Think Over It !!

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.
Dennis P. Kimbro

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Being human !

One of our serious lacking as human beings is our inability to accept others as the sum total of good and bad together. We label people as good or bad. Being judgemental comes very naturally to us.

Probably this has to do with the way we are brought up. Our culture thrives on the basic principle of win of good over evil ! I have nothing against this but I am certainly against the idea of labeling someone as God/good and the other as devil/evil ! I believe no one is either. Everyone is a mix of the two and we act under the influence of dark and light under difference circumstances of life. Sum total of that constitute our lives. What varies for different people is the number of times we stray into the dark or the light side.

What we need to acknowledge is this, what makes our lives, is our behavior, our way of being. How I live, how I behave certainly gets affected by the society around me but if you see the society behaves like I do. It is a circle. It comes to you and it goes from you. Let us focus on the part that goes from us. The other part which comes to us will automatically change. 

I end this one of my favorite dialogue from one of my favorite movie-Harry Potter. Albus Dumbledore puts it very nicely for me -

We have all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act upon. That 's who we really are.
and I add to it- And to stray into the dark side sometimes is very much part of being human !

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year !

Let all beings be happy; let all beings be peaceful; let all beings be blissful- Swami Vivekanand.

This says beautifully my new year wish. Wish you all a very Happy and prosperous new year.

The year ended with a visit to a museum, Ice House, Chennai. ( Swami Vivekananda stayed for sometime in 1897. It is a small museum in size but surely much much larger in leaving the impact on you. I wonder where and how did we lost track of the vision Swami Vivekanada had at that time ! The vision which is as much relevant today as it was then !!  Of course, without doubt the loss is ours as humanity not only as a nation !!

My humble suggestion- to be a better human being try following these two Gurus(teachers)-Swami Vivekananda and Dr. Marshall Rosenberg(a glimpse--  You will not be disappointed :)