Monthly Archives: January 2023


Sometimes, life gives us a lot of pain. Sometimes, unknowingly, we give others a lot of pain and sometimes pain is just meant to be there, for no specific reason.

During times like this, you can only pray and hope that maybe, just maybe, the other person’s pain goes away.
Sometimes, to remove the pain, you have to move away from some people too. Because maybe your presence may add to their pain.

So, it is critical to understand when and what is causing someone pain and what can you do to stop it from becoming more painful.

Pain is felt in the heart, just like any other feeling. And sometimes, u just have to keep it hidden in your heart because no matter how hard you try, the pain is not going to go away.

It may be because someone close to you is no longer in your life or maybe because they have gone so far that you can’t call them back. Or maybe because your paths were supposed to cross only till a certain time.

No matter why the pain is there, just accept it as any other feeling and let it live its course.

Eventually, it will subside …. Like everything else…. Like everything else…!

Nothing belongs to us!

Nothing belongs to us….absolutely nothing…. from the tip of a needle to the vast gigantic oceans, from the microorganisms to the largest species available on the planet, from the captivating sunsets to the destructive volcanoes… from our first heart beat to our last heart beat….from our loved ones to those we envy…. NOTHING belongs to us. Everything in this world…. belongs to that gigantic, enormous superpower that is running the universe…. whom we call God, the creator or by many other names.

Everything came from the earth and in the earth it will perish.

YET… we feel that “This is ours….that is ours…”… ” Success is mine or the belongings are mine”…. The main problem in this world is the problem of the word “MINE”.

Right since childhood, we are taught, these things are yours and then when we lose them, we cry. When we lose our loved ones, we cry, because we are attached to them. But the fact of the matter is that every emotion that we feel is also not ours.

Everything that happens inside of us is also not ours. Our feelings are also not our feelings. They also are given by this superpower called God, who doesn’t appear in front of us but just makes us feel his presence, through times of trials and tribulations and memories and prayers and wishes and hopes and feelings and love and envy and even jealousy.

Why do we cry when we lose someone? We should accept the fact that that thing or person was never ours to begin with. But our heart drives us towards their memories.

The whole game of life is between the brain and the heart, pulling us in different directions, all the time.

In Hinduism they say, “Aatma” (Spirit) and “Parmatma”, (God) or “Jadh” (Which exists) and Chetan (Which you feel) and that’s why the famous hindu Gods Radha and Krishna are considered to be one. (Body, Soul and consciousness)

Nothing belongs to us…. YET….. we continue to say “It was mine!”….YET we continue to say… “It was mine…. “

Reading books as journeys!

Today, as I was reading a book, I realized that some of the thoughts mentioned in the book were positive and some were negative. It was like a journey….with ups and downs. There are statements that make you feel, the author had a great time and there are other statements that make you feel that the author had a rough phase.

Isn’t our life like a book too? If someone were to read the book of your life, he/she would see so many ups or downs…right? There were times when you did really well and there were other times when you stumbled, fell, stood up and walked again!

When you read a book, it takes you through so many emotions, so many realizations.

As you read your next book, try to analyze which statement is a positive statement and which is not so positive. The book will take you through winding roads and trails in your mind and you will form connections with the words inscribed in the book.

Each book has a start and an end, so does life. Each book has positives and negatives, so does life.

Each book is an aggregation of several people’s efforts, and so is life. The people that you meet and the connections that you form, give life its meaning.

Maybe that’s why books are not just lifeless pages, but stories full of life.

As you read the next book, analyze what the author must have gone through while writing each statement. What could have his/her journey been like?

You will come across an absolutely new horizon in terms of reading, a place where no thought is completely right or completely wrong. Each emotion is followed by an absolutely different emotion itself and no book’s journey can be entirely same as yours because you are a BOOK in yourself!!

Try to write the story of your life….even if it’s one page, 3 pages or 100 pages…. Ask someone to read it and they will weave through it their own stories of life. Each facet of your story can lead the reader to many many new stories.

And again, the reality still remains unknown. Because, that is the beauty of life! No one knows what truly happened in someone’s journey.

Each book is a mystery. Each life is a mystery!

Happy reading!!