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Life is fragile. Humans plod along merrily, not realizing this. As is said, when we make long term plans, God has the last laugh. Hasn’t it happened to us all that we are happy, even partying and merrymaking and wham! Comes news that a near and dear one is critically ill or has passed on without any known ailment.

And we stand still in shock for a while. Then life moves ahead. But we still don’t know how many breaths we have left or how many days to live. When King Parikshit was told he had only seven days to live, he thought only of turning towards God to understand the purpose of life and heard the entire “Bhagwat” in a week.

But despite many stories and symbolic meanings to these stories, we still plod along with a lack of awareness. Yesterday, one of my friends told me she is working towards changing things around for the better from within. Fantastic! And it is not easy because you have to watch every little thought, reaction and emotion that crosses your mind.

You have to sincerely forgive and be forgiven. You have to cleanse all past memories of the smallest negativity which can mirror others.

And all this before life runs out and you don’t know how much time has been given to you. So, expanding our consciousness each second should be our first priority. Looking to and lighting up our own path is crucial, as compared to being bothered about another person’s journey.

Ultimately, we have to rise and rise further. As we go higher, our choices reduce and it is a straight but painful and hopefully, steady climb to divinity.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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There is freedom in appreciation. When we appreciate someone sincerely from our hearts, we free ourselves from any bondage of envy, the comparisons or antipathy. The reverse is also true. And if you look within yourself at this moment of appreciation, you will find a strange joy within.

It is easier to appreciate and even admire a well known figure because we can’t see ourselves on par with that person. But it is not so easy to do so within our own social community. That is too much up close and personal and within the range of competition. It could be tough to be generous. That’s where generous people become objects of admiration, because the breed is majorly in the minority. And the tag for such humans is “abnormally normal”.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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As much as we need to move along superficially in this world, paradoxically, we do need depth as well. Fine Arts, Creative arts develop a fine and detailed understanding of the emotional aspects of life and people. Dance gives you an understanding of your physical body and postures. Going beyond, both music and dance give insights into our soul. Any classical form is divine.

Once we develop that depth on all levels, physical, emotional and soul levels, then there develops a wholesomeness to us that can create a major bond and understanding with ourselves.

It is vital for generations to develop the creative brain along with academic excellence. We need to harmonize the many facets of us, which we can’t, if we don’t develop them.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Happy living


Saving good energy is vital to happy living. Once you get sensitive to energy, it becomes much easier to sense what we call “bad vibes” from someone. Means negative energy directed towards you. And you need to be very strongly positive to be immune to it. Mostly, we are not.

So, until you become strong, it certainly would be the wiser option to stay away. Contrary to neither what many term this it is, not running away nor cowardice. It is merely a self protecting method. We owe it to ourselves because we seldom find someone who would act as a protective shield.

I say this from personal experience. Stay away and cleanse yourself from anything you don’t want others to foist upon you. The more you are unaffected, the more you will continue to cleanse and be less and less affected until one day, you will smile and deflect the “vibes” you don’t want to accept.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Intellectualization of meditation is not possible, because meditation is going beyond the realm of reason and therefore, beyond the conscious mind. This is why intellectuals often fail in hypnotherapy sessions.

You have to let go the rational mind at least for a while if you want to explore the hidden crevices of your sub conscious mind. Rather, buried files in this part of the mind which has many answers to your life.

Hypnosis is a state of mind we all visit frequently and can make productive use of it by erasing what is not required in our lives, with new intentions to erase and rebuild.

We all know what is worth holding and what is worth letting go of. It is a matter of good sense and will.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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I hope there comes a time in everyone’s life when you stop being influenced by others around and start to feel and act on your own. How much time we spend in minutes and hours every day fulfilling the needs of those around us? Granted, they are loved ones. But, it leaves us lacking somewhere.

By the question is, is it unhealthy not to love yourself? Do we have to feel guilt about it? So, how much do we do for ourselves? I see this image of sacrifice for others expected of a woman, a mother, a sister, most of the time.

Why is it that in India, women can be “up there” and revered or not desirable company? Especially when she strikes out for independence, loving herself no in between! Urban India is changing but it takes generations to gradually transform current trends and over a long period of time.

I find it is a lot of hypocrisy to revere the woman at home but not the ones outside, to honor what befits your mindset but choose to dishonor and disrespect those who perhaps don’t fit in within your mindset or those you feel threatened by. Is it all about controls then?

The current dilemma is that of a changing role for women, which consequently must force change in the lifestyle of men.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Circumventing life! Do we really know how to live life? From the time of our birth, we are gradually moving towards death. But that’s not the point. We die several deaths in life even before death actually happens. Either we live with past memories or with anxiety for the future. Almost as if that cutting of the umbilical cord at birth has the same effect as the severing of the cord of the kite in the sky, leaving it swaying in space , completely directionless and blown away by the wind to wherever it takes the kite.

We are not geared to living in the moment. That cord has been severed, too. And the reason is, we don’t actually know how to live this way. The past and future thoughts leave no space for the present. So, our thoughts are also blown and scattered here and there and we just don’t know the art of retrieving them and filing them where they belong or letting them go, as the case may be.

Each day passes, never to return. But all we do is frame our memories in picture frames and spend our lives looking at them, some with happiness, some with sadness and some with regret. Where is the space for the present? Where is the motivation to shake off the dust and start off again towards a new horizon?

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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