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Let’s run a marathon

A long thought post

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Hello readers,

Hope you are doing amazingly well. I insist you the read the article till the end. You may feel this article as an “another article” which gives you a word of feel of some simple advice. But  this is one is quite pre-meditative, intuitive(contemplating word these days) and inspired article. So, get your eyes on the screen, heart and mind open and throw away your distractions. Let’s begin.

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 Persistence is the mother of personal change-Robin Sharma

Think of a bad habit which you want to change, or a habit you want to inculcate or a personality you want to be. Now I assume that you have that one in your mind.

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Why change is only temporary?

Why can’t be it be permanent?

Why you couldn’t you hit the gym daily or wake up early in the morning and listen to occasional chirps of birds?

Give it a

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Let’s run a marathon

fast-long-run

Hello readers,

Hope you are doing amazingly well. I insist you the read the article till the end. You may feel this article as an “another article” which gives you a word of feel of some simple advice. But  this is one is quite pre-meditative, intuitive(contemplating word these days) and inspired article. So, get your eyes on the screen, heart and mind open and throw away your distractions. Let’s begin.

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 Persistence is the mother of personal change-Robin Sharma

Think of a bad habit which you want to change, or a habit you want to inculcate or a personality you want to be. Now I assume that you have that one in your mind.

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Why change is only temporary?

Why can’t be it be permanent?

Why you couldn’t you hit the gym daily or wake up early in the morning and listen to occasional chirps of birds?

Give it a thought for instance. Meditate on it.

Now let’s shift  your focus to the habits you have inculcated. Small habits, it may be anything. Focus your attention, review yourself.

The process takes time. Take time 

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It may be inculcated because,

  • It has come from your family and societal condition.

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  • From the conditions you have seen

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  • Your past results and future expectations

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  • May be by accident sometimes

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Of course there are other reasons too. 

There is no hard work involved, no hustles to make run. It just happens. 

So before inculcating a habit or anything, know thyself. Understand your conditioning, take your priorities and then set your habit. 

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Think of it every second of your day. You should focus your complete attention to that activity. 

Suppose say meditation. Meditation is one of the best habit one can instill in his life.

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When you are working do the work with complete awareness, just like you do in meditation. When you are working or reading or bathing do it with full focus and bring all your senses.

If you are on dieting, say no to gossip, don’t let anger consume you and know things. So you eat knowingly and don’t let your feeling control your hunger.

It’s not the habit you are, it’s the “you in the you” which is habit.

I have some quick tips for you to go for a habit:

Take your conditions into consideration.

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Have a thorough plan, how you inculcate your habit into your daily activities

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Rather die, but go with your commitment (The more you miss your commitment, the more inner conflicts you create)

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Be humble and don’t let habit make you complacent.

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After a while you understand, you are not your outer mind, but there is something inner stronger than willpower, commitment, which makes you real stronger. 

So that’s all for now, hope this was motivating and triggered a thought and motivation.

Keep a smile on that face. 

Stay happy and great.

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It’s in the search

What-Am-I-PuzzlesHello readers, how are you? I hope you are doing amazing well. It’s been a long time, me penning something. It took me sometime. A lot of changes and intuition working behind, of course my comic sense seems improving. Do you believe that intuition and sub-conscious mind plays a very important in being successful. The finest artist performs and they don’t just think what they want. Even if they think, it takes second place. The finest player just plays and don’t think to hit it this way or that way. It happens.  He refines.

         Here is my intuition writing, of course given a thought.

spiritual-deliveranceIt’s in the middle of night he wakes from a strange dream. His mind restless, his body trembling and keeps him in the state of confusion. His mind speaks and speaks, about his situations, the lessons in hermit, the responsibilities he has, the warmth of his mother lap, the pretty girl near the river, ambitions, grit and wits. His mind was tired from his thoughts. He gets tired and dozes off.

 He wakes up and finds himself in his own world. The night “him” was lost and he was in a new world. It was the same yesterday and it is going to be same tomorrow. He knows that strongly. With his thoughts immersed he walked towards the river in search of pretty girl. He had a conversation with her, when he was leaving back, he giggled all over the route remembering the conversation he had. After repeatedly playing the same conversation over and over his mind was tired. He couldn’t allow any thoughts. The pretty girl transformed into thoughts and she vanished.

