विचार प्रदूषण

निस्संदेह आज प्रदूषण मानव जाति के लिए सबसे बड़ा खतरा बन चुका है। लेकिन पर्यावरण में होने वाले इस प्रदूषण के अलावा, एक और प्रदूषण हमारे चारों ओर फैल रहा है। यह है विचारों का प्रदूषण। कुछ चिकित्सा विशेषज्ञों के अनुसार, मानव मस्तिष्क में प्रति मिनट तकरीबन 40 विचार उत्पन्न होते हैं, यानी 2,400 विचार प्रति घंटा। ऐसे हालात में हमें ‘असीमित विचारों और सीमित समाधान’ जैसी असामान्य समस्या का सामना करना पड़ता है, जिसकी वजह से अधिकांश लोग तनाव और चिंता के शिकार बन जाते हैं। तो क्या इसका अर्थ यह हुआ कि हमारे विचार हमारे मन के अंदर भीड़ बढ़ा रहे हैं? क्या इस समस्या से उबरने के लिए हम केवल ऐसे विचार नहीं रख सकते, जो हमारे मन में सद्भाव व खुली जगह बनाएं? जितना हम अपने विचारों की गुणवत्ता में सुधार लाएंगे, उतना हमारे मन के भीतर शुद्धता और सौहार्द का निर्माण होगा। इस कठिन लक्ष्य को ‘राजयोग’ की सरल तकनीक से प्राप्त किया जा सकता है। राजयोग एक ऐसी क्रिया है, जो हमें न्यूनतम अव्यवस्था के साथ जीना सिखाती है, जिससे जीवन में हमें अधिक से अधिक शांति की अनुभूति होती है। यदि हम अपने मन को ‘सीमित संसाधनों के साथ’ जीने के लिए राजी कर लें, तो फिर दुनिया की कोई भी चीज हमें परेशान नहीं कर सकती।
हमारा उद्देश्य अपने विचारों को दबाने का नहीं होना चाहिए, बल्कि हमें धीरे-धीरे और स्वाभाविक रूप से अनावश्यक व व्यर्थ विचारों से खुद को मुक्त करके अपने मन को सांस लेने की खुली जगह देनी है। इस भागती-दौड़ती जिंदगी में ये सारी बातें हमें थोड़ी अवास्तविक और अपनी पहुंच से बाहर लगेंगी, परंतु हमारे विचारों की सादगी हमारे जीवन में दृढ़ता और स्पष्टता लाएगी, जिससे समाधान के अनेक दरवाजे खुल जाएंगे। तो चलिए आज से विचार प्रदूषण में कमी लाने का श्रेष्ठ कार्य करें।


A Letter To Future Children

Check this out. This girl really knows things.

A Letter To Future Children.

I’ve been doing a lot of blog reading lately, finding styles I like and some that I don’t. One of favorites was writing letters. I read letters to unknown future husbands, letters to people that abused the writer in her past, love letters, and letters to God. I decided I wanted to start writing some letters of my own, so I wrote the first one today. I haven’t the slightest idea whether or not I’ll have kids when I’m older or even if I’d want to, but I do believe kids will always be a part of my life in some capacity. Even if they’re not biologically mine, I could see myself involved in foster care or, maybe, adoption. Whoever they may be, this letter is for them. For all of the little hands that will touch my heart, the little fingers that will grip my thumb. (More sentimental than my usual posts! Feel free to skip today and come back later for ridiculous jibber-jabber and sarcasm.)

Dear future kids,
However you came into my life, I’m glad you did. You’re a blessing and an inspiration. I know I can learn as much from you as you can learn from me. There are so many lessons you’ll learn (from me and many others), and you’ll discover some very quickly. In the mean time, there are three that I want you to know and understand truly and wholeheartedly. If I can save you any heartache or make life any easier with this information, I’d like to. The rest will come. Trust me-everything works out in the end.

1) You are loved. 
You are a beautiful, well-meaning, messy, silly, imperfect human being, just like everyone else, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. You have unique gifts, amazing abilities and a destiny waiting to be fulfilled. I love you. Your family and friends love you. God loves you (and He has a plan for you).

