I just started reading “Only Love Is Real” by Dr. Brian Weiss. The very first few pages in the book and he talks about SOUL RECOGNITION!
And I quote, “He may not recognize you, even though you have finally met again, even though you know him. You can feel the bond. You can see the potential, the future. But he does not. Soul recognition may be immediate. A sudden feeling of familiarity, of knowing this new person at depths far beyond what the conscious mind could know. Soul recognition may be subtle and slow. A dawning of awareness as the veil is gently lifted. Not everyone is ready to see right away. You may be awakened to the presence of your soul companion by a look, a dream, a memory, a feeling. You may be awakened by the touch of his hands or the kiss of her lips, and your soul is jolted back to life.”
And the chapter was left at that! I mean, I was maybe waiting for a real life incident supporting the above.
Now I am far more than inquisitive. It kind of feels far from real to me. Maybe something that would suit the movies or books!
But I really WANT to be proved otherwise!!!
Has someone of you ever experienced something like this? I would really love to hear; if you are comfortable sharing! Do comment down below or email me! I am keen to dive deep into anything that can make me believe SOUL recognition is real! ❤️
Hope you all have had an amazing Sunday! Wishing all of us have the best week ahead!
Was reading a few articles this morning, when I came across the concept of developing a signature style at the place of work.
I found it interesting and hence worthy of sharing with all of you.
Work-life can be humdrum most of the times. To regenerate that SPIRIT in working, we need to add a “Signature style at our places of work”- basically something that differentiates us from the other people doing the same thing.
Some very interesting examples I came through (shared by Barbara Glanz, a professional speaker);
One of the supermarket employees, Johnny- wanted to apply his sense of style while billing for his customers each day (to add joy and positivity). So, he would print the “thought of the day” on little cards, sign them with his name, and put one in each as he would bag the customers their groceries. A month later, there was a huge line at his counter! People wanted to billed by Johnny so they could get the thought of the day. They all loved it! Even other staff members begun doing their bit.
The staff was having fun, the customers were having fun, ultimately greatly uplifting the SPIRIT of the workplace.
One of the senior managers had a personal style to attach a soft tissue with the memo he knew his staff won’t like very much. I find it funny and thoughtful at the same time.
One of the pilots of the United Airlines would select random passengers on board and write them ‘thank you’ notes for flying with them.
Isn’t it all so warm and thoughtful. I am so motivated to develop a personal style of my own too!!
DO YOU HAVE ANY SUCH SIGNATURES YOU LIVE BY..? I would love to know!
Self image is a combination of how you present yourself and how others perceive you.
It includes your physical image as well as the past experiences that have shaped you to be the person you currently are.
It is dynamic, it changes as the objectives of your life change.
Fostering a positive self image is equally important as maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
A few simple steps to follow and you are on the right track:☺️
1. Focus on refining the positives– All of us have our shares of positives and negatives. It is important to refine and highlight the positive traits while working on the not so great ones.
2. Take time to do what you love– A peaceful, satisfied soul is far more effective than an unsatisfied one. Make sure to take that road trip you are planning for so long! 🚌 Little moments of detox/ clarity can help get back on track. Like they say, being yourself gives you the best kind of confidence!
3. Define the personal goals– A major part of the current self image is defined by the personal goals we set. Make sure to set reasonable and time bound personal objectives, so they are achievable and there is a constant motivation to work towards them- to develop the lifestyle we have been dreaming of.
4. Positive body image– Body image is an undeniable component of the self image! So, dress your part … wear what makes you feel good about yourself.
5. Give positive affirmations– Writing down things makes them solid. You feel confident realising your own worth. Make sure to write positive affirmations at least once a week or before sleep! ✍️
A positive self image can boost your emotional, mental and physical well being. It is the little steps towards a more confident life.💛❤️
Hope all of you are doing great and doing your share to keep yourself happy! 😀
This Saturday evening was devoted to treating myself with Watermelon 🍉 (I think it is officially summertime in Delhi💃🏻), and discussing over fruits and vegetables with my house help. I now know that potatoes are called Bilatia in some part of India, and that she doesn’t like Delhi’s Sarso ka Tel (Mustard Oil); it makes her eyes burn. “They sell adulterated oil here, unlike the one we get in our village.”, she said.
The last couple of months have been a little different, so I was basically trying and adjusting to that. I have been distant and away from even the closest friends (nonetheless, I am trying to mend that!) My corporate job is in its busiest period right now, so it is practically leaving me with no free time to write. 🧘🏻♀️
But the interesting part, I did go on a few trips around the end of last year and had the time of my life. I climbed a freakin mountain covered with snow- It was something🥶. I am excited to write about it and share it asap.💃🏻💃🏻
How have you all been? Something interesting happened in the past months? Any strange/ new/ unachievable new year resolutions you made?🤣 Tell me in the comments below. Let us make this one interactive!
My tuition teacher would always wish me “GOOD LUCK” before all my exams (never said “all the best”- he thought luck can make or break a person.)
I think most of us believe in luck, and that it plays an important role in making us who we aspire to be.
What do you think, Is Luck a matter of chance?
Most psychologists doubt the concept of LUCK. They believe getting on well with our subconsciousness makes us lucky. And that keeping an open mind, being easy going helps us make better decisions in life, finally seizing better opportunities! (which we may ultimately term Luck?)
Believing in luck or not is a personal thought and choice, but what I personally believe is; You’ll not be able to achieve what you want by just sitting, waiting for LUCK to do its thing by itself. Lucky opportunities may present themselves to us every now and then, but these moments would amount to nothing unless we are ready– ready to face these lucky moments, ready to work hard afterwards.
