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Glass Half Empty – Like my life

Glass Half Empty - Like my life

I look at this glass and think of my life. My life is so much like this half full glass. I still need to see so much, feel so much and have so much still in me with what I have seen and lived. And this light from the reflection of sun is like the hope in my heart to live more and more every day 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend my dear friends! I am feeling so happy and peaceful right now and I am sending this good feeling to you from here 🙂

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Reflection of Inner Beauty (Thank you my friend)

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Hello to all my friends here. This post is somewhat special to me as this is my 100th post here since I have started blogging. And I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you to make this journey so inspiring and beautiful for me. As its only because of all your support and motivation and readership that I was always inspired to share and write. And today when I see 7,690 views, 379 direct and 121 followers via facebook, then my heart melts with all this appreciation and support I have got from this amazing online family of mine.

I would love to share more of my experiences here in future. Also would love to hear about what you think of blogging overall in few lines if possible as I would love to hear about your experiences as to how you started here and what made you continue for such a long time. I am expecting to hear from you as it will inspire all of us and will help the people new to blogging in finding their way as well.

Keep blogging!

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Invention of Love

Invention of Love

The title originally chosen for this photo was – ‘Love is in the air – Someone is trying to live & Someone is trying to share’.

But then I wanted to write something relevant about this picture and started thinking about love. What is it all about and how it all started hence I felt that the current title would be more appropriate. As this photo has got five different pics merged into one.

  • The black & white is my experiment trying to capture all the pics of couples in the garden. This made me feel – Love is in the air.
  • Then a girl was enjoying the day sitting in the garden and her red hair attracted my attention. She made me feel that you can love yourself and enjoy the day at times as well.
  • Then third pic is edited in instagram and I took it today. It made me feel that sometimes we want to share the things in life we see with others – We want to share the love.

Today when I merged these different pics then they didn’t look different to me and merged into one emotion – Love. Its everywhere. I sit in the train and see couples, babies with their parents, friends, families. If I close my eyes and think about the good moment in my life then I find myself in love with my life.

I smile while walking on the street after seeing these beautiful emotions. I don’t need a present to be happy. I smile when I see my flatmate who is awesome. I smile when I hear the beautiful lyrics of a song. I smile when I think God is there to take care of me.

Simple but powerful – the nature of love and it can change our life. We don’t need someone else to give it to us. We can love ourselves and give the same love to others. The more we give the more it increases, that’s the beauty of love.

So the message for today is – Love. Think about it and let me know the various things that make you feel this emotion. Let me tell you its very easy to feel this emotion being human.

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Identity Unknown – Picture perfect or simple defect

Identity Unknown - Picture perfect or simple defect

I saw this plant in Pokhara, Nepal and havn’t been able to identify it yet. Does anyone want to give it a go?  May be lets just give it a new name. I took the picture because it looked nice with the background color. Tell me first thing that comes into your mind looking at this picture.

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Sunshine Award

Thank you very much Cristi (http://cristimoise.wordpress.com/) for nominating me for the Sunshine Award.It is great to have someone recognize your blog like this. It is very inspiring and motivating. Cristi brought sunshine in my WordPress life.For that and your support i want to thank you, my friend !

To accept the award, the rules are:
-Link back to the person who nominated you : Thank you again Cristi !! Also I would recommend to check out her awesome blog (http://cristimoise.wordpress.com/)

-Post the award image to your page – Done

-Tell seven facts about yourself  – here they are
As of April, 2013:
I like think that my life is like an open book where people need enough courage to open it and read
1. I love to live every moment of life and from last two years I am trying my level best to make every week count in my life (not writing day as sometime I am so busy that when I realise my day is gone). For example going for Scuba diving, meeting friends on regular basis, writing the posts in this blog (https://talkingexperience.wordpress.com), are travelling around the world, and learning new skills.
2. I am a personal trainer by qualification as I did my Cert III and Cert IV in 2011-2012. I still do need to get into the industry though (once I have some spare time from my current job as Software Engineer as it is pretty demanding).
3. I love dancing, but hard to dance in public unless until I am drunk enough to ignore the audience…lol
4. I can cook but not my favourite pastime, although in 2013 my resolution is to get into fitness so might start cooking more from this year on.
5. I have been travelling since last three years and have travelling in 8 countries and taken thousands of pictures.
6. I am a movie buff and have watched thousands of movies (mainly Hollywood) and want to expand this to the other language and culture as well now
7. I love travelling as you can see from my posts and I am a crazy and adventurous person in nutshell.

-Nominate 5-10 other blogs and let them know they are nominated :

http://gesundheitsuze.wordpress.com/
http://traveloops.com/
http://aniketsalviphotography.wordpress.com/
http://mysuccessisyoursuccess.wordpress.com/
http://eldinsmilleart.wordpress.com/
http://mybeautfulthings.wordpress.com/
http://teenfaith777.wordpress.com/
http://andreiplimbarici.wordpress.com/
http://tishmaels.wordpress.com/
http://ourcloudlounge.com/

Congrats and thank you for your support all as without you this would not have been possible!!

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Awesome days doing River Kayaking – Thrishuli River, Nepal

Loved the thrill, fun, fear and adventure

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Taj Mahal – Seventh Wonder of the world (just for you)

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More about Taj if you wanna read

More about Taj if you wanna read

Artistic roof of the entrance

Artistic roof of the entrance

Entrance to the Taj

Entrance to the Taj

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Peeking at the beauty

Peeking at the beauty

Feeling the grand design and its historical value with every step

Feeling the grand design and its historical value with every step

Looked up and found this welcoming sight

Looked up and found this welcoming sight

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Seventh Wonder

Taj Mahal - Seventh Wonder of the world (just for you)

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Sweet-tooth….I can Understand

Who doesn’t like a candy or a lolly? At least most of us have some time in our life have savored an ice-cream or desert. I have taken a picture of my plate in Sydney Tower restaurant. I know this is too many but being a sweet tooth I could not resist but try all kinds of deserts available. Have you ever wondered how the custom of sugar started? There is almost 100 pounds of sugar consumption in United States every year. It was also called ‘White Gold’ once and the recipe was a well-preserved secret. It is a native product of Southeast Asia. Brazil produces the most today although Portuguese had brought it there in 16th century.

