Happy Diwali

img_2614Diwali is the festival of lights and banishing darkness and ignorance.  In India (and now also many other parts of the world) Diwali is celebrated with lighting lamps and decorative lanterns, bursting crackers, wearing new dresses etc. etc. etc.

What we also do during Diwali make new beginnings and buy new things.  This is the time when we launch businesses, buy new cars, buy electronics, buy gold and so on.  Year after year I have been wearing new clothes, buying some or the other stuff and celebrating Diwali.

Surely, Diwali is also a time for giving and sharing with those who are less fortunate. Bringing smiles to those who are homeless and those for whom every day is the same and there is no reason (nor the means) to celebrate.

I wish everyone a very Happy Diwali.

I hope and pray that in some way or the other, throughout the year, we are all able to:

  • Give those less fortunate
  • Share with those who would value the sharing
  • Introspect and think about our actions to drive away ignorance within

PS: A good friend of mine helped me today to introspect and be better person and inspired me to lead a more meaningful life. Trust me that’s the best way to say Happy Diwali.

Daily Prompt: Trust

via Daily Prompt: Trust

When we share our little secrets with other people we are telling them we trust them. When we speak out our mind to the other person, we are making it clear that we trust the other person. This other person could be a friend, a colleague, a client, almost anyone out there.
And like all good things it breeds itself. So when we trust the other person it makes a relationship stronger than before and encourages the other person to trust us back. Giving trust gives birth to reciprocal trust.
Although we have to keep our eyes and ears open and show good sense in the choice of people to trust, trusting something or someone is very fundamental to human / animal nature. We trust gravity will work, sun will rise, rains will help us in farming and rivers will do all that we have come to learn they do for life to thrive.
The word trust has often been abused and trust itself has been broken a million times or so we feel. It is such a wide and all encompassing word and covers such depth and width. And still one more time we should place trust in ourselves and keep doing our best!

Just let be!

As you let yourself be… just be… I mean just sit and don’t strain to think or do anything it helps. I had always tried to resolve situations by doing or thinking a way out. But recently I tried to solve problems by leaving them alone for sometime and not thinking about them. I cannot tell you for sure but it is possible that letting the mind relax probably let’s the universe give you the solution or some relief atleast. This is not to say that I sat waiting for a solution and thinking about when will the universe deliver. In fact when I had tried that waiting game it made the whole situation worse.
The difficult part of this has been that I have gone silent all round and in such situations not been talking to even the closest of the friends. I am sure I will find a way out for this difficult part as well. And once again I cannot find an answer by looking for one. Just let be!

An interesting read!

By Crystal Heart Kazmi On the 19th of March, 2016, Pakistan played India at the Eden Gardens Stadium in India, only to lose in a rather humiliating manner. The loss itself, surprisingly, was not a surprise to many. Many of my cricket lover friends had even refused to watch the game for fear of the […]

via Why is Pakistan (+India +Bangladesh +Afghanistan +Nepal +Sri Lanka) headed nowhere — Musings of Crystal Kazmi