Infinite possibilities

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life. -Eckhart Tolle

There is a strange force within our nature that keeps pulling us towards either past or future. It doesn’t allow us to stay in the present, in the moment. Nowadays most of us are living our lives in hopes that something better is going to happen in the future. In that sense, it means that we are living for the future, in the future. That’s not the way to live, never was and never will be. You can dream about the future, but cannot live there. You can only live in the present moment, that’s the only thing you actually have.

We all keep complaining about our lives, we blame it on circumstances, people, fate, and money. We do it because we are looking for a change in future, but not in present. In fact every moment offers us infinite possibilities! You are laughing on this now, right? Seeing around, you may think it’s impossible, but if you see within, it’s not only possible, but it’s already existing!

Let us consider this by an example. Imagine that there are hundred doors and for each door there is one key. There is only a single slot provided for all those keys where you can put one key at a time. For every key you put in it, one of the door unlocks. Now you have those hundred keys in your hand. But you focus your eyes and mind on only one of the door (maybe anything from career options, desires, relationships, etc) and keep changing keys in that slot (brain) hoping that one particular door (future) will unlock. But you don’t notice that with every key (moment) you put in that slot, one of the other doors keeps opening. But you are unaware of it. You are ignorant of the process. You consider yourself as limited, and your possibilities as limited. If you are in the moment, you are more aware, more observing! You can observe every door, every possibility.

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We cannot live in the future. You cannot wear sweater now just because it will be winter after few months. Future is uncertain. You only have is this moment. You cannot deny the moment. If you have become a triangle, it’s difficult to become a circle from this state. You have to let go of what you have falsely assumed yourself as, here as triangle, and turn back into a point (•) again. From then you can start becoming a circle. That’s what we really call as transforming. Letting go is an art that only few can master.

Don’t expect anything from future. It also doesn’t know where it is going.
Don’t expect anything from the past, it cannot take you anywhere as it’s gone.
Don’t expect from the present as it is already giving you infinite possibilities!

Thanks for reading. 🙂

-Jackie Jain.

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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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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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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.

Threads of time and colors of those threads

We all are tied with threads of time which comes in all colors and we are been weaved with problems as the needle of these timely threads. Problems are not for a wrong reason, they are for a strong reason.

There is a simple yet strong saying that everything happens for a good reason. We never know what will come tomorrow, but we are always aware of where we are today. We have to keep this present in control. Because only this present takes us to the future. If we don’t keep present in control, time will quickly roll, and future becomes a black hole. So forget past, begin again. We can’t change the beginning, but we can give it a good ending.

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If we have these threads of present time in control, we can see the bright colors of tomorrow. We are being weaved with these colorful threads of time with problems as the needle. Even though these problems may pain for a little while, but they are making our future colorful. They build us, they make us stronger. Without pain there is no gain. We have to carry the burden for a while to deliver it to its destination, which is time. Time not only creates all the wounds but it also heals all the wounds. Our body is just a vessel, the actual life is in our soul. Feed your soul with passion. Feed it often. It will grow and find its destination with time as wheels. That’s the ultimate purpose of living. Color your life with threads of time by learning lessons taught to us by the supreme teacher, which is time.

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Good memories of yesterday and real dreams of tomorrow, fills our today with rays of glow.

By Jackie Jain.

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Category of Miracles

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Hello. Let’s start this month of July with the topic of ‘Miracles’. I have heard people saying that they have never seen miracles, throughout their life. Sometimes I feel sad that we are given so much to celebrate, but still we focus on things which makes us depressed. Everyone wants something magic in their life. Something miraculous in their life. The cinematic field have though given us a wide room of imagination for people, but it has also given a negative hope in people, that cinematic world could be in real. Remember what miracles happen in movies, are all scripted. They all happen at that moment of time because they are planned with great precision. But our real life is more unpredictable. It’s amazing. We don’t know what will happen the next day? Why to go for the next day, we don’t even know what will happen the next moment. That’s good, tables turn and so do the fortunes.

Coming back to miracle, when someone says they didn’t see any miracle in their life, let’s start with the first miracle that comes in everyone’s life. The birth day. It’s known to everyone that when we come out of our mother’s womb, we cry. Only after we started cry, they said we were born. Ever thought why? I got this thought when I was in a hospital, with my grand parents for a regular check up.

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Yes. When we leave this body, we leave our family, friends and well wishers crying for us. We don’t have any body to cry for them. So when we get a body,which is when we are born again, we cry for them and forget the previous life’s sorrows.
We are ready for this life now.
So isn’t this a miracle?
Some say we were in mother’s womb for 9 months, and we cry because we cannot adjust to sudden change environmental conditions. Yes. That’s also true.

We see. We hear. We speak. We feel. We breath. We eat. We drink. We think. We cry. We smile. We love. We hate. So why we want to see more miracles?
Because we want more. More and more. But remember more and more of anything is dangerous.
So be happy, be satisfied with what you have. You are a soul living for temporary period in this body. Make this period worthwhile.

And yes. We all want to make mark on this world. Make a mark on people’s heart.

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So that’s it. Enough said. Just wish that this month of July is full of miracles in everyone’s life. Thanks for reading.