The circle of life!!

Very early in life, I came to terms with the fact that life is a circle. And everything that happens to us, has a circular pattern as well. 

Let’s begin with the life itself: you take birth, you live, you reproduce (give birth to others), you die and (if you believe in rebirth) you’re reborn. A perfect circular pattern. 

Whatever you sow, so shall you reap. Taking an example of papaya here. If you plant it’s seeds into the earth, it’ll make a plant and eventually a tree. This tree will give you fruits which has seeds and this circle continues. 

If you believe in karma: whatever you’re doing is making its way to  you. What we’re doing today has either made its way from our pasts to us or making way for the future course. If I’m good to my fellow beings, this goodness is going to travel the world and would come back to me.  If we’re hurting someone or cheating upon someone, while you’re paying back the person for his misdoing and at the same time, you’re making way for  yours.

When we meet someone in our life and connect  instantly,there was a circle with them which was pending to be completed. And when people leave our life because of death or another manner, it’s because their circle is completed with us. Dont hold onto  people,you’re getting onto another loop. 
When someone betrays us, try to accept their circle with us has completed. If you keep cribbing about it, you’re not letting this circle get completed while there are more circles hanging around. 

Such simple is life- people enter our lives to complete both their and our circles with  them. And they leave once those circles are completed. And we, as humans, find it difficult to believe that detachment was a process of this living. Life has to go a complete way and we need to hop on to another circle to keep it  going. Remember those circus days from  childhood:you’re up in the air and the only way to come down is to complete/ come out of the loops that you are entangled in. 

Keep it simple because it’s one life. Complexity makes it difficult.

Attempting to  simplify,

A.

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Aug 31

Day 2:
Lesson- Smile and laugh; it makes people wonder about the The secret behind it.

Where it came from: I’m generally chirpy and running around, most of the time- whether in office space or anywhere else (except if it’s a totally unfamiliar location). Because I left very late last night (after 9 pm), I was late for office this morning and reached at 11. By that time, one of the distributor, a colleague and my superior were all in the same room. I was moving around-  confident, smiling and  talking (I was loud today).  The distributor pointed out if I ate something different today. Another on the phone with my boss spoke to me to know the reason- if I’ve sold too much this month. There was no secret- I was happy inside and it reflected on my face and in my body language. When you are happy, people are intrigued if there’s something they aren’t aware of. But more than for people, it’s for you – you emit positivity and it brings more positive things around you.

MHQ (My Happiness Quotient)- Aug 31st is my best friend’s Birthday. Sending her a surprise cake is my way of celebrating the day. And then it’s my mama’s Birthday as well. We’ve a family group where nobody remembered probably. I started off and that’s what have me happiness.

Spread love !

Are you ready to die?

Do you know life’s going to end one day, all of a sudden, by itself, without any warning? It won’t knock on the door or peep through window. No doorbells, no calls (whether crank or drunk). No arguments, no love-making, no briefs and no underwear (bad joke).

When I hear such cases, I get a  feeling that they should at least have a clue that the end is approaching. And then I imagine if I get to know one morning that I’m going to die in less than a minute, am I going to have any regrets about it? Honestly, no. 

I read a beautiful statement the other day which I would want to share. Pardon me for plagiarism but I don’t know the source of this statement and it’s slightly changed too. “They say when you’re about to die, your entire life flashes right in front of your eyes. And when my time comes, this flashback would be so embarrassing that I would rather want to die.” Except that I’ll have to leave my Family. Not that they are dependent on me for anything, but it’s just that I love them. I would want to be close to them and not die. 

Just last week, I had a long and exciting trip which may be termed as thought provoking because I met some beautiful people who helped me think through what I’m doing and what I would like to do. I’m still not very clear, but I’m going to spend some time thinking about it. I’ll try to make my life more peaceful, enriching and an experience worth remembering.

