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To love what you do..

Don’t you want to find out if it is possible to live in this world richly, fully, happily, creatively, without the destructive drive of ambition and competition? Don’t you want to know how to live so that your life will not destroy another or cast a shadow across their path? We think this is a utopian dream which can never be brought about in fact, but I am not talking about utopia; that would be nonsense. Can you and I, who are ordinary people, live creatively in this world without the drive of ambition which shows itself in various ways as the desire for power and position? You will find the right answer when you love what you are doing. If you are an engineer merely because you must earn a livelihood, or because your father or society expects it of you, that is a form of compulsion; and compulsion in any form creates contradiction and conflict. Whereas if you really love to be an engineer or a scientist, or if you can plant a tree, paint a picture, or write a poem, not to gain recognition but just because you love to do it, then you will find that you never compete with another. I think this is the real key: to love what you do.!!!!

So, my question is are you being HONEST to yourself???

Very few of us are honest. It is getting worse and worse in the world: we are not honest people. We say one thing and do another, we talk about philosophy, God, all the theories the ancient Indians invented, and we are rather good at all that kind of stuff. But the word, description and explanation are not the deed or action, and that is why there is a great deal of dishonesty. There must be a fundamental, unshakeable, immutable honesty, an honesty that is not corruptible, which doesn’t adjust itself to environment, demands or various forms of challenges. It requires great integrity to find out because we are dealing with a very complex problem. It is not easy to live a perfectly orderly life that does not dissipate energy, a life without illusion or tradition. Tradition, however old or modern, is merely carrying on the old pattern, and the old pattern cannot possibly adjust itself to the new.

Very few of us are honest. It is getting worse and worse in the world: we are not honest people. We say one thing and do another, we talk about philosophy, God, all the theories the ancient Indians invented, and we are rather good at all that kind of stuff. But the word, description and explanation are not the deed or action, and that is why there is a great deal of dishonesty. There must be a fundamental, unshakeable, immutable honesty, an honesty that is not corruptible, which doesn’t adjust itself to environment, demands or various forms of challenges. It requires great integrity to find out because we are dealing with a very complex problem. It is not easy to live a perfectly orderly life that does not dissipate energy, a life without illusion or tradition. Tradition, however old or modern, is merely carrying on the old pattern, and the old pattern cannot possibly adjust itself to the new.

I am confused; my life is in disorder. I am fragmented, broken up inside, and out of that confusion I create a pattern, an ideal, a scheme, and I say I am going to live according to that scheme. But the origin of that scheme is born out of my confusion. So what I have to understand is why am I confused and disorderly. If I can understand that, out of that comprehension and perception, order naturally comes without effort. That is, if I can find the causation of my confusion, confusion doesn’t exist, and there is order. So what is the cause? If I am ill, I go to the doctor. The doctor says I am eating things that upset my organism, so he says not to. So I change: I eat properly. In the same way, if we can find the cause, the effect is changed. And if there is a change in the effect, there is a change in the cause.

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If I were your DOREAMON..!!!

Hey Guys… You must be thinking what kind of post is this…? and what’s the purpose of the post..? isn’t it..? Yeah.. I know this is bit kiddish but yesterday I was sitting with my daughter and she was watching Doreamon. While I was watching, suddenly an idea popped out… and the idea was : What if I were your Doreamon..? You just have to answer which futuristic gadget you would like to use from his four dimesional pocket and why…. ????? This is going to be real fun… and I will be posting all the comments in my next post..!!

Like many fortunate kids, I grew up with Doreamon. The often funny, sometimes uplifting, and rarely, tear-jerking, story is loved by many around the world. There are so many life lessons to reap from the day-to-day lives of Nobita, Doreamon, Shizuka, Gian and Suneo. However, we are not going to talk about that. Instead, we will be looking around and, I hope, apperciating , the various imaginative and futuristic gadgets that Doreamon has in his four dimensional pocket.

Let me just recall the highlights :

Doreamon is a robot cat sent from the 22nd century via a time machine to aid NOBITA. The person who sent it was Sewashi (Nobita’s grandson). Sewashi wants to help his great- great grandpa to live an easier life with the aid of Doreamon.

Nobita is famous for being lazy, cowardly, physically weak, scheming, clumsy, childish, and not so smart. He is also an easy target for the bully duo Gian and Suneo. Nobita also has a huge crush on Shizuka.

To me, some of the more memorable stories are where Nobita, despite falling at doing something, realizes that he needs to put in the effort to succeed. Those stories are very uncommon and help us remind us to keep trying. Some of them even show the complexities of Nobita’s personality, because aside from the negative traits, he is at his core, humble, friendly, just, and a nice person.

List of few gadgets that he uses more often :

  1. Any where door
  2. Doreamon’s Take- copter
  3. Time machine
  4. Big light and small light
  5. Time cloth in Action
  6. Translation Jelly
  7. What If Phone Booth
  8. Memory Bread
  9. Good Boy Head Band
  10. Message fireworks
  11. Time Pistol
  12. Become anything plate
  13. Oxygen Candy (used underwater to breathe without oxygen cylinders)
  14. Reality Picture Book

So, your question is :

If I were your Doreamon..which gadget will you take from my four dimensional pocket and Why..??

