Peaceful mind peaceful life

Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life

In today’s life style which has become very fast, busy with all kind of noise. That noise then takes away your peace. Do you often feel pressed on,  distressed, unsatisfied, pulled on to unnecessary things, pushed into unwanted situations, compressed, unfocused or twisted? That’s what actually stress does to us. It twists our way of life and our view of life. We don’t always make the right and sound calls when we’re under stressed and weary. We all know that our current state of life style is not always conducive to peaceful living and existence.  False ego, cruelty, revenge, anger, grudge, resentment, and guilt are often at the core of our daily actions, and for many people, this has become the norm. Our society, in general, can dictate to us that we have to be hyperactive, hypocrite, compassionless, greedy, emotionless beings in order to test the success in life, and we then often forget about the peaceful, kindness, being real, honest, loving components in our daily lives that really matter. Most importantly the first step towards a more peaceful existence is simply being aware of the change you want to create. When we are aware and present to how we’d like to be, that is when we are able to truly distinct at our ideals. 

Take a look at the following steps towards peaceful living and notice what you can incorporate for your well-being and for the peace and happiness of those around you.

Inner-reengineering through self-introspection. Looking inward inside you is one of the best re-engineering ones can do to achieve outer peace. Those turbulent waves are only on the surface. But Deep down within you, the essence of who you actually are is calm and serene. Practicing daily meditation and being in alignment with one’s true soul will build a solid foundation for peacefulness. Sit in the silence and deep breathe and notice what you become aware of. Your inner voice will guide you in your life. Take some time out from your busy schedule to really understand the peaceful life you are meant to be living.

Being compassionate in your decision reflects lot about you. The compassionate decision says a lot about you, it says you are aware of others and think about other’s situation. Compassion is kind of good understanding you develop for others. Having Compassion will stop you to bad things, stop you to do harm to others and in return you attain peace. 

Forgive others who hurt you in the past. There is no point in holding bad feelings. There is no need to have intense desire to take revenge. Just let it go and you carry on with doing good things in life. 

Developing love and kindness to all beings is a good way towards a more peaceful world. Be aware of one thing, remember to treat others as you would like to be treated. What you put out in the world, one day you will receive in your own life. Be the change you want in others and set an example. 

Allow it to happen what is in this moment. Consistently having a strong desire that your life was different or in such a way, actually in some way promotes unease, iteration, and distress. Be willing to see the lessons of your life in the now and not focus on the “what if’s kind of conditions”. 

Make peace with your disturbing past to live in present but peacefully.

Don’t find excuses as a reason for frequent failures. You must let life flow naturally with right patience and the right spirit. We should stop pushing for the change instead, we let go of our expectations and allow it to unfold freely.

Don’t live in you constantly comparing yourself to others.

Time heals everything. Have patience. Give the time, let it unfold naturally. 

  • If you’re feeling depressed you’re living in the past.
  • If you feeling anxious, you’re unnecessarily worrying too much about future.
  • If you are at the peace then you are living the present.

Nurture your soul in a good way

And

Refresh your good spirit in you. 

Cyber security for the common man

Cyber security for the common man

Nowadays we see almost everyone’s  presence virtually online in the digital world. That online presence can be in the form of your Facebook profile, Facebook photo album, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, various email accounts, banks accounts and at many more online places you have never imaged of yet. If those data compromised and used unethically by rogue elements, it can hurt you financially, emotionally, socially and your identity can be impacted. Once your demographic information such as legal name, birth date, social security number, Adhar card, address and zip (address pin code) go in the wrong hand, then you have to worry more and can give you a sleepless night. Such compromised information can be used against you to harm in many ways. 

The cyber threat is advancing quicker and faster than we can keep up with it. The threat changes rapidly than our idea of the risk. In today’s world hackers are attacking the web sites of all major banking & financial institutions, government agencies and other important places to gain unauthorized access to publics’ sensitive data. By sitting in any remote corner of the world with help of internet, unethical hackers are launching cyber war/attack on these institutions/agencies which are a bloodless war but can have a big impact on the government and on the citizens. Cyber war is happening almost every day. 

Cyber security tips by US CERT (United states, Computer Emergency Readiness Team)

Attacks and Threats:

Tips for safe email and online communication.

Tips for General Security

Tips for Mobile Devices

Tips for online Privacy

Tips on SafeOnlinee Browsing

Tips for Software and Applications

An opposition, a pulse of democracy

An opposition, a pulse of a democracy

We all like to live in a democractic country and wants our choice of political party to rule the democratic country again and again. The root causes of the bitterness, anger, and resentment between the ruling party and the opposition are quite natural and obvious. But in any democratic system, the role of the opposition is very crucial for the survival of democracy. If opposition party is not strong enough to point out and raise short comings of ruling government, the government can get a free ride to implement whatever and anything they want. In working democracy, the opposition party represents the pain point of the citizens. Those pain points should be raised in parliament and discuss the solution to eliminate or minimize the pain. In any democratic system failure of the opposition to bring up important points can be disastrous. 

The Opposition’s most important role is to question the policies, administration style and functioning of the government of the day and if needed hold them thoroughly accountable to the public. The opposition should challenge the policies of government to protect the basic rights, safety, protection of the people. The same opposition must also see that government is not misusing the power against the citizens. 

Any government is accountable for their way of functioning and should remain answerable all the times. The stronger and smarter opposition ensure that these are done rightly all the times. The good opposition should put a spotlight on daily issues of the public and make sure those are taken care and resolved on time.

Opposition party should also see that the current government is taking care of people from all part of the society irrespective of peoples’ religion, race, and caste. The real progress and welfare of the people are well taken care of. 

If Parliament is often disrupted by opposition party then it is a failure of opposition. The real functioning of opposition party should be constructive and must debate all the issues in the parliament but not on the street. 

Time to time you will see, the People in a democratic country will get uneasy and upset at their leaders and their governments; it’s bound to happen, no matter what form of government we have or who is ruling the country.  In other words, democracy has a unique strength and ability to take the criticism, protest, and dissatisfaction and turn those negative reaction and feelings towards positive behavior.

The health of any matured democracy doesn’t rest on the current state of the economy, or the approval ratings of the Government, or even on the amount of money being dumped into political canvassing. It rests on the true fairness of a system that gives everyone a real voice and gives equal weight to each and every citizens’ vote.

  • Stronger opposition, 
  • Healthy opposition,
  • Positive attitude of opposition, 
  • Strengthen the democracy.

The World suffers a lot, less from the violence of bad people but more from the silence of good people.

Path of Acceptance

Unconditional Acceptance in life

All negativity is caused by the accumulation of continuous denial of real facts of life and trying to control something on which you do not have any real power. Acceptance of reality is a real key to stop suffering from intangible emotional pain. People who live in continual denial create suffering for themselves by not accepting the reality. Life is a journey, it never stops teaching you. We too have to be aware that during this journey of life many thing changes, some changes as per our wish and some change against our expectations. So acknowledging the real change is allowing it to happen naturally when it unfolds; instead of approaching that change from a place of continuous denial and resistance.

Often times we have seen people are trying to change something which is impossible or trying to find the solution for the impossible or going after something which is impossible. It is most probably something for which you no need to find a solution for or go after for, rather it is a real truth to be accepted.

But our relationship to change can be either better or worse. We can use change well or we can be mystifying and distressed by a change. We can grow or disappear. The choice is yours. 

Believe it or not, acceptance, tolerance, forgiving and then forgetting someone’s mistake, practicing compassion in our daily living are life altering lessons. 

Accept the reality of life, more earlier you realize this, more early you will attain peace and satisfaction. So whatever the present moments is there to offer, accept it and work with it; not against it. This will have an extraordinarily incredible impact on transforming your life in a good way.

Acceptance doesn’t necessarily mean that we agree with everything happening around us or that we believe it must continue. Also, it’s not the same as our helplessness. Acceptance is also not about accepting our weakness but turning that into the strength instead of surrendering to weakness. Acceptance doesn’t mean you disapprove the situation, it also doesn’t mean you are giving up or being unresisting. 

Once you learn and master the real Art of Accepting the things for which the way they are, life gets easier and happier. Acceptance opens up choices and then choose to act accordingly. 

People often resist and try to stop the change, resist the condition, resist the situation and then it becomes your behavior; instead, accept the change, condition, and situation then move on. Instead of resisting the change, allow change to unfold naturally and try to understand what’s really transforming and why. Don’t manipulate the things according to your convenience and need but accept it in its real form. What you deny and ignore in daily living, you delay many things but if you accept and go with it, you win.

However, circumstances will not really turn out the way you want them to be; and it’s perfectly all ok. In fact hugging and accepting the situation can help you deal with the change effectively. So why not make the necessary shifts in your life to welcome and embrace the change, and help you move forward after that.

Don’t make yourself senseless to trials and challenges and also you will not gain anything if you escape from pain and difficulties so why live in denial, hence accept it and move on to achieve success. 

  • Time does not heal everything.
  • But
  • Acceptance after the realization of most situation can heal everything.

Happiness can exist only in acceptance; not in denial.

The change is inevitable so use it for your progress but certainly, for that, you have to

  • embrace it,
  • acknowledge it,
  • accept it
  • and allow it to unfold naturally.

Cyber Smartness

Cybersecurity for individuals.

Believe it or not, we need to be more concern from defending ourselves of the cyber world than from conventional crime. The cyber crime can harm you more badly than you have ever imagined. As the use of computer technologies becomes more and more deeply and broadly integrated into our daily lives, we then become more and more dependent on it. But this dependency can then makes us more vulnerable if technology can not protect our sensitive information.

Our day to day life, economic and financial exuberance, and national security depend on a stable, secure, safe, and strong cyberspace.

Cyberspace and its underlying systems and infrastructure are vulnerable to a broad range of risk coming from both physical and online cyber threats. Sophisticated and motivated cyber hackers, actors and nation-states exploit vulnerabilities to gain unauthorized access to both information and money and are seriously developing capabilities to disrupt, stop, destroy, or threaten the delivery of essential daily services.

A broad range of traditional and conventional crimes are now being carried out through cyberspace. This surprisingly includes creation and spreading of child pornography and child exploitation conspiracies, banking and financial fraud, intellectual property violations, and many other crimes, all of which have substantial human and monetary consequences. Our lack of basic computer knowledge and real sensitivity towards the awareness of the importance of protecting ourselves in the vulnerable cyber world is more critical.

Digital Cyber world is particularly difficult to secure due to a many variable and number of factors. The unethical hackers and ability of vicious actors to operate from anywhere in the world can create limitations for law enforcement agencies to catch them and punish them.

Most critical functions, systems, and infrastructure are now managed and integrated through internet and computer systems but at the same time they pose threat from advanced and sophisticated attack and intrusion from these rouge elements and that is the serious risk.

That is why protecting the sensitive information has become a critical job for a government as well as of the institutions. That’s why cyber security is shared the responsibility of everyone. We each have to do our part to keep the internet safe and secure. Hence we all have to collectively take simple steps every day. So at the same time, we too have to do diligence to take care of our own critical information. We too have to secure our home network, wi-fi, routers, home computers so we can avoid such intrusion in our information. We too have to keep our password very strong and keep changing it at a certain interval. We too have to keep anti-virus suite on the computer on and always keep it on real time protection. Set alerts and notification on your bank accounts, credit card(s) account(s) and in other financial accounts, so any suspicious transactions can be notified to avoid any financial loss to you.

Cybersecurity problems are everywhere i.e. It can be in your smartphone, laptop, home network, TV, GPS, power grid, dam, airports, websites, bank accounts, Cars, home security systems etc. Lately, since couple of years, hackers are more active and attacking various important system with more sophistication over and over again. If we are not prepared to defend then our future is worrisome.

Before you connect, post and share anything on the internet,

  • Slow down,
  • Think

And Then 

  • Connect online.

Political Jungle

Political Jungle

When to talk or not talk about Politics!

Where to talk or not talk about Politics!

It does’t matter whether you have election in near future or not, interestingly nothing invites a debate quite like politics. Sometimes keeping your opinion to just yourself is difficult. People like to talk about politics in small gathering, party or during extended family dinner and among work place friends. Initially it seems like interesting but when people in the gathering are from two opposite parties, then your political discussion can turn into heated debate and that is when it turns ugly. If it continues to be an ugly then that debate can become heated argument, which can spoil the mood of the party and can spoil your friendship going forward. So why do all these ? I think we should not start or participate in such debate if we are not ready to respect each other’s political preferences and affiliation. So be cautious next time you start such chatter. We should also understand the surrounding before we start such debate because there are such time when it is not appropriate, for example if gathering is of sad purpose (Funeral), job interview and in the religious places.

Political discussions are always one hundred percent biased. Such discussions are not performed with open mind. Person in the discussion are not ready to yield to other person’s good reasoning if it does not belongs to his preference of political party. 

Bringing up political issue is like throwing a dead cat in the room. You don’t know who in that room has what political point of view. So if you’re bringing up politics – and the strong point of views that other people may not agree with – higher chances are, those in your company might not like it and going forward feel uneasy in the discussion which can further increases the distance among you.

We should sense the situation before we start such political discussion, if needed we should not go into or start such thing. We should also understand during such debate, the fine line between discussion and arguments. At the end of the discussion or debate both parties are ok but at the end of arguments no one is happy. So why argue?

Unless you already know you’re speaking with a close friend, or with someone who you know shares your beliefs, it’s often best to walk/talk carefully, and in many social settings, just avoid such topic.

It is better to avoid such kind of discussion and for the good reason just either use the diversion approach, to just change the subject or use the direct approach to gently request other person to just stop the uneasy discussion. 

Sometimes, even when you try to stop the conversation, there’s that person who just won’t drop/leave the subject then you can say that you have not yet decided or evaluated the candidate hence you are undecided, so you cannot contribute anything to this political discussion. 

On the very positive side of another approach is to change the subject matter to something the other person really cares about. Asking them about something they’re really passionate about besides the interest of politics will help you to end the debate without any verbal hurt/wounds. 

If needed do your homework or research your subject and keep yourself informed before you open your mouth. Daily reading of the news papers and staying up to date on current events, so you’re able to back it up what you’re saying with concrete facts. This will justify why your view align in a certain way. I believe, this kind of approach not only will help you put your justifications and facts on the table, but to some extent it will help the conversation turn to a more meaningful and productive one. This way it is going to encourage more of a factual and intellectual conversation, instead of just a war of opinions and counter-opinions.

But whatever it maybe, perhaps talking about politics can be sometimes uncomfortable and dicey, but it’s also important for staying informed and keeping the pulse of democratic process alive. In fact in this civilized society, frank conversation about politics is really vital component of any democracy, but it’s got to be healthy, meaningful, respectful, courteous and civil. Beyond all this, don’t just discuss or argue on politics, if you don’t vote in the general election rightly, otherwise you will have to do this kind of political discussions very often.

To keep the spirit of democracy alive, participation in voting by each civilized citizens are key to the success of any democracy. Walk your own talk by casting your vote to most deserving candidate who is important for your state and country. 

Believe it or not, most democracy fail because bad politicians are the one elected by good citizens who don’t vote in democracy.

The imperfectly perfect!

The imperfectly perfect!

The Perfection in imperfection……! 

The perfectionists are generally the people who refuse to accept just any standard but nothing short of perfection in everything they do or imagine. Whether it’s in the arts, research in science, or doing the business, extraordinary achievers rarely rely on their own expertise alone. They also devote and dedicate themselves fully–and even excessively/obsessively–to the quality. This kind of perfection attitude people are having is due to their fear of making mistakes and hence driven by fear of failures in daily living. This kind of attitude help and motivate these people to exceed and achieve the things many can’t. 

