24 March, 2014

Book Shelf: You can Heal Your Life

You Can Heal Your Life explains the power of thoughts and affirmations, and how thoughts can shape your life.
Summary Of The Book
You Can Heal Your Life shows the readers how they can transform their lives by gradually changing their perspectives. The author says that the thoughts and beliefs of a person have more power than they realize.
Cover Page
A person’s beliefs and attitude are mostly shaped during their childhood. The adult perspective is a product of the way their parents taught them to think, social norms, peer attitudes and other external factors. Each thought is an affirmation, whether it is positive or negative. Each affirmation carries its own energy and influences the person’s life. If a person thinks that life has made them a victim of circumstances, then, the author says that they are making sure they continue to be victims.
Negative thoughts tend to attract the very things that a person wants to avoid. Health, prosperity, happiness, security, all these can be influenced by the way a person thinks. This book shows how to make those thoughts positive. It gives a set of positive affirmations that the reader can post in various places, to inspire themselves to remain positive.
It teaches the reader that they should first stop being hypocritical of themselves. She encourages a positive attitude towards one’s life and relationships. The author feels that if a person looks at the positive side of every aspect of life, they start attracting more positives to themselves. She emphasizes that positive affirmations, accepting oneself as they are, looking for the positives in each situation, and being more cheerful can transform a person and the lives of those around them.
You Can Heal Your Life says that the power to heal any adverse situation in a person’s life is in their own hands. They have more power over their lives than they realize, and the cure is simple. It is in gradually changing the way they think about themselves and the situations that affect them.
The book was first published in 1984 and was second on the New York Times bestsellers list. The book has sold over 50 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 30 languages.
About Louise L. Hay
Louise L. Hay is an American author. Other books by Hay are Heart Thoughts, Painting The Future, Gratitude: A Way Of Life, Power Thoughts, Experience Your Good Now!, 101 Ways To Health And Healing, Inner Wisdom: Meditations For The Heart And Soul, The Power Is Within You, You Can Create An Exceptional Life, and Everyday Positive Thinking.
She writes motivational and self-help books. Louise L. Hay was born in California in 1926. She had a hard childhood and her mother’s remarriage resulted in an unhappy life. She became a mother herself in her mid-teens and had to give up her child for adoption. She started the First Church of Religious Science. She also attended Transcendental Meditation classes at the Maharishi International University. She began to write and teach about affirmation and positive thinking, citing the many ways she used them to good effect in her own life. Her publishing company Hay House, publishes books on New Age systems of beliefs and self-help books by various authors.

26 January, 2014

India and Japan

I have read this article recently. It explains about the Japanese PM visiting India on Republic Day.
It explores various possibilities and opportunities for India to emerge as a super power of the world in Future.

Click here


29 October, 2013

With Shonu! after a long time...

It was 2010. When I went to a personality development camp as a junior apprentice for Shri Shikaripura Krishnamurty to Agalpady High School, I met her. A decent, good girl who accompanied Murthy Sir in his Human Resource Programme. For me it was an unexpected opportunity to spend time with school children. I gladly agreed when Murthy Sir asked me to accompany him. It was one of my memorable camps. We were 20-30 in the teem.  Among them, Raikar, Swathi and I were in one group.The food, the students and teachers there and the issue we had to deal with, has given me a lot more courage and changed my way of looking at things.

Swathi was born in Bangalore, stayed in Mangalore all her life til then. She has a Masters Degree in Microbiology, and has done her Vidvat in Bharatanatyam last year. After a long time, an year may be, I had a chat with her. A simple message of 'gn:)' bought us close again. We chatted nearly for three hours.  We shared our where-beings, our new hobbies, cherished our memories and went back to 2010 and came back.

We both didn't thought we would catch up again. I give credit to destiny. Yes our friendship is precious. With a note that we will meet up soon, we ended our talk. But her memories still ring in my mind.

13 June, 2013

ಇತ್ತೀಚೆಗೆ ನಾ ಕಲಿತ ಎರಡು ಪಾಠಗಳು

ಒಂದು: ಇನ್ನೊಬ್ಬರ ಅನ್ನದ ಋಣಕ್ಕೆ ಬೀಳಬಾರದು. ಅನಿವಾರ್ಯವಲ್ಲದೇ ಇದ್ದರೆ ಇನ್ನೊಬ್ಬರು ಕೊಟ್ಟ ಆಹಾರ ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸದೇ ಇರುವುದೇ ಹಿತ. ಒಮ್ಮೆ ನಾವು ಯಾರಾದರೊಬ್ಬರ ಅಣ್ಣ ಉಂಡೆವು ಎಂದಾದರೆ, ಮುಂದೊಂದುದಿನ ಅವರು ತಪ್ಪು ಮಾಡುವಾಗ ವಿರೋಧಿಸಲು ನಮಗೆ ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಅಷ್ಟೇ ಅಲ್ಲ, ಅವರು ನಮ್ಮ ಮೇಲೆ ವೃಥಾ ಅಧಿಕಾರ ಚಲಾಯಿಸಲು ಅನುಮತಿ ಕೊಟ್ಟಂತಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.
ಎರಡು: ನಮಗಿಂತ ಕೆಳಗಿನವರ ಎದುರು ಕೀಳಾಗಿ ವರ್ತಿಸದಿರುವುದು ಒಳಿತು. ನಾವು ತಪ್ಪಿದ್ದೇವೆಂಬ ಸುಳಿವು ಸಿಕ್ಕಿದರೂ ಸಾಕು ನಮ್ಮಗೆ ದಕ್ಕಬೇಕಾದ ಮರ್ಯಾದೆ ದಕ್ಕುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಅಷ್ಟೇ ಅಲ್ಲ, ಅವರು ತಪ್ಪಿದಾಗ ತಿಳಿಹೇಳುವ ನೈತಿಕ ಶಕ್ತಿಯೂ ನಮ್ಮಲ್ಲಿ ಉಳಿದಿರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.

05 June, 2013

It is been five years now, I am enjoying the bliss of Reiki.
I remember the day 05.06.2009...

26 April, 2013

The law of seed

Take a look at an apple tree. There might be five hundred apples on the tree, each with ten seeds. That's a lot of seeds!

We might ask, "Why would you need so many seeds to grow just a few more trees?"

Nature has something to teach us here. It's telling us: "Most seeds never grow. So if you really want to make something happen, you better try more than once."

This might mean:

You'll attend twenty interviews to get one job.

You'll interview forty people to find one good employee.

You'll talk to fifty people to sell one house, car, vacuum cleaner, insurance policy, idea...

And you might meet a hundred acquaintances to find one special friend.

When we understand the "Law of the Seed", we don't get so disappointed.

We stop feeling like victims. Laws of nature are not things to take personally.

We just need to understand them - and work with them. 

03 March, 2013

It's called Mindset

As I was passing by the elephants, I suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg.

No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from the ropes they were tied to but for some reason, they did not. I saw a trainer nearby and asked why these beautiful, magnificent animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away.
"Well," he said, "when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it's enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.

"I was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn't, they were stuck right where they were.
Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before? 

Wise say, “Your attempt may fail, but never fail to make an attempt.”