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Notes to Myself – 1

When I see I am doing it wrong, a part of me wants to keep on doing it the same way and even starts looking for reasons to justify the continuation. And no one can tell me better – not even me!

Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes and I am left the same as I began. The more things change the more I am the same. It appears that my life is a constant irony of maturity and regression, but my sense of progress is based on the illusion that things out there are going to remain same and that, at last, I have gained a little control. But there will never be means to ends, only means. I am what I started with, and when it is all over I will be all that is left of me.

~Hugh Prather

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Monogamy – a myth?

Monogamy is a myth. It has been rammed down people’s throats for far too long. It isn’t just a matter of excess hormones or vanity, but, as all the research indicates, a genetic configuration found in almost all animals.

                                                Paternity tests given to birds, monkeys and foxes revealed that simply because these species had developed a social relationship very similar to marriage it did not necessarily mean that they had been faithful to each other. David Barash, professor of Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle had said that the only species in nature that doesn’t commit adultery and in which there seems to be 100% momogamy is a flat worm. The male and female worms meet as adolescents and their bodies literally fuse together.

~ Paulo Coehlo (The Winner Stands Alone)

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MINUS LIFE

Recently a society for blind people visited our company (I am very bad in remembering names). Some greeting cards made by these visually impaired people were on display. After seeing them my mind bemused into the thoughts as to how these people would have imagined their surroundings. The colors, the imagination, the thoughts, the designs were just amazing. I bow and salute these people and to the society.

I really adore and respect those people who inspite of their weakness have faced the challenge full hearted. Real courage lies when you fight with yourself, you face the hindrance and crush all the barriers with infinite help coming from inside you. But, what if someone is taking an upper hand and gaining everything by showing this disability.

There is one girl in our PG who belongs to a poor family and her father is a peon in some bank. She was studying far and in her academics she used to tell that her father was handicap-carpenter. Why? Just to get scholarship. I hated her like anything…..how one can tell about father like this? There is one guy N who was doing internship with me in my company. He is lame, so we all are very sympathetic and soft towards him. He used to tell that he has gained so much by showing his disability. He really needs our support but what if he thinks our love and support as our greatest weakness. Sometimes I get confuse as to what needs to be done then?

Then I remember Paulo’s words in ‘Like the flowing River’

‘Well, that’s not going to stop me helping anyone.’

‘We can each of us only offer what we have’, came the wise man’s reply.

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Made me to think!

I am reading Kahil Gibran’s ‘The Broken Wings’. I always loved his writngs and just loved the way when he personifies nature. Some words from The Broken Wings……

“It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and preserving courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created in years or even generations”

Does he talk about something like ‘love at first sight’? Love for me is always in long companionship. Love takes time. But sometimes I do feel affinity for some people, I do feel for some people that I need them. But I never felt that spiritual link! I just want to know how that spiritual affinity feels! And many times for me it comes true that first expression may not be the last expression. I think spiritual affinity also takes time.

Is there no link between love and time given to a relationship?

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FREEFALL

thousand faces

hidden behind

those clouds

fluttering heart

is echoing love

to soar desires

for a glimpse

of a pilgrimage voyage

alone in sea of past

to flee an angel message

thrashed somewhere

in redundant earthy needs

just to welcome unknowingly

– a freefall from heaven above!

P.S. – Not sure whether these thoughts jumped after reading ‘the five people you meet in Heaven’  (by Mitch Albom) but am sure the book is still in my heart and every chapter is just flowing in my mind.

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It always takes me to different world and every time I feel I am new me, whenever I finish reading any book of Paulo Coelho. I am with ‘The Fifth Mountain’. When I started the book, I failed to adhere my mind with the wordings. But there was something that was binding me to keep on turning page. The more I went further, more the book mesmerized me. And now I am completely in new world – like new vitality has grown inside. I don’t know for how long it will continue, but whatever I am now feeling blessed and I guess I am ready to take tough decisions. Bless me!

From the book……..

“Each one has a name from birth but must learn to baptize his life with the word he has chosen to give meaning to that life………The destruction of the city and the death of the woman he loved had been necessary for Elijah to understand that he too must have name. And at that moment he named his life Liberation. “

What name will you give to your life? At this moment I am feeling to give the name ‘RAIN’ to my life. Don’t know why….rain for me is not rain, but everytime when I see rain, I feel blessed. If in future I am clear about my life, then surely I will change. 🙂

“A child can always teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to be always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”

“A warrior accepts defeat. He does not treat it as a matter of indifference, nor does he attempt to transform it into a victory. The pain of defeat is bitter to him; he suffers at indifference and becomes desperate with loneliness. After all this has passed, he licks his wounds and begins everything anew. A warrior knows that war is made of many battles; he goes on”

“Can God be evil? the boy insisted. ‘God is all powerful’, answered Elijah. ‘He can do anything, and nothing is forbidden to Him, for if it were, there would exist someone more powerful than He, to prevent His doing certain things. In that case, I should prefer to worship and revere that more powerful someone…….Still because of His infinite power, He chose to do only Good. If we reach the end of our story, we shall see that often Good is disguised as Evil, but it goes on being the Good, and is part of the plan that He created for Humanity.”

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