Tuesday, 31 December 2013

'Life,as I see it' is my attempt to record the impression life creates on me everyday and in every 'now'. It is an exploration of my own mind to understand the people and the world outside. With my growing connection towards understanding and applying social and experience design techniques; I feel a strong need to reflect and apply all that I believe in, on my own self to get completely aligned to my calling – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I believe we as human beings are full of unlimited potential and if our energies are channelized effectively; we can together create a much better world.

I have been fortunate to play the role of a catalyst for several years in more than 10 countries in designing and managing the experiences of thousands of young and talented people all over the world. I am currently engaged with a few start-ups in entrepreneurial roles.

I would like connect to people who relate to my impressions on life and continue this conversation. I believe learning and change is a life long phenomenon and those who live life by this principle are more aware and evolved as human beings. I will be extremely happy to receive any comments and suggestions on any posts or the content as a whole.

Best Wishes for an ongoing exploration with life and hope your days are full of stories, joy, challenges, love and accomplishments which make you truly happy from within.

I am Your's to Dream Big and Live HIGH!



Thursday, 20 June 2013

My understanding of a genius of our current reality

A genius is a symbol of the collective future intelligence of humanity. He sees what the the humanity of his time does not see. He is ahead of the time and is perhaps looking at life, perception of reality, existence, God, problems of our times; beyond the filters of the mind. He is able to see what the others cannot and realizing that he keeps going about his life for the greater good of humanity. He has perhaps realized that it is possible to envision without being trapped by the perceptive constraint of time. He lives in the now and increases his awareness with every passing moment, which means he becomes more wise, intelligent and aware as he moves on in his life. He also has a sixth sense or a powerful intuition and this comes naturally to him. He has learnt how to use his increasing awareness and intuition for the benefit of the world. He loves the world as it is but makes efforts to make it better with his gifts. He takes this as a responsibility and not a burden and this continues to inspire him to keep going without any expectation of a reward or recognition. If they come along the way, he will take it in his stride with gratitude and become even more responsible for doing even greater work in his life.

His love for nature and humanity transcends beyond self and just humans. He is in harmony with himself, his species and the nature. He sees his primary purpose to understand the most existential questions regarding life and makes efforts to move humanity to a higher level where humanity as a whole will be closer to getting those answers. He recognizes this as his part of sharing the collective responsibility, to take humanity along with him towards a higher understanding of life. He has a strong connection with the global consciousness and as he goes about his life, more and more neural, social and technological systems begin to resonate with his sense of purpose, life and what we are here to do.

The power of his imagination goes beyond the world we know, understand or can comprehend. It transcends materialism, time and space. This gives him the ability to look at the existing world and humanity as a whole, beyond religion, politics, science, economics and other believe systems that humans have created. He chooses to focus his life on the area of his calling and his work comes to him as a form of meditation and utter joy. He knows that he can create the future and his role is to continue making contributions from his side and leave the rest. He realizes that unconditional love is the strongest force and energy in the world and has the power to resolve all the negatives that the humanity faces. A genius chooses to make his contribution to the world and humanity through his actions in the area he knows is his calling and strives to take himself and the humanity with him to a higher level during his current form of life he understands or till his material death.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

A Conversation with God

You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me. And that’s when you met me.

“What… what happened?” You asked. “Where am I?” “You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. No point in mincing words. “There was a… a truck and it was skidding…”“Yup,” I said.
“I… I died?” “Yup. But don’t feel bad about it. Everyone dies,” I said.You looked around. There was nothingness. Just you and me. “What is this place?” You asked. “Is this the after life?” “More or less,” I said.
“Are you god?” You asked. “Yup,” I replied.“I’m God.” “My kids… my wife,” you said. “What about them?” “Will they be all right?” “That’s what I like to see,” I said.

