Saturday, April 29, 2017

Healing past Trauma.

Did you know that every time you talk about an unhealed wound or trauma, you re-activate it in your emotional, spiritual and physical bodies? As you speak, or even think, about an old issue, you experience it as if it is happening right now. Since your subconscious mind does not know the difference between current experience and past memory, for all intents and purposes, the trauma or negative experience is happening now.

When you re-activate old painful memories, your thoughts, words and emotions create a negative karmic energy that you unknowingly project out into your future. This karmic energy manifests in more painful experiences, similar to the original issue. In other words, when issues come up without resolution, a karmic loop or pattern develops.

Each time this karmic pattern manifests in real life situations, you re-experience the original wound and the current hurt simultaneously. When this occurs, it is a powerful opportunity to heal the past wound by healing the current one.

Unfortunately, when an issue is re-activated, instead of using it as a healing opportunity, many of us react by pushing the wounds down with numbing substances like food, drugs, internet, Facebook, TV, and a long list of other distractions.

Unhealed issues get stored in the body, until we release them. The body obliges as a storehouse for emotional wounds but it does take its toll, especially if issues are accumulated for long periods of time. Storing wounds in the body eventually weakens the body and invites illness and disease, as well as causing depression, fatigue, stress and weight gain. The good news is that the body is ready to release issues, the moment you are.

When an unhealed issue is re-activated, don’t just push it down – take the time to finally heal it. This means creating intentional space to feel your emotions and allow the issue to process through to Healing. Once you allow yourself to fully experience these emotions for the first time, without resistance, you will innately know what path to healing is right for you.

Wounds are meant to be healed. We are not meant to spend our lives carrying around past issues and hurts. Unhealed issues weigh us down, keep us asleep and prevent us from consciously creating. It is only our personal issues that stop us from experiencing our greatest potential. Holding onto issues keeps us limited and unable to reach that mountain top.

Because of the shifts going on in the collective consciousness and the higher energy now available on this planet, it has never been easier to release old issues. In fact, issues are now coming to the surface to be resolved. This is why so many of us are experiencing familiar challenges. Wounds want to be healed and issues want to be released, but you have the last say. None of this can happen until you are ready and willing.

You are meant to be free and clear of emotional burdens. You are meant to live a limitless life with an abundance of love and creativity. You are meant to stand on the mountain top with arms stretched wide – willing to receive your grandest dreams. The Universe is listening.

By Nanice Ellis

Have someone to hold your hands.

Sitting on a beach one summer day, watching two children, a boy and a girl, playing in the sand. They were hard at work building an elaborate sandcastle by the water’s edge, with gates and towers and moats and internal passages.

Just when they had nearly finished their project, a big wave came along and knocked it down, reducing it to a heap of wet sand. I expected the children to burst into tears, devastated by what had happened to all their hard work. But they surprised me. Instead, they ran up the shore away from the water, laughing and holding hands, and sat down to build another castle. I realized that they had taught me an important lesson.

All the things in our lives, all the complicated structures we spent so much time and energy creating, are built on sand. Only our relationships to other people endure.

Sooner or later, the wave will come along and knock down what we have worked so hard to build. When that happens, only the person who has somebody’s hand to hold will be able to laugh…

Make sure you have someone to hold your hands.

- Author Unknown

Quote:
“Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men.”

Monday, April 17, 2017

Treasure within you.

Treasure Within You! !

One night Sri Adi Shankaracharya, was desperately searching for something on the street outside his small hut. When his pupil returned from his errand, he saw this and curiously asked the Master, “Aacharya, what are you looking for here on the street at this hour?”

Shankaracharya  replied, “I lost my needle, I am looking for it.”

The pupil joined him in the search, but after searching for a while, he asked, “Can you try and recollect where you might have dropped it?”
Shankaracharya  said, “Of course, I remember. I dropped it near the bed in the hut.”

The pupil, utterly astonished at the strange answer, said,  “Aacharya, you say you lost it inside the house, then why are we looking for it outside?”
Shankaracharya  innocently replied, “There is no oil left in the lamp, so it is pitch dark inside the house. Hence I thought of searching for it outside, since there is enough street light here.”

While holding back his laugh, the pupil said, “If you lost your needle inside the house, how could you even expect to find it outside?”
Shankaracharya simply smiled back at the pupil and said, “Isn't that what we do? We run to far away objects in the world to look for happiness, which truly exists in our heart in our loving relationship with God. Silly, aren’t we?

Lesson : Light the lamp of devotion to God in your life, and find your happiness right therein.

If your life is one big RUSH, Stop and smell the Roses.

This is worth a read for everyone who feels their lives are one big RUSH.
Stop and smell the roses....

