Saturday, June 27, 2009

Carnival of Healing #195 : Just About Everything

I am very excited about hosting the carnival of Healing for the second time. The Carnival is a weekly round-up of personal blog posts on the topics of holistic health, wellness, spirituality, and self-empowerment.It is managed by's Guide to Holistic Healing, Phylameana Iila Desy.

I am an ardent follower of the holistic healing section of and it feels great to be a part of it.

I begin the Carnival with a quotation that motivates me a lot. This quotation is by Walt Disney.

"Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret - curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable."

I had a wonderful time going through blog submissions, reading great posts and presenting those to you. Hope you find it useful and enjoy going through them too!

Here goes -
  • In order to be happy , we need to be completely healed of any pains or sadness , Jennifer talks about how to heal pain naturally at Distance Healing.

  • Decisions Decisions… whether to have a cup of tea or a switch jobs or not...Jenn Givler has a good post on decisions. Check it out.

  • Upon Reflection is an article that touched me. Read on @
That's all for this Carnival!

Last week’s carnival was hosted by Phylameana lila Desy, at Spiral Visions.

Next week WP, at The Conscious Life will be hosting the carnival.

Visit the healing carnival archive page for past carnival hosts.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Heat is on!

Those lazy, hazy, crazy...very crazy and sweaty days of summers.
Gosh! What a weekend.
With the mercury level soaring higher and higher there seems to be no mercy at all.
No rains in sight...winters are too far away and we are really -really getting cooked in this heat.
Hoping and praying for the monsoons soon.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A touching event

Yesterday while coming home from work, an incident touched my heart.
After a long day at work, I was returning home.
Even at 9.30 there was a huge amount of traffic :(

At the end of long days such as yesterday...I just wish to fly back home.

I usually get a chartered bus or share cabs on my way back...yesterday the queue was unusually long.
While standing in the queue and fuming at the lack of proper transport, I suddenly saw a lot of colourful toffees all over the road.

A old man, almost toothless, had dropped the glass jar that contained the toffees that he was selling.
his bag (equally old) gave way:(

There was a huge rush to clear out the toffees…the drivers and many of us around helped him pick up the toffees.
And he kept thanking everyone...

Within no time, I saw people from the queue; people passing by and anyone who witnessed this, come forward and offer him money.
His bag contained everything he owned and the glass jar with the toffees was his only means of livelihood.
I hope he gets himself a new bag and a new jar that brings him bagful and jarful of goodies.
More often than not, I am reminded of how lucky and fortunate I am. And in spite of being so fortunate...I crib:(
Yesterday's incident touched me....because it made me realize that life is good and it is not worth cribbing over things that might not be working out for me.

The spirit of people touched me...everyone went forward and helped him...there was a begger girl (about 10 years old ) holding a toddler...and she too helped in collecting the toffees... and gave all the toffees to him.

I am touched and overwhelmed. And I love Kolkata , and all the people matter how much I crib about traffic jams and other things.