Tag: Motivational

Sunday Silent Advice

“We need to find God, and he can not be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence.

See how nature-trees, flowers, grass- grow in silence; See the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence.

We need silence to be able to touch souls” Mother Teresa

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The right train of thought can take you to a better station in life

“The train you have been waiting all your life may not stop at your station; the best thing to survive such an emotional disaster is to give a chance to the next train which will stop at your station!” Mehmet Murat ildan

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Guiding or Misguiding?

We all love popular advice.


  • Because they give us the much-needed boost
  • They give you the so-called pleasant mood
  • They also comfort us
  • You are in a position to decide and plan your future course of action
  • You improve your ability towards proper judgment.

There are many popular pieces of advice, but I shall discuss the three most common ones.

I am hoping to convince you that you are getting trapped if you love to entertain these piece of advice.

1.Keep Smiling (In other words show to the world that you are happy always)

Do you remember Bob Marley’s song ‘Don’t worry, be happy?

Happiness is a kind of Magnet, and we get attracted.

You are used to believing that ‘Happiness’ is achieved when you get things what you wished for and one can see the smile on your faces.

How long the happiness stays? One minute, one day, one month, one year or throughout your life?

The demand for happiness is never-ending. AND the irony is, you can’t be happy all the time, since your wishes are unending.

Just know that

1.You can not control your thoughts, created at the time of unpleasant happenings in your life.

2.You can’t pretend to be happy when the results are not as per your plans.

3.Whatever happens to you for whatever reason….You & I know that it’s only time being and life goes on with newer challenges to face.

4.When you are unhappy, consciously( outer world) you may give broad smile to others, but you can’t defeat the very thought of unhappiness, since discontent at the subconscious ( inner world ) level is waiting to exploit the situation to further your sadness…

5.Happily ever after happens only in ‘Fairy tales’.

6.‘Smiling’- tricks your brain into a false ‘happy mood’.

What is the truth about smiling?

My friend, there is nothing to smile in your life, since life is more of tragedy than comedy. Just bear with your life. Life is mystic.

“Sick of crying
Tired of trying
Yeah I’m smiling
But inside I’m dying” Unknown


My take is ….. If you are Unhappy, Accept it, bear it and simply move on, rather than keeping the Fake Smile or acting brave etc.

2.Think Positively (in other words Lift yourself)

My friend, believe me, if I say it’s a Myth.

It is the single most influencing stuff, storming the entire world and 21-century theme of the ‘Be happy’ model.

Think positively – is a kind of ‘Reassuring’ yourself that nothing is going to be wrong and the problems get solved themselves.

My dear friend, Nothing more dangerous than this attitude.

Remember your problem is yours alone, it is going to be there, and mere positive thinking not going to help and you alone have to solve the problem to get peace of mind.

“The thing that upsets people is not so much what happens, but what they think about what happens” Epictetus

So your mindset is more powerful than the routine ‘Be positive’ psyche.

It is OK not to be positive at times, since the situation you are facing does not necessarily end in happiness.


“Instead of ‘positive thinking’ make ‘practical thinking” Unknown

If you have time and patience you can go through this link and realize why positive thinking is a waste of time ………  Don’t miss reading. Steve Neale talks about The Myth Of Positive Thinking And The Universe

3.Follow Your passion (In other words be prepared to eat garbage)

Of course, you are aware of all those self-help Gurus, giving free advice of ‘follow your passion’.

My friend, this is the worst possible advice Anyone can give or anyone can receive.


‘Passion’ is not a planned program.

It’s just a feeling.

And you know pretty well, feelings can change overnight!

Yes. I am serious.

  • you can be passionate about a person one day or a hobby on another day or you may lose interest in your passion over time or you are bored at one stage.
  • Anything can happen other than your passion being fulfilled.
  • Passion is not something that one finds, passion is something that is to be developed.
  • The worst thing is imposing your passion on your children.
  • Remember being passionate about something does not mean that you are an expert in that field.
  • Passion is temporary energy lasting for a short time.
  • Passion starts as fun or a hobby and soon dies down since you have other priorities to attend to.
  • Passion can limit your choices and your talents waiting to be exploited.
  • Sadly you may not even know what your passion is!
  • While pursuing your passion, you may realize the enormous limitations you face and you may sigh “If only I knew what it was”

Passion vs Purpose

‘Passion’ is connected to your emotions.

‘Purpose is the reason you do what you love to do.

Purpose gives your life a direction and makes you focused.

With purpose in mind, you are benefitted personally and also helpful to society unlike in passion where things are self-centred.


You start with a ‘Purpose’ and then develop your ‘passion’ for that purpose.

Both you and the society can enjoy the fruit produced out of your purpose through your profession (in which you developed passion)

“Allow your passion to become your purpose, and it will one day become your profession” Gabrielle Bernstein

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Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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Don’t offer me advice…Give me the money-Spanish proverb

Do you love to give advice?

Who does not, my friend?

The easiest job in the world is giving advice, even if unasked.

And how many you could help with your valuable advice, my friend?

Advice is the only commodity on the market where the supply always exceeds the demand.

We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.
William R Alger quotes

The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone’s advice. Eddie Murphy

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.  Erica Jong

No one can give you better advice than yourself. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Never give advice in a crowd. Pope Paul VI

If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.
Ann Landers

In the end …

Keep calm and take my advice! 


Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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Sunday Gem

A proverb is a simple truth based on common sense or perceived truth.

Many times, proverbs can confuse you if you don’t use them in a context.

Are proverbs and quotes the same?

Both are different my friend.

A proverb is a wise thought in terms of wisdom in the form of general truth.

Every culture has its own set of proverbs.

Every language has its own proverbs.

The exact meaning cannot be translated appropriately from one language into another language.

A quote is the repetition of someone’s thoughts.

The author of a proverb is unknown whereas most of the quote’s origins are traceable to someone.

Which is superior? Proverb or quote?

I don’t know.

My guess is both are meaningful.

“Proverbs are mental gems, gathered in the diamond districts of the mind” William Rounseville Alger

Adding to further confusion, we have other words like idiom, adage, aphorism and phrase.

I understand that the word ‘Saying’ covers most of these terminology.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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“Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try” Unknown

Life is full of challenges

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.

What is your type, my friend?

All of us face challenges in our lives.

Are you ready to face the challenges of life?

I know it’s a hard question because the answer depends on the intensity of the challenge and the type of the challenge and finally the situation you are in.

I know, still, you can face any challenge.

Life is hard, man.

Make the best use of life instead of life making the best use of yourself.

Accept challenges and start pursuing your dreams.

Facing challenges head-on can be fulfilling.

Face the challenges-there is no other go

Yes my friend.

Just see, how we are all facing the corona pandemic in spite of limitations of various kinds.

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.” Paulo Coelho.

Today’s thoughts

“There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet”  William Frederick Halsey JR

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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What is coming is better than what is gone!

“In winter, play with the snow; in summer, play with the Sun! Do not wait for something to come; everything is already here! In autumn, play with the leaves, in spring, play with the flowers! In summer, don’t wait for the winter; in winter, don’t wait for the summer! Everything is already here, in this present time you live in!” Mehmet Murat 


Do you know?

” The meeting of two eternities, the past and future…is precisely the present moment” Henry David Thoreau  

OK.What about your mindset?

Can you overcome your mental attitude?

Yes, my friend.

It’s possible.

The simple trick is to make efforts to change your attitude to the events happening outside your control.

Carefully read this quote about the pattern of your mental attitude.

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past, if you are anxious, you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present.” Lao Tzu

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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