Shadow Man or Shady man ??

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Shadow man ? OR silhouetted man ? Or shade of a

man ?

The other day when I was enjoying my beverage in the

restaurant, , I noticed an image on the wall and lost

no opportunity to have a shot.

As a beginner I used to get confused about the

various terms being used. What I understand my

limited knowledge as follows.

Shadow: Used to describe specific object or people blocking the Sunlight.

Shade: Used to describe the general areas blocked by Sunlight. Ex- Shade from tree, Shade from building etc.

Size of Both shadow & shade depends on the intensity and direction of the Sunlight.

Silhouette: It is the specific shape/outline of an object /person cast by light source.

I presume the above image is that of a silhouette of

the man.

Correct me if I am wrong.May be some

professional photographers there can help me.

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Waiting for the ‘soulmate’

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Waiting time

‘ Someday, someone will walk into your life and make

you realize, why it never worked out with anyone else’

Anonymous

There is not enough time in life to worry about there being enough time in life ‘Atticus’

Ironies of life

Source-Rockyingit

Ironies of life

Be happy with your life inspite of ‘Life’s ironies’

Thanks to our Energetic and wonderful person and

fellow blogger  Efi,

I realised what exactly it means to be facing the ironies

of our beloved ‘LIFE’ and yet we continue to lead the

life as if nothing is happening ! That is the resilence of

Human beings!

Please do visit her wonderful blog which is nothing but Knowledge Bank at Efi

Have a nice week!!!!!

The Irony In Life – Poem by Bironga Chadwick

The paradox of our time in history is
that:
We have taller buildings, but
shorter tempers;
Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but have less;
We buy more, but enjoy it less.
We have bigger
houses and smaller families;
More conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees but less sense;
More knowledge, but less judgement.
More experts, yet more problems;
More medicine, but more ailments.

We drink too much,
Smoke too much,
Spend too recklessly,
Laugh too little,
Drive too fast,
Get angry too quickly,
Stay up too late,
Wake up too tired,
Read too little,
Watch television too
much,
And pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but
reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom and hate too often.
We have learnt how to make a living,
but not a life.
We have added years to life, not life to years.
We have been all
the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour.
We have conquered outer space, but not
inner space.
We have done larger
things, but not better things.
We have cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.
We have split the atom, but not
our prejudice.
We write more, but
learn less.
We plan more, but
accomplish less.
We have learnt to
rush, but not to wait.
We build more
computers to hold more information,
To produce more copies than ever,
But we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and
slow digestion;
Big men, and small
character;
Steep profits, and shallow relationships.

These are days of two incomes, but more divorce;
Fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are days of quick trips,
Disposable diapers,
Throwaway morality,
One night stands,
Overweight bodies,
And pills that do everything
From cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when
there is much in the show window,
And nothing in the stockroom.
A time when technology can bring this letter to you,
And a time when you
can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember,
Spend some time with
your loved ones,
Because they are
not going to be around forever.

Remember to say a kind word to
someone who looks up to you in awe,
Because that little person soon will
grow up and leave your side.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment
For someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love,
Give time to speak,
And give time to share the precious
thoughts in your mind.

And always remember that life is not measured by the number of breathes we take,
But by the moments that take our breath away.

 

Life is nothing but full of ironies…..

Throwback Thursday

Man with Python-Photo taken in Batu Caves Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

Snake’s poison is life to the snake. It is in relation to the man that it means death

Rumi

That’s the irony of life ( I always get confused between Irony & Paradox,Not sure when to use, English pundits can help me )
other examples

1.worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not own. ‘Keith Caserta’

2.It takes sadness to know what happiness is

3. Noice to appreciate silence

4.Absence to value presence.

5.One preaches but never practices

6.Modern gadgets bring relatives and friends who are far away,closer but makes you further away from people sitting next you.

7.More humans,less humanity.

8.Poilce station gets robbed.

9.People fight for peace.

10.Intelligent people are full of doubts and stupid people are full of confidence,

Source-Quora

You can add some and enrich me further

Cross on the Tree

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cross on the tree

The ‘Cross’ represents the universal symbol of the Christian Faith and I was lucky to see a’Cross’ from the mother nature.

When I was passing through one of the hill stations, I noticed this particular tree far away from the human population , having a ‘Cross Symbol ‘ on the top .

I just can not imagine how is this possible because the tree has a very thin trunk, and possibility of human being climbing and cutting the tops to get this shape is impossible,

Not only this…the tree can not be approached since it has almost 45 degrees dangerous slope ( I mean tilt ) from the base of the mountain floor and any body making attempt to climb , is sure to fall into the gorge along with the tree.

Am I witness to a miracle…..I am not sure.

Mother Nature’s way of signalling the importance of the letter ‘Y”

Letter Y significance

The letter “Y”, in antiquity, has often represented a

“bivium” (a fork in the road); a point in life where we

have to make a vital decision. According to Pythagoras,

it represents the paths of virtue and vice.

You may want to read the section “Symbolism” in the

Wikipedia article on “Upsilon”

Y is symbolic of You, Yourself, Year, Yesterday, Yours,

Yes, Yealing, Youthful, Yahweh, Yonder, Yacht, Yoga,

yellow, yearning.

The letter Y is also symbolic of

looking within, Inner contemplation, Meditation and

inner wisdom.

Quornesha S Lemon’

Better Odds Await The Risk Taker

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Who is the most Awesome person?

Thank you for Listening……..

Thank you for Guidance……..

Thank you for Inspiration…..

Thank for Encouragement….

For being there……………………

And most importantly

….for being a Mentor to me

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Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation, philosophy, thoughts

Dear Monday

Thanks for having the word “mon” in you. That is French for “mine”,in

case you weren’t aware Monday,,but it makes me think of you more as

“My day”,and frankly that sounds like a much more promising start to

the week.

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Pareidolia

Any Idea what Pareidolia means ?

I did not know till I googled and found out the meaning ,when I started searching for how and why the Human beings are capable of weird imaginations of things that we see and ….I stumbled upon this terminology.

According to rationalwiki

Pareidolia is the phenomenon of recognizing patterns, shapes, and familiar objects in a vague and sometimes random stimulus.

It’s the result of your brain trying to “make sense” of input that really has no sense to find in it.

This is seen often in inkblot tests, where random splatters of ink suggest different images to different people (look, it’s a conspiracy: they’re all deliberately made to look like vaginas!) but also in cases of people seeing visions, ghosts, and other likenesses in what are actually just random patterns that happen to look like those things.

It’s part of the recurring discussion of representation in art ( The Treachery of Images) and is a fundamental component to understanding the philosophy behind modern art
It’s a psychological phenomenon that causes some people to see or hear a vague or random image or sound.

Seeing animals in clouds,or a face or rabbit in the moon are examples of Pareidolia.

Here I am posting 5 photos of clouds and let me know Which

animal/creature/soul you are imagining in this cloud formation.You

may differ the way I imagined.Feel free to tell what you imagined.

I am giving names based on my imagination.
Example 1.

Pareidolia,imaginations,clouds,animals

Can I say Bear & its Cub ?

Example 2.

Pareidolia,imaginations,clouds,animal faces,faces

What about this one ?

Pareidolia,imaginations,clouds,animal faces,faces

Pegasus

Example 3.

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And this one ?

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Pomeranian dog advising its puppy

Example 4.

Pareidolia,imaginations,clouds,animal faces,faces

What do you imagine in this ?

Pareidolia,imaginations,clouds,animal faces,faces

I imagine a Dragon,swallowing the Sun

Example 5.

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Now you can easily guess…

Pareidolia,imaginations,clouds,animal faces,faces

Devil from the Hell threatening earthlings

What is your story ? What is your weird imagination of these 5 examples . Please share your thoughts.

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Pareidolia

http://earthsky.org/human-world/seeing-things-that-arent-there

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Writing on the ‘note’

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When there is Love,there is Life.

One minute read

“Don’t be afraid to express love to those who you love. Because

sometimes loving is not enough. We have to express it.”

Anurag Prakash Ray.

What a ‘Silent’ way to express ones love !
As seen in the above photographs, the persons have expressed their love in a silent way by writing on the currency notes.

Looks like they wanted entire country to know the intensity of their love since the currency gets circulated throughout the country.

It is a distasteful & Disgusting practice being practiced over the generations.

Not many are aware that it is punishable under the law ( Reserve Bank of India guidelines)

The scribbles on the notes range from  names or phone numbers to love letters to ‘praise the lord’ to  drawings.

Some  these drawings are  offensive and mostly  one comes across ‘Love expressions’

It looks like this practice is seen only in  Indian Subcontinent countries.I don’t know how this dirty  habit evolved…….

How you classify this behavior?
You call this Childish/strange/fanatic/disgusting/lovely/uncultured/dirty…. etc. etc.

Please feel free to express your opinion,thoughts…

The Masculine Philosophy

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Happy ‘International Day of Old Persons’

Happy international day of old persons

The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year, since 1991

Just 2 minutes read

I am not sure at what age person can be described as a  Old Person ! Every  country has its own criteria I hope.Who decides ?

How does it feel like to be old ?

I always felt I’m not old rather  becoming younger as I am aging.

Can I decide and declare to my family that that I can never be old ? and nobody dare call me old ! Or

Can I decide and declare that I am old ?

Is definition of old age is by the number of years or by appearance ?

Young people may appear old and old people may appear young by looks.Some confusion being added up.

Also the funny part is how each age group think of the number when asked about the definition of old age in years,

Those below 20 say old age starts at 60

Those around 50  say old age starts at 70-80

Those around 70  say old age starts at 90 +

Simply calling a person ‘old idiot’ ……are we succumbing to ‘racism ?

Who is right and who is wrong ?

Younger generation feel,they are looked down by the older generation and if you ask older generation,they say it’s just the opposite.

Why majority of the people are secretive about their age ? Does it look bad in the society if you reveal your age ?

Nothing makes you look older than attempting to look young ‘Karl Lagerfeld’

The telegraph May 2014

If you ask me,my answer is….Aging is a natural process and it’s a mixture of some gains and also some losses.Let’s age gracefully and accept the fact and no need to compete with the so called younger generation,who in turn become older generation over the time.

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Mark Twain

“Happy International day to  All the so called old persons in the World”

Any thoughts ? Suggestions ? Please share your views.Thank you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Life is too short to have a boring hair….

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Hair-Style-Hindu traditional way

The tuft of Hair known in India as sikha is a long tuft, or lock of hair left on top or on the back of the shaven head of a male Orthodox Hindu.

Though traditionally all Hindus were required to wear a śikhā, today it is seen mainly among Brahmachari, ‘celibate monks’ and temple priests

The śikhā is tied back or knotted to perform religious rites. Only funerals and death anniversaries are performed with the śikhā untied or with disheveled hair. Disheveled hair is considered inauspicious, and represents times of great sorrow or calamity.

Father of my nation, Mahatma Gandhi felt ashamed to wear the Sikha when he was in England & South Africa,since he could become laughing stock for the funny appearance.

In his autobiography, Mohandas K. Gandhi  writes about his encounter with an orthodox Hindu: In his words…

“He was pained to miss the shikha (tuft of hair) on my head and the sacred thread about my neck and said: ‘It pains me to see you, a believing Hindu, going without a sacred thread and the shikha.

These are the two external symbols of Hinduism and every Hindu ought to wear them.’ … [T]he shikha was considered obligatory by elders. On the eve of my going to England, however, I got rid of the shikha, lest when I was bareheaded it should expose me to ridicule and make me look, as I then thought, a barbarian in the eyes of the Englishmen.

In fact this cowardly feeling carried me so far that in South Africa I got my cousin Chhaganlal Gandhi, who was religiously wearing the shikha, to do away with it. I feared that it might come in the way of his public work and so, even at the risk of paining him, I made him get rid of it”.

The śikhā was one of the few symbols of Hindus that transcended caste, language or regional barriers. Although there were variations of the style of sikha amongst communities, it was obligatory for all males.

Information Courtesy- WIKIPEDIA

I have seen similar but slightly different hairstyles ,Chinese having in some of the Chinese Movies.

History of the Hairs World

In India I have come across Westerners who are followers of ‘ISKCON’ 

(International Society For Krishna Consciousness),having ‘tuft of hair

Why a devotee has a Sikha ?

Any thoughts on Men’s hairstyle in other religions ? Enlighten me further.

Monday Motivation

Good morning.

Having a sharp memory is a good quality of the brain but, the ability to

forget the unwanted thing is a far better quality of the Heart…!!

