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Why we are so whimsical that we sometimes don’t even do what is necessary? We don’t make the necessary possible. It’s a good starting point, you know. We need to do what we need to do. As a second step then, we can extend ourselves into the realm of the possible. Not always necessary but possible. And once you see an opportunity as possible, one day, you can try and make possible what was in the realm of the impossible.

It’s all in the mind, intention and courage. As you walk, the path is sure to open up.

This is motivation for those who want to venture out in the direction of the impossible.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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To be perfect


The burden of trying to be perfect! The heaviest that you can carry. Firstly, there is nothing like being the best because there will always be someone better than you. Secondly, even trying to be your own perfect self is a huge task, fraught with a lot of pain which often ends in self criticism and self doubt. If you fall short in anything you do, imagine how you feel let down by none other than your own self!

Anyway, the most import ant question: why do you seek to be perfect anyway? For others to admire you or for your sake, because your standards may be high? But what is the need for your standards to be so high that you pile on anxiety and stress in trying to be perfect?

I agree that there is a certain way we all have of doing things. Like, organizing an event or a party or doing business or socializing. And we do pick up ideas of bettering ourselves from others if we see something we like and would like to emulate.

But, the “I am the best” feeling becomes a stress eventually. You have to sustain that “I am the best” in every word and action. Painful!

As a friend asked me recently, why can’t you say “so what” to yourself? So, if you are simply dressed for a party! So what? So, you didn’t feel like attending an event. So what? So, someone didn’t greet you at a get together. So what? Their loss! We can and should lighten ourselves up this way instead of carrying unsustainable burdens of standing out, of being singled out, of always turning heads when you walk in. And also, having heads turn away. Doesn’t matter if they do, so what?

So, “so what” is going to be my theme song from now and I wonder what result it will bring in my life. But why even wonder? Whatever happens, so what?

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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The worst thing is when something happens to you and you don’t know why it is happening. Like an ailment or a behavioral pattern from someone which you consider unnecessary or surprised by because there is no apparent cause. We often agonize over these things.

If it concerns our wellbeing, sure, it is important to learn why. But it is also wise to understand what constitutes our well being and then let go of those things which we have understood as our well being but we are not really dependent on for our well being.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Om is a very powerful chant which brings all the universal energies together to heal and elevate. Without full knowledge, people give it a connotation of religion. But actually, that is ignorance.

Try chanting Om with feeling and you can visibly notice the calmness gradually settling within you. All stress disappears and so does your thinking mind. The deeper you go, the more blissful you feel.

Chanting Om regularly is known to bring about positive bodily changes as in , rejuvenating the cells of the body also.

Om or Aum denotes the cycle of life as in creation, preservation and destruction, only for a new cycle to begin again. We can see this as thesis, anti thesis and synthesis, the famous theory of Hegel.

Try chanting during early morning hours or even at bedtime to experience the wonderful therapy that is Om chanting.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Consistency of anything is an absolutely essential path to excellence. Like a rough diamond that is polished and polished yet again until it is perfect.

Speaking specially of god given talents, it would be a pity to just let them languish in favor of idleness or frivolous activity. Indeed, one has to devote full time to hone a talent and therein lays the problem with many… too many sacrifices of “good times”. But there can never be a substitute for the joy of reaching the heights of soul activities like music, dance, fine arts…

We only have to look at the Reality Shows to see the enormous amount of talent inherent within us. And the dedication with which these youngsters are working with parental backing. Thank the lord , parents are emerging from their narrow cocoon like minds to come out in full support of whatever it takes to see their children among the “stars”.

As one young girl proudly said of her parents…” they are my super powers”. How wonderful!

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Life of wisdom


We habitually create storms for ourselves. We will go where fools fear to tread as it were. Or even the fearless think twice before treading. And then, we get upset or feel hurt at the outcome.

With idealism, one has to be practical also. I should have the intelligence not to put my hand in the fire when I am aware that the fire burns. But I am not always so intelligent.

“No” is not a bad or offensive word if used correctly. It applies to us mainly. To refuse is a right. And saying “no” to you so as to abstain from foolish indulgences speaks of a cleverness we all need in order to live a life of wisdom.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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When we are young and life stretches ahead, we are full of plans about how we will lead our lives, plan our careers, marriage, do this do that…

As years go by, things begin to change rapidly. The focus shifts on health and an inner circle of support system. It is strange how many lives we live in one lifetime and how priorities keep changing.

The one thing is never to take life for granted. You never know what is round the corner for you. So, refrain from anything which might harm your health always.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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