Friday 19 June 2020

#Lemon juice#lemonade

Sharing a post from a friend.

"I still remember the day I was preparing fresh lime water for the first time...I ended up adding almost five times the amount of lemon than needed. It was a disaster.I had to correct it anyhow.

How I wish I could remove some lemon juice from water to make it taste perfect again! But alas!

Some things can never be undone. Some things can never be changed. There was no way that I know of, to remove the extra lime. So what was the solution then? The only way to correct this was to add four more glasses of water and dilute the lemon juice to make five glasses of fresh lime water.

This made me think.. Sometimes we cannot undo some things that have gone wrong in life. Some wrong decisions, wrong choices, wrong investments, wrong actions, wrong associations, wrong words or wrong doings can never be undone.

So what is the solution then?

When you cannot correct what is wrong, do not waste more time over it. It is like attempting to remove lemon from water.

Instead, get busy in adding so many right things in your life that the wrong seems insignificant.
We all have a negative side to ourselves. We may not be able to remove or correct all our negativities. But we can definitely continue adding positive thoughts, positive reading and positive people in our lives and dilute the negativity. We all have to deal with some easy people and some difficult people in our lives.

Do not waste time trying to change the difficult people. You will drain all your emotional energy in vain. Instead spend more time with the pleasant positive happy people and the difficult people will not affect you any more.

Everything in your life will never be perfect. Do not waste too much time correcting what is wrong.

Get busy doing the right things ...."



Wednesday 17 June 2020


Who is your fallback..!!πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

People help you the way they know to help you. To help you to come out of stress, one friend will ask you to drink and another will ask you to meditate.

To overcome hurt, one friend will ask you to take revenge and get even, and another will ask you to forgive and get ahead with your life. 'Who is your fallback' makes all the difference.

Duryodhana's predicament, in his own words, was, "I know what is right but I am not able to indulge in it. I know what is wrong but I am not able to avoid it." He needed a fallback. His fallback was his uncle Shakuni, and resultantly, Duryodhana moved from bad to worse.

Arjuna's predicament was different. He was allowing his personal emotions to dominate his sense of duty, and hence wanted to escape from the responsibilities he had towards upholding righteousness. He needed a fallback. His fallback was Krishna, and resultantly, Arjuna was restored to his greatness.

Humans we are, at some point or the other, we all need a fallback. 'Who is your fallback' makes all the difference.

*Choose WellπŸ‘*



Tuesday 16 June 2020


My story in 5 paragraphs. I bet it is yours too.

Paragraph One

I walk down the street.
There is an open sink hole I didn't notice.
I fall in.
I am hurt. I am helpless.
It isn't my fault. I cry and complain.
It takes a life time to come out.

Paragraph Two

I walk down the street.
There is an open sink hole I didn't notice.
I pretend it does not exist.
I fall in again.
I can't believe my bad luck.
But, it isn't my fault. It's all destiny.
It still takes a long time to get out.

Paragraph Three

I walk down the same street.
There is an open sink hole.
I see it is there.
I still fall in … it's a habit.
It is my fault. I accept responsibility.
I grimace and get out immediately.

Paragraph Four

I walk down the same street.
I can see the open sink hole I knew was there.
I am alert. 
I walk around it.

Paragraph Five

I walk down another street.

I was living paragraphs 1,2,3 for a long time. Life had no progress. Happiness was rare. Today, paragraphs 4 and 5 dominate my life. Hence, if you ask me, "Sonal, how are you? My reply would be, "I am on Top of the World." Progress and happiness are my constant companions.

*Which paragraph dominates your life, my dear friend?*

Change your thoughts. Change your life.



Sunday 14 June 2020


I have heard: a man went to the river to end his life. A Sufi fakir was sitting on the riverbank and he asked, "What are you doing?"

The man was just about to jump in. He said, "Don't stop me. It's too much! This life is nothing, everything is meaningless. I never got anything I wanted, I always got what I wanted to avoid. God is against me, so why should I continue this life?"

The fakir said, "Wait, stay one more day – then you can die. What's the rush? You say you don't have anything?"

The man replied, "Nothing at all. If I had anything, why would I come to take my life?"

The fakir said, "Come with me. The king of this place is my friend." The fakir took him to the king and he whispered something in the king's ear. The king said, "I can offer you a million rupees." The man heard only this, he couldn't hear what the fakir had whispered. The king said, "I can give you a million rupees."

The fakir went to the man and whispered in his ear, "The king is ready to buy both your eyes for a million rupees: will you sell them?"

The man said, "What do you mean? I? Sell my eyes! For a million rupees! Even if he offers ten million I am not going to part with them."

The fakir again consulted the king, and then he said, "Okay, he can give you eleven million." The man said, "Drop the whole idea. I am not doing this kind of business. Why should I sell my eyes?"

The fakir asked, "Will you sell your ears? How about your nose? The king is ready to purchase any part of your body, and at whatever price you ask."

The man said, "No. I won't participate in this business. Why should I sell anything?"

The fakir said, "Look, you are not ready to sell your eyes even for eleven million rupees, and last night you were going to kill yourself. You said you didn't have a thing."

We cannot see what we have. Just think about these eyes. What a miracle! The eye is made from skin, it is a part of the skin, but the eye can see. How crystal clear it is! The impossible has become possible. These ears can hear music, the sweet songs of birds, the murmuring of breezes, the roar of the ocean. These ears are made from skin and bones. Look at this miracle.

You are! This is such a great miracle. Can you imagine a greater miracle? In this body of flesh, bones and blood the lamp of consciousness is burning. Just assess the value of this lamp of consciousness.

