Saturday 29 November 2014

Be more Mindfull and Conscious

Mindfulness and Consciousness

Few months back, I attended a funeral function. I was wondered to see the screaming of the ladies there. It seemed they were not able to control the sorrow of losing their relative. But then they had not taken care of the relative when he was alive.

This happens in many relationships. We often take everything for granted and miss out many things in life.

We take loved ones for granted, assuming that they will be always have their support no matter what. Too many people have regrets if someone they love dies suddenly and they’ve never expressed their love.

Being taken for granted can happen in relationships with parents, with children, with spouses/partners, with friends and with people that we work with.

These days even when we spend time with friends and family, we’re not really there with them. We talk to them but are distracted by devices. Rather than just meeting with them, we should be able to connect with them.

Do not take anything for granted.Many often we forget the blessings in life and cry for what is lacking.

We wake up every day healthy, without considering the worries of unhealthy ones.
We look for big things to appreciate and ignore all the simple little things that add to its happiness.
The high salaried job, the nice dishes prepared by spouse/mom, the beautiful house that we live in, - we have it all but lack contentment. We forget that the things you take for granted, someone else is praying for. Happiness never comes to those who don’t appreciate what they already have.

Instead of being too busy with life, take time to go outside and observe nature, take a deep breath of fresh air, enjoy the serenity of greenery.

These days we see people driving so fast and accidents happen more often. If we apply the mindfulness principle in driving, we respect others who travel and reduces risk.

Every day is a gift; every breath is a gift. What we do with them is our choice and this determines our life.

We all know Smiling reduces stress. But I have met quite a few who never smiles.

When we are living with total awareness, we enjoy life.Be clear on what you  values more in your life

Be less judgmental, be more open and receptive to the world.

Be responsible for all your actions.

Be True to yourself.

People are not as beautiful as they look, walk, or talk.  They are only as beautiful as they love,  care, and  share. I have felt that generous people are more happier than others.

There is magic in connection. Take the time to listen. There is beauty everywhere, you just need to open your eyes.

Keep life simple and enjoyable by doing what you know in your heart is right.

Reduce tensions in life, be patient and enjoy life.

Friday 28 November 2014

South Indian Filter Coffee and Kozhukkatta

South Indian Filter Coffee and Kozhukkatta

I am a big fan of Coffee. I have a stainless steel coffee filter which was bought at  around 300Rs .

The coffee filter has 2 containers, an upper container with holes where you have to put the coffee powder , a lower container where the decoction is collected, a lid and a pressing disc with a center handle  which you  have to place over the powder to press and spread it

Put 3 spoon of coffee powder in the upper container, place it on top of the lower container and press the container gently with the press, so that the powder will settle evenly.

Pour boiled water over the powder and close it.

Leave it for atleast 15 mins.

The decoction will be collected in the lower container.

Boil milk, in a glass  take one-third decotion then add milk and sugar. Serve hot in a tumbler and dawara.

Daily evening we buy snacks from bakeries, though we know it is unhealthy to have junk and oily foods. Mom used to make snacks at home earlier. So asked her the recipe of Kozhukkatta and tried it.


Rice powder - 2 cup
Coconut - 1 cup

Boil water with little salt and add rice powder to it and make dough. Let it cool.
Dilute the jaggery in the warm water and strain it.
Heat this liquid over medium heat and add the coconut in it,and  stir till the liquid dries up and is ready for filling. Add powdered cardamom to it.
Make small balls of dough and flatten it in your palm
Take a  spoon of jaggery cocunut mix and fill into it and close it in a neat ball
Steam it for 10-15 mins till it is fully cooked.

Let it cool and then serve.

It was my first experiment and Kozhukkata was a little hard. But taste was good. The problem was my dough was too hard I should have added little more water and made it little loose.

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Side dish for Chappathi

Chappathi Curry

1. Vegetables - Carrot, Beans, Potato, Soya Chungs, Caluli flower, Beetroot

You can choose vegetables of your choice. Cook vegetables with salt, chilly powder(1 spoon) and turmeric powder in cooker for 2 whistles.

