Sunshine of hope


(Painting in watercolors, September 2015)

I am writing  here for a beautiful day for everyone. We have to lift our spirits every morning especially getting inspired by nature peeking through the window and looking at the beautiful sky and here I wanted to share from my journal:

The flattering sunshine

Invites to smile,

Carrying the joyous

Freshening soul,

Kissing the Hope

And brightening day. 

  Have a blessed Day !!


Raman   🙂



Reflections of the day

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For most of the weekdays as usual, today I juggled doing different tasks. I started my day with a warm lemon drink and now ending my day beside the lamp on my nightstand by the bed. 

I believe how much ever load of work we do, by the end of the day,  we get peace and strength from our positive attitudes. We build an inner calm and find light for our soul. 

Reflection of day helps one to:

Learn from the mistakes if any

-Rejoice the success of a task

-Be prepared for another day

As I reflect, there is essence of gratitude and love that is subscribed in my heart.

I look for another day with hope and smile !!!

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Raman 🙂

How Being Flexible In Life, Helps You

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Many times I have been asked, how I mange my schedules? Am I very disciplined in my daily routines. My answer is I am disciplined and at the same time flexible. For adults there is a huge difference in the two terms “being disciplined” and “being flexible in our lives.

When we become too disciplined we bring anxiety in our lives and our rigidity does not allow us to perform the tasks that come our way unexpectedly. There is always left a question what if ?? or one cannot break a military rule at home. 

Yes I was brought up in a household where we led  disciplined lives. That bringing has helped me to be disciplined in mannerism and being punctual with regards to work or meetings.

But when we are flexible in our thoughts and activities we are welcoming some great gifts that bring balance in our busy lives. We are not always worrying about things going just dot to dot. We become more open to options that come our way. For this we can practice the following:

  • Don’t make a habit of saying “no” just for the sake of saying.
  • It is important to welcome the opportunities that come your way.
  • Monitor your vocabulary that is in negative shouldn’t, couldn’t, never.
  • Be more practical, for this take charge of responding to a situation depending upon a circumstance.
  • Try new things in your life, it could be even with simple things like  food, movies, fragrances.  
  • Train your mind to be flexible that will bring more acceptance in your lives.


You have to be considerate of options and not always be charge of everything and be a point person for our daily lives. When we are flexible it becomes easier to adjust at our workplaces and at home as well. We become more communicative and collaborative and have the patience of giving an ear to others.

Stay Flexible, Stay Happy !!


Raman  🙂





Nine Dos To Draw Motivation !



  • You draw motivation by admiring every simple thing, that you think brings smile.
  • You don’t build barriers between your mind and a motivator.
  • You welcome tough things with open arms.
  • You believe in being positive.
  • You create challenges for yourself to grow.
  • You see beauty in the things that may seem rotten from outside.
  • You are ready to be flexible for a change, for the good.
  • You show curiosity of mind and are a learner.
  • You show enthusiasm that helps you to make a path for your growth.       

Here it gives me a chance to share a recent incidence. One morning when I woke up, I reminded myself how I had not worked out and I seemed uncomfortable with myself. As I looked through my big window I saw a shrub far off that seemed dark in colour. I had never noticed those shrubs before. At the same time the size of flowers interested me, I could see them even from a very far distance. I immediately made up my mind to go for a run that would give me a chance to look at the shrub  that appeared interesting to me from far. That dark shrub was a motivation for me that day to push myself. I not only enjoyed myself going for a run but also found the shrub had some beautiful flowers at a closer look.


( The dark shrubs that I saw from my window)

The beautiful shrubs at a closer look that motivated me to get outdoors and stay active !


It was truly amazing how my curiosity for that shrub in disguise was my motivation for that day 😊

Stay motivated !!!




Are You Empowered ?

In broader sense empowerment is  enhancing the skills at an individual or at a group level, where the skills can be used to get the desired outcome(s). Everyone has strengths and weaknesses and you get empowered by conquering your weaknesses and you are aware of setting your goals and working towards them by making the right choices. I believe every individual has the potential to be self aware by reflecting on their actions critically.  


(Clip from Sun Newspaper few years ago: myself beside my paintings when I was unaware of true meaning of empowerment, though I was aware of developing my new skills).

Same applies to the group of employees in a company or organization. When the employees learn the details, mission and vision of the company and can take actions for a desired outcome.

