Food for thought

The past is history, the future is mystery, this moment is a gift. Unknown


Saturday, February 7, 2009

A deeply sad loss of a very dear friend

Tribute to Dr. Pritam Singh Sahni, who left us on 30 Jan 09.

A perfect gentleman and a scholar

Our beloved Dr. Sahni was a personality so rare,
Each adversity in life he would survive ,
His brilliance and hard work made him thrive,
And generate abundance with all to share,
Because he loved everyone deeply enough to care.


Sukhvinder Singh Jutla 2 Feb 09

To Dr. Pritam Singh Sahni’s family, deepest condolences from all the Jutla family

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Inspiration

Many thoughts spring in our imagination,
Some totally original and some by observation.
Most of them wither and die in infancy,
We were too busy, had no sense of urgency.
But one of them becomes a burning motivation,
When an idea or a person gives us the inspiration.

Once we get inspired, there is no holding back,
Running the extra mile after having to retrack
Drilling one level deeper after the extra mile,
The furrowed forehead gives way to a beaming smile.

We toil through the night until the results feel right,
As the darkness gives way to the rising bright light.
We cheerfully nurture and water with perspiration,
The resulting beautiful flowers of our inspiration.

It is inspiration that makes us endure,
To continue even when we are not sure.
Converting boiling water to the head of steam,
Providing the extra energy to fulfill our dream

So let our fertile imagination be fired,
Let us all become excited and inspired,
That on the one way journey of life,
We are willing to cheerfully sacrifice
To reach the targeted glorious destination
Only be propelled forward, by another inspiration….


Sukhvinder Singh Jutla 4 January 2009
Inspiration

Many thoughts spring in our imagination,
Some totally original and some by observation.
Most of them wither and die in infancy,
We were too busy, had no sense of urgency.
But one of them becomes a burning motivation,
When an idea or a person gives us the inspiration.

Once we get inspired, there is no holding back,
Running the extra mile after having to retrack
Drilling one level deeper after the extra mile,
The furrowed forehead gives way to a beaming smile.

We toil through the night until the results feel right,
As the darkness gives way to the rising bright light.
We cheerfully nurture and water with perspiration,
The resulting beautiful flowers of our inspiration.

It is inspiration that makes us endure,
To continue even when we are not sure.
Converting boiling water to the head of steam,
Providing the extra energy to fulfill our dream

So let our fertile imagination be fired,
Let us all become excited and inspired,
That on the one way journey of life,
We are willing to cheerfully sacrifice
To reach the targeted glorious destination
Only be propelled forward, by another inspiration….


Sukhvinder Singh Jutla 4 January 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

Performance Strategies

Very pleased to introduce my firend Steven Libman, an accomplished communicator and motivator. Please visit his site at http://performancestrategies.blogspot.com/2008/12/performance-strategies-spirituality-and.html

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Creativity

Sometimes for no reason I begin to ponder
It happens spontaneously as ponder turns to wonder.
What is this thing called creativity?
Don’t know what it is, but creativity leads to infinity.

Creativity is ideas whirling in the mind
A kaleidoscope of possibilities, most beautiful in kind.
Trickles of effort, joining together becomes a surge
As out of nothingness tangible reality begins to emerge.

The sculptor chipping away at stone
Releases a statue never before shown.
The artist with exquisite strokes of brush
Paints a masterpiece causing us to gush.

A mesmerising piece the orchestra plays
From side to side the audience sways.
The dancers dance to a rhythmic beat
Not knowing how they move their feet.

Creativity rises through osmosis of components
Sometimes leading to breakthrough Eureka moments.
You find excitement in the land of Serendipity
A journey to simplicity on the far side of complexity.

You cannot start creativity at will
Once it starts you cannot keep it still.
A beautiful poem composed of random words
Comes together like a flock of birds.

As we marvel at the creativity
Which converts nothingness into reality.
Let us bow to the God Almighty,
Who is the Creator of the creativity.
Let us bow to the God Almighty,
Who is the Creator of the creativity.

Sukhvinder Singh Jutla 23 Dec 2007

Guru Gobind Singh's Perpetual Legacy of freedom

Guru Gobind Singh's Perpetual Legacy of freedom

Sikhism teaches the principle of co-existing peacefully
Respecting others’ right to live freely and differently
To protect every human right from any offence
To always use the shield as the first line of defence.

But when cruelty and oppression becomes unbearable,
When rights are crushed and living becomes intolerable
You protest peacefully and no one hears your single word
The shield of defence may become the offence of the sword.

So said Guru Gobind Singh to Aurungzeb’s oppression
The right of religious freedom shall overcome suppression
He urged Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs for once to unite
Stand together jointly and fight for every human right.

He transformed the Sikh to become the Khalsa soldier
Drinking Amrit, becoming pure and freedom upholder
The once frightened jackals became roaring lion kings
Everybody thanked God for the bravery of the Singhs.

Guru Gobind Singh led by wisdom, magnanimity and bravery
He said sacrificing life is better than a living a life of slavery
To win our freedom how many lives would suffice?
Countless Kaurs and Singhs made the supreme sacrifice of life.

Guru Gobind Singh made sure that oppression failed
Guru Gobind Singh made sure that freedom prevailed
Today as we live our lives of freedom let us all agree
That we will do our share and more to preserve what is free.
To earn it today do you know what would be the price?
Guru Gobind’s Kaurs and Singhs made the supreme sacrifice.

Sukhvinder Singh Jutla 20 Sep 2008

Umeedon ka Gulshan - Garden of Hopes

Where hopes are nourished by faith and effort to make the desert bloom.