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Expressing Your Hurt

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Reflecting thoughts from recent issues that have come to the fore when working with people in different corporate positions…… Superior subordinate relationship, peer relationship, life relationship. For all off this, some basics, in approach, might help ease the pain. It is imperative to always remember, in such situations never, never, never should we argue, defend or justify one’s case. Instead we should try one’s best to have a, rapport built platform, for discussion. Here are my thoughts for “THE FEW”, who have asked on how to resolve such pain……. for the others, enjoy this slant on my perceptive to HURT……..

The surest way to become unhappy is to keep your hurt inside.

If there is a secret to mental health, this is it: tell the people who hurt you that they hurt you when they hurt you.

Hurt is the pain of the moment. Hurt is happening right now. Its cause is right in front of you. Hurt speaks for itself motivating you to limit your pain.

Anxiety is pain in the future. It may happen and then again, it may not. Anxiety inspires you to get out of the way of danger.

Withheld hurt turns into anger.

Anger helps you express your hurt by energizing you to protect yourself.

When you hold in hurt, you redirect your anger at yourself. Such inward anger is called guilt. It serves no positive purpose. It only makes you think of getting even, fills your head with bad thoughts, and erodes your self-confidence as you begin to doubt your goodness.

hurt words

Obviously the only anger that makes sense is still attached to the hurt that caused it.

You need to learn to express your hurt as it happens.

Telling someone how he or she hurt you can be risky, because the person who hurt you is probably someone you care about.

What if the other person calls you “oversensitive” or tells you that your hurt is unimportant and doesn’t take your feelings seriously?

If the other person doesn’t care about your feelings, he or she doesn’t care about you. The sooner you know this the better. Why waste more time?

What if the other person says he or she hurts you out of anger because of being hurt by you? It’s a good time to discover the truth, clear the air and become friends again.

What if the other person can’t remember hurting you or simply denies that the hurtful event ever took place?

He or she may be telling the truth, because most people do not hurt others intentionally. When you are silent it is sometimes hard for others to recognize that you have been hurt.hurt women

Expressing your hurt sometimes puts your love or friendship on the line. It always tests your love for yourself.

It is always the right thing to do in any relationship that you value.

Express your hurt as simply and as directly as possible when you first notice it.

Tell the other person how you were hurt. You can mention that you are angry but don’t display the anger or attack. That will only hurt the other person, who won’t be able to listen, making matters worse.

Whatever you do, don’t allow you’re hurt to age.

If you cannot express your hurt to another person, you cannot express your love, for anger blocks positive feelings.

If you value your love you need to express your hurt.

Holding in hurt is the way that love dies.

Meditative Statement:

“I show my hurt when I am hurt so I can feel love the rest of the time.”

Have an expressive happy journey……..   David Nair

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Posted by on March 20, 2013 in Emotional Intelligence


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A sweet remembrance – sensitization of a cross country run……


I was standing at the ‘Start Line’, waiting to hear the gun shot. I could feel my heart beat racing, pounding and my stomach twist into a tight knot. It was not a new feeling. I have felt this way every time I have had to stand there and wait to hear the gun shot before I begin my cross-country.

cross country runners

 I glance to my right and then to my left and make a swift glance at my competitors for a few seconds. I see fear in the eyes of few. I realize I must concentrate and visualize my race in my mind before I begin. I have done this everyday and I then close my eyes and pray that I am the first one to sit on the bench that is behind me and drink a glass of glucose water. There is a blast in the air and I hear the birds in the tree tops shriek and flap their wings while they fly away.

 The race has begun and I hear the falling of footsteps which reminds me that I need to get ahead of the group for a great start and to avoid tripping over someone’s foot. I begin my initial trudge up the hill. My pace has slowed down and I begin to take longer strides. The first part of the race is an eerie phase. I can hear my breathing get louder and feel my cheeks get flushed. I am engulfed in hot air and I feel my knees go weak. I tell myself that I must go on. I lift my head up and I look straight ahead. I see the winding road and a yellow T-shirt ahead of me. I tell myself that before I reach the next curve I must cross the yellow T-shirt and I do it. As I run I begin to leave everyone behind and I look ahead and see a clear road. After I have completed a kilometer and a half I hear my footsteps fall flat with a thud. I realize I have reached the flat surface and from now on it’s going to be a run downhill. I try to loosen my muscles and I begin to take longer strides. Yet, I am conscious that my knees feel weak and I have got to still be in control lest, I get a pull in my side or have a tumble downhill. I enjoy this stage of my run as I take in the scene around me. I am running through a village and I see the smoke rising from the chimneys of the houses nearby. The smell in the air as I cross these houses tells me that they are preparing dinner. I see Badaga women leading their herds of cattle, chatting along in their language. I glance at my watch as I realize it must be late and I am running a race. I turn around and as far as I could see I see none of my competitors in a hot chase. It is now a race against my own time record. I cross the fields of carrots and I use my eyes to scan the ground below my feet. One wrong footstep and I could land in the stream flowing by. As I cross the small bridge I look into the clear stream and I see numerous tiny tadpoles glistening in the water. As I begin my last and final climb up the hill I feel my strides have become smaller, I can hear myself again breathing harder as I vent out a few moans. I look up and see the path way clearly while I smell the baking of bread. At that very moment I know that I have come to the end of my race. I am now so close to the dinning hall, the place where my race will come to an end. I make a dash to the ‘End Line’, amidst the cheers of spectators.

