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I received a very profound post which said that whatever comes our way won’t go away until we have learnt our lessons. I cannot even begin to endorse the truth of this statement. Whatever comes our way has been called for or invited by us, mainly by resisting the flow of life. We don’t give life a chance to happen. We are so full of ego that we want to make life happen and that too, OUR way. And the way we do this is by inflating ourselves to a level close to bursting. It’s so amazing, the absurdity of thinking we can get away with anything! Or that it is okay once in a while to look after our self interest at the cost of another. That it is acceptable to defy the spiritual teachings, make deliberate mistakes and run to a temple to cleanse periodically…. so that we can sin some more???
So be it! We then have to be prepared for trying situations sitting at our doorstep waiting for our learning before going to the next door.

Surekha Kothari

http://www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Look at us ! We are born with nothing. Then we clutter our lives as we go along. Amass more and more around us…wealth, possessions…at any cost… bigger home, bigger family and so, more space..
And gradually, the nest empties out and we are left with meaningless structures of concrete and mortar, and an illusion of grandeur sans any life in it.
And then we should we start dismantling and decluttering and looking to moving back to our roots…but we don’t. Because by that time the attachment is very intense. And we become more or less slaves to our own possessions. To let go is more or less impossible, unless there is a compulsive trigger.

Surekha Kothari

http://www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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As I turn the pages of my book of life, I remember the bitter sweet experiences that make me who I am today and waiting to become a “better” and “better” me as time goes by. I know this will happen with a constant vigil and awareness. The meaning of each extra day in my life has become amplified as I move into the phase of the setting sun, knowing that this is just a perception and life is eternal. I was, am and always will be.

The strange thing is that what I felt with so much intensity in the earlier phases have transformed from emotional baggage to learning. I feel blessed that this has happened. Rancour has no place within me.

I realize that guilt for mistakes made is merely a sign of ignorance because mistakes are only perceptions of past results. Storing guilt, resentment or any emotional baggage connected with the past would be indicative of the fact that I have not moved on. More so, I also may have managed to color my psyche with some amount of pollution of thought and emotion which, in future, will definitely harm me. Is it worth it?

As I hear story after story of my clients lives, I understand why I became a healer. I had some karmic lessons to learn. Agony and pain remain intact until the dawn of awareness and with it, some relief from a super fragile ego that blinds us to the pain of others and focuses on the self only. The perception of “mine” and “thine” implies attachment to people, events and experiences. I don’t relish those feelings anymore because somewhere, deep down, I am left with a sense of loneliness I have brought upon myself with my myopic attitude. So, I must grow and grow further until I peel off every layer of pollution that I don’t need in my life. Thus, I move from darkness into light.

Surekha Kothari          

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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The human mind is extremely intelligent, even devious , with a great capacity to fool itself as well ! It can camouflage the real motive so beautifully that it ends up fooling the individual and the people around…at least for a while.

As they say, to conceal one lie, you have to tell another lie, and so it goes on piling layer upon layer of lies ! After sometime, the liar BECOMES the lies and it is difficult to separate the two. Like onion peels, the layers pile up . When it is time to remove these layers, it is time also for tears . Both the peeling processes are painful.

This is when people come to a therapist. It is amazing that the issue with which a client comes can have one or many underlying layers which have to be revealed before therapy and cleansing, catharsis and healing can happen.

When I interact with people, I can actually see the layers piling up, specially in the case of interpersonal relationships. The most important principle by which I live is , “why be complicated when you can be simple ? ” It just seems to work magic for me. When you let go of the extra sacks burdening your shoulders, you bring your mind into a state of awareness where you start wanting to be clear of the remaining burdens as well, until one day, you feel so light that you never want to walk back into the previous mode again.

What we lack sometimes is the courage to accept  and even forgive ourselves and others  so as to achieve a higher goal of evolution. The ego is so adamant that it will not let you veer from the “I” to look at “YOU”, “US” , “WE” and “THEY”. The vastness of creation and our miniscule role in it gets distorted when the ego looms so large that it covers our vision and blocks the glorious universe from unfolding before us and teaching us the true nature of existence of  the human being as of all other manifestations of the Divine.

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