Saturday, February 4, 2012

Channel Your Thoughts Into Action

Do you feel that you don't have time for doing a lot of important things in your life? I often felt that till a few days ago & only sometimes nowadays... Why?

First of all, time is a man made constant & constantly changing factor. As per this factor, if we do believe in it, we all have 24 hours each day. So it's not that time is our enemy or opponent. It's just that we are our own opponent/s because we don't channel it and make it our friend so it works in sync with us.

The art is to channel our thoughts and take actions to do what we want instead of contemplating what is non existant & expecting the worse. What may/ may not finally happen is that we either get what we want completed or in some cases, not completed that day. But we may end up doing something worthwhile instead of letting our heads rule the better part of our day in wishful thinking.

So here's the steps I took to make it my friend. I pen down my schedule at the start of everyday. It helps keep my irrelevant thoughts at bay when I know what I want, planned in front of me. Before I know it, I start doing it & being in it. I've been doing it in my head since January & started being practical with it since February.

When I complete a task, I literally feel a load off my shoulder. It's like mission accomplished... 1 small thing at a time. Mark my words, it really helps. I've achieved so much in these past few days that I've been planning to do & always thought I'll do it one day.

Thanks to one of my great friends Sonja for inspiring me to write this. Good luck with channeling your thoughts into action. :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Alpha Is The Omega

Up until a few years ago, I've had been a pessimist in a true sense. All I talked about was being sad, thinking negatively & writing all these thoughts to over popoluate this already negative world with more negativity. Well, that was a few years ago....

Now, I preach positivity in my speech, words, actions, etc. Sometimes I'm taken off guard by negativity and it hits me in the face like a cold slap & I've often wondered why... when I'm all positive one moment and next I know I'm filled with sadness all of a sudden.

Today, the light has been thrown on this naturally curious question of mine. Thank you Osho and thanks to my hubby who told me about it.

The fact is, positivity and negativity are 2 sides of the same coin. So, even if you're stuck to one, the other always preys on the other & stays alive no matter how hard you try to nip it in the bud.

The only way, is letting go of both positivity and negativity and be in NO MIND. I still don't know how to do that all the time. It has happened to me from time to time. All I've to learn, is to stay in it always & forever.

So let's say, this is the Alpha & the Omega - the first step is the last step......

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Unlocking the hidden secrets

The answers to the most complicated things in life are always the easiest. The only reason it takes us an eternity to find these simple answers is because we're expecting complicated answers. We forget that simple and obvious things still do exist. We look elsewhere for solutions when we can be sitting right on it or in it

I've been searching for answers to this, that and everything here, there and everywhere. I just realized that the answer/ solution to all the questions in life ends here, in my MIND, as simple as that.

Mind can make, break or do/ undo anything and everything. It's where we store ideas, experiences(good, better, best or bad, worst, blah, blah). This is my super computer, my own personal super computer and I've the ability to create, manifest, destroy, learn, let stay anything and everything that I want it to do. If I don't want something to stay, nothing in this whole wide world can make it stay here.

Yes, I'm talking about the conscious, the subconscious, the unconscious and the super conscious mind here. Only I have the key to it, to let anything/ anyone stay in it. No matter how much anyone else tries, they cannot add anyone or anything go in of it unless I consciously let it in and the vice-versa is also true.

Talk about unwanted thoughts, unwanted people, unwanted habits like biting nails for example or writing something and striking it over and over again, procastination, etc.

Talk about things and habits that I've always wanted to achieve like doing things on time, learning Spanish, learning piano, a flute, pottery, learning how to deal with people & situations tactfully without blurting out my mind and in the process hurt someone's feeling sometimes.

It's so simple & I was expecting a complicated answer. Obviously, all I needed was looking inside my mind rather than seeking for it in the outside world. Now, I know this secret.

Monday, October 17, 2011

GeoMancy & MyMancy

Do you sometimes feel crowded with thoughts, less spatial inside and out, feel there is no space to breathe, people and things crowding you physically & mentally. Well, that's how I felt today. So I did Geomancy & this is the 2nd time I'm writing about it and MyMancy(a new term invented by me). Let me define both.

Defination of Geomancy:

"House clearing or space clearing which helps to transform energies in your environment to make it safer, healthier and happier for you, your family, your pets and plants."

Defination of MyMancy:

"Clearing of personal, mental, spiritual, astral, ethereal, psychological space or any other space relating to human body."