And then I met a colleague yesterday, who helped me think more about  it. Rohit, that’s who he is; is fiercely competitive and is at the hilt of his corporate career. Young, 34 years old probably, he’s already promoted to the position of a head. He wants more and more and that’s where he sees his  satisfaction in. I, probably am, unable to understand this thirst and hunger and want to get ahead in  life (I was exactly there 4 years back, though- and I grew out of it). I wonder if he’ll be able to remember this journey once he would be  some 60 year old corporate honcho, Managing director of an  organization. Not that I’ll be able to remember my bufoonery, but that’s mostly because it’s going to be  an overload of embarrassed stories and crazy  adventures. Every one in life has a different perspective, and it’s almost beautiful to watch our co-existence in this world. 

For me, life is all about adventure (bungee and paragliding, that’s how I see it with my little eyes), fooling around (a drunk call, Random plans to travel), excitement (of being at a new place, meeting friends) and mostly about being with family. Tomorrow shouldn’t be regretful, because, There’s no tomorrow. 

Start living whichever way you like to, my friends. 

With lots of energetic love (bundle of energy wishing you) 

A.

60 days!!

Ever since I was a child, I heard that it takes 21 days to make a habit. But I feel bad about being the person I am- I’m lazy, I procrastinate and to make the things worse- I don’t do anything about it.

As I opened my WordPress app today, I saw its been 60 days that I last wrote something. This is unhealthy. Yes, and it’s mostly My laziness. Things that kept me busy all this while have no basis; but all I can do right now is to jot those down and make myself realize that I can do better: 

  • Stress for Mumbai visit (needs another post to explain my current relationship with Mumbai) 
  • Pending work at office ( a forever phenomenon) 
  • Shopping for diwali (important  festival)
  • Bhaidooj shopping (another big festival for us ;)) 
  • Procrastinating 
  • And being unwell post diwali (pollution hurts) 

I want to be more responsible for my words and for myself and about the money (demonstration post coming- it’s the new topic of discussion  nonetheless)

Aug 30

Day 1:

Lesson– People are going to be mean, you need to get better- only for  yourself.

Where it came from: My boss shouted (not literally but figuratively) on me- in front of the staff for selling without his information. No matter how loud I be, I still cannot take someone shouting on me. It just makes me feel bad. I walked back to my cabin, evaluated the reason. Wrote a simple mail (was totally intending to put my Satan sarcasm into it). I’m a sales manager and I need to take my boss’s permission for selling. Well, from his side, I actually get ruthless when selling. However, with the simple mail I wrote, I got the response “Good”. I needed to mend this bruise more than my boss. And I just did that. Rather than sulking and feeling bad about this scenario, I made it peaceful for myself.

MHQ (My Happiness Quotient)- It got late at office today, and I’m one person who’s “forever hungry”. When I was packing my bags to leave, with food all over mind- I see a big Apple that my mom had put in my bag, this  morning. It was enough to keep me alive and reach home without having a headache (starving makes me dizzy and I develop a headache). I wasn’t as happy with any other meal of the day as elated I was, on seeing the Apple.

Learn to learn and stay happy!!

Edited on 31st: because I wrote it as Aug 29 when it was 11 pm of Aug 30. P.S.: I forget a lot.

The daily lessons

A confession and a new step. 

I haven’t been able to devote as much time as I wanted to – for my blog. Some days, I get some thoughts and I just don’t find myself- enthusiastically and energetically dwelling upon those ideas. 

I take this opportunity to compliment my mind that still pushes me telling me to start with one-liner posts. And then I came up with this idea of writing 2 things every day- one lesson that I picked up during the course of the day and one thing that gave me some happiness or maybe, a smile. 

New format for writing the day (month & date- abc xx):  because the last used format is for daily diary entries. There’s a hidden agenda too- few years down the line- I’ll have multiple entries with the same title (just like Facebook). 

Anyday is a good day and I’m going to list down my lessons and happinesses  starting today. 

Love!! Because love is never enough and more is always merrier.