A former teacher and an educator, a passionate reader, a published writer, I have always lived through my heart. My students have been my true inspiration and I have learnt many lessons of life while teaching them and interacting with them through discussions. Youngsters are like a breath of fresh air and you can speak your mind and heart spontaneously in their company. Their idealism and innocence always gave a new hope to me, strengthening my belief that our future is in safe hands.
I am a great nature lover, I love to watch birds flying home. The sunsets allure me with their varied hues that they lend to the sky. I can spend endless hours listening to the rustling leaves and the sound of waterfalls. The moonlight streaming through my garden, the flowers, the meadows, the butterflies cast a spell on me. Like the busy modern people, competing with each other at a breathtaking speed, I have also spent the best part of my life in pursuing all those chores and am so glad to have all the time for myself now.
I have all those blessings that a person can crave for. Happily married for 40+ years, I have four lovely grandchildren. I love to travel, read good books and poetry. My friends have always called me optimistic though I have my share of murky times. I draw my inspiration from people, which has become a habit now, may be because I have spent a lot of time in the company of students and parents whose observations helped my imaginative aspect. A published poet and author, I’ve written six poetry books and three non-fiction – self-help books. Visit my Amazon author page: goo.gl/X1NEFf
This blog is all about people, their emotions, how emotions mould personalities and what is our role in all this.I am here to share my thoughts and experiences in my pursuit of happiness.
– Balroop Singh.
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Thank you for noticing Shadows of Love and clicking a few likes. Shadows…seems to be a common thread between you and I.
I am so glad to meet a like minded person and look forward to reading meaningful posts on Shadows of love.
Thanks for the ‘follow’ – much appreciated. My blog is still relatively new and unknown, so my early readers are very special 🙂
Hope you enjoy my posts, varied as they are.
I’m just checking out your blog too – well written, thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the appreciation, friend….don’t know what name should I use! I am newer than you to blogging and am really overwhelmed by this vast, friendly world! love it! wish I could have discovered it earlier!
look forward to your support, Thanks!
Is it a blog name you are trying to think of?
Yep!!!!! wonder why Uncle Spike???? you could write another post to explain!!
Hi Balroop, nice site, I’m wondering why you have 2 blogs?
Which is the second one, Brad?
Thanks for your encouraging words at my first guest post! I liked your blog as well! 😀
I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Here’s the link: http://curioushappyblogger.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/the-liebster-award/
Thanks Atiba! I am following the link and will do the needful.
Sure, take your time 🙂
If it is not impertinent to do so, may I ask in what country you live Balroop?
At present I live in Danville (CA) and hope to live in USA for the rest of my life. My friends who read my articles keep discovering more about me.
Thank you for letting me know that you are in California. I always prefer to know where people are located when I interact with them and subscribe to their blogs, though I realise this isn’t entirely logical. I am in Glastonbury, Somerset, England for what it’s worth.
Hi Balroop! Thanks for stopping by for a visit on my site. I enjoyed reading your blog here today. Have a great day there!
I am inspired by the theme of your blog and look forward to some meaningful interactions and learning.
With kind regards!
Thanks for liking the theme. Where would we be without the emotions…they are the hallmark of all interactions!
You are welcome!
I already like you. Or is it your English am in love with? Great Bio though. Quite inspiring
Thanks! Welcome to my blog!
Thanks for the follow, Balroop. I love nature too. Your thoughts are inspirational and your writing is very beautiful. I’m looking forward to reading your posts. Cheers 🙂 Irina
Thanks Irina, I am so happy to know that you find my words inspiring. I hope to come up to the expectations of my readers. Thanks for taking out the time to read this page.
I am so glad I checked this page. I learned a lot about you. We love some of the same things, Balroop. Teaching and love of nature. I like language, books and remember my students fondly.
Thanks Robin, not without any connection do we like each other! Divine love and blessings are always mentoring us. 🙂
you have amazing blog! well written on topics that would interest * benefit everyone! you mentioned that you analyze people, well someone who loves people will always be popular among people! 🙂
Thanks arv…I appreciate your visit and look forward to some meaningful discussions on the topics that interest you. 🙂
So nice to meet a teacher in the blogosphere! Any advice you can give the girls would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for the honour and appreciation! There is a lot of advice in each article. Even the poetry I share speaks subtly.
Great to know. Thank you!
So glad that we’ve connected, Balroop. We have much in common, my friend! 🙂
I was thinking exactly the same…that shows we are so similar. Thanks for the initiative 🙂
Its been nice knowing more about you, i would love read all your posts so far and learn more about emotions and life.
Thanks its honor for me , that you been to my blog and commented , even read my poems.
Thanks a ton !😊
Your poems too talk about life and hide profound emotions. Believe me, they are too good!
I am glad you were curious to know more about me. Thanks for reading. 🙂
Its my honor , that i have interaction with you!.
You are so generous and kind , have been appreciating me.
Thanks a ton.
Pleased to meet you. 🙂
Thanks! Welcome to Emotional Shadows.
Thank you and I appreciate your visit. Have a lovely morning. 🙂
You have a lovely blog. We share common interests in travel, reading books and nature. Glad we have connected, my friend. 🙂
Thanks for your kind words Kash, welcome to Emotional Shadows…a haven of peace and serenity. Hope you would enjoy my company. 🙂
Lovely blog; look forward to reading many of your posts:)
Somehow I’ve missed your ‘About’ page until now. It’s beautiful, as is the view of your yard! California is the state/home of my heart, even though I now live in New England. Blessings to you – love your blog and appreciate your comments on mine. ❤
Thanks for your lovely words Pamela…California is undoubtedly a beautiful place and close to my heart too but this picture was taken in picturesque “paradise on earth”…as called by a famous poet…a crowning glory of India though mired in conflict for political reasons for a long time now. I have some precious memories attached to this place, which I have shared in one of my posts ‘My First Flight.’
