10 Things I believe in


I came across a post like this which one of my blogger friends had posted and I got thinking, “What are the things that I believe in?” Here’s what I zeroed down on. I think these are the core things which make me and shape me!

1) God: He is the creator & destroyer and I am a totally God fearing person. I share a unique relationship with God where sometimes I talk to Him like a friend and at other times like a lost child seeking directions. From cribbing and  demanding reasons for my hardships to thanking him for giving me strength to fight difficulties, my relationship with Him has matured over a period of time.

2) Love: Oh my, who doesn’t believe in Love? For me,  love is something that keeps me alive. It is very essential for me to see and feel love around me – EVERYDAY! I make sure I get my share of love and pampering – be it from my mom or husband! Love can make you do things which you can never imagine.

3) Karma: All of us have hear “Karma is a bitch” haven’t we? But why blame karma when we ourselves are not doing right things. I totally believe that what you give comes back to you (in multiples). I have lived this idiom a lot of times in good as well as bad ways. For me, Karma has been the best teacher so far.

4) Spirits: I believe in Spirits and with all due respect to all of them, may I say I have felt them around lot of times. Spooky, isn’t it?

5) Destiny: There are no two ways about this one! Like it is mentioned in Bhagwad Gita – “Samay se pehle aur bhagya se adhik kissi ko kuch nahi milta” meaning – No one gets nothing more than what he is destined for and before the right time arrives.

6) Good Omen/Bad Omen: Yeah, you can call me superstitious, but I do believe in certain Omens! Like, fluttering of right eye, sight of a certain bird etc

7) Spiritual Healing: It has worked for me like a magic wand and hence I propagate this to many who are in need. It’s a different story that not many buy it, but their luck! 2 books which helped me incline towards Spiritual Healing are The Laws of the Spirit World by Khorshed Bhavnagri and Only Love is Real by Dr Brian Weiss.

8) My family: My Family is the rock and the pillar for me. Can’t imagine if I had have any value or existence without them. Family will always be a priority.

9) Positive Thinking: Yes, I completely believe in positive thinking. Many define it as wishful thinking but why not? I totally profess positive thinking because it creates positive vibes around me. And it keeps me happy! J I hate people who negate things in the first go – without even trying to evaluate the probability of the result.

10) Relationships: Relationships are like llifeline, aren’t they? One sour relationship and whole of your life is impacted. I try my best to care for the relationships that I have. What I want to learn is reviving the sour relationships.

These 10 things carve out my life! In Karen Moning’s words:

“It’s what you choose to believe that makes you the person you are”

Should we really pray to God?


Praying Woman

In olden days, the quality of life was so much better than today. Human species were way more innocent and were bound by some principles of life. One of such principles is Devotion to God. Older generations were so particular about prayer timings and the rituals they should perform everyday! They could miss the breakfast for once but they would never miss performing the pooja. No wonder their prayers were always answered! Today, in 21st century how many of us believe in God?

In the effort of catching up with the fast pace of life that modernization has brought, I think we have globalized our thoughts and mannerisms as well. It could be good to adapt to the changing lifestyle in some cases but we should certainly not be compromising on some principles that may help us groom in to a better individual than a smart man. For example, it’s the need of the hour to learn and do business in the global language although we have our own mother tongue. So it is good to learn and practice that language. But only because we are prospering so much and getting so busy with our jobs we shouldn’t give up praying!

Honestly almost all of us (there is always an exception to the rule) do not pray every day. We remember God only when we face difficulties. Why so? I realized this only when I observed myself when I was going through a rough patch. And I soon realized that many people around me are just like me. If we pray to the God only once in a while why would He answer our prayers?

I do not insist that we should follow exactly what our older generations did because we obviously will not be able to take out so much time from our hectic schedules. But we should definitely be allotting some specific time to pray. Now, praying, for each one of us could mean different. Some people may visit temples every day or some may perform pooja every day. But to be very honest, I lack that discipline. I would rather do namasmaran each day. However, there should be some parameters to the activity that you perform and most importantly it should be consistent.

So many times when we face some difficult situations we always question God – “why me?” but do we ever ask Him the same question when He brings us out of that situation? May be not! Now it’s a matter of belief whether the God really helps you out of the difficult situation or you just manage on your own. But I think there is certainly some divine force that gives you the strength to come out of that situation. And for me, that force is God.

I am experiencing a lot of things that I never experienced before. When I do namasmaran I feel the peace of mind that I have never felt before. I calm down and get better insights about myself. And then, it helps me find answers to lot of questions that I always thought I want God to answer. I believe, in a way God is answering those questions.

I have just started learning. One day I am sure I will be able to connect to that divine force. Today God is answering my questions. I am sure that tomorrow he will answer my prayers.

I am a smart girl. But I want to be a better human being. And hence I want to inculcate the habit of praying. I want to be humble enough to believe that there is a supreme power who may change things for you. And it really does work, try it!