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It is so strange that although the body and mind are connected, very often, they feel disconnect also. The mind rules the body but the body language is unaware that the mind is speaking through it. It is largely the mind that affects the body.

When we talk of a twisted mind, we are also seeing a visible effect on the body through the facial expressions. Likewise, we fail to hide our joy that the mind is generating.

There are books and books on mind control, but few on body control unless you look and yoga and exercise. But even so, yoga is also done for mind control apart from muscle control and toning.

So, the awareness that the mind body complex is interdependent and not separated is the right awareness for the right balance.


Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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Compulsions


How many compulsions we have to deal with in life on a regular basis! A lot of energy is lost if we look at them as necessary evils. To HAVE to do something against our wishes needs an instant infusion of extra energy in the form of mustering up a little more enthusiasm than we actually want at that point.

There is heaviness and reluctance and a need to just become invisible so that there is no compulsion foisted on us.

But actually, that compulsion could be pushing us towards new experiences which we would be deprived of otherwise. It is like not wanting new experiences and getting caught in a limited space because we are comfortable there.

I have realized this fact. And each time I have surrendered to compulsions, I have gained in one way or another. Rather than avoid them and miss out on a piece of life. It could be that the universe wants us to have that experience and that may be the right time for it. And maybe, we would emerge wiser, better and happier in the bargain.


Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Observation


If the only thing we did in life was to observe people and why they do what they do, we would actually live the saying “Life is the best school”. Not only that, we would also understand ourselves better. No puzzle here! It is simple! For every observation, examine the emotion within you and the importance you give it, and you will realize what it is that you need to work on.

What we also learn is what to do and what not to do. Learning history, geography etc. May fetch us a degree but if we can learn the right lessons in the school of life we can get our pedigree.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Depression should not be allowed to step close to us. It has many, many repercussions. If you examine the reasons, one of the foremost ones would be the pain of unfulfilled expectations, especially of unrequited love.

As we know, no man is an island. But in developing relationships, there comes a tipping point which turns the relationship into one of dependency, into a need of a crutch. Automatically then, this is the start of the end of the relationship. Healthy bonds work differently. They can work on mutual dependency better than one stronger and one weaker link.

There is every need to strengthen our backbone to stand upright, even if to walk alone. Inner strength compensates for the presence or perception of many lacks. And it would be within the preview of wisdom to be aware that we journey alone from life to life. So, holding onto to any form of crutch is going to be nothing short of meaningless. Then why the depression?

 Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Some days are like a light, happy breeze blowing …everything just flows without effort. Kind of raises our expectations for the future…when suddenly, you wake up to events not really to your liking and the stress begins. And with that, we start to magnify the small issues on that particular day. For some, the stress and the bad mood can persist beyond just one day, too.

In Hindi, there is a saying “sab din hote na ek samaan”. How true! All the days in our life cannot be the same. And that’s exactly why we are told all the time that we can only change our responses to events. 

I am not saying we should be like saints, though enlightenment can and should be the ultimate goal. We have to really work at it, gradually and with focus.

But on a daily basis, we do have to come back to the merit of accepting what confronts us before looking at what can be done about it
or whether ANYTHING can be done at all. There is always a sense of wisdom in letting sleeping dogs lay sometimes but not always. That is perhaps the key to improving our days.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Vibrations


We know that many old souls are being born on earth, because the earth is ready to take a leap of vibrations. These souls have experiences of many life times and therefore, have gone through much learning. So, they are very mature. You cannot treat them like babies. They are focused and quick to learn.

In comparison, the new souls are immature, unaware and often, brash because they don’t have much learning as yet. Therefore, there is a huge need of understanding humans within their environment and behavioral patterns. I don’t think most of us are in a position to judge them.

 Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Formula


“To kill with kindness” is a wonderful formula. And deeply spiritual one. “Killing” metaphorically.

The thought can bring a smile to your face but it is not easy in reality. We are so accustomed to reacting in the manner of “an eye for eye” that to remember to be kind to a “least deserving person” (in our perspective) is out of question.

To sustain kindness no matter what is not impossible if we continue to be who we are

You must have noticed that to return cruelty with kindness repeatedly is painful for the other person…in fact, unbearable. The only way to bring a positive change in another is not to exchange the good for the not-so-good.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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