Monday, October 25, 2021

Present Moment #SoulfulSunday

Pause, breathe and breathe again
Remove oneself from the noises of mind
Eyes closed, follow the sound of breath
Surrender to the present 
Enter the zone where only now matters
No past or future are here to bother
Tenses melt into nothingness, as do tensions. 

Mind slowly gets into the rhythm 
Of the gentle breathing 
Moments stop and become one
Ending the echoes of worries
Now is the moment that I live in
Transforming my being forever. 

Soulful Sunday

This is an acrostic poem. The first letter of each line spells out the word Present Moment. As I was meditating this morning, the present moment rewarded me with this poem. 

Taking a couple of minutes to oneself to focus on breathing and only breathing by allowing the rest of the worries and concerns about yesterdays and tomorrows is the best thing one can do today. As I inhale I feel hope filling up the insides of my being. As I exhale I feel worries leaving my body. 

Breathing in and out, when done consciously, helps me to center my mind with calmness. When I experience the clatter of thoughts clobbering me, I focus on my breathing to relieve the stress because it always works instantly. 

Call it meditation, breathing exercise, or simply a tool for living – take a couple of deep breaths in and out and find yourself centered in the present moment.

Written for #SoulfulSunday, an exercise to nourish our creative side, formulated by Esha and supported by Shilpa and yours truly.

Soulful Sunday
Soulful Sunday


An IT Professional, an author, an accidental blogger, a lover of words and a recent self-care addict. I love stringing words together, which I lovingly call a poem. You can read my affair with words at Void Thoughts( and Reflections..(

9 thoughts on “Present Moment #SoulfulSunday

  1. Really interesting to see how the poem suggested itself to you . Reading your poem is meditative and thanks for the new word I learnt -acrostic .

  2. I loved your poem, Vinitha. It holds so much meaning in it.
    Yes, I do this exercise many times in a day. Esp when my worries bog me down. I just keep reminding myself that nothing matters except the moment I am in. I just need to focus on that moment and forget about the past and the future. The past is history and the future, mystery. All that matters is the present on which we need to focus.

  3. Oh wow! How talented you are, Vinitha. First poetry and then that acrostic style. Brilliant. I also loved the reminder on the present. I needed to hear that.

  4. Meditation sure does wonders. That poem (and that too in acrostic form) is brilliant. It amazes me how the mind works or are there angels whispering out to us when our minds are completely quiet. I have come to believe the Angels theory off late.

  5. I love the flow of your words!
    We have to persevere in exercising the concentration in the present moment.
    Thank you, Vinitha! Have a fine week ahead!

  6. Focussing on the breath sounds super simple and yet, how often we seem to struggle with that. I’m so glad to hear that the poem presented itself to you from one of these mindful sessions! You’re so gifted when it comes to writing these thought-provoking poems, Vinitha. I felt like I was in another realm, while reading your poem.
    You know it only too well, so I need not emphasise on how much deep breathing continues to help me through these trying times. I depend on meditation/deep breathing as if my very life depended on it.
    Keep the soulful musings and the poetry coming, Vinitha!
    Three cheers to our #SoulfulSunday writes!!! <3

  7. Acrostic poem – didn’t know what it meant until now. So well done, Vinitha.

    Soulful indeed <3

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