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25 years and one day only I am consciously on this earth, yet I barely understand the world and its containing, specially being, human being. Those who appear near are actually far, and those far are near.

I have realised that individuals are here to live as merely ‘individuals’, and not dependent on other objects or subjects. Then a question came into my mind ‘what it is to exist?’ I can see all philosophical theories bias here, how can one be free yet dependent? Well, i believe self-understanding comes first but the self is huge as the world, we try to escape reality by self-understanding. eurm not clear? Saw that confusion? Nothing is clear all is blurred out. Maybe those are changes?
Life is ever flowing, ever moving, ever changing & forever evolving.. Should plant the seed of positivity into the mind, nourish it daily with love & happiness will flower, as fear begins to die.. #help

Silver jubilee

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9131 days, 1/4 century, yess it is no surprise that each second we are growing. Hair-falls, skin-falls or tear falls, every of these tiny things make life.

It is my silver jubilee, my 25th years of existence on earth. There were some times in life where there were downs, hopelessness but after all these were only here to make one stronger. Not everyone agreed with me but I made sure to stand up for myself, without putting anyone down.

I learnt to live in gratitude where every night before going to bed, I thank something or someone for the day I had, for everything actually, be it good or bad. There were difficult times but with the right support and right mindset, I managed to overcome them.

Remember: What goes around comes around, it is best to spread the light within, to brighten your world & everyone’s world.

Just like everyday today, also I thank everyone and everything for being part of my amazing life. And special thanks to that thing that always guides me in sorrows and happiness.
Heartfelt thank you. 

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Share our knowledge..

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We must share our knowledge with other people. … We all have abilities far beyond what we use.
You develop through relationships. There are some with higher powers who have come back with more knowledge. They will seek out those who need the development and help them.

In this one-room schoolhouse we call the earth, we do not learn all of our lessons simultaneously. For example, we may have already mastered the course in compassion and charity, but we may only be beginners when it comes to patience or forgiveness. We may be graduate students in faith and hope, but kindergartners in anger or non-violence.

Messages from the masters
CHAPTER TEN
Healers

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Co-existence and harmony

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Co-existence and harmony . . . Everything must be balanced Nature is balanced. The beasts live in harmony. Humans have not learned to do that. They continue to destroy themselves. There is no harmony, no plan to what they do. It’s so different in nature. Nature is balanced. Nature is energy and life .. . and restoration. And humans just destroy. They destroy nature. They destroy other humans. They will eventually destroy themselves.

Messages from the masters
CHAPTER EIGHT
Changing the World

Steps in Overcoming Fear

Fear is the most limiting of all emotions..

Awakening Journey

Fear is the most limiting of all emotions, and most of us operate our lives based in fear without much awareness.  That is, our behaviors, reactions, and decisions are determined by our fears created by our past emotional pain, trauma, or abuse. Fear is a negative emotion created by our ego.  Therefore, we do not need to make our decisions based in fear, so we can behave, react, and decide for our lives what is best by our higher selves for our highest potential.  Fears also creates anxiety and depression and a host of other mental illnesses.  I wrote an earlier post, “Overcoming Fear,” that giving into fear is a choice whether consciously or unconsciously.

I am sharing the specific steps I use to manage and overcome my fears called, “Emotional Release Practice.” Please see this link for additional details. It goes something like this:

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Ego’s Emotions and Illusions

‘We begin to experience our truth through genuine feelings, speak our truth, and finally, live our truth” 🙂 Thank you Brooke.

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In the spiritual community, we hear many who talk about feeling our experiences instead of thinking about them, and how we must be in touch with our feelings instead using our rational minds to experience our world.  I generally agree with being in touch with our feelings as it taps directly in our intuitive center.  However, I have observed those who are driven by their emotions that is influenced by our egos, and confusing this with their feelings.

I have observed that feelings are different from emotions. Many who are experiencing spiritual growth confuse these two as well including yours truly in the past.  When we have not released our egos, we have emotions that change from moment to moment.  Our egos raise many negative emotions such as fear, resentment, anger, jealousy, greed, envy, etc.  When we are driven by our emotions that are transient in nature, ever changing from…

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Life’s second chance

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Some says second love does not exist, I would say that people is pessimist. I think everyone should give life a second chance. It is true that the first love is unique, powerful, and hard to forget, but time is the best teacher and healer. Nothing goes to waste on the journey of life, both good & bad experiences, simply shape the mind & heart for what is to come. Just shaping the heart and mind with the right wisdom one can overcome any storm.

