“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” Toni Morrison Releasing my new book Balancing is the Work, To Live a Serene Life in the Extreme World, today on Amazon. At my 50th birthday dinner, my son (25) asked me what one piece of advice would I give him? I couldn’t answer as I had many … Continue reading This is How I Answered a Question My Son asked Me
“Continuously feeling superior is a characteristic of immaturity.” Eraldo Banovac, energy expert & author These are two kinds of sufferings. A person with an inferiority complex knows it but a person with a superiority complex is ignorant about it. Here is a story to even out the complexes: Once upon a time, there was a beautiful Rose. She was the loveliest Rose in the entire … Continue reading Are You Suffering from Superiority or Inferiority Complex?
“By polluting the oceans, not mitigating CO2 emissions and destroying our biodiversity, we are killing our planet. Let us face it, there is no planet B.” Emmanuel Macron, President of France Climate vs Capitalism is an ongoing debate. Over the years we have failed to balance between the two and the result is in front of us. It is not our need but our greed for growth has … Continue reading Climate Change – Why the Balancing Need is Urgent?
“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” John Green We all know what to do to deal with China and Pakistan, totally oblivion of what to do to deal with Coronavirus and for that matter how to prevent and fight any diseases. Strong military, latest weapons, determined, and decisive leadership are enough to deal with both the neighbouring countries. Similarly, we … Continue reading How to Deal With Your Fitness Enemies in Corona Time?
There were 3 deaths people (all the three males) closely known to me, due to COVID 19 in the last 2 months. There are thousands of others who died since the outbreak of the pandemic. The spread is not contained, the threat is persistent, and the vaccine availability is uncertain. We all are living with the constant fear of death, and hope of surviving this … Continue reading An Important Discussion A Couple Needs to Do in the Midst of Corona Crisis
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari is considered one of the most read-worthy books of recent times. How we loved thousands of years ago is worth knowing. How much we humans have sacrificed for the development is mind-boggling. The author has detailed human history of the last millions of years. The author narrates how we humans have sacrificed due to thinking. He writes,” In Homo-Sapiens (the … Continue reading How to Live? Lessons from Ancient Humans
Sudden Birth Sudden Death We all are clueless about it. Life in-between spent in constant unrest, fear, pursuing unfulfilled desires, and accumulation of material things. In the process we earn grudges, animosity, indulging in process dishonesty, selfishness, and insensitive living. By pursuing the endless agenda of the mortal body, our Immortal Soul adds bundles of New karmas. When the death comes, all our material accumulation … Continue reading Do You Know the 3 Death Time Wisdom of Alexander, the Great?
“Things do not change; we change.” Henry David Thoreau. A Sigh and a sigh of relief. Lockdown, quarantine, isolation, co-morbidity, are the words to be awarded the words of the year 2020. We realize the dreadedness of the Corona Virus infection when someone close to us is infected and we know from them what they go through. June has been a shocking month. One of … Continue reading What You Need to Know – 1st hand COVID 19 Case Study
Mental health is a grossly ignored subject. We visit the doctor for slightest physical pain and disorder but we do not think to go to a psychiatrist even if we are suffering the most horrendous mental health issue. The reasons are mainly two: We don’t know we are suffering from a mental health issue Going to a doctor for a mental health issue is a … Continue reading Why & How to Sustain Severe Mental and Physical Pain?
Books are our best friends. This week when the Unlock India 1.0 is taking shape, let us meet one of our friends. This book would help you to better deal with your personal and professional life. “Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.“ Vera Nazarian Today we bring to you a book titled The … Continue reading A Book Every One Needs to Read to Upgrade Professional Life
“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
“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
Upper classes are a nation’s past; the middle class is its future. Ayn Rand The irony is middle-class earners are busy earning money and aspiring to become rich. In the process, they just ignore the very process to enhance their financial wellbeing. We were not taught financial literacy in school. It takes a lot of work and time to change your thinking and to become financially … Continue reading Money Basics Middle Class Needs to Master for a Good Life
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