Sunday, November 25, 2007

Forgiveness and Hatred

It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured. I realized, somehow, through the screaming in my mind, that even in that shackled, bloody helplessness, I was still free; free to hate the men who were torturing me, or to forgive them. It doesn't sound like much, I know. But in the flinch and bite of the chain, when its all you've got, that freedom is a universe of possibility. And the choice you make, between hating and forgiving, can become the story of your life.

-Gregory David Roberts (Shantaram)

Monday, November 19, 2007

These 4 letters that's called LIFE

Amazing how at every turn of our lives, the same revelation appears in a different form........the revelation that LIFE is so rewarding and yet we take it for granted time after we really need that ultimate "life changing" revelation to actually start appreciating what we have???

Yeah it's true that our life is enriched with all the experiences we go through but do all of us have to experience the same thing to understand the importance of this privilege we have. Do we lack the understanding or is it just that as humans while we think we are the most intelligent/smarted of all beings, we probably are also the weakest...... weak enough to be carried away by emotions. When we seek strength of the heart, we are actually rendered helpless???

We want somebody to share our lives with, enjoy the pleasure of living for someone, add meaning to our existence, add purpose to our existence.

So here's to a wonderful privilege given to us by God.....

Live and let live is not where it should end, let's join hands and make this world a better place to live, filled with love and harmony amongst all creations of God....

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Giving thanks....

... amongst many other things... some which I cannot speak of, some which need not be mentioned..... I thank thee for opening the window to a world which I had only dreamt of exploring....

today....I saw the rabbit on the moon....
today....I appreciated the imperfections of the perfect moon...
today....I saw the clouds caress the moon....
today....I saw the moonlight shine upon me...
today....I once again thank you... for this and much more....


The winds are cold, the winds are biting
The skies are stormy, the skies are dark
As I walk against the wind I'm fighting
Calls me to it, this old rusted bench in the park

Deserting the tree and leaving it hollow
Like the weathered leaves of autumn
Gone away is happiness, leaving behind sorrow
The heart feels empty, cold and numb

The eyes are moist, the hair are ruffled
The raging winds, the crumpled leaves
Abstract in pattern, the leaves are whiffled
The rain comes down, now the heart heaves

Caressing me gently, washes away my tears
The rain melts my heart, fills the chasm
The emptiness is gone and gone are my fears
With hope and love, my heart blossoms.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Crossroads

We are always at some crossroads in life, be it small or big, easy or difficult, short-term or long-term.

We can either make the choice of what road we want to take or just follow the wind, go with the flow.....However, we as humans are lucky enough to be born with the intelligence to decide/choose what we want....

So, I think that at least if we choose what we want rather than just following the wind, which BTW is going it's own course, at the end of the day even the wind goes it's own way and you are left on your own....By making the conscious choice, at least we are doing something in the direction of what we want in life. Instead of having other factors influence or decide for us, we should follow our hearts.

And hey, the biggest mistake in life one can make, is not taking that chance.... after all you gotta take risks and yeah if you follow your heart, you know you won't regret your decision(s).

Sooner or later we all realize this.......sooner or later.....

Friday, November 09, 2007

Procrastination!? I don't think so

A friend forwarded this email to me about a person in Arizona who was supposed to be pullin' off an all nighter working on his presentation for the next day, but instead, he cleaned his bathroom sink, his refrigerator, paid his bills and what not.....

Funny enough, I've been through such situations myself....a couple of times...and I've mentioned it to this same friend who forwarded that email to me... he'll be like what you doin and I tell him that I am cleaning my kitchen or doing laundry....and he is like "Are you crazy!!?? Shouldn't you be doing your office work???", and I tell him that I have to do these things in order to be able to focus on my actual work....and surprisingly enough, we get the same or more work done in lesser time than we would have actually spent sitting there *trying* to get that thing done.......

At least for me, even though I am doing other things, subconsciously my mind is actually working on the problem at hand.... and then by the time I am ready and done w/ the distractions, I have not only figured out how to go about solving my issues at work or getting ideas or material for work, but I also managed to get other things done, like cleaning my apt or paying my bills, yeah I get more accomplished.......

Anyway, I think we can actually fit a lot more in a day's work than we actually do... but I guess that's something which will remain that way and for the better I think....

So, now you tell me... do you experience anything like that? have something else to share.... feel free to leave your comments! :)