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एक सोच ……

दुनिया में कितने गम है

मेरे गम कितने कम है

हम तुम तो बस रोते रहते

ये ऐसे क्यों हुआ

ये ऐसा क्यों है जैसे

सवालो में ही खोए रहते

छोटी -सी ज़िन्दगी

निकल गई रो- रो कर

थोड़ा तो हँस ले

थोड़ा तो जी ले

एक बार बस एक बार

तू दुनिया के परे सोच ले

फिर देख एक नया सवेरा आऐगा और

तू खुले आसमान में खो जाऐगा

उन्मुक्त गगन में जब तू पंख उड़ाऐगा

बंद पिंजरे के सारे सुख भूल जाऐगा ।

© ईरा सिंह

Posted in POETRY

RAINDROPS

A drop  of happiness
A drop of sadness
A drop of failure
A drop of success
A drop of hidden fears
A drop of dreams that is reality
or that still unfulfilled
It just fall down
leaving clouds empty behind
giving  new life to shine
Every raindrop has a different story
Singing a song of their own
Difficult  to be told
Difficult to be understood
Nature has it all.
                              ©Era Singh

Posted in POETRY

THAT ANXIOUS BEING……….

Tsaunami of thoughts run through her head

As high as waves one would expect

Each giving a reason to be afraid even more

Her face turns red , palms sweaty

Skipping heartbeats , sensations of pace

Volcano is about to burst

She can’t sit

She can’t stand

Her body shakes , suffocation she feels

Earthquake inside is at full pace

Burdened with expectations , her mind just freeze

Detached she felt

Fears cribs in

Past to present , present to future

Her procrastination never ends

Personality she wear is not her true self

Her secret self , hidden under layers

Her inner self is screaming

To relax a little bit

Escape to the place , where anxiety does not come in .

©Era singh

Posted in Hindi poetry, POETRY

लाइफ इन लॉकडाउन

किसने सोचा था एक दिन ऐसा भी आऐगा,थम सी जाऐगी कुछ ज़िंदगी

है सब अपने घर में ही बन्दी,सड़के हो गई है सुनी

रेल,हवाई जहाज सब रुक गए,मोटर-गाड़ियों का शोर हो गया कही गुम

प्रदुषण भी कही छुप गया,बाजारों की भी रौनक ख़त्म

बंद पड़े है सब दफ्तर, मॉल और कारखाने, स्कूल और कॉलेज में भी पसरी शांति

चारो और है सन्नाटा ,रेस्टोरेंट और सिनेमाघरों में भी पड़ा है ताला

और अस्पताल में है भीड़ भारी

डॉक्टर, स्वस्थ्यकर्मी , सफ़ाई कर्मचारी , पुलिस ही बने है संगी

फ़र्ज़ अपना निभाने के लिए , अपने आप को भी वो भूल गए

फिर भी प्रहार वो खा रहे

डरा सहमा बैठा हैं मनुष्य ,एक दूसरे से मिलने से भी अब है वो घबराहता

ना दिन का है पता और ना है रात को चैन

बार बार हाथ धुलने को आतुर , साफ सफ़ाई में अब हो गया वो चतुर

इतने मुखौटे पहने मानव को मास्क एक ही चाहिए

सैनिटाइजर की एक शीशी , अमृत समान मान रहा

समान एकत्रित करने की होड़ से , सब अचंभित है

खुद को पहले बचा ले , मानवता से क्या मतलब है

हमेशा छुट्टी पाने की वो चाह भी अब ना मन मे आती

उसको दफ्तर और स्कूल की याद बहुत सताती

पर वो चिड़ियों की मधुर -मधुर चहचाना ,वो समुंदर की लहरों का संगीत

वो बारिश की बूंदो का राग,फिर मन बह ला रहा

खुले नीले आसमान में इंद्र धनुष भी अपनी खुशी जता रहा

ठंडी ठंडी पवन का झोंका एहसास अलग करवा रहा

हरे -भरे झूमते पेड़ -पौधों से,मन – मोहक फूलो की खुशबू से

पर्यावरण फिर इतरा रहा ,उत्साह नया जगा रहा

शायद जो भूल गया था इंसान , याद उसको वही दिलवा रहा

क्या पता अब मनुष्य समझ पाए

वो प्रकृति से है , प्रकृति उससे नही

प्रकृति तो सबकी जननी है

सिर्फ तेरा ही उस पर हक नहीं ।

© ईरा सिंह

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HOPE

when it is getting darker day by day , and

you see no light come in your way

just remember why you started

you have come a long way

with so many years of hardwork and struggle

you should be proud of them

dont make them look so small

fight your demons

they are not stronger than you

in every night, there is a moon

not bright as sun

but it still shines

that’s hope my dear

which never fade, and

again a new day always come

with a sunshine.

