BE the change…

How many of us would like to see a perfect world? (Where there is no suffering, no discrimination, no harassment and no violence… infact none of the negative things)

Now… How many of us are willing to MAKE or CREATE that perfect world?

“Be the Change you want to see in the world” …. This is such an important quote but how many of us truly realize its meaning?

Today, I saw a video about extreme poverty in several parts of the world. People there are actually suffering…

One way to look at this situation is to crib and say that…”Well, poverty is a reality…Nothing can be done about it”.

The other way is to take action… Lift up your hands and DO something about it…

I wanted to help immediately after watching that video…

I searched online for volunteering opportunities and applied to several of them…

I have a full time job, I am a mom, a wife but after seeing that poverty video… I wanted to do more… More than what I have done in my life so far…

I felt like I have really done nothing…. except to try to rise up in career and achieve the good things in life…

THERE IS SOOOO MUCH that I could have done…. Soooo much that we all can do… Together…

We can teach children online… if it is not possible to go outside…

We can participate in growing more plants and trees…

We can donate towards good causes…

Are our lives just limited to social media and how many likes and appreciations we get on our pictures?

Are our lives just limited to our cellphones?

Can’t we all go out in the world and make a difference…?

Can’t we all help atleast one person in a day? (Just one person a day)

Can we all do all of it…. without hoping for or expecting anything back in return?

Isn’t it amazing how some of the freedom fighters fought for their countries without expecting anything in return?

Isn’t it amazing how people are fighting on the borders of the countries…without expecting any likes or thumbs up to their work?

Isn’t it amazing how so many people are actually going out into the world and helping the downtrodden and the poor?

Can we all not do a little bit more….? (Just a little bit more….)

Can’t we help others a little more than what we usually do?

Can we not offer support to those who really need it?

Lend a listening ear… to the children…. to the elderly…. to the poor….

Don’t you get a wonderful feeling after helping someone?

Isn’t that like the best thing in the world?

BE THE CHANGE…. That you want to see in the world….

BE GOD’s VOICE… GOD’s HANDS… GOD’s EYES…. GOD’s SUPPORT….. BE THAT SPECIAL PERSON… who has the power to share GOD’s LOVE with the world….

Don’t wait for God to SEND someone else…. HE SENT YOU!!!… to make a difference in this world….!! To mark a change in this world….

BE THAT CHANGE!!

START TODAY… START NOW…

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“Movement” is life.

Today was a special day. Not for any specific reason but today I did something different. I played prayers from all religions that I was aware of on youtube which echoed on my Alexa and mesmerized the environment of my home!

For a minute, my house was transformed into a multi religion (one religion) home! I heard prayers from all religions and they all said the same thing…. “God is great”….

For a long time, a thought has been coming to my mind. What is that one thing that goes beyond religions, beyond cultures, beyond race, cast or creed and that is LIFE!!

Life is the common factor amongst all of us and Life is nothing but MOVEMENT…

When I pick up something and place it somewhere else and “someone else” picks it up and uses it. Doesn’t that movement create life?

I did something….. that helped someone. That’s the one and only ESSENCE of life!

Do something that helps someone…. no matter how big or small!

Do something constructive… help someone…. Do a small thing like… Donating shoes, clothes, books, toys etc….

Nobody needs everything… Nobody can have or keep everything….

We all need just a little bit to live a happy life….. GIVE the rest to OTHERS…. JUST GIVE…. DONT THINK TWICE….. GIVE YOUR ALL…..

Give your time…. your help… your prayers… your wishes…. your hope… your strength…. Give everything to the world…. There is so much suffering in the world…. Just give your ALL…

Do a small thing like cleaning your house…. Keeping your kids’ shoes where they will find them….

Help your family find things that they have lost…

Move…. Move yourself… to move things around …. to their right spots…. This movement is LIFE!!

One work done by someone…. helps another person…. It doesn’t matter what religion… what culture… cast or creed….

