Fire can symbolize anger, hostility, or rage that is suppressed and in need of release. Only by befriending our shadow, do we make the unconscious conscious, and come to know balance. Those things we fear or make us feel uncomfortable about others are those things we have not yet accepted within ourselves. Fire also represents life energy, our source of power and inspiration, creativity and gifts. It is up to us to pay attention to what is brewing or erupting within us, and to recognize we have the choice how to harness and direct our energy.

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Being Human


We are born to humans who are just like us, we grow amongst humans who are just like us, we fight and love humans who are just like us. Yet we are unable to understand the value of being human.
As we are born, we are all thrown into a world of deadlines, competitions, behaviour rules so on and so forth. In this fast pace of life we forget to breathe. Things that are bestowed upon us by the al mighty are taken for granted. Things like breathing, watching the world around, feeling blessed to have families, to be happy because we can talk and communicate.

As we try to chase dreams and compete with people around, we forget to look within and discover our inner strengths and potentials. We are then unable to handle varied situations that we face that we then call ‘PROBLEMS’. Then begins the vicious circle. We feel stressed due to the problems, we are unable to focus because of these problems, our productivity at work and relationships starts to deteriorate and last but not the least we are diagnosed with various medical symptoms like headache and cardio-vascular disorders.
Phew ! That’s the reality ! Now what do we do ?

 Taking time out for oneself, just sitting in a quiet space for at least 15 minutes in a day refreshes us and helps us to think clearly. Problems are created when there is no clarity in our space. A dirty wardrobe will not help you to get the right dress everyday. A messed up work space will not let you focus on work productively each day. Similarly, a cramped up mind will not help you to think effectively and hence you will not be able to deal with every day situations, thus creating stress.

So, lets value our lives just they way they are. Let us thank God for making us humans. We shall make a promise today that we will utilise the basic qualities of being human, thus will respect oneself and others around us the way they are and live each moment like there is no tomorrow.

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Inspire Others

In this world we live in, there are leaders created not just to command people what to do, but to guide others. They may be really good at their job but that’s not the only reason why they are become known as leaders. The number one characteristic of a leader is to be an inspiration or a good example for his/her followers. Everybody wants to be a leader but do you have what it takes to be one ? Here are 5 ways to get started – but remember, being a good leader will not happen overnight after reading this – it takes time and real change !

People are not only inspired by what you achieve in life or what acknowledgements you get, they will look up to you when you have a heart of compassion and love. They will analyze your ways; how you deal with people with needs, with kids, with elders, etc. Do not just be kind only to people you know but to everyone around you. Start with small things: speak politely, respect the cultures of other people, do not always argue just for the sake of arguing, and be a giver to less fortunate people. Yes, that means no office gossip either.

In your office, when you are given a job to do tasks, why not go the extra mile ? This means sometimes doing things that may not even be your job, especially if no one else is stepping up.

You will not be an inspirational leader if you’re just asking people to do things, you should show them how it’s done. Be an example of kindness, be compassionate to less fortunate people, and show perseverance in your work.
Being an example is easy but to be a good example, this will test your mind and heart. It’s not about what you do, it’s about what you want people to do after you set an example for them.

No one wants a leader that is pretentious and suspiciously great right ? If you want to be an inspiration, show them who you truly are. It’s not just about how you complete tasks efficiently and on time, it’s about how you came to that point in the first place. People often look up to the people who are proud to show their real self; no hiding, no pretending, just pure intentions and compassion.

To be a good leader, you should also be encouraging to others who may not be there yet. Most of the time people are shy about their talents and skills but if you really know that they can do it, the best thing to do is to encourage them to shine.

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