I was listening to a spiritual song this morning, and its words stuck with me.
Here’s replicating it. Enjoy!
Chalte chalte, mujhe koi mil gaya hai, mujhe koi mil gaya hai
Mere saath chalte chalte
Wahi geeta bas gayi hai
Mera bhagya bante bante
Nayi duniya ban rahi hai
Shreemat par chalte chalte
Shreemat par chalte chalte
Chali gayi hai saari chinta, chintaaein chupke chupke
Ye jyoti jal gayi hai, ye jyoti jal rahi hai
Sab intezaam taiyaar, sukh dhaam nahi door
Experience this song here, and you will never be alone ever again.
A 20 year old kid asked me what life lessons I would want to download to her?
Here’s just 3 of them:
– Say yes to opportunities more often
– Say NO to people more often
– Never miss out on workouts, meditation and 20 mins of reading
Have a rocking decade (and life)!
1. Why do we think we are liked if we have more unread messages when we open WhatsApp?
2. What satisfaction to softdrinks give?
3. Why do people prefer ordering out instead of home made halwa?
Our importance, satisfaction and satiety – all come from inside.
Inner validation. Water at home. Halwa at home.
If you make those choices, you are unstoppable!
I usually read e-books on the Kindle device, instead of the app.
Few days back, I happened to open the Kindle app on my phone to show it to my Mom.
Since then, I haven’t closed the app, and I happen to read 2 pages daily.
We don’t need a new life. We simply need new hooks to the existing life.
Our biggest problem is believing someone else is responsible for our problems.
If we realise this is our biggest problem, all of a sudden, we gain power over our problems.
Isn’t that magical?
Today I was talking to my therapist, and I don’t know how I spoke about two different sides of me:
The one is the kiddish side of me who wants to come out, and the other is the side that is expected to be mature.
And she said a line: “If people around us are not giving us that space, you better go take it.”
She also went on to tell a story, saying if you are sitting on a bench in a park, enjoying your view, and someone comes and sits next to you, what would you do?
“I’ll get up and leave!”
“Most people would shift a bit, then again shift a bit if they come closer, and over time, they would just fall of the bench. In the process, they also ruin their view. What if you just claim that view to be yours, that no one can take away?”
“I agree, I just get up and leave from such views, and keep wandering…”
OMG, she makes me speak such truths about myself that are so buried inside!
Now she has given me a task to be more spontaneous and less calculative during the week. Fingers crossed :))
A new TIL series (will post it each time when I have some TILs):
- Firm + assertive
- Silence is golden. And it is diamond when it comes from within.
- Don’t take anything seriously. But take it seriously.
A startup founder reached out to me on LinkedIn, stating she was full of gratitude for what I did and how I was kind to her on her posts. She ended the DM requesting me to get on a call.
Bro, I am someone who has her phone notifications off since eternity, has never changed her phone ringtone since 2015 (when I first got my smartphone) and I am about to tell my boss that I will take only 2 interviews per day, because if I speak more than that, I will not feel energetic 🙂
So I responded to her, requesting to “strike the conversation” in the DMs itself, and told her the truth.
No response as yet. Anyway, the joy of saying no which you don’t want to do, is always unparallel! :))
The best meditators tell you that you do not need commentary to meditate.
Except, when I don’t.
It is quite understandable that when your brain is performing at its best, it does not need commentary.
However, if it is surrounded by loads of noise (real and virtual) from outside, it is never wrong to pick up commentary.
As you gain mastery, the need for commentary reduces.
The goal of meditation is to calm your self, not to repeat the uncalm version during the time you had set apart for meditation.
If you take your goodness constructively, it will do miracles for you.
Because goodness, in my definition, is responsibility.
If you are good, it is your responsibility to treat the wrong person right.
If you are good, it is your responsibility to receive the wrong given to you in the right manner.
Most people (at work, outside of work) realise that only a few people can be this responsible. Thus, it is the responsible people that get most learnings. For those who do not care to be responsible to perceive things right, they are just doing the job.
Responsible ones, take the responsibility. They don’t like it the most, but they would never want it the other way. And that’s the most beautiful thing about being good.