Can you tame the Monkey mind ?

Can you tame the Monkey Mind ?

Taming my monkey mind is a full – time job

What is Monkey Mind ?

Wikipedia says is a Buddhist term meaning “unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; uncontrollable

What is the cause of monkey mind ?

Can you tame the Monkey Mind ?

It is because our ability to think about many things at one time.In other words,it is the constant ,untamed,mind chatter that never stops even during sleep ( dreams ).

It is said that the human mind thinks anywhere between 60000 to 80000 thoughts a day!

And medical research says 80% are negative and 95% are exactly the same repetitive as the day before.Now you can realise how useless these thoughts are !

As Osho says we have two different minds,one that acts and the other that decides,and these two minds never communicate with each other resulting in hundreds and thousands of repetitive thoughts .

Why human mind is compared to Monkey ?

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If you notice the monkeys wherever they are always seen jumping from one tree branch to another,moving around as if they are drunk,making nonstop noise by chattering sometimes becoming unbearable.you can never notice monkeys being quite!And human mind is exactly the same jumping from one thought to another ….

What exactly happens in the human mind, worthy of being compared to a  monkey behaviour ?

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Our mind constantly swing between the past and the future.

Our mind giving you a big list of fears some may be true and some imaginary.

You are busy recollecting the past events both happy and not so happy .

Based on this your mind is busy judging the present and continues to be restless.Now your mind starts thinking of the imaginary catastrophic future !

In the process you forget enjoying the ‘ present ‘.

The negative feelings make you anxious,tensed,depressed,restless curtailing your ability to concentrate in a positive way.Now everyday becomes sleepless day !

Can you tame the monkey mind ?

My answer is…..a big NO.
It is impossible to suppress thinking,by thinking more !

Personally I tried all advises like meditation,breathing etc,given by Great Gurus but let me be frank here ,it was a total failure !

So I am totally lost.

I realised that ” Mind is a wonderful servant but a terrible master “

Even as I am preparing this topic ,my mind is immersed in thoughts on my friends !

Even during prayers my monkey mind is not sparing me.

Does your mind wander during prayers ?

What are your thought on this topic my friends ?

Please enlighten me further.
Thanking you

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Star Attraction

Wishing My WP friends a Happy World Photography Day ( 19 th August 2019 )

Star Attraction

Every one is a star,and deserves the right to twinkle.

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What is Money ?

What is money ?

You are not rich until you have things money can’t buy.

It’s a piece of paper that draws the illusion of all mankind.

It can only buy a house-but not home.

It can buy a bed-but not sleep.

It can buy a clock-but not time,

It can buy you a book-but not knowledge.

It can buy you a position-but not respect.

It can buy you a medicine but not health.

It can buy you a blood-but not life.

It can buy,lust,and power-but not love.

It can buy influence-but not truth.

I can go on and on…….

So you see,money is not everything.

It does not buy you happiness,

It often causes pain and suffering……

I tell you all this because I am your friend,and as your friend,I want to take away your pain and suffering….

So send me all your money, and I will suffer for you

Thank you.

Philosophy Through Photography

 

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Kindred spirits

Kindred spirits

“The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn’t know about yourself.” Shannon L. Alder

It’s 3.1 minute read.

“Oh God ,I just met you ,but I feel I know you so much already”

A kindred spirit is someone whose energy resonates at the same frequency as yours.
They are the FEEL GOOD FACTORS

This can happen when you meet some one in person or online !

Definition of Kindred Spirit

According to Free Dictionary, Kindred spirit is defined as

“A person who shares several or many fundamental beliefs,ideas,convictions,sentiments,attitudes and/or interests with oneself”.

Kindred spirits

It’s shared way of experiencing the world.

Simply put, a kindred spirit is someone who you share a mutual meaningful connection with.

Kindred spirit is the person who understands you so well and you too feel ,you understand this person equally well at the very first meeting between you both.
Both are very comfortable with each other at any given point .

It’s about innate connection.

The kindred spirit can enter your life for a moment, for a short period or be with you life long .

We meet many people in our lives.With some we feel the disconnect as if there is a wall in between but with some you feel they are magnetic and you both get attracted to each other !

Kindred spirits

To discover a kindred spirit is to find your heart ,in the heart of a friend. Ann Parrish

Kindred spirits can be with anybody,be a known or unknown person.

What is the basis of Kindred Spirits ?

  • You both share common interests.
    you can talk hours together and surprisingly outsiders can’t understand you.
  • You both understand each other so well and there is never an argument.
    You both enjoy each others humour
    You both feel as if you are a long-lost friends.
    You are comfortable with each other .
    You don’t hesitate to tell the most personal stuff
  • Though you might have met the person physically or online for a brief period, you have some sixth sense telling you that you can trust this person.
  • You are available all the time supporting each other both in Times of happiness and sadness.
  • You both are always in sync.You both understand your limitations.And there is some unexplainable cosmic flow between the two.The relationship is always positive and supportive.

