Positive Living

As mentioned in my prelude post, I have crystallized what I have learnt about positive living from my meditation classes and have summarized them as four main questions below. As some of the them are very deep (be careful of the risk of drowning) do ponder over them for self-realization.

1) What makes sea water salty?

Ans: Salt

This may sound cheesy, but a very useful analogy to remember what makes us angry? Our anger. Just like how if we remove salt from the sea water it becomes clear and turns into fresh water if we remove anger from our minds we will also become clear minded and have a fresh approach towards life.

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http://www.snappypixels.com/travel/20-amazing-clear-water-pictures-at-the-beach-and-the-mountains/

2) Where to find happiness?

Ans: Within

Never associate your happiness with another tangible thing. For example, your happiness should not be dependent on your job. Because one day you may lose your job and this must not be the end of your happiness. You should derive happiness from within (sounds harder than deriving laplace’s 3rd order differential equation). Anyways we must try. In this way you can’t lose it easily.

3) What is your value?

Ans: Priceless

Never put a value to yourself by comparing yourself to others. Everyone is unique in their own ways. Don’t be too serious about success or failure. Life should not be taken seriously, as no one gets out from it alive in the end.

4) How do you want to be treated?

Ans: With Respect

This is something I follow even before going for meditation classes. Always put yourself in another person’s shoe. Will you do it? How would you feel if the same thing is said to you? If you will not do it nor feel great about it then do not do it to others! Life is a mirror. It is a reflection of your actions. In other words, karma. karma

http://www.spiritual-knowledge.net/articles/karma.php

Like Newton’s third law (For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.), what we do to others will ultimately have an impact on us. Good things happen to those who does good things. Live and Let Live.

That’s it folks. Hope you all find something useful in the four pointers mentioned above. There are definitely much more to positive living than these four pointers but I don’t want the readers to dread reading long posts like PHD thesis (who reads them anyways??).  Lol!! So as and when I come across good pointers, I will share with everyone.

Stay tune for my  future scribbles.

Cheers!!

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I am back!

Hi All,

After a short hiatus, suddenly the writing bug has bitten me again and decided to scribble more!!

I traveled to a few European cities in the past few months and will be sharing more about my experiences in my next few scribbles. But before that, an very important question

Ques: What do you need after a holiday?

Ans: Another holiday!!

Sadly that was my case. After a wonderful experience of travelling to new countries and meeting friendly folks, I came back to work and the reality hit me (similar feeling as receiving your grades in high school).

Piles of work and a ticket number to join the rat race.

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http://www.ratracetrap.com/the-rat-race-trap/dont-be-scammed-out-of-the-rat-race.html

Well every work place have colleagues whose only aim in life is to make you feel bad, my work place seems to have a disproportionately larger number of such characters. Well you can’t go holidays frequently unless you are a bad actor with six pecs but still get to act in movies or a 20 years old footballer who managed to make everyone believe that you are going to be the top footballer in the world and thus could demand few hundred grand per week in salary. Either one is not going to work for me so I decided to take up something out of my usual routine to keep my sanity and at the same time not risking losing my faith in humanity.

After searching around decided to pursue what I wanted to do for a long time.

Meditation.

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http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/files/2013/03/meditating.jpg

Surprisingly the meditation classes I went to not only focused on breathing techniques and calming your mind but they will also sprinkle some advises that seems very useful in getting by life.

Like MSG (monosodium glutamate) that makes the food tastier, these advises spices up your life too. Only that it is much healthier when consumed as compared to MSG.

Stay tuned for my next scribble on positive living.