Always chasing, always hoping, always waiting…You’re always only ‘almost’ where you want to be- only almost there, almost achieved, and almost present. Do we even realise that sometimes (maybe most times) we’re never present in our own lives? Do we forget how serene and peaceful mindfulness can be? Do we truly realise how precious this very moment is?

For me, I’m part vintage and an admirer of the celebrated ‘me’ time men used to have in the previous century (and before)- those evenings where they would retire into the study and just read, write and THINK. Social engagements, meals, work formed an integral part of their day, but evenings were the treasured and special time to explore and question the knowing of the human race, to excel at something of their own creation and to evaluate the day or maybe life in general. I believe, that most advancements race of the human are a result of an evening of leisure, of deliberate thoughtfulness and mindfulness- even if they didn’t exactly happen during the same evening, but inception of the idea happened, the seeds were sown for something larger, bigger, and better. What was the common ground of it all? Thinking. Mindfulness. Present.

There is chaos, there is fear, there is abundance of emotions, reflexes, thoughts- and everything in between in everybody’s mind. But I think I have an answer to ‘What goes on in a Winner’s mind?’. 

There’s so much life in a moment, in a single breath, in the air around us. Notice how peaceful it is, just there all around us, blossoming and flourishing quietly- enabling our survival, our breaths, our life. The fallen leaves, the little birds chirping, the swaying grass, the clouds in the sky, the crisp morning much happening in just this moment. Think of it, immerse yourself in it, realise the serenity in this beautiful chaos- the life all around us, and in each moment hereafter. All the people around, have their own unique stories. Their faces and bodies have unique lines, scares, imperfections, types- but it feels like we’re all in sync. All breathing the same air, all surrounded by the same life, all encompassed in this bubble that we can’t see from outside. We might have chosen different ways to survive this life, but we exist together, as a whole. We’re all a part of one creation, we’re all a part of each other..we’re individuals that constitute a whole- without even realising that it is extraordinary just to be alive.

So, what goes in a winner’s mind? Life goes on in the winner’s mind- it is beautifully chaotic, and at the same time the most peaceful haven. A winner, regardless, of goals and ambitions, is present in each moment of his/her life. Yes, it is human trait to strive for more, to be more- but once you learn to master and align the life within you with the life around you- you become a direct powerhouse of energy. You start believing.. you start sensing and breathing possibilities, opportunities, and your journey’s greatness. My friend, there are no ordinary moments.

“May you become the magic you wish to see, may you realise that the magic is YOU.

Here’s to magic, may you believe in it, may you see it, may you be it.” 

Shrishti Sahu



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