“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so, wants nothing.” Seneca Life happens at present. The future was always uncertain, though we assumed it to be certain. Now we have come to terms with the reality … Continue reading Focus On The Present, You Are Never Going to Live in the Future
In Ramayana, Lord Rama went after the golden deer, knowing fully well, deer can’t be golden. In Mahabharata, Yudhishthira played gambling with Duryodhana and lost everything including their wife Draupadi. It is said that Lord Krishna at one stage before the Mahabharata war, showed to Arjuna a scene of the 18th day of the war, where all Kauvaras was shown dead. Lord Rama and Lord … Continue reading How Is Your Free Will Shaping Your Destiny?
In one of the talk-shows legendary comic Hindi poet Surendra Sharma said the secret of his happy married life is that all minor decisions are taken by his wife and in all major issues he never listens to his wife and what he says is final. Then he went on to define minor decisions as what should he wears, how much should he spends daily menu in the house, etc. etc, and … Continue reading One Habit of A Happy Person — Shrink Your Circle of Concern
We never thought we are going to die. But now we are thinking we are also mortal and subject to death. Death not at a distant future but it could be in the immediate future. Thanks to Corona Virus – Covid 19 disease, we are in this situation. This thought should bring a huge shift in our minds about how we see life and how … Continue reading What To Do When You Don’t Have To Do Anything?
In my last post, I wrote about the essence of Patanjali Yoga. In this post, I wish to introduce one of the profound Indian scriptures Yoga Vasistha Ramayana. After touring the country, young Rama becomes disheartened experiencing the apparent reality of the world. King Dasaratha, the father of Rama, expresses his concern to Guru Vasistha about Rama’s dejection. Guru Vasistha consoles the king by telling him that Rama’s dis-passion … Continue reading Why You Need to Know What Lord Rama Learned From his Spiritual Guru?
Post pandemic (corona/ Covid 18) world won’t be the same. Everyone would be required to reimagine their role, way of working, and means to survive. I am happy to update my post written in Sep last year for the benefit readers. It is vital and a must-read for all. Today I read a Tweet by Adam Grant which reads; Efficiency comes from making progress on … Continue reading Self-Renewal Is Mandatory In The Post Pandemic World. How To Do It?
“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” Mark Twain At present, I am reading 3 books. On Writing Well by William Zinsser (2nd Time), Palkhiwala, the Court Room Genius by Soli Sorabjee, and A Practical Approach to the science of Ayurveda by Acharya Balkrishna, (2nd time). I keep referring to Tools of Titan by Tim Ferriss. There is a famous … Continue reading Why Should You Read Daily? 13 Powerful Benefits of Reading Books
Caution: This could be a life-changing read. But the post-Corona world would be any way different. “Often it is those who live quietly, modestly, and contentedly with a simple life who are the happiest.” Joshua Becker The biggest obstacle to our happiness is our wrong definition of happiness. If we define something wrong then we will struggle for it, but never will be able to achieve … Continue reading How to Live With Minimalism in the Locked Down Time?
The whole world fought and united against the Corona Virus during the 1st half of this year. Now in this post-Corona World, we all have many lessons and thoughts to ponder over. These lessons are for all, the Govts, the society, and the individuals. “It is from the level of calamities, not that of every-day life, that we learn impressive and useful lessons.” William Makepeace … Continue reading The Post Corona World – A Post from 15th Aug 2020
“Everything is perfect in the universe – even your desire to improve it.” Wayne Dyer Attachment is undesirable and how to achieve detachment, free will vs everything is destined, we are formless souls with a body not the body (form) with a soul. Usually, these kinds of matters we read in Indian religious books and scriptures like Bhagavat Gita, Yogavasistha, Tattavartha Sutra, Ashtavakra Gita, Upanishads, … Continue reading Stop Worrying, Everything is Balanced & Perfect in the Universe
The following excerpts from Ashtavakra Gita by Swami Chinmayananda is the trigger for this post. “It is indeed perfectly natural that we eat food, but should never allow the food to eat us.” These lines in the book have a spiritual connotation but the literal meaning of the lines is also true. Yes, the food you eat eats your body. This is true when you do not exercise Vivek (acumen) in what you eat. Here … Continue reading Do You Know The Food You Eat Is Eating Your Body?
“A boy’s first hero is his dad.” Loss of parents is tantamount to living on the Earth without Earthing. This is why it is called Earth Shattering. Our foundation in this world is our parents. When they are no more, we feel groundless. This is more so grave when the association is of more than 50 years. On the 9th of this month, I experienced … Continue reading An Obituary of My Father Who Died at the Age of 84
Recently I saw the following quote on Facebook. This means; when one knows the Self, one knows the universe, whatever else one knows is useless if one doesn’t know the self. Here knowing the self is not about self as a body as we usually assume. It is about the soul which is invisible and most difficult to know. Our identification with the body is … Continue reading Knowing the Self is the Beginning of Endless Cycles of Life & Death
“That’s why I love road trips, dude. It’s like doing something without actually doing anything.” – John Green “You can be writing every day. When you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story.” ― Steve Rushin The journey started on Tuesday at 7.30 in the morning by Skoda Fabia. We were joined by a friend couple Poonam and Dharmesh. The excitement … Continue reading A Road Journey from Mumbai to the Statue of Unity
Watching a web series Crown on Netflix is an enthralling experience. This is more so when we compare the web series Indian producers are producing. Our web series are about sex, foul language, crime, and violence, Period. The same is true for our movies. This is the reason though we make more movies than Hollywood, in revenue terms, we are way behind. This post is … Continue reading Do You Want to Die with Grudges?
Reading this post will enable your life to become happy and not just the new year 2020. “The greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of its parents.” Carl Jung, the famed Swiss psychologist. Parents imposed upon their children what they could not do. Instead, start living an unlived life. Free your child from the burden of your unlived life. Let them … Continue reading No Happy New Year Without Living an Unlived Life
Yoga takes us from substance to subtle. Patanjali 8 limb Yoga starts with Yama and ends with Samadhi. What is Samadhi? Samadhi is not becoming one with who you are, i.e. the soul. It is knowing who you are i.e. the soul different from the body. Yama is about our social conduct. Niyama is our personal conduct. Asana we all know is about the container of the … Continue reading Do Not Settle at the Base Camp, Aim for the Summit of Yoga
We have all kinds of coaches from life coach to career coach to business coach to swimming coach to math coach and many other coaches. We don’t have a permanent Wellness Coach. Our health is at the mercy a doctor when our body refuses to work or gives worrying signals. On one hand, we have an epidemic of lifestyle diseases like Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Diseases, … Continue reading Why Do You Need A Wellness Coach?
Everybody is striving for happiness every day and every moment, yet we have a whole lot of unhappy people. There seem to a basic lack of understanding about what happiness really is. Our desire for more is the culprit which keeps us unhappy. This post cover some of the aspects of happiness and how your approach needs to change to become happy instantly, forever. You are supposed to be happy but you … Continue reading Why Are You Not Happy? How to Become One?
“If you look at healthcare today, it’s all about disease. It’s not about understanding wellness at all.” Leroy Hood You have all material wealth and luxuries; you are fit but yet do you feel happy? Many rich people and celebrities are falling under this category. But this feeling of lowness and unhappiness is not limited to rich and famous, it is across society. Depression and … Continue reading Your Well-being Matters & It’s An Urgent Need Than You Think
Today is Children’s Day. India is celebrating its 1st Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday as Children’s day. Most of the readers are beyond their so-called childhood age. Does that mean the children’s day is not relevant for us? A BIG NO. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw This is absolutely relevant for all … Continue reading This Is What Adults Can Do On Children’s Day
‘The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.” Paracelsus Our body is made up of 5 elements. These are space, air, water, earth, and fire. Minerals in the body come with the Earth element. Minerals are inorganic substances required by the body in small amounts for a variety of functions. These … Continue reading The Impact of Mineral Deficiency You Need to Know for Healthy Living
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy Lack of knowledge is not the right answer. Lack of immediate benefits might be. There is enough awareness about the importance of exercise and eating the right diet. Blogs, TV shows, web shows, newspapers all are full of fitness-related stuff. Now the Govt of India has also woken up and initiated Fit India Movement. … Continue reading You Know It, Yet You Suffer, Not Doing What You Know Is The Problem
Central Govt. yesterday issued a notification banning sale and advertisement of junk food near a school campus, school canteen, and hostel kitchen. They say these foods contain high fat, salt, and sugar. Salt, sugar, and fat are dangerous to our health. But most of us ignore the most dangerous of all Vegetable oils in our food. Yes, Vegetable oils once marketed as heart-friendly is proving … Continue reading Vegetable Oils, Enemy Number One of Your Brain and Heart
We all are going to die one day. This is an undeniable truth, whether we like it or not. In a civilized society, there is a tradition to have a prayer meeting after someone dies. The purpose is to pay homage to the person. Everyone known to the deceased person assembles and pay their homage. Learning can and shall happen from anywhere. I happen to … Continue reading Are You Ready for Your Prayer Meeting?
Do you know the precious wealth you possess? Many people are ignorant about the priceless wealth they possess. If you are also one of them, read on to know more. Do you determine your wealth only by monetary measurement? If your answer is yes, you need to quickly redefine your definition of wealth. Wealth has many dimensions. Henry David Thoreau, an American Poet, and Philosopher have stated, ”Wealth is … Continue reading Do You Know You are Wealthy Without Your Knowledge?
Chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes high blood pressure, arthritis, obesity, asthma are some of the draconian diseases many Indians are suffering from. Two things can easily save us from these diseases and resultant miserable life as we age. But we just don’t care. Don’t care about our body, suffer brutally, age as a pitiable person, & yet regular exercise and good nutritious diet both … Continue reading If You Don’t Exercise Today, You Are Staring At A Painful Future
Do you know the precious wealth you possess? Many people are ignorant about the priceless wealth they possess. If you are also one of them, read on to know more. Do you determine your wealth only by monetary measurement? If your answer is yes, you need to quickly redefine your definition of wealth. Wealth has many dimensions. Henry David Thoreau, an American Poet, and Philosopher … Continue reading Do You Know You are Wealthy Without Your Knowledge
Vitamin D Deficiency is an epidemic in India. This is all the more a problem for Vegetarians people. Our body makes Vitamin D from cholesterol when our skin is exposed to sunlight. The worrying sign is Vitamin D deficiency is becoming an epidemic. In India, the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency ranged from 40% to 99%, with most of the studies reporting a prevalence of 80%–90%. (1) The important … Continue reading Medicine Free Aging is Possible, Your Focus Needs to Change
Many people like to retire early and many do not like to retire till death. The single most important condition to retire at 40 is to have a desire to retire at 40. Many people who have enough to survive for a couple of generations are not retiring at 70. They keep working and work for money until their body says no. Some people are so … Continue reading Why Do You Need To Go To The Work Tomorrow?