Choice


Learn to forgive yourself. For it is you alone who knows what it means to walk on the path destined for you. Others may help you, mock you or won’t bother to do anything about you. How long will you depend on the opinions of others to act like crutches for you to stand on?

It’s up to you – whether you stop and pay heed to everything they say, do OR whether you march ahead on your own way.

To borrow a line from a great movie : ” Life comes down to simple choice – Get busy living or get busy dying”.

It all comes down to your choice – make the right one.

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Giants on whose shoulders we stand


Growing up is inevitable. The journey of life, takes one, on various challenges, some smooth and some rough.

To navigate the rough seas a person might have to inculcate new habits. Some of them might be desirable and others might not be. As one grows older it is important to keep the inner child alive. This is a challenge.

The inner child is fundamentally, a seed of innocence, nurtured by love of parents and or near ones, in an atmosphere that shields against the harsh realities of life, to some extent.

Later in the journey of life, when the harsh realities spring up, in the quest to grow and adapt, usually the inner child looses out – the essence of true innocence. At times it happens knowingly and at times unknowingly.

What matters is how to keep it alive and healthy against the ill tides.

Here comes into picture the memories of our parents and near ones who have selflessly nurtured this gift for us and guided us. Try to remember their words of inspiration, deeds of kindness that sheltered your innocent mistakes and guided your path whenever the need be. It was done as for every parent or guardians their child is a gift with responsibilities.

Try to find strength to fight the ill times with dignity and honour in the memories of those who made you capable enough to stand and stay in this world. Let your actions be a worthy tribute to those memories.

The above needs to be done so that the light of beacon of all that is good that you received is passed around to current and future generations.

A worthy tribute to the giants on whose shoulders we stand.

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Sympathy


Everyone is surrounded by actions and their results. A person works day in and day out towards goals that are immediate, short term and long term in nature. Sometimes the results may put you down and sometimes they can fire your spirit to rise to greater heights.

When we witness success , one gets easily seduced by the charm it brings with it. For failure, no one bothers to even look or consider.

There are many who come forth to hail a person on top of their shoulders in times of success. But in failure, no one comes forth to even lift the person from the ground. It is important to be there when your near and dear ones face failure. Sincere gentle gestures and kind words go a long way in helping a person stand on their feet so that they can once again attempt and live.

Try to make sure that when in need the “Hand of Grace” that reaches out to others is yours. You never know when you too will need a “Hand of Grace” to get up back on your feet.

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Food For Thought


We are all trying to move from one place to another in our life. Be it in education, career, social status etc – for convenience say from Point A to Point B.

We use all the skill under over command to try and complete the endeavor and then focus on moving ahead further in all spheres of life – Point C.

In these hectic times, how many times do we bother to look back to ones on other side of bridge, trying hard to cross the bridge you have just crossed. They might have been trying longer than you to achieve their goal. For every person the goals might be the same but circumstances vary from one individual to another. The ones who are still trying can use your experience, expertise, guidance, wisdom and more to reach their own Point B or Point C in various spheres of life.

As you see them trying their heart out every single day, will you help or only focus on moving to your personal Point C – Your call.

Knowingly or unknowingly you might have learned from their efforts, their failures, miseries and built your foundation on it that enabled you to reach the position of success you enjoy.

But do remember – in life, at some point or other, wherever you are – wherever you have been – you have always stood on the shoulders of giants who have toiled to lift you to great heights. These giants may have been your parents, teacher, friends – anyone whose mere presence directly or indirectly, knowingly or unknowingly helped you to stand on the pedestal of success from where you aim to moving on to even greater heights.

As you work to shake and stir the world, remember there are some who are building theirs. Will you help those in need and in process enrich your and their lives or will you focus on your journey ahead – Your call.

This post is only but – Food for Thought 

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Rat Race


Life, instead of living, in today’s world has been transformed into a race.

One needs to have a plan at hand for every day, week or according to task at hand. Sometimes you hit all the right cords sometimes miss some. It is all sunshine if you manage to seize the moment and somewhere between or under the stars and the drain if you miss. It is tough but life always is. Treasure the moments when it is easy on you, for you never know what the future may hold.

Winning and loosing depends on so many factors that are very difficult to count upon. Some tangible and others intangible.

In this race it’s okay to pause every now and then, reevaluate the goals, strategy and move ahead. Never abandon life for meaningless pursuits that only provide momentary euphoria.

Don’t forget to live. Celebrate if things go as per plan, cheer up if they don’t – re-evaluate, change your strategy, bide some time and again go for it. When the dust settles down at the end of the day, it will be you and you alone answerable to yourself.

So, don’t forget to be kind to yourself – if you don’t who will.

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Dream On


Dreams can teach you so much. They are like a slide show wherein every slide has its own story to tell. Atleast, that is how generally people remember dreams – a few images here and there.

Every slide has its own nature – good, bad or ugly.

If you are meant to view 100 images. You may not be aware about the nature of all slides in dream. The first 49 might be beautiful and fiftieth could be a nightmare.

In such a scenario, will you fear every dream only because one turned out to be sour? Or will you handle one moment, one slide, one dream at a time?

This decision marks the difference between dreams and nightmare.

At times you learn from dreams, at times nightmare educates you. How you look at them, your manner of perspective, many a times, makes the difference – in life.

Dream On!!

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Rhythm


Life is to be lived in a rhythmic manner. The one activity which if done in rhythmic, balanced manner can help you so much in life and it is – breathing.

But life is not as simple as breathing. At times one falls off the sweet road of rhythm and in such times, one must take measures, one step at a time, to try and set in motion a function of activities which will be oriented towards achieving rhythm in your life. Work at it till such a time that one starts living in a positive natural rhythmic momentum.

Mother nature is rhythmic. The cosmos, plants , oceans and every creation of Mother Nature has its own natural rhythm. Nothing is irregular.

Life is a song. Time you found your own rhythmic tune which ideally should be melodious to not only you but also to those around you too.

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