Sunday, December 21, 2008

Socha nahi, toh socho abhi..

To think is to create. Thinking is the most rudimentary form of prayer. It is the most comprehensive solution provider. Every thought that comes to you tends to manifest according to its nature. Everything in your life begins with thinking - an idea. The notion of something coming into existence without a thought preceding it is as preposterous as a flower coming into existence without a seed to start it.

And so I say, to change your life, begin by changing your thoughts. Thoughts of love, light and joy beget more of the same and thoughts of fear, insecurity and smallness attract the same. The world is not a happy place with negative thoughts deep inside. If you want to attempt external changes, begin with an inner transformation. You weren't born to live small; you weren't born to compromise and you don't have to. Its about thinking what you do want - instead of what you do not want. The moment our attitude shifts, so does the situation...

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sunflower that shined :)

Early morning 6:00 am: too cosy a bed to wake up from the deep slumber...
7:30 am: God, this must be a long road.. After all it connects two states!
8:07 am: whats the point in "checking in" anyways? ;)
8:45 am: I wonder if these guys are actually talking to clients!
9:15 am: Where is this guy(project partner)? I need a chai company :(
Chai Time 10.30 am: Ummm..May be he is right, I hardly see a stricking girl around..
10.50 am: Okay, I just mailed the honeywell friend and the friend in hyderabad.. Now what?
11.15 am: Internal communicator rocks! I mean, lunch ka plan kaise hoga phir?
Lunch 12.30 pm: Grrr.... This fellow is consistently 15 minutes late.. Kya hoga iska??!
At the Queue 12.45 pm: Chicken? Naah, I am dieting! Health Menu? No taste! North Indian Thali? Too much! Okay, Paratha and Dahi :)
1.00 pm: 9XM, Aunties and Ducks.... Uff... Aur kuch?
2.00 pm: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Chai Time 4.00 pm: Is there a 24/7 pantry also?
5.45 pm: Bus pakadna hai.. woh bhi akele! Grrr...
7.30 pm: Home Sweet Home :) hmm.. dinner mein kya hoga.. Hunger engulfing me! :P
9.00 pm: Mumbai mein aisa gym kholungi (or may be here only.. along with Aps! :P)... with TV, music and trainers! you know - trainers ;)
Dinner 10.00 pm: Gosh I will miss this food :) Yumm! Thanks Aunty...
Bed time 11.00 pm: Just sent a Gnite msg to my friend.. hmmm... Nice, chill life - aint it.. :) Will miss it though when I get back.. I really dunno what the future holds but these memories will keep me near, in silent whispers and in silent moments... Its worth it all... :) anyway chalo so jaate hai, have to wake up at 6.00 am tomorrow! Gnite! :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Alice in Wonderland

Yes – since childhood. This is one book which fascinates me perpetually; One of my all-time favorite classics. The nerve here is not the fairy tale, but the underlying connotation or denotation or whatever you adults would like to call it. Alice has a timeless appeal, fantastic story and quirky events.

Almost all of us have experienced events right from falling into the strange never ending dark rabbit hole till landing in the Queen’s croquet ground. Ah! I still remember - “Off with their heads!!” In fact the story seems even more surreal nowadays, because we moderns don’t always spot the allusions. For most of us, it can hardly be a story which rambles from incident to incident with very little clear plot. The characters – every page has a new and even more fantastic creature emerging. The humor - the plot is laden with puns. The protagonist – remarkable dreamlike quality. These entire things put together are nothing but a fantasy tale which portrays what kind of life we should be living. The characters – keep making new and even more fantastic friends/relationships. The humor – live with a marvelous slapstick. The protagonist – it is you who can get the story going the way you want it to. Of course, it is a wonderland! :)

For all those who find my posts cryptic or puzzling, I am quoting Humpty Dumpty’s theory of language which he had quoted to Alice – "When I use a word, it means what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less…"

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mirror Images

It’s not always that you meet someone who shares a common purpose of life or at least - a similar one. You don't meet people with whom you feel safe and jubilant everyday. You can't build a lifetime relationship on compatibility alone. You need a lot more!!

Being a self-absorbed person, I exactly know how it feels when 'friendly' people barge into your life - desperately trying, inquiring and fidgeting. I do not even know if they believe in building a foundation. And then, there is the second kind of people. They seem to have planned everything before walking down the aisle. They come in, not to change or know us, but to become a part of us; or may be to show that a part exists in you that you didn’t know – till then. They work more with their head and less with their heart; after all, it pays to be as objective as possible. There is never a run out of topics with them. There is never a sour moment. And then one fine day, you recognize that they are your own reflections. The person becomes a mensch when you are seeking comfort; a materialistic when you look for growth; a teacher when you are insecure.

That is when you know you have built a lifetime relationship and that is when you have met your mirror image. I do not know if such relationships are fictional, eroding with time. But I do know there is a sense of belonging which tells me you CAN grow together instead of growing apart.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Dark side of Reality

We are a million different people from one day to the next. We desire a zillion different things every day. I was reading this book today. It said – It is OK to want; It is OK to desire because God never says NO – never denies.

But what I perceived, since forever, is that the more you want the farther the desired will move away from you. God will never let you have anything which is not for your betterment – or which is not “meant for you”. So is it really true that when your heart seriously desires something with all its might, against all odds, the entire universe conspires in helping to achieve it? Are your feelings really answered? I don’t think so. Life cannot be that easy. There are lots of laws and constraints ruling our lives. Some of them external but most of them has only one creator, you. But despite your passion, desire and want, you still cannot achieve what you wanted – not always.

This holds true from very little things to life changing assessments. Like wanting the shower to halt when you do not have an umbrella or hoping you will someday land up in your dream job or falling in love with someone who is just so impossible...