Monday, September 28, 2015

Transformation the realm of new possibilities and unlimited potential.

People and organisations always look outside for help to grow and reach their full potential. While it is good to have such interventions, you should be cautious about the fact that while you may use external triggers, it is only you who can cause your real transformation and reach your true potential.

Our parents, families, relatives, society, education, work places, media etc. have conditioned our minds to believe and do things that they believe one should do and comply with. While there are many things you may need to do to comply to societal and legal norms, you may be surprised to realise that your true potential is not what the external world defines but exists within you.  

Almost all trainers, consultants and astrologers take your watch and tell you the time. To start with they establish their own credibility by proving that they and their tools know/reveal about your past and present. This gives them credibility to speak about the future possibilities which the clients readily accept and pay for. But the fact is that what you have constructed in your mind only comes out in such interventions and reinforcing them really means nothing. The real fact is that your past or present has nothing to do with the future. You are inherently born with unlimited potential. Transformation happens when you relate to your inner potential and possibilities, and stay away from the artificial limits created by man and society around you. You can have any future that you aim and desire and work for, that is true transformation and growth. Your own and others interpretation of you means nothing and is a mere human interpretation and not a reality. 

Your positive thoughts is the only thing that needs your attention and nurturing; you can use it to achieve anything that you want in life. Think Big and Grow.

Friday, September 25, 2015

It's what you scatter that will matter.

I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes... I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily appraising a basket of freshly picked green peas.

I paid for my potatoes but was also drawn to the display of fresh green peas. I am a pushover for creamed peas and new potatoes.

Pondering the peas, I couldn't help overhearing the conversation between Mr. Miller (the store owner) and the ragged boy next to me.

'Hello Barry, how are you today?'

'H'lo, Mr. Miller. Fine, thank ya. Jus' admirin' them peas. They sure look good'

'They are good, Barry. How's your Ma?'
'Fine. Gittin' stronger alla' time.'
'Good. Anything I can help you with?'
'No, Sir. Jus' admirin' them peas.'
'Would you like to take some home?' asked Mr. Miller.

'No, Sir. Got nuthin' to pay for 'em with.'

'Well, what have you to trade me for some of those peas?'

'All I got's my prize marble here.'

'Is that right? Let me see it', said Miller.

'Here 'tis. She's a dandy.'

'I can see that. Hmm mmm, only thing is this one is blue and I sort of go for red. Do you have a red one like this at home?' the store owner asked.

'Not zackley but almost.'

'Tell you what. Take this sack of peas home with you and next trip this way let me look at that red marble'. Mr. Miller told the boy.

'Sure will. Thanks Mr. Miller.'

Mrs. Miller, who had been standing nearby, came over to help me.

With a smile she said, 'There are two other boys like him in our community, all three are in very poor circumstances. Jim just loves to bargain with them for peas, apples, tomatoes, or whatever.

When they come back with their red marbles, and they always do, he decides he doesn't like red after all and he sends them home with a bag of produce for a green marble or an orange one, when they come on their next trip to the store.'

I left the store smiling to myself, impressed with this man. A short time later I moved to Colorado, but I never forgot the story of this man, the boys, and their bartering for marbles.

Several years went by, each more rapid than the previous one.  Just recently I had occasion to visit some old friends in that Idaho community and while I was there learned that Mr. Miller had died. They were having his visitation that evening and knowing my friends wanted to go, I agreed to accompany them. Upon arrival at the mortuary we fell into line to meet the relatives of the deceased and to offer whatever words of comfort we could.

Ahead of us in line were three young men. One was in an army uniform and the other two wore nice haircuts, dark suits and white shirts...all very professional looking. They approached Mrs. Miller, standing composed and smiling by her husband's casket.

Each of the young men hugged her, kissed her on the cheek, spoke briefly with her and moved on to the casket. Her misty light blue eyes followed them as, one by one; each young man stopped briefly and placed his own warm hand over the cold pale hand in the casket. Each left the mortuary awkwardly, wiping his eyes.

