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At the end of the day, there is only one main question that leads towards peace. “Am I ready to accept?” Also, am I able to step aside to avoid catastrophe and collusion, conflict and strife?

Someone very fiery once told me this was no way out; Seemed perturbed that I could advocate this “cowardly” path. How can you accept everything?

I don’t think it is so much a question of accepting “everything” as of being unrealistic enough not to know what is within our control and what is not. You really have no choice but to accept what is beyond your control right?

Forget huge phenomena like birth and death, even some results of your efforts are out of your hands. But what makes a positive difference is how we feel instinctively about things. What makes us uncomfortable is to be avoided because generally, it is a premonition or a warning that it may not be the wise thing to do; Feeling it in our bones, as it were.

And in such cases, it is better to avert an incoming crisis and upheaval.

But I don’t want anyone to mistake inertia for peace either. Peace may definitely be given up if it is for obtaining justice for someone. But if inertia sets in, there is no effort made and you exist like a vegetable.

These decisions of creating your own peace are also choices you make. And one of them is in favor of peace that is, accepting what you cannot change. For a huge chunk of peace, not pieces of peaceful moments.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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

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Life of wisdom


We habitually create storms for ourselves. We will go where fools fear to tread as it were. Or even the fearless think twice before treading. And then, we get upset or feel hurt at the outcome.

With idealism, one has to be practical also. I should have the intelligence not to put my hand in the fire when I am aware that the fire burns. But I am not always so intelligent.

“No” is not a bad or offensive word if used correctly. It applies to us mainly. To refuse is a right. And saying “no” to you so as to abstain from foolish indulgences speaks of a cleverness we all need in order to live a life of wisdom.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Isn’t it amazing, this zest for life and will to live? Despite lives ending around us and all kinds of ailments plaguing humanity, we still carry on. Philosophies of life emerge every day. Some listen. Some listen and practice. Some don’t listen. Some don’t want to know and are happy in their world. Seasons come and go. Wrinkles start to show, last on the face and limbs. Those on the mind are older but when they manifest outwardly, we begin to take notice.

We are humans. We will regress some, progress some, cry some, laugh some, and carry on living life with all that we have, good, bad and indifferent. Who is anyone to say what these mean anyway? Because they mean so many different things to so many different people that you get exhausted from trying to fathom and analyze. It’s like you roam all over the world and then finally, come back and rest only in your home.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Unobtrusively, we start to become what our thoughts are made up of. At first, we are taught to think like our parents. We imbibe our environment. Everyday actions we see around us speak of the thoughts that inspired the actions. And we emulate and emulate.

Later, when we see ourselves from the eyes of others, we realize that we must look onwards into our thought patterns which are seen by people in our speech and action. You cannot separate the people from their thoughts.

Depressing thoughts! Thoughts of envy and sadness or happy thoughts, thoughts of love and goodness. Every thought will manifest if given importance.

We foster the thought and then it festers. That’s it! Many such festering thoughts create who we are.

So, think before you think! Meditate on what you think before you give the thoughts the pride of place within your mind, because they may enslave you. And what will that make you? A slave to your thoughts instead of the master who has command over them.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Living with individual consciousness is never enough. We have to learn to live in a collective consciousness too….as parts of a family, society and country. In fact, these are times for being International. The world has shrunk and we need to expand.

There is a fine balance that we struggle to achieve. Some don’t even try. The fact is, we are a sum total of so many unhealed memories that unless we cleanse them, we are not moving forward anytime soon into a significant spiritual space.

So, though we can have affluence, power and control over humans in our physical reality, we still remain insecure and lacking in totality.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Worry, worry, worry! It is the most popular pastime. Sometimes, I think some people thrive on worry. What would they do if they didn’t have something to worry about? 

So, you worry about your children, your job, whether your staff is going to turn up for work the next day, how much influence you have on others, why you are not popular in a group…etc.

From the more serious to the lighter issues, we just like to worry.

Instead, if we start analyzing the reasons and the root causes of every worry, we may see some light at the end of the tunnel. There are tough karmic experiences that many go through, whether happily or unhappily. But underneath that knowledge is a more profound knowledge that of being protected and helped by the Universe provided we are on the wavelength to receive that help.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Depraved or deprived? This is a very basic subject of analysis when we see young and idle minds engaged in activities like rape, violence, anti national activities etc. Are these partially or completely depraved minds? Or, are they pampered and throughly spoilt, depraved minds who have been brainwashed, or completely out of control, or dangerously criminal minds whose spirituality is dead?

Strange, isn’t it that this is the land of sages and the highest levels of spirituality in which the darkest deeds are happening? Sure, it is a world of dualities!

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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