Coffee or Passion? by, Paul Fernandes

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Finally the first draft of my book is ready, two and half years of tireless brain work and now it is here, right in front of me.  Few quotes/lines from the book are given below.

  1. “We lose ourselves in our pursuit to get someone to look at us the way we want them to.”

    2.  “I have felt a sense of hopelessness and nothingness.”

    3.  “At times we might not be aware but we might have the best imagination power.”

    4.  “Life may be shot and we must n0t take it for granted.”

    5.   “We must enjoy our uniqueness and individuality.” 

    6.   “Our mind can play nasty games with us, especially when we are alone.”

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With gratitude,

 

Paul Fernandes

Founder  and  Editor-in-chief

Imagination Breathing

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

“Time” says your past is gone. by Paul Fernandes

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 “Time”  says your past is gone.   

 

If “Time” was in the form of a person

And you see it passing by you

Some time gently and some time quick

And you say to it carry on.

 

One day you fall in love with this “Time”

And like all other things, it’s hard to leg go

Something that you love, very much.

 

It stays with you, possesses you and never let’s you go

You argue with it, just like all lovers do

And one day , when you sit wiping your tears of joy or pain

“Time” is always there with you.

 

This person of “Time” says to us, your past is gone

And you don’t know about the future

All you have is the present

Which you wouldn’t like it to be gone.

 

It comes and it goes

What you do with it in the present is all

that matters to each one of us.

 

Old habits die hard, but let’s try. by Paul Fernandes.

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Old habits die hard, but let’s try.

“I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.”  ― Albert Einstein.

“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” – Paulo Coelho

It’s a second time that someone had to remind me to be aware, about not using the phone to do my personal work while having a face to face conversation with the other.  I admire and respect the people who confront me face to face, and I am always grateful to them. According to me these are friends who want the best out of you and are not afraid to tell you few things which will help you to grow. I am grateful for having such friends in my life.

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” – Mary Tyler Moore.

Now, there are two options either to feel sorry for what has happened or learn a lesson and be more aware of who is around you. I choose the send option. I believe even having a though of trying is half battle won.

Hey, am I the only one with this habit or are there people out there facing the same situation time and again?  Lets be a support to each other on this journey , where social media is becoming such an important part of our lives, that we have forgotten what it is to have a respectful face to face conversation.

Hopefully this post will help all the people who are becoming more and more addictive to their cell phones or social media and realise that there is nothing like spending time face to face with another person.

Best wishes:

Paul:

Founder:

Imagination Breathing.(Inspiring lives)

“Your insight may be just what someone else needs to have a breakthrough”.

 

 

“Eternal Heroes”. by :Andrew Thabah. Shillong,India.

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IMG_1468  Andrew Banbhalang Thabah, Shillong,India.

ETERNAL HEROES

In the stillness of silence, I pondered

What are the great lives made of?

Doth they possess extraordinary strength-

Innate, acquired or divine intervention?

Luther, Gandhi and Teresa we know,

Ye noble life for all to see;

Immortalized deeds in the sands of time,

Cemented eternally in the earth’s folklore.

The narrow path of struggled and pain;

They have travelled, they have been through;

Easing the pangs of the grief stricken

The poor, the needy, the downtrodden,

The sick, the heartless and the soul-less world.

A solace of sort for the unfortunate,

A smile they bring unto the brows;

The face that bore the scars of darkness;

The burning desire, the iron-willed,

The great substance of strong mettle;

Selflessly giving, selflessly serving

to end the misery of humanity.

Wondering how such lives are made of,

Of the ordinary and the Halo nature,

Touch the altitude of the endless sky

Their greatness stretch beyond horizon

The answer lies not in the rich and mighty-

But living and striving a life

Of great conviction and true humility

Of valor and of character

The greatest reward for all to see;

The ‘crown of greatness on thy forehead’

Forever there shall it be.

 

 

 

The official logo for Imagination Breathing. by Paul Fernandes.

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Significance of the colours used in the logo:

Red:        PASSION.

Blue:        PEACE.

Green:     PERSISTENCE.

 

Vision of I B:                         “To Inspire Lives”.

What we Believe:                   “Your insight may be just what someone else needs to have a breakthrough”.

 

 

Thank you:

Love:

Paul.

Founder:

Imagination Breathing.

(Inspiring Lives)

 

My Love for the natural world. By. Karen Lyndem.(St.Edmund’s college.NSS Unit)

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ImageKaren Lyndem,(St.Edmunds College.NSS Unit).

My Love for the natural world.  

  The environment is a wonderful thing. Take a look around you, the people and the scenery. And you will find that the scenery is an extension of human feelings. When you feel lonely, the environment will act as your looking glass, to reflect what you feel. When you are content, the sun shines for you to enjoy, the rain pores down for you so that you can dance with it. A friend once told me that no matter how much joy and radiance a sunset seems to emit, there is always a tinge of the gloominess as it reflects, according to her, at this point of time which seems to hang from an abyss, a sense of regret. It is like probably sounding out some sense of the eleventh hour and the necessary yet unheeded need to save the ill-stricken planet.  On that context, I often wonder what the ecological eminent channels such as Discovery Channel, Nat Geo, Animal Planet and others would broadcast after say fifty years. Will it be,’ Saying good bye to the green world and many of their life forms?’ , Is it enough for us to pick up ONE please of plastic and throw it in the dustbin? I have often cursed such insidiously harmful an invention as the plastic, but I myself do it whilst wearing a plastic badge, plastic rimmed spectacles and holding other plastic paraphernalia that may not have occurred upon my conscience. But in order to change the system, we need to change ourselves first.

         I love to listen to my uncles’ jungle lores about their heydays with rivaled interest and a longing for the old times in which they grew up in. They tell me about the different species of animals they have encountered in their fishing trips or bird shootings. They also tell me about the expanse of forest during their time, how the water was so clean then that in one of the villages, once when Grandfather washed his hands, fishes thronged at the surface, thinking the movements were caused by their fallen preys. It’s a beautiful thing to go fishing. For those who have not been to any fishing trips, I recommend it. The sense of bonding with nature and serenity one gets out of it is one that I believe cannot be encompassed by any other activities at home. One forgets about all one’s worries and anxiety whilst fishing. Golf links once upon a time had streamlets gushing forth with water in the rainy seasons and my uncles also used to go fishing at the filled up ponds. Wahumkhrah used to be a famous river, known for its scenic beauty. Once a major pride of Shillong, it is now a major problem for the city’s cleanliness and sanitation. I was once sneered at for watering my gardens when there was a dry spell during the onset of spring. But somehow, watering the plants makes me feel like I am giving back to the earth a fraction of what it gives us. My aunt once told me that her elderly folks foretold them that one day, people would have to buy water. They found it unbelievable, almost hilarious. “Why would anyone buy water, it’s everywhere!” they exclaimed. And when she told me that one day, sunlight would have to be bought too, I knew better than to laugh. I just pray for that time not to come. It especially tugs my heart when my elders used to say, “We have such fond memories of this place, we would catch fish, there used to be a lot of trees, the water used to be so clean, but look at it now, it’s a dumping ground  …”. I love reading Jim Corbett’s stories. The crux of my passion for it lies in the fact that it talks of the simple life, when man and the natural world were one. And in this simple living, the goodness of human nature reigns.

             Why is it that human beings, when age takes it’s toll on them, crave for a quiet place, with space and fresh air? If it’s because their physical needs get bigger, then we can also say that their psychological needs grow in proportion too .And what if our generation did not have that sense of ‘homeliness’ to go to when we grow old? Would we die in desperation and regret? And what if our children do not get the chance to know what it feels like to play outside? I entreat all of us to walk down memory lane. Imagine the kid you, playing outside at the great outdoors, scratching your knees, riding your bike, sleeping on the mud, playing with insects, digging holes, pulling out grasses. How would we feel if our children do not get to grow up as every child should? If thinking about it is tough, imagine yourself actually perceiving it with your own eyes.

                             

“You and I can make a difference”. By.Chitsiaro Po. Shillong,India.

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As I took a look around the environment, its beauty, richness and lush took my breath away and moments later a sense of alarm and dread creped into me. The environment is in danger! Our earth is at risk of being completely destroyed! Who is to be blamed? No one, but us. The phrase, ‘man is his greatest enemy’, rings so true. We have treated our home; the earth so recklessly that today it is at threat. It’s a sad fact that we have failed to take proper care of our environment. In return to all the needs the environment provides for us, we have polluted and abused it.

It’s time to take a look at all the damage done and make a move to change it. We can’t undo the things already done but we definitely can start the healing process. Before it’s too late we have to start returning the care nature has given us all these time.

You and I can make a difference. One spark is enough to light a fire and one small step from us is enough to make a difference. This is our world and it is our responsibility to save it.

