It’s ‘Pooh’ time!

Who hasn’t heard of the adorable bear Winnie the Pooh? His wisdom can guide a kid from childhood straight into adulthood and beyond! So I share with you some important life lessons courtesy of Winnie and the rest of the gang from Aker woods 🙂

Don’t Get Bogged Down in Details

“You can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right; but spelling isn’t everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn’t count.”

Let’s not make the classic mistake of spending too much time nitpicking or making mountains of molehills. It’s better to relax instead and focus on the positive things we have and want in our lives. It’s time to keep our attention on that and work towards it. The days may seem long but the years are often pretty short. So let’s live them instead of constantly inspecting, criticizing or over thinking them.

Be Proactive. Take the Initiative.

“You can’t always sit in your corner of the forest and wait for people to come to you… you have to go to them sometimes.”

It’s easy to get locked into a reactive mindset.

“Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.”

We often tend to just follow along with whatever is happening and do what the people around us do, and so, we get lost in these circumstances. This way of thinking doesn’t feel too good. We tend to feel powerless and like we’re just drifting along in life but being proactive is another way of going about such things. To be the one who makes the first initiative and to take the lead. It’s not always easy though. We’ll have to get out of our comfort zone and it can feel scary. Let’s take it one small step at a time and change our reactive attitude into a proactive one.

Keep Conversations Simple and Positive.

“Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.”
“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?””

What do people want in conversations and relationships? Long-winded negative babbling? Or, positive focused talks where it is interesting to listen, communicate and exchange ideas? Although the answer probably varies but most people generally prefer the latter.

Do Nothing Once in a While.

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”

Although it feels good to work towards our dreams and doing the things that we love but things definitely tend to go better when there’s a balance.

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

Let’s take some time each day to do pretty much nothing, spend sometime with only our own self either by going for a walk alone or just looking around – anything! By doing so, we unload our minds. We feel relaxed and so life feels less burdensome and we feel inspired to work better.

Appreciate the Little Things. 

“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”

Daily happiness is to a large part about appreciating the small things.

“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.”

If we just allow ourselves to be happy when accomplishing a big goal or when we have some great luck then we are making life harder than it needs to be. Appreciating those things like the food, weather, health, friends&family, the opportunity to be able to read and write, our ownself can be alot better and can uncover the happiness that is already in our daily life.

Be Patient. 

“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”

Wait.

Be Considerate of Others.

“Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.”

“A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.” 

Be Silly and Take Care of Yourself  and Spread Love 😀

“If you want to make a song more hummy, add a few tiddely poms.”

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.”

 

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Over and Over again!

Hello all the wonderful people out there! 🙂

I hope the year 2015 began with a bang for each one of you (I mean a bang of happiness and not sadly like the one happening in Pakistan or France…) Okay, I didn’t want to bring that up but such events always trigger strong emotions right? I think  the terrorists need more blessings to be able to realize what “good” they’ve been doing!

Anyway, so I hope you’ve all been keeping positively well, content, satisfied and peaceful inside.

I’ve got a little story to share today –

” A wise man sat in the audience and cracked a joke.
Everybody laughed like crazy.
After a moment, he cracked the same joke again.
This time, less people laughed.
He cracked the same joke again and again.
When there was no laughter in the crowd,
he smiled and said : 
You can’t laugh at the same joke again and again,
but why do you then keep crying over the same thing over and over again? “

Beautiful message right? This year let’s not think about what’s gone over and over again and let us instead focus on and enjoy the very present that there is, automatically, the future will be good! 🙂

Love and peace to all ❤

Everyone Has Their Own Truth.

“Everyone has their own truth!” One of the best from Zachary 🙂

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It seems like the Earth is currently engulfed in arguments. There are religious arguments, geographical disagreements, unrest and frustration. I think one thing  seriously lacking is compassion and understanding.

It can be so easy for us to become consumed by our own viewpoint and belief that only we are correct, which can lead us to completely misunderstand our neighbor. If we each see the world through a unique lens, then of course another life will look strange to us through our lens.

We need to step back for a minute and remember that…

Everyone Has Their Own Truth.

Amish family living a much different life than most of us. Everyone has their own truth. An Amish family living a much different reality than I do. Photo: OttawaAC

“I feel like when people judge me they’re not judging me, because they don’t know who I am.” – Gisele Bundchen

We each have our own unique set of views and beliefs. My beliefs may be very different than yours, but that doesn’t make…

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25 Life Lessons from Albert Einstein!

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Albert Einstein is one of my most favourite persons from history and here I share these 25 life lessons from this great individual. 🙂

1. Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.

2. Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.

3. Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.

4. If people are good mostly only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

5. A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.

6. Love is a better teacher than duty.

7. If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.

8. No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

9. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

10. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

11. It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

12. Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.

13. Force always attracts men of low morality.

14. Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.

15. A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

16. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

17. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

18. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

19. Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.

20. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

21. Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

22. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

23. Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

24. Information is not knowledge.

25. Never lose a holy curiosity.

So, focus on the present and live in the moment, not let your imagination cease, follow your curiousity with priceless perseverance, learning from mistakes and  creating value, experience will give knowledge, just learn the rules and then play better! 😀

Dwijottam- The Twice Born

 

The day begins with the sound of coughing,
My mom walks in. I carry on smoking,
As the paper meets my lips,
As the sweet smoke fills my lungs,
I can feel myself losing grip, beginning to slip.

