THE BEST INSPIRATIONS ARE TO BE FELT BY OUR SOUL

I rightly remember the time I discovered the passion to write. It was the time when I was struggling in motherhood. Even the slightest sight of my daughter in pain was making me vulnerable. My brain began to think deeply and thoughts clouded up, which was, in fact, projecting my imagination. I was actually living in a world where the truth and my thoughts mismatched. It was when I decided that to silence my thoughts, I would better put my silent mind into the words I wish to speak out.

At times it is my child who awakens the world of letters in me that let me pen down my thoughts. My initial writings were mostly in the thought process as a new mother. Spreading what I am experiencing, my struggles, my happiness, my worries etc. became a part and parcel of my daily life.

I always loved traveling, exploring the nature, watching the best of it could deliver to me. I always dreamt of the world where I would be just living soaked in the beauty of nature rather than the life amongst the skyscrapers, high rise buildings, pollution etc. I am pretty sure, most of us have the same vision of a peaceful life. It was when I decided to be little more poetic ( of course I never knew I was going poetic until my good wishers told me ). It was indeed a surprise for me.

I look at every thing around me, with a positive attitude. Everything around me inspires. Even a movie scene or a word spoken anything and everything around me ignite the writer in me. The time I decided to pursue my passion to write more poems, I decided to choose “Love” as my topic, it was pretty valentines day, that changed my life. Words became my life by then.

I always strongly believe to live the life unplanned. There is no excitement in a planned life. It is the same with my words too, I do not plan ahead, as anything can inspire me to write down.

Like the touch of the wind

whispering of the leaves

like the morning dew 

The cuddling of your arms

the tears that roll down your cheeks

the lovely smile

the wrinkles of old age

the innocent kisses from the little child

the passion 

everything brings out the best in me 

oh my World around me

you are my inspiration

you are the world to me.

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BE A DREAMER

Today is the last day of the current week. We have come to the concluding post of the topic: “Following your passions.” I am feeling funny and sad to share that we had very less passionate readers this week. I don’t wanna write any final words on this topic but will just scribble down another snippet for you all to read and understand.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

True! We can’t do anything fruitful unless we dream about anything. There has to be a dream which takes away our sleep and make us busy achieving it.

This is just a small thought which I wanted to bring into all of your notice as we are on the verge of ending this week here.

Stay Blessed!

THE PASSIONATE LOVE OF A SAVIOUR

As I sit this Christmas Eve to pen down a few lines on this week’s topic ‘Live your Passion’, I am strongly reminded of the passion with which Jesus Christ loved mankind so as to come down to this earth in human form. The passion with which God loved and continues to love humanity cannot be described in words. It can only be felt to be believed.

It’s easy to love a friend. But, it’s very difficult to love an enemy. However, God demonstrated His passion towards humanity, by loving us while we were still enemies. The question might pop up in some minds as to how on earth is humanity in enmity with God? The answer is ‘because of sin’. Sin distorts our holy image with which the Holy God created us all. Hence, to restore us all to the pristine glory in which God intended us to be, Jesus Christ came down to offer His hand of friendship to us. So wonderful a love!

It was indeed the passionate love of Jesus that made Him leave His Heavenly abode and step down to earth to redeem mankind from the shackles of sin. That’s the true reason for celebrating Christmas!

Christmas is not merely about cakes, candles, gifts and feasting. It’s about the passionate love of a Saviour! A former atheist C.S. Lewis who experienced this passionate love of Jesus Christ later on in life describes the advent of Jesus on earth with these words – “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”

Wishing all our readers a Joyous Christmas!

  • Rajnandini Sahu

 

GRAB YOUR PASSION RIGHT AWAY

I was just thinking about this quote. It is very thought provoking.

Once one of my friends said “If you envision something different than the present work then it is important for you to leave what you are doing now and pursue to accomplish your vision.”

So true, that statement is…

The above quote talks in the similar line. If we don’t follow our passion then we will be working for somebody else’s passion.

Friends! Do you have a passion today? Are you envisioning something different? That’s what God is telling you to accomplish. Go for it… accomplish it before its too late.

Stay Blessed!!!

HOW CANDLES ONLINE BECAME MY PASSION?

The first inspiration behind starting my blog is my own life. I had known pain & suffering closely. I was deprived of happiness from the childhood because of my health conditions. It is quite evident that my physical health condition affected my mental health too making my life miserable.

There was a constant feeling of worthlessness which made me fearful, pessimist, irritable, sad, and lonely. That again led me to weird habits and obsessions. I developed a habit of day dreaming and fantasizing things which could have never happened in my life.

A day came when one of my closest friends committed suicide making me think that I should be taking care of others than just dying with self-pity. But I was unable to do anything at that point of time because of my age and scope to initiate.

In 2001 I had to go through my second heart surgery. My eyes opened clearly in the hospital when I saw many young and old patients were in more critical and devastating conditions than mine.

The second inspiration was my Creator, my God. God used the feeling of worthlessness in acknowledging that I am still in much better condition than many others in this world. He made me think that I should help others to live a life victoriously overcoming all kinds of barriers or obstacles that come in the way.

The change of perspective became my passion to observe people and reach them with helpful advises and inspiring pieces through my write ups. I had found a new way to reach out to people through blogs. But aimless blogging took shape of a purposeful printed booklet called Candles. Candles was born in 2005 and was came to lime light in 2006 January. Though it stopped half way in the beginning of 2014 it was rekindled last July 11, 2015 as a webzine and it had never stopped showing its light since then.

This is how Candles Online became my life’s purpose and passion. Once I started following my passion I never looked back.

Keep reading and keep visiting to find more on Candles Online

Stay Blessed!!!

 

HOW MY HEART RUNS AFTER THEM!

When somebody asks me about my hobbies and passions I feel great to share about my hobbies and my passions. The simple reason behind it is, I love what I do and I know that they give me immense pleasure. I love to show case my activities and what I do for others to know.

Anyway, so without wasting any time let me share my hobbies and passions with you all, which are as under:

  1. I love interacting with different people and share views being a super extrovert in nature. Somehow I love crowd. I get attracted to the crowds. I don’t run away from them at all. I love mixing with people and talking to them.
  2. Then comes my writing. I have that passion to write and let people know what I know and believe. I love to help and motivate others through my writings.  I do not like to write articles which don’t convince me personally.
  3. Apart from this I love to cook, paint, compose music, photography, and write lyrics etc., which are not regular but I love to do them for a change.

The above things really give me so much pleasure, and my mind always stay cool and calm and diverted from all my worries, pains, and sufferings. They are my stress busters.

But one thing I must confess that my heart’s desire and for which I always keep myself ready is to listen to the problems of a needy, wounded, broken person; my heart always long to help them by listening and counseling them. I always look for opportunity that how can I reach them just to listen their cries. My heart cries when I see them. And if anybody is reading this article today, I want to declare that I am always available for them to listen as a friend. That’s my most loved passion…

What about yours? What is your passion? Comment and share under this article…

Stay blessed!

LIVE YOUR PASSION

The word “Passion” in dictionary is defined as “An excitement or uncontrollable desire”. I would say “Passion” is “to LIVE life”. To live passionately is the only justice that we can do to this life. Millions and millions of people spend their entire lives doing the daily routines and chores and they are just surviving not really living. Survival is very difficult, finding out our passion and living the life fully and completely is very simple. It is effortless and enjoyable. There are lesser heartbreaks and health problems and much more prosperity and happiness. The question really is – Why do people just survive?

There are multiple reasons for that.

Children today are brought up with loads of parental and societal expectation. This is particularly true in eastern countries where there is a huge population which is educated and trained to run in the rat race of life. So very less importance is paid to the fact that child is good in arts or sports, and child is pushed again and again to be a part of the rat race.

