Today, finally I got a chance to catch a breath and write something up. These few days have just been crazy but in a good way. Right from work to attending back to back zadankai’s (Monthly Buddhism Meetings) to trying to meet all my friends to spending some time with my family. Now when I have sometime for myself it’s actually hitting me that even April has come to an end and it’s my mom’s birthday this Sunday. I didn’t get any time to plan something special for her.
It’s been crazy, something that I like. We all like that, don’t we? Some of us are happy only when we are busy, have something to do. I must confess one thing though, I missed my space, the me time, the alone time. It made me think and wonder, how important is it to spend sometime alone with your self? Now I realize that for me it’s very important. It gives me time to think, to actually listen to my own thoughts and plan out some strategy about life accordingly. It rejuvenates me from within. Gives me time to connect to my inner self. Time to listen to some of my favorite songs. It gives me peace of mind, which no one or nothing can give me today. Time to meditate more and chant more and exercise. Time to read more posts and write more posts. Time to read a book… the list will just go on.
Everyday goes by so quickly, with some much to do in so little time. It becomes difficult to keep a track of time and our own thoughts. At times I have zoned myself out irrespective of the place and work. Travelled to my place and back to reality. I am the happiest when alone, this is one of the things I learnt about myself in these 7 months. No one likes or enjoys to be alone, but sometimes you don’t have an option.
There’s a line which I like a lot, ‘stop looking for a miracle, the miracle is you’ something like that. So ya I have stopped looking for a miracle or a change on the outside instead started searching for it inside me.
Just a month or so left for my brother’s wedding, preparations are still going on. The wedding card is selected and we will start sending the invites this week. The shopping is not going to end the till last minute and I am almost done deciding for a make up artist and a hair stylist. But what is that something which is missing inside me. I really don’t know. There are way too many things actually. Memories of my past, which doesn’t seem to leave my memory lane. But I guess this is why people say, that you only grow stronger when faced by a difficult phase in life. So smile and move ahead. If you fall then have the courage to stand up on your feet and walk ahead. Don’t give up. Courage is all you will need.
I have been nominated for The Hug Award by talkingexperience.wordpress.com.
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The HUG Award©
- is for people with an expectant desire for the world, for which they: Hope for Love; Hope for Freedom; Hope for Peace; Hope for Equality; Hope for Unity; Hope for Joy and Happiness;Hope for Compassion and Mercy; Hope for Faith; Hope for Wholeness and Wellness; Hope for Prosperity; Hope for Ecological Preservation; Hope for Oneness
- recognizes and honors those who help keep hope alive in our current world, which is plagued by war, natural disasters, and economic recession. They nurture hope, in any of the above areas (in italics), by the work they do, or in their personal lives with things such as blogging, public speaking, charity work, etc.
- is for people who, without giving up or compromising their own religious, spiritual, or political beliefs, are able to nurture hope and respect the dignity of all people.
- is for those who, without bias or prejudice, use their resources and gifts to make the world a better place for everyone.
- is for people who have a hope or an expectant desire that the work or talents they use in things such as blogging, public speaking, charity work, etc., will make a positive impact on the world.
These people do not have to actively use the word “hope” in their work or creative talents. They only need be conscious of their desire to make the world a better place for everyone.
These people use their available resources–a smile, a hug, a helping hand, a listening ear, a voice, time, money, possessions, education, personality, talent, websites and blogs—to make a positive impact on the world and make the world a better place to live.
So here are 7 things about Sonu Duggal :
1) I am a Bodhisattva in training.
2) I am grateful for this beautiful life and every single one in my life.
3) I enjoy spending time with nature.
4) Enjoy traveling and photography.
5) I even enjoy reading and writing.
6) I like the fact that I am a humble person.
7) I want to be an author and I plan to write a book soon.
Two and a half week back I had got a message, actually a ping on my Blackberry by my friend asking whether I would come over to her place and click fews pictures for her younger twin sisters’s. We have been friends since we were kids, actually she’s a close friend of my brother and like a family to us. Her younger sister’s are with Down Syndrome and trust me when I say that they are the cutest people I have ever met. Being twins yet they both are different in personality. Their parents have opened up a library for them and both the sister’s take care of that library, right from maintaing membership details to maintaining the track of new and returnable books and so on. They are 25years old, which is really hard to believe, such sweethearts and each other’s support system which is rare to find. They were going to run an article on them in one of the local edition which is distributed along with Times of India called the Times Neighbourhood of Lokhandwala, it is circulated in selected areas of lokhandwala so my friend wanted me to click few pictures for their library, knowing that I love photography. So the pictures I clicked appeared in today’s edition with my name on one of the picture. Just wanted to share one of the clicks by me.
You can read my name on the right side above the picture. The article is really inspiring and beautifully written. Today the collection of books in their library is around 3000 across all genres. I would just want to wish the sister’s All The Best and Loads of Love. They both are just amazing people and true angels.
People who can sense the sorrow behind your smile,
The love behind your anger,
The meaning behind your silence are your True Friends for ever ..
Life is a Song.
There’s a song for all moods.
It could be a happy song for a happy mood, a sad song for a sad mood, a romantic love song for the love birds, when you are bored you really don’t mind listening to any song and so on.
Even when you don’t have a song, there’s still a song in store for you.
Today, let us write whatever song is running through your mind or you all are or were listening to.
Set Fire to the Rain by Adele has been running through my mind the entire day, and your’s ?
There has again been a gap between my posts, it’s not that I have got used to it but last week on 27th March got to know a sudden and an unfortunate news, about my granddad’s sad demise and I had rushed to my native place Amritsar. To see my granddad go made me very sad. Grand parents love their grandkids more than their own life and this is what I have realized. I feel so blessed to have a granddad like him, he always loved us, all his grandkids equally. We were the apple to his eyes.
I have always heard that we come into this world to play a certain set of roles given to us and when we complete that we go from this world. I have even heard that this life is fake and just a role play, the real life is after we die. Now somewhere I believe in it. Our true life starts after we die. Everyone has to go from this world leaving the physical body behind. We come into this world with a mission, it could be anything right from the smallest mission to the biggest one. Our entire life we keep running behind either finding our true mission or fulfilling our true mission. When I saw my granddad for the last time he looked at peace like his mission was fulfilled.
I understood one more thing which is once a person goes he leaves everyone behind to start his/her own true life in another world. I will miss my granddad a lot and I know he is at a happy place and at peace. May he rest in peace !