Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fear of suffering ............!!!

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.” 
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Why I Want My Kids To Fail...................!!!

I don’t want my kids to win every basketball, football or soccer game.

I want them to occasionally play against kids who are much bigger than them in an unfair match-up.

I want the referee to get it wrong with them sometimes.

I don’t want them to get 100% for every spelling or maths test.

I don’t want them to master every piano piece on the first attempt.

I want them to know that it’s not the end of the world if they fall off the balance beam during competition.

I want them to occasionally scrape their knees and bruise their shins.

I want them to learn how to take risks and be slightly embarrassed when things don’t go to plan.

I want my kids to fail sometimes.

I want them to build their resilience.

I want them to learn how to persist during difficult times.

I want them to know that life is full of challenges and these challenges can be overcome.

Of course I want my kids to be happy.   In my completely unbiased opinion, they are the best kids in the world and I want nothing but the best for them.

But the best for our kids isn’t an armchair ride.  It’s equipping them with the strength required to make it in the big, wide world when they are older.

YES !!! I want my kids to grow in this way only so that they can be winners of tomorrow ! for a new world to face any challenge of life !

- Vijay

[ with post support from Darren ]

Monday, August 17, 2015


......मैंने पहले बोलना सीखा ...अम्मा... !

फिर लिखना सीखा.... क ख ग a b c 1 2 3 ...
फिर शब्द बुने !
फिर भाव भरे !

.... मैं अब कविता गुनता हूँ  , कहानी गड़ता हूँ ..
जिन्हें दुनिया पढ़ती है ..खो जाती है .. रोती है ... मुस्कराती है ...हंसती है ..चिल्लाती है ...
.....मुझे इनाम ,सम्मान , पुरस्कार से अनुग्रहित करती है ...!

.....और मैं किसी अँधेरे कोने में बैठकर,
....खुदा के सजदे में झुककर ,
धीमे से बोलता हूँ ...अम्मा !!!