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UPDATE: Sadly 43 Things was taken offline and is no longer with us.

If you haven’t already, take a look at “43 Things” its a great website that helps you to focus on the REALLY important things in life.

This is my list: http://www.43things.com/person/sn0tb0x so you get the idea.

Calling all list makers…

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Temple Nerves

I am really nervous about going to my local Hindu Temple.   I think I have a fear of rejection and my situation is feeding it at the moment.  It would be wonderful to get over this but I’m not sure how.

What is my fear? 

  • I really don’t want to offend anyone by doing something wrong or even by just being there. 
  • I don’t have any Hindu friends to go with.
  • What if I make a complete fool of myself while I am there?
  • I have been told that non-Hindus cannot be Hindus?
  • What happens if I can’t understand what anyone is saying to me?

Why do I want to go to temple?

Well, I adore many of the gods, especially Ganesha, Shiva & Parvati, Saraswati, Lakshmi and over the last two years I have read as much as I can about Hinduism and I feel that it is the truth, I am comfortable with it and it represents what I believe.  The things I have learnt I have felt comfortable taking on board and I’ve  not felt the need to challenge things in the way that I have with the other religions that I have looked at, all be it much more briefly than Hinduism.  Going to Temple solidifies my belief.  I want to take steps to develop spiritually.  This has been a long journey for me so far.

The story of the man and his donkey comes to mind now. 🙂

This blog gets read by lots of people, what do you think?  Am I justified in my concerns?  I would especially like to hear from Hindus.

Namaste everyone.


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My 43 Things List

Several months ago I joined the 43Things community. Its a global community of people like you and I who write there own list of things that they want to do in their life. This is the premise of the whole site. This alone makes it worth joining. I have found that it’s very difficult to find time to actually stand back from the fuss and rush of everyday life and take a good long hard look at myself. This site has helped me do this and I recommend you give it a go yourself.

Apart from the self-help core of the site it’s actually a web community. The users are brought together by their desire to do alike things. So for example when you want to add “Clean my home more often” to your list, instead of just adding it to your list you should look in the word cloud or search for key words like clean and home in the search box so that you can find others who are wanting to do the same activity.

You can write a journal entry under your items in your list. You can look at what others have written about their items too whether or not they are the items that you want to do yourself. You can even surf around and see what others are putting on their list, thats how I found some of the things on my list. Its an organic self-realisation process. Ultimately its good wholesome personal fun.

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