Don’t confuse Kindred Spirits with soul mates or Twin flames.That is another discussion on some other day.

Have you at any time come across Kindred Spirit ?

Please share your thoughts on this subject.

Thank you.
Philosophy Through Photography

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Are you the ‘Difficult Spouse’ ?

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Real relationships are not perfect and perfect relationships are not real !!

 

It’s 5.4 minute read.

If you are a wife or husband and on many occasions you think you are disappointed because of the other…..and think the other is the ‘difficult spouse’…. then this article is for you.

I am thankful to you if you felt there is something wrong in either of the parties and the mistake can be rectified easily.

There are two types of marriages.( Marriages are made in heaven.Is itn’t ?)

1.Love marriage

2.Arranged marriage ( In most of the eastern countries )

Irrespective of the type of marriage,both the man and the woman of his love have to adjust with each other in order to be compatible.

In fact, post marriage life is full of challenges and it exposes the couple to myriads of issues.

But we all know the truth.

One day or other both the man & the woman have to face unpleasant situation of opposing & different opinions and views, in matters of their day-to-day ‘living together’

The reality of the so-called colorful future has to show its fangs,since it is waiting to strike first !

Once the misunderstanding happens and prolongs….There are two options available

  1. You decided you are not going to adjust at all…then Apply for divorce and probably matter can come to end to the mutual satisfaction,and thus ending the very discussion I am trying to make.
  2. If the above choice is not the option due to so many other pressing matters,( which is a bit lengthy topic, for some other time discussion ) and you both have to live together,and you have to go along with the spouse….thus making the ‘misunderstanding part’ useless and even unnecessary.

Why to quarrel at all in the first place ?

Now it’s time to think.

1.Realize that ‘ married happily ever after ‘ is an illusion ( Maya )
2.Understand that Wife & Husband belong to the same team and they have to work

together for the success of their married life.

“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.

Ecclesiastes4.9-10

3.We often hurt our spouse knowingly or unknowingly.Do you know the solution ? Ask for ‘forgiveness’ whole heartedly.

4.When Anger or Helplessness happens to one of you…just take a deep breath and allow the heated moment to pass.Don’t forget.. time’s the greatest healer.

5.Remember marriage is a vow,before God.

Now it’s time to put the following into action.

Don’t allow discord to remain ,not more than one minute,and your anger not more than a second.

Don’t be bossy and do not take one another for granted.

Respect individual feelings & make mutual adjustments

Make sincere effort to avoid jealousy and Ego & revenge,be the first to make the other win the argument.( small trick I tell you…remember whoever does most talking is the one at fault )

Don’t deprive each other of your needs just to take the revenge

Keep communicating,by which I mean try to find where exactly things are going wrong.

Constantly tell to yourself….

  • Forget & forgive,
  • I can go also wrong,
  • live & let live,
  • let us make best,out of the difficult situation,
  • I trust you.

Finally

I asked an old man “which is more important? To love or to be loved?”
Old man replied “which is more important to a bird, the left wing or the right wing?” – MarriageHumor, Instagram

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers – Robert Quillen

A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.-yourtango.com

A marriage is a like a house. When a light bulb goes out, you do not go and buy a new house, you fix the light bulb. – Happy Wives Club

Marriage is meant to keep people together, not just when things are good, but particularly when they are not. That’s why we take marriage vows, not wishes. – Ngina Otiende

 

Any thoughts on being the Difficult Spouse ?

which of the above quotes ,you think sends the perfect message ?

Thanks for being a patient reader and reaching this point.

Thank you

Philosophy Through Photography

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For that Perfect Shot !

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Photographers, be professionals or amateurs try to record an event or emotion or even a place and strive hard to get  the best possible shot.

You might be wondering when you have noticed many of them in weird postures ! Read further …..

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For that Perfect Shot

For that perfect shot

The point here I am trying to stress, is the fact that, in order to get a perfect shot ,they are taking risk in their own health matters ,also endangering others too in some situations.

You also know they carry multiple lens camera bodies,lenses,flashes and other accessories adding to the weight.

And there are possibilities that these photographer can injure themselves.

Some common injuries include back pain,neck pain,shoulder pain,ligament sprain,even injuries causing contusion,abrasion etc and wrist arthritis is a very common complaint.

As a physician I know that most of them complain of back ache at one time or other.

It’s better if photographer take care after all prevention is better than cure.

Always get guidance from Sports Medicine Doctor regarding proper body posture

Have some time to check Check these links.Worth Watching.

Crazy Photographers

A well equipped photographer-poses

Thanking you.
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Why You feel God never answers your prayers ?

Why not me instead why me ?,life

God answers when you least expect it

Recently one of my friends got depressed and expressed that,the Prayers are not being answered.This made me think about Gods way of looking after His creations.

You are a strong believer in God.

And you know His Unlimited Powers

you have not just one but many wishes to be fulfilled and you go on praying Him.

You are disappointed that not all your wishes are granted !

But why ?

Isaac Breece beautifully puts it while explaining,

“It’s not that God didn’t answer your prayer,it’s that you did not get the response you wanted.”  Isaac Breece

As a believer in God ,I know that prayers never go unnoticed or unheard by the Almighty.

God gives answers in three ways.

1.He says ‘YES’ and gives you what you want.

2.He says ‘NO’  but still gives you some thing Better.

3.He says ‘WAIT’ and gives you the Best .

So leave it to God and He knows when to answer your prayers

Remember the ways of God are unexplained.

His ways are mysterious.

His blessings are miraculous.

Have patience.

Thanking you

Philosophy Through Photography

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Marriage Blues

Marriage Blues

Marriage is give and take. You’d better give it to her or she’ll take it anyway. Joey Adams

1.They lived happily until they got married

2.I asked my wife what she wanted for Christmas.She said to me “nothing would make her happier than a diamond necklace “So I bought her nothing.

3.Marriage is like a public toilet.Those waiting outside are desperate to get in.Those inside are desperate to get out. Stephanie Robinson

4.A good wife always forgives her husband when she’s wrong. Milton Berle

5.Women marry because they believe that he will change one day. Men marry because they believe she’ll never change. Both are mistaken.

6.The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.

7.You should argue with your wife only when she’s not around.

8.A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband. A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

9.Love is blind, only marriage opens your eyes.

10.There are 2 times when a man doesn’t understand a woman – before marriage and after marriage.

11.A little boy asked his father, “Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?” Father replied, “I don’t know son, I’m still paying.”

12.The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
Henny Youngman

13.Marriage is the main reason for divorce.

Ok my friends,the point I would like to ask is, why most of  these humor are one sided ?

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Life always throws a curve ball !!

Lifes curve balls

Life throws many curve balls, and if you don’t swing… you’re never going to hit any ! Taylor Hicks

“You can not change how others treat you.( sometimes they won’t be so loving ).But you can change how you react to it all.( Be sure how you respond in a way which shows love for yourself-and don’t beat yourself upover how they are beating upon you ). Be good to yourself -even when others aren’t.( Especially when others aren’t)” Karen Salmansohn

“Your life is a reflection of the choices you make.Even events you don’t control reflect your choice in how you respond.If you want to improve your life,improve how you make choices.Try to mindfully make decisions which are inspired by open-mindedness,high integrity,and long-term thinking.”    Karen Salmansohn

“Be a gift to everyone who enters your life.Be careful not to enter another’s life if you can not be a gift.You always are the gift-Yet sometimes you don’t let yourself know that .When some one enters your life unexpectedly,look for the gift that person brings.”  Neal Donald Walsch

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, and how you can still come out of it.”  Maya Angelou.

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Can you define Love ?

Why on Earth each person gives a contradictory meaning to such a  simple word called ‘ L O V E ‘  

Some negative thoughts 

“Love sucks.Sometimes it feels good.Sometimes it’s just another way to bleed”. Laurell K Hamilton

“Love is a trap,when it appears we only see its light,not its shadows”. Paul Coelho

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.”
John Ciardi

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.”
Thomas Moore

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.”
Oscar Wilde

Some positive thoughts 

“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.” Rainer Maria Rilke

“Love is a friendship set to music.”  Joseph Campbell

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Maya Angelou

“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.”  Lao Tzu

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”  Plato

“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give  enough of is love.”  Henry Miller 

“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.”   Andrew Mathews 

Thank you

Philosophy Through Photography

 

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Is your friendship is just an’Artificial Friendship’ ?

Artificial friendship

Does your friendship forge an emotional bond ?

 

Do you not long for that particular friendship which completes you ?

What is the definition of friendship ?

Voluntary relationship between people that lasts a long time and those involved are concerned about each other. It develops from shared interests and experiences and is mutually gratifying. source Psychology dictionary.com

Friendship is not based on sex,or age or other reasons

What is the best part in friendship ?

Don’t you think friendship in the form of shared interests and shared experiences which become memories over the time.

Are you not,the happiest when you cherish these wonderful memories of life,at the time of stress ?

Not just that,even when you both chat or speak to each other,recollecting some of the shared moments,shared jokes,even wondering how the time moving unusually fast,even making that moment wonderful !

What I am stressing is,the shared memories become a life’s Treasure.

