My Secret Superpower Is

My Secret Superpower Is

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Life is a series of reactions. There is no escape theory. Karma is served .A point comes when every force and one’s every effort fails , you have to  surrender to a greater force who is running the Universe. It is all scientific. Here logic, argument, proof, evidence, theories , witness all are powerless. There my secret power is the Cosmic Universal Force and the conscience.

It is said, “We have to take such risks because life is ordered that way. We are hear to learn, and learning includes pressing into unknown situations where we could fail.God could have created us in such a way we could either avoid risks or not unduly concerned about the. Animals, for example, live with risks but do no seem to worry about them.” Our spiritual power is enhanced with each blessing we give. And as our spiritual power is enhanced, life’s trials are fewer. Our struggle to accept situations, conditions, and other people, or our struggle to control them, lessens every day that we recognize and revere one another’s personhood, one another’s existence.

Finally, “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not
become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.”
Gal 5:25-26

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We Shall Overcome

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We Shall Overcome

These are my daily Mantras , “Pain is the touchstone of progress” ,”Fear no evil”,”This, too, shall pass” ,”This experience can be turned to benefit.” By doing such  we can overcome setbacks and recover.

Life is not a bad of roses. We rise , we fall. Setbacks, mishaps , mistakes ,failures help us grow and evolve. Instead of complaining our situations , if we gratefully accept certain things we evolve and mature naturally. Sometimes we have to forgive ourselves and others. We have to work on ourselves before pointing fingers at others. There is a spiritual axiom , “ Whenever I felt distured, there is something in me is wrong or I don’t accept people , places and things as they are. Acceptance is the crux of the issue.

Acceptance or surrendering is the highest sadhana of our life. Surrendering is escapism. It is being aware of the situation and restoring oneself to God’s will. That is the proper use of our will. “ Thy will , not mine , be done. When we are troubled by circumstances in our lives, a change is called for, a change that we must initiate. When we reflect on our recent as well as distant past, we will remember that the changes we most dreaded again and again have positively influenced our lives in untold ways.

When life seems to be going in a direction you don’t want, take a moment and recognize all the wonderful gifts in your life. This really helps you change your perspective and appreciate things once again. Gratitude changes the way. I find peace in gratefulness because when i see a fellow traveller has nothing and he is happy , I get inspired. Love , serve , give are the highest maxims what Swami Sivanananda of Divine Life Society advised the humanity to long for.

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down
in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. ~ Psalms 23

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I Turned The Key And Stepped In. What I Saw…

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WOW: I Turned The Key And Stepped In. What I Saw…

I turned the key and stepped in. What I saw is a deep silence. The silence was intriguing. It was nothing but memories of the passionate soul. I am astonished of the sudden outcome of the entire past.

Everyone of us has miraculously been called for to the road to recovery. We felt hopeless many times. We no doubt pleaded, aimlessly and to no one in particular, for help. And then it came. Many of us probably do not know just how. But we can look around at one another and appreciate the miracle in our lives.

It’s helpful, though, if we learn from our mistakes; repeating the same mistake repeatedly leads us to nowhere. And expecting different results from the same old mistakes-well, that’s what we call “insanity!” It just like hell and a foolishness. Mistakes are a very vital and important aspect of being human. For particularly stubborn and insane people like addicts, mistakes are often our best teachers. There is no shame in making mistakes. In fact, making new mistakes often shows our willingness to take risks and grow. Failure and mistakes evolve us. We grow and accept and acceptance leads us to recovery and new spirit is born out of it. A spiritual growth is the calling.

Awareness, clarity of thoughts , acceptance and attitude is the hallmark of life. We fall, we grow and we experience and realise. I often pray to God to  grant me awareness of what I meed to do to take care of myself.

 

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THY WILL BE DONE –WOW: One Quote I Live By

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THY WILL BE DONE –WOW: One Quote I Live By

God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and Wisdom to know the difference. Thy will, not mine, be done.

