SOULTales - Character Strengths, Stories & Vocabulary

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Adding Value to life

How does one add value to another life?

Is it only through being with them physically?
But then I can be physically with the person but add no emotional or intellectual value to their living....

For me the greatest value we add to another living is being available to them when they seek you...

Being Present to their concerns...

A keen observer
Willing to bring to notice that which we cannot confront, that we just dont want to state...

A wise reflector
Willingly ready to share and make meaning of the Reality that we exist in...

Listening and providing the listening for our true self to show up...

Just their Being brings out who we are...
Unconditional...yet confrontational
Highest Level of Acceptance...yet goading us to aspire greater heights

Making it most meaningful...
Adding Value...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Inner peace



I feel I could write about this on million rolls of paper....and still feel I have just started, skimmed the creamy layer ...so to say!
lifeunderthesky said that our kids will find it on their own...Oh How true. To tell you how it goes at my home...

I decided to have a chat with my son on this topic. Why him, you could ask. Well... simply said ...I am frustrated that I cannot enroll him into any other than TV watching as his daytime pastime. Other than cricket and some running around, he just wants to stay glued to it.
So I spoke to him about Po,(he knows Kung fu panda very well, as Father and son have spent countless hours watching the movies)...about finding Inner peace, by engaging in some activity ( meaningful) and finding joy and happiness in doing it...

Not difficult to guess by now, what he said...
He gives me a patient hearing and then a straight look, and says
" Yea, that's in watching TV for me!!"

Hey, kids nowadays are way too smart!

Monday, June 20, 2011

interesting living

I've been pretty blank these days. Sometimes I jump up, run to the computer, only to stare blankly at the screen.
What do I write? What thought? What feeling to share?

blank.............

I feel like the the blip on the Heart and Lung Machine. That cliched visual we see so often in any of our classic tamil or hindi movies.

blip blip blank.................

Yet so many things are happening with me...
A new job. (I am still wondering if I am at the right place!)
new ideas on what kids can be involved in
new found energy, as I manage home and work
new skills to be learnt as I tackle the excel sheet

Yet a sense of meaningless pervades this new sense of meaning that I have created for myself.

humans think too much, analyse too much, dwell too much, expect too much,

yet what else makes interesting living?!

we all find our Zen in something.
for some it is in books and reading
for some in music and listening....or singing
for some it is in being with....it could be human or it could be of the animal variety.
for some it is with plants and the non-human living things
for some it is with kids
for some it is in caring
for some it is in sharing
for some it is in painting
for many it is in doing
for some it is in their work and job ( the luckiest!)
for some in writing
and so many never find their Zen and forever wander in search of that inner peace( Po style!)

by now you would get that by Zen I mean Inner peace...

go find it..and teach your kids too...as that's the greatest learning for life