Individuality – Who You Are ?

Individuality is our Being. One who understands and relate to their individuality – with sense, humbleness and love could just Be – without doing or involving much with the outer world.

The relation to the material world becomes a choice, not a want, not a desire, not something that is pushed, not an obligation –  but out of pure being – out of living. Loving some one is no more an act of any fear or want, it is again a choice – out of Love alone. Doing something is out of an act of enjoyment and not something which is an obligation, which is just to earn something or gain something.

Individuality brings sense to ones living, a need is fulfilled – the need to be needed. There is no running any more, no more struggle, you realize your place in this Cosmos –  the reality showers on you – all the blessings that is yours and yours only.

The chaos and rush – keeps you away from the sense of this Individuality – you are always in places that has no environment that could acknowledge your Individuality. You lose yourself – everyday, every moment –  with no help around. Whatever you fall into you consider that you know it all. Thats the biggest mistake of your life –  that you know it all – this is the moment you kill your individuality – you have closed all doors, no opening for Life to enter – you have already decided you know it all – you are already deceived….

…….Untill one day, this day you realize your innocence again – rite now – the innocence will sprout in you – You would see around – you know nothing – this is the time your knowing starts – this is the time you will be guided – this is the time you will welcome the breeze to touch you, this is the time you will look at the beauty around –  this is the time – you will reflect your beauty – this is the time you will become aware – aware of your Being – not as a weak human on this Earth trying to just make his/her ends meet –  But a human of immense power and sense – who knows how to Live, one who knows Beauty, one who knows – Life.

This is moment your perception to life will shift, the shift is evident – you will shift, the Earth has taken the call –  you will have to move – you are bound to change – no more transformation – change. This is the Beauty of this time. This is the Beauty of this Earth – It knows – You know.

Come out of the dark holes that you are living in since ages now –  no enjoying – not relaxing – not knowing – just doing. Break the chains that hold you – it needs courage – that is the token to Freedom – you have to be courageous – a change is happening inside you –  it needs courage to let it happen, So be courageous. This change will bring you closer to your Individuality – you will become aware of your Being.

You will not follow what is irrelevant, you will not indulge thats not worthy, you will not do without joy, you will not be without Love.

 

Why your mind is negatively attuned?

Its pretty simple – you have been exposed to too much of negativity – may be in your childhood or may be now – watching, hearing, speaking and then doing.

Sitting on an airplane or a train, what anticipations or outcomes your mind brings to you. Does you imagine about a sudden explosion, or a sudden accident ? Or to say in any given situation of your life, from very small to big, what is the outcome you see or imagine the most – negative or positive ? If its negative then you gotta read this blog, not only for yourself but also for people and the loved ones around you. And if its positive, you should still read for the larger crowd or your loved ones who immediately pops a negative statement before you share or ask them something.

Negativity is purely a state of the outside world – nothing from the inside would ever give a negative response to any happening outside – until the situation demand. Negative attitude could be for a lot of reasons – like fear, personal life happenings or some tragedy that wasn’t taken care of properly. We would not talk about those but something that has been or is the seed of negativity at a much much larger scale. Lets take the more general situations, in everyday life, in situations that humans fall into everyday. Why is that in daily working of the mind, mind gives more negative outcome than positive ?

Well, a majority of this negative attitude goes to the media and a lot to the environment that a child grows in. The environment being – home, people, school and others.

Media is the culprit behind the negativity that has got embedded deep inside humans and this same negativity is widespread in the world today. Remember those movies that you saw when you could not even acknowledge what you are seeing, you may or may not remember, but the fact remains that as a child and as adults, you have and is letting a lot of negativity in your mind through these medium – television, internet, social media, others. A larger part of this negativity goes into your mind without even you realizing anything. The abusive and violence filled movies, serials, and never to forget news – esp Indian news channels. People who had been and are less exposed to negative on television and other media are the ones who see life positively and even life treats them in positive ways.

Indian news channels today are nothing more than garbage bags filled with shit. All the rage, fights, violence shown has created deep rooted negativity in people – people who got attuned to negative thinking are victims to these media channels. A lot of their behavior and attitude towards life and others is due to the curse they have received from the media – unknown, unrealized – they live in their own negativity and push their negativity onto people around them.

The collective psychic of people are negative today because of this reason and a lot these people are struggling, trying to fix their life that is getting tormented because of the poison handed over to them or sweetly injected into them.

Avoid negative media at all cost for yours and your near and dear ones sake. Not only media, avoid negative people, one who impose their negativity on you. Could be anyone – your boss, family members, friends – make them understand, if they understand – good, if they don’t and you can’t make them understand, take a step back –  for your own good health and wealth.

Keeping away from the negatives from the outside world will definitely help you lead a calmer and positive life. In many cases people who learn by this experience, are also the one who immediately starts helping others with their new positive approach to life, cause the moment the negative subsides, positive rises.

