A stranger in the mirror- By Jackie & Darshith

A story of two friends who used to meet daily, and still were strangers to each other. One day they finally thought to meet at a special place and then they became one.

There were two friends named Sapna and Kalpana. They were sitting opposite to each other with their eyes locked in each other. Even though they have met many a times before, but today for some reason they felt as strangers to each other. They felt as if they were from different worlds. As the friends are from two different worlds, we bring out this story from two different worlds of Words dipped in Happiness and Smiles here & Smiles there . As Darshith is a professional as Sapna, he will portray the story of Sapna. As my thoughts are still in search for a form, I will portray the story of Kalpana. How these two friends, become strangers and then become one? The two worlds merging into one. Our first and unique Collaboration. What’s so unique about this story? Keep reading.

Kalpana’s perspective:

Kalpana always felt as if she is just an imaginary character. She used to think that she has no life in real. There was always an dividing line between her thoughts and her ability to convert those thoughts into real life, and that dividing line was a form. She always lacked form to do anything. There was no shape for her life dimensionally. She has no existence. She lived among billions of neurons, but still her thoughts were ignored. Her passion was overflowing within, but there was no body to fill it. Just like there is lot of oxygen in this world, still you need to breath it in for respiration, similarly, even though she had a lot of passion about her life, but there was no body, no container to fill that passion. Her life was like an unsolved puzzle. She was just an illusion to her own thoughts. She was struck in between her life (imaginary) and her passion about life. She was in search of a body where her soul can fulfill her passion. She felt as if she was just a soul. She thought that her parents have given her a perfect name ‘Kalpana’ which means ‘Imaginary’ in Hindi. She was just an imagination to her own self. She was the soul, and she was in search of a body, a body to fulfill her passion. Kalpana has the wings to fly, but not a body to feel the flight. She has everything that has the power to be successful and reach the destiny, but she needs the body, the legs to walk towards destiny. She always has great admiration for her friend Sapna. Kalpana feels that Sapna has a body through which her soul can fulfill her passion. But still Kalpana is confused that why Sapna is not following her passion! What’s stopping Sapna! Kalpana just wishes that Sapna’s body becomes Kalpana’s and Kalpana’s passion become Sapna’s. But Sapna has a different set of problems. Let’s check out her life.

Sapna’s perspective:

I am a computer who walks, talks, speaks, shits & exists. I am not living. Living is attached to something that has life in it & passion to survive. Oh, I so love the word passion, even though I haven’t pursued mine. Don’t ask me WHY? Even I ask myself the same and neglect the question. As dear is the word passion to me so are the excuses. Excuses like I am busy with work, I have a life, I am in search of happiness but won’t do much to actually achieve it. My name is Sapna meaning ‘dreams’ in Hindi. I hope that my parents named me Sapna because I was a dream to them & not because they wanted me to follow my dreams. Following dreams requires wings for our passion to fly high with the wind. My passion had died and been buried deep inside my heart since the day I joined IT job. It has been nothing but a robotic schedule to be followed for 5 days a week. It’s a simple equation i.e., Intake of free biscuits + coffee should yield a code. One has to fit in that equation without being an exception. Lack of sleep, excess tensions, deadlines, issues, client calls has made life monotonous, snatched away my passion & made me emotionless and lifeless. I am searching for that silver lining, that ray of hope which will make me passionate again, which will make me alive again, bring back the lost charm. I want to stay true to my name & for that I will be meeting my friend Kalpana, who has her own set of problems. We are finally meeting today at a place she chose & today I want to open up to her & speak my doubts and fears.

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Image source: Google images

Conclusion:

After being fed up with their corresponding lives, finally Sapna and Kalpana made up their mind to meet at a place with a clear mind. And that place was the mirror. Sapna, the girl with a passionless body and Kalpana, the mirror image (Soul-fie) of Sapna with imaginary thoughts of passion without a body, were sitting opposite to each other in front of a mirror. With a clear mind without previous attachments, they felt as strangers to each other. Yes, for the first time they realized the importance of each other. They came to know that they are not made to live two different lives, but just one life. The life which makes them complete. The life which gives a body to the passion. The passion which gives wheels to the life. From that day they became one. Sapna and Kalpana turned into reality. It is whether body found the soul or soul found the body, but at last passion found its Destiny.