2. Dry roast the following and grind it

Coriander powder - 2 spoon

Red Chillies - 5

Pepper - 1 spoon

Cumin seeds - 1/2 spoon

Fennel Seeds - 1/2 spoon

Patta, Cloves, Elakkai

3. In a pan fry thinly sliced ginger and garlic. Then fry Onion (1 big) till it turns brown. Add Tomatoes(2) thinly sliced and fry.

4. Add the ground masala and fry.

5. Add vegetables and water and let it boil for 10 mins

6. Add coconut paste(4 spoon) and coriander leaves.

This is a spicy dish and so good during rainy or winter season.

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Blog for a noble cause

Blog to feed a child

My little niece hates milk and certain vegetables. When she hesitates to have food and waste them, I use to tell her the story of the less privileged ones who are deprived of good food, good education. Her mother works in a government school and she tells us that most families  send their children to school for the mid day meals so that the children would not remain hungry.

Offering food to the hungry is the highest service to the mankind.

We are the largest producers of food grains and vegetables, but many children suffer from  hunger, malnutrition.

The children of poor families have to work and earn for their family. I wonder how a child can concentrate on the studies if he is too hungry. The Mid Day Meal Scheme was started to  protect children from classroom hunger, increasing school enrollment and attendance, addressing malnutrition. Many women gets job through it and earn through cooking.

Many of the parents will be working for daily wages and may have no time to pack lunch boxes for their children.

Akshaya Patra has been implementing the mid-day meal scheme across 10 states of India with a vision of  “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.”. Through the mid-day meal scheme it serves free school lunch to 1.4 million school children every day in more than 10,600 Government schools.

The greatest help we can do to the innocent children we find in the street is to get them enrolled in schools and give them proper food.

While preparing the mid-day meals for millions of children, Akshaya Patra keeps intact the nutrition requirement of the meal.

Let us all be a part of this noble initiative to make India a better place for children.

I am happy to write for this initiative. For every blog entry, BlogAdda will feed an Akshaya Patra beneficiary for an entire year.

I am going to #BlogToFeedAChild with Akshaya Patra and BlogAdda.

Friday 21 November 2014

Chicken Curry

Other than Reading and Gardening what interest me is making good food for my family. I have felt that when we cook the food with love and  patience, it simply tastes superb. This is one of my experiments in kitchen.


Chicken - 1 Kg
Garlic - 5-6
Green Chillies - 5-6
Small Onions - 10
Tomato - 2
Big Onions -3
Chilly Powder - 3 spoon
Coriander powder - 2 sppon
Chicken Masala - 1 spoon
Coconut - little


Marinate chicken with Turmeric powder, Salt, Oil and little chicken Masala for an hour. I used to refrigerate.

Fry Small Onion, Coconut, Chillies , Pepper, Coriander powder and chilly powder and grind.

In a pan fry ginger, garlic, Chillies, small onions (3), Curry leaves, Onions (3-4 thinly sliced), tomato.

Then add the ground masala and salt.

Add chicken to it and cook till chicken is fully cooked

Add coconut paste(5 spoon of coconut grinded to a paste) and let it boil for 5 minutes

Fry some pepper, cumin seeds and jeerakam and fry and add to it.

Add coriander leave, Curry leaves.

Personal space in relationships

Many people suffer in relationship not because of lack of love but because of lack of space.
Give sufficient personal space to your partner . Each one of us need time to relax, to engage in activities and interests that we enjoy and to associate with  important people in our life. While it is important to grow as a couple,it is equally important to allow the partner to grow as an individual.

To any relation to succeed we need to follow some rules

1. Love Unconditionally -  Unconditional love is when you love someone the way he or she is, and not the way you expect him/her to be.  Real love doesn't expect anything in return. If you want what is best for the other person, other than in how that person can enhance your life, then it is unconditional love.

2. Appreciate  - Learn to appreciate the qualities in the partner. It adds a lot of positive vibe in the relation when you take note of the little acts your partner does.  Partners who appreciate each other create a very strong relationship and care each other much . If some of your habits disturb your partner, make conscious effort to avoid it.

Many in relations feel angry at their partner for ignoring their efforts.Make it a habit to let them know that you recognize the little things, and it reciprocates.

3. Expect less and Accept more.

Before getting into relation, we should communicate our basic expectation. Many relations fail because of high expectations. High expectations lead to disappointment and frustration, especially if we do not communicate these expectations. Allow your partner to be himself/herself, and accept and love them for that.

4. Give space - Trust each other and give space so that both persons can grow.

5. Admit mistakes honestly - If you make mistake, admit it honestly. Genuine apology made and accepted has a significant role in maintaining relations.

6. Learn the art of forgiving

We need to find the right balance of personal freedom and commitment. When two partners can be together in a way that respects each person's individual space and at the same time expresses equal commitment, then both parties can relax and be who they are.

If the relationship is too tight, both partners feel suffocated. But if it's totally loose and there's no sense of commitment then there is no real connection.

Jealousy is not all good in any relation. It causes depression, anxiety etc

Some couples may be of diverse interest. Acknowledge the difference and allow the other person to follow his passion like reading, writing, music which ever it be.

Cultivate your own friendships, apart from your partner

There need to be a  healthy balance of connectedness and separateness to be happy in a relationship.

Love is important in a relationship, but overdose of it can cause suffocation and in turn kill the love.

Overdose of dependence (emotional or physical) can only do more harm.

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Give your money the respect it deserves

I admire people who handle money wisely and plan financial things properly. To live an independent and comfortable life, financial stability is a must. Showing respect to money means understanding its value in true sense and using it wisely. The way you use the money shows how respectful you are towards it.

These days, most people I know don’t have a financial plan. We spend a lot of time planning for other aspects of our lives, like  careers, marriages etc, but many of us actually don't know how to make financial goals and plans.

I have felt that if we keep track of our expenses and sticking to a budget, we spend less and save more money.

I am sharing some tips I learnt from others and my own experiences which I think may be useful

Create a monthly budget

There may be expenses which need to be settles on a monthly basis and on a term basis like building tax etc. Prepare a proper budget and keep money for each expense. Keep money  for all different expenses and keep them in separate envelopes.

Keeping an excel sheet would also be a good idea. Note down all sorts of incomes and expenditures.

Whenever a new bill comes, take note of the due date and record it.

Pay all the bills before due date to avoid fines.

Start with saving a fixed percent, say 10% of your income each money. Every time your income increases, increase the savings also.

Now since there are online facilities you can pay all of them easily. Keep a separate account and transfer some reserve amount to it monthly and pay all the expenses with it.

Keep your tax receipts and other bills in separate files

Don’t buy cheap stuff to save money, buy good quality stuff that will last long.

To keep yourself out of the grocery store and spend less, try to shop only once per month. Go to the store always with a list. When people shop more often, they buy more stuff. Resist the temptation to buy items that are not on your list.

Don’t waste electricity, water and gas in the house.

Teach your children also value of money. Don’t spoil them by buying them everything they want.

On occasions where you need to give gifts, buy creative and useful ones than expensive stuff. When you plan a gift keep a budget for it also in advance.

Those who doesn't spend it wisely will have to regret later. Emergencies may come anytime. Instead of running then it would be better if we could plan properly.Make sure if you don’t have work for some time you have the finances there to support you. If you have a goal of reaching financial independence in a certain amount of time then you will find all ways to achieve it.

Small changes can make a big difference to your bank balance. Do share your tips also.

Sunday 16 November 2014

Live life to the fullest.

It is not length of life, but depth of life. Everybody dies, but not everybody lives.

We all know life is short, and that death will happen to all of us eventually. Bey yes we are shocked when it happens to someone dear to us. Then we think about what all we missed in life.

Live your life TODAY!  Don’t ignore death, but don’t be afraid of it either. Death is not the greatest loss in life.  The greatest loss is what dies inside you while you’re still alive.

When you see smile on someone’s face, it  energizes you. You can’t get this happiness in any other worldly thing. Every small interaction with someone is an opportunity to have a positive impact on  your lives.

Remind yourself every morning that life is short. Cultivate the desire to taste and enjoy each moment

The best way to live is to embrace life with a belief that nothing is permanent.  Love your life as long as you live.
Take time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, to smell the flowers in the garden, to start some hobbies that may interest you. I started my trial of kitchen garden and the happiness I get on watering, seeing some veggies all can't be expressed in words. Gardening keeps my mornings peaceful. I enjoy cooking and experiments in kitchen. Cooking with love is one of the greatest things you can do to reduce the stress.

We meet people who are always happy whatever happens. They too have reasons for worries, but they don't allow the worries take control of them. And there are people who are always worried, with heavy bank balance, have all conditions to be happy, but still unhappy.

The first thing to lead a happy life is to know your worth.
Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away.

Don't be addicted to any thing. Fill your time with meaningful experiences.

Stop worrying of the future and never regret in life. Whatever is to happen will surely happen. Our life is the greatest gift that GOD has given us.  Try to be happy under all circumstances

Sometimes the shortest split second in time changes the direction of our lives.

1. Live in the present moment. We have only this moment in our hand.

2. We can learn only by making mistakes. So don't bother of committing mistakes.

3. Be humble - No matter what all we achieve in life, always be humble.

4. Never ever give up in life. Always self motivate yourself. Get rid of all negative thoughts.

5. Live with a pure mind devoid of ego. Holding own grudges will never allow you to be happy.

6. Plan your life properly
Most people spend more than they earn. The extra money is acquired by borrowing, or by buying with promises to pay in the future. Make wise financial decisions and be happy with the minimum.

7. Be flexible.
Some people  believe that what we see/think is the only right one, and we even force it on other people. Suddenly, life is all about proving who is right and who is wrong. If something fits into our views, we feel  happy. If it does not, we become angry and  stressed. Arguments, conflicts, difference of opinion all start. When your mind is open, you will have the wisdom to realize that it is OK to have differences. Learn to appreciate views and difference of opinion

Organize your life so that you can spend more time doing what interests you.

Tuesday 11 November 2014

I wish I could be six again

Oh my childhood

I know the days wont be back
But I wish the days were back

No other place is as safe as my mom's lap
The days where I slept with the lullabies
The sweet lullabies my dad sung for me
The tales which my grand ma told me
The days were beautiful

I was happy all the time
Chasing butterflies and plucking flowers
Playing Hide and seek with my cousins

So happy I used to be in my little world
The simple things and rain
Made my  heart laugh out loud
I was busy floating the paper boats in the rain
There was greenery all around

The lollipops we licked were so much tasty.
I remember licking every bit and saving the sticks.
Fish in pond, bubbles of soap, the play houses we made
All still fresh in my mind

The power cut time was a special time
All my family share their stories
My sister found it hard
To answer all my silly questions
But I was curious all the time

The hug and kiss mom gave me
After every fight was so much warm
I miss those moments and the golden days

I then wished I could have grown up
And now I wish I could be a child again

I know my childhood will never be back
But I will never let the child in me to go away

Why do we all have to grow up,
And regret the things we never did
Why can't we have all the time in the world
To play and enjoy as kids

I wish I could be six again so I could
Be the kid and enjoy  life

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

Monday 10 November 2014

Know your strength and weakness

Know your strength and weakness

What comes to mind when someone asks you about your strengths?
Remember that moment during a job interview when the interviewer asked you what your strength and weakness are.You are then in the phase of life where you are not much aware of what your strengths are. Knowing yourself is true wisdom.

You listed a set of attributes before the panel and says I am this, I am that and so on. You get a job. Bank balance increases, life style changes, you own a flat/house/four wheeler and so and so. The person who scored well on all the entrance exams may not be the real winner in life.

Life is not easy for any of us. Unexpected difficulties may arise.

Perseverance, patience and wisdom these traits distinguish a strong person from the weak. Each experience whether it be bad or good should be our teacher.

I know a girl, she was well educated, got a job as a teacher, married a nice guy, built a house and had a beautiful daughter. All nice. Suddenly her husband had some health issues, he has to quit his job. She needed to manage everything the medical expense, the mental support for him and earn for the family. She traveled 150 km daily to reach her office and worked. She was the best lady I have seen since she gave all sort of emotional support to his partner, and was ready to sacrifice a lot. I envy her courage and determination.

Loving oneself is another important trait.I have seen people who hold on good relations with others and  value the relations have a sense of optimism and mindfulness in general. Love is a wonderful attribute that can be over used or underused —but when used well, love is a tremendous asset. Start by loving everyone around you. Show love to your friends, family, partner, colleagues, teachers, etc. Celebrate who you are in your deepest heart. When we try doing with love even the simple house hold duties like cleaning vessels will be something that we can enjoy.