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Accelerate your Personality

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We all possess certain personality traits that set us apart from the rest. A mix of good and bad, these traits define how we respond to situations and people. While the most common belief is that these traits remain fixed, studies show otherwise!

We can become the best version of ourselves if we want to. So, if you are willing to become the most terrific version of you, here are some personality development tips to your aid:

1.Know you are incomparable

You bring your self-esteem down by comparing yourself with others. That shrivels your personality and does not let your strengths blossom . Know that you and the other person are unique and are just incomparable.

2.Be kind to yourself

We are taught to be kind to others. Yet, many of us fail to be kind to ourselves. Studies show that self-compassion brings positive traits like optimism, extroversion, wisdom, happiness, positivity and resilience. 

  • Recognize that you deserve care and concern like anyone else and that is why you must be kind and understanding with oneself.
  • Recognize that making mistakes and failing is part of life. So, do not be hard on yourself when you commit a mistake or fail and indulge in self-critical thoughts.
  • Be aware of one’s emotions and feelings.

Contrary to popular belief, self-compassion does not mean letting yourself off the hook. Rather, it means taking corrective action, albeit without being too self-critical.

3.Give space to imperfection

People and situations always do not fit in your frame of perfection. Often, that makes one agitated and angry, eventually diminishing the strength of their personality. So, find your peace amidst the world’s flaws even as you strive to make a change.

“Acceptance of a little bit of imperfection on the periphery allows you to be more patient and calm. At least then, you can maintain your inner perfection.”

4.Be spontaneous

Spontaneity makes one to be fun around. However, do not confuse being spontaneous with being impulsive. While the former is the key to success, the latter can causes disasters. So, how do you be truly spontaneous? By being cent percent aware in the present moment.

5.Be light in mind and heart

Don’t overthink and overanalyze. Neither let any negativity like shame, anger, jealousy or greed stay in your consciousness for too long. Instead, learn to take it easy; forgive easily and drop grudges against people as soon as they pop up. Being light in mind and heart makes you truly happy from within. And who does not like happy people?

6.Stay enthusiastic

Enthusiasm is infectious and appealing. That is why everyone loves kids. Despite adverse situations in life, one must never give up their enthusiasm. 

7.Be a better communicator

Words can create laughter and can also create enmity. A skillful communicator can win over people and adverse situations. So, bring clarity in your communication.

8.Be warm and approachable

We all like people with whom we can easily mingle and talk to. No one likes a person who responds with a straight face. So, learn to be warm. Flash that smile more often. Be friendly and be ready to share and help.

9.Do things with style

Doing things with style adds zing to your personality. The secret to doing things with style lies in working with passion and a relaxed mind. So, while you work at something, don’t let anything distract you from putting all your energy into it. At the same time, stay relaxed.

10.Learn to let go

After you’re done with a task, let go of your attachment with the result. When you let go, you become free, calm and relaxed – attributes of a strong personality.

11.Be a lion in the face of danger

Don’t give into pressure and face every challenge confidently. Either you will overcome the adversity or learn something invaluable.

12.Stay calm with the power of breath

Being calm strengthens one’s personality. However, staying calm can be difficult when you have a terrible headache and have an urgent deadline to meet. In such situations, tap the power of breath. As soon as you become aware of it, your stress will diminish!

13.Remember you’re a proton

A proton can never lose its positivity. Nor can you! Stress may affect us on the outside. However, your inner core continues to radiate positivity like a proton. It stays unaffected, happy and peaceful. Tune into this part of yourself again and again with the help of meditation. The process energizes and brings out positive traits like enthusiasm.

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#Tea :Sweet liquid of tranquility

My favorite Drug

Do you need a hot cup of tea first thing in the morning..?Do you need refills of tea throughout the day? Do you spend a lot of money on purchasing tea? If yes, then you are a true tea lover! Honestly, being a tea lover has never been easy.

Struggles that every Tea Lover will understand

1. There Are Too Many Options To Choose From

There is a tea for every mood and occasion. So, it’s obvious to get overwhelmed when given a ton of choices. Relatable? A tea lover would prefer an energizing black tea to cut down that ‘to-do list’ or get ready for that intense workout. Soothing green, mint tea becomes a saviour whenever they go out for a meal at their favourite restaurant.
Want to sleep like a baby? Then chamomile or lavender tea will be their pick. There is perfect tea for every situation, time and mood. So, for a true tea lover, it becomes hard and confusing to make a decision.

2. Having All Types of Teas

Every tea lover is a proud owner of almost all varieties of teas. They rejoice at the thought of having unlimited access to tea- what else does one need? The classic chai, herbal tisane , jasmine tea or green tea– you name it , they have it. Since, it is very difficult to decide which one is the best without trying, they always end up stacking loads of tea boxes.

3. Shortage of Storage Spaces

The cupboard of a tea lover always falls short for their ever-growing tea collection. This doesn’t prevent them from buying more as they believe there still exists a tea they are yet to stumble upon. They are often fond of ordering fancy, new flavours despite being heavy on the pocket. Moreover, the first thing they want to add to their cart while shopping is this heavenly potion. The very thought of running out of tea makes them panic!

