Peace of Mind

This below story tells us about PEACE OF MIND

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Once Buddha was traveling with a few of his followers.
While they were passing a lake, Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Do get me some water from the lake.”
The disciple walked up to the lake.
At that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake.

As a result, the water became very muddy & turbid.
The disciple thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink?”
So he came back & told Buddha, “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink.”
After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back
to the lake.
The disciple went back, &  found that the water was still muddy.
He returned & informed Buddha about the same.
After sometime, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back.
This time, the disciple found the mud had settled down, & the water was clean & clear.
So he collected some water in a pot & brought it to Buddha.
Buddha looked at the water, and then he looked up at the disciple & said, “See what you did to make the water clean. You let it be, & the mud settled down on its own, & you have clear water.”
Your mind is like that too ! When it is disturbed, just let it be. Give it a little time. It will settle down on its own.
You don’t have to put in any effort to calm it down.
It will happen. It is effortless.”
Having ‘Peace of Mind’ is not a strenuous job, it is an effortless process.

~Fatema Vanak

Caught by Insecurities?????

Every day a new thought generates in our mind.We think of various conditions, situation happened  over past,present ane even future. When it comes to future ,it comes with Insecurities & Fears.

What,when,why,how life may change for us is unknown.. And at this point we get caught in the forest of insecurities.( The insurance  companies works on  principle of fear and insecurity. They generate insecurities in our mind to join them.)

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Not Many people can accept what comes to them in life. Every unplanned action when comes to reality it brings  insecurities. Insecurities for Future events is seen high among people. As said “Fear is the biggest enemy, which stops you to go ahead.”

# After one failure ,
# after every unexpected  outcome,
# before planning for important events in life (including  marriage and  other stuff ) ,
# before even setting a goal.
# A parent worried about his child’s future.
# A youngsters worried about his college,job.
People pass with bundles of thoughts,some positive,some negative.
Positive are always welcomed but negative brings fears and insecurities.

To overcome this fears one should ACCEPT
# All happens for good.
#  A person must ultimately embrance patience,either willingly or otherwise.
# Change is certain,wait, it is always for good.
# You deserve more and your desires may be less,so god has to plan for you.
# Ultimately don’t think much and enjoy each and every moment you have get in your life.

~Fatema Vanak

A smile of the day

As a daily routinue i was going to work on my two wheeler. On my way there was a traffic signal on intersection of four roads. I had to wait for signal to turn green. Meanwhile on left side of signal  i saw Maruti Zen in which a man was seated on driving seat , due to sunlight i could just see his clothing , his dressing sense looked like he must be an officer of higher designation. I couldn’t clearly see his face. My mind got sticked to this man and i became  eager to see his face ,i wanted to see his facial expressions and his looks.

For signal to turn green 12 seconds were remaining. I closed my eyes and  wished “God i want to have a glimpse of this man.”   As soon as i open my eyes i saw the man  opening the car window and he looked at me. He looked cool, a man in his twenties. He smiled. Yes !!! he actually gave a smile. The Smile made my day.

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Don’t know how but really that stranger whom i shall never meet again left me wid a memorable smile to cherish.

“A Smile is the prettiest thing you can ever wear”

While walking on streets or passing by we can share our Smile, who knows that little Smile can make a difference to others.

~Fatema Vanak

If you ever fall in Love

If you ever fall in LOVE…

# Fall in Love with someone who wants to know your favorite color and just how you like your coffee.
# Fall in Love with someone who loves the way you laugh and would do absolutely anything to hear it.
# Fall in Love with someone who puts their head on your chest just to hear your heart beat.
# Fall in Love with someone who kisses you in public and is proud to show you off to anyone they know.
# Fall in Love with someone who would never ever want to hurt you.
# Fall in Love with someone who makes you question why you were afraid to fall in love for first place.
# Fall in Love with someone who falls in LOVE with your faults and thinks you are perfect just they way you are.
# Fall in Love with someone who thinks that you are the ONE they would love to wake up to each day.

~Fatema Vanak

When it doesn’t feel right,go left

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Don’t follow the crowd make your own identity and make others follow you.Try your luck to move out of boundaries  and achieve heights at its best.

~Fatema Vanak

” How to let go my past?? “

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” i cannot go to her,nor i can forget her, i will live with her memories, i don’t want any relationship ,i will die loving her .”  said one of my close friend about her past relationship after unexpected  breakup.

He cannot forget the girl,nor can forgive her, he tried to convince but all in vein ,he is stuck between her and his own family, he cannot accept that she doesn’t want to move forward into their relationship.He is sticked to past and doesn’t move on.

The negative NO is fit into his mind and he has shut the doors of all happiness coming to him. He is living dead man i saw and feel pitty towards him. How can anyone not forgive someone??

One should forgive others and their mistakes ,not for them but for oneself. If we don’t  forgive them than it might not affect them but deep inside, we suffer. To let go the past Forgiveness is important.

You will feel free after forgiving people from past that hurt you. If you don’t do so, you will be left alone to suffer and have pain.

~Fatema Vanak

Yes i have my identity

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Yes, i’m a introvert. No ,I’m not shy. No, I’m not stuck up. No,I’m not antisocial. I’m just listening. I’m just observing.
I can’t stand small talk….But I’ll talk about life for hours. I’d rather be home with a close friend or 2 than among a big crowd of acquaintances.
Don’t scold me in public..
Don’t embarass me in public.
Respect that I’m  reserved.And if i open myself to you, know that means you’re  very special to me.

~Fatema Vanak

Past and Present

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That day,Day before yesterday, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow …life will move on and on. We come accross many people, stories ,facts, cultures , incidents etc (never ending list).

Past cannot be changed,forgotten,edited,or erased. It can also only accepted.
So Today  accept your past, not everyone can do it. You need to be brave enough to accept and live with it.

Important is to live in present with all your past and sorrow. Past will remain with you in form of memories. A tour of emotions that you have lived will still continue with us for rest of life. But to stick with it is Ok?? We should learn from it and Move on with it.

Today is the day to enjoy,smile,spread happinesss, explore, Love and be loved.

~Fatema Vanak

Unpack your baggage

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Everyone comes with baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to help  you unpack.

~Fatema Vanak

Just because…

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Just because you’re unhappy doesn’t mean you can’t laugh at funny things  and  marvel at beautiful things and enjoy happy moments. You can still do happy things even if you are unhappy.

Setting your mind in an unhappy state and isolating yourself from other things  is not worth. Its like setting yourself into fire,just to check its warmth.
# So be happy even if you are facing some problems in life.
# Try to accept what you are going through (as your fate and destiny ).
# Learn pampering yourself at hard times.
# Move on with present ..let go the past ,don’t stick to it.
# Share your feelings,it will help to console heart and mind.
Your feedback and words of wisdom are welcomed.

~Fatema Vanak