Saturday, March 3, 2012

So true....

"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautifu...l. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life."  - Bob Marley

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Everything has a reason...

I have been to a place I thought I would never see
The meadows, the river, the greenery…
I lost my heart to the people,
And lost my mind sitting idle…
It was something I had to do
It was a part of my destiny
And I am glad to have found such love
The one that’s only for the sake of love
My mind rejoiced, my heart stifled an ache
I knew I wasn’t completely back
A part of me still lingers out there
A part of me I don’t want to reclaim
I belong here, and I belong there too
As some things are beyond the realm of birth
I have been to a place I thought I would never see
It was my destiny, I have found the missing me…

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Prayer by Thomas Merton

Came across this on Paulo Coelho's blog and got hooked. Such beautiful lines and such beautiful thoughts...reading other works by Thomas Merton now...

 My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going,
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself,
and the fact that I think I am following your will
does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road,
though I may know nothing about it.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me,
and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

And looking forward to spending some days with Kahlil Gibran's works...found a 3-in-1 collection in excellent condition :)

Its gonna be one great spiritual week :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Musings...

I am learning new things these days that i can kinda do without...hehe...yeah...there are some things worth learning and some aren't. Well.. I cant decide to save my life!

Anyways...i m learning politics...without ever wanting to :(I am learning about people's weaknesses and how to take advantage of those weaknesses, however small or subtle, I am learning about massaging people's already inflated egos...I have seen so much hypocrisy in the last few months...i have almost stopped believing that people can be real.

I am learning all right! but will I use it? That needs to be seen. I will avoid it as far as humanely possible...will just watch from afar.
Oh I will definitely lose my temper. I am that way. What I will not be able to do is sugar-coat my words, paste a plastic smile on my face when in company and throw poisoned arrows at people when they arent around.
But I am wondering! I have always voiced my opinions...honestly, truthfully and without any extra trimmings. It hasn't helped...not yet...

So...To be or not to be (a hypocrite)? That is the question!

The reason for my reluctance is...well...that since i have started being true to myself, facing myself, my heart has been talking to me more and more frequently, excitedly, happily... (yeah just like Santiago's heart does in 'The Alchemist')

I think I will actually smile, from the heart (not a plastic one for sure), and let it all just pass me without touching me. Coz these poor souls don't know what they are doing... right? ;)

i guess i am better off being like me...coz i like it.
Hmmm....so my musing has atleast made me reach this decision...and i am smiling...that's good! :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Journey....


"My journey has been long. I do not regret it. At times, it has been dark, perilous course. At other times, joyous, dappled with sunlight. It has been hard more often than easy.

The road was fraught with dangers for me from the beginning, the forest thick, the mountains high, the darkness terrifying. And through it all, even in the mists, a small pinpoint of light, a tiny star to guide me.

I have been both wise and foolish. I have been loved, and betrayed, and abandoned. And much to my despair, I have wounded others, and humbly beg their forgiveness. I have forgiven those who have hurt me, as I pray they will forgive me for allowing them to hurt me. I have loved much, and given of my whole heart and soul. And even when badly wounded, have continued on the path, with faith, hope, and even blind belief, toward love and freedom. The journey continues, easier than it has been.

For those of you still lost in the darkness, may your traveling companions treat you well. May you find safe havens when you need them, and clearings in the forest. May you find cool waters where you can safely drink, quench your thirst, and bathe your wounds. And may you one day find healing.

When we meet, our hands will join, and we will know each other. The light is there, waiting for us. We must each, in our own way, journey on until we find it. To reach it, we will need determination, strength and courage, gratitude and patience. And after all that, wisdom. At the journey’s end, we will find ourselves, we will find peace, and the love that, until now, we have only dreamed of.

May God speed you on your journey, and protect you."
 From Journey by Danielle Steel

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Innocence - Lost and found!

Lately I have been going back to my childhood memories more & more often. What is making me do it? Its not as if the childhood was way too good or the present is way too bad.

We, as children, fresh into this world, with a fresh perspective of things around us, can see the complex subtleties around us with profound clarity, and accordingly mould our thinking, in terms of how we view people around us, and the world at large. We don't know what fate has in store for us and we don't care
either. We take each day as it comes, discovering new tidbits about ourselves and others each day, experimenting, speaking up without fear, trusting people we love without question. There's nothing to cloud the perspective, no influences that we encounter as adults, to distract . A spade is a spade is a spade. We are
at one with our instincts...until...