Many thanks for visiting this page. 🙂
You’ve got a wonderful blog… thanks for visiting my site, it’s very much appreciated.
Thanks for your kind words. 🙂 Welcome!
I love your About page, so warm and alive. Have also been reading some of your very
sensitive relationship posts, share so much of your thinking.
Thank you for gracing my very new blog with a visit.
Thanks Delphin, welcome to Emotional Shadows and liking my posts. All the best with your new blog 🙂 would love to read more.
Hi Balroop, Thank you for pointing me in the direction of William Faulkner’s wonderfully inspiring quote have now added it to my About Me Page under the heading quotes. 🙂
I am glad I could inspire you in some way. Thanks for the visit and welcome to Emotional Shadows, where all emotions are cared for! 🙂
Hello Balroop. Such a wonderful introduction! Super glad that I have visited your blog. Thanks 🙂
My pleasure! Stay blessed 🙂
60 comments on your About page alone! … that’s more than I have on all of my new blog, hahaha.
Thus far, I have only checked out the pics on your Miracle Gardens post. Never seen anything like that before, ever!
Am going to read your post shortly and discover more of your blog.
Thank you Mark for checking this page, only a person who really feels connected goes to this page. I am glad you were curious to know more about the creator of Emotional Shadows. Welcome to a blog, which talks about all that makes us human. 🙂 Sending vibes of positivity.
So nice to have met you via a fellow blogger, Annika Perry. I too am a retired teacher of almost 50 years, lover of nature, musician, published author and poetry writer on my blog. A Past Worth Telling is the name of my book which is a poetic memoir.
I am delighted to meet you dear Mary…it seems we are soul sisters! Many thanks for such a lovely introduction 🙂
My pleasure. I prefer to be called Mary Ann. My mother was Mary. Soul sisters it is then! It is good we found each other! Enjoy the weekend.
Thanks for correcting me Mary Ann 🙂 You too have a wonderful weekend!
No problem. I am running behind with the post today. Enjoy your weekend and hope your weather is nice.
A little cold but sunny 🙂 A stormy weather is expected on Sunday.
Still snow on the ground and cold with more winter to come. We average about 6-7 months of winter in Upstate New York.
Hi Balroop–A while ago, you offered to assist in my book launch of Born in a Treacherous Time. If that still works for you, I’d like to send you the package to make it as easy as possible to post about my book. Drop me a line at email@example.com and I’ll forward it to you. If that doesn’t fit with things anymore, no worries. I completely understand! Talk soon.
Hi Balroop – glad to have found you through Annika Perry’s blog – I’m looking forward to reading your posts!
I so appreciate that you have the blessings. My spiritual mentor John Morton uses a wonderful phrase, “Baruch Bashan”, which means the blessings already are. Thank you for sharing with your blog! Sending you blessings. Debbie
Thank you for sharing your lovely words and welcome to Emotional Shadows! I am delighted to connect 😊
Thank you so much for your inspiring words!
Balroop, I love your biography (About) you have posted here. You are such a lovely, caring person, and I love your philosophy of life. I decided the book that “whoever” said your book was insignificant…really has a problem. I loved your poem Dale and Dell and so, I just purchased your book, “Sublime Shadows of Life”. The title alone is inspirational, and I know your poetic writing is always unique and beautiful, with words of wisdom. Thank you, Karen 🙂
Love your support and compliments. Thank you Karen. I hope you like Sublime Shadows of Life. This book is really special for me because it helped me discover the poet in me. 🙂
Balroop, I am enthralled by your poetry in your book, “Sublime Shadows of Life”. Really stunning writing, Each poem sets a scene of deeply felt emotions that any woman would recognize and find incredibly significant, as well as beautiful written. I have been reading it at bedtime, a few pages at a time, I wish this book of poetry was in book form, not just in kindle. Poetry, such as yours, as Aristotle once wrote,
Many thanks for your lovely words Karen, you made my morning so pleasant! I am delighted to hear that you are savoring my poetry slowly, one at a time…that is the way! Love and hugs. 🙂
“Hence poetry”, wrote Aristotle, “is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.” Karen 🙂
Nice to meet you Balroop:) I read your interview on Norah’s site and I wanted to learn more about you. This is a beautiful introduction, obviously written from the heart. I, too am a nature lover and inspired by the people I meet every day. I am intrigued about your reference on “emotions mould personalities.” I look forward to reading more:) Erica
Thank you so much for your lovely words Erica. I am delighted that you came over to Emotional Shadows, much appreciated 😊I am happy to connect with you.
Hello from Me from Brisbane Australia. Thank You for coming in to My Blog and Appreciating and Commenting. Wishing You A Very Happy New Year 2020. Many Blessings of Love, Light and Healing Energies coming Your Way, for Good Health, Prosperity and Happiness in Your Life 🙂 ❤ 🙂
Wishing the same for you Deepa. Happy New Year 🎈🎆🎊🤗
Thank you for checking out my Haikus on my Word Press blog.
Just stumbled across it at Twitter and I am glad I clicked on it. The pleasure is all mine 😊
So lovely to meet you Balroop through a bit of serendipity 😉 Loved to read all about you, identified with so much (my teaching career was an inspiration to me) and looking forward to reading your poems. Santé from SW France!
Thank you Laurette, I am delighted to connect with you. I appreciate your coming over to read more about me. Stay safe and stay blessed. 😊
NIce to meet You! Just read a couple of Your beautiful poems and Diana’s wonderful review! Cheers and Thank You! 🙂