 “You just died and your main concern is for your family. That’s good stuff rightt here.”You looked at me with fascination. To you, I didn’t look like God. I just looked like some man. Or possibly a woman. Some vague authority figure,maybe. More of a grammar school teacher than the almighty. “Don’t worry,” I said. “They’ll be fine. Your kids will remember you as perfect in every way. They didn’t have time to grow contempt for you. Your wife will cry on the outside,but will be secretly relieved. To be fair, your marriage was falling apart. If it’s any consolation, she’ll feel very guilty for feeling relieved.”

 “Oh,”you said. “So what happens now? Do I go to heaven or hell or something?”“Neither,” I said. “You’ll be reincarnated.”“Ah,” you said. “So the Hindus were right,”
“All religions are right in their own way,” I said. “Walk with me. “You followed along as we strode through the void. “Where are we going?” “Nowhere in particular,” I said. “It’s just nice to walk while we talk.”
“So what’s the point, then?” You asked. “When I get reborn, I’ll just be a blank slate, right? A baby. So all my experiences and everything I did in this life won’t matter.”
“Not so!” I said. “You have within you all the knowledge and experiences of all your past lives. You just don’t remember them right now.”

I stopped walking and took you by the shoulders. “Your soul is more magnificent, beautiful, and gigantic than you can possibly imagine. A human mind can only contain a tiny fraction of what you are. It’s like sticking your finger in a glass of water to see if it’s hot or cold. You put a tiny part of yourself into the vessel, and when you bring it back out, you’ve gained all the experiences it had.

“You’ve been in a human for the last 48 years, so you haven’t stretched out yet and felt the rest of your immense consciousness. If we hung out here for long enough, you’d start remembering everything.
But there’s no point to doing that between each life.”“How many times have I been reincarnated, then?” “Oh lots.

Lots and lots. An in to lots of different lives.” I said. “This time around, you’ll be a Chinese peasant girl in 540 AD.”
“Wait, what?” You stammered. “You’re sending me back in time?”
“Well, I guess technically. Time, as you know it, only exists in your universe. Things are different where I come from.”
“Where you come from?” You said.
“Oh sure,” I explained “I come from somewhere. Somewhere else. And there are others like me. I know you’ll want to know what it’s like there, but honestly you wouldn’t understand.”
“Oh,” you said, a little let down. “But wait.If I get reincarnated to other places in time, I could have interacted with myself at some point.”
“Sure. Happens all the time. And with both lives only aware of their own lifespan you don’t even know it’s happening.”“So what’s the point of it all?”
“Seriously?” I asked. “Seriously? You’re asking me for the meaning of life? Isn’t that a little stereotypical?” “Well it’s a reasonable question,” you persisted.
I looked you in the eye. “The meaning of life, the reason I made this whole universe, is for you to mature.”“You mean mankind? You want us to mature?” “No, just you. I made this whole universe for you. With each new life you grow and mature and become a larger and greater intellect.”“Just me? What about everyone else?” “There is no one else,” I said. “In this universe, there’s just you and me.” You stared blankly at me. “But all the people on earth…

“All you. Different incarnations of you.”
“Wait. I’m everyone!?”
“Now you’re getting it,” I said, with a congratulatory slap on the back.
“I’m every human being who ever lived?”
“Or who will ever live, yes.”
“I’m Abraham Lincoln?”
“And you’re John Wilkes Booth, too,” I added.
“I’m Hitler?” You said, appalled.
“And you’re the millions he killed.”
“I’m Jesus?”
“And you’re everyone who followed him.”
You fell silent.

“Every time you victimized someone,” I said,“you were victimizing yourself. Every act of kindness you’ve done, you’ve done to yourself.
Every happy and sad moment ever experienced by any human was, or will be, experienced by you.”
You thought for a long time. “Why?” You asked me. “Why do all this?”
“Because someday, you will become like me. Because that’s what you are. You’re one of my kind. You’re my child.”