Live in peace …not in pieces.

Have a great day !

Unknown

Peace of mind vs Piece of mind

IS KeYang

Head Gear

Helmet,Head protection,Head gear,Head injuries,Flower,

No..No… I am not talking about the Helmet, that the Indian Lady is wearing while riding the two wheeler and the lessons regarding advantages of wearing helmet etc. etc

If you look a bit closely…you notice that the woman is wearing tightly knit jasmine flowers

why the Indian women,especially those from South India wear the flowers on their hair without fail, everyday?

One Mr. Ramdoss in ‘Yahoo Answers’ got annoyed for this question and replied like this.

‘This is a tradition in India. Just like this there are social and fashion traditions in other parts of the world also. Why don’t you question them? Why does a man wear a tie in front, not at the backside? Stupid question, is it not ? It is stupid to ask a woman in India why she wears flowers. It is stupid to ask a widow in India why she does not wear flowers or wear a red spot on her forehead. This way you can go on questioning every custom all over the world. Why do you question the customs and practices of India alone. When the other parts of the world were cavemen, India had a great civilization working’.

But I felt it would have been proper for him to explain the importance/significance/purpose of Indian women wearing flowers on their hair so that people from other Cultures/Backgrounds can appreciate the explanation given.

Every morning, the women religiously put on the flower strands on their head after a bath. These flower strands definitely make the women look beautiful (For Indians atleast, I don’t know how the westerners feel about wearing flower on the hair).

Flowers are a symbol of love, good luck, happiness and prosperity.

In Indian household , a girl is supposed to wear flowers on her hair because it brings happiness to the family and prosperity to all the members.

Wearing flowers on the hair is the symbol that Goddess Lakshmi ( Goddess of Wealth ) is residing in the house and that wealth will never leave the house.

Jasmine ,Rose and Hibiscus are common ,jasmine being the favorite.

Please enrich me further if such things are seen in the western world and if it is so…what is the idea of wearing the flowers on hair, from westerners point of view ?

Thanks in advance for sharing your views.

Idol Worship

Thoughts of Sho

Hinduism approves idol or murti worship as a legitimate practice. The scriptures sanction it. The epics and the Puranas are replete with instances of the practice. According to them even gods and demons practice it to impress the higher gods and obtain boons from them..

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In the epic Ramayana both Rama and Ravana worshipped the images and symbols of Shiva.

In the epic Mahabharata, Arjuna worshipped Shiva to obtain the might Pasutpatha weapon. Ekalavya worshipped the image of his guru Dronacharya.

In the Bhagavad-Gita, Lord Krishna cautions people about worshipping the unmanifested Brahman.  He also gives the assurance that in whatever form and manner people approach him, he will accordingly reciprocate.

The Tantras contain numerous conversations between Shiva and Parvathi about how to ritually worship the various forms and names of Shiva and Shakti for self-purification and liberation.

Thus, Hinduism does not disparage idol worship. Besides, it is also in…

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 “This Is Something We’ve Been Doing Wrong All Along”

Shit,disgust

“why do humans take messy shits that require their assholes to be cleaned while other animals just take clean shits”. First of all, animals are entirely capable of taking messy shits. Second, and the biggest reason, is that animals don’t give two fucks about the same things that humans do. For humans it is socially barbaric to walk around with a stank asshole, for animals they either clean it themselves in some way or just ignore it entirely because they have no reason to care. Humans wouldn’t need to wipe if it was socially acceptable to be gross as hell. DBrody6-Reddit

Yes.Yes.You are right…….I am seriously talking of the real Shit,not the shit happening in this world.

How do you take a shit ?(warning- If you’re shit scared of shitty matter, refrain from reading)

Yes.I can feel your expression, ‘Yuck’ ‘Yuck’ Right ?

All of us feel disgusted when somebody talks of poop. “ughh…”.

I want to be brutally frank.Talking of Poop ( except during eating ),I need not feel ashamed.Why should anybody,since It is one of the basic human actions.

OK.Let us not get annoyed..Is not Poop part of our body, originated from the very Butter scotch you savored sometime back ?

As a medical professional,I forgot the word ‘Disgust’ long time back and know nothing as to how it feels.

Being a doctor, I am also particular about the way we undo the poop stuff, and avoid infections,commonly Urinary tract infection more commonly in women.

Right or wrong over the generations ,the parents have passed on the their own know-how knowledge to their children as to the methodology of post poop techniques. But present day scenario is different.A proper training ,and awareness is very very important.

Wherever I provided a link,please have patience to go through.

Before I proceed further, you must be aware of the three steps,we follow to get free of the stuff ,namely
1.Positioning yourself, for a favorable outcome.
2.Cleaning the mess you made around the bottom-hole.
3.When you wipe yourself, which hand do you use, your dominant hand or your non-dominant hand?
What is the posture you adopt ? and why ? Are you pooping the wrong way ?
1.Sit on the Commode ( toilet) ( Sitting said to make the evacuation incomplete As per scientific studies). Don’t just sit there !

The only plus point for the Western Toilet Without a doubt is, it is much better suited for disabled and those with back ache and spine and disc / knee joint problems.
2.Squat on the porcelain stuff.( Recommended by many,but not possible for people with disc-spine problems)


Now let us talk of cleaning part.
How do you clean your poop ? and which is better ?
1.Cleaning your bottom hole with toilet paper.( Commonly followed in American & most of the European countries ). This process is said to leave some shit traces,and the person is said to carry this,wherever he/she goes)


2.Washing your rear with water,then pat down with a towel or soft toilet paper. ( In most of the developed Asian countries and some European cities),said to be the most hygienic way to get rid of shit


3.Using the hand & water (popular method in under developed Asian countries).

Most of the toilets will have Bucket filled with water and a Mug.

Once you have the water in the mug, hold it with your right hand and take it behind and tilt it a bit so that water starts falling slowly..make sure that it falls in the center (butt cleave) and from left hand side you are supposed to wipe the poop, with left hand,clean the area with movements of left hand along with water splash.(Don’t use Right hand, Remember your right hand is used for eating ,shaking hand etc )

Now the most important job…give your hands a good soap water wash after that. At this stage you can use tissue paper to wipe the wet area dry.I must say it all feels far more natural than using paper and either flushing it into the sea, or, even worse, leaving it for someone else to deal with !!