4. Meeting Someone Who Doesn’t Like Tea

Do you know a tea lover’s definition of a good day? Sipping well-made tea throughout the day. It is natural to be surprised (or at times overreact) to meet someone who doesn’t like tea. Suddenly, the ultimate goal of their life becomes to enlighten the poor soul about how magical TEA is.

5. Obsession With The Health Benefits of Tea

Researching the health benefit of tea is the favourite pastime of every tea lover. Tea helps you stay in shape, prevent diseases and also regulate overall health. ‘Sip some tea!’ is their go-to advice for anyone suffering from health issues. Did you catch a cold? Feeling sad? Unable to sleep? Having a headache? There exists a tea for every problem.

6. Their Love for Tea is Often Misunderstood

Tea lovers can’t start their day without their cup of magic. Tea making is like meditation- from boiling the water, to steeping, pouring and finally drinking. The warm sensation of tea against the lips helps rejuvenate their mind. It also helps focus on the present and soothes the soul. Not getting one’s favourite morning cuppa can make tea lovers sulk like a kid.

7. Difficult to Keep Count of Tea Consumed Daily

Every tea lover’s day starts and ends with a cup of tea by the side. Time and place have little to do with their tea obsession. They carry it with themselves to restaurants, offices and even on vacations. Can life be possible without your favourite tea? Obviously, not! They consume tea so frequently that it becomes hard to keep track.

8. Prefer Making Own Tea

Tea lovers have a distinctive taste and never trust anyone for making them a cup. The worst thing that can happen to them is drinking a badly tasting tea. Declining a friend’s request can be a tricky situation. Hence, one has to take the risk of hurting their loved ones. This is every tea lover’s biggest nightmare.

Tea has miraculous effects on the body and is the greatest gift of nature. Nothing can compete with the aroma, taste and warmth of a good cup of tea. If you have not tried it yet, definitely give it a try. This is because a cup of tea makes everything better.!

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SHOUTOUT : Check out Sakshi’s Blog

This is the first blog that I’m going to be promoting. And I have some wonderful and fantastic things to show you about Sakshi and her fantabulous blog.

How I met Sakshi

So, it’s up to 15 days since I met Sakshi.

She sent me a Feedback after she read my blogs.. Her interest of reading, and discussing about the topics just got me overwhelmed. Though, her profile is all about showcasing beautiful ART.

So, afterwards we started to talk a little more, she introduced herself, and it was very inspiring knowing her. !

I went to check her ART work and I wasn’t disappointed. Not a single bit.

“She believed that nothing is IMPOSSIBLE, once you find courage to fight your fears, then nothing can stop you from reaching your potential.”

Her Inner critic, always bought her down so, one day she challenged her inner fear, and look she is out to SHINE.

I request you to please show some love to her art….

OVER TO SAKSHI

Hello I’m Sakshi Shreya,

I study in class 12th. Basically, the idea for having my blog , was from my English Teacher, who was very supportive and encouraged me to cultivate my talent.I was pathetic in drawing when I was small, but later on, as I tried my best to give efforts in this area, slowly, I started improving.The basic intention behind my blog is  to encourage and bring out hidden talents from those people, who may have feared their weakness, and never tried to improve. My intention is to develop love for weakness areas , it is to inspire them with my story and to give them strength to face their fears/weaknesses.

The blog is not just for those who are art lovers, but it is also for those who have strength to face their fears/weakness areas.And I am pretty sure that each and every person is having their weak areas,because nobody can be all-rounder…but the thing that really matters is individual efforts…

My main motive is to develop the sense of making efforts and I  wanna be the source of inspiration for such people..

Showcasing some of her beautiful Artwork

https://myartenthusiastics.wordpress.com/ Show some love to the profile.!

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Music : A tool of arousing emotions and feelings

Music is a common phenomenon that crosses all borders of nationality, race, and culture. A tool for arousing emotions and feelings, music is far more powerful than language. An increased interest in how the brain processes musical emotion can be attributed to the way in which it is described as a “language of emotion” across cultures. Be it within films, live orchestras, concerts or a simple home stereo, music can be so evocative and overwhelming that it can only be described as standing halfway between thought and phenomenon.

But why exactly does this experience of music distinctly transcend other sensory experiences? How is it able to evoke emotion in a way that is incomparable to any other sense?

Perhaps the primary reason for music listening is the power that music has in stirring our emotions. Music has been reported to evoke the full range of human emotion , from sad, nostalgic, and tense, to happy, relaxed, calm, and joyous. Correspondingly, neuroimaging studies have shown that music can activate the brain areas typically associated with emotions , the deep brain structures that are part of the limbic system like the amygdala and the hippocampus as well as the pathways that transmit dopamine (for pleasure associated with music-listening). The relationship between music-listening and the dopaminergic pathway is also behind the “chills”  that many people report experiencing during music-listening. Chills are physiological sensations, like the hairs getting raised on you arm, and the experience of “shivers down your spine” that accompany intense, peak emotional experiences.