The line, “Thy will, not mine, be done “inspires me and I strive to live by this philosophy which is quite practical. Spiritual life is not a theory, we have to live it. This is not only related to spiritual aspect of life but also the material and practical aspect of life too.

Man ka ho toh achcha …. na ho toh zyaada achcha !! 
kyun ki phir wo iswar ke man ka hota hai, aur iswar aap ka hamesha achcha chahega !!!”

Meaning:If things happen according to your will ,it’s good.But if things do not happen according to your will ,then it’s even more better.Because, then things will happen according to God’s will and God will always want your good.

These above lines are of Dr. Harivansh Rai Bacchan and quite inspiring to me. Pain stretches us. It pushes us toward others. It encourages us to pray. It invites us to rely on many resources, particularly those within.We develop our character while handling painful times. Pain offers wisdom. It prepares us to help other women whose experiences repeat our own. Our own pain offers us the stories that help another who is lost and needs our guidance.

There comes a time in facing a challenge when we have done all that we can, and still the situation remains unresolved. This is the time to turn the problem over and release our cares into the hands of spirit. When we let the Universe take charge, anything becomes possible. God can do for us what we could not do for ourselves.

Ishwara pranidhana means , “ Thy will be done.” It is the last of the niyamas of the Yoga Sutras. It indicates an act of surrendering. According to Swami Niranjananda Saraswati of Bihar School of Yoga , “Surrender simply means not being a slave to the mental whims, fantasies and desires. Right now we have surrendered ourselves to our mind. The mind says, “Do this” – we do it. The mind says, “Say this” – we say it. The mind says, “Desire this” – we desire it. The mind says, “Reject that” – we reject it. We have become slaves of our mind. The real meaning of surrender is coming out of this situation and surrendering to the cosmic divine nature, becoming master of the mind and tuning oneself with the higher Self. This surrender is the first step of ishwara pranidhana – ‘let thy will be done’. It is also a philosophy, a concept, an idea, that we try to develop. One who can develop this philosophy and live accordingly, who can cultivate that spiritual strength and energy within, is recognized as a disciple and eventually, in the course of time, as an enlightened being. The highest spiritual value to be cultivated in life is ishwara pranidhana. The moment you live that, your yoga also reaches its point of culmination.”

I always pray before God to help me pay attention to all my issues. Help me know that before I can work on the finer points of my recovery, such as my relationships,I must be free of addictive behaviors.

O My Master, may I continue to seek Your power and glory in my life.

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Life – A Journey

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Life – A Journey 

It’s nice to have people come through when you hit a bump in the road, even if it means that some people don’t. So, that is  what been happening in my life. Life to me always bumpy ride .

School days are the most joyful and funfilled with many mysteries to solve and many fights to resolve.  It is the school life which gives us the real freedom  the freedom to live in a cocoon of care, concern and commitment of our teachers. The best phrase to sum up school life would be a free bird. Our school gives great values not only for academics, but also for every other aspect of life and makes us into a more responsible and creative thinker. School life was like preparing me for a better and a fuller life ahead. I was preparing myself for the battle of life. The punishment for my sins of omission and commission is not painful to me now. It strengthens my character and leads me on to the right path. I take great pleasure and pride in all that my school life could provide me with and stands for.

Maybe I am just not made for a relationship. Or maybe I just keep picking the wrong or right one. Or maybe it just is time to build my life, of which I have done little.But whatever I have never ever met such a wonderful human being in my life.She is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life. There is no regret.My ex is a wonderful human being who is doing her best in the world. We realized that we were living in the world of fantasy. Not going practical.We ended with a happy note.
There is a purpose for every life, and not everyone’s destiny will be the same. Ultimately, the only things we can control are our own choices. Decide to be someone who contributes to the betterment of the world, regardless of your relationship status. When it comes right down to it, do you want to be remembered for the fact that you were single or married or for the impact you had You should never set a deadline on yourself for when you would like to be married or in a committed relationship because there are often factors at work that are beyond our control. Perhaps you really are just too busy, or you get sick or you just haven’t met the right person yet. As the poet Robert Burns said, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Of course none of us are mice and not all of us are men, but the gist of it is you can make plans all you want to but that doesn’t mean they will turn out. If you allow unforeseen circumstances to get you feeling down or outright depressed, you will see yourself as a victim and that is not an attractive quality to anyone on people?

