we feel bad and feel low in confidence after facing it.


It is in our nature to commit mistakes time and again in our lives for which we are criticized by the people in our surroundings. The criticism we face can be constructive and we should always have an attitude to take it positively.


We should realise that we are imperfect souls, we are bound to commit mistakes , we face failures more often than not but instead of cursing ourselves for a long time we should try to improve ourselves through those experiences.


From our birth to the last second we breathe , we make mistakes, we learn from them and improve ourselves even for few seconds before death.


So open yourself for every situation you might face in the future. If it is any criticism , you have to learn from it like a sincere student. If it is any failure that suck your energy then you have to be like your star, Sun that continues to burn in spite of losing energy every second.


It might not be an ideal time for you right now but your perseverance will give you what you always wanted to achieve.

How difficult is Comeback?

Not very long ago I wrote about the nightmare of 2020 which shattered many hearts all over the world and how that grief came to an end.


2021 looked bright and very little did we know it was just a beginning of a cataclysm we would soon find ourselves in the middle of.


It came back and this time it began from our home, people gasped for breath , some because of the disease and some watching their loved ones dying helplessly in front of them.


There was a chaos in the city, hospitals failed to Fulfill their purpose, bodies piled up on the shores of the river and resources ran dry even for the last rites.


Media tried their best to show that everything was in order, government was busy in elections and many people who were thrown to conduct such elections breathed their last afterwards.


Who will talk about those people who died alone, in isolation, away from the loved ones, with only shattered dreams in their eyes?


There were only letters they read only once a day in their wards-


Papa don’t worry about anything , we are fine at home. Mother is already planning of things we all will do on your birthday next month. Papa we miss you every day and we know you will comeback stronger . Have faith in your God. Get well soon !


They read those letters just to live that possibility infinite times until their mind became so numb and their body became so weak that whatever happened afterwards seemed real only to their soul.


How difficult it is for their families to recover from that grief? How difficult it is to get back to normal life?
How difficult is comeback?


It’s tough to come out of this deluge of grief but you have to try with whatever you have and whatever you can to pick your pieces one by one and hold it together.


You have to remember the dreams of those who you have lost , have faith in those dreams no matter how difficult it may seem and carry on.


Life has one thing in common, it never stops ,it always finds a way no matter how many times it perishes.


Water dries, becomes vapor , precipitates over mountains , flows like a river and becomes a mighty ocean in the end.