Thursday, September 30, 2010

Solitude and The Art of Managing Your Thoughts

I often sit in silence and think of what all beautiful things one could achieve. Wonderful silence and solitude. I have read this somewhere about loneliness :

The worst thing in life is attachment
It hurts when you loose it.
The best thing in life is loneliness
Because it teaches you everything

I don't much understand what the author says when he mentions attachment. But yes, loneliness teaches you everything. To be in solitude a few hours is a wonderful feeling (but too much loneliness could break you). That is when you can clearly feel your inner voice. I have also read in a book that even great business people often take time to be alone. This helps to replenish their thoughts and get fresh ideas. There are no limits to what one can perceive and what one can achieve. And when you listen to what your heart says you're on the right way.

It is always a good thing to pen down whatever thoughts you get from time to time and that too very accurately. One gets a lot of thoughts everyday. Some are related to one's personal life, some related to one's profession and more: people even get a billion dollar idea some day, purely by chance. How rewarding it would be to write down what you feel. Things like what you should aim for or how you could bring about a change in your life. As you keep concentrating on those things your mind sends a sudden impulse and the next moment you have a wonderful idea. Eureka! What seemed impossible just a few moments before the idea struck, is now easy as anything.

What is it that you get by writing down thoughts from time to time? Trying to find some means to write and keeping every piece of information well organized for future reference, may all seem a bit tedious. But these are activities which are going to pay off in the long run. One thing you can be sure to change by this approach is: Attitude. That's a one word answer for one of worlds most famous questions: "What is the secret of success?" What other one thing could best help you achieve big? With a change in attitude, you change your approach towards life. Your plane of thoughts change. You win people - and the people around you play a big role in making you a successful person.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

From Splog to Blog

For many months I had been writing things which really wouldn't reflect my opinions. I was writing spam blogs and one day I realized why I would spend so much of my time and effort to develop content (for that matter any product/service) which is bogus. I finally decided I should pen down original thoughts rather than writing spam stuff.

There is so much in a man's mind which when left untold could be of use only to him. So, for a person who is a lover of silence (patience & peace), there needs to be a suitable medium to express his thoughts. So I chose this blog. I'm using this blog as a journal to express my thoughts. Your thoughts ..Who cares? Truly - I write just because I wanted a medium to express the tons of thoughts that cross my mind every day and this is a blog of my own. I'd even go to the extent of saying its for my own use. If you have come across looking for some content that would be in the way you wished it would be, this is not the right place. I guess I should soon have an 'about' page and put up this information there.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I have a purpose, I have a dream!

Its been many years. Not too many actually, since I finished college - but two years. But its been so many years since I first set foot on this world. ;-|... 23 to be precise. I look back at the days I used to dream. The days I wished I could become someone who's life reached heights that I've always dreamt of.

I wanted to become someone, who'd reach great heights. Deep within the heart everyday thinking of the great purpose I'd one day serve. I've ended up being a mediocre engineer with a job (that means some routine stuff that'll begin to prove you've lost your track!), and the same old dream again.

What is it that my subconscious wants me to do? That purpose which I wish to serve seems to me to be a big thing to aspire for. But yes, I have set my heart for it - yes I know I can't live with this same kind of work and routine, for the rest of my life. I want to achieve that goal, I want to realize my dream!

Ever read the book 'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho? Coelho seems to be a master at expressing with clearness, the big thing which he simply names 'dream' and the elegance with which the boy pursues his dream. Simply excellent. I guess I am a poor fish in this respect. I love that book. The story is exactly the kinda stuff I wished would happen in my life. It doesn't mean I want something out of nothing. I know that nobody ever could get something for nothing. You have to give - time, effort, more than anything - belief. Belief in your dream, belief that your subconscious points in the right direction, belief that you'll one day make your dream come true. That's the price we pay to achieve the big thing.

Everyone does his job. But is your job all that is to your life? Let's say you ended up in a job which you really wouldn't have wanted to do. A job which was meant to be a stepping stone in helping you climb a better height... But that's just a job - its not your dream. I have always considered my job to be just that same thing - something which would elevate me to a better height. But the fact that you have a job to take care of your own self and perhaps a family doesn't mean everything. There's still a goal that is left unattended... unattended? sorry if that's wrong English. There's a dream inside, burning.

I have read a book - A book which I strongly believe in.. one of the greatest books I've ever read. If you scrolled through the archives of this blog you could find a post written almost 2 years ago about this book. The Magic Story. It had a mesmerizing effect on me. What it says is pretty simple. But the way the authour has put it is where the magic is. There is no defeat for man till the moment he really dies. Life has ups and downs, but all things are lifeward. Ask of no man permission to perform.

Im wondering - what still holds me back? I have to get going with the right stuff that will send me in the right direction. In the direction of my dream. The shepherd boy in The Alchemist had a dream and he set out for it, when he thought he could no more hold back his raging passion. I have to set my vision on that thing which will send me towards my dream.

I have to stay awake and be watchful for clues. Your subconscious talks to you in hunches. Be attentive and listen to your heart. Its giving you signals, its showing you directions in the form of sudden impulse or signs. You need to heed them. Believe in it. Ask the right question at the right time and your questions will be answered. You'll be travelling in the right direction. One fine day, you'll reach your goal. Believe in yourself.