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Some Soothing Early Morning Devotional Songs…

Some of my favorite early morning songs…

1)Mrityunjaya Astotram  :

2)Maa Saraswati Sharde

3)Buddhist Chant – Heart Sutra (Sanskrit) by Imee Ooi 

4)Khandana Bhava Bandana Aarti

5)Achyutam Keshavam  by Vikram Hazra

6)Hey Ram  by Jagjit Singh

7)Surya Ashtakam 

8)Bhaja Govindam by M S Subbulakshmi

9)Ganesha Pancharatna Sthothram   by M S Subbulakshmi

10)Pahi Rama Prabho

Regards,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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War Of My Life

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Yes…there are days  when….a truck heading towards me does not scare me…when I do not even bother the next day to start…

Yes!!! It really feels bad to fight every time. It is really tough to start everything again in life. It makes me wonder..how many times…in how many situations should I continue this fight with life.

I wonder “Why Me every time? Why Me every time?”. I do really wonder “Why can’t I have a normal life others” “Why should I the ONLY be person to LOOK tomorrow with HOPE” “Why is that every time I do not get the things I wish for” “Why is that I am shown those options when they are not meant for me” “Does this entity called “God” understand how it feels losing the things we really aspired for” “Does he/she understand how tough it is to start again…with a simple smile and with a pinch of HOPE again and again”. I do really think if there is any comma or semi colon for this Life Sentence of God where I need to face several examinations in different spheres of life.

Yeah…I do understand that pessimism does not work…and its just not me who is facing all these issues of life….several people are in much worse situation than me. But am not a Robot which is designed to be in OPTIMISTIC mode by DEFAULT 🙂 .

Life has to move on….We got ONE LIFE and We need to make it worthy…not for anyone  but for ourself  🙂 . If I could survive all these wars in all these year..why can’t I deal some more to come 😉

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Got to check this wonderful song by John Mayer. Here is the song “War of my life” along with lyrics:

“War Of My Life”

Come out Angels
Come out Ghosts
Come out Darkness
Bring everyone you know

I’m not running
I’m not scared
I am waiting and well prepared

I’m in the war of my life
At the door of my life
Out of Time and there’s no where to run

I’ve got a hammer
And a heart of glass
I got to know right now
Which walls to smash

I got a pocket
Got no pill
If fear hasn’t killed me yet
Then nothing will

All the suffering
And all the pain
Never left a name

I’m in the war of my life
At the door of my life
Out of time and there’s nowhere to run

I’m in the war of my life
At the core of my life
I’ve got no choice but to fight ’til it’s done

No more suffering
No more pain
Never again

I’m in the war of my life
At the door of my life
Out of time and there’s no where to run

I’m in the war of my life
I’m at the core of my life
Got no choice but to fight ’til it’s done
So Fight on, fight on everyone, so fight on
Got no choice but to fight ’til it’s done

I’m in the war of my life
I’m at the core of my life
I’ve got no choice but to fight ’til it’s done

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu 

Posted in Complex Human Mind, Inspirational Stuff, Personal Development

Putting Ourselves In Another Person’s Shoes!!!

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We often underestimate the power of our simple acts. We forget that we can really make our lives and the lives of people we live with wonderful by our tiny acts. Yes!!! I am not exaggerating or trying to flatter you..neither I have any motive to you motivate you secretly with my blog posts 😉

Most of the problems in Life are problems with one own self and problems with the people we deal with.  So the problems with one’s own self can be dealt because we are owners of our own life;  the real big problem is about problems with the people we deal with. When we face  problems with others we tend to ask the question “Why!!! Why!!!Why!!!”. In this scenarios a magical solution is “Putting Ourselves In Another Person’s Shoes!!!”

Yeah “Putting Ourselves In Another Person’s Shoes!!!” does not mean that we need to wear the shoes of other person, it just means thinking from their perspective too. Before we react/ act to other person’s views/ acts if we take 2 seconds of time and quickly think from other person’s perspective we have several advantages. If we make this as a habit, we will definitely become more matured, more balanced , more tolerable and more SUCCESSFUL and HAPPY Persons 🙂

Let me explain this concept further.  When we make this minimal effort of thinking from other person’s shoes, we will be empowered with this ability to judge and react in much more useful manner. Knowingly or unknowingly we tend to develop “Empathy” towards others.  Do not mistake Empathy with Sympathy. People don’t expect Sympathy, they expect Empathy. When we empathize with the fellow person we are interacting to, we gain a better edge in the communication. This formula may not work all the times, however the success rate is pretty high 😉 .

Got to listen to a wonderful lecture by “Sam Richards – A Radical Experiment in Empathy “  . Do check it with a calm mind and am sure it is going to do wonders in your everyday life 🙂

Have a wonderful week ahead 🙂

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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Amma!!!Happy Mother’s Day :)

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Am not a poet to write a wonderful poem for my mom,

I am not a painter to paint a classy painting for mom,

I am not the best daughter for a wonderful mom,

I do not know how to express my feelings to my mom,

However on this Mother’s Day I just want to tell my Mom “I Love you Amma, you accept me as I am and always strive to make me best person in the world in everyway possible. I just promise you that I will do my best when you are with me and I will not do anything that will let you down ” 🙂

Regards,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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Enjoy The Ever Lasting Celebrity Status Of “Being Yourself”

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In this interesting, crazy journey of life, we often wonder if we are on right track, we wonder is it Ok to be what you are, sometimes we even may look around for role models. Having role models is really good, however when we try to become the role models we admire …we miss the joy of being what we are …we miss ourselves.

Even if we are persistent enough to stick to our own style, the external conditions, people we live with, people we work with and other people in life  directly or indirectly force us to change from our true self.  These are the true testing times for any person.

Change is good, change is necessary, change is part of growth. However, changing everything for everything just symbolizes lack of individuality. We need to respect the values we believe in, the style of life we believe in and the ideas we love to work on.

These thoughts on “Being Yourself” reminded me the lines from the book  “Jack straight from the gut”.

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 He says”Never underestimate how far you can go by merely being yourself.”

Welch says that when he got promoted, he considered conforming to corporate norms. As a newly minted vice chairman, he showed up at one of his first board meetings in a perfectly pressed blue suit, a starched white shirt, and a crisp red tie. A long-time colleague came up after the meeting, touched the suit, and said, “Jack, this isn’t you. You looked a lot better when you were just being
yourself.”

Here is a good video about Jack Welch:

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Just Imagine!!!! If we were to be like others, why were created? I am sure God is not lazy like you or me to Xerox the same person multiple times. God took time to create each of us in a unique manner. Once we realize this fact. We will not have any doubt in being ourself ..even in the times of crisis 🙂 .

Eat, Pray, Play, Laugh, Read, Travel, Sing, Dance, Work in your own style. Be authentic. Enjoy the status of being what you are.  Do not forget that this celebrity status of “Being Yourself” is ever lasting and ever green. Do learn from others, however learning does not mean losing your self, losing your individuality…dare to BE YOURSELF..afterall you are the OWNER of Your Life….Live it in a Royal Manner 🙂

Now…Sing aloud with me like Selena….

I wouldn’t want to be anybody else…..

But when it comes to me
I wouldn’t want to be anybody else

Na na na na  na
Na na na na na na
I’m no beauty queen
I’m just beautiful  me

La na na na na na na na na!
La na na na na na na na na!

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu