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There are so many built in systems within us which, when we discover, we also marvel at. Putting them into words is difficult. Like the inner voice which tells you what to do if it is loud and clear. Of course, if we have muffled it along the way, it is a different story altogether.

Then the choices of feeling, should I mind this? Or should I feel bad? Should I feel happy or sad? Shall I give in or resist eating heavy calorie foods?

Then, there is the system of the body relating the story of the mind. All the psychosomatic problems that manifest in the body, telling us all is not well.

And if you know how to read the systems, you could nip any arising issues in the bud. There aren’t any external systems that can be originators of issues. Look within. All the treasure and all the “poison” is all there.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Every day, I observe the tendency of people to let their minds and prejudices get the better of them. If you like someone, you can even find it in your heart and your speech to defend them even if they have committed a murder. And if you DON’T like them, you will not give them even a little credit for a single good deed they may have done.

The mind plays games. It tells you “don’t like these people. See how they treat you”. Or, “see how wonderful this is” when it not at all good for you, e.g, befriending opportunists because you like their flattery. And you listen. Why? Do you really have a solid reason?

Actually not. You just cannot see beyond your ego at that point, YOU are not hurt. It is only your ego that makes you dance on its finger tips.

Very often, we have gone back and apologized to people after feeling wronged. Because we realized that it was wrong to feel wronged in the first place. Better sense dawns sometimes.

And when it dawns all the time is the time when you become calm and centered without swaying and swinging like a yo yo. And decide to let go and let things just BE.

We know we are all different and we should give the benefit of doubt to everyone as we give to ourselves all the time. No one is really “bad” or “good” but situations create our perceptions of these tags according to our prejudices and limited ways of thinking.

Once the mind expands and consciousness expands, we will be different as people. And towards this should our efforts be directed.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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As much as we need to move along superficially in this world, paradoxically, we do need depth as well. Fine Arts, Creative arts develop a fine and detailed understanding of the emotional aspects of life and people. Dance gives you an understanding of your physical body and postures. Going beyond, both music and dance give insights into our soul. Any classical form is divine.

Once we develop that depth on all levels, physical, emotional and soul levels, then there develops a wholesomeness to us that can create a major bond and understanding with ourselves.

It is vital for generations to develop the creative brain along with academic excellence. We need to harmonize the many facets of us, which we can’t, if we don’t develop them.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Chance


There is a great happiness that lies in our hearts and which springs forth from our hearts when there is harmony within and without. The laughter of friends, the gushing of a waterfall, the drenching in the rain together, bus journeys playing “Antakshari” amidst much merriment… and even in the silent companionship.

Life can be beautiful if you give it a chance.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Have we ever thought that if we never accepted the dishonorable intentions of people, how untouched by negativity we would be! Imagine, if someone wanted to deliberately humiliate you, for example, but you just didn’t react to the intention and instead, continued to maintain your politeness and dignity, how foolish that person might end up feeling?

Try it, not once, but again and again, through life.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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If only every human being had that one ingredient for life: a sense of excitement! Like, when we are sitting at the edge of our seats in a thriller movie, just waiting to see what the next scene will bring. If we could translate that into our lives and wait for the next thing to happen!

Of course, there are sad episodes one can’t possibly equate to anywhere close to exciting. There are “Navarasas” or nine types of emotions, all of which are within us. Yet, our attitudes make us. Or break us very easily said than done though.

When life happens, the best of us crumble at times. But we accept that we crumbled. And then the resurrection happens. And we look ahead again at what life brings to us next.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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I always wonder, when is enough really enough? How many times during a conflict, we say, enough is enough? What IS that enough? What is this benchmark of “enough?”

Mostly, we set our own limits, don’t we? And sometimes, others set them for us. For example, this far and no further from both sides, actually.

You know, in a constantly changing world, I find it difficult to understand this as a permanent concept. We know that “space” is ever growing and endless. We measure it in terms of the horizon but beyond that also is an ever expanding space. Maybe, the horizon then is our limitation of the mind. Maybe, space beckons us to go beyond what is apparent, again and again, repeatedly.

Strangely enough, we have it within us but we tend to use it differently. Like, greed can become limitless. Obsession can, too. The “enough” may not exist here. But we seldom have to accuse anyone about enough loving. There is mostly a scarcity of this and exactly due to a self imposed “enough”, Math between people. “I didn’t get enough”. But I probably also didn’t GIVE enough…

But how much IS enough? Give this enough thought. 

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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