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A Letter about Success

Hi everyone,

I am reblogging this post A Letter About Success.

It was a letter written by my father to my sister many, many years ago.

We have recently started a blog for our parents sharing their thoughts, wisdom, memories, recipes and many other useful tips. Please do check it out and leave a comment for them :)

Happy Father’s Day!

Sara Vichaaro

o-TYPEWRITER-facebookWe found an old letter our father had typed out and sent to our sister when started studying History and Philosophy of Psychology.

So, you are now taking up “History and Philosophy of Psychology”. I hope you are enjoying it and finding it interesting.

You mentioned a phrase:
“Your motto in life should be to strive, to struggle instead of to succeed. Work that is well accomplished is the joy of life.

Parthsarathy has written this which is, of course, from the Gita.   Yes, on the first hand it looks heavy but after a careful analysis and understanding it may make it lighter and simpler.

In this phrase the word “Succeed” is the key word and one should try to understand this and its effects.

1. When you aim to succeed means you expect something to happen. When you expect or wish … you are limiting your potentiality…

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Wistful

Sharing this painting by my daughter Alya Kassam. She also writes just as beautifully.

World’s End

Hi everyone, Something different in this post. I would like to introduce you all to A Tang Poet from Nairobi. This blog is about the Complete Poems of Li Shangyin Interpreted into English by Mark Obama Ndesandjo. At the end of last year, Mark introduced me to Li Shangyin's poetry and I was so enticed by the … Continue reading World’s End

New York Evenings

Today I am sharing this delightful piece of writing by my daughter Alya Kassam You will find more of her work here New York Evenings Writer’s note:  “This was a piece I wrote for my English assignment. The question asked me to imagine I’m on the street, turn my eyes slowly from left to right and … Continue reading New York Evenings

so little, so many

The other night, I wasn't in the mood to tackle a Twitter poetry prompt but still wanted to write...maybe to provide my own inspiration. So using my twitter handle @sonyakassam, I threw around a couple of tweets thinking they may eventually give me an idea for a poem, basically I was talking to myself. To my … Continue reading so little, so many

Through the eyes of a 12 year old

The title for Dungeon Prompts Week 11 is Peace - Just a word? What does it mean to you? Well whenever I hear the word "Peace" I immediately think of the poem my daughter aged 12 at the time wrote. If I tried, I could not express "Peace" in a better way. In particular, I … Continue reading Through the eyes of a 12 year old

Perspectives of Love

The 2 wacky wannabe writers are at it again. SweetNut and theWhisperer share their Perspectives of Love. To hate is to love  What is love, but the poison of a snake administered by gentle words and soft kisses As you slowly sink into a blissful smile of infinite sleep An opium dream When you wake, there … Continue reading Perspectives of Love

The Pistachio Shell

The Pistachio Shell (An exquisite depiction of a pistachio shell by theWhisperer)  His fidgety fingers found the groove in the shell Clamped tight shut by god’s mystery spell He longed for the sweet nut encased in this shield To taste the secret heaven he tried to reveal The more he squeezed and pressed and tried … Continue reading The Pistachio Shell

Undefeated Stallion

Undefeated Stallion (Perhaps my favorite poem by KimberLite, at age 13) Mane as black as ebony Worth more than the most money Runs across the desert Is hurt less than he has hurt The undefeated stallion Those angry eyes view all evil Radiates misery even through a veil Never broken down even by the worst … Continue reading Undefeated Stallion