There is no need to become bitter, what has gone has gone, one must flower again & shine brightly as before. Moreover, by losing someone does not mean life stops there. For sure, it hurts, without the bad like hurt and pain we would never realize the weight of that love. One should not be led by fear or sadness, always allow love to guide, confusion will just lead in circles and love shall find you freedom.

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Sometimes, as a normal human being we do want love, affection, care, support, craziness, a friend, well everything, that little world of just two souls. At that very moment, we are taught about patience and about ourselves, and realizing that, oops we have a heart!

Love, believe me, is such a wonderful and peaceful feeling, and one should not wait or expect love from a human only. I lost my hero few months back, I said no one can ever be like him but was restricting my thoughts which was wrong, and then released that thought. And today we welcomed a new sweetheart, a new love. She is a female, no name yet. Just have a look at the cuteness. 🙂

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I sincerely hope whoever is seeking love do find theirs. Sincerely ask something and you will get it, and remember to always be positive, even in the negative. Life is a duality just find the balance.

Thank you 🙂

Hello 2014

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A new year, a new day, a new dawn, a fresh chance to make the world a better place, fresh hope appears like a beautiful rainbow after the rain..

Do the maximum best to make 2014 as positive and productive as possible. No expectations, just living and appreciating the moment.

Wish you all lovely people a very happy and auspicious year. Full of happiness and appreciation..

Goodbye 2013

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2013 was a year with not so much of excitement and adventures but rather peaceful, calm and enlightening. I found that happiness is within myself and not by expecting on others (again and again).

Besides these, I have met and known amazing people. Been in heartfelt mode very often. Tried to offer my gratitude to nearly everyone and everything I could.

My greatest challenge was to get to know my ‘depths’ and specially assume my femininity. The first part remains unexplored whereas the second part, somewhat assuming! Well, at least I did not quit without trying. well, It’s not the end yet 😉

Thanks to everyone and everything. Thanks to the unknowable guiding force, the wisdom, the courage, the strength. Thank you

I wish that 2014 brings good surprises and more positive changes.

 

 

 

2013 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people.

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Love can heal, stress can kill

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Over the course of our lifetimes, an overlay of fear, anger, envy, sadness, insecurity, and many other negative thoughts and emotions accrues and covers our beautiful inner nature. This outer covering is intensified and reinforced by our childhood training and experiences in the current life. We appear to be what we are not—angry and fearful people, filled with insecurity, guilt, and self-doubts. We have forgotten who we really are.

We do not need to learn about love and balance, about peace and compassion, about forgiveness and faith. We have always known these things.

Instead, our task is to unlearn those negative and harmful emotions and attitudes that plague our lives and cause us, our communities, and our world such misery. As we let go of these negative traits, lo and behold, we rediscover our true nature, our positive and loving self. It has been there all the time, covered over, obscured, and forgotten.

When we remove the outer layers of dirt and debris, the negative thoughts and emotions, when we clean and polish away the outer overlay, then we can once again discern the true diamonds we really are.  We have always been diamonds underneath.

Letting go of fear, anger, and other negative emotions is important for good physical health as well as for spiritual well-being. It is now widely recognized that mental stress (which includes negative emotions such as fear, anger, chronic anxiety, and depression) is one of the leading causes of illness and death in the world. Our bodies are intimately linked to our minds, so our moods and emotions are easily translated into physical symptoms. Love can heal; stress can kill.

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Removing Obstacles to Happiness and Joy – Messages from the Masters ( Tapping into the Power of Love) Excerpt. by Brian L. Weiss, M.D

Who am I?

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I am sorry, but I guess this post will deceive some people. I am not doctor, not a lawyer, not an engineer. Saying this because I’m being judged according to my profession and status. Sorry to say but I am just a very simple girl, with a very simple middle class life and teaching is my profession. I really do not want other people to say who I am or what am i, without being in my shoes!

Moreover, if I AM still searching for my true self, who the hell are you to underestimate me. I am sorry I will never be able to match you in class and standard, but I am very happy in my own world without gold. I am not self-centered nor have to prove people who or what I am. No, I’m not perfect nor judgmental. Actually, those people are not to be blamed. Thanks to such people due to whom I understand the other side of life too.