Being responsible
Life is full of choices. Being responsible means being in charge of our choices and, thus, our lives. Make our own choices confidently without undue influence from others.

Appreciating the simple gifts of life. Enjoy the small beauties in world. Be receptive to the blessings and surprises of life and nature.  Be curious and try doing things differently

Learning expands our mind and soul.There are always new things to learn. Strengthen the current skills. Knowledge is the biggest wealth.Be willing to consider new ideas.

Humbleness: Be Modest; not arrogant or boastful. We should be able to keep things in perspective, and recognize our limitations as well as our strengths and don’t overestimate either of them. Humble people are more confident.While we  see a lot of self-important, and self-promoting people, humble ones are rare to find. Accept people ven if their opinions differ.

Be connected with the supreme power - A relationship of faith and gratitude with a power greater than ourselves.

It is when we are aware and acknowledge where our weak points are that we are most likely to overcome them.It gives you the courage to admit your own faults  and weaknesses.

Your character is what makes you the person you are.

Sometimes we have fears about our weaknesses without realizing it.

Some are easily affected withe negative thoughts. If possible, avoid the places, and people who trigger your negative thoughts.  Take up some new interest  like  a new hobby or a course that interests you and spare no time for negative thoughts.

Some people are short tempered. Sometimes in arguments even if they raise valid points that are unheard because of this. He who has enough self-control to stand firm at the moment when the other person is in a temper, wins in the end. It is not he who has spoken a hundred words aloud who has won; it is he who has perhaps spoken only one word. Once he/she is aware of this, he can take necessary precautions and be more aware in the next scenario.

Fear is one of main weakness people have. Little S loved singing. But her music teacher was always shouting at her when she made mistakes. Slowly she lost the confidence. Later she was taught by a new teacher and she made her alert of her mistakes and asked her to practice a lot. Slowly the girl enjoyed learning music and won many competitions.

At one point or the other we make mistakes in life. Mistakes can be silly too silly that it doesn't cause any damage to others and sometimes complex.

Sometimes we are addicted to some habits like smoking, drinking etc. It ruins our health and our family. If a man is able to recognize his addiction and able to control the temptation, he becomes strong and is able to control his life.Sometimes we mis-judge people and scenarios and overact. We are not able to control our emotions and anger. The moment we know things are different, we should be ready to admit our mistake. It takes strength to apologize.

Many people are in  false belief that admitting their mistakes makes them weak.   We all are human and we make mistakes in life.The attitude towards recognizing our mistakes will make a big difference in our life.

The humble people do not see the need to be perfect, because they already know perfection is impossible.  They see themselves realistically. Therefore, admitting mistakes does not damage their ego.

Make an honest apology. Many time people spend so much time in justifying their bad decisions.

Admission of a mistake, makes learning possible by moving the focus towards understanding

Many of us carry in our hearts a lot of emotional baggage of past hurts from others. All these make us weak.

Add more meaning to your life.

Wednesday 5 November 2014

What makes beautiful marriages?

We are nearing our tenth anniversary and this post is about what makes marriages beautiful. Ten years is something to celebrate for certain. Here I share some things about marriage that I’ve learned over the years.

Over the years I’ve learned what’s important, and what to let go. I am happy that after 10 years we’re still in love with one another, and  love our life together.

What made me write this post is not our anniversary, but recently I read about a couple with 4 children getting divorced and fighting for the children. The points that surprised me was the boy was now just 28 and wife 26. Both of them aren't properly educated even. It was love at first sight and a marriage when both were too young. And now they are fighting, what sin did the poor children did to suffer? How could they consider marriage as a silly thing?

Whether it be boy or girl, they should have the minimum level of education so that they can live independent and earn. Then only they should think of marriage.They should be independent and well equipped to face the world before tying the knot. Also they should have the mental maturity to choose their life partner. Nothing should be compelled. Yes family can choose the person but it is for them to tell their opinion and decide.

We take all effort to find the right partner for us. Family background, education, financial position, horoscope and star match. Criteria is long but the most important thing is to be the BEST partner.

Marriage is a thousand little things. It needs trust, friendship, understanding, appreciation, sharing responsibilities and faith.

If a relation is based on trust, the partners are ready to do all sacrifices to make it happy.

