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Who is fortunate?

Posted by [email protected] on 6 April, 2019 at 22:10 Comments comments (1211)

Who is fortunate?


The thought of this topic came from a question asked in Ashtavakra Gita by Sri Sri Ravishankar, the question was “Who is fortunate?” Are the ones who are wealthy fortunate? Are the healthy people fortunate? Are famous people fortunate? He answers that it’s the joyful people who are fortunate.


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One day or Day 1?

Posted by [email protected] on 6 October, 2018 at 15:55 Comments comments (699)

The thought of this topic came from a book on proverbs. I found this phrase very catchy :” One day or Day 1”? I have noticed multiple times if I have a desire to do something, I say to myself that “one day”. One day turns to sometime and sometimes to never̷...

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Self-Doubt and Self Awareness

Posted by [email protected] on 1 June, 2018 at 22:40 Comments comments (348)

The thought of this topic came up as a discussion with my friends Liz and Daiga. We were introspecting and analyzing our lives. We had self-awareness. Interestingly we also had self-doubt and maybe a little bit of insecurity.


Self-awareness, I believe is honest and keeps us humble. It helps keep an eye on...

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Have you met life today?

Posted by [email protected] on 11 March, 2018 at 20:40 Comments comments (384)


The thought of this topic came from a tagline of Metlife. I find this line to be so inspirational. For me, “Have you met life today?” is the perfect topic for today.



What is meeting life? ...

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Reset - Reboot - Reformat

Posted by [email protected] on 7 July, 2017 at 22:55 Comments comments (271)

The idea of this topic came from a podcast. The speaker was talking about how mentally pressing the reset button helps reset things. I tried it recently. I was having a hard time with a colleague at work and I mentally decided to press reset. I am making a strong effort to restart the ...

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The Listening Tour

Posted by [email protected] on 15 April, 2017 at 22:45 Comments comments (274)

This topic was inspired from a radio talk of a person going on a “Listening Tour”. Implying just go and listen to thoughts, concerns, ideas , without finding justifications but with the mindset of reaching out and understanding. I ...

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The Gift of Silence

Posted by [email protected] on 1 January, 2017 at 21:25 Comments comments (436)

The credit of this poem goes to the Art of Silence retreat at Boone, North Carolina by Art of Living Foundation.  It was amazing!  The picture and poem capture the connection I felt with the universe.  

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Guilt and Blame Game

Posted by [email protected] on 26 November, 2016 at 11:55 Comments comments (177)

This topic was inspired by a book I read “The Secret life of bees” by Sue Monk Kidd. In the book one of the characters dies and the family starts falling into the trap of guilt. “If only I had done this, he would still be here&#...

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5 - 9 Micro Adventure

Posted by [email protected] on 9 October, 2016 at 20:40 Comments comments (235)

This topic is inspired by an avid biker, blogger and author Alastair Humphreys (www.alastairhumphreys.com) who has written this book called Microadventure. The author has an interesting concept. He says 9-5 we are at work but 5-9 is for ourselves. In this 5-9 time lets enjoy some micro adventures. On his website he gives various ideas on how we can creat...

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Redefine success as Inner Peace

Posted by [email protected] on 11 September, 2016 at 19:35 Comments comments (216)



The thought of this came from an article in Conscious Community magazine by Allan Cohen. The author inspired the thought - redefine success as inner peace.


 

That led me to thinking, “How do I define success?” Is it by money earned? Is it by Job Title or by driving impact at work? Is it by progress o...

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