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Have you experienced that?

You would be going about your day’s work, sometimes absentmindedly worrying about everything that’s left to do, or about some problem that has been haggling at you for long.

Perhaps, and often it happens this way, you may not be thinking of these at all.

You were simply immersed in the moment, doing what you wanted, thinking of nothing else. Or maybe an innocent question popped up, that might have answered every question you ever had.

And then, somehow, you saw or read or heard something that did precisely that.

It’s so magical, and it fills me with so much wonder when that happens. Just a moment in a multitude of moments – yet it held a beautiful rapture that showed everything in a different light.

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Communication

We are a species that’s so obsessed with giving the right terms and classifications to everything and everyone. And yet, as nature so often does, exceptions abound.

Carl Jung, the famed psychoanalyst who is credited for sowing the seeds to the most commonly used personality type indicators, once said this of his typology:

“Every individual is an exception to the rule”

We let ourselves be socially programmed to believe we can only build genuine relationships with other human beings, and that there needs to be certain criteria to be fulfilled if it is to even be considered one.

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A Three Step Plan to Deal With Insecurities

Somehow as you walked bravely through life, dusting yourself off after every fall, that little seed sprouted in the darkness and quietly grew, feeding on fears and irrational beliefs.

When we really think of it, so many of our behavioral issues arise from our insecurities. We try to establish our dominion over another because we fear they may usurp whatever power we have at present. We desperately shut down that critical voice because sometimes it just sounds  too truthful for our liking.

Many a time, we blame the environment for causing negativity within, and sometimes this is true. But what if there’s a part of us that we have to deal with?

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Find Your Way [Three Day Lyrical Challenge – Day 3]

Many thanks to Gina at Singledust for nominating me – I do love a challenge, especially one that involves something as divine as music.

The Rules

1. Thank the person who nominated you. Thank you once again, Gina.
2.  Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3.  Nominate three other bloggers each day. (Or one, one is probably enough)

Nomination

I nominate Devoted and Divorced. Though I’m not familiar with the tracks you write of (haven’t got the opportunity to try them out yet) I do admire your posts and your resilience. Hope you can participate!

The Song

We Know The Way

When I first heard this song, I had shivers up my spine. The whole movie was incredibly beautiful (a given, I suppose, when you say the word ‘Disney’).

Not only did it introduce me to a beautiful culture, it also had the powerful message of being brave enough to follow your dreams, even if sometimes you may have to go a little ‘beyond the reef’.

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Let it Go [Three Day Lyrical Challenge – Day 2]

Many thanks to Gina at Singledust for nominating me – I do love a challenge, especially one that involves something as divine as music.

The Rules

1. Thank the person who nominated you. Thank you once again, Gina.
2.  Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3.  Nominate three other bloggers each day. (Or one, one is probably enough)

Nomination

I nominate Themoonlightreverie. You already know I love the way you portray emotions, I’m guessing you might have a great taste in music as well.

The Song

When I was setting out on my journey to learn Spanish (an ongoing journey, of course) I knew I had to find ways to learn more words. To imprint the language in my head and to develop a certain friendship with it. I’d read, listen and practice but then the best way to learn any language would of course be to sing in it.

And so I went searching.

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Truly Divine [ Three Day Lyrical Challenge – Day 1 ]

Many thanks to Gina at Singledust for nominating me – I do love a challenge, especially one that involves something as divine as music.

The Rules

1. Thank the person who nominated you. Thank you once again, Gina.
2.  Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3.  Nominate three other bloggers each day. (Or one, one is probably enough)

Nomination

I nominate watchyourlifeinpictures. You already have a superb taste in songs and often post of them, but well, challenges are fun.

The Song

There is something about certain songs that stick to you for so long, it becomes part of your routine, sometimes even your personality. This particular song from the movie Bajirao Mastani is a soulful rendition of love, separation and the joy of union.

To me personally, it is a reminder of a beautiful companionship, an important lesson and the lyrical representation of the relationship that our wandering souls have with divinity.

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Friend: Guest Post by Dante

Dante at Dialectics is one of those intriguing travelers I met on this blogging journey. The way he can add a sprinkle of magic over the simplest stories is quite a joy to read. Do pay him a visit, for you’ll meet an amazing storyteller. 

The dictionary defines a friend as

  • a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations.
  • a person other than a family member, spouse or lover whose company one enjoys and towards whom one feels affection.

I have come learn that there is much more to a friend than these definitions…

We have all had people we thought were friends but were shown otherwise. Some people you have known for years and others you meet by chance and a friendship was born.

As it is with life, nothing ever remains the same, and you’ll find that as the years move on you will lose some friends and make new ones along the way. Read more

Liebster 2018 Nomination

Many thanks to my friend Moumita at Perceptions Unplugged, who breathes life into words with her unique perspectives on life. She has a way with telling stories, like a fresh breeze, so make sure you pay her a visit!

I also invite anyone who would love to participate, to answer these questions and nominate themselves. I hope to hear from many wonderful bloggers this way! 

The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

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Nailing Mindfulness – 5 Easy Ways to Make it a Habit

Much has been spoken of the importance of mindfulness, and it consistently proves its worth by making its practitioners healthier, happier human beings. There are many ways to achieve this tranquil state of mind, but in our world that’s heavy with distractions of every sort, it’s hard to cultivate as a habit.

Here are five easy ways to get started with this beautiful process.

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Eight hours without electricity, and an important lesson

Sometimes luxury blinds you to all the treasures you possess. Sometimes, it makes you believe what you can do without, is exactly what you need the most.

If you allow it to take over and be your eyes and ears, the true you could end up not having a voice.

We live in great luxury today compared to the generations before, and the future holds promises of greater riches. While this is well deserved, for as a race we have persevered for these, perhaps we may need to stand back and reevaluate our options.

I, for my part, understood this when a few days back we had a blackout for 8 hours during the day. I was positively crazed.

I had work to do. People to talk to. Hear music that I’d heard a thousand times before. Random news feed to go through. Watch videos of shows that I’ve watched on replay so many times, they possibly couldn’t teach me anything new…

…Did you notice?

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