Jumping Jumping on the Mattress

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Jumping Jumping on the Mattress


Jumping Jumping on the mattress

Hitting Hitting getting hit by the pillow

Going Going around the house

Playing Playing hide & seek

Enjoying Enjoying holidays with siblings

Having Having no past no future

Laughing Laughing stomach full Now

Hahaha! Hahaha!! Hahaha!!!

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Children always live in the Now. They exhibit inner joy and bliss.  As time passes by they get attached to all sorts of relationships and worldly matters. Thereby creating a trivial past and dreaming of a bombastic future. So, as man grows he slowly forgets living in the Now.

I personally feel animals and birds live in the Now and therefore have formed a unique life way of living. It seems they enjoy life more than we humans.

Hello! Lately I have bought a new mattress, thinking that it would give some comfort to my back. It seems to say to me, to live in the Now.

Remembering childhood days of jumping, hitting and playing on mattress made me write this post. Hope you All enjoy as much as we did…..


Children fighting with pillow

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Jumping on Mattress 1


65 thoughts on “Jumping Jumping on the Mattress

    MOMENTS said:
    April 17, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Very nice post, joyful and optimistic. I like the repetitions in the poem because I think they make it more enjoyable for the reader.

    Liked by 7 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      April 17, 2018 at 10:05 am

      Thanks Ma’am you made me enjoy my writing.
      If you can go into my Menu you shall find some more in my Nursery Rhymes
      head, having such repetitions.
      Thanks Once Again

      Liked by 2 people

    Ben Aqiba said:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Great post Shiva,

    kids are great, and I love them. They are so honest and they know that great secret. How to live in the present ! Keep writing my friend

    Liked by 7 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      April 17, 2018 at 11:52 am

      Thanks my great friend Ben
      Yes they’re so honest. The society pours the dishonest ingredients into them. 🙄
      My God! Save the Children.

      Liked by 2 people

    radhikasreflection said:
    April 17, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Living in the present…now. it’s so important, yet we always dwell in the past or hold on to the future. Well written rhyme Shiva and a valid point brought out!

    Liked by 5 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      April 17, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks Radhika! Children have so many things to tell us. Poor thing they listen to us and see the world to ultimately spoil their minds.
      Oh! What an apex of Honesty and Innocence.
      Hats Off!

      Liked by 2 people

    watchingthedaisies said:
    April 17, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    A lovely, fun reminder on mindfulness and joy Shiva🌼

    Liked by 7 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      April 17, 2018 at 1:58 pm

      Brigid you realise the Fun.
      There is such a lot of fun and joy in children, we need to constantly observe them and know what life wants to tell us. We tend to harshly avoid it. Isnt? 🙂

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    Patty said:
    April 17, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Not only remember it, keep doing it every now and then. A good pillow fight, or jumping on the mattress, it always makes me laugh and gives so much joy. The person who says ‘I am to old to do so’, well, I believe misses out on a lot of fun 😉
    Great post, dear Shiva.

    Liked by 6 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      April 17, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      Well Patty you drag me to do it and make me feel the mind of the Child. Isn’t that so much fun, my new mattress is inviting me to do so. Now, you have the capacity to make believe the fun. 🙂
      Great Patty! Thanks

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        Patty said:
        April 17, 2018 at 3:11 pm

        Imagining you jumping up and down, brought a smile to me 🙂 So, know when your jumping, you bring joy to me too 😉

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          April 17, 2018 at 3:38 pm

          Imagining my jumping is enjoying to you is wondering, inspiring and bringing this evening a trailing experience.

          Liked by 3 people

    Timeless Classics -- Poetry by Ana Daksina said:
    April 17, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Wonderful! Reblogging to sister site Success Inspirers World

    Liked by 6 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      April 17, 2018 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks so much
      Success Inspirers World has a big following. I shall be pleased to read it once more with them.
      Convey my Regards to my dear friend Ngobesing Romanus. 🎶🌷

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        Timeless Classics -- Poetry by Ana Daksina said:
        April 17, 2018 at 3:18 pm

        Oh my goodness, being a member of the central SIWO team, there’s so much stuff I have to remember to communicate to Suh Romanus already! Please do click through and convey your good wishes, though — I know he will be pleased to receive them. A blessed day to you, my friend 🤗

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          April 17, 2018 at 3:22 pm

          Thank you dear friend I shall do that, he being one of my best friends on WP shall be pleased.

          Liked by 1 person

    delphini510 said:
    April 17, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    What a wonderful and uplifting post Shiva. I love the poem that so mimics the exuberance of children. Just the way they are jumping on your new mattress. 😊.
    You might soon need to buy another one.