I don’t have any idea how things are done in African countries,since I don’t have any experience.I request blog members to add to my knowledge pool.

If you are an international traveler you should also remember the terminology used in different countries for the toilet namely,rest room,water closet,toilette,loo,dunny,ben-jo,bathroom,No-2 etc

I know it’s a controversial subject and each school of thought claim they are the best.

Some observations from the westerners

“Speaking of intimate. I sit in the “Indian” fashion no matter where I am. Yes, even if it’s a Western-style toilet. Even if it’s in the US or Europe. I also secretly wish that the whole world adopted the “hygiene faucet” but alas, they are not ready yet… Toilet paper has everyone in its soft, papery grip.” Ben.A.Wise

“You see, in India, most toilets have a hose-sort-of-looking thing attached that you’re supposed to stick under your butt to wash yourself. In fact, most of India thinks toilet paper is actually sort of gross. The logic being, why wouldn’t you wash your butt after you poop the same way you’d wash your hands after you poop? Why are a few simple plies of toilet paper sufficient enough to get your downstairs clean?
It’s enough to make you wonder: Is everyone in the Western world just walking around with poop on their butts all day? Are we the weird ones? Is the butt hose truly the most hygienic way to clean up after taking care of business?
It’s time the West embraced the butt hose. Our pants are full of microscopic shit particles and it’s really weird. In 2017 we need to really mix things up, and I think a fundamental rethinking of how we take a shit is a great first step.Ryan Broderick

Don’ miss to read the below link for in depth TRUE & UNBIASED analysis.The author has well articulated and discussed both positive and negative aspects of the culture shock -one gets when one travels to another part of the world !

Why do we use toilet paper instead of water showers, especially in the West?

Thanks for patiently reading , which methodology is better ?

Kindly share your thoughts.

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Thursday Thoughts

Good morning,Thursday thoughts,quotes

Good morning

Good Morning

Welcome Every morning with a smile.

Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another Golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday.

Be a self starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day.

Today Will Never Happen Again. Don’t Waste it with a false start or no start at all.

You Were Not Born To Fail.

Og Mandino

Day 3 Lyric Challenge

My sincere thanks to Rev. Paul for nominating me for a ‘3 day Lyric Challenge’

This is the 3 rd and final of the 3 day challenge

Please do check his wonderful blog at Parallax , the title of his blog, which is self explanatory,telling the readers that all of us have different views and opinions,just like Parallax and how we all can be compassionate and understanding and respect others view point. His other interests include social justice, inter-faith dialogue, environmentalism, and community development.
My choice for Day 3 and final lyrical Challenge is ‘Another day in Paradise’ by Phil Collins

Collins sings the song from a third-person perspective, as he observes a man crossing the street to ignore a homeless woman, and he implores listeners not to turn a blind eye to homelessness because, by drawing a religious allusion, “it’s just another day for you and me in paradise“. Collins also appeals directly to God by singing: “Oh Lord, is there nothing more anybody can do? Oh Lord, there must be something you can say.” (wikipedia)

Lyrics
She calls out to the man on the street
‘Sir, can you help me?
It’s cold and I’ve nowhere to sleep,
Is there somewhere you can tell me?’
He walks on, doesn’t look back
He pretends he can’t hear her
Starts to whistle as he crosses the street
Seems embarrassed to be there
Oh think twice, it’s another day for you and me in paradise
Oh think twice, ’cause it’s just another day for you,
You and me in paradise, think about it
She calls out to the man on the street
He can see she’s been crying
She’s got blisters on the soles of her feet
She can’t walk but she’s trying
Oh think twice, ’cause it’s another day for you and me in paradise
Oh think twice, it’s just another day for you,
You and me in paradise, think about it
Oh Lord, is there nothing more anybody can do
Oh Lord, there must be something you can say
You can tell from the lines on her face
You can see that she’s been there
Probably been moved on from every place
Cause she didn’t fit in there
Oh think twice, ’cause another day for you and me in paradise
Oh think twice, it’s just another day for you,
You and me in paradise, just think about it, think about it
It’s just another day for you and me in paradise
It’s just another day for you and me in paradise, paradise
It’s just another day for you and me in paradise
It’s just another day for you and me in paradise, paradise
It’s just another day for you and me
It’s just another day for you and me
It’s just another day for you and me in paradise
In paradise
To day my three nominees to this challenge are:
Rules:

1.Thank the person who nominated you.

2.Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.

3.Nominate three other bloggers each day.

Dr.Sridhar

Philosophy Through Photography

Day 2 Lyric Challenge

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Photo by Philippe Donn on Pexels.com

My sincere thanks to Rev. Paul for nominating me for a ‘3 day Lyric Challenge’

Please do check his wonderful blog at Parallax , the title of his blog, which is self explanatory,telling the readers that all of us have different views and opinions,just like Parallax and how we all can be compassionate and understanding and respect others view point. His other interests include social justice, inter-faith dialogue, environmentalism, and community development.

My choice for Day 2 lyrical Challenge is Kansas song ‘Dust in the wind’ Kansas is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s

The title of the song is a Bible reference, paraphrasing Ecclesiastes:

I reflected on everything that is accomplished by man on earth, and I concluded:

Everything he has accomplished is futile — like chasing the wind! ( wikipedia )

What does dust in the wind by Kansas mean ?

I close my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment’s gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind
All they are is dust in the wind

Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do crumbles to the ground though we refuse to see
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
Oh, ho, ho
Now, don’t hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away
And all your money won’t another minute buy
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
Dust in the wind
Everything is dust in the wind
Everything is dust in the wind
The wind
To day my  nominees to this challenge are:
2. Sonali
My apologies for deviating from the rules since there are so many great bloggers,I
may be pardoned.

Rules:

1.Thank the person who nominated  you.

2.Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.

3.Nominate three other bloggers each day.

