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IBMC #5-The Not So Quite Quote Challenge

There are five quotes given to you.

No! The challenge is not to describe any one quote.  You need to use all the five quotes a stitch a story. A short story which uses all of them. All the best!

Quote 01
I am confused at times. Should I sound? Should I echo?

Quote 02
You need not answer all the questions! You can just laugh and laugh again.

Quote 03
Thoughts – they do what we don’t ask for!

Quote 04
I knew it! That I don’t know!

Quote 05
At times, we pretend to think on one and actually think everything else!

For more details on the challenge click here.

Here is my  attempt to weave them together.



ic: learningmeditation.com

I visited my friend Riya one evening. She was all excited, wanting to share her experience at a recent meditation camp she attended. Enjoying a cup of freshly brewed coffee, we sat to talk about it. I wanted to get enlightened on it. I knew it! That I don’t know! The subject had always intrigued and fascinated me, so I was all ears to what she would share with me.

The two day workshop had opened up new vistas on her attitude towards life.  Her thought process and ability to take on challenges had undergone a paradigm shift, she said.

I have so many doubts regarding the right approach to embrace spirituality. I am always confused, should I sound or should I echo? I asked her.

She explained that the power of positive thoughts has a tremendous influence in shaping the flow of our life. To live a wholesome life, it is very essential to detox our minds of all negative thoughts and energy.

Meditation sedates the ripples of our mind. Though, I have heard a lot about meditation and the unparalleled benefits it offers, what is the right way of meditating, was my question to her.

Her answer was simple. Sit in a serene place and try to calm your mind. Watch your thoughts. They are like a slippery eel – Thoughts- they do what we don’t ask them to. Initially the thoughts will be many in number, disturbing you. At times, we pretend to think on one and actually think everything else.  But gradually you will be able to calm them. It may take time but do not lose patience.

She reiterated that regular practice of meditation and self-discipline prepares one to take on the trials we face with more composure. Many a time, life throws challenges at us and poses questions. Don’t be bogged down by them. You need not answer the questions. You can just laugh and laugh again. It helps us shift our focus from the trivial and mundane to more profound aspects of evolution.

It was a spiritually enlightening evening well spent. With a promise to dwell on this and start meditating, I left her place, until next time, Sayonara 🙂


26 comments on “IBMC #5-The Not So Quite Quote Challenge

  1. Subhash
    February 16, 2017

    Very well written and managed, does someone give the quotes to you. How it would be to end the story with one of the quote. Loved it …. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      February 16, 2017

      Thank you Subhash. The quotes are a part of the challenge. Click on the link to find out more details about the challenge. Have a good day!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Subhash
        February 16, 2017

        Oh got it. Nice and difficult as you need to put good amount of thought and esp. calm your mind.

        Liked by 1 person

      • radhikasreflection
        February 16, 2017

        Haha, yes. That’s why challenges are fun. They stretch your creative abilities 🙂


  2. supercalifragilisticxpialidocious
    February 16, 2017

    Like to the power like this post 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sudalai
    February 16, 2017

    Well written story using the quotes Radhika.Your insights of meditation were too good.Enjoyed the read.🙂🙂🙂👌👌👌

    Liked by 1 person

  4. extinct0703
    February 16, 2017

    Wonderful effort Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. DeepikasRamblings
    February 16, 2017

    Nicely expressed story around the quotes. Good Job..

    Liked by 1 person

  6. boundlessblessingsblog
    February 16, 2017

    Great Radhika and I so loved the story. It is so good to remain charged and a feeling of quietude like that girl in the story. Very nice you join the quotes too. Superb felt great reading your post.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Andrei
    February 16, 2017

    Perfectly-written! The quotes fits perfectly well like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle! Haha

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Prakash Hegade
    February 16, 2017

    The story teller, Meditation, has perfectly gelled in here. Loved the way the quotes were used. 🙂

    The quotes here flow to form a very meaningful story.. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Meenakshi Sethi
    February 17, 2017

    Marvelous Radhika!! 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  10. dilkiaawazsunoblog
    February 18, 2017

    very interesting.. and inspiring too.. 🙂 thank you..

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Sumith
    February 22, 2017

    So beautifully written!! Thanks Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

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