Failure – Just Another Perception

Failure is a very common term coined and used in our everyday life. Lot of people would talk about their fear to fail or failure/s of their past that they are not able to overcome.

What if i say, failure is nothing that you have known it like, failure is just a perception and perceptions could be altered to have better things in life. Moreover the term failure is very wrongly perceived. In its true sense, failure is nothing more than an experience. An experience of doing something. The experience is a learning, always, so how is failure suppose to mean what people understand it to be ??

To explain it better, i am sharing the video below where i talk about what failure is and how understanding the term failure could help us in so many different ways.

Check link for video Failure is a myth

 

Hope this is of help to you. Thanks and Love.

Be amazing ! Be joyous !

Meditation : Day 5 – 10

A hearty thanks and immense love to all of you. Now that we have gone through the first 5 days of meditation (https://lovetravel.co.in/2017/11/14/learn-meditation-step-by-step-day-1-5/) , we take a step more to come closer to our Being and our inner Self.

Before we take the next leap, we take a small look back to the 5 days.

  • So why the first 5 days of just letting your thoughts come ?
  1. For beginners and people who are trying to get into meditation practice, the urgency and importance of doing meditation should be crystal clear. Lot of people fail to continue meditation for many reasons, one being thinking that its not time for them to start meditation OR they don’t understand the urgency to start doing it. By just sitting quietly or meditating without much trying, people just cannot concentrate or get confused. They could see the chaos or plethora of thoughts thats running in their mind – and Yes this is a clear understanding(should be) to start meditation.
  2. Another reasons for people to not do meditation is because they are impatient. The first 5 days is primarily to make you sit everyday. This is majorly to build the patience that is needed to even try to start meditation. A regular routine is a MUST for any practitioner to get the benefits of meditation.
  3. For beginners or people who have never tried meditation, using imagination, thinking something beautiful or even just sitting with closed eyes prepares one(mind) for something new.
  4. The first 5 days is to make your body, mind and you getting atuned to a new practice.
  5. And the feedbacks and discussion was designed to help all. Its more like a warm up for all for the real game. And i hope we all are there.

Now that we all have seen what and how much of thoughts is carried inside the mind, we begin with a routine which will help us to reduce the thoughts that keep coming and eventually calm  the mind to completely be in Bliss of the moment/s and receive the blessings of this Universe and Cosmos.

SITTING POSITION :

The first one is ideal as it creates better energy circle around you else second position showed above is also good. No matter which one – you should be comfortable.

  • As soon as you open your eyes at morning, don’t rush for anything. Be in your lying position and just slowly inhale and exhale. May be a quick short time to feel the early breaths.
  • START the day with POSITIVE NOTE. SAY GOOD WORDS TO YOURSELF.
  • Get fresh and prepare to sit for your meditation time.
  • Put on a very light and peaceful music (youtube has many) OR sit in complete silence.
  • Sit straight and comfortably with a straight spine. Close your eyes and make your body be completely relaxed. Ask your body and mind to lose and give away any tension it carries.
  • Take some deep breath(3-4) before normalizing your breath. As you settle to your normal breathing pace –  keep your attention and focus on your breathing.
  • As you breathe further – breathe effortlessly – feel the flow of the cool of your breath as u inhale and feel it as you exhale it. Realize that you are in no rush and slowly and gently do the breathing.
  • As you move into more peaceful breathing, sense the awareness of your mind relaxing.
  • Do not control or create any expectation while you are in the process, just breathe naturally.
  • Use your abdomen to breathe in and out(gently). With every breath in, feel the gush of air that u inhale. With every breathe out, feel an emptiness of space in the abdomen (do not push or try if it doesn’t feel so).
  • ANYTIME, if thoughts pop up or mind wanders – just put your focus and attention back to your breathing and continue doing so.
  • Sit for between 15 mins to 30 mins, even more if possible(do not push).

— Before you sleep at night, again do a small quick breathing and feel your breath as you fall into sleep.

— During the entire day of doing, pause when ever and where ever possible to just feel your breath. Even a 1 or a 2 is good. Give 100% to whatever you do – even the most mundane of task(focus on breathing). Share the difference if any.

MEDITATION and The INNER JOURNEY IS ANOTHER UNIVERSE. THE MORE YOU GO DEEP THE MORE YOU GET SURPRISED.

30 days minimum of regular practice and the difference will be felt. Hence forth you will take the dive all alone, on your own TO EXPLORE THE INNER YOU – Just don’t create any expectation.

We go head with the feedbacks and discussion similar to the first 5 days.

HVK Monsoon Drive- Aug’17 Blore to Agumbe

Agumbe is a rain forest in the central Western Ghats of southern India. A cobra breeding forest, it is also called the  “The Cherrapunji of the South” . The drive was a part of HVK Monsoon drive – a approx 450 km drive from Bangalore.

Some photography and snaps of 2 days drive in the forest…

Learn Meditation : step by step : Day 1 – 5

Day 1 to 5:

*** Hope you have already read my article on what to know before starting meditation ? If not please read it before we begin on the beautiful journey together and with so many others . https://lovetravel.co.in/2017/11/14/before-starting-meditation/ ***

Ideal time – early mornings after bath, else anytime during the day . Just don’t miss a day. Play a light melodious music, any that you love. (no song)

Find a clean peaceful space (sunlight recommended) if at home, if in office or any other place, find a quiet place. Do not worry about the surrounding – much, untill you could have a quiet time there for you.

Sit straight somewhere with straight spine. Sit comfortably – anywhere, where you could give next 15 minutes of your day –  just to yourself. Prefer crossed leg, else long legged is OK.

Remember your intention before we start. We repeat this together : “I will have a happy, peaceful, harmonious, joyous and loving life. I will do the best for myself ”

Gently close your eyes and do as follows:

{ “I AM HEALING” . On a count of 4 breathe in(feel your breath) and on a count of 6 breathe out(Relax your body and mind) – Repeat 5 times and on every breath out – relax and settle down more .Settle to your normal breathing pace and let your mind relax. For the next 10-15 minutes just sit calmly. DONT think to control anything. Let mind do its job. Use your imagination and visualization to keep calm. } (Open eyes gently and observe your surrounding every time)

Repeat the above for the next 5 days, without a miss.

** Note down your experiences everyday. Share in the group or me **

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Before starting Meditation

We all know the benefits that meditation carries. This one tool has been working beautifully and effortlessly since ages – as long back as 3000 BCE. The best part about meditation is that – it has no side affects – all that it has is benefits and benefits. Various aspects of meditation helps us relieve mental as well as physical pain and also helps us cope up with lot of ailments.

As I say, knowledge is ample today – everywhere – what at large people miss is the understanding. Knowledge without understanding is like a car without wheels – you could sit inside the body, play with the steering, listen to music – but the very intent of being in a car is lost.

So before we start meditation – its really important to understand – What meditation is ? What happens in the process ? How to get utmost benefit from meditation ?

  1. What is Meditation ? —  Meditation is a tool, a practice that helps us calm our mind. It is a device that helps us to clear the chaos in our mind that is developed over years  – due to external agencies – happenings, past, experiences and also to clear the chaos that is created because of future events – expectations, lot of plannings, desires. In a sense it is tool that brings you closer to your present – it brings you to your NOW – Your ONLY TRUE MOMENT.                                                                          Meditation is a science that helps us better understand the two amazingly super powerful tools – MIND & BODY . Our entire world is an expression of this body and mind and understanding this helps us create experiences that are exactly or even nearer to what we want. Meditation is NOT about disconnecting its about Connecting. The process talks about disconnecting in many places – it is only to connect again. Meditation is the gateway to go WITHIN.
  2. What happens in the process ? —  There are various ways and techniques to meditate. All eventually leading to the one and the same happenings – cleansing mind & body, understanding the connect between – mind, body and soul and preparing to get a tuned to the natural (effortless) flow of the Universe.
  3. How to get utmost benefit from meditation ? — A very crucial and IMPORTANT question. Though the practice or techniques of meditation seems very easy to do – it REALLY ISN’T that easy. To receive an utmost benefit of meditation remember the following points ( sacrosanct) :
  • SET CLEAR INTENTION/s – Understand why you want to meditate ? What is that you are looking to add into your life through meditation ? Keep recalling these intentions again and again.
  • BE DISCIPLINED – Lot of people fail because they cannot or does not bring meditation into a routine, disciplined act. A discipline is a MUST MUST MUST . Once it gets into your routine life – its just a few moments of conscious peace that you practice everyday – Its all that easy and soothing. MAKE IT A HABIT.
  • REFLECTION – Always take small bit of time to reflect onto your meditative time. Best is to have a journal to write about your experience/s. Notice and realize your own experience (What it is doesn’t matter).  DO NOT REACT, just let it flow.176518-The-Brain-Before-And-After-Meditation

NOTE : Sleeping is an unconscious meditation. Creative work is an unconscious meditation. Relaxing is an unconscious meditation. All these moments heals us, makes us joyous and happy – Imagine what experiences could happen when we CONSCIOUSLY MEDITATE. And even more, imagine what transformation could be brought to the world if its done Collectively !!

ALL MY ENERGIES AND LOVE TO YOU !!

Love !!!

What is Love ? – these four letter words ?

Love is not a want, Love cannot be a desire.

Love cannot be with one or some – Love is Entire.

Love is beyond the physical and beyond the mental.

Love is the Beauty that you carry deep inside you.

Love is You.cosmic-body

Love is that purity than could clean any impurity that could be defined in this universe.