Very often we must have observed that the intense desire to be perfect entrap and hinders many people and imprisons them with implacable pressure/strains often creating mayhem in their relationships. This is a very interesting and curious thing, given that many people often believe seeking perfection is a good thing. Like many day-to-day operating assumptions and beliefs in our usual culture, when we take a close look, they may make little sense.

As human beings, we often chase hypothetical, imagined static states of perfection.  We do so when we are searching for the perfect house, job, friend, or lover. The problem, of course, is that perfection doesn’t exist in a static state.  Because life is a continual journey, constantly evolving and ever changing. What is here today is not exactly going to be the same tomorrow. That perfect house, job, friend, or lover will eventually fade to a state of imperfection anytime due to any unforeseen reasons.   Thus, the closest we can get to the perfection is the experience itself – the snapshot of a single moment held forever in our minds – never evolving, never growing.

In it’s the real truth, the idea or conviction of perfect or imperfect are simply our own imaginary construction of mind and have no actual basis other than thought which has created them.So rather than chasing an imaginary perfection, let’s  start chasing life by flipping past the imperfections found on the cover of every entity we encounter and into the blank pages of possibility waiting beneath the cover that will eventually tell the story of our lives.

Individuals in reality, who often seek perfection are more sensitive to the judgments of their surrounding by others. In fact, these judgments are most often imaginary. 

With a little patience and an open mind, over time, I bet that imperfect house evolves into a comfortable home.  That imperfect job evolves into a rewarding career.  That imperfect friend evolves into a steady shoulder to lean on.  And that imperfect lover evolves into a reliable lifelong companion.

We don’t often hear about psychological or emotional maturity. It includes our own awareness, self-discipline, duty, correlations, honesty, and integrity. Psychological or emotional maturity requires our own ability to willingly shift our perspective and to have an adaptive healthy self-esteem. These qualities can only be cultivated through our inner quest for self-knowledge.

We should have a right knowledge of developing from inside rather than developing or fixing ourselves from outside. Envision spending even a little bit of more time, self-energy and spending money on learning new good skills, gaining insights, strengthening and improving our own inner landscape. Just Imagine and think about how we’d deepen and expand our experience of life! Imagine if we cultivated a profound and a deep sense of our understanding and acceptance of ourselves and others just the way we are. If our efforts were focused more upon our reengineering of inner connection, we might be able to celebrate all aspects of our life….the inner and the real and the higher life.

Perfect people aren’t real and the real people aren’t perfect.

We are born to be real hence strive for continuous progress but not the Perfection. Striving for excellence motivates you but striving for perfection demoralize you. 

The perfection is an illusion!

The Luck

Where is “The Luck”?

Interestingly, everyone you meet will have one thing in common in their desire ever and that is, we all want to have better and improved luck than yesterday, isn’t it?  You will find many who are saying they are not lucky enough or no luck at all.

  • Why one has more wealth than others?
  • Why one sick and other is healthy?
  • Why is one making more money than others?
  • Why one doing great in the stock market but not others?
  • Why one is doing better in business but others are not? Why one is having a bigger house and other is not?
  • Why one is more successful and others are not?

The most common answer you will find is, they all have better luck! Also for some people, good luck comes naturally. For some people, good luck comes only after intense hard work along with smart work. For some people, they have everything to be successful but luck is not on their side. What to do? There is no simple formula or magical key to open the door of luck on your side.

But we can do certain things to prepare ourselves and be ready when an opportunity comes our way and we are prepared to get some luck on our side.

Be positive:

Staying positive and thinking positive creates a positive vibration which can be one of the ingredients of being lucky. Being reasonably optimistic can help you relieve your stress which can bring peace. A peaceful person has more clarity about life to make decisions to be more successful. Have a clear objective of your goals.  But on other hand people with a negative attitude can not think constructive and see the problem in everything they do, so how come luck can be on their side.

Positive imagination:

Surround yourself with positive minds of people and see the ripple effect of positivity in your imaginations. Positive imagination can help make big plans and give you the energy to create something to move forward. When you step forward, you can meet your luck.

Do good Karma:

Believe in good karma, what goes around comes around, in other words, do good to others, it will bring back goodness to you in some form. When something starts happening well and good then it is called luck.

Turn to the God and be spiritual:

When nothing works in your favor then turning only towards God is one reactive thing do but remembering God every day is impactful. As a ritual of praying before you do anything can also bring blessing from the God. Requesting God to give you the strength you need to do your job, skill to perform your task and guidance to make sound decisions are all that you can request the kind of help you want from the God. Once you start getting the mercy of the God, these are nothing but the signs of better luck.

Work Hard & work smart but quietly:

Many times situation demands just working hard but with smartness and leave rest of the things to the natural course. Let your success makes all the noise, not you.

Right knowledge:

Smartness comes from having right knowledge at right time and using the knowledge at suitable time & place. Make sure just to have knowledge but not the ego of the knowledge.

Above all are the required ingredients of success and can bring luck as long as you have the right attitude, ethics, kindness, health, empathy and with a right balance of emotional intelligence. Have clear purpose of life. No one is perfect so accept the imperfect things and keep on improving from your life lessons.

Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.

75 reasons of unhappiness!

75 reasons of unhappiness!

  1. Very high and unrealistic expectations.
  2. Fear of failures.
  3. Afraid of the result from past Karma.
  4. Still continuing the bad Karma.
  5. Unethical practice of life.
  6. Holding grudges too long.
  7. Allowing jealousy in a relationship.
  8. Having too much greed.
  9. Having less patience.
  10. Not living a healthy life.
  11. Not eating healthy.
  12. Having less compassion.
  13. Almost less faith or no faith in the God you believe.
  14. Living over reactive lifestyle.
  15. Worrying unnecessarily.
  16. Comparing yourself frequently with others around you.
  17. No good goals.
  18. Not realizing your own strength.
  19. No right focus in life.
  20. Giving up too easily and too quickly.
  21. Not optimistic enough.
  22. No energy with laziness.
  23. Doing same repeated mistakes. Not learning from your own mistakes.
  24. Not learning from others mistakes.
  25. seeking happiness outside in material life.
  26. Not looking inward for the reality of life.
  27. Living in the illusion of life.
  28. Loneliness.
  29. Not giving quality time to family.
  30. Working too hard too long.
  31. Working less smartly.
  32. Staying in the company of wrong or unhappy people.
  33. Living too much in past.
  34. Not living present time.
  35. Afraid of financial insecurity.
  36. Spending too much.
  37. No proper financial planning.
  38. In financial debt.
  39. Not valuing your family relation.
  40. Time management problem.
  41. Too busy doing nothing.
  42. Not able to see the opportunity in time.
  43. Hate your job.
  44. Use too many excuses.
  45. Cruel person.
  46. Use of less gratitude.
  47. No or less spiritual person.
  48. Have less confidence.
  49. Caring too much about what others will say about you.
  50. Taking too many risks.
  51. No calculated risk taking ability.
  52. No time to relax.
  53. No time to self-introspect.
  54. No money saving habit.
  55. Spending more than you earn.
  56. No clarity in thinking.
  57. No simplicity.
  58. No priority checks.
  59. Too many choices. Not able to make choice.
  60. Too much money to manage and don’t know the right use of the money.
  61. Earned too much easy money.
  62. Overthinking and over analyzing the situations.
  63. Sense gratification.
  64. Self-defeating thinking.
  65. Negative attitude.
  66. Negative thoughts.
  67. Negative assumptions.
  68. Always feel dissatisfied even though all is well.
  69. Struggle to bounce back during challenges of life.
  70. Complain too much.
  71. Earning money by doing wrong things.
  72. Not able to enjoy the life in less.
  73. Who don’t count the blessings!
  74. Who don’t have a good sense of humor!
  75. A person who just stays at one place and don’t take a good step forward.