Researchers found that the amount of activation in the area of the brain linked with reward and pleasure predicted how much money a person would be willing to spend on a new, previously unheard piece of music

However, we don’t always listen to music to be moved – sometimes people use music for other effects. For example, many people listen to music to help them concentrate or do better in a demanding cognitive task. In spite of this, it is suspected that many of the cognitive benefits people experience from music listening actually stem from its effects on emotions, because positive affect can improve cognitive performance. So even though you might not be selecting for music that induces the “chills” effect but just something to help you get stuff done, the way that music strums your emotions may still be at the root of why it helps. Thorough understanding of the connections between the emotional and physiological effects of music listening and health requires more study because the context for the emotional effects of music listening on individuals are so varied. Large-scale data on listening, performance and context would be needed to identify bigger patterns in the connections between music, emotions, and cognitive performance. 

Even with free music streaming services, people still spend a lot of money on music and our emotional brain is responsible for the toll that music takes on our wallets. In an interesting study published in the acclaimed journal Science, researchers found that the amount of activation in the area of the brain linked with reward and pleasure predicted how much money a person would be willing to spend on a new, previously unheard piece of music . The valuation of a new musical piece included activation of areas of the brain that process sound features, the limbic areas associated with emotions, and prefrontal areas, associated with decision-making. Increasing activity in the functional connections between these areas and the nucleus accumbens, associated with motivation, pleasure and reward, was connected to the willingness to spend more money on the musical piece. The study elegantly described how processing of sound results in activation of affective brain regions and ultimately influences decision-making.

How is it possible that something that is basically organized sound can bring us to tears, move us, and convey deep emotional messages within its very structure?

Music can also have more fine-grained effects on purchasing behavior and influence decision-making regarding products other than music. In a relatively unknown and somewhat concerning study for the free-willed person , playing characteristically French music in a wine shop increased sales for wines originating from France and or characteristically German music increased sales of wines from Germany. In another study , playing classical music versus pop music in a wine shop made people choose and purchase more expensive wines. Are people really this impressionable? Probably not. It is certain that hearing a certain type of music won’t make a person purchase something they absolutely do not want. This power that music can have in influencing our decisions may speak in part for the contextual nature of cognition. And the big role that music can have as part of your everyday life. 

So what underlies all the effects that music has on our emotions, thoughts, and even decision-making? How is it possible that something that is basically organized sound can bring us to tears, move us, and convey deep emotional messages within its very structure? Scientific investigation of the mechanisms behind music-evoked emotions is a rich field of enquiry within the psychology and neuroscience of music. In recent decades, a number of attempts at describing these mechanisms and principles have been made. Many theories on mechanisms that stir up emotions described by scientists are familiar to us all, but some are perhaps more surprising. For instance, the role of memories in music-evoked emotion is quite a familiar to most people: many people have break-up songs – pieces they listened to during that emotional time and that can instantly bring on the emotional state experienced during the break-up even at a later time. But did you know that researchers also speculate that music may convey emotional information by activating the mirror neuron system? Or that your brain is very adept at processing complex musical structure, even if you’ve never laid hand on an instrument? 

“Mirroring: Emotions are Contagious

When two people interact, numerous mechanisms are at play that create a connection between the individuals. For instance, without knowing it, people often tend to mimic each other’s postures and speech styles during discussion. Also emotions are contagious:  according to a study , exposure to pictures of facial expressions of emotions activated the same facial muscles needed to produce a similar expression and led to reports of experiencing similar feelings in the observers. Astonishingly, this happened even if the pictures were shown so quickly that the observers didn’t experience a conscious perception of the photo. 

This mimicking and contagion of emotions may rely in part on the putative human mirror neuron system: neurons that are active when you produce a certain movement but also when someone else does the same – neurons to which you and other people are the same person. A rich amount of emotional information is conveyed through movement, including prosody, posture and facial expressions. Activation of the mirror neuron system by these movements may help us understand other’s emotions, since we are modeling the movements related to emotional expression as they were our own. 

Where does the music come in, then? It is suspected that mirroring and resulting emotional contagion does not only happen between people but also during music listening. It sounds quite incredible, but it is possible that emotional expression in music could also be mirrored by the brain and then give rise to the corresponding emotional state in the listener. For instance, music could be perceived as sad because of the commonalities it has with the prosody of sad speech (low pitch, low volume, slow, dark timbre .)

“Movement: Music Moves You, Even If You Refuse to Dance

Humans are one of the extremely few species that can synchronize their body movement to music (even babies do!). Brain imaging studies have shown that the motor areas of the brain are active even during passive listening to musical rhythms without any movement . It has been said that music prepares people for movement. But how is this special property of music connected to the experience of emotions? 

It has been proposed that the aforementioned human mirror neuron system could in fact also encode the movements conveyed by melodies. This would mean that the system might process movement in music like physical movement. In other words, an upward going melody would be processed in the brain as upward movement. And as upward movement is typically related to experiences like jumping for joy, this mirroring in the brain (however, without overt movement) would contribute to the recognition and experience of the emotion conveyed by the music. 

It also seems that acoustic features of music as well as characteristics of physical movement may be universally interpreted to represent specific emotions. An intriguing study compared how subjects from the US and from an isolated tribe in Cambodia that had never been exposed to Western music, experienced the emotion expressed by acoustic properties of melodies and the movement characteristics of an animated ball. Subjects were asked to manipulate the melodies and the movement of the animated ball for their tempo or rate of bouncing, direction of movement and so on (to best match a specific basic emotion like fear, happiness, sadness and anger). The study found that similar physical movement of the ball and similar movements in music represented the same emotions regardless of the subjects’ exposure to Western music (for example, up either as movement or as a melody increasing in pitch would tend to be related to happy instead of sad). 

