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We look back with sorrow. We look around with worry. We look up with faith. Wonderful thoughts I read the other day. If you close the chapter of the past and let bygones be bygones, there would be no sorrow. When our minds are engaged with what is happening around us, we are worried. And that is much of the time. But if you have faith, you look up to the Almighty. And then, there is no time or need to look around or look back. That faith is all pervasive. And if you notice, the English language also has no opposite of the word “faith”, because that is the ultimate. So, the opposite of belief is disbelief. Which means belief systems can change but faith? There is nothing beyond.

Surekha Kothari

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Consequences


Living for you is no art. It comes naturally to people. Self interest is usually top priority amidst all the external banter. We have become masters of banter. I must get what I want at any cost, is the usual philosophy of life.

But the fact is, we can’t survive happily like this. To quote Sadguru once again, and I seem to be doing this a lot lately, we must learn to look at things as they are. Like, we call a tree “wood”. Like we call a human being a “body” the moment death occurs.

We forget that Prana is in trees too. They breathe. They live. The same oxygen connects us. Imagine if that oxygen was taken away from us ! We would not survive. Amazing how we wear blinkers. At least horses are made to wear them. We wear them ourselves very conveniently.

We are facing severe consequences on the constant onslaught on nature and everything connected, including humans, and will continue to do so until the price for our foolishness is paid. Like someone cutting the very branch he is sitting on. Aren’t we doing pretty much the same?

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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

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If we dwelt on the possibility that anything can happen in a second, how many of us would sleep ? That everything we build in our heads and around us in our physical reality could just be a lot of sand castles.

Does anyone know what reality is ? Is what we imagine, real or is what we see an illusion ? See the kids on the trampoline ? The excitement is how high you can go . But each time, you can’t go higher if you don’t take off from the ground . It is a normal principle of gravity . The law of life is similar. It says, keep your feet on the ground if you don’t want to be swept away like a sand castle. Take off but come back. Like everything has to.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Come to think of it, we don’t offer gratitude often enough. We are not aware enough that the burning heat of life does not touch us in extremes. Yes, there are challenges for all of us. But, many of us tend to over amplify those challenges and make a huge deal without realizing that there are worse case scenarios around us , the kind we would not be able to tolerate even , just because we have not really been burnt to experience the difference .

We have kind of escaped the areas that the mines have been laid out or have lucked out in not entering those areas. And what you don’t experience ever becomes a memory to learn from.

Somewhere along the way, each time we forgot to say “thank you” to the Universe, we lost a little bit of our energy. And each time we are filled with gratitude, we are transported to a higher plane where there is happiness and joy. They are generated from within and so, also, remain with us over a long period of time.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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One should really learn to appreciate the souls around us. In times of crisis, help comes through unexpected quarters and through close bonds. God loves energy being channeled. It is so amazing to feel that. And when problems come, solutions are found and things are sorted.

It is awareness, openness to the Divine energy that works. And you attract good people in your life. Yes, karmic blocks are inevitable. Some curses do work but can be transcended through triggering the Divine will and illumination.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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If life can be described as per my perception of reality, it is a whole lot of phases, of dots that get connected as you look back. There are periods of transition that come in response to the saturation of one phase. Something works for a period of time and then they don’t work too well and this is a time for change. And so the process goes on.

But this is not to say there is no connection. There are links between the phases, or you would not be able to join the dots later in life. As we mature, we can look back and start understanding what happened back there. Not that one should live with guilt and bitterness. Could it have been better? Sure, if YOU knew better! But you didn’t. So, what happened?

Many a time, I hear friends talk with great guilt after the bereavement of a parent, about not doing their best. “I could have done better, contacted a better doctor, and been more vigilant”. Could you really have? And they carry this burden on an unrecognizable persona: THEM. To what end?

This can be only the result of feeling out of control. But then, we ARE out of control with destiny. It unfolds the way it must and we start imagining that we could have changed it. Yes, but did you? Could you? What does this say to you? Even if it had changed the way you wanted, actually, it was meant to. That’s all. Where do you come in? You just try your best. I have to use the cliche “leave it to God”.

We speak of the law of attraction, as if it works for all of us. If it were that easy, every human being would want to attain the earth for eternity. So to say, if everyone could take ladder leaps from the first to the 10th step, why would the ladder have the in between steps at all?

Let’s get real.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Every phase has its own brand of joy. There is nowhere to go, just on the path of experience. As kids, we were joyful, period. There didn’t have to be a reason. We just were because nothing affected us.

Growing up, joy was when we had the freedom to experience what WE wished to. And depression when we were forced to do what our heart did not want.

Later, joy meant realizing our dreams. Depression when we couldn’t. And later still, it was comfort and a settled family so that we set ourselves free.

So, joy has always been linked with a sense of freedom of spirit which is completely natural.

As Jean Jacques Rousseau said, “man is born free but everywhere, he is in chains”. Joy is emancipation from such bondage. Most of the times, we tie ourselves up.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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