Posted in Inspirational Stuff, Life, Some stuff for Inspiration, Things to Ponder

Dil Dhadakhne Do…Follow Your Heart…Live The Life..

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Oh..another leap year day and yeah how will I miss a chance of blogging on this day.

Today, I would like to share few thoughts on my favorite topic “Fearlessness”.

People who know me call me a Fearless person and only few know how I make constant effort to deal my fears and be fearless. I don’t claim that I am fear prone person, I do have so many fears, however am making effort to deal my fears. Yes, I get hurt, I seek help, sometimes I am made fun, however still even with tears in my eyes; I seek help from right sources and deal my fears.

By the way, why should we talk, work on the inconvenient topic “Fears”. What advantage does “Fearlessness” bring.
Fearlessness opens doors to actual World, once we start dealing our fears head-on and understand how to deal them , we get the real magic, joy and kick of life.Once we are fearless, we listen to our heart and we live life.

Yes, it is very risky and Immensely tough to expose our fears to OUR OWN SELF, it is inconvenient to stop pretending we don’t have any fears. However, understanding our fears, dealing them in right time by taking a step back and nurturing yourself with Fearlessness is quite amazing.

Here is a beautiful article from Brahmakumaris Facebook page on dealing fears:

Simple Exercise To Identify Your Hidden Fears
If you want to overcome and overpower fears that exist inside you, you have to first take a look at your feelings and hidden emotions. After realizing your feelings and emotions, you have to know how to manage them and finally correct or overcome them. Given below is a simple exercise that will help you to achieve that. This exercise will help you identify the conscious and sometimes sub-conscious (very subtle) fears that lie inside you.
Choose an area of your life that you feel is negative and needs some improvement. Now, ask yourself these three questions:
1. What do I really want, what is my aim and objective?
2. What obstacle/obstacles are stopping me from achieving my objectives?
3. What prevents me from dealing with or overcoming that obstacle?
For each fear that comes to you in response to the question no. 3, ask yourself the following questions:
A. What is the worst that can happen, if what I fear occurs?
B. What is the best possible result for me and for others, if I do it even though I feel afraid of doing it?
C. Keeping in front of you the answer to question B and comparing it with the answer to question A will inspire you to overcome the fears that lie inside you.

Loads of Love,
Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Complex Human Mind, Inspirational Stuff, Life, My Favorite Poems

You Choose Poem By Shannon L. Alder

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You chose.
You chose.
You chose.

You chose to give away your love.
You chose to have a broken heart.
You chose to give up.
You chose to hang on.

You chose to react.
You chose to feel insecure.
You chose to feel anger.
You chose to fight back.
You chose to have hope.

You chose to be naïve.
You chose to ignore your intuition.
You chose to ignore advice.
You chose to look the other way.
You chose to not listen.
You chose to be stuck in the past.

You chose your perspective.
You chose to blame.
You chose to be right.
You chose your pride.
You chose your games.
You chose your ego.
You chose your paranoia.
You chose to compete.
You chose your enemies.
You chose your consequences.

You chose.
You chose.
You chose.
You chose.

However, you are not alone. Generations of women in your family have chosen. Women around the world have chosen. We all have chosen at one time in our lives. We stand behind you now screaming:

Choose to let go.
Choose dignity.
Choose to forgive yourself.
Choose to forgive others.
Choose to see your value.
Choose to show the world you’re not a victim.
Choose to make us proud.

By,
Shannon L. Alder
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We never know when the bus is coming….

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Got to read a wonderful article, couldn’t stop myself sharing it here :

I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, and “You’re a good person,” and, “You brighten my day.” I live my life as straight-forward as possible.

Because one day, I might get hit by a bus.

I could be walking down the street one day, blasting Rihanna or Fleetwood Mac, jamming so hard that I don’t see the bus coming. I could be walking with a book in my hand, reading until the very end. I could be paying total and complete attention, imagine the impact before it arrives.

And I’d really, really rather not die with some confusing statement I said sitting in the phone or the thoughts or the memory of someone I know, care about, need.

I know how it is—we all want to be mysterious. None of us want to get hurt. None of us want to look desperate. So we wait to respond to texts, phone calls, emails, Facebook messages, Tweets. So we communicate our emotions in how we end our messages (no period this time? Really gonna get them.). So we say vague, half-statements and expect people to read our minds.

But what if we died?

What if the last thing you ever texted that girl was, “I don’t know, whenever,” when she asked when she should come over, even though you really really wanted to see her right now? What if you were head-over-heels in lust with some beautiful human in your Lit. class but you chose to wait 15 seconds before texting them back, only to never get the chance to text them at all?

Maybe it’s weird. Maybe it’s scary. Maybe it seems downright impossible to just be—to just let people know you want them, need them, feel like, in this very moment, you will die if you do not see them, hold them, touch them in some way

But there is nothing more beautiful than being desperate.

And there is nothing more risky than pretending not to care.

We are young and we are human and we are beautiful and we are not as in control as we think we are. We never know who needs us back. We never know the magic that can arise between ourselves and other humans.

We never know when the bus is coming.

(So go text them back.)

Source : Tell The People You Love That You Love Them
By Rachel C. Lewis

Url: http://thoughtcatalog.com/rachel-c-lewis/2013/12/tell-the-people-you-love-when-you-love-them/

Posted in India Shining, Inspirational Stuff, Life, My favorite Personalites, Some stuff for Inspiration

Inspiring Life Of Neerja Bhanot

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So many news articles, reports about the brave lady #NeerjaBhanot are in internet newspapers, TV these days as the biopic on her life is released in the name #Neerja movie. #SonamKapoor played the role of Neerja and definitely this is the best movie of Sonam Kapoor.

I do not want to give you introduction about Neerja Bhanot, because there are wonderful articles on internet, please do take  some time and Google them.

All I want to do is suggest you to watch this movie along with your family members. Why should we watch this movie?

1) To bring the human in us alive :
We are in unrestive, hypocritical, selfish times. Whether at work or in society we don’t do any help without any gain, we don’t maintain any relations without any profit. The rat race for power, money better life can be won when we are less humane, less empathetic, more selfish and we support our crap by saying ” we are being practical”. And if we take time and check the story of this brave lady Neerja, for few minutes we are going to sit back and think ” What…did this lady saved ~360 lives without any arms and she didn’t bother to save her own life even though she had chance to save her life first”. Ain’t this braveheart story an eye opener to us. Her life story is definitely an inspiration for us to bring back the human in us alive. A pinch of humanity and a pinch of less selfishness makes this World better place for all of us.

2) Heroes do have Fear, however they use their Fear as Fuel for their Courage:
We all have fears, some of us show the fear, some hide the fear and some use their fears as Fuel to bring courage in them. The way Neerja handled the 17 hours of hijack time, how she managed her fear and how she showed courage and helped people is remarkable.This is definitely an inspiration for us. When we are in deepest trouble and facing our fears is the time to show courage.

3) It’s the life in years that matters not the length of the years: We die each present moment worrying about past moment or thinking about future moment. It’s ok life gets fu@*d up sometimes, without our involvement our dreams get shattered, we lose confidence in our abilities, we lose trust in our skills and strengths which we were good earlier. However what matters is, gaining back our confidence in ourselves, in our skills and restarting our life with the help of family and friends is very important. Just a bad time is not a bad life. And we are not sure about tomorrow and what matters is present moment, putting our heart and soul in our present moment is what matters. The way Neerja restarted her life after a bad marriage and the way she got back her glory as a successful model and Air hostess with help of family and friends is inspirational.  She was only daughter of parents, She was lovely sister of two elder brothers.

What are you waiting for, go and watch this movie with your family and definitely the story will have positive impact on you. It’s time to celebrate the story of braveheart Neerja Bhanot.

Loads of Love,
Prasanna Rayaprolu

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Honesty blended with Vulnerability: Does it Make you or Break you?

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I have been gifted with 5 Bhaghavad Gita books till date and the constant advice I receive from my well wishers, Uncles and spiritual mentors when I
succeed greatly and when I fail greatly is to “Read Bhaghavad Gita”.

I being in a holiday these days, and being lil bit more enthusiastic about purpose of life, right way of living, right way of talking; started reading Gita these days.

First topic which resulted as a start of this study is ” Honesty blended with Vulnerability: Does it Make you or Break you”.

From childhood, we all are raised with some values and morals. And may be the first lesson taught is “Be honest, honesty is best policy”. We are asked to be honest no matter what situation it is.

And even in childhood, there were situations where we had to show or share our vulnerabilities;   may be due to innocence of childhood, and due to the purity of childhood; we were never ashamed to share our vulnerabilities. And when shared our vulnerabilities with our trusted ones, we received right help, guidance,up bringing from our elders and that’s how we grew 🙂

However, as we grow,  we unknowingly due to external situations we learn how to hide our emotions, how to hide our vulnerabilities and we learn how to showcase ONLY positive and strong image of ours.

Still, we are pushed into different situations and where we might have to show our vulnerabilities, in that situation to protect the public image of us or to get our desired job or to win the heart of our desired person we might be in a dilemma thinking should we be honest about vulnerabilities?
We wonder thinking , Will we miss the things/ opportunity/ people if we show our vulnerabilities. Will they accept us ? Will they hate us? Will they think we are weak?

And in this situation, there are two options:

Option 1: We tend to ditch the ship of Honesty and catch the easy flight of lies and hiding our vulnerabilities. This option temporarily wins the things/ opportunities/people. However, once they get to know your lies, they get to know your reality, you will lose the trust and the stuff you gained permanently. The stuff won out of dishonesty,lies don’t remain as you lose them because you don’t receive right help or guidance because people don’t know your reality and the actual help you need.

Option 2:
We do understand how important it is to win that present thing/ job opportunity/ desired person. We do know that missing that will break us, we do know that sharing our vulnerabilities to them might expose your reality to them. However, we choose the route of Honesty and share our vulnerabilities with them. In this situation, if the other person is right person, he / she understands the strength behind your vulnerabilities, the guts behind your honesty and gives you the opportunity , gives you right opportunities to groom yourself in overcoming your trouble some stuff. In this situation, you get best learning of your life.

If the other person,  is not right person, he/ she will make fun of you or vulnerabilities; thinks you are weak or  incompetent or unworthy and rejects you for the role. Yes, you lose the opportunity, but it is not a loss at all. It is not easy, however the loss of opportunities from people who don’t accept your reality and vulnerabilities is not a loss at all.

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During the war time, Arjuna had dilemma in waging war with his own people. In this situation, he shared his vulnerabilities to Lord Krishna.
Though, he was such an amazing warrior, He wasn’t ashamed to show how weak he felt. And as a result of this Lord Krishna had amazing conversation with Arjuna and it is none other than the divine song ” Bhaghavad Gita”. Rest is history, we all know how Arjuna fought the war and won.

Driving the point home,  exposing our vulnerabilities with honesty is strength of character and sign of strong person. May we be strong and may we live right life with right opportunities.

Loads of Love,
Prasanna Rayaprolu

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I Rise Again…

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I Dream
I Work
I Trust Me
I Trust People
I Invest my TIME, My Emotions, My Learnings with the people am associated with..
I Mentor
I Learn from my Others..
Sometimes I succeed greatly
Sometimes I fail greatly
I Win, I Smile, I share my success stories…
I Lose , I Fall..I cry whole heartedly, I share my flop stories..
I Start again with my new Journey with hope and new Energy…
I Rise Again…
Whatever….Success or Failure..nothing really stops me from moving into new paths ..nothing really perturbs my beliefs and Values.nothing stops me in trusting people again….because I have Faith in Me and the Wonderful God who created this beautiful Universe….
Loads of Love,
Prasanna Rayaprolu