Dr.Sridhar

Philosophy Through Photography

Day 1 Lyric Challenge

My sincere thanks to Rev. Paul for nominating me for a ‘3 day Lyric Challenge’

Please do check his wonderful blog at Parallax , the title of his blog, which is self explanatory,telling the readers that all of us have different views and opinions,just like Parallax and how we all can be compassionate and understanding  and respect others view point. His other interests include  social justice, inter-faith dialogue, environmentalism, and community development.Lyric challenge day 1 -John Lenon

John Winston Ono Lennon was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles,

My choice for Day 1 Lyrical challenge is his song Imagine

Its lyrics encourage the listener to imagine a world at peace without

the barriers of borders or the divisions of religion and nationality

and to consider the possibility that the whole of humanity would

live unattached to material possessions (Wikipedia)

Lyrics
Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Today my  nominations to this challenge are:

SIWO

Pia Majumdar

Paul Sunstone

Akshaya Thulasi

Inner voice Actor

Apologies for sightly deviating from the the rules and I am confident to be pardoned.

Rules:

1.Thank the person who nominated  you.

2.Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.

3.Nominate three other bloggers each day.

Dr.Sridhar

Philosophy Through Photography

What we see is not always true

CastleDale | Words Of Inspiration

seeI am sure you have come across situations where you believe and are almost 100% sure that what you see is true but later it turns out that you were wrong and someone else who tried telling you that earlier was right. Sometimes, we as humans make mistakes.

Here is a small story I read in a bulletin today – “A lady waiting at the airport terminal for her flight was carrying a bag of chips. She started eating it and noticed the person sitting next to her was also grabbing chips from her pack and having it. She felt terrible about it but did not want to create a scene. This went on until the last piece was left which the other man took broke it into half and took one half and gave the other half to the woman.

The woman felt disgusted by it and left the…

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Oh Life ! My Dear Life !

Dear life,My life,Survival of the fittest,run for dear life

RUN FOR ‘DEAR LIFE’

 “Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn’t matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be moving.”

Maurice Greene (attributed to Roger Bannister shortly after running the first sub-4 m)

How do you feel about modern life of human beings?

Any different from animals?

As human beings we don’t literally do running, but Are we not into the  ‘Rat race’ to ‘Survive’ at the cost of ‘peace of mind’ & ‘lack of Sleep’?

I am trapped into the rat race…which doesn’t seem to end,neither I am able to come out,   in the middle of the race because there are no referees to allow this.

Please Give me your thoughts on how we are different and busy clinging to our lives,without any purpose.

 

Accept it.We all indulge in ‘Blame Game’

Blame game

Blame is a beautiful thing, baby. Blame keeps this whole planet spinning. You can point your finger at the next man, you can shift the weight onto him, you don’t have to carry that shit around yourself. You can slide into bed and get a good night’s nap. Yeah, right.

Narrator-Augustus Hill ( played by Harold Perrineau) from Oz tv series
Remember,

Blame is fascinating – it shapes our lives. It can be a benign way of positioning ourselves, a gentle joust or banter, or it can be poisonous, hurtful or devastating for its victims. It can tear apart marriages and fracture work relationships; it can disable major social programmes; it can inflict damage on powerful corporations; it can bring down governments; it can start wars and justify genocides.
Stephen Fineman, The Blame Business: The Uses and Misuses of Accountability

Don’t forget,

“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.” Wayne Dyer
Any thoughts on how not to get trapped by the Blame game ?
Please share your views.

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U & I

You & I,Friendship.friends

To have this life,I need a heart beat, To have a heart beat ,I need a heart, To have a heart.I need happiness. To have happiness,I need You

U & I

Letters start with A-B-C

Numbers start with 1-2-3

Music starts with Do-Re-Mi

And Friendship starts with u & I

 

Wishing all the best to all of you my friends and may all your wishes be fulfilled.

 

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“Eat your food like your medicines or else you will eat your medicines like food”.

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When diet is wrong,Medicine is of no use .When Diet is correct, there is no need of Medicine.

Ayurvedic Proverb

But sadly, many times we love to over eat, eat wrong food,and express lack of time for daily exercises. Many other  excuses are readily available.

Some of my friends who are diabetic,regulary eat sweets ( which is forbidden),and they come up with statements saying that their sugar is under control since they take their diabetic medicines regularly ,as if the diabetic medicines give them the licence to over eat the sweets.

Some other friends with Hypertension ( High blood Pressure ) eat food rich in salt, like pickles,salt laced chips etc.( salt is restricted for hypertensive patients).

They happily tell me that they are care free since medicines they take to control the BP, will also take care of their salt in the food.

 

What is your type ? Do You eat food and medicine also like my friends ?

If you ask me, yes,I find many times difficult to resist the food,over eat some times and take pancreatic enzyme tablets for better digestion,whenever I felt I overindulged.

What are your thoughts on this subject ?

Thanks for going through the post.

I’m Sorry though I’m not at fault…

Do you say sorry when it is not your fault ?

 

I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.

Yolanda Hadid

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Dear Selfie you’re my True killfie

Selfie deaths

pixabay derivative Moritzin & BogdanaLS

Looks like milleneals are outsmarting  the Greek Mythology character Narcissus with their selfie obsession.Who doesn’t admire  own face ??

You may even call it ‘Selfiecide”

Twitter has hashtag   Killfie

Is this an obscession or passion or ego or attitude or some psychological disorder(OCD)…difficult to pin point.

Two types of Killfies

  1. Single selfie causing single death.
  2. Single selfie causing multiple deaths.

No idea why maximum deaths are happening in India !

Mystery Blogger’s Award

Mysteery blogger Award

Okoto Enigma

Hello friends, it was a plesant surprise to me that I was nominated for the ‘Mystery blogger award’ by our friend,a perfect gentleman Rev.Paul,who maintains an interesting blog,covering varieties of topics,from theology,philosophy,spiritualitiy to interfaith dialogue and much more.It’s a pleasure to read his posts.His posts are inspiring and also thought provoking adding to our knowledge pool And thank you Rev.Paul for nominating me.

Please do check his blog articles at Parallax

What is the “Mystery Blogger Award”? :

“The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for unique bloggers with witty messages. The blog not only captivates but inspires and motivates. They are one of the best bloggers that exist, and they deserve all the recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who have fun and inspire people in their blogs; and they do it with love and passion.”

Creator: Okoto Enigma

The prize is called ‘Mystery Blogger Award’ because the meaning of ‘Enigma’ is ‘mystery’, so it bears the name of its creator. In addition, it is a very appropriate name because there are many blogs that are still a mystery for all of us and when we know them, they result in being extraordinary.

The Rules

  1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  3. Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
  4. Nominate other bloggers.
  5. Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice.

Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog. Questions Asked by Parallax are
What got you started in blogging?