The world begins to whirl,
As my mind begins to swirl.
A problem…is what they call it.
It started on the streets,
But it’s left me wanting more.
My chest and lungs have become sore.

Mom, do you see me?
How about you, Dad?
Having no true friends doesn’t make me sad!
Do you really think I’m bothered?

I’m killing myself,
But I don’t care
As long as I stay flying,
As long as I’m no longer crying.

As sad as it may sound,
I think it’s destiny to die with a 
‘Needle’ and some ‘powder’ next to me,
Me and my reality….

I’ve been wasted
I’ve been smashed
I’ve lied
I’ve been bashed
And I’ve still been high.

Then, the force hit me,
The combined strength of my parents’ love.
They just wouldn’t let me go
Down the hill of my choice.
Into rehab I went,
Screaming and kicking all the way.

It feels so good,
I’ve waved drugs goodbye.
Nothing on earth can come even close,
Nothing can compare to Life’s Natural High.
It makes you get rid of all your worries and woes.
One gigantic beam of light,
A light…brighter than the bright
Do you know what it is?
It’s something called ‘LOVE’….
Love whiter than the dove,
Love with no lies,
Love that gives higher highs,
Love you can never bade good byes!

Now I’m everything I knew I could be,
I’m more than just me….
I AM FREE!!!!!

This poem has been written with inputs from a friend.
It depicts the desperation of a teen drug addict, who feels he has reached the point of no return. The latter half mirrors the catharsis after love and support have been showered on him and he is ‘reborn’. It’s important for us to be sensitive to such an issue and handle it with love and care rather than with anger and further neglect! They are not addicted because they like it. They are addicted because the circumstances compel them to be. With understanding and love, together, we can change it! It may not be easy, but it is not impossible!

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Smile, You’re Beautiful!

I could not ‘not’ share this amazingly beautiful post! It’s a must read 🙂

Mail-Box of a Post-Master

I just woke up from an afternoon nap and a terrible dream wherein I had killed the goon successfully, I guess, and got in trouble with the policemen and killed one of them too but, when I saw myself, I was dressed as one and the whole thing went onto screw up even more before my brain finally gave in and I jumped from the bed.

Yes, you read that right; I woke up jumping from the bed! That’s a huge thing considering the radiating laziness that surrounds my being. But, this sudden gust of energy still flows through as I’m sitting pretty with an evening snack and a glass of juice, writing this possible post for my blog. And this is no adrenaline which would soon break the keys of my laptop or an effect of a crazy friend who would jump off railings and skid on a frictionless…

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The Words

I read these at the back of a notebook quite a few years back when I didn’t quite understand the depth of it and now reading them again makes me realize how truly significant they are!

The most selfish 1 letter word….
“I”
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Avoid it. 

The most satisfying 2 letter word….
“WE”
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Use it.

The most poisonous 3 letter word….
“EGO”
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Kill it.

The most used 4 letter word….
“LOVE”
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Value it.

The most pleasing 5 letter word….
“SMILE”
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Keep it.
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The fastest spreading 6 letter word….
“RUMOUR”
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Ignore it.

The hardest working 7 letter word….
“SUCCESS”
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Achieve it.

The most enviable 8 letter word….
“JEALOUSLY”
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Keep away.

The most powerful 9 letter word….
“KNOWLEDGE”
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Acquire it.

The most essential 10 letter word….
“CONFIDENCE”
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Trust it.

kc

Hiatus!

Hello everyone!

It’s been quite a some time since I’ve opened wordpress. This hiatus! I’m supposed to be on it till the end of next month but I was really missing posting and reading interesting articles from all of my friends here. So I just logged in to say ‘Hi’ to all of you and sorry for not being able to read all your wonderful posts. I hope you’re all doing great and enjoying life! Please know that I will go through all that I’ve missed as and when I get time coz I really enjoy reading what you write! And my wordpress family really means alot!

I’ll get back real soon to share more of what I’ve got! Till then wish you all good health and lots of happiness! Happy blogging! Cheers! 🙂

Have, Believe, Move!

To become what we want, we need to at least HAVE five of these qualities to MOVE forward.

1. COURAGE and HARD-WORK

 Courage is not the absence of fear but the acquired ability to move beyond fear and discouragement.

Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it is the little voice at the end of the day that says…”I’ll try again tomorrow.”
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage! And of course, there’s no substitute for hard-work.

2. WILL – POWER and STRENGTH

Strength and will-power are closely linked. Because strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. And it’s not that some people have will-power and some do not. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.

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But it’s worth it. Right? 

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Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength!

3. DETERMINATION/PERSEVERANCE

The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in a person’s determination.

I didn’t mean that! 

Determination gives you the resolve to keep going inspite of the road-blocks that lay before you!

4. SELF-DISCIPLINE

Self discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don’t talk back!

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Don’t we oftentimes do something like that?
or this?
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But, we must know that self-discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment!

5. FAITH

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My favourite lines on faith – “Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!”

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We just need to BELIEVE in ourselves and remember –

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🙂