    Living in the Now, yes that is a daily practice. Quite necessary for our health, both mind and body. Every day seems to make it easier as I pull myself up when worries want to take over. Wonder whether we should put a mattress on the floor and just jump? 🦋😉

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      April 18, 2018 at 7:24 am

      Oooh Miriam! I have taken a life time to buy a new good mattress but I do not mind buying another one if we as children can jump like that. 😉🙄
      You are giving a clue to drag the mattress on the floor and start jumping when worries and stress would take over, I recommend it and vote.
      You know Osho recommends this type of meditation, its called Whirling Round and Jumping till exhaustion. Even Sufi Saints do it to attain spiritual trance. Now our difference will be only of the mattress. 😉😁
      How is it to see at least as a trial with music on…🎼🎶💞
      Have a nice day

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        delphini510 said:
        April 18, 2018 at 8:53 am

        Well Shiva, I am proud to be in such illustrious company with this idea of jumping and spinning……You, Osho, Sufi Saints. Let us go and yes, difinetely music.
        I can feel the giggles bubbling already.

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          April 18, 2018 at 9:16 am

          See when the giggles can already bubble, what could be the joy we All could extract when we do it 😁
          There are some music recommended for that on YouTube.
          Really it wakes us into a different World.
          You are no less than an illustrious company.

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    Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram said:
    April 17, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Wow, lovely poem the words are bringing joy. Living in present beautiful art children do every moment.

    Liked by 6 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      April 18, 2018 at 6:06 am

      Thanks Subbashini!
      With no knowledge of the art, present tense and of every moment they sheer exhibit innocence full of joy.
      We have to keep watching them with intense curiosity then shall we be able to reminiscence our childhood.

      Liked by 1 person

    corneliaweberphotography said:
    April 18, 2018 at 2:24 am

    Hi Shiva, I really had missed you with your uplifting writing and I’m glad to see you here after a while. Hope all is well with you. Living in the NOW, has become my daily practice as I am aging, I experience it with much more awareness. When we are younger we just live the moment without thinking of the moment. Well that’s the difference with aging. Is it because we are aware of the fact that our time is in some way limited? For me it is that I become more and more spiritual in my age, taking much JOY of gratitude and awareness. Therefore I love aging, Oh am I going off the subject now? Wish you a splendid week, filled with much laughter.

    Liked by 5 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      April 19, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Oooh Cornelia! Hello yes I did miss you all for so many weeks now. I kept thinking you and some of my most good friends here.
      Thanks for those uplifting words.
      All was not well with me, but I was managing some how. You know, as you age the body seems not to cooperate with all things like before. It demands a bit of more caring, thereby puts more pressure on the thoughts and the mind. You shall not know stress has started acting, no matter we are spiritual and know the things of body and mind. It plays its role secretly. I hope you understand what I am telling. It shall make you forget the NOW. So be cautious on that.
      I am so much happy that you have practiced living in the NOW, it is a great achievement.
      You have observed and told the simple fact that while we are young we just live the moment. As we grow we are aware of the moments but still tend to forget being in the NOW.
      Leave aside your aging, you love it is the most appreciable one. Most people get the opportunity to become spiritual but do not get the right path while aging. Blessed are You to analyze.
      Meanwhile I had visited your blog and had browsed the posts. But did not endorse my presence. You know I would assimilate the posts and write my comments. I have missed them. I shall come in a couple of days to be part of them.
      I am enjoying laughter with blogger friends on this post. I am really grateful to ALL of YOU

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        corneliaweberphotography said:
        April 26, 2018 at 4:09 am

        Shiva, forgiveness, for not replying to your extensive reply, I had been without internet connection for a while, which was a curse and a gift. By now I am hoping that you feeling and dealing better with aging of your body, sorry I can’t say ” it shall pass”, but maybe the way you are dealing with it may change. Anyhow, it all is even more of a challenge to be in the NOW. The body is your “dress”, the mind is what conquers. Wishing you great days dear blogging friends with that thought.

        Liked by 3 people

    Mick Canning said:
    April 18, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Thanks, Shiva, for writing that. It can sometimes be so difficult to live in the now!

    Liked by 5 people

    Rekha Sahay said:
    April 18, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Cute post. It reminded me of my childhood. 😊

    Liked by 3 people

    Timelesslady said:
    April 20, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    You are so right about animals and birds. One of my greatest joys in life is listening to the singing of the birds. It is blissful and points my spirit toward God.

    Liked by 5 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      April 20, 2018 at 5:28 pm

      Thanks Lady!
      Having to listen to the Birds singing and deriving Joy is not part of everyone’s choice or I should say love. I must say even I enjoy them doing so.
      Birds have their own languages. Having to understand them to be blissful that which points your spirit toward God is no ordinary thing. Only blessed ones are able to gauge it.
      Thanks for your spirit and being to have come here.

      Liked by 2 people

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    April 21, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Nice, joyful post.
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    Liked by 5 people

    boundlessblessingsblog said:
    April 23, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Oh so beautiful and such a nostalgic feeling, Shiva from reading this lovely warm poem of yours and apt pictures of little children playing so cheerfully and carefree.