  • The word empowerment is powerful. Empowered people have the freedom of making choices and taking actions. It has been on my mind for many months and finally I am writing few of my thoughts here. 
  • Empowerment also leads to insight and confidence, with which you can analyze a situation critically and communicate effectively with others.

Here I will like to mention empowerment does not mean subduing someone. 


(I see sparkle in the learning eyes when they learn little by little and tell me how they can handle their  lives in a better way). 

A person can also feel empowered when he learns a new language in a completely different country and that helps him or her to make his life good for the betterment of his or her future.  

                             To become self empowered you have to take your own responsibility

  • Build confidence by taking your own decisions and making choices for the betterment.
  • Don’t hide your creativity. Let it create the ripples of your strength.    
  • Be positive in thinking towards others and yourself.
  • Know your weaknesses and strengths. When you are aware of your weaknesses you can work on them.
  • Analyze what is your contribution to the life that you are leading.
  • Don’t live on disappointments, instead make amendments where you feel the gaps that prevent you to achieve your goals.
  • Take decisions that  make you feel fulfilled.    

Empowerment does not come  over a day, but every step leads to a journey of empowerment.

Take the right actions to build empowerment in your life !!



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Power of Having Enthusiasm in Life



Last night I woke in the mid of my sleep, may be my room didn’t have the appropriate temperature. Though I woke up for about 10 min, I thought about enthusiasm… How important it is in ones life !! Some people don’t believe in being enthusiast and they are unaware of all the great things they miss. The biggest being the smiles and happiness from little things,which they miss for not having enthusiasm in life.

 (In the picture you see me perched on a construction truck loaded with dirt, yes ! I just wanted a picture for memory and didn’t care about the dirt and my heels and cloths getting dirty 🙂

The most powerful reasons I can think are :

  • You make your life lively and fun. Even during hard times if we make an effort to have fun it will makes it easier to cross the barriers that we are facing. There is an inner shine that brings peace and our heart is lighter to think about the steps we can take. Unfortunately some mistake it for ignoring the goals that we have to focus on.
  • You become a learner. You are always want to try doing things that will make you happy and in doing, you are in the process of learning new things. You show passion towards life.
  • You get your work done. By being enthusiastic you get the things done more easily. You take it in a positive way that you have the responsibility of finishing your tasks. many times in households or at work people lack the enthusiasm and they tend to be pushing their work away from them.
  • You change your attitude of being positive. When we change our attitudes to be positive we become loving towards others. We become more mindful in our attitude in our daily actions.
  • You trigger your energy level. By being enthusiastic you show curiosity in trying things that come your way. You want to take the opportunities that help you to grow and be happy. You will find yourself leading an active life style or someone who is eating well and staying healthy.


Make life beautiful by having enthusisasm !!!

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Developing Resilience For Work



There is no work that is without challenges and stress. But the way you can handle your work load makes a big difference in your performance and your outlook towards your work. Resilience is when you spring back in your work when a difficult situation arises and you take it as a challenge for your own growth. You learn and makes changes in your performance and become tolerant for future. Your efficiency is affected by the challenges you can take. You don’t show the signs of giving up and feeling low. 

A popular question asked by an interviewer is ……..

                                              How can you handle stress at work ?

Employers want to make sure their employers can handle the stress situations if it arises. I remember answering an interviewer at one time …I handle stress by going to the gym, working out or through painting. It overall effects my attitude on day to day basis and even at work. One should be capable of figuring out what works best for them and not grumble for the situation they are in. 

By saying all this, resilience looks different during economic  downturns when people are layed off not because of their performance but because of the economic situation the company is facing. Again the employee has to show resilience by not keeping low and having self doubts but take actions that will help them mentally and survive. A self employed person like an artist, may not have much income but shows resilience and trade off by the freedom they have with regards to time schedules and still be happy.

                         Ways to show resilience…..yes you can !!!

  1. Cultivate the practice of being flexible. Your work may involve changes or your boss may ask for modifications in the work you are doing. Be flexible to accept them and follow the guidelines as desired, things will become easy for you once attempt them. If you have a BIG NO in your mind you cannot succeed in overcoming the challenges.
  2. Be committed to your work. When you are committed you make sure your are honest in finishing the desired work as accepted. Resilient people have the urge to being on top of their responsibilities.
  3. Be ready to take challenges that come your way. Recently I had changes at workplace with regards to expectations of paper work. The lead told that people who had accepted the challenge had crossed the high tides but people who were not ready to take challenges were still struggling at work.
  4. Be patient in tackling a situation that may arise unexpectedly. Don’t let the fire create burned irreparable atmosphere for you. Train your mind to be patient and not feel frustrated in grave situations. Be mindful of what you are saying or doing. Your actions reflect at your work place.
  5. Create personal awareness for being mindful. When you create awareness of being mindful you become confident and don’t show self doubts. You may practice meditation or a healthy lifestyle to gain control on your mind without anxiety.
  6. Build a positive outlook that will help you to have a positive response to the situation you may face at work.  When I say positive response it means you are ready to take up the actions that will define your end goal with success.


