Year: 2019

Book Review: From Stressed To Sorted By Sonam Chamaria

Genre: Self-help Publisher: Self-published Via Amazon KDP Pages: 134 Published: December 2019 Format: Kindle Edition Rating: 4.7/5 stars Writing Style: Subtle Language: Simple Theme Of The Book: The book “From Stressed To Sorted” is a self-help book with 11 ultimate life-changing happiness hacks for millennials. This is the very first book of Sonam’s ‘SoulSpeak Series’. The central theme of the book is to provide you some tricks to let go of your pain, sorrow and grief, to forget what you have left behind and to motivate you to move on. ‘Life is something much bigger than we see’, this is the message Sonam wanted to convey through her first book. Structure Of The Book: The most beautiful thing that made me happy while reading this book was its unique structure and Sonam’s beautiful yet subtle way of storytelling. Each chapter has a hand drawn illustration made by Sonam herself. The sketches are simple but have a lot to say if we take a look at them. She starts the book with a very warm note …

The Broken Star

SCARS AND GLORY – The Series Of Being And Becoming Chapter 2 – The Broken Star I see, some broken stars. Lying here alone, on the ground. Homeless, like orphan, they are seeking home. Sometimes, the star gets broken and fall on earth. The pieces get shattered on the ground. Dreams are lost. Yet, they are alive, awaken. Shining from within. I feel, they are enlightened. It does not matter, how many pieces you are broken into. Remember, all of them is you. Every pieces belong to you. You shine, still. You breathe, you dream, you feel. For in every pieces of you, there is an echo of the light. The lost light. The light, you were searching for so long. The light, you had lost, long ago. You thought there would be no light, again in your life. But, it was there. Always, shining from the veil of darkness. Yes, the darkness you were wrapping yourself with, was the biggest lie of your life. Because you were always been directed by the light, towards the …

Book Review: When The Soul Heals By Pulkit Sharma

Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-help Publisher: Auro Publications Pages: 208 Published: July 2019 Rating: 4.8/5 stars Writing Style: Subtle Language: Simple I picked this book at an important phase of my life. Presently, I am suffering from stress and depression. For some months, I am facing some mental health issues like depression, frustration, stress, anxiety and panic attacks. In this situation, I was looking for a help. Unknowingly, I got inclined towards spirituality to seek a light within. Just when I was wondering about the connection between spirituality and psychology, I came across the book ‘When The Soul Heals’ written by Pulkit Sharma(a trained clinical psychologist). Without thinking twice, I asked Blogchatter to give me a scope to read and review this book under their Bookchatter program. And they said yes! So, this book was like a gift for me to take me a step towards spiritual healing. The first thing made me dragged towards the book ‘When The Soul Heals’ was its unique theme – ‘Explorations in Spiritual Psychology.’ I thought for a moment, could it …

Ancestors

SCARS AND GLORY – The Series Of Being And Becoming Chapter 1 – Ancestors Dear soul, you are the daughter of a star and the universe is your home. Have you forgotten who are you? Who were your ancestors? Here is a little reminder. You are born of a star, you are born of love and light. Dear soul, you are the daughter of a star and the universe is your home. How can you forget your strength, your courage? Even stars get broken sometimes, but they always try to collect the pieces and then, they shine in unison. This time, they shine brighter. For now they know their inner power. You are born from a wish. It was a moment of love, when your mother made a secret wish to the universe. She wished for the star she is praying, to come to her womb and bloom. The wish was so pure, so powerful that the universe granted it. So the star sent a part of her to your mother, and she gave birth …

Scars & Glory – The Series

SCARS AND GLORY -The Series Of Being And Becoming Preface In my every breath, I am writing a book. In my every blink, I am weaving a story. The book is being written since years, perhaps, before my birth. When the universe blessed my mother sending its messenger to the earth. The light she embraced, the love she was bestowed on. From that very moment, this book is being written. I started weaving this story in my mother’s womb. Without any words, without any ink, I wrote the first chapter of the book I call, Life. Since then, this delicate soul has been nurtured, transformed, and bloomed. I travel within my heart, and I find some shabby corners there. Sometimes, you’ll see some pieces here, which I’ve written exploring some of the deepest alleys through my soul. They’re like the flower’s broken petals, homeless, for years. They’re like the shattered pieces of the stars lying on the ground, awaiting to shine in unison. I embrace my scars as my glory, for I find them as …

