Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Fault in our Stars

Finished reading the book "The Fault in our Stars" and have to say how amazing it is. I just loved every sentence of it. Knew Nisha's suggestion on books would be good. I was done with the book in a day and also watched the movie online right after reading. So it was double the awesomeness on the weekend for me. 

This book was published in 2012, written by John Green. I highly recommend this to everyone. The language and the words are so simple. Every chapter made me laugh and cry at the same time. We laugh and cry with Hazel Grace in the book. Its just so awesome. Obviously the movie has missed out on lot of things form the book. Its really better for anyone to read the book first and then watch the movie. I guess this works for all the books made into movies.

I have no idea which book to choose now to read after this one. Really thinking and kinda lost. Any suggestions would be great. Looking forward to read of John Green's books. So might pick up another in a day or two.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Past Life Regression

This past weekend has been all about finding more about my inner self, what is it that's making me going through lot of tough times in life, what do i need in my future and lot many things that can't be expressed in words by me. Its all just the feeling and thinking i guess at some point.

Thanks to my sister and brother-in-law who suggested this Past Life Regression two day session by Dr. Newton Kondaveti and his wife Dr. Lakshmi. To be very frank, I have absolutely no interest in all this. But i went ahead and attended Two-day Workshop on 'Past-Life-Regression & Spiritual Science'. I went there with no expectations whatsoever. Maybe this is the reason i found it a bit interesting and it kinda worked for me. Of course it din't give me answers to most of my questions which were formed during the sessions. But i met so many wonderful people and really think this was the part which i liked the most. There were many group activities which were fun and simple. Lot of meditation was done. It was my first try and so could not concentrate or my logical mind didn't let
me go deep into it. Maybe this is the reason i could not get the most out of the workshop. 

My logical mind told me several times that all that's coming to my mind while meditating was just me assuming or making up stories only 'cos i want to have an experience. But there were also others like me who felt the same. So i felt better. But there were also people who believed what images they saw in their mind during meditation was real and it had a connection to their present life. Now this is where it freaked me up a bit. I did see lot of images of myself not being the way i am right now. So what was it? Just me assuming or it does have a connection to my present life? Answer was to meditate as much as possible everyday and reach a place within myself where it feels a true connection to everything i am going through.

One of my main area to concentrate coming from this workshop is definitely managing my anger and frustration better. I have been working out everyday for about 40 minutes. This is helping me stay fit in body. So is Meditation the working out tool for the Mind? I sure want to find this out. Its just that making time to meditate is what i need to think about and do it.

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Here are few photos from the workshop.

My sister receiving the certificate

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Cuckoo's Calling

I finished reading "The Cuckoo's Calling" last night. The book was published in 2013, a crime fiction by J. K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Its about a supermodel who fell down to death from her balcony. Everyone thinks its suicide and forgets about it. But the model's brother hires a private investigator to check on it as he thinks someone might have murdered his sister. Its a pretty OK book actually. I had somehow expected lot more from this one.

Just when i was thinking about which book to choose next, My best friend Nisha sent me a message about the book "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. She's highly recommended this and has also asked me to read the book first and then watch the movie as well. She's the one who got me into reading books almost ten years back. So her suggestion on books are really worth it. She asked me to read "Shantaram" and i still feel its one of the best books to have been read.

Just got the book in hand. So very excited. Looking forward to reading tonight.!!

PS : This was my tenth book in the Book Challenge..!! Yipee..