"It's been 18 years since I joined  Volvo, a Swedish company. Working for them has proven to be an interesting experience. Any project here takes 2 years to be finalized, even if the idea is simple and brilliant. It's a rule."

Globalized processes have caused in us (all over the world) a general sense of searching for immediate  results. Therefore, we have come to possess a need to see immediate results. This contrasts greatly with the slow movements of the Swedish. They, on the other hand, debate, debate, debate, hold x quantity of meetings and work with a slowdown scheme. At the end, this always yields better results.

1. Sweden has 2 million inhabitants..
2. Stockholm has 500,000 people.
3. Volvo, Escania, Ericsson, Electrolux, are some of its renowned companies. Volvo even supplies NASA.

The first time I was in Sweden , one of my colleagues picked me up at the hotel every morning. It was September,bit cold and snowy. We would arrive early at the company and he would park far away from the entrance (2000 employees drive their car to work). The first day, I didn't say anything, neither the second or third days. One morning I asked him, "Do you have a fixed parking space? I've noticed we park far from the entrance even when there are no other cars in the lot." To which he replied, "Since we're here early we'll have time to walk, don't you think that whoever gets in late will need a place closer to the door?" Imagine my face.

Nowadays, there's a movement in Europe named Slow Food. This movement establishes that people should eat and drink slowly, with enough time to taste their food, spend time with the family, friends, without rushing. Slow Food is against its counterpart, Fast Food and what it stands for as a lifestyle. Slow Food is the basis for a bigger movement called Slow Europe, as mentioned by Business Week.

Basically, the movement questions the sense of "hurry" and "craziness" generated by globalization, fuelled by the desire of "having in quantity" (life status) versus "having with quality", "life quality" or the "quality of being".

French people, even though they work 35 hours per week, are more productive than Americans or British. Germans have established 28.8 hour workweeks and have seen their productivity driven up by 20%. This slow attitude has come to the notice of USA , the pupils of the fast and "do it now" brigade.

This no-rush attitude doesn't represent doing less or having a lower productivity. It means working and doing things with greater quality, productivity, perfection, with attention to detail and less stress.

It means re-establishing family values, friends, free and leisure time. Taking the "now", present and concrete, versus the "global", undefined and anonymous. It means taking humans' essential values, the simplicity of living. It stands for a less coercive work environment, more happy, lighter and more productive work place where humans enjoy doing what they know best how to do.

It's time to stop and think on how companies need to develop serious quality with no-rush that will increase productivity and the quality of products and services, without losing the essence.

In the movie, 'Scent of a Woman', there's a scene where Al Pacino asks a girl to dance and she replies, "I can't, my boyfriend will be here any minute now". To which Al Pacino responds, "A life is lived in an instant". Then they dance the tango! 

Many of us live our lives running behind time, but we only reach it when we die of a heart attack or in a car accident rushing to be on time. Others are so anxious to live for the future that they forget to live the present, which is the only time that truly exists.

We all have equal time throughout the world. No one has more or less. The difference lies in how each one of us does with our time. We need to live each moment. As John Lennon said, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans".

🎀Worth reading.. In this age of quick fixes

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Live Life King/Queen size.

She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?”

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.

“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.
She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…”

“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

“I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months, we would leave class together and talk non-stop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine” as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she revelled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium.
As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.”

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.

There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success.
You have to laugh and find humor every day.
You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.
We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!
There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.
If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old.
If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.

Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.”

She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.”
She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.

At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago.

One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep. Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s never too late to be all you can possibly be .

When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!

REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS
OPTIONAL.

We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give

Live life king/ queen size.

Friday, April 14, 2017

In some workplaces Perfection is a Habit, not an Attitude.

American Computer Giant IBM decided to have some parts manufactured in Japan as a trial.

In the specifications, they set standard that they will accept only three defective pieces per 10,000 pieces.

When the delivery came to IBM there was a letter accompanying it.

"We, Japanese people, had a hard time understanding North American business practices.

But the three defective parts per 10,000 pieces have been separately manufactured and have been included in the consignment in a separate package mentioned

'Defective pieces as required; not for use.'

Hope this meets your requirement.

In some workplaces Perfection is a Habit, not an Attitude.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Alone I can enjoy, together we can celebrate.

A bus full of passengers was traveling while. suddenly the weather changed and there was a huge downpour and lightning all around.

They could see that the lightning would appear to come towards the bus and then go elsewhere.

After 2 or 3 horrible instances of being saved from lightning, the driver stopped the bus about fifty feet away from a tree and said -

"We have somebody in the bus whose death is a certainty today."

Because of that person everybody else will also get killed today.

Now listen carefully what I am saying ..

I want each person to come out of bus one by one and touch the tree trunk and come back.

