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Virtual world


It certainly appears that the virtual world has created distances between people. Families and friends today prefer to SMS or whattsapp rather than pick up the phone. The need to hear a voice is diminished considerably. The old world dialogue, ” son, (or daughter) I haven’t heard your voice in such a long time” is an almost obsolete statement. If you want that personal touch, there is a solution. And that is, just stop wanting it.

Similarly, a decreasing of hard copies of books and newspapers in the wake of a kindle and online news still makes one yearn for the touch of paper , a turning of a page physically instead of a click .

The emotionally led generations will, by and large, have to take a back seat in the next few years. I am not complaining. Just stating facts and neither am I unhappy. Because, spiritually, this is a wonderful time to detach as much as possible before leaving this earth. There is always a grand plan if one can see it. What the sages advocated and was so difficult to practice, is now becoming easier. We have less to account for in the other world.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

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Encouragement


How many things in life can we laugh about? How many things do we take in our stride? And how many times do we get affected?

If you can laugh about things which hurt earlier, then you are more evolved because such people are lighter in energy and a little detached as well.

If you are taking things in your stride, then you have learnt to balance your emotions out. And you have learnt when and where to use them.

And if you get affected by things, then you have not learnt your lessons well. It is always in the moment of imbalance that we are dominated by our emotions. You are still too dependent on what is outside of you. And the external is not always dependable whereas you are looking for support and encouragement from there only. Shoulders may be taken away. Rugs can be pulled from under your feet.

In all this, you can only depend on yourself and your wisdom in living, dealing with people and situations. Just like no one can attend school as a proxy for you to attain the knowledge, no one can improve your life but yourself.

Men may come and men may go,

But “I” go on forever.

So, if “I” go on forever, where lies the need to lean on an impermanent, destructible world?

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

Intelligence


Why do we go into sometimes uncalled for and sometimes unnatural behavioral patterns? Especially with certain people? And you tell yourself that you don’t know where these patterns came from. But they have to have come from somewhere.

I find that old memories are the most common triggers.

Your old negative experiences about these people create an adverse reaction and even if you see them after a long time, you still assume that those old habits of that person would still be existing as you had experienced before and been thoroughly disenchanted with at the time.

Assumptions can be very real and dangerous at times. Because you haven’t given another chance and may be completely wrong and start something like a chain of causes and effects you never should have. Or never dreamt you would.

It is therefore, a good idea to forgive and erase those memories.

You would be human to ask, how many chances should one take and be given in any particular case of being burnt with past experiences. The reply lies with you and how intelligently you can handle the same people again, this time without labeling them black and by giving them and yourself another chance at creating a new equation.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

Journey of adventure


There is a strange feeling of confidence in us as we plan our life. It is called faith. That keeps us going. Otherwise, if you really think about it, do we really know that we will live for the days we have planned activities for?

We only begin to think of our mortality as we grow older, and especially when health begins to fail. Then we review our lives, check out our mistakes and want to atone for many of them. We start fearing that our actions might boomerang on us. Our Karma may come back to us… etc.

But faith is that key which makes life into a journey of adventure. And it is faith only which makes us trust the Divine and accept our life experiences.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

Self preservation


Wisdom says, listen to your body. It speaks to you. But not everyone is sensitive to their body. Even if they were, the knowledge about the working of the internal system may elude them. So much is constantly said about being positive and shunned BG negativity that they don’t even dwell on the possible repercussions.

The fact is, the message posted here is extremely important for our physical health. If our immune system is affected, our future can be pretty badly affected too. The quality of our life may be impaired. Because the cells have life and also respond constantly to our senses and feelings , as does our subtle body like the chakras and the aura.

It would be very simplistic to just advocate avoiding negativity. If it were that easy and simple, why would anyone suffer in any way at all ? However, neither should we stop trying to bring in some transformation with the required knowledge and our own instinct for self preservation and survival.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

Self criticism


I have realized that in the name of close relationships, we give compassion but forget to reserve some of it for ourselves. And when that happens, what comes to us is criticism. Criticism from others turns into self criticism and soon, you start feeling you are not good enough. You allow people to do this to you. Because the more you give, the more they take and the more you get taken for granted.

Someone said to me that you must be more clinical in life instead of going overboard for anyone. I would have argued a few years ago. Today, I see the wisdom of the statement.

Be calm, clinical and clever; the 3 c’s which must rule relationships today.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

Knowledge and Wisdom


We often use “knowledge” and “wisdom” as synonyms, taking it as natural. That people who have one have the other. But it does not quite work that way.

Acquiring knowledge helps you make a better living for yourself as medicine to a doctor’s profession. Of course, as they say, knowledge is never wasted. So, an open mind works like a sponge, imbibing knowledge from anything and anyone and tucking it away for use during a rainy day. You can literally become a multi tasker.

But it is not knowledge but the dawn of wisdom that enhances the quality of your life. You make a better life by being wise because the implications of having wisdom are many.

In wisdom, you become balanced. You know when to speak and when not to, when to act and when not to. In wisdom, your vision expands to incorporate others into your circle of warmth and caring. Also in wisdom, you become compassionate and kind and learn to accept what you cannot change.

You also shun the qualities you don’t want instead of shunning the people possessing those qualities. You become simple, straightforward and honest and learn the art AND science of living.

Then, you make a better life. And if this wisdom is complimented with knowledge, then life and living become merged into one wholesome individual.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari