Living the Dreams

Do I wake up to a dream or sleep into a dream ? When I wake up to a Dream, I have hope in heart, fire in belly, excitement in mind. When I sleep into a dream, I have a wish in mind. In fact the day dreams won’t allow me to sleep till I materialise it. Living a life for fulfilment of dream is worth the journey as much worth the achievement. Every moment is filled with a purpose. It is being born everyday.

Do I wake up to a nightmare? Do I live in constant fear? Living the life of nightmare is dying daily

I had my share of living the dreams and living the nightmares. Who doesn’t have? But when I look back on nightmares, a pattern emerges

1. You have less believe on yourself.

2. You compromise your comfort to buy peace.

3. You are scared of financial misfortune and continue to succumb to oppression

4. You lack assertiveness

Only when one overcomes all these limiting thoughts , and fears one develops wings to fly. The limiting thoughts frustrates you. You tend to blame it on others and you play a victimised card. A temporary buying of tactical defeat for a full belief on timing the exit to a brighter spot is ok. But being foolish to wait for some lucky day is utterly stupid.

A sense of loss of self esteem is living a suicide on daily basis.

We are born free and freedom is our birth right. I may be a sweeper who sweeps public road daily, but I live for a purpose and I live with self esteem. I have a dream and that dazzles my eye constantly.

The terms and conditions of my life will be written by me and agreed by me. Everything else emanates from that.

When one lives for fulfilling his dreams, he dares all obstacles. He is ready to give up present for future. He unshackles himself from bondage preventing himself from his dream.

Living for dream gives that power which one cannot have in ordinary living.

You face failures to rise again. You achieve small victories on daily basis. You assert your place on earth. You are your secret superstar.

Those who help you realise your dream, those who constantly boost your morale no matter how much set back you have faced, those who rejoice with gay abandon at your success no matter how big or small are your true friends.

For me my entire family had been a true pillar of strength for me at all stages. It started with mother in my childhood and expanded to my father during youth, to my wife in my corporate journey, to my son during some moments of questions. I am lucky to have a supportive family who still fans the fire of my dream.

I could feel the same emotions when I saw the movie ” Secret Superstar”.

There is a secret superstar in each of us.

We need to just shed our inhibitions and assert ourselves living our dreams.

You are born on daily basis and live every moments of your life

There is no room for desperation, only headroom for growth

Leave the fear behind, live the dream forward.

No matter where I am, I am part of this cosmos, I have my place carved out by me with my partnership with Him.

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From Consumption to Contribution…A Journey of Empathy

Life teaches us to acquire, aggrandise and consume. It is natural. A sense of gratification is experienced in enjoying wealth and associated pleasures that comes with it.

The journey starts with different levels of gratification. If the life starts with poverty, the basics are not available; where is the question of gratification? On the other hand if you are born into rich household your basics start with gratification. Where is the question of lowering it?

Either way, the focus is on the self…..self preservation to self gratification.

In either way the joy of giving is never experienced. When you give without any expectation, you have trained yourself to parting from clinging. It typically doesn’t come easily. Enhancing Empathy Quotient is very essential before one starts to enjoy giving….unconditional giving.

Without Empathy, the richest man cannot part with a small dime and with Empathy a poor man can give up all that he has.

The degree of empathy is different. We typically display a kind of Empathy when we see beggars and our sense of sinfulness makes us to part with some possession. Can that be called Empathy or condescending behaviour? Make your call. I believe it is condescending and condescending is a type of gratification. A feeling of superiority.

When giving is spontaneous, from heart and with absolutely no attachment it is pure Empathy and Love.

Empathy and Love for own kith and kin is spontaneous. The joy of giving is experienced at home. But kids grow out and leave home in their life journey.

And that joy wants expression again and again. This is the time to step out, extend out and reach out to those whose basic needs can be fulfilled by your little contribution. As you step out to the world of unconditional giving you step into the world of Joy of Empathy.

With advancing age, this desire for connecting with unknown increases in case one is into the habit of experiencing the joy of giving. The choice each one of us have to make and experience.

If you don’t give while living, you are forced to give while leaving.

Why not experience joyful living while living than never to experience it till leaving?

Anger

Good Evening Dear Friends πŸ˜‡

Recently we find the anger quotient is on rise particularly in public places. Everyone flares on drop of a hat. A fellow traveller in traffic or an auto rickshaw Driver or a roadside Vendor.. almost everyone from a student to a colleague… all are generally in stress and vent out their anger against any small provocation.

A constant self-awareness in this regard is needed to avoid this trap for ourselves.

A winner is invariably differentiated due it his ability to remain cool 😎 in most adverse conditions.

A best way to face is to anticipate and sense it coming and staying calm in case it materialises. Many a time a polite reply and a nice smile 😊 does most of the Job.

But more importantly if one can step back to understand if one is responsible for the flare up ; then one’s reaction changes completely. An ownership of a conflict in hand changes the perspective completely and one can handle the situation in most matured way.

When it’s beyond you, then it is better to take a walk