I thought, I needed space, real physical space. So I boxed up a few things ready to go to the thrift shop and some for donation. They're all going out tomorrow or maybe, day after, out of my personal space, out of my life.

Being an addicted hoarder, it was not easy. You see, I try to save everything, almost to the point that I crowd myself and my sweet, understanding hubby's personal space. But sometimes, you need to consciously take that hard decision, "to let go". You can't bottle up a lot of data/ emotions all at once. You need to learn to let go of things, past and future. To clear that physical space, so that you'll have some mental space and finally, some peace of mind.

A few days ago, I was talking to my hubby telling him, how I remember people, things, those tiny details that people forget so easily, about past, present and future. I know, it's a gift and I like it many a times. But I feel, it's unnecessary sometimes. Just like a computer, even after being a machine, it can bear only upto a certain storage space. Human mind needs to work like that. We save so much bullshit in our heads, so much unnecessary data that doesn't need to be there in the first place. It needs to be saved on an external storage device, if it's that important. If not, it's better to click that "Delete" button and let it go forever in ether. The past is gone the moment I write this, the future unknown and I care a damn about it. I love the present, but I'm not stuck to it like a dependable clingy wife.

So, I say, from this moment (or who knows since how long I've been planning this), I'll click that delete button as soon as I realize the unimportance of something in my mind, my immediate surrounding and wherever/whenever I can. This can be something present physically, mentally, spiritually, astrally, etherally, psychologically or in any other realms, if they are.

Other thing that I conciously would be doing is, if & when I feel like shopping, I'll ask myself these questions:

1) Do I really need this?

2) Will it make a difference, if I don't have this thing in my life?

3) Do I need this much? If yes, how much do I need? If no, why am I buying this obsolete thing?

4) What will happen, if I buy it/ don't buy it?

5) Will this create a burden on my head?

& lastly and the most important question, if all these questions give me a negative answer, I will ask this to my intuition, my instinct:

6) What do you think? If still no, I'll smile & not buy, if it says yes, I'll buy it/ whatever & follow my high command's order without questioning.

My goal in doing all these exercises:

Clear all spaces and be everything or nothing(as some say). Be so light that to be everywhere and nowhere at the same time. To exist, yet not exist.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Why is it that all the great actions needs guts and the ability to push yourself as if from a huge mountain. The more better the action in your mind's eyes, the higher the mountain and the more difficult the push. That fear! to do or not to do. What if I fail. What if.....? what if....?

Ok, let me go ahead and push myself and let me see where it takes me, to the pits or to the ashes, to the abyss Or maybe up above in the air 'cause you know, I've balloons with me when I took that plunge ;). And, even, if I don't have those balloons, I know I've wings and can fly. Let this belief take me to my goal. Let me take action, I'll think about thinking later....

Monday, March 15, 2010

Extra Baggage

The other day, I saw the movie, "Up in the air". I love the part where George Clooney gave a seminar on how much extra baggage a person carries in his life. It's true, isn't it. We carry so much extra bagage on us, it's hard for us to walk or even drag ourselves.

I've had this huge hoard of things that I've been hoarding since I was so young that I didn't even know the meaning of hoarding. Yesterday, I started unloading this extra baggage and found out that it was simply meaningless to save it in the 1st place. Such a waste of time and energy.

I have newspaper cutouts, some dating back to the 80's, a lot of loose papers with poems and other information. I've got lots and lots of yarn, vintage and new beads, paintings, etc, etc, etc.

My hubby believes in this philosophy: If you've kept a thing for more than a year and you've not used it, the chances are that you'll never use it. Either discard it, donate it or sell it.

It's believed in Feng-Shui that clutter blocks your positive energy. I believe that old things do it too. As they're old and old means your past, psychologically you're clinging to your past, not allowing energy to flow. Thus creating present hurdles in your life. Hoard may also mean weight on your mind, a burden which you carry with each waking hour.

I know it won't sound good coming out from the mouth of a hardcore hoarder to say that hoarding is one of the bad habits. Well, I'm a hoarder but I realize that it's harmful and do take some action. Afterall, action is more important than just bragging.

A few years back, I hand shredded loads of papers which contained my poems and other handwritten stuff. I don't regret it a bit. I felt calm and at peace with myself and believe me, a lot of good changes happened in my life as I let go of my past.

Space can create magic within and outside. The more space you've, the more you'll feel calmer. Yesterday, I got rid of another 6kgs worth of weight from my life. I gave away a few fashion mags. Today, I'm in the process of unloading or shedding another 10kgs. Although, I'm not that well, it already makes me feel good.

