“Don’t act too smart, Mr. What’s your good name?”“Arjun”. This was the first conservation between the two batchmates, Arjun and Zeenat, who were meeting for the first time in the cafetaria of the training centre. Arjun was taken aback at her retort, he was clueless. He was asking his colleagues whether he had committed a […]Arzee: An Unusual Love Story
on Jane Friedman site: What’s the difference between a story and a narrative relating a series of events? Once upon a time, dear reader, I might have…What Makes a Story Feel Like a Story? – by Susan DeFreitas…
The first apple
A woman ran a red traffic light and crashed into a man’s car. Both of their cars are demolished, but amazingly neither of them was hurt. After they crawled out of their cars, the woman said; “Wow, just look at our cars!
There’s nothing left, but fortunately, we are unhurt.
This must be a sign from God that we should meet and be friends and live together in peace for the rest of our days.”
The man replied, “I agree with you completely. This must be a sign from God!”
The woman continued,
“And look at this, here’s another miracle.
My car is completely demolished, but my bottle of 75-year-old scotch didn’t break. Surely, God meant for us to drink this vintage delicacy and celebrate our good fortune.”
Then she handed the bottle to the man.
The man nodded his head in agreement, opened it drank half the bottle and then handed it back to the woman.
The woman took the bottle, immediately put the cap back on, and handed it back to the man.
The man asked, “Aren’t you having any?”
She replied, “Nah, I think I’ll just wait for the police.”
Many years ago, Adam ate the apple.
Men will never learn…….😫
“I don’t care how spiritual you are.
How many peyote or ayahuasca journeys that have blown your mind, how many master plant dietas you’ve done or how well you can hold crow pose. I don’t care what planets fall in what houses on your birth chart, or how “silent” your meditation is. I don’t care how many crystals you have or how long you’ve gone without sugar, salt, spices or sex, or how vegan your diet is.
I want to know how human you are. Can you sit at the feet of the dying despite the discomfort? Can you be with your grief, or mine, without trying to advise, fix or maintain it? I want to know that you can show up at the table no matter how shiny, chakra- aligned or complete you are- or not. Can you hold loving space for your beloveds in the depths of your own healing without trying to be big?
It doesn’t flatter me how much online healing training you have, that you live in the desert, forest, or in a log cabin, or that you’ve mastered the art of tantra.
What turns me on is busy hands. Planting roots. That despite how tired you are, you make that phone call, you board that plane, you love your children, you feed your family.
I have no interest in how well you can ascend to 5D, astral travel or have out-of-body sex. I want to see how beautifully you integrate into ordinary reality with your unique magic, how you find beauty and gratitude in what’s surrounding you, and how present you can be in your relationships. How do you hold the ones you love amid conflict? How do you take responsibility for your part? How do you make amends?
I want to know that you can show up and do the hard and holy things on this gorgeously messy Earth. I want to see that you can be sincere, grounded, and compassionate as equally as you are empowered, fiery, and magnetic. I want to know that even during your achievements, you can step back and be humble enough to still be a student.
What’s beautiful and sexy and authentic is how well you can continue to celebrate others no matter how advanced you’ve become.
What’s truly flattering is how much you can give despite how full you’ve made yourself.
What’s honestly valuable is how better of a human you can be, in a world that is high off of spiritual materialism and jumping the next scapegoat for “freedom.”
At the end of the day I don’t care how brave you are. How productive, how popular, how enlightened you are. At the end of the day, I want to know that you were kind. That you were real. I want to know that you can step down from the pedestal from time to time to kiss the earth and let your hair get dirty and your feet get muddy, and join the dance with us all.”
WE ARE A GENERATION THAT WILL NEVER COME BACK.
A generation that went to school and walked back.
A generation that did their homework alone to get out asap to play in the street.
A generation that spent all their free time on the street.
A generation that played hide and seeks when dark.
A generation that made mud cakes.
A generation that collected sports cards.
A generation that made paper toys with their bare hands.
A generation who bought vinyl albums to play on record players.
A generation that collected photos and albums of clippings.
A generation that played board games and cards on rainy days.
A generation whose TV went off at midnight after playing the National Anthem.
A generation that had parents who were there.
A generation that laughed under the covers in bed so parents didn’t know we were still awake.
A generation that is passing and unfortunately will never return!!…
I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers flow in the right direction, will the earth turn as it was taught, and if not how shall I correct it?
Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven,
can I do better?
Will I ever be able to sing, even the sparrows can do it and I am, well,
Is my eyesight fading or am I just imagining it, am I going to get rheumatism, lockjaw, dementia?
Finally I saw that worrying had come to nothing. And gave it up. And took my old body and went out into the morning, and sang.
Biography: A Magic Lesson To Success:
By Patric Chan
There was some time ago, in a city, there lived a couple who have a comfortable life. Both of them are living happily married. They have a secure job, own a house, car and those comm on needs you can imagine.
Virtually, this couple does not need to worry much about their financial or relationship needs. But after living the same life style for years, they realized that their life seems to be so routine! It is so predictable that it seems like something is missing for both of them.
Everyday, they wake up in the morning, go to work, come back from work, go home, eat dinner (sometimes they have to dine outside) watch tv, wash car and go back to sleep. The normal, typical daily stuff. With the money they earned everyday, it would not be possible for them to go on vacation overseas a lot, go safaris in Africa or take flying lessons. Y knows, the lifestyle of the richer group for whom spending money is not the main concern.
What is missing!!? Their passion in life….
This is because they have not sought the passion in their life and with their current financial situation, this is the type of enjoyment they can afford to spend on.
So one day, the wife voiced out that she has had enough; enough is enough of this meaningless life, they need to find their passion in life, to enjoy life to the fullest and be better off financially. They know they can achieve more, but do not know why they are not achieving more. Achieving does not mean that they have to be millionaires, but in every other aspects of life. The husband agr eed, and so they set off to find a better lifestyle and seek the passion for their life.
And amazingly, the husband is told by a successful friend of his, that there is a magical success guru living in a far, far away land, on top of the highest mountain where there is a cave. The guru lives in that cave.
The husband is excited with this news, and so after much discussion with his wife, they make a decision. They decide to s eek advice from the guru for the secrets of success. They take their company leaves, save some money for traveling and off they go.
After months of searching high and low with their determination to seek the answer, finally they find the mountain where the guru lives.
Excited as they are, they make their climbs to the peak of the mountain. It is very hard and tedious, but it is worth the effort. Finally, they are at the peak.
Overseeing the view of the world from the top of the mountain, they feel so confident and a peace of mind. Now, their task is to find the guru. The hard part is:
Where could he be? They think.
Suddenly, they see an old man, sitting at the end of the mountain rock. It seems very dangerous to sit there, because anyone can fall off anytime down the mountain and break all the bones. Of course, anyone who falls off will probably end up dead with broken bones.
So, the wife whispers to the guru, ‘Excuse me, old man, are you the magical success guru that helps people to be successful?’
The guru seems not to be hearing her whisper. He is sti ll sitting quietly at the end of the mountain rock without any movement.
The wife whispers again. Then, the old man turns around and stands up at the end of the mountain rock. This is even more dangerous no w, because anyone can lose balance and fall off!
‘Be careful, o’wise guru! You can fall down from the mountain rock if you stand so near at the end of the edge!’ they warn.
But the guru simply ignores what they say. In fact, he rep lies, ‘If you want to speak with me and learn from me, you have to come closer. Come and stand beside me at the end of the mountain rock, my students-to-be.’
If they want to learn the secrets of success from the guru, they have to follow his instruction. With a lot of fear, they come close to the guru. Now, the Guru is standing in the middle with both of them standing on the left and right side of the Guru. All 3 of them are facing outwards of the mountain, they are facing the down slope of the mountain over looking the to p of the world . They can fall down the mountain at any time if they are not careful. The husband’s and wife’s hearts are panting non-stop.
At this moment they feel so different, a feeling they never felt before, peace of mind and yet full of anxiety. Looking down the land, they feel really confident. And also a little bit afraid of falling off. It will break their bones if they fall down the mountain.
The husband is thinking, ‘Now what?’.
So, he asks the guru the million-dollar question,
‘What is the secret of success, o’wise guru?’
The guru just smiles at them and replies, ‘Look at th e world beyond below, from here.’
Following the instruction, both of them did as instructed, looking at the world from the top of the mountain. They can see almost everything fro m the peak of the mountain.
Suddenly, the guru pushes them off the mountain peak!! Unbelievable!
Both of them fall.
When they fall, with so much fear of death, suddenly, they realize that they can fly! And they fly…… because they have forgotten that they can fly all this while………..