September 22, 2010

Give flight to the beautiful Butterfly within you …

Posted in Science amalgams tagged , , , , , , at 2:01 pm by Venus Viswambharan

Lets take a look at The process of metamorphosis where in a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly : Both of them quite different . The caterpillar has different genetics and is in no way similar to that of the butterfly. The caterpillar resembles a worm but the butterfly brings to mind spectacular colours and flight.

Towards the time of transformation the caterpillar becomes a voracious eater and consumes everything in sight much more than its metabolic needs. It outgrows its skin many times and its body starts to die. Now within this dying body are ” Imaginal cells” which is a term coined by scientists for those formative, embryonic cells embedded within the caterpillar which imagine and create the butterfly. These cells are very different fom those of the caterpillar and vibrate at a different frequency of “being” – to that of the butterfly. The caterpillar’s immune system perceives these new cells as enemies, and attacks them. But the “Imaginal cells” are unaffected by them as they are at a “different vibration” . The immune cells then retire and the Imaginal cells begin to gather and form clusters until they awaken an existent but dormant genetic code. That genetic information- which creates a butterfly ,that which creates an entirely new nervous system, digestive system, metabolic rate, heart, legs and wings! Voila we have a little beautiful creature that flies!

Science gives us clear direction as to how we too can initiate transforming every area of our lives and this “seemingly ” huge world too! We need not pay heed to the “immune cells” which represent waste, negative ,depressive or pessimistic thoughts . We need to emulate the nature of these “imaginal cells” look within,to use those dormant but inherent qualities of optimism, peace , patience, kindness trust, acceptance , forgiveness , Cooperation  and the likes within us and Imagine full throttle , to create a better newer reality !

September 8, 2010

Marriage of truth & beauty and Science!

Posted in Science amalgams tagged , , , , at 2:13 pm by Venus Viswambharan

It is amazing how there is no competition between each miniscule machine within our body but complete cooperation so that our body functions smoothly… more on that soon, but till then watch this amazing video by David Bolinsky :

September 3, 2010

Unleash your natural exuberance!

Posted in Empowering tagged , , , , at 8:16 pm by Venus Viswambharan

I was watching my kid this morning….
Once washed and brushed, the little one, went about her personal duties wide-eyed! She puts on her clothes with a hum , downed her breakfast – juggling the chomping between, so many expressions as she was narrating her dream from the previous night. She seems to dream almost every night – vivid, strange science fiction dreams! In a sprighty bounce she heaves her school bag on to her back and is ready to go. We are at the gate waiting with other moms / dads who too are there to get their kids on the bus. “Mum could you please chase me and try to catch me? ” says my daughter,  and much to the others’ disbelief I throw caution to wind and race after her! A whole lot of furtive and very bemused gazes follow the two of us ! Honestly – I enjoyed every bit of the invigorating moment!
When I think back , the brilliance of just how similar we were beams out from the compressed bundles of memory – beady eyed, curious , full of energy , spirit and life – Enthusiastic is how we were! What happened how did we grow up to be stuck up? Why is it we are mired by what other people think of  us? Why is it that we get “bored” or loose interest? Or why is it that we just loose this Joie de vivre altogether?
Enthusiasm in greek means : En= in,  theos = God , which translates to having God within. He is within each of us no exceptions there! So that whatever we do or think we exude out of each pore of our being ,the life and vitality of that huge power that we contain inside of us !
Which means :
    • We don’t just smile,  but we laugh – and often at that!
    • We don’t  feel ‘”My hearts not in the job” – but find alternate ways to groove!
    • We are not stonewalled by failure , but we just gingerly hop around it , learning a lot of interesting stuff in the process..
  • We find the significance in each chore , each daily duty!
  • There is a passion oozing out of us always , just cause we contain a mammoth energy , the supreme creator – God in us.
 You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.” says Henry Ford.
In 1975, Japanese scientists discovered bacteria that could live on the waste products of nylon manufacture as their only source of carbon and nitrogen.
These Bacteria did not exist prior to the invention of nylon in the 1930s. They evolved ,so they could produce novel enzymes that allowed them to feed on by-products of nylon manufacture  – the only thing that was available to them in plenty at that time.
What an amazing example of enthusiasm from nature ! Nothing could stymie this little vessel filled with the quintessence of God!
Take a look within…. You too are brimming with “Enthusiasm”- God is within you , don’t hide it , let it pour out!

September 1, 2010

Zappos Ceo, Tony Hseih On building a company culture

Posted in Customer service tagged , , , , , , , , , at 4:55 pm by Venus Viswambharan

A fresh perspective..

 
Tony Hsieh the CEO of online shoe and clothing shop Zappos.com established and grew this retail company to $1.2 billion in gross merchandise sales.
These are the ten core values that the staff in Zappos live by:
  1. Deliver WOW Through Service
  2. Embrace and Drive Change
  3. Create Fun and A Little Weirdness
  4. Be Adventurous, Creative, and Open-Minded
  5. Pursue Growth and Learning
  6. Build Open and Honest Relationships With Communication
  7. Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit
  8. Do More With Less
  9. Be Passionate and Determined
  10. Be Humble.

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