Don’t you agree this is the best part in friendship ?

What happens,when friendship is forged ?

Definitely,the concern for each other increases.

Shared interest further strengthens the bond.

These two can happen only when you make a sincere effort to develop an emotional bond,by opening up,since you both are connected by mutual trust’ by this time.

How to make an emotional bond ? (somebody may even call this emotional link or cosmic link)

here I wish to make it clear that there is a difference between physical attraction and emotional attraction and physical attraction is a different subject for some other time discussion.

The efforts for emotional connection must come from both the friends,willing to make sincere efforts.

Four things are extremely important

1. Trust

2. Honesty

3. Sacrifice

4. Zero Ego

If these things are achieved from both sides,automatically emotional link is evolved

Trust – should be 100% .You can share your personal stories of mutual interest, and start bonding,and be sincere and frank.communicate regularly and develop mutual confidence

Honesty –  should be 100%.Be honest in your communications.Prevent miscommunications.

Sacrifice – should be 100%.If Friends happen to be in the same place ,make yourself available Never avoid or give excuses.If you both happen to be in different cities,provide moral support as much as possible constantly.

Ego – Here there is only one solution.. Destroy the ego feelings instantly.
Finally
No one is rich than a person who has a true friend

Just two interesting quotes

How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.”  Shell Silverstein

 

To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” Brandy Snyder

 

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Your world

This is your world.It’s full of more potential for pleasure,love.glory,beauty and bliss that can be comprehended.

It even surprises you with misfortune so you can experience the full range of your explosive emotions, and so the good things are much more sweeter.Even better.

Nothing great comes easily.That would be hopelessly boring.You have thrilling hurdles to overcome at every corner in order to achieve greatness in your life

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Can you answer this ? (Question series No-22 )

Do you agree ?

Life has the name of life, but in reality it is death. Heraclitus, Eustathius ad Iliad

Is that all of our life,dear life !

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Can you answer this ? (Question series No-21 )

The Brain is the most outstanding organ.

It works 24 hrs a day,

365 days in a year,

Right from the moment you are born,

until you fall in Love.

Do you agree ?

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Secret of long married life !

Marry a man your own age; as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight. Phyllis Diller

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Sharing the feelings

Is Sharing feelings to a known friend ( offline ) or unknown friend ( online ) a healthy idea ?

Can you help me coming to a conclusion ?

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Can you answer this ? (Question series No-20 )

“A woman’s mind is cleaner that a man’s; She changes it more often.” Oliver Herford.

Do you agree ?

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Prayers

Whenever something seems to go wrong,it is always possible to tip the scales in your favour through prayer and positive response

Power Of Prayers

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We are all One, But Many

One God, many faces.

One family, many races.

One truth, many paths.

One heart, many complexions.

One light, many reflections.

One world, many imperfections.

ONE.

We are all one,

But many.

Suzy Kassem

 

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One can Forgive but can one erase the bitterness ?

Forgive

When you forgive you don’t change the past but you do change the future.

Technically majority of us try to forgive, but 100 % of us forget that,we have forgiven, and somewhere the unpleasantness, haunts us for sometime, after all we are human beings !!

Some quotes…….

“Forgive other,not because thy deserve forgiveness,but because you deserve peace.” Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people.But it is such a powerful place,because it frees you” Tyler Perry

Forgiveness releases the burden of a heavy heart Mathew 6:14-15

“Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.” William Arthur Ward

“As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy a rent-free space in your mind.” Isabelle Holland

When you forgive,you do not erase the memory.You simply choose to forgive to free yourself from the bitterness.

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‘ Left-handedness ‘

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If the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body….then only the left-handed people are in their Right Minds !!! – unknown

If you closely observe the above Photograph, you notice that some discussion happening among the six people, and if you dig further you will be surprised to note that 5 people among the 6, have raised their left hand ( except the person wearing red shirt ). No idea what is happening at that moment.Incidentally notice that,dominance of red color .ie Red color shirt,red color bag,two red colored motor bikes in the back ground

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Step-Mate

Step-mate

While the Person is busy with his mobile, the Dog is wondering about the uncertain future

Don’t you agree with me that without mobile it’s dog’s life ?

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“NATURE IS PAINTING FOR US,DAY AFTER DAY,PICTURES OF INFINITE BEAUTY” John Ruskin

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I wonder if clouds ever look down on us and say: “Hey look.That one is shaped like an idiot”

Mother Nature is always wonderful to watch…….if only one has time,inclination and patience to watch.

Seriously talking, how many of us look up to watch the sky and the way clouds are formed at that particular moment ? Some even may say ….so what is so great ??

In the above photo,you would have noticed the clouds. See how they are arranged,with the lovely blue color background as if the Nature has used the brush strokes on the canvas.

Look up to the sky,watch the cloud formation or disintegration and enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature .Remember it is the greatest free show by Mother Nature !!

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By cloud watching one can avoid boredom,since clouds are never exactly the same.

What are your thoughts ?

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What is that caught your eyes in this photograph ?

Blue sky,white clouds,green leaves,ripened mangoes

I am sure other than the  beautiful  blue sky ,nothing you would have made out.

Now have a close look.

Blue sky,White Clouds,Green leaves,Ripened Mangoes,few parakeets…

Now read this quote and tell me what all you could admire because of your eyes.

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin

air a miracle.

But I think the real miracle is not to

walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on

earth.

Every day we are engaged in a miracle which

we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds,

green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our

own two eyes. All is a miracle.”

Thich Nhat Hanh quotes (Vietnamese Monk, Activist and Writer. b.1926)

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Soulmate- True or Just an Illusion ?

Soulmate

“True love is finding your soulmate in your best friend”      Faye Hall

It’s a 3.9 minute read.

I am giving you Seven theories regarding the topic ‘SOULMATE’.
Which one as per you is more accurate and near to truth and a fact indeed ? Or you feel it’s unrealistic and falsehood and just bogus  and even fraud committed on the gulliable!!

Please guide me. I am as confused as anybody else.
1.Soulmate does not exist.It’s for professional POETS,who love to exaggerate the existence of Soulmate in their poetic style,laced with honey traces.
2.Soulmate exists.Yes.But only in ones dreams ! It’s impossible in this world to have a mirror image personality (100% ),scientifically !
3.Soulmates do exist because of synchronisation of the individual’s flaws.

“I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.” ―Lisa Kleypas

Source-thoughtcatalog.com

4.The following theory stresses the point that age is immaterial in soulmate relationship.

“A soulmate is not necessarily a lover or your life partner. A soulmate can be anyone in your life who has a great positive influence on you. Every single person that we deem to be “significant” truly is exactly that, for their vibrational essence is blending with ours and together we are creating a unique energy. It is believed that the soul radiates all about the physical body, what some refer to as an aura. When you connect with another person spiritually and become completely open and trusting with that individual, your two souls begin to flow together. Should such a deep bond to be formed, it is said you have found your soulmate. We are all joined in an ancient and eternal union with humanity that cut across all barriers of time, convention, philosophy and definition. When you are blessed with a soulmate, you have arrived at that most sacred place: home. This is a place so sacred that you open up completely to your soulmate. A soulmate can be a guru, a parent, a friend or your lover”

credits Kurian’s Soul-mate

 

5. “Someday,someone will walk into your life and make you realize,why it never worked out with any one else” Anonymous

The above quote gives, one some confidence,but One is not sure how long to wait,say 1 year,10 years,30 years,50 years or till death. Waiting for the soulmate

6.Twin Flames

Twin flames is defined as the mirror image of each other .

It is said twin flames have one soul divided into two bodies.

Some say, twin flames description is exclusively limited to romantic relationship unlike soul mates.

Even they go to the extent of telling that Twin flames have physical,mental, spiritual and emotional connections.

“People who are meant to be together will always find their way back to each other.They might take detours in life,but they are never lost.” Christina Silverio

7. Finally you have another theory which stresses that you just sit where you belong and your soulmate reaches you at the time,when you are ready.

And in this situation one is not sure what time  one is said to be ready !

You are not supposed to go out and find Love.Love will find you when you are ready. Suzy Kassem

So my friends ,what are your thoughts on this subject ?

Can you enlighten me ?

Thank you.
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“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive”. Elbert Hubbard

Life Under pressure

“If the problem can be solved why worry? 

If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.” 

Santideva.

Why you think there is a constant pressure on your life ?

Is it possible to let the steam out and lead a better  peaceful and contended  life ?

What are all the ways you think you are getting pressure even on your routine day-to-day life ? Let us discuss.

Family pressure

You want to do something you like but the family members advising you otherwise.You have two choices,either go ahead and do what you wanted to do or listen to your family.

The emotional tactic adopted by family members is crucial in influencing your thoughts.

Solution– Since you are grown up ,you can take your own well-meant decisions.

I feel emotional pressure by the family members is a kind of  ‘blackmail’.

Social pressure

It is defined as the influence that is exerted on a person or groups.It can be argument,persuasion and conformity and demands.

Solution- Develop self confidence and mingle with people who accept you as you are.  ( Like minded )

Peer Pressure

Peer pressure is the direct influence on people by peers, or the effect on an individual who gets encouraged to follow their peers by changing their attitudes, values or behaviors to conform to those of the influencing group or individual.

You will fall prey to peer pressure because you want to fit in .The peer can be your friend,classmate or colleague.

Solution– Be bold,think of the consequences,say a polite ‘thank you’ and be selective.

Our own tendencies

Author Gretchen Rubin has built a model called Four Tendencies Framework namely

1.Upholders.

2.Questioners.

3.Obligers.

4.Rebels.

She says that the four tendencies are responsible as to why we act and why we don’t act.

These tendencies can create pressure on oneself.

Solution– Change your tendencies.As simple as that.

You can even take the quiz of Gretchen Rubin here to know what personality you belong and how much pressure you are facing in your life.Click the link

4 tendencies quiz

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Lifes Way of solving problems

Life is very complicated.

Don’t try to find Answers.

Because when you find answers,

Life changes the Questions.

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Can you answer this ? (Question series No-15 )

 

Why are elderly people often called “old people” but children are never

called “new people”?

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Ego=bubble

Ego bubble


Your ego may be just a soap bubble.May be for a few seconds it will remain,rising higher in the air.

Perhaps for a few seconds it may have a rainbow,but is only for a few seconds.In this infinite & eternal existence your egos go on bursting every moment.

It is better not to have any attachment with soap bubbles

Rajneesh

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Anger is one letter short of Danger

Anger

You will not be punished for your anger,you will be punished by your anger                                                                                  Buddha                                                                                          

Anger is defined as “a string feeling of annoyance,displeasure or hostility.”

Holding on to Anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. Buddha

I am not  here giving  the various reasons as to why one becomes angry or the types of anger.

All that I wish is to follow the following quote whenever  you become angry.

“Anger is like a ball of fire,

but if you swallow it,

It’s sweeter than Honey.”

Imam Ali ( AS )

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Mistakes

Mistake

Everyone makes mistakes in life, but that doesn’t mean they have to pay for them the rest of their life. Sometimes good people make bad choices. It doesn’t mean they’re bad…it means they’re human!

No one notices your tears.

No one notices your sadness.

No one notices your pain.

But they all notice your mistakes. 

‘unknown’

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Peep or Peek ??

Peeping

It’s fun to peek into other people’s world & see how they go about doing things.                         ‘Norah Jones’

In the above photo not just one,but two people are seemed to be curious.

Kids being curious I can understand.Children learn things only by being curious.

And adults peeping ?

May be it is a kind of Thrill & human trait to be ‘curious’ about what others are up to !! And  can one can take it as a norm ?

But do you enjoy doing this ?

The habit of peeping into somebody’s affair….can one express as ‘disgusting’ or just ignore it ?

Probably it brings,gossips with toppings and some excitement resulting in rumors !

Are we not obsessed with the lives of others ?

It is said this habit is more prevalent in women.

Or you think it’s because idle brain,which is the culprit.And one derives demonic pleasure.

Nothing wrong being inquisitive ,after all we descended from monkeys

Being inquisitive is OK if it relates to our well-being,but unfortunately we tend to be inquisitive for wrong reasons.

And we become extremely happy for checking others problems,rather than taking care of our own problems!

“Most of our problems will be solved ,if we focus on what is happening in our life rather than peeping into other’s life”   Misbah Abu Obeida Khan

And coming to the English Language…which word is correct to use ? Peek or Peep ?

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Sometimes, what you see is not what you think is !!

imaginery,ornamental fish,false,Ornamental fish in the Fish tank

Just joking !

It’s a tube light reflection in the water droplets adjacent to the wash

basin.Taken with mobile.

You will understand better if you are lucky to read the following link

What we see is always not true

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Happy mother’s day

“Sooner or later we all quote our mothers.” Bern Williams philosopher

Wishing all mothers in the world ‘ A happy mother’s day ‘

“A mother understands what a child does not say.” Jewish proverb

“We are born of love; love is our mother.” Rumi

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” Cardinal Mermillod

“An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.” Spanish Proverb

” A man loves his sweetheart the most,his wife the best,but his mother the longest.” Irish Proverb

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Right Connections

Prayer is connecting with God,uploading your love,requests and thanks, downloading His love and answers.

Do you make an attempt to connect to God everyday or you are too busy and try to connect him only when you face troubles in your life ?

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Setting the example

If you set the right example for your children during their formative years,those bonds of love and respect will be unbreakable. And your children will grow into adults,whom you can be proud of.

Are you grateful to your parents ?

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Love is not complicated, people are

These days…relationship means…                                                                                                 Any where without you is better than any where with you

How individual lives are changing ,relationships are thrown into the dust bin,people forgetting the meaning and value & sacredness of ‘LOVE’,

Thanks to addiction to social media & smart phones !

Relationships are harder now!

“Conversations became texting,

Arguments became phone calls,

Feelings became subliminal messages,

Sex became easy,

The word ‘love’ is used out of context.,

Insecurities became a way of thinking,

Getting jealous became a habit,

Trust is hard to come by,

Being hurt became natural.

Leaving became the only option,

Sad but true,

So if you have something…that is worth it,..don’t take it for granted,

Fight for it,don’t let it go”       pinterest

Summary

Be selfish,thanks to the inventions. indulge in your likings,Drink till you drop dead,fight without any reason,Ego is your life,jealousy is your partner, Greedy is your nature,Killing innocents is your taste,care not anybody,you owe the happiness you deserve,forget about dieting & exercises which are all money-making machines,,cheating is your mantra,money is everything and enjoy dying your own death,you owe nothing to anybody!

Is this the lesson modern-day life style teaching us ? Is this the meaning of advancement in human life ? Is this what all about relationships ?

And what about ethics,values,respect,responsibilities ,family relationship ?

Please share your thoughts.

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On the Way to Hell

On the way to hell

May be this World is another planet’s Hell   ‘Aldous Huxley’

Scenes like the above photograph are very common in India on the occasions of major festivals.
What do you think of the ‘ thoughts ‘ of these creatures of God as they are led to the Butchers knife ? The animals are so trusting and just don’t know what’s in store.

I have come across an interesting organisation based in UK.

If you are interested and find time check the link.

evolvecampaigns.org.uk

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A hair-raising tale

This is 3.6 minute read and it’s about Health.

No no no….I am not telling that kind of hair-raising tale.

My tale is really related to true hair.

The patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his/her own life.Don’t take your body to the doctor as if he were the repair shop.  ‘Quntin Regestein’

All of us know that the persons well-being and health depends on our personal hygiene.

But then most of us are not aware of many aspects of personal hygiene,Most of us are not even aware of the dirtiest parts of the human body.Here I am giving the areas of human body which requires good hygiene

Starting from head to toe

1.Scalp.2.Eyelashes.3.Ears.4..Mouth5.Tongue.6.Nasal cavity .7.Armpits 8.Belly button.9.Anus. 10.Groinfolds & creases.12.Hands.13.Underneath part of foreskin of penis.14.Vagina15.feet.16.Breast folds.

Though some  of us are aware the importance of hygiene of all these areas,there is another part of the body,which is totally forgotten.

This is back of the body along with the Butt crack ( Ass crack ),medically known as Inter gluteal Cleft or Natal Cleft.

Butt crack is nothing but the groove between buttocks.

Why Hygiene of Butt crack important ?

This area is prone to a condition medically known as Pilonidal Sinus,a small hole or tunnel in the skin.

Source-Ranapiles Hospital.com

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But crack being a pit,naturally source of collection of dirt, and it is in the form of hairs,favouring the germs multiplication.

How hair  can accumulate ?

Hairs start  accumulates mainly in the form of shred hairs.These hairs broken off by the friction against clothing.On sitting the buttocks takes the weight of the body and improper posture & sedentary life style results in shredding of the hairs.The accumulated hair invade the skin and cause a small lump initially.

What are the predisposing causes ?

With increase amount of time people spend in sitting,bad designs of chairs,obesity,drivers sitting for long hours and driving the vehicle,,hairy bodies etc predisposes to this condition.

Earlier this condition was more common among jeep riders, was nick named           ‘Jeep Bottom ‘

From where do the shredded hairs come from ?

1.The back of the body ( hairy body ),2. buttocks. 3.Use of toilet paper contributing to the hair entangled in fecal matter being swept into the cleft,by to & fro movements.

Ok.What happens now ?

Ingrowth of Of shredded hairs into the skin causing a small lump initially,which starts discharging foul-smelling fluid along with severe pain and one may find difficult to even sit..Of course I am not going further into the details.

How to prevent ?

1.Wash the area(pit)with soap & water daily.2.Reduce the pressure and be gently while washing this area,this is to prevent further shredding of hair.3.If you have a sedentary life style,try to walk in between.4.If you are obese nothing like reducing the weight.5. wear loose cloths.6.Use the properly designed chairs.and & 7.Most importantly remove the unwanted hair.

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My other health related topics.

The closer…the better

A good laugh & a long sleep are the best cure in the Doctor’sbook-Irish Proverb

Forgotten Hygiene

This is something we have been doing wrong all along !

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Body Language

Body Language

Body language is more powerful than words       ‘Ricky Gervais’

According to Wikidpedia,

” the Conscious & Unconscious movements & postures by which attitudes & feelings are communicated”

Physical behavior includes, Facial expression,Gesture,Eye movements,Touch,Use of space.

In the above photo , the 6 ladies out of 7,seen to be resting their hand on their cheeks (more precisely 4 using the Left Hand, and 2 using the Right Hand,the 7 th one I am not sure)

What do you think ….their body language telling us?

What are your thoughts ?

