She discovered Peace.!!

She was there, in the grassland. Where she could breathe like never before,
She was having goosebumps yet the cold breeze comforted her,
With the positive vibes around her, she was the nature itself,
With the peace within she was a vast universe herself..!!

#HerStory #Peace #BeautifulSoul #Goosebumps #Rain #Vibes

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Nepal Journey – Post Earthquake

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It was 25th of April when Nepal was hit by a heavy earthquake of 7.8Mw.
I personally had never felt any of the earthquake, being in Madhya Pradesh at that very time i didn’t felt the vibes of this earthquake either. Because of the isolation of the village i was in, i was unaware of the disaster that was in nepal.

On 25th night we were suppose to be in our base camp (Baghdara – Bandhavgarh) that is surrounded by jungle. On our way we saw that there was fire in jungle and which was very closed to our base camp. At that very moment we saw a jeep running towards us and saw it was our company head driving that jeep. He asked “what happened” we replied “aag lagi h jungle me”, he without a thought replied “to chalo bujhate hai”..! For me it was a great gesture to hear the solution so instantly.

Initially we had no clue how to stop the fire that was about to get bigger, but we were lucky enough to see the sand of a river bed that was probably because of the river that used to flow years back. So we took off our t-shirts and loaded sand in it and threw it on the fire, after half an hour of struggle we were finally able to get rid of the fire. Personally i never did something like this, so it was something that made me feel strong and happy.!

Post this we came to know about the severity of the Nepal Earthquake. The organization i work in also has a wing that deals with disaster management and so they decided to send rescue team to nepal. I was also the part of that team.!

With limited resources and what all preparation was possible, we ( a team of 6) left for nepal. It took us almost 28 hours by road to reach Nepal Border (Senouli) and then straight away we left for the most affected area in Nepal. From local resources we came to know that Gorkha district is the most affected one and Ranchok is the village which has 100% house damage and it was very close to the Barpak (Earthquake Epicenter).

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We halted in a place called Chunaute. It was late night in a camp with heavy rain and thunder when i experienced the first earthquake ever. It was a mild 30 second earthquake. Though it was a light one but as we say the first experience is the first.!

Next morning we were suppose to leave for Ranchok, but because of the heavy rain there were landslides and roads were down, and therefore we were suppose to trek almost 20 km to reach Ranchok. We left for Ranchok at 10 am, taking just the basic necessities like, camps, first aid kits, few packets of maggi, a bag full of chana, and other basic things. We didn’t carry all our stuff as it would be difficult for us to carry them on a long trek.

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We reached Baluwa at around 2 pm. There were devastated houses, few rescue camps, people living in temporary shelter, long lines for the relief material. Met different people from US, Poland, Michigan etc who have came to Baluwa to help people in any way they can. Then i realized, Skills are very important to work in a situation like this, but at the end It is the Heart that is important. Why would a person from US who was in India for holidays decided to help Nepal earthquake victims? The Volunteers who were from different places were the source of real inspiration for me.

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The trek after baluwa was more tiring as it was uphill, and we were already exhausted walking for 13 km with sun shining brighter than ever. All the houses we saw in this trek were down, not even a single house was un-affected by the hit. During this trek i thought of treating everyone with a smile and saying Namaste as i knew how would one feels who had lost his/her home and thought a smile could help them to feel little better. To my surprise i got a response each localites smiling back and saying Namaste πŸ™‚

Finally after 8 hours of total trek, we reached Ranchok (Closest village to Barpak). As soon as we reached there we pitched in our camp in the school and interacted with the local villagers.

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Traveling in nepal from last 3 days i found that the people living in the places like Ranchok were more helpful and soft-hearted, though they din’t had enough food for themselves they always offered us food. Though we din’t had it because we knew they needed it the most. And i am glad that we met few guys who can speak hindi, nepali, and the local village language too.! We were also offered two blankets because we din’t had any sleeping bags and it was damn cold there, so we took it.

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Next morning we installed the first aid camp and started giving medical aid to the villagers. Majority of people in Ranchok were suffering from Diarrhea, Cold, Dry Cough. We went to the village side to give basic medicines and first aid to the people who had wounded themselves when the earthquake had hit.

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Two days after we came, a group of MBBS nepali students came to Ranchok and started medical camp. Even after they came, people used to visit us and ask for medicines. I wondered why people don’t go to MBBS Students ? Till some one told me that its not just the medicine that cures, but it also the Care.! Then i get it, we used to talk with villagers, laugh, smile, listen ( Though we always had a translator πŸ˜‰ ) and those were the things that attracted them.!

We stayed for almost 6 days in Ranchok, experienced 5-6 earthquakes, interacted through actions ( though we learnt a bit of Nepali), Ate chana for all 6 days till the second team came with some Maggi, cured almost 300 people, distributed relief material and many other things that can’t be expressed or said.!

While returning from Ranchok, i had a heavy heart to carry.! While trekking down, i was wondering what all things i would be missing, Early morning voices asking for “Aushadhi”. A small girl Pushpa who always used to come along her sister Sanju for little Soframycin that could heal acne on her face and stayed for hours. The frozen himalayas view from our camp, the hot/cold at same time (sunlight that was hot but if you are in a shed you need a jacket). The people, the village, in short everything.! People asking me Dai you Nepali ? I used to reply “Nai Dai… Idian Chhau… Garhwali.. :)”

To be very honest i came to Nepal with a different thought, where people must have been crying and feeling very low.! But the spirit of the people there was remarkable. They taught us how to be at peace even though the world around them has fallen apart.!!

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I pray for all those people who had lost their lives and lost their ones.! May their soul rest in peace and others get the strength to overcome this disaster.! I wish that we never ever experience this kind of natural calamities.!
Get well soon Nepal.!!

Perception and Life

β€œHumans see what they want to see.”

Yes. we see what we want to see, feel how we want to feel. The emotions always arise from you not from the other entity. Our environment can only help us to arise some emotions within us, but at the end you are the master of your thoughts and life.

From a period of time i was very much into the connection of thoughts, vision and perception of the things that happen around us. So far i have experienced that life will always be the same until we believe in the power of our perception.

“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”
So we cannot see the beauty until and unless we perceive the beauty in an object, person, place or situation.
And living in a society full of different minded people, we have different visions and understanding. So when we go out and face the real world, we are caught up in the perceptions of others and try living and making our perceptions accordingly.! Don’t you think that we complicate things to the extreme when we live that way?

To make my life simple i have applied some simple rules:
1. Perceive GOODNESS in people
2. Say / Do what you think is RIGHT
3. Don’t worry how people PERCEIVE you.

There are millions of people around us, and think if we start acting as per the perception of other people. We would not be able to live life like we want to, but will end up in a life how people expects and perceive.!

Sometimes its ok when people don’t get it, because you can never change the perception of other person but yourself and remember to be happy even people are perceiving sadness. πŸ™‚

Happiness CANNOT be defined by the way how OTHERS perceive our life and emotions but how WE perceive it.!

A life fully Lived.!!

Days spent well in continuity will end up in a Good Life.!

We all are born, we all live and we all die. It’s a human life cycle that we all go through, but what makes it different ?
Its the unique identity of each person, its surroundings, the emotions he/she experiences, in short how the person lives. Its like we share the same start and end point i.e. Birth and Death, but have a different path to reach the eternity.! A different movie in its own with yes a start and an end.!

The existence of “Life” on the planet earth is not just a random phenomenon that happens every leap year, but it took thousands of years. Like from Big Bang explosion to the creation of planet, then the elements and then the life.! So if hundreds of well known scientist would try to, say re-do the experiment of Life. I would doubt that they could do so. And we are fortunate enough to live a life that came from no where.! A’int we Lucky πŸ˜‰

But have you ever thought that “Am i doing justice to my life?” or “Am i living my life to the fullest?”.

I did.! The day we start having gratitude to the life we have got will be the first step to actually live it.!
How do i live it ?
By living each moment.! Now don’t count the seconds in the day πŸ˜›

Want a Happy Life ? Live It.. simple as that.!
Have a Dream ? Fulfill It..
Want to Travel ? Save money and Travel..
Want to Learn Guitar ? Play It..
Want to be Loved ? Be Lovable..

Its all very simple until we start applying the “If” and “But”. And what we do is that we starting living between those two words and forget the purpose.!

By the years passing by, i have learnt one thing that if you want a good life you have to work upon your life to make it good. All you have to do is to make sure your thoughts, words and action are in uniformity..!

For me a well lived life is a life without any regret, without any grudges, being happy, yes very happy so that we can share happiness with each person that we meet throughout.

Smile and Live.. Live and Smile..!! πŸ™‚

Gratitude and Appreciate ..!!

Namaste.!! Quiet often we use this term in our daily life. It means
“I honor the place in you where Spirit lives
I honor the place in you which is
of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,
when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
then we are One.”

How many times do we actually feel when we say it ? The day we start doing it with the feel its meant to be, you will see how that little change in thoughts while delivering that word can bring a huge change in your life.!
If you want to question about this, whether its magic or something that really work. I think its better to try somethings than to question it.! Like i might not be able to tell you the exact taste of the momos i had today, for you to know it, you have to taste it πŸ™‚ . Hope you got my point πŸ˜€

Have gratitude each morning..! For life coz you are alive today, the bed on which you had a sleep, shed above your head, the air you breathe, the food you eat and the person who made it, gratitude for nature, for people that inspires you, for people who check your patience, compassion, peace as they are making you more stronger..!

Try a simple exercise that i have been trying to practice from years is to say “Thank You” like you really feel it.! And start thanking each person that helps you in any form. A newspaper boy, milkman, auto wala, a sweeper, a guard, shopkeeper, and the people that help as per your life.! Treat them with a smile.!

I know all of us would have been aware before and might have been taught in school too.! Sometimes we ignore the power that lies behind simple words like Thank You or appreciating someone.! It can empower other person to do things more efficiently and with more passion.!

Do you remember how a round of applauds in classroom for scoring highest in test, or the feel that you get when you receive a prize for any activity, or a good job compliment from a boss, appreciation from audience when you played in your first concert, appreciation from parents when you do well ( rare πŸ˜› ), appreciation for a hairstyle or just getting to listen “hey you look good today”..Or many other situation you were in..!! Appreciation would have always lifted your spirit..! So why not lift more spirits around us..!!

Appreciate your life and life will appreciate you..!!

Expectation and Acceptance..!

I expect and i am disappointed.. I accept and i am Free.!!
There are times in our life when we feel very low, going into the deepest level of sadness and when everything is not the way you “EXPECTED”..!
“I expect a happy life, but all i can see is despair”
“I expect my parents to be cool, but they are strict as hell”
“I expect someone to love me back, but the person don’t”
“I expect a better salary, but there is no appraisal”
“I expect a peaceful world, but there is just violence”
Now don’t start judging my life on the basis of above lines πŸ˜› These are just some of the expectations that many of us might be having..!!

What if we just get rid of the word “Expect” from our mind dictionary and get more use to “Accept”.
“I accept that my life is in despair but i will make efforts that can lead me to a happy life”
The moment me start accepting the universe within us and out things will turn 360 degree..! So now you don’t expect but accept whats in the present and make efforts in a positive direction.!
“I expected a Sunny day, but it rained.. So i went for a good ride to have a hot cup of tea πŸ™‚ ”

Expect from yourself and work on it and you will never be disappointed..!!

Love.!

Its Valentines Day today and the word that would pop up in anybody’s mind would be “Love”. There can be different type of Love. Love for music, sports, food, traveling, shopping, dogs, sleeping, nature etc. Being a human being we are very versatile in relating a feeling to many other entities. The love which is most precious is shared between human beings. Now getting more into the different love feelings, we have love for friend, sister, brother, maa, paa, uncle etc.! And yes one love is for the Lover..! I just realized Lover is like a living entity for love πŸ˜€
And yes its valentines day its Love for Lovers . Hope you are now aware which Love are we talking about πŸ˜‰

So lets get straight to the pointWhat is Love ??
I think each one would have a different definition for this 4 letter word, so i will be sharing what i have observed and felt.!
Few years back i came across with a quote from Osho which says “If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you . Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.”

When i read those lines i came to know how deluded i was about love.! I think we often mix up the possession and the love thing quite into each other.

For me love is an inspiration to be better, Love is to inspire other person to live a happy life. Love is to live free, Love is to be yourself, Its to be pure, vast as universe,to dream big and work towards them.

“Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful”. – Walk to Remember

Peace Love and Happiness

My first article on this blog. It had to be Peace Love and Happiness.!
Have you ever wondered the reason you are born? Why you live ? Or the basic existence of Life ?
Its Happiness..!! And How wonderful it would be if we see Happy faces all around the planet πŸ™‚
For the wish i just told in the line above we must have two basic ingredients “Peace and Love”. I read somewhere with Peace and Love everything is Possible..!!
So be in Peace with yourself and your surrounding and make sure you fall in Love with your Life..!!