Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A | 3 Most Important A's of Life

As the regular reader's of this blog know, I've signed up for the April 2014 A2Z Challenge.  And my theme is going to be the A to Z of Life!
The way I know it. 
The way I see it. 
The way I understand it!

So let us start at the beginning. A.. or the part about the A of Life.. So, I've been mulling over what are the most important A's of life.. Those specific words starting with A which truly makes a difference..

In no particular order, the 3 most important A's are
AWARENESS
Awareness is probably the single most important A which can transform your life.
So what should be be aware of?
Be aware of your life, your being, your thoughts, your emotions, your body, your relationships, your passions, your desires, your strengths, your weaknesses, your motivations, your interests, your family, your environment, your locus of control, your words, your society, your community, your behavior, your attitude, your approach, your breath, ........
Phew! That's a lot of awareness you'd say..
No.. It's actually NOT!
All is requires is consciousness in the present... A little patience and a little perseverance

And you will be aware of everything

APPRECIATION
Appreciation for what you have and all the wonderful gifts bestowed on you is one of the best ways to express gratitude for all that you have. And gratitude is probably one of the single most important aspect for a positive and fulfilling life.
So what should you appreciate?
Everything that you have and everything that you don't have - There is a reason for everything!
Appreciate your eyes, nose, ears, hands, legs, skin, hair, heart, etc. etc - all part of your body intact and how they function in complete equilibrium every single day, your mind, your family, your friends, your education, your jobs, your house, your food, your schools, your colleges, your institutions, your thoughts, your emotions, your money, your assets, your community, your companies, your employees, your colleagues, your country, the world, nature, flowers, trees, stars, sun, moon, planets, galaxies, water, oceans, .......
Phew! That's a lot of appreciation you'd say
No.. It's actually NOT!
All is requires is consciousness in the present... A little patience and a little perseverance
And you will be able to appreciate the beauty of everything around you

ACCEPTANCE
Acceptance for what is, for what is to be, for what can be, for what is in your control and for what is beyond your control is again a very powerful way to live a fulfilling life
So what should you accept?
Accept your life, your gender, your family, your strengths, your culture, your body, your choices, your past, your roles, your reality, your decisions, your responsibilities, responsibility for the situations you are in, your areas of improvements, the complexities of the world around you,  diversity of human behavior, reactions and responses, you accept that you will probably not know everything you possibly can, you accept that you will probably not understand every aspect of the human universe, you accept that you may never be able to do everything that there is to be done, you accept yourself, you accept your most important moment is NOW
Phew! That's a lot of acceptance you'd say
No.. It's actually NOT!
All is requires is consciousness in the present... A little patience and a little perseverance
And you will be able to accept things - for what they are.... as they are

What are your views? Leave a comment to let me know

Linking this post to UBC too. 

43 comments:

  1. Hmmm! Truly Inspiring indeed and such a simple message given in a simplest language! Thanks for this post! I guess I needed to read something like this. Take care and looking forward to read the Bs of Life. :D

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    1. Thanks for reading Swati. Glad you liked it

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  2. Hmm truly inspiring Nischala! Simple message given in a simplest language. Guess I needed to read something like this. Well done. Looking forward to read the three Bs of Life. :D

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  3. This is a GREAT post. Thank you for writing it!

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  4. These are truly the three most important A's of our life. Nicely presented.

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  5. Very good indeed! Waiting for the B ways of life

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  6. I honestly didn't expect many people to write about Appreciation :D I guess many of us value appreciation much

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    1. We all value appreciation, but it is what we truly appreciate which makes all the difference :)

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  7. Wow, that's some awareness! Valid points which we do take for granted.

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  8. Very well said, Nischala! Reminds me of the Serenity prayer!

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  9. All 3 As are so important No!!! Acceptance and appreciation both are much needed
    Liked it

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  10. Such a heartwarming post. Makes you step back and think :)

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    1. That exactly was the intent. Thanks for reading

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  11. Consciousness in the present, very well said. Most of us falter here, I know I do.

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    1. Most of us do, It takes a lifetime to get there . Thanks for reading

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  12. Well said. Your 3 As are just the right recipe for a healthy life. I'm guilty of not practising the first one often enough. Ever so often, I time travel to the past or the present. I need to learn to stay in the here and now.
    Cynthology

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    1. The reality for most of us.. No short-cuts on this. Practice and Perseverance.

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  13. A lot of appreciation in the blogosphere. You are so right about being aware. I need to work on patience though! Perseverance is like my maid, comes in at odd times. But yes, this seems to be a post to come back to.

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    1. Thanks for reading. Awareness and Acceptance is critical too. We all need to work on those 2 P's :). Make it a full time maid ;).. But How is the big Q? ;)

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  14. Here is my Appreciation for your post, Hope you Accept it :) A much needed Awareness in our lives.

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    1. I do I do I do.. Many thanks for reading

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  15. 3 very good As, Be Here Now is the way Ram Dass put it. Nice start.

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  16. Wow....loved the thought process. We make life so complicated...but really....consciousness goes a long way in simplifying things and putting them in perspective

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  17. Nothing's left out ! Embracing all !

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  18. Three powerful words, should be in one's kitty.

    Neelam @ http://mechameli.blogspot.in/2014/04/a-list-of-summer-indian-spices.html

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  19. A little patience and a little perseverance is not all that easy to give though. But if one can only give it, the rewards are tremendous. :)

    Dagny

    PS: I nearly wrote on Acceptance too.:)

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    1. I agree Dagny, Heading over to read your post

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  20. ahh that are such important A's in each one's life. If we manage to achieve all of them at the same time, it truly makes our life very beautiful and meaningful at that :)

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    1. Absolutely. Thanks for reading Karan

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  21. All the 3 As are not easy but then they are also the key to being content with oneself and life..good start to the challenge :)

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    1. Thanks for reading Nabanita. Indeed they are not easy

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  22. Yes, a very good post, Nischala! I agree that each one of us must endeavor towards these three A's. Well put!

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