Writing memories, leaving things behind and changing my focus

Today I am remembering the old days when I used to scratch out what I wrote because I didn’t think it would be acceptable by others. Write, scratch, write more “carefully”. It’s weird how we don’t realize that our life is very controlled by all of this crap. Crap also known as Expectations. Some put on by others and some, ourselves. Crap! No one was telling me to erase my words when I cut them out. It was me. I wanted to get rid of them because they were simply not sounding as awesome as I thought, or just not…

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With a Camera In My Hand – Where I Stand -(Part 2)

As you may have read, the journey with my camera began a few years ago. On a sleepless night to be precise. Originally, I just wanted to capture my surroundings, as they were. I found some of them to be very beautiful. Perhaps I hadn’t noticed what was around me in a very long time, I am not very sure. But there was something about where I was. Something about landscapes that really attracted me. “What a beautiful picture”, I would often say after taking one. The idea of having something in front of me in beautiful colors and everything…

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God never chooses the wrong path for you

Sometimes it’s very difficult to remember that God never chooses the wrong path for us. When we start feeling that we are losing something, we forget that God has better plans for us.  However, we don’t know what that plan is yet and that uncertainty creates doubts and fears in our minds. In those moments, we need to put a stop sign in front of our mind and tell it that it is wrong. That it is wrong in believing that things are not going well. That we really aren’t at loss at all. That something beautiful is unfolding in…

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Life Changes Us

I find that life changes us in unexpected ways. We don’t always see it coming. We don’t always realize that we have changed either. But we do. Unknowingly, unexpectedly, life changes us. Suddenly, we fear. Suddenly, we start worrying – about every single thing that has happened, could happen and is happening. The way we see the world changes completely. Suddenly, we become a completely different person. We forget to laugh, to believe. Life changes us. It’s not our fault. It really isn’t. So, do yourself a favour: when life gets difficult, don’t let it change you in a negative…

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The Power of Mind

Everyday, I read amazing articles from around the world and each written word gives me something new to think about. Today, I want to share some articles from people who have made amazing changes in their lives. Few months ago, I found a post called, “The Mind” by Karen Wilson and it is actually an excerpt from her book “7 Illusions”. It really helped me understand how my mind was controlling my life and how I can free myself from it. Here’s an excerpt: For years and years, I identified myself with my mind. I thought I was the mind. What a…

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How to find light in darkness?

This article is in continuation to last week’s article in which I was exploring how you can your choices as a tool to be happier in life. You can read last week’s article here. When something hits you hard enough to shake you to your very core, how can you keep on believing that there is still hope? How can you still continue believing that the world is an amazing place and awesome things are going to happen for you in the future? How can you throw away the effect of what life has thrown your way and keep on…

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Choices…

In life, we always have to make choices. Choices determine the kind of life we will lead. Choices set the path we are going to walk on everyday. In the past, I had heard the phrase, “Choose to be happy” and it never made sense. How can you choose to be something you are not? How can you choose to be happy when you are sad? What the heck? Seriously! Choices… One of the choices that impact our lives in a dramatic yet invisible way is how we choose to think about the possibilities, events, actions etc in our lives.…

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Everyday things that make me smile

Sometimes we go through our own life like a passenger and don’t really realize that what’s around is enough to make us happy. Sometimes I really scare myself when I realize that I don’t need that much in order to feel happy every single day. What I need regardless of what I have or not, is the peace that says whatever I have is enough. That peace in itself is priceless. It cannot be bought or sold. It can only obtained by learning to see your life differently from how you feel. The great thing about that is no one…

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Worry

Every day, all day, we worry. We worry about life as it is and we worry about what could possibly become of it tomorrow. We worry whether we’ll reach any of our goals we set for ourselves and we worry whether we are even capable of accomplishing them. We worry whether everything will work out for the people that we love so dearly. We worry about the world changing every day. It’s almost as if in addition to our daily full-time job, our second 24/7 job is to worry. Life is so scary at times and all the changes and…

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