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A popular thought: if God brings you to it, HE will take you through it”. As we go through life, with each onslaught, we begin to get stronger and stronger. As they say, if it doesn’t kill you, it HAS to make you stronger.

When I see my loved ones having to live without people they loved very much, and living with grace, I realize that we really have no business to be anything other than compassionate. And live with courage. And self respect.

Every second day, there is news of someone getting unwell. There is always news of families breaking apart. There is enough misery to cope with. And enough support to be given.

I really don’t know what to say about people who get so selfish in their ego that they don’t recognize even those who care for them. Their loss, I guess. They have not learnt to count their blessings. Or, are in a whirlpool of mixed emotions where they don’t want to know that they also could be riddled with faulty perspectives.

Surekha Kothari

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Environment


Today, we are riddled with double standards wherever we turn. One set for us and another for others. Without any qualms!

“Do as you would like others do unto you” could be a saying in Swahili for all that we know. It is a different world with people courting completely new mindsets.

Complex minds and even dangerous minds, especially if they are devoid of emotions and all the definitions have undergone a sea change. There is really no choice but to accept them. And hope sensitivities will be revived as a reaction to too much of a clinical approach to people, reactions which could be given other tags, such as callous and unfeeling. A legacy of a dominant and fragile ego perhaps and of a highly competitive environment where gnawing desires and ambitions overlook the dying embers of humaneness.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Once in a while, you come across people who give you the respect of being honest with you. You end up building a solid, enduring relationship with honest people because they generally come with a brand of sincerity as well.

Yes, I say “respect” because people who try and play mind games don’t realize that no one is being fooled. And respect is not being shown for the intelligence people have.

Having seen integrity, sincerity, respect and loyalty to a cause at close quarters, you want to choose to be with such people. They may appear to be disappearing minorities around you but they are valuable in that they come with a high vibration tag and teach you to tune in to these vibrations the true “satsang” of vibrations.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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Sometimes, the shocks life gives you leave you numb and speechless. But it is silly to react so emotionally. People can be callous and cruel. Are you going to give them more power, more energy by hurting? That would be foolish.

Wisdom lies in choosing when to take anyone seriously. Hopefully, never to take anyone seriously like they say, take it with a pinch of salt. Though why they give salt so much importance, I don’t know may be, because salt retains water in the body and similarly, egos bloat people.

So, take a chill pill and move in life like a free spirit. No encumbrances, especially when it comes to undeserving people around you. Not worth killing yourselves with numbness or shock.

Like my guru said, be a witness. No one belongs to you and you don’t belong to anyone. Nature is unfathomable. It is said that a baby scorpion kills its mother after its birth. Is it a surprise then to see what humans can do?

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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Education comes with its own brand of confidence often, a little arrogance too. However, every educated person is not enlightened. Enlightenment goes beyond. Its canvas is very large In fact, without any boundaries Limitless.

There is an inner light in the enlightened that goes to the depth of understanding phenomena and concepts as also a natural recourse to the best code of conduct there could be . This is also work in progress while we are alive. That is, if we keep watching ourselves and our process of learning each second.

Yes, education may be different from learning. One is theory and the other practical.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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A most profound truth we live within the prison of our own making Our thoughts about ourselves, about others, our lives, our emotions, our conflicts, fears, comparisons, attachments, dissatisfactions and more.

How often do we feel a sense of liberation? Hardly ever! There is always some pre occupation which might turn out to be meaningless and completely unimportant in time, but at that time, occupies a large chunk of the mind. And we don’t know how to free ourselves from it, and similar situations.

Actually, it is we who hold on to what we think is holding onto us. The biggest illusion we suffer from. And hence, we fail to destroy the illusory prison walls when there are open doors and illumination all around us. How long will it take?

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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When people make statements like, you are older and that’s why you are mature, I really do not agree. There are some very old souls who can stun you with their wisdom at a very young age. They may be born to immature parents. Anything is possible.

Maturity is a very comprehensive word which is not to be looked at in a very limited way. Actually, it occupies a very vast space. It encompasses right thinking, inclusiveness, kindness, understanding , compassion, tolerance, diplomacy , love and respect for human beings and above all, always connecting to your higher self when dealing with everyone.

I think mature people would be like this. So, when anyone is called “mature”, it is not necessarily age related. It is a special grace which either is god given or comes with a lot of work on the self.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Exposure to experiences is the only way to learn. Observe, try and create convictions based on your reality. And avoid shrinking your mind. Expand it and you will see how beautiful life can be.

If you close yourself up in a limited space, how would you build connectivity around you? How would you know how others are faring their pain, their disappointments and sorrows, their moments of joy? How will you actually start counting your blessings when you see people who are so much worse off than you but some of them, so much happier than you? How will you understand the concept of accepting and valuing each and everything you have? And valuing the people who care deeply?

An open heart creates an open mind and an open mind can make you an extraordinary human being.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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There are so many personal prejudices in current times, so many competitive attitudes ending with toppling another to climb onto their backs. Even conversations are only about others. And the topic is not really about people either. it is mostly about our own underlying envy , a desire to discredit someone in someone else’s eyes.

We are seeing this even on the larger canvas as in the current elections. And it is there because the average caliber of human being has been found wanting. Open hostilities indicate that there is no value for respect as a personal virtue. We are willing to give up our dignity, our grace to achieve what can only be a selfish end because, the qualities of people with a high sense of dignity and self respect are very different. They don’t need to downgrade themselves. They are confident and contented people.

I would like to think that the tide is turning towards a realization that values need to be generic and real, followed by everyone.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Happiness


Happiness is when we are comfortable in our emotions. Things have worked out our way. People are nice. We are well. Everything is nice.

Bliss is on a higher level though when we live within our high vibrations. When nothing happening around us matters or is important to us either. When we reach that point, this state has more permanence, like when we actually reach the mountain peak that we were happy just at the thought of climbing.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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