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Why Imitate? Why Copy? You are so special that there is nobody like you, you are unique and there is nobody out there like you.
Except you, everybody else is taken,
This universe is special because of you!
You have always been told and reminded again and again to become someone, you have been always taught that somebody else is great and you should become like him or her.
There is no need , with all flaws and flairs, You are the creation of this universe, That’s enough to make you special.
if only and if you can relax with your being, then you will see new doors openings for you, Struggle in life is always to become someone else. The moment you relax and accept yourself – you will see a great tension disappearing from you.
All schools and colleges teaches you at “pay attention” – “Attention” exactly means “at tension.” so in other words you learn soon to “pay at tension”
The moment you relax in your being then a great tension goes away. This tension is the biggest obstacle for your growth in life. if you remove this tension then sooner or later you will hear the tune of your life before the music plays!
The moment you relax and accept yourself, You start living in this moment and any one who lives moment to moment bound to receive universal grace, This whole earth showers you with goodies when you live in this moment and you will realise how special you are!
Remember -what others think of you is none of your business!
Today , just say – you are what you are and there is no need become someone special, because you are already special.
Mediation is art of knowing that everything in this universe is made of same stuff, Meditation is art of rediscovering you are special. You are already what you want to be!
PS: this photo is one of my all time favourites, It is important to teach children that they are special and teach them to accept themselves as they are,. only when they are comfortable with their nature then they can accept others. This whole world is a war zone because we cannot accept and respect each other for what we are.
Happy New Year to all my fellow readers!
It’s long time ! this is probably my longest break since I started this blog but it ‘s worth the silence! really…. the impact of Mumbai attack needed little healing!
Be light to feel delight!
Give yourself a minute or two! just think about number of things which are bothering you, you can see that you have endless list of pains around people, situations and lot of other things.
You are carrying huge burden of anger, frustration, guilt, hatred. There is a very little space for joy to come in, there is a very little space for silence to come in. think about it!
The reason why both inner growth and materialistic gains take sometime to achieve is because you are not nimble. In a sense you are not free-spirited to attract opportunities to life. you have a heavy wounded heart that is dragging you!
If you can clear some space for life to come in then you can attract whatever you want.
Forgiving is the first way of cleaning heart, Start with probably one a day and then clean up all your complaints, anger and hurt . there are no justified resentments! don’t justify or analyze. Just say to yourself I will let it go, till time is ripe for me to attend to the same. Lot of times you just spend justifying within yourself why you are right. Justifying is another way creating blockades inside you! Best is to let go and know that there is more joy and lightness available to you.
Forgiving is for giving……..the moment you start giving you begin to receive.
photo Copyright : NYtimes: People’s belongings are seen lying on the floor amongst streaked pools of blood at the shooting site in Chattrapati Shivaji Railway terminus in Mumbai on November 26, 2008. Young policeman is escorting a oldman out of blood smeared Platform. http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/images/photo/2008/11/26/1127-MUMBAI/25962244.JPG
Recently we suffered terrorist attacks. 10 misguided young men came and sprayed bullets across Mumbai, India. Nine of the terrorists died and one captured alive. There were a reported 151 people killed from 11 different countries – though nearly 100 were Indian. More than 300 injuries have also been reported
my prayers to all ten of those terrorists:
– next time or in your next life, if God permits – become my brother or son or someone I know. Let me show you Love, let me show you power of compassion. Let me show you that Rose is far more powerful than a bullet. Let me show you thousand ways to be Religious, Let me show you thousand ways to celebrate life. Let me show joy of helping and saving lives!
They came a long way to kill
people they never met
to murder someone they never knew
to hurt people they have never seen,
I do not know what drove them
but I bet
they have not prayed ,
Looks like they have never been loved and cared.
Bullets never listen to the prayers ,,,,,,
Bombs can never be made in God’s courtyard,,,,,,
It doesn’t matter
For every act of Evil
There is a million acts of kindness!
I send you love, ………………..Brothers in arms
PS: my hearfelt tears and prayers to those killed in Mumbai attacks. My your soul rest in peace!
Have you noticed? you tend to move more towards love as you finish a fight. Over a period of time “cat fights” have become aphrodisiac in your relationship. That’s because your mind moves from one extreme to another. That is the nature of mind.
Now psychologists say if you don’t fight often then your marriage is dead! mmm…
To me, Whenever two lovers are intimate with one another they become silent. It is not that there is nothing to express. On the contrary, there is an overwhelming amount to be expressed. But words are never there; they cannot be. They come only when love has gone.
If two lovers are never silent, it is an indication that love has died. Now they are filling the gap with words. When love is alive, words are not there because the very existence of love is so overwhelming, so penetrating, that the barrier of language and words is crossed. And ordinarily, it is only crossed in love.
Meditation is the culmination of love: love not for a single person, but for the total existence. Meditation is a living relationship with the total existence that surrounds you. If you can be in love with any situation, then you are in meditation.
Danger is beautiful! In deep danger we come alive and we come close to stillness!. That’s why millions of people are addicted to dangerous sports and dangerous games! They love to tread forests, climb mountains, and play with fire, Ride a bike on terrains! In flying, climbing – you will find moment of stillness. Next time when you brake your car against unknown obstacle- just watch yourself! You will hit a wave of stillness and silenceness. Because you are not used to stillness you interpret silence negatively as fear!
Watch children, Constantly they are doing something which makes parents go nuts!, They are jumping from wall, Playing with Electricity, doing something what grown ups call dangerous! Kids never find interest in something easy; they need something challenging, risky and dangerous! As adults we keep destroying that unique quality every kid is born with! Teach them common sense. Don’t teach them to be meek. That is ability to take risks, ability to do things to your heart content.
Allow your kids to grow up with a quality of Risk taking ability, yes, they may lose many times but they constantly grow. Unlike most of you where life is stagnated!
Meditation is probably the biggest risk you can take. When you die to past and future you live in this moment. Every moment then becomes a unknown journey. To live in this moment is totally dangerous in society’s eyes. That’s why you find few risk takers in history - A Jesus here, A Buddha there, A Einstein here, A Leonardo there.
You were born with potential
You were born with goodness and trust
You were born with ideals and dreams
You were born with greatness
You were born with wings
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings
Learn to use them,and fly.
Years back I used to fly Wing gliders and I had one small problem according to my coach!. I used to get lost while flying! I can say my first taste of meditation occured when I took my gliders early morning. Now I have realised that I don’t have go anywhere to feel light and flight. Just silent mind and awareness is enough.
Meditation is art of flying without wings . Go inside and find your flight! Unless you know your way into sky it’s difficult to find your path on earth!
Love and lots of it