The Mind at Rest.

Whenever I am sad or down. When I feel nothing I can ever do is going to be enough for myself. When I get too tired running away from expectations, knowing full well that somewhere I want them to stay. Amidst all this, this vicious circle that life is… there is one ray of light that shines no matter how dark it may be.

It makes everyday a dream. A dream fulfilled, a dream born. It turns all that which is obvious and crude, into a special beauty. Experience colors with the twirl of white light. It gives wings to the little things that barely crawl. Turning little joys, into lessons of happiness for life. Easing sorrows with time. Each day lived, a classic novel.

It is as if mom’s warmth, dad’s approval, friends hugs were all put together, a comfort beyond anything. It is what keeps us alive far way from home. Teaches us to live and love among men not our own.

It is the flight of Imagination. Soaring far, far into the horizons only to see how far the reality of life goes. It is the flight of Imagination.

“I Solemnly Swear…”

Was what I have been doing these past new years. New Year Resolutions- Made to be broken promises. I finally accepted it doesn’t work this way. Not for me. (You are better at this, PM). And if it’s not working for you either, Read on…

Instead of the study 6 hours a day, strict diet plan, etc, etc, I have decided on a different PoA- Analyzing and then Setting Targets.

Step1. Analysis- Study the major incidents, events that happened in the past year. Important decisions you took, solutions you came up with. How did you fare? What did you learn about your skills and talents from them?

Make a list of your strengths and weaknesses. And with that list in front of you forget the past year, you can’t live in it. Welcome to the present!

Step 2. Setting Targets- Now, instead of making a strict study, work plan set targets. Keeping your analysis in front of you ask yourself “where do I want to get?” And then, plan and execute the entire year.

Some days you may not work at it but with the goal in front of you there is a good chance you may come back. But in the case of repeated schedules, they begin to look dull and forced beyond a point, and you may lose focus.

The analysis is even more helpful with resolutions you need to take concerning other people and habits. For example: A certain set of people/ habits you need to break away from. Resolving- “I quit talking to…”; “I quit smoking…” may or may not work.

But knowing where you went wrong earlier, your weaknesses around such people/ habits and then planning will assure you do better not just with those certain people or habits but in the future as well, if you face a similar situation.

Take lessons from history only so much at a time that it helps; plan with hope for the future and whatever the present keep repeating to yourself- “Oh! That’s why….I am me.”

Signing off with heartfelt wishes for a bright, prosperous and happy 2010!