And continuing to post themes each week. I have now come to the third change. This one is very interesting. It is called ‘I believe’. And yes as the name goes it is just that. In this you will get to know me and my guests better. Our beliefs, our lives, our principles. It is where you can understand what makes us, what breaks us. Come be a part of this theme, taking this path of discovery and self-discovery…
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If it is ‘I believe’ series then I will start with the simplest. I will write down five simple beliefs which have dotted my life every now and then. Some may be controversial some strange but yes they are all truths that define who I am.
Karma is a way of paying off your debt
Its like a balance sheet. There are credits and debts. And in this sheet there is no eye for eye. So whenever something bad happens to me, I quickly begin to explain to myself that a part of my bad karma just got paid off. I also explain that I am being let off lightly, if karma balance sheet was an eye of eye I would have been in a worse situation. This thought always helps calm me down. I realise that there is good in every bad.
I cannot do anything that doesn’t let me sleep well at night
School, college and now work. I have often suffered because I wanted to do what was right. Even at home I faced some problems because I wanted to do or say things that were just and not biased. Life was never easy being this person. I would often cry, feel sorry for the problems that got generated, but looking back I know I never wronged anyone. And when I sit alone and look back I might sound like a narcissist but yes I do feel happy and proud. It was a tough call always but one that worked out for my conscience better.
My God knows best
By nature humans are beggars. I know it is a very unpolitical way of putting things but that is so. My mother always taught me that I should only pray to God for the health of family. It does sound ironical when I see what eventually happened to her. Well moving on. And I went a step ahead I only pray that he does the best for me and my family. Because he knows what is best. And I have some experience in this. Everytime I have asked him for something and he has given me, it has been one of my life’s worst choices.
Responsibility is directly proportional to loneliness
A while back I was talking to someone and in the end we concluded that responsibility is a lonely job. I suddenly realised that I have all along felt like that about my life but never really put it in those exact words. As a society too we are so prone to run padh yatras, hunger strikes, rallies, slogans and what not to gain our rights. But not so much when it is about our own responsibilties. And if you look at a the larger picture, the country or even companies run more often than never because a handful few are doing their job properly. A meager thirty percent sustain the seventy in such cases. Being responsible is a one man’s job.
I hope you enjoyed these five. Each one of these five deserve a seperate post and soon you will be reading some of these points in a longer format too.
We also have the ‘I believe’ logo designed by one and only Vikas Agarwal!
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have been told from childhood that a good deed done adds to good Karma and a bad deed negates it and thus as you said is a B/S.
Responsibility is akin to bitter-gourd, good for health but bitter to taste. loved yr logo.
Yes responsibility is like bitter-gourd what a lovely comparison Kalpana and so apt for life an analogy.
Ok. First things first….I think I might br going a bit blind. ..were there five or four? Sorry..I’m not nitpicking. ..just wanted to make sure I didnt miss a beat. Secondly, love the theme and the post has given all of us a little bit more insight into the lovely “Richa” 🙂 I have been a fan since I stumbled onto your blog, and every post of yours is like a pat on my back for making the right decision to follow your writing. Thirdly, like the “I believe” logo.
Yes Sid, thanks to you I noticed there are only four 🙁 well another belief of mine is that mistakes make for legends 😛 and so I will not update it 😀 and thank you sooo much for such kind words 🙂
“Mistakes make for Legends” – love it 🙂 Waiting for your next post
Hey. That’s a very nice blog. A small token of love and appreciation. A Liebster Award.
Thank you so much Srijan 🙂 I feel blessed thanks to your appreciation 🙂
Love the theme for this week and am looking forward to more posts on it. Loved the first post of this theme quite a bit as well.
Thanks a lot Jairam 🙂
believe”…. a phrase that have do much in it. I agree with almost everything esp the Karma and leaving out everything to God. I used to crib cry and even bribe Him for certain things to happen… but now its completely his chance… that way I could raise sn eye at him at times na… 😉
Looking forward for reading more in this one.
Yes Sheethal it does put us in a better position a more demanding one 😛 😛
Great life-lessons here, Richa!
Agree with all the 4 things you believe in especially about the Karma and God! What goes around, comes around. And yes, God knows the best!
Thanks Shilpa 🙂 and yes there is four and not five *hides face*
Interesting theme this week girl!! Loved your ‘I believes’ …strong and powerful…shows more of you as a person… 🙂
Thanks Aditi 🙂 you must wait for more!!
Nice them and an even more interesting post 🙂 Will keep an eye out for these through the whole week 🙂
Thanks Seeta 🙂 I hope you like what’s more to come 🙂
Hungry kya? 😛 *helmet on*
Look at you, from such a young age you have done so much, and itna kucch manage kia hai.. Have as much faith in yourself as you have in god
Aww Hrishikesh what a brilliant thought! And yes I try to do that but God wins each time, my faith in him is limitless 🙂
You said it right. I of course got to know you a little better. and about believing that you cannot do anything that doesn’t let you sleep peacefully a wonderful thought.
yes I do believe that Sugandha. And sometimes very small things like hurting an animal or killing an ant too makes me lose sleep (yes call me crazy 😀 )
Those five work for me too.
I guess the one closest is ‘My God knows best’. I am always in submission to my faith in Her.
I loved you logo, girl…. its pretty 🙂
Thanks Kajal 🙂 and I am glad you did not find out that there are only four 😀 I love you for that *hugs* (yay mistake not found! ) 😀
You are absolutely right Richa!!
Thanks Hema for liking what I believe in 🙂
How beautifully and simply you have described about these great Principles of Life!! Great post indeed, Richa.
Thanks a lot Bharati 🙂 I am glad you liked it 🙂
This post truly brought out the philosopher in you. I say Dumbledore must be beaming at u from above. :))
hehe I pray what you say is true. Because that also means everything and everyone in harry potter is for real 😛
I liked the concept of Karma. If we are going through a bad phase it just means that you are paying off a debt. It makes us see the situation in a different light. This makes quite easier to go through the bad phase. Loved the way you described the four points.
Thanks Diana. And yes I believe that we all have to complete the balance sheet why not do it happily..
You, my dear, are a very wise woman!! x
Thank you so much 🙂
My parents said the same thing about praying to me when me and my sister were kids – to ask for everyone’s good health. Err I did end up asking for good marks in exams, the pretty girl in class to crush back on me, the Indian cricket team to win the world cup, and a hundred other things 😉
haha do you think I didn’t cheat 😛 😛
Nice post. It reaffirms some of my own thoughts .
I am glad you can relate to it 🙂
Possibly you read Sri geeta because what you say something similar in that line is told in Geeta.
I have to read it someday… this all is without reading 🙂
very well thought out points Richa-i too believe in all of these.
Thanks Indu 🙂
Well written thoughts 🙂
Thanks a lot 🙂