Whom so ever death is certain will get caught up by the lightning and will die & everybody else will be saved".

They had to force the 1st person to go and touch the tree and come back.

He reluctantly got down from the bus and went and touched the tree.

His heart leaped with joy when nothing happened and he was still alive.

This continued for rest of the passengers who were all relieved when they touched the tree and nothing happened.

When the last passenger's turn came, everybody looked at him with accusing eyes.

That passenger was very afraid and reluctant since he was the only one left.

Everybody forced him to get down and go and touch the tree.

With a 100% fear of death in mind, the last passenger walked to the tree and touched it.

There was a huge sound of thunder and the lightning came down and hit the bus - yes the lightening hit the bus, and killed each and every passenger inside the bus.

It was because of the presence of this last passenger that, earlier,the entire bus was safe and the lightning could not strike the bus.

LIFE LEARNING from this..

At times, we try to take credit for our present achievements, but this could also be because of a person right next to us.

Look around you - Probably someone is there around you, in the form of Your Parents, Your Spouse, Your Children, Your Siblings, Your friends, etc, who are saving you from harm..!

Think About it..

You will surely find that Person..!!
Beautiful Lines
   
    ''Alone I can 'Say' but
    together we can 'talk'.

    'Alone I can 'Enjoy' but
     together we can
    'Celebrate'.
   
    'Alone I can 'Smile' but
    together we can 'Laugh'.

    That's the BEAUTY of
    Human Relations.

    We are nothing without
    each other
  
    😊Stay Connected

Monday, April 10, 2017

Invisible Leadership.

Invisible leadership

Many invisible things in this world including oxygen are life sustaining. So is invisible leadership which is about being a people-centered leader rather than a position-centered leader. Such leaders are experts in hiding themselves while shoving their followers into the limelight of success.

Nothing defines leadership better than vanilla flavor in a cake. Invisible yet all pervading!

Perhaps this is best personified by Jambavan in the epic Ramayana. When the monkey army was stuck at the shores`of the Indian Ocean with an impossible mission of jumping across the ocean to find Sita, there was immense despair. That is when Jambavan gathered his leadership skills and inspired Hanuman by reminding him of his latent powers and skills. That was a defining moment in Hanuman’s life. Such defining moments show us who we really are, they show others who we really are and they determine who we will become in the future.

Then on, Jambavan remained invisible in the background of Ramayana and Hanuman went on to become the celebrated hero of the epic. Invisible leadership is about achieving the satisfaction of creating achievers.

Interestingly, the same Hanuman as he grew older, assumed the role of an invisible leader in the Mahabharata war. While remaining in the background, sitting invisibly on the flag of Arjuna, he inspired Bhima to become the war hero of the Mahabharata.

The highest goal of leadership is to develop leaders and not just gain followers. Just like every fruit has a seed of continuity in it, similarly every leader has to have a master plan of continuing his legacy of leadership. In not allowing others to grow, a leader unwittingly locks his own growth. Locked leadership is about prioritizing one’s position. Unlocked leadership is about prioritizing people. Growth oriented leaders are like farmers encouraging their crop to grow; happy to see people grow.

An invisible leader unlocks the growth of his people by (a) facilitating behavioral change (b) helping them rise to become better human beings, not just better workforce and (c) giving them the taste of success. Before Jambavan came into Hanuman’s life, no one could control Hanuman’s power and channelize his unlimited energy in the right direction. So the sages, out of frustration ended up cursing him to forget his powers. With Jambavan’s inspiration, Hanuman changed from a minister to a hero, he rose to the occasion on the eve of the greatest need and succeeded in the mission impossible.

When a leader succeeds, he impresses the whole world. But when a leader inspires, he impacts the follower’s world. For the world, Hanuman is the impressive hero. But for Hanuman, Jambavan is the impacting hero.

An invisible leader acts like a constantly expanding umbrella. The umbrella not only expands in its dimension to accommodate more people but also goes higher to create more room on top. After a certain point, the impact of a leader is not judged by how productive he personally is but by how effectively he develops a new army of super-productive leaders. By not upgrading his role, a leader sits tightly on the lid of the growth of the follower.

An invisible leader does not get locked into the cocoon of position, but breaks free and transforms into a butterfly that inspires growth and creativity.

-Shubha Vilas
www.thoughtsutras.blogspot.in

Sunday, April 09, 2017

What is Spiritual maturity?

What is spiritual maturity?

