Thursday, June 28, 2007

Changing One's Perspective...!

My parents always say that 'Enthusiasm can't be faked". For something to be exciting & to become viral or sought out by others - it has to be of visible value & should have a mass appeal - thats what I think atleast :) Recently, I attended birthday party of one of my very good friend and beieve me my silent observation of guests was a true eye opener for me. If you keep a close watch, you can't ignore the true positive energy warehouses (people). Btw...I feel lucky whenever such people are in my close proximity most of the times !! Coming back to enthusiasm, I was thinking while dining today - watching a movie / hanging meeting friends / visiting NYC / exploring new places - kinda energizes me a lot or should I say make me happy. Then why do I feel bad after spending a busy day in office...hmmm something to ponder for sure. Guess its time to change perspective indeed. There are certainly many other activities that I would wanna do; could be small ones but certainly the ones that make a positive 'n' visible impact on my ever thoughtful psyche. Anyways being a weekend - I am sure I'll get plenty of time to do things I really want to spend time for 'n' ofcourse push in more Blog Posts :) 
And yes for those readers who think that there's paucity of time in this world - the following video is a must c - N'joy !!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

World of Words...!

Etymology has interested me since high-school days. Besides the fact that we were always asked to enrich our Vocabulary for those "big" exams that grill your English-Quotient, understanding meaning of the words made learning quite easy. Now, here's a thing while going for walk today evening at Greens it struck to me ... isn't it that we remember things by pictures. Think about that first "A" grade you received, the first marriage you attended, the best movie you saw and of course your first date. In extension to this, the moment we meet an acquaintance - our subconscious mind quickly runs a trailer of events that happened when last time this person was around us. Sounds familiar..ain't it? ;) Perhaps this explains the reason why we feel more comfortable with our "chosen" bunch of pals against the crowd !!

Anyways coming back to "words", they carry energy and gives language a power. After being thru' some tough conversations recently, I have started believing that spoken words perhaps make more lasting impressions than illustrations alone. Lets put it in this way -
It may have been the first time we received a truly accurate compliment, or the time a friend or sibling called us a name, but either way it stuck. This experience reminds us that what we say has weight and power and that being conscious means being aware of how we use words. I have started believing that words are not abstract, disconnected entities used only to convey meaning; they are powerful transmitters of feeling. I have also noticed how the different communication styles of the people in my life makes me feel.

For the next few days, you might want to practice noticing how the words you say and hear affect your body and your emotional state. (I bet you would like it - I tried the experiment last week and believe me it worked wonders !!)

Hmmm, seems when we carefully listen to others before we speak, our words have more integrity, & when we take time to center ourselves before speaking, we truly begin to harness the power of speech. Ahha, what a revelation Chinmay - I said to myself....!

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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Scribble & Doodle...!

Upon waking up little early today (10 AM for Sunday is early indeed ;)), with my usual morning 'Kukicha' in one hand and Cookies in another - I gazed out o the window and wondered - "What fascinates me?, What is it that I really care about?, What kind of people I want to work with? What brings out the best in me? all" I mean somehow just earning a good living doesn't satisfy my apetite anymore. I am looking to make a statement in this journey called life - lets c what happens...!

Anyways, speaking about "creativity" or wannabe daydreamers like me - Where do we have our best ideas? When our full attention is on solving the problem or when we're taking a shower, driving, or relaxing in the garden? Upon researching a lil' more about this on WWW, I learnt that most of the great inventors had best o their ideas / 'Eureka' moments come in when they were in a state of absolute relaxation.

The challenge is whether we can do anything to nurture it??
Interestingly, even penning down thoughts can work wonders - I learnt. They call it "autogenic writing". This techinque is a particularly effective way of tapping into our intelligent unconscious is creative visualisation. It's similar to the system for relaxation in 'Tranquility' but with a twist, so instead of sending us to sleep it keeps us in that space between slumber and wakefulness: a place where the most extreme creative thinking tends to happen.
It can be words, sounds, pictures, smells, objects or pretty much anything that frees up our mind to head off on a new adventure and so think the unthought. Sounds Simple...Now thats interesting - let me go try the same !!
"Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again."