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Image source: Most beautiful things

It’s not about finding a soulmate at first place , first of all we have to find the inner passion of our soul. Don’t be a stranger to your mirror image.

Thanks for reading.

By Jackie jain and Darshith Badiyani

Words dipped in Happiness

Smiles here & smiles there

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Some words about my pal, DARSHITH:

He is an amazing writer. His words always brings something new into the picture. He is always textually active as his whatsapp status says. It’s been a great journey with him so far. He is always ready to listen about ideas and opinions and gives a great feedback. Thanks Darshith for being out there. I know it’s been very difficult to switch tabs between a job and this work. And our late nights thoughts are fruitful. Just wish that Kalpana and Sapna becomes one in your life too. Thanks. Check out his blog. There is lot of stuff you will feel happy about. Have a great day.
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A Journey with an unknown Destination

We are on a journey, with an unknown destination. Day by day with our deeds as the base, our destination is decided by time.

Isn’t that a miracle that page by page we move to the next chapter of life. Every one’s life written in a different style and of different theme. In some pages stories of different people meet and then again after few pages, they move on with their own stories and pages. There are eureka moments, Bravado moments in everyone’s life. Why don’t we enjoy each and every page of our life-book instead of waiting for the climax of the story? Life is in the journey. Not in the climax. Enjoy life. Live it. Learn from it. Place your foot in pace with time and value each and every moment.

Magic needs a logic, similarly Miracle needs faith. So keep faith in time. It is writing your life with your confidence as the ink. Never lose the self-confidence. Always keep your brain filled with positive thoughts so that it don’t dwell in darkness. Don’t wait for miracles to happen, always keep in mind we are living in miracle, the miraculous time. If you still believe you haven’t seen miracles, you are unaware of the categories that comes under Miracles.

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Thanks for reading. Have a good day. Breath happiness.

Yu and Mi (Part-2)

Yu and Mi
(Part -2)
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** This is a work of fiction.**

I was feeling nervous while climbing the stairs of the Apollo Hospitals. Even though she said ‘let’s meet next week’ the previous day, I knew she said it just because I had said meeting her tomorrow was like meeting her next week. So I was ready for a date which will be one of a kind. Which is gonna be in a hospital. I hardly slept the previous night, as I was occupied by her thoughts, and when I slept, she was in my dreams.

As I reached the third floor, my temple began playing its symphony in the worst unsynchronous way possible and an earthquake broke down in my heart with her first look as the epicenter. She had occupied all my thoughts and dreams.

I have trained my mouth to sync with my brain this time, so that my mouth doesn’t speak anything without a permission from my brain, again. I have prepared some topics in advance, if in case my mouth falls out of words. I wondered whether a person can fall in love with another person to such an extent by just looking at her/him, without any information about that person. I was not sure. I was yet to discover it.

As I reached the room no.304 and was about to open the door, I felt as fearful as a person feels while opening the door of a haunted house at midnight. And when I opened the door, I saw a ghost in blue laying lifeless on bed with his face facing towards me and the mouth open. I felt afraid as I took my steps towards him. I screamed “uncle,uncle”! But no response. My heart-beat at that time was audible even to the patient next door. I was about to touch the body but within a second the life-less body sprang to life. Goosebumps.

I was about to run but then the ghost spoke “Hey my son, I was sleeping. I am glad that you care for me so much. I am absolutely fine my son. Come,have a seat.” My nervousness came down but still I felt embarrassed as he always addresses me as his son. Damn! I have a thing for your daughter! And by the way where is your daughter, I wanted to ask him.

“Today no one came to meet you, uncle?” I asked him. Being safe is always the best option.

“My wife will arrive here by today afternoon and my daughter went to a pharmacy store for medicines, she will be back in 10 minutes. That’s it! That is my family. And even you came to meet me” He includes me in his family. I sat on a chair nearby him and was thinking how to start a conversation with her dad. From where to start.

“So what do you do beta?” he asked adjusting himself inorder to sit on his bed. A question for which every parent has a patent to ask any youth in any situation, doesn’t matter even if their bones of hands are broken or not! Instead why don’t they ask ‘What is your passion beta?’