            He wakes from the dream, and notices that girl was dream. It’s only a feeling that kept him awake.

            He was in his hermit learning the knowledge that helped to show the world. It has thought how things work and how people move. The more he learnt, the more he wanted to learn. It was slow in the beginning but there came a point where he started doing things with the knowledge he had. 

The knowledge diminished as it was converting more into wisdom. He understood that wisdom is where knowledge demonstration decreases and contemplation on knowledge increases. He was not ready for this knowledge, and it was diminishing.

He woke up from the dream, and noticed the knowledge gave him a thought that he was walking, waking and living. It’s only feeling that kept him wake.

            It’s a strange sight. He sees himself in everyone; from people walking on street, workers working for the fort, woman cooking food and also in the dog barking. He already is in love with himself, so he found everyone beautiful. He hugged people, shared a talk and bite, spoke heart out and loved them. Within time every face started to change. He stopped seeing his face on their faces. Real faces were showing up and the only place where he could see himself was in the mirror.

He woke from the dream and noticed people are one and connected to each other. Everyone had their own intuition and they had their own destinies. He smiled. It’s only feeling of connectedness that kept him awake.

            Where is it? Who am I? What is dream and what is real. Where am I sleeping and where do I wake up. His mind stagnated with these things and understood that he was beyond these things.

He woke up from the dream and this time the things are real. His past was written on inscription and burnt. His future was on the top of hill that touched the clouds. He didn’t have anything. It was “this” he had. It was “he” who he “was”. 

“That’s how god lived”, narrator ended the story. People were lost in thoughts, in search of god. 

Hope you loved this story. See you soon and see you much frequently.

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It’s that Simple

Theme and Idea:- By Ms, Karuna.B.Kothari

Hello! readers, hope you are doing great. As I always, say, I write only when I feel. Last week probably (or even more), I was casually browsing facebook, and saw this random post, by one of my friend list. When there is something simple, I dig my head under it. Steve Jobs puts it this way, “Doing something very simple, is the most complicated thing in the world.”

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Well before addressing this simplicity concept, as usual, of my post, “LET’S PLAY A GAME.”

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Take a very complex situation in your life, say your next income tax return, insomnia, nostalgia, your pricky girl friend or hen pecked boy friend. Go to end of the loop.

Suppose, let me consider one problem (my problem, of course), insomnia (sleep deprivation)

I want sleep for one night, I feel like my computer screen going dizzy, my bike going blurry and I don’t know whether I am dreaming or what is reality, at the end, my company suspends me or I hit a lorry or die. That’s it. Now I can go on, on the problem.

Well, what I meant to say, is simple. Sometimes life is very simple, when you have problem, expect the worst outcome to come. Then your mind dedicates to the problem. One such activity is meditation. Lot of problem suffering from starting it or continuing or persisting for few days. Well here is something simple. Damn simple, in which she explains about her, explaining meditation to kids.So Ms.Kotari puts it in this way. Now her pen writes:

How to make children understand the importance of meditation through a simple interesting story…..

Whenever children hear about meditation they feel it’s a boring topic… but people who experience its benefits always try to tell others to do meditation… but children may not understand if you tell it in a serious way…before making them to do meditation first it’s important to create interest in children regarding meditation…that too in a playful interesting way…….

So I will tell how I made it interesting to my tuition children….

First day I said to my children that they have to close their eyes and sit simply for 5 minutes before they open their books…they were having a question mark on their face…but I did not answer them and just said to do it…it continued for 3-4 days and they started doing that just because it was made as a rule of my tuition…

Then on one Sunday I told them a story…

A story of most busiest factory of the world….and after telling the story I said children

“That are going to relax for 5minutes at least only if they are interested and there is no rule from now and it’s not compulsory….” I just left it to them….

And to my surprise almost all the children started doing it daily and even now they close their eyes for 5 minutes relax and then open their books……its first step to make them sit and relax for just 5 minutes and main thing is without forcing them to do so…

Here goes the story….I will tell exactly the way I said them….

Hello kids…I am going to tell you a story of a big factory….so after the story

first thing is you have to guess about which  factory I am talking and second thing is owner of this factory is in need of your suggestion to improve his factory..So please help him if you can…So here starts the story….

There is one big factory in this world and it is the busiest factory of the world….In this factory there are many units and each unit is looked after by the respective head and its workers…

Each unit used to work when there was work related to its department and used to rest otherwise…..so the head and the workers of  these units were quite happy as they were getting rest …otherwise they could not  have worked properly….

But in that factory there was another big unit and it had the most skilled workers and skillful head….Without the help of this unit not even a single unit can work…..for each and every smallest of the small work all the units ask the help of this unit….even if at night any unit gets emergency work it has to ask help of this unit…..so it is giving rise to a problem……

AND THE PROBLEM IS …… “Even this unit which has the most skilled and best workers in it is in need of some rest…so it is requesting the owner of the factory to give it some rest of ‘at least few minutes’ because it  want to help  more in developing the factory by developing itself……”

So If you where the owner of the factory then what you are going to do???

  1. Accept the request of the main unit and grant it rest of few minutes at least so that it can develop itself and the factory??
  2. Reject it like a fool and tell it to work continuously even if it causes loss to your own factory…??

(Children selected option A)

And another secret of this factory: There is powerful energy around the factory which is used by each and every part of the factory and even the main unit can’t work for more than few seconds without it….But that energy was not visible and no one gave it more importance…….if workers are made to realize about this energy it will bring outstanding profits to the factory and the workers and even to the owner of the factory…

Second question is If you where the owner of this factory

A .will you help this energy to get more importance and make workers realize its importance??

  1. just let it go unnoticed and cause heavy loss to the factory???

(Children selected option A)

So now guess the name of the factory, its main unit and energy which can develop the factory…

(Discussion went between me and children…they said different factory names …example car factory, Parle g factory etc and finally one child guessed correctly…..)
Let me tell you the answer…

The factory is none other than “HUMAN BODY.”

It’s the busiest factory…it works continuously throughout the life…We give rest to each and every part of our body but except our mind (brain) which is the most skilled and busy part of the body… even while sleeping we dream and will make our mind to work …but if we give some rest to our mind we actually improve our whole body and ourselves…..so we as the owner of the factory should give it few minutes rest and it can be done through MEDITATION… 🙂

Second answer is “AIR/COSMIC ENERGY AROUND US”

we all know we cannot   live if we don’t breathe…but we focus less on what goes inside when we breathe and how much oxygen and fresh pure air is important for us…so if we become aware of it we will not pollute air much unnecessarily, plant more trees and will breathe deeply and by this we can stay fit always:)

My pen starts ( :P): “Metaphors hit straight” Anthony Robbins.

Well to sum up, it is simple. Put a break on things, reflect things. Do little things with much more awareness, take rest, be conscious, feel that energy around.

So, here I come to end of the article. Lots of words, and wisdom this time.

I hope you have a great days ahead, and let your life filled with passion and love.

Stay Great,

Chaitanya

Karuna Kothari can be contacted at: lifeisbeautiful.karuna17@gmail.com,mail to her or write to her.

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The ignored consciousness

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Hello followers, how are you? Hope you are doing great. So, what plans for weekend(don’t tell reading my blog :P)? Just kidding. Hey a quick “hip-gip-tip” which has practically(even for me) worked for lot of people.

Try to smile, laugh or atleast stretch your lips wide, before doing any work. It changes the attitude towards work.

So, before going into the complete blog, just give a small smile. Still serious in reading, a smile does work. (Have that come on your face?) Yes!! I can see that. So lets dig into the Wisdom part.

Last week I was flipping into the most profound book, “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Toeller. It was a random book I picked up in the book shop, heard of that book in couple of websites and was strongly recommended by Oprah Winfrey(remember her). It was of spiritual genre.

This is not my first time getting spiritual genre into my hand, and whenever there are words like consciousness, stillness, peace or the words you actually get(may be virtue, self instinct, awareness) I don’t get their meaning and sleep in the middle of the book.

But this Power Of Now has shown me a way to open the door of what the vast spiritual books possess(possess is that the right word)

So, it has started to me in this way,

1.  Focus on your small finger on your left leg. Feel it. Feel its presence. Focus on your attention. Have you felt it. Yes. Now you know, you have felt this finger. Now focus on your left eye, and you have felt your left eye. You feel.

