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How beautifully we humans have been created. Every part has a role , never mind that we are so clever we abuse it again and again.

We have two ears , one to listen and one to remove the filth we hear very often. Same with our mind. Thoughts should come and go. But what happens is the opposite. They stay and then starts a reaction and this habit lasts lifelong very often. The eyes , the windows of the soul, become myopic because they can’t see clearly into the soul. The senses, which are given to us to experience all facets of life choose to act jointly with the ego and destroy the feeling of joy. Just to describe a few.

So, we are our own worst enemies in every way. All the academic excellence is on one side and life on the other. I can’t see negative emotions ever as a wise choice if it feeds the ego. If we go through life without learning the useful lessons, we could certainly end up being truly scholastic but still without the experience that makes the actual difference.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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At the right time, you meet some right people who , by their words and good energy, uplift you enough so that you move away from people whose energy tended to pull you down.

Someone I met told me, ” keep praying when you need answers and they will come”. So true ! Also, Keep a vigil on your thoughts as they come in, recognise them for what kind they are and then decide if you still want to give them shelter or send them away.

I got into the habit of doing one guided meditation every night and then switched on my 8 hour “Om” chant to sleep. It has worked like magic . Most times, there is calm and you don’t get either offended or affected by the negatives around you. As a bonus, you start building bridges with people who have meant something to you and are perhaps distanced.

There are three stages :

First, you react to negativity because it is also present in you. The law of resonance.

Second, you work on yourself, still know it is happening, but start to get immune to it. The percentage within you reduces.

Thirdly, you now learn to smile at what you see and it doesn’t affect you anymore.

A little crude but an apt example is when I was always counselled that if dogs barked on the streets, would you bark back ? In a manner of speaking, teaching non retaliation. Because until you retaliate, you are not cleansed yet.

How much there is to do and how little time !

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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We indulge in many impression creating words like “empowerment”. Sounds… hmmm.. like a powerful word. Well, it is . But again, we dilute its significance by attributing the need for empowerment merely in women and then , in children. It seems to be by default that if men are not included, they are already empowered.

A truly empowered person cannot inflict pain or resort to sadism or abuse even remotely, precisely because “empowerment” is a sum total of many humane qualities. We always hear that women need empowerment because they work against each other or don’t make productive use of their lives. Not to mention being second class citizens.

But, I think men could very well have men empowerment organisations where they learn how to respect, support and care for the womenfolk . AND teach their own kind to abstain from abuse of all kind just on the prowess of their physical strength as is evidenced by the rampant crime against women and children all through the world. After all, they were all born of women. When heinous crimes are committed, mothers and sisters are probably kept behind doors to be protected from people like themselves.

Capital crimes without capital punishment. Statistically, how many women rape and kill ? And yet, THEY need the empowerment ? Requires major thought, doesn’t it ?

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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