My Gift To You….


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Hello Everyone,
Last day of 2016 and it is that time of the year, when we all actively reflect over the last 364 days and reset our hopes and aspirations for the coming year. We generally tend to set goals for the year ( I know I do) and attempt to see through them as the year continues (unsuccessfully most of the time)
I have read somewhere recently (sorry didn’t take note at that time) to set intentions for the year in all small increments rather than setting sweeping goals that cannot/will not be achieved. This made sense to me.
So I have prepared a 52 week Intentions Schedule Planner 2017 in order to achieve Well-Being in all the 5 personality domains – Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Social and Spiritual domains.  More on this in a later post.
Weekly intention setting and weekly check in will hopefully keep us motivated and stay focused to make the changes in all the personality domains. It also allows us to reset as required.
Attached below is the “Intentions Schedule Planner 2017” – my gift to all of you (you may or may not chose to use it, entirely up to you) This planner can also be used as an accountability tool with your family and friends.
You may wish to use it digitally or print and fill.  Call me archaic in the digital age but personally I feel inspired to use Pen and paper (there is actually a proven scientific reason why Pen and Paper is better), but it is entirely up to you.
Watch this space – I am planning to be more active on this blog and bring you podcasts and youtube videos on topics of ‘Practical Spirituality’  Please let me know if you have any specific topics in  mind.
Thank you very much for all your love and support through the year. I really appreciate it.
May 2017 bring you all the joy and prosperity that you deserve, need and want.
Until next time
With Love and Respect
Padma Ayyagari

How To Make Love The Goal Of Life…..


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“Love is the Source; Love is the Path; Love is the Goal “– says Sathya Sai Baba.

How is this Love felt or displayed in any of the actions we undertake in this world?

Is it Love to question?

Is it Love to be ignored?

Is it Love to want?

Is it Love not to grant that want?

Is it Love to attack?

Is it Love to defend?

Is it Love to doubt?

Is it Love to trust?

Is it Love to resent?

Is it Love to accept?

Is it Love to rise on other’s shoulders?

Is it Love to claim something forcibly taken as inheritance?

In this life’s drama of give and take, blames and counter blames, win and lose, withhold and share on a need to know basis – what role has Love?

From micro to macro issues, individuals to countries, when each one is firmly rooted on the one side of the coin, trying to peer through their own silo and see what they want to or wish to see, how can Love be the Source, the Path and the Goal?

Can a blind person ever understand or comprehend the enormity of an elephant?

Can our dualistic attitudes to life ever fully understand Love?

Can we ever hold both night and day without labelling one as good and the other bad, but see both as the full range of our vision?

16th Century Spanish writer – Lope De Vega sums it up very well in his poem

 Various effects of Love

To be fainthearted, to be bold, possessed,

abrasive, tender, open, isolated,

spirited, dying, dead, invigorated,

loyal, treacherous, venturesome, repressed.

Not to find, without your lover, rest.

To seem happy, sad, haughty, understated,

emboldened, fugitive, exasperated,

satisfied, offended, doubt-obsessed.

To face away from disillusionment,

to swallow venom like liqueur, and quell

all thoughts of gain, embracing discontent;

to believe a heaven lies within a hell,

to give your soul to disillusionment,

that’s love, as all who’ve tasted know too well.

 So, it is bearing witness to all that without just becoming a winner or a victim – that witness is the Source, the Path and the Goal – Love –  a prize that cannot be won in one life time.

Off we go on to the roller coaster in the meantime, one drama after another…until we learn to truly love which means…

To Be a Witness and taste life’s sweet and bitter treats without complaining

Until next time

With Love and Respect

Padma Ayyagari