Doctors from all over the world treat people of all cultures… THEY HEAL….

We all need houses and builders build houses for everyone….

We are living in houses on certain streets and who knows who lived here 100 years ago….maybe someone from a completely different background, culture, creed or race… Does it matter?

RISE above everything…. Open up YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS….

LIFE CONNECTS US ALL….. We all have the ability to give to others… WE ALL CAN….

Let’s move and help people move…. because what doesn’t move… is no longer alive…

Let’s HELP…. Let’s pray… Let’s hope… Let’s give and forgive….

MOVEMENT – IS – LIFE

Let’s all move in a good direction… in a better direction…. towards kindness… love… forgiveness and GROWTH of all individuals…. no matter what they look like or what they believe in…

Let’s all be together… for the human race…. for this world…. for peace…. for wisdom and for God….!!

Action and Reaction!

Per Newton’s third law, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”.

I wonder if this applies to the forces of our mind! Suppose you are sitting in a gathering and you say something about someone, then there can be absolutely different reactions from two different people. One may feel happy about it and another may feel offended.

So, Newton’s law doesn’t really apply to the forces of the mind. Infact, it is just not possible to measure the forces/reactions of the mind.

Emotions are not quantifiable. There is no way to measure if one person loves you more than another or one person is more angry at you than the other. There is no physical measure of these emotions.

Life works on the laws of the mind! That’s why it’s so unpredictable…

We all go around from one place to another… one moment to another…. collecting artifacts…. AND emotions….

There is a limit to the number of artifacts we can collect in life and usually that is quantifiable…. example…2 houses, 2 cars….4 TVs etc…

But the memories and the emotions that we collect in the process of life are not quantifiable. There is no way to measure how many emotions a person has gone through in his/her life!

We have named various emotions like love, anger, jealousy, compassion, fear…. but we just cannot measure them! – On any scale – Everyone knows they exist but they are virtual…. not real. You cannot touch and feel them.

I cannot touch your fear and you cannot touch my love. We just feel them at different levels of interpretation.

Actions and reactions in terms of emotions…. follow no rules….. They are immeasurable… and unseen…

There is an invisible energy of emotions constantly flowing in our lives…. We feel it…. every moment… every day but we cannot hold it in our hands…. We cannot lock it in a box… We can only explain it to a certain extent….

Life is a feeling…. it’s like a butterfly …hovering from one flower to another….

Emotion felt at one point is suddenly lost at another point…. it just fades into nowhere…

Where do these emotions come from and where do they go….? No one knows…..

It’s all the magic of our minds….

No emotion has an equal and opposite re-emotion…..

Emotions are unpreditable….

And no matter how much science progresses in the world…. this invisible energy of emotions will continue to confuse and fascinate the human minds….

That’s why probably God has created such electric signals in the brain that cannot be captured even after a person dies…

That’s why a person’s story remains his/her own…. Forever…. mysterious and unsolved….

That’s why there is a presence of this unknown life energy in everyone’s life!!

And that’s why life is miraculous…..

And we continue to explore life…. more and more….

Karma and the Spark of Life!

Everything in this world is bound by karma. There is a unique power that each entity has….some kind of karma that it can do…

A mirror has the power to reflect… a ball has the power to roll… a book has the power to contain words in it…

When you look at the mirror…. Your eyes are doing the karma of seeing and the mirror is doing the karma of reflecting…. If either of those fail…. You won’t be able to see your reflection.

When you write on a blackboard… your hand is doing the karma of writing, the chalk is doing the karma of providing the ink and the blackboard is doing the karma of displaying what is written. If the chalk doesn’t work or the blackboard is wet or your hand is shaky…. You won’t be able to write anything.

Each object has a unique power…. to be of use. This POWER to do Karma….. keeps that Object ALIVE.

