Quick check on priority

Either we do it 

or 

We find an excuse! 

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I am imperfect

No, I am not going to pronounce ‘imperfect’ so slowly, that it gives the sense that ‘i’m perfect’ 😉  Because the fight is all about ‘Who’s is more perfect?’ Let’s drop this issue of projecting our perfectness before others, and acknowledging the whole – the dark and the light.  

I have flaws. I have weak areas. I don’t know many things. I make mistakes on a regular basis. I have mood swings. I fear. I am not positive and happy all the time. In all, I am not perfect. And I am comfortable with it.  

Let’s begin to accept our imperfect self otherwise, how can we improve?

And also begin to learn to encourage and allow others to appreciate their imperfect self, otherwise, how will they open and get comfortable in their expressions? 

What irritates you?

There are so many things which can trigger your irritation level. When I checked the things which kinda creates irritation within me I found there’s one thing which makes me go mad 😀 and that’s – STALKING! 😉 

I hate the habit of stalking other people’s lives. It seems that those who follow closely other people’s lives through social media (and many other ways) don’t create something interesting in their own lives! 

What irritates you? 

The most destructive ‘I’ & the stepping back with a constructive ‘Pause’

Well, ‘I’ can be very destructive. I realized this while coming across people who behaved completely opposite of my hidden expectations from them. It made me very upset. It made me think ‘Why me?’ This I is so destructive, that it always wants people to behave as per our convenience. And when something surprisingly opposite happens, it enforces us to feel heartbroken. 

Very recently, one such incident took with me.In seconds of time, the hurricane of ‘expectations broken’ type of highly judgmental thoughts filled my mind. I kept noticing the waves of thoughts rising within me. In the meanwhile, I went to take bath.  I ate my breakfast then and I listened to music too. After doing these three activities, everything evaporated. The fog of stupid thoughts was gone in the quiet light of ‘pause’

I understood the magnificence and power of a pause. 

Taking a pause brings the clarity that – we are not our thoughts! And Life is much more than accumulating the baggage of others! 

Prominent Satisfaction

If I look back, I observe that I have broken lot of promises I have done to myself; may it be the promise of simply witnessing the sunrise or may it be writing down 500 words daily or may it be submitting technical articles before deadlines. I know the guilt of dishonoring my words (commitments) may it be small or big! 

I hated this feeling of embarrassment which comes within whenever I failed to keep a promise to myself. 

So, in order to work upon this, I changed the way I promised myself. I stopped promising many things to myself. And I shifted to promising ONE small thing for a day. For eg.

  • today, write one blog post 
  • today, hit the gym
  • today, sit in silence for 10 mins

By keeping one small promise in a day, I experienced the biggest self-satisfaction. 

I learned that the greatest contentment comes from keeping a promise to your own self. It feels no less than a reward, to honor your words and execute it into an action, no matter how small it may be. 

What you promised today? 

If there’s a sin, it’s this..

Well, I don’t believe in the philosophy of sin, however, if there’s is any such thing here it is :

‘To make other person believe that he/she deserves less’

This is equivalent to killing the greatness within a living being!

I have seen such sins being committed by teachers, professional trainers and elders – who make students/children feel that ‘they are not worth it, they don’t deserve’ in anger!

This can leave weak imprints on their mental dashboard, which might lower their self-esteem.

If you can’t encourage, atleast don’t discourage!