I developed interest in photography,though very late.As I was taking thousands of photos throughout the year ,I started wondering whether any of these photos able to express, the deeper meaning of Life and whether we are able to convey any philosophical meaning . At this point I thought of starting a blog and trying to find out whether the photos can give us some message
What do you avoid in blogging?

I try to avoid lengthy posts.I feel the post should not be more than 300-400 words.

Is there a style of writing you’d love to try?

I am not a great writer,neither I am a poet.I am n’t sure which style my writings fit !

Have you changed in the way you blog since starting?

Yeh, sure I changed quite a lot,As I interact and also learn many things from fellow blogger

What is your next move in blogging?

Just keep blogging !

 

My nominees are

Mandy

Wamboi

Sam Freeze

Jamie

Grit Flow

Anne Copleland

Carly

Preeti Gusain

Xfinite

The Flawddess

The nerdy lion

Paul Sunstone

Anne Copeland

Since it is impossible to mention the names of many of my fellow bloggers,I am nominating  all our wonderful WordPress bloggers,who richly deserve this award for the best efforts and the contribution to the community.And anybody happens read this article are also nominated for this encouraging award.Please accept the award on behalf of all the bloggers of wordpress.com

My questions-

  1. What makes you get angry fastest ?
  2. How bad you can become ? and Why ?
  3. What is the secret of your success story so far ?
  4. How selfish you can be ? And example ?
  5. What is your last wish ?

I take this opportunity to thank Rev Paul once again for this award.

Is there any such thing called positive addiction ?

Positive addiction,addiction,negative addiction

The word ADDICTION sends jitters down the spines.

I know you started thinking of drugs,smoking,alcohol,gambling,sex,pornography,food,video games…..and the list goes on.

Human being is not immune to ‘weakness’.The greatness lies making the weakness into positive Strength.

Have we to think of addiction only in negative term ?

Can addiction be ‘Positive’ ?

Can’t we have ‘positive addiction’ ?

Example- People in order to to maintain a healthy life style may indulge in having

1.Vitamins.2.Fruits.3.Regular exercises.4.Body building 5 .consumption of water.6.Taking up the job, you are passionate.7.Reading.8.Spending more of family time.9.Dancing.etc.etc

Positive addiction is supposed to bring health ,happiness,strength,famiy bond,contentment,appreciation of the magnanimity of the Almighty,improve the wisdom and spirituality,above all bring the ‘Feel good factor ‘.

Remember not to over do it.Otherwise it becomes negative addiction.

I feel one can have ‘positive addiction’ without the component of ‘Negative consequences

Finally a question to the readers….

Can you name ‘healthy behaviour’ as ‘Positive Addiction’ ?

Is not ‘positive addiction’ contradicting the very definition of addiction ?

According to Wikipedia Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences”.

Please enlighten me further.

Inspiration- William Glasser, Pixabay

Are you still in the ‘Rat race’ ?

Rat race,compition,survival

“People here are funny. They work so hard at living, they forget how to live.” ― Robert Riskin,derivative Pixabay

‘Rat Race’ according to Wikipedia

A rat race is an endless, self-defeating, or pointless pursuit. The phrase equates humans to rats attempting to earn a reward such as cheese, to no avail. It may also refer to a competitive struggle to get ahead financially or routinely.

Do I remember,when I joined the rat race ?

I am not sure,but I can recollect 1.My school days. 2.My college days.3 As an employee/consultant & 4. As I am aging.
My school days

school days,rat race,competition

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I hate to get up early in the morning,but sadly that is the routine.With Heavy school bag and daily grinding,it used to be a tiresome job.
And remember plenty of examination schedules and so much pressure from parents,to get the first rank ,not in one subject but all the subjects and throughout schooling and the competition among students was heavy,as to who gets the first rank,so that one can be in good books of the teachers,principal etc.
Even in the school sports schedules, there is no let up.One has to get some medal without fail.
So much of rat race in schooling days.Why the rat race in schools ?Any idea ? It’s only for better ranking so that admission to my preferred colleges is easier.
My college days
Those days
Parents wished me to become a doctor since it was a respectable profession in the society and also better financial prospects.
To get an admission into the Medical college is the toughest compared to getting admission into the Engineering course.So To fulfill my parent’s wish I had to be part of the rat race and since I got selected in the Medical profession,I thought I have won the race.But,lo behold,still the process has not ended.
But just MBBS qualification( 5 yrs course) alone is not enough.We have to get admitted to the post graduation courses like MD/MS etc ( 3 yrs course),followed by specialized courses (radiology,neurosurgery etc) of another 3 to 5 yrs.
So the struggle continued.
At last I have got all the qualifications required + License to practice.But as a professional,freshly qualified,how I am going to be a successful practitioner ?Already ,the society is over saturated with Medical Practitioners. How I am ging to compete ? So the rat race saga continues.
As an employee/consultant
It was tough to get a decent job initially.
And to be accepted by the society…takes hell lot of time.
Then there is prestige issue.
Oh ! you are a doctor,how come you don’t have a car? Do you work in any prestigious hospital ? Are you Residing in small flat ? Are you in a rental house? shame on you ! Come on it is below your dignity….
These are the observations and comments from the friends,patients and well wishers.
To achieve some respectability I am supposed to own a bungalow,a car,a driver,and I should have my own hospital….what not ?
Added to this is a new addition to the family with the expenses sky rocketing …
So I have to work hard and harder,do extra duty hours, attend emergency calls,do regular night duties, to earn that little extra so that I can have my dignity and respect in the society.
Is this not all for the false prestige ?? What about family time ? Where is the happiness ?


As I am aging

My liabilities are increasing,due to reasonable or unreasonable demands,with commercial advertisement and new product release, adding to the agony and there is no chance of winning or coming out of rat race.So, more loans, mortgages,more liabilities become part and parcel of LIFE !
In Ilias Tisagklis words

A person entrenched into the “Rat Race” is the “proud” owner of a time consuming job which he desperately needs in order to be able to pay mortgage, rent, bills, credit card debt and all kinds of liabilities”

Eddie Murphy’s quote

Seventy-five years. That’s how much time you get if you’re lucky. Seventy-five years. Seventy-five winters, seventy-five springtimes, seventy-five summers, and seventy-five autumns. When you look at it like that, it’s not a lot of time, is it? Don’t waste them. Get your head out of the rat race and forget about the superficial things that pre-occupy your existence and get back to what’s important now.