    Liked by 5 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      April 28, 2018 at 1:07 pm

      Kamal tell me the truth- had you not jumped so… and now have you been shouting at children who are doing so….😉

      Liked by 1 person

        boundlessblessingsblog said:
        April 28, 2018 at 1:48 pm

        No no never instead sometimes I go and join them and have a great time. Your post reminded me of our childhood where so many times we friends would jump just for the fun of it

        Liked by 2 people

    patriciaruthsusan said:
    April 27, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Enjoyable post, Shiva. I try to live in the moment but it’s difficult for an adult. I keep trying though. 🙂 — Suzanne

    Liked by 7 people

    Deepak Singh said:
    April 29, 2018 at 2:17 am

    Loved reading the post. Thanks for the visit.

    Liked by 7 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      April 29, 2018 at 3:41 am

      Thanks Deepak for having loved to read the post.
      Hope it made you remember childhood days.

      Liked by 2 people

    Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said:
    April 29, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    The words used in the poem instantly provide the reader with a joyful, happy image. Lovely poem indeed…. 🙂

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      April 30, 2018 at 1:54 am

      Thanks Maniparna, yes indeed the words give the joy. That is the beauty of language, all human languages for that matter.

      Even birds and animals don’t they have their languages? Right now I am on my morning walk and I am hearing the Birds singing and calling and they repeat the same thing in symmetry. How wonderful it is!
      If we could be gifted with the knowledge of understanding them, it would have been still more Awesome. Isn’t?

      Liked by 2 people

    Amy said:
    May 4, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    So, as man grows he slowly forgets living in the Now — so well said. So glad to hear you are living in the now. 🙂
    I just saw the links on your side bar. Thank you so much, Shiva!

    Liked by 5 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 4, 2018 at 3:29 pm

      Thanks Amy!
      Yes he forgets, therefore it is good we play some game or/meditate. 😃
      It means you are on your desktop or laptop, it is unfortunate many of us are blogging these days using the WP App
      In that case please read my very old post “If I can give something why should I not”. It is in my Social Menu .

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    Krishna Chaitanya said:
    May 4, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    After reading this post it lierally reminded me of my childhood days. Those days were really fun like playing, jumping and hitting the friends. Very well written Shiva sir!!!

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 5, 2018 at 7:40 am

      Thanks Krishna! It did remind me too, you know how we used to to do all that and laugh so much, never to think of anything past or future, isn’t?

      Oooh Krishna! I am a sports person and am a Gold Medalist in athletics. I have many things to say over that post of yours, please give me time to jump over the post, read and comment. During my free time I shall do that.

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    A Dude Abikes said:
    May 5, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Shiva, thanks for following my blog! Where are you and do you bike?

    Liked by 6 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 5, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      Well Dude I am from India and I do not bike. I am very glad I came across a biker. But Dude I like riding a bike. I loved going on bike to school.
      Let me tell you I have come across with some older men who used to bike. The other day one of them left to his abode and he was 90 years. Most of them were 90 years. Till their last days they biked.
      What do I mean to convey is bikers have good health and they seem to live long.
      All the best to You on your bike.
      Blessings 🎶💞😃

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 6, 2018 at 3:56 am

      Dude do you follow the followed. I don’t know if you have been.
      Let us ride bike together on WP. Hahaha

      Liked by 1 person

        A Dude Abikes said:
        May 6, 2018 at 4:10 am

        If.you figure out virtual riding enjoy! There is a video app for biking if you get a stationery bike or a regular bike and home trainer.

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    Piyali said:
    May 14, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Fun post, full of joy 🙂 loved reading it.

    Liked by 5 people

    Peter Adewumi said:
    May 21, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Great, lovely, and full of lessons, one of which living one day at a time, buy that does not mean we should not plan for the future.

    Liked by 3 people

    Shivangi said:
    May 29, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    What a joyful post Shiva. Enjoyed every word!

    Liked by 5 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 1, 2018 at 9:28 am

      Thanks Shivangi.
      I am overwhelmed by your joy.
      Children are such gems you know we have to learn from them, though we have passed that phase but have forgotten to live in the NOW.

      Liked by 1 person

    Annika Perry said:
    June 27, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Shiva, this is a wonderful poem caputuring the fun of childhood through the repititions at the start mimicing the actions, reinforing the joy as well as lending a light child-like quality to the words. Ahh..this brought back great memories of jumping on beds, playing ‘pirates’ around the house and recreating this play with my son when he was young! (Although I refrained from jumping on the bed but always up for a pillow fight!)

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 27, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      That made it nostalgic Annika.
      Mimicing the actions, reinforcing the joy, child like quality to the words… your words add essence to this poem.
      Oooh! those jumping on beds and the pillow fight; what fun we had. Your refraining from jumping on the bed and having a pillow fight with your son justifies.
      Thanks for this Wonderful comment.

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    bodyandsoulnourishmentblog said:
    June 27, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Dear Shiva:
    I am nominating you for the 3.2.1 Quote Me Challenge.
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    Thank the Selector
    Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
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    Sending you light and abundant “HOPE”,

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