Food for thought #33

“People who only listen to their hearts usually fail. On the other hand, people who only use their heads tend to be selfish. Only the heart can make you think of others before yourself.”

 

“Running away is never the solution. Confront your problems. Manage them. That is the way of the warrior.”

 

“Misunderstandings are malignant: they spread and seep, corroding one’s mind and eating into emotions.”

 

“The quivering, wavering mind, Hard to guard, hard to check, The wise one makes straight, Like the bowman his shaft”

 

“Sow flowers, so your surroundings become garden. Don’t sow thorns; for they will prick your feet. We are all one body, whoever tortures another, wounds himself.”

 

Food for thought #25

“Your mind is your friend and your enemy. If you control the mind, it is your friend. If your mind controls you, it is your enemy”      – Bhagavad Gita

 

“The exchange of knowledge is greater than the exchange of things for ultimately all exchange culminates in the mind”     – Bhagavad Gita

 

“Use your mind to ignore sensory stimuli, outgrow that desire, disconnect from intelligent arguments and ideas, rein in the restless fickle wandering emotions, expand your mind and discover the tranquility within”      – Bhagavad Gita

 

“One hour’s reflection is preferable to seventy years of pious worship”

 

“Wisdom builds, understanding strengthens and knowledge prospers”

Food for thought #23

“Anyone who does not share his moments of joy and discouragement with others will never fully know his own qualities and his own defects”

 

“Life is no more than a funeral procession winding towards the grave, it’s small joys the flowers of funeral wrath….”

 

“When you can’t get away, you want to; and when they let you go, you just don’t want to anymore”

 

“So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will win a hundred times in a hundred battles. If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you win one and lose the next. If you do not know yourself or your enemy, you will always lose.”      – The Art of War

 

“He who controls the senses but has a mind full of cravings is a pretender who fools himself”    – Bhagavat Gita

Food for thought #7

“One should have faith in one’s friends and family and not let one harsh word break the bond of trust”

 

“Insulting the other destroys the other’s emotional body; praising oneself destroys one’s intellectual body”

 

“A decision taken to please the ego turns out to be dear in the long run”

 

“As events unfold, one realizes there is a huge gap between the intention and the implementation”

 

“The gap between ‘what is mine’ and ‘what is not mine’ is an artificial construct, not a natural phenomenon that is created and can be destroyed by the human mind”

Food for thought #6

“Accept that infinite occurrences of the universe cannot be fathomed by the finite human mind”

 

“Do not surrender to a situation that nurtures the ego”

 

“When contrasted against infinity, every moment of life, howsoever wonderful or miserable, is reduced to zero”

 

“The purpose of life is to grow – materially, intellectually and emotionally”

 

“When angry, all rules collapse, all good sense vanishes and the beast of vengeance takes over”

Shweta & I

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WhatsApp alarmed with a message to which my eyes were surprise – “I am Happy with you”. Another one beeped while the first one was being relished and digested “Stay the way you want… But got to stay here with me only…” probably I was resonating on the fact that she is the first person from whom I have heard such words making me feel wanted!

Simple messages made me feel so contended?  One may ask what was so special, that made me feel very exceptional? When many a time I feel not so related from others because of the way I perform or want things to be performed, this one added a special feather to my hat. I win my arguments and choose my style of gliding through situations which has what has kept me aloof from the crowd and which has what surprised me when the intonation came from Shweta. Within 10 days she had adjudged that she likes me and that she wanted me to stay the way how I was.

A subject like this doesn’t easily grab my conclusion because of my many experiences in the past that has left a salty savor on relationships. The business of emotions had been much bought and sold but not the one researched and understood amidst people whom I have known. Brain and Mind functions in a simple manner unless rubbed upon by the science of relationships and feelings.  When in my typical argument over texts with her on why I should be sticking on to this one person only instead of searching my soul mate as I always wanted to, her response stole my heart – Soulmate”; “Isliye” (meaning, soulmate, that is why!)

There could be many a differences that set us apart, after all, any relationship strengthens through the understand of differences than similarities. She has the ability to read people’s mind which is yet to be eternally gifted with. She analyzes all circumstances with their pros and cons weighing upon the next set of actions from her end, which I am yet to handshake with life. Checking on a balanced state of mind is her natural tendency, when I get typically emotional given a chance. Two different characters, state of mind, maturity and thoughts, came together on the balance of friendship to learn from each other.

Agreements between the topics of conversation is hard to come by between both of us since each of us have difference of opinions; but the thought process unites us amidst those differences that gambles. Change is an inevitable law of nature. In the Supremes’ karma of taking this relationship further, the yet to come threads will reveal the support that she has been and the making of a better person within me through Shweta with the friendship strides that we have sailed together. The barn of yarn will be spun soon…