Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Z is for Zen.....



Zen is a total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind.  Zen is a way of being. It also is a state of mind. Zen involves dropping illusion and seeing things without distortion created by your own thoughts. You become fully aware of your present and live in the now! Each moment is filled with profound clarity and peace. Each moment has significant, and precious. Zen brings us face to face with our true nature and lets us condition it into what we want it to be.

For me, this month has been nothing short of a Zen experience. I superseeded my own expectations of what I thought this month would do to me! I had imagined it to provide a catharsis for my feelings but instead it gave me so much clarity on what I wanted in life. It helped me get over a lot of feelings and nurture new ones. As I wrote about Appreciating whatever I have in life, and Believing in my own self, it gave me Courage to Dream and strive to make it a reality by Empowering myself. I realised the burden I was carrying by habouring hatred for those who had hurt me, and the best way to unload that burden and be at peace would be to Forgive. Likewise, sharing and Giving would be the best way to Happiness! I reiterated my faith in not losing my Innocence, and trying not to be Judgmental. The laws of Karma helped me heal, and also helped me in Letting go of the baggage I was carrying. I learnt to keep my faith in God, and learnt to look at every moment as a Miracle. Being Nonchalant in the face of anger, Organising my living space and my mind, Being Positive in the face of adversity, the ability to enjoying a few moments of Quiet every day, and prioritising the pair of spokes on the wheels of Relationships, added great value to how I led my life. Slowly but surely, the Smiles returned and I decided to keep my Trust in people intact, realising that I'm as Unique as anyone in this world. That was a huge victory over my fears and doubts and VIBGYOR was not just the colour of the rainbow but my life as well. I could now be more unabashed in Wishing for love, striving for Xcellence or just happily Yap about it all. It wouldn't be wrong to call this the Zen month. 

I read Shreeja's amazing story of love, Beloo's thoughts on putting India back in Indian education, Shilpa's A-Z for a happy marriage , Soumya's candid opinions, Ushaji's comprehensive list of Indian festivals, proactiveindian's short but thought provoking anecdotes, Ankur's heartfelt poems,Swati's short stories with thoughful endings, and the sunday vistor's diary , before I ended the day with David's soulful music. And when these guys came visiting they left behind heartfelt comments that infinitely warmed me up! Aparna, Peevee, kathy, lynda, Bikram,rajlakshmi, natasha, aditi, sheetal, and so many others kept up my journey alive with their comments and kind words.  I am guilty of not having replied personally to each valuable comment, but I want you all to know, that I read every word gratefully and it made me incredibly happy to see you keep visiting and commenting on my space.

I am happy I took up this challenge and finished it too. it put an end to my dormancy besides giving me the much needed insight into my own life!  



25 comments:

  1. Titli, first of all I congratulate you for finishing this challenge successfully. Titli I must say that you are a brave girl. Whatever, your problems, you have the ability to face them with grit and determination. Wish you all the best.

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  2. Titli this is a very motivating post. Whatever problems you are facing, you have the strength and courage to face them with grit and determination. Congrats for successfully completing this A 2 Z er.

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    1. thank u mam....yea..the power to overcome troubles is alawys in our own hands!

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  3. This is such a warm round up post, besides being a beautiful reflection of what the month has been !! I appreciate the way you've spoken about each of us friends here, and I'm all the more grateful and happy that you found us all a part of your Zen :)
    That paragraph where you've cleverly incorporated all your insights A to Z is a masterpiece, very cleverly done !
    No more blog hiatus please, Titli :) We want to keep on reading more from you :)

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    1. thank U Sreeja..i am so glad reading ur comments on my space.... it always brings me a lot of joy and encouragement to read ur comments!

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  4. Beautiful Z post! Very different from the other Z posts I've read so far.
    Thank you for the mention!

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  5. so then what you going to do now :) after this challenge .. and I got mentioned WOWOWOWOW ..

    Bikram

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    1. there's a little bit of travel...and then back to blogging though not everyday! thanks for ur support!

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  6. Wow! What a Zen post you write today, Titli! It has been wonderful discovering your cheerful and happy blog and reading your inspiring words, and I hope to catch up with the A-Z posts that I have missed....hopefully soon :) And of course I plan to keep following your blog beyond the challenge too :) I like butterflies a lot :) Thanks for the kind mention, and take care!

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    1. i enjoyed reading ur blog too Beloo...and of course ill be following u after this too!

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  7. reading you is always a pleasure but this whole month it has been a motivational .. :) congratulation on completing another milestone :)

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    1. thank u for being with me throughout my journey!!

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  8. Great to see you on the finishing line. We did it. Thanks for mentioning me. You were as much a part of my journey too. I am nominating (passing on) you for a few chain blog awards. Please check the following link for the same: PointsToPonder

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  9. thanks ton guys!! im away on a tour with family and so i missed reading ur last two posts... but ill be back soon and will read the posts i missed....

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  10. Congratulations on completing the challenge titli :) Glad to have connected with you during the challenge :) Hope to keep in touch :)
    I like your blog. So I am nominating you for the Liebster Award :) Please check my post for further details
    Swathi - Liebster Award

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  11. Hello! Congratulations on completing the challenge! I liked your blog posts and therefore I am nominating you for a chain of blog awards. Kindly check my blog for the same. http://ad1274895.blogspot.in/2014_05_01_archive.html

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  12. I have nominated your blog for The Liebster award and I hope you accept it. Please check the link for the same : http://ad1274895.blogspot.in/search/label/Awards%20%26%20Nominations

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    1. thank u my dear!! that's really sweet of you!

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  13. Hi Titli, I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Kindly accept the award. Please check my post on this subject.

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  14. its an honour and pleasure to come back and see this huge pile of awards on my blog...really humbled :) thank u Ushaji, Sunday visitor, Natasha, and Swati for the love....

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  15. What a fitting finale, S!! Loved this journey with you, this April as you explored so many feelings and thoughts! Congratulations for acing this challenge and thanks a lot for the mention :) ♥

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At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person..deep gratitude for those who have lighted the flame within me!! your comments will be appreciated..

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