Embrace the change

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It’s been a long time, hasn’t it?

A long time since you socialised with your friends.
A long time since you went back to work.
A long time since those coffee breaks and quick drinks.
A long time since you went on that drive.
A long time since you met your love.
A long time since you went on dates.
A long time since you exchanged hugs and kisses.
A long time since you walked the streets and caught the eye of a stranger.
A long time since you had a stroll in the parks.
A long time since you were in the midst of a commotion.
A long time has passed, and so much has changed.
Days, weeks and months flew by, and you are somewhat different now.

You have…….
A sense of comfort in your own solitude.
A sense of strength in your solidarity.
A sense of tranquility in your mind.
A sense of being connected in all this separation.
A sense of purpose.
You have changed, my god you have.
Don’t let anyone take this away from you.
Don’t be forced to shift back to what you used to be.

You have found so much in this space.
Take your time.
You still might be healing.
You still might be on the way to finding your sense of self.
Remember this and remember well.
You have changed, and it’s a good thing.

Cherish it. Celebrate it. Enhance it. .

 

-Madhavi

 

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Soul Tribe

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Have you ever met someone new or even talked to them for a few minutes and suddenly you both realize like as if you have known them for your whole life. And it’s even more surprising when it’s just the first time you are meeting or interacting with them?

It’s like they just get you, and you get them.

You form an instant and a natural connection with them, with a comfort level unlike any other. You are drawn to them almost magically.

The conversation flows freely and they understand you, they resonate with you, and they share the similar values and beliefs. They believe in you, your passion, your philosophy, and your purpose. And you believe in theirs.

I think it’s one of the best feelings in the world.

Do you know that it is your soul tribe you have just connected with?

Yes it’s not bizarre! And not to sound exclusive, but they are part of your inner circle and you are in theirs.

It’s a little difficult to explain this if you don’t believe in it. I have had people who say to “it’s all humdrum. There is no such thing as a soul tribe”.

Well all I can say to such people is that “you wouldn’t know. You haven’t met yours yet. I have and I know”!

Have you ever felt all alone and vulnerable at times? Well let me tell you that you are never really alone on your journey. Someday one of your soul tribe will somehow cross paths with you and help guide you along the way. They will come into your life at exactly the right time. And when you connect with someone from your soul tribe, you will feel a sense of wholeness and peace wash over you.

They will be these wholehearted and passion-driven people. Their hearts will be big, their thoughts deep, and their words loving. They will know exactly what you want to accomplish in life because they can sense your energy and they will help support you and accomplish that goal.They will not abandon you when you are lost, but will help you find your way back again. You can feel free to speak your mind and tell them your deep secrets without feeling vulnerable or rejected.

Trust me if you feel a strong connection with someone while you’re going through a tough time, don’t take this as a coincidence.  Allow them into your life and nurture that connection.

Having people who really get you and your soul makes life so much more magical. You and your soul tribe are all on a journey. As individuals, but also together. Isn’t that amazing? Because together is better. Because don’t we all “belong to each other.”

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-M

 

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The Red Thread

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There’s an ancient Chinese myth claiming that if 2 people are destined to be together, then they will meet each other sooner or later no matter how far apart they live. Their lives will always cross, because they are connected by a “Red Thread.”

According to this myth, the Gods tie a red string around the ankles of those that are destined to meet each other or help each other in a certain way. The concept is similar to the Western concept of a “soul mate” or a “twin flame.” The red colour of the string of fate that binds two soul mates is strongly connected to attraction and desire.

Legend has it that walking home one night, a little boy saw an old man reading a book. He asked him what he was reading. The old man said it was a book of marriages, and told the young boy he was destined to marry one girl. When he showed the little boy the girl he was to marry, though the boy didn’t like the idea because he didn’t want to get married. He threw a rock at her and ran away as fast as he could.

Years later, a marriage was arranged between the boy and one of the most beautiful girls in the village. But, when he unveiled her he noticed his wife-to-be had a small scar over her eyebrow.