But then suddenly the doors opened up. A powerful storm disguised in the form of a girl appeared from the other side of the door. I was stunned by this epitome beauty that has a power to hypnotize the whole world with just one smile. I have heard about Bermuda Triangle before, but for the first time I saw my own version of Bermuda triangle. The triangle formed by her two eyes and her mouth as the three vertices of the triangle, instantly became my version of Bermuda triangle. My thoughts took off from my brain and landed in that triangle but they never came back. I think they got lost in that triangle. I think I need a seat belt for not to fall in this triangle. I never saw such a beauty anywhere. Describing her in just words would just be an insult.

“Hey Yu, I thought you would come next week!”, she said with a sarcastic tone.

“Then I think I should go”, I said laughing too.

“Hey dad, here are your medicines. I have already paid our house rent, current bill and LIC beema amount. So you don’t have to worry papa. Doctor said you would be discharged in two days.” She said to her dad. But she didn’t reply to me. She didn’t tell to stay. She didn’t tell to go. So I would stay.

“Aww! You are my son. You are so caring and responsible. God bless you Rashmi beta” said her dad with a feeling of pride. How proud parents feel if they see their children fulfilling their responsibilities!

“Papa, I am your son. I am your daughter. I learnt everything from you.”, she said this with a sheer confidence. I wanted to ask uncle what would he prefer me to become, his son-in-law or daughter-in-law!

As this daughter and dad pair were talking with each other, I began looking around. I expected a lot this morning and now in this 5-star hospital, with all these medicines served in the menu and the sound of these medical equipments acting as the background music, I was having a date one of a kind. WOW!

“Ha beta. So what do you do?”, said uncle interrupting my chain of thoughts. Huh! Parents!!

“B. Tech third year uncle”, I said having no spark of an engineer graduate.

“Oh! That’s great! Engineering ha! Some people don’t do it just because it is tough” said uncle.

“There’s nothing great in doing engineering uncle, it is like a 10th class nowadays. And it’s not about being tough uncle, it is just because it is followed by the most. How wrong we are! ” I said having experienced this 3 years of hell.

“Hmm. But engineering is famous. And many students join engineering which makes it tougher.  Such is the competition. And this competition gave rise to commercial age of education. But competition is imoprtant to succeed.” Said uncle. Rashmi was not that interested in this conversation. Change the topic uncle.

“No uncle. We don’t have to compete. We are already complete. We just have to follow our passion. Not the passion and profession of others. If and only if our passion turns into our profession, It will help our nation. Life is simple uncle, complications are in our mind. Everyone is given a key to one’s passion, but we keep searching for doors of others’ passion. So the door to our own passion remains closed. Finding our passion is like finding a soul-mate and following it is like keeping her happy forever.” I said mentioning some quotes which I wrote few weeks earlier. I like topics on life and passion rather than education and degrees.

“Wow.. Yu.. That’s amazing.. I really liked this soul-mate and door-key part. Very well said. I am impressed. I am really feeling good now.” Said Rashmi who was feeling uneasy so far. Yes. Her looks are magic to me and my words are magic to her.

“Thank you so much Mi. By the way what do you do?” I asked her and expected ‘I love you, Yu’ in return from her side.

“I got married two years ago.”

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Thanks for reading.

Link for ‘Yu and Mi (Part-1)’ – https://jackiejain.wordpress.com/2015/09/13/yu-and-mi-part-1/

Transmogrify your life

There’s nothing like thinking out of the box. Because thoughts can never be confined in a box. In real, thinking out of the box means THINK while you are out of the box, because one day you will just lay life-less in a box.

Never stop thinking. Your thoughts can change the way you see the world. You are here for creating an impact. Don’t drown in emotions of inferiority and kill those thoughts. They deserve to live. They deserve to live in the hearts of people. Don’t be the reason for the death of thoughts in your mind. If you kill them then the ghosts of those thoughts will never stop haunting you. So let them live. Transfer them out of your brain. Transmogrify your life by those thoughts.

If you prefer happiness rather than Ego in Earth, which is h prior to e, then Earth transforms into hEart.

So can we all work towards transformation of Earth into Heart, which beats enough to keep us alive. And this transformation will make not only keep us alive but also will make us feel lively. So keep thinking. Keep evolving. Transmogrify your life while you are out of the box.

