Notes : Written by Nithya Shanti
Keep saying “Thank you”.
When going through difficult times, keep saying “Thank you”.
When going through pleasant times, keep saying “Thank you”.
When going through uncertain times, keep saying “Thank you”.
When stuck, when frustrated, when alone, when sick, when in surgery, or the dentist’s chair, when criticised, when praised, admired, felicitated, adored, loved, just. keep. saying. “Thank you”.
Everything goes smoother. Everything gets easier. Everything bends and moves and shifts and adapts to support, accommodate, fulfill and propel you back to your own source.
You torment yourself when you forget to say “Thank you”.
You liberate yourself when you keep saying “Thank you”.
Thank you to who?
To life. To everything. To the source of everything. To you.
Keep saying “Thank you”. Keep feeling thankful. Be a living expression of thankfulness. A big lump of gratitude in human disguise.
Note : By Nithya Shanti
I’ve noticed that making slight changes in the way we use common phrases can create a world of a difference in our perception and experience. Here are a few examples that come to mind…
1) This morning my friend Swatantra sent me a message “Thanks and make a great day”. Instead of saying “have”, she said “make”. Can you sense how one is passive and hopeful while the other is active and intentional? I appreciated her lovely insight into this.
2) I found that sometimes more accurate than saying “I love you” is saying “I love us”. In a relationship, it is often the special interplay / exchange / field of possibilities that awakens between the two seemingly separate individuals that is most nourishing and enthralling. “I love us” means I love what both of us represent and bring to this relationship. I still say I love you, and sometimes I also like to say I love us. I love who I am in your presence and who you are and who we are together.
3) Instead of appreciating others saying “What I have seen in you is…”, which is based on what we have observed in the past, we can say, “What I see / sense in you is…”, which means looking past their superficial persona into underlying gifts, qualities and potentials. The very act of seeing and saying this activates untapped possibilities. It magnifies appreciation to a whole new level. What we see in others we evoke in others.
4) Sometimes people tell me that I look like Farhan Akhtar – a Bollywood star. I playfully correct them that he looks like me 😉. This is mostly in jest, but it is also a subtle and important distinction. To tell someone they look like a famous person is to put that distant person on a pedestal. To tell someone that a famous person looks like them is to acknowledge the person actually in front of you.
5) When people ask me about my followers or even refer to themselves as my followers, I gently say “you mean my friends”. Followers follow. It’s a pretty one way relationship. Saying “Friends” sets up a more equal and dynamic relationship where each ones skills, abilities and calling gets acknowledged without automatically assuming one is better / wiser than others.
I could go on. For now this seems adequate. The main point I suppose I am making here is that we can become increasingly sensitive to the implications of what we say, how we say it, and the kind of experience and frequency it generates.
You are of-course welcome to share examples of subtle distinctions you can think of in the comments below.
‘I take every yes, a no, and a may be as a true decision. Because I know I deal with an adult in each situation!’
Notes : Message received on watsapp
Simply outstanding thought!!!
Do read it !!
1. Name the 5 wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last 5 winners of the Miss Universe.
3. Name the last 10 people who won the Nobel Prize for Physics.
How did you do?
The point is, none of us remembers the headlines of yesterday !!
Even though these people must be the best in their fields !!
Applause dies !!
Awards are tarnished and
are forgotten …..!!
Here’s another quiz:
Let’s see how this goes:
1. Name 5 Teachers who added your journey through school.
2. Name 5 friends who helped you through difficult times.
3. Name 5 people who taught you something worthwhile.
4. Name 5 people who make you feel special.
5. Name 5 People you enjoy spending time with.
The people who make a difference in your life are NOT the ones with prestigeous awards and loads of money !!
Life is full of ordinary people who have made the world a better place for you !!
Cherish them !!
Hold Them Tight !!
Perhaps sometimes it’s ‘Special’ to be ‘Ordinary’ !!!
Talk to yourself about what you what you wish to deeply experience in life. And not the opposite.
Because what we think and say to ourselves on a daily basis gets (is getting) manifested somehow somewhere in reality.
Be cautious, take good care of how you communicate with your own self.
बारिश और वाे भी घनी रात में, एक अलग ही रंग हाेता है तब! पर क्या करते! बातें बहुत थी करने काे, कम्बख्त आखिर माैके पर उसका माेबाइल बैलेंस लाे हाे गया और मेरा माेबाइल बैटरी बैकअप फ्लाप हाे गया !
बीच में ही विराम लगाना पड़ा.
बाताें का पिटारा बंद करना पड़ा यूं अचानक.
मन भर कर इठला भी ना पाई फाेन रखने से पहले!
आधे पेट साेये हम दाेंनाे ❤