Staying True to yourself

What do you want? What do you really want? When were you the happiest?

These have been the questions I’ve been asking myself.  More often than not, we end up being someone because we thought someone else would like that, etc etc. Instead can you really identify who you want to be and just go after that?

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Giving & Receiving Inputs

People come asking for inputs. Do all of them absorb the advice?

An easy way to find out if someone is really absorbing your advice is to see what percentage of the time they talk. Some just want to share their views.

If in case you are stuck in a situation where you are actually just listening, don’t completely agree but they are defending – then assess how many statements you are making and how many questions you are asking. You need to move to a counselling style questioning mode if you have to get through.

 

The Connect…

Feel free to share your life on Facebook – but let’s not miss out on life because we were on Facebook.

If from those online friends you can temporarily disconnect,with those around you – you maybe able to permanently connect

Stop worrying if you locked the door or switched off that light. Be in the present & enjoy the flavors in every single bite

You could use your phone & share this moment with everyone, or you could choose to fall further in love with that special someone

What if that meeting with a friend is going to be the last time,wouldn’t spending it staring at your phone be quite the crime

Stop thinking of tomorrow’s important meeting. Be here, this moment is fleeting.

It wont repeat itself again – ever, but its your chance to form a memory – that lasts forever.

 

Be like a River

Be like a flowing river, not a stagnant pond. Rivers are steadfast, tireless in striving to reach their goal – the ocean. No obstacle can stop their determined pursuit. They reduce boulders to pebbles. Track round hills and valleys. Fall from precipices. But never stop until they merge with the ocean.

Consume Vs Contribute

Life is a balance between consumption and contribution. In any situation an individual consumes from and contributes to a wider society, community or environment.

The big difference though is that some “contribute to consume”, while others “consume to contribute”. Which C is your eyes on?

The Two Books

I have some extra time on my hands and have been deciding about what to read & learn. There are largely a few schools of possibility – enjoy the philosophical & spiritual reading in a more relaxed mind OR use the time to learn a few skills & upgrade.

Yesterday I came across this quote :

Religion deals with the truths of the metaphysical world just as chemistry and the other natural sciences deal with the truths of the physical world. The book one must read to learn chemistry is the book of nature. The book from which to learn religion is your own mind and heart. The sage is often ignorant of physical science, because he reads the wrong book — the book within; and the scientist is too often ignorant of religion, because he too reads the wrong book — the book without.

Swami Vivekananda

The quote for me is about the balance between Spirituality & Science. It highlights the importance of attaining mastery in both the internal and external world. Now I attempt to balance reading both books… by reading two different books 🙂