Goddess Of The Light

[The soul is lying in the darkness. Homeless, like an orphan. It’s wandering, searching for the light. Unaware of the glory ahead, it’s lost, somewhere in the dark, somewhere, in the abyss of darkness. At this unreal hour, at the last stroke of the night, a light appears. Here awakes, goddess of the light.] Someday, a moment will come, to gift you some light. There will be someone, holding a handful of stardust, offering you to have them all. What would you do, then? The dreadful night will leave you behind, with the remnants of the scariest nightmare, unveiling you to the first light. At the last stroke of the night, your ancestor will be the darkness, and, you will be, the mother of light. There will be a whisper, “Hold the light, with your all. This is the light you were seeking for so long. Embrace it.” What would you do, soul? Perhaps, you will turn the light into some precious droplets of smile, peace, and love. You will be, bearer of the light.

Chanting Om

“The goal which all the Vedas declare, which all austerities aim at, and which men desire when they lead the life of continence, is ‘OM’. This syllable ‘OM’ is indeed Brahman. Whosoever knows this syllable obtains all that he desires. This is the best support; this is the highest support. Whosoever knows this support is adored in the world of Brahma.” ~ Upanishad I ~ What is the purpose of life?? What is the source of every sound of the universe?? What is the essence of all the ‘Vedas’, all the ‘Mantras (Sacred Chants)’?? This is an endless quest of the soul, and the answer is, ‘Om’. ‘Om’ is the root of every word, every chant. It is the eternal syllable, the sacred sound. ‘Om’ is the symbol from where the journey begins and ends, and then…begins a new one, once again. Hearing the roar of the ocean, you start searching for it. By following it you reach the ocean. ‘Om’ is like the sound of the ocean. It is the thirst of knowing the …

Love Yourself

Love Yourself. Only two words, and twelve letters. But how many of us know the art of self-love? How many of us could love ourselves for all the little beauties we have, instead of hating ourselves for all the things we have skipped? Most of us keep cursing our fate for all the miseries we have in our life. Even, sometimes, I do. All of us do. It’s obvious, as we are human beings and we have certain expectations from life. We hate us for not being someone like him or her, for not doing the works they have done, for not reaching the great extent they have ascended already. And for all of them, of the blank spaces of our life belongs to the one, our fate. Even I have become a puppet of the destiny. I have done my schooling with the best report cards, and finished my Engineering securing good marks and descent grades. After that, I am dwindling between what I am doing right now and what I really want to …

Brokenness, A Blessing From the Universe

When you are living with your wholeness, have you ever tried to look into the farthest corner inside your soul? What’s hiding there, for years? What’s that treasure that is hidden for long, within you? Never, you have never tried to know. You were happy with the way you were living your life. Joyous, charming. Conquering all over, winning all the hearts, surrounded by an invisible awe for you. Wherever you went, you were shining with your own light. Whatever you wished, the universe gifted to you. The universe is kind, she granted all your prayers. But what happened when you did not receive the love you prayed for? The one you loved most, became the curse for you? You loved with your whole, you believed in your wholeness. You gave your precious heart to him, and what did he gifted you in back? A lifelong hatred. You were betrayed, you were deceived. You were hurt, you were broken. Brokenness is a blessing in disguise. Life is cruel, it’s harsh. When it hurts you with …

Liberation

14th May, 6:30 AM, Banaras “Everything ends here”, the boatman whispered. I was having an early morning ride in the river. We reached to the famous Manikarnika ghat. A man set fire on the funeral pyre. My heart became heavy after witnessing such a ceremony. It reminded me the most forgetful truth of life. “But, it’s also true, a new journey starts here”, he said, again. I turned back to him, but he kept gazing at the blazing fire. He continued, “The soul departs for a new journey, leaving this cage of the body alone. But, the journey, never ends, until the soul is liberated to the eternity. Here in Banaras, we believe, departure is a new beginning, too.” I turned my eyes to the river, where a flock of birds was flying, carefree, liberated. Our boat ride continued, but his words kept humming as an echo in my ears, “The journey never ends..“