Treasure your life partner. All successful relations have admiration and mutual respect. The couples enjoy warm thoughts and feelings for each other and take full effort to ensure their partner feels loved and cared for.

Being the perfect partner means see the best, allow the other to grow and change. I have seen many old couples having healthier and stronger relationship. It was not because they have not much difference of opinion or arguments but because they tried to rectify the issues and knew forget and forgive.There will be imperfections, there will be incompatibities but the ability to deal with that is the secret.The key is to see your partner as a mirror and learn from the reflection how you can be a better person.

Children learn the rules of marriage from the parents.

Marriage is not something to be taken into granted. In ten years, we have learned that. We’ve had to work at it sometimes. We’ve made compromises. We’ve had arguments and fights. But we’ve also recommitted to loving each other for the sake of ourselves

We learnt that there is no use in arguing  on silly things. Now when one of us bring up an issue, the other person takes it seriously.

Be considerate and communicate properly.

Be honest and make all decisions in life together.

While no relationship is perfect, our life together has opened my heart and mind to a whole new level of happiness, forgiveness, and true love. We are both the same people on the inside. Two souls finding our way through this life making full  effort to be good people.

Ego, selfishness,immaturity, inability to take decisions all are reasons for unhappy marriages.
Forgive almost everything as quickly as you can. Holding a grudge doesn’t solve your problem, it makes it worse. Before fighting for the rights, cross check whether you are doing the responsibilities.

There is no right or wrong way to fix a relationship. Find your own way that works. But recognize when it's not working and be honest when it needs fixing. Those who quit even without making proper effort doesnt recognize the beauty in marriages.

The most common reasons couples give for long-term marital success are commitment and companionship.

Celebrate your marriage every day. The key is to keep it fresh -- make your marriage feel new and exciting

Be happy for yourself. Only happy people can be happy partner.Does he/she bring out the best in you or the worst in you? Does he/she somehow inspire you to be a better person?

Look beyond the imperfections and be the best partner. A relationship can grow if it allow giving spaces, give and take policy, respect and emotional support.

Concluding with this quote by Khalil Gibran

Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.

And stand together, yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

We make our own heaven or hell

We start hearing of heaven and hell from our grandma tales. Good people go heaven and bad to hell. What makes life heaven or hell for you?

We are the architects of our own fate. We meet the miserable people, who are always complaining about anything and everything, and  the optimistic people who always look at the glass as half full and are constantly seeking more out of life.

If a person can keep his mind pleasant in spite of the sorrows and difficulties he faces, he experiences heavenly bliss. But there are people who are always sad and dissatisfied. Such people even though wealthy and healthy are unable to experience true bliss. They feel they are living in hell.

The mind is nothing but a mix of positive and negative thoughts. The negative thoughts does nothing but drains our energy. Negative thinking can become a habit of mind and is easy to inherit.

Many fail in relationships because of the negative thoughts. Instead of feeling totally disappointed and frustrated do the little efforts to make the conditions improve.

The negative thoughts even without our knowledge takes full control of our mind.

Arrogance, ego,jealousy, grudges,revenge,possessiveness,domination, selfishness all make us live in hell.

The selfish believe they deserve more than others and believe they are the center of universe.

We meet people who give a lot of emphasis on material wealth as a sign of real wealth. They are rich but bankrupt inside and are unhappy. We see people dissatisfied with job, with  marriage, house,properties etc. They come jealous and then life becomes hell.

Sometimes people are caught up in the past and future too much. They miss many wonderful moments in life.

Some people are very much skilled in finding the fault with people and situations. They focus more on problems rather than solution.

When we think positively, we approach life with enthusiasm, there are good relationships, we have the strength to face  challenges in life. . This is the heaven created by our own thoughts and actions. You have the ability to bring Heaven on Earth even in the most chaotic of situations.

We have seen people with disabilities achieving a lot in life. But there are also people with sound health who idle around and stay unhappy.

We see relations between husband and wife, parents and children, between friends etc getting spoiled because of misunderstandings.

A positive approach to any situation can bring new changes. 

A happy mind can make the surroundings seem heavenly. But an unhappy mind only makes the surroundings unpleasant as hell.If you act according to moral principles you can create your own heaven right here.