Tag: Longreads

How do you get over pain?

How do you get over pain?

Just realise that this is going to end, just like any other difficulty that was there in the past. Time is a big healer, it swings past the far extremes and brings forth the inevitable, the present. 

Besides just dwell on how could being engrossed in your pain do any good to you or others? Your life isn’t fair attitude can do nothing to make it good but it will only make it worse. Just drop it all and breath in and feel the joy in the air. A joy that does not cling to an object but is rooted in this very existence. Besides life is meant to be lived and not killed.

Wake up and bring a shift in your perspective. There is no end to pain but there is always a beginning to getting liberated from it. Fall in love with impermanance and embrace the perfect smile;)

The Answer of a Yogi

The Answer of a Yogi

Its been almost a year (One year,two months & 11 days precisely!) since I embraced Yoga. The journey since then has been surreal. There is an ocean of opportunities that seem to be within my reach, ever blowing winds of joy touching me and an abundance of blessings that keep showering love on me.

The journey from the outside has turned inward and the love that used to be confined has become my very nature. It has become difficult to get angry, feel depressed or feel disheartened for all these feelings have transcended to become bliss, that which remains unshakable come what may! Time seems to be working in accordance with me, efficient and reliant. It has become easier to accept the people as they are and have a greater understanding about what they feel. Giving has become my very nature, be it a box of sweets or a moment of joy, the moment feels totally incomplete if there is no one to share it with.

There is so much of change and yet it becomes difficult to answer the question people often ask- 

“What Change Has it Brought into Your life?”                                                    

There is so much to say and so much to show but everytime I answer this question I realise that it somehow always remains incomplete. For I am never able to explain the magnificent change it has brought into my life. For some it may seem to be a transformation, for some it may just seem to be a transition but to me it is transcendence. Oneness of this whole creation has now become a perceived reality, that which is absolute and truth. The love for the supreme has been discovered with an unmatched exuberance. It is difficult to explain in words completely, for words are not enough to do justice to it.

So the next time someone has this question, I would can only simply say –

“I can make you an offer that you can never refuse.” 

And the offer is – 

” You can give all your problems and sorrow to me and I promise to share all my love and all my joy with you.” 😊

Sincerity

Sincerity

If you have a desire, wish or want that is sincere in nature, be rest assured that it will be fulfilled. Desires come naturally to everyone present in this creation but sincerity is what drives the nature to work towards fulfilling your dreams. 

So Be Sincere 😉
 
#LiveToExpress

Bridge the Adversities! 

Bridge the Adversities! 

There is a reason for everything that happens. Your going to bed early will enable you to get up early, your forgetting a 100 rupee note on the dining table may actually come in handy for your mother who is in a hurry to go and get the grocery. There is a subtle way in which all that is happening is interlinked which is beyond the average man’s contemplative mind. The mind though looks at things with complexity is comfortable with things that seem to be simple and steady.

We humans by our nature have a very unique habit of becoming victim conscious. A heartbreak, a scold from the boss or a flat tyre, all these adverse situations gives rise to a common question in our minds – Why does it always have to be me? Which is sure to remain unanswered, until sincerely enquired upon without a prejudice. This ultimately pushes you to a zone of contemplation where all the forces in the world seem to be making an attempt to cripple you from the inside and the outside. What is even more sad is that you don’t seem to find a way out it. You have grown so much used to it that you have chosen to accept that you are always going to be a lonely victim in this world’s unscrupulous play.

Indeed, life is complex and the way out to deal it is even more complex. You as an individual have to tackle an avenue of areas – relationships, family, business, personal space. To have a uniform approach across all of it seems to be a difficulty to everyone at large. You might be soft and humble in your relationship but rough and robust in at your business. It boils down to a complexity in your attitude which is justifiable given the roles that you need to play. But you must have heard about that mathematical principle which says – A minus and a minus makes a plus? Similarly, a complex life with an seeming to be achievable complex attitude makes everything a whole lot simple. You know what matters is not the degrees from Harvard, Stanford or any other reputed institution but what matters the most is your attitude! If a student of a reputed institution feels uncomfortable in working in an adverse scenario then what is the point of such ideal education. With the right kind of attitude one will surely find a way out of the adverse to realise and traverse to the desired goal.

