Today is the last day of my Three day,three quote challenge.
First of all it’s thanks giving time. So Thank you, Parveen and Kevin, for nominating me for the Three day,three quotes challenge. They have been very honest and regular visitors on AlpenGlow but I have been noticing since the day I acknowledged this, their visits have actually declined…Haha. Well, I was trying to be funny but don’t take this as a joke when I say they are frabjous bloggers and incredible human beings. I would suggest you check out their amazing blogs.
Here are the rules:
- Post 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Nominate 3 new bloggers each single day of the challenge.
Quote for today is “TODAY ” itself 🙂
And I am transferring the task of sharing and caring to three new people I have met recently here in the blogosphere.
And the name is…
No… it’s not Bond 😉
I am done with the challenge.
Here’s Mann 🙂
One of my students was missing classes for a few days. She definitely owed an explanation to me. Turned-out she had gone with her family, to pay obeisance to their spiritual “GURU”. I was kind of taken-aback, “These God-men really have a huge fan-following, even kids are running after them! Why is it that I never have an urge for the same?”
In the past whenever I tried, it wasn’t easy for my rational mind to agree to whatever they (the modern gurus) say in general and do in particular! Even after being convinced by many influential personnel, I still find it hard to worship a mortal HUMAN as GOD.
My Apologies! but I like it personal (my relationship with GOD) and I believe that if I am doomed to be a “follower” one day that will happen automatically, in-due-course of time. Right now, that’s not ME!
I don’t know why, but I felt like sharing a story with the class which it goes like…
Once upon a time, there was a woman, exhausted of mundane life’s miseries, challenges and responsibilities. She tried to do everything, and there she was… completely lost.
One day, before going to bed she mumbled, “Is there anyone who can help me?”
“I guess No one”. Subsequently she found herself with a man who was having an ‘aura’ of hundred Suns; she could barely see his face in the beginning. Softly and smilingly, he held her hand and both entered an obsolete chamber. Inside, there were two clocks lying on the table, ticking their life, joyfully.
The man said, “Do you know I come here every day…”
She was completely mesmerized by the charm of this divine man.
“…to wind one of the clocks”, he continued. It has a life of just one day, after which it starts slowing down, losing time gradually. If I don’t come, it will stop ticking, eventually. Therefore, it’s my job to make sure it continues its joyful life!
On the other hand, (pointing towards the second clock), it doesn’t need my assistance because it is directly connected to the power source hence keeps going, happily, on and on.
Same is the case with your life, my dear. In order to move on merrily, you need to charge yourself well. For that you need an everlasting source of power or energy and what according to you, is the ultimate source of all the power or strength…?
She was speechless.
“…it’s GOD, my dear.”
There are some people who get connected to this eternal ‘Power source’ directly and don’t need any help. They get all power and wisdom from the universe through their delightful connection with the “Almighty” and nothing can stop them.
Then there are others, who don’t know the direct route towards GOD. They need someone else do this job; to show the right path ultimately leading to “HIM”. Such people need a Guide (in any form) who will keep them aware of GOD’s virtues, and fully charged to live and maintain a happy life.
“I hope you have got your answers now! He looked at her. My job here is done. Now you get some rest; charge your body and mind; a new day is waiting for you. Wake up tomorrow and work in the direction to connect yourself to GOD, for that is only way to stay energetic, courageous and above all happy”…and he disappeared.
I chose the direct connection. What do you think? Which way is the right way? Open to discussion…
Photo credits: http://www.wikihow.com/Talk-to-God http://www.sodahead.com/living/the-path-to-god-is/question-1993211/
Compliment is a rejuvenating food to one’s soul. Whenever given and received wholeheartedly; it has enormous power of illuminating lives. A sincere compliment means genuine efforts are appreciated and simultaneously keeps up the zeal of working on your flaws and become a better human; Physically, Mentally and Socially. But this very compliment can change its perspective altogether if given in the form of a ‘Comment’.
There is a very fine line which demarcate the two, whereas compliment is always beaming with positive radiations; comments totally mar the energy of the donor as well as receiver. It takes a great deal of tactics to make a comment absolutely piercing and penetrating while putting on a normal face. On the other hand it’s entirely a thorny job for the receiver to comprehend the comment and stay calm. Sometimes one erupts and sometimes it’s better to keep quiet for the reason that one wrong word can create undesirably malicious environment which is non-conducive at all.
Everyone goes through such a situation in life, once in a while and expectedly the responses vary from person to person (I have faced it too, few times I exploded and many times I preferred to keep mum, at-least for that moment.) There are times when you are being targeted for things of remote concern to you. People point at you with such confidence in their voice that you become suspicious of your own deeds, “Have I actually wronged them?”
There are times you decide to leave and there are times you decide to hang on and listen to all the bullshit. These accusers are real artists; they can easily defy a typical Indian mother-in-law, in the way they pass the comments (you know it’s you who they are talking about) but can’t say anything as the monologues contain no names! Afterwards, you are left with that numbness in the brain and that isolation in a crowd. If it starts affecting your work, that simply means, “It’s time for introspection!”
It’s unbelievable that people project you as some ‘powerful vamp’. Former is certainly a compliment but the tone made you a vamp too (hence it’s not definitely a compliment!). They start cleaning their linen in public. They leave no stone unturned to pull you down (indirectly). It’s really hard not to lose your cool in such circumstances but you try consoling yourself, “It’s a conflict of Attitude, Approach and Self-esteem, my dear. You have some standards set and don’t even think of lowering them.”
Entering an argument is the easiest way out but not a wise one, in-fact it will exaggerate the situation afterward. Being an Educated and Intellectual person, you should deal with such situation intelligently. Your ultimate goal is to be Happy, Satisfied and In-peace with the inner self; therefore it’s better if you concentrate on that and react accordingly.
The best thing that you can do is to identify such schmuks and erase them altogether (not literally) by denying their existence in your day to day life.
If they think you do possess ‘some power’, then its time that they see you possessing and using IT i.e. the power to nullify them and for that…you definitely deserve a compliment.
You talk about women empowerment all the time but are you ACTUALLY prepared to accommodate women ‘with power’? Well, my answer is… Not really.
Since time immemorial, you have considered woman “an icon” of selfless love, care, silence, sacrifice and forbearance. You still want to see her the same. She has been gifted with countless virtues by Nature; and has, herself, acquired many. She has mastered multitasking and possesses great managerial skills making her a fine group member as well as an excellent leader.
You say she is weak ‘emotionally’ but in my opinion, that is the very basis of her enormous strength. You say she is weak ‘physically’ then I say physical strength is just a matter of will; want it? Attain it.
Do you acknowledge and appreciate a woman’s capabilities? No, you don’t. You are always sceptical.
Undeniably, you have enjoyed a dominant position in the family and society since ages and may be that’s why, today you are finding it difficult to leave your luxurious niche.You might be trying but one thing is sure; you are not yet prepared to follow the commands from her as a ‘Head’. Because what little I observe, tells a different story.
I witness you turning irate on being asked for reasons by HER. I see you nodding in face and bitching behind. I see you doubting her capabilities to be a head. I see you comparing her to your so-called ‘ideal head’ (a man). I see you criticize her for being comparatively more considerate of her family. I see you disrespecting her suggestions and gestures. I see you making fun of her for trusting other women. I see you getting frustrated because she questions your work. In short I see you in complete disagreement with HER.
And you talk about what… Women empowerment!
Forget empowering HER; first go, get your attitude right. Come out of this age-old notion of considering women ‘trivial’. Remember woman is capable of everything; Are YOU?
You better raise your guards. Either walk along or watch her move ahead because, SHE indeed… is moving fast.