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Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.— Oscar Wilde.
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Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.— Oscar Wilde.
This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.
I was watching a YouTube video called, ‘ The lie that invented racism’ by John Biewen while speaking at Ted Talks. It was refreshing to hear such a novel perspective of this age old issue that has created so much antagonism, woe, hurt and mistrust amongst the same family members of HUMAN clan for generations. This article is inspired by John’s thought provocation.
Rather than dwelling too much in to detail of the whole speech, I would love to explore the highlights that froze me to undivided attention. So, take the most comfortable position in case it has the same effect on you. 😉
John said that it’s not about a white person ‘feeling guilty’ about slavery or racism as history is not fault of everyone living today. John carries on to say that it is about ‘taking responsibility’.
This concept of responsibility goes deeper in its connotations for me. But I think it’s relevant to first explore how racism was born, at least as per the first recorded chronicles.
Racism is an invention of a lie based on the fake theory that whiteness is superior. This seed of thought was sown in chronicles written by Zurara during the reign of King Edward of Portugal in the 15th century who commissioned this diabolic propaganda which, like a pied piper, led the mankind in to the abyss of inhumanity. It is not a rhetoric or a conspiracy theory but a fact recorded as history. This post might not be for those who support denial or refusal to accept; I request them to feel free to exit reading at this point, as I don’t mean to offend but can’t force truth to wear garments. Carrying on, the reason for this propaganda was to help business of slavery flourish for profit, which made racism a tool for the slave trade at a global level.
To boost this evil plan, it was essential to create division amongst coexisting human beings. So, the Africans were chosen as the scape goat and described by Zurara as the inferior race and the white skin colour was imposed as a sign of superiority. Thus, the then innocent human psyche was corrupted for the first time in racial terms. There have been diverse divisions amongst the human race at various levels but this was far the most dangerous, long- standing and far reaching weapon of mass destruction ever invented.
Morally this claim was wrong from the beginning and even scientifically there is no evidence to support Zurara’s claim. Humans started their journey from Africa, another un-twisted fact from real history. So, how did variation in skin colour develop? Simple scientific reason is in our movement around the four corners of this earth. Those who travelled to the northern and darker areas gradually turned lighter due to loss of the skin melanin, but the ones who stayed in Africa or moved to the southern hemisphere remained darker due to the amount of melanin retained. So there is absolutely no basis for superiority or inferiority just founded on the colour of the skin.
But unfortunately the rhetoric influenced a particular mass of men and women and thus racism, based on colour, became an efficient tool to manipulate the human race at large by few controlling forces at the top. We have to snatch the power from the few top dogs and stop our own exploitation. To ignite a change is our collective responsibility.
But it’s sad that this tool is still very much a divisive technique politically, socially and financially even in today’s world. Afterall, isn’t it another form of slavery in the current society where your thought is subjugated and programmed by the faceless masters, regardless of the colour, creed or nationality? In fact, when we talk about infliction of white superiority, the idea wasn’t just forced upon the black masses but the white population was brain washed in to believing this too. So both sides were equally affected by the manipulation but the consequences were categorically contrast for each side. Nevertheless, both sides were divided to be exploited for the benefit of a small elite community. What we need is a unique effect that would have a universal consequence for all human beings. But how do we get there? The hounds of hatred have broken all barricades and have bitten a considerable human mindset, whereby the populace is kept busy hating and fighting with one another while the few profit from their oblivion of the truth. The only anti-dot for such a strain of rabies is mutual understanding and open dialogue.
We can do it as many of us already recognise a common factor – we all share exploitation at the hands of the same establishment globally. Let’s march forward together from here.
What I understand by the term ‘responsibility’ from John’s speech is for ‘all the white population to join the voice’ against this shameful smear on the fabric of humanity. We need to wash this stain out together. Cleansing human conscious is our collective responsibility.