Parents themselves do not live a passionate life. They are busy 24/7, doing stuff that they are supposed to. They get stuck in the cycle of earning – spending. There are more EMI’s/mortgages to pay off and there is no way to get away from what they are supposed to do. With this kind of lifestyle, there is more and more stress, health issues and relationship problems. In this kind of scenario, the child subconsciously understands as this the only way to live and s/he doesn’t explore the opportunities of living life passionately.

So what do we do about it?

The only way is to get rid of this chain right now. This does not mean that you give up your current job and lifestyle, but it means that start paying more and more attention to your passions. Every person has one or the other passion, but for so many of us it is hidden so deep down inside us that we simply cannot resonate with it anymore.

The very first obstacle to figure out your passion. There is passion test to do this. It is not very tough but you might have to do it multiple times to get to your real passion.

Sit at a place where you won’t be disturbed. Take a paper and a pen. Meditate for a few minutes to get rid of all the pressing issues. Keep your mind completely off any kind of stress. Close your eyes and remember some incidents of your childhood or anytime of your life when you felt that you could do anything and be anyone. Remember the time when there were no restrictions and you got all that you ever wanted. Be in that state for a while. Try to experience that feeling again. Be in that state for a few minutes. Now open your eyes and start the exercise.

Make a table with 4 columns – Priority No., Passion, Score and Vision.

Start listing down something that you really wanted to be in present tense in the passion column. Do not think about how it is going to happen, get rid of all the negative thoughts. Just focus on what is it you really want. For example – If you really wanted to be a singer, write “I am a world famous singer.”

After you are done with writing the first passion, keep thinking and list down 9 more passions. Do the same exercise with each one of them.

Now you have 10 most important passions of your life. On the priority no. column of each one of them, write down a priority number, giving the “1” to the passion that inspires you the most and 10 to the passion that inspires you the least in that list.

So you have your passions right in front of you. The next step is to put the number against each one which states how much of your passion are you living currently. Give “1” to the passion that you feel you are currently living the least and give “10” to the passion that you feel you are currently living the most. This would be the score of that passion.

The next step is to write a vision about this passion. Just imagine that you are currently living that passion of yours. How your life would be? Add specifics to it like how do you feel being in that state? What is your lifestyle like? What kind of people do you meet? What kind of work do you do? Who do you live with? Add as much detail as you can. Close your eyes and imagine all this happening. Write your feelings in a sentence or two.

This gives you the vision on that passion. Be as specific as you can be. Write that vision down.

The following table gives three items from my passion table just for illustration.

Priority No.

Passion

Score

Vision

2

I am a writer. I have written a best selling book on transformation, spirituality and embracing change.

0

My picture as a author on the paper back of a book. Imagine that book on crosswords, flipkart, landmark, odyssey and all other famous book stores. I am also giving the preview of my book in these outlets.

3

I am a certified NLP Practitioner and I organize workshops to help people become aware of them and enjoy life to their complete potential and live a fulfilled life.

0

Imagine yourself facilitating workshops for around 20 people. Counselling people one on one.

 1

I and my family are in perfect health.

4

We are all healthy, strong and fit. There are 0 health issues, no more than 2-3 hospital visits in a year. All of us get our medical checkup done every year. And there are no long term issues.

This exercise will make you aware of what is it that will really excite you to the core. Scores will tell you how much of it are you living today. And the vision will inspire you to take steps in living that life. What steps to take to make that vision come true will also come while you do this exercise. Most of your question of “How will this happen” will get answered automatically. And the rest you will figure out because that vision will really inspire you. Try this for yourself. It doesn’t take a lot of time and you will benefit a lot from it. Do it every 6 months or so, because sometimes you might feel that you really want to do something but once you get into it, it doesn’t call you any longer. It is good to keep a check on your passions every few months and to revisit the scores to see how well you are living it currently. All the very best!

 

Author’s Bio: Prabhjot Kaur Saini, is a Software Engineer and is      currently working in Bangalore. She is an engineer by profession and  also  a  thinker  and  writer  with a philosophical heart. She can be contacted at: ‘prabhjot.varsha@gmail.com.’ Read her Other Articles on this site.