Our turn came to meet Mrs. Miller. I told her who I was and reminded her of the story from those many years ago and what she had told me about her husband's bartering for marbles. With her eyes glistening, she took my hand and led me to the casket.

'Those three young men who just left were the boys I told you about.

They just told me how they appreciated the things Jim 'traded' them. Now, at last, when Jim could not change his mind about colour or size....they came to pay their debt.'

'We've never had a great deal of the wealth of this world,' she confided, 'but right now, Jim would consider himself the richest man in Idaho ...'

With loving gentleness she lifted the lifeless fingers of her deceased husband. Resting underneath were three exquisitely shined red marbles.

The Moral:
We will not be remembered by our words, but by our kind deeds. Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath.

Today I wish you a day of ordinary miracles ~ A fresh pot of coffee you didn't make yourself...

An unexpected phone call from an old friend.... Green stoplights on your way to work....

The fastest line at the grocery store....

A good sing-along song on the radio..

Your keys found right where you left them.

Send this to the people you'll never forget.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Good Thoughts I've learnt that is useful for your daily living.

If  you take the time to read these, I'm sure you'll come  away with an enlightened perspective. Written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so  much with so few words, they're a random collection of thoughts, but the subjects covered  affect us all, on a daily basis. Enjoy.........

I've  learnt ...That  the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly  person.

I've  learnt ....  That when you're in love, it shows. 

I've  learnt ....  That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!'  ACTUALLY makes my day.

I've  learnt ....  That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the  most peaceful feelings in the  world.

I've  learnt ....  That being KIND is more important than being  right.

I've  learnt ....  That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I've  learnt ....  That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the  strength to help him in some other way. 

I've  learnt ....  That no matter how serious your life requires you to be,  everyone needs a friend to act goofy with. 

I've  learnt ....  That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a  heart to understand.

I've  learnt ....  That simple walks with my father when I was a child did wonders for me as an  adult.

I've  learnt ....  That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets  to the end, the faster it goes.

I've  learnt ....  That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask  for.

I've  learnt ....  That money doesn't buy class.

I've  learnt ....  That it's those SMALL DAILY HAPPENINGS that make life so  spectacular.
I've  learnt ....  That to ignore the facts does not CHANGE the  facts.

I've learnt .... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt  you. Revenge is a waste of time and is a negative energy.

I've  learnt ....  That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere

I've  learnt ....  That LOVE, not time, heals all  wounds.

I've  learnt ....  That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I've  learnt ....  That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be  appreciated and loved.

I've  learnt ....  That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one  more time before she passed away.

I've  learnt ....  That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to  surround myself with people smarter than I  am.

I've  learnt ....  That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a  smile.

I've  learnt .....  That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your  looks.
I've  learnt ...  That life is tough, but I'm tougher. 

I've  learnt ....  That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the  ones you miss.
I've  learnt ....  That one should keep one's words both soft and tender, because  tomorrow one may have to eat them.
I've  learnt .....  That when your newly born grandchild holds your little  finger in his little fist, you're hooked for  life.

I've  learnt ....  That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all  the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

I've  learnt ....  That the less time I have to work with, the more things I  get done. The busiest person has the maximum time.

Good thoughts ought to be lived and shared. Go ahead .. God Bless...

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Freedom to speak anything anytime. Being fully self expressed.

Any relationship be it personal or professional should offer us the freedom of full self expression.

A relationship that requires intense calculation and planned expression is more like a business transaction or negotiation.

Maturity lies in entertaining any conversation or communication irrespective of whether you subscribe or accept the same or not.

Also when you really care for a person it is essential to offer the other person a space to express fully and freely in a safe environment where the communication is not misused but tried to be understood through discussions.

Be your word. Take responsibility for your word.

Speak your mind. Call the spade a spade. Celebrate Life.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Celebrating Life. Enjoy every Moment!


Starting my Blog to enjoy and share my experiences, views and thoughts. Hope to add value to your life or business. Feel free to comment or talk to me if I can be of any help. Your feedback to make this initiative interesting is most welcome.

My aim would be to cause Transformation, Celebration of life and Enjoy every moment!

God Bless!

Ashok Chandran