1. Spiritual Maturity is when you stop trying to change others, ...instead focus on changing yourself.

2. Spiritual Maturity is when you
accept people as they are.

3. Spiritual Maturity is when you
understand everyone is right in their own perspective.

4. Spiritual Maturity is when you
learn to "let go".

5. Spiritual Maturity is when you are able to drop "expectations" from a relationship and give for the sake of giving.

6. Spiritual Maturity is when you
understand whatever you do, you do for your own peace.

7. Spiritual Maturity is when you stop proving to the world, how intelligent you are.

8. Spiritual Maturity is when you don't seek approval from others.

9. Spiritual Maturity is when you stop comparing with others.

10. Spiritual Maturity is when you are at peace with yourself.

11. Spiritual Maturity is when you are able to differentiate between "need" and "want" and are able to let go of your wants

& last but most meaningful !

12. You gain Spiritual Maturity when you stop attaching "happiness" to material things !!

"Wishing all a happy Spiritually matured life"

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Vacho Vegam - When to be Silent.

Ancient Indian words of wisdom.  
Vacho Vegam (WHEN TO BE SILENT - few practical tips):

1.  Be silent - in the heat of
     anger.
2.  Be silent - when you don't
     have all the facts.
3.  Be silent - when you
     haven't verified the story.
4.   Be silent - if your words
     will offend a weaker
     Person.
5.  Be silent - when it is time
     to listen.
6.  Be silent - when you are
     tempted to make light of
     holy things.
7.  Be silent - when you are
     tempted to joke about
     sin.
8.  Be silent - if you would be
     ashamed of your word
     later.
9.  Be silent - if your words
     would convey the wrong
     impression.
10. Be silent - if the issue is
      none of your business.
11. Be silent - when you are
      tempted to tell an
      outright lie.
12. Be silent - if your words
      will damage someone
      else's reputation.
13. Be silent - if your words
      will damage a friendship.
14. Be silent - when you are
      feeling critical.
15. Be silent - if you can't 
      say it without screaming.
16. Be silent - if your words
      will be a poor reflection
      of your friends and
      family.
17. Be silent - if you may  
       have to eat your words
       later.
18. Be silent - if you have
       already said it more
       than one time.
19. Be silent - when you are
      tempted to flatter a
      wicked person.
20. Be silent - when you are
      supposed to be working
      instead.
21. Be silent - when your
       words do not do any
       good to anyone
       including yourself.

"WHOEVER GUARDS HIS TONGUE KEEPS HIS SOUL AWAY FROM TROUBLES"

Friday, April 07, 2017

Each one gives what he has.

Back in the days when Germany was divided, a huge wall separated East and West Berlin.

One day, some people in East Berlin took a truck load of garbage and dumped it on the West Berlin side.

The people of West Berlin could have done the same thing, but they didn't. Instead they took a truck load of canned goods, bread, milk and other provisions, and neatly stacked it on the East Berlin side.

On top of this stack they placed the sign:

*“EACH GIVES WHAT HE HAS"*

How very true! You can only give what you have.

What do you have inside of you? Is it hate or love?
Violence or peace?
Death or life?
capacity to build or capacity to destroy?

What have you acquired over the years?

*"EACH GIVES WHAT HE HAS"*

Think about it!

Great things begin from inside - The Power Within

One day all the employees reached the office and saw a big advice written on the door.

"Yesterday the person who has been stopping your growth in this company passed away. You are invited to join the funeral."

In the beginning, they got sad for the death of one of their colleagues, but after a while they got curious to know who was the man who stopped their growth.

Everyone thought: 'Well at least the man who stopped my progress died!'

One by one the thrilled employees got closer to the coffin, and when they looked inside they were speechless. They stood shocked in silence, as if someone had touched the deepest part of their soul. There was a mirror inside the coffin and everyone who looked inside could see him/herself.

There was a sign next to the mirror that read:
"There is only one person who is capable to set limits to your growth...It is you. You are the only person who can influence your happiness, success and realization."

Your life does not change when your boss, friend or company changes.....your life changes when you change...you go beyond your limiting beliefs and you realize you are the only one responsible for your life.
It's the way you face life that makes the difference!

If an egg is broken from outside force....life ends but if it is broken from inside force life begins. Great things always begin from our inside.👍

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Remain silent, let your work and success speak.

Train your mind to see good in every person and every situation

Train your mind to see good in every person and every situation:

🍶 An elderly woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.

🍶 One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

🍶 At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

🍶 For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water..

🍶 Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.

🍶 But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do ha lf of what it had been made to do.

🍶 After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream.

🍶  'I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.

🍶 The old woman smiled, 'Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?'

🍶 'That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.'

🍶 For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table.

🍶 Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.'

🍶 Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.

🍶 You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

🍶 SO, to all of my cracked pot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

🍶 And send this to any or all of your Cracked Pot friends and see what a smile you will put on their faces.

🍶 Don't forget the Crack Pot that posted this for you!!