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is ‘The Secret’ still a secret?

August 21, 2011

i have found Law of Attraction as mentioned in ‘The Secret‘ very interesting … in fact, i think it is another way of few beliefs i already had (and i have seen it operational in several of my personal experiences)

one of the things it emphasizes is – focus on what you want and not on something you want to get rid of 🙂 …

What I feel is – despite of it being talked about by so many people for 5 odd years, ‘The Secret’ seems to be still a secret to few 😦

And, why do I feel so? I recently noticed that ‘The world’s most popular goals’ on 43Things has ‘lose weight’ on number 1 position – and ‘get in shape’ way down at 31 … so, clearly the website’s user are not utilising ‘The Law of Attraction’ to its full potential.

what is your story?

life is growth

May 17, 2011

everything in this universe comes from just one substance/source – (some call it the Almighty) … and the inherent nature of that substance is growth … it finds out ways from the universal abundance to express its inherent desire for growth … and remember – what one may consider as limitations – is just appearance/perception but TRUTH is limitless!

the fullest expression of life/growth is visible all around us – one such view that reassured my faith in ‘everything is possible’ is depicted in the picture below – grass growing amidst the ultimate adversity – it is peeping from the crack of an asphalt road 🙂

what are your views on your so called obstacles, now?

बहु रत्ना वसुंधरा “Bahu ratna vasundhara” – our land is full of jewels

January 30, 2011

Whenever I come across some unusual human beings & their amazing feats, I am reminded of the saying – बहु रत्ना वसुंधरा “Bahu ratna vasundhara” – Any land is full of some hidden jewels

I was filled with awe when I read about Yiannis Kouros who had once ran more than 300 KMs in 24 hours !!!

And who does not get impressed when they read about Fauja Singh – a marathoner of 100 years!?

Another recent news about Fitness guru Jack LaLanne‘s death at age of 96 made me aware of his legendary acts depicting human strength & possibilities – to name a few are – At the age of 40, he swam the length of the Golden Gate Bridge (1.7 mile) underwater; at 43, he did a thousand pushups in 23 minutes; at 60, he swam from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco while handcuffed, shackled and towing a boat. At 70, he towed 70 boats with 70 people for a mile and a half, also while handcuffed and shackled. “I can’t die,” LaLanne would say. “It would ruin my image.” 🙂

Who/what inspires you? When did you feel ‘impossible is nothing’? Whom you would like to be considered in बहु रत्ना वसुंधरा (human jewels of the planet)?

Happy New 2011 & new ‘happy’ alphabets :)

January 1, 2011

This new year, I have decided to make it even more ‘happy’ 🙂

I would make extra efforts to make frequest use of the following ‘happy’ alphabets

A – Abundance
B – Bliss
C – Compassion/Care
D – Divinity
E – Enthusiasm
F – Faith
G – Gratitude
H – Happiness
I – Inquisitiveness/Integrity
J – Joy
K – Kindness
L – Love
M – Motivation
N – New
O – Openness
P – Positive
Q – Q…
R – Respect
S – Spirituality
T – Thankfulness
U – U…
V – Vision
W – Wisdom
X – X…
Y – Yearning
Z – Zestful

Can you think of better positive/happy words for any of the letters? I am going to fill up/expand the happy alphabets and would love to hear from you

Make every moment in 2011 (& beyond) a ‘happy’ one
– ha ha hi hi 🙂

towards more light

December 22, 2010

I had once talked about how changing vantage point can be ‘enlightening’

At times, we – mere mortals – easily get stuck in ‘reality trap’ and find it tough to change ‘vantage point’. I recently thought it should be pretty simple though …

Instead of ‘burying’ your head in ‘negativity’ & ‘darkness’ (like a ‘damsel in distress’ in the above picture), simply ‘get up’ and start ‘facing the abundance of light’ …

or put it other way – start counting your blessings so that your focus on positivity will start giving it even more power to expand.

Even if it is repeat, I would like to write the quote ‘fake it, fake it, fake it – till you make it (happen)’ and I feel it applies everywhere including ‘happiness’

🙂 HAPPY HOLIDAYS you all 🙂

(ha ha hi hi) ho ho ho

snow

November 28, 2010

 

It is next to impossible for two snowflakes to be exactly alike … one more thing that makes me feel ‘awesome’ about this amazing universe and its wonderful creator 🙂 … grateful for everything!

we are all connected!

October 15, 2010

“We are all connected!” We have heard this many times – and have even experienced it sometimes – but we often forget the fact. Also, it is not very apparent at times – but certain situations make the ‘connection’ more ‘visible’.

While driving on the road busy with ThanksGiving traffic, it occurred to me – how important it is that noone’s car breaks down – otherwise I too will be impacted and delayed – since I was part of the whole (like everyone else) that was out there on the road – I am part of the वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam) – ONE universal family!

