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We speak of wanting the freedom to make our own choices. Fair enough. And yet, when it comes to our random, often harmful thoughts, we don’t realise that we need to choose the better thoughts and let go of those that will not serve us. And in our hearts, we know this . But a restless mind receives hundreds of thoughts, many of which are useless ones. But we still receive them, and if we are aware, will turn them over in our minds first and examine their worth in our lives. And if not, then better to reject internalising them and send them back into the Universe. Because similar thoughts tend to coagulate into a huge mass of negativity. Whereas, good thoughts must be held on to tightly or they have a tendency to scatter into the atmosphere and disappear.

Surekha Kothari

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The Divine


Once a mom, always a mom ! I have heard this since childhood. And have wondered ! Why not “ once a dad, always a dad”? A bit of a foolish question, that !

The cosmic artist has carved out mother and child from the same stone. Imagine ! When you see your child, made in your image, with your blood and tissue, it is just like an experience of the soul being an integral part of the Divine.

How can one make light of this reality ? And specially when it comes to aborting a child, and a girl child .

I haven’t seen a mom whose face doesn’t light up at the mention of her child. To her, her child will always be like a child, whatever the age. And she will always protect and counsel her child. Maybe, sometimes, adult children may feel that they don’t need this anymore. But the happiness a mom gets by being loved by her children is unimaginable. And the satisfaction she gets by counselling them is also part of her need to protect. And expects her child to understand that.

If children have clear eyes, they would see that they have had someone holding an umbrella above them each second so that they are shielded from the sun. And they are blessed. Like I feel I am, despite many wars fought with the mom .

Folks , moms are moms and never do we quite have any relationship like this one.

Surekha Kothari

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Choices


How much we suppress ourselves because the people around us get used to a set image of us! It is really incredible, isn’t it? And you automatically match that image because it is “expected” of you. But YOU may not get the same from others. When you conform, you have to continue to conform, or run the risk of heavy criticism and build a steel armor for yourself for it.

I had to share this post because I do believe we shy away from growing because it means change and too many boats can get rocked. The choice may not be easy, but to grow is the purpose of the soul and why it has come here in the first place. Actually, therefore, there IS no choice.

Surekha Kothari

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Humans have been known to forge great bonds, just as strong as hatreds sometimes. A brother could donate his kidney to his brother. A sister could conceive a child just to give it to a sister or sister in law who can’t bear children. Commendable and nothing less than a sacrifice. Yet another sister could decide to marry her own brother in law after her deceased sister, just to be a mother to their kids. Emotional moments and acts.

Physical pain is so much better understood than emotional pain. When pain is compounded many times over, its increasing depth becomes unfathomable to someone else. That is natural, I guess. They haven’t gone through the experience. Yet, they might easily sit in judgement over something despite NOT experiencing it. Whereas, some would think it prudent to cut and delete such things from their lives.

Seeking understanding from people is not always productive. In fact,quite the contrary. No blame necessary. Everyone functions from different levels including us. Life is made up of all hues, like people. People just forget that life has many hues.

Surekha Kothari

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I don’t know why people feel that praising anyone takes away from them. How ? I have never understood. In fact, lauding people for their , accomplishments or achievements or talent makes you feel so good ! So connected to the Divine energy that stands illuminated in each one of us.

Being generous is a true gift. Many times, if we don’t like someone, we only criticise . And praise ??? Never !!! Sad but true ! Envy ? Probably . Low self esteem ? For sure.

But once we analyse this, we must make a genuine effort to cleanse this aspect within us . Because this block really acts as a big obstacle, a hindrance in our personal growth. It blocks the heart which carries the Divine energy of divine love.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Someone said the other day, and many others say it too, that there should always be a balance of heart and head. Using only the heart doesn’t work and neither does using only the brain. The former results in much pain and being taken for granted and the latter might make you hard and calculating.

But, to complicate matters a bit, there are changing proportions on a daily basis. How much of each would make for a working balance. And therein lies the catch.

The heart is automatically made synonymous with goodness. And the brain with logic, intelligence often moving down the grid to being calculative, many perspectives and several ways of looking at this.

However, the underlying truth is that both must be used.

Surekha Kothari

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We are free spirits but once limited to the bodies given to us, we limit ourselves in major ways. But the body is a vehicle to have a fulfilling life as well. The irony, the apparent contradiction does not sit well on many. It is like sitting in a car and driving instead of walking on your legs. It is an apparent convenience but there is a need for judiciousness and discretion apart from skill and of course, energy petrol.

Going through life needs all of the above. And when these don’t work, the body itself becomes an impediment and the sense of freedom is gone.

This is the whole point of balancing the body, mind and soul.

Surekha Kothari

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