If nature shows some clear indications of your false choices and still you neglect it under your sphere of self absorbed illusions,
You are laughing on the power of Nature.
Accept the hard indications nature is showing as early as possible.
Earlier the better.
In the midst of development,
Man has lost his self.
He has created more buildings and highways,
But in between, he loose his own pathways of fulfilment.
He has created all his comforts through machines,
But ultimately trapped himself in mechanical lifestyle.
He has created faster transportation,
But becoming very slow to connect deeply with other human being.
He has innovated most convenient methods of communication,
But it’s difficult to expose his heart out loud.
He has reached milestones which seems impossible to his ancestors,
But paid its price by loosing his connection with Nature.
He has invented umbrella for his convenient,
But the umbrella is becoming obstacle between ...
If I look at my life from today, I would reflect with better awareness than ever before.
With that better awareness I can clearly see one flaw which has affected my life was lack of understanding. If I started reading books earlier in my life, I would have make better decisions which made me ahead of where I am today.
wherever I am today, I wish to be there 5 years before. which means I consider myself 5 years behind.
That's the greatest regret of my life, why I didn't develop a habit of reading during earlier stage of my life?
Follow your heart means living based on our own value system. Making decisions which are in alignment to something that is deeply valuable to us.
Never in our life we make decisions under any influence or expectations of anyone. None.
As far as my life is concern, Nothing would change from my current way of living. Because I am living my life exactly what I am talking about in this letter.
Of course it’s very hard approach to live up to. But it’s not impossible, it’s doable. All it requires is clarity of our own values and what matter to us with firm determination to live by it.
Don’t forget most important trait to follow.
REJECT THE UNFAVOURABLE.
The more I read,
The more nuggets of wisdom I noted down in my diary.
The more notes I penned down,
The more I reflect on it.
The more I reflect on it,
The more deeper I think upon it.
The deeper I think upon it,
The better awareness I attain.
The better awareness I have,
The greater clarity I have about things.
With better clarity,
I put everything at right place with right priorities.
But while arranging everything at right place,
I found only piece where all the flaws resides.
I find only my own reflection when I question everything about my life.
There are so many things I need to fix about myself.
It made me realise the crux of all philosophy,
Life is ...
I am not frequent these days in writing letters here.
It feels like my pen has forgotten to breathe but somehow survived by being in comma.
Need to spent sometime to recalibrate my inner world to come up with insights and views I was writing long time ago on lettrs with consistency.
I need to rearrange my daily schedule to make some special time to write something here on lettrs.
Coming up with better ideas in my next letters. Hope all my lettrs friends doing well in their life.
If I have to choose between,
Live rest of my life with someone I love but who don’t love me, or
Live rest of my life with someone who love me but I don’t truly love,
I would make decisions based on the fact that,
Without me, whose life is going to become true mess with full of anxiety and suffering?
I will make conscious decisions based on long term consequences, the one whose life might become hell without me, I would choose that person to live with so that I can give protection. Whether they love me or not.
This are my honest thoughts on this most complex matter of youth of this age.
Existence has a vibratory field of its own.
That vibratory field has its own mutation and association to collaborate with each other,
Every collaboration manifest wide range of possibilities.
Every possibilities we see is a fragment of limitless diversity,
Every diversity has its own different colours and vividness.
This colours and vividness infuse richness and meaning into our mundane life.
Holi is a significant reminder for all of us to open up ourselves to experience higher dimensions of life.
Higher dimensions enters when we burn out negativity and void we hold inside due to layers of ignorance.
When we open the gate of knowledge to invite richer and bett...
---Affliction of a Knife---
I am a knife.
I don't destroy life all the time.
I am victim of child's misleading upbringing.
if its inferior and dark,
He will use me for his evil activities.
If its inspired and constructive,
I will become his instrument of healing.
its upto humankind,
Whether they produce surgeon, doctors or severe thiefs and robber.
What would you do for Love?
The proper answer for this question is, whatever which is possible and make sense. but as per instruction I am listing out 10 things.
