I Am What I Am

We live in a society that is formed out of belief constructs. Everything starts with an idea and is developed further on cognitive concepts that are actually intangible. For example: ‘ Being perfect’, ‘being good’, ‘obedient’, ‘religious’. You cannot touch these things. These are defined as per the rules and beliefs of the societal framework.

Most of the times your choices are based on the perception to ‘Fit in’ or ‘being acceptable’. ‘I need to fit in this group/ society/ organization’, ‘I need to be accepted in this tribe /race/religion that you aspire to be part of. These tribes usually represent the consequence of your choices and most probably are influenced by the societal framework.

This aspiration or the need to be a part of the tribe may not actually come from your true desire. A very common experience of this nature is usually witnessed by most in their growing up years; In college or high school where you might have desired to be a part of the so-called ‘happening’ group or a really ‘cool’ group that is extremely famous or popular. The reason for you wanting to be a part of this group may not necessarily resonate with your desire of to become popular.

For example, You may be an introvert and would love to do things by yourself but if the cool group is an extrovert you would want to comprise on your true desire to a part of that group. And it is actually a myth that introverts are not popular. It is just a perception.

Labels such as ‘ introverts’ or ‘extroverts’ only end up creating further boundaries of discrimination and add on to the pile of perceptions, judgments which eventually penetrate right to the core of functioning that is ‘your belief system’.

So it is time for you to acknowledge the truth that each of us is born from the same divine source who is perfect beyond space time and every other existing dimension.

It is the time that you see the light of who you really are and bring out that very best version of you that which is already YOU!

The only morality that you must be concerned with is that you shouldn’t hurt or dictate anyone.

It is important to respect others opinion and it is perfectly okay to disagree. Infact when you embrace yourself with more acceptance with all that you are, without brushing justifications of who you are, you end up doing the same for others.

When you embrace your true self you make that space for others to do the same in their time and understanding of themselves.

You are a reflection to others as much as others are a reflection of yourself to you. So as you walk that step towards your true self, you lead to inspiring others to do the same.

Diversity is a true beauty. I see it as a reflection of the infinite possibilities harmoniously working and evolving together to better the experience of every existence. I believe bringing harmony in diversity is an opportunity for each one of us to imbibe and explore the experience of true ‘Oneness’.

Be bold, be who you are and shine brighter each day inspiring and encouraging everyone to be that LIGHT.

I AM WHAT I AM

 

The darkest hour is just before the dawn

The darkest hour is just before the dawn. Why is it so? Have you ever thought of this before? Does this bother you and make you ask the question back at the universe for being unfair in that moment? Well, I have asked these questions. And as the answers unfolded themselves, I have been extremely grateful for these darkest hours in my life as much as the sunshine that showered itself upon me.

If you have been pondering over questions like these then, this write up could give you some insights into it. When you overcome the most dreaded and dangerous encounters, you are closest to realizing your destiny. Then, why does the soul of the world behave evil? Why does it put you through tests more aggressively and more vigorously than ever before? Why does the soul of the world try and hold you back?

The lessons you have learned on your way, while you traveled so far have become you. Mastering these lessons only means mastering yourself. And all there is to master is to embrace all that comes your way; whether it is the darkest hour or the dawn, the heart knows it all. But the dawn will arrive when you do not allow the darkest hour to have a grip on you.

It is in this darkest hour that the soul of the world gives you an opportunity to convert them into the strongest ray of light, that light which was always a ‘hope’, is now a ‘reality’, that light which was an illusion is now the truth, the light that you looked forward to, that light is now YOU!

When you embrace this darkest hour with all your heart, you transcend all the darkest hours across lifetimes. Such is the power and such is the opportunity that the soul of the world offers to you in that hour. Hence, the soul of the world is not evil, nor is it holding you back.

And yes, it is more aggressive in its nature so that you can merge and be one with it and not just live by having glimpses into it.

May your darkest hour be your strength to dissolve every defilement …

May your darkest hour reveal to you the Light that you are….

May your darkest hour thirst your quench to freedom

My 3 most powerful companions on my quest

Today, I would like you to meet my 3 forever companions that have never left my side as I consciously decided to walk my path, to follow my heart’s desires and take that risk against all odds. Although I feel if I would have known about them earlier, it would have been a different scenario today. However, divine timing is always a mystery, isn’t it?