A happy life may not be meaningful but a contented one.

 

 

 

 

Half Relationship

Half Relationships

A relationship is a relationship no full or half. It not a matter of one night stand rather the hallmark of every relationship is acceptance and commitments unconditionally. As a Lawyer, for a long time I had decided not to read about it, or write about it simply because it disgusts me. The thought of the situation itself does. I need to ask one thing.

It has come as a thunderbolt to me, that despite the importance given to relationship in Indian society, frauding and cheating on your gf or bf seems to treated very normal these days.  This is, of course, a massive generalization, but the amount of unfaithful Indian men who socialize quite openly with their mistresses astonishes me, and is not something I see quite as blatantly. Relationships forced upon young/old people, who are not given a choice in their partner, leading to great unhappiness later in life as they realize their incompatibility. Infidelity rate is way higher in urban areas. No study, would give you a correct answer. What is the point of survey when relationships these days are based on lies, deception and double dealing?  For some “adultery “is a crime against marriage while infidelity doesn’t attract any seriousness. Where there is emotional intimacy, there is sexual intimacy too. Extra marital affair, office romance, virtual sex, online sex, live-in relationships, same-sex affairs are escalating. Age gap is shrinking and contracting and more couples are into slippery affairs. Hence I am leaving the space without any conclusion. Let the readers decide.

 

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|| PURNAJANM || – A THOUGHT ABRUPTLY CAME

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|| PURNAJANM || – A THOUGHT ABRUPTLY CAME WHILE SITTING BEFORE THE BAY OF BENGAL

The samsaric cycle is unending – PUNARAPI JANANNAM PUNARAPI MARANAM , PUNARAPI JANANI JATHARE SAYANAM, IHA SAMSARE BAHU DUSTARE , KRPAYA PARE PAHI MURARE ( Sri Bhaja Govindam )

I know people – even good friends – who say that they have past life memories. It seems disrespectful to not believe them; after all, on what basis can I deny they are true? On the other hand, I am not able to believe what they believe because my own integrity depends on only accepting rebirth if I have adequate verification. I am sure what people perceive as past life memories can be quite convincing to people who experience them. Such perceptions sometimes arise in meditation, especially in the calm of deep meditation where dream-like images easily occur. I have visualized and “experienced” events in meditation that seemed real but turned out to be projections of my imaginative mind.Based on that belief people get engaged in different techniques and meditations to prepare themselves for their next life. If people know there is a way to prepare for and influence their next incarnation, it naturally reduces the fear of death and dying.Knowing your own abilities in that respect you gain confidence and the fear is greatly reduced or overcome.I can easily understand this perspective for it is one I held myself for the first forty years of my life. The soul is essentially stuck in a never ending cycle of rebirth which can never be broken due to the continual need to balance one’s karma. Some of this karma can be worked off in life in the form of good works, but this is seldom sufficient to work off the entire debt, which must be accounted for in the next life by having the soul take on an incarnation that may be more difficult so the ongoing karmic debt can be worked off.There comes a time when the soul has to prepare to leave the comforting sanctuary of the Spirit World and embark upon another journey on earth. The moment you choose to be reborn is the last moment you get to enjoy the omniscience of knowing who and what they are, and souls often spent their last moments in deep silence and stillness to fully appreciate the experience.“Human being” is just a mask your soul is wearing right now, and when your mask falls off at physical death, you return back home to the love and light from which you came.You are a miracle, and your life is not meaningless. You chose to be where you are right now, even if you are in a place that is really difficult to cope with.

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