How to make everyday the happiest day of your life

The post is originally written by Nithya Shanti, he is a spiritual teacher. 

(1) Make a list of five qualities you wish to fully embody in this life for profound inner peace and exemplary outer accomplishments. For example: Wisdom, Compassion, Gratitude, Joyful Service and Letting Go.

(2) Then find an image or phrase or symbol that represents all five together in perfect harmony. For example: “Being like a Sun, loving everyone, spreading delight, merging into light.”

(3) Now start your day with at least 3 mins of seeing, saying and feeling this inspiring image, phrase or symbol in your heart and every little cell. See yourself living these five qualities in an authentic and caring way all day. Fill your day with short intervals of remembering these qualities, especially when there is nothing else you are occupied in. And end your day with at least 3 mins of reflecting on where in the day you were in alignment with these qualities and where there is still some room for joyful improvement.

You have done your best. Now you can rejoice and take a rest

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With time, old definitions fade away

As I was scrolling my Facebook timeline today, I stopped on a quote shared by a friend on success  and suddenly I realised it’s been a long time since I used this very  term in my thoughts and  daily conversations. 

Now, I don’t know what success is! In fact, this very word sounds irrelevant to me in my present life. And so is the case with the word failure . This also doesn’t exists within my life’s dictionary!

It’s not that I have intentionally omitted them. It all happened naturally.With time, I learned the significance of peace, gratitude and healthy habits in creating our lives more meaningful and joyous. And this somehow took my mind away from the race-competition- success- and- failure framework. 

Moment of joy, peace, laughter, care, let go, love, practise, patience, gratitude and silence complete the circuit of my life. 

I laugh out loud remembering past moments,  when my mind and heart were sandwiched between the law of success and failure I borrowed from the society. 

Handling mood swings

We are humans and it’s natural to have mood swings.

Well, I’ve been really pathetic in handling my mood swings almost a year and a half before, however, after experimenting, with lots of permutations and combinations the way itself appeared before me to reduce the swing and enhance the stillness.

To me, de-cluttering and writing are two methods of calming down and swing back from the extremes towards the center.Whenever I feel low, irritated and confused about things I prefer two things  :

1. Clean surroundings like study table, arrange books properly in shelves,  water plants, Polish shoes, wash dishes in the sink, iron clothes etc.

2. Write in detail with pen on a sheet of paper or note book all the things which are bothering me.

Cleaning and Writing are like ‘cut-paste’ tools for removing all the accumulated baggage of junk from inside. When I clean the surrounding, the environment inside me slowly comes into order. While arranging things on outside, the degree of randomness within me narrows down.

When I transfer down every thing in detail,  it feels as if I’m narrating the inner whether report. And after finishing, I feel rich with an inner empty bowl!

These simple tools help me return to home of harmony, your tools need not to be same! The only way to open new doors of handling the junk begins with noticing the junk. Be aware of the unevenness so that a path can be crafted.

Would love to know your ways of handling the inner traffic? What’s your traffic signal?

Being festive in the ordinary

Tonight, on the dining table, my eyes stopped on Prabhash : A proud I.I.Tian, cricket lover and a fighter.

He can’t lift his hands and has difficulty in walking straight. He has to bend forward to push his legs move. Amidst such challenges, he faces each day like a warrior and comes out as a  champion.

While eating, my eyes stopped at him. His friend and care taker was feeding him rice with his own hands and Prabhash was eating joyously. There was peace on his face.

At that very moment, I felt deeply grateful for everything. I looked at my hands affectionately. I even whispered ‘thank you’ to my legs.
I realised that being festive in the ordinary is L.I.F.E.

Being thankful for the little things magnifies our perception and enhances our attitude/ ability in handling failures.

What’s your mode – A simple check out!

When there’s no clarity, there occurs whole lot of ‘Chutiyaapaa’.

However, it’s equally true that without going through the fog of ‘chutiyaapaa’  we never happen  to meet up with the things which add real ‘Chaskaa’  [ hobbies, goals, work – not for showing off but to show in] and ‘adrak ki chaay jaisi chuski’‘ [genuine deewaana bana de type people ] in our lives.

So, check out your mode now. If there’s crystal clear clarity – ‘say thank you’ and if there’s is traffic of clutter and chutiyaapaa – ‘stay calm, keep an eye on green lights and keep moving through the tunnel!