Amazing view of Niagara Falls – Ontario, Canada
I was sitting in the bus on my way to the place I was staying. I casually looked outside the window and took my camera to take some picture out of boredom. But guess what I think it kicked some thought process the moment I saw the first picture I took. It was like the truth of life – we see others with a layer of our perception of the world. These pictures were showing me the way we look at life – with our perception of other things. We always have a layer just like these rain drops when we see this world and people in it. We need to change that as reality is not always as we see it.
How can we do it? That’s a good question as it might sound very difficult to do in many ways as we are what we are with our perceptions really. I would give some tips on this. Try to detach yourself emotionally from things, places, people and then see things as a third person. As the same person has a different image for different people around. How come that is possible that a person is bad for you and good for someone else at the same time. This means we need to change the way we see things if we really want to know the truth. Same goes for ourselves as we can feel that we are awesome whereas others might have totally different perception of ourselves. For example when I was in college I used to be a book worm and I used to listen to my parents all the time so I had this good image of myself. Whereas the other students in the class felt I was very rude as I was always studying and never interacted much with others. It was only very late when I got feedback from people who came to know me quiet well that how I was perceived around the others in the college. Nothing I could do about it as it was the time we left college anyways. But now I look back and feel that I have changed myself a lot and now I get the feedback saying that I come across a very friendly and confident person, even though I feel at times that I am introvert sometimes.
It can be really hard to see the reality most of the times as we are human beings and are full of various emotions. Emotions make that extra layer on top of our perceptions. So all we need to do is try to see ourselves being a friend as that will help overcoming the emotions first and then we will get more freedom around ourselves to see things more clearly. Do let me know what do you feel or think when you see rain?
Nature has beautiful way to start a day from Sunrise to Sunset – Here are some clicks of the sunsets in Waikiki, Hawaii. No matter how many times I see Sunset or Sunrise, it still amazes me how beautiful it is. Nature never stops surprising me with its wonderful way of presenting everything in the world.
Life is struggle and fun at times. Sometimes its hard to live each moment when stuck in hardship, whereas its fun living a day or week when happy. But the most important thing to remember is that little things can make a big difference at times. I felt it so many times. For example waiting for the plane for two hours in Hawaii and then came to know that the flight is delayed for another two hours. I was tired and exhausted as had to wake up 4 AM in the morning to catch the flight and now it was cold and long wait in the waiting room. Could not get enough sleep as was worried to wake up this early and now extremely cold in the airport so can’t sleep any ways. Then finally came close to board and got a compliment from the security that you have got beautiful eyes. Don’t know whether my eyes were partially closed or open but I think that made a big difference at the start of my day and brought a smile on my face.
There was a guy sleeping on the floor as we were boarding the flight and I felt that he hasn’t realized that the flight has started boarding so I shook him to wake him up and asked if he is waiting for this flight and if yes then the flight has started boarding. He was a bit dazed (may be too tired) and then gave me a grateful smile and thanked me that I woke him up as otherwise he would have missed the flight. I met him again in Sydney in the airport and he thanked me again for waking him up. It was just a small thing but it made a big difference in his day.
I met the fellow passenger in the plane sitting next to me. I started talking to him and he informed me that he is sponsoring a child in Philippines for last few years. He pays 50 AUD every month and it pays for the school fees, clothes and other necessary things for this kid. It was amazing how 50 Dollar each month made such a big difference in some one’s life.
It is true that we shall never ignore that one small act of kindness can make a huge difference is some one’s life. Its not only money but even a smile can give some one else a reason to smile. So lets start every day by one simple act and if we practice every day then we are actually making difference in 365 lives at least. And this is a big number. I will try to do this and lets see if you can try as well. Let me know what did you do different as it will inspire rest of us as well.
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Sunrise and sunsets, two of my favorite times. Its hard to get up for the first one at times, but when on holidays near beach or mountains I do make a point to get up early one day at least.
Visionaries always keep the end in the mind and start the journey hence it is important what you have thought for the end as it will decide the path you will take to make it happen.