It was very interesting how Sugar played a major role in slavery as well. It was like a three-step cycle. Slaves would be sent to work for it, once the product is made it will be sold to Europe and then more products would be brought to Africa and slaves would be bought with them.

Britain is also argued to have lost their colonies to independence because the military was protecting the sugar islands. So the same sugars we eat almost every day in various food products have made its way to different culture and nation with a lot of stories. It was identified and used in the form of sugarcane very early in India. No wonder I have so many deserts to enjoy the evening today being an Indian 🙂

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Love Locks – Legends & Superstitions

It was a beautiful day in Mt Keira Lookout, Sydney, when I saw these fancy padlocks and the names/messages written on them. It got me curious to find out how it started. I think you might have seen such love locks at places as well.

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As per an old story it started before World War II when a schoolmistress names Nada fell in love with an officer named Relja. But then Relja went for war in Greece and fell in love with another local girl and broke his commitment with Nada. Nada could not recover from this and as a result she died very soon. Afraid from this incidents the local girls started this custom of writing the name of their lover and themselves on a lock and affixing them to the railings to protect their love.

There were many controversies and people expressed their concerns to remove these padlocks from the public properties. For example in Florence, Italy, they posed aesthetic problems and scratches on the bridge. But still we have many places where we can see hundreds of love locks.

There are many legends and superstitions attached to this custom as well. Example: there is a fountain in Montevedeo, Uruguay where it is said that if a lock with two people’s name is placed there then both will return to the fountain and their love will last till eternity.

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There are some other stories as well. But it made me think how fragile the pure emotion of love has become. We fall in and out of love so quickly. Or in other words its not love just lust.

It was a better time when people used to spend their life with the only person they fall in love or wait for them forever. Now there are so many choices available, not just around but also through online channels that the relationships have become very fragile. I am not sure I like this as we have lost the meaning of true love. We don’t stick to each other much as partners. First we fall in love very quick and then we realize he/she is not the one. And at times this search is like never ending process.

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I wish we can be more true to ourselves and not get into relationships too quick but look for true love. But the society is made of more individuals these days as we don’t live with our families anymore. And that leads to the loneliness when we try to find it with somebody. Many would be happy when they have choice to change their partners when ever they like. But I don’t think its a very good thing as life is too short to keep searching ‘The One’, rather than share the precious moments with the one we love.

I would love to hear your views on this.

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Forget the Differences – Make it a better place to live

Forget the Differences - Make it a better place to live

Working together to earn the living. This shows how human can work with others to achieve the common goal. When we can get along with animals at times then why it is a problem to get along with another human being. Involving with violence and developing the feeling of revenge and hate. Why is it so difficult to just love everyone and work together for a common goal – Make this world a better place!

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It starts with an End

It starts with End

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.

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Time Travel to be ChildLike

Time Travel to be ChildLike again

I was walking back home from work today. It was such a beautiful day. Cool breeze made me feel calm and very relaxed. I felt so much energy even though the day had been really long at work. I felt the air I was breathing, I saw people walking on the footpath, I saw the beautiful buildings made by man, I saw couples holding hands with the ray of hope in their eyes, I crossed a park with a small lake where lots of birds were chirping, I saw the diners enjoying their meal in relaxed environment and I also saw a girl running and looking a bit scared, then I saw a guy holding a map who was trying to figure out the directions and so on. What was the difference – I was living in the moment. I was living the present and cherishing it completely. I did not think about the past and I was not lost in the dreams of future. I was aware of every moment I lived today evening.

And what was the result – I was smiling as my heart was full of joy, joy of life, joy of sharing my life with so many other fortunate people, joy of being able to feel things and joy of being able to love everyone in my life. I must have looked ridiculous as I was smiling at my own on the way back home. But it was hard to contain that joy in me and make a poker face. Happiness was all over my face. I felt like dancing all the time and I felt so light that I felt I could run faster than time. It was the evening I think I have not experienced in ages or perhaps never before. It was the evening of utter exuberance. It was as if I had nothing to worry about in the world. And how did it happen.

For that we need to become like a child and free ourselves from everything but the joy of life. Every breathe we take is the blessings and is full of life. We have the gift to feel the very air we breathe, the water we drink and the land we walk upon. To be able to enjoy again we might have to look back and remember how we used to behave as a child. We need to learn from children. We need to start observing nature. Is there anyone out there who did not enjoy running in the part as a child? Is there anyone who actually liked the Air-con more than natural cool breeze when growing up, of course depending upon the temperature it might be a differnt case? Who didn’t like to play with water and get dirty in sand/soil, if given a chance?

That is because we are born with natural instinct and we lose them as we grow up or I would say stop listening to our inner self. To learn the truth and be happy again forever we need to go back to the roots and re-activate those functions we are born with. The powers that we have as humans, we need to find it again and use that energy to make our life fulfilled. In some countries/ cultures people say that children are the purest form of God. Why because they are more like God I think because they are free spirit, with no fear, happy, sensitive to others, friendly and open. As we grow, we suppress most of these qualities and the sufferings starts from there.

I am going to start that inner child in me and nurture it again, as I might be lost so far but not anymore.

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Perception vs Reality

Perception

Perception