Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Goodbye 2009

2009 is saying goodbye,
Blow the blues away in the sky,
Forget to cry, don't be shy,
2010 is calling to 'come & fly'.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Time to stop being a donkey!

Sticking to past is an easy task. We have become so used to it to even realize that most of the time our thoughts are dominated by things of past. Is it learning from mistakes or living them all over again?

Look into the mirror of introspection – we are carrying the weight of past so tightly on our shoulders that our heart aches. So cheerless has become the ways of living that some people are wasting their lives of it. Sad – isn’t it?

Here’s a basic funda that I have learnt from spirituality – see you life as a movie. You see, then I get this feeling that ups and downs are part of every movie. What is the fun of it when it is all very very good and there’s no villain or problem? When we watch, we know that the hero will come out of everything ultimately. Same way, life of each of us should be seen as a motion picture in which every one of us is playing the most important part. Simple – no strings attached!

Now, let’s stop being a donkey. Let’s stop smiling at ourselves that we are the so called ‘smart’ people on this earth who are living our lives in the best possible way. Darling, this is the time to change – if we are good, let’s become better. Let us mould our characters and imbibe more values. Let us show to the world who we are and let us become more will powered.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Forgive, Forget and Move on

We live in a world directed by feelings of people towards each other. ‘Selfish interests’ have become so prominent in our lives that our every action is filled by it. There are many who practise a very limited compassion for others. In their quest of growing, they overlook the ethics. Wise men tell us that “money can get us everything but a character” – some things are so true and they remain so as long as we live.

And that teaches me a lesson – forgive, forget and move on. There are so many things happening around – people dying of hunger, countries are at risk of getting drowned, earthquakes rattling homes, children getting born on streets and what not. It just takes a second to change your feelings from annoyance to gratitude – and thank God, I am good in this.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Stress Management through Worry Management

We worry too much, don’t we? “What happened yesterday?”, “What will happen tomorrow?” “Why me?” In the “Whats” and “Whys” of our life, we are losing precious time of today. Yesterday is the history, tomorrow is the mystery but today is a gift, that’s why it’s called present.

There is a very fine line of division between worrying and reflection. It is definitely good to go back in past and remember the moments of delight and happiness. Reflection is when I am free from the negative effects of past and I only ponder on memories which are good.

This brings us to worry versus reflection. Worrying is when you dwell in ugly past and express remote over things you cannot change, feel the pain of yesteryears and get bitter. You know it is not useful but you like to do that because you are so much blinded by your habits. To think something negative also sometimes gives a pleasant feeling, isn’t it?

The times are changing. Global warming, nuclear weapons and natural calamities are increasing. Aren’t you getting the message of time? Change yourself before it gets too late. Change the way you think, speak and act, for even a thought is an act. If I change, the whole world is bound to change with me. I know where I am wrong and I have to control my stress and my habit to worry all the time. Any moment can be my last moment; I want to live a perfect life before that moment comes, so that I know I lived better life than millions of other people on this earth!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Spiritual Quotient Learning III

Ask anyone what is spirituality and they will talk about religion. What is the difference between religion and spirituality, no one would know.

Our life has become so unpredictable but does that mean we also have to be? Spiritual quotient is all about knowing what we don’t know existed and implementing changes in life, the changes that will make us a better person, more humane. In other words, we can also call it changing the unpredictable in us to something more regular.

Spiritual quotient means not becoming sad due to small disruptions but be in a position to ‘see the bigger picture’, altering our whole perspective towards life and then helping others in doing that. Life is beautiful because I am!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Let’s today.......

  • Take out a minute to run from fear

  • Tell our loved ones how much we adore them

  • Smile at every neighbour we see

  • Take an appointment with ourselves to sit in peace for 10 minutes

  • Call our parents and enquire if they have been keeping well

  • Promise to help a human being in need today

  • Make our life’s best day!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Trust your Guts

People like to take others opinion when they start something new. Many often feel dejected on receiving criticism. The founders of Google tried to sell their patented technology for $1 million. Everyone they approached passed on their offer – companies didn't get the chance to connect with the opportunity. They failed to see The Bigger Picture of how search engines would shape up the technology of tomorrow. However the founders did not give up and result is in front of us – who doesn’t know Google today? It is worth a cool $141 billion today.

It is high time that we start trusting our guts. Practise listening to your heart and then follow it. Don’t get too much used to taking the easy way out, raise up to the kind of person you would like to be. There are people like Nelson Mandela and Gandhi who resisted the way things were and trusted their guts to take forward the light of hope. This world wasn't put together by people with small vision and minor thoughts. It was built by the eccentrics like Einstein and oddballs who had the courage to passionately follow their dreams. So what are you waiting for? Each of us has desires to be a better human being and to be a part of a wonderful tomorrow. Let’s start today on the beautiful path in pursuit of doing something great.