LIFE has a lot of emotions…. contentment, happiness, love, anger, joy, sadness…. The beauty is that none of these can be seen by our eyes…. but they exist…. We all know they exist…..!

When you look at your reflection in the mirror…. you may feel happy with the way you are looking… There is a CONNECT that is happening there…. between what can be seen and what is unseen…. “The mirror…. You…. Your mind… and the “Spark” of happiness that you feel inside!”

THAT SPARK is LIFE!!!

As you do karma…. you feel different Sparks at different times… A Spark of happiness… a spark of sadness… a spark of love… a spark of contentment…. a spark of anger…a spark of boredom…a spark of excitement… a spark of “It’s Monday again!” …. or “It’s the weekend”!!… 🙂 This Spark CANNOT be seen by the eyes…. No object in the world has the power to CONTROL this spark….

The more you grow in life…. and the more karma you keep doing…. Stronger is the Spark….!! It’s like a light that’s lifting you up from inside…. on your journey…..

Everyone falls in love with this spark…. and they feel nothing in the world in more precious than this Spark of LIFE!!!

Call it faith…. Call it motivation or call it the beating of your heart …… But it is driving this world!!

Enjoy the SPARK….. Enjoy your life… EVERY BIT OF IT… Each moment… each emotion….

Try to visualize how the seen and the unseen are connecting to create this mesmerizing Life!!!

Fall in love with it….. Do what you like to do and just remain Thankful…. No matter what….!!

Difficult Times

There are times in your life when you are completely lost…. you don’t see a clear path in front of you and you wonder…. What next?

You think about all the work you have done so far and wonder…. Did it really help others?

There are situations when you are not able to trust the people around you… You have everything in the world but you are still lost…

That’s when you wonder… Who is going to help you now? Who will help you succeed and rise higher in life? Who will be your guardian angel?

You don’t hear a voice… but there is something inside of you that says….”This too shall pass”.

Because…. it’s just a phase. It’s just a phase.

Life cannot deter you from your path. You are still going to be an achiever.

Difficult times don’t last forever… If there is a beginning, there is also an end.

Life gives the best to those who strive for it, who are willing to take challenges in life and move ahead, inspite of any roadblocks.

Some people get disappointed, slow down and give up.

Others …. grow out of their comfort zones… inspire others and move ahead in life!

It’s up to you who you want to be.

Like they say… Difficult times don’t last forever… .Difficult people do!

Never get scared of anything in life…. Not even the tough times or silence. Never ever give up.

Shake the dust off your shoulders and just rise!

The world lies in front of you… To explore… to enjoy… to learn from…

You are going to be whatever you want to be. Only if you believe in yourself.

Have faith in yourself and your mind. Have faith in your strength.

BE YOURSELF! You deserve it!

What mind should create….

Our body and mind are the most precious things we have. More precious than diamonds or gold.

If someone loses their hand in an accident, it is not possible for them to get another “real” hand working for them. Same way, once you lose any limb or sense… like eyesight or hearing or speaking…. there is very minimal chance that you will be able to get it back.

The body is so so so precious and yet it DEMANDS very little. It asks for clothing, food, shelter and some basic necessities of life. (Like water, shade and some simple accessories).

The “MIND” on the other hand is very very hard to please. No matter what you get for the mind, it is never satisfied and looking for more.

That is the reason, our mind needs to be put to work. It needs to be put into CONSTRUCTIVE ACTION. Else the mind can go haywire and drive us all insane.

Work is a means to LIMIT the mind…. to control it and direct it into “CREATING” useful things and services for the world and fellow human beings.

The mind should not be put into a situation where it can just do whatever it wants because then…. YES… it will do whatever it wants and ….this will take a toll on the body.

NOW COMES THE BIG QUESTION…. What should the mind be allowed to CREATE??

Today…. Human beings have created so many things which are of no use to society or life in general…

Human mind has created harmful things that hurt the body…. it has also created weapons of mass destruction and even things that are harmful to the earth….