Love is Eternal.

Love is that essence that fills the gap between you and everything around you.

Love never wants, Love never desires – it just does one thing – It Loves !

Humans try to bring meaning to everything – even Love ? So they try to define Love – Love is A Bliss. Love – thats in you, in me and in every person on this planet today. It cannot be defined – it could only be experienced. Science has made attempts to define Love – in pulses, in the pulsating heart……does it mean my cells are deprived of Love ? Science may confine Love – Nature doesn’t. Nature carries it, nature spreads it.

Love is the light we all carry inside us – The Beauty !

There are crazy definitions out there – don’t make your heart be confused. Heart is Simple and Loves simplicity in everything – it Loves the calmness – it Loves the silence. In silence and calmness Love dances – Love blossoms. Throw away the heaviness in the mind – let calmness and silence take the heaviness away – make it light. A light mind hears music in every sound and hears a song in every rhythm – and then Love dances and makes you dance.

Don’t Love for reasons, neither Love with conditions. Let Love be un-conditional. Give AND take Love unconditionally. Make everyone feel that what you are – touch everyone with Love.

Sink deep with Love. Rise high with Love.

The ones that you have loved – have reached heights – it was never sheer talent – it is collective Love – Your Love. Media told you to Love your superstars and see where they are – far from the ordinary – cause you have made them extra ordinary – with your Love. Not that they don’t deserve it – just that You too deserve it – everybody around you deserves it. Love is powerful. I quote this example – for you may understand what your Love could define the world like.

Love – Coz that is what YOU are !!

 

The Conditioned Mind

What is the conditioned mind ? And when do you call a mind being conditioned ?

A mind that is not in its natural state of being – is a conditioned mind. A mind that is entirely a result of external feedings is a conditioned mind. A mind that is not as per the bearers understanding of the world – is a conditioned mind. Humans have the tendency and capacity to condition their mind in ways that would help them and keep them in good healthy environment. That means a child who knows his best, could condition his mind to match best to a life that he wants – question is does the child really know his best? Or does a child know at all?

Result – un counting few – ones who have lived their lives naturally and did what they thought came very naturally to them and ones who understood their conditioning and could re-condition their minds for their good – REST – all are living with a conditioned mind that is a hard crust of understanding / behavior and beliefs that was pushed into the child’s mind from the external world.

Many people have lived or rather i should say – will live their entire life with this hard conditioning – unknown and unaware of . These are people who are rich, successful (in their own terms or society), famous and even the poor, middle class and et all.

The conditioned mind becomes so much you, that you barely understand or have zero clue of any such conditioning. The way you react to certain situations, the way you treat different people, what you talk, what you eat – oh hell yes – your entire life is a result of your hard conditioning that has happened over the years.

Breaking this hard cocoon that the mind becomes is probably the most difficult task anybody could take.

Without ones self understanding and willingness to get better, the conditioning cannot be given away. There are layers of protection that people carry – ego, fear, attitudes, believes, arrogance, ignorance, narrow mindedness, all these and more masks the conditioned mind.

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An Unconditoned Mind – Expands

People who have a bit of self awareness and are willing to break the conditioning are the ones who could Evolve into the Better and are the ones who could live a life of A Bliss.

Unfortunately, today there is a much much larger crowd thats living life in a false belief of there own self and are just sleep walking in their daily doings – Unaware, Unconcerned, Unknown and Uninterrupted. These are the same people who have deviced tools and techniques to torture their own self – unknown and unnoticed.

Today, as the world is, we all need to take initiatives to make our self better, to break the conditioning – for one and all. To break the conditioning and understand the world with more love and compassion, with more beauty and intelligence, with more sense and with more humane.

Most important is to really realize the conditioned mind, without realizing, one cannot -cannot get free from the conditioning. Its like – even to forget – one needs to recall first.

A small attempt to bring this understanding to the larger crowd and to help realize people of their conditioning or to make them better understand their minds – I have compiled some pages for you in my upcoming book – ” The Conditioned Mind ” . The book shall take a deep dive into the world of the conditioned mind and how it happens over years.

The book is unbiased towards any idea or thought coz it comes from a person who has closely observed his own conditioned mind and today is a liberated soul.

The book was never an intention –  doing good and helping others always is.

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Karuna Farms – a heaven on Earth

Karuna Farms is an ecological living space in the woods of Prakashpuram, Kodaikanal.

Natural beauty and living style will blow your mind off. The experience of this place to spiritual seekers is a bonus. My personal experience here is multi-fold and i only share that experience in person –  and not all. To really understand what i mean – you need to be called by mother Nature…yes you need to be called.

I definitely want to share some amazing photography that i did at this place with my mentor and friend – Vinay A Parade.

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The beautiful home @ Karuna Farm, just beside this home runs a waterfall.