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A popular thought: if God brings you to it, HE will take you through it”. As we go through life, with each onslaught, we begin to get stronger and stronger. As they say, if it doesn’t kill you, it HAS to make you stronger.

When I see my loved ones having to live without people they loved very much, and living with grace, I realize that we really have no business to be anything other than compassionate. And live with courage. And self respect.

Every second day, there is news of someone getting unwell. There is always news of families breaking apart. There is enough misery to cope with. And enough support to be given.

I really don’t know what to say about people who get so selfish in their ego that they don’t recognize even those who care for them. Their loss, I guess. They have not learnt to count their blessings. Or, are in a whirlpool of mixed emotions where they don’t want to know that they also could be riddled with faulty perspectives.

Surekha Kothari

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The beauty of life’s moments holding your new born child. The first time she calls you”ma”,  the joy of that moment when it would be as joyous as if it was the last word you heard. The warm hugs and the little arms around your neck as you get “spitty “kisses which glisten in your eyes, not your cheeks.

And when this child becomes an adult, she does the same with her kids. The tradition of motherhood continues but she has forgotten that warmth and fuzzy feeling of being held by her mom forgotten that even if a child becomes sixty, she is still the same loveable and huggable kid to her mom.

Ironically, her inner child leaves her while her mom has hung on primarily to those wonderful memories of that little child who, as an adult, has moved into another phase. That’s life. You live with your memories. And live with the fact that life is full of phases. And you must move on. Or life will make you do so.

Surekha Kothari

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Living your life with sound principles! Our generation is extremely fortunate that we were imparted these from a very young age. It has given us a strong core and the strength to bear the consequences brought before us. The common parlance is” paying the price” for what happens to us. But the angle of perspective may be looked into. We don’t really pay any price as such. That is only a feeling expressed in this terminology because paying a price really means you are doing something you don’t really want to a trade off.

There is no trade off when we live by principles. They light up our path and we walk on that path. Whatever comes our way, we overcome it because our training has depth. Not that there is no hurt, but that the way to remove this hurt has been taught to us. The core is strong.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Recreation


I love this phase in which I have finally found the desired balance between work and recreation. Everything has been a lesson and everyone I have met has held a mirror before me. And I am so grateful that the realization has been sweeping in slowly and steadily.

Happy is the mind that accepts what it cannot change instead of wallowing in meaningless agony. Move on! You are a unique soul even if people don’t view you or themselves as such.

Eckhart Tolle says suffering is self generated. A hundred percent true when you actually reach that point. And no arguments are left over in the bag of doubts.

What stops you from being happy people situations and reactions? What? Think and you will realize that YOU can’t handle what life presents. If you understand that often , in life, you have to get used to long jump, high jump, hitting the ball right ( sometimes wrong) and all this is just competing with yourself and bettering your last performance, you will automatically start getting cleansed from all those polluted mindsets that keep you in a whirlpool of negatives where you are just playing the blame game and pointing fingers at life, at everyone but never at yourself.

Whereas, everything begins and ends with the self and in the self. Ghalib’s words translated:

When I didn’t know my own mental state, I blamed the whole world. But the day I perceived my shortcomings, there was no one left to criticize.

My worst “enemy “may be my best friend within my soul group.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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If we knew just how many personalities we carry within us, we would become mature about containing ourselves within a set of workable value system, workable in this life. It would not be correct to just lead a life which is not inclusive and which is completely stubborn about taking cognizance of the surrounding scenario and people especially if different parts of you are going to be in conflict.

This would happen when there are past life issues between souls , too. And even if this is just a guess, it is a liberating thought which helps in consolidating your emotions into a positive mode and helps you to move on.

And it would be good to remember that complexities are rooted in simplicity and the onus is only on you to break things down to simple thinking and living. Just with an understanding of the true nature of the self.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Sometimes, it is okay to go with how you feel. And actually also do what we feel like. There is enough we do that we must do clinically. And that is a part of the duties and responsibilities which it would not be right to shirk. But outside of that, it is okay to have some “me” time to restore the equilibrium.

Just like the candle burns brighter as it becomes smaller, so, sometimes, we grow more spiritually aware and kind of withdraw a little from external activity. Withdraw into ourselves a bit. It comes from within only from within.

This is an inevitable part of maturing, changing, evolving towards feeling peace and becoming tranquil.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Work is worship popular saying and truly a very pertinent slogan for us all. The opposite side of the coin that says, an idle mind is a devil’s workshop.

Constructive work keeps the health and happiness quotient on a consistent level. It’s been my experience. It is a way of giving back to yourself what you know to be your core as a part of divine energy. What you think you are giving outside is actually what you are returning to yourself.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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It is important to know when to communicate but more important to know when not to communicate. We all go through phases when we do things out of good intentions but offend some sensibilities. Fair enough. This happens sometimes to us also and then we are left to deal with our feelings like others deal with theirs.

But in all of this, when one tries to smoothen the ruffled feathers, not once but many times and there is no response, it is time to withdraw communication.

Holding on is not healthy but some people can’t let go easily. They have to work out their feelings and their relationship on their own. More so, the intentions of others may take time. It is all a part of the drama. But important to understand that this is not about us or who we are.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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

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Laughter


Laughter is the best medicine but humor is so personal. Slapstick comedies can have a very antiseptic reaction for cerebral people. Like, “what is so funny in this?” While another set of people could be rolling on the floor.

Some just love the dry, British humor while for some; it has to be “in the face” humor. No subtlety wanted.

But life must be lived with humor laced with a pinch of salt as well. Whatever brand of humor you can respond to. I would rather shed tears from laughing uncontrollably than from crying uncontrollably. Wouldn’t you?

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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The heart gets weary for sure, trying to understand people, their actions, situations, in fact, everything but oneself. Until one day, you don’t want to understand anything anymore. After all, all the whys can take you on the merry go round until vertigo strikes you. And by the time you feel you have understood somewhat, things change again.

The futility of understanding! Rocks your world knocks you down and you gain little! And suffer a lot! Yes, the heart does get very weary. That’s probably why people just live on the surface.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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