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We live by comparison.


Everything we experience is understood in relation to something we experienced in the past. Relationships, places, chewing gum…everything! When we like a pair of flip flops or dislike our boss, it’s coz our mind has already drawn up similarities or differences from our past (based on our way of thinking) and we get drawn towards or repelled by the qualities of these new experiences accordingly. And once we’ve experienced something, we are never the same person, we get altered. We can’t “unknow” something and the need to have the best drives our minds to compare. We experience everything in degrees.


So when you realize that you love someone, do you love them more than you did before…or more than you love someone else..coz they are wonderful, beautiful or whatever you find them to be..based only on your idea of these qualities!  The truth is, anything is meaningless without a frame of reference. But this frame of reference is very personal..each of us has a different one.


So then… do we ever experience anything in it’s ‘absolute’ness?
Or are we just puppets of our conditioning and like Einstein said,
“It’s all relative!”


Well, I guess this one is absolute… relatively speaking of course 😉

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Sometimes I wish I could change everything around me, me included.. in a few seconds. Then at times I wish time would stand still so that nothing would ever change..of course neither is possible! So I often wonder..how much what I do on a daily basis matters to me…and where am I headed? There are so many questions we need to answer every single day…Can I do this? Can I afford this? Do I need this? Can I have this? Where should I go next? blah blah…But the question we ask most without realising how important it is, is this one…

“Is there enough time?”

We answer this question on a micro level every single day, to squeeze in the gazillion things we need to do before time runs out. But this question needs a larger perspective. It isn’t just about meeting deadlines at work. It’s about how much time we have until we meet our final deadline. Living in the here and now requires us to see the “bigger picture”. As Steve Jobs said, “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

So smile. Breathe. Pause. Think. Make time. Be. Say. Do. Call up the one you love and tell them that! Stretch your arms out and reach for your dreams. Make every moment count… make it worth a lifetime. Take charge of your life and become “Vector” 😉 …coz it’s not just the direction but also the magnitude of what we choose on a daily basis that we really need to think about. Start now… afterall, we ain’t got forever.

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