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Ironing out the creases of life is a life well spent Or else to truly forget and make merry. Celebrate life every day. Some of us who were brought up to admonish our own shadow for losing our seriousness value the light moments of our lives more than others would understand.

To shut out anything heavy consciously is no mean task. The lightness of being happens as we drop the burdens we carry. Ironically and contrary to everything else, this process is not time bound or tabulated. One spark of realization about the futility of carrying your load and it can be like instant coffee. Instant Nirvana! Or then, there is always the possibility of the one step forward and two backwards theories.

So much unlearning and unwinding precedes becoming light for many of us who have wound ourselves tightly and created several knots. Generally takes a lot of time to loosen and let go. So, there is no better time than NOW to start, Better late than “The late”.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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That knowledge is power is a well known truth. But truth also has two sides. And so, the power of knowledge can have undesirable traits piling up, too. When knowledge is combined with power of the wrong kind, it can cause endless agony and destruction.

As Lord Acton said, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. I know it is ironic and a paradox that both words can be incompatible. But the beauty of humans is that their minds find it easier to get twisted in the negative direction rather than towards straight thinking, simple thinking and positive thinking.

You can be in any profession, have any vocation but there is always a danger of developing arrogance, an illusion of superiority and ego on the path of knowledge, evidently in comparison with the less knowledgeable. There are two ways of handling knowledge. One, by wanting a monopoly over it and two, by spreading it. The tendency for a monopoly goes hand in hand with controlling the environment and its people whereas spreading knowledge opens the heart and enables a person to become like a tree which grows tall and gives shade unconditionally.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Everyone has or should have a focus in life. Drifting is not the best of things to do. Life moves pretty quickly if actions are focused. And are goal determined, because we are working towards something with creativity. Most satisfying, even if the goal is not an enormous one.

I am amazed at this experience of being a universe within a universe. Each one of us is. Suddenly, you feel free from crutches… and you begin to see people as they are and not the way you want them to be. You begin to see actions without judging. You understand who and what is a part of your personal universe and who is not. Quite amazing!

When you begin to watch yourself, you begin to notice that there is someone else within you who is watching and there is no need to feel alienated with oneself. That everything is a part and parcel of us.

As if from far away, I watch the world go by and I am able to converse with that other part of me which watches and then discusses with me. You know, there is absolutely no use of agitation at anything. What will be will be? And we proceed in our journey on the river of life, smiling at the ripples as well as the obstacles because we know it is not the real “me” but someone else who is experiencing life and I am but a shadow. The day I breathe my last, my shadow will disappear into the universe to create a new “me” once again.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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The purest of emotions in the world today is good will. Where people live more within their dark side, to have good will and be happy for someone else is amazing. When you hear people in conversation, the most common topic is about people running down people and hating the success of others. Why?

A lack of contentment mostly, with one’s own lot. An inability to run through the chapters of the book of life of others, failing to remember their dark days and envying their bright spots. Very sad! And that’s probably why it is so refreshing to find those odd ones who really prop you up and don’t grudge you a little happiness. In fact, they share it.

May the tribe of such people increase!

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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