Ingredients: 1 or multiple dose of failure 1 large bowl of patience 1 cup vision 2 tablespoons of hard work 1 tablespoon of commitment 1 cup compassion 1/2 cut kindness 1/2 cup chopped humour. Ice cubes as required.
Metanoia - a journey of changing once mind, heart, self, or way of life.
~A bowl of METANOIA """"""""'''''''""""''''''''"''""""""""""""""""""""
• Anything that gives meaning to your dreams.
WHERE TO FIND:
•You can easily find it in the store of cerebrum in your head through evaluation. •The best way to get it will be via self-introspection. Though this is my idea of getting the perfect meaning, your can vary too; but as long as you get the desired ingredient, you are good to go. •For the beginners, however, I'd suggest my personal way, it works easily and gives great results.
Step 1 : FIND GOALS
•Once you have found the meaning of your dream and set forth your heart on a brewing a perfect metanoia, the first step would be to set your goals on three different platters. •One should have all your long term aims, the second one would contain your medium ones and the third one should undoubtedly have the short term goals. •Give extra vigilance to them while segregation, this will give the foundation to our recipe, enabling you to achieve your dreams and change your life.
Step 2 : LET GO OF REGRETS
•This is my secret ingredient and should be handled with great care. You have to chuck out all the regrets from your platter of goals. •For fun, write them on a paper and bury them in your kitchen garden, or you can also keep them to warm your food in its flame.
Step 3: FACE YOUR FEARS:
•Now this is the hardest step and many I've seen falter while accomplishing it. •I'd suggest the beginners to see their limitations with different perspectives, then add some chilly flakes and oregano to them, mix it well, butter your pan and put it in the oven with your limitations until they come out to be brown, crisp and ready to make the thud sound of a cookie when broken.
Step 4: ACCEPT YOURSELF:
•Mind me when I, as your mentor for this, tells you-a dish is never perfect unless the chef wants it to be. So you, the to be chef, have to create the dish, the change that you want, on your own. No one is going to help you do it. •This process is simple. All that you'd need is to accept who you are, love what you are, find courage, mix it all to make a gravy of perfect consistency and step out to do something crazy.
Step 5: LIVE IN THE MOMENT:
•This is the final step. All that you'd need is to enjoy what you are making today. •Add all your ingredients, namely- the meaning to your dreams, the three platters of goals, the crispy broken limitations, and the gravy of self acceptance and brew it over fire of regrets. •Serve it with extra toppings of happiness, self-love and bliss.
BOTTOM LINE :
You have the choice to make whatever you want to make out of your life. Proceed with a positive attitude and remember that a perfect dish needs to be completely cooked and needs time for being so. Till it is ready to be served, enjoy the joy of learning and experience the taste every part of the 5 steps mentioned above.
The perfect bowl of METANOIA is all yours to keep.
Sometimes I await for those wrapped boxes outside my door, Sometimes under the Christmas tree, Sometimes when I cut the cake or even blow out the candles on top of it.
And at last when they would catch my eye, I'm always curious what it might be ? And when i open the gifts , I feel happy for a moment and then it's me back to normal. Just enjoying something , still waiting for something.
Then my door bell rings , unexpectedly on a Sunday morning . And to my surprise there was no one standing but a vintage wrapped box on my door mat. The one I awaited but with doubt. I quickly hurry inside and place it on the small table .
Without thinking twice I slowly remove the wrapper as the wrapper held magical powers of luring me . A brown small cardboard box lies there in front of me. Without hesitation I open the box just to get tears in my eyes .
It was a charm braclet . A beautiful one and a heart touching one too. The one I wanted from long .It had small gems around it and a big charm in between them with just a heart of color black . I look at my unwrapped gifts from yesterday and it gets me thinking , Why wasn't I this happy when I opened them ?
Maybe they did make me happy and blissful but not that much as this little charm here.
Maybe this is what you call a special gift. Just a wrapped box with no name or address . But you know it belongs to you.