In summary, movement, be it in musical or physical form, is one important way of conveying emotions. Thus, people who say that they are moved by music are more right than they realize!

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Ganesh Chaturthi : A Divine Celebration

OM GAN GANPATAYE NAMHO NAMAH

Long drawn celebrations and festivities are a part of the social and cultural fabric of India. Among the many religious and social customs that mark the diverse festive calendar of Indians, is a very important religious occasion – Ganesha Chaturthi celebration is about the birth of the Elephant-headed god, Ganesha. It is celebrated with much enthusiasm especially in the states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

The Festival

Ganesha Chaturthi in most places in India is a day to invoke Ganesha, the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. On this day, devotees worship Ganesha idols, perform the aarti and offer prasad of fruits and sweets, especially modak, which is considered to be the favourite of Lord Ganesha. In several places, clay idols of Ganesha, big and small, are made months in advance and thousands of devotees take them home to worship. It is customary to immerse these idols in water once the festivities are over with a prayer requesting the god to visit his devotees again the following year.

Ganesha Chaturthi is especially popular in Maharashtra, where the festival was invoked by the Maratha ruler Shivaji and then reinstated by political thinker and freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak. The festivities here last for about 10 days. Ganesha or Ganpati is welcomed into homes and massive pandals in the form of beautiful clay idols. In fact, there are several pandals in Mumbai, which compete against one another, by setting up larger and more impressive idols; there are also prizes to be won for the best pandal. It is a time for devotion and prayer with individual households organising an evening aarti with songs and hymns. Women dress up in the best of their saris and jewellery and make beautiful rangolis outside their homes. This is also a time for family gatherings, visiting friends, relatives and neighbours.

An idol of Lord Ganesha taken for immersion

The idol immersion days are the first, third, seventh and tenth days. The immersion ceremony is another grand affair where devotees carry the idol in joyous processions accompanied by thumping music and dancing to the beats of the dhol. Devotees throw gulal at one another and perform a final aarti before immersing the idol in a water body like a lake or sea. The Ganpati festival in Maharashtra, especially Mumbai, is equivalent to the Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata, West Bengal.

This is one religious festival that is celebrated with equal fervor in India and abroad. The festivities among the Indian population in UK, USA and Canada is well known. The Hindu community in London and Liverpool organise puja pandals, prayers and prasad for devotees. This festival is particularly popular in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia as well as in Vancouver in Canada.

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“Law of Karma”

Almost every second person on this Earth has asked themself the question “WHY ME”?

Why me for this happiness?
Why me for this saddness?
Why me for this disease? and so on.
This beautiful piece provides the answer to this question. Enjoy the read!



All thought is energy. It has immense power. It can create your surroundings. A thought can heal or harm another. Be careful what you create: healing, or harming because it will come back to you like a boomerang as your outward circumstances: either as lots of health, wealth, peace of mind and happiness, or as tragedies, diseases, illnesses, unrest and set-backs.
Why? Because each time we create a thought it contains emotional-energy and the creation process has started. It’s as if an arrow is released in the mental-sphere of planet Earth. Then, similar thoughts or arrows are attracted to it, bunched together, and when saturation is reached, the “law of Karma” is set in motion and the thought you formed materialises into deed. If your thought was of wishing another ill-health, you will be sick. If it was of cheating someone, you’ll be cheated. If it was betrayal or hatred, you’ll be betrayed and hated since you’ve yourself created your own reality and the world is merely reflecting your own thoughts, whether god or bad. As you sow, so shall you reap. If you sow seeds of chillies in the soil, how can you expect roses to grow? This is the Law of Karma.


Karma is a Cosmic Law wherein every smallest situation in your life is a consequence of your own thoughts. This is why we feel that bad things happen to good people and wicked people are enjoying life. In reality, the whole drama of our so-called life is a process of thoughts which are manifesting into our outward circumstances and only an awareness of every thought you create has the power to alter the course of your karma. When a tragedy happens to us, we say “Why Me”? This is because we can’t perceive the connection between our past thoughts and present tragedy. It’s difficult because of the time-lapse between the two. For the consequence of your thought to it’s manifestation may take one week, one month, a year, an entire decade or even several lifetimes. This is why we say “Why Me”? So take a firm mental about-turn and banish all negative thoughts.
Why? Because your negative thoughts not only materialize as painful situations in your own life but create negativity elsewhere on the Planet. Each time you see, hear or read of violence, you create more violence in the Earth’s atmosphere. Each one of us is responsible for the world we live in today. It’s mankind’s collective karma which can pertain to your family, nation and entire humanity going through a certain time and age.
Everything we think, do and say forms an imprint on our mind. Negative thoughts confuse the mind and move us away from spiritual perfection, peace and bliss. As a result, we are drawn towards negative, hurtful people, situations and circumstances. When death comes, that sum total of negativity automatically attracts us to a swoon of darkness which suits that negativity. We call that state of conciousness hell and it’s of your own making.
In Sanskrit, we say “Yad Bhavam, Tad Bhavati”, or you become whatever you think. Your world is only a reflection of your inner-state. The people you meet, situations you get into, problems, setbacks, happy or unhappy experiences and circumstances, these are all projections of your own mind. You create your reality.
Be in perpetual meditation of good thoughts and you’ll have a good life.

