Our Inner Voice…

There are people who roam from one ashram to another in search of a spiritual master, but remember the true Guru lies within you. It is your inner voice. The voice of your heart and the voice of your soul. It may not speak in the language you understand but it is this voice which holds all the wisdom.

Meditation is hearing and understanding this voice from inside. It is covered by so many layers that sometimes it is very difficult to know. We are so busy in our material life, living a life of conformity and security that we hardly bother to listen to our true selves. This is why meditation is needed. Meditation understands our own consciousness by cultivation stillness and calm. Meditation can be different for different people. Some find the calmness in music, some in reading some in dancing, some in painting.

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There is a saying of a great preacher : If dance is your meditation then dance so much that the dancer disappears and only the dance remains, then it is meditation. If the dancer is there then it is only dance, not meditation. When the singer disappears and only the song remains, it is meditation. When the musician is not found and only music remains, then it is meditation.

Remember if once we start recognising our inner voice, we realise more that GOD RESIDES WITHIN US. The more we listen to him, the more he talks and life becomes an endless journey of adventure and wonder. Each moment is a new rich experience.

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Take a Chance….Live Life Now !

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You will have your heart broken and you will break others’ hearts. You will fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you will cry because time is flying by.  So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you have never been hurt.

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Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts.

Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset, is a second of happiness that you can never get back.

Always believe that something wonderful is going to happen. Even with all the ups and downs, never take a day for granted. Cherish the little things and hug the ones you love!

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This age shall never come back, so fall in love, dream, imagine,  be impulsive, go crazy,  flirt,  get your heart broken, dance madly, click crazy poses, talk constantly, laugh loudly, speak a few abusing words, sing your favourite song, shout,  break the rules, eat and drink as much as you can with your bestie, take chances, make your own philosophy, smile and make others smile.

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Just go for it, feel it, get over it, live this age…. because things  are going to be difficult and a difficult tomorrow is always waiting.  And your friends will be busy to do all this nonsense things; So Live your Life and Enjoy Today !!

 

Fanatic…

Vivekananda Quote :  

We must first know how to work without attachment, then we will not become fanatics.

When we know that this world is like a dog’s curly tail and will never get straightened, we shall not become fanatics.

If there were no fanaticism in the world, it would make much more progress than it does now.

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A Fanatic person is an enthusiast, zealot, bigot, hothead, militant – a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, especially for an extreme religious or political cause

Fanatic, zealot, militant, devotee refer to persons showing more than ordinary support for, adherence to, or interest in a cause, point of view, or activity. … Fanatic further implies unbalanced or obsessive behavior: a wild-eyed fanatic.

What is FanaticismSigns to Consider. Fanaticism, is an irrational and irregular excessive belief on something. It involves uncritical and unreasonable zeal, faith and enthusiasm particularly with religion, cult, pop culture benchmark set in the field of music, entertainment, politics or even with “only” one person.

An example of fanaticism is following a set of rules even to the extent of killing other individuals.

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We are a LIMITED Edition !!

Generation Z (also known as Post-Millennials, the iGeneration, Founders, Plurals, or the Homeland Generation) is the demographic cohort following the Millennials. … Gen Z processes information faster than other generations thanks to various computer and mobile applications, easy internet access, world exposure !!
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The birth years for each generation:
  • Gen Z, iGen, or Centennials: Born 1996 and later.
  • Millennials or Gen Y: Born 1977 to 1995.
  • Generation X: Born 1965 to 1976.
  • Baby Boomers: Born 1946 to 1964.
  • Traditionalists or Silent Generation: Born 1945 and before.    The Silent Generation refers to people who were born between 1925 and 1945. There are several theories as to where the label ‘Silent Generation‘ originated. The children who grew up during this time worked very hard and kept quiet.
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A youngster asked his grandfather “Grandpa! How did you people live before with:
  • No technology
  • No aeroplanes
  • No internet
  • No computers
  • No dramas
  • No TVs
  • No aircons
  • No cars
  • No mobile phones? “
 Granddad replied:    “Just like how your generation live today
  • No prayers
  • No compassion
  • No honor
  • No respect
  • No character
  • No shame
  • No modesty “
We, the people born between 1965 to 1995 are the blessed ones… Our life is  a living proof that we “Lived Life”.
  • We played until dusk; we never watched TV.
  • We played with real friends, not internet friends.
  •  If we ever felt thirsty, we drank tap water not bottled water.
  •  We never got ill sharing the same glass of juice with four friends.
  • Nothing happened to our feet despite roaming barefoot.
  • We never used any supplements to keep ourselves healthy.
  • We used to create our own toys and play with those.
  •  Our parents were not so rich. They gave love.. not worldly materials.
  • We never had cellphones, DVDs, play station, XBox, video games, personal computers, internet, chat – but we had real friends.
  • We visited our friend’s home un-invited and enjoyed food with them.
  • We may have been in black and white photos but you can find colourful memories in those photos.

