WHAT I BELIEVE IN
This week I have celebrated for as long as I remember and it is very special for me. It is the week when I was made to become aware of my gifts as a human being and was guided and inspired to live my life to the fullest and I am extremely grateful for all the lessons that I have got to learn and the people I have met and the opportunities I have been given. So I decided to share with you what I believe in and what have been the greatest lessons for me personally.
I believe each one of us is a marvelous creation, unique in every aspect. Each one of has a vast treasure trove of knowledge, experiences, skills and gifts that we have been given to challenge us, help us shine brightly and go forward in our lives. Each of the seven billion out there have a unique story to share and a unique voice that is truly only there’s and it is up to us to take charge and stand true to that voice.
Whatever challenges or struggles we face are only there for lessons to be learnt and they keep coming till we learn the lessons. They are like the exams we needed to pass to move to the next class and for some reason if we do not learn our lessons we had to repeat the class. That is all there is to it. Those tests are not meant to torture us and trouble us they are meant to just take us forward because without going forward there is no progress. Progress there will be whether we like it or not. The universe wants us to move forward and in placing before us our greatest challenges it gives us opportunities to break those barriers that hinder our progress – the barriers take different shapes and forms. They could be in the shape of a financial crisis; a nagging spouse, a terrible boss, a health issue but it comes into our life to teach us a lesson. And I believe when we learn the lesson it goes away for the purpose of that test is to make your progress, improve the quality of life.
Having a near death experience made me realize the value of life and explore as to why I was here in the first place. Was the purpose of my life only to eat, fend for myself, or there was a bigger reason for which I was here on this amazing planet. The questions came hurling upon me as to am I living the best life, am I doing what makes my heart sing, am I creating value in my life and in those who I get to interact with, what is my legacy as one of the only kinds among the seven billion of us out there. And in searching for those answers I realized I am the creator of my universe. By my choice I create my realities. The world is nothing but a reflection and resound of the space I am in. What I hold in my heart is the truth for me and the way forward is to remain true to myself. Pondering on those questions I become more focused, more vibrant, more joyful for I saw everything in a new light. I suddenly wanted to make everyday count, I decided to follow my heart and took a sabbatical from work and explored on what was my real calling. The answers came in due course of time and I true calling was to serve others in the way I knew best. Talking to people, awakening them to their true potential, and sharing the knowledge and skills with them so that together we could make this world a happier place.
My story is filled with so many of these tests. And trust me I am grateful for all these tests whether it came in the form of a financial crisis or loss of a job, in hindsight these were the times I progressed the most. In passing them I moved forward leaps and bounds. Those tests were the real breakthroughs in my life for they contained the seeds of an extraordinary life. By no measure those tests were easy to take, they were very tough, demanding and formidable in nature. But the one thing about tests is you really do not get a choice, you have to take them if you need to progress. Also after clearing them I realized how much they improved and changed my life. They made me stronger, kinder and smarter person in more ways than one. And I realized they were essential for me to live to my fullest potential. And I was more than happy to have some more coming my way.
So welcome the tests in your life and know for sure they are there for a reason.
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Listen carefully the universe speaks to you. I believe the universe sends us clues and guides us and shows us the path. We need to pay careful attention. If we are constantly surrounded by ear deafening sounds its voice cannot be heard. What do we need to do to pay attention? Create zones of silence during your day. For me early morning time works best. I make a nice cup of tea at five in the morning and will spend the next twenty minutes by myself. Meditation and mindful practices also help you connect to the deepest core of yourself and therein you will find with practice the answers to your deepest questions. The answers will come to you. In my toughest times with no hope around me whether it was strength or peace or answers to how to take the next step forward they came silently but surely.
I believe your story is very important. Who you are and what you have made of your life is your unique story and you have a voice. You are not just anybody – you are the hero of your life. Your experiences, your outlook on life, your struggles, your passions are yours and knowing that you will gain the confidence of your individuality. You should never underestimate the power that you hold. You have overcome setbacks and challenges it is just that you have not paid close attention to your magical powers. Pay close attention to yourself and you will understand that you have immense value and hidden potential. Your story is what makes you different. Never be ashamed of your story for living it you have moved forward. Be true to yourself and your voice and use it to make a difference. Owning that reality will change the way you look at the world.
I believe you can make a difference in your life and in life of those around you. You just need to pay careful attention to what the world is telling you. When you pay attention to something, you buy into that experience. Your attention feeds that thing and it manifests itself in your life. What we focus on becomes who we are. As you think so you become. If we spend all our time on things and images that remind us we are not good enough, that is what we start to believe in for they drain us of our positive, dynamic and meaningful self. If we spend all the time watching negative news and serials that demean the value of human existence how will we believe in our potential and humanity?You are powerful by yourself. This idea of one person doing something little resounds with this story.
Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.
Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching. As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea. The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”
The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”
The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one.”
I believe the change that we need to see in the world each one of us has the power to create that change. We – you and I when live to our fullest potential impact and change the world. Become the change. Use your innate gifts to uplift those around you, share your gifts to make someone smile today, make sure when you meet people you leave behind fragrance of good thoughts and beautiful moments. Walk in with your light and I believe you can illumine the darkest of places with that light of yours. When we use the powers for the good of the world we light the way so that all of us get charged in the process.
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You can achieve whatever you set your mind to achieve. The world conspires in amazing and unbelievable ways to help you achieve your dreams. I believe we need not wait for something great to happen. The power to bring change lies within each one of us. You need not create a revolution but you need to start something to create the change within you and around you. I believe you as an individual can change the world by impacting in a positive way. If you are positive you will impact your circle of influence in a positive manner. You will create happiness in your life and the in the lives of those around you. Swami Vivekananda said once, “If I can be happy that is the best contribution I can make to the world.” Use your power to engage and uplift those you meet. Light the way for others as you do yours and that is the change I believe we all can create.
Explore and find out what are your major beliefs regarding this amazing journey called life. What you consider to be the your biggest learning and experiences? Think of them. Write a journal, talk to your friends, ponder and refine our message. How those experiences have shaped and changed your life?
I believe we each have a reservoir of strength and courage within us. It is that untapped powerhouse we are not aware of till it is called upon. Whatever challenges we may have to face the universe in advance provides us with the tools that are required to overcome them. We are given situations in accordance with the capacities we hold within. Our challenge is to tap into those inner recesses to find those resources. We are strong beyond our wildest imagination. As Marrian Williamson says, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
I believe by no measure I am insignificant or small. I am that shining light that is a part of this entire consciousness. I do myself a disservice by thinking I am useless and of not any worth. I need to reject that conversation. I am moving towards that light and surrounding my each step is the light of my infinitude. I learnt to embrace that reality and accept the greatness of my being. Knowing that gave me an immense of confidence in the choices I chose to make. And I believe this to be true for each one of us. We are the harbingers of hope, joy and light. I believe none of you is an accident. We are specially created for a certain purpose and finding that purpose and living with it is the only way we would contribute and make a difference in our lives. Our job is not to follow others it is to follow ourself.
In conclusion of this weeks video I will leave you with powerful thought to ponder on – Your journey is not from Me to We, your journey is from Me to I.