Fortunately, more and more of white fellow- human-kind is joining the chorus and the other side has begun to hear, but a long way to go still before they actually listen and understand it too. Acceptance of the harsh truth when madness danced naked and demonstrated the ugly debauchery of the sunken soul, would be a battle won before winning the war. We would be united truly when no one defends, denies, mitigates or cover up what has been happening in reality. All must clench their fists and raise them together to proclaim that what had happened was WRONG and IMMORAL and thus must be ended so that no sadistic thought ever dare to step over the threshold of our minds again. Acknowledgement too is our collective responsibility.
Yes, racism is nemesis of all collective humanity weakening en masse systematically. I, as a non-white person, am not interested to fester never ending grudges, however I would expect, as a matter of decency, humanity and respect for the truth, that the white fellow beings stand together with me and all those who were at the receiving end of the shameless history. Thus Standing together too is our collective responsibility.
Is it too much to ask? Don’t think so. Anyone with conflicting view is entitled to an opinion but I have to say- I really don’t care, as I desire to move forward and not slow down by mulish arguments of wordy dribble. Standing at the common line is the only starting point from where the race (no pun intended) begins to claim the victory. We have to run together and win this marathon. This is our collective responsibility.
Exploiting the space is an intellectual achievement, no doubt but let’s strengthen the foundations of our home on planet Earth first before hoisting another flag of victory on a new planet. To build peaceful life on earth is our ultimate collective responsibility.
When you feel the affirmation, even one is enough
1 I am improving myself on daily basis, mentally and physically.
2. I have the power to change.
3. I take care of myself.
4. I am successful.
5. I am constantly grateful to the Universe for all I have.
6. I believe in me.
7. I love and respect myself and seek qualities in others to respect and learn from.
8. I feel close to myself.
9. I am at peace with who I am.
10. I choose to forgive myself and others.
11. I have the capacity to pull myself through in to the positive state of mind.
12. I am youthful beyond the age of numbers.
13. I nurture my desire as a child.
14. I live in the Present.
15. I am the co-creator of my life.
16. I practise meditation every day.
17. I love the Universe inside and around me.
18. I have moved on from my Past.
19. I am on the path for a better future.
20. It’s ok to feel all my feelings.
21. I take responsibility for my life.
22. I am brave, wise and ready.
23. I am healthy with strong mind and body.
24. I am grateful for my life and that of my family.
25. I feel abundant.
Everyone goes through the ageing process of life and most of us are subjected to social bullying called the Ageism. I am motivated to write on this topic in the wake of ever increase in the stats for mental disability and also the fact that someone close to me has been a victim of ignorant callousness.
One of my ex-colleagues went through depression after she retired at the age of 60. Even a strong character like her was pushed down by bigot mentality and eventually she felt almost guilty about her age which developed into an inferiority complex. Remarks like, ‘You’ll be out of place there’, ‘ your active days are over now’, ‘ You should act your age,’ ‘ that style might look better on a younger person, etc. ravaged her life and it manifested in the form of recluse, withdrawal, eating disorder, to name a few symptoms. She is an educated and a very intelligent person, who pulled herself through mental illness with self- motivation and is currently dedicated to volunteering to help elderly in the nursing homes. I am sure that there are tens of thousands of people who are or have gone through such victimisation.
Suddenly you start noticing that references are made to your age in almost all spheres of conversation and interactions by those who are younger than you, the same age-group and even the ones who are older. Your ears are eroded with the sound of phrases like, ‘At your age’, ‘as you grow older’, ‘your generation’, ‘ doesn’t go with your age’, and many more such inequitable phrases. In certain orthodox countries like India, Nigeria, Malaysia and Nepal it is a tradition to call anyone older as Aunty or Uncle without any real relationship. This is fine so far respect is concerned, but when overdone becomes offending. My sister in India had a baby when she was in her late twenties and many people couldn’t believe that she was a mother of a child as she looked so young. But on the other side, those who had seen her with the baby and could be 4-5 years younger than herself started addressing her as ‘Aunty’!🙄 She was shocked and this gave her some complex initially. My mum explained to her that it wasn’t personal since marriage was considered to be an uplift in social status so people mean to show respect. I never understood that logic and found that especially women are the recipients of such attention, in proportion. There are more indecorous ways where society almost makes you feel guilty about growing older. Many people are mentally affected by such a passive aggressive excluding attitude. No one deserves to be treated as discarded, outdated or obsolete while the heart is still beating.
Once you are labelled ‘middle age’ even God can’t influence the primitive mindset of the world – your cosmos is expected to be painted sober in pastel colours, wardrobe must accommodate for hanging longer dresses, choice of music should tone down and learn to sway to slow beat only and…and…please don’t even mention or comment on SEX!!
I’ll give you an example, I am a qualified dancer with extensive stage and television experience. I volunteered to perform for a charity event and I was patronised by one of the organisers who said to me, very charmingly, ‘Though others are all young dancers but I am sure you can still pull it at your age’!!! I had just turned 40 at that time and according to my mirror, mind and social links looked a very young 40 every inch of my personality. So, my response was, ‘ I hope you are as lucky as I am when you reach my age in a couple of years.’ He was dumbfounded and didn’t speak to me rest of the evening. The shoe was on the other foot- He was 25 and I was being sarcastic. 😜.
Even the doctors start to use age as an excuse for the symptoms they can’t diagnose. Well, I’ve experienced this since I turned 35 years old and it’s getting younger and younger for newer and newer health strains.
I not only protest but am appalled by such pre-conceived notions. How dare this society? These People remind me of that pigeon who closes its eyes and pretends that the cat doesn’t exist but ageing is a reality, like the cat, and will dawn on every single being on this earth. I think we human beings need diverse stimuli for keeping our inner intolerance kindled. No wonder there is so much negativity around in the world- this is one virus we humans have developed in the lab of our mind and is highly infectious. We have to find an antidot to end such mindless discrimination. Only defiance would kick ass this chucklesome social deformity.
Challenge the facetious lip-service, like, ‘ you look so young for your age‘. No thank you very much, I can look my age and be as young at heart as I feel. Another teasing insincerity lie in words like, ‘ 40 is the new 30…50 is the new 40…60 is the new…..’; I would have hailed such mental evolution if it was sincere.
I am not insisting that old people should not be called old, but not as a derogatory judgement in a condescending way by mentally yoking together ‘old’ and ‘unable’ ( I am not talking about disability here.) Let people age as they would like to individually- dye hair any colour you fancy or leave the natural glory of grey shine through , dress up as a peacock if you would like to and poke in the eye phrases like ‘ mutton dressed as lamb’, your bedroom is your domain and don’t let a kaput mentality peep through your privacy, be a party diva and swirl through the lame party poopers. In short, live your life and to the fullest by your choice and not as per the expectations of others. Be the trend setter and others will follow. Don’t let anyone push you in to a cubbyhole and for God’s sake don’t stop living before you die.
Everything matures to its prime with time. There wouldn’t have been any history recorded for mankind, had not the chronicles been collated by the experienced generations of the time and experience itself develops with age. Captain Tom Moore raised £32 million at the age of 99 for Covid-19, At 85, Theodor Mommsen receive a Nobel Prize in Literature, Fauja Singh ran a marathon at 100, and many more such names and achievements that my article can’t possible absorb. My motto here is not that every mature person need to make records to prove their worth, but to highlight the fact that there are levels of abilities in all people, regardless of age – not every young person is a picture of youth, similarly the older people can be average normal human beings too.
I know I am prepared with my boxing gloves to knock the hell out of this sickness in society. Please join me, whatever your age, by leaving a comment.
I am thrilled to launch a new angle to my blog- ‘ The Spills of Life’! This is aimed at sharing any emotion, experience or issue one may feel is ‘better out than in’. Emotions can push a person over the edge and yet, can also rationalise a problem to restore equilibrium. So, the aim of introducing another perspective to my site is to share those aspects of life which might first appear to be merely some troubling whispers but their constant rumbling can deafen a person. No issue in life is too small to be ignored and no issue is big enough that it can’t be resolved. My posts would appear on my blog under two different headings: 1. ‘Law of Attraction’, followed by the sub-title of the article and 2. ‘ Spills from Life’, followed by the sub-title of the article. This would make it easier for the readers to choose their preference. I aim to post the first article tomorrow on the topic of ageism. Hope for your continued support and encouragement. Thank you in anticipation.
Yes, it’s my belief based on my own experience that I speak of, but if anyone out there could benefit from the spiritual truth that I’ve discovered then I shall consider the contentment multiplied through sharing with the fellow seekers.
There are so many names given to the Omni-god and it’s impossible to keep up with it. Moreover, the diversity has created as many rifts as the titles given to the individual interpretation of the Almighty. We have become territorial with our chosen lords and deities, guarding them with the weapons of intolerance and hatred for others who have a different spiritual visionary interpretation. Unfortunately, this is not even remotely anywhere near spiritualism
There is a combination of ignorance and hypocrisy in our psychology, at both conscious and unconscious level which has clouded our vision of God. For most of us who seek God through the religious path, God is humanised with supernatural powers. All religions have parables with fantastic characters, heroes and heroines with inflated super capabilities. Of course, the only real part of the stories are the messages conveyed through ,symbolic qualities of the characters, which are majestic and sublime. However, we human beings have forgotten the actual meaning of the celestial potency and are just following the bravado. As a result, we’ve got entangled in personalities of these mythical characters and have started contention to prove whose story and character is better to win the Oscar for the best God. Everyone claims that God is one but insist that their God is THE one. It is more like hero worship or cult. It’s amazing that the ones in the front line of such contests know the least about the teachings or the morals of their religion, except claiming vociferously to be superior to others. This stems from inner ego which is an extremely negative state of mind and hence no way near spiritual realm.
I have thought high and low about the reasons for such imperfection in our psychology and thinking. I thence concluded that the fundamental flaw is how we ‘perceive’ the concept of God, regardless of which image or idol we believe in. In other words, we seek to find ‘who’ is god and when we can’t see nothing in the vast nothingness, we paint our imagination in a fantastic supernatural form. Every such image Is a creation of human mind, just like giving birth to a child. Every mother loves her own child more than others and like a possessive and over bearing mum, we are smothering our individual faiths too. As a result, the godly image or the child is growing in to a spoilt brat of a religion. Look around and there are so many brats running around in our society currently – Again, I am not talking about the spiritual aspect of any religion though . My aim here is not to hurt anyone’s feelings or attack any religious institute. In fact, I am NOT denouncing the ‘what’ concept of a religion, but ‘how’ we are interpreting symbolism and misleading the younger generations is certainly questionable . It’s one baton we are passing on to lose the race for sure. Religion in its rigidity should not be an inheritance, but the values it characterizes should be passed on to the progeny with an open ended clause for a prospect of evolution of spiritual advent. I am not going to address God as a gender or species, which reduces the spirituality in to a mortal mode.
We need to revolutionise our outlook, if we wish to create a more peaceful world around us. Start with seeking ‘what’ is the meaning of the term God, and not ‘who’ he/she is. In every religion, our favourite deity/image/personality/ Devi/ deva etc. is attributed with mystical powers and POWER is an abstract and intangible concept. So there is a common ground in all faiths, i.e. God is power! This is the only and a huge tick amongst the many crosses. So, let’s take advantage of this rare common conscious value and develop upon the notion of abstractness of the Omnipotent , the all-powerful.
So, how would I define power? It means an ability or capacity to do something grand and if this power is incalculable, it un-veils the cosmic potency. The power we are seeking is neither born nor ever dies- so this is what ‘Akal’ (beyond the time) Murat (image) means. All religionists would agree that the god of their imagination is timeless, casteless, creedless and classless. If anyone thinks otherwise, then perhaps spirituality is not the subject for them to pursue. So, Akal-Murat or Brahma or Omniscient confirm the existence of an inestimable energy or power which has begotten All Life on this earth and this potency is what Almighty or God means. Energy cannot be seen but felt ; just like the oxygen cannot be seen but felt in the action of breathing which keeps us alive. So, we need to ‘feel’ God even if we can’t see it. This is ‘what’ god is – no colour, no form, outside the cycle of birth and death, no hatred, no fear, no prejudice, no beginning, no end. Hence, it is the ‘All-doer’, ‘Beyond time’, ‘Just and Fair’, ‘Benevolent’ and ‘Merciful’, to name a few of its attributes.
In case, we would like to accredit an image to visualise the concept of God, as beginners, then whatever your preferred portrayal, it should stay within your own mind and not painted ostentatiously for a public display. Once we have understood ‘what’ the Universe is, then and only then we can discover ‘who’ we are and what our relationship is with our Maker, one another, all living beings and with Earth itself. Once we have crossed this threshold in to the realm of spiritualism, we could, if we would like to, continue with symbols and dress codes but NOT to depict divisiveness but to present generic values and love for the same Power and Energy in diverse expressions and ways. Remember that candle, electric bulb, Sun are all sources of light and it’s the light that end the darkness, not the tool.
I found my faith and peace in the freedom of abstractness rather than ritualistic exhibitions or socio- political banner flaunting. There are many who have found the right path. Give your own life to save another being if need be, but don’t kill a child of your own creator in the name of saving God’s honour! This would only imply that your God isn’t capable of defending self. That infirmity can’t be All powerful, I must stress. God doesn’t need our protection and it doesn’t have any enemies- remember the Universal power is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient. We must stop hiding our own villainy in a spiritual guise.
I must end on a positive note- there are more people amongst us who know this Truth than those who are marching through the darkness aimlessly. I trust the Universe to guide through its light the misled children back home. We are all one in seeking the only power of the ONE God. This, in my experience, is ‘what’ spiritualism feels like. Peace be with all my brothers and sisters on the planet.
My gratitude for the nomination for the Real Neat blog award to wordsofsoul.art.blog by Aradhana Poetry and Thoughts- an excellent site for exquisite expression.
In keeping with the formalities of award nomination I present 7 sites I picked to nominate along with the list of rules that nominees must follow:
1)- put the award logo on your blog..
2)- Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
3)- Thank you the people who nominated you
4)- Nominate any number of bloggers you like linking to their blogs..
5)- let them know you nominated them..
My nominees are:
1)- where do most visits to your blog come from?
2)- what is your favourite sport?
3)- what has been a special moment for you in 2020 so far?
ANSWER: The family eats three meals together is pretty special; even if it’s due to imposed restrictions.
4)- what is your favourite quote?
ANSWER: Don’t be so bitter that others spit you out and don’t be so sweet that everyone swallow you whole.
5)- what was your favourite class when still at school?
ANSWER: Dance and English literature.
6)- Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?
ANSWER: Salsa dancing and Bharatnatyam. I’ve learnt Kathak Indian classical but can’t get enough of tapping to diverse beats. Dance, to me, is an expression of freedom which is very positive.
7)- what musical instruments have you tried to play ?
Answer: Guitar but without much success so far. I am on it though.☺
1) What are you most grateful for in your life?
2) If you could re-model the world how would you promote love despite borders?
3) What is that one fear you would like to vanquish?
4) Describe what is a perfect day for you?
5) What is one goal you would like to achieve in life?
6) Which is your favourite book that you’ve read?
7) How do you decide who is your true friend?
Thank you for the nomination again and best wishes to my nominees. Keep writing, keep reading.
To manifest your desire for better tomorrow, you MUST thank the Almighty for today. I am not talking about a lip service or ritualistic formality here, but a state of mind and heart that you can feel and believe in. Be grateful for every day of your life, for every happy moment that you spend with self or a loved one. Nothing is too small to show a great gratitude and this action is a sure investment into manifesting a brighter future. Once you feel the thankfulness, you establish a link with the Nirankar.
Believe me, I have gone through the ritualistic stage of gratitude and without even realising I was convinced at my conscious level that I have contributed my ‘action’ in to manifestation. Result? Nothing happened and I was disappointed followed by a sense of confusion over the future strategy. Then I started sniffing for clues like Sherlock Holme as to where and what went wrong with my spiritual aspirations.
After a saga of meagre hits and repeated failures in manifesting I realised where I failed myself – I was thanking at a very superficial level, un-consciously, without dipping deep into the pool of my feelings. Consequently, I couldn’t align with the Universe. Bingo! I found the pebble under my feet! The inspiration came from an un-suspected direction, a health scare – I found a knot under my arm and it blasted the alarm bells! In few days, my GP put my mind to rest by confirming that it wasn’t the infamous ‘C’ word diagnosis but a result of vigorous exercise that I had inflicted upon myself in order to lose weight before a special event in the family. That day I consciously thanked the Universe and realised that your current health or wealth could be in jeopardy while you are too busy praying for an abundant future. This was a sign and guidance by the Omniscient to appreciate the precious blessings that I have already been bestowed with, rather than chasing for more without enjoying the current happiness I was surrounded with, for example, my loving family and their love . I wasn’t yet ready for the next level or as spiritual speakers would say, ‘not ready to receive’. In my previous articles I have discussed about moral basis for the desires. Have you seen that one guest in every party who piles up the plate with more food than he/she can eat or a crazy person shopping on a black Friday sale? Avarice results in wastefulness. In short, greed shouldn’t be the base for your desire for ‘more’; rather, it should be a morally justified need that would enrich your life positively. Then and only then your desire would be fulfilled. When a few of those self- acclaimed LOA experts preach the grandiloquent of ‘ You will manifest whatever you desire, and so desire the highest prize for yourself’, it is so easy,’ etc. it is not the entire truth told.
Let me elucidate this with the help of an example. When I desired to leave my previous job, it wasn’t because I was lazy or wanted a higher paid job that I wasn’t trained for or even didn’t want to work; but the fact that after years of grafting on the job, it began to drown me deeper and deeper in to negativity like a quick sand because of the acidic atmosphere. This had begun to disturb the equilibrium of my mind. So, I desired from heart for a better aura round my life with increased levels of positivity. I could actually touch my emotions desiring to tilt the balance in the right direction. My very soul felt this desire and then my prayer was answered with circumstances developing out of blue where I could leave my job with decent a VR package. I not only manifested the main desire that I had focused on: ‘ Leave the negative place to restore positivity in life’, but the Universe secured me financially too so that my only barrier, my financial concern, could be removed as well. I have never looked back and have never been happier since. I thanked the Universe consciously to the extent that my sub-conscious was echoing it too. Then the question I asked myself was, ‘Could I ask for more’? The answer was, ‘Yes, only if it genuinely improved the positivity in my life’. The principles for my desires since have been: 1) There is a genuine need for a change or improvement upon my current circumstances . Such a moral justification has also assisted in improving my spiritual aura. 2) Focus on one desire at a time and any side desires attached to the main focus would be fulfilled by the Universe in the process of manifestation. The Universe is magnanimous. By following both these principles, I’ve learnt not to pile my plate with more than I could eat or digest, along with appreciating the chef for the succulent meal.
While on the path to spiritualism on a corporeal level, most people go through phases of feeling out of sync and thus outside the vortex itself. Reasons could be diverse and are subjective to an individual’s current issues and level of progression. Don’t despair as this is quite normal for the beginners of any spiritual path including the Law of Attraction. Temporary hiccups should not be understood as an eternal strayed connection with the Universe. That would be like building a temple of negativity within your mind- don’t ring that bell as it’ll resound in your sub-conscious. I’ll share my experience and what I focused on in such a situation to revive my faith.
Foremost, I grounded myself- in other words, calmed my thoughts from wandering in wilderness. I focused on myself- yes, exclusively on myself! Remember that you are the vessel which transports you to the rendezvous point where you can meet the Universe, the God, the Nirankar or whichever pet name you’ve given to your belief-power. I started at the preliminary stage of analysis –Zeroing in on the situation that un-hinged me. I asked myself questions to establish my current state of mind and faith. Where am I in my belief? My answer resounded within – ‘ I believe in the abstract force of the Universe but am not feeling it lately; ’What am I really seeking at this stage of my faith?’ My sub-conscious tapped to say, ‘ Would like to feel connected with my belief again’, and so on * Ref: previous blog. Since the elucidations came spontaneously and spoke with un-adulterated truth, I knew that I was beginning to connect with myself . In other words, the restoration of my faith had begun and I felt back on the track. I embraced the positivity developing inside me and held tight to it along with carrying on with regular date with self. No matter how many meditative sittings this stage might require, keep your ears close and keep turning the dial- the vault shall open soon.
Trick from thenceforth is not to drop the ball now, so to say. Persevere and build back your belief block by block. You will soon be in even a better position than you previously were, provided you’ve achieved the following affirmations at this stage:
‘Yes, I do believe in the power of the Universe’.
‘Yes, I believe the Universe can manifest my wishes in to reality’.
‘Yes, I am peaceful within myself’.
Now, it’s time to practise and not feel guilty. Revive your belief, as you CAN. You just need the WILL to do so.
Reference for further relevant reading:
‘Remember, that it’s through I that I meet my Maker.’
‘How to convert negative attitude…’
‘Secret of meditation…’
‘It’s not too late…’
I am thrilled to be nominated for the Liebstar award by Aradhana Singh on wordsofsoulart.wordpress.com
Aradhana’s poetry weaves sensitivity of soul and beauty of thoughts with intricacy of spinning words. I love the emotions she expresses so delicately especially in Hindi language. Thus, I am honoured to be thought of for this recognition by such a talented fellow blogger. Thank you, my dearest reader for all your continuous motivational feedback on my site. I shall indeed endeavour to rise to your expectations, as of all my readers, at least most of the times.😘
May I now answer the questionnaire which I have answered honestly:
Eleven facts about me-
1) I wear my heart on my sleeve- sometimes has even got me into trouble but was price worth paying. ☺
2) I am very sincere in my relationships, but expect reciprocation too.
3) I am spiritually inclined and believe that God is one.
4) Apart from writing I love painting, dancing and cooking.
5) I love animals- sometimes more than a few human beings.
6) My favourite genre in movies is comedy -life is too short to laugh enough.
7) My only prejudice is against those who live their entire life through senseless hatred for others, based on man-made walls of religion, skin-colour, caste and class.
8) I love travelling.
9) My friends find it difficult to believe that I don’t have much taste for chocolates.
10) My idea of heaven is simple- birds chirping, greenery all around, music of the flowing river, peace in mind and smile on my face.
11) I believe in living and let others live.
Questions by the nominating blogger-
1)- How close to nature do you find yourself?
My answer: I feel nature is the bridge to spirituality in both, it’s tangible and abstract form. I feel I am part of nature and nature exists within me. You can now understand how close I feel to nature.
2)- which one thing should must be in your fashion and style?
My answer: Colours.
3)- what is the most beautiful time of your life?
My answer: When I was born. It all started with my birth. Thank you for my life, Nirankar.
4)- what two things do you always keep with you?
My answer: If you mean while going out then, face mask and spectacles.
5)- why did you think of blogging?
My answer: I believe in sharing, be it my food or my thought.
6)- what are you most inspired by in your life?
My answer: My mum’s resilience and my husband’s commitment.
7)- How do you reduce your stress?
My answer: Meditation and thinking about happy times. Sometimes, just playing with my cat, Dutch, puts a smile on my face.
8)- something you never want to lose in your life?
My answer: My eyesight.
9)- what are your three favorite books?
My answer: Odyssey by Homer, Egyptian mythology by Geraldine Pinch and Much ado about nothing by Shakespeare.
10)- what was a good thing you did in lockdown?
My answer: Blogging.
11)- who are you most close to in your family?
My answer: My husband.
I would like to nominate the following bloggers for the Liebstar award:
My 11 questions from the nominees:
1) Which weather do you like the best and why?
2) Your favourite genre for movie?
