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Attitude


Someone asked me, why is there so much turbulence in life ? I thought .. hmmm.. Do we call it turbulence due to our responses to the unfolding of our karma ? Our perspective ? I always wonder ! Because i see some people calm in the face of storms while some get blown away.

A matter of attitude ? Maybe, a very strong core , an unshakeable faith in the Divine ? Maybe, an internalisation of the ultimate truth after which life becomes like a child’s play. So easy and so breezy !

… and much turbulence in the absence of some or all of the above ?

In any case, turbulence was never the desired intention ever for anyone. Yet, it was allowed by each one of us … as , who else is within us but we ourselves ?

Surekha Kothari

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Admiration


We were , as children, were brought up on the tonic, “ you do the right thing”. And as everyone knows, reactive is more the mode of humans than responsive and proactive. It was so normal to feel a little resentful about being the “bigger” person . Who wanted to be the bigger person when only injustice was on the mind.

But, today, when I count some traits of maturity, I am afraid, doing the right thing is way up there. I understand that it was primarily this trait that kept families together, for one. And to me, this is very important.

The Red Label Tea ad shot around the” kumbh mela “theme is completely demonstrative of the merits of doing the right thing. Somehow, we lose the battle due to our desires which don’t match what aught to be done. There is no point arguing with people who question the reasons for doing what is in the best interests of all, when only “my” interest is in focus for me. And that interest is not always aligned with the larger interest.

We speak of Buddha with admiration but don’t think ever of trying to emulate …. we never feel qualified and therein lies the problem. We fail to even try.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Divine energy


Prayer opens up our blockages with the vibrations of the chanting. Repetitions are required to put us into a state almost like hypnosis so that deep cleansing can happen. Karma can be washed away by the tide of feelings that prayer inspires. For a few seconds, we become connected to the Divine energy and the feeling of bliss. It is the most joyous, the most momentous experience.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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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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Contagious


The word “contagious” has been coming to mind often. A smile is obviously contagious. But then, a viral is also contagious. Is contagiousness an automatic response? Someone smiles at you and you automatically smile back.

But sadly, generosity is not. Charity is not. Kindness and compassion are not. Love , the divine energy, is always in short supply.

I would like to say that hatred and envy are not. But when I see the cut throats society today, I can’t help feeling that somewhere, some lethal virals like merciless pursuits of power and money became contagious and brought the ethical and moral values down, thus bringing society down. When we started living for ourselves, we forgot to be connected and so, did not respond to external stimuli. And without that, where is the question of anything being contagious ? We don’t possess the band width for it.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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I often find people asking that if the world is our mirror and we mirror each other, why is there so much conflict? Because each one would like to feel they are good people. So, why is goodness not mirrored in the opposite person? Good question.

I have seen that when we don’t accept the fact that we attract who we are, we are in trouble with our levels of understanding.

It is simple. If you want to see a clean face in the mirror, you will first have to clean the make up on it. You cannot possibly go into the mirror to cleanse your face, can you? So, for example, if you want to see love shining at you, you must mirror that quality of love within yourself first. How can it be mirrored otherwise?

We always want love, respect from others but when do we succeed in getting it? Only when we are full of love and respect ourselves.

But we do the contrary. We give only what we get. So, if we get hatred, we give it back. Whereas if love ruled us it would be mirrored in others as well.

The problem is, we lack the faith that this can and will happen.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Thoughts


Have we ever thought that our thoughts are linked with our karma? If you notice, when we are weak and family members are negative around, success eludes at the best of times.

For example, a simple case of a child failing in exams! This soul, due to its past karma, takes negative decisions, wastes time and fail. Parents keep thinking that it is the child’s fault and keep saying that the child IS going to fail because of the digression of the child’s mind. This energy becomes the energy in the home and it actually makes the negative happen. So, in the family circle, this child is being sacrificed to negative energy. It is like igniting a fire.

Instead, the circle around the child should surround this child with positive energy and send only good thoughts to the child so that it can reform the thoughts and take the right decisions to channelize its energy towards work and pass the exams.

In any family or group environment, blaming, anger, admonishing a child and diminishing it shows the weakness of the parent, not the child. That it is imperative for the whole circle of people around to fill the environment with positivity to get positive results in good time.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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