Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Glitter and some...

I was at a gorgeous dance performance on Sunday night..My friend Nanci's daughter Gia has grown up to be a superstar(I had no doubts at all)..It was a very transforming experience for me in many ways..It took me down memory lane of my childhood and school,performances and my parents,extra-curricular activities and some lessons..
One of the songs that were used for the choreography had these beautiful lyrics and I just had to share it with all of you..
It is quite a famous song I hear..Performed by PINK.
So,here goes..

"Have you ever fed a lover with just your hands?
Closed your eyes and trusted, just trusted?
Have you ever thrown a fist full of glitter in the air?
Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, "I just don't care"?

It's only half past the point of no return
The tip of the iceberg
The sun before the burn
The thunder before the lightning
The breath before the phrase
Have you ever felt this way?

Have you ever hated yourself for staring at the phone?
You're whole life waiting on the ring to prove you're not alone
Have you ever been touched so gently you had to cry?
Have you ever invited a stranger to come inside?

It's only half past the point of oblivion
The hourglass on the table
The walk before the run
The breath before the kiss
And the fear before the flames
Have you ever felt this way?

La La La La La La La La

There you are, sitting in the garden
Clutching my coffee,
Calling me sugar
You called me sugar

Have you ever wished for an endless night?
Lassoed the moon and the stars and pulled that rope tight?
Have you ever held your breath and asked yourself will it ever get better than tonight?
Tonight "

and now my addition..
"Have you ever felt distance in your love ?
Have you ever felt the need for a peace dove ?

Don't you know that magic that is there will always be waiting ?
It is the sound of the glow worms in the moonlight,mating.

Did you trust in the Universe to show you what is true ?
Did you know that everything that you feel is part of a never ending brew ?

As you have always known,true love stories never have endings..
What seems like the end is just another set of beginnings..

Knowing the above,can you see the glow in your eye ??
It looks much better than tears flowing by..."

I hope you go to sleep every night.knowing that there is someone,somewhere who misses you..

Vaidya Priyanka

Monday, November 1, 2010

Narayanan Krishnan-a real life hero..

This is one of the most incredible stories of personal commitment.
This wonderful soul brought tears to my eyes while I discovered more and more about him.

Narayanan Krishnan, all of 29 years old now, does what he was professionally trained to do as a chef. Feed people. Only Krishnan does not do this in the swanky confines of a 5-star hotel. Every day, he wakes up at 4 am, cooks a simple hot meal and then, along with his team, loads it in a van and travels about 200 km feeding the homeless in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

Krishnan feeds, often with his hands, almost 400 destitute people every day. And for those who need it, he provides a free haircut too.

According to CNN, eight years ago, this award-winning chef with a five-star hotel chain was all set to go to Switzerland for a high-profile posting. On a visit to a Madurai temple, he came across a homeless, old man eating his own human waste. That stark sight changed Krishnan's life.

Much to the dismay of his parents, CNN says, Krishnan abandoned his career plans and decided to spend his life and his professional training in looking after those who could not care for themselves. He has provided more than 1.2 million hot meals through his nonprofit organisation Akshaya Trust, and now hopes to extend this to shelter for the homeless too.

Krishnan is the only Indian in a list of 10 heroes that CNN has picked worldwide to honour. One of them will be chosen CNN Hero of the Year, selected by the public through an online poll. If many Indians get together to vote for this inspiring man, he can win by a long mile.

If Krishnan wins he will get $100,000 in addition to the $25,000 that he gets for being shortlisted for the Top 10. Akshaya Trust needs all the monetary support it can get to build on Krishnan's dream. Let's help him get there.

Vote for Krishnan here. The poll continues through November 18 at 6 a.m. ET.

Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/catch%20of%20the%20day/catch-he-brings-hot-meals-to-india-s-homeless-61029?cp

Voting Link: http://heroes.cnn.com/vote.aspx

We,at Aum Ayurveda have the honour of having a "Meet and Greet" event with Mr Narayanan Krishnan on Thanksgiving Day,the 25th of November,2010,Thursday at Aum Aradhana,San Jose,CA-95135.For further information:Please do email ayurvedaforlife@yahoo.com