So, go ahead and pray for everyone’s well being – it is in your best interest! 🙂

ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः सर्वे सन्तु निरामयः। सर्वे भद्रणिपश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद्दुःख भाग भवेत्॥

“Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina, Sarve Santu Niramaya, Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu, Maa Kaschit Dukha Bhagh Bhavet”

May all be happy; May all be without disease; May all have well-being; May none have misery of any sort.

based on a true story – Follow your Heart, NOW!

September 28, 2010

 

(Don’t wait for someone to aim a gun point-blank at you!)

 Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

– Henry David Thoreau

 Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

– Henry David Thoreau

Marcos Sampayo, born in a middle class family in (capital of) Brazil, was a boy with so many dreams and fascinations … Among many other things, one thing that he liked, as many children do, was to fly! But his story is different … he sees the birds flying in the sky and he wants to be up there with them. He hears the roaring noise of an airplane hovering in the sky and he rushes out (even straight from the bath-tub, at times) to the balcony just to have a glimpse of it … The years go by but his passion about flying does not die … He invariably stretches his gaze at the blue sky whenever he hears the familiar sound …

As he grows up, the only thing that ‘flies’ is time! … He has to park his dream ‘in some corner of his heart’ and move on … He is probably waiting for ‘someday’ when he will follow his dream. He still subscribes to aero-sport magazines but that is the only thing he does for his ‘love’.

He completes his regular education and joins his family owned grocery shop. He is making decent earning and even starts growing his dad’s business. As his father nears the retirement phase, he takes complete charge of the business and is engrossed completely in the routine.

One day, his life takes a sudden turn. It was a normal day, like any other so far … Customers were pouring in the store at regular pace in the morning … then the rush dropped as the sun rose above the head … he heard a big roar of an airplane and since there were not many people in the store who needed attention, he could step out and gaze at the airplane … As the aircraft gets lost in the distant clouds, he returns back to the counter with a ‘sigh’ and starts attending to the few new shoppers. Suddenly, there is a stranger who enters the shop and changes everything. He takes out a pistol from nowhere, fires a shot in the air and frightens everyone outside the shop before he rushes right to the counter. He then aims the pistol at the shop-owner (Marcos) and threatens to kill him if he does not give him all the cash. Marcos who is frightened like never before takes no time to empty the cash drawer into the armed robber’s bag and begs to leave him alive. The seasoned robber then thinks of further frightening the shop-owner and says ‘I still want to kill you! So, lie down on the floor’. Not left with any other choice, Marcos does as instructed … but to his surprise, he finds out that when the robber pulls the trigger, he is not hurt at all – since the there was no more bullet in the gun! The robber runs out of the store laughing at the plight of Marcos – who is still trying to grasp his breath.

The event has ruined Marcos – he was frightened to death during the few minutes that keeps flashing in front of his eyes – even after he was released unhurt physically. He spends the next week in isolation. The introspection results into a reinvented Marcos who decides to make the most from this ‘gift of life’. He does not bother at all about the financial loss he incurred … instead, he takes the ‘boldest’ decision of his life! He sells off his shop and joins a flying club and studies hard to become a certified ‘Hang-Glider’ Pilot. He then sets up his own adventure tourism boutique firm (vôo duplo de asa delta) in Rio De Janeiro and not only lives his ‘passion’ but makes decent living out of it (‘more than what he would be making from his boring shop’ – as he likes to mention it)!

While taking the tourists from across the globe up in the clouds, he shares his story of life – and invariably poses a thought provoking question to everyone (followed by simple piece of advice) – “Will it take some insane to aim a pistol point blank at you?? Please DO NOT wait for a single day. You may not be as lucky as I was – FOLLOW YOUR HEART, NOW!”

So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains

And we never even know we have the key.

– Lyrics from Already Gone, performed by the Eagles for their 1974 On the Border album

Celestial love story?!

August 3, 2010

 

This is NOT the clichéd plot of any Bollywood movie … It is something that has happened in our wonderful (mysterious) universe (or at least the scientists theorize so).

I recently read this interesting celestial love story about a 3-star system – where the ‘duo’ somehow gets rid of the ‘villain’ in the ‘black hole’ and then together run away from the universe to ‘happily live for ever’ 🙂

Chalo dil-dar chalo, chand ke par chalo … hum hai taiyar chalo o o !!      is the song that comes to my mind … what about you? 🙂

not every plant is a bean!

July 23, 2010

This is a lesson I learnt the hard way …

 

I was grateful to get a tender plant/sapling of tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum or Holy Basil) … I started to ‘take care’ of it along with the ‘bean plant’ our son had brought from his school (part of ‘spring curriculum’?)

Unfortunately, I realized after a couple of days – that Tulsi requires more watering than the bean plant which needed to be watered about once a week. As soon as I noticed the impact of ‘less care’ on the Tulsi, I started to take corrective measures – but I am sill waiting, with hope, to witness a ‘turnaround’ in its growth.

The incident also made me think that many times I might be treating people with ‘less care’ probably because I am like a ‘bean plant’ that does not need much caring. However, every plant is not a bean! – and I should be mindful of the different needs of other species. 🙂

The famous quote by Jesus Christ – ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you‘ – should not be taken just literally – one has to follow it in spirit as well.