 

 

Loneliness reassessed

Loneliness reassessed 

Believe it or not, you will find the different stages/level or different kind of loneliness during the life. Loneliness is painful. Loneliness is not just about being lonely or having too fewer friends but it is sometimes just a state of mind or thought process of having less than others or lack of something in the lives or being less perfect. But no matter, whatever form it is if the loneliness comes; we need to defeat it and escape from it. 

Loneliness varies from one situation to other and sometimes it is just plain subjective. It also varies from person to person based on individual tolerance level to the situation. 

The reality is, more you feel lonely, the more you feel incompetent and good-for-nothing, then the more you quit believing anyone will ever like or love you, the more you go towards isolation. With that belief of potential rejection or desertion, the lonely person is unable to put their best foot forward with required confidence in any given situation. Hence, quickly loneliness feeds onto itself.

Often times some friends, colleague, relatives are just jealous of your lifestyle and the only way they revenge is by trying to isolate you in social settings. Whoever can not handle that isolation mentally or emotionally, then slowly go towards self-imposed loneliness. 

Sometimes other friends with whom you were hanging out are not having a problem with you but they themselves are feeling loneliness and are not only disconnected from you but from rest of the world. Give them benefits of this kind of situation in their life and reaching out to them can help you both from misunderstanding. 

Find a middle ground to your loneliness. It is highly possible that the same friends or relatives who used to like your company in the past, may continue to like your company in the present time as well but either of you maybe too busy with other priorities in life and are being not in touch lately. If someone is out of touch with you is nothing to do with you. It may be possible that it is their own busy lives, their own competing priorities, stresses/problems or opportunities that led to the “disconnect” between you. So reconnecting can bring that joy back. 

No matter what it is, 

  • Don’t fear rejection.
  • Don’t fear isolation.
  • Don’t fear to bully.

Instead….

  • Stay positive.
  • Stay ethical.
  • Stay focused.
  • Stay connected.
  • Keep patience
  • Keep peace.
  • Fight insecurity.
  • Fight prolonged outburst of seclusion. 
  • Love yourself.
  • Remove and fix negative view of yourself if any. 
  • Keep your old friends but try to make some new friends too.

Life is too short to waste on suffering from core problems like loneliness and rejection. Instead, Open up, take a chance, take a calculated risk and access the hidden but good part of you that deserves true and loving companions. Heal your wounds. Learn to love yourself and people around you and eliminate that loneliness from your valuable and lovely life!

The tendency of unhappiness

The tendency of unhappiness in people

In our daily living, the happiness is something we all strive to achieve. People who are not able to handle life situations very well then make their life difficult. Sometimes the inability to come out of various problems gives setback and sadness, these can pull you towards the darkness of unhappy life. Most importantly the real unhappiness is nothing but our decision to how we choose to live our lives.

People with average or above average happiness do not complain much in their lives and those people also do not use frequent excuses for their failures/problems. Instead, these people take their problems as a challenge and move forward to convert those challenges into the success. 

On the other side, constant complainers always look for a way to find the problem even in good situations and spread the negative vibrations around them. 

Happiness is something we all have inside us so we have to discover that inward instead of looking outward in material life. Hence don’t get trapped into an illusion of life but actual happiness comes from an understanding of the reality of life.

We are the architect of our own personality and our image. We all have various types of circumstances good-bad, happy moments – bad moments, like-unlike, favorable-unfavorable, desired-undesired but whatever these situations are, they are ours, either we cherish them or face them. These are either end result of our good work or consequence of bad or sometimes it is just a plain bad luck. Accept these and find a solution to the problem or enjoy the moments of good results of your hard work. 

Fear of failure, fear of not able to achieve the unrealistic desire. Constant worrying about the future keeps you unhappy.

Feeling good and happy are the right we all deserve but making it good is our responsibility, no one else does it for you so why not accept the challenge and make it good/happy.

Believe it or not, no one in this world has everything they want. There is always something lacking in our lives. Why not understand these differences and true reality of life?  Take center stage in your life…..in the right way….and live a positive life.

In other words, happy people focus on what they have, and unhappy people focus on what’s lacking/missing. Don’t undervalue what you have and overvalue what other’s have. Everyone is unique.

  • Don’t regret your past.
  • Don’t live in the past.
  • Don’t daydream or worry about future.

Instead, learn from your past and use it as guidance to improve and live in present, so your future self will automatically love you for the good fruits. While exercising the full potential of God given strength, ability, a gift of expertise, make your God-given existence more empowered and meaningfully happier.

  • Don’t expand your fear.
  • Don’t expand your negativity.
  • Don’t expand your grudges.
  • Don’t expand your jealousy.
  • Don’t expand your cruelty.
  • Don’t expand your bad.
  • Don’t expand your problems.
  • Don’t expand your unhappiness.

Instead, expand your positivity and success.

Change your focus. Redefine your priorities positively and enjoy the different results!……..a true happiness from re-engineering of inner engineering.

Fear, worry and anxiety

Control your life with God, before life controls you.

Remember those time in your life, when you felt helpless, lost, sad, fear of failures and had no idea of how to move forward. The reality of life is at some point or other, we all go through that struggle.

There are so many types of failures and fears. Fear of failure, fear of insecurity, fear of not able to do the things you want, fear of past karma and so on. Worry does nothing but steals your joy. It makes absolutely no sense to worry about the things in our life on which we have no control over. All these anxiety, worry, fear…can conquer us with a darkness and cover with thick shadow then start controlling our every moves and decision. If you continue to live this way then you will go towards darkness.

There are so many things going around us, today I see there are more crazy things going around than good things. There are so many crazy things like war, civil war, violence, hate crime, discriminations, crime, terrorism, financial insecurity, unemployment, complex incurable diseases and much more. We fear and worry for our future and our kids’ future and our own safety..this list is long and can go on and on. There are very few good things happening around us, isn’t it? At the same time, we spend our most of the valuable time on the things which even never ever happened and not yet experienced those things. We spend our time in so many “what if….then….else” kind of conditional thoughts. We then end up spending our life under the heavy weight of all these false worries and unnecessary fear. 

To overcome all these unnecessary worries and fear in life, 

  • We should turn towards spirituality, the real world of God. 
  • Read the books on spirituality. 
  • Listen to religious discourses. It works as mind scrubber and good thought provoking.
  • Develop profound faith in God. 
  • Do regular prayers. 
  • Do some humanity work regularly. 
  • Do some charity. 
  • Do something good for the environment and the nature around you.
  • Do some animal welfare. 
  • Be compassionate.
  • Use more grace-filled words.
  • Manifest love in life.
  • Believe in good karma and practice in daily living.
  • Stay away from negativity and focus only on positive.

Understand that there are many things we can try to understand but there are many we can’t understand, so don’t try to look for an answer for everything in the world/life. Instead live happily, why worry and let go the thing you can not change nor improvise, let nature take it course.

You will start walking away from the dark path. Slowly you will start experiencing positive vibes, good confidence about life, the worries which once used to control you and once it was taking you downward in its spiral of the anxious coil has started diminishing. You will start having clarity in life and ray of good hope. Your soul will start experiencing soothing effect and your spirit will calm down which will give you peace. You will improve in the decision of good and bad with precise clarity. You will tilt towards understanding the real truth of a reality of life. You will no longer dishearten and disappointed in distress.

Time to time, It is possible that you will still feel afraid but you will have right confidence and understanding to tackle those things successfully. You will no longer fear unnecessarily because your profound belief in God will give you strength, understanding, and guidance.

  • The God has purpose for your pain,
  • A reason for your struggle, 
  • A reward for your faithfulness.

So why worry, have faith in the God’s plan and don’t give up.

Remember one thing, you’re never alone, the God is with you all the time. As long as you know God is with you, it doesn’t matter who is against you.

Nothing last forever, not even your problems/troubles. Always have an attitude of looking out for the ways to turn your problems into the success and nurture your dreams. Overcoming our daily challenges are what makes each of us life meaningful.

A man asked The God that why he is being taken through water, the God replied because your enemy cannot swim. This explains itself that you don’t have to worry and fear when you know from where your help is coming from.

If the God is what you have then you have all what you need. Just think about it.

Career Cruising Skills

Fifty small but very helpful skills for the career.

The Career cruising skills.

I wish I had developed these skills earlier in my career!

Everyone focuses on primarily required skills for the job they are applying for. There are many other skills also needed to remain in the job and same soft skills are needed to progress and shine in your career. If you’re a new student then it is possible that all these soft skills are not taught in the college they just graduated from. The true value of the soft skills you will only know once you actually start working. Learning these soft skills will be one of the best investment you can do to yourself in career building. Sometimes it is about controlling the use of time which in turn give you the ability to focus or your ability to understand and share the feeling of others. Everyone is the in-charge of their thoughts, so learn to master your own thoughts and ideas.

  1. Good Listening. It avoids miscommunication.
  2. Effective communication. It delivers an impactful message. 
  3. Courteous in manner which create right tone. 
  4. Be flexible. Rapid adoption of new things in ever changing environment
  5. Learning from other’s mistakes. This is the smartest way to learn.
  6. Learning from your own mistake. People who can learn from their own mistakes can do much in life and their career.
  7. Stay away from workplace politics. 
  8. Emotional intelligence. Should be able to handle your over-reaction to any situation smartly.
  9. Appreciate both small and the big achievements.
  10. Work as per the need of the organization.
  11. Think of company’s bottom line in any big decisions.
  12. Ability to resolve misunderstanding or conflict at work.
  13. Teamwork. Ability to understand and solve problems as a team. 
  14. Make ethical choices and decisions. Develop right attitude for a work environment.
  15. Take sound decisions and sometimes bold decision ability. Help your teams and superior in taking right decisions.
  16. Stress management.
  17. Thinking and proposing good ideas.
  18. Cost management. 
  19. Critical thinking, out of the box thinking.
  20. Stay Open minded.
  21. Develop right confidence as progress.
  22. Work efficiency.
  23. Eagerness to learn something new all the time.
  24. Able to work on track for your goal
  25. Able to set measurable and smart goals.
  26. Balancing work priorities
  27. Should be able to effectively manage to multitask if needed.
  28. Work for good results.
  29. Short term and long term planning.
  30. Finance management or understanding of it.
  31. Stop complaining but find another positive way to express your concerns.
  32. Should be able to work extra hours.
  33. Value Commitments.
  34. Time management and time are precious.
  35. Right focus to do work. 
  36. Use of fewer excuses.
  37. It is ok if you don’t know everything but should know the right thing.
  38. Decent dressing sense.
  39. Soft spoken.
  40. Work and personal life balance. Give quality time to your family.
  41. Don’t just work for money but for your good passion.
  42. Learn to take responsibility for your mistake.
  43. Practice honesty at work.
  44. Understand the consequences of obsession.
  45. Don’t run away from your responsibilities.
  46. Practice punctuality.
  47. Develop empathy. Kindness in reaction and understanding.
  48. Request for help at right time. It is not a sign of weakness.
  49. Provide consistent results.
  50. Mind your own business. It is one of the most difficult and hard but once you master, it can be helpful.

Fifty Steps of Life

Fifty Steps of Life

Please read this article in its entirety. You don’t have to agree with everything said below. You may find that some of the thing agreeable and some are thought provoking.

Yes, you can disagree with it. But before you do, think about it and try it out in your life, see if it works for you and makes your life easier, simpler, better. See if make you happier than before. Then decide if you want to keep it in your life or just move on the way you want to live.

If it doesn’t then throw it out.

  1. First of all, have a profound and unshakable faith in the God in all situations.
  2. Be religious. Have a proud of your religion you practice but have respect for all other religions.
  3. Keep moving even though it is slow. Slow progress is much better than no progress. 
  4. Move in the right direction. Setting direction to your movement is better than lost in nowhere.
  5. Set the determination. It doesn’t matter how skillful you are but it is of no help if you’re not determined to do the things.
  6. Have a discipline. Even big powerful army will fail if it doesn’t have consistent discipline in the field.
  7. Have a dedication. No dedication in your work can take you nowhere. You have to give your 100% dedication to have successful results. Put your heart into it.
  8. Learn from mistakes. No one is perfect and no one can do all the things perfectly each and every time. So learning from your mistakes and keep improving should be the motto of your work.
  9. Have a patience. The Patience is one of the required ingredients, having that will give you more time to listen, learn, understand and give you consistent peace.
  10. Try to avoid using unnecessary excuses in daily living for your failures and for not able to do the things. Accept the situation rather than find the excuses.
  11. Get better with time management. More you are better with using your 24 hours a day efficiently, more you will have a good time to achieve your goals.
  12. Give quality time for your family and stand by your families in both their good and bad times, in their ups and down.
  13. Always value and be respectful to your parents and elders. That is the most important thing you can do because your kids learn from you just by watching your care/love towards your parents. What goes around, comes around, isn’t it?
  14. Be slow to anger. Anger make everything bad. So think of consequence before you get angry.
  15. Be honest. Without honesty, you can not win trust from anything.
  16. Remain simple. Real simplicity will save lots of things in life. Just being showman is all outer shell of cosmetic which after sometime falls off anyway.
  17. Remain real. Being real bring trust in any relations.
  18. Intentionally or unintentionally don’t hurt anyone in any form. Hurting someone gives deep wound. 
  19. Stay healthy. Staying healthy bring both physical and emotional fitness.
  20. Always have compassion/kindness in mind while taking/making your decisions.
  21. Be a good listener. Giving your full attention to the subject while listening will bring knowledge, understanding, clarity. 
  22. Be spiritual. Practicing spirituality will make any person and real human being.
  23. Donate your money for good cause and for the welfare of humanity.
  24. Don’t be cruel to any Animal or human being.
  25. Grow your money. Everyone wants their money to grow but growing it ethically is most important than growing it by doing all bad things.
  26. Keep your mental diet good. What goes inside your mind then comes out of your mind when situation squeezes you.
  27. Eat healthily. You are what you eat.
  28. Dress decently. Dress yourself right and decent, according to the situation will have a good impression on others.
  29. Don’t open your mouth and speak-up if you don’t know the situation very well. But you can ask right questions to develop understanding of it.
  30. Give others a chance to justify which gives him opportunity to prove innocent in any conflict situation or misunderstanding.
  31. Don’t argue but debate.
  32. Keep your knowledge up to date.
  33. Walk your own good talk.
  34. Set a good example for your family, friends, and peers. 
  35. Be a good citizen. Obey all law and order of the country you live in.
  36. Be loyal. Maintaining the loyalty towards your family, jobs, and country is the prime responsibility. 
  37. Save money. Developing the practice of saving money earlier in the life will give a good return. You need to save for your good time and bad time as well.
  38. Don’t do anything too much. The obsession of anything is a root of a future problem.
  39. Don’t be greedy. The profound desire of too much money or greed of anything will make you blind from another good thing around it. Perhaps will sometimes create temptation of unethical desire to fulfill your greed. 
  40. Say “No” to dirty politics. Don’t be part of dirty politics and don’t do dirty politics.
  41. Be Helpful. Providing help of any kind and in any form is best the vibes you can create.
  42. Smile, please. Often times just simple smile can reduce tension in any relationship. The smile is the one of the best curve you have on your look.
  43. Be mindful of the natural ecosystem. Protecting natural resources are everyone’s job.
  44. Do the things with love. If you can’t do big and great things, do small things with good intentions and great love. What goes around comes around.
  45. Forgive. Believe it or not forgiving is the greater act of kindness. Forgive and then forget; both are needed in keeping the friendship/relationship going.
  46. Take your problems or failures as challenges. It will give you strength to keep you going.
  47. Keep doing something new. It will refresh you with new challenges and give you more energy. Believe in what you doing.
  48.  Don’t hurry. There are so many things in life you will not understand in first place until it happens to you, so keep that in mind before making your opinion too early in its premature condition.
  49. Learn to communicate. You can explain anything when you have a good communication skill to target your audience.
  50. In life, all the good and great things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.

Disaster Preparedness

Emergency preparedness for any disastrous weather condition:

I was just thinking about this Hurricane season and created the following article from various sources. Hope it is useful.

Hurricanes are strong storms that cause life- and property-threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds, and tornadoes. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane.

Know the Difference in forecast model of the USA.
Hurricane Watch—Hurricane conditions are a threat within 48 hours.
Review your hurricane plans, keep informed and be ready to act if a warning
is issued.

Hurricane Warning—Hurricane conditions are expected within 36
hours. Complete your storm preparations and leave the area if directed to
do so by authorities.

What should I do?

  1. Check your disaster supplies and replace or restock as needed.
  2. Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind (bicycles, lawn furniture).
  3. Close windows, doors and hurricane shutters. If you do not have hurricane shutters, close and board up all windows and doors with plywood.
  4. Turn the refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting and keep them closed as much as possible so that food will last
    longer if the power goes out.
  5. Turn off propane tanks and unplug small appliances.
  6. Fill your car’s gas tank. Keep an extra gallon of gas in spare just in case.
  7. Talk with members of your household and create an evacuation plan. Planning and practicing your evacuation plan minimizes confusion and fear during the event.
  8. Learn about your community’s hurricane response plan. Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs as required and make plans for your pets to be cared for.
  9. Evacuate if advised by authorities. Be careful to avoid flooded roads and washed-out bridges
  10. What supplies do I need?
    Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
    Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
  11. Any special need food or drink.
  12. Keep some protein vitamin shack (ready to use bottle)
  13. Flashlight
  14. Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  15. Extra batteries
  16. First aid kit
  17. Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)
  18. Multi-purpose tool
  19. Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  20. Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  21. Cell phone with chargers
  22. Cell phone cables.
  23. Battery banks.
  24. Family and emergency contact information
  25. Extra cash
  26. Emergency blanket
  27. Map(s) of the area
  28. Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers, wipes)
  29. Tools/supplies for securing your home
  30. Extra set of car keys and house keys
  31. Extra clothing, hat, and sturdy shoes
  32. Rain gear
  33. Insect repellent and sunscreen
  34. Camera for taking photos of damage ( just in case)

Important Red-cross link

Redcross checklist

EXCUSES, a pretext of failures

Use of EXCUSES, a pretext of failures:

People who find Happiness most of the times are the ones, who don’t make often excuses. They have a different attitude if it’s broken they fix it……., if it is wrong they make it right. Frequent use of excuses change nothing but make that person just only feel better for that moment!

Don’t expect good results from the excuses.  Success & excuses don’t go together… in other words, if you want excuses, forget the real success but if you want success, do not give excuses!!! It is difficult to find anybody is ever impressed with how good your excuses are, isn’t it! I think the use of too many excuses in everyday life works as Nails which build the house of failures.

You open the door to real Success, the day, you become stronger than your excuses and your Dreams have become greater than your Excuses….you made the right change.

Surround Effect

Surround Effect

With what is your child living or surrounded with?

The human brain is an incredibly dynamic organ of our system that responds to our surroundings, mental patterns and habits.

  • If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn. 
  • If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight. 
  • If a child lives with fear, he learns to be apprehensive. 
  • If a child lives with pity, he learns to feel sorry for himself. 
  • If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
  • If a child lives with jealousy, he learns what envy is. 
  • If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty. 
  • If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident. 
  • If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient. 
  • If a child lives with praise, he learns to be appreciative. 
  • If a child lives with acceptance, he learns to love. 
  • If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
  • If a child lives with recognition, he learns that it is good to have a goal. 
  • If a child lives with sharing, he learns about generosity. 
  • If a child lives with honesty and fairness, he learns what truth and justice are. 
  • If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith in himself and in those about him. 
  • If a child lives with friendliness, he learns that the world is a nice place in which to live. 
  • If you live with serenity, your child will live with peace of mind.

Above all, most importantly, 

if you and your family practice religious principles,

then

You will learn all good things and stay away from bad things in life. 

Your association matters hence stay within a good circle of devotees and friends to have a profound effect on your quality of daily living.

The studies have found that people who expressed that spirituality or religion was important to them in their daily living had significantly thicker cerebral cortices—a part of the brain rich in highly active neural networks responsible for sensory perception, language and emotion processing—than those who did not.

What is not surprising is that these factors also apply to adults. Spouses, and other adults within teams and organizations. While you are looking out for your children you may also want to watch out and care for your partner and others with whom you have to interact.

Financial literacy-II

Financial literacy-II

 

The most important feature for an investor is nothing but is his own temperament, not the actual intellect.

Yes, you need a real temperament that neither give you over confidence or less confidence during all the seasons of market investing, which is being with the crowd or against it. An independent thinking person with confidence in what you believe is much more important than being the smartest person in the block.

Just like anything else, your best returns come from those who wait for the better opportunities to show itself before making a commitment. Those who chase the current hot stock market usually end up losing more than they gain. Always stay current with the things going around both domestically and internationally, both in the form of current market trend and forthcoming government rules and regulation changes. Remain active in your analysis of sectors and then look for quality companies at discounted prices. Always vigilant and be patiently waiting for them to reach their discounted price before you make a move.

In general, most of us are disciplined, some are more disciplined and some are less than others. We all learn this from childhood. Same kind of discipline is required in financial management. Some learn through observation, some learn through reading, some learn from both. Interestingly the best learn through your own failure, the lesson through the hard way. But as an investor when it comes to your money, earning through your own mistake is often avoided and is not preferred.

When doing the research on stock investing, don’t make a trade until the technical and the fundamentals are right. Research on fundamentals help to find a quality stock (company) and the real technical analysis help you to determine when to make a trade (buy) and same timely technical analysis will help you with your exit point to come out of the investment. With the experience you will be able to understand, the fundamental reason that is driving the stock and technical analysis will confirm the fundamentals, then you make the move to trade either way.

Don’t behave like The Gambler. As an investor, we should always aim to put the odds in our favor with every trade. All of these can be identified through individual stock selection technical or fundamental analysis, sector-based, value based pricing, growth oriented, whatever approach which works best for a particular investor. The real point is that investors must be constantly vigilant and working toward finding and recognizing opportunities as they present themselves. After all,  you have been dealt the right cards, it’s time to take the next move

Money management cannot be put on auto-cruise control or autopilot but it is an ongoing process. The first precept is to minimize the losses on each and every opportunity. Unfortunately, investors do not have any easy way but, investors must work hard to find good opportunities. Once you have a good hand and sound judgment, it is time to decide how much money to commit to the opportunity.

Most important factor is actually knowing you. It means doing everything you can to stick to your own discipline. Everyone is tempted to get on with it to make the next trade, but if that opportunity does not fit within your measure or criteria of a good opportunity, then you must force yourself to let it pass. It is possible that while you will miss some good gains, this will also save you from some hefty losses as well. There is nothing wrong in following your discipline is essential for success as a small gambler as well as an investor. You must be extraordinarily patient in your pursuit of the right opportunities and then aggressively go after the better ones.

Financial literacy-I

Financial literacy – I

 

You enjoy the financial health outcome based on your financial behavior and financial literacy. Many times we have financial knowledge but there is an always going to be a gap if we are not going to behave according to our knowledge. Financial health is a result of sound decisions, planning, financial emotion, greed, abilities to handle both good and bad outcome, constant learning.

There is an element of ethics in personal responsibility. Your own ability to handle financial shocks from a setback. Your own ability to take a calculated risk. Planning for everything is not possible but setting the right priorities and setting the goals accordingly is more important.

  • Spend less than you make/earn.

Everyone want to buy all the luxurious things but not everyone can afford them all. Hence knowing our capacity first before we start spending the money is important. Wisely spending the money based on the priority and the need is a key to spending the money. Hence it becomes the foundation of financial health. Just forget about coming out of financial debt, if your expenses exceed the income and eat up everything you have.

  • Save reasonably good for your emergency fund.

Having really decent emergency fund is another important factor of finances.  But a definition of so-called decent varies according to your situation. Having 6-9 months of funds saved for living expenses which are set aside is a great idea. Saving money is most important and critical part of your life and developing the habit of saving more earlier in the life will pay you big later on.

  • Pay your debt and bills on time.

Not paying the loan installment, utility bills can further dent your savings. Not paying the credit bill on time can in occur various fees and can increase the interest rate on the debt.

  • Staying on track of your goals for retirement.

Many people have a plan but staying on track for your retirement savings plan is more important than anything. Setting aside money regularly based on your current circumstances and type of retirement life you want to live. All these can start when you start earning in your twenties and earlier you can start is better.

  • Avoid very high-interest debt/loan.

Good money management habits will get you lower interest rate when you need it for your car loans, home loans etc. Not managing the money right can create an extra burden on you in the form of higher than the normal interest rate on your future loans.

  • Keep your debt in control to keep you sustainable.

Keeping your home loan mortgage payment not more than 28% of your before-tax income and all the debt payments including the home loans installments should not increase more than 36%  of your income is advisable. Another benchmark is the 50/30/20 rule of a budget. Which says to keep your required payments of home loan and other must have expenditure (food, utilities, insurance, kids care etc) under 50%  of your after tax income. Then you’re left with 30% for your other wants and remaining 20 % for other debt repayment and savings. When you start experiencing that when your debt keeps you up in the night is the time you need to have serious re-look at your finance management.

  • Keep your good debt in good condition

Your home loans and student loans are one of the good debts. Home loan provides shelter to your family and at the same time value of your home increases. Similarly, student loan, help you get a good education and good education help you earn good money later on. Pay both the loans on time.

 

 

Vegetarianism and Vitamin B-12 deficiency

Vegetarianism and Vitamin B-12 deficiency

 

Vitamin B12 deficiency, a Silent Epidemic with Serious Consequences. Most of the time people who are vegetarian have very higher chances of vitamin B-12 deficiency because vegetarian diet does not have a great source for B-12 supply. B-12 is mostly found in the non-veg diet.

B12 deficiency can cause or is associated with:

  • Premature aging
  • Neurological disorders similar in presentation to multiple sclerosis
  • Brain fog, memory problems, and cognitive decline
  • Bell’s palsy, a face nerve disorder.
  • Stroke, heart disease and other vascular problems (due to elevated homocysteine)
  • Developmental or learning disabilities in children
  • Impaired immune function, autoimmune disease, and cancer
  • Male and female infertility
  • Numerous other symptoms…

A study using the more sensitive techniques found much higher rates of deficiency: 68% for vegetarians and 83% of vegans. This is especially important because B-12 depletion can take years to become clinically evident (i.e. deficiency sets in long before obvious symptoms appear), and some of the more serious effects of B12 deficiency (such as nerve damage) are irreversible.

As you can see, signs like macrocytic anemia and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy or brain fog do not appear until the final stage of B12 deficiency. By then, in the case of the neurological symptoms, it may be too late to reverse them. This makes early diagnosis crucial.

 B12 in the diet

B12 is the only vitamin that contains a trace element (cobalt), which is why it’s called cobalamin. Cobalamin is produced in the gut of animals. It’s the only vitamin we can’t obtain from plants or sunlight. Plants don’t need B12 so they don’t store it. B12 is found exclusively in animal foods, such as liver, clams, oysters, mussels, fish eggs, octopus, fish, crab and lobster, beef, lamb, cheese, and eggs.

A common myth amongst vegetarians and vegans is that it’s possible to get B12 from plant sources like seaweed, fermented soy, spirulina, and brewers yeast. But plant foods said to contain B12 actually contain B12 analogs called cobamides that block the intake of and increase the need for true B12.

This is why it’s crucial for those that abstain from animal products to understand that there are no plant sources of B12 and that all vegans and most vegetarians should supplement.

 

 

 

SUNSHINE VITAMIN

VALUABLE FACTS ABOUT NATURES BEST AND FREE VITAMIN D

This summer season, think about vitamin D when you’re catching up on summer’s sunny rays. It’s sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin in response to natural sunlight. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin in a family of compounds that includes vitamins D-1, D-2, and D-3. It can affect as many as 2,000 genes in the body. An adequate amount of Vitamin D is needed daily to support good health of your bones (to avoid soft bones and fragile bones), teeth and regulation of Calcium and Phosphorous absorption. It is considered to provide protection against many modern diseases such as Cancer, Diabetes, and Skin conditions (multiple sclerosis). So in your next Dr. appointment, make sure you talk about Vitamin D deficiency checks.
Vitamin D prevents Osteoporosis,
Depression,
Prostate cancer,
Breast cancer
and even effects –
Diabetes & Obesity.

Vitamin D is perhaps the single most *underrated nutrient* in the world of nutrition.

That’s probably because it’s free….
Your body makes it when sunlight touches your skin !!

Drug companies can’t sell you sunlight, so there’s no promotion of its health benefits.

The truth is, most people don’t know the real story on
*vitamin D and health.*
So here’s an overview is taken from an interview between Mike Adams and *Dr.Michael Holick*.

◆ 1. Vitamin D is *produced by your skin* in response to exposure to ultraviolet radiation *from natural sunlight*.
◆ 2. The healing rays of natural sunlight (that generate vitamin D in your skin) *can not penetrate glass*. So you don’t generate vitamin D when sitting in your car or home.
◆ 3. It is nearly impossible to get adequate amounts of vitamin D from your diet. *Sunlight exposure is the only reliable way* to generate vitamin D in your own body.
◆ 4. A person would have to drink *ten tall glasses* of vitamin D fortified milk each day just to get minimum levels of vitamin D into their diet.
◆ 5. The further you live from the equator, the longer exposure you need to the sun in order to generate vitamin D. Canada, the UK and most U.S. States are far from the equator.
◆ 6. People with dark skin pigmentation may need 20 – 30 times as much exposure to sunlight as fair-skinned people to generate the same amount of vitamin D.
That’s why prostate cancer is epidemic among black men — it’s a simple, but widespread, sunlight deficiency.
◆ 7. Sufficient levels of vitamin D are *crucial for calcium absorption* in your intestines. Without sufficient vitamin D, your body cannot absorb calcium, rendering calcium supplements useless.
◆ 8. Chronic vitamin D *deficiency cannot be reversed overnight*: it takes months of vitamin D supplementation and sunlight exposure to rebuild the body’s bones and nervous system.
◆ 9. Even weak *sunscreens (SPF=8) block* your body’s ability to generate vitamin D by 95%. This is how sunscreen products actually cause disease -by creating a critical vitamin deficiency in the body.
◆ 10. It is impossible to generate too much vitamin D in your body from sunlight exposure: your body will self-regulate and only generate what it needs.
◆ 11. If it hurts to press firmly on your sternum(chest/breast bone), you may be suffering from chronic vitamin D deficiency right now.
◆ 12. Vitamin D is “activated” in your body by your *kidneys and liver* before it can be used.
◆ 13. Having kidney disease or liver damage can greatly impair your body’s ability to activate circulating vitamin D.
◆ 14. The sunscreen industry doesn’t want you to know that your body actually needs sunlight exposure because that realization would mean lower sales of sunscreen products.
◆ 15. Even though vitamin D is one of the *most powerful healing chemicals in your body*, your body makes it absolutely free.

No prescription required.
Other powerful *antioxidants* with this ability include the super
fruits like Pomegranates (POM Wonderful juice), Acai, Blueberries, etc.

~ Diseases and conditions cause by vitamin D deficiency:

● Osteoporosis is commonly caused by a lack of vitamin D, which greatly impairs calcium absorption.

● Sufficient vitamin D prevents
prostate cancer,
breast cancer,
ovarian cancer,
depression,
colon cancer and
schizophrenia..

● “Rickets” is the name of a bone-wasting disease caused by vitamin D deficiency.
● Vitamin D deficiency may *exacerbate* type 2 diabetes and impair insulin production in the pancreas.
● Obesity impairs vitamin D utilization in the body, meaning obese people *need twice* as much vitamin D.
● Vitamin D is used around the world to treat *Psoriasis*(a chronic skin disease).
● Vitamin D deficiency can cause ~
schizophrenia.
● Seasonal Affective Disorder is caused by a melatonin imbalance initiated by lack of exposure to sunlight.
● Chronic vitamin D deficiency is often misdiagnosed as *fibromyalgia* because its symptoms are so similar: *muscle weakness, aches and pains*.
● Your risk of developing serious diseases like diabetes and cancer is *reduced 50% – 80%*  through simple, sensible exposure to natural *sunlight 2-3 times each week*.
● Infants who receive vitamin D supplementation (2000 units daily) have an *80% reduced risk* of developing *type 1 diabetes* over the next twenty years.

💥 Shocking Vitamin D deficiency statistics:

32% of doctors and med school students are vitamin D deficient.
40% of the U.S. population is vitamin D deficient.
42% of African American women of childbearing age are deficient in vitamin D.
48% of young girls (9-11 years old) are vitamin D deficient.
Up to 60% of all hospital patients are vitamin D deficient.
76% of pregnant mothers are severely vitamin D deficient, causing widespread vitamin D deficiencies in their unborn children, which predisposes them to type 1 diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia later in life. 81% of the children born to these mothers were deficient.
Up to 80% of nursing home patients are
vitamin D deficient❗❗

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Bhagwad Gita Sloks (verses)

Please find the the list of some important verses from Bhagwad Gita as it is. These are very useful in our daily living.

2.44

bhogaiśvarya-prasaktānāṁ
tayāpahṛta-cetasām
vyavasāyātmikā buddhiḥ
samādhau na vidhīyate

bhoga—material enjoyment; aiśvarya—opulence; prasaktānām—those who are so attached; tayā—by such things; apahṛta-cetasām—bewildered in mind; vyavasāyātmikā—fixed determination; buddhiḥ—devotional service of the Lord; samādhau—in the controlled mind; na—never; vidhīyate—does take place.

In the minds of those who are too attached to sense enjoyment and material opulence, and who are bewildered by such things, the resolute determination of devotional service to the Supreme Lord does not take place.

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2.45

trai-guṇya-viṣayā vedā
nistrai-guṇyo bhavārjuna
nirdvandvo nitya-sattva-stho
niryoga-kṣema ātmavān

traiguṇya—pertaining to the three modes of material nature; viṣayāḥ—on the subject matter; vedāḥ—Vedic literatures; nistraiguṇyaḥ—in a pure state of spiritual existence; bhava—be; arjuna—O Arjuna; nirdvandvaḥ—free from the pains of opposites; nitya-sattva-sthaḥ—ever remaining in sattva (goodness); niryoga-kṣemaḥ—free from (the thought of) acquisition and preservation; ātmavān—established in the Self.

The Vedas mainly deal with the subject of the three modes of material nature. Rise above these modes, O Arjuna. Be transcendental to all of them. Be free from all dualities and from all anxieties for gain and safety, and be established in the Self.

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2.62

dhyāyato viṣayān puṁsaḥ
saṅgas teṣūpajāyate
saṅgāt sañjāyate kāmaḥ
kāmāt krodho ’bhijāyate

dhyayataḥ—while contemplating; viṣayān—sense objects; puṁsaḥ—of the person; saṅgaḥ—attachment; teṣu—in the sense objects; upajāyate—develops; saṅgāt—attachment; sañjāyate—develops; kāmaḥ—desire; kāmāt—from desire; krodhaḥ—anger; abhijāyate—becomes manifest.

While contemplating the objects of the senses, a person develops attachment for them, and from such attachment lust develops, and from lust anger arises.

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2.63

krodhād bhavati sammohaḥ
sammohāt smṛti-vibhramaḥ
smṛti-bhraṁśād buddhi-nāśo
buddhi-nāśāt praṇaśyati

krodhāt—from anger; bhavati—takes place; saṁmohaḥ—perfect illusion; saṁmohāt—from illusion; smṛti—of memory; vibhramaḥ—bewilderment; smṛti-bhraṁśāt—after bewilderment of memory; buddhi-nāśaḥ—loss of intelligence; buddhi-nāśāt—and from loss of intelligence; praṇaśyati—falls down.

From anger, delusion arises, and from delusion bewilderment of memory. When memory is bewildered, intelligence is lost, and when intelligence is lost, one falls down again into the material pool.

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2.64

rāga-dveṣa-vimuktais tu
viṣayān indriyaiś caran
ātma-vaśyair vidheyātmā
prasādam adhigacchati

rāga—attachment; dveṣa—detachment; vimuktaiḥ—by one who has been free from such things; tu—but; viṣayān—sense objects; indriyaiḥ—by the senses; caran—acting; ātma-vaśyaiḥ—one who has control over; vidheyātmā—one who follows regulated freedom; prasādam—the mercy of the Lord; adhigacchati—attains.

One who can control his senses by practicing the regulated principles of freedom can obtain the complete mercy of the Lord and thus become free from all attachment and aversion.

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3.21

yad yad ācarati śreṣṭhas
tat tad evetaro janaḥ
sa yat pramāṇaṁ kurute
lokas tad anuvartate

yat—whatever; yat—and whichever; ācarati—does he act; śreṣṭhaḥ—respectable leader; tat—that; tat—and that alone; eva—certainly; itaraḥ—common; janaḥ—person; saḥ—he; yat—whichever; pramāṇam—evidence; kurute—does perform; lokaḥ—all the world; tat—that; anuvartate—follow in the footsteps.

Whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.

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4.7

yadā yadā hi dharmasya
glānir bhavati bhārata
abhyutthānam adharmasya
tadātmānaṁ sṛjāmy aham

yadā—whenever; yadā—wherever; hi—certainly; dharmasya—of religion; glāniḥ—discrepancies; bhavati—manifested, becomes; bhārata—O descendant of Bharata; abhyutthānam—predominance; adharmasya—of irreligion; tadā—at that time; ātmānam—self; sṛjāmi—manifest; aham—I.

Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion—at that time I descend Myself.

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4.8

paritrāṇāya sādhūnāṁ
vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām
dharma-saṁsthāpanārthāya
sambhavāmi yuge yuge

paritrāṇāya—for the deliverance; sādhūnām—of the devotees; vināśāya—for the annihilation; ca—also; duṣkṛtām—of the miscreants; dharma—principles of religion; saṁsthāpana-arthāya—to reestablish; sambhavāmi—I do appear; yuge—millennium; yuge—after millennium.

In order to deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I advent Myself millennium after millennium.

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4.10

vīta-rāga-bhaya-krodhā
man-mayā mām upāśritāḥ
bahavo jñāna-tapasā
pūtā mad-bhāvam āgatāḥ

vīta—freed from; rāga—attachment; bhaya—fear; krodhāḥ—anger; mat-mayā—fully in Me; mām—unto Me; upāśritāḥ—being fully situated; bahavaḥ—many; jñāna—knowledge; tapasā—by penance; pūtāḥ—being purified; mat-bhāvam—transcendental love for Me; āgatāḥ—attained.

Being freