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To be dependable is a great character trait. Can people do that with you? When you say something, you do it. When you commit something, you stand by it. You value your words as much as others do because you top them up with action, a great quality, indeed.

I see loose words hanging in the air a lot. You learn to understand who says things for effect and will never act on them. In the long run, you simply can’t depend on them. Not a good thing and not the best way to be or the best reputation to have. Because it demonstrates that you are not committed even to yourself.

I hear people say that they are committed to some and not to others. But then, don’t offer or promise to do things for people you are NOT feeling committed to. Then you are okay and would still be called a committed person. People have forgotten that words are energy and are to be valued.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Unrealistic


It is unrealistic to think we can do whatever we like and get away without a tag attached. Life is a trade off. God sneakily perhaps gave us free will while lining our path with karma at the same time so that we are often confused into taking turns which bring grief. And we have done this completely on our own, no one to blame but yourself. And the too, you can’t really blame yourself because you had to make the choice you did. The tag attached and the price to pay these is also karma inspired. Your mind will work in a certain way to make you experience the results of your actions.

Does it sound ominous? If it does, you need a change your attitude towards it. Grumble and bear Grin and bear or understand and bear. But bear you must.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

Introspection


To speak freely is a human right. To live in fear and bottle up your opinions and thoughts is an injustice that societies must come together to combat, for good can only come out of a free and frank discussion followed by introspection.

Just as we stop in our tracks when a black cat crosses, (sheer superstition but we do it nevertheless), we need to stop in our tracks when our thoughts, speech and actions become black.

Black is a color which soaks in white to make a gray but what we need is pure white, the healing light and the light of clarity and purity.

There are so many tags attached to life… such as “difficult”, “unbearable”, “sad”, “exhausting” when we work with black.

What we need is radiant white in our lives. And white symbolizes “simple”, “honest”, “loving” and bright….

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

Peace


Sometimes, we feel heavy and drained, Exhausted with having to do this and having to do that. Aren’t we the real culprits? We blame this and that but…. who ask us to pack in so much?

My favorite line these days is, why aim for being a perfectionist in an imperfect world? I mean, if something doesn’t get done today, it will be done tomorrow. I envy people who can be calm and completely chilled out about postponing work.

But, really speaking, nothing can replace peace and calm. Not even being eulogized about how perfectly a job was done and certainly not at the cost of mental health.

Hey, chill out! I really recommend peace rather than a piece of stress, definitely not worth it because perfection is generally to show to others. Each one of us is already a perfect part of perfection. And so, there is no action needed to become what we already are.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

Judgments


When the mind is untouched by pollution, all human chatter fades into insignificance. When Jesus Christ can be nailed to the cross, this world is certainly not the right place to be in. We are all here to find peace in a cruel world, detachment in an illusory world and courage to eliminate the superficial layers in order to reach the soul.

People who embark on this journey seem to appear to artificial people like pretentious drama artists. But actually, stripping every layer of polluted skin, peeling away memories is painful to say the least but cannot be seen by those who struggle to survive on the strength of pleading that others approve of them. They have yet to discover their true spirituality.

“Avidya” or ignorance until it is seen and accepted as such, leads to illusory perceptions of being knowledgeable and often results in arrogance and scant respect even for the seniors in the family and society.

From “Ram Rajya” to this, the cycle continues. New scripts will be written in every phase when the old lose their interest quotient. New characters will come up to play the roles of “family” and “society”. And value judgments will be given each time. Many will continue to get affected and many will learn their lessons from experiencing their karma and move on to another world.

Remember, as the candle shortens, its flame burns brighter. Similarly, those who get smaller in spirituality speak the loudest , perhaps like empty vessels making much noise… in fact, much conflict and chaos.


Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

Performances


When we pronounce people as insecure, it is actually an issue of self esteem. There are immensely talented people who have not gone anywhere, Reason? Low self esteem leading to a diffidence, often all through life. Starting with a lack of award winning “performances” in the eyes of a critical family to self criticism, the journey is very painful. And then they don’t believe those who see their talents and try to encourage them to look beyond their self image.

On the flip side are average but very confident people who get past obstacles with their winning ways and even reach the top. Self esteem was hardly an issue here. But they work hard for recognition to compensate for their lack of natural talent and a limited acquired one. At group gatherings, people stand out in both these cases. It is interesting to watch how some can just take over while the others prefer to keep quiet despite the ability for coherent and intelligent speech. The mix of individual and group energy is a case study I enjoy learning from.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

Mind control


As we progress from phase to phase, we keep changing drastically sometimes. My favorite line used to be, “I will never do this”. Over the years, I have done almost everything I said I would never do. “Never” is a word which now holds a very childish connotation in my book of life.

But on the flip side, do notice that I used “ALMOST everything”. That is vital to study. What gets excluded from the “almost?”

You know, in reverse psychology, if you want someone to do something, tell them not to do it and it will be definitely done. Similarly, what you should exclude from your “almost everything”, only your mind can do for you.

You can be adventurous and want to try it all with the exception of what is not good or healthy for you. And there comes the role of mind control. I call the mind the “x” factor, like in Algebra where we were supposed to discover or arrive at the value of “x”.

Aren’t we all spending our days doing just that?

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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