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Do you remember the song” let’s start at the very beginning” from “Sound of Music”? It says a lot for our lives. Many times, life brings us to a point where we realize what does NOT work for us. And we need to start over, often, from the beginning.

It could be in connection with a valued relationship gone cold or actions that brought undesirable results. We tend to give up more easily than we should. If you believe something is very important in your life, you will give it all you have got without getting put off. Provided the spark exists. 

And when this spark ignites towards a personal upliftment, it becomes a fire putting us through many tests and purifying us as we work towards our transformation. 

Yes…on this path, we need to start at the beginning many times over until we reach a state where layers have started peeling and transformation happens miraculously.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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One of the greatest challenges on the path of evolution is living in the present and awareness every second. To hold every thought outside and examine it for its purity/pollution before internalizing it. How easy this difficult exercise makes our life! Almost like a game. Because the inner being accepts only the positive. And what to accept is completely in our power. 

Yes. It is difficult until it becomes easy…but it DOES become easy for the ones who persevere.

 Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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How many of us recognize the mischief of the ego? Here are some pointers:

  • If you are in the one upmanship game.
  • When you compare yourself with others.
  • When you want to be in the limelight all the time.
  • When you like the last word.
  • When you find it difficult to admit you may not be right.
  • When, as an elder, you want subservience from those younger to you.
  • When you deliberately put people down…

There is a deep connection between ego and insecurity and low self esteem. It is indeed a pity that our inherent wisdom deserts us, sacrificed at the alter of our ego. These pointers may help us in becoming aware of our own mental congestion.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Kindness! One of the first things that happen to you when you start actually practicing the laws of spirituality is that people become very kind to you. I am really psyched to see this. I always feel that even a criminal has a good side which the world is unable to bring out. 

However, kindness is not something you wait for from others. If there is kindness on your skin, let it show. People advocate not wearing your heart on your sleeve. But I say, wear kindness on your sleeve because it has manifested on the sleeve straight from the heart and gives a tremendous amount of satisfaction to the soul. And because it is so divine.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

 

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Karmic cycle


I was thinking about the past, how some people come into our lives as a blessing and some as learning. On thinking further, there is little difference. Those who come as a learning lesson also come as a blessing because we learn through them.

And those who are a blessing also teach us how we can be a blessing to others. Both are so connected.

In a way, this also refers to our karmic cycle. We see things as good and bad and that’s the problem. If we see everything and everybody we react too badly as actually a learning lesson, life would be so easy!

Surekha Kothari                                          

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

                                                                                                 

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Is there a right time for everything? Perhaps, yes…in relationships for sure. The closer you are and the more you have participated in the emotions of another, the more vigilant you should be. Nothing breaks as easily as a heart or trust.

I am not saying that one should be calculating and on edge all the time. Somehow, whatever you say about not keeping expectations, you do end up with a few. But there is always a difference between realistic and unrealistic ones. Now, what is realistic or otherwise would depend again on the closeness of the relationship. Ironic but true.

It is however; better to assimilate the hurt caused than to constantly be troubled about it. It can disturb not only your mind but your life if you don’t move on with acceptance of something you cannot change. Because you can be responsible only for yourself.

 

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Instant


People take the word “instant” to an unreal level. In the current world of instant coffee and noodles, even the desire for success is instant. After barely a few months of training, you want give stage performances. By studying at the last minute, you want to top the class. By taking bribes, you want instant richness.

Actually, you quicker you go up without deserving to, the quicker the chances of downfall and oblivion.

Everything takes time. I think we all have heard of the story of the goose that laid the golden egg. The owner, in his desire to get rich quickly, decided to cut open the goose to remove all the eggs at one go. But there were none. The eggs were produced only one at a time. So, the owner became a pauper.

Be patient and master the knowledge or your craft before you crave for success. Surely, no one can stop you then.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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