You always have a internal mind chatter, thinking about the coming UEFA league or IPL tournament or your Girl Friend or Boy Friend or the cute little girl in your street or your whole big idea of starting a business or may be anything.

But at particular instant, when I have told you to focus on your small finger in left hand, you tried to feel it and you are only aware of that. That is YOU.

So try feeling your body for while, move your arms and legs. Feel that you are doing it.

So, continuing with my journey, this was my first step I took towards Spirituality(pretty weird, but actually life-changing).

Then the next step was meditating. I had a habit of meditating for ten minutes accurately. Even though when I was meditating my mind used to drift the raft between thoughts. This time when I was meditating I used to feel my body and then it became breathe later.

As I will not say what has happened after mediating because,  you will wait for the result or you will metaphorise what I had. So it’s a suspense, start this way, you will feel miraculous.

I started reading Power of Now, now and then. Starting feeling my body more and more. I was aware of every moment. 

2. Think of blinking your eyes twice, in the next two seconds. Have you done it? Do it again and again. Have you felt that particular two times. It’s only on that particular second. No past and future only that second. This was really marvelous experience. 

Now whenever I read books on spiritual things I feel and get real meaning of Peace and Awareness. Of all my productivity has increased in leaps and bounds. It has been 200%. I focus only on the work in hand now. I plan and think, but I focus only on that particular work. 

So, I can write lot of things, but I will leave this experiment to you. Proceed with the two things. I don’t even recommend you to read Power of Now, because you will be under a illusion that power of Now is only reason. But make your own path(but make it a must read in your life)

Sometimes stillness and peace is all you need to accomplishment the greatest thing in the world(The thought arised when meditating)

See you soon,

Stay great

chetan

 

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The ‘me’ within me

“A failure always a provides a powerful insight in your life. If you just be at that moment, taking all what is coming, miracles are going to happen.”

 

Hello followers, how are you? Hope so you are doing good and thinking to do great in your life. 

Hey! forgot to tell, Happy Valentines day in advance. Let’s make a small giggy promise. This time amaze your loved ones for the Valentines day. Make them go out of their minds in amazement and surprise. (Do post me what you did 😉 🙂 )

Finally, it became my destiny to write this post. Was doing a lot of soul search these days. At one moment I was all lost with questions, and was frustrated. But I found what I was, Pretty confused, continue reading…….

So I will be asking you three questions:

  • Have you ever failed in your life, and if, what was that area?(tell the biggest failure)
  • How did you react  to the failure?Like, was it a mix of emotions, say, Despair, Greed, lust or even urgency?
  • Did you try to forget the sadness of failure, or it went that way with time.

Answered this questions, Yes. I hope so. No, I asked to this question only recollect a small memory of your failure, please keep a small thought of this and keep on reading.

“If you are not failing then your not doing.”- Robin Sharma

Having said this quote, what do you feel? I know, “dude this inspirational quotes would be better for student writing his 10th grade exams(which he will never get the meaning) or in a sales seminar, not in life.”

If you have thought this way, give me a virtual  high-five. Yes. Seriously, I amn’t joking. That’s a great omen.

I will tell you a practical truth, regarding this.

“There are umpteen guys, who do not neither fail nor win. They just are.” They may be the first bencher who mugs up and worries everyday or the salesman working in the local store and what all he does is keeping his job, or the uncle near your house who always shouts the kids playing in lawn.”

These people never know the value of authenticity.  They just want to save themselves from day and sleep that night, fearing to wake up early.

I too was that way, but thanks I too had a big failure(I gave bad in my end semester exams, ending with 7.1CGPA with a backlog) one week earlier, which made me think and see people around. I was failure then in front of everybody. Whatever the decision I took, nobody cared. It didn’t even matter me, I slept for long hours, ran out of my hostel, travelled like 1500kms. But found me and I found my business strategy in the journey. I really thank my failure. 

Next time when you have failed, just keep on observing what you are doing when that has happened.

So, friends remember, if you aren’t failing you aren’t doing.

Hope so you have great days ahead.

             wishing big

             chaitanya