I am happy and much grateful for what I am and who I am today, even though I have more to go.

p.s People come in different shapes, sizes & colours, love them for what is on the inside, never judge for being different. I’m not a superwoman, just a human 🙂

Chacun pour soi, Dieu pour tous.

(writing this in a very pissed off mood and pmsing *sorry*)

Existentialism

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ExisLike “rationalism” and “empiricism,” “existentialism” is a term that belongs to intellectual history. Its definition is thus to some extent one of historical convenience. The term was explicitly adopted as a self-description by Jean-Paul Sartre, and through the wide dissemination of the postwar literary and philosophical output of Sartre and his associates, notably Simone de Beauvoir, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Albert Camus. Existentialism became identified with a cultural movement that flourished in Europe in the 1940s and 1950s. The nineteenth century philosophers, Søren Kierkegaard and Friedrich Nietzsche, came to be seen as precursors of the movement. Existentialism was as much a literary phenomenon as a philosophical one. By the mid-1970s the cultural image of existentialism had become a cliché, parodied in countless books and films by Woody Allen.

On the existential view, to understand what a human being is it is not enough to know all the truths that natural science, including the science of psychology, could tell us. The dualist who holds that human beings are composed of independent substances, “mind” and “body” is no better off in this regard than is the physicalist, who holds that human existence can be adequately explained in terms of the fundamental physical constituents of the universe. Existentialism does not deny the validity of the basic categories of physics, biology, psychology, and the other sciences. It claims only that human beings cannot be fully understood in terms of them. Nor can such an understanding be gained by supplementing our scientific picture with a moral one. Categories of moral theory such as intention, blame, responsibility, character, duty, virtue, and the like do capture important aspects of the human condition, but neither moral thinking nor scientific thinking suffices.

“Existentialism”, therefore, may be defined as the philosophical theory which holds that a further set of categories, governed by the norm of authenticity, is necessary to grasp human existence. To approach existentialism in this categorical way may seem to conceal what is often taken to be its “heart”, namely, its character as a gesture of protest against academic philosophy, its anti-system sensibility, and its flight from the “iron cage” of reason. But while it is true that the major existential philosophers wrote with a passion and urgency rather uncommon in our own time, and while the idea that philosophy cannot be practiced in the disinterested manner of an objective science is indeed central to existentialism, it is equally true that all the themes popularly associated with existentialism, dread, boredom, alienation, the absurd, freedom, commitment, nothingness, and so on, find their philosophical significance in the context of the search for a new categorical framework, together with its governing norm.

Themes in Existentialism

Here is a list of themes that are important in existentialism. They are not all taken up by every existentialist thinker and they are not entirely consistent with one another.

1. Importance of the individual

The leading question in this case is “What does it mean to be existing as a human being?” This question leads out in a number of directions.

• There is a pressing question concerning what is right and wrong in a world of moral chaos.

• There is the daunting issue of what constitutes a meaningful way of life in a world in which all talk of purposes has become obscure.

• There is a realization that the human concerns and human experience count in a world that has proven to be mostly unknowable. This corresponds to a suspicion of the reductionistic and over-confident ways of science, philosophy, and metaphysics and also expresses continuity with the instincts of literature, poetry, and art.

• The imperative to “be an individual!” takes on great importance as a way of orienting human life in a world described by these other considerations.

2. Importance of choice

We see this preeminently in Kierkegaard and Nietzsche. But it is perhaps most colorfully expressed by Karl Rahner who described human beings as one giant decision (in his case, for or against God).

• We are constituted by our decisions.

• We cannot appeal to systems of law or convention or tradition as decisively furnishing instructions for life choices; every choice has to be personally appropriated.

• In fact, being human sometimes involves decisions that transcend the realm of moral and conventional concerns.

3. Anxiety regarding life, death, contingencies, and extreme situations

Tillich’s formulation expresses this point beautifully: he speaks of our anxiety due to the “threat of non-being.” The forms of non-being are many and various and each prefigures the ultimate loss of being that is death and the ultimate contingency of being that is birth. Both the chance events and extreme situations of life make evident the threat of non-being and cuase us anxiety.

• Being human is finding oneself “thrown” (Heidegger) into a world with no clear logical, ontological, or moral structure.

• We hide from death, from uncertainty, from ourselves, from Being-Itself (Tillich) with enormous creativity but with self-destructive consequences.

