In almost every part of the world, the dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization.
This book is a collection of poems that poured out from my feelings and life experiences into words. Each poem depicts a different phase of my life – the loss of my mother who was my soul mate, the grieving, spiritual growth and an inner journey that ensued. While a sense of acceptance and peace followed, life threw up another challenge. Even though I was healthy and hearty , I suddenly had a stroke and partial palsy. Many of my later writings in the book reflect the healing journey and the physical and emotional challenges that came with it. The recovery process included huge amounts of physical and emotional healing. This meant a lot of introspection and retrospection: dealing with a lot of emotions from my younger days, memories from the past, acknowledging them, and sitting with them, nurturing some and bringing others to some sort of a closure. What emerged was a stronger, peaceful and creative soul writing this book.
The dragonfly is a metaphor of spiritual growth and to be accepting of who you really are and owning it. Its iridescent wings display a spectrum of colours that shimmer and change due to interference and scattering as the observer’s position changes, much like life. If seen mindfully, the smallest of things around us can give us the highest meaning of our purpose here. If you are on a spiritual process and journey, then this book is just perfect you.
You can read more about my writing journey in the feature on Momspresso, here.
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