Wednesday, April 17, 2013

When all fails there is .......

Life is a journey on a bus with many stops en-route our thoughts decide which stops we get down at and why.

Many times there exists an imbalance between our thoughts and our desires this is what causes us to get disappointed as our expectations are not met and we feel lost. There is nothing wrong with this as it is part of the experience of being Human. 

We often blame everything like the people around us, our work, our relations, our health, how we look and so on for all the situations in our lives. However when we feel so all we need to really do is introspect in to our own thoughts and we will see that it is our own doing. 

Our thoughts are nothing but us ordering from a catalog which the universe manifests in to our reality. 

Am sure none of us wish to order something which we do not desire. So let us try to watch our thoughts. Yes there will be times when we will be tested when our beliefs, our desires, our expectations, our understanding of life will be shaken and at times even broken down. Then we begin to develop all sorts of fears and begin to loose confidence in our own ability. It is at these times our thoughts begin to wander towards the negative and once we get stuck in the vicious circle of negativity our life becomes just a series of disappointments one after the other everything in our life seems to be a lost cause. 

It is easy to get stuck in this vicious circle and am sure all of us have been through it at some point in our life and some of us may be going through it as I type this very sentence. Different people may respond to it differently some may fight back and give up a while later, some may keep fighting their whole lives and get no change, while a few will use the power of  HOPE and change their thoughts. Once the thoughts are changed and are ignited by the candle of hope the dull gloom encircling our lives will give way to light and the change it brings with it.

Hope is a powerful tool. It is hope of finding an oasis that can make a person cross a barren desert with a parched throat. It is hope of a more suitable weather and other conditions that makes animals migrate for thousands of miles. It is hope of light and change that the universe best displays with the rising sun everyday.  

Giving up or getting tired or just being pessimistic about every aspect of our lives is the easiest thing to do. I prefer to cherish the joy one experiences when one achieves something even with all the obstacles and disappointments that seem to be like a cascading water fall all through our life. This joy is unexplainable by mere words, it is out of the world. One has to experience it to understand it. Once one experiences this joy within may it be in the smallest of things in life it can get very addictive. 

Try this out in the smallest things in your life for example - form a positive thought of reaching office without a traffic jam. Believing in your thoughts makes the process more potent and will manifest in to your reality much faster. Trust me it works have been experiencing it daily from the day I was introduced to this wonderful wisdom of the ages.

Only if we take the plunge will we be able to swim and only if we swim will we cross the river to the other side where lies the treasure cove of our desires. So what are we still waiting for??????????????

Always remember  - 

 Our lives are the reflection of our thoughts. We can not change the reflection but we can surely change our thoughts.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

An Evening well spent. ( Vibram's Rock!!!!!)

Today we planned to go for a trek in the evening to the hills at Moula Ali. Since we were starting by 4pm and many of the members of Jukaado would be still at work we only could take a handful who were  free. We shall plan another trek may be on a Sunday so that all can attend it.

The weather was not so hot as usual or it could be the gentle breeze on the hills reduced the intensity of the hot sun. It was a fun experience and an evening truly well spent.We all enjoyed the wonderful trek.

I have been wearing Vibram's (KSO) for quite a few months now but today's trek especially passing through all the boulders really tested the Vibram's and my toes too.

While scrambling up the slopes or even moving through the randomly stacked boulders the toes were truly exercised and used with every step I took. 

I truly enjoy wearing the Vibram's they really give you the feel of barefoot walking with the added benefit of protection from sharp objects like broken glass or thorns etc. While moving from one boulder to another when you stretch out you can really feel every toe stretching and working to help you move. I guess the toes help in getting a better grip too. I  have run up hills and crossed boulders with normal sports shoes too but nothing can come even close to the Vibram's as the toes truly help a lot. You really feel so stable and every step is also a wonderful workout for the muscles of the toes and feet. 

I have stopped wearing other shoes and only wear the Vibram's and really feel the change in my feet and legs. I feel even my kick has become more devastating or more powerful with the use of Vibram's. I have never had any issues of stress fractures or aches while using them. My calf muscles have developed a lot with the Vibram's too. My calf muscles were always well developed due to the training in martial arts however they seem to have got a boost since I started training in Vibram's. It is a shoe that everyone should invest in especially those who are into any form of physical workout or training.

After reaching the top we did 2 sets of 20 Burpees each and sat down to admire the city lights as well as the few stars that were visible and also had a major discussion on the position and movement of the North Star. 

It is always nice to spend time with my students. Am truly blessed to have a nice lot who are always eager to train hard and are like a family of warriors. It is said that like minded people are attracted to each other and seeing the enthusiasm of the students who keep up with all the crazy things I make them do in training I guess it is true. I appreciate the students who have continued training with me for many years ( some have been training for over 5 years others have been with me for almost a decade) especially since every few months there is a drastic change and increase in the intensity of training at Jukaado.