Physical space is important, but virtual space is just as important as physical space. Sometimes, we just favourite a page, or save a file thinking we'll use it when we get more time. I've bunchloads of favourites and I've hardly ever used them. This is a game to me. I'm planning next to clear my virtual space.

BEWARE: Never ever clear your clutter in a short span of time. This will bring a huge change in your life, sometimes overwhelming you.


I've been sick on and off from the past month. Sometimes, I felt useless, sometimes overwhelmed, sometimes I wanted to do a million things but ended up doing nothing. Well, yeah, good for me. I never seem to be able to calm down or sit still without doing nothing. This time, I found the time to sit and contemplate, write. Writing had been my passion from the early years of my life and I used to spin up poems and other philosophical stuff that I sometimes find stuffy now for a teenager that I was then. But now that I found time, I was able to write so much that I wasn't able to do for quite some time now. I found a rejuvenated me and found that being sick actually reuvenates your body, mind and spirit letting go of old self. I feel almost like a new person today and just wanted to share that I'm never ever going to stop writing, no matter how much it bores the daylights out of the reader's mind ;-)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Vipassana - The Art of Letting Go....

Every person has their own fears. I had stage fright. I lived with it for many years. Earlier it was a guest, then it became a part of me. I thought the only way to overcome it was by facing it & I participated in some events where I had to go on stage. I don't think I'm through with it yet. But It doesn't visit me much nowadays.

Fear is the greatest enemy of the self. It's a demon built by our own selves who engulfs us in it's tangles if we let it be stronger. Are you more important or are your fears. Let it not overpower you. Overpower it. Fight it. Win it. Again and again and again.

Let me share with you a secret:
We all are here to comes out of the life cycle and have Nirvana just like Buddha. We like something,we desire it. We can feel it on & in our body in the kind of pleasant sensations. We desire it so much, that it turns into a craving, then greed & we try to cling to it.

We hate something, we suffer it. We hate it so much, that it turns into a suffering, then repulsion & we try to go away from it. Again, we feel a sensation but we don't like this sensation. We try to throw it away from our mind, our body, our soul.

Many of the fears arises from these 2 opposite factors: Desire & suffering. We don't only suffer in the present but in the future too. We carry it in our forthcoming lifetimes. Thus, the cycle of birth and death. It's your own decision which can help you come out of it.

Just do this: When you see a pleasant or a repulsive sensation in your body,don't cling or repel from it. Just observe it and let it go. Don't react.

I know this may sound crazy to you. But this is the teaching of Buddha and he found "Enlightenment" in this very same manner. This is the art of letting go...Vipassana.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Sometimes it's so hard to do anything. It seems your mind goes in a coma and you don't know who you really are. What to do? Where to go? You are nowhere and nothing. It's as easy as this but too tough to be. This nothingness is important to make you feel refreshed but not always. Too much can make you gloomy and depressed. Maybe it's the time to be refreshed. Break time!!!Enjoy!!! Relax!!!Be Happy!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Man, Books, Art & Ideas

I like books which are difficult to understand. Sometimes so difficult that I have to read it twice, thrice or even many times. It's like a challenge & I love them. It takes me deep within myself & I like to meet myself.

The journey within is the greatest & the only journey why you are here. So why not take the plunge & see where the void takes you. I'm empty so I've all the space in the world to welcome new and old alike.

Art liberates me from my soul. It keeps me free from negative emotions. Takes me to a height and let me fall freely without worry. I'm flying yet falling, I'm rising yet at the same place. It's like an orgasmic state of the mind, body and the soul. I'm complete.

There is no learning left. You can be the master and the follower of your own self. There is no place for ego here. The ego died aeons ago taking "You" along with it.

There is no complete art. Art develops along with your development. It's in your hands to give it a shape, positive, negative or neutral.

Man is a selfish being. All his life all he does is is own personal attainment, his likes, dislikes, happiness, sorrow. But that's for good because he is not here on this earth for others. He is here for himself. His journey is for himself alone and he will go away alone.

Perception of an idea differs from person to person. It depends on his values, thoughts, ideas and what he is thinking when he experiences something.

Books That make me think twice,thrice & a hundred times:
The Tao of Jeet Kune Do- Bruce Lee
Reiki: Universal Life Energy by Bodo Baginski and Shalila
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
All Osho Books