No, you have no eyes for it. You say you need a job paying a hundred rupees, but you get one at ninety rupees and you are ready to commit suicide. Or you wanted to have a big house but you got a small one and it seems life has no meaning. Or you go bankrupt, your bank account empties,and you say "Why go on living?" Or you loved a woman and couldn't get her, or loved a man and couldn't get him. Now you want to die.

The more you desire, the more unhappy you are. The more you see how much you receive without desiring, the more indescribable gifts will shower on you, uncaused. What do you deserve? What have you done to deserve the life you have been given? What have you done that you can dance in the sun's rays for a moment or talk with the moon and stars? On what basis? What claim can you make?

On what basis do you claim the right to touch gentle breezes, and to sing sweetly, to be bubbling with joy, or to be able to meditate? What have you done for these gifts? All this has come to you – pure grace – and still you are miserable. Still you are complaining, still you are sad. Certainly this disease of the ego is consuming us. Everyone is infected with it.



#Four types of #intelligence

According to psychologists, there are four types of intelligence:

1) Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
2) Emotional Quotient (EQ)
3) Social Quotient (SQ)
4) Adversity Quotient (AQ)

1. Intelligence Quotient (IQ): this is the measure of your comprehension ability", solve maths; memorize things and recall subject matters.

2. Emotional Quotient (EQ): this is the measure of your ability to maintain peace with others; keep to time; be responsible; be honest; respect boundaries; be humble, genuine and considerate.

3. Social Quotient (SQ):
This is the measure of your ability to build a network of friends and maintain it over a long period of time.

People that have higher EQ and SQ tend to go farther in life than those with high IQ but low EQ and SQ. Most schools capitalize in improving IQ level while EQ and SQ are played down.

A person of high IQ can end up being employed by another of high EQ and SQ even though he has an average IQ.

Your EQ represents your character; your SQ represents your charisma.

So consciously give in to habits that will improve these three Qs but more especially your EQ and SQ.

EQ and SQ make one manage better than the other.

Pls don't teach children only to have higher IQ , but also to have higher EQ and SQ.

Now there is a 4th one :
A new paradigm

4. The Adversity Quotient (AQ):
The measure of one's ability to go through a rough patch in life and come out without losing the mind.

AQ determines who will give up in face of troubles and may abandon their families.

*To parents & teachers*:
Expose children to other areas of life other than academic. One should adore manual work (never use work as a form of punishment) as also sport or art.

We must develop their EQ, SQ and AQ. We should become multifaceted human beings able to do things independently of the elders.

*Finally* do not prepare the road for the children. Prepare the children for the road.



Friday 5 June 2020


*Everything is in your hands*

"A young chap went to a soothsayer to inquire about his future.

The soothsayer drew two circles. One in white and the other in black.

He then put a millipede in between the circles, saying "if the millipede crawls into the white circle, your future will be bright and very great,
but if it crawls into the black circle, then you are finished and doomed!
No future at all!".

As soon as the insect was dropped in between the circles, it began crawling towards the white circle.

This chap was super-excited.

But suddenly, as it got to the edge of the circle, it turned back and began crawling away from the white circle towards the black one.

The boy watched as the insect progressively moved farther away from his desire to his doom.

Then, just when the insect got to the edge of the black circle, this chap stretched his hands, picked it up and quickly but carefully dropped it in the white circle.

The soothsayer was in shock, he had never seen anyone intervene like this.
He annoyingly asked the chap what he did and why he did what he did.

The boy smiled and simply replied by saying "I cannot sit and watch my destiny go down the gloom doom. I will change the course myself while I can still do something about it."

"My destiny is in my hands"
and saying this the young boy got up and left."

You also get the hell up, pick up the damn millipede and drop it where you want.
The power to design and pilot your life is in your hands. You either sit down there, complain and feel someone owes you something or get up and determine the flow of your life. It's up to you.

This is not the time to look for miracles, create your miracles, conjure your own magic.
This too shall pass, take your destiny in your hands and shape it the way you want it.
Stay safe, have a great weekend & stay blessed forever.



Wednesday 3 June 2020


*Be thankful. Be patient*............... A movie theater announced that an 8-minute movie won the title of Best Short Film in the World ...

So, it was decided to display this movie in the cinema for free, so that the largest crowd could gather to watch it ...

The movie began with a snapshot of a room ceiling that is devoid of any decoration and of any details; Just a white ceiling ...

3 minutes passed without the camera moving and it did not move to any other scene, or any other part of the ceiling in the same room ...

Another 3 minutes passed without the camera moving and without changing the scene ...

After 6 boring minutes, the viewers started grumbling; Some of them were about to leave the theater hall; And some of them objected to the officials of the house because they wasted their time watching a ceiling ...

Suddenly, before the majority became concerned and starting to leave, the camera lens slowly moved on a wall without any details as well until it reached down towards the floor, there a child appeared on a bed, who seems to be totally handicapped due to the spinal cord tare in his little body ...

The camera slowly moved to the side of the handicap bed, showing a wheelchair without a back ...

The camera moved to the boredom location of the ceiling again; To show a sentence: *"We showed you only 8 minutes of this child's daily activity, only 8 minutes from the scene that this handicapped child watches at all hours of his life, and you complained and weren't patient for only six minutes, you couldn't bear to watch it ..!* ...

So know the value of every second of your life that you spend in wellness, and thank your Lord for every blessing bestowed on you, and you will not feel its existence unless you lose it ...

We suffer from quarantine and the curfew, which is, God willing, for a limited time, and we do not know that there are millions who lived their entire lives in quarantine ...

Covid-19 has forced us to have the time to think about many privileges , and we thank God for the blessing of the freedom of movement and out of the house to see life, breathe the air, and practice activity in its various colors ...

Praise be to God for what God has blessed us with of which we have not realized...

*We thank God for the blessings ever and forever* ... *