Thursday, January 26, 2012

Journey within Yourself

When you listen to your heart, do not allow your sobriety to waiver when others judge you as FAR from perfect. What truly matters is that where you are headed brings you CLOSER to being yourself.
~ Dodinsky

We all started our journey as soon as we were born but this journey within yourself is something you undertake when you've paused to understand the meaning of life and what makes you - YOU. We all know, what we are fleeing from but do we really know what we are in search of..??

If you are taking stock of your life and if you don’t yet feel you are exactly where you want to be, maybe it's time for you to invest in travelling inward. It's disheartening that nowadays we have been acclimatized to look for everything on the outside when truth lies in the fact that all our answers actually resides inside us.

More than the mind, it is the heart that will preempt and guide you in this journey of identifying what you are searching for and taking you a step closer to being yourself. But, again, it's not just the mind, alone, it's all our senses unified that make this journey worthwhile..!! Becoming conscious of this is the first step of the journey within. Once you've identified your search, you've to sift through the layers and take radical measure to bring out the real YOU shunning what those around you judge/define about you. If you commit yourself to be focused on this journey, you will observe a distinct change in your persona and heightened powers of intuition. This in turn will allow you to grow stronger within and you will be able to listen to your heart and follow your instincts more easily. You will recognize the path that you need to embark on and this enlightenment will come from within you. Deeper into the journey, you'll realize all that you seek lies within yourself; it's intrinsic. Hard to believe, eh..??!! NO. It's a true fact of our lives. Some realize and admit it, some don't!!

As Ralph Waldo Emerson says, "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

The only real journey of our lives is the journey within. GO FOR IT..!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

POWER within YOU..!!

As Marriane Williamson eloquently says “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Now, more than ever is the time to realize the potential of the POWER within us due to the rapid changes in the world and universe surrounding us. It's time to face reality in the face of it and not live in the illusions of fear and low self-esteem. Why feel inundated with those around us when we have the controls within us to be who we want to be..??

It is time we visualize and give form to our thoughts, reverberating them with the amplitude energy surrounding us. It is time we align and conform ourselves to who we are for the TIME is ripe. If we do not pay heed to our inner self now; we will never be able to do it ever again. It is imperative that we believe in the power of the POWER within us then we will no longer have to worry about anything and just be our true REAL self where there is no distinction between "I", "ME" and "MYSELF". We do not have to understand the technicalities behind them; we just have to learn how and when to liberate the power in the right perspective and for the right reasons like spreading more love, condescending blasphemy, creating benevolence et al. This line of path is not just for attaining freedom, it's much more than that..!! It's about creating the peace and harmony within us that we so much seek but can't find anywhere for we are all seeking it outside when actually it lies inside us. We are all connected to "The One", the infinite mind and are a fruition of HIS creation. This fact of life is enough to set us in the right path and get moving on without being rooted to the past or worrying about the future.

Get a Life! GO.. Unleash the POWER WITHIN YOU and see for yourself its mystical wonders..!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Don't let a Season in your Life define your Lifetime..!!

“There seems to be a kind of order in the universe, in the movement of the stars and the turning of the earth and the changing of the seasons, and even in the cycle of human life. But human life itself is almost pure chaos.
~ Katherine Anne Porter

We are all here for a purpose. But, how many of us really do realize that the time is ripe and we are ready for to seek the purpose, if we haven't as yet? Instead of finding peace within us, we seek it in the realm outside. Such state of mind doesn't last long. Sooner or later in our life, as we look at the reflection in the mirror, we realize this question staring at us through our reflection. This is where begins the journey to define the "I" in us. No matter what be the nature of questions we pose, the answer might be sought then or through some signs that nature unveils in our path as we move on. Patience and endurance are the key factors. Truth remains, we are here on Planet Earth to touch each others lives while evolving within to a higher state of consciousness as also facilitating it for those around us who are in the same wavelength.

The journey of our life is a vicious rigmarole where we see different seasons (read phases/chapters) of our life that surmise our lifetime here when finally reach the zero hour. Every element of nature, the zeniths and the nadirs with their chaperons in hope, faith, chaos, conflict, love, loss, reality, success, gratitude n' its ilk envelope us and help us grow as an individual. Every season sculpts us, to reveal the real person lying deep within us. Just like how the seasons of nature come and go in a pre-ordained flow with some exceptions in between, we too face something similar in our expedition. Wisdom lies in not letting "a Season in our Life define our Lifetime". For the uninitiated, the end of the season doesn't mean the end of life. We have to move on with the learning's from this season to live through the next.

