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I have learnt that not everyone who is knowledgeable is a good teacher. You have to have the knack of breaking it down to basics to make it acceptable, understood and palatable. I think the one effective way to teach is after you have experienced life and had a chance to introspect, analyze and then come to some valid conclusions about how life works.

Books can never substitute for experiences.

As for living life, the best attitude is that of a child who finds a miracle in everything.

Surekha Kothari

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I often observe people who move together as friends. They certainly do fulfill some needs of each other. And everyone has different needs.

But, over a period of time, I have understood one thing. It is very important to understand the language of silence among friends. You don’t always have to be exuberant, always chatty at 90 words per minute. Sometimes, you just have quiet moments. And these could extend to longer periods for some. What happens is that people often distance themselves in some cases can’t call them friends. I find quiet people have fewer understanding people around them.

At the end of the day, we are talking about each one’s journey and different strokes for different folks. Underlying this is a strong bond of compassion, empathy and understanding. And this bond understands silences. If It doesn’t, people will naturally move away from each other. Relationships thrive on depth of understanding.

Surekha Kothari

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Once in a while, you come across people who give you the respect of being honest with you. You end up building a solid, enduring relationship with honest people because they generally come with a brand of sincerity as well.

Yes, I say “respect” because people who try and play mind games don’t realize that no one is being fooled. And respect is not being shown for the intelligence people have.

Having seen integrity, sincerity, respect and loyalty to a cause at close quarters, you want to choose to be with such people. They may appear to be disappearing minorities around you but they are valuable in that they come with a high vibration tag and teach you to tune in to these vibrations the true “satsang” of vibrations.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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In the earlier years, we were taught to touch the feet of all elders. The blessing of elders was of prime importance. We were told that a blessing was a form of energy that was transmitted from the elders to us when we touched their toes. And this energy was packaged with love and affection and the good will that emanates from close bonds.

It is a blessing to belong to a family where such thoughts are given importance and such feelings exist.

Blessings go a long way. They cleanse the one who gives and the one who receives. So, in every situation, just bless, bless and keep blessing, without worrying unduly about the motives and feelings of others. It is really not relevant to us since we only bless and let go.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Why is it that it has become a crime to be honest and welfare oriented? Very simple! This is the scenario of current times for the same reason that families are becoming distant.

Too much freedom given, taken or taken forcefully has, over a period of time, diluted the impact of honesty and benevolent advice. Today, when freedom has been generally misused to result in an eclipse of general welfare, the scope of an upward swing would require a herculean effort from each one of us.

We have always had to be driven towards that upward swing. We need to be taught to think right. And then maybe, we will realize how valuable the values that we lost were.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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There is an academic world out there which keeps your cerebral movements stimulated. Sometimes, you meet people who you can listen to for hours. And there is always so much to learn if you have an open mind during interesting conversations.

The world is such an incredible place if you observe all its features.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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When you reach a stage in life where you have faced the onslaught of life in many ways, seen people who are fickle and not loyal, have taken the heat of many negative moments until your hair is grey and your brain cells groaning for some rest, you have finally made it as a senior citizen. Now just chill and Relax! Have a char minar, as they say. There is no need to explain you to anyone. If people love you, they will try to understand you. If not, God bless them all. Just stay within your peaceful space and let the world fly around you.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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How would you define morality? Can there be a set of moral values common to all? Sure! Because what is wrong cannot be right but who defines what is right and moral? Today, anyone can do anything and get away with it. Mostly! Where are the values that prevent people from venturing into the space of others so easily and without remorse or guilt? We want. We take. No looking left or right. This cannot really go on forever. Something has to give and once more, some semblance of decency that befits Indian culture must return to stay.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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Attitude


Someone asked me, why is there so much turbulence in life ? I thought .. hmmm.. Do we call it turbulence due to our responses to the unfolding of our karma ? Our perspective ? I always wonder ! Because i see some people calm in the face of storms while some get blown away.

A matter of attitude ? Maybe, a very strong core , an unshakeable faith in the Divine ? Maybe, an internalisation of the ultimate truth after which life becomes like a child’s play. So easy and so breezy !

… and much turbulence in the absence of some or all of the above ?

In any case, turbulence was never the desired intention ever for anyone. Yet, it was allowed by each one of us … as , who else is within us but we ourselves ?

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Today, I remember the words of my guru who said , if a negative person does not let go of negativity, what sense does it make for a positive person to react negatively to a negative person and become negative ? A lesson I remember very often. So simple and so logical . And yet, so difficult .

But by changing some ground rules, one can achieve much success in retaining one’s positivity. And not get affected.

The first ground rule is to know that you have to change your dependence on these people for your happy state of mind. In moments when they may not be happy, they could spill negative vibrations around you.

The second is to examine yourself. Have you misunderstood something somewhere ? And started a chain of negativity ?

The third is, is someone else’s negativity worth getting affected by ?

The fourth is, accept what is beyond your control. Though this can be very painful sometimes.

And finally, make a vow to yourself that you will be positive and happy no matter what.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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