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Waiting room

November 17, 2014 Leave a comment

Good things come to those who wait. “Do you agree?  How long is it reasonable to wait for something you really want?

Patience is a virtue so important that we ignore it most of the time.  It is true that persistence and determination and focus are traits that the great scientists have shown us.  But besides this they had another trait – patience.  Archimedes and Kekule had taken a step back fom their relentless pursuit of the truth and it is at this time that they had the intuition.   Archimedes was sitting in his bathtub when he had his ‘Eureka’ moment.  Similarly Kekule was resting beside the fireplace when he dreamt of a snake coiled up with its tail in its mouth – which gave him the answer to the structure of the benzene molecule.

Enthusiasm and dynamism are important to success but we have to also keep our emotions at check.  What we are seeing today is a mad rush without a goal in mind.  People are rushing after their dreams putting their work life balance in jeopardy.  This results in stress, anxiety and depression.  So it is very important that we learn to rest, to sleep, to breathe,  to watch squirrels hide their nuts in grass and watch streams full of stars like skies at night (Leisure, WH Davies)

“Life is real failure when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up” – Audrey Wilde.

At the same time lethargy and laziness is also dangerous and will not get any results.  So while patience is important we cannot wait forever hoping that the sky will drop money on us!

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Ready, Set, Go — Intuition

October 3, 2014 2 comments

 “Take ten minutes – no pauses! – to write about anything, unfiltered and unedited.  You can then publish the post as-is, or edit a bit first – your call”

I ntuition – where does it suddenly spring from?  I think that that magical moment springs up when we are working really hard on a problem… we eat, drink, sleep, dream about it.  Then when we are really tired and take a step back.. the pieces of the puzzle fall into place like magic and we have the Eureka moment!

Archimedes was sitting in his bathtub and just having fun when he noted that the water that was displaced was equal to his mass and he discovered buoyancy.  He was ecstatic and ran out into the street shouting “Eureka, Eureka”.

Kekule was working to solve the structure of the benzene molecule.  One day, sitting at the fireplace, he fell asleep, and he saw a serpent coiled up with its tail in its mouth.  And, the mystery that was giving him sleepless nights was solved in a moment.

So the first thing that we need to do is to have that burning desire for the truth and persevere hard.  And when we are burnt out, we need to step back and rest or have fun.   And in these moments of fun –like a blessing from the heavens, intuition will open the doors to the mysteries that we are trying to resolve!

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Rhyme and reason

April 4, 2012 20 comments

School, office, homework, business
Projects, shopping, cooking and chores
Bogged down with the daily grind
Our lives are like one big race

Lugging overloaded school bags
A child brings home more work
Is there a time for fun and games
When lost in this timeless maze?

Caged behind office cubicles
Targets and timelines
Deals and telephone calls
The blood pressure builds

Sandwiches, noodles or pancakes
What would you like to have today?
Have you thought of your housewife?
Who cares for you like a trained waiter

Bulls and bears
Stocks and Indices
It is the economy stupid
Giving you those nightmares

Add some rhyme and reason
Replace logic with intuition
Clear that mental clutter
Add balance to your life

Spill some colour
Pen a verse
Play a game
Listen to music

An artist is a breath of fresh air
Revelling in creative freedom
Letting loose enchanting melody
The song of his soul

© copyright skm, 4th April 2012


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