3 Simple advice to my 17 year old self

If I have to give 3 simple advice to my younger 17 year old self, it would be the following : 

Tell the Universe

Write as descriptively as possible to what you want/what you want to experience/ what you want to do/ how you want to live/where you want to go/ to whom you want to associate etc. Don’t be lazy in describing your deepest desires on a sheet of paper. Tell the universe as elaborately as possible about your thoughts. Words are extremely powerful, be fearless, honest and open in transferring your inner feelings onto paper. 

Be Grateful 

Be grateful for the –

Sun shine, peace, parents, relatives, lessons, challenges, love, risks, comforts, luxuries, internet, water, clothes, friends, flowers, food, taste buds, music, gadgets, siblings, guidance, stars, nights, tears, laughter, life and death. Cultivate the attitude of gratitude for everything.

Take one step : Do it

Action is a crucial part of life. And our actions are regulated by our thought process. Remember Newton’s first law – A body in rest continues to be in rest, and, a body in motion continues to be in motion. Same applies to our habit of getting things done. 

Whenever mind says, No!! It’s a huge task, postpone it….get up immediately and take the smallest step (to break the state of rest!). For example, you planned to woke up at 5 am, however, you got up at 7 am (the mind will make you feel that you lost it! You could not get up at the scheduled time…you are failure…etc!). Break the loop immediately! How? Start your day with one small victory : make your bed!

Would like to know, what you would advice to your younger self !

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May be one day I could tell her! 

Two days before :

I danced in joy as I came to know that the beautiful little cat I clicked few months back was selected as a piece of art to be framed in a Photography exhibition in my city. 

I looked for the cat in the campus to thank her for the compassionate pose. 

Today :

 My heart wept as I saw that cat again, struggling to walk with three legs. My piece of art was before me, however, I could not jump with joy. 

I wanted to stop her. 

I wanted to run and kiss her legs. 

I wanted to hold her into my arms and give her tight hug. 

I wanted to ask her, how it happened to you. Who did it! 

However, I could not!

My legs were frozen.

I cried. 

All I could do was to pray for her in silence! 

May be one day I could build the courage to tell her how perfect she’s is in my ♥. 

Let the message be clear 

It takes guts to say –

I don’t know. 

I haven’t heard this before. 

I am not comfortable in this environment. 

I appreciate the good qualities in you. 

I am still learning, I am not the master. 

I need your support. 

I am not shopaholic.

The list goes on and on.. 

Guts I said, because, many of us don’t speak up with clear message (and waste time in giving hints) with the fear of being ‘judged’! 

The point I intend to make here is when we tell- how we feel about something while conversing (on any issue) with someone, it makes the life of the next person simpler. S/he knows about what’s going inside your mind! 

Keeping the word ‘assumption/assume’out of the dictionary for healthy relationships is an essential habit to cultivate. 

Habits of people who have grown in their lives

Habits create difference. And there are some habits I have witnessed/experienced in those who have grown in their lives. 

Growth makes us geneuine. 

We learn to skip over exaggeration of things.

We hold onto the inner voice. 

We do things out of love & not for love. 

We build and strengthen our little circle of friends and family.

We work on ourselves and also help others to do their work of art. 

We don’t induldge into the good and bad, instead, we switch frquently to gratitude mode. 

We love formal dresses, however, stay far away from formalities. 

Three things on my rememberance list

I have been a keen observant of my life’s philosophy; it has changed alot and it keeps changing.Though there are certain things which got permanently installed in my life’s philosophy (in my attitude and in actions) 

Those top 3 things are –

1. Fitness : I believe in health, healing, fitness and abundance. 

2. Gratitude : I believe that everything is a Prasaad from the highest source. 

3. Living for my inner circle : There are people who matter most to me and for them I am ready to give my cent percent.

Touching moment

Today, I had an appointment with the doctor. I didn’t found any auto near by, so I started walking down the bridge. After taking couple of steps, I turned behind to see ki auto aa to nahi raha !

And then I saw an auto coming my way, andar teen ladies baithi thi..par ye dekhte huae bhi maine himmat nahi haari aur auto ko rokne ke liye haath dikhaya..auto chaalak ne mujhe dekh liya tha…par ruka nahi..usmein baithi ek aunty (65 ke aaspaaas age hogi) ne auto se jhaak kar mujhe dekha..main tab bhi haath hila rahi thi auto rokne ko. Aunty ne auto rokne ko kaha, ye dekhkar main daud laga kar auto ke taraf bhaagi. Aur jaise hee baithne ko hui to dekha vo aunty auto ke piche jo samaan rakhne ki jagah hoti hai vahaan chadhkar baith gayi thi…maine kaha aunty aap peeche kyu..meri baat ko kaat kar unhone kahaa – ‘baith jaao seat pe..main theek hu..!’

Kuch hee minutes mein..Bridge utarkar ..left side par hospital aa chuka tha, auto ruka..main soch rahi thi kitne paise dungi…utne mein hee auto chaalak ne kaha ..rehne dijiye ! Peeche baithi aunty ne aashirwaad mein haath uthaaye aur kaha koi nahi beti..!

Main sneh ke in palo ko yaadon ke sunahre pannon mein samet aage badh di! 

Sach muuch Sneh, Prem, bado ka aashirwaad aur dulaar : amulya hai!

This is what life is all about

I used to keep the window of my toilet open, however, when I noticed that a pigeon (Kabootar..) sits there and raat khidki par hee guzaarta hai..pata nahi tabse hee..something within me pushed me to close the window so that kabootar achche se baith sakey, bina bhay ke !

Now, pigeon knows me! 

He is cofident ki vo safe hai, uska dhyaan rakha jaata hai! Aur agar ab khidki khol bhi dein, to vo side mein khisak jaata hai, ghabaraake bhaag nahi jaata, baitha rehta hai..nishchint !

And this is what life is all about! Isn’t it? To create an environment of love, care and belief ; so people (living beings) can feel safe, relaxed, comfortable and at ease in our presence.

Such little acts of care, transfom us deeply.