2) I’m just as human as you are.
When you read this, I’ll be an adult, hopefully with my life more or less together. I’m writing this now-as a ridiculous, flighty, scatterbrained, peppy teenaged girl-so you can hear my honest perspective as a peer. Weird thought, huh? It would be for me, too. A few weeks ago, I was volunteering at Children’s Church and using an analogy to teach. I mentioned my mom in it, and one of the little boys gasped. “You have a mom?!” he screamed. Wow. Old already. You can imagine how my mom (your grandmother?) felt about that. The kid has a point, though. It’s beyond strange to picture my parents as little kids or teenagers, dependent on someone else. It’s true, though. I was a little kid who tripped and cried just like you. I was a middle-schooler that giggled and had crushes just like you. And now I’m a teenager who stresses over school work, gets in fights with my parents, goes to club meetings, has favorite music, and juggles her schedule. Just like you.  Whatever you’re feeling, whatever you’re thinking, I’ve been there.

3) Be kind. Be bold. Be honest. 
If you’re anything like me, that last part won’t be a huge problem. I can’t lie for my life. The other two might take practice, but you’ll get there. When you’re trying to be kind to others, there’s one more important piece to remember. If you start to feel proud of your kindness, check your motives. Do good things because it’s the right thing to do. Don’t do it out of pity or for brownie points-do it out of love for a fellow human being. Everyone is deserving of that courtesy. My advice? Take it even smaller than one day at a time. Live in the minute, the second, and do what you can there. Find causes that light your heart on fire and support them. That seemingly simple plan will teach you to be all three. It will also teach you to know your weaknesses as well as your strengths. Want to know mine? I’ll tell you, but don’t use them against me! I probably ask you to be patient all the time, right? Or I did when you were younger? Don’t be offended by that. I’m probably trying to remind myself as much as you. I’m horribly impatient and temperamental. I also talk way too fast when I’m excited, worry far too much about my appearance and get offended too easily. I’m learning my strengths too, though. I’m dedicated to what I believe in, cheerful, empathetic, and friendly. Find out yours and use them to help others.

You’re fearfully and wonderfully made, my dear. You can do great things with help. The world will try to fit you in like a puzzle piece, having you blend in with everyone else, but you’re not a puzzle piece. You pick where you go and what you do there. Stand up for what needs to be stood up for-even when you stand alone. Others will join you. I’ll support you.

With love,

Reasons to Smile

Reasons to Smile.

We’re halfway through the week, guys. Hold on!

Reasons to Smile Today
1. You’ve only tripped __ times. (Wait, you haven’t fallen at all yet?? WOW! Lucky you.)
2. You might make a new friend! (If you smile!)
3. As I once wrote on the back windshield of my sister’s car, you’re a “beautiful child of God.” (It stayed there for months by the way! It might still be there now that I think of it…word for word I wrote, “Hey there, you beautiful child of God! Jesus loves you!”)
4. You could write mildly irritating, sweet things on someone’s car (in the dirt or a wet window).
5. You might make someone feel better with your positive attitude.
6. It’s one of the only contagious things that people won’t yell at you for giving them (ie it’s not lice or the flu or the black plague).
7. It’s a brand new day! New chances, new fun, new mistakes!
8. Happiness looks good on you.
9. Your hair didn’t catch fire yesterday (or you survived through it…).
10. Your possibilities are endless.
11. If you’re reading this, you’re alive.
12. Today is the present. (You might not get a gift, but it sounds like it. Doesn’t that make you happy??)
13. There are words like collywobbles, pumpernickel and spiffy in the world.
14. You’re loved.
15. You could try something new-maybe something that scares you-and fall in love with it.
16. You could listen to music that inspires you.
17. “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”


  • June 19, 2011 There was a time … hundreds of years ago when our ancestors changed the course of humanity and enabled us to live longer, healthier, happier, in harmony with all living beings, our fellow humans and our natural world. It was the time when humanity let go of eating our fellow living beings and started a life based on logic, science and compassion ~~ The future human being, our offspring Victoria V