“Whoa,” you said, incredulous. “You mean I’m a god?”
“No. Not yet. You’re a fetus. You’re still growing. Once you’ve lived every human life throughout all time, you will have grown enough to be born.”
“So the whole universe,” you said, “it’s just…”
“An egg.” I answered. “Now it’s time for you to move on to your next life.”
And I sent you on your way.
(Adapted from 'The Egg' by Andy Weir. Original source of the core message is unknown) 

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Today's realization dawned in at 4 in  the morning.

The humans in history who took humanity to another level did it because more than anything else, it was their personal quest to find the meaning of their life and existence. Not that they found all the answers but in the process of finding the answers, they became more aware of themselves, of humanity in general and nature. Their heightened awareness then led to those ideas, thoughts, discoveries and inventions. This would have never happened in the first place if they did not already have high self awareness and high intellectual, emotional and spiritual intelligence (an optimum balance of their left and right brain). If they did not question things and if they were not so curious to find the meaning, purpose and 'why' of life, then they would have been like any other average human. It was their quest for the purpose of our existence and the unknown which led to those shakes and dents in the universe.

Friday, 3 May 2013

I had been intending to write something on this for a long time and interestingly found that someone else has put this down in words very simply.

How to Reach Out After Losing Touch

Whats worse than having the perfect person to reach out to about a job opportunity, a career switch, or an impending move to Asia, and not being able to do so because you've lost touch? How many people have you come across in your life who suddenly might help your cause, personally or professionally, but whom you haven't seen or spoken to in ages — and perhaps you just feel guilty about popping up now that you need them?
The bad news is that it happens more often than you might think. The good news is that it's entirely possible to reconnect with people, even if it seems preposterous after months or years gone by. The passage of time is not a good enough reason to let a potential connection go to waste. If you have someone you've been meaning to reach out to or someone you're dying to reconnect with, here are three easy steps to make that potentially awkward exchange much less painful and potentially even fruitful:
  1. Acknowledge the lapse in time
  2. Explain the "Why now?"
  3. Offer a quid pro quo
Acknowledge the Lapse in Time
There's arguably nothing more awkward (or annoying) than receiving a call or an email from someone you haven't heard from in ages who acts as if you're best buds or assumes you know (or care) about their current life. It's disingenuous and ineffective. On the other hand, glossing over a long-term lapse in communication is akin to ignoring the elephant in the room. You both know it's out there.
Instead, acknowledge the lapse of time up-front and center — and give that time period some rationale or context. Have you been off at university completing your studies? Working or traveling abroad? Did you leave your profession to try something new? Did you have a family, get married or change careers? Or, have you just been completely busy and self-absorbed? Whatever the reason, you need to acknowledge it.
  • Lance, I wanted to reach out to say hello. I know it's been ages since we've spoken but I've thought of you often over the years and I've always wanted to reconnect.
  • Patricia, how are you? I'm sure you're surprised to hear from me — the last time we spoke I was headed off to graduate school. I wound up moving to Washington D.C. shortly thereafter, where I've been for the last five years.
  • Sean, hello and I hope you're well! I'm so sorry I haven't been in touch sooner, you've been on my mind for months and I've just been completely consumed by a crazy work schedule.
Explain the "Why Now?"
There are infinite reasons why you'd need or want to reach out to someone after losing touch. Presumably, you either have an agenda to pursue, you want to reconnect just for the sake of having them on your side if and when you do have an agenda, or you actually owe them something that you never followed up on.
In any of the above cases, it's important to think about why you're reaching out now, after all this time, and be transparent about your motive. The "why now" should include both the transition or event that prompted you to get in touch and your agenda, if you have one. To wit:
  • I wanted to reach out to you to let you know that I'm headed to Asia next month to work in GE's plastics division. Last I heard you were working in Tokyo. I thought you might be a great person to reach out to before heading abroad.
  • After leaving the firm following the birth of my daughter, I recently came back online and I'm thrilled to be working with the consumer retail sector again. I was hoping you'd have time to sit down for coffee and catch up, I'd love to hear your perspective on how the industry has changed.
  • I've just begun the application process to graduate school and I know you had a great experience at Duke. I was wondering if you might have some time to talk about your MBA experience with me.
Offer a Quid Pro Quo
Finally, throw in an offer of help or reciprocity for good measure. Be gracious and generous (thanks so much in advance for your help, I look forward to hearing from you) and emphasize that you'd like to be helpful to them as well to the extent possible. You're much more likely to get a response when you think about a two-way benefit and not just how you can take advantage of the other person's expertise or connections.
As for me, I ran into a classmate in Ithaca in 2009 who was the entrepreneur in residence at the Johnson School. I told him excitedly about my business and he generously told me to give him a call for some over the shoulder advice. Sadly, I let the ball drop. Life just moved quickly as it often does and when I finally got around to reaching out, it was the spring of 2010. Nonetheless, I used my gumption and contacted him. I used the strategy above and then finished my "tail between the legs" email by letting him know that I'd certainly love to return the favor one day in exchange for his business expertise. It worked. Even though he had moved on from his role, Sean and I connected and he was extremely generous with both his time and knowledge. We reestablished a relationship that should prove useful (and fun) to both of us for years to come. 

