The benefits of reading newspapers daily can be googled and found out. Here I’ll share what occurred to me about newspapers.
Newspapers are the mirrors of the society. Not because they show good or bad social events, but because it shows the level of acceptance of good or bad events. This means that if the newspaper that comes to your house is giving mostly bad news, it is giving it because it’s subscriber is accepting it. The sequence of bad news when prevails for a longer time, it is understood that the subscribers are going to do nothing about them.
Society is made up of people like you and me. The society will be in the way we would be. Newspapers will reflect what we collectively have been till now. So next time when we read a news of a robbery, rape or a wrongdoing, along with blaming the convicts alone, we should also scan within us that what have I done till now to stop this from happening?
Coming to the crux, when we read newspapers, we can relate logically and emotionally with what is happening in our surroundings. Let us remember Nirbhaya. Didn’t news of her pain fill our hearts with misery and despair? There may not be any direct connection with her but we are still able to relate and feel the pain. If that pain is felt, is it possible to tease a girl? This is a change. Shouldn’t this be the purpose of printing and reading newspapers? Is news only for knowing or are there any actions expected out of them?
Why do we avoid or ignore reading newspapers? Possibly, because we wish to run away from the truth and hide our faces like ostriches do when they see danger. We look at the newspaper and blabber that it is filled with all crap and sad incidents that will spoil our day. Well, sadly, the day has already been spoiled, but by not knowing it, we only show how seriously do we take such spoils. Possibly with an assumption that how do those spoiled events affect us? An occurrence of such a thought itself makes us antisocial.
What can you do? Instead of texting forwarded SMSs, send some useful positive news. People are thirsty for positive thoughts. People want to hear some good news. Make a daily habit of forwarding one good meaningful news or a thought. News is more preferred as it helps increase information as well as action. It sometimes provides examples that prove that internal inhibitions have always ruined our potentials. Share one good meaningful news or thoughts.
Discuss with friends about positive events. Instead of cursing the government for expending million rupees behind a terrorist, discuss about a powerful battery operated car newly introduced in the market. If you just cant do anything, just drop an email to the newspaper company complaining about the negative and saddening news that you don’t like on the front page. At least do something to make your day better.
Newspapers can be a medium of so much power and potentials within us; it can be the source of innovation and professional development. Opportunities are hidden within the dark lines on the white papers. It is the job of the grey cells in our head to identify and work on them.
What’s the line in your head?
The water in the pipe can rise to the level in the reservoir to which it is connected. likewise the mind of man rises to the level of the deity whom he adores…
The sadhaka should therefore be able to distinguish between the minor deities at various cosmic levels & Ishwara, the Ultimate Reality…….
Shri Bhagwat Gitaji…
The above question is an outcome during exploration of professional connections on LinkedIn, A Professional Networking Website.
Since the time I have started exploring the areas of development in the fields I am interested in, I have met and worked with several people with experiences and knowledge that can be considered vast and varied.
The amazing part is we all have different traits, qualities and ways of living, being and working respectively, but the most common thing that we all seek in our profession is ‘connections’. I have heard people saying that it would be very difficult to survive in current competition without connections. I remember a tele-ad done by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan for Justdial.com, a local search engine wherein he mentions about contacts. It really amazed me thinking that we all are so desperate willing to have connections with people who are going to be useful to us in one or the other way. But one question struck me when I pondered upon our intentions of exploring connections. That question was, Am I “connected” to myself?
Everything paused for few minutes. I could not answer to this question immediately possibly because the answer was ‘NO’ and I was scanning my whole system of existence in order to convert the answer into ‘YES’. But I realized that in reality, the answer is ‘NO’. I am not connected to myself.
Somehow, I could not stop myself from passing this exploring to you all, are you all connected with yourself? For what? Possibly, you may also get the same answer that I got.
Think over it folks, I have concluded that we MUST start sparing sometime to get connected with our own real self, daily.
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सोच, सोच भी सोचकर बोलती है,
हर बात तोलकर सोचती है |
सभी के दिमाग में ये तो होती है,
कभी गहरीं तो कभी छोटी होती है ||
सकारात्मक और नकारात्मक इसके दो पहलू है,
कभी जिंदगी हसीं तो कभी ग़मगीन बनाती है |
किसी को ऊपर उठाती तो किसी को नीचे गिराती है,
हर किसी की सोच ही दूसरों को लुभाती है ||
न जाने इतनी जिम्मेदारियो का वहन,
वह कैसे सोचकर करती है |
सोच, सोच भी सोचकर बोलती है,
हर बात तोलकर सोचती है ||
- देवयानी ज्वलंत भावसार
We normally tend to design our life on the basis of past or future. We are hardly present to present.
We always make judgements about situations and people we experience. These can be in the form of learnings at times. Bad experiences can result into learning if our judgements about them are appropriate.
We can never forget our past. Till the time we are psychologically normal, we would always be able to recall our past. So there is no point or need to try to forget them as a bad dream because the more we are trying to forget them, we are actually remembering them more to forget. Try forgetting a red sheep after 15 minutes after your finish reading this reply. Make sure you remember to forget. :)
The best way to deal with bad experiences is to live through them considering them important milestones in this journey called life. The choice is always ours to whether we wish to have fun in this journey or labeling it as BAD dream. Spirituality and self-refinement is the only way to deal with life. Try reading life stories of people whose life have been more difficult then ours.