                       Resilience helps us to grow with every opportunity and step we take !!!!


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Healing Powers of Nature


We all know nature is beautiful. At some point of our life nature has stimulated an excitement within us either when we went for a walk or at the beach where the waves chanted; the snow clad gigantic mountains or the chirping birds perched on the tall trees; the elegant waterfalls; the vast sky with its changing colors; the shinning bright moon dancing with the twinkling stars or the smiling flowers in the flowerbeds.

Nature has its healing powers that brightens our senses even though it could be momentary when we are in its lap. As we get closer to it more often its reflections cast a greater shadow in our lives. Nature is pure that brings the wellness powers with in us.

            Over the time I have learned the gifts of nature  

When we are in lap of nature, we take a break from our busy lives that rejuvenates our minds.

We feel relaxed and calm that gives a break from our mechanical routines. At that moment we only want to enjoy the beauty that the nature is offering us.

Nature helps to relive the pain that may have been caused by a friend, co worker or a family member. 

We develop a positive attitude when we start to spend more time with nature.

Nature renders us happiness as we can feel good about ourselves. We realize our spirit uplifted with peace devoid of anxiety.

It gives us the opportunity to appreciate the joys around you, even in little forms like the opening flower bud or the crashing waves by the rocks.  

I get close to nature by going for walks with my family, sitting close to the pond surrounded by trees, driving in the country side, running outdoors, going for a hike, vacation by the ocean, driving to the mountains, gardening or keeping flowers in vases.

No wonder why I enjoy nature and want to spend more time in its lap !!!


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Importance of living in the present


When you are living in the past or future, you are doing it mentally, but in reality you are in present. Even when you prepare for your future you are doing it in present, at that moment. Often people say their mind wanders even when they are trying to learn to meditate. This is because their mind wanders in the past or future.

Every time I am doing something new or taking up a new opportunity I am enjoying at that moment. I prepare my future by doing my best at that moment, taking into consideration by capabilities and my responsibilities to my family. How important it becomes to live in the present without any regrets and worrying about your future. Think “now” is the time when you are building even for future.

            I believe you can practice living in present by :

1. With every morning sunshine, take it is an opportunity to smile and do your best. God has given you the opportunity to finish the unfinished tasks. There is so much potential in the present moment. Smile at the little joys and smile at people around you.

2. Be motivated to do your job wholeheartedly. Trigger the enthusiasm by being passionate. Present gives you the opportunities of the moment to be in your awareness of  happiness.

3. Don’t worry about the future instead prepare yourself by living in the present that will prepare for future. Don’t deplete your energies by worrying, instead look for the options, work on them for solutions. 

4. Don’t give weighted importance to things you did yesterday for example your past job. Importantly I think how I can use the skills I have build and use them in the present.  I take the present moment to be happy. 

5. Be open minded and you will find how easy it becomes for things to flow. You become open to new things in the present and except them without judgments.

6.Practice active life that will make you feel fulfilled without regret. This will help you   gain different experiences and gain confidence. You will live in the present of the new experiences you gain.

Keep living in the present !!!



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Joy of whole heartedness



Hello 🙂

Yeah ! I am writing while I got a little break from work.  When we put our heart wholeheartedly, we seem to enjoy at the moment. We show compassion, passion and live for what we are here and carrying on our responsibilities. Our compassion is towards ourselves and also towards others.

We engage our lives in true spirits, where we can see our strengths and dignity. We can smell the fragrance of positive compassionate vibes and we have no expectations from others. We are dealing with our attitudes how we can do our best and bring joy. We develop the courage to face our situations and our imperfections.

We embrace the vulnerability with calm. We get up in the morning and make our day work with a smile no matter what, without rigidness . There is no grumbling with harsh verbals about the imperfections we have to face. We strive to do our stuff passionately at home, work or in our neighborhood. There are tunnels of darkness that we are prepared to cross and we know how we can bring control within ourselves which is devoid of self doubts.

Happy wholeheartedness !!

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