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Truth


Truth is often unpalatable. Reality is often unacceptable. But facts don’t change. As you move through life, equations change, just like people playing different characters in a play. And the one thing you cannot afford to do is get wedded to one role. Otherwise, you cannot play another role effectively. Though you always remember the ones you played to the hilt.

In life, therefore, compartmentalization is of prime importance and leaving memories behind, too. We hold onto beautiful memories for dear life and lament on what has changed. But we have to allow for the evolution of everything and everyone. Not everyone will stay with you. Not everyone will care for you the way you want them to. And the opposite is also true.

But you know what? It is ok. There are many pluses in life and gratitude for this is imminent. You let go what doesn’t work and what doesn’t work is what gives you constant pain. What deprives you of your peace and happiness?

How many times do we cut our losses and make peace with ourselves?

Surekha Kothari

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Sometimes, one should sit down and face the various facets of oneself. You will at first, not be able to pinpoint very many and will draw a blank. But as you keep at it, you will be surprised at what you can find out about yourself. That is if we can accept each one of them and embrace them as a part of us. Yes, embrace them after acknowledging them. Because shunning them would mean shunning we and we wouldn’t want to do that. If you shun these, you will find a mirror effect in people. They will shun you. That’s the way life works. So, accept yourself and be accepted by others.

Surekha Kothari

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Spiritual energy


The faith in Shirdi Sai Baba escalates by the day. Youngsters are being drawn into Sai baba temples and bhajan groups. He is a Mahatma in Kalyug who is a spiritual energy like other elevated souls. Then how come he has become so popular? People claim to have even seen him.

What comes to mind is that there are no heavy rituals around him. No dress codes in his temples, no discrimination of gender, caste, creed and religion. No old baggage of politicization of spirituality.

He is a healer and a saint, a recent one. The new generation understands him in the context of equality of human and devotional rights.

When monopolistic sects try to retain their hold over and attempt to force old, discriminatory belief systems, they don’t realize that it is a matter of time before they will be forced to step aside to allow for a new human order . The agitation for equality in every way can’t be stopped nor its tide stemmed.

Sai baba has been projected as a saint who helps people without any vested interest and in today’s commercial world, this comes as a breath of fresh air. Youngsters want to believe in the path of love and goodness. And they don’t understand the older religions which should have give peace but are steeped in conflict and human destruction.

Sai Baba comes as an anchor and a faith that humans desperately want to peg their spirituality on.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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To say it as it is, clearly and without any emotional angles can be a wonderful way to show simplicity. Emotion of any kind colours your statements as also our behaviour. I also find that it shows in your body language. Basically, it is not coming from a clean space.

It is amazing how any blocked energy can be lodged in your system for years and years. Use your inner electronic conveyor belt , like that of a treadmill, to keep moving with a healthy plan for life and definitely include leaving each step behind as you take the next one. Retracing only helps when you want to heal something that was left incomplete. Don’t forget to revisit and heal. Nip any tendency of a residue build up in the bud. It takes a long time to clean so many cob webs. And time is short.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Philosophy


Isn’t it amazing how big a capacity we have to focus on petty matters, disregarding the bigger picture? We have a tendency to pick on the most unimportant matters. Mostly because it doesn’t suit us to acknowledge that we ARE able to see it but don’t want to some trivial ego issue that we build up and magnify in our heads so often.

And yet, we are the same people who spout philosophy and the meaninglessness of life during commiserations over bereavement. Next day, we are back to our old ways without a thought about that philosophy which we had discovered just yesterday. Sigh! Such are the ways of our species.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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The Divine has been called “Bhaavateet “, meaning beyond this world, beyond the emotions, beyond the transient. If we think for a minute that the Divine symbolizes a set of qualities to be lived, then the human can also aspire to be the Divine energy; Just as “guru” has been described as a “tattva” or substance, a guiding energy which we can elevate ourselves to.

