Are you ok?
Three words that can mean so much
To share a little supportive care as such
In our daily working & striving
As we carry on with life and living.
Following our paths with blase indifference
Rushing through, an unforeseen negligence
Often assume, there is no issue
But if we care to notice and keenly view...
Behind that strained smile and tired eyes
Erratic movements, the lows and highs...
There is always more than meet the eye
There is always a tear behind an overt smile
There is always hurt behind overt humour
There is always a lurking grief in the lack of love.
3 simple word could make a difference
3 simple could assure another
3 simple words could bring hope in despair
3 simple words could change a life
This world is busy, with no time to spare
People living nonchalantly without a care
I, me and myself seems here to stay.
Unless we find in our hearts to live in a more caring way.
ARE YOU OK? Care to ask another
Strive to thrive with one another
And you will hear the truth by far
There is no use rushing on, we are all on par.
The title of this poem is inspired by
@ Lance Scoular's very relevant post that speaks for Suicide Prevention and the thoughts seeded from the very reflective post recently by @ Fatima Williams instilling self-worth in times of lost esteems lost hopes and lost battles.
A topic many refuse to confront as it is too sensitive to deal with. But its prevalence and increasing numbers only show the need for empathy consciousness in today's world.
A little sensitivity and empathy can go along way in prevention of widespread negligence by society on such issues.
A few musings...
Even writers and artists of all fields are categorised as hard-nosed focussed and practical business-driven... hence successful or the rest who are supposedly impractical, quirky, are sensitive, emotional by nature, sentimentalists with empathy consciousness hence not too touted for success in the mainstream.
This categorisation happens amongst all walks of life. Amongst many so-called professionals in every sphere, there is this distinct elevated difference that seems like they have it all figured. But reality often presents a different picture.We often we find that the pinnacle of success is a perfect place for a downfall. No one is taught the way down after a climb. In a society that values only the successful, that often teaches to work one's way to the top by overt competition, ambition and promotes the need to prove, sadly there is no one to catch you when you fall or no one to hold your hand if you slip and definitely no learnings in place for support and follow up care in case of a miss. You are left to fend for yourself until u can find a place for yourself under the sun.
Although the world is on one side recognising multiple intelligences yet the assumption still remains that all can work with the same rules of the game.
It is what is unique in you that truly matters. Keep knowing you matter as you are.
The world is busy all the time, to realise the significance of contribution by these so-called sensitive and caring people who can find in themselves the time to ask another... Are you ok?
Here are their very relevant buzz links.
Is suicide the only way? You are worth more than what the system requires of you! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fatima-williams/is-suicide-the-only-way-you-are-worth-more-than-what-the-system-requires-of-you
R U OK? 3 words for Suicide Prevention https://www.bebee.com/producer/@lancescoular/r-u-ok-3-words-for-suicide-prevention
About the Author:
Ms Savvy Raj is a Dance Educator and Corporate Wellness Trainer she conducts workshops in Social Dances, Holistic Well Being as well as Personal Effectiveness. She is a Member of the International Dance Council UNESCO the official worldwide organization for all forms of dance.
She is a certified adult trainer who uses the creative medium of dance towards bringing empathy awareness in her students.
Using International Social dance forms and a variety of improvisational techniques as well as creative movement exercises she brings forth the human connection in it all. Working towards the development of an individual through dance applications and nurturing in the learners an enthusiasm to see and live life lovingly.
Savvy is also Certified Graphologist who pursues this as a hobby in her spare time along with a passion for writing, painting, poetry, drawing, sketching and designing