Understanding Empathy!

What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering?

I think to just be with them, many times people just want to know that they are not alone.

Brene Brown explains it in a very simply way that goes directly to the heart. Take a look for yourself!

Happy New Year 2014

As we flip the calender, we need to keep flipping out minds as well. Often, our diaries are full with memories. See that you don’t fill your future dates with past events. Learn and unlearn from the past, and move on…!!!

~ Sri Sri

Merry Christmas!

You are the Christmas tree. A Christmas tree bears the gifts & the lights not for itself, but for all. The gifts you are carrying in your life are for others. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

~ Melody Beattie

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We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.

Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.

~ Brene Brown

Yoga is a love story that leaves you changed!

This article has left me thinking about all the similarities in the various spiritual and yogic practices. Read it to know how is it working for you.

“Yoga is not about bliss, but about honesty. Spirituality is not certainty, but the longing of the heart. Enlightenment is not ‘letting go’ of bad feelings, but understanding them, what they’re doing to us, and how they are expressed in the body. Non-harming and forgiveness are not about feeling generous or big enough (bigger than and condescending), but knowing the difficulty of right actions and assuming responsibility for the difficult. Forgiveness often comes directly out of acknowledging how bloody bitter we are. Love is not joy, all the time. Sometimes, love hurts. Love is raw.”

More @
Rage, fear, sadness, fatigue. The yoga of darkness.

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Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something, and it is only such love that can know freedom.

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Soul relationships may last five minutes, a day, a decade, or more. Relationships are not measured in time but in lessons learned.

~ Dr. Brian Weiss

Blame

When someone blames you, directly or indirectly, what do you do?

Do you register it in your mind and get emotionally upset?
Do you dismiss them altogether without taking a lesson from it?
Do you talk about it with people and waste your time and other? time and money?
Do you pity yourself and blame your shortcomings?
Do you blame the other person right, left and center?
Do you generalize and eternalize the problem?

Then you are not living up to the knowledge. You need to practice Meditation and read all the ancient knowledge sheets.

Do you laugh at it and not even take notice of it?
Do you treat it as a non-event, not even worth talking about, let alone taking any action?
Do you treat comments and accusations as passing clouds and more of an entertainment?
Do you discourage dwelling on unpleasant and negative moments?
Do you remain non-judgmental and absolutely unshaken in your space of love?

Outwardly you may be calm, but do you also remain centered and calm within you and not even take pride in your growth or wisdom?

Then you are a pride to your teacher.

By my master ~ Sri Sri

Miserable & Magical

What impressions we have left behind for Me, Me, Me generation or boomer generation?

Was this the same knowledge we stepped out in this world with?

This is an important reminder to us and the words to fresh graduates.

Read the following link to connect the dots!

Miserable & Magical: A Graduation Speech for Paradoxical Times

~ Nipun Mehta

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