Monday, October 24, 2011

The Value of Consistency...

Ok, this is not something that I recently figured out but it is one of those things that you always know but can never quite incorporate into your own crazy life...CONSISTENCY

The only way to make changes, achieve success, be happy etc etc is if you do whatever you have to do consistently. So, a pathway to that new and effective behavior is created in your brain.

This is especially necessary if you have a brain like mine that has a split personality all its own and loves to fight with each other before coming to a consensus and acting upon it. So, once something is finally sorted and decided STICK TO IT for the longest period possible!

Having said all this, hope to be more consistent with posting entries in this blog...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

What happens to a dream deferred?

Today I happened to read the poem "Dream Deferred" by Langston Hughes.
This took me back to one of my earlier posts about the need for a dream in every person's life. As we grow older, wiser, more experienced and travel weary of life, the one sure way to hang on to a semblance of youthful enthusiasm is to have a dream. There is a dream in every heart, even if almost forgotten while battling the daily stressors of modern life.
What happens if this dream remains forgotten? I would rather not find out!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Today I figured the value of context in a person's life...

Life is easier and so much more fun when there is a seamless flow in the context of our lives. Knowing where you come from, where you belong, where you want to get to and harmonizing all this with what you are today and your surroundings as it exists, makes for a beautiful life. But of course there's the little problem of not always knowing everything, accepting nothing and finding that nothing is created expressly to cater to your individual needs and, in a nutshell finding your context and living it is actually a dream that might very well remain a dream for the better part of our lives. Heck! If it were that easy, why would I be writing here today?

On the other hand, having figured out the importance of context and the need to constantly create it to suit my changing self and circumstances and how to do it, I am having fun working through the process. 

So, realization makes for a beautiful life too...

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Value of Surrender

Today I figured that sometimes in life, surrender is vitally important. We love to say that we create circumstances and it is upto us to change what we dislike and then scramble and struggle to ensure that every moment of our life is spent in doing what we want or what makes us happy.
Well, here's the bad news  - life doesn't work that way. If it did, there would be nothing to figure out anymore.
Sometimes in life, we need to take a step back, accept the circumstances we have created for ourselves and surrender to it, by which I mean, live it for a while no matter how difficult . Out of the calmness of surrender and acceptance, new ideas and new directions will come easier into your life.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I don't need complete meals every day!

Today I figured the importance of reducing food intake as per your activities of the day. After a few days of observation and experiment, I realized that in my present state of physically inactive life, I need to alternate between regular diet and light diet light diet I am referring to meals that chiefly consist of raw foods with maybe one cooked meal around the evening hours.
My mind and body both seem to work best when under a slightly starved condition, a full stomach invariably makes me lethargic and inclined to sedantary pursuits and frequent naps!
Now, the question is how do I reconcile my fastidious, cooked food loving palate to accept this dictum?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Of Education and Success

Education may not be the surest way to success but it is the surest way to happiness and civilization.
Coming into contact with enlightened minds and diverse cultures opens up your mind in extraordinary ways. It helps you fathom the depths of the universe, realize how you are both magnificient and insignificant and provokes you into engaging with the world on a deeper, more genuine level.
Today I realized the value of my education and intend to be a lifelong learner.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The value of simplicity

Today I figured that, not for nothing have great souls stressed the value of simplicity.
There is something almost divine in living with the elements of nature, to enjoy walks in warm sunshine and cool winds, eat simple wholesome food, work well and sleep well without undue stress on any one task( for instance, modern life places extraordinary stress on work).
After years of living a stressful life which culminated in four horrifying months of distress and dissatisfaction, I was at my wit's end trying to find a solution. Then, fate placed me in a situation which consisted of cooking three simple meals a day and spending the rest of my time, walking and working out, reading and writing, napping in the afternoon, moonlight walks on the rooftop and lazily reading late into the night.
In the beginning, I was bored and then it felt blissful. My thoughts cleared and I began a feel a sense of well being creep into my system.
It got to a point where I became increasingly resentful of anything that altered this schedule of mine as it felt too good to let go.
In my case, wanting to hang on to this too long would result in living in a limbo. So, I need to figure a way to experience the same feeling of simple well being when I return to my normal life!
Can I do that I wonder?!