The Art of Simply Being

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Thoughtful Thought

Transformation is waiting for you at the other side of your comfort zone.”- Dr Mehernosh J Randeria

NLP Quote corner

“Sometimes people say, ‘One day you’re going to look back at this and laugh.’ My question is – ‘why wait?’” – Richard Bandler

One Minute NLP – Distortion

“I know you don’t like me.”

“It’s bad to be inconsistent.”

“You just shouted at me which means you don’t like me.”

Having a deja-vu reading the above sentences? Well, we all do.

When we are making /getting such statements, we are missing out on the deeper levels of consciousness. Something might have happened in the past, and we, the intelligent beings that we are, connect the dots and find the patterns while making such statements. This process in NLP is known as distortion. In simple terms, Distortion is the process of creating associations in our head linking one phenomenon with another. When created in an unempowering manner, distortions often keep us away from reality and thus trap us in our own patterns of judgements and other overwhelming emotions.

The right antidote to distortion is ‘right questions’

“What makes you say that I don’t like you?”

“According to whom is it bad to be inconsistent?”

“Have someone ever shouted at someone they like?”

“Have you ever bothered to shout at someone you don’t like?”

NLP is all about asking the right question because it believes that the answers are always within you.

PS: Not all distortions are limiting. One needs to figure out which are empowering and which are not helping in holistic growth.

Meta-Magic – The Art of Simply Being

A carpenter was walking through a dense forest with his apprentice. They saw a magnanimous oak tree on the way, which made them stop and sink into its enormity. Awestruck by the life-size aura of the tree, the apprentice asked, “Master, what made this tree so extraordinarily tall?”

“It’s uselessness.” Replied the master carpenter, which perplexed the apprentice.

On being probed further, the master added, “Had this tree been considered useful to make furniture and other things, it would have been chopped long back. Since it was not, it was allowed to grow in silence and solitude without wanting to prove its worth to the world. It is this very uselessness that became its power to help it grow. Today it is a reminder to the world that there is magnetic power in simply embracing our true essence without expectations or wanting to prove one’s worth to the world. The power is known as the art of simply being.”

Hook From The Book

The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Movie Motivation

This week’s movie motivation is featured with thanks to Kadambari Singhania

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It’s you! You… are a block of wood!” from the movie Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

The context of this dialogue is explained here: Mr. Magorium, the 243-year-old eccentric owner of the most fantastic, most magical, most wonderful, toy store in the world”, gives Molly Mahoney the Congreve Cube – supposedly “a magical block of wood” – and asks Molly what might happen if someone just once believed in it”. But Molly is not able to make this cube do anything… until the Mutant” shows her that in fact, SHE is the block of wood.

How do you relate to this dialogue? In Kadambari’s words: We also tend to forget so often that the magic is inside of us, and that what we need to believe in… is ourselves. This line keeps reminding me that I am a block of wood… I AM MAGIC. It basically helps me counter the imposter syndrome, I guess.”

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1. What is your favourite movie dialogue?

2. How do you personally resonate with that dialogue?

Weekly Winner Post

What could you do when you feel like giving up?

See you again next week!

Thoughtfully Yours,

Mehernosh Randeria

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