You need to develop dispassion in the occurrence of events. They take place rapidly but our mind dwell on them deeply and for long. You need to try and be a little less attached to the things happening all around. For the way time moves, holding onto something would bring your life to a standstill that would make you escape from the enjoyment of the present. Sympathy, condoling and sorrow bring your energy levels to a low. You have to realise that all the problems in the world are not yours to own. Be gentle from the heart and if the need be, you may be a little rough or stern on the exterior as the situation may demand. Do not get caught in the grip of it for it will burden you and bring remorse.

Whatever is happening is happening for a reason. There are two kinds of attitude to deal with victim consciousness. Either you stick to it and accept that you are a victim of the world’s apathy towards you or you learn to face it with a spirited attitude. Be aware that what has already happened has already happened. There is no point on dwelling on it, it is wise to look the way forward and emanate a positive attitude. The complex situations are going to be complex ,there is no remedy to it. But the complexity of your dealing with them can easily be handled by developing the right kind of attitude. Tell me what is the significance of being happy if you have not felt the sadness in life? Would it make any sense at all? The adversities in life are not to dishearten you but to polish you and brighten you. Recalling about the adversities in your life will make you realise that they have indeed played a major role in making you stronger and better. Switch from being a victim to being a witness. You never think yourself as being a victim of to much of happiness? So witness the good and the bad with equality for there exists the diversity and it’s upon you to bring in the stability.

Contrasting Seas of Nature and Human Cravings

Contrasting Seas of Nature and Human Cravings

The earth revolves around the sun at a speed that is unfathomable. It also rotates at a high speed and yet amidst all of it, all the things down on earth are kept afixed, keeping the centre of gravity intact. No matter how much it rains through the day, or the number of sunburns that are recorded, neither does it matter whether it has stormed during the day or thundered during the night. The nights and days keep coming one after the other without a break,depicting the two great opposites that have been put into place. The leaves fall down on the ground and yet they make a spectacle so beautiful that it blossoms an expanse of love in our hearts. The birds chirping at the break of the dawn and the sun rays sneaking pass our doors and windows, makes the sleep and tiredness escape. The dead and laziness of the night gets submerged into the freshness and enthusiasm of the morning, a perfectly set play of the nature.

There is so much of vibrancy and tranquility in the natures’ play and yet being the most advanced of species, we get lost amongst the desires, cravings and the diversions that we illogically have seemed to create. We don’t remain centred and indulge in things that have no meaning which later on become a source of our very own misery. There seems to be so much of aversions to us against the play and we let ourselves get sinked into a solidarity of mankinds’ weird ways. We let the things of past haunt our present and foolishly dislodge our happiness and contentment that is just a stone’s throw away. Our sorrow and sacredness seems to be an out of this world theory to sooth our ego – “Why did it happened to me.” We seemed to be caught up in things to small to remain relevant with the passage of time and yet devote much of our time to it.

The things that have happened, are happening and which are going to happen have are beyond our control, much like the nature that swings it’s magical wand. The need to be is bring about a shift in our perceptivity and awareness. Perceiving the good and bad that exists and being aware that both lend meaning to the other. Standing at a window during a day and spooking outside the busy street to look at the trees and the cars honking past by is a dull sight to see after all, but a shift in perceiving them differently with a well defined awareness will make it seem a soothing sight after all. The trees lend shade and shelter to a variety of creatures, the passing cars resembles the events that we have gone through which now remain relevant and lost to our consciousness. Amidst the wide expanse of sight you see the only thing to matter is the witness residing right inside you. Day or night, bright or light, you are the one who witnesses it all throughout. Don’t get too caught up in the extremes of happiness or sorrow, just be centred and observe the great play and fall in line with the flow. Just as the ocean seems calm but yet the violent waves originate right from it, the same way the at times blissful and simple life seems to toss it all around. Be one with the ocean and not the emotion. You are a part of the vastness that brings joy and life into this life. Your place is beyond the perils that seems to rule the better of you. Let the sea of natures mirth get prominence over your inferior cravings. Let go of the sorrow and get hold of the celebration for the events of life are beyond your control but the mind that perceives it differently is yours to choose.

From The Difficult To Blissful

From The Difficult To Blissful

Many a times in life it has so happened that certain situations have cropped up that have put your strength and calibre to test. The determination and enthusiasm had seemed to fade and life seemed to be no less than a hell. Your conscience seemed to drain and your mental peace would have turned to a new low.