Nothing is beyond us , except what our constant tendency to doubt makes happen. But of course, it takes a lot of pain to even start on that path of slowly healing away the illusory layers from our mind. How many lives are we living in an illusion, thinking there is no one to beat us in wisdom. What wisdom is this? And how have we acquired it and how MUCH, to say with so much confidence that we speak from wisdom? It could also be our ignorance to think we are wise in the first place.

So, how much churning has to happen within us, so that the pollution is cleared and the truth shines, simple and pure. Until then, and if we ever reach that state, we can continue with our illusions.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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On a scale of 0 to 10, how much are you driven by fear of losing the people you love? We all need to really think about this because much of our life IS ruled by this fear.

The thought of being rejected or shunned torments and transforms into depression in many cases. And then, you can ask for references of names of psychologists/ psychiatrists / healers to tackle your depression.

First of all, fear itself is avoidable. What can be the value of fear between two people who are close? Only desperation to remain close can trigger fear. The insecurity can trigger fear.

To make people indispensable in your life can be a source of fear. They can rule your heart by all means. Love does not need reciprocity. You love because you love. It is your choice and no one can take it away. But if people you love choose to leave or create a distance, you should still be able to love them and pray for their happiness. Love is not a trade off although this is the way it works in this world.

You scratch my back and I scratch yours, and let us both bleed to death in the name of love, curtain close applause. Now, let us go home. This is the world we live in.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Om is a very powerful chant which brings all the universal energies together to heal and elevate. Without full knowledge, people give it a connotation of religion. But actually, that is ignorance.

Try chanting Om with feeling and you can visibly notice the calmness gradually settling within you. All stress disappears and so does your thinking mind. The deeper you go, the more blissful you feel.

Chanting Om regularly is known to bring about positive bodily changes as in , rejuvenating the cells of the body also.

Om or Aum denotes the cycle of life as in creation, preservation and destruction, only for a new cycle to begin again. We can see this as thesis, anti thesis and synthesis, the famous theory of Hegel.

Try chanting during early morning hours or even at bedtime to experience the wonderful therapy that is Om chanting.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Loyalty


The whole world with a few exceptions is involved in a race for money, name and fame. And yet, ask them if they are happy. You can show off your opulence, your power to the world AND have many people in awe of you, even eager to befriend you. But you know they are not the right ones. In fact, it is really lonely at the top. You get insecure, don’t know who to trust, start using people to multiply your money and power and needless to say, people won’t do it for the love of you. And you can’t buy love or respect. You lose sleep trying just to sustain your room at the top.

I am sure people feel good when they are chased and admired and clamor for one photograph with them. The feeling however, is hollow. There are empty places within where you will never allow people. At best, loyalty from them may be bought by you and again lasts only till you keep filled on the pockets. Despite possessing much, you know you are not wanted for yourself but for your worldly possessions.

People who run after you for what you have will run away from you the day you don’t have it. What remains intact and fills up the void and makes you really rich are love of family, goodness and charitable attitude towards each other, mutual respect.

Attitude of gratitude, forgiving and forgetting, kindness, and empathy in fact, humanity, humaneness which is the only religion that will work and these are not buyable.

The rich are those who are gifted with THESE qualities. And certainly, these cannot be bought. Either you have them or you don’t. And if you want them, you can’t buy them. So, here we are….

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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The more successful and sought after you become, the more humble you must be. This is called “digesting” your success. With this comes congeniality and genuine praise from people.

It’s like a beautiful person who is completely unaware of her beauty. She is loved for being just herself. When arrogance sets in, even a beautiful or successful person begins to seem unattractive and often, starts to lose friendships both inside and outside the family. Losing sight of the niceness of those around you and whatever they have sacrificed or done for you is a trait that comes in with the ego that develops with success. Do not succumb because soon, even your success will begin to feel a little hollow.

This is the mantra for living. Be humble, because anything can be taken away: success, beauty, anything. What remains with you is you humility, genuineness and consideration for others. It is not everyone that can remain with feet on the ground whatever status they acquire. Absolutely essential to introspect and mend your ways, as you leave others to mend theirs.

A tree laden with fruits bends its branches more than one that does not bear fruit. So, with success should come the humility.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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