Food for thought

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Your-Brand-Sucks-Because-Youre-Trying-to-be-Someone-Else (2)Just on crazily busy day with calendar full of meetings and a long to-do list, my Skype notification attracted my attention. One of my friends had changed his Skype status.

I thought to myself, my status message is also getting old day by day. It needs to be youthful, a refreshment to mind as soon as I start my work. It should make me smile as I begin the show!

Not that the current one isn’t doing so, but may be I have started taking it for granted and not paying so much attention!  😛 Is it like an old relationship.  😀

So after a couple of minutes in my own thinking world – I came up with a great message – oh I do think it’s a great one!  😛

Believe in the power of being YOU!

I got so impressed with my own thought that I posted it on Facebook as well to see if I have like-minded people around. 🙂

And to my surprise, a dozen of “likes” followed 🙂

This makes me think – is this very simple fact of life of being and living the way you are, really worth a status? Does it really need to be practiced? Is there a disconnect between who we are and how we are portraying ourselves?

Even standing in front of the mirror gives a “mirror image” not the real one. The reflection in water also shakes with the flow. The photos you have saved as memories doesn’t necessarily reflect your true emotion in that moment.

And then what are we scared of? Are we too busy pleasing others? Or just not very confident about our own selves? Is it a fear to avoid loneliness? Or a habit to showcase an ideal figure??

Not sure of the answer really – but worth food for thought!

It just needs a moment to look within and find out – how does it feel to just be “ME”.

May be the “likers” of my status message took that moment!

Are you in it yet??

 

 

 

Dreams – the lighter side of it!

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dreamDREAM – What comes first in your mind when you hear this word? Does your mind picturise your ambition, things you want to own, that house you want to buy or that promotion you keep thinking about?

Well, let me clarify. This post is nothing related to all that is mentioned above.

Ah! Then what is it all about??

This is all about the stories you see when you are deep asleep!!  The literal “DREAM” 😛 The comedy, the horror, the emotional and the thriller that your mind creates when your body is resting after a hectic day.

Have you ever wondered how these dreams are formed? Which part of your brain directs the movies and who all act in it?

My grandama used to say- what we think is what comes in the dream. True sometimes, however what about the dreams with ghosts taking you away in a dark land or the weird animals that attack you? Who thinks of all this, tell me?

I don’t know what connection I have with my dreams that amaze me every night. I get to see my school friends, relatives, some stories of the past, some unknown faces and what not. Bizzare! 😉

The funniest part is that even if I get engrossed in them, I forget them the moment I am out of bed. Very rarely I remember the full dream I saw.

Should I say my imaginary power is superb or maybe I have the talent to be in film industry 😀

I can have a normal 2-wheeler mechanic repair a naval ship, make Santa Clause come on a motor bike,  bring my friends and family under 1 home for no reason, lead army in a war situation and what not.  So funny, isn’t it? 😀 😀

Well, there are nicer ones too – some like me roaming in a country on mars full of snow are the ones that I really enjoyed 😉

I always wonder – don’t we sleep to give rest to the mind? Then why the mind has to do “overtime” in forming these funny stories and keep us awake unconsciously? Power of mind! 😉

Can you help me answer? Waiting…

Happy dreaming! 🙂 🙂

 

 

 

The 2 Voices Inside..

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It was a Saturday evening. I was driving towards the hospital to collect my medical reports. On a usual day, it is just a 20 mins drive. However that day I felt it like 20 hours long journey. Numerous thoughts kept peeping my mind about my report, and I must admit that majority of them were negative.

I was all on my own struggling with those thoughts and wondering what is going to happen to me next. I sensed 2 voices inside me debating with each other – one was voice of fear and the other was voice of faith.

For some reason, the voice of fear was taking stronger on me. It made me think of all the worst situations that will come my way if my report is bad. It made me visualise scenarios that scared me to my depth.

Then there was a silent and calm voice of faith, not at all showing its dominance; just trying to explain me that things will be fine and I should not be worrying so much; telling me not to be scared as even if there is any problem, there is a solution as well.

Again as I said, the voice of fear was so powerful that I wasn’t even listening to my voice of faith. I was so much taken away by the voice was fear that I had already decided in my mind my report is going to be worse for me to handle.

To my surprise – a pleasant one, reality was something very different. 🙂

When I reached hospital, it took me so many guts to open the reports. It was all normal. Thankfully, there was really nothing for me to worry.

