Only when ……

क्या पांव कि धूल माथे का चंदन बन सकता है।*

No way! May be!

Sure it can, only when, it’s the dust of GOD feet, it becomes equivalent to sandalwood for a man’s head.

* Can dust of the feet become sandalwood for forehead.

Happy Deepavali 

Today is the Festival of Lights when every household is illuminated with lights. The beautiful sight of light from diyas brightening the entrances of every house welcoming Goddess Lakshmi into their homes to remove the darkness of sorrow, pain, unhappiness and obstacles from their lives and to grant them the blessings of prosperity, happiness, peace, love and wealth.

May Goddess Lakshmi always protect us. Happy Deepavali 🙂

Working out

If only weight lose was as easy as weight gain. To cause weight gain you have to do nothing literally, no exercise, no watching diet no nothing. Ah, how blissful, you can eat whatever you like, you need not punish yourself with tiresome workouts, just sit and eat. And good thing is gaining weight doesn’t even take much time, just few weeks of mindless eating and you got your excess weight, Tada! 

But that’s not what we are yearning for. We yearn for healthy body with good figure so we do all sorts of things to attain it. Eating healthy, with some or other kind of work out, like yoga, Pilates, walking, jogging, running, weights and what not. And guess what we have to do them tirelessly to achieve and maintain the results. There is no resting. 

Yet there is a very valuable by product we achieve from all the workouts and that is, we feel good. No matter how hellish the workout feels one’s it’s done we feel really good, we get high from it and we feel more productive as well all day. So that’s that going for us. But trust me even though it feel so good once you finish you workout, everyday is a struggle for me to start working out, to get my ass moving, sigh. Nothing is achieved without working for it kiddo, remember that. 

Wise words

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Says:

Many have a problem of letting go of control. This results in anxiety, restlessness and it sours relationships.

Wake up and see, are you really in control? What are you in control of? Perhaps a tiny part of your waking state! Isn’t that so?

You are not in control when you are sleeping or dreaming. You are not in control of thoughts and emotions coming to you. You may choose to express it or not, but they come to you without your prior permission! You realize that most of the functions of your body are not in your control, and the same for your life and the whole universe. Similarly, do you think you are in control of all the events in your life or in the world? That is a joke!

When you look at things from this angle you need not be afraid of losing control, because you have none! Whether you realize it or not, when you let go of your sense of control that is when you truly relax. Your identification of being somebody does not let you relax totally and it keeps your domain limited.

Love

Love is preserved by wisdom, destroyed by demand, tested by doubt, nourished by longing. It blossoms with faith & grows with gratitude.

– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar