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This is what drives me out of bed every morning. I always wanted to make my mark in this world and when you realise that your work is viewed in so many countries listed above, the feeling is unfathomable. I am grateful to all the people who have written for “imagination breathing”. I still remember the day vividly how I wrote my first post knowing nothing about the blogging world and today “imagination breathing” has been a platform for writers, entrepreneurs, adventurist, artists, social activists etc etc and continues to inspire thousands of lives around the world. Just want to say thank you to all those who believed in me and thanks to those who laughed at my ideas because you’ll helped me to work hard and persevere. Without you’ll this success would have not been possible. And to all those out there having big dreams and ideas, your dreams are never too small, you just have to DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!

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Best wishes,

Paul Fernandes
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Lost, but not forever.           – Kasturi, Assam.

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Days tend to pass by so quickly, don’t they? It seems not long ago that I was a kid. A world so secure and safe from the harsh reality. A world of no worries, no confusion or fear of what is to come next. The only concern was to complete homework in time. Remember how a day off from school meant us being sad because we wouldn’t see our friends?

As kids, we always wished for our life to be fast-forwarded to when we would become adults. Little did we ever knew how hard it is being one! So many of us get lost on the way. Lose touch with ourselves. The innocence, the confidence, the happiness in little things.

Growing up I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do in my life but I very much wanted to become a good person. But in the transition from being a kid to an adult – I lost myself somewhere. I became oblivious and that scared me every moment which eventually turned me into a pessimistic and depressed person.

When asked about a best friend I used to say,’I still am in search of the one with the same wavelength as mine.’

A month after joining college, I met someone. He seemed so happy and at peace. Little did I know then that our wavelengths would match so well that we would become the best of friends. I finally found someone with who I can confide in without any fear of being judged but at the same time would make me see my faults in the most humble way. He believes in me even when I doubt myself and always thrives me to be a better person. And though we fight – a lot! – it never lasts long.

It has been rightly said so that humans are social animals. We always need that one person who makes all the difference in the world and makes us  stronger, happier and full of life.

In the course of our friendship, I regained my lost self. He indeed was the one who inspired me to write.

I want to ask you people do you have people to stand by YOU when everything falls apart? We need to surround ourselves with positive people who bring the best out of us and who never stop us  from achieving our dreams.

– Kasturi Sarma, Assam(India)

Onto the Next Horizon. by: Matti War. New Delhi, India.

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1398495_740019682692012_1067980546_o  Matti War. 

Onto the Next Horizon

Yesterday was the last day of my exams and it was a relief. Four days of back to back papers and term papers makes every exam I’ve appeared for so far, look like a walk in the park. Add to that an ill-timed attack of the cold and cough and I was effectively hindered. Not a good semester for me, it seemed. The last paper was quite tricky. If there was one thing I’d learnt ever since arriving at the university I’m in now, it’s that one should never think that they know enough about anything. I still find that I am quite ignorant about the world around me, where everything is cutthroat. And for someone who came from a different world, it was a bit of a nasty shock.

Today, my friend and I decided to go for a morning walk to clear our heads after nights of feverish reading and preparations. I found it a spooky experience, as we walked along the pathways I thought I knew like the back of my hand. Throughout my stay, I had only seen the place flooded with sunlight, soaked in rain or coloured with dusk; never have I seen it shrouded in stillness so eerie and peaceful at the same time. The paths which branched out in different directions receded into the inky shadows and the darkness seemed capable of swallowing anything that walked into it. I am ashamed to say that though I have never been one who endorses in beliefs of ghosts, spirits and whatever that’s associated with a life beyond the grave, that moment made me hyper-aware of my surroundings. The slight crackling of a leaf getting stepped on, the whoosh of a breeze teasing the foliage, distant footsteps that reverberated in the ground; every single sound or movement made me glance over my shoulder one too many times. Even my friend’s assurances that there was nothing to be afraid so did little to soothe my paranoia. However, the sky started to lighten up, the midnight blue softened to lighter shades as we walked together in companionable silence. When we reached the hostel, we agreed to stay for the sunrise as well. No use going back to sleep when in an hour’s time, we’d be getting breakfast.

The horizon blushed orange when we reached the rooftop. Breathtakingly beautiful and calming! And I realized that it was the perfect way to begin the ending of the 2014 chapter of our lives. I have been struggling with feelings of insecurity and uncertainty for quite some time and it showed in my inability to work on anything I had planned to accomplish. But that simple moment made me realize that it doesn’t matter at all. That’s not how one should live. Not by regretting, or looking back with hopes that we will somehow end up in some place we wanted to be but couldn’t. Not by thinking that it’s impossible to change what had transpired so far and resigning ourselves to simply living. By not getting discouraged when we’re at the lowest point of our lives but knowing that it always gets better as we go.

A year ago, I was reluctant to open myself to new experiences and I was craving for the familiar faces, sights and smells. Now, I realize that my life is going to go through its cycle of change in a few months’ time. Everything is transient yet we are hardly aware of it. I have friends who are going through the exact same motions I went through some time ago. I know that it’ll get better for all of them, the same way it got better for me. For me, the place I had felt out-of-place initially is now a second home to me. Leaving it would mean leaving all the kind people I have encountered but they will remain. In their own small way, they have left their impressions on me, postcards that I treasure in my heart.

And so, as I watched the horizon emit a stronger glow, I felt a secure sense of security in life that I know is going to help me in the days to come. Yes, there’ll be moments of darkness where I’ll have to find my way, stumbling in the dark. But there will be good times as well. An occasional helping hand, a small act of kindness from some stranger that I will encounter in future, as I keep moving on. And in time, it will be me who is going to be that kind stranger to some other lost soul. We keep taking and giving as we move on and we take each and every precious moments of happiness and keep them close to our hearts for inspiration.

And that’s the purpose of a journey, isn’t it?

Mahatma Gandhi – The man who had the secret for change. by :Paul Fernandes.

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altAtLvs6d5y0R-KHMSNPlMsJAPGTGHrfCB720140914151659 Paul Fernandes.

Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, and died on January 30, 1948. Today- 2nd October in India is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”.  –                 Mahatma Gandhi.

These words have inspired millions of people around the world.  The man who believed in simplicity and kindness. His humility, what I think was a secret of  his leadership.  His actions spoke louder than words.  He had a dream,purpose, courage and passion.

What is your dream,what is your purpose,do you have the courage and are you passionate enough to meet your hearts longing?

10 Inspiring Quotes from Mahatma Gandhi

  1. “What barrier is there that love cannot break?”
  2. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong
  3. “Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.
  4. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
  5. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of other”.
  6. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
  7. “Take care of this moment.”
  8. “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind”.
    9.      “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an
                 indomitable will.”
    10.    “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people”
    Best wishes:
    Paul Fernandes
    Founder
    Imagination Breathing
    (inspiring lives).

Life is a CAROUSEL. by: Jessica Rymbai. Shillong,India.

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jessi 2   Jessica Rymbai.

 Life is a  CAROUSEL   

I thank the creator for the life that he gave me. Life has many meanings depending on how one views it. Life is also interpreted differently by each one of us and it is the attitude which matters how we handle and face it. Life is to be loved by each one of us and lived to the fullest despite of the many shortcomings, frustrations and sorrows that come in our way.

I personally do not agree that we should consider life from the situations and circumstances that we are in. Life is to be cherished and enjoyed. We must not judge life from the basis of the many sorrows, pain that life brings in our way; instead life on the other side offers each one of us better chances, better opportunities to adapt and improve, to challenge ourselves and to get better. Life may be short and we must not take it for granted. We are all blessed with a life so that we may be able to accomplish and complete the various purposes that each of us as individuals are called upon to do so whilst our stay here on earth.

Life should be viewed optimistically. I do not like to end my day without a smile on my face. I wake up in the morning thanking the Almighty for giving me another day, another chance to begin again. To be blessed with a life is such an honour.

To most of us, life is a challenge, a struggle and a continuous battle. True! But we must remember that we are given this life because we have the strength and courage to overcome, to face and cope up with what life presents to us. Sorrows, pain, the loss of loved one, miseries are all part of the journey of life, but we must never overlook the positive side of life such as love, joy and peace.

Through my experience, it is the ups and downs of life which makes life meaningful and worth-living. To live a life we must be ready to encounter and face hardships. We must be willing to face it with confidence accompanied with patience. The hardships along with other positive aspects of life are interwoven and when such things are knitted together- a wonderful fabric of life will be seen.

This reminds me of a song “At the beginning” by Richard Marx and Donna Lewis. The lyric of this particular song goes like this-

“Life is a road that I wanna  keep going,

Love is a river, I wanna keep flowing,

Life is a road, now and forever, wonderful journey”

 

Thank You.