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Friday, July 27, 2018

Moved To Wordpress...

Dear Readers,

An important announcement and update.

Thank you so much for hopping into my blog post.

In order to offer you an even better reading experience, I have upgraded my blogs and have moved to word-press.

All my future and older posts can be seen here >>>> Elin's Blog

I hope you will all support me in my this new move and continue to stay connected, and read my posts.

Thank you once again, and deeply regret the inconvenience caused.

Best Regards,

Elin

Sunday, July 22, 2018

BLUNTLY gentle

Some say I am notoriously blunt,
Others say I am as gentle as feather,
Do not believe any of these, 
but find for yourself, 
Am I BLUNT 
Or gentle FEATHER

                                     - Amrahs Elin

Friday, July 20, 2018

Stupid Boy....

I want to write something, 
But nothings coming to my mind.
My fingers want to type something,
and I cannot figure out why???
This is a new feeling, 
and I feel like a stupid boy,
Not knowing something, 
is always such a joy 
:)

                                                    >>> Amrahs Elin 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Expectations....

Is it wrong to expect ? was the question which was asked to me by one of my friends.

It is very difficult to answer this with a simple YES or NO. 

Rather than doing that I would like to put it this way. When we perform a certain action there is bound to be a reaction. But when we anticipate a particular outcome it becomes expectation. 

This sounds confusing, Right??? Well let me try to explain it with the help of the following narration.

When we plant  a seed of say a fruit we expect it to turn into a tree over a certain period of time, and give us its supply of sweet and healthy fruits.

Now, if the seed fails to grow despite the efforts we take to ensure that it grows, by way of providing it with water and composts and the care and tendering it needs we feel disappointed.

But if the seed blooms into a beautiful tree and also manages to deliver fruits we feel joy and happiness. 

A well experienced Gardner who sows the seeds understand the fact that all the seeds that he/ she had sown will not turn into a tree. Some will never grow at all, some will die in the course of growing, some will be destroyed and only very few will grow to its fullest and he/ she then will be able to reap the harvest. 

So you see even when the same action is performed on all the seeds which are sowed and all the care and due diligence is taken, not every seed turns into a fully grown tree. The Gardner has learned from his/ her experience that not all the seeds which he/ she sowed will grow, yet he/ she attends to them all with same amount of love, care, dedication and tenderness.

Similarly, in our life too not all our actions and efforts will pay off, but then this thought should not stop us from putting in our effort with same zeal enthusiasm and love in everything that we do. We must not attach our selves to the outcome, but focus on performing the deeds. 

The quote from "Bhagavad Gita" has summed it very beautifully, and if understood thoroughly and applied, I am sure it will liberate all, it did that to me at least :)

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन । मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भुर्मा ते संगोऽस्त्वकर्मणि ॥

You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty. 









Sunday, July 15, 2018

Welcome to Paradise

This is the name of the movie I saw yesterday. One of my "to do things" is to watch at least one movie in a day and this I do almost everyday very religiously :)

Yessss, I am a big movie buff and I like watching movies a lot :)

There is no particular genre or language, anything which interests me I watch...

My all time favorite genre though is Rom-com's, Inspiration, Spiritual, Thriller, etc....

And my all time favorite movie list is long.......... but I will not write about it now (may be I will share it eventually as we go along)

This is for the very first time that I decided to write about the movie I saw and felt like sharing with you all. I hope you will all grace me with your valuable comments and feedback, good or bad does not matter just drop in your words.

So let me take you all on this my first time experiment of story telling with picture's and some words of my own........

The movie I chose today is about Love, Compassion, Tragedy, Unity and above all "FAITH"
It was released in 2007, and is directed by Brent Huff.


Debbie (Crystal Bernard) is a Preacher/ Pastor/ Minister at a Church in Big city of United States and has a very unorthodox approach of preaching.


Jim is not very happy and neither does he have good opinion of Debbie's way of preaching. Besides more than the church followers he is interested in the Money that comes in from them. The District Bishop decides to transfer Debbie to Paradise, a small city in Wise County, Texas, United States. And Jim breaks this news to Debbie.


Debbie informs about this new situation to her Son Hayden (Bobby Edner) and he is not at all pleased with this news and do not want to go to the small town. But then there is nothing much he can do about it, he is still studying in school.

They move to this new place which is called Paradise....



Debbie while walking down the street happens to listen to the singing of a street singer (Lou Beatty Jr.). She likes it and asks this man to come and sing at her church the following Sunday.
The man is not sure if he will be welcomed by other guests at church since he is homeless.


Hayden joins his new school and this is where his new Teacher notices something unusual about him.




Hayden has difficulty in reading, he has dyslexia.....

But that's just one part. It seems like Hayden has talent for Basketball


and the coach (William Shockley) at his school observes this, and is all help to offer him some extra pointers and guidance 



Debbie addresses her new crowd at Church in Paradise



The sermon is followed by lunch, and rich and poor, are all enjoying their meal together. There is no distinction in God's home.


Harriott (Brian Dennehy) the old man ....



... father of this beautiful lady Helen (Elizabeth Dennehy) and John (Nick Searcy) is his Son-in-law. They do not share a very good camaraderie, the Father and the Husband.


Miss Lawrence (Beth Grant) is Homeless who comes to attend church, she is touched by Debbie's kindness and during meals talks about the time when she too had her home and husband.


Debbie offers Miss Lawrence shelter at church, as it is raining hard...



