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A Simple Prayer for good thoughts

by Celin Thomas
Meditation is a slow healing process. It slowly works as a tonic which will spring one back to life and will also give one the spirit to enjoy life. Meditation is often misunderstood or sometimes even tagged as boring and complicated by many. But it is actually quite simple; all it requires is patience, dedication and discipline.
In my opinion meditation is the best form of prayer; in fact praying is also a type of meditation. To begin with, we can start focusing on something that holds our attention for a longer time. Something that we love, we adore and most importantly something in which we place our faith in. Faith plays a very important role here. It only works if you show enough faith in the action. It’s like a belief, which is also a deeply rooted philosophy or an ideology. Basically, the very core of our existence.
Meditation can enrich one with the life force necessary to function with a balanced state of mind. In simple words, few minutes dedicated to yourself will help you restore mental peace and harmony, even while your life continues to seem chaotic. The real chaos is actually in the mind. We become victims of situations only when we lose track of what we really would want to do at that moment. This disconnect is mainly due to lack of focus and peace and balance within. Our mind controls us and we accordingly control the situation around us. Hence, it is certain that the only way to react in a particular desirable manner to a situation/individual is by means of controlling our mind.
It is also a good practice to occasionally pen down our thoughts, just to keep a tab on how our thoughts are progressing and more importantly in which direction. Positive thoughts will give you hope and harmony and negative will do just the opposite. Hence, our thoughts are responsible for our mood swings, in other words the way we feel at any given moment.
The good part of this whole mind game is that, you are the orchestrating it and this orchestra is for your own entertainment. So, you can also chose the genre as you may please. So tune on to comedy, happiness and peace. Look for dreams and wonderful memories and live with them to put you in a positive state of mind as you are meditating and then affirm yourself repeatedly of how you would like your life to be in the next moment. Be bold and ask, ask yourself. Asking yourself is actually a wonderful exercise to self-discovery. You will know your potentials and also limitations. It’s a wonderful journey to embark upon. To seek the truth is also to discover oneself. And as the Bible says, ‘Seek and ye shall find’.

Dare to Dream!

By Celin Thomas

As we age dreaming itself seems like a fictional aspect of our daily lives. I believe in dreams. I think they are a secret way in which God communicates with us all. These dreams guide us and will take us where we truly belong. The journey thus embarked upon will unfold and renewed you.

“The Dolphin, story of a Dreamer” is a book that will inspire anyone to think positive even if it fails to encourage one to dream. Sergio Bambaren, the author to the book has taken a very simple example to communicate his point of view. His view is actually his life and the way he has conducted it.

It is true it takes a great deal of courage to break free and follow your dreams. I mean, how many people we actually know who do want they want to do? Perhaps you can start asking this question to yourself to begin before moving towards another individual. We often forget the purpose of our existence as we continue to live our lives monotonously with the sense of fake security that it provides.

As I flipped through the pages of “The Dolphin”, I found the corners of my lips going up time and again. I realised that this book had in it to make me realise things that I may have ignored in my life for being whims and fancies. It’s very easy to be judged by others for doing whatever you wish to do, taking your own time, believing in dreams; all of this can be mistaken as rebellion and arrogance. Also there is no dearth of people who will fill your minds with doubts and fear which will always keep you anxious and apprehensive. Unnecessarily we will become defensive towards opportunities and people.

The most important lesson that I have learnt is to have faith in our dreams and visions. I’m still learning to tap my full potential by following my instincts, but I guess it is a process and atleast I have started. And I’m happy with myself now. It is also important to show some faith in others as not everybody is evil; some are scared just as we were when we began our journey.

Its true words have an impact on us, as we connect our emotions with them. So when people we trust show lack of faith in our abilities, it is only so because they don’t know us that well or maybe they don’t trust that we could achieve what may seemingly be impossible for them. However, it is of utmost importance where we place our faith- in ourselves or on what others say?

It is important to lay our good faith in our dreams and aspirations to watch them become reality. It is upto us whom we trust and what we believe in, as that will define our state of mind and our proximity to our dreams and goals in life.

I would recommend everybody to read this book. And I hope that you will find your message in it too just as I did.