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Little steps…..Giant Leap

I have been struggling to better myself. Trying to control the temper which frays all too often, the face which even without words expresses the inner turmoil, the heart which withers when things do not go its way.

And so in the beginning of May I thought of working stead fast on five ‘points’. Five areas which I need to work on to make myself better.

SMILE

It is not easy to smile when you have a face which mirrors everything what you feel. Time and again my mother reminds me that it is not good to be so transparent. People take advantage, you see. And then who likes to see a sad face or an angry one for that matter. So the whole month I have tried to be smiling. and wonder of wonders a smile does melt away worries and pain

DON’T MIND

The second issue that I needed to work upon was ‘not to mind’. The world will not always work at your call. Things may not  happen as planned. Some one may be rude to you. DO NOT MIND. I have to keep on reminding myself.  I also noticed that sometimes we think too much of ourselves and expect that others will do so too. But the fact is I am one amongst the crowd and not someone special. Ahh…. that knowledge did burst the bubble and my ego did come down a few notches.  When that realization came through, I stopped feeling bad at others behaviur.

HUMILITY

The next in line was being humble. When I discovered that I was not great, I automatically came in line for some humility. Being humble also means accepting others as they are with their weaknesses and strength. It also bridges gaps and build relationships.

READ,  READ, READ

As a part of my spiritual growth, I need to read … a lot but generally the reading finishes with reading posts but no this May I strived to read some more. A little bit every day. Even if the reading is scattered over a whole range of topics, I read and I expressed. That is a victory. I am slowly coming out of my cocoon and learning to put my thought across in a group. Expressing means putting out ideas which means a new dimension in understanding. Very often we understand more when we put our ideas, thoughts across.

HUMOR

It is essential to see the lighter side of things otherwise life becomes a drab. Especially in spiritual topics I have seen that speakers who infuse humor in their talks are able to reach out more. The attendance for their lectures are more and the listeners too are able to understand better.

  •  I have tried to be happy, smiling, humorous, studious and humble this whole month. And though I have been successful ‘outside’. I have found that I have failed miserably at home. I guess I have to keep this exercise on for the coming weeks till these five become a part of my life.

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This exercise has been done as a part of Indiblogeshwaris first birthday. Blogwati Gee had this brilliant idea to do in May something/s which had been in our bucket list and named it ‘The Elusive One‘. Thank you Blogwati Gee for this awesome exercise.

Indiblogeshwaris is a blogger group of women in facebook. A group which gives wonderful support and encouragement to its membersCover PhotoThank you Indiblogeshwaris 🙂 for lifting spirits, bringing smiles.

This wonderful header has been designed by Garima Obrah.

All other images courtesy Google images

Why fear……

There are days when nothing goes right

  • the wind is so strong that I feel that yes even I can be blown away
  • I  have caught a cold and there are important issues to be dealt with
  • the kid throws a tantrum and so on

There are days when I realize that I have still not grown up

  • I throw a tantrum along with the kid
  • I just worry without knowing why I am worrying
  • I expect… well a lot can be expected..

There are days when I  realize

  • the safe haven that I think I live in is not really safe
  • that I am surrounded with jealousy and animosity
  • that I haven’t met the standards of my dear ones.

There was a time when I used to bother or think of all these and worry. Worry about how would I carry on amidst calamities-physical, emotional, climatic. Times when I would think how I will manage to be afloat when no one really understands me ( well can anyone really understand the other?). Time when I could not handle criticism or praise.

But I have moved on.

For all those times when I fear fear. For all THOSE times, today I just have the answer…Why fear when Krishna is there.    😀

Today I try to live by the dictum in the Bhagvad Gita 3.31

ye me matam idam nityam
anutisthanti manavah
sraddhavanto ‘nasuyanto
mucyante te ‘pi karmabhih

One who executes his duties according to My injunctions and who follows this teaching faithfully, without envy, becomes free from the bondage of fruitive actions.

Have a good week ahead people!!

B.G. Translation courtesy:asitis.com