We are a unique and the most understanding generation, because :

we are the last generation who listened to their parents… and also the first who have had to listen to their children….

We are a LIMITED edition !
Enjoy us. Learn from us. Treasure us.

Settle Down…

Settle Down ??

When someone settles down, they start living a quiet life in one place, especially when they get married or buy a house. One day I’ll want to settle down and have a family. phrasal verb. If a situation or a person that has been going through a lot of problems or changes settles down, they become calm.

The whole concept of ‘settling down’ is misleading….  We think we will settle down:

  • after finishing our studies (seriously?)
  • maybe after marriage (nope),
  • then we think we might settle down:
  • after being successful (doesn’t happen),
  • certainly after having kids(do we?),
  • ok after the kids grow up, (absolutely not).

Life is not meant to settle down,  Life is meant :

  • to struggle,
  • to explore,
  • to wander.
  • to love,
  • to lose,
  • to learn,
  • to unlearn,
  • to fail,
  • to rebel,
  • to live.

Even our ashes don‘t settle, it flies away in all directions.

 

 

My Mom’s Sari Pallu,

*My Mom’s Sari Pallu,*

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I don’t think our kids know what a pallu is as mothers now rarely wear saree. The principle use of Mother’s pallu was to provide the elegance to her drape. But along with that, it also served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the stove.

It was wonderful for drying children’s tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears and as a hand towel.

For sleeping kids her lap was the mattress and her pallu the warm cover.

When company came, those pallus were ideal hiding places for shy kids..
And when going out as little kids, the pallu became an anchor, a guide to follow the Mom in the big bad world

And when the weather was cold, Maa wrapped it around her arms.

Those glorious sari pallus wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that pallu. It doubled as her apron too

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the pallu was used to bring in berries and sweet scented flowers that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old sari pallu could dust in a matter of seconds.
It carried so many toys, a proper basket

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that ‘old-time sari pallu’ that served so many purposes.

The pallu is nothing but magic woven.

*And know what this pallu carried…..I don’t think I ever caught anything from my MOMS pallu – but love*
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Kudos to author unknown. Nostalgia bites.

run your own race🤗🥳

Such a beautiful message …worth reading😍😍!!!

I was jogging this morning and I noticed a person about half a km ahead.

I could guess he was running a little slower than me and that made me feel good, I said to myself I will try catch up with him.

So I started running faster and faster. Every block, I was gaining on him a little bit.

After just a few minutes I was only about 100 feet behind him, so I really picked up the pace and pushed myself. I was determined to catch up with him.

Finally, I did it! I caught up and passed him. Inwardly I felt very good. “I beat him”.

Of course, he didn’t even know we were racing.

After I passed him, I realized I had been so focused on competing against him that …..

I had missed my turn to my house,

I had missed the focus on my inner peace,

I missed to see the beauty of greenery around,

I missed to do my inner soul searching meditation,
and, in the needless hurry stumbled and slipped twice or thrice and might have hit the sidewalk and broken a limb.

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It then dawned on me, isn’t that what happens in life when we focus on competing with
co-workers, neighbours, friends, family, trying to outdo them or trying to prove that we are more successful or more important and in the bargain we miss on our happiness within our own surroundings ?

We spend our time and energy running after them and we miss out on our own paths to our given destination.

The problem with unhealthy competition is that it’s a never ending cycle.

There will always be somebody ahead of you,
someone with a better job,
nicer car,
more money in the bank,
more education,
a prettier wife,
a more handsome husband,
better behaved children,
better circumstances and
better conditions etc.

But one important realisation is that
You can be the best that you can be, when you are not competing with anyone.

Some people are insecure because they pay too much attention to
what others are,
where others are going,
wearing and driving, what others are talking.

Take whatever you have,
the height, the weight and personality.
Accept it and realize, that you are blessed. Stay focused and live a healthy life.

*There is no competition in Destiny. Each has his own.*

Comparison AND Competition is the thief of JOY.
It kills the Joy of Living your Own Life.

*Run your own Race that leads to Peaceful, Happy Steady Life.*

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