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Can you respect yourself if you have no commitment to anything and anyone in life? When you just drift along aimlessly? I always wonder about the psyche behind this. Can there be no ambition, no drive, and no cognizance of what others around you might be depending on you for?

We are quick to point this aspect in other people. A lack of commitment goes hand in hand with a lack of responsibility. And these are not useful or admirable traits.

Living within a family and society makes responsibility mandatory and so with people receiving a salary. The proportion of commitment in relation to salary was never the thought in earlier times. Today, the respect for employers is scant in many places, especially domestic staff. And this is not the case only here.

This is the world of today. Dealing with it is the only option. And avoiding stress at the same time. Stress is the biggest killer.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Creation


Happiness has to go viral. Too many people have lost it in the wake of their complexities of mind. Why be complicated when you can be simple? Why tutor the world before you tutor yourself? Why concentrate so much on yourself and your own opinions that you are unable to see the flow of life?

I really feel for people I know well and for those I don’t know also. Maturity and wisdom are in the public domain. We can access them by being calm, easy flowing, clear in mind and respectful of everything in Creation. Maligning anyone speaks of the pollution of our own mind. Let us be mindful of our journey and where we are heading.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

Fear of death


The world today is conspiring to bring fear into everyone’s hearts. The greatest of them is fear of people. We don’t feel safe anywhere. We are unable to trust anyone. Whether family or friends or strangers, there is a whole lot of uncertainty? The dishonesty and decadence around humans has reached its peak.

Then, there are also environmental concerns. Fear of the kind of world we are leaving for the next generations.

Fear of death is huge. Fear of losing wealth, affluence, success. Losing the limelight…fear, fear, fear…

Fear psychosis rules under the beautifully masked people. Is there any point in continuing this way? Does it help anyone and anything? We are unhappy and others are unhappy. Waste of a life if we can’t turn our lives around!

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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


This choice of either following or leading is just like giving a choice of birth and death but forgetting to focus on the importance of the journey between the two points. When you ask someone to either follow or lead, you perhaps ask for a very simplistic choice.

To follow is essential in order to observe and learn. And then graduate to leadership. But it is equally true that people who are chosen to be leaders have to have the qualities of a follower. In fact, both the roles are constant and interchangeable. No one person can possibly know everything.

The premise is that we all are constantly learning from each other. And leaders need to keep their head squarely on their shoulders and their egos thoroughly in check to sustain their leadership.

A leader therefore, is a balanced individual who needs to maintain a sense of respect as well as respect those around, whether in families, groups or workplaces. And one who also switches roles as per the need of the hour, a definite formula for success and admiration.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

Universal truth


When you want to be photographed, you are asked to present your best angle or profile. Today, everywhere, we must project our best selves too. No one really wants to know what lies behind or beyond with side effects always.

I have seen the most socially successful people who match the above description to the tee, very lonely behind closed doors and sometimes, very depressed because there is no one to bear your heart to. That is sad, don’t you think?

What happened to “everyone needs someone”? There are so many empty spaces in the hearts of so many. These manifest in many different ways; often in an obscene display of wealth or in “one upmanship” trying to fill the empty spaces externally to compensate as it were, for those within. But can you ever accomplish that? I doubt. And you also stand alone in the bargain. You might be the object of sycophancy but may not be that of a heart connection.

The ultimate is to fill these spaces with spiritual thought and study and thus, to become grounded in the universal truth.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

IT IS WHAT IT IS


When you don’t talk about yourself much, people feel you are alright. And you have no burning issues. But, actually, some just don’t have the habit. Some are too private. Some don’t see what this will accomplish. Some feel, “why bore others? How does it concern them?” Or even, why it should concern them, Kind of “not done” kind of feeling.

There are some who feel a part of other people when they talk about their personal issues. But often, I have seen that many also go through life’s journey managing it as independently as they can. I wonder if being vulnerable to people’s attention is viable in the long run. It is difficult to put yourself in the opposite type of shoes from those which you wear.

The final word of course, is, IT IS WHAT IT IS until it isn’t that anymore.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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


Unobtrusively, we start to become what our thoughts are made up of. At first, we are taught to think like our parents. We imbibe our environment. Everyday actions we see around us speak of the thoughts that inspired the actions. And we emulate and emulate.

Later, when we see ourselves from the eyes of others, we realize that we must look onwards into our thought patterns which are seen by people in our speech and action. You cannot separate the people from their thoughts.

Depressing thoughts! Thoughts of envy and sadness or happy thoughts, thoughts of love and goodness. Every thought will manifest if given importance.

We foster the thought and then it festers. That’s it! Many such festering thoughts create who we are.

So, think before you think! Meditate on what you think before you give the thoughts the pride of place within your mind, because they may enslave you. And what will that make you? A slave to your thoughts instead of the master who has command over them.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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