• Extreme situations make our hiding impossible and so they often become the focus for philosophical and literary reflection on human anxiety.

4. Meaning and absurdity

Sartre spoke of an unfulfillable desire for complete fulfillment and thereby expressed the meaning of absurdity.

• We are forced to ask ultimate questions by the very nature of our lives and by our yearning for orientation and purpose in our lives, yet decisive answers prove unachievable.

• Meaning must therefore be constructed through courageous choice in the face of this absurd situation.

• This kind of choice cannot be understood as achieving moral certainty; rather it is moral heroism within an essentially morally vague and chaotic world.

5. Authenticity

Sartre’s opposition to bad-faith (or self-deception) is an example of what is meant by authenticity; perhaps Heidegger’s expatiation of authentic existence is one of the most complete.

• We need to face up to our situation rather than making things worse with self-deceptive approaches to religion, metaphysics, morality, or science.

• We need to make decisions courageously; the key to this is accepting our own limitations and realizing that we cannot achieve certainty in the making of such decisions.

• We need to be honest with ourselves and each other: we must not settle for less than the actual anxiety due us!

6. Social criticism

Many existentialists deconstructed social conventions and practices.

• They are forms of hiding and expressions of fear and ignorance.

• Sartre applied this kind of analysis to religion, society, morality, politics, psychoanalysis, scientism, technology, etc.

• Existentialist literature often carried out this unmasking of convention and social patterns with enormous effect (especially in the novels of Camus).

7. Importance of personal relations

It must be said that the existentialist imperative to be an individual is front and center but another imperative becomes important in some existantialists (especially Buber): be an individual-in-community!

• As the pitfalls of scientism show, relations to objects in the world are deceptive; the important relations are those between people (Buber’s I-Thou relation vs. I-It experience).

• Creating meaning, if analyzed carefully, actually means creating and discovering relations between people.

• Religious existentialists see the God-human relation as the ground of all relations between human beings.

8. Atheism and Religion

Here is one of the greatest disagreements among existentialists, testifying perhaps to the inescapable vagueness of the field of life within which human beings must make decisions that create meaning. Though the nature of that field of life and its ground are dramatically contested, all existentialists hold that a decision in relation to it is the key issue for human beings.

• It has been said that the world is too small for more than one free reality. This implies that either God is free or human beings are, but not both. To say that both God and human beings are free leads to intolerable problems of theodicy and contradictions while to deny to freedom to both leads to an intolerably meaningless and actually impossible world. This assumption is shared by a strange, divrse group of thinkers.

• Calvin and Spinoza said human beings are determined, in order to do justice to the freedom of God.

• Sartre said human beings are free, so there can be no God. It is the conviction of human freedom (and really abandonment to freedom) that drives the atheist existentialist rejection of the reality of God.

9. Religion

Religion is a deeply contested point within existentialism

• While some existentialists reject the reality of God, other existentialists have no problem with God and see an appropriate tension between divine and human freedom.

• However, there is some agreement: all existentialists tend to be suspicious of religion as such (meaning religious organizations and religious systems).

• Religious existentialists give profound analyses of ethical and religious choices that are interestingly different from the analyses of courageous choice furnished by atheistic existentialists. For example, Kierkegaard expounded on three stages of life: the aesthetic, the ethical, and the religious, stressing the rational unaproachability especially of the transition from the ethical to the religious; the criterialessness of the choice to be religious is essential to the life of faith.

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. Jean Paul Sartre

The tassel’s worth the hassle

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Nothing is impossible for he who believes in himself, if you go beyond self made limitations, you can reach for the stars.

Just a day like another day? I doubt so. With my neutral mood, I will try to write something.

Well, 8th December 2013, Graduation day. Three years went on hell quickly. The amazing part was my amazing friends, teacher, events etc… Wish everyone best of luck for their future.

The amazing moment during the graduation ceremony was when everyone stood up when we entered the hall with the gown and cap in hand. Wow I felt that respect, and really thankful or that.

The tassel worth the hassle? Well my tassel was indeed hassled! You will know why after looking at the pictures!

This is not the end but the beginning rather, the beginning to an unending path. And the more I learn the more I realize I know nothing!

You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can
steer yourself in any direction you choose; you’re on your own, and you
know what you know, and you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

On this day, I wish some people happy married life. All the best.