- Jodi Glickman

Sunday, 28 April 2013

What if we lived in a world where our currency was love (instead of money), our richness depended on our capacity to give and receive love and human beings had discovered ways to measure this capacity? The concept of money is the creation of the human mind (like countless other things) and must be replaced with love, for our species to evolve and transform to the next level of existence. Money exists because the level of our species' self awareness has reached that point. Though it seems that, a significant number of humans are waking up to an alternate reality (with a vision of what the future can be), their self awareness is much higher than the global average and are looking to pull the entire human species to match their level of self awareness.

Technology has wired and connected more than half the humans in a quick time and ideas like these are shared across the world. This makes it easier to understand global trends and the forces that drive all humans. However, it will be interesting to see how long does it take for our species to evolve to a higher tangent of reality and existence. Only when one becomes an 'observer' of one one's own life (not just the life of others), there is a clarity and enhancement of awareness which helps one to live in the present moment (because all that there is, is the present moment, time is an illusion) and focus our energy on creating and designing every moment of our life (which we also refer to as the future).

Energy flows where attention goes. What we think, we become. Our brain is the hardware and our mind is the software. Our body is a biological machine and our soul is the source to give life and intelligence to this machine. Therefore it is possible to program our brain/body and engineer our own life and reality.

If the majority of us focused our attention to love, instead of money, an abundant supply of our species' energy will flow in that direction and take us to a higher level of awareness, reality and existence. Love will be the global currency and we will live in peace with each other and nature.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

When God (for the lack of a better word) conceived the universe He said - Let there be limitless space which will become conscious of its existence and will have the mind to understand the space through time and matter. Let there be limitless energy that will manifest itself in different forms of life and matter. As the awareness of the universe evolves, there will be limitless life forms and the mind will further understand reality/space through other life forms and energy or so called matter. It will be a limitless cyclical journey from zero to infinity and back to zero for all space, energy/matter. Eventually the universe and the equation of reality will always be balanced without remainders. Those life forms or beings who will understand and realize this truth will awaken me in their existence, be enlightened and merge with me and stop going through the limitless cycle of apparent birth, death and reality as they know it. But they will not be able to fully communicate what is it they are enlightened about. They will have the gravity like energy/matter seem to possess and through their existence and awareness, will connect and make all life forms more self aware through the power of love and compassion for nature and life.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

I dreamed I was in heaven
Where an angel kept God’s book.
He was writing so intently
I just had to take a look.

It was not, at first, his writing
That made me stop and think
But the fluid in the bottle
That was marked eternal ink.

This ink was most amazing,
Dark black upon his blotter
But as it touched the parchment
It became as clear as water.

