Bidar: a hill-top city in the north-eastern part of Karnataka; well known for its architectural, historical and religious importance. The history of the city goes back to third century B.C. when it was of the great Mauryan Empire. Located around 150 km from Hyderabad, it is like the perfect getaway for a day from the hustle of the city. Continue reading “The City of Whispering Monuments!!”
The first time I watched The Secret, was around 5 years back (my good old college days). The film is classified under self-help category and lays its foundation on the fact that everything one wants or needs, can be achieved by believing in the outcome and maintaining a positive outlook. I watched the movie and forgot about it thinking that it’s crazy shit and won’t work in real life (though the film had showcased a serious number of renowned people backing “the law of attraction” and how anyone, anywhere can tap into it).
2-3 years later I saw the book at a store and bought it, just thinking it might have some fragments more practical and closer to real life than the movie. I was literally surprised after reading the book, I got so engaged in it that I finished it in one go on a weekend. Now I am not sure what happened in these 2-3 years between the movie and the book, as the content of both is literally the same but somehow I am still under the spell of the book.
I literally love the book and everything it talks about from positive thinking to creative visualization, personal power to law of attraction and the fact that it somehow all boils down to how badly you want something in your life and ultimately, to your own personal belief and confidence that you deserve what you want and you are going to get it.
The Secret posits that the law of attraction is a natural law like gravity that has been always there for people to tap into. It determines the order of our personal lives through the process of “like attracts like”. The author claims that as we think and feel, a corresponding frequency is sent out into the universe which attracts back to us events and circumstances on that same frequency. For example, if you are sad and think sad thoughts and feel sad, you are going to attract more things in your life that will make you sad. And that’s where tapping into your emotional system and deliberately making an effort to remove the bad feelings and to feel good comes in the picture. Like it’s said “Fake it, till you Make it”.
Everything presented in here makes your thought process simpler, and gives you the energy and enthusiasm to go by smoothly with your life problems, just smile, feel good and get going with the best you can do with your time. I am trying to implement the tricks suggested in the book to make things work for me (like getting up early, I am a big time late riser), hope they do work soon enough. But some really simple things like getting a surprise call from a friend or getting an unexpected cup of tea have worked for me.
I will suggest all of you to give this book a try, maybe it will click with you and help or maybe it won’t. But you will never know till you try and till then Think Good, Feel Happy, Sleep with nice thoughts, Wake up with Gratitude, have Faith in yourself and keep doing what you love doing.
“What you seek is seeking You!!”
Everyone of us is always on the lookout for something. Some search happiness, some seek health; wisdom or fame; love or acceptance; or just the search to figure out what we really really want. What is that one thing, that if given to us will pacify our search for more? Some say meditation leads you to that path, while others even quote “Moksha” as the answer.
But what if you really want to be on the search forever. What if you love the process and the satisfaction at the end. Seeking is what you are meant for… Learning more and more and more since childhood is what we all do and if there is one thing that never dies; it’s the seeker in you.
Keep looking, keep searching, keep finding the answer
and once you get it all;
start looking for new questions!!
Life is too short to leave your wishes and dreams on the mercy of time. Your desires are far too important to be left for anything or anyone. Time or circumstances can never be perfect, it’s your will and interest in what you want that has to be perfect. If you want to learn photography or start painting or build a business of your own or start a youtube channel, there wasn’t a time and there won’t be a time as perfect as today to get started.
Don’t wait for perfection in your work(I am not saying it’s a myth but it’s definitely overrated).
I had this silly wish of getting one good, decent photoshoot. No dreamy, sassy dress; no fancy shoot place but just some good pictures that could make me smile whenever I think back of the experience. Years passed but I never got the courage to stand in front of the camera. Now I am not a camera shy person, I love getting my pictures clicked (everybody should :P) but those were crazy random shots from my travel days or random parties. But a one on one with camera & a photographer held me back for quite a long time. And then one fine day out of the blue my friend convinced me to give it a try. We did this shoot, “my first shoot” at my home with the 6 yards I had in my closet but never wore. I wasn’t expecting much out of it but the pictures turned out beautifully and the fun and drama we had working on the nitty gritty details through this crazy afternoon was superb. I will cherish those memories for life, after all it was my much desired “ shoot”. (And I managed not to fall in that saree and heels ;))
Start building your resources or gathering relevant information, start contacting relevant people or companies, start taking those little steps towards your dream with the wings of passion behind your back and soon you will be holding it in your hands. Sometimes people wait for the approval of their loved ones, to give them a little push to work towards their wishes. Guys, if you have an intuitive nudge to work towards something no matter how big or small it is you don’t have to wait for someone’s consent or approval. Start working towards what your heart wishes and you never know what the road may lead to.
You are very lucky if you have dreams & desires!!
xoxo Soul Strokes!!
(Photography credits : https://www.facebook.com/GameofClicks)