Carpe Diem’s Tackle It Tuesday #1, Serenity



Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

I am proud to bring you the first episode of Carpe Diem’s Tackle It Tuesday. Tackle It Tuesday is a new weekly haiku-meme and as the name already says here I will post an every week prompt for your inspiration to write haiku and share them with us all. I will post every Tuesday a new episode for your inspiration.

This first episode is called “Serenity” and it is based on the philosophy of Sri Swami Sivananda (1887-1963) who ‘composed’ the song of the 18-ity. He was born in the south of India and studied medicine. He worked as a doctor several years in Malaysia. After that he settled in Rishikesh at the foot of the Himalayans where he devoted his life to yoga and the spreading of it.

Sri Swami Sivananda (1887-1963)

Sri Swami Sivananda (1887-1963)

The first ‘ity’ was “serenity” and the goal was to meditate and contemplate about this ‘ity’ and become silent. Every ‘ity’ needs a week (or a month) to learn. After you have done all 18 ‘ity’ you start again with number one and so on. There will become a time that you have changed … into a better person, more in balance.

deep silence
at the top of the mountain
I discover myself

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode of Tackle It Tuesday is now open for your submissions and will remain open until Tuesday August 12th at noon (CET). Have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with us all.

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