Again some cool stuff from the internet
This time its about books…my staple diet 😛 😛
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be (possibly your roommate, neighbour, co-worker, longest friend, lover, or even a complete stranger) but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom.
Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.
They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints in our hearts,
and We are never, ever the same.
“And when one of them meets with his other half, the actual half of himself, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other’s sight even for a moment.”
2,500 years ago…
“As twin souls are so alike to begin with, it seems necessary for them to go their separate ways before they can complete each other. Identity and complementarity are the two driving forces and axes of love… For the complete being there must be a blending of the two.”
“The two consciousnesses were one so that when Sri Aurobindo met with the accident, the Mother felt at once the vibration in her sleep.”
Excerpt from a book titled, Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo
“Dear ones, the love of appropriate twin flames or soulmates who have presented themselves synchronistically in your life is one of the highest loves between human beings. It can be between children and parents, or romantically between partners.”
“Having a (twin) soul mate connection does not mean that one is obligated to spend a lifetime together. One has many (non-twin) soul mates in one’s lifetime. Often when the lessons to be learned in the relationship are completed, the relationship has a natural ending and the two souls move on. Also, there are many types of love and many types of soul relationships. Romantic love is only one of these types.”
Brian Weiss, M.D.
“Each man we see, except those who have been transfigured, is but a semi-ego, and each woman the same – two of these having one spirit. When the perfection time cometh, all the halves shall unite, each with its own – and lo! this is the marriage made in heaven. But first comes the Trial – the Crisis of Transfiguration.”
Excerpt from the book “A Dweller on Two Planets”
As I look back
the years gone by…
They say this right
time really flies…
Will miss those golgappe sprees
and our endless shopping trips…
Those long phone calls
stretched till midnight…
Those moments of bonding
after every fight…
As you move ahead
in the journey of life…
remember all of us
by your side…
May you be the Cinderella
of that fairytale…
which says “Happily Ever After”
and have a joyous stay…
P.S. This poem is for my friend Pratima on her birthday…She will be getting married this November 🙂 Her fiance called up to write down some message for her and these lines came instantly to my mind 🙂
C’était une belle aube
d’un bon matin
Je me suis promenée
dans un jardin…
Nous nous sommes regardés
à l’uns l’autres visages
face en face…
Il m’a donné une rose
et pour moi,
il a écrit une prose…
Nous avons marché
main dans la main
Nous sommes allés au café
parce que nous avions faim…
Mon prof se mit à rire à ce poème et demandé est-il romantique ou drôle...Je lui ai répondu ceci est mon USP :P De toute façon, mon poème était le meilleur, aimé par tous et avait le moins d'erruers B-)
While going through my mail box, I came across this mail sent by a friend some time ago and could easily relate to it 🙂 🙂 🙂
BEING IN TWENTIES – SOMETHING
It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing that there are many things about yourself that you didn’t know and may not like. You start feeling insecure and wonder where you will be in a year or two, but then get scared because you barely know where you are now.
You start realizing that people are selfish and that, maybe, those friends that you thought you were so close to aren’t exactly the greatest people you have ever met, and the people you have lost touch with are some of the most important ones. What you don’t recognize is that they are realizing that too, and aren’t really cold, catty, mean or insincere, but that they are as confused as you.
You look at your job… and it is not even close to what you thought you would be doing, or maybe you are looking for a job and realizing that you are going to have to start at the bottom and that scares you.
Your opinions have gotten stronger. You see what others are doing and find yourself judging more than usual because suddenly you realize that you have certain boundaries in your life and are constantly adding things to your list of what is acceptable and what isn’t. One minute, you are insecure and then the next, secure.
You laugh and cry with the greatest force of your life. You feel alone and scared and confused. Suddenly, change is the enemy and you try and cling on to the past with dear life, but soon realize that the past is drifting further and further away, and there is nothing to do but stay where you are or move forward.
You get your heart broken and wonder how someone you loved could do such damage to you. Or you lie in bed and wonder why you can’t meet anyone decent enough that you want to get to know better. Or maybe you love someone but love someone else too and cannot figure out why you’re doing this because you know that you aren’t a bad person. One night stands and random hook ups start to look cheap. Getting wasted and acting like an idiot starts to look pathetic. You go through the same emotions and questions over and over, and talk with your friends about the same topics because you cannot seem to make a decision. You worry about loans, money, the future and making a life for yourself… and while winning the race would be great, right now you’d just like to be a contender!
What you may not realize is that every one reading this relates to it. We are in our best of times and our worst of times, trying as hard as we can to figure this whole thing out.
We call it the “Quarter-life Crisis…”
Be happieeeee!!!! 🙂
As the Birthday Week (read: three of my best friends celebrate their birthday from 27th Aug-3rd Sep…yes I call it a BIRTHDAY WEEK!!!!!!!!!) is approaching…I wonder what do birthdays really mean…do they signify getting older? Do they indicate that one is getting mature day by day or busier day by day and setting towards one’s own paths?
As I think of my Birthday after three and a half months, it makes me realise the fact that one of my best friends will be on her Honeymoon that day!!!!!!!!!!GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Time travels so fast…I still remember those silly things we used to do on each others’ birthdays in school…I am sure if I will write them here we will soon land in a Mental Asylum 😛 I still have those little handmade cards, trinkets, friendship quotes, mugs and what not gifted to me 🙂 Some of them were creative, some of them rubbish, some cute, some expensive and some once in a lifetime experiences. I hold all of them dear to my heart. And birthdays…well for me they are just another occasion to have a gala time…age is just a number (till the time aging starts showing its signs and aging creams come into the scene…lollllllllllllllllllllll).
I believe life is all about growing up and one grows up every moment…so every moment is a birthday and hence a celebration.
This video aptly describes my state of mind…Oh I sooooooooooo love it 🙂 🙂
As promised, I am back with the post on KOD. After Zangoora, It was time to satisfy our appetite and explore culture gully.
Culture Gully is a grand, plush and air conditioned version of Delli Haat. It includes street performances, artisans and handicraft stores from the four corners of India where you can pick up some cool souvenirs, ranging from earrings to clothes, coffee mugs to home ware, and glass bangles to branded diamond jewelry. If one is not in the mood of shopping and getting bore of watching performances of street dancers, they can change their mood by having variety of cuisines. We tried our very own Delhi Chaat Stall…gulped loads of panipuri, had samosey chaat and papri chaat and finally in the desserts we had my favourite Jalebi with Rabri. Ok…I don’t want to sound like a food critic but the Jalebi I had there was the best I have ever had with Rabri which was just apt…not too cold, not too hot and the rest of the meal was sumptuous.
In the end, we had Filter Kappi in Madras Cafe to unwind.
This was the mesmerising Cafe where we had our “Kappi” 😛
After having Coffee, we again went on our frolic to explore more…
You enter the Mumbai stall through a local train compartment, which is topped by the façade of the Victoria Terminus and Bollywood movie posters.
Oh I just loved this staircase in the Mumbai Stall…My favourite part 🙂 🙂
Towards the end of the boulevard are the Goa and Kerala stalls, complete with a faux beach and a beach shack serving up grilled sea food.
After exploring all, if you are tired, you can get a genuine massage to rejuvenate yourself. Gully also offer other facilities like a mystical centre where you can know your future with tarot card readers, palmists and astrologists.
Or have some Gyaan in the Spiritual Gully 😛 😀 :O