Am I stuck in the quick sand ?

Probably one should remember the following quote in the early stages ……

rat race,compitition,struggle,human tendency

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Finally

Often, people work long hard hours at jobs they hate, to earn money to buy things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like. — Nigel Marsh
My sincere thanks for reaching this point.Huh ! I am exhausted in the rat race.Let me have some supplements !

How to escape Rat race ? Do you have any solutions or suggestions?

Please share your thoughts.

Inspiration-Ilias Tisagklis

Are you a ‘wanting’ or a ‘giving’ personality?

Not enough,greedy

“Enough of any thing is plenty.but plenty to some people is not enough”Sophie Irene Loeb

First let us talk about ‘Wanting’ personalities-

More money ,more popularity,more pleasure,more likes in social media,more than 1000 friends/follows in social media,more achievements ( though positive ),more power one can go on… and remember, we are never tired of ‘wanting’ more.This has become a human trait.

Why you want more and more …..and even more ?

Probably you fear the ‘uncertain’ future, probably you are ‘greedy’.

These things make you develop desire, lust and finally,frustration if not successful and you may go into a dejection/depression/revengeful mode.

As the ‘ wanting’ personality,you are always obsessed with more and more demands and quick & positive outcome.

You are restless.

Can you survive a good relationship?( Wife,relatives and friends ).

The relationship can go sour since you are not getting what you wanted and when you get,it becomes incomplete since you have newer demands cropping up.

You are unhappy all the time.Neither you make people around you happy.

So you make yours and other’s lives miserable.

The point I am stressing is that you lost your commonsense and fail to know the difference between ‘love’ and ‘desire

“Love lasts a longtime but burning desire lasts two to three weeks” Carla Bruni

At the end who is happy?


Now let us talk of ‘Giving’ personalities…

Let us say, now that you, the ‘giving’ type,and we all know naturally,you are the happiest person on the earth.

But note down.’Giving’ personalities are of different types because their ‘giving’ pattern depends on factors like faith,Fear,self serving and spontaneous

  1. Faith- These people have faith in God, and depending upon their religion philosophy,they donate some percentage of their earnings.and become the givers.
  2. Fear- comes to some,since many bad things happening in their lives,they make commitments to do some charity,hoping to get compensated by the Almighty and may derive some satisfaction.
  3. Self serving- these are greedy people in real sense and they indulge in ‘giving’, since they expect returns.Some say one can continue  one’s sins by religiously donating some percentage of one’s illegal earnings to temples,churches etc.
  4. Spontaneous-These ‘givers’ are emotional type and they don’t hesitate to donate (even if they are poor),whenever they come across emotional incidences,which require monetary help.

If you are a ‘giving’ person,you are said to be guy with a kind heart,you enjoy the ‘feel good’ factor,you have a fulfillment and finally total satisfaction .Wait…….

Are you sure whom to give,when to give and how much to give ?

My feeling is…. the ‘giver’ must be judicious.

1.If you belong to too much ‘giving’ type-people may take advantage and even misuse your kindness.

2. Your continuous ‘giving’ habit can bring down motivation among the ‘takers’ and they may become lazy.

3.If you happen to be ‘giving’ to the ‘wanting’ personalities,then you are doing a great harm to your philosophy.

So there is some ‘ART’ which you have to follow if you belong to ‘giving’ trait.

Thank you so much for taking your time to reach this point.

Do you agree that  most of us belong  to both categories with variation in intensity?

Please share your thoughts on this.

Inspiration- Swami Sukhabodhananda,Michele, Roya Rad,Guy Hatcher,pixabay

Monkey Lessons

Monkey lessons

Taming my Monkey mind is a full-time job

Don’t think of yourself as an ugly person,

Think of yourself as a Beautiful Monkey -Soojie

Always I wonder How we are different from Animals.

As you can see in the above photo ,the big monkey( I presume ,the teacher ) with its back facing us, seems to be busy teaching its first morning lesson to the students.

You can also notice that three student monkeys are very attentive & disciplined and one monkey is a bit unhappy & restless .The baby monkey of course has a long time to go to learn the ropes.

This one reminded me of my school days ,where some students gel well with some teachers and not too happy with some other teachers even name calling etc.

I feel the whole thing depends on to what extent the teacher can ‘inspire’ his/her students.

CASTLE IN THE ‘SAND’

Castle the sand

“We are like children building a sand castle.

We embellish it with beautiful shells, bits of driftwood, and pieces of coloured glass.

The castle is ours, off limits to others. We’re willing to attack if others threaten to hurt it.

Yet despite all our attachment, we know that the tide will inevitably come in and sweep the sand castle away.

The trick is to enjoy it fully but without clinging, and when the time comes, let it dissolve back into the sea.”
Pema Chodron

Castles in the sand reminds me of the popular number in 2005 by the band ‘Philosopher Kings’ If you find time ,listen the song in the the you tube 

Philosopher kings-Castles in the sand

Philosopher kings -Lyrics to ‘Castles In The Sand’

Built a perfect house in a perfect town
Dreamt a perfect dream and it all fell down
We held on tight like hungry lovers
Watched the day break from beneath the covers
Had to know for sure what it’s all about

Oh, this should be easy
Oh, just tell me we’re happy
Just building castles in the sand

I saw the naked light and it burned my eyes
Couldn’t look away no matter how I tried
I watched you explode when you think it’s over
And I burst in comin’ like a supernova
Had to track you down, had to find you out

Oh, this should be easy
Oh, just tell me we’re happy
Just building castles in the sand

And tides roll in, and waves get closer
The night was over
But we get stronger every time
We build our castles in the sand

Built a perfect house in perfect town
Dreamt a perfect dream and it all fell down

Oh, just tell me we’re happy,
Just building castles in the sand
Just building castles in the sand

Oh, just building castles in the sand
Just building castles in the sand

Daily Horoscope..boon or bane ??

crystal ball,crystal ball photography

Methods for predicting the future: 1) read horoscopes, tea leaves, tarot cards, or crystal balls . . . collectively known as “nutty methods;” 2) put well-researched facts into sophisticated computer . . . commonly referred to as “a complete waste of time.” Scott Adams

Crystal Balls are famous for Crystal Gazing ,a methodology used by ‘Readers’ or ‘Seers’ in predicting your future and to tell fortunes, even guiding the clients to decide in solving their current problems.

