Good Over Evil!

Today it’s Dussehra festival in India. Dussehra is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. So I thought to write on “EGO” one of the biggest evil in humans.

“When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind and beautiful.” — Yogi Bhajan

“Drop your ego! You have nothing to lose here, but a whole life to win.”

Here are 5 techniques to learn to let go of our egos and enjoy life.

1. Practice forgiveness & letting go: We have to learn to forgive the people who hurt us and most importantly we have to learn to forgive ourselves. Forgiveness will open the windows to your soul, and remove the negativity to allow room for new happiness.

2. Practice honesty and being open: Always seek the truth. Honesty provides us unconditional freedom to be connected with ourselves instead of trying to be something that we’re not. Learn to say no to the things that don’t add value in you’re life, and open your arms and run towards the things that do.

3. Surrender your need for control: Break the fears and trust life! Don’t be scare to love. Take risks. Be curious. Explore. Do what makes you happy. Try to do every day something that scares you and you’ll start to feel happiness in the small things.

4. Enjoy silent moments with yourself: Take 5 minutes every day to be with yourself in silence, because sometimes in silence you can find the answers that the voices never can.

5. Practice gratitude: Take 5 minutes everyday to think about all the people, experiences, lessons and mistakes you are thankful for. Appreciate everything and everyone and you’ll discover true beauty in your life.

Ego says ‘once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace. Spirit says,’ Find your peace, and then everything fall in place”. – Marianne Williamson

Colourful days are here again!!!

Art is a very powerful way to express your feelings, so recently when Kyaraa was playing with colours , I thought to try my hands on it and to teach her.
Somewhere, I think that I do loose my connect with colours coming along the way over the years since college times and now I have realised that this is something that I would always love to do, and had forgotten this over the period of time. This is too much fun, Art is magical, in true sense but it’s not magic! All thanks to Kyaraa.❤️🎨

Judging Competitions Can be Rewarding

As a kid, I remember watching my favourite cartoon and realising how cool those characters were. Comic-Con is a welcome step away from reality. And now my daughter is so fond of these characters.

I feel kids’ imaginations can take them to places that adults can’t go, kids don’t have those filters. And today I a got invitation from RIMS International School and Junior College, Mumbai. Where they had organised a comic con masquerade competition.

As I was entering the school’s main gate, I was feeling a bit hesitant as this was my first experience. But at the same time I was thinking that it is going to be a new learning to be added to my journey. I told the guard that I am here as a judge. He sent me straight to Auditorium where all kids have to perform. Looking at them I felt confident and remembered my childhood days.

‌Costume plays a vital role in nearly all the popular arts, defining characters, setting mood, and more. It’s an art form dating to scientific history but is always evolving, always fresh with innovative designs that it often demonstrate. While costumes can look great on a page, poster or collectible statuette, it is different when a person wears them, becomes that unique character, that the real impact happens and to honestly tell you that all the kids’ did really well with a lot of confidence. It was very impressive, All the range of style and ability, talent just everything what I saw was impressive.

Judging kids is really tough job but I personally feel that they win when they want to participate and face the audience from the stage! All in all in my eyes everyone was winner in their on way. Thank you again to Rims School management for inviting me to the comic con masquerade competition 2018, it was a wonderful experience. 🤗💐

Art by little Miss Kyaraa

Art is the perfect messy fun for kids and makes for ideal sensory play. My 3 and half year love using brush and play with Colors. I love to watch her painting. I see a fully engaged child when she paints.
Painting is a way for children to do many important things: convey ideas, express emotion, use their senses, explore color, explore process and outcomes. Here is some messy art by my little Picasso.

Happiness Matters

Happiness play very important role in everyone life. If person is happy, he can achieve anything easily when compared person is unhappy because human psychology depends on happiness. Someone rightly said “happiness is key to success”.

Simple rules of happiness are:

  • Live simply.
  • Expect less.
  • Free your mind from worries.
  • Give more.
  • Free your heart from hatred.
  • Don’t be people pleasure.
  • Trust your instincts.
  • Say “exactly” what you mean.
  • Be kind to yourself.
  • Stay away from negativity.
  • Spread love.
  • Broaden your thinking.

Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s hand, when you change the way you look at things, things will change automatically. Keep smiling and love yourself 😊❤️

Mental health is important

As World Health Day is celebrated globally on 10 October so I decided to dedicate this blog for mental awareness. Mental health is a major concern worldwide, with the aim of promoting global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.
These days life is full of stress and anxiety. Today everyone of us live in stressful environment. We care of our body, we should equally care of our mental health. I feel that mental health and wellness is a state of being when I am aware and accepting of who I am.

In three steps we can live our life stigma free
Live it : we should learn about the mental health by educating ourselves and others.
Share it : Share your story without hesitation.
Show it : take action on mental health issue and raise awareness.

Mental health is equally important with healthy body. I also mentioned it in my blog Mantra for healthy mind.

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Let’s take step together and make this world better place by creating awareness.

The freedom of growing mind

I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves. – C. JoyBell C.

“Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else.” – Sydney Gurewitz Clemens

Anyone who has spent time with kids know they can be a uplifting source of joy. I love being with my daughter and just spending time together. she is three and half but very creative. I believe in giving her free hand. She loves to create mess with colours, she loves doing painting and art work. A creative environment is very important for our kids to grow and to understand the way of life. I feel we should create an encouraging and supportive environment in which our toddler feels free to dare, experiment and express their creativity. A creative mind thrives where there is freedom and joy. My daughter loves to dance, she loves playing with colours and she is very curious about everything. Sometimes I feel I learn lot being with her and that’s called joy of life.

According to study ; Children start to demonstrate their creativity from at least the age of one by exploring objects. By two, they can invent ways to use new tools on their own and from around eight years they can even invent their own tools. Virtually all kids are creative, it’s part of their nature. I believe there tiny minds grow more maturely if you give them free hand under your supervision.

MANTRA for “Healthy Mind”

According to you what is most powerful part of Human Body? I feel the Greatest Power is the Power of our Subconscious Mind. I believe in that because I have experienced it in many ways. Whenever I am in a positive state of mind I have always achieved whatever I wanted…and when I am in a negative state of mind, I lost in life and also that has affected to my health in many ways. I believe that once we understand and learn to use the power within us, we can create wonderful changes in our life. We can achieve many goals. So, staying positive is first step, staying in healthy atmosphere and staying with positive people is very important. Our thoughts have a powerful influence; they affect what happens to us in many ways.So, keeping check on your thoughts is very important, our thoughts are the primary creative forces in our life. There are some suppressed thoughts in our subconscious mind DON’T you let them take over your conscious mind! Use your positive thoughts consciously and use them often and it will lead to a whole new life with power and opportunities. In my life I always do what I believe in and I like to stay with positive people around. In my opinion five steps which can lead to positive and healthy life are:
Self Disciplined: Discipline comes through self control. Whether in terms of your diet, fitness, work ethics or relationships, self discipline is one of the very important and significant trait to accomplish our goals and lead to a healthy lifestyle and ultimate happiness and for that self control is important. Removing of temptations and distractions is first step that leads to self control. Improving self discipline means changing up your normal routine, which can be uncomfortable and awkward.
Be Ambitious: Our desires and vision should be very clear “Ask the Universe for what you want, and believe in it – Act, speak, and think as you have already received what you’ve asked for and feel the way you will feel once your desire has been manifested.” Many times I have followed this Mantra and believe me it works!!! So keep your focus strong.
Knowledge is important: I am not talking about degrees; here I am talking about general Knowledge and Lifelong Learning which comes through experience. Legends such as Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Sachin Tendlukar, Walt Disney all of them don’t hold a Masters Degree but they have knowledge of their craft. They keep on improving and adding to their Knowledge, which makes them highly successful people around the world. So keep on adding to your knowledge and keep learning. Try to think laterally coming out of the routine..which has to break the constraints leading you to innovation.
Good Health: For Healthy mind, healthy body is important. No person can imagine good thoughts without good health. Good Life is equal to good health. So keep a constant check on your health and make your lifestyle healthy by eating healthy and by exercising daily. As it is teuely said that “we become what we eat” so eat healthy and think better.
Keeping Good Company: People around us have a huge impact on our life. Healthy and positive company of people around you makes you healthy and leads to healthy mind. We should think about the people we are spending time with, the same way we think about what we are eating and how we exercise. Actually, all of us have a connection with the universe that brings us unlimited (positive) energy. Staying with Positive people gives a boost to our energies in positive way. A positive aura is created around us as a BUBBLE SHELL, While the challenge with dealing with negative people is that interactions with them tend to be draining our energies. No matter what you say, they always have a negative opinion to offer. So try to be Positive as much you can and company matters a lot.

“Healthy Mind means Healthy Body” So Stay Positive and keep Smiling 😊

Hand written letters : Are real treasures

My Mom asked me to clear my old bookshelf, where I found old bag full of old letters and greeting cards…woo old memories of nineties came in front of me. Birthday cards, letters from friends and cousins. I remember receiving letters and cards always put smile on my face 🙂

In today’s time we people communicate through Facebook, watsup, Skype or email. But we definitely loosing something. Text messages cannot be treasured in the way, my teenage letters and postcards have been for a years. Emails and text messages cannot replace excitement and thrill of receiving and opening personal letter.

I always love getting cards and postcards from someone I love. Letters were way to express our feelings and thoughts which I found difficult through text messages and emails. Letters have always been nice way to show someone how you care. Now I understand that why we were close in those days and todays generation is lacking that connect.

Letter writing is an art, sometimes exciting, full of detail. Letters were joyfully received and replies penned. They were saved and treasured and often handed down through families as keepsakes and histories. An email is archived after few seconds of reading but letters you can save for years.

Writing letter adds human touch to your relationship. I feel this is reason that earlier people were more closer to each other or they understand each other more then today’s time. Sometimes letters help us express our feelings in a way that we can’t over phone,Skype,through phone or even in person.

I remember my father was abroad for few years when I was kid…he use to write letters to mom which she treasured and cherished for years.

Personal letters were long things, but when was the last time you received a long, rambling email? They’re very rare, Instead they tend to be short notes with a brief bit of news, knocked off very quickly, often as we’re in the middle of several other things. They’ve changed the art of letter writing. How many people would want to save emails? Some are worthwhile, but they’re few and far between.

Compared to letters, emails are little more than an exchange of notes – and for the most part, letter writing has fallen by the wayside. I miss those good old days!