Thursday, November 10, 2005

From a Pole to the SOUL

this isnt mine. this is a comment that was left on Nandita Das' blog on with marek, the author's permission, i would like to share the words of a guy who has a blog with more pics than words. i liked this comment cos it seemed to have a lot to do with my life at this point in time. I hope that it makes a lot of sense to some of you out there.

Dear nandita,

girl, you keep on dreaming!!
everything at this moment was someone´s dream once...

and as for the critics,
A favorite quote from my father,
(in Polish it sounds so much cooler, but nevertheless)

the dogs will keep on barking,
but the karavan keeps on going!

And as from Anthony Robbins, date with destiny or time of your life program,
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
George Bernard Shaw

Expand Your Imagination About What's Possible by Mark Victor Hansen

When we were children we believed anything was possible. We created worlds where we were the main characters and everything revolved around our wants. Our friends came over and became part of these worlds and we had the time of our lives – laughing, playing – being who we wanted to be. It was magical!

As time passed and we grew older, people saw what we were doing and they weren't sure they liked it anymore. They saw us being young, excited and joyful – what they used to be, but no longer were. And, by golly they didn't allow us to be these things either. They said things like, "Grow up!" "Act your age." "Stop dreaming!" "Be realistic."

Whether it was teachers, parents, and counselors – there's a good chance that at least one person in our pasts didn't know any better at the time. We didn't know that daydreaming and knowing exactly what we want would be vital to our future happiness and success. We didn't know that these people were not mad at us – they were perhaps, instead, disappointed with themselves for allowing their dreams to die.

What they don't know, and maybe even you don't realize, is that dreams can never be destroyed. They can be battered and bruised, but they can never die. They just sink into a deep sleep in the back of your mind. They lie there, like Sleeping Beauty, waiting for the day when they will be realized.

Well, I'm here to help you wake them up!

It's time to remember the magic of our youth. It's time to remember the days when there were no impossibilities. It's time to awaken your dreams and start living the life you've always wanted to live.

Each and every one of us was born rich. We each have, at our beck and call, 18 billion brain cells, waiting for us to give them some direction. The only limitations that exist are those we impose on ourselves. Otherwise, our brains do not know any limitations. Our minds will believe whatever we convince them to believe. So, why aren't we living out our dreams? What's stopping us?

Most people are not living the lives they truly want to live because they are not thinking big enough, nor are they focused on exactly what they want to do.

The key to having everything we want lies in expanding our definition of what's possible and focusing on what we want. That's it! Once we believe in the possibility of anything and focus in on exactly what we want to have, exactly what we want to do, then our minds can take us there.

'Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.'

Mark Victor Hansen

Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series

With Love, passion, and good spiritual vibes,
Marek Dariusz Podsiadlo


lumina said...

"from W. H. Murray in The Scottish Himalaya Expedition, 1951:

'But when I said that nothing had been done I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. We had put down our passage money--booked a sailing to Bombay. This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!'

This is one of the quotes that has given me courage to step forward and enter many races with myself. I find joy in the effort!

Nita, who are you? Did you read on my blog that I am coming to Bangalore?! Are you a kindred spirit waiting for me there?

Vivek Kondur said...

Hey Neets!

I don't know how I missed this post, I was just searching for something on u'r blog & hit this one.

Very much agree with this "Most people are not living the lives they truly want to live because they are not thinking big enough, nor are they focused on exactly what they want to do." This happens b'coz of the society as a whole, each one of us have been in a way controlled by teachers,parents,religious institutions, our government @ some point of time.

I recently heard from a friend that the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, is really good. Thanks! for puting up this post, more ppl can get to read this, if they had missed the Intent post.