Cigarettes, drugs, weapons….are just some of the things that the human mind has created.

I think IT’S HIGH TIME WE SET SOME LIMITS ON THE MIND…. regarding what it can create and what it should not create.

It’s time countries, governments, organizations, scientists, scholars…. everyone come together and PUT SOME LIMITS ON THE HUMAN MIND…. or the destructive human mind….

Whenever MIND CREATES something, there should be a test to check if it really helps and saves lives or is a means of destruction….

Imagine a world where there were no weapons and everyone lived peacefully and the only reason for death was illness or old age…..

A world where no one killed another…. No mass destruction…. No mass hurting….

Everything that the mind creates begins with a thought… So first of all its important for the mind to create POSITIVE AND PEACEFUL THOUGHTS…..

Today the world is full of soooo much suffering that we have to SET SOME LIMITS on ourselves and our minds….

We have to SET THESE BOUNDARIES for the future generations… so that children don’t learn to create destructive things…. but rather save lives and prolong lives….

MIND is the greatest tool we all have and it’s important to put it to use wisely…. it’s important to use it for the benefit of mankind…..

Please try to control what your mind CREATES and also what your childrens’ minds create…

It ALL starts in the mind and it ALL has to be CONTROLLED at the mind level itself.

PEACEFUL THINKING… leads to PEACEFUL creation….

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RIGHTS of ANYONE seeking mental health advice

Before I write anything further, I’d like to point you to this link:

https://www.cchr.org/about-us/mental-health-declaration-of-human-rights.html

This is a declaration of human rights for mental health advice seekers and patients.

Today, almost everyone (capable or incapable…. qualified or unqualified) is talking about mental health. Almost everyone has become a counsellor…. to his/her family… to their friends… and so on and so forth.

The internet is full of all kinds of advice….

Before anyone gives you any advice about your state of mind, you should ask them, “Are you a licensed practitioner? Are you aware of the rights of a patient or any fellow seeker? Do you have a degree in psychiatry?”

The declaration states that a patient or any individual has a right to refuse any advice or treatment that he/she feels inappropriate. It also lists a lot of other rights and is a must read for every patient, practitioner and anyone dealing with mental health.

Today, there is a growing awareness about mental health and almost every organization is running campaigns about mental health.

However, it’s important to understand that psychiatry is a science and just like there are good doctors and bad doctors, there are good psychiatrists and bad psychiatrists and psychologists.

In all cases, YOU have a CHOICE to accept or reject any treatment, therapy, counseling or advice being given to you.

A lot of times, patients with various conditions may feel a pressure to undergo treatment just because they have been deemed to do so.

However, it is important for everyone to realize that mental health patients are also human beings and they have certain human rights too.

There are certain treatments that can only be given by licensed practitioners who are qualified in their SCIENCE. And more than being a licensed practitioner…. YOU have a choice to CHOOSE your doctor and treatment.

Just like you change doctors…. because you don’t feel comfortable with them…. same way you can change psychologists or psychiatrists if you feel uncomfortable with them.

We need to understand that above everything else is FREE WILL.

All individuals have FREE WILL…. whether they are mental health patients or not.

This is generic information but is most important to be shared amongst everyone.

YOU HAVE A CHOICE…. to lead your life the way you want….

No one can force any treatment or medication on you without your consent.

If everyone understands and implements their FREE WILL “responsibly”….. That will be a true win of HEALTH I think.

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Pressure

Go back in time and try to remember your childhood…. How was it? Did you have a lot of friends? …. Neighbors…. Kids living around your house whom you played with…. Kids at school… Kids who topped in class… Kids who were taller than you… or smarter than you…

Did you ever feel a pressure inside your heart… to be like them…. to be better than them??
Did you ever feel like someone was teasing you…. bullying you…. being mean to you….