Every season is a precursor to the next. Knowing this is very essential as it holds the key to the rest of the journey. These seasons sometimes nurture a safe sanctum from us from where we spread out and explore the different facets of life discovering every moment passing by; at the same time, they also pose deterring challenges that waver our strong will, fragment us into pieces beyond recall, leaving us to figure our state-of-affairs on our own. It is at this point that our integrity is tested by the spiritual power controlling our strings. Clinging on to the lowest phase and defining this phase as your lifetime is what a loser would do. Do you want to be one..??!! No. The dry seasons in life do not last forever. The spring rains will come again.

Learn what you've to and just keep moving on till you end your lifetime here. There is no end to this mystical journey called life. When, What, Where, How it unveils what before us is something we cannot herald even a remote guess on. Let this mystery excite you to move on to the next season and see what's that got in store for you.

Its just one short life that we have, then why waste the precious time on the unwanted that would only bring you down; just live life to the fullest as it unfolds for there are no rewinds, pause or replay buttons in life. Never wish to live your life "once again"; its the worst form of regret. Whatever you want, do it NOW for there are no second chances..!!

seasons change but
they continue to flow
reach out to them
to know more n' more
to be able to sift
the surreal from the whole
as these passing moments
will embellish n' kinder
your soul..!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Are true meaningful relations a passé..??

Science may have found a cure for most evils: but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. - Helen Keller

How right are her words..!!

Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. Do we really understand the meaning of true relations? Are we seeking them in the first place? Statistics reveal an alarming increase in divorce across the world, at high frequency where marriages get frizzled out in few days/months. Reason given is incompatibility. But, did you ever give it your full to the relation to make it work? How come our parents and fore fathers generations never faced this problem? Are we, too, demanding in our relations or highly impatient to adjust and adapt and draw conclusions at the drop of a hat? Nowadays, love has become a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course.

In this age where social networking has become prevalent over us; true meaningful relationships and friendship have begun to dwindle at a rapid pace. Personal interactions have become history after being steadfastly replaced by superficial interactions for the heck of it where people flatter those who do not care and ignore those who truly adore and care, thereby dealing a mindless blow to the undeserving. For lack of an occasional expression of love when most needed; a relationship that appeared strong at the seams may begin to wear thin in the middle. Problems in relationship occur when each person is concentrating on what is missing in the other person instead of doing a self analysis and finding out what is missing in self. This is the root cause why most of the relations in our lives are turning out to be frivolous. At the end, this just marks the beginning of another bitter end.

The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are. You've got be the real YOU. As Stephen Covey says, "Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.", its true to the core. Real relationships require trust, commitment, diligent effort and at times self-sacrifice, but the rewards are worth it. Given this premise, you will see that your joys get doubled and your problems halved in right companionship and you will have a realm you will be profoundly happy about. Relationships of every nature have a perpetual need to be nurtured and cared for to survive and thrive the highs and lows of life. In today's stress filled life, space plays a key role. It is important to know when to give space and when to come closer. This is the golden key to any lasting relationship. Never take real relationships lightly or frivolously. Always bear in mind that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. True meaningful relations in today's world is a rarity; so it makes perfect sense to preserve them by putting in our all to it and cherishing every priceless moment of it.

If you know you are playing on someone's emotions just to have a short term fling or to satisfy a personal need in you; do not prey on the innocent ones as it could cause a permanent dent in their mind. Find someone who is like minded and willing to be experimental with you for same but spare the genuine.

All of us here are in pursuit of a sense of belonging and acceptance.To form a meaningful relationship you need to be willing to open yourself up and let someone into your life. Look for someone you can befriend without expectations, where there are no strings attached – you enjoy each others company with some commonality and a striking wavelength; that is enough to begin with. En route try knowing as much as you can about the person to make a decision. This is not for love birds alone; it is applicable to friends and platonic relationships too. If you have someone with whom you can share a meaningful relationship with then be sure to spend some time with them everyday even if it were a few seconds to give a personal connect, keep the communications on along side and stay updated on the happenings in each other's life as this deepens and cements the bond that you share to be an ever lasting one.

As Brian Tracy says “Eighty percent of life's satisfaction comes from meaningful relationships”.

So, what's stopping you from putting in your best and living a content life, eh..??!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Are you a part of the FB Mania..??

I happened to meet a friend of mine after many years. It was a moment of rejoice. As moments passed and we delved deep in conversation, I realized our talks were centering around FB to know which of our other friends were when and where and what was going on in their world. We exchanged quite some updates.

