Monthly Archives: October 2022

A Servant leader makes others successful

You all might have met so many types of leaders at your workplace and some of them you truly appreciate from the bottom of your heart. These leaders are the ones who have made you the person you are and have contributed to your success.

Success – a small seven letter word but it drives the world crazy! What does success mean to you? In simple terms I think that if your work gets done and you are able to achieve something, it makes you successful.

When I look back and think of people who have helped me grow and learn, the one term that comes to my mind is “Servant Leadership”. The leaders whom I respect the most are the ones who gave up their own ambitions to see others grow. They listened, they appreciated and they walked with me during the toughest times.

We all have to be servant leaders at one point or the other….sometimes to help our family, our kids and sometimes at work.

Making others successful means you are a PROVIDER, a NOURISHER, an ENCOURAGER and a self-sufficient person. You are not involved in ego struggles or any kind of race for appreciation. You are pretty content with who you are and what your journey has been like.

When you make others successful, you provide for their needs, without expecting anything in return.

You try to adjust yourself according to their whims and fancies, without complaining.

You respect the other people’s time and give them benefit of doubt even if it is at the expense of your own happiness.

You are a servant leader who needs no servants or followers because you consider yourself self sufficient. Instead, you become a FULFILLER of other people’s needs and requirements.

You are a servant leader when you like to see people grow, instead of getting jealous or envious of them.

You truly believe that making others successful will not diminish your success but rather increase it manifolds!

You strike the right balance between work, family, kids and all other priorities in life! When people sound anxious, negative or get worried, you just listen and accept them just the way they are and guide them in the positive direction.

It’s not easy to be a servant leader but it truly makes you a better person and a more grateful person in life!

You realize that your success is incomplete without other people’s success.

You make yourself available for others and just give them a higher priority than yourself.

I think all of this and a lot more makes a servant leader.

That is what I aspire to be…. Not fully there yet but trying my best….!

As they say, “Service before self!” – should be our motto in life!

May we all get the wisdom to serve everyone, the community and God!

Life happens inside our head!

Life is something that happens inside our heads! The outside circumstances maybe the same for some people, however what’s going on in their heads might be very different.

Next time, when you are sitting with your family members and watching TV together or just playing a game, notice how everyone reacts, how everyone feels and how everyone behaves…. their expressions and reactions…. they are so different! The outside surroundings are the same… people living in the same house… watching the same thing on TV… but each person’s feelings are different.

Now, let’s expand it to a bigger picture…. Just like people live in the same house, similarly, we all are living on the same planet… Mother earth. The outside is same for everyone. It’s what they create inside them that defines their life!!

Everyone creates different feelings at different times… so everyone’s life is different or RATHER… everyone’s perception of life is different…

The way I perceive life might be completely opposite from the way you or someone else perceives life!

Everyone is trying to be a part of this journey of life! It’s so fascinating that everyone wants to feel included and involved in the greater mission of making an impact before they leave this world…

Everyone wants to feel that their existence matters….

Life happens inside of us and ends inside of us…. but we get so engrossed in collecting outside things or artifacts that we forget that the real meaning of life is to be content and happy.

It’s important to be grateful for this beautiful journey!

Life is a gift…. Create beautiful emotions and memories if you can… That’s all that matters!!

Life is going to go away in a flash!!…. Enjoy while it lasts…

I also heard in one of the videos today, that when astronauts go into space… they feel a larger than life experience…. When they look at the earth…. conflicts don’t matter… boundaries don’t matter and they see the earth as one entity!!

I wish we all saw the earth as one entity while we are here….

Let only “good” life happen inside your head!

Everything has an impact on everything

There are two aspects to our existence – what we do and how we feel. What we do can be seen but how we feel is unseen. However, these two forces work in synergy with each other and each has an impact on the other.

For instance, what you do —- impacts how you feel and how you feel —- impacts what you do.

These are like intertwining forces and there is no way to separate them. Everything gets impacted by everything.

For instance, you buy a television and you feel you wanted a bigger one, then you go ahead and buy a bigger one. So, what you did in the beginning impacted your feelings and then the feelings impacted what you did the second time.

How beautiful and mesmerizing is this combination of feelings and actions. There are all kinds of religious scriptures in hinduism for example that may call it “Jadh” (The physical aspect) and “Chetan”. (The consciousness). I am sure other books and scriptures have other definitions as well.

I have been a science student, so I still feel we don’t know the real truths or beginning sources of life. However, I do gardening and when a seed germinates, it really fascinates me. It’s amazing how the physical being (the plant) magically gets life! (Consciousness)

Everything that you are seeing, hearing, feeling is having an impact on you and also you are having an impact on everything, whether knowingly or unknowingly.

These forces of life are so difficult to interpret that everyone’s minds put together can also not resolve these mysteries of life!

However, I feel that science, technology, logic and mathematics can reveal a lot of things in future as well. I am also a spiritual person and respect all the genuine efforts that go into making us better human beings, whether they are through meditation or other peaceful practices.

The fact that is really mesmerizing me today however is that there is so much impact in even one millisecond that it’s just not possible to truly interpret life which is made of so many milliseconds!

It’s important to respect all these forces of existence because somehow, they are able to sustain life on earth! Maybe it’s some kind of magic…. maybe it’s scientific…. I don’t know.

The beauty of earth is so amazing that each one of us should be forever grateful for this life!

May the forces of the universe lead all of us to positivity, peace, unity and continuation of this beautiful life!!

Here’s a beautiful image I found to reflect on this article: