I am learning

I am learning after an age it is difficult to bend
I am learning some relationships I need not mend

I am learning life flows irrespective of me
I am learning sometimes it’s best to just be

I am learning I have become a sum of all expectations
I am learning not all actions require knee-jerk reactions

I am learning I can lurk in the shadows
I am learning I can miss a few curve balls life throws

I am learning unlearning is an improvement
I am learning moving sideways is also a movement

I am learning to champion causes close to my heart
I am learning to not bother about the popularity chart

I am learning stopping and leaning is alright
I am learning the sun needn’t always be bright

I am learning to allow life to overwhelm me
I am learning chaos allows me to thrive and be me

I am learning life is not a sumptuously laid banquet
I am learning it is often better as a picnic laid on a blanket

I am learning to not dictate all my words all the time
I am learning to flow with them oft times

I am learning to undress the metaphors of life
I am learning it’s okay to unravel a bit in strife

I am learning to keep things simple relatively
I am learning I have outgrown the need for complexity

I am learning to bench some irrelevant thoughts
I am learning I may not always be able to connect the dots

I am learning numbers really don’t matter
I am learning to happily trade them for chatter

I am learning having most follows could be a dubious distinction
I am learning to un-follow some without compunction

I am learning I am surely no atlas
I am learning I can live without all the fuss

I still have to learn to stop when the going is good
and not push my luck too far that I am misunderstood!

VJ’s Weekly Challenge: I’m learning…

https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2021/02/11/reenas-xploration-challenge-172/

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Champion – February 18, 2021

96 thoughts on “I am learning

      1. Maybe it gets easier as we mature, as we become more willing to learn and accept the knowledge drifts and crosses our journeys path πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™πŸŒ

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  1. This is an excellent exploration of self! I love the lines “I am learning moving sideways is also a movement” and “I am learning I may not always be able to connect the dots”. Love it!!

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  2. Punam, I would find it difficult to choose my favorite lines…They are all my favorites. I am a strong advocate of lifelong learning. As long as you are growing, you are alive! Beautiful and profound!
    ❀ ❀ ❀

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  3. Ah, bravo, Punam! Learning is so grand. I especially like your lines about unlearning and sideways movement. A beautiful piece, my dear friend. Have a wonderful Sunday. πŸ™πŸ˜Š

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  4. powerful appraisal of the learning and growing process sis!

    “I am learning having most follows could be a dubious distinction
    I am learning to un-follow some without compunction” resonates deepest πŸ™‚

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    1. Kate, for the life of me I can’t understand what people mean when they like all my comments on other people’s blogs but will not visit my site, like or comment on my blog. We like each other’s comments when they resonate but these bloggers don’t even know me!!
      Thanks so much, sis. We must keep updating our learnings from time to time.

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      1. I left a comment on two blogs asking them to not unnecessarily like all my comments (including “you are welcome”). I also told them to delete my comment after reading. One of them stopped liking my comments after that. The other one was quiet for a couple of days but yesterday liked my comments on David’s blog!
        I fail to understand their strategy. If they expect I would follow them, they are highly mistaken.

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      2. ah maybe they are hoping you might read their posts … odd behaviour! I would never like ‘you are welcome’ … but if you make a worthy comment before me I will always like it! Once you literally said what I wanted to say almost word for word πŸ™‚

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      3. Yes Kate, I appreciate worthy comments being liked and especially by people whom I know. But any random comment that too by strangers!! Beats me.

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      4. You are wiser than me, sis. These days I don’t blog daily so I hate when comments get lost in a flurry of superficial and superfluous likes.
        Trying to be zen like now…always learning. πŸ™‚

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