Gratitude, it’s very easy but really difficult to share. We are told that we should be thankful to god for everything we have got but do we take out the time to thank the people who actaully make things and life so much easy for us?
Do thank the watchman for staying up so that you can have a sound sleep, I know most of them doze off in the middle but that’s fine they are only human and night time well, is meant for sleeping; have you? Do you thank your partner for who did everything to make you comforatble and loves you even when you are irratonal? Have you thanked your best friend who you loves you llike a lunatic and is the only perosn who understands you on a spitual level?
Whoever said that in friendship there is no sorry, no thank you was probably bluffing because if you can realize your mistake and not say sorry or thank someone for making things a little easy if not a lot then what exactly do you put in a relationship? Realising that yes you are in it and there is a person with you putting in the same amount of effort and time and yet you choose to show no gratitute because well they are your friend or family, but hey guess what? We all need appreciation, we all need attention even when it’s painful to accpet that you do need someone to tell you that you are loved and honestly that person could be YOU. Telling yourself that you are proud of yourself for doing someone good or accomplishing something or for simply surviving a rough day, well it all matters!
By loving yourself or appreciating yourself I don’t mean being in ‘control’ because believe it or not however strong that makes you feel it makes you break yourself again and again so that are on the top of the game before anything bad happens to you. I am no saint or monk but I can surely tell you this, however strong you feel when you stop your tears from falling so as to not feel a thing or how tough you feel when you don’t cry over someone leaving you, you let yourself break into a million pieces everytime and then- Take control!
You know sometimes, just sometimes it’s okay to let go and let people love you and take care of you. Yes some will still leave you and break your heart and some will hurt you so bad that you would want to crawl back into the shell of your’s but it is in that moment when you choose let go of the ‘control’- the stong desire to not love yourself or feel loved you become stronger!
So next time when someone tells you not to cry because strong people don’t cry well please do cry and show them that feeling loved or hurt and being vulnerable is what makes you stronger everyday and don’t forget to thank yourself for it.
P.S.- Be thankful and be vulnerable.
You know what is the trick to happiness?
That’s it, there is no trick! You can either put yourself out there to experience all the emotions or just feel nothing. Happiness does not exist without the other basic emotions of sadness, fear, anger,surprise and disgust but why are we all only reaching out for happiness, is that why we hope for good things to happen?
I myself am learning to accpet my feelings let alone experiencing them, it’s hard believe me it is! This generations is told that ‘you have it easy’ well NO, we don’t have it easy and we are slowly but gradually losing our humanity the very thing which makes us human; feelings don’t make things worse they just make it real and god knows what happens to us when we face our real-ity!
My parents have taught me that too much anything is dangerous well yeah it is but is applicable only in the case of anger beacause then you’ll have anger issues, fear- then well you might have a clinically proven phobia. Why do we only focus on “how short-tempered I am hence I can’t be with someone or my friends would leave me if they see the real me”? , isn’t feeling dejected too part of that process because no the real you is NOT a monster for starters and you can have friends or anyone who loves you, who would fight with you like cats and dogs but they aren’t leaving you!!
I may sound so pessimistic and negative but tell me how and what exactly do you pray for at the dinner table with your family- happiness and well- being right? Well there’s absolutely nothing wrong in that but how is it fair to allow your hearts to feel only a certain way and then when you feel new emotions you become a wreck becasue feeling happy is what the heart knows. Expressing, emoting, feeling, expereincing is that what breaks us apart?
I don’t think so but at times I have chosen to believe otherwise too.
P.S. -Open you heart.
“Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe”- Augustine
Let’s get this straight- today I am not going to talk about the arguments of science which state that there is no God because there’s no solid evidence to prove otherwise, instead I am going to discuss about the very basis of God being in the universe. So the next time you see a person choosing not to have chicken on Tuesday’s might perhaps not be because lord ‘Hanuman’ came and warned him/her not to, but because what they have been following throughout their lives as that’s what they choose to believe.
Our parents tell us about the wisdom passed down by the old wise people who taught the world about the existence of God on the same earth, thousands of years ago but I wonder who actually taught them? Maybe their ancestors or maybe they actually attained nirvana experiencing the vision of God! Yet again, the only truth we know about our holy books is that they were written by a human being, who apparently saw God in some form or the other. I am not denying the fact that they had a vision of God but all I question is the accuracy of the common truth in their words. It’s quite contradictory that we have read about forgiving people yet we still have the concept of hell and heaven (at least most of us!).Maybe what Jesus, Mohammed and Buddha said is right but over the years the translations have definitely changed a bit and the bit encompassing more than half of the entire human and this, bit, all people-us have believed in it since for years .
For instance we say that only after attaining ‘moksha’ we get to see God yet our holy books say that God lies within us, God is in everything we do or God is in everything we wish to do. So for a monk in the hills, being near to God is labeled as worship while on the other hand an ordinary man doing his work ,something he loves to do and finds peace in is seen as routine, WHY?. From childhood we’ve been taught to go to the temple or at least chant holy verses from our respective religious books every day in order to have God by our side in whatever we do and so that at the end of the day we are happy and are able to put our action towards the right direction, now that’s quite delusional because who gets to decide that the path we choose is right or wrong and even if it is wrong how is it even possible to state that God is not with us through that path ,through the struggle .
Now, in way perceive this as me refuting the idea or existence of God but understand that people go on to defend something throughout their lives which they were labeled in just minutes after their birth ;their name, religion and ideals and this is very much hysterical because we have no reason to follow something if we don’t believe in it our self and even if we go on to believe in the things passed onto us from our ancestors, what answer do we get just thinking over one question, is it true to your being? Forgetting about the logic it may hold but is it reflecting upon our own life or are we simply pretending to follow a false conviction.
At times when our worship fails us why is it that we question our beliefs and ideals which we’ve been justifying from the time we gained conscious.