I am not a social media addict but this one has got me hooked as it connected me with all those school and college friends and teachers and a few others whom I would have never been able to connect with again in my life as, as is a part of all our life's journey each one of them had moved to some corner of the world and were living in a world of their own. The joy of finding a close buddy lost in the tide of time is profound and cannot be expressed in any words. In a way, sincere THANKS to Mr. Zuckerberg and his team for creating Facebook.

A chance conversation with an ex-colleague after a decade ended with are you on FB instead of what I thought that he would ask for would my contact number. This stuck a deep chord in me. Gone are the days of personal touch and face to face conversations, isn't it..?? The surreal world for sure has enamored us and sucked us into its vortex without us even knowing about it.

You know you have an FB addiction when you start thinking in status updates, get anxious when your statuses go unnoticed and all the jing-bang that follows. How else do you explain teens-adults alike being hooked to apps like farmville, fishville and its ilk. Look around as you walk wherever you are or at your workplace, how many people are using their laptops or cell phones for face-booking oblivious of the environment around them and are transfixed on the gadget in their hand or laptop before them. Next, look at your Facebook account, do you really have 777+ odd friends in this world whom you personally know? Do you really know all about the hundreds of “Subscribers” who follow your updates? Now, do you get the drift, eh..??

It is indeed an intimidating reality that people from all parts of the world are hooked if not addicted to this marvel called FB mania that is sweeping the world at large. Inspite of it being a part of the surreal world; we end up posting anything and everything about us here including very personal information without considering the safety and security measures for there is an audience that responds. It has also evolved into a medium to create rebellious, revolutionary change that brings forth issues which we are otherwise ignorant from unless it's gained momentum and glares at us on the FB news stream. Excess FB addiction aka the hook-line-sinker form affects work productivity, study performances and relationships too, to some extent; the damage of which will be known in the years to come. It surely has its pros and cons but it is always up to the person to exercise prudence and control after all the data is gulped down and kept safe by a third party for their consumption who at the end of day would know as much about you as you do or probably a little more by keeping a mark on ya personal trends n' tastes. At the end of day's play, we should always be responsible and accountable to everything that we post and do with our personal account and be aware of the time efforts we are investing in it.

At the end, is it worth it all..?? It's too early to be judgemental on this now till enough evidence, statistics and research lead us to some form of conclusion but it's only a matter of time to unveil it at some point.

Are you a part of the FB Mania, too..??

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Power of Expression

The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.
~ Michael Jackson

Everything we do is an expression of who we are.

One of the hardest things to do is expressing yourself and this is applicable everywhere; be it your personal or professional life. How many times have you said something that just didn't come out the way you wanted it to and you couldn't stop it too; leaving you frenzied muttering "Jeez what's wrong with me".... Why can't I get it out straight..?? How many times have you said something that we really didn't mean and were left with no means to undo the outcome of what you just said and were left to deal with the situation when it could have been well avoided..?? How many times have you had to bear the brunt of your silence when you could have salvaged the situation by expressing yourself..?? There is no point in penting up your emotions and building a wall or isolating yourself when you could just find out what mode of expression suits you best. Verbal is not the only mode. You can write it or be creative and express it through any of your chosen line of art.

Try understand that there is no point having your anxiety locked-in for the fear of losing something or somebody or not having the courage to speak it out or fear being judged by what you say. You could get consumed in it if you do not find a way to let it out doing more damage than you could have imagined. Do no hesitate to share your true emotions. What's yours and what is true will always remain the same. Hence, it is important that you learn to express yourself and convey your thoughts, feelings, realization, ideas, dreams, goals, emotions... (the list could go on endless) as apropos. You need to seize the right moment and medium, express and get going..!!

One needs to express one's thoughts and feelings in a way that clearly states whatever needs to be stated in the way it is felt by the mind or heart. Stay away from unwanted expressions and actions like gossip, bitching, et al. It doesn't lead you anywhere. If you indulge in it be prepared to receive the same once you turn your back.

Words... have the power to make or mar! It is important that you choose them wisely. It is also believed that words are just words and won't mean anything unless you act them out. It is true, more or less because through the other mediums the receiver will have to be in the same premise as the sender. That form of fine balance needs to be there.

Our life is a journey of discovering ourselves and defining the "I" in us. Wouldn't it be nice to express this as you keep discovering the new facets that make you, YOU? Once you learn the art of expressing yourself you'll be amazed by the wonders and response to it and sense how much free and lighter you feel. Especially, so in relationships. Its good to be the real YOU and express yourself as who you really are instead of pretending to be someone who you are not.

ENJOY THE POWER OF EXPRESSIONS. Live Your Life, Your Way... :)