2. Quality Time
P.S- First of all we have to learn to give those things to ourselves. if we don't have it for ourselves, we won't be able to truly give it to someone else.
There are many important things in life that we have to take care of. but apart from all there is one element which we can't earn back once we loose it.
To optimise our life for its highest possibility in terms of prosperity, the fundamental question which we all should figure out before anything is,
Where to allocate our time and where not to allocate it?
Everyone of us can have different answer for it based on our own priorities and natural inclination. It should be different for all because that is how we will sustain diversity in life by living life for creating different solutions in different fields. There is no general answer for all.
But I thought there should ...
Fill in the blanks Prompt
1. This year I want more FOCUS and less STIMULATIVE TENDENCIES.
2. If I had to choose one word to focus on this year, it would be WRITE, WRITE, WRITE.
3- I want to stop doing MEANINGLESS ACTIVITIES, start doing MORNING RUN and keep doing MEDITATION.
4- My greatest worry or concern this year is THE FEAR OF LOOSING PEOPLE IN QUEST OF BEING BEST IN MY WORK.
5- This year I will embrace UNCERTAINTY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE.
Today, I had a privilege to attend the live TED talk which has been organised near my town.
It was based on the theme, “Canvassing the Destiny”.
All the speakers has shared their journey of how they shape their destiny by conquering all the obstacle they have faced on journey. I loved all the insights they have offer, but there is one real life story that resonate in my heart more than anything happen in that event.
It was shared by Sandeep Talwar, who is Chief Marketing Officer at Akshaypatra Foundation which is serving 1.7 million children every single day. Which in itself is an inspiring pursuit which happen with the combination of purpose, vision and technological solutions.
Dear Pratik M,
Thank you so much for your kind letter . I appreciate it 😊
Yes we need to do more for our fellow human beings because little actions always get the greater results.
Please do encourage your other friends and readers to follow the same trend and make a difference.
Thank you and God bless
1. This year, I have learned
Micheal Jackson Dance Moves.
Empathy for different People’s viewpoints,
So many insights from best books of the past and present.
2. Next year I will change,
My habit of sleep till 8 o’clock. I want to make it a habit of 5AM.
I will install a habit of physical activities two times a day. Because my lifestyle becomes so lazy by sitting at office all day.
3. This year, I achieved,
My reading and writing goals.
I advanced further in my social skills.
I have learn to enter into flow state.
4. The next year I will achieve,
Whatever the best opportunity possible based on my multidisciplinary thoughts.
5. During New Year’s Eve, I wi...
Today, I withdraw myself from the stream of continuous activity.
Nothing to read from books,
Noting to browse from smartphone,
Nothing to write on MacBook,
No one else is around me,
Nothing to worry about,
Nothing to plan out,
Nothing to Prove, Nothing to Do.
In that nothingness, something beautiful emerged.
There is a sense of contentment within me, I observed.
There is an awareness to accept reality as it is, I felt.
There is an ability to be joyful without any external reason, I discovered.
There is strength of unconditional love, I found.
There is subtle forces governing everything around me, I noticed.
There are many richness of life I already own inside, I traced.
I am completely agree with the term, “Education for all”.
But I am totally oppose it if the sole meaning of it is academics.
We are the most educated generation ever in history. But the weapons which can wipe out human population within minutes are not created by illiterate people. It is designed by people who are most qualified. But they are working day and night to develop something that can destroy human race.
So I am in favour of character and value base education which teach them to make a life. Not just make a living by getting certain grade or consuming set of information.
I will favour the education for all when there is education system that teach to see the lif...
My concept of having role model is very broad. I have categorised it in four stream lines.
Role Model, Ideal People and Mentors and Gurus for Spiritual Growth.
In a way, I look up to collective ideas that can help me grow in wide spectrum. so I have divided various people from different countries and different fields into those four categories.
Whole list is huge and it has been designed like a artistic pamphlet. so I can't draw it here. but I am sharing major people here.
-Leonardo Da Vinci.
If time stops for me,
I will spent all those timeless moments to convince people to spend some time for themselves.