So, let me introduce you to them and I truly wish that you find your companions on your quest soon…

FAITH:  This is by far the most powerful companion. When you anchor in faith, it feels like the whole universe has your back. You see beauty in everything around you. You see the miracle in every moment that unfolds itself and you become more acquainted with the laws of nature.

Uncertainty does not drive you crazy. It becomes a window that opens up to the truth. On this unknown, unseen path, faith makes you strong enough to break down all the shackles of illusion. You put up the ‘good fight’ to reach the root of the misery. You dissolve the cause and thereby, you stop its effects.

Faith is indeed a powerful companion that encompasses within itself the enlightened energies of the universe.

 

COURAGE: I believe, to be courageous is to give yourself a permission to wander where your heart takes you; the untrodden path. This companion embraces you just the way you are with an innate knowledge that you are complete. There is no void and you don’t need anything externally to complete you. There is no battle to fight and nothing to conquer outside. It helps you walk the path of madness with ease and in the light of wisdom.

Courage is the first step to discover the wisdom that you are. Wisdom is in you, wisdom is you.

 

SURRENDER: Surrender is beautifully articulated as: “Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing.” – Eckhart Tolle

While putting up a good fight, sometimes deciding to surrender to the moment can put you in the strongest position. This makes all the difference. This is the time when you encounter transformation. And while walking your path, all that matters is ‘transformation’. Destinations are illusions because it is the journey that transforms you. So, when you surrender, you transform and this helps you fulfill your destiny.

When you start living your destiny, you dictate the course of events without planning them. You become the same power that once determined the course of events for you to walk your path.

In the end what matters is that you walked your path. So, live with the truth, moment to moment, and become that wisdom that governs all life and reach your highest potential of being human.

May you find your 3 companions that guide you on your quest to live compassionately and joyfully!

Not all those who wander are lost

 

When you wander consciously you are not lost. I choose to wander because I am seeking. I am seeking to understand something that I feel is beyond the comprehension of my conscious mind.

I am seeking that experience which is powerful in its nature, where it consumes and dissolves all the defilements of my mind. It makes me flow with an energy that judges nothing, is compassionate to all without differentiating. An experience where there is no place for my beliefs that I have carried on for eons within me.

An experience that does not anchor anywhere. It just flows like there is no beginning and no end.

So, when you see someone wander, do not think they are lost. They are seekers seeking a divine experience that the masters have mentioned, the enlightened minds have written about.

As a seeker, I wish that may you be blessed with enough strength to walk your quest.

 

My 5 greatest lessons from ‘THE ALCHEMIST’

‘The Alchemist’ remains one of my favourite books and I keep going back to it from time to time. There is something about this book that stirs my soul. So, here are some of the jewels that I have discovered while reading this book. Hope you enjoy reading them as well.

 

  1. THE WORLDS’ GREATEST LIE:

Going through the vicissitudes’ of my life, I wondered about what makes things work and what doesn’t. In my desperation to set things right, the way I thought them to be ‘right’, I felt some things never change and it is all a game of fate. This is where I discovered my first lesson from ‘The Alchemist’ about the world’s greatest lie. So, what is the world’s greatest lie: “That at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world greatest lie.”

 

  1. THE ILLUSION ABOUT MYSTERIOUS FORCES:

Some of my experiences pushed me to believe about mysterious forces that exist. For a long time, I was unable to articulate these mysterious forces and always considered them in the ‘gray’ area. I thought them to be more evil in nature. However, this did not deter my faith in them. May be this is the reason I came across ‘The alchemist’ which enlightened me about these forces which say, “It is a force that appears to be negative, but it shows you how to realize your destiny.”

 

  1. THERE EXISTS A ‘LANGUAGE OF THE WORLD’

I judged enough to have fallen in the pits where I realized I had low self- esteem. During such times I spend more time in silence and nature. I slowly began to connect and peace embraced me. This is where I encountered ‘language of the world’. Unsure and entangled with my mind, I thought I was going bonkers but, Paulo Coelho introduced me to this language; the language which my mind could not fathom but my heart knew it all.

 

  1. HEART IS A TRAITOR, BUT WHEN YOU BECOME FRIENDS, IT SHARES WITH YOU YOUR GREATEST QUALITIES:

The more I tried to anchor into my heart, made an attempt to understand it, the more I encountered my fears than my faith. But, it is during such times I realized that fear is a strange language. It may seem as though, it is taking away your powers, but it is actually pushing you towards them. In the stillness of the mind, the wisdom surfaces and this is where the veils of illusion drop away. These veils that have existed not for years but for lifetimes. And when these veils drop, all you are left with are your greatest qualities. This is a crossroad where you see your heart as a friend than a traitor.