Imagine years from now, when the future generation questions us about the beautiful flora and fauna that once existed on earth, and then what are we going to say? Will we be able to look at them and reply that we destroyed them? That we had the time to save the environment but didn’t? Will we be able to take the accusing looks of the future generations? They will blame us for our incompetence and our thoughtlessness. Our environment is an important heritage, a legacy even. We need to save it for the future generations too.

Every year, the world observes World Environment day so that people become aware of the threats our environment is facing and to lend a helping hand in protecting and preserving it. As young educated people we need to be at the forefront in this mission of healing the environment. Often people say, the problem is too big and one person alone cannot do anything. But its wrong. One helping hand can heal, one step can make a difference and one person can bring a wave of change.

The clock is ticking and with every tick the need to save our environment is fast increasing. The polars are melting, the temperature is increasing. The animals are being led into extinction, the trees and plants are exterminated. The earth is being suffocated with plastics and unhealthy gases. Plant a small tree, throw away plastic wrappers into a dustbin, raise a voice and lend a hand. It will make a world of difference. We cannot wait for the government and the authorities alone to save our planet. Each and everyone of us will have to do our bit.

You and I, in our own small way can make a difference.
I would like to conclude with a wise line by Michael Jackson, “We are the world, heal the world”.

 

 

 

Have courage to do what you love. by: Paul Fernandes

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Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.   ~Steve Jobs

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants”. Bob Dylan.

 

We have  hit 800 views in 29 days(31st  may 2014). I remember the time I was planning to start Imagination Breathing many people said to me: “Paul you are a fool, nobody is going to read your blog”. Those words still do linger in my mind, and today when we have together reached 800 views, I am delighted. I am also grateful to the people who criticized me, because it just helped me to believe in myself even more. So to the friends of Imagination Breathing I am going to launch a new adventure on Imagination Breathing when we hit 1000 views. It’s a surprise. I am sure this new adventure is going to provide platform to a new talent to be displayed to the world.  My wish is to get 200 views in next two days so that we can get cracking with our new adventure. For today I have put up few quotes which may give you strength to believe in your ability and do what you love

  •      “The people who make it to the top – whether they’re musicians, or great chefs, or corporate honchos – are addicted to their  calling … [they] are the ones who’d be doing whatever it is they love, even if they weren’t being paid.”Quincy Jones.
  •      Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your        soul or help you sleep at night.”  Marian Wright Edelman
  •      It is never too late to be what you might have been.”                       George Eliot.
  •      Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and        believe in, and it will come naturally. David Frost.
  •     There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you        love; there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen. Wayne       Dyer.

 

Thank you:

Love:

Paul Fernandes

Founder

Imagination Breathing

(Inspiring Lives)

You may have given hope to someone you never met. by: Paul Fernandes

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  Paul Fernandes.

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.— Nelson Mandela

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.— Mary Anne Radmacher

Dear Friends:

You may be wondering why do I keep you updated with the views which Imagination Breathing has received. I think it’s Important that you know that by your sharing through social media or by your comments on the page or by sending articles you are making a difference in someone’s life without even knowing whose life you are making an impact. I am deeply grateful to you.  I have been receiving phone calls and emails telling me, “Paul, maybe I cannot write posts, but I will definitely share about Imagination Breathing”.  I have received wishes from a 10 year old to 79 year old person, and that to me it the biggest gift of it all. I have received articles from different people for last few days to be published and I will do so, may be one or two articles in a day. I am a final year student myself and to balance my time between my studies and the blog is quite challenging, but I promise I will do it.

There have been suggestions coming in from different people asking me- if they can send Inspirational pictures, photos and videos (original).  It’s a brilliant Idea, but I would like you’ll to do so after few months- for time being articles will be just fine.

I had a dream to make Imagination Breathing grow worldwide, but I had no idea it would happen so fast. Let me give you an over view of the site-      Imagination breathing has been viewed  approximately  across 15 states in India, It’s also being viewed  in 8 other countries such as  South Africa, USA, Canada, Philippines, UK, Australia, Bulgaria and Ireland.  Approximately 60 people watch it every day around the world . We are entering into our third week  with over 600 views.    If your insight is able to save or give hope to even one person out of the approximate 60 people who watch it every day. Our job is done.

I would like to end with a quote by  Mother Teresa.

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.— MOTHER TERESA

Thank you for all the love and support I am receiving. I wish you all the best.

Love and Regards:

Paul

Founder

 Imagination Breathing.