3) Your idea of a perfect day is?
4) Your best memory in life is?
5) If you had a super power what would that be?
6) If you could time travel, which part of time would you love to revisit- past or future?
7) Your favourite comfort food is?
8) Your favourite motivational quote is?
9) What is one ambition you wish to achieve in life?
10) What do you love the most about yourself?
11) What do you love more- reading or writing?
Once again, I am grateful for any appreciation, as it connects me with the receptive readers. Gratitude all round. 💞
If you know about Law of attraction then you must know about desire and manifestation; and if you know about this then you must know that the fuel which would power up your energy to manifest is the positive mind set.
It has been proven by science, especially Psychology that explains the human mind’s natural inclination towards the bad, known as the Negativity bias. The Neuroscientist have concluded that there is a higher neural processing in the brain while responding to negative stimuli. A lot of scientist have elucidated about what this theory is and how it works, but the ‘why’ is not that lucid. This is where spiritual intervention clarifies it further. The reason for why we have a natural tendency to feel more responsive towards a sadness is the process of our very birth, in my opinion. A baby is born crying, not laughing. Why? Because we experience the feeling of loss as we leave the cocoon of our mother’s womb. In other words, we are born with negativity. This moulds our psychology as we grow. One of the ‘healthy’ ways to get cleanse our inner system of such negativity is called ‘ catharsis’. I have written at length about the topic in my previous blogs, ‘ LOA finds me: Catharsis on a roundabout’,* and advise not to get stuck on this hamster- wheel.
Without further ado, lets dive in to finding how to convert the negative in to positive inclination. To make my explanation comprehensive I’ll keep it short and sweet, hopefully. 😊
As a beginner, when we sit for meditation there is a whole mob of rioting thoughts that surround our mind and before we realise the purpose of meditation, we are indulged in a mental battle with these inner enemies. The thoughts might carry the weapon of the insult your colleague inflicted on you many years ago or the abusive behaviour of your relative in the party or betrayal by your friend, etc. etc. etc. You are led in to the past to make the wrongs right that happened against you, then you feel frustrated because you find that time travel is not a reality. The negativity has been non-consequential about any event that perturbed you but you find yourself back to square one of starting the meditation, just like snake and ladder game.
This is the huge challenge we all face before turning the steering wheel in the opposite direction. I will share what has helped my experience. When I feel the first hint of nostalgia of thoughts, I deliberately alter the course of my thinking. For example, when I see the marching dust-cloud ( No connotation to drugs here but quite literally, like the soldiers marching) of invading thoughts, I turn my mind to either a happy real life event or even a desirable imagination. For instance, a sad memory is pulling me towards negativity, but I break free by imagining the time when I won award for creative writing in the University and then build a successful story in that moment of euphoria. This is the first stage while learning to ‘avoid’ the danger of negative attack. Now we build our strategy further to combat and win the battle.
I can’t stress enough on the fact that it is the positive thought that strengthens the belief and before building the faith in self and the Universe, there is no point in the whole concept of Law of Attraction.
Start meditation by thanking the Universe for what you actually feel the gratitude. As an example, I thank the Nirankar for giving me the patience and determination to continue on the path to manifestation. This is real and I am not just doing a lip service or a ritualistic prayer. I carry on with this process for every thing else in my life and that of my family which I truthfully want to thank God for. Nothing is too small to thank– including breathing or life itself. Practise on this technique without expecting any further miracles at this preliminary stage. Gratitude is the cement which helps to stick together every brick of the positive thought to build a temple of faith and belief in God. Remember one brick at a time in to one step at a time . You will be surprised at your own progress when positive state of mind is on auto-pilot. This will be a gradual development; so please be patient. Practise at your conscious level first; in other words, through deliberate efforts. It will become easy and you’ll find that your sub-conscious would start following your conscious mindset.
Once you’ve reached this stage of positivity, you’ll run up the last few steps and conquer the mountain peak of manifestation. Yes, it is easier said than done, I admit, but very doable by anyone, if you are ready to invest the effort.