 

  1. LOVE IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE WORLD: Ancient than the desert, older than humanity.

Last but not the least, the lesson that I learned was about Love. ‘Love’ is a language of the world and it will never keep a man away from pursuing his destiny. ‘Love’ stands the test of time because it is the only thing that transcends beyond the dimension of time and space. It is at the core of existence. It is that force which is instrumental in the process of creation and may be, it is the wand through which ‘everything is written…Maktub.’

 

This beautiful fable about following your dreams helped me understand that I cannot seek the treasure of my destiny without living out my destiny. This book stirred my soul and may be even pushed me towards my first step on my path of ‘the quest’.

 

(P.S: This is blog is not an affiliate to any links shared. The links shared only connects you to the platform where you could buy the book if you wish to read it. This is my way of expressing gratitude to the authors who have touched my life in a beautiful way)

It’s time to be authentic, so step up now!

There is something about this concept called ‘authenticity’ that never fails to stir something up inside of me. Every time I encounter this word, I feel a part of me points out to something that I have never acknowledged enough.

Having enough freedom to pursue almost anything I have ever aspired for in life, I have never encountered ‘external restrictions’. But I have never realized, ‘when’, ‘how’, ‘where’ I actually started internalizing restrictions. Most of these have been made its way to my subconscious through observations and subtle stratum of judgments, layers of social dogma that envelope the consciousness and the conditioning of culture. Every single time I have found myself to be a ‘misfit’ in the given circumstances, an innate longing to either being accepted by the tribe or at least not feel an out caste has probably triggered the forming of these internalized restrictions.

So, what do I mean by internalized restrictions? It could be something as simple as following an established framework of ‘success’ or what a ‘successful’ life looks like dressing up in a manner which is not an expression of me. Sometimes the need to edify oneself because people often misunderstand humility with dumbness and so on…

However, my awareness about these placed internalized restrictions has increased. And, this increased awareness says it is time for me to stand up and just be authentic. ‘authenticity’ is just allowing your life as an expression of who you are in that moment. There is nothing wrong in being, speaking, writing, sharing all that you truly believe in. This does not come from the premise of being arrogant or ignorant either. It is from the premise of awareness.

So, as I share my views about authenticity today and if this resonates with you, I welcome you to step up and follow who you are, build your tribe, to begin with, and let the world be inspired to be more authentic. It is in true authenticity that we unmask you, clean ourselves from the layers of conditioning and dissolve our judgments about self and others, as we evolve on this journey of ‘being’.

Embrace yourself today, bring out the ‘BEST VERSION’ of yourself, as this is the only authentic thing in the ever- changing world of ‘Truth’.

It lasts only a moment. The journey of eons can be lived only from ‘moment’ to ‘moment’. May your awareness bring you many moments of this encounter with the truth.

My heart is a traitor and yet I anchor into it

Spending my time in nature, in silence and solitude I, often confront my choices in life. When I am just about to feel that this time, maybe, I know the answer, and it leaves me amazed with what shows up. By default, it comes from a space which is beyond my rational self.

Today morning while walking in the park, I decided to speak and question my heart about all the choices I have made and in the pursuit of following its guidance where is it actually leading me.  And most of the time I am frequently faced with a duality in its guidance. Here is how my conversation looks like.

“My heart I know that, you know everything and I find you as my source of wisdom then, why do you tell me stories of fear and failure?

Why do you leave me stranded in the moments when I am looking for my answers and direction to move forward?

Why do you behave like a traitor?”

As always smilingly my heart answers, “Maybe because I am alive.“

 

So, maybe because when your heart is alive, it will show you all that it knows. It will speak to you about everything that it has imbibed and connected to over the years.

So, when it connects to the soul of the world, it speaks of the desires and the destiny and when it connects to the mirages of this world, it speaks of the fear and unsuccessful stories of life.
So if you ever feel that your heart is a traitor, go ahead, follow the signs and tap into its wisdom, accept what the heart says ‘As It Is’ and it will reveal to you ‘All That Is’.

In my quest to follow my heart completely with faith and courage, this has been one of the simplest and most powerful insights for me. I hope that these words reverberate with you and give you all that your seeking in this moment to follow your divine guidance and go all out to be your true self, the one that creates the dent in the universe, inspiring many others to grow, excel and be that peaceful warrior of LIGHT!