Revealed:Body Language that makes You Attractive at Work & Dating/

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Can you answer this ? ( question series- no 11)

Why married men fall in love with other woman ? whether the woman is single or married.

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The gift Of Friendship

It’s 3.3 minute read.

Don’t you agree with me that True friendship is difficult since finding a true friend is the hardest.

” A friend is some one who understands your past,believe in your future….accepts you to-day the way you are “. Unknown

We may not realize the value of friendship until the time it is given when it is badly needed,so we have to cultivate and cherish the friendship .

Make aware to your friends how much they mean to you and how well they contribute to your happiness from your routine boring life.

Don’t ask me how to pick up a true friend or how to know,that the other person can be a good and even a true friend.

This is a difficult subject and can be discussed on another day.

The following quote is my feeling ,whenever one interacts with one’s true friends.

Friendship is a treasured gift,and every time I talk with you I feel as if I’m getting richer and richer “. Unknown

Friends can even become Besties.

True friendship is ‘Magical’ !!

“Friendship is not about whom you have known the longest,it’s about who walked into your life and said “I’m here for you” and proved it.  Unknown

The true friend helps me being a counselor in times of distress ,

Can be my confidant when the situation demands,most importantly gives all the strength I need when I am the weakest at some point of time of my life.

Now you will ask me…What is the secret of sustaining this friendship ??

Certain things come to my mind,which can further the bond.

1. Be frank.Accept the drawbacks or short fall either of you may possess.
No body is perfect in this world and everybody has some story to tell and as a true friend you are willing to listen.Provide the much-needed leaning shoulder.Respect the individuality.Even if situation demands call spade a spade and explain the realities.Never thrust your opinions.When you tell the truth let the other person accept this rather than doubting and vice versa.

2. Develop the principle of ‘forget and forgive’ since we know we are never free of committing the mistakes and it’s human to do mistakes.

3.Try to recollect the fun moments or joyous moments you both had while spending time together or enjoying the jokes during your chat times.

4.Share the happiness together.

The happiness ,one can feel only when one is able to share with the other.

Remember you can never enjoy happiness all alone.

Thank you my friends for patiently reading.

Now please share your personal experience on ‘Gift of Friendship’ be on-line or off-line.

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Can you answer this ? (Questions series No-10)

Do you agree ?

Men look for SEX and find LOVE.

Women look for LOVE and find SEX.

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Love is in the Hair (with crow-shit)

“How old you are is your business.

How young you look is our business.    estsy.com

Don’t whistle at the girl going out from here…..

She might be your grandmother ….!!!!    unknown

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Lie & Life go together !

 

Half truth

I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.
Al Pacino

Every body lies .Yes even You. That is the truth.

Can you keep your Right hand on your heart and say you never lie ?

We lie even to ourselves !! Our world is full of liars!!

Parents to their children,children to their parents,Friend to another friend,Husband to wife vice versa,Lovers to each other,superior to subordinate and subordinate to superior.People lie to doctors,to lawyers,to relatives,you name it,at every stage one is lying to others depending on the circumstances.

The day is incomplete  if you don’t lie !

And what about Surveys ,the Researchers undertake  to know the pulse of the people?

Are they getting the truthful  response ?

How about our dependence  on Google for A  to Z queries ? Are you getting the accurate reply?

Then why on the Earth you expect others to be Honest ??

Is this not the best example of ‘Double Standard’ ?

Nicholas Sparks says lie is a part of living.

“Because everybody lies, It’s part of living in society.

Don’t get me wrong-I think it’s necessary.

The last thing anyone wants is to live in a society where total honesty prevails.

Can you imagine the conversations?

You’re short and fat, one person might say, and the other might answer, I know.

But you smell bad, It just wouldn’t work. So people lie by omission all the time.

People will tell you most of the story…and I’ve learned that the part they neglect to tell you is often the most important part.

People hide the truth because they’re afraid.” -Jo       Nicholas Sparks

Even the ‘sex’ is not spared.

Everybody lies about sex. People lie during sex. If it weren’t for lies, there’d be no sex.    Jerry Seinfeld

Why everybody lies ?
Lying is not only a defense mechanism; it’s also a coping mechanism and a survival
technique.      Monica Raymund
Another reason given is..
“The truth is always a disappointment,which is why everybody
lies”.      FrederickBeigbeder
Now coming to difference between lying and deceptionn…..
Lying is a form of Deception…
Deception however does not always involve lying.
Please share your thoughts on this subject.
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This is how I wish to live in my next life.

“In my next life I want to live my life backwards.

You start out dead and get that out of the way.

Then you wake up in an old people’s home feeling better every day.

You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day.

You work for 40 years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement.

You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school.

You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born.

And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!”

Sean Morey

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