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I believe, I trust

Success
Success is the result of our genuine talent, sincere effort and strong decision to not give up before we achieve our goal. Yes. But then how is it that only few succeed while many do not, despite of the talent, effort and determination? 

We do reflect- oh the timing was not right, or some stroke of bad luck...etc.

I feel above and beyond the obvious, there are four more things- our success is attained as it is:

First, God is answering someone else's prayer.

Two, our success is fruit of our ripened past good karma.

Three, our success is a blessing recieved.

Four, our success is pre determined, our path calls us, as we are chosen to be instrumental in accomplishing larger designs for the larger good.

So is our success something to be proud of, or not?
I think actually it is better to keep our grace and have a gratitude-filled heart towards a universal supreme energy and understand our success as a rich and truly humbling experience when we count how many people indirectly or directly helped us get this success, get us here.
So ours, is then, the role of an instrument and to be chosen as an instrument we may feel gratitude, exercise detachment and show affection.
We must do what we do to
feel alive with excitement while doing our work, feel alive with joy when we accomplish, live in that moment fully and then detach and move on to something different and new- for a rolling stone gathers no moss, and well, we cannot cling to one success forever just like we cannot keep on eating sugar forever!

Taste success, devour it, savour it, then 'gargle' with humbleness and gratitude, cleaning your mind, heart and soul and keep moving on...
Move on to do more, to new beginnings!
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Uncertainty is okay

Wait…
Uncertainty:
It is a gap,
A blur,
The distance,
Between the answer,
And its question.

It is the time
When we have to sit back,
Not knowing,
What's next in line,
Feeling fear and lack.
Its best to wait,
And let the universe,
Gather its intelligence,
And put the best stuff,
Together for us.

Uncertainty is quite
An humbling experience.
It makes us patient,
And lean on faith,
And seek divine guidance.

Just breathe.
Just be.
May the universe conspire,
And may you wait out;
For those who wait patiently,
Also serve.

Accept uncertainty,
Let life unfold.
In the face of uncertainty,
Be stoic, be bold.

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I have majored, 18 years in Muscat.

2004-present, a journey of joy.
Back in 2004 I landed on 9th April, Good Friday, in Muscat.
I now feel Muscat is in me as much as I am in Muscat, my beloved city.
Thank you, Muscat,
Thank you, Oman.

Oman, Beauty’s address
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Who are you?

Be clear. To fly high, the mind, like the sky, ought to be clear.
What are you? 
You are your mind,
You heart, body, soul.

You are the ‘are’
Not yet the ‘were’.

So you are:
The present,
The breathing 'you'.

You are the time you have left with you.

So when you ‘do’ something,
With your body,mind, heart and soul,
You actually give yourself whole.

To what?
That you decide.
How you dedicate your life.
Your focus,
Your time here,
You either 'spend'
or you 'devote'.

For what use,
What purpose,
You choose.
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If tomorrow comes

Aspire your best version, and up it all the time!
If tomorrow dawns,

Be thankful.

Right now,

This moment,

Today is all you have.


Be busy here and now.

In the littlest of tasks,

Putforth your extra,

Add your magic,

Show your awesomeness.

Make each task

As perfect, as special,

And as unique as you are!

Who are you?
You are your creativity,
Be thoughtful, artful:
Unique in your own way.
A person unforgettable.

You are your words,
Be a promise-keeper:
Person of integrity.

You are your actions.
Be a performer par excellence:
A person incomparable.

Be here and do now!


You are what you choose.

This weekend…

Am I paying attention in creating my legacy?
Pay attention to how
Aligned are your thoughts with your words and deeds.

Pay attention to how
Refined are your thoughts, words and deeds.

Pay attention to how
Sincere are your thoughts, words and deeds.

Pay attention to how
Positive are your thoughts, words and deeds.

Pay attention to
Who you are.

Who are you?
You are your thoughts, words and deeds.

Pay attention to yourself.

Be:
Aligned.
Refined.
Sincere.
Positive.
Be GENUINE!

Let’s remember

Let's remember
Its not 'my' success
Or 'your' success.
It is 'our' success.

Let's remember
Its not 'my' failure
Or 'your' failure.
It is 'our' failure.

We are each contributing to ALL Humanity
And therefore, UBUNTU the African proverbial concept of Life and community is the best way forward- I am, because you are.
At our individual level, we can choose to pledge to ourselves to change and transform. We can guard the petty thoughts of a poor mind and move to a rich,open mind. A mind that's all-encompassing, ever-expanding. We must choose to drive our future based on a world view that holds a united and universal way of thinking, believing and supporting everyone. We can choose to make it a point to help whoever crosses our path in every way we can.

Hold onto goodness and positivity.

2022

Step in to 2022 with a dash of lemony zest!
Think new
Learn new
Speak words few
Actions positive,
Kindness do renew

Its 2022

May you be surrounded
By fragrant flowers,
Blessed with natural
Healing powers.

Its 2022

May you decide to rise
Out of the past
Let go, live in the Now,
Question less, use less
Of 'Why me', and just be.

Its 2022

Make peace,
Courageously say 'Adieu'
To all that happened,
Before 2022.

Yes, its just
Another morning,
Until you choose
To make it new
By what 'new' you do.

Blossom and thrive

The Quality of Patience

Nothing can be built in a day.
Not an individual's character, neither careers, nor businesses, nor lives, neither cities, nor countries.


Nothing can be built in a haste.
Not a home, nor a design, a device, not a game, nor a song or a tele-series.


Nothing can be learnt in a day. Not a subject discipline, nor playing music, nor a sport, neither a language, nor a skill.


Nothing can be grown in a day. Not a tree, nor trust, neither a human bond, neither a field of corn, neither resources, nor savings, nor money.

Nothing heals in an instant. Not a broken heart, nor a sour relation, nor a torn ligament.

The current trend of 'instant' is detrimental in many ways. 'Instant' social media, instant 'messaging', instant photography, instant selfies-sharing, instant buying, instant unhealthy food - all have wrecked havoc to our patience and wrongly trained our mind to expect instant change, instant success, instant gratification and set us to hopelessly unrealistic expectations.

So be aware.
Try to assess yourself and lower down all 'instant' today.

Pursue elaborate and detailed studies, careful considerations, closer and deeper relations, long term goals, total cure and big strategic moves to the life you want to build.

Have patience and pursue depth, elaboration and perfection today.

Cultivate PATIENCE AS YOUR STRONGEST VIRTUE.

Good Morning.
Build your life with patience

Your time, your day

Do today what your heart always desired…today is just for YOU.
Your day 
Your time
Don't waste it
Away, away, away,

Be happy,
Say happy,
Do happy.

Life's happening,
With it, just
Swing and sway,
It's your time,
Your day.

Do what
You denied
For yourself
Yesterday;
You said 'later'
Your vague wish,
Make it true,
Make it come
Your way!

Don't leave it
Until later,
Into a future 'someday',
You said 'tomorrow',
Your 'Tomorrow'
Has come today,
Well have it your way,
Make today your day!
Time flies.

Dedicated effort

Follow the light within
Spend time in what you love to do. Do it well. Do it to perfection. Then raise the bar of perfection and challenge yourself to do more and better. Break your own records. Compete with yourself. Be it your passion for Art, Academics, Sports, Service to the planet. 
Go on. Where you put your total devotion and time, it is your dedication. Effort in such a focused way brings success. Devoted time with effort towards perfection is dedication.
Dedication makes legends.
Find out what holds you. What beckons you. What appeals to you. Know your passion. Then go pursue it tirelessly. Make it your HABIT.
Success will salute you, magically the universe will conspire and open doors for you. Follow your heart. Follow your own light.

Shifting your thoughts

It has been a challenge and quite some watchfulness was required in becoming an observer of my thoughts and detaching from them and choosing which ones were unwelcome. But the effort has been worthwhile. I am sure with time, we can change the thoughts and see the extraordinary effect of the shift within and without!

The book we ought to read right now.