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This world is preoccupied with love and morality. Everyone craves for love but it is the most hidden and rationed emotion. Almost as if we fear to love. And where there is fear, there can’t be love.

We often tend to camouflage love within the layers of morality. In every day and age, there are different ways of expressing love. We take the love of parents for granted. Yet, some children do feel distanced from them also, for many reasons, but mainly due to their perceptions which may or may not be close to reality. As is the case everywhere, we don’t express love or are scared of feeling it because we don’t know if we will be loved back or whether that lonely core we have within us can or will be filled by another human being. Very few feel love at the soul level which is the true nature of love.So many conditions are attached to this word “love”. “If you love, you can’t do this.” And, “if you love, you just must not or cannot do that”. Etc.

Love could be a part of morality but morality cannot be beyond love. Love is like space, vast and eternal. Morality is an attachment to be used as a tool as and when required. If love results in guilt, it gets attached to morality, the concept of right and wrong. If you believe that anything is right from the bottom of your heart, it is beyond morality. The condition is , the intention should be pure and should stem from our higher soul consciousness.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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When the mind is untouched by pollution, all human chatter fades into insignificance. When Jesus Christ can be nailed to the cross, this world is certainly not the right place to be in. We are all here to find peace in a cruel world, detachment in an illusory world and courage to eliminate the superficial layers in order to reach the soul.

People who embark on this journey seem to appear to artificial people like pretentious drama artists. But actually, stripping every layer of polluted skin, peeling away memories is painful to say the least but cannot be seen by those who struggle to survive on the strength of pleading that others approve of them. They have yet to discover their true spirituality.

“Avidya” or ignorance until it is seen and accepted as such, leads to illusory perceptions of being knowledgeable and often results in arrogance and scant respect even for the seniors in the family and society.

From “Ram Rajya” to this, the cycle continues. New scripts will be written in every phase when the old lose their interest quotient. New characters will come up to play the roles of “family” and “society”. And value judgments will be given each time. Many will continue to get affected and many will learn their lessons from experiencing their karma and move on to another world.

Remember, as the candle shortens, its flame burns brighter. Similarly, those who get smaller in spirituality speak the loudest , perhaps like empty vessels making much noise… in fact, much conflict and chaos.


Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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As we progress from phase to phase, we keep changing drastically sometimes. My favorite line used to be, “I will never do this”. Over the years, I have done almost everything I said I would never do. “Never” is a word which now holds a very childish connotation in my book of life.

But on the flip side, do notice that I used “ALMOST everything”. That is vital to study. What gets excluded from the “almost?”

You know, in reverse psychology, if you want someone to do something, tell them not to do it and it will be definitely done. Similarly, what you should exclude from your “almost everything”, only your mind can do for you.

You can be adventurous and want to try it all with the exception of what is not good or healthy for you. And there comes the role of mind control. I call the mind the “x” factor, like in Algebra where we were supposed to discover or arrive at the value of “x”.

Aren’t we all spending our days doing just that?

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Talent and confidence! It is a two in one package and no two ways about it. Right from the time that parents either encourage and appreciate or the reverse, a person becomes either confident or diffident. When opportunities are denied growing up, talent languishes because of a lack of self belief. “I can do it” and “I am good enough”, the two most an important conviction without which whatever is learnt stays unexposed and in utilized. Many, many instances can I quote, of such cases where the talented little child becomes an adult but has not learned to breathe independently, to showcase the uniqueness with aplomb…..

Someone, somewhere did not notice, appreciate or nurture that uniqueness, that talent which lay sacrificed at the altar of hesitation and maybe, timidity also. Or maybe an implicit and innocent faith in the capacity of the discernment of elders which was a faith gone wrong.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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All our lives we try and try and try…to grow and grow and grow…

We run to every opportunity there is…for healing. Different methods, a rehash of similar methods, meditation camps, workshops, tarot cards, astrology, angels, pranayama, pranic healing, reiki, hypnotherapy…etc….

And once you have been everywhere, you realize that nothing really changes if you don’t change yourself through self practice. At that stage, you feel you have read enough, listened enough, imbibed enough. And now it is time to experience. This is perhaps the starting point for change. And this is what is the most significant landmark in your life. Whatever else you may do with your life on the physical level.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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And the Lord said, “Forgive them, Lord, for they know not what they do”. Forgiveness is the biggest tool in life. Every human being needs it big time. The value of this healing tool can be realized only with the development of a spiritual mind and spiritual study. Human beings tend to get very caught up in ego based conflicts, whether within family or outside, because they lack the basic knowledge of soul connections from other lives.

Our texts speak of unconditional love as the only way to live. With all. But this was a principle of satyug. In kaliyug, we look for saccharine instead of sugar, an attractive exterior instead of a beautiful soul, superficiality instead of feeling each others’ pain, and a lot more. But as in everything in life, there is a positive aspect. You adjust and adjust and adjust with your pain and hurt until acceptance sets in. Spiritualists can achieve this without going under permanently. Others are scarred for life.

And the irony is, none of this is real and all we are doing is playing the roles we are given. There is never any permanent damage but for our ego. It’s like hating a very likeable person just because he plays the role of a villain in a drama.

I know there are always reactions to life, events and people because everyone thinks differently. Everyone IS different and can only play their own roles even if we expect that they should change the script for our sake. They cannot because that is the way they were meant to be. Otherwise how would WE experience OUR Karma?

And it is we who cause ourselves much damage by reacting badly and then holding on to our self inflicted wounds. Those who hold on can only pretend to move on. They may be masters of pretensions and fool everyone. But what about the soul within that knows the truth?

From every angle, we see a different truth sometimes. Because we can only look at things our way and according to our level of understanding. That’s why we speak of putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes. Which is very difficult unless you are very mature and truly spiritual, and realize that no one is perfect and everyone has ups and downs which affect all the members of a family or group.

Therefore, forgiveness and understanding are the greatest tools we have and should exercise instead of conflict, criticism and diluting connections of the heart.

People often tell me that they forgive but cannot forget. And I see nothing wrong. If you have a good memory, you will remember. The acid test is , does your memory have an emotional charge ? If so, then you have not forgiven. And your karma with that soul or those souls is not yet neutralized.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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Showing our vulnerable chinks is often against our defense mechanism. It is not such a bad thing to be simple in emotions if they are honest. Somehow, we feel we have to hide emotions because it is looked upon as a sign of weakness. Actually, it can be a very refreshing quality in people.

It is a very human quality, for example, to cry when talking about a sad occurrence…

I think we expend such emotions a lot while watching movies also, but start wiping our eyes and break into teary smiles just before the lights come on.

An honest emotion can be relieving and cleansing rather than a put on one. Because we fool ourselves with the latter, not cleanse.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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

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