Did it ever happen that you wanted to respond to them at that moment…. but you didn’t....
Something stopped you… from inside… like a fear or some kind of hesitation…

And then you carried it inside your heart for a long time… You thought about it…. a few times.. but couldn’t reply back… Because those kids were BIGGER THAN YOU… or BETTER THAN YOU… or just for no reason…. You just couldn’t say what you wanted to say.

Then you grew up… and in your teenage years… the same thing happened…. People around you were doing “COOL” things and you couldn’t cope up… There was something lacking in you… Maybe they had better friends….. boyfriends… girlfriends… and you were all alone…

You kept a lot of things inside your heart… Your feelings… your emotions… You even hid them from your parents and family members at times…

Sometimes you opened up to cousins or close friends but it was very rare… and many times… YOU WERE ALL ALONE…

You grew up and entered office… and now there was pressure to earn a living… PROVE YOURSELF… get a promotion… or a good end of year rating from your boss… Pressure to get ahead of those buddies whom you met in school…

You felt that pressure inside again…. you could not cope up at times… You looked back at what you had achieved so far and then thought…. I could have done better…

Then came family… kids…. and sometimes… maybe… you were all alone…

It just kept on building and building inside of you….

You thought …. I wish I could go back and relive my life… I wish I could live that part again…I wish I had said what I wanted to… I wish I could do it all over again….

PRESSURE…. PRESSURE…. PRESSURE… and you know where all that was building up……… INSIDE YOUR MIND….

You kept living for years and years and then one day…. maybe today…. imagine…. You have a realization….

“I am not going to let any more pressure build up in my mind.
I am going to speak up what I feel inside.
This is my opportunity. I will live only once and I will make the most out of it.”

And then suddenly…. YOU STARTED SPEAKING YOUR MIND OUT….. to your boss…. to your colleagues… to your kids… to your spouse…

You started saying that ….“I DO NOT LIKE THIS” OR ” THIS HURTS ME”.

Imagine you go to a dentist and the dentist does his/her job and you somehow felt uncomfortable. But NOW… you have your magic voice…. so you SPEAK UP…. and tell them that I DID NOT LIKE THIS….

It may seem hard in the beginning but as you practice it….. it becomes easy…. The pressure starts getting released….

And one day…. if you give yourself enough time…. the pressure is all released and gone!!

Wouldn’t you feel better now??

Life is not a pressure cooker or a race. Life is a gift. (Enjoy it!)

Don’t let the pressure build inside you…. SPEAK UP!! Truly…. honestly…. whatever you want to say….

Ease off your MIND….

The most VALUABLE GIFT when you received this life was not that car or that house… but your BODY AND YOUR MIND….!!! VALUE IT…. CHERISH IT….

SPEAK UP!!!

SPEAK ALL THAT’S INSIDE OF YOU…. NOW IS A GOOD TIME…. If not now… there will never be…

Make peace with your past… with all those buddies whom you are today jealous of…. or don’t like…. SPEAK IT OUT….

Don’t let the thoughts clutter your mind…. Speak up…. The time is RIGHT!!

If you learn to speak up… YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TEACH YOUR KIDS TO SPEAK UP TOO!!!… Who are going through the same phases that you went through…. Don’t let them hide anything from you…

Speak up…. and listen when they speak up!! Get healed and become a healer…. Believe in yourself.

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Job and Anxiety

A lot of people today are stressed due to their jobs… When they work with colleagues, they feel overwhelmed and exhausted…. There are times when they just feel that they can’t handle the pressure anymore…

There is pressure of earning money, running a family, expenses, kids, responsibilities and so on…

They feel like they have no time for themselves and they are just engrossed in a plethora of things to take care of….

It is important to realize during these CRUCIAL TIMES… that your LIFE matters much more than your JOB…

Jobs may come and go but you get life only once!! (There is no proof of multiple lives)

So….. Live….

Learn to live for yourself…. to keep your own self happy…. because if you don’t do that… You cannot keep anyone else happy.