Finally whatever side you are on, let us always keep a healthy mindset – A mindset that accepts bad luck as inevitable but good luck as something we create by sheer hard work, bravery and optimism.
Kiara made her way to the Jaipur railway station, loaded with two suitcases, couple of backpacks and handbags 🛍🧳💼(of which her grandma’s photo was popping out🖼), another bag full of ‘maa ke haato ka khana’ and a leash in her hand. She was shifting to Delhi for her new job (with her dog, yes🐶).
Hey people! A very happy New year to you all! ❤️ I just started reading “Only Love Is Real” by Dr. Brian Weiss. The very first few pages in the book and he talks about SOUL RECOGNITION! And I quote, “He may not recognize you, even though you have finally met again, even though you…
It is pouring in Delhi finally! After bearing the intense heat for days, finally able to feel the cold breeze sweeping past my face. Ahh! What a feeling. Some calming songs, open window, watching the greens appear greener and work from home- hahahah- no excuse to not work. But at least now I get to…
A happy Humpday to all of you working! 😀 Was reading a few articles this morning, when I came across the concept of developing a signature style at the place of work. I found it interesting and hence worthy of sharing with all of you. Work-life can be humdrum most of the times. To regenerate…
While I write this one sitting comfortably in my balcony chair, it’s raining cats and dogs outside. Monsoon – such a pleasant weather, isn’t it?😍✨
My little house plants seem happy, swaying and bending with the wind in their lush green glory.🌱 And I kind of get it… the feeling of cool breeze in my hair, rain drizzling against my face, and not to forget, the oh-so-wonderful scent of wet mud – how could one feel anything but bliss? It is an absolutely soothing and calming setting for the soul.🧘🏻♀️
By now you would know I am a Sindhi (if you don’t, click here to check out my last blog post on the story of the India- Pakistan Partition 1947)
Let me help you know little bit more about our culture!
~ Starting off “India’s very name comes from the Indus River which is the English way of pronouncing the Sindhu river. India, Indus, Sindhu are all the same! The Persians and Mughals converted the word Sindhu to Hindu. The Greeks converted that to Indos. So from Sindh and Sindhis we get Hindus, Hindustan, Hindi, India and Indian.”
~ Our Surnames As a Sindhi, can you guess what I hear most often? “Oh! You are Kukreja and still a Sindhi?!!”
Most people spot Sindhis by inspecting whether their surnames end in “-ani”? Lol
Let me tell you why this opinion!
The route of this, is the Sanskrit word ‘Ansh‘ which means- ‘descendedfrom‘. Ansh colloquially became -ani therefore we have our names — but not all Sindhi surnames end in -ani.
Surnames identify the family groups. Each family was allowed a Nukh (meant to be one’s caste name) and hence that is how the surnames were derived. This refers to a broad family tree. Take for example if the head of the family was Ramchand, the family would use the surname Ramchandani.
I hope now you have the answer for your most favourite question!! HAHAHHAH
~ Our Occupation Oh yes and we are amazing business people. Even though Sindhis entered the country empty handed, (as we discussed in the last blog) with endurance and hardwork most re-established themselves in trades and other businesses; The Rahejas, the Hindujas, the Hiranandanis to name a few.
~ Our Language Well we speak Sindhi. And those who know me, definitely know how much I love it. This is the one thing that keeps me closest to my culture. The joy is to be able speak in Sindhi at most places when not a lot of people understand it. (It is like a secret, code language, haha)
Even though it is the official language of the Pakistani province of Sindh, Sindhi is one of the scheduled languages officially recognised by the Central Government in 1967.
~ Our Music I assume most of you have heard, Dama Dam Mast Kalandar, the song sung by Mika and Honey Singh! It is actually a Hindi remake. Dama Dam Mast Qalandar is originally a spiritual song written in the honour of the most revered Sufi saint of Sindh, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. The original poem was initially written by the 13th-century Sufi poet Amir Khusrow. To top it all, Sindh is also called the land of the Sufis.
Sufi Literature is the essence of Sindh, and hence we share a similar taste in dance 💃🏻 , music 🎶 and poetry.
~ Our food
And finally the food. Our cuisine is filled with mouth watering dishes: Sindhi curry, Aloo Tuk, Dal Pakwaan- to name the famous few. (come over, I am sure you have never had something like that before😋)
Infact we have our own version of Macroni. 😚 It is said that a few Sindhis visited Italy and got some macaroni pasta back home and the ladies created a Sindhi-nised version of it using tomatoes!
Well and yes Sindhis are very particular about their papad, it needs to be the right kind. We sure love having papad with all our meals. AND we have amazing flat breads mixing jaggery, flour, and oil; for dessert – Miththo Lolo! (in the image down below)
Well that was about it! ❤ Happy and guilt-free eating to all! 🙂
“Do you ever get a burst of motivation to clean your room, read a book or turn your life around at 2 A.M.?”
Well, I did.
On one sleepless night, (mostly to stop the endless loop of “baby shark do do do do” playing in my brain) I found myself reading a novel till the crack of dawn.
The protagonist had quit her corporate job to follow her passion of pottery and wrote short pieces about her daily life, interacting with her small and sweet audience.
Reading her story, something clicked and here I am starting something new whilst waiting for my own corporate career to kickstart.
Generally in life, I love public speaking, you will always find me regaling my priyejans with my stories. But I was never an articulate writer (though quite self sufficient for all my assignments) and still, I’m no Arundhati Roy, yet now I’m all set to gain some fresh perspective interacting with my ‘small and sweet audience’ ;p
Here’s hoping this will help me channelize my inner dog that loves to think.
P.s. I will try to post every Saturday!
I look forward to you guys tagging along in my journey, and sharing your views so we all grow together.