Thursday, November 27, 2008


Imagination plays a far more important role in our lives than most of us realise.

Creative imagination is not something reserved for the poets, philosophers or inventors. It enters into our every act. Imagination sets the goal "picture" which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of "will" as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.

A human being always acts and feels and performs in accordance with what he imagines to be true about himself and his environment. This is the fundamental law of the mind. It is the way we are built.

Realising that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the lever that psychology has always needed for changing personality. Mental pictures offer us an opportunity to practise new traits and attitudes which otherwise we could not do. This is possible because again - your nervous system cannot tell the difference between an actual experience and one that is vividly imagined.

If we picture ourselves performing in a certain manner, it is nearly the same as the actual performance. Mental practice helps to make perfect

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

India Update

Its more than a week since I arrived India. It's 'noisily' quiet here with the cool crisp air brushing against your face. It is so serene and with the slow pace of life, one will easily forget the time of day. Each morning I will awake at around 4.00am and will happily fall asleep again knowing I still have 3 more hours of sleep before I get up.

Food is a great challenge here. It may be due to the fact that I have been to India so many times over the years that I have kind of gotten jelak over their food. Various types of vegetables but the end result is the same - the same masala taste (or whatever spice they use). Decided to do some shopping of my own but Bless Me - for about RM200 I could not fill a basket with goodies. In Malaysia for RM200, you can possibly load a trolley of stuff. A small toilet roll here costs around RM5 when we can get 10-12 rolls for RM9 back home. What more - I bought a packet of crackers made in Johore (YES made in Johore, Malaysia) and it costs me RM8.

Apart from food there is absolutely no complaints. The weather is fine, getting colder and colder by the day. The air is clean and fresh. Apart from studying tibetan, we are also picking up Hindi words. Egg is called enda and onions is piaj ....

Have taken a fair bit of pictures but due to the slow internet connection there is no way I can upload them. You'd be lucky if you can stay thru getting a blog out without any interruptions

Friday, November 21, 2008

Tashi Delek & Namaste

For the next three months, Inner Journey will be writing from India. Apart from the slow internet connection, I have to contend with sitting at the Library entrance waiting for it to open at 2.00pm and as it only has 2 computers that is running, we have to take turns to use the computers.

More to come ....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Let The Positive Energies Flow In - Wipe Out The Negative

A lesson learnt over a weekend (1 & 2 November) at the Bukit Jalil Stadium where we were trying to raise funds for a cause. How do you know if a person is serious in your cause or is just doing some lip service? People who are keen to do their part seldom have questions and they will donate to your cause without checking much into the details. Those who are suspicious of what you are doing seldom do anything even after you think you have satisfied to their queries. Sad to think that people are so untrusting these days. Is it because they are too may con people around town or is it because of their distrusting nature that they have invited such energies into their lives and in so doing have been betrayed by certain people.

Live and let live cos live is too short and uncertain.