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The Light Within

I just finished watching Elizabeth Gilbert’s Ted talk on creativity. (It’s funny how her talk, which has multiple references of Writer’s Block, actually prompted me to pick up my cell phone and start typing an article after three years- ironic!) In her talk, she informs us about how in ancient times creativity was associated with an external force and suggests that we all accept this long-forgotten notion so as to reduce the burden on our creative comrades.

This piece got me thinking about the term ‘creativity’ itself and the modern-day interpretation of it. Why is creativity associated with the most commercial aspects of our society alone? Come to think of it, when you hear the term, you probably think of writers, poets, actors or musicians alone. I say, aren’t we all creating something in our unique way, every single moment? Those string of words you just uttered or typed or tweeted, that’s unique to you. If not, the timing sure as hell is. The ingredients you blended together in your own special way with your own sweet timing to create your very unique dinner was done by the creative force within you. Sure, the recipe you used exists somewhere on the internet, but guess what? That dish, the exact same one, doesn’t exist anywhere else in our Universe (unless of course you believe in parallel universes, but that’s for another time).

It’s in everything you do – that wise-a$$ comeback to your friend’s comment, that dance jiggle to the tune, that well-timed hair-flip for your crush, all of it is unique to your existence and your place in this Universe.

We will all stand to truly benefit if we just turn our focus inwards, towards our own unique selves, to notice this creative genius within us (or outside us, guiding us – if you prescribe to what Elizabeth mentioned). Far too much time is spent in today’s world on external happenings of the commercial world – Facebook, Instagram and likes making us more aware of the greatness achieved by others while all the time moving us further and further away from the light within us. It’s amazing what we can achieve by just tuning in and listening to the magical whisperings of the creative force that lies within us all. And if you prescribed to what Elizabeth said, then now might be a good time to check in with your creative genius to see what you may bless the world with today – OLAY!

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2016 in Life

 

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The Missing Rose

I usually go grocery shopping to the same place – a matter of habit you may say. I park at the exact same place, shop for pretty much the same stuff and usually go the same day. I thought today would be no different. But it was. He wasn’t there. Continue reading…

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2013 in Life

 

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The Speaking Tree

There was once a powerful King who ruled over the Kingdom for a very long time. He was quite successful and his reign was beneficial for the People of the Kingdom. He did many good deeds, helping the People when he could. Like everyone else, he made mistakes but they were overlooked as on the whole, people were happy with him as their ruler and praised him a lot. Read on…

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2012 in Philosophy

 

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The Networked Hypothesis

The verdict is out there. At some level, it’s a numbers game. What level might that be? Well, we can always add the ever-mysterious, “It depends…” Numbers scream out something we all wish to, if we could. “I’m cooler”; “I’m richer”; “Better known than you”; “More networked and wired-in than the wires on your server…” Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2012 in Business, Corporate, Life

 

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Tryst With Time

I recently undertook my first international journey. It was only when I completed 24hrs of travel and reached my destination that I realized: Read more

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2012 in Inspiration, Life

 

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The Year That Ends

 

So 2011 comes to a close too. Year-ends always put me in a strange mood. My mind oscillates to extremes every fraction of a second. Keep reading…

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2011 in Inspiration, Life

 

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The Tradition

I wanted to write a short piece on traditions.

I’m not a very traditional person, per se. Being a part of a nuclear family, we didn’t have many family traditions to follow and I don’t quite believe in them personally.

So you can imagine my surprise when I Read on…

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2011 in Life, Writing

 

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