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WRITING


Writing is like a jigsaw puzzle where the bits of information and experiences are integrated and published. But there is no blueprint of the puzzle given. each piece of writing is, therefore, a projection of the person penning those lines. What writing also does is help the writer to understand himself / herself better, because without understanding, writing would have a disconnect. I write for myself for these very reasons. I look for a disconnect because this is the area I need to improve on. This journey of discovering myself and how I can improve is more exciting than any “highs” that alcohol can provide. The Indian saint and poet Kabir said, keep your critics around you “. I believe this to be a great way to improve. So, whoever is reading this piece and the other pieces on my blog is requested to please send me their valuable comments. I would appreciate that very much. Thank you.

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HAPPY ENDINGS


I , like a million others, used to love fairy tales and the proverbial “happy ending” where I saw myself “living happily ever after”. They were glorious days of freedom with “eternal happiness” at the end of the rainbow. As I ” grew up” , in years and in maturity, I started to think of happy endings , co relating this with so much misery around me and in this world.

The first thought that came to mind was…as eternal souls, we must have known and EXPERIENCED this happiness somewhere, at some time, to intrinsically believe in it as the ultimate end of our search on this physical plane. This thought enthused me further and I wanted to understand why this feeling of happiness eluded us or was sporadic, at best.

It is true that ultimately, happiness comes from within. But it is also not so simple, when one has to live day to day , experiencing nature, events and people on a regular basis . Life unfolds differently for different people and those whose expectations from life are belied , begin to look around and find the lives of others better. The feeling of “I am not happy” then creeps in. This , while it is human, is also the beginning of a deep sense of loss and unfulfillment. For some, this aspect improves with time and for some, it does not.

I relate this with the “happy ending ” syndrome only because there is no universal way to be happy. Fairy tale endings are for fairies and , more important , they are tales. I am not for a minute insinuating that there is no happy ending . I am just thinking whether it would be better to shift our

perspective from the traditional view of happiness to apply it to individual lives. Therefore, , maybe, a happy ending for a happy marriage is truly”living happily ever after”. And maybe, a happy ending for two miserable people living together is to move away from each other. Maybe, a happy ending for an ambitious  parent is to give in to a child’s ambitions of doing something different from the parent’s wishes. And maybe, the same happy ending can be achieved by each one of us just be counting our blessings for what we have.

I was amazed to find that all the people who came into my life and generated unhappiness were actually those who taught me the best lessons of my life and helped me evolve. Maybe, this is happiness…the fact that there is no negative charge within me when I think of or meet these people. And maybe, the generation of compassion when we see people struggling with their emotions and inadequacies is also a source of happiness because then, we can truly help those who need it. Helping others is also an act of God which leads to a tremendous amount of happiness.

So, friends, happy endings are for those who feel happiness everyday in their routine lives, in feeling good about themselves each minute, in being aware of the connectivity with the universe through  people , nature and the flora fauna around them, for those who recognize perfection within all the imperfections on this earth and those who can accept their situation before they use their free will to achieve further evolution.

There is no destination like “living happily ever after” unless we achieve the popular destination among humans , “moksha” , or, freedom from the cycle of birth and death.  But life is the journey where there are many , many happy endings and the beginning of a new journey after every happy ending. Eternal happiness awaits us and will be ours with a gradual and increasing  our awareness of  ourselves as beings of light , thus dispelling the clouds of darkness which block our vision at the moment.

SO, DON’T WORRY ! BE HAPPY !

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There are two kins of people in the world, those that are foolish and those that are wise.

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Topic #326:

Finish this sentence: there are two kinds of people in the world, those that…. (insert notion here) and those that… (insert other notion here).

 

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Would you rather…


If I live an extra 50 years, in good health, of course, I have the option to MAKE the 50 million if I needed them. But would I really need the millions ? I would soon realize the meaninglessness of making millions.

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Topic #328:

Would you rather have $50 million or live for an extra 50 years?

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I would rather be in a world without time ! But while living on this earth, I would like to slow down time so as to work more hours on developing my understanding and soul purpose. surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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Topic #329:

Would you rather have have the ability to slow down time whenever you want, or to speed it up?

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Sure ! We are as stupid as our ignorance ! Therefore, we have to get wise ! After the most DIFFICULT exercise…to ACCEPT our stupidity. surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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Topic #331:

Is there a cure for stupidity? If you had a million dollars to reduce stupidity where you live, how would you spend it?

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The kundalini enrgy spiralling upwards to give enlightenment to me ! The most beautiful energy in creation. Surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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