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What is your first thought on waking up? And the last thought before going to bed? Both are of immense value. Just as we take a step in the right direction to reach our destination, a happy thought of contentment and abundance takes you happily through the day without any stress.

There is a popular thought that you must pray at bedtime. To remove any unwanted patches of darkness which may have clouded your day?

And to start afresh for the next day.

If you link this with living moment to moment, this method can really facilitate a happy existence each day.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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

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It is not always necessary to retort, retaliate or have something to say every time. Sometimes, silence is more potent than words, especially that which is voiced with a deep hurt or accusation.

If you have noticed, words have a way of coming back at you. They have a license to be returned to you, if you know what I mean. But imagine, if you were silent and that silence was returned in a healing way! How very beautiful would that be!

When people have a mutual understanding, they just look at each other with a smile and in silence and all is said and understood. Silence sure has its own language and is more forceful than speech. Provided two people understand the language. Otherwise, meditation would not be a silent language with God.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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It is strange how, with the passage of time, so many things that meant the world to you at one point in time become so completely irrelevant, even inconsequential. That includes people too. What happens?

Needs change for one. Often, focus shifts to other things. Some things work for a while and then become redundant. We move on. But some don’t. And the latter category thrives on memories which are not so pleasant.

Obviously, only when we outgrow something does it become redundant. But nothing is written in stone in this universe and some of this can come back and become relevant again if we don’t block it out with negative energy.

It is called an open mind. Never consider a door closed. If an experience has to come back, it will. Also, because it was required for one’s evolutionary process.

So, to be so transparent energy that light can pass through and experiences can flow through is the best way to go, to just be.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Desire


What often becomes a wound, regret and a cause for depression is the memory of what we aspired for but didn’t get. I would really like to meet one person who got everything, haven’t yet met one.

But neither have I met many who are able to count what they HAVE got. If only we could use a magnifying glass to view our blessings, we could find it in our hearts to feel very foolish at our myopia.

From the smallest toy when we are kids to huge empires when we are adults are on our wish list. Avarice rules us in wanting the world, beyond ambition. And the whole conflict is about being deprived of the few desires in life as compared to the ones achieved and these being the reason to feel happy and blessed.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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“I have to accept that I am never going to be the old version of myself again”. Words all of us say to ourselves at least once. But the thoughts behind these words are often of regret. Almost as if we lost something valuable, something we could have or should have retained. The fact that we keep reminiscing about the past is indicative of the fact that there are many happy memories lodged there. This also demonstrates that there is something within our present reality that is not a happy one. Or, maybe, something of value has gone out and we regret it.

It is also true that we are unable to look at our present moment and evaluate it. And this is because we live either within past memories or worry about the future. After all, the conscious mind is where we live. And this mind is a busy bee, planning and plotting, sharpening the ego, even immersed full time in the rat race to power and what not or timid and resigning, unmotivated and lethargic.

On the flip side, the statement can be a positive one if the old version of you was not really a great one depends! This can be a matter of great relief and joy and a moment of upgrading yourself. Feels really good!

So, what does the statement stand for, for each of us? Looking for a thinking cap?

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Grace


“Grace” is a graceful word. When we pray, we say “grace”. When we speak of behavior, we talk of graceful behavior. Even postures are graceful … or not. The walk is called graceful. What is this grace we refer to?

It is definitely something positive. A refined trait if you will. I think of alignment to the universe when I think of grace. And when we are graceful, our physical system is aligned. And our mental and emotional systems are also aligned.

Sophistication is sometimes used as a synonym for grace. I remember the one role model of grace that we admired as kids was Maharani Gayatri Devi. She was grace personified in every way.

Today, we hardly value that old world concept of grace. Grace in conducting yourself, in dressing, in speaking to everyone with poise and warmth, in being hospitable to each one, to exhibit qualities of kindness and gentle generosity, to treat everyone equally… all this is a part and parcel of grace to me, a rare gem in a casket of personality.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Every time we align and realign ourselves with people and situations, we are realigning with the universe, trying to find the perfect alignment, the perfect fit. But is there anything like a perfect fit? Each time you want to finally rest there, something changes again.

It feels somewhat like…when you have taken the support of someone’s shoulder and that is suddenly jerked away from under your hand. But that’s ok, because there is a new support forming already. A constant Movement and changing alignments are a kaleidoscopic reality. And that’s the way it was meant to be. We were not meant to be permanent settlers here. And so, movement and destination became linked.

How the outside world is turning was always reflected on the inside of us. And the graduation has to be inwards; into subtle realms till reincarnation is not the norm anymore. Until such time, we will continue to look for that perfect fit which is our journey till the truth is revealed.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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