Thursday, November 10, 2005

Unshakeable Truth

Unshakeable truth is that we are One. We, playful entities of life decided that we are separate from the Infinite Is, that incandescent Love that is us and unites us, that existed before the idea of time ever existed. We, being free creatures pretended a world of space and time for the adventures of birth and death.

''I am absolutely convinced that this is a world of apearances, not reality. When some say, we create our own reality, i always demur and say, Please, would you mind adjusting that a little bit? We create our own appearances. We become master of appearances and as we change our thought, we will see the appearances around us change. That gives us this huge sense of dominion and control and power over the world. If what I hold in my thought comes true in my experience, I'm a lovely master and our opportunities everyday with our life and our consciousness demonstrate that and show it forth as we play with this intriguing idea, then we see all these things that we thought were coincidences, our meetings with people, our unusual connection of our networks with other people's networks''

''How many of us can look back at our lives and say that the most important events were not brought about by coincidence?. So often the most important things: intimate relationships, romantic relationships where we are expressing love day to day,those meetings were almost wildly coincidental and our lives are radically changed and elevated by those people we just so-called 'happened to meet'.....''

''I am absolutely convinced that the world around us is a world of appearances and anyone who wants to can practice it. Change your thought and your environment will change. It's not instantaneous and sometimes we have to work very hard to make what we want happen. Working hard and holding that thought, it will change''
Richard Bach.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Focus on Weaknesses

When people were asked 'What will improve you the most, knowing your strengths or knowing your weaknesses?', the answer of the majority indicated that they were more inclined to waste their time and energy in investigation of their weaknesses.Why are people so mesmerised with their weaknesses? For most of us the fear of our weaknesses seem to overshadow the confidence in our strengths.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Fear of Failure

Most of us never know what strong living is. The fear of failure keeps us away and restricts the growth of our natural talents into strengths.
We cannot bear with failures where we alone are held responsibe. When the causes for failure do not affect our self-esteem, we are at ease.
When we identify our natural talents, fashion them into strengths only to find them wanting in the hour of reckoning, the anguish is boundless. Such strength based failures and the consequent ridicule makes us settle for the second-best option - we avoid the exposure of building on our strengths,we stay in the workroom patching up our weaknesses. It is humble, diligent and society respects us for doing so.
The most challenging goal is to face up to the strength potential in your talents and live them boldly. Building a strong life means that you allow performance to be the final judge. Though your claims of strength may be judged unfavourably,unforgivingly and harshly.
Strong living means that you do not surrender to but overcome such judgements , yet not fall prey to delusion and denial.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Albert Bandura and Self-efficacy

It's been enlightening reading for the last few days as I strive to understand Albert Bandura, the founder of social cognitive theory and his writings on self-efficay. It has opened for me a new window to perceive the world and myself.

Bandura advances a theory of human functioning in which people are viewed as self-organising,proactive,self-reflecting and self-regulating rather than as reactive organisms shaped and sheperded by environmental forces or driven by concealed inner impulses.The key arch of his theory are self-efficacy beliefs,'people's judgements of their capabilities to organize and execute courses of action required to attain designated types of performance'. self-efficacy beliefs provide the foundation of all motivation and accomplishment and touch every aspect of our lives. One of the main findings of Bandura is that people are guided by what they believe than what is objectively true. belief and reality are seldom matched and individuals are guided by their beliefs when they encounter the world.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

experiencing self / remembering self

What makes us? are we made by our experiences from moment to moment or are we the sum total of our memories. daniel kahneman says that what we remember of our experiences are only its emotional highs and lows and its endings which have little connection with our actual experiences from moment to moment. seligman in contrast puts his emphasis on the remembering self. to him, we are our memories rather than the sum total of our experiences. only advances in neurosciences can throw more light on these varying approaches.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Vijayadasami - an auspicious day for beginnings

i have not been into blogging for months. forgot even my username and password. indolence is the cause and i assume responsibility. today, is vijayadasami, celebrated in most parts of india as the day of victory when the Goddess slayed the demon and in other places as signifying the victory of ram over ravan. what is amazing is that these celebrations have been continuing in this land for many centuries. this morning is also the time to make new beginnings by offering prayers before goddess saraswathi who is the goddess of learning and knowledge.

on this auspicious day i shall resume blogging and share myself with the millions of this virutal world.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

a train of moments.

Life is a train of moments. daniel kahneman states that we experience on an average 20,000 waking moments every day. each moment consists of 3 seconds on an average. it is in these moments that we exist and it is our responsibility to realize and live in them. try to enjoy more moments of whatever u want to be. if u are intelligent it only means you have more intelligent moments in life. if u are stupid, it only means there are more stupid moments in life.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

the stream of words

The stream of words that pour into my blog are a feeble attempt to present the predicament i face like all of u to come to terms with Life and its meaning and purpose. It is a puzzle that has haunted humanity for centuries and will continue to do so even after u the reader and this author vanish from earth failing to find an answer. I appeal to u the reader to understand with sympathy the efforts of the author to unravel before u his longings, his achievements and his failures and disapointments. May the entries of the days the to come illumine the comprehension of u, its reader as also of me, the writer.