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Find your Bliss….

Whether you realize it or not, right now your brain is using a map. Powerful, yet usually hidden, mental maps are what guide your actions anytime you make a decision, face a challenge or set a goal. Your mental map is what helps you spot the most useful opportunities, seize the most valuable resources and chart the best route toward your goals. 

But not all mental maps are created equal. If the mental map you’re using lacks “meaning markers,” it is incomplete, inaccurate and can lead you astray. Meaning markers are the things in your life that matter to you—career advancement, a new business, your kid’s admission to a desired school, better health and so on.

If you’re currently finding your work less meaningful, your obstacles less surmountable or your goals less attainable, chances are you need to redraw your mental map. 

In my research, I’ve found there are several common mistakes we make when drawing the mental maps that guide our daily decisions and actions. Sometimes we haven’t highlighted enough meaning markers. Sometimes we’ve highlighted the wrong ones and chosen a path studded with negatives rather than the things we truly care about. And all too often, we map escape routes before we even begin looking at paths for success. 


Here are three ways you can improve your mental mapping

1. Highlight your true meaning markers. 

The best mental map is one with paths that steer us toward accomplishing meaningful goals. But we can’t chart those paths until we’ve identified and mapped the things in life that matter to us most. Think hard about what you find most engaging during your day, what brings you joy and what you hope to accomplish and achieve. If you could wave a magic wand, what’s the one thing you’d change about your life? These questions will help you find your true meaning markers. 

2. Reorient your mental map. 

Every mental map has a focal point that dictates where the majority of your brain’s resources will be allocated. Reorient this map around the meaning markers you identified in step one. Shift your mindset so that you’re focused on the area of your life you want to change, whether it’s raising your revenues, improving your writing skills or building stronger interpersonal connections. 

3. Map success routes before escape routes. 

What you focus on becomes your reality. If you’re focused on avoiding routes to failure, you will completely miss the roads to success.

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Do not let your inner critic dull your shine

Your inner dialogue will either fuel your success or prevent you from reaching your full potential.

The private conversations you have with yourself can be either a powerful stepping stone or a major obstacle to reaching your goals.  If your inner monologue repeats things like, “I’m going to embarrass myself,” or “No one is going to talk to me,” as you walk you into a cocktail party, you probably won’t appear relaxed and approachable. Or, if you’re thinking, “I’m never going to get this job,” in the middle of an interview, you’ll struggle to present yourself in a confident manner. Often, those negative predictions can quickly turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Your thoughts greatly influence how you feel and behave which can cause negative self-talk to become downright self-destructive. Telling yourself that you’ll never be successful or that you aren’t as good as other people, will reduce your feelings of self-worth and deter you from facing your fears.


Once you learn to quiet your inner critic, you will experience more success, happiness, and fulfillment in your life. Your inner critic is the voice in your head that constantly says, “you aren’t good enough.” It is the voice that puts you down and insists you will fail if you attempt to get out of your comfort zone. Left unchecked, your inner critic will prevent growth in every part of your life. For this reason, you MUST learn to silence that negative voice. Here are 5 powerful strategies.

1 – Use Counter Affirmations

The human brain is amazing and complex, but with all its intricacies, it can only process one single thought at a time. Use this to your advantage and overcome your inner critic by flooding your thoughts with positive, counter affirmations. If your thoughts are saying, “You don’t deserve a fulfilling relationship,” quiet your inner critic by saying the affirmation, “I deserve love and affection,” or maybe, “I am attracting the love of my life.” You do not have to believe the affirmations at first for them to be effective. Repeat your counter affirmations over and over, and you will begin to rewire your mind to believe.

Action:

Say the following affirmations ten times daily to help silence your inner critic.

“I am unique and add value to this world.”

“Each day, I love myself more.”

“I deserve to be happy and successful.”

“I rejoice in my uniqueness.”

“Attracting success comes easily to me.”

2 – Write Down Your Critical Thoughts

Pay close attention to the negative voices you hear throughout the day. Write them down whenever you can. This does two things. First, it allows you to identify patterns and repeating thoughts. In most cases, you’ll quickly identify what area of life your inner critic likes to target. Maybe it’s your body image, perhaps it is your relationships. With this clarity you can focus your efforts on improving your mindset in these areas. Second, writing down your thoughts often helps you realize that they were never accurate in the first place. Something about seeing these thoughts on paper takes some of their power away.

Action:

Keep a daily log of your negative inner voice. At the end of the day, circle all the common phrases. What did you learn? What areas do you need to work on?

3 – Challenge Your Inner Critic

When your inner critic says you are a certain way or circumstances will always be a certain way, challenge it. Ask yourself, “Is this really true?” I used to have this recurring thought in my mind that said, “no one could ever love you.” I do not know where this voice came from, all I knew was that for the longest time I believed it, until I challenged it. My family loved me, I was in a loving relationship, my kids loved me, so why in the world did I believe this ridiculous notion that I could not be loved? Once I began to question the validity of these negative thoughts, I was able to quiet my negative inner voice. You should do the same. Was there ever a time in your life that contradicts what your inner critic says? Can you challenge the voice that says, “you’ll never be in great shape,” with the fact that you were once in top physical condition? Always challenge.

Action:

Using the log from the previous section’s action, write down why your inner critic is wrong. Challenge your current thinking.

4 – Quiet Your Inner Critic by Disassociation

A powerful strategy to quiet your inner critic is to disassociate yourself from it. Remember, the voice that puts you down and tries to sabotage your attempts at success and happiness is not the real you. The real you can accomplish anything you put your mind to. Once you realize this, you can separate yourself from the negative voice. This disassociation is powerful. I tell my coaching clients to go so far as to name their inner critic. Doing so, empowers them to see things from a different perspective and believe in something different.

Action:

Give your inner critic a name. It can be anything other than your real name of course. Get creative. I’ve heard things like Cranky Carrie and Doubting Doug. When it starts its negative chatter, use the phrase, “oh here goes [insert inner critic’s name] again.” This seems silly, but this is a powerful exercise to quiet your inner critic.

5 – Know Your Value

Your inner critic speaks the loudest when you do not value who you are and what you bring to the world. We are all unique, and we all have strengths. You must know HOW you are unique, and WHAT strengths you offer. If you are thinking, “well I am not unique,” or “I don’t really have any strengths,” remember that is your inner critic talking. You do have strengths and you are unique. We all do and we all are. Once you know these things, the value you place on yourself will skyrocket and your inner critic will have less and less control of your life.

Action:

Brainstorm a list of strengths. It does not matter how small they are (i.e. you get up on time every day), write them down. Narrow the list down to your top 10. Keep this list on you and throughout the day, refer to them to remind yourself of how awesome you are.

Do not let your inner critic dull your shine. When those negative voices start to speak up, remember to use these strategies. Use counter affirmations to occupy your mind with positive thoughts and quiet your self-defeating internal dialogue. Write down your negative thoughts to identify what areas of life you need to focus your attention. Challenge the validity of your inner critic by asking, “Is this really true?” Disassociate yourself from your inner critic by realizing it’s not the real you and go one step further by naming it. Finally realize that you are unique, you have amazing strengths, and you do add value to this world.

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A trail of memory lane

Everything is beautiful when you are child : the trees are higher, the colors are brighter and every new day is more interesting that the last. Even more importantly, some things happen that stay in our memory for a long time, sometimes they end up being with us forever.


For me, childhood memories are all made up of recollection of tasty food. I had this sandwich made up of two cookies and just some butter/jam between them. Now that’s the taste of childhood.


I remember that when I was in grade 6, one time my parents woke me up in the morning as they always did. I asked them can I skip school for today? (this question was probably asked quite often by plenty of children). My dad responded, “of course, only if you wake up, and make your bed quickly enough”. I credulously believed him, and did everything as fast and efficiently as I could.! And then I learned that it was April Fools Day, and I had just 30 minutes left to reach the school.


Those chilly Christmas nights, when me and my brother promise each other that we will not sleep, and that night we use play a lot, and after so much of exhaustion, we use to fall asleep..(like it usually happens with all kids) and next morning we use to wake up at 12 pm.!!! And after waking up, after we see our gifts, we use to fight like Tom and Jerry. ( why did you slept early? why didn’t you wake me up?)


It’s even more funny, if you belong to typical “Punjabi family”. One day me and my brother were fighting like wild cat and dog, our mother caught us and started to scold, (i did rather tell you that some punjabi words are actually funny). For 1-2 minutes, we use to listen to our mother very innocently, and after 3 minutes , we use to burst out with laugh as if we were never fighting.


Cheers to best childhood ever!!

Write to me, in the comment box about any of your childhood memory.

Also, use the tag : #bestchildhoodever #memories or any tag you want to use…

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Calm in the Chaos

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In times of uncertainty, that we are experiencing now worry, panic and chaos can set in. These are the times when tapping into our quiet power will help us find calm in the chaos. By accessing our inner calm, we can respond creatively rather than react. Find opportunity in what seems like a crisis.

The problem is, it’s easier said than done, especially when fear and anxiety are fueled by media and we see people panic around us. It reminds me of the wild Australian bushfires going out of control with wind and heat. We can perhaps, learn from the Wambats – how they survived the bushfires by staying underground in the cooler burrows and how they became accidental heroes for providing a safe refuge underground for other wildlife.

Here are some tips on how you might access and maintain your inner calm:

Accept: Accept what is happening by gathering facts rather than fiction as much as you can.Notice how you are feeling and reacting, accept without judgement. Writing them down to get them out of your head, as we can overthink, catastrophise and stress out when we leave them in our heads.

Pause: Step back, be an observer of your feeling and behaviours. Use meditation, conscious breathing, mindfulness practices to create a gap between stimulus (what’s happening) and response. By distancing ourselves, we give ourselves the power to choose our responses. If what you have been doing is unhelpful, find another response. If following what others are doing has not been helpful, listen to your inner guidance.

Reframe: Look at the situation from a distance and reframe the story we tell ourselves about it. This way we don’t ignore what is happening and what needs to be done, but we feel and behave differently. See uncertainty as an invitation to be present, chaos as our training to manage risk and find opportunities. What’s the worst that could happen and how could you handle it? What might be the opportunity in the crisis, silver lining in the cloud? How might you support others?

Adapt: Watch out for tendencies to get too attached to the way things were, so you can experiment with new ways of doing things. Some of these adaptations may be beneficial after the chaos, so why not get practiced at it? Remote working and virtual meetings are good examples of this.

We have the capacity to tap into this quiet power if we choose to, as I’m sure some people are. When we do, we can respond in ways that are much more creative, productive, helpful to ourselves and others. What do you do to access your inner calm?

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India Independence Day 2020

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India is celebrating its 74th Independence Day on 15th August. Independence Day is an annual observance day which is celebrated on every 15th August.   India celebrates Independence Day and remembers the sacrifices that our freedom fighters made during the struggle against the British Empire. 15th August is declared as National and Gazetted Holiday to commemorate the Independence of our country from the British Empire.

After the separation of India into two Nations, India got its Independence. India celebrates 15th August as the day of its sovereignty from the Britishers but now that was the past and becomes the history and now what remains is the glory of India’s struggle.

Why this particular date 15th August is chosen for India’s Independence

Well here are some events which give relevance to this day. On 5th July 1947, the British Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act provided for two dominions states i.e India and Pakistan. Britain king continued as the head of the state until it becomes a Republic State.

In 1929, Jawaharlal Nehru Ji demanded: “Poorna Swaraj” that is Complete Independence from colonial rule. 26th January was chosen for the Independence Day and even celebrated it from 1930 until India’s got their full Independence.

Britishers declared the end of the British rule on 15th August 1947. The British Parliament passed an Indian Independence Act which was based on the Mountbatten plan which clearly mentioned that the date of Independence will 15th August 1947.

Independence Day celebration 2020

The celebration of this year Independence Day will be completely devoted to fighters or warriors from Corona, including physicians, paramedic personnel, policemen, nurses and other healthcare employees. According to the Home Ministry’s advisory, COVID-19 warriors should be welcomed and their commitment and research should be appreciated in the fight against the virus.

->India has no national language, Hindi is the official language of government.

->India has 22 constitutions recognized languages spoken all across the country.

->India has the third-largest Muslim population and it is highest among Non-Muslim majority nation.

->Indian film industry produces the world’s most-watched cinema. It includes cinema in regional languages also like Bengali, Bhojpuri, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, and Telugu.

->Earliest styles of Asian martial arts, such as kalarippayattu, musti yuddha, silambam, and marma adi, originated in India.

->Chess is originated in India as chaturaṅga.

->Cricket is the most popular sport in India. Indian Premier League is the most-watched cricket league in the world and ranks sixth among all sports leagues.

->Only nation to entered MARS orbit in its first attempt and India’s ISRO is among the fourth space agency in the world to reach MARS orbit.

->ISRO holds a world record to launch 104 satellites in a single rocket.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Speech on Independence Day 2020

This year due to COVID-19, the speech of our Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be giving a virtual speech on this Independence Day 2020.

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Krishna Leela

Who is Krishna ?

When we say Krishna, the essence of who he is, he is an irrepressible child, a terrible prankster, an enchanting flute player, a graceful dancer, an irresistible lover, a truly valiant warrior, a ruthless vanquisher of his foes, a man who left a broken heart in every home, an astute statesman and kingmaker, a thorough gentleman, a yogi of the highest order, and the most colorful incarnation.

Krishna has been seen, perceived, understood and experienced in many different ways by different people. For example, in Duryodhana’s words, Krishna is a “smiling rogue if there ever was one. He can eat, he can drink, he can sing, he can dance. He can make love, he can fight, he can gossip with old women, and play with little children. Who says he’s God?” That was Duryodhana’s perception.

gopis love for krishna

Krishna’s childhood lover Radhe, who became so big that you cannot talk of Krishna without Radhe – we don’t say “Krishna Radhe,” we say, “Radhe Krishna” – she said, “Krishna is with me. He is always with me wherever he is. Whoever he is with, he is still with me.” That was her perception.

Shikandin, who because of a certain situation within himself was an absolutely tortured soul right from his childhood said, “Krishna never gave me any hope. But when he is there, the breeze of hope touches everybody.”We explore the most profound and the most serious aspects of life, but playfully.

I could go on like this. Different people saw different facets of who he is. For some, he is God. For some, he is a crook. For some, he is a lover. For some, he is a fighter. He is so many things. If we want to taste an essence of what it means when we say Krishna, if we want to be touched by the consciousness that we refer to as Krishna, we need Leela. Leela means, it is the path of the playful – we explore the most profound and the most serious aspects of life, but playfully. Otherwise Krishna won’t be there. The reason why the most profound dimensions of life have been missed by a vast population of the world is because they do not know how to be playful.

To explore this path playfully, you need a heart full of love, a joyful mind, and a vibrant body. Only then there is Leela. To explore the most profound dimensions of life in a playful way, you must be willing to play with your awareness, with your imagination, with your memory, with your life, with your death. If you are willing to play with everything, only then there is Leela. Leela does not mean just dancing with somebody. It means you are willing to dance with life. You are willing to dance with your enemy, you are willing to dance with the one whom you love, you are willing to dance at the moment of your death. Only then there is Leela.

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