Sunday, July 31, 2011

"Food for Thought"

We really are seeing rains aren't we? Yes the smell of first rain makes us feel so fresh. It was raining last week and I was hurrying to catch a rick to get to work...and what I saw on the way stayed with me the whole day at work... I was aghast by what I saw. I know there might be other ghastly things in this world but for me that moment was really heartrending ... This was too much for me to take...Before getting to what upset me - let me just switch gears to a different topic.

How many times during school- we left a little portion of milk in our glass, and how many times mom would have said "don’t waste milk, few kids do not get to drink milk ever in their life", how many times we leave dinner unfinished? and Mom pleads to finish everything on the plate, How many times we go out buy stuff and throw it saying "well not nice or oh I'm stuffed".. Well I'm feeling guilty of doing all this....

What I saw that day made me take an oath not to waste any food ever. I saw a dog eating cow dung he finished up the entire thing in few seconds he was that hungry L

Food for thought really is. We must do something for these helpless animals not much but the food we waste can be shared with them to  start with. Let us all  take an oath that we will never waste a single morsel. I will never.

Priyanka Rao

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Habitual Certainties

This afternoon came across this tweet" Letting go of our habitual certainties opens the   doorway to creativity" started pondering about it while... I was waiting to wash my hair - had to rush out for shopping so could not complete this post.  Coming back to this tweet- how true it is isn’t it?? From past few months I was just not able to adjust to a fact that why do things, people change all of a sudden- I mean just like there is a new day everyday... thinking more and more I could relate to this tweet... At times all of us just do things as we feel it is a certainty but in fact every day we are a new person... We hold back on new thoughts due to these habitual constraints and later realise what we are messing up with.

Now there is one program that is telecasted on one of the "Dharmic" is called as "awakening with Brahma kumari's" -hold on don't go by the name- the topics discussed there are just to do with the above mentioned feeling.. We have to accept the fact that every day we are a new person and we have to let the thing or the person the way they are i.e. by not making it or them as a habitual certainty... Example I tell myself someone who is a very close to me is not giving me time- and then this becomes a certainty, then I start questioning the person rather than letting go of the certainty...  It is easier said than done but while I was thinking about it- it just occurred to me that yes... I feel this disturbance is what I'm making it as a certainty. If i just let go of it and accept the change- the result might be just amazing....

Wanted to share this as by trying to see others the way you want to or by getting upset with these certainties we harm the inner mind- which is the way you think- and it damages your creative mind. I have kind of related to this. I will practice it for a day and make it a habit to let go of habitual certainties!!

Priyanka Rao!