Keeping this short and simple. Thanks for reading.

Life is already written on a sheet of time- it is just the half truth

Where there are clouds, there is the most probable chance of a rainfall, it just needs few moments.
Where there is trouble, there is the most probable chance of happiness raining from it, it just needs a few positive thoughts.

Let’s start with a general question, how the rains are formed? Only just because clouds are formed? Then how clouds are formed? It is a cyclic process recurring in a loop. Never judge this process by a tick of time or its appearance. The dark clouds are not indicators of darker times and they are not going to stay forever. They are the just the indicating factor of forthcoming happiness.

When you are in dark phase, and dark clouds form around your head, remember you need just few positive thoughts in order to burst them. Within few thoughts, the happiness will pour down from them. This is a process. Problems will never stop coming and you can never stop them coming, but you can minimize their stay in your life. They were written in your fate for a reason.

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The source of the image along with the inspiring quote in the image: Rishika Jain

Water is stored in oceans and for the reason of spreading it on land, God created this cycle of clouds and rains. Only your heart is happy, to spread the happiness throughout your body,  this cycle of problems and positive thoughts is created.

You don’t sit on the driver seat of this cycle. You are the pillion in this journey, the one sits on the back. Then who is the driver? Your passion. Confused? Yes. Passion is the driver and you are one sits on the back of it. You and your passion are different entities living in the same body for a purpose. Passion to burn & spread light whereas you to shine and spread happiness. Only when you and your passion work as a unit, this purpose can be served. So it’s time to unite. Because it’s right to find light.

Don’t worry when a problem strikes you, be ready to swipe it off. Because if you don’t solve a problem, get ready for the bigger version of that problem. And if you have solved it, get ready for the next problem. And don’t worry, in between two cloud formations, there will be a rain for sure. 😉

Many of them think that if our life, our fate fate is already written, what is the use of praying and trying to change it. May be they heard this from a mendacious source. They just know the half truth that our fate is written. The complete truth is that even though our fate is written on a sheet of time, it also comes with a default editor having Karma and Faith as editing tools. We can change our fate and give our own meaning to life by doing good things and having faith in time. So fellow editors, happy editing.

Only the above paragraph is related to the title of the post. Why? May be that’s written in the fate of this post. But see, everything written in our fate conveys a meaning and which is not necessarily to be matched with the title of life. Because it’s important to read our life till the last page last line, only then we can understand the true meaning of life. Thanks for reading.

An adWISE from within- The inner voice

For not feeling lonely when you are alone, you are given an inner voice with which you can talk even without speaking a word.

When we see them from a distance, we feel that stars are not alone. We see many stars shining at night. But when you see them with a zoomed focus, you will come to know that they are separated by Eons. They all belong to the same group, still they are alone, but they are never lonely. They all shine together, it’s just that they are separated by a minimum distance. This distance is not because the stars are in a conflict. The distance is necessary. Necessary for shining.

This is the distance, because of passion. Every star shines with its own intensity and passion. So if the stars come closer than a threshold distance, there is a chance that the passion of one star may burn the passion of another star, which is not the purpose for which the stars burn. Stars shine to give us light. Even there are some stars which form a group and shine as a unit, we call them a constellation.

This is a lesson taught to us by the nature and solar system. The same law applies to humans. You may see the 8 billion people on count. But they all separated by a distance. Not only physically and mentally but also in terms of Passion. We all have different passions and if same, then with different intensity levels. We all are separated by other human beings with a minimum distance because of mutual safety. We all burn with our passion and it may hurt others if they come closer than that threshold distance.

But the problem is that we think that distance is for a different reason. We think that distance makes us feel alone. Makes us feel lonely. But we are wrong. This distance is important for our own self. This distance brings you closer to the people around you. Because you can feel the love, you can feel the independence. This will make you accept people with more love and happiness.

Do you feel that you are alone? Sometimes its necessary to be alone. But never ever feel lonely. We all are made of same material. Just for different purposes. We all are given inner voices. Take an advice from them. They will tell the same thing that you are not alone, the inner voice is with you always. Burn with passion, shine with happiness and try to bring that threshold distance as close as possible without hurting others.

Just like stars, we should also try to form a constellation so that we all can shine together for one purpose which is spreading light. Thanks for reading.