The angel kept on writing,
But as quickly as a wink
The words were disappearing
With that strange eternal ink.

The angel took no notice,
But kept writing on and on.
He turned each page and filled it
Till all its space was gone.

I thought he wrote to no avail,
His efforts were so vain
For he wrote a thousand pages
That he’d never read again.

And as I watched and wondered that
This awesome sight was mine,
I actually saw a word stay black
As it dried upon the line.

The angel wrote and I thought I saw
A look of satisfaction.
At last he had some print to show
For all his earnest action.

A line or two dried dark and stayed
As black as black can be,
But strangely the next paragraph
Became invisible to see.

The book was getting fuller,
The angel’s records true,
But most of it was blank, with
Just a few words coming through.

I knew there was some reason,
But as hard as I could think,
I couldn’t grasp the significance
Of that eternal ink.

The mystery burned within me,
And I finally dared to ask
The angel to explain to me
Of his amazing task.

And what I heard was frightful
As the angel turned his head.
He looked directly at me,
And this is what he said…

I know you stand and wonder
At what my writing’s worth
But God has told me to record
The lives of those on earth.

The book that I am filling
Is an accurate account
Of every word and action
And to what they do amount.

And since you have been watching
I must tell you what is true;
The details of my journal
Are the strict accounts of YOU.

The Lord asked me to watch you
As each day you worked and played.
I saw you as you went to church,
I saw you as you prayed.

But I was told to document
Your life through all the week.
I wrote when you were proud and bold,
I wrote when you were meek.

I recorded all your attitudes
Whether they were good or bad.
I was sorry that I had to write
The things that make God sad.

So now I’ll tell the wonder
Of this eternal ink,
For the reason for it’s mystery
Should make you stop and think.

This ink that God created
To help me keep my journal
Will only keep a record of
Things that are eternal.

So much of life is wasted
On things that matter not
So instead of my erasing,
Smudging ink and ugly blot.

I just keep writing faithfully and
Let the ink do all the rest
For it is able to decide
What’s useless and what’s best.

And God ordained that as I write
Of all you do and say
Your deeds that count for nothing
Will just disappear away.

When books are opened someday,
As sure as heaven is true;
The Lord’s eternal ink will tell
What mattered most to you.

If you just lived to please yourself
The pages will be bare,
And God will issue no reward
For you when you get there.

In fact, you’ll be embarrassed,
You will hang your head in shame
Because you did not give yourself
In love to God’s Name.

Yet maybe there will be a few
Recorded lines that stayed
That showed the times you truly cared,
Sincerely loved and prayed.

But you will always wonder
As you enter heaven’s door
How much more glad you would have been
If only you’d done more.

For I record as God sees,
I don’t stop to even think
Because the truth is written
With God’s eternal ink.

When I heard the angel’s story
I fell down and wept and cried
For as yet I still was dreaming
I hadn’t really died.

And I said: O angel tell the Lord
That soon as I awake
I’ll live my life for God-
I’ll do all for His dear sake.

I’ll give in full surrender;
I’ll do all He wants me to
I’ll turn my back on self and sin
And whatever isn’t true.

And though the way seems long and rough
I promise to endure.
I’m determined to pursue the things
That are holy, clean and pure.

With God as my helper,
I will win lost souls to Thee,
For I know that they will live with thee
For all eternity.

And that’s what really matters
When my life on earth is gone
That I will stand before the Lord
And hear Him say, well done.

For is it really worth it
As my life lies at the brink?
And I realize that God keeps books
With His eternal ink.

Should all my life be focused
On things that turn to dust?
From this point on I’ll serve the Lord;
I can, I will, I must!

I will NOT send blank pages
Up to God’s majestic throne
For where that record’s going now
Is my eternal home.

I’m giving all to God
I now have seen the link
For I saw an angel write my life
With God’s eternal ink.

— Craig F. Pitts