Relationships, career, or personal aspects it might have been, your life had surely seemed to be sent for a toss and your mind must have cornered you all the more. These stumbling blocks are sure to drive you down for they are here to get the better of you. You may feel like giving up on your mission, vision or even life but true to your nature this should not be the way.
It is said that getting a human life is so precious. Being the most advanced species, the onus lies on us to make this world a better place. So giving up should be the option that you must delete. The only way to move forward is remembrance of the past, drawing lessons from it and the existence of the paramount present. Look back in your life and you would see a host of problems that must have cropped up. The difficult times at school, struggles at getting your first job, making ends meet in times of recession or any other moment when it had all seemed to crumble. What do you realise? All these had come and so have they gone. Be sure to remember that all the situations that exist now will not exist later and so does the difficult times that have come.

It is not how strong are you that will help you move through it but your belief in the ultimate truth – nothing is constant, everything is changing and so will this difficult time. It will give rise to a joy, sooner or later for sure. It may take a while, must surely not be at your pace but it is bound to happen. You are destined to traverse an ocean of happiness and joy. It will be your very choice to jump into it to make life a celebration which you are destined to. The night sets to give rise to the sun at the break of dawn and so does difficulties adore your time to blossom seeds of infinite love. A postive attitude and a firm belief and faith in the supreme power that governs the existence is what you need to stand through it all. Seasons change, people do and so does the times. Have a gleaming smile on your face and let come what may, be calm, contented and just wait to move away from the difficult to the blissful.

How to let it go.

How to let it go.

You know sometimes I used to wonder that when I have come on the path of spirituality, daily meditations, yoga along with breathing exercises would bring so much peace and calmness to me. But strange as it seemed, the memories of the past events would sometimes still come back to haunt me. Add to that the experiences or moments that had made me feel at unease would be crossing my mind again and again, uninterrupted. Much difficult it was for me to gather the courage that would help me in erasing it from the consciousness for it is certainly not easy as one,two,three owning to the fact that on the path of spirituality your consciousness expands and does not gets diminished, certainly. Good or bad,present or past the memories may have been they are all alike, only the intensity of their impact and perception about their negative consequences changes.

To jump you must take a leap,likewise for the past impressions to be diminished they must transcend from your mind to your expanding consciousness which does not equate them with a prejudice but accepts it as it is. What one needs at this juncture is faith, faith in the divine, a divinity that binds us together and makes our being possible. Have the knowledge that things will be better for the sun sets only to rise again. Don’t be bothered by the memories of the past nor blame yourself for the things you did or others for what they did to you. It was all a part of the destiny which has rightly placed you where you are now. A sapling braves the roughest of weather only to blossom and become a tree with much to give to all. In the same way you must just go with the flow and let it all go. Your greatest weapon would be to serve without any intention or expectations but only with a commitment for the greater betterment of all. It brings peace and bliss for you are not asking anything in return, the act of a wise. An arrow to be released needs to be pulled back, in the same way for the sorrow to go it needs to be pulled to the consciousness so that it can be released from the cocoon of perpetuity. Just be an observers to the changing thoughts and experience the beauty of mind. The best way to battle the mind is not to battle at all but to be a witness to its play. Only then will one be able to let it all go.

The Right Kind Of Friendship.

The Right Kind Of Friendship.

Friendship is not about the frequent outings nor the everyday conversations. But about a sacred bonding that permeates the transformation from teenage right up to old. It is true that bonds do die away but only to be replaced by a stronger one just like the old cells die in our body to give rise to newer ones. It is the magic in ones character that makes you fall in love with that individual but it is law of nature that will make you find a friend in everyone.

Quality time with your friends is not in the coolest of things that you do but the most average of times spent in conformance of utmost sincerity. Crossing an ocean is not proof enough to prove your friendship’s worth to anyone in comparison to the mutual feeling of respect and honour of it being priceless. Its not about creating memories or being called the best of bests,rather it is in just the feeling that yes you are with the best person in this whole wide world.

Though there might be deficiencies and disagreements but there should never be supremacy for that will be the beginning of a journey that will lead you to the end of a healthy existence. It is true that if we take 10 steps ahead we are bound to come back a few steps, for looking back is necessary to get hold of the mistakes and make sure that it is never going to be repeated again. Friends don’t need the acknowledgement of the world to be called friends for it is the friendship itself that completes the whole world. Being there for every deed is not the way but when in need is the ultimate way. The love shared is not to be engulfed in jealousy or greed but to be a celebratory tranquality with an unmatched divinity.

Politics.

Politics.

“Politics is when the opinion of an individual dominates or seeks to dominate the decision of an organisation, leading to the loss of collective decision and maintenance of equanimity, thereby enabling the individual to enforce or seek to enforce his individual interests and opinions.”

Organisations have risen,organisations have fallen. Leaders have come,conquered and transformed and then they have gone. But one thing that has been the foremost in these journey from creation to destruction – is politics. No organisation big or small has ever been immune from politics for it is rooted not in the system but in the mind itself. One works to fathom immense patronage to influence the outcome in his own predetermined way. He may seem to be most sort after and appreciated man but upon close observation the politics embedded in his character comes to light. And politics is prevalent not only in the game of thrones being played out in different countries but across a spectrum of organisations – multinationals,social organisations, government organisations. This itself puts to forefront the cause of it all – not the nature of the organisation but the nature of man himself.

All of us must have come across situations where the most appreciated and the most respected person in an organisation that we are a part of becomes the most hated or unregarded person thereafter. The way we used to think about them changes completely because of the realisation of their true nature and actions motivated by their own self interests. This brings disgust to us because a leader turns to become a deceiver. The things and people being manipulated to be used as a mere resource for the upliftment of his own cause without taking into consideration the needs and values of the individuals being concerned leads to utter disdain upon realisation of the hard truth. Your love for the leader turns into dismay. And the one to lose credibility is the organisation itself. It is not political ambitions of the man that is thwarted but the credibility of the organisation. For the motivated and devoted individuals to a cause have been exposed to the individually promoted one which so happened to govern their immediate environment.

At such a juncture the mind of the individuals who have been dismayed swings to foray into revolting and impeaching the politically ambitious person(s). It becomes a tit-for-tat game which should have been a cause promoting and enhancing play. But there is nothing the either would achieve because once again the personal inhibitions of the latter would come into forefront for he seeks to quash the authority of the ambitious giving rise to another political gameplay. The logical thing to do would be to stick to the cause with which it had all started. Revolting against the imposter would only make it cumbersome for it would definitely hamper the greatest good that all must have strived for.

Accept the reality of the situation and accept the individual as they are. For them the authority to exercise power or be the most sought after must be the only ambition in their life. It is upon you to decide whether you want to be in the same league as they are or strive and strategise to work on the cause that appealed to you at the beginning. It is the mind alone which gives rise to all the politics and it is the mind alone that is mature enough to observe, understand and resolve the political logjams. Flexing the muscles and power would only lead to more dismay and chaos but stretching the mind to find your way through would be the most fruitful thing to do. Don’t let the thing that you hate seep into your own personality and mould your character. For what one hates the most,often turns into what one does the most. Let your better cause be your guiding force and your wisdom and good faith be your armour. It was Chanakya’s love for the nation that made him successful in establishing
a Nation that was one by heart and soul but differed from the mind. You need to rise above the politics of the man for only then will you ever be able to clear the mess lying beneath it. And don’t be reluctant to step in to clear the mess,for only light will go to darkness and not the other way round.

Love A Great Mystery.

Love A Great Mystery.

Let me tell you a story about
Love that is a great mystery.
There was a boy who loved a girl immensely,
The world seemed a better place in her company.
Her smile would make him feel elated
Her laugh would sweep his feet off the ground.
Her words were merrier than a candy
Her eyes were brighter than a shining star.
She was the key to his breath
And he was only hers till death.

Good or bad the times may have been
His love had never died down.
She may have cared or ignored,loved or hated
But he was there,always all around.
He never cared of what he got
But never hesitated to give all that he could.
He took her to places undiscovered
For adventure was her ultimate love.
He would even put a stone on his heart
If that would make her any more happier.

He then got busy to plan a future
Where they would be the only characters.
He was seeking a brighter together
But she took it to be an end.
She ushered the ignorance
And nailed the love to the grave.
He pleaded to be heard but
She refused to let mercy in the herd.
And that is how the love to be remembered
Got lost in the books in between the pages.