I fold & unfold as I rise & fall


My breath deep & constant,

A rhythm well in sync.

My body folds & unfolds.

The folding & unfolding, rising & falling- all seem so subtle & monotonous at the start

As I go deeper into the process there is a wave of things folding & unfolding, rising & falling within me.

My thoughts, my feelings, my emotions, my instincts- all of them rise & fall through the wave of my breath;

All of them fold & unfold along with my physical body.

It’s a beautiful journey through the breath, mind & body.

Then comes my voice, layering the process that is already on a roll.

The entire texture of the fabric I am weaving, changes .

It changes to a new colour ,new feel & new flow.

Then you add your breath, voice & touch to my process

& the entire story of my fabric takes a new form.

It’s like our day-to-day story;

How we rise & fall with each other;

How we fold & unfold with the events that happen;

How we resonate with the breath – with self & with each the other.

Life seems like a constant journey of rising & falling, folding & unfolding- too simple to watch,

Too elaborate to live through.

My entire being is contained within this process of rising & falling, folding & unfolding;

Constantly changing form, colour, shade & texture;

Yet maintaining the uniqueness that I am blessed with.

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Constant duet of senses & emotions

I’m constantly observing & absorbing everything around me

Absorbing through all my senses; through the senses of sight, smell, sound, touch & taste.

I’m constantly exploring the textures from within as well as from outside

There is a constant connect & disconnect that keeps happening;

connect & disconnect within & with the outside world

There is a wave of happiness that rushes through, filling me with love & gratitude;

& then there is a sinking feeling of pain that drowns my soul into a deep abyss of darkness…

The constant duet of the senses & emotions

To exit is not to quit

‘To exit is not to quit” ………. “Nobody gives you a solo, you have to take it!”

These are the two very profound, inspiring and motivating lessons I have learnt from one of the precious teachers in my life, Katie Duck. 

Though I did understand the meaning of these statements when I heard it from her, it’s only at this point of time do I feel the enormity of these lessons. Every time my ego kicks in, I say to myself “To exit is not to quit”. When I cannot create something meaningful and beautiful it makes sense to step out and provide a space for something wonderful to happen. It is truly a satisfying feeling to know that I helped for something beautiful to emerge. I am indeed an important part of that creation.

At the same time I have learnt not to sulk and get negative when I THINK I am not getting enough attention or importance. All I do now is check with myself if I really want to do something and then make an initiative to ‘take my solo’. Yes, I am capable of doing it! And, trust me, I surprise myself every time I decide to do so.