Awareness is the key

The lessons in our lives come at the right time and follow a divine pattern- a lesson meant for a certain time will only appear after a previous lesson has been thoroughly learnt, been revised and you have been tested for it and you have cleared the test before the next one appears- its fascinating how our lessons appear and how much they can make us grow or retard our growth if we fail to recognize them – awareness is always the key- the moment you realize that whatever is happening is what we have chosen for this moment, life eases and our soul opens up to receive the guidance meant to take us through that lesson- always, always look at the bigger picture- ask what’s the universe trying to tell me- what’s it asking of me- and you will know, its asking you to expand your divine potential and reach for your highest self- the Buddha in you – be aware, listen, listen, always listen.

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Paradox of personality

Each one of us is a paradox – we carry conflicting personalities inside us – which overlap and merge and meld so brilliantly sometimes that it’s hard to separate them- but when these paradoxes are very distinct and black & white , that’s where we need to integrate them – to arrive at the best and highest version of our own self – for example , a person who’s extremely courageous and bold is utterly vulnerable under that veneer of courage and strength – but once he or she is aware of this truth, that person can handle this paradox with ease and love – and can slip in and out of this shadow and light with consciousness- and that is the key to tappping into our authenticity- the more one accepts one’s dichotomies, the more comfortable we get in our skins and souls – and the better we are equipped to face the challenges of our path – it’s all about embracing ourselves – totally, truly, completely and unapologetically.

The child is the father of man

Learning to trust again is probably one of the toughest components of any relationship- but when it is a parent – child relationship, it’s even tougher and yet how we simplify it is up to us I guess – assuming that we have power as a parent to instruct our child like a tyrant especially when the child has presumably broken our trust – (read lies, hiding the truth, stepping out of boundaries, harming their bodies and souls and hearts) is assuming we can keep them safe by becoming an ogre- the only way to redeem their trust in themselves is for a parent to learn to trust the child again – to believe that experiences ( pleasant or unpleasant) are a part of growing up – that the child’s life is much more than that broken trust and doesn’t define his/ her entire being – that as mothers we can always build what’s broken – trust, feelings, hearts, souls – and that the greatest gift we can give our children is the gift of being truly loved and accepted .

Lessons of life

The lessons in our lives come at the right time and follow a divine pattern- a lesson meant for a certain time will only appear after a previous lesson has been thoroughly learnt, been revised and you have been tested for it and you have cleared the test before the next one appears- its fascinating how our lessons appear and how much they can make us grow or retard our growth if we fail to recognize them – awareness is always the key- the moment you realize that whatever is happening is what we have chosen for this moment, life eases and our soul opens up to receive the guidance meant to take us through that lesson- always, always look at the bigger picture- ask what’s the universe trying to tell me- what’s it asking of me- and you will know, its asking you to expand your divine potential and reach for your highest self- the Buddha in you – be aware, listen, listen, always listen. 

Hunger for Love

Mother Teresa said, “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” And I can’t help but ponder that perhaps the deepest need of every human soul is to be loved truly for what they are and for what they become. Nothing empowers a human more than the fact that he is loved for being uniquely himself. And that is what keeps them going- to brave the fiercest battles against circumstances read illness, loss, grief, bad finances and emerge stronger.

Yet its a big paradox that even though love is what is our very right as a human, is also a treasure that needs to be cherished and valued, even more when we get abundance of it. It’s the most fragile of life’s treasures, yet the most strongest. It is most sought after, longed for and craved for by souls. Those who stumble upon it by chance may not value it much and those who wait for it all their lives know its inestimable worth by its mere absence.

The search for true love may fuel many heartbreaks but it also dispels endless illusions of  life as well, making us more aware of who we are and who we are not. It breaks down our walls and makes us see the world in a more humane way.  It  opens up human hearts to become more vulnerable, compassionate, kind and end the darkness of their inner world and move towards light. It’s the only way for us to grow closer to our real selves, to become more authentic and to be absolutely true to our cores; to be fearless to be ourselves and to be the highest version of our selves.

No wonder then, love is the highest calling for a human soul and one that can’t be replaced by any other energy. It’s the most potent energy to drive us to move mountains of obstacles and cross oceans of despair.

Once you feel this hunger deeply and intensely only then you can become capable of loving more and giving more. And it all begins by loving yourself first, by filling up your emptiness with the love for the self and love for the divine.

Hunger is a mere indicator of how far you have traveled on the road of love and a mere hump on the path of your soul calling. Accept and embrace this hunger and see the miracles unfold.

till next time,14th-Feb-Love-14th-feb-love-wallpaper-free-download-valentine-widescreen-high-resolution-high-definition-wallpapers-1024x768

take care

Meenu

 

 

Anatomy of passion

I feel passion is the single most potent force that rules this world and is the reason man has come way ahead of himself and his limitations to discover, invent and explore the impossible.

And as I go about trailing my passion for coffee, I realize that there’s a whole world  out there to know that I did not have any clue about and the farther I walk into this world roused by this new found passion, the more intriguing it becomes and more challenging to explore.

The different aromas of coffee, the myriad ways in which it can be made, the way different people perceive it, taste it & relish it- it’s a new learning curve for me and I am enjoying it to bits.

Coffee, for me in a raw way is a liquid part of my being. It’s one addiction I am mighty proud of and shamelessly on top of that. I have made some great friends over it and have had some life changing revelations while having it. God has spoken to me while I have been in bed with it and my soul has stirred to dispel so many of my illusions while sipping it- it’s almost a divine drink for me- nectar from heaven, I swear.

And that’s what is the anatomy of passion- it leaves you lusting for more; to follow the scent that it triggers and be ready to enter dense jungles & pursue unknown trails . It pushes you towards unfamiliar terrain and yet makes you fearless enough to tread it.

My biggest passion however, is love. To understand it fully and truly is what keeps me going and has, so far in life. It’s the entire circumference of my existence and my soul calling.

One may argue that love is a natural state of our being and to fall in love or be in love is what we are wired as humans to do . It’s what we are instinctively meant to do but I feel differently about it.

Unless something becomes or evolves to become a passion, it remains mediocre, normal, commonplace and undistinguished. It has to ascend to a higher status for it to possess you and wash you all over, day in & day out. It needs constant nurturing to grow beautiful, stunning and mature.

Writing is another great passion of mines. It’s like the air I breathe; the thing that keeps me sane & alive to the core. It’s my obsession with my self and the only way I have discovered the unknown parts of my soul. It’s my reason to be; my cosmos, my moon, my sun & my stars.

And the list goes on- friends, books, travel…

It’s fascinating to know that what we are passionate about , defines us- tells so much about us to others and to our own selves.

Passion is truly a driving force for leading a fuller, meaningful life and to know , follow, and nourish your passion is being your most authentic self. It’s the only way you will discover the Buddha in you. Keep your passions alive and watch your inner world shine.

till next time,

keep smiling

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You are here- there’s nothing I fear…

Past few days, this thought has been deepening in my soulscapeb81d7dd69925d25634744b21c83cc64c and it just keeps growing each day, watered by my faith and trust in the goodness of life…in the divinity that has created this cosmos.
And when I look back, I realize that it has taken me many years & countless silent tears to ascend to this present state – of fearlessness. Of being safe with what I have become over the years ; of being smug within this cocoon of light that has broken in through the cave of my darkness.
Yes, I want more  – more of myself, more of what I can become, more of my own light to dazzle me and leave me stunned at myself – even blind me.
I want to drain out what I am capable of to the last drop and then fill it up again and then squeeze that too to the last bit and be in this process all my life.

It’s fascinating how we learn in life and how we respond to situations/ people/ circumstances depending on our own attitudes & perceptions which in turn are guided or rather nourished by our learning curve.
Yesterday, while I was at  ( my first) coffee cupping session here in Dubai, I realized that to taste twelve different flavors of raw, roasted coffee involves such fine distinction of the palate which must come with immense practice. My taste buds could not decipher the distinction so intently as some of the experts could. It all come down to the technique of tasting & experience which I clearly lacked. And it dawned on me that what I have learnt over the years is perhaps the fine distinction of my emotions. It has taken me age & innumerable approaches to decipher, analyse and understand my feelings – to accept them gently, allow them their space and to let them go when it is time. It’s not been an easy journey but then ascension of the soul is never an easy process.
We have to push our own limits to confront our authentic selves – to unleash what lies beneath – to be absolutely true to oneself.
These days, I hear this thought resonating in the corridors of my soul – “you are here, I have nothing to fear.” God knows and my soul too understands the reason for this thought and that is all that matters.

As long we are aware that what we are experiencing is what we chose & is the best for us, there’s nothing to fear.

 

till next time,
keep smiling
Meenu