Wednesday, August 23, 2006

“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”

Have you ever come across a time when you had to test your mind over your heart?

“Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It does happen with all of us…in different situations and different times.
A time when no matter how strong you are situations make you weak which could be more or less emotionally or sometimes we take things for granted :D

“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.” ~ Lao Tzu

Yes, I had lately such hiccups!
I am a strong person mentally and with a strong will power too…but lately I was not doing so well health wise may be it’s the Californian weather which is hitting me now and you know as for me am made for the cold weather with 6 cms snow and -65 wind-chill factor.. :D!

“The sick are the greatest danger for the healthy; it is not from the strongest that harm comes to the strong, but from the weakest.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Anyway when you are sick and someone is there who is really taking care of you …you forget many things as day goes by…I guess I took things for granted and I must admit that though am strong ..my this lazy attitude made my friends feel that am getting so dull…! At work people started asking me if everything is okay with me…and to everyone am giving the same kind of smile and am doing the same kind of troublesome jokes but one guy was there who told me straight that ….”yeah your eyes speaks a lot ! You are not well :D”

“If you treat a sick child like an adult and a sick adult like a child, everything usually works out pretty well” ~ Ruth Carlisle

All of a sudden like a nightmare…one night I felt what if I was all by myself like living in Toronto…will there be anyone to take care…NO! How things would have been if I was there? ..well as we all have two minds – one which speaks favoring the situation and the other speaks the truth and a bit philosophical too ;)

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” ~ Audre Lorde And I guess that one thought was enough for me, next morning when I got up I was fresh like the first snow flake!
And now I am back in life :D…yes and a big apology to my blog friends for neglecting at this end of my life.

“Friends are God's apology for relations.”

At the same time I would like to thank my friend who took care of me while I was sick…! My heart goes out to even say that besides my parents no one ever took care of me like this …probably because I never got sick hahaha….yes friends sometimes we fall sick just because we know someone is around to take care isn’t it ?

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. “ ~Cynthia Ozick

I would like to end this with this quote:

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”

19 comments:

Keshi said...

I know my sister is mentally very strong and no one can ever make her a prisoner of the mind. Bravo girl!

Love this post full of encouragement to everyone HUGGGGGGGZ!

Keshi.

Kat said...

:) wow....i say epitome of optimism!

priya said...

Thaz an another gr8 post from you. You have to be strong and keep yourself motivated. When you are a free bird, who can cage you??
Take care of your health...
Good one.. and love your quotes.

neihal said...

I have fever..and want to get rid of it at the earliest...it would be difficult awful if there was no one to take care of me. Nice post. Take care :)

Kumar Chetan said...

aye haye, aag lage dushmano ko, aap sehatmand rahen ji.
aap ko Haseena Keshi Devi ;-) :P ke blog par dekha to pata laga ke aap wapis blogosphere me a gayi hain
kehte hain himmat-e-mardan madad-e-khuda
main to kafir hoon par ye janta hoon ke agaar aap me himmat hai to khuda ki bhi jaroorat nahi
mere liye shabba khair aur aap ke liye britannia good day ;-)

starry nights said...

I do hope you are feeling better. awesome post with some positive attitudes. so true the strength lies within us.

dOne said...

Great post ... I liked the quote
“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. “ by Cynthia Ozick

V N said...

Dawn

Sorry to hear abt ur health. I guess I could emapthise with the kind of feelings that flitted across ur mind, albiet temporarily. Maybe its the most natural thing to happen ever, but what matters most is that u r back all live and kicking.

Take good care of urself!
:)

Pavan said...

hmmm, this dawning sounds like a half-sleep night affair-d-ultima....lovin it for what it is....and takin out what I normally look out for in a lot of blogs...

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses..I assay, Its so god damn true!
-blessed blogging

Unaiza Nasim said...

ik tu where u ve written sick it makesme raed it sikh:$
heheheh...
btw, sorry dude cudnt call u the other day!

rachana said...

hi dawn..wishing you best of health! i liked this line a lot.
//we all have two minds – one which speaks favoring the situation and the other speaks the truth and a bit philosophical too ;)//

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Dawn....सेहर said...

keshi: Thanks my love and loads of huggggggggggz to you too :D
Cheers babe

kat: Did I tell you that you have an awesome smiling face there :D…keep it up glowing likewise! And thanks for dropping in do come again
Cheers

priya: Absolutely true dear and am gonna be fine :D…thank u for liking them all cheers

neihal: You know what dear…be lucky that you have someone to take care :D…that’s what I say…there are people who don’t have so enjoy maadi ;)
Thanks, Cheers

kumar chettan: Wallah! Aapki baatein wallah hee samjhein :D jo apne aapko kaafir bhi kehate hein aur humein duayein bhi dete hein :D aise kaafiron ka bhi bhala ho :D thanks for ur comment dear it did bring smile to me :D
Cheers

starry nights: Thank you so much dear for ur wishes and am doing better now :D
Cheers

done: Welcome to my this part of the blog dear…and am glad you liked something here :D.. do come again
Cheers

velu nair: I am doing fine Velu and thanks for all ur good words as it really soothes inside …that’s the magic word which is coming from so far to me yet :D
Thanks so much
Cheers

pavan: So sweet of you to write so …keep giving ur blessings as I need a lot :D
Cheers dear

unaiza nasim: its always good to take life with a bit of sweetness ;) hehehe yes I know …I waited !
Cheers

rachana: Thanks dear…those are my own words :D…but am glad you liked it …
cheers

Arch said...

Hey, read ur blog....must say its a lil too profound for me...abhi tak aapke level par pohchi nahi (mentally :D) but anyways the rest of basic english that i understood, i get that u were not well n now ur fine...thats good to hear....but yeah the quotes where awesome....esp. i still stick to that quote u put up way down ur blog..."Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age."....n trust me am missing my anti-ageing dose lately...(if u ever read my blog :-)..

Take Care...

Archu

Ekta said...

hey cmon,
I think ur being too hard on urself..sometimes no matter how strong one us..we all have our weak moments and bad health can get the strongest of people down!
So dont think too much...take it easy and recover soon!

Manish said...

nice to see u back !

Dawn....सेहर said...

arch: Welcome to my blog dear…its good see you and read you as well :D
Thanks for your comments and yes do come again
Cheers ;)

ekta: Actually you know what… you are absolutely right and on my 2nd thoughts…I do deserve some pampering isn’t it ;) …:D
Thanks for your wishes dear…god bless you
Cheers

manish: Thanks dear…same here ;)
Cheers

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