Saturday, November 12, 2011

my Forever friend :)

"Sometimes in life, you find a special friend. Someone who changes your life just by being a part of it. Someone who makes you laugh until you can't stop. Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world. Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it. This is forever friendship. When you're down and the world seems dark and empty, your forever friend lifts you up in spirit and makes that dark and empty world suddenly seem bright and full. Your forever friend gets you through the hard times, the sad times and the confused times. If you turn and walk away, your forever friend follows. If you lose your way, your forever friend guides you and cheers you on. Your forever friend holds your hand and tells you that everything is going to be okay. And if you find such a friend, you feel happy and complete because you need not worry. You have a forever friend, and forever has no end."

i could so relate to this, feel blessed to have a forever friend :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Realizations of a human mind --- Part 1 :P

Well, as the post says, realizations of the human mind… well, first off I realized that, the human mind gets bored of depression, u may feel depressed for a long period of time, but when you are feeling the lowest, it will not want to feel more depressed. Its when you are feeling the lowest, that u will rebound and come back to your senses. Just accept the state you are in, accept that this is a result of the past, accept that its ok, its fine to feel this way, accept that you are weak as you human. Do yourself a favour and give yourself time to heal, time to get back to where you want to be. Don’t try to fix the problem consciously, try to just divert your mind to other priorities.

Now, when I talk of priorities, you should give yourself the first priority, do things that make “u” happy, let your mind be free, not bound by anything, well that is love in its true form, to be free, so if u love yourself, set your mind free, let it go, let it think what it is thinking, don’t bind it with anything.. you are not bound to do anything, and you are never ever bound to hold on to the past…

Well, secondly after you have accepted that you are depressed and don’t want to stay that way, accept that this didn’t work, and not cling to it, in the hope that it will work, some hopes don’t bear fruit, so we should let go… accept that this won’t change by your clinging to it, leave it, learn to trust yourself that you exist even if the past doesn’t. Sometimes when something didn’t work out in the past, we stop trusting ourselves, like I had stopped.

But one thing we tend to forget here is, the person we are within, our soul, is still the same, no one ever can change that, not even drastic circumstances. We have to believe there is a hero within us:
There's a hero If you look inside your heart. You don't have to be afraid Of what you are .There's an answer If you reach into your soul. And the sorrow that you know Will melt away. And then a hero comes along With the strength to carry on. And you cast your fears aside And you know you can survive. So wen u feel like hope is gone. Look inside u and be strong And you'll finally see the truth That a hero lies in YOU......a song by Mariah Carey…..

So believe there is a HERO, in u, a beautiful wonderful person that God created. Sometimes some very superficial things cloud our mind of who we are, we forget our essence, our true being. We forget the beauty of our soul, but you will be reminded of urself when you see yourself being just the way you were… I was reminded of this myself…. You just have to go back to being you, just how you were…… and its possible!!! Just give yourself a chance… :-)

In the end, God has a plan, a wonderful plan, and you will reach your destiny, the one God has planned for you, even if you took a detour, God will pave another path for you, and you will reach it.. because that’s how it is….. :-)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Theology of the Body!!!

Well, this is my friends Post on the talk I attended yesterday. :) Do read :)
and she will be posting more so ul can even follow it, i am also going to write about what struck me the most :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

It made a difference to this one!!!!

An inspiring story i cam across...  :)
When you are trying to do some good in the world, and it makes a difference to atleast one, you should be grateful for atleast that one!!!

Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.
One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.
He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"
The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."
"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.
To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."
Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"
At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one."

This story is written by Mr. Loren Eiseley.

Monday, September 5, 2011

My Testimony :)

There is so much confusion in my mind… confusion of whether what I am doing is right? What exactly is God’s will? Sometimes we take decisions in our lives and later we wonder if it was in line with what god wanted.. whether it was this that God had planned for me? What if I had not taken this step how would my life be? What if I had not taken any decision and left God to do whatever his plans were? The series of “what if” would continue…

I was asking this to God in my heart, and here came the answer:

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
So here we are all called according to his purpose.. so there is nothing… absolutely nothing that happens if it is not God’s will.. here I mean about decisions that you r taking…
Proverbs 16:9
A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.
“God has editing rights over our prayers. He will . . . edit them, correct them, bring them in line with His will and then hand them back to us to be resubmitted.”
– Stephen Crotts

Well, as always I came across these two lines, and don’t you think it’s so true, we can ask what we want, but God has the editing authority, he edits our prayers so we finally get what our heart is deeply yearning for… we might sometimes fail to understand what our heart deeply yearns for… but nothing WILL happen if it’s not HIS will…I would like to share two testimonies, where God gave me what I wanted, and one where he edited and gave it to me….. J

Well, exactly 5 years ago, as I was completing my graduation, it was my deepest desire to get a job through campus… that’s what I was studying for; it was why I had been so sincere, hardworking during my 4 years of engineering… I was very focused on what I wanted.. I wanted a job through campus. My didi had told me when I had joined engineering, that I had to study hard, get good marks, and as I was intelligent(it was her faith in me :P) I would get a job in campus, and this stress of getting good marks was due to the example of my brother. My brother is very very intelligent, way more than I am, but due to his focus on football, he never scored much in engg, resulting in a little struggle till he finally got a good job.. so I remember didi telling me to do whatever it takes to get a job through campus. And that was my ultimate goal… and I would like to share of how I got it exactly… not the way I expected.. But surely there could have been no better way!!!!

I was a good scorer in college, and as the companies that would come for campus interviews normally kept a cut-off, I was sure I would be able to attempt for all the aptitude tests… but alas, when I calculated my aggregate, it came out to be 57.something %, and most companies would ask for 58% and above.. so here goes my first disappointment.. Infosys, came and went, many companies came and went and I never gave the aptitude because I wasn’t eligible.. Then I remember Cognizant coming for campus… and I would always ask all of them if I could sit for the aptitude even though my aggregate was less than 58%. But all of them would say no,L. That day while I was idling in college, one of my friends just asked me, “how come ur aggregate is less than 58%? it’s not possible, you have scored well in all ur semesters.. Give me your marksheets.. lemme check..” and I was like, “come on how can I make a mistake in calculation, maths is like MY subject” but anyways he took my marksheets and he calculated them, and to our surprise it was 59%, I had indeed calculated it wrong. But instead of being happy that now I am eligible, I was very irritated, frustrated for all the opportunities lost, for all the chances I had just let go, and I remember going home and telling didi this and crying the entire night, for being so foolish, for all the lost chances, and I had just one question in my heart: why God??????? And God never gave me the answer.. Not immediately though J But I remember didi telling me, God must have something good planned for you… don’t worry… by somehow believing in her words I was hopeful again.. Yes god must have some plans for me, I am his child…so I was again hopeful.. But as most companies had come and gone, I had very few chances now and I had to make it through any of them…

Well, then as we were nearing the end of our year, Emerson, one of the best in our industry, had put on their notice that they would be recruiting freshers from our college. This came as a surprise, because, Emerson had never earlier come to our college for campus, so everyone was excited and me too… and as the story goes, I was the only one who got a job in Emerson, through campus of our college.
And that day, when I got the offer letter in my hand, I smiled and thanked God for finally giving me what I actually wanted.. and then I realized that even though I wanted a job through campus, I never wanted to work in a software company, I had taken Instrumentation as my stream, because I didn’t want to work in software… so u see God finally gave me what I wanted, but in his own way. I can never forget this big miracle that God did in my life…… and this job has given me so much than I could have ever asked for, so you see God knows the deepest yearnings of our heart, even though we have our own superficial one’s, he knows what we actually truly deeply want.

And the second one, is of my deputation to South Africa.. Well, a year back, I wanted to be away from my home town, wanted to stay alone for a year or so, for personal reasons. And I again turned to God for this… I informed my managers etc etc, that this was what I wanted and if there was any requirement I would be more than grateful if ul gave me the opportunity. And there was a requirement of a long term deputation to go to South Korea. But after getting my visa, all formalities done, the deputation was cancelled… I was so close to getting what I wanted, but God had other plans… I waited and waited.. Then came the South Africa deputation, and it was for 1.5 years, just what I wanted, and God answered my prayers. And I am so so lucky to be here, have met such wonderful people here, I feel truly blessed to be here. Now, here I always ask myself what if I had not wanted to go for a long term deputation… but I know the answer, God will never do anything if it is not HIS will, just as South Korea never happened. There would be no flight that would take me to South Africa, if it wasn’t God’s Will. I know this is God’s Will. He will never give me anything if it is not in line with his WILL J

There are so many miracles God has performed in my life, these are just an account of two of them, and I have written these down, so when ul are confused, wondering what’s happening, or what’s going to happen, ul know that God is always there, if u ask him to help you.. He will speak to you, give u answers u r looking for……. And this post is mostly for me to realize that God will continue to do miracles in my life… I just need to trust him, have no fear in my heart, but trust him with all my heart……..

Friday, August 26, 2011

some beautiful lines

some beautiful lyrics from the serial bade achche lagte hai :)
i absolutely love this serial :)

Dheere dheere hole hole chupke se ab hoga. Kahte hai hum pyar jise naa jaane kab hoga. Bade Achche lagte hai Yeh Dharti ,yeh nadiyaa, yeh rainaa aur ? Aur tum mm mmmm

Dil Ki Dhadkan Badhti Jaye Saamne Jab Woh Aaye.... Pyar Isiko Kahte Hai Kya Koi Yeh Samjhaye...... Magar Sachche Lagte Hai....... Yeh Dharti ,yeh nadiyaa, yeh rainaa aur ? Aur tum mm mmmm.... Bade Achche Lagte Hai........


Monday, August 15, 2011

My first angel in SA :)

I remember the day very much, it was very very cold. I had just arrived by Jet Airways to Johannesburg, South Africa.

There was one colleague from my office who was already here and he had the keys to my house here, so I had to come to his house to collect my keys. So morning 9:00 a.m., I arrived at his house. I had never met him in India before.

I knocked and his wife opened the door, and there was a 2 and a half/3 year old kid in her arms. I smiled. And Mahi smiled back. So I had made my first friend in South Africa. The kid had those curious, innocent eyes. That was the first thing I noticed about her.
As it was cold, I entered inside. Chetana, her mom asked me whether I will have tea, but I was very tired and wanted to have a shower soon, so I declined, and I could see Mahi was a little annoyed, so I decided to sit for a longer time and asked for coffee.

I searched for my purse and I had a 5 star with me (luckily) and gave it to her, she just wouldnt take her eyes off me, probably because she thought that I would go. She was clinging to her mother and having her milk now. They bribed her, that I would stay if she finishes her milk, and I too nodded when her parents made the deal.

She finished her milk and I finished my coffee, glancing at each other, me trying to make small converstaion with her.

Her mom informed me that they were the only Indians in that locality, and there were no children in their complex, so Mahi loved when people came home. It seems she was excited way before I was going to come :-)

After a promise that we all will go out later after 1 hr, Mahi finally allowed me to go, though not very happy or sure about the fact that we will meet.

From that day onwards, Mahi and me had become good friends. She would make me forget about my troubles and I would feel like life is beautiful with such angels around me.
I would be the baby sitter, (her parents willingly, enjoying some time together) play slides with her, sing songs with her, tell her stories again and again. :-) and she is such a loving child, very stubborn I should say :P and also very energetic, very active, doesnt quite like a non-activity moment. Keeps you on your toes, in the literal sense.

She has taught me so many things, of enjoying each moment and being happy to the fullest. When I am with her, I am completely immersed in what she is saying to me, her interesting stories about school, or the way she spend her day, or simply about her curious questions about so many things. She is quite an entertainer, knows her "munni badnaam" and dances on "sheela ki jawani".

Now that she has gone, I miss her so much :)
But I now realize why I loved this city from the day I came, because I had found an angel on the first day, who was always there to cheer me up with her innocent loving ways :)

Miss u Mahi :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Names Black People have :) :P

Well, the black people here in South Africa are quite weird. They have names like Beauty, Priviledge, Knowledge, Justice, Innocent etc etc.. Isn't that extremely funny.. yes they are NAMES of people :) means the other day we had been in a restaurant and the waitress was named Memory :D i found it so so funny :)

Anyways, yesteraday had been to a function, and the MC was a comedian, and was cracking jokes on black people (he himself being black) and he said a funny thing :) he said imagine if a guy named knowledge went to the army then he would be called General Knowledge :) :D LOL :D oh god was i laughing or what :) funny :) i love this country for everything :) the people are so lovely :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Toh Zinda ho Tum

ZNMD - Imran Poetry - Toh Zinda Ho Tum
Beautiful poetry :) and the best scene of the movie!!!!

Dilon mein tum apni
Betaabiyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum

Nazar mein khwabon ki
Bijliyaan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum

Hawa ke jhokon ke jaise
Aazad rehna seekho
Tum ek dariya ke jaise
Lehron mein behna seekho
Har ek lamhe se tum milo
Khole apni baahein
Har ek pal ek naya sama
Dekhen yeh nigahaein
Jo apni aankhon mein
Hairaniyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum

Dilon mein tum apni
Betaabiyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

what u REALLY want!!

Remembered a dialogue from Jab we met, after chatting with a friend via mails...

"jo kuch insaan real main chahta hai, actual main, use wohi milta hai..."

and then i remembered the story too, yes after certain time Shahid Kapoor is full of positive energy. he gets what he wants, peace of mind and he also responsibly takes over from his dad's business :)

but what about the girl who told this dialogue, she didnt get married to Anshuman and then i realized that maybe she had a doubt in her mind, somewhere that he wouldnt get married to her, and if u have a doubt how would u want to get married to someone who doesnt want to get married to you, u wouldnt want that, you would want to be accepted and loved :) and i was wondering ki woh actual main chahti kya thi?? shayad sirf sachcha pyaar, shayad adventurous zindagi ;-) whatever the case...

it is true, insaan jo sachme chahta hai use wohi milta hai, kabhi hum jaante nahi hai hum kya chahte hai, kahi chupa hota hai woh but samajh aa jayega :) agar tum chaho toh :)

u always get what u REALLY, ACTUALLY want :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Oh! The Places You'll go!!!

An inspirational poem i came across...

Oh! The Places You’ll Go!
by the incomparable Dr. Seuss

Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
You’ll look up and down streets. Look’em over with care. About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.” With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down a not-so-good street.
And you may not find any you’ll want to go down. In that case, of course, you’ll head straight out of town. It’s opener there in the wide open air.
Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.
Oh! The Places You’ll Go!
You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.
You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed. You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Except when you don’t.
Because, sometimes, you won’t.
I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.
You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly perch. And your gang will fly on. You’ll be left in a Lurch.
You’ll come down from the Lurch with an unpleasant bump. And the chances are, then, that you’ll be in a Slump.
And when you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. But mostly they’re darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win?
And if you go in, should you turn left or right…or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? Or go around back and sneak in from behind? Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.
You can get so confused that you’ll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place…for people just waiting.

Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting.
Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance. Everyone is just waiting.
No! That’s not for you!

Somehow you’ll escape all that waiting and staying. You’ll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing. With banner flip-flapping, once more you’ll ride high! Ready for anything under the sky. Ready because you’re that kind of a guy!
Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all. Fame! You’ll be famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.
Except when they don’t. Because, sometimes, they won’t.
I’m afraid that some times you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ‘cause you’ll play against you.
All Alone!

Whether you like it or not, Alone will be something you’ll be quite a lot.
And when you’re alone, there’s a very good chance you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on.
But on you will go though the weather be foul. On you will go though your enemies prowl. On you will go though the Hakken-Kraks howl. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. On and on you will hike. And I know you’ll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are.
You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)

Kid, you’ll move mountains!
So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ale Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Listening to music while working!!!!!!

Well, I could never ever listen to music and study/or work :)
but recently there is this weird happiness that I am experiencing :)

and yes I am listening to music and working :)
well anyways "work" literally means copy paste most of the times :P ;-)

hahahaha :D but I am in a happy happy mood today probably because of this song.. senorita.. im listening to.. from the movie.. zindagi na milegi dobara.... :)

Vocal(s) : Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan & Abhay Deol
Spanish Vocal : Maria Del Mar Fernandez
Song : Senorita
Movie : Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

quien eres tu? (Who are you?)
donde has astado? (where have you been?)
he removido cielo y tierra y no te encontre
(i've moved the heaven and the earth but i coudn't find you

Y llegas hoy, (but you arrive today,)
tan de repente, (so suddenly,)
y das sentido a toda mi vida con tu querer
(and you give meaning to my whole life with your love)

na main main bhi tum ne mujhse kaha hai Senorita
magar phir jaane kyun...mujhe sunke accha laga hai Senorita

no desvies la mirada (don't look away)
quedate cerca de mi (stay close to me)

mujhko baahon mein tum ghero, samjheen na Senorita

chaahat ke do pal bhi mil paayein
duniya mein yeh bhi kam hai kya
do pal ko to aao kho jaayein
bhoolein hum hota ghum hai kya
Senorita, suno suno, Senorita kehte hain hum kya

jamas podre (i will never)
interpretar (understand)
el sentido de las palabras que me dedicas
(the meaning of the words you dedicate to me)

pero el calor (but the warmth)
de tu mirar (of your gaze)
me hace sentir como la mas bella senorita
(makes me like the most beautiful senorita

nigahon ne nigahon se kahi armaanon ki daastaan hai Senorita
ke chaahat ki, mohabbat ki saari duniya mein ek hi zubaan hai Senorita
mujhse ab nazar na phero, aao paas tum mere
mujhko baahon mein tum ghero, samjheen na Senorita

chaahat ke do pal bhi mil paayein
duniya mein yeh bhi kam hai kya
do pal ko to aao kho jaayein
bhoolein hum hota ghum hai kya
Senorita, suno suno, Senorita kehte hain hum kya

jo bhi pal beeta hey Senorita
har pal tumne hai dil jeeta bas itni si to baat hai

no desvies la mirada (don't look away)
quedate cerca de mi (stay close to me)

mujhko baahon mein tum ghero, samjheen na Senorita

chaahat ke do pal bhi mil paayein
duniya mein yeh bhi kam hai kya
do pal ko to aao kho jaayein
bhoolein hum hota ghum hai kya

chaahat ke do pal bhi mil paayein
duniya mein yeh bhi kam hai kya
do pal ko to aao kho jaayein
bhoolein hum hota ghum hai kya

one more song i am loving :)

Song Writer: Jaideep Sahni
Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan, Ash King
Movie: Dum Maro Dum (2011)
Music Composer: Pritam Chakraborty

Kisi Ko Sapna Lagey Tu, Kisi Ko Behti Hawaa
Kisi Ko Bas Baaton Mein, Kare Pal Mein Yahaan Wahaan
Kisi Ke Sau Jhoot Sun Le, Kisi Ka Sacch Bhi Gunaah
Kisi Ka Bas Yaadon Mein, Kare Hulchul Saara Jahaan
Te Amo Me Te Amo
Tu Chhaanv Hai, Tu Dhoop Hai
Te Amo Me Te Amo
Tere Hazaron Roop Hai
Koi Samjha Nahin, Jo Bhi Hai Bas Khoob Hai
Falling So Crazy In Love
Te Amo Me Te Amo
Tu Chhaanv Hai, Tu Dhoop Hai
Te Amo Me Te Amo
Tere Hazaaron Roop Hai

-Sunidhi Chauhan-
Kabhi Lagey Raaton Mein Main Khwaabon Se Baatien Karoon Subah Unhi
Khwaabon Ko Main Kaabu Karoon
Kabhi Lagey Taaron Se Bhi, Unche Udaane Bharoon
Kabhi Lagey Baadalon Se Jaibein Bharoon

Te Amo Me Te Amo
Taare Ginu Tere Liye
Te Amo Me Te Amo
Saare Chunu Tere Liye
Khwaab Saare Bunu Tere Hi Tere Liye
Falling So Crazy In Love
Te Amo Me Te Amo
Taare Ginu Tere Liye
Te Amo Me Te Amo

-Sunidhi Chauhan-
Kabhi Lagey Mili Nahin, Tumse Main Khwaabon Mein Bhi
Kabhi Lagey Kahin Toh Hai Ristha Koi
Kabhi Lagey Chhu Tumhe, Yunhi Khayalon Mein Hi
Kabhi Lagey Nahin Nahin Chori Nahin

Te Amo Me Te Amo
Tu Paas Hai Par Door Hai
Te Amo Me Te Amo
Jaata Nahin Yeh Noor Hai
Teri Chori Bhi Yeh Manzoor Manzoor Hai
Falling So Crazy In Love
Te Amo Me Te Amo

Te Amo Me Te Amo
Jaata Nahin Yeh Noor Hai

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Your Destiny :-)

Well, I tried to relate driving to life…

And I was revealed with two very important things:

One is that when you are driving, suppose you know where you are going, like you know the destination but if there are no street lights on your road, would you doubt whether your destination really exists or not?? No right!!! Even though you cannot see your destination, and you can probably only see for the next 50 to 100m, but still you drive in the dark, because you know your destinations exists, even though you can’t see it at the moment.
For eg, I stay in Pune, and I drive to Bombay, it is a straight road, and I can see only for the nest 50 to 100m, but do ul doubt whether I will reach Bombay, no right, ul would be 100% sure that I would reach Bombay because Bombay exists, it just that you can’t see it from where you are doesn’t make it an illusion J Bombay exists and so does your destination J because God has planned your life even before you were born..

Jeremiah 29:11 says:  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

And the second most important thing is, ok suppose there are many different routes to go to you destination, and God had planned you to go by one route, but you decided on a different route, coz it was your choice, would you still reach your destination, for sure yes J
Its like a drive with a GPS, you feed in your destination co-ordinates on the GPS, even before you start off the journey. That’s what God does, he decided your life for you while you were in your mother’s womb.... and after you feed the co-ordinates in the GPS, it keeps giving you directions, the GPS says, after 500m take a right, after 300m take a right, after 100m take a right, but you (smart as you are ;-)) drive past the right turn.

Does the GPS say, now you are lost… there is nothing that can be done, you will never reach your destination! NO!!!!!!!!!!!

The GPS finds out another route for you that will lead you to your destination J
In the same way, God has planned our lives so much beautifully for you, you are his child. And would a parent want anything less than a child’s happiness?? Never. So trust in the Lord and no matter whichever route you go, god will make a way where there seems to be no way, he works in ways we cannot see, he will make a way for you J

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Poem for my True Friends :)

You have been with me through thick and thin
You are my best defense for a certain win
You light up my day
With ur heart so full of love....

When I think about you
The first thought that comes to my mind
Is you have always been there for me
And that’s what matters in friendship
It doesn’t matter how often we talk
What matters is we’ll be there for each other no matter what

I know I can share anything with you
Be it silly, stupid but true
And you don’t judge me based on that
Coz u see my heart beneath that

You always inspire me when I am really down
You always know how to say the right thing
You have always inspired me to be me
Becoz u made me believe in the person of me

You r very close to my heart
And I know I am also to urs
And no matter where we are
I know ill always find you beside me wherever we are

Undying Faith...................

Faith.. it’s the one thing common to all religions….

Well, in today’s world there are so many religions everyone is following. Some people believe in the “Supernatural Power” some in “Ganpati” some in “Jesus Christ” some in “Allah”, but in the end what matters is the amount of faith you have in whatever you believe in.
Faith makes miracles happen, not the God.  I know being a Catholic I am making a very wrong sentence here, but who can answer my question of why miracles happen when people pray with faith to “Ganpati”, why do miracles happen when people pray with faith to “Allah”. There is no answer to these questions right?

So that makes me believe in all religions, you choose the one in which you have faith. You have faith that “your God” will always, no matter what, make your life the way you pray (want) it to be.

Or let me put it that way, that makes me come back to the “the secret” theory. That your life is how you make it. That if you believe in something, have faith that it will happen, there is no possibility that it won’t happen because there is no chance that it can’t happen. As in “the Secret” book, the author calls it “the Universe”, she refers to the Law of Attraction:

It states that: “Everything that’s coming into your life you are attracting into your life. And its attracted to you by virtue of the images your holding in your mind. Its what you’re thinking. Whatever is going on in your mind, you are attracting.”
So if you are thinking of a miracle, then you sure are going to attract a miracle in your life :-)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Dream a dream.. repost :)

Well, I am reposting this post of mine :) love it and I am so glad I can read it again and get inspired :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Knowing God's Will

Well, God's will has always been "my interesting topic for always."
and recently i read a post on this, i liked it so much, i have modified it to write what i feel.

Everyone of us are extremely stressed when trying to discern God's will: Should I marry this particular man, should I quit my job, should I move, should I (fill in the blank)? How do I make sure that this choice is God's will and not my own?

It's a very great thing to want to do God's will in all things, but one shouldn't be so afraid about somehow stepping outside of God's will that they become anxiety-ridden. The angst they feel in not wanting to offend God by making the "wrong" choice is severe, and it can be debilitating.

But we should remember on thing: When our intentions are good and the choices before us are moral, we are free!

Let me restate it another way: As long as we are not choosing something evil, we are free to embrace any path that God opens before us. So, you are free to choose to adopt that baby, to marry that man, to take (or quit) that job, to move to that city, to buy that house, or any other morally option. You are also free to choose not to adopt that baby, not to marry that man, etc.

Our free will is the greatest gift God gives us, allowing us the dignity to choose our own path, as long as we do not choose sin. Sin is the only thing that offends God, the only thing that he will not bless, and the only thing that is not within His will for us. If we are not choosing sin, then we remain in a state of grace. This is a beautiful, liberating truth, which leaves little room for fear and anxiety!

