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Knowledge multiplies as you share it, because when you share it, you need to have assimilated it well yourself and with each assimilation comes more depth. And there comes a point where you can bring it down to basics and explain it simply. That’s the true test of your knowledge.

There are people who read from books and teach. But how much introspection goes before the teaching is to be gauged. How much the knowledge from books is crystallized is the question.

Sometimes, we tend to speak without adequate knowledge of people and other things. And when there are people around, young and old, someone is taking this seriously. So, one really has a huge responsibility to speak with care, not idly, and to impart knowledge with care.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Forget Safety, live where you fear to live, destroy your reputation, be notorious”- Rumi

People find Rumi too drastic sometimes. I love him. He eggs you on to live a full life, deeply philosophical on one hand and seeking freedom for each one of us who have bound ourselves hand and feet in the self created web of meaningless wants pure insecurity.

Thoughts such as, what will happen to me if I do this or that? The “ME “which we don’t know ourselves. Which one is the “me?” There are so many “me”s , each with their own demands, their beliefs, their prejudices , etc.

This is what Rumi tells us to free ourselves from. Wants bring fear of non achievement. Wants attach us to the desired result and there is grief if that result does not materialize. We are actually a vortex of desires and to aspire to achieve them, a bundle of expectations also, because at every step, we would need people.

A life without fear is a life well lived. Fear of loss. Fear of death. Fear of not being loved. Fear of non acceptance of rejection and of loneliness, even if not being able to survive and so much more.

We can’t even imagine how much time is being wasted on so many unnecessary activities which actually increase our fear quotient and reduce our freedom to languishing within boundaries made by us and none other.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Mindfulness


Mindfulness in each present moment has the power to erase all past recordings of all lifetimes. Sounds easy? It sure can be. But we constantly remind ourselves that it is NOT easy. Why because, actually, we don’t want to let go.

Just imagine. When we are in a crowd, do we remember what happened ten years ago, while we are being jostled and pushed? Naturally not because we are busy trying to keep our balance and prevent ourselves from falling, getting injured right?

But when a crowd of memories jostle and push your mind, the tendency is to let them knock you down and injure you, isn’t it? And your whole personality can change drastically in reaction to these injuries.

But, while being mindful in the present moment, you are focused on just what is happening in that moment. And it therefore, takes that one instant to forget all else. And if you can continue practicing this, one day, you will reach a state of constant mindfulness.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Home of God


I always wondered as a young girl, what being spiritual meant. Everyone had a different understanding. But somewhere, the common denominator was goodness, and dropping the ego. Since our revered guru stayed in our home whenever he was visiting, the pristine atmosphere that prevailed combined with extra strict and protective parents kept me away from the real world. Growing up to the insecurities and complexities of people was hard.

But the training imparted in the early years never quite leaves you, even if it doesn’t work for you at times. But if you stay on a spiritual path, not deviating for anyone, your path becomes an elevated, though lonely one. On the flip side, it becomes possible to help those that struggle; especially when you have been there yourself.

There is no point in getting validation from even family and friends. If you can validate yourself, it should be enough provided you are thinking clearly, simply and honestly. The Divine validation is the only and ultimate. Otherwise, we are just playing roles here of a parent, a child, a friend etc: When this drama, dream ends, so will all the roles that we play today.

Never cry or grieve at being excluded by human beings. Grieve only when you lose your Divine connects. Wake up to the ultimate reality. As someone said, your lot will be in the other world what you have made of this world.

Life is not an indulgence of egos but merging into a higher order and channelizing godliness through you. And this cannot be done unless you get connected to everyone and everything with love. Nothing else works in the home of God.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Intuition


Something to think about, I read today that intuition is nothing but a synthesis of feeling and intellect. Most of the time, we feel but don’t understand. Or, understand but don’t feel. It should not be like that. Generally, we are closer to our feelings more than understanding. We ARE our feelings. But understanding needs to sink into it. And this will happen with introspection.

So, if we feel we are separate, everything appears as separate. And this generates a different kind of activity within us as compared to when we feel one with our feeling and intellect. And we realize that there IS no separation. It is a mere illusion.

A thought and its quality, therefore, dictate and give character to our actions. This introspection should be done minute to minute as a priority, wherever we are and whatever we are doing. Only then does it become YOU. And then there is no dichotomy.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Mindset


Sometimes, people talk without thinking . They live in a world of mindsets. Like, a healer friend had high Blood pressure and she happened to tell another friend this. The immediate reply was , “how come, when you are a healer yourself ?” So, A healer is not perceived as a human being.

So, a musician should always be calm in the wake of all odds. An affluent person should always be on top of the world because what could be HIS worry ? He has everything.

These kinds of mindsets are so mechanical and so much of a habit that I wonder whether these people listen to themselves. Moreover, mindsets are a well which you can never emerge from if you don’t feel the need to. That’s scary.. to not feel the need. To stand still.

Worth thinking about.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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It has been well established that we have the capacity to heal ourselves and don’t have to live with pain. One of the worst is emotional pain, the pain of feeling hurt, rejection, being discriminated against, humiliation to name a few. And this happens because we give too much energy to these emotions. Our attention gets focused on just one point, our feelings.

Have you tried to focus at an object near you for a few seconds ? It builds up pressure. And then, when you look away into the expanse of vision before you, you feel relief. Similarly, if you look at the vastness before you, the emotions become very minuscule and manageable.

The heart is connected to this world and the other world to heal

these emotions by yourself, and you can, you need to meditate on the heart chakra, sending it love, sending love to the whole creation and visualising love coming your way from the whole creation. This is a powerful healing meditation. In a few weeks, there would be both inner and external changes to n time and with daily practice. The pain will recede for one, and a happier state of mind sets in worth trying.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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