Your vibrations pass to everyone else and they get a feel of what you’re going through internally…

Don’t stress about work… it will only make matters worse…

Don’t stress about money…. believe me…. everything will fall in place once you relax…

Some common habits of people when they are stressed are:

  • They eat too little or they eat too much.
  • They worry about things.
  • They get angry for no reason.
  • They feel life is complicated.
  • They feel relationships are tiring and demanding.
  • They feel like every day is a challenge.
  • They take pleasure in unhealthy food etc… and later feel guilty.
  • They try to socialize too little or too much.
  • They try to get the approval of others.
  • They are sometimes critical of other people’s feelings.
  • They don’t like their life and wish it was something different.

Life is a beautiful thing…. and you can make the best out of it when you take it calmly…. enjoy every experience…. enjoy every relationship and believe me… it is possible.

You just have to first learn to take care of yourself.

Be honest about your emotions and feelings. Speak to friends…. family members… colleagues…even counsellors

Speak about what you feel inside…. Deep inside your heart…

Open up to people!!

Take everything in your stride….! Even failures…. It’s ok…. you are not born to be perfect or lead a perfect life…

You are born to learn and be happy…. You are born to cherish this valuable life!

You are born to create beautiful relationships… full of love and hope…

You are born not to compete but to collaborate.

Don’t stress about work. It’s just a mechanism to keep society in order. But first of all, YOU need to get your life in order, before you can work and help others.

YOU need to know what you want to do in life and be happy doing it…

Find a passion and follow it…. Don’t worry about what others are doing…. It’s ok…. Everyone has their own journey….

Don’t stress about money… It is also just a means to keep society in order and be a medium of exchange.

Don’t overwhelm yourself with chores…. Just try to enjoy the little pleasures of life!

Don’t stress… please don’t …. because believe me…. IT SHOWS…. and everyone can feel it….

Don’t do anything for others…. Do what YOU like…. For yourself…. even if it is just doing it for free…

First start doing it for free…. Money will follow…. automatically…

Relax and enjoy life….! You’re a great person and you are blessed because you have this life…

Relax and now go and LIVE YOUR LIFE!!!

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A loaf of bread and Karma!

When a loaf of bread reaches your house, it has actually gone through a lot of processing. From the beginning till the end. Lots of people are involved in making bread available in your house and that includes the flour producer, the baker, the quality inspectors, transporters, retailers and maybe delivery guys and so on and so forth. And yes, In the end you pay money to get that loaf of bread. Money just gets the product from the end point to your hands but before that a lot of things have happened.

If you go to a grocery store with $1000 in your pocket but there is no supply of bread at the store, there is no way you can buy it. So it’s not just the money that is getting u the bread but the karma of all those people involved. In simple terms, if the supply chain breaks somewhere in the middle, you may not get the product that you need.

Every single thing in your house that you have or possess has gone through similar supply chains.

Each day when you wake up, pray to god that whatever karmas are bringing food on my table stay maintained. Whatever karmas are bringing clothes in my closet keep happening and whatever karmas are keeping a roof on top of my head stay intact.

Not just that, small things like medicines, grocery, school supplies, car utilities, curtains, mirrors….. Nothing absolutely nothing will come to your house if the supply chain of karma breaks….

The reason you have something is because someone, somewhere put in the efforts and created it in the first place. Then after that, people were kind enough to supply it to you in exchange for money.

Money is not just buying goods but paying off for the good karmas of people!!

So, next time u see a loaf of bread on your table…. Just think and imagine what all efforts might have taken for that loaf to reach you and how easily you were able to purchase it!!

Be thankful that our society is running on karma….

When people work hard, the society benefits. That’s the law of nature.

If people don’t work or become corrupt, the society suffers!!

Be honest, do good karma and make good things!! You never know whom all are your deeds serving indirectly or directly….

Keep the karma cycle going!! For the benefit of all.

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