Until we come face to face with human nature...and start listening to our own heart with some doubt. We start giving weightage to what we see through others' perspective instead of following our own. We start being wary of people. People we think may hurt us. We start to distrust, we start to get manipulated and manipulate in return, we start acting tactful and we simply lose the simplicity. Lives become complicated, relations become sordid.

As adults, we can still do all the things we did as children. But we choose not to. We can still believe in things we believed as children. but we are afraid to. Because now, that innocence is lost.We hide behind reason. We console ourselves that whatever we did, there was something that made us do it. Yea sure...there's always a reason for hate, always a reason for a certain behavior.

Blame it on others, blame it on our own self. Blame, hatred, hurt are always there...like the air, always around us. We breathe them, we wallow in them, we live with them...

What will happen if we go back to that innocence? We might get hurt? Big deal! we are bound to get hurt some way or the other anyways!

So just follow your heart, trust your instincts and take responsibility for it and go ahead. Reclaim the lost innocence. Its not gonna change people around you. But it surely will change you. Go find peace within self and enjoy!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Simpson Wit - nothing like it :p

  • Operator! Give me the number for 911!
  • Oh, so they have internet on computers now!
  • Bart, with $10,000, we'd be millionaires! We could buy all kinds of useful things like...love!
  • Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
  • I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.
  • Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers.
  • Well, it's 1 a.m. Better go home and spend some quality time with the kids.
  • Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
  • Marge, don't discourage the boy! Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals! Except the weasel.
  • Doughnuts. Is there anything they can't do?
  • You know, boys, a nuclear reactor is a lot like a woman. You just have to read the manual and press the right buttons.
  • Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way.
  • When will I learn? The answer to life's problems aren't at the bottom of a bottle, they're on TV!
  • Son, when you participate in sporting events, it's not whether you win or lose: it's how drunk you get.
  • I'm going to the back seat of my car, with the woman I love, and I won't be back for ten minutes!
  • [Meeting Aliens] Please don't eat me! I have a wife and kids. Eat them!
  • What do we need a psychiatrist for? We know our kid is nuts.
  • Marge, you're as beautiful as Princess Leia and as smart as Yoda.
  • Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.
  • The only monster here is the gambling monster that has enslaved your mother! I call him Gamblor, and it's time to snatch your mother from his neon claws!
  • When I look at the smiles on all the children's faces, I just know they're about to jab me with something.
  • I'm having the best day of my life, and I owe it all to not going to Church!
  • Lisa, if the Bible has taught us nothing else, and it hasn't, it's that girls should stick to girls sports, such as hot oil wrestling and foxy boxing and such and such.
  • I'm not a bad guy! I work hard, and I love my kids. So why should I spend half my Sunday hearing about how I'm going to Hell?
  • Getting out of jury duty is easy. The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races.
  • It's not easy to juggle a pregnant wife and a troubled child, but somehow I managed to fit in eight hours of TV a day.
  • Lisa, Vampires are make-believe, like elves, gremlins, and eskimos.
  • I want to share something with you: The three little sentences that will get you through life. Number 1: Cover for me. Number 2: Oh, good idea, Boss! Number 3: It was like that when I got here.
  • Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that.
  • Remember that postcard Grandpa sent us from Florida of that Alligator biting that woman's bottom? That's right, we all thought it was hilarious. But, it turns out we were wrong. That alligator was sexually harassing that woman.
  • Old people don't need companionship. They need to be isolated and studied so it can be determined what nutrients they have that might be extracted for our personal use.
  • How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?
  • Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover.
  • Homer no function beer well without.
  • I've always wondered if there was a god. And now I know there is -- and it's me.
  • Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream?
  • If something goes wrong at the plant, blame the guy who can't speak English.
  • I'm never going to be disabled. I'm sick of being so healthy.
  • I like my beer cold, my TV loud and my homosexuals flaming.
  • [Looking at a globe map...country being Uruguay]
  • Hee hee! Look at this country! 'You-are-gay.'
  • All my life I've had one dream, to achieve my many goals.
  • Dad, you've done a lot of great things, but you're a very old man, and old people are useless.
  • But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
  • I think Smithers picked me because of my motivational skills. Everyone says they have to work a lot harder when I'm around.
  • Dear Lord.. The gods have been good to me. For the first time in my life, everything is absolutely perfect just the way it is. So here's the deal: You freeze everything the way it is, and I won't ask for anything more. If that is OK, please give me absolutely no sign. OK, deal.
  • That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college!
  • Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
  • If something's hard to do, then it's not worth doing
  • I'm in no condition to drive...wait! I shouldn't listen to myself, I'm drunk!
  • 'To Start Press Any Key'. Where's the ANY key?