Archive September 2017

Individualism Vs. Oneness

Individualism Vs. Oneness

We are all born as individuals on this earth, life teaches us individuality.  It makes us think as isolated entities in the universe. We become so individualistic that the wholesomeness is disintegrated.   As social beings life teaches us to live with people of our families and those with whom we interact. In reality we are a part of the big whole. The society brings us together and economy keeps us apart.  The universe brings us

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How to overcome anguish

How to overcome anguish

     Suraj was the only child of Hari and Vani.  In their small world of three, Suraj, was an apple of the eye.  Suraj performed well in his studies and brought home the medals that he won in many competitions at school.  As they were feeling on the top of the world, a sudden mishap got them down!!  Suraj was snatched away by the God of death.  This pained their hearts.  The mother couldn’t

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Strengthen your will power

   What’s the use of making resolutions year on year when we get easily succumbed to the tantrums played by the temptress?  Why do we tend to break the promises that we make for ourselves?  Can our will power win over the temptress?  We make resolutions and follow it religiously for some days and fall back to old practices.  After few days again follow strictly for few days and give it up.  Why does it happen

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Is rational decision making always rational?

Have you ever faced a situation, where you have looked into price, quality, comfort, convenience and so many attributes but you bought something because you felt like buying and there was no rationale? or did you decide on something and started looking for the reasons later? What is a rationale at one point in time looks so irrelevant at other times. What we think is a rational decision can also be driven by our subconscious.

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10 gains of learning

10 gains of learning

Learning is from cradle to grave, they say.  I love to be a learner throughout my life and I don’t want to keep those nuggets with myself.  I just want to share the gains of learning with others  That is the reason why I write. Writing blog posts everyday has changed my lifestyle, my thinking process and my habits.  I just want to share a few things what I have learned off late:    

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Discovering one’s own potential.

Negative thoughts would control your day to day attitude more than you realize. Turn every problem into a benefit and this leads you to a truly extraordinary life.                      To become a completely positive, happy and healthy person I would like to give a few suggestions.                                        

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Beyond Success and Happiness

     Life is beyond success and happiness.  In the present society, there is a continuous endeavor to achieve success and happiness.  Plenty of success and happiness mantras are evolving.  The success and happiness for each person is different.  For the huge mass, success means having a good home, a descent job, a handsome salary, an understanding wife, healthy kids and a status in the society.       Some men go beyond this.  Their

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IS ANGER-STRENGTH OR WEAKNESS ??

Does Anger confer strength or weakness to an individual??To the above question many of our reply may be yes!!.because since our childhood it has been taught to us or portrayed that an angry person is powerful, this belief system has been carried  & transmitted across generations,it has also been substantiated with a logic that it acts as a wonderful catalyst for getting work done & said little anger is necessary else things cannot happen. Is

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EGO is Expansive and Limitless!

We often use the word ‘’ego’’, ‘’egoistic’’ to tell about a person who is more self-centric.  Ego is more often less understood.  It is no doubt the concept or a construct  of the self.  Self of an individual does it mean the individual alone?  If we talk about EGO of an individual we are making a mistake of assuming EGO as fixed and static.  In reality EGO is dynamic and expansive in nature.  It is

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Finding happiness

     So much of anxiety and tension around us.  Millions and millions of people are living with depression totally stressed out with the problems of life.  Many are living with fatal diseases like cancer and Aids, fighting for life and trying to find ways and means to lead remaining lives happily.  There are also a huge mass of people striving to make both ends meet, not getting one square meal a day, having no

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Small talk make big things happen

   Most of us keep our mouth shut when things are not happening the right way.  Though we feel frustrated of the whole issue that’s going on right in front of our eyes, we fail to stand up and speak as there’s some inhibition which prevent us.  Some people try to speak but may not be effective.  In case of a boss employee relationship this is more conspicuous.  An employee makes himself diminutive in front of

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The Play of Power Differences!

College admissions were on.  I was the campus head of an institution.  Parents came with their wards to my room before the admission process was completed.  I stood up to invite one of them who entered my room.  As they entered in, they asked at what time the senior official is expected, this question was raised despite the board being displayed on my cabin as dean.  There is still a taboo among people that certain

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Be stress free

     I strongly believe that you can always be happy in spite of problems that you face in your daily lives.  I have been talking on many aspects of personal growth not realizing the daily grunt a person experiences right from getting up till he hits the bed.      The problem of paying EMIs, tension of meeting clients, presentation to be given, guilt of not doing exercise, breakfast, meditation, problems of long  distances

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Learn from other’s experiences

     Yes it’s enlightening to read the words of the experienced.   It’s enlightening because the words come from the heart of an experienced man who has gone through the mill.  Why go through the same mill again when the results are before us?  Why waste effort and time reinventing the wheel?  Instead, let’s learn from other’s experience and take precautions not to repeat their mistakes.  Let’s start from other’s experience and end up

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Being tough

     A mind which is not stable enough to sustain the various internal and external forces is always cluttered.  It is necessary to be strong and possess a stability in all situations.  I believe in ‘sama chitta’ at all times.  A strong, beautiful mind is free from all vices and clutters.  It does not get perturbed very easily.  Life is a game of challenges.  A person who has faced multiple challenges in life has

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Maintaining pace with life!!

Today, reminded me of my childhood days.  The day went very slowly and peacefully.  The beautiful weather and immobility of limbs due to fever has helped me a lot to relax. I said to myself, yes I have slowed down.  All these years I was just whirling like the wind, my life had become so hectic that I forgot to see and enjoy the smallest things in life. All my decisions were very bold.  I

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Developing a go-getter attitude

     We don’t know what’ll happen to the mankind in future as everything is changing.  A day may come when it’s difficult to distinguish between what’s natural and what’s artificial. As people are aiming to integrate physical, biological and digital worlds to make super intelligent robots, will man be happy or get bored?  Are we stepping into the world where humanity ends and robots begin?      What is the ultimate aim of humans?

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THE WORLD DRAMA

Great poet William Shakespeare  said “The world’s a stage & all the men & women are mere players they have their exits & their entrances & one man in his time plays many parts his acts being seven ages”…. If we go through this lines & simply understand  that we are only mere players playing our various roles but in the process of playing our roles are we Role conscious or Soul conscious??is the million

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How mind invites troubles?

When we feel exhausted with work and other stressful situations, it is quite common we look for some rest to the body and mind.  Though I have not been on any great turnout, my health was not upto the mark.  Recently was undergoing some stress which I could not define.  However, stress results in ailment.  I was used to a pain in the chest and my left arm.  As I was driving, I used to

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Expand your mind power

 Our minds are like whirl winds picking up all dust, turning round and round.  Most of the times our minds are confused and dwell in petty unwanted thoughts.  It needs direction. The list of things one could do to make the mind fertile is pretty short. There are about three things on it.      1. Train your mind to think on many aspects that add value.         2. Do anything like reading

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Ignite action in your team

Are you looking to empower your team? Ignite action in your team, you can bring out the best      Your job as a leader does not limit to passing instructions to your team.  You have much more to conquer.  You can only create wonders for your organization, if you fall in love with your team.        The story of every individual on this planet is to strive hard, come what may and accomplish

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Experience increases your learning curve

     Before you’re the person who gains experience, you’re a person with unrealistic imagination and visualization!     It’s heartbreaking for you, if you’re an interior designer designing a space sitting in a remote place and visualizing the space.  You may not even get the accurate picture of the space unless you visit the space multiple times or make the designs at the space itself.  By doing this, you are more accurate and precise in

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Great teachers who have inspired the world

     Happy teachers day!! my dear readers.        Today being the teachers day,let us remember some of the great teachers who have influenced the world     Aristotle, a great philosopher and scientist tutored Alaxander the great.  His philosophies are universal.  He wrote many elegant treatises and dialogues.  His philosophies co-exist with reasoning.  He proposed Aether the fifth element which is a divine substance that makes up the heavenly bodies.  Some of his quotes

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Thinking clearly and rationally

      All those great men with vision contributed to this progressive world.  They could do this because they were great critical thinkers.  Why can’t we strive to make this world a better place?  Why can’t we solve those problems that surround us?  For this all we need is to train our minds on how to think.  The thinking should be reflective and independent.    We are facing a number of problems  like climate

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Boon or bane-food for thought

     “It’s really a magic even if you know how it’s done” said Terry Pratchett.     Yes, technological advancement is magic affecting people’s lives.  The multiple benefits it has brought to the mankind within a short span of time is commendable but, if it continues to progress at a faster pace, what might be the consequences?     Earlier students learnt only through teachers and books but, with the access to the internet, they are

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