“There are some experiences that take our breath away. This is one of them, There are some experiences that make you believe in ‘love’. This is one of them, There are some experiences where you want to ask, why god why? This is one of them.”
My friend and our Life Schooler, the famed Valentine Shipley, lost his father a few days ago. Missing him was indeed a blow. However, as the news spread, people spoke up about the IMPACT Rev Verus Shipley has on the lives of fellow people.
Accidentally came across this amazing expression blogged by Shalini Bali Gupta. It expresses eloquently, the grace and brilliance of the new generation. The relationship between generations, the relationship between parents and children are undergoing a tectonic shift.
Between every phase of our life, there lies this space called Transition – – – from Infancy to childhood, from childhood to adolescence, from adolescence to youth and so on. Due to any reason, if we miss out on experiencing this space between any two phases, we can’t get connected to the next phase easily. There will be an internal struggle and we won’t exactly, enjoy the next phase.
Who knows, our simple act of appreciation may be like that last gram of sugar on the weighing scale that causes the scale to tip over from one side to the other, from self-doubt to self-belief!
I met a school friend Sanjay, after 25 years. Both of us had recently celebrated our 45th birthday As a formality, he asked me, ‘How are you?’ With excitement I shared about the had huge goals I had for life ahead. It was a mistake!!!
Eat better food. Eat on time. Run more. Squat more. Sleep early. Wake up early. Eat light. Always. Drink more water. Read books. Every day. Adventure. Talk less. Listen more. Meditate. Daily. Morning. Feel nature deeper. Love better. Believe in life. Open eyes. Know how to see. Smile effortlessly. Hold more hands. Hug more people. Forgive liberally. Find myself. Care. Do everything passionately. Cut out poison.
We have great intentions, we read inspirational books and attend self-development programs. We are excited with the ideas we hold in our head. We imagine a great year ahead. We convince ourselves, this time, we are certainly going to make things happen. Well, well, well. Mapping out ideas is so much easier than executing them, and I know it so well!
While you may not have dreams of flying through the air, or have desires to be the richest person on earth, or play a grand role in adventures like ‘demonetization’, I assure you with as much conviction as I can muster… that YOU Do have the opportunity to DARE MIGHTY THINGS.