 Yes, I am the first to sit on the bench and have a glass of glucose water. The glucose water tastes bitter and I spit it out. I lie down on the bench until the pounding in my head that I feel stops. I am famished and I walk into the dinning hall. I sit at the table and I begin munching on a bun and rainbow cake, sipping a glass of milk. It is a sweet taste to my bitter mouth as I enjoy it.

 Like all good things must come to an end so shall this glorious and most exhilarating day.


Contribution from Sharon Vardon – Thank You Sharon for sharing your reflections on one of you daily cross country runs whilst at college. A great contribution on elaborating and sensitizing oneself to our five sense on things that we do everyday. The awareness of how these senses tingle within us. like any exercise the more we use and stretch it the more we would be tuned into the happenings of the surrounding, thus exhibiting that Cutting Edge. Cheers, once again Great Job. David Nair 



Posted by on March 16, 2013 in Emotional Intelligence


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A difference to the One Star fish! Are you the One?

There was a man who lives by the beach, whilst he is in India he lives by Thiruvanmiyur beach, whilst he is in Malaysia he lives by Port Dickson and whilst he is in Australia, he lives by the Gold Coast. The man would normally take his morning walk by the beach, before Breakfast.

One day, as usual this man got down to the beach, to proceed with his morning walk. No sooner did he hit the beach he was startled to see the beach was carpeted with Star fish, washed up from the previous night’s high tide. The man stepped toed past the star fish, as he started his morning walk. Each time he did take a step forward, the man would bend down pick up a starfish look at it and hurl the starfish back into the sea. He continued doing this for some time.

star fishes on beach

Sitting on a little knoll was a small nine year old boy. He was perplexed at what the man was doing, from the distance, all that the boy could see was, the man bending down and stretching as he rises up. He could not see anything else. In the past the same boy was usually sitting in the same place, but never saw the man bend and as he rose up stretched his hand. The boy was intrigued so he came down from the knoll, and ran towards the beach. As he got to the beach the little boy was dumbfounded, to see thousands of starfish carpeted the beach. He now realized what the man was doing….

The little boy cried out to the man, “stupid man why are you doing that, wasting your time, why don’t you do your morning walk and go home for your breakfast, as it is not going to make a difference to the one starfish that you are throwing back into the sea”. The man ignored the cries of the boy….

The man continued to take a few steps bend down pick a star fish and hurled it to the sea… He did this a number of times. After each hurl of the man, the boy would cry out ““stupid man why are you doing that, wasting your time, why don’t you do your morning walk and go home for your breakfast, as it is not going to make a difference to the one starfish that you are throwing back into the sea”. 

The boy got furious now and ran in front of the man and shouted to the man as he was hurling anther starfish, “stupid man why are you doing that, wasting your time, why don’t you do your morning walk and go home for your breakfast, as it is not going to make a difference to the one starfish that you are throwing back into the sea”. The man ignored the boy and proceeded with what he was doing.

The furious, angered boy approached the man held him in his hands and shouted the same cry again, “stupid man why are you doing that, wasting your time, why don’t you do your morning walk and go home for your breakfast, as it is not going to make a difference to the one starfish that you are throwing back into the sea”. This time the man slowly palmed the boy aside and picked up a starfish, holding it in his hands and staring at boy, retorted back saying, IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THIS ONE STARFISH…..

Ladies and Gentleman my question to you is,

Are you that one starfish, if so, rise up, stand out of the crowd and make you mark?


Because you have it in YOU to do, whatever it takes, just need to start that engine…Go out and make that difference first to yourself, then to your near and dear friends and finally to the community at large…..



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Posted by on March 14, 2013 in General


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Shake the Dirt & Step Forward, Shake the Dirt & Step Forward…..

One evening a farmer’s donkey fell down a deep well. The animal cried piteously all though the night and for hours the next morning. The farmer thought through the morning and discussed with some of his friends at the corner shop, where the men would usually gather to discuss the happening of the previous day and what the highlights in the newspaper are. The farmer tossed his concern of the fallen donkey to the group.

donkey in a well

The neighbours and the farmer decide the donkey was too old and the well needed to be covered up. So they proceed to meet mid-afternoon, to fill the well in and thereby hopeful put the donkey’s cry for help to rest.

