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Disappointments are a part of life. Especially when you set your heart on something, strive passionately to achieve your goal and either fail or achieve it only partially, certainly not to your satisfaction.

“Satisfaction” is the key word. At what level is there a feeling of satisfaction? And what gives that satisfaction? Is it personal recognition? Being a celebrity? Having plenty of money and power? Or touching the lives of people? To name just a few, and there are so many more.

Someone gave me a wonderful perspective on why we don’t reach high points of success despite efforts. Or why there would be a break in career patterns, for example.

The soul comes with an agenda which does not necessarily include demands of a worldly ego. So, you are presented with episodes which are there as your lessons for this life. What YOU yourself have chosen to come and learn on this earth. When the soul is satisfied or saturated, it does not need for you to continue the effort towards what was really not meant to last beyond its time. You therefore, drop old activities naturally and new things and new opportunities start to happen to you.

So, disappointments are odious. It is the ego identity which creates a negative impact on a positive outcome. Everything is positive, if you understand the soul as being your core, not the body.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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The irony of life is that it can be understood only on the rewind mode whereas it has to be lived in the play and fast forward mode. Another contradiction is that we are told not to delve into the past whereas, if we didn’t, how would we learn from it?

Learning from the past works in two ways. Learn what to do and also what not to do. Going forward then becomes an interesting exercise. Like experiencing every wave as it washes over you, each one different in its quality, speed and impact. There is no warning. You can get knocked down or learn to tread water. But learning is definite.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Knowledge multiplies as you share it, because when you share it, you need to have assimilated it well yourself and with each assimilation comes more depth. And there comes a point where you can bring it down to basics and explain it simply. That’s the true test of your knowledge.

There are people who read from books and teach. But how much introspection goes before the teaching is to be gauged. How much the knowledge from books is crystallized is the question.

Sometimes, we tend to speak without adequate knowledge of people and other things. And when there are people around, young and old, someone is taking this seriously. So, one really has a huge responsibility to speak with care, not idly, and to impart knowledge with care.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Consequences


Living for you is no art. It comes naturally to people. Self interest is usually top priority amidst all the external banter. We have become masters of banter. I must get what I want at any cost, is the usual philosophy of life.

But the fact is, we can’t survive happily like this. To quote Sadguru once again, and I seem to be doing this a lot lately, we must learn to look at things as they are. Like, we call a tree “wood”. Like we call a human being a “body” the moment death occurs.

We forget that Prana is in trees too. They breathe. They live. The same oxygen connects us. Imagine if that oxygen was taken away from us ! We would not survive. Amazing how we wear blinkers. At least horses are made to wear them. We wear them ourselves very conveniently.

We are facing severe consequences on the constant onslaught on nature and everything connected, including humans, and will continue to do so until the price for our foolishness is paid. Like someone cutting the very branch he is sitting on. Aren’t we doing pretty much the same?

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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When our heart knows something is about to end, we still don’t want to accept it. We want to prolong the experience, sometimes for the wrong reasons. The natural outcome of whatever is meant to be will happen only when “I” get out of the way, so to speak “I”, meaning my “wrong reasons” like guilt, pity, dependence, inability to take hard decisions and so on.

People are always talking about practical living but I don’t really know the extent of the meaning. What constitutes the “impractical” part? It might be different for different people.

However, the one valuable experience I can share is, if you desire something don’t look at it in the face. Turn away and it will come to you when you least expect it and when the time is right. And if it doesn’t, then maybe, it was never meant to be. And in all this thought process, l am keeping myself as merely an observer, an analyst. “I” am not there.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Life challenges


The worst thing that happens is when we feel life has cheated us. This is the consequence of taking wrong decisions, maybe even leaving the decisions for our life on others. The journey of each individual is different. Life challenges everyone in one way or another but some have support coming their way and some keep seeking support.

There is much advice coming forth from people who mean well. But if there is no inner confidence in you, the necessary steps may not get taken at all. To forge ahead, one needs to be oblivious to opinions, criticisms and the like. And I also see that if wounds are deep, one can stop moving and progressing. I guess you heal when you not only stop getting affected by people but also, cease to become self critical to the point of harming and damaging yourself.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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The true measure of a person is dependability. You may not meet for months but the one you think of first in a crisis is a friend indeed or family. How close such people have to be to you!

Can you go beyond the SMS and the whatsapp to reach out? If someone texted asking if you needed help, your instinct would always is to refuse because if you really want to help, you would not be asking.

One has to be very honest and lip service is not honesty. At the end of the day, an offer is just that an offer. Standing at someone’s doorstep unasked, unannounced, to be of help is actual help.

An angle we need to work on.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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