Good Vibes Only

It had rained all afternoon, and the notorious Bangalore traffic was excelling itself in congestion. Our bus inched ahead like an ant on the branch of a Banyan tree.

Still, I was happy. I was standing in the ladies section of a Volvo town bus, and I would be home in three stops.

I idly glanced out of the window and saw a girl crossing the road with a T-shirt that said, “Don’t talk to me till your chakras are aligned.”

I had this vague idea that chakras are energy centers in our body, but what did it mean that they should be aligned? How to do that? Guess I would not be talking to that girl.

In self-help books, I had read about aligning your body and mind for peace and good health. But still, to talk to that girl, I need to align myself with her too, or so I thought. Why just her? If I am going to align myself, why not with all my family and friends.

I smiled feeling aligned with all my loved ones. The bus turned onto a highway, and my mind expanded along with it. I decided the alignment should be vast – with my community, state, nation, the world at large.

As I was feeling smug and happy to see the bus move ahead steadily, a lonely tree beckoned me and seemed to say, “What about me? Me and you?” Oh yes! I needed to add natural creation too in my alignment scheme – all of Mother Earth. This entire universe.

Suddenly, I felt overwhelmed.

Is it even possible to be aligned with all of existence?

How to begin moving in that direction?

There was a jerk as the bus came to an abrupt halt. A young man jumped in. His T-shirt answered me, “Good Vibes Only.”

He smiled at me. I smiled back.

The first step in my alignment journey.

Sri Krishna Sharanam Mama

108 Day Vow: Day 73



    1. Thank you so much for visiting and writing here, dear Sakshi. Isn’t that the truth – and it is so simple….to be in our own center. The world centers itself then. Yet, isn’t it amazing how easy it is to forget that? πŸ™‚


      1. Needs constant reminders but once we are aligned with our selves we generate a magnetic energy …. everything else gets attracted on it’s own . Easier said than done ….but we can always try naπŸ€—πŸ˜Š

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      2. So right! We have to figure out our own tricks to get back to that sweet place — music, writing, nature, prayers — whatever works….right now seeing your picture and smiling is helping me! πŸ™‚ Thank you! πŸ™‚


  1. What are cakras and what is a vibe? You are already aligned so you don’t need to think of all that! It comes through your poems! Thank You for them!

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