The group gathered at three pm, each with a shovel in their hand and proceed to shovel and began to shovel the dirt into the well.

As dirt was shovelled into the well, the donkey was crying out louder, and louder. Then all of a sudden the cry of the donkey stopped. The farmer peaked over the well, to see the what had happened. To his amazement he was astonished to see the donkey with every shovel of dirt that fell on the donkey’s back, the donkey was doing something different….He would shake off the dirt and take a few steps forward. He kept repeating this as dirt was shovelled down the well.

Pretty soon to everyone’s amazement the donkey stepped up over the edge of the wall and totted off….

In Life too … dirt will be shovelled at us. All kinds of dirt….. Now the trick is ….. role model the donkey, shake it off and take a step forward, shake it off and take a step forward….. it is very simple, we tend to complicate the simple to the difficult. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. It does not matter how deep the well is, always remember, never give up, we can get out of trouble by just repeating the process….Shake the dirt, step forward, Shake the Dirt,  step forward.  


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Posted by on March 13, 2013 in General


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Thoughts – the Building Blocks of our life

circle of thought

Our thoughts build our personality, character and lives.  Our thoughts determine what we are and what we will be in future. Many find this hard to grasp, as we live in an era where substantiation is required before it is accepted.

I shall endeavour to weave through this article and future articles on this subject with the hope in the end to provide a tapestry that would be enlightening, thought provoking and substantiated for the belief, “our thoughts are our building blocks to our life”. We need to be continuously worked and building the base.

Many religions, philosophies, great thinkers, and high achievers affirm that we are actually the materialization of thought….

The Bible quotes, ‘As a Man thinketh so is he’

 Buddha reflects, ‘All matter is the manifestation of Thought’


Thoughts built upon thoughts, built upon thoughts, create the life’s we live or, as put succinctly by George Sala, “Thoughts engender thoughts”  ……. The more you think, the better you will express yourself.”

Emerson’s perspective is thoughts rule the world. He goes on to say there is no thought in any mind. Interesting? He goes on to say as soon as thought originates in the mind, it is converted immediately into power. Science today has proven that thought is a wave, an electromagnetic wave transmission. So thought is converted into power. What power?  PERSONAL POWER                        light bulb

It is commonly referred that men of action are, after all, only the unconscious instrument of the men of thought.

Thoughts in addition to forming the building blocks of life, they are the root source of personal power and it is through thought, that we attain personal success.

One of Dr Norman Vincent Pearl’s mantra is ‘Think Success, Visualize Success, and you will set in motion the power force of the realizable wish.’ When this mental picture is strongly held it actually controls condition, circumstances and creates the environment to germinate that thought into reality.

Just like an apple seed planted in the ground…. Unless the soil is tilled, roots & all debris removed, the soil watered, fertilized, cared and nurtured, only then will the seed germinate, and grow into a tree that will fruit thousands of apple in its life time. The same applies to thought, with a difference, it has a greater rate of return on investment, than what was derived from the apple seed. 

How many of us nature and create that ambience for that thought to flourish……This I shall be covering in future articles.

To quote from one of the Mystic Yogi’s……

Music means various types of sounds:

When they’re in Tune it becomes Music:

Out of tune it becomes noise.

The same with YOU

If all the different ingredients of who you are is in tune,

You are like music; out of tune you become noise’


Our mind reverberates in the same form, Music or Noise….. We need to master the art of control of our mind and direct it with that SINGLENESS OF PURPOSE……

As we journey through, our thoughts determine what we are and what we will be, our thoughts are our source of personal power, and our thoughts are our principle means of our successful achievements. It is these thoughts that can bestow upon us the gifts of happiness and pleasures.

Thousands of years of wisdom, experience and observation have proven, beyond any doubt, that you will become what you think….

So what should we think?

If we let our mind to drift, it will idly contemplate, like a river meandering through a flat plane as it approaches the sea. It begins to form distributaries…. The mind too will form distributaries…. of thoughts / ideas, and none will surpass or materialize in any form….


Whatever happens to attract its attention it will set in motion a chain of thoughts one leading to another and endlessly drifting….As opposed to having a DOMINANT THOUGHT in our mind… this dictates to the mind and triggers a set of process to move in that set direction… as we create certain habit patterns this will be further reinforce and by repetition of this same process these thought are embedded and well set for the inevitable achievement…. David Nair


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Posted by on March 12, 2013 in Thoughts


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Best lines ever said by a Man on a Woman

As we work past Women Days, and the numerous messages that were volleyed around, this particular message caught my attention…. to the extent, I felt it appropriate to share it in open platform….

(Start of Message)
The Best Lines ever said by a Man……555847-200elegance3

“When I was born, A Woman was there to hold me…… My Mother
As I grew up as a child, a woman was there to care & play with me….. My Sister
When I went to school, A Woman was there to help me learn….. My Teacher
I became depressed & sometimes lost, A Woman was there to offer me a shoulder… My Girlfriend
I needed compatibility, company & Love, A Woman was there for me…. My Wife
I became tough, A Woman was there to melt me…… My Daughter
When I will die, A Woman will be there to absorb me in “Motherland”
If you are a Man, value every Woman & If you are a Woman, feel proud to be one”

(End of Message)

Ladies, my perspective, learn to love yourself more, learn to feel and be on par, if not greater than par, with the opposite gender. Learn to do this, without any cause, to argue, defend or justify.

Just be yourself.

Why?   rose

As yourself, YOU have the magnificence and power to just rule, your presence is enough to create that ambience for heads to roll and to get things done, without being noticed……
Then why need you question?

It is on a silver platter, the only cause for concern is the lack of understand, appreciation and empathy…. For this please reflect on the message above and see how we the male gender leans on you ….

So please be tolerant, we the male gender, will grow and in time learn that art of freely recognising and appreciating….Love David Nair.

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Posted by on March 10, 2013 in Women Empowerment


Reflective thought on Goal Setting

images[1]I was on a Skype call early this week with a few past participants who were wanting reassurances on what they have done with their goals for 2013 and whether they were on track with it The conversation was taped and this was the transcript that was sent to me yesterday…. Thought I would put this on open forum as it could be of help to some…. Check it out……

  • Men / Women who have goals & plans dictate to others, while Men / Women, who have no goals or plans, are dictated to.
  • Basic Natural Law of the Universe – “Anything you can think of and believe in, you can achieve.” / “Believing in the Key.” Therefore it’s imperative we build our Belief Factor.
  • Quit thinking about the reasons why you “can’t” do something and think of all the reasons why you “can.”
  • True success avoids extremes! It is a journey. It is a gradual process. In this journey of Up’s & Down’s, RELAX, HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE JOURNEY. Be surprised how fast the results are on hand.
  • The three elements to success:

Direction – setting your sights on the things that are worthwhile in life and then establishing a plan to continuously work towards their fulfilment and accomplishment.

Balance – Keeping the proper perspective about every area of your life. Staying in harmony with nature’s law which produces perfect balance. Balance in all things brings about happiness.

Belief – No man / women will become successful, who does not possess belief. The greater his / her belief – the greater his / her degree of success. Successful Man / Women are believers.

  • As Emerson has repeated mentioned, “A man is what he thinks about all day long”. Similarly, when we fervently believe, and act upon our belief with all our heart, the inevitable is just round the corner.
  • The Law of Cause & Effect…. “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. “ Holds so true in Goal setting…. It is imperative for congruency to be at the helm of this process, in mind & action.
  • As you sow, so shall you reap?”
  • Remember the paddy field story.(will be released in this blog shortly)
  • Most of us try to change other people. To achieve our goals, we do not need to change others, instead, OTHERS CHANGE AS WE CHANGE OUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THEM, thus accelerating the process in achieving the goal.
  • Only three percent, of all people have goals and plans and write them down. Interesting these three precent always drives the ninth seven percent, who end up being followers.
  • Remember as we stubble through working on our goal, “Out of every adversity comes an equal or greater opportunity”, the next round the corner is what we should focus our thoughts and activity. – This never fails.
  • It is better to aim your arrow at a Star and hit an Eagle, than to aim your arrow at an Eagle and hit a Stone.
  • Two can accomplish more than twice as much as one, for the results can be much better. If one falls, the other pulls him up, but if a man falls when he is alone, he’s in trouble.

Closing true story on how goals were set by the then youngest president in 1960, President J F Kennedy. He with a few days of taking office addressed the nation, announcing the beginning of a Ten year space program designed to put a man on the moon. Mind you when this announcement was made there was no Apollo mission, NASA was at its infancy, and this young bold president boldly says, “we will put a man on the moon by the turn of the decade”…. that is within 10 years.

What and how did they do it? The process for the space program took shape as follows:

(1)   A Goal was set.

(2)   A Plan was made.

(3)   A Firm Target was established.

(4)   Group Thinking was employed.

(5)   Everyone kept the Goal constantly in Mind.

(6)   Action was applied.

(7)   They fervently kept their Faith.

The Result – It was impossible for NASA to fail – Neil Armstrong landed on the moon on July 1969. The rest is history.

Now if the President of America & United States believes in Goal setting and in working out simple steps as detailed above, you & I can do the same.

Have fun as you dig through the process!!!!!!



Posted by on March 8, 2013 in Planning & Goal Setting


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