©Era Singh

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Empty souls or empty spaces?

I know , there is lot going on around. This coronavirus is mentally draining everybody and there are many people , for whom this lockdown period is appearing very difficult to pass and most of you must have been finding it very frustrating. You all must be missing meeting friends and relatives, few of you must be stuck in some other city alone away from your family , few must be missing going out like before and I can even say , now many of you must be missing your school and offices and no more want more holidays . But , why to focus on negativity , let us focus on positive aspect of it. There are plenty of things , you can do to keep yourself sane. In this present time , your mental health and physical health both are very important . You can do medication, you can go on your terraces to walk etc. You can again start doing your long lost hobby whatever it is . You can read any novel or any other book of your interest or you can complete watching that series for which you never got time before. You can also learn some new skill like cooking , gardening etc. And also not to forget,our technology is so advanced now you can still chit chat with your friends and relatives . More importantly , you finally got some time to spent with your family you are craving for so long. If you think negative only , you will see only negative . Be positive. Be safe Stay home You don’t even now how many lives you all are saving by staying at home This time too will pass.

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WHAT IS MEANING OF YOUR DREAMS ?

According to the famous Austrian neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis , SIGMUND FREUD –

THE INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS IS THE ROYAL ROAD TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE UNCONSCIOUS ACTIVITIES OF THE MIND “.

He believed dreams to be conscious expression of the unconscious fantasies or impulses which are not accessible to the individual in wakefulness , there by providing satisfaction by wish fulfilment in dreams .This process is known as dream work. According to this theory , dream work consists of following mechanism :

  1. Symbolism – in our dreams , what we see can be the symbolic representation of person , places , our desires , fear , parents , children , death , birth etc . People do see snakes , cats, mountains , rivers , sun, their old house etc are all symbols which may or may not have any significant meaning .
  2. Displacement -means dream-distortion, involving a shift of emphasis from important to unimportant things , or the replacement of something by a mere illusion , the  transference  of emotions, ideas, or wishes that can cause anxiety and disturb sleep .
  3. Condensation – means multiple thoughts and ideas , displacements in our mind combined and we see them in dream as a single idea and it tend to form a series of association .
  4. Projection – it is out of body experiences which we have sometimes during sleep as if soul and body are two different identities or it can happen when the dreamer places their own personal desires and wants onto another person.
  5. Secondary elaboration ( Rationalisation) – so as to have an logical thinking in our primary thinking process and to organise an incoherent dream into something much more comprehensible and logical for the dreamer which can be final stage of dream work .

In psychology , projection, displacement , rationalisation are all defense mechanism.

  • Psychological projection is a defense mechanism in which the human ego defends itself against unconscious impulses or qualities by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others. 
  • Displacement is an unconscious defence mechanism whereby the mind substitutes either a new aim or a new object for goals felt in their original form to be dangerous or unacceptable.
  • Rationalization or rationalisation is a defense mechanism in which controversial behaviours or feelings are justified and explained in a seemingly rational or logical manner to avoid the true explanation, and are made consciously tolerable—or even admirable and superior—by plausible means. It is also an informal fallacy of reasoning.

so , what actually consist of dream content ? Dream content can be our those unconscious forbidden feelings, wishes or impulse and fantasies which can disturb your sleep and can evoke anxiety which can be mentally distressing . What we see in dreams can be our day to day activities , our experiences , our thinking , our fears , guilt etc . For example , during exam times , many students are so much in stress that they tend to see themselves giving a exam and they fail as they have a fear of failing in a exam and not performing up-to mark . And, on the other hand , few might see themselves scoring good . This is all our dream work .

Most of the time , we do not remember our dreams , sometimes we remember a bits of it and sometimes complete , this is all work of our mind which is working continuously. People tend to see their loved ones , their childhood memories etc in dreams as they are so attached to them and in our unconscious mind these are present . Even , sometimes they tend to see people or places not known to them and sometimes , we tend to see same dream again and again , there are dreams which tend to be very disturbing and confusing that to keep on thinking on it and want to know its meaning. Few people think there is always some hidden message in our dreams which should be interpreted or it can be our inner self which is giving you some indication to focus or start working on it before it get too late .

What we think, experience, our desires etc are all stored in our brain and when we sleep, brain tend to process all the information stored and we tend to see that in our dreams . And , one think which , I always wonder , are our dreams sometimes escape from reality which we do not want to accept ? Is our past life experiences , people or places etc also manifest in our dreams ? Dream interpretation is one thing that always and will always remain the topic of research and learning . And it always amaze me our brain works and would we humans ever be able to know it fully ?