That was the time my thinking cap started turning right and made me realise that I have spent so much time worrying about things that were not even certain. They were just probabilities and I gave them so much importance.

On the other side, my voice of faith was true and was guiding me right but I ignored it completely.

Then was the STRONG question to myself – WHY did I do so?

I reflected back in my past and observed that there were many such occasions when I feared so much which wasn’t needed– in my school days when my exam result were going to be out, in my higher education when I feared of not getting a good job that I would want to do, in my job when I wasn’t sure of delivering my KRAs. Memories of such incidents shook me from inside.

There is so much of fear around us. Fear of losing our loved ones, fear of failure, fear of defeat, fear of struggle. Again the same question – why do we fear so much?

I am not talking about being afraid of the dark, or being afraid of heights. Phobias aside, there are things that we absolutely dread the thought of. Fear has a stronger grip on our life than we think.

Voice of faith is a deep knowing that something is true although there may not be physical evidence or a way to prove it to others. It encourages us to move forward and not slow down with the influence of fear. It gives us confidence of a happy life. 🙂

Then, why do we not listen to that soft voice of faith that will give us peace of mind? Does it not always reassure us of a solution to every problem? Does is not show us way out of our trauma? Why do we ignore it then?

Even I couldn’t find an answer to this “why” yet. However I did realise that I should be listening to this inner voice of faith to get rid of the negativities in my mind.

I do need to give my best in any and every situation and leave it to faith for good things to happen to me.

I know it’s not going to be easy. It needs a lot of hard work and practise of mind.

However as is it said – well begun is half done. 🙂

Adding Memories to Life.. :)

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Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.  ~ The Wonder Years

How true is that!

Memories play a significant role in our life, they are like frequent doses of happiness. Memories of happy time spent together can bring smile on our face and give strength to cope up with tough situations, memories with friends keep reminding us we are not alone even when we are not able to connect with them frequently, memories of achievements keep us going.

Last few weeks have been amazing for me and I must admit it has been the best period of my life. I kept travelling every week while I was exploring myself, trying out different activities that I have never done before and of course enjoying being myself!

It all started with a weekend when I witnessed a cricket match LIVE! I never thought I would get a chance like this, probably I never tried before. This was indeed a spectacular experience. Thousands of people around, all the heroes of cricket just at a distance of few meters, the so much loud music, the flags and the cheers for the team, all of it made it a perfect evening!

The astonishing environment there gave the much needed energy to my mind and blood flowing!

Added this experience to my memory basket!

 

Next came the trip to Sanskruti Resort – the compensation trip that you would know why if you have read my earlier blog – A Sunday of Emotional Roller Coaster. Unlike the extra vibrant cricket stadium, Sanskruti was calm – with magic shows, mehendi art, dandhiya and ofcourse a variety of Snacks and Food – something I love the most in my life 😉

While dancing on the traditional beats of Rajasthan, I felt like a free bird away from all my thoughts of routine life, all the responsibilities and all the worries around that keep my head occupied.

This too goes and takes a seat in the memories part of my mind!

Then came the trip to Goaaaaaa.. We had been planning this since 3 years and were never successful before. This trip not planned till the last moment was one of my best experiences on beaches. The breathtaking water games were the main attraction here. The experience of riding a water boat and jumping on the violent wave is the most thrilling thing I did in my life!

As its truly said, adventures are stress busters for us. The so much shouting, the fastest heart beat ever, all add up to keep the clean our mind well!

And ofcourse I cant ever forget the beauty of those big churches, the silent spiritual environment they have, the cruise experience in the middle of the sea and witnessing the sunset – all adding life to me!

Collected memories to keep them fresh all my life!

And the last but not the least one – the unforgettable Mount Abu trip.  In the Aravalis, experience of that chill breeze was something miraculous. I never thought a place in Rajasthan can have such amazing weather. Exploring the rock mountains, the hill-top temples built centuries ago, the calm experience of boating on the lake and ofcourse shopping on my toes emptying almost my entire wallet is what I really enjoyed there.

What best can make a woman happy other than shopping!

Last 4 weeks have been like a high tide of my life with all different experiences each week.

And ofcourse this helped me bond with my family, my friends much better than before. Only thing is, they had a tough time fulfilling my requests of snaps in almost every corner and with almost every pose.. 😛 Ok, that’s what family and friends are for, a casual explanation to myself to avoid embarrassment!

I am happy to carry these memories with me which will bring a smile to me whenever I think of them!

Let me keeping adding such memories and make my life worth living!!