Fill in the blanks Prompt
1. This year I want more FOCUS and less STIMULATIVE TENDENCIES.
2. If I had to choose one word to focus on this year, it would be WRITE, WRITE, WRITE.
3- I want to stop doing MEANINGLESS ACTIVITIES, start doing MORNING RUN and keep doing MEDITATION.
4- My greatest worry or concern this year is THE FEAR OF LOOSING PEOPLE IN QUEST OF BEING BEST IN MY WORK.
5- This year I will embrace UNCERTAINTY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE.
Today, I had a privilege to attend the live TED talk which has been organised near my town.
It was based on the theme, “Canvassing the Destiny”.
All the speakers has shared their journey of how they shape their destiny by conquering all the obstacle they have faced on journey. I loved all the insights they have offer, but there is one real life story that resonate in my heart more than anything happen in that event.
It was shared by Sandeep Talwar, who is Chief Marketing Officer at Akshaypatra Foundation which is serving 1.7 million children every single day. Which in itself is an inspiring pursuit which happen with the combination of purpose, vision and technological solutions.
Dear Pratik M,
Thank you so much for your kind letter . I appreciate it 😊
Yes we need to do more for our fellow human beings because little actions always get the greater results.
Please do encourage your other friends and readers to follow the same trend and make a difference.
Thank you and God bless
1. This year, I have learned
Micheal Jackson Dance Moves.
Empathy for different People’s viewpoints,
So many insights from best books of the past and present.
2. Next year I will change,
My habit of sleep till 8 o’clock. I want to make it a habit of 5AM.
I will install a habit of physical activities two times a day. Because my lifestyle becomes so lazy by sitting at office all day.
3. This year, I achieved,
My reading and writing goals.
I advanced further in my social skills.
I have learn to enter into flow state.
4. The next year I will achieve,
Whatever the best opportunity possible based on my multidisciplinary thoughts.
5. During New Year’s Eve, I wi...
Today, I withdraw myself from the stream of continuous activity.
Nothing to read from books,
Noting to browse from smartphone,
Nothing to write on MacBook,
No one else is around me,
Nothing to worry about,
Nothing to plan out,
Nothing to Prove, Nothing to Do.
In that nothingness, something beautiful emerged.
There is a sense of contentment within me, I observed.
There is an awareness to accept reality as it is, I felt.
There is an ability to be joyful without any external reason, I discovered.
There is strength of unconditional love, I found.
There is subtle forces governing everything around me, I noticed.
There are many richness of life I already own inside, I traced.
I am completely agree with the term, “Education for all”.
But I am totally oppose it if the sole meaning of it is academics.
We are the most educated generation ever in history. But the weapons which can wipe out human population within minutes are not created by illiterate people. It is designed by people who are most qualified. But they are working day and night to develop something that can destroy human race.
So I am in favour of character and value base education which teach them to make a life. Not just make a living by getting certain grade or consuming set of information.
I will favour the education for all when there is education system that teach to see the lif...
My concept of having role model is very broad. I have categorised it in four stream lines.
Role Model, Ideal People and Mentors and Gurus for Spiritual Growth.
In a way, I look up to collective ideas that can help me grow in wide spectrum. so I have divided various people from different countries and different fields into those four categories.
Whole list is huge and it has been designed like a artistic pamphlet. so I can't draw it here. but I am sharing major people here.
-Leonardo Da Vinci.
If time stops for me,
I will spent all those timeless moments to convince people to spend some time for themselves.
Because people are so disconnected this days from themselves. It makes them restless. We all are rushing towards everything which is attractive. But in that quest, we are emphasising the world more than ourselves. We forgot to accept ourselves as we are with all our flaws and be in love with it. Infant we became the beggars of it. We seek it from someone else. That’s how we are conditioned by mass media and commercials. You need external tools for everything.
As a great thinker said it rightly,
Majority of men’s problem will be solve if he learn to sit with hims...
When We were child,
Life was cheerful fantasy.
When we grew teens,
Life was energetic phenomenon.
When we becomes young,
Life is ambitious journey.
When we got married,
Life is ride of romance.
When we becomes parents,
Life is precious responsibility.
When we become old,
Life is health dichotomy.
When we are on deathbed,
We finally realise the truth.
Life gave us all its vibrant colours of experience,
But we failed to explore it deeply due to our deceased perceptions.
1. What’s your favourite book to cheer you up when you are sad?
-There may be very few occasions in my life right now when I find myself surrounded by sadness (Almost 0.1%). But If at all I find myself into it, I will select “Chicken Soup for the Soul” to read during those periods of time. Inspiring true stories from all walks of life.
2. What’s your favourite book which you re-read every year?
-It would be same as Steve jobs list. I re read “Autobiography of Yogi”. Its book of spirituality which enhance my awareness about self actualisation.
3. What’s your favourite book that help you escape your problems?
-I won’t escape my problem. Instead I read the causes of my problems deeply ...
Three children were playing on the seashore.
One is playing with the waves of the sea without any rule or framework or any type of comparison mindset.
Another is busy watching others. What they are doing, how they are doing it. And try to imitate it without thinking why they are doing it and why he should follow it.
The first one is teacher of surfing on waves. For him serving on waves is not profession but its life for him. He find himself excelled and elevated on fierce waves. Everything outside of sea is mundane for him, its just monotony. He find himself lost everywhere in the world except surfing.
He live his life the way it meant to be and meanwhile earn some money by teaching his...
What is Love Prompt,
Love has no fix equation to fit in.
It’s a boundless infinity you are trying to decorate inside a tiny room of your intellect.
It’s far beyond intelligence to deeply understand it. One must have to have complete involvement of his being to know what it actually is. Once he learn to completely involve into it, he will realise there is not two there is only one union which is manifested in two separate organisms. It’s visible different and separate on a physical manifestations. But on a subtle existence of being, its the fragments of same union.
Rest of other is nothing but a feel good fantasy which fades away with time and reason.
Where there is "You" and "M...
My note to the stranger in the world,
This is the essence of hundreds of books I have read and crux of all my insights.
It’s three simple rule.
1- Don’t try to be something that you are not.
2- Don’t try to impress the people you don’t like.
3- Don’t try to control the things which aren’t under your control.
I have met all the old age people with, “Wish List”
I wish I did that ... I wish... I wish...
All they have is list of what they didn’t do which was possible. And going to die with regrets of not living the life of choice. All they did is they live by chance time to time. Use that 3 tools to optimise your regret minimisation possibilities.
As a part of Lettrs Staff Writing Prompt, I am writing thanking letter to one person here on lettrs.
First of all, there are countless people here on letter for whom I should write thank you letter. For all those who have been with me on the journey of lettrs from years. but if I have to choose one person apart from all, it should be Sagarika PO#328471.
Here's the reason why I have chosen her among all others.
I am the kind of person who read books on varied range of topics and ponder over it all day. in fact that's the only thing I do in my life. my quest for understanding this phenomenon called creation is never ending process.
But in that quest I find myself so different and sepa...
If I would receive 1 million to spend on the welfare of the world, I would plan it this way.
First of all I would learn investing through which that capital can generate regular interval income. For that I would spend lot of time learning investment philosophy of warren buffet and Charlie munger, The duo who run biggest conglomerate on the planet. If I would be able to generate 15% return per annum. It would be roughly 15k per month,
This would be the first fundamental decision I would take.
Now, to solve a real world problem, we have to understand the Cause and effect phenomenon deeply. For every problem to occur, there are numerous unknown factors which has pl...
Before the first step is taken the goal is reached.
Before the tongue is moved the speech is finished.
More than brilliant intuition is needed
To find the origin of the right road.
- Zen Master
My Perception on it.
Before the first step is taken goal is reached.
Means once we decide what we want to do, the vibration of our intention already done it’s part. Or if Universe don’t want us to do it, it will also done its part to perish our plans. We just see things in material world according The the “Time” dimension. But on vibratory field it’s already done.
Before you move tongue, speech is over.
This is simple one, speech is already prepared in mind. So it’s already over in ter...
If I wake up in morning with magical skill of listening thoughts of people,
First I will declare to the media about my skill and prove it to them by reading their thoughts. Which will make it viral that I have that power to listen what people are thinking in reality.
Then I would listen thoughts of all politicians in the world and reveal their back stage truth to the world, because world has suffered a lot due to getting caught in dual face personality of politicians. Preaching something else which is lucrative to masses and executing something else which silently destroy the moral rights of masses.
I know you are having bigger ambitions for yourself and heavy expectation from yourself.
I know you are after it all the time. working as much as you can even if you know its too much effort you put in. you should spend some time for having fun too.
Though you can work more this time, but as a human being you need a break too. You should spend some time to enjoy yourself in nature, having some fun ride with friends, spending some joyous time with children. Though it won't give you any productive output as you seek everywhere before doing anything.
But at the end of your life, No one regret how less they have worked but they regret how less they live like happy human be...
When group of people are together,
It becomes society.
When group of societies are together,
It becomes culture.
When group of cultures are together,
It becomes Nation.
Where on earth one can find the most diversified cultures together ?
Diversity of various language,
Diversity of colourful Festivals,
Diversity of wonderful attires,
Diversity of delicious Food,
Diversity of vivid lifestyle,
Diversity of multiple religions,
Diversity of ideology.
But when it comes to “Unity in Diversity”,
There is no match with India.
For us it is not nation, its a motherland. Regardless of her flaws, mother remains mother for life time.
Happy independence Day to All.
कुछ ऐसे मेने अपने आप को आज़ाद किया
कुछ से माफ़ी माँग ली
कितनो को माफ़ कर दिया।
- Munnavar Rana
For me nothing is better express my thoughts about forgiveness than this lines.
This is how I liberated myself,
Ask for forgiveness to few people,
And forgive few other people.
Only in three lines, there lies the best way to release heaviness we hold on to.
Heart vs Mind prompt,
Anytime in life hone it comes to make decision about anything,
One must follow what heart is asking to do, But after taking that decision there is only one thing that can figure out how to do it.
In short term,
In all situation of WHAT, one must follow heart.
After that what comes HOW, in that case nothing help us our than mind.
We need to work on both to keep the balance.
Because whatever that comes by mind fills our life,
And whatever that comes by heart fulfils our life.
that is what matters to each one of us as a human being, Fulfilment.
TO cultivate balance, we have to give some time and space for solitude in our life. because heart always whispers...
A person with high intelligence and higher education went to one place which was on the other side of the river.
He hire a boat man to reach over there. There wasn't any other options available to him.
As they approached, educated man ask the boat man, Do you know Physics ?
The boatman was illiterate person so he replied, I don't know anything about physics at all.
If you know physics you can optimise design of your boat according to aero dynamics so that you can drive your boat efficiently with lesser efforts. But as you don't know what is physics your 25% life is wasted.
After a while, he asked further,
Do you know mathematics ?
No sir, Replied the illiterate one.
I am thankful to the unknown forces,
Who wakes me up in morning everyday, (Because more than 1 million people don't wake up everyday)
Who keeps my body healthy and perfect regardless of countless disease out there,
Who protect me from threats I didn't even aware about,
Who make all things in my life possible,
Who have given me all the things I need in my life,
Who grow all the foods in the world,
Who drive me everyday towards greater heights effortlessly,
Who help me reveals the unknown,
And Above all,
I am deeply thankful for all the celestial forces which optimise everything for the greater whole.
Once upon a time,
Human connections were intimately linked.
World has vast majority of people who speak up to other person while they want to communicate.
It was a time when technology haven’t surpassed the human interaction.
It was a time when people look into each other’s eyes while they communicate not screens.
It was a time when authenticity in eyes were more emphasise then blue tick marks on screens.
It was a time when community meet ups were so engaged and intuitive with human touch than social media groups.
It was a time when friendships emerged in play grounds not on apps.
It was a time when people have few friend but true bonding with deep sense of fulfilment rather than ...
Gone too soon
Like a steam of Coffee,
Breezing around my senses for a while,
Gone too soon.
Like a flying insect in the air,
Gone too soon.
Like a shine of new car,
Fade away with time,
Gone too soon.
Like a sunshine in rainy days,
Disappear before I catch your glimpse,
Gone too soon.
Like a passion and thrill of smoking,
Burn my thirst for a while,
Gone too soon.
Like a one song wonder artist,
Rise like a phoenix for moments,
Gone too soon.
Like the freshness of Morning breeze,
Touching depth of my heart,
Gone too soon.
Like a smile of strange children in a bus,
Delighted me within,
Gone too soon.
Like a dew drops upon the garden,
Flowing the Beaty ...
In the chaotic and hectic life,
We are Struggling for Inner Stability.
Inner serenity which unlocks
Zeal of creativity effortlessly.
People all around running pointlessly,
Gazing on different objects as if its their only destiny.
Waving through life unconsciously,
Following their lower self proudly.
Conditioning is their filter,
But None of them are aware about it.
As soon as they have the possession of what they seek,
It loose intensity from seeker.
Flawlessly draining their energy
On a pleasures of Number.
In a daytime, they see themselves as emperor of their life,
At the end of the day, Natural self of them reveal the Truth.
They can cheat their intellect ...