Let me be crystal clear,I am not finding fault with believers of Astrology.Some times I look up for Heavenly advice,when in distress !

Simply put can Astrology guide our Life ? Do advertisers take advantage of these horoscope predictions…in otherwords do these predictions advice us to buy something so that life is is made simple ?

Positive aspects of daily,weekly & yearly horoscopes

  • It gives the person a kind of satisfaction.
  • Gives enough time to plan for the future course of action.
  • Some times a person can take a once in a lifes’s time decision based on the predictions.
  • Even some claim that,cancer is also diagnosed with the help of astrology, in advance.
  • One can predict the doom’s day so that best possible precautions can be taken in advance.
  • Majority of Indians believe in astrology and marriages,nuptials,foundation laying ceremonies,Ribbon cutting,naming ceremony of the newborn are a few examples where Astrology plays a siginificant role
  • One can go on adding…

Negative aspects of daily,weekly,yearly horoscopes

  • Unfavourable predictions can have a tremendous depressive impact.
  • Dejection
  • Suicidal tendencies.
  • Based on the positive predictions person may go on buying lotterry tickets,indulge in gambling etc and ruin the life and family.
  • Since astrological predictions guide them on daily basis,these persons tend to be lazy and less productive.
  • Impulsive personalities can cause troubles to others and sometimes destructive.

Forget about the future…..Are not the current problems your own making ?

Do you believe in planning your future based on the fortune teller ?

” Forecasting is the art of saying what will happen and then explaining why it didn’t happen “ Anonymous.

Horoscopes.Astrology

Do you remember Paul the Octopus,people used to depend on it to predict World cup football matches ?

Let us start living in the ‘present’ , forget the ‘past’ which is already a closed chapter, and not to worry about the ‘future’ which we know nothing about .

Are you interested to know the varieties of Astrology available to day ? It is said there are more than 80 branches of Astrology and you will be amazed !!!

Do you think Astrology can influence you, based on type of your Weakness ??

Astrology FAQs What are the different kinds of Astrology?

Please share your thoughts/experience on Astrology .

My sincere thanks for going through the article.

Who Deserves To Be Your Best Friend And Why?

Very meaningful and superb article.Thank you Bhavna Saurabh Sharma for giving the explanation as to why we should be best friends to ourselves and an opportunity to reblog on my blog site

A Life Less Ordinary With SauraBhavna

This friendship day, do something really special for that person who actually deserves to be your BEST FRIEND.

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I know I know for some of you It will be like the toughest task under the sun to choose that one best friend amongst many, for some of you one face will pop up instantly and you will be like Yeah I already have a plan for him/her and for many of you it will be like no one in the frame.

Let’s try to be our own best friend this time

I have a plan, as they say, that at the end of the day the longest relationship you will ever have is the one you have with yourself, so let’s be our own best friend this friendship’s day. Spend this day with yourself and for yourself. You are the most precious person in your own little world, it’s high…

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My challenge…..Can you vouch that you have ‘Peace Of Mind’ ?

Peace of Mind,Happiness,happy

Searching for Peace of mind at Lord’s abode.

Present day life style makes us think that leading a ‘peaceful life’ is a distant dream…and I am glad you realised the truth.

The day you are born,you know that life brings lot of stress.At the end, you realise that it is impossible to be At peace with your mind,since you are aware that your mind is like a monkey….restless all the time resulting in piece of mind

” If you are depressed,you live in the past..
if you are anxious, you live in the future..
but if you are at PEACE…you live in the present “
Lao Tzu

What is ‘ Peace Of Mind ?’ Aka ‘peace’ ?

Thesaurus Dictionary says- it is the absence of mental stress or anxiety.

Wikipedia talks of Inner Peace,referring to a state of being Mentally & Spiritually at peace with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress

Being at peace is considered by many to be healthy. Peace of mind is generally associated with bliss,happiness,and contentment.

But the question is how do you get the Peace Of Mind ?

Take my challenge and Try these 10 secrets, I am sharing and I am so sure it will be a disaster!
1.Keep calm and don’t be jealous.”Jeaulosy comes from,counting others blessings,instead of our own”Unknown
2.Don’t bite more than you can chew,because nobody looks attractive,spitting it back. ‘Carrol Bryant’
3.Don’t work for recognition,but do work,worthy of recognition ‘H.Jackson Brown Jr.’
4.Never tell your problem to anyone. 20% don’t care & 80% glad that you have them ‘Quora’
5.If you live for having it all,what you have is never enough. ‘Vicki Robin’
6.“Less is not necessarily more. Just enough is more.”
Milton Glaser”
7.There is a story behing every person.There is a reason why they are the way they are.Think about that before you judge someone. ‘pinerest’.
8.Forgive & Forget,but never forget to forgive,you may find a happier heart is the key to a happier life ‘Mahatma Gandhi’
9.Never put off tomorrow,what you can do today. ‘Thomas Jefferson’
10.To keep the body in good health is a duty..otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear ‘ Buddha’

Wise men have given plenty of such advices,my guess is being,a human being it is impossible to get peace of mind,even if you follow the wise sayings 100% and unfortunately for a change,I won the challenge !

Thank you so much for taking your time to go through and let me know if there is some more secrets to add.

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“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope…”

-Robert F Kennedy

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Are you responsible for the ‘Ripple effect’ ??

Ripple,Ripple effectRipples can have positive or Negative effects on our lives.

Negative aspect of Ripples

If you try to stop the Ripples

You will create more ripples

Think before you throw the stone ”    Sheila Burke

Here the author talks of negative effects happening in the society. So think many times before you indulge in actions.

Examples. 

Rumors will have ripple effects, so do not spread the rumours and remember , lynchings have happened.

Shooting from the mouth even before knowing the facts..

 Positive aspects of the ripples

You can create Positive Ripples in the world.

Every time you offer a kind word,Loving action

Empowering insight or Smile

Because,who ever receives it

Passes it on to someone,

Who then passes it on

Who the passes it on,

Who then passes it on,

Who then passes it on ”     

Who then passes it on….. Unknown

 

Your behavior influences others through a ripple effect. A ripple effect works because everyone influences everyone else. Powerful people are powerful influences.‘John Heider’