What does change require?

Change requires patience
the same way
seeds need time for
regeneration.

Change requires persistence
the same way
caterpillars slowly catalyze
into butterflies.

Change requires audacity
the same way
ants dare to build a fort
from bits and pieces.

Change requires a sense of freedom
the same way
birds soar high
and aim for liberation.

Is there another way?

How else do you expect
to find peace
if not after the thunderstorm?

How else do you expect
to water your soul
if not after the wild rain?

How else do you expect
to remember things
if not after forgetting the futile?

How else do you expect
to learn passionately
if not after failing a hundred times?

How else do you expect
to recollect
if not after tearing apart?

How else do you expect
to find yourself
if not after losing your worth?

Take a pause.

Whenever one utters the word ‘communication’, we immediately think about ‘speaking’, ‘listening’, ‘writing’ and ‘giving feedback’ etc.

But, are we missing out an important aspect of communication?

What about ‘taking a pause’?

Taking a pause is something very important but also something that is seldom taught. I call it a rare art.

Take a pause before you speak anything. You’ll be surer of what you want to say. Take a pause before you decide to lend your ears to someone’s feelings. Listening takes a lot of patience. Take a pause before you decide to write anything. Your words will be clearer and precise. Take a pause. Breathe. Take a pause especially before giving a feedback. What may be important to you may not be relevant to others.

Take a pause.