When he asked her about it, she told him that a boy had thrown a rock at her as a child.

The bottom line of this proverb is, submitting to a higher power. Destiny will take its course, and in time all will fall into place. It is important not to fight the red thread.

No matter how near or far you are from the person, the thread remains. There will be times when mentally or physically, you feel distant from the person, but that doesn’t affect the thread that binds you two together.

Maybe that’s why we go around our lives searching for the one who is our destiny. Every time we fall in love, we feel this is it, this is the one and that we have found the other half.

However, it is also true that sometimes the path that leads to our destiny, challenges everything that we have ever believed in about love and happily ever after.

Even when we find the ‘one for us,’ things may not go smoothly. The time may not be right; the circumstances might challenge the strength of our bond.  What remains is that people who are destined to be together will find a way back, because no matter what we believe true love does exist, and it is eternal. Those connected by the red thread are bound regardless of time, place or circumstance. Their lives are destined to intertwine in some way.

“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” — Rumi

Karma

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Of late I find myself drawn to the spiritual state of mind or wakefulness as I would like to call it. I think of it as a shift into a more expansive, higher-functioning state in which we experience a strong sense of connection with the world around us and other beings along with a sense of inner quietness, and a keen awareness of our surroundings.

Karma is one topic that has intrigued me no end. Every time I decide that I want to write about this topic, I realise that I know so little of it.

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I remember reading a proverb in school “As you sow, so shall you reap.”

If you sow a flowering plant and you get a lush garden of flowers, you plant a cactus and all you get are thorns. If you sow evil, you will reap evil in the form of suffering. And if you sow goodness, you will reap goodness in the form of inner joy.

The much-misconstrued word ‘Karma’ has more or less an abstract concept that most people fail to understand.

Karma is nothing but a state of action, whether mental, physical or verbal. To put it simply we merely create our own reality and ‘Karma’ awaits our actions, to fill up the gaps we left and life comes full circle.  It’s the actions of your deeds. Every action, every thought, brings about its own corresponding rewards.

Gandhiji explains such in a simple yet profound way:

“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”

What we do every day becomes our everyday karma. It could be helping people in any way we see fit – holding a door open for someone, giving some money to a homeless person, buying someone food, donating old clothes etc., etc.

Now two questions: What is the possibility that the person we’ve helped will reciprocate, or “pay it forward”? What’s the possibility that this action created a positive source of energy?

I read these sacred words, etched on a doorway “Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try as you may. Whatever is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to prevent it. This is certain. The best course, therefore, is to remain silent.”

Are these words the key to karma and destiny?

Some say that Karma is linked to rebirth. Each and every action we take in life ripples out from us like a stone hitting the water. The ripples have untold effects on others, and will flow back to us at some point in the future. The fruit of our previous actions are like echoes, and they cannot be escaped.

We are all born into certain circumstances, cultures, places on earth, wealth or poverty, with specific genetics, talents and drawbacks. We don’t have any control over these circumstances. Is it the wheel of karma that everything in our life takes place due to past actions and that present actions affect future lifetimes?

Have you noticed as to why do good things happen to “bad” people and bad things happen to “good” people? Is Karma is a way of explaining misfortune in the world, for those who do not appear to deserve it? Could their misfortune be due to wrong actions in their previous life?

Do the repetitive negative thoughts about your life drop away when you realise that you have absolutely created and caused EVERYTHING that is happening to you right now? And that at some point in your life, you chose it, by your actions and your thoughts.

Is Karma also a way to explain things like child prodigies, who are exceptional artists or musicians at a young age, with little to no training?

Have you ever found yourself thinking, or saying: never mind, karma will get them?  I know I have. In moments of anger, betrayal, hurt, I have definitely thought ‘don’t get so worked up about this, karma will seek them out’.

But, as I seek to find the answers to all my nagging thoughts and questions, one thing I do realise that karma is a universal law, it is far more significant and meaningful than one can imagine.

And understanding karma is a key to living well.