Tuesday, May 14, 2013

'Thoughts' that ought to be thought!

Some random thoughts and quotes recorded here as a journal :)
  • Think for a moment and you have Thought For the Day! 
    • Many a times we do not even have a minute to 'think', because we are not sure what is there to 'think' about. Many a times thinking happens in not thinking too much, in those moments of silence of being with the self. 
  • What do you do when nothing works? Do nothing
  • Best thing to do when feeling down is to sit up straight and bounce back into action!
    • We are 'momentum beings'. If one is feeling down and lets that feeling persist, it only gets worse. One way to break the momentum is to do the exact opposite to what seems natural, but many times the obvious is the most difficult thing to do.
  • One in the crowd is worth none on its own!
    • Most people do what is in trend (the "in thing") and thus lose their identity in their attempts to do what the society expects of them. This does not mean that one should be anti-social but we have the right and the ability to live up to what we are. This is not easy but nothing significant is achieved by being in one's comfort zone, so be prepared to stand out, be the odd ball. You could be hit around but that will give one the experience to excel. 
  • Think Strong Feel Powerful!
    • Mind and body are non-different. How we think is what we will be. 
  • Passion without Strategy is like a car without the steering .... and, life is not a straight road :)
    • I am not sure if I've heard this somewhere or this is my own statement (I feel this is my own). It is a profound thought, irrespective. 
    • Most people lack passion, and those who seem to have passion lack strategy. One may have it in him/her to pursue the inner call but the lack strategy may soon drain the passion out. So, one may have the passion but one also needs the direction and a plan to get where he/she wants to be, because life is not a simple straight highway. It has turns and twists that make it exciting. 
  • Life is like a hodgepodge puzzle with so many dots that are waiting to be connected, and the meaning to life emerges in the process.
  • 'Whatever Happens, Happens for a reason' could be a cliche but there is more meaning to it than just the words. I take a few great examples from the Indian Movie Industry:
    • Dr. Rajkumar becomes a singer by "chance", because PB Srinivas was not available. That one song adds new dimensions to the career of a legend. 
    • SRK was supposedly the Original Choice for Munnabhai roles! Now, we know, no one could have fit into that role other than Sanjay Dutt. 
    • Satrughan Sinha was the first choice for the roles played by Amitabh Bhacchan in Sholay and Zanjeer.
    • Danny Denzongpa was supposedly the original choice for Gabbhar Singh
    • Can one imagine Dr. Rajkumar not singing? Sanjay not being the Munnabhai, anyone other than AB in Zanjeer or Sholay? anyone other than Amjad Khan being Gabbhar Singh?
    • Are we not fortunate that things do not happen as they were supposed to but then the outcome is the best it could have been.
    • We never know why you meet people in your life, but I have enough evidence to believe that there is always a reason why events happen. 
      • I helped a lady find a job, purely by chance, and am now happily married to her purely by choice :)
      • I returned to India, due to an accident in Canada, only to reconnect with people that I had not even hoped to meet; now I am too glad to be associated with them, that changed the direction of my life
      • I did a workshop for some children because I had nothing else to at that time, and now that is a big part of what I am doing and what I will continue to do for the rest of my life :)
      • I stayed with a gentleman in Singapore but lost connection for years in the middle, now I am back working with him on few of the best projects in my life :)

Realizations of a Married Man (for fun only though ;) ): 

Live Wire can kill you in a moment
Live Wife may take a while
but the end result is the same.

Wile is a trick to mislead, so is a Wife.

Wife like Wine rots with time but one gets better the other gets worse...


Wide* and wife differ by a letter both are part of the game, equally out of reach.

*Wide, in cricket a delivery that cannot be played!


We didn't choose our parents, we have the best. We didn't choose our schools but we have the greatest memories. Then we chose our wives, wish we had not :D :P ;)


ಲಜ್ಜೆ ಬೇಡ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಇಡಲು ಎಷ್ಟೆ ಕಷ್ಟವಿದ್ದರು
ಸಾಗು ಮುಂದೆ ಹಿಂದೆ ಬೇಡ ನಷ್ಟ ಎಷ್ಟೆ ಇದ್ದರು.

ಇಂದೆ ಬಾಳು, ಮುಂದೆ ಬಾಳು ಹಳೆಯದೆಲ್ಲ ಹಳಸಲು

ಹಳಸ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಹೊಸದ ಕಟ್ಟು ಬಾಳ ಉಳಿಸಿ ಬೆಳಸಲು.

ಹಿಂದೆ ಅಯಿತೆಷ್ಟೊ ತಪ್ಪು, ತಪ್ಪು ಸಹಜ ಮನುಜಗೆ

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ಕ್ಷಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾರನ್ನಾದರೂ ನೋಡಬಹುದೇನೊ,
ಜೊತೆಯಲಿ ಪಳಗಲು ಒಂದೆರಡು ದಿನಬೇಕೇನೊ,
ಇಚ್ಚಿಸಿ ಪ್ರೀತಿಸಲು, ಪ್ರೇಮಿಸಲು ವರ್ಷಗಳೇ ಕಳೆಯಿತೇನೊ,
ಆದರೆ ಮರೆಯಲು ಒಂದು ಇಡೀ ಜೀವನವೇ ಕಮ್ಮಿಯೇನೊ!


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