But then, of course, the question becomes: How do we choose between two moral options?

Well, remember, we are talking about two moral options (immoral choices are never acceptable). If God places two or more moral choices before us, then we should go with the choice which brings us the most interior peace. If we feel more tranquility at the thought of choosing Option A, then we go with Option A. Option A may actually cause us more external suffering or hardship, but that is of no consequence. It's about the peace we feel in our soul.

But wait! This is important! Even if a soul should "miss" whatever path God may have originally laid out for him, that person still has not committed a sin if his intentions were good! This is so important for people to know. God will work with whatever path we have put ourselves on. He is pleased to honor our choices. He is not a puppet master pulling our strings. He is a loving Father who delights in seeing His children choose freely.

Think about it in earthly terms: If I am a healthy parent, I will be happy to support my child whether he chooses to be a doctor or an artist or a carpenter. Those are all honorable goals, and though I might prefer he pick one career over another, it's not my choice to make. (Of course, I will not support my child's decision to be an abortionist, or a prostitute, or a loan shark.)

So, instead of agonizing over every movement and decision, enjoy the authentic freedom of free will. We know that the only slavery is slavery to sin. If you are not choosing sin as an option, then put aside your anxiety, and enjoy your God-given freedom!

ok, here's the original post by Leila:

do  read :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Forming Our Conscience

Well, yesterday my mind got a new topic to think of during the young adults discussion that we had….. forming our conscience…

We were having a discussion on God’s will (my favourite topic) and while we were discussing that we know that God speaks to us in our hearts, what we call our conscience, but how do we know its God speaking or just our past experiences and hurt. For us to hear God we should have a relationship with him. We should talk to him. Pray to him. Read the word. Diana said, somebody can’t do an abortion and say that my conscience told me to do that. Yes agreed ur conscience may not be formed by faith, but by past experiences, hurt etc. here the concept of forming your conscience comes into picture.

Conscience is a natural facility of our reason that does three things:
1.      Reminds us always to do good and avoid evil.
2.      Makes a judgment about the good and evil of particular choices in a specific situation.
3.      Bears witness after the fact to the good or evil that we have done. (I.e., having a guilty conscience.)

Conscience is a powerful and remarkable facility that is distinctly human.
Understand that conscience is a judgment of reason. It uses the objective principles of the moral law to judge the morality of acts in specific circumstances. Conscience is not itself the source of the moral law.
Practicing the virtues is another aspect of forming the conscience. This not only lets us do good acts, but it trains the will to desire to do good. In particular, the virtue of prudence affects the ability of conscience to judge rightly.

I always believe we have a good mind and a bad evil mind. The good mind wants to do things for the greater glory of God, for the greater good, to behave like God’s children, to do His will in our lives, to be good, just like God. The good mind wants to forgive and forget, wants to move ahead when you have fallen many times, the good mind wants to ask for forgiveness. The bad mind tries to analyse the past experiences, the past relationships and will make a decision based on seriously silly things which are not important. The bad mind will think twice before doing good.

Forming our conscience comes when we know what is right, and we do what is right. We choose to do what’s right. Whats right for us and in God's eyes and also the Will of God in our lives.So let us form our conscience in faith, strong faith. So we can always live the lives God has planned for us. Let us listen to God in our hearts, let us yearn to listen to him, he is waiting to talk to you, only if you allow him to?? Are u allowing him???

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Lord is my Shepherd

Psalm 23
A psalm of David.
 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 
 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, 
he leads me beside quiet waters, 
 3 he refreshes my soul. 
He guides me along the right paths 
   for his name’s sake. 
4 Even though I walk 
   through the darkest valley,[a] 
I will fear no evil, 
   for you are with me; 
your rod and your staff, 
   they comfort me.

 5 You prepare a table before me 
   in the presence of my enemies. 
You anoint my head with oil; 
   my cup overflows. 
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me 
   all the days of my life, 
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD 

Well, I read this verse yesterday and was once again reminded of God’s love for us. This verse is an act of faith, of believing that God cares for us, loves us, that God has plans for us, we are not just anybody. God has wonderfully made us. That God has carved us with the palms of his hands in our mother’s womb. Even before we were born, God knew the plans for us. That whatever happened, happens or will happen, there is one certainty that is so true. God will always be there for us, he will continue to answer our prayers, because he loves us unconditionally. He will continue to give us his love, peace and joy when we seek for it.
From this thought I remembered another favorite verse:
Matthew Chapter 7
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
   9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Here, God tells us, Ask and u shall receive, he doesn’t say ask and u might receive, or maybe ask and u may receive it if u have been a good person… NO.. he says ask and u shall receive, seek and u “shall” find… hum bolta hai na “Dhoondne pe bhagwan bhi milta hai”. It’s the same thing. If u seek peace, you will receive it, if u have faith that you will receive it, not a pinch of doubt there…..  :-)
Anyways during the last few days, I wasn’t happy with myself, and I was wondering loudly what’s the matter, but somehow God always speaks to me when I have wanted to listen to him.
He always tells me the right thing, no matter what!!!!!!
Thank you Lord!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

The most beautiful birthday :)

Getting a beautiful salwar kameez (white and yellow) from my best friend with a BIG greeting card…..someone special making my lunch on my birthday….Getting a call at midnight from my best friend, getting a call from my family at 5 30 in the morning because of my impatient mom J and Eshkol singing a “happy birthday Godma” song for me so sweetly, getting a call from my manager next :P and my sabse special friend from office….. then coming to office and checking facebook made me cry, baba had changed his profile picture to mine, had written so sweet things about me J and for me. So many friends wishing me…..Getting calls from special friends whom I really treasure and love so much……Was touched by the way my classmates still remembered my bday and called me “marie”, loved the way Christine called me “Ms kabhi health kabhi fun” and remembered each one has a special place in my heart, two of my crazy friends going to eat jhatka bhel at shivajinagar station coz it is my bday ;-)….. going out for a pizza dinner with ppl I love, thank you Lord for making is so beautiful J

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A historical match!! and a historical deal!!

Today’s experience was “AWESOME”. I witnessed a historical match between South Africa and India LIVE at the Wanderers Stadium, Joburg, South Africa. I just can’t explain the excitement, the environment, the happiness and joy I felt during the entire match.

To start from the beginning, on Friday it was raining heavily here and the newspapers had given a “Flood Warning.” We were discussing on Friday night whether the match will get cancelled. But today in the morning when the sun was shining, I was smiling. I don’t know how it happens or what the reason behind it is. But God has shown me innumerable ways to trust him with my life; he always listens to my prayers, always.

Well so we reached the stadium, and the match began. It was a very slow match. We didn’t score so much, considering the history Wanderers Stadium has.
The 2003 Cricket World Cup final was held at the Wanderers Stadium. This stadium also hosted one of the greatest One-day international matches. The match was played between South Africa and Australia in which a world record score of 434 was chased down by South Africa.
Considering this, the score that India made was disappointing. But as they say, hope is always there. And so India didn’t lose that single thing till the last breath.

I had got tickets for the grass embankment and it was an awesome experience. I feel one should experience the excitement that’s there sitting there and being so close to action. Watching the match LIVE was simply great, thrilling and happening. The joy and pride we felt after India won the match by 1 run cannot be explained. I am really falling short of words here…….

But I wanted to share something. I have a weird habit, whenever something impossible is about to happen, I always pray to God and make a pact with him. Tell him if this happens, maybe I would think of this other impossibility happening (real soon). And both the conditions are always the right things to happen. While I am an Indian, obviously the right thing for me would be that India wins ;-) and then I made the pact with God (and this time I prayed hatke, obviously the right thing in my life, truly the right thing :-). And I am so happy God told me what he wanted to tell, even though I want him to reveal His plan for me through such weird ways.
I really am wondering God speaks to us in so many ways, yet we fail to understand his plan sometimes. But he never ceases to do it. He always gives us opportunities, innumerable one’s to always make our lives better but we so often don’t notice them or simply ignore them. We can really be foolish at times ;-) including me :-)

I know this post has gone a different way, but I wanted to share it with ul. :-) it sounds too perfect for today. Just like how my life seems right every time I try to search God.
I wonder how God can be so patient with me :-)
I remembered a few lines from a hymn now:

He's still working on me to make me what I ought to be.
It took Him just a week to make the moon and stars,
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars.
How loving and patient He must be, He's still working on me.

1. There really ought to be a sign upon the heart,
Don't judge her yet, there's an unfinished part.
But I'll be perfect just according to His plan
Fashioned by the Master's loving hands.

2. In the mirror of His Word reflections that I see
Makes me wonder why He never gave up on me.
He loves me as I am and helps me when I pray
Remember He's the Potter, I'm the clay.