The church where Miss Lawrence took shelter can be seen here, burning down to ashes.

The news travels fast in small towns and all are disturbed by this event.
As if this was not enough, it is found that the insurance on the church building had expired long back and now there are not enough funds to re-construct the new building.


A patron offers a part of land close to her place for the church to continue.


Yes this is a Barn.... and with this comes a ray of hope. And with it comes the twist in the story, the church must be built in a single day.... why and who says this??? Let it remain a mystery for now ;)

Patsy Nellis (Connie Ray) is hoping and praying for a Miracle to happen...



All people of the town come together and are trying to make the miracle happen. The miracle called ..



If this story and the picture so far has interested you and if you have reached till this point reading this post, then I strongly suggest you to watch this movie, and see for yourself a beautiful story unfolding it self .




I hope you will enjoy the movie, keep popcorn and some tissues handy.... and do not forget to share your thoughts about this movie.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

My Friend's dilemma....



Recently a very old friend of mine who I know since my childhood met me after a long time. He stayed with me for few days. It was good to be with him. There is something special about meeting the ones whom you know since very long and care for :)

Since we met after so long there was too much to catch upon, and we discussed a lot of things, about our other friends and their whereabouts, and not to mention the memories of those good old days, and then the about the recent activities and developments, work, finance and life.

It was good to know that he is doing well at work front and also finances are pretty okay, but something in his personal life was not very pleasing.

He talked with his heart open about his personal life. He came across this very pretty and a very successful girl who also happens to be famous. They share same interests and got connected instantly. In last two years or so they have met only twice, but are in regular touch over whatsapp and email. And no, they do not talk over phone.

On talking further he revealed that every time he only initiates the chat, and she most of the time replies to them. She never took any interest in knowing anything about him, nor does she discuss anything about her personal life. If at all its only things related to her work. Also she never initiated any chats except for 3-4 occasions when she needed some opinion or inputs as far as her work was concerned.

He was confused and asked me what he should do?

I am no love-guru to give any advice yet I wanted to help, so I started asking him questions.

After few questions and answers one thing was very clear that my friend was definitely into this mysterious girl. And to my surprise he has started writing poetries as well for her, none of which he shared with me. I could see how involved he is with this girl.

Although it seemed to me more like a one-sided thing (which obviously was from my friend’s side only), and even though they are in touch and all for almost two years now, but nothing really has moved further. She is only becoming too popular and he growing fonder of her. At least both are growing in the way each one of them wants :)

He asked her several times for meetings but they could not meet as she is too busy with her work. And then he stopped asking because he did not wanted to come across as someoneo who is being very pushy.

Sometimes she did mention that she would like to meet him again, but it never happened. He even volunteered to take her to airport since she’s a frequent flier, so at least that way they may get opportunity to meet and talk and spend some time together so as to get to know each other well. But since she never travels alone so this too did not work out. 

He thought maybe she is trying to avoid him and so he asked her about it upfront, and she said that is not true and it’s just that she is terribly busy. 

To me she seems to be very ambitious, too focused and has a lot on her plate which is like more than one can handle. And under the given circumstances I won’t be surprised if they never meet at all. Time for personal indulgence and relationship is clearly not her priority.

May be it is true that she is genuinely interested in him if not as a companion but may be as a friend and yet at the same time she is not in a frame of mind to give any attention to anything else other than her work, since that for now is her only priority. 

He was really confused, whether he should continue like this or should he just give up and stop contacting her.

I am nobody to give and advise to anybody or judge anybody. I can only guide with my limited understanding from the experiences I have had.

All I managed to tell him was this.... after meeting so many girls and having met this girl and knowing them all, if you really believe that this is the only one worth all the waiting and your time, then better wait. But remeber one thing very clearly, that there is no guarantee that you will end up with each other.

I did not give him any advice, I just explained to him how the risk and reward go hand in hand. It is up to him to decide now what he wants to do, it is his life, and so will be his risks and rewards.


P.S: I do not know what I suggested to him was right or wrong, but I welcome your suggestions.....

Change is good....



Dear Friends,

September 16th, 2016….. was the day when I wrote my first post for my blog and published it. I had shared it with just one friend of mine, then.

The idea behind writing the posts on my blog was to share my learnings and experiences, thoughts and ideas. I was not even sure if anybody would read them, but to my great surprise not only some of you read it but also resonated with the posts I wrote. We got connected and what started as an experiment became my second profession ;)

You all lovely people not only read them but some of you even left your comments on my blog. And a large section of you all shared your thoughts with me on my whatsapp messenger, email, text messages and by calling me on my mobile phone.

I am very grateful to you all for your act of kindness and I want to thank you all for keeping the connection alive, which in turn helped me going, and I continued writing.

Some of you liked everything I wrote and some of you helped me improve by becoming my critics. Thank you all for your support. The journey so far has been rich and fulfilling.

It’s been a while and lot of you have been asking me why am I not on social media?

Well I am there too, now :)

Yessss.... it is only because of LOVE of you all, that I finally decided it’s time NOW for me to join the club ;)

Technology has helped many and I am sure it will bless me too with its ever expanding global connectivity.

I am sure you all too will help me as best as possible to reach out to a wider set of audience, now that me I have also became a member of your social network platform club :)
  
Looking forward to connect with you all of Facebook and Twitter.

My twitter handle is @amrahselin and you can connect with me on facebook  www.facebook.com/amrahs.elin