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Spontaneity


People often confuse impulsiveness with spontaneity, probably because of the quickness of response in both cases. But if you think about it, they are not quite the same.

Impulsiveness is a trait which shows often that an action has been taken without adequate thought. The impulse could therefore, be misleading.

Spontaneity is a response from the heart which resonates with the regular actions of another. Like, to spontaneously hug someone you care about and are close to. The caring dictates the spontaneous action. The type of earlier memories about a person or situation can dictate the level of spontaneity, positive or negative.

The heart is spontaneous. The head thinks. And when the head (or intellect) is thinking wrongly, wrong impulses will be the result.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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State of mind


Wellness is really a state of mind. As a business, we might include a spa, a wellness clinic, gym etc. But the truth is, its core is the mind. When I say that I am not feeling well, I am really saying the mind isn’t feeling good. Even if I have a headache, it started somewhere in the mind.

We need a mind spa, to cleanse the mind regularly. When we go for massages, our body relaxes. When we do liquid diets, we detox and when we do a mind spa, our spirit experiences a sense of freedom.

Everywhere, you have to pay for the services. At spiritual workshops, the difference is, after paying, we are cleaning the nucleus of all ailments. Once the mind is cleansed, every aspect of you is healed. It is the pollution of the mind that creates the cataract kind of opacity that blocks clear vision. It has to undergo surgery. The mind spa provides that surgery. And everything is gloriously illuminated after that.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

Human relationships


Don’t judge people from where you are. Everyone has a story. I read a very beautiful story which is relevant to this thought.

A father and son were travelling by train with a young couple sitting in the same compartment.

The son, looking out of the window, shouted excitedly, “dad, look ! The trees are going back!”

Then again, he said, “dad, look, the clouds are running with us”.

The young couple told the father, “You should take your son to a doctor. There is something wrong with him”.

The father said,” we are just returning from the doctor. My son was blind from birth and has just got his eyes back.”

The couple was ashamed for their hasty judgment.

So, you see, we constantly feel the need to judge overt actions without understanding what inspired them in the first place. Human relationships are always in trouble because we judge more and care less. We are so keyed up that we don’t even know how to smile at someone who does not smile at us. We don’t know kindness, caring and sharing.

But we do live easily on a lack of trust, suspicion, grudges, envy and constant insecurity emanating out of a deep sense of inadequacy which we seldom address. We live on a superficial self image most of the time.

If we are on a judging spree, let us judge ourselves and see where we can improve and let the others introspect on themselves. Mind our own store.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

Philosophies of life


Isn’t it amazing, this zest for life and will to live? Despite lives ending around us and all kinds of ailments plaguing humanity, we still carry on. Philosophies of life emerge every day. Some listen. Some listen and practice. Some don’t listen. Some don’t want to know and are happy in their world. Seasons come and go. Wrinkles start to show, last on the face and limbs. Those on the mind are older but when they manifest outwardly, we begin to take notice.

We are humans. We will regress some, progress some, cry some, laugh some, and carry on; Living life with all that we have, good, bad and indifferent. Who is anyone to say what these mean anyway? Because they mean so many different things to so many different people that you get exhausted from trying to fathom and analyze. It’s like you roam all over the world and then finally, come back and rest only in your home.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

Compromise


We know ourselves more by the independent choices we make. Compromised choices often are reluctant choices that sometimes leave a trace of anger. “Why did I agree to make that choice? I don’t like that feeling very much. I don’t feel good”, especially when the results might not be palatable.

Well, it is normal to feel this way. We are all free spirits who , by nature, don’t want controls. And yet, we have them everywhere ever since we are born. In childhood, they are thrust on us because we don’t know any better. And soon, this becomes routine until you start asking “why”.

When you make your own choices, you take ownership of those choices, whether they work out for you or not. That is the right learning process. There is no chance of throwing the blanket at anyone else here because you were solely responsible for the choice. And actually, it’s good because that’s how we grow.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

Possibilities


Fickle mindedness and unreliability are two extremely undesirable traits in a human being. Many allied vices stem from these. Firstly, these people are not true to anyone, not even themselves. Their pretence levels are very high. Probably masters of the game. Secondly, they evidently live for themselves, whimsical and undependable. Lacking depth, maybe, and living on the surface. Changing their minds like they would change clothes, but very sweet spoken and could fool anyone except those discerning few.

I often hear people say such people are happier because they don’t succumb easily to feelings of sadness, helplessness, frustration etc. Possible, if they think only of themselves most of the time, but happier? I don’t know about that.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

Motivation


Why we are so whimsical that we sometimes don’t even do what is necessary? We don’t make the necessary possible. It’s a good starting point, you know. We need to do what we need to do. As a second step then, we can extend ourselves into the realm of the possible. Not always necessary but possible. And once you see an opportunity as possible, one day, you can try and make possible what was in the realm of the impossible.

It’s all in the mind, intention and courage. As you walk, the path is sure to open up.

This is motivation for those who want to venture out in the direction of the impossible.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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