What a joy, to follow the way of heart,
Shooting stars, and equally simple my part,
Roarers around, but none hinders my path,
When leaves rustle, and fireflies ignite my path,
So what a joy… to follow the way of heart.
I know this is an old story posted on many sites back in 2012. But whenever I see this it makes me smile. I hope you’ll smile too after reading this.
Not long ago, Dr. Mohamed Babu, of Mysore, South India, noticed something strange about the ants after drinking some spilled milk on the floor of his kitchen, the ants’ bodies turned white. From this event he got an idea for a stunning set of photographs.
Mixing different varieties of food coloring along with sugar, water and a waxy base, he set out small droplets of liquid on a white plastic sheet outside in his garden and let the ants do the rest. “As the ant’s abdomen is semi-transparent, the ants gain the colors as they sip the liquid,” he said.
Striving to get the best possible photos, Babu ran into an unexpected problem: too many ants. “I really toiled to get a photo,” he said. “The crowd always used to become unmanageable within a few minutes and while I managed my camera with my right hand, my left hand was busy removing the extra ants.” After a number of repeated attempts, he finally got the photos he was looking for.
The impromptu experiment also allowed Babu to learn about the ants’ color preferences. “Curiously, the ants preferred light colors—yellow and green,” he said. “The darker green and blue drops had no takers, until there was no space around the preferred yellow and green drops.” Some of the ants even wandered between the colors, creating unique mixtures of different hues inside their own stomachs. This can clearly be seen in this photo.
When I searched for the scientific reason what I found was that there is a certain specie of ants which exhibit this behavior, Ghost ants specially known as tapinoma melanocephalum feed on sweets.They are specifically known as “ghosts” because when they run around on light surfaces their transparent abdomens and legs seem to vanish; leaving just the dark head and thorax visible. On darker surfaces, all you see are pale patches moving about.
Their abdomens are transparent, therefore you can see the the food they eat in full color.
From many years I’ve been hearing that there is no second chance in Life, no second chance in Love and no second chance in relations and trust.
Talking about myself I am not practically in favour of giving second chances. Theoretically I say that we being humans make many mistakes and they need to be forgiven but when it comes to practical application I am always the opposite way.
Yes at times I do give second chances but only and only to those who mean a lot to me. By a lot I seriously mean A LOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT.
Anyways I was talking about Second chances in Life. Not everybody gets that but a few ones are actually lucky and blessed to get and immediately grab those.
Here is a short breath taking and thought provoking story that I read just now regarding Life’s chances.
It was their anniversary, and Julia was waiting for her husband George to show up.
Things had changed since their marriage, the once cute couple couldn’t-live-without each-other had turned bitter.
Fighting over every little things, both didn’t like the way things had changed. Julia was waiting to see if George remembered it was their anniversary!
Just as the door bell rang she ran to find her husband wet and smiling with a bunch of flowers in his hand.
The two started re-living the old days. Making up for fights, then was the plan for the dinner and it was raining outside! It was perfect.
But the moment paused when the phone in the bedroom rang.
Julia went to pick it up and it was a man. “Hello ma’am I’m calling from the police station. Is this Mr. George’s number?”
“Yes it is!”
“I’m sorry ma’am; but there was an accident and a man died.
We got this number from his wallet; we need you to come and identify his body.”
Julia’s heart sank.!!! She was shocked!
But my husband is here with me?”
“Sorry ma’am, but the incident took place at 2 pm, when he was boarding the train.”
Julia was about to lose her conscience.
How could this happen?!
She had heard about the soul of the person coming to meet a loved one before it leaves!
She ran into the other room.
He was not there. It was true! He had left her for good!!
Oh God she would have died for another chance to mend every little fight! She rolled on the floor in pain. She lost her chance! Forever!
Suddenly there was a noise from the bathroom, the door opened and George came out and said
“Darling, I forgot to tell you my wallet got stolen today”.
LIFE MIGHT NOT GIVE YOU A SECOND CHANCE. SO NEVER WASTE A MOMENT WHEN YOU CAN STILL MAKE UP FOR YOUR WRONGS!!!
No one is promised tomorrow. Have a wonderful Life with no regrets!
Throughout everybody’s life there are a few things which you learn. A few experiences that you gain and a points where you loose. There are times when arguments mean a lot to you and speaking more eventually means wining an argument. And there are other times when you prefer staying quite with all your reasons and all the chances for clarifications.
Who else can be a better teacher than Life itself?
In my life there were points when words didn’t matter and so I stayed quite. On the other hand there were points when words were the requisite but I still stayed quite. Times when I preferred baseless arguments as staying quite for such a long time is not easy, But there were days when I just left the logical necessary arguments because a speaking it all is not easy as well (At least for a person like me it seriously isn’t) .
There were times when I stood patient and suffered for issues that mattered. And there were mtimes when I refused to tolerate and just burst out in anger.
There were times when I loved and simply refused to leave, But there was also a time when I just let that go although I loved endlessly. At times I stood up although I was wrong but there were times when I left although I was right.There were times when I couldn’t stand up and at times I claimed that “I believe in resilience”.
They say Change is a constant process, humans do change with time. Or may be that’s what we call “Adaptation”. So from all the things that I’ve been through and from all those arguments that I lost or left .. There are a few things that I’ve learned.
Patience – Yes I can loudly say that I am very patient. Patience within yourself and patience with others.
Argumentation – It has been over a few months that I’ve stopped arguments. I’ve started moving away after the initiation of every argument because if you’ll stay you probably won’t resist replying. Or if an argument is necessary, it should only be for the sake of persuation.
Listen to understand – Mostly we are in a habit of listening to somebody just for the sake of giving a reply, but not for the sake of understanding. I listen to understand but after that the problem remains that I can’t give an appropriate reply, may be I am not good with conversing that’s why.
Humor – Adding a sense of humor in everything makes it more acceptable and it makes things easier to explain and bear. I use it as a tool to hide what I feel from others and to escape from what I feel.
The Echoes – The life is just an echo of what you say and what you do.
I read a short story sort of thing about it which I would love to share here
A son and his father were walking on the mountains.
Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: “aaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!”
To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: “aaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!’
Curious, he yells: “Who are you?”
He receives the answer: “Who are you?”
Angered at the response, he screams: “Coward!’
He receives the answer: coward!”
He looks to his father and asks: “What’s going on?”
The father smiles and says: “My son, pay attention.”
And then he screams to the mountain: “I admire you!”
The voice answers“I admire you!”
Again the man screams: “You are a champion!”
The voice answers: “You are a champion!”
The boy is surprised, but does not understand.
Then the father explains:
“People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE.
It gives you back everything you say or do. Our life is simply a reflection of our actions. If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart. If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.
This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life, Life will give you back everything you have given to it.
P.S. Do not say whatever we dislike about other people, cause it will reflect back to us.
It’s been a long time since I’ve written something, although I have been thriving to write something for weeks but I just couldn’t. Half of the reason is my exams and half because I am not in a good form these days.
Thinking a lot is something really normal for me but these days I am getting nervous and pretty much sensitive over ill issues that
never seemed to bother me before. I dunno the reason but things are happening this way since a short period of time.
A week ago while solving my paper in the examination hall I was overwhelmed by a dozen thoughts. I have a strange urge of common sense that wakes up only in the examination hall and unfortunately that strange common sense says exactly opposite of what I’ve been studying and what I’ve been writing in my paper. While attempting a question I just closed my eyes, (metaphorically speaking) trusted my common sense (which seriously sucks at times) and went on with whatever I had in mind. But throughout the writing thingy I had a strange sense that something’s like not so well. Just like something pricking me from inside time to time again and again and I ignored that. When I came back home … Opened my lecture notebook … I found out that I have attempted the question entirely wrong. That was the most disappointing moment because I’ve been studying really hard for days. I was disappointed because I ignored my self first.
After that exam this word is fully stuck in my mind “INSTINCTS”. I should have trusted my instincts. I ruined my own toil just because I didn’t trust myself. Disappointing indeed.
From that day and specifically that exam I learned that
Whatever the first thing, the first instinct comes into your mind is always right.
It might not be a hard and fast rule but I have started believing that.
I don’t know instincts are voices from your heart?? … Your mind?? … Your soul?? .. Or your inner fears?? Or what??
I just can’t decide. But whatever they are they say the truth. I have started believing that
If you feel in your heart and soul that something is wrong then IT PROBABLY IS.
Okay … So in the process of trusting my instincts in my next exam I came to a point like this
Yes I know I’ve got a lot of problems. 🙂 In situations like this what I did was just blindly following the first thought. Ask yourself questions. That isn’t easy, because several thoughts will flood your mind at once. For instance, let’s say you’re looking at a menu. In figuring out what you want, pick out the first thing that stands out to you. Ignore the remainder of your thoughts, like for example: “But I didn’t even look at the specials” or “But my friend is on a diet and I’ll feel bad eating this in front of him” or “But my uncle said the mashed potatoes he had here were too mushy” etc. Don’t dwell on it.
Just pick something. It might be scary, because what if you make the wrong choice? Do not worry, you will be fine.
May be my innocent instincts get confused just because I am confused as well.
Instincts are the little voices, no matter how feeble they are.. They can still guide you or haunt you. You just gotta recognize them, differentiate them and simply trust them.
I have come to a point where trusting them is the only option I am left with but I am still not truly able it understand what they need to say, where are they leading me – nobody knows. May be they are something associated with the 6th sense or your fears??
They call it the “Gut Feeling”
Studies say that you experience a certain type of discomfort in your gut when you know a decision is wrong.
I’ve never noticed that but I’ll probably start noticing from now onwards.
A quote says:
Trust yourself, your instincts, what you believe. You know more than what you think you do.
Trust your instincts, listen to the voice inside you and trust that you’re doing the right thing.
But the question is … That if you yourself don’t trust yourself- your instincts, who on earth is gonna do it then???