Because people are so disconnected this days from themselves. It makes them restless. We all are rushing towards everything which is attractive. But in that quest, we are emphasising the world more than ourselves. We forgot to accept ourselves as we are with all our flaws and be in love with it. Infant we became the beggars of it. We seek it from someone else. That’s how we are conditioned by mass media and commercials. You need external tools for everything.
As a great thinker said it rightly,
Majority of men’s problem will be solve if he learn to sit with hims...
When We were child,
Life was cheerful fantasy.
When we grew teens,
Life was energetic phenomenon.
When we becomes young,
Life is ambitious journey.
When we got married,
Life is ride of romance.
When we becomes parents,
Life is precious responsibility.
When we become old,
Life is health dichotomy.
When we are on deathbed,
We finally realise the truth.
Life gave us all its vibrant colours of experience,
But we failed to explore it deeply due to our deceased perceptions.
1. What’s your favourite book to cheer you up when you are sad?
-There may be very few occasions in my life right now when I find myself surrounded by sadness (Almost 0.1%). But If at all I find myself into it, I will select “Chicken Soup for the Soul” to read during those periods of time. Inspiring true stories from all walks of life.
2. What’s your favourite book which you re-read every year?
-It would be same as Steve jobs list. I re read “Autobiography of Yogi”. Its book of spirituality which enhance my awareness about self actualisation.
3. What’s your favourite book that help you escape your problems?
-I won’t escape my problem. Instead I read the causes of my problems deeply ...
Three children were playing on the seashore.
One is playing with the waves of the sea without any rule or framework or any type of comparison mindset.
Another is busy watching others. What they are doing, how they are doing it. And try to imitate it without thinking why they are doing it and why he should follow it.
The first one is teacher of surfing on waves. For him serving on waves is not profession but its life for him. He find himself excelled and elevated on fierce waves. Everything outside of sea is mundane for him, its just monotony. He find himself lost everywhere in the world except surfing.
He live his life the way it meant to be and meanwhile earn some money by teaching his...
What is Love Prompt,
Love has no fix equation to fit in.
It’s a boundless infinity you are trying to decorate inside a tiny room of your intellect.
It’s far beyond intelligence to deeply understand it. One must have to have complete involvement of his being to know what it actually is. Once he learn to completely involve into it, he will realise there is not two there is only one union which is manifested in two separate organisms. It’s visible different and separate on a physical manifestations. But on a subtle existence of being, its the fragments of same union.
Rest of other is nothing but a feel good fantasy which fades away with time and reason.
Where there is "You" and "M...
My note to the stranger in the world,
This is the essence of hundreds of books I have read and crux of all my insights.
It’s three simple rule.
1- Don’t try to be something that you are not.
2- Don’t try to impress the people you don’t like.
3- Don’t try to control the things which aren’t under your control.
I have met all the old age people with, “Wish List”
I wish I did that ... I wish... I wish...
All they have is list of what they didn’t do which was possible. And going to die with regrets of not living the life of choice. All they did is they live by chance time to time. Use that 3 tools to optimise your regret minimisation possibilities.
As a part of Lettrs Staff Writing Prompt, I am writing thanking letter to one person here on lettrs.
First of all, there are countless people here on letter for whom I should write thank you letter. For all those who have been with me on the journey of lettrs from years. but if I have to choose one person apart from all, it should be Sagarika PO#328471.
Here's the reason why I have chosen her among all others.
I am the kind of person who read books on varied range of topics and ponder over it all day. in fact that's the only thing I do in my life. my quest for understanding this phenomenon called creation is never ending process.
But in that quest I find myself so different and sepa...
If I would receive 1 million to spend on the welfare of the world, I would plan it this way.
First of all I would learn investing through which that capital can generate regular interval income. For that I would spend lot of time learning investment philosophy of warren buffet and Charlie munger, The duo who run biggest conglomerate on the planet. If I would be able to generate 15% return per annum. It would be roughly 15k per month,
This would be the first fundamental decision I would take.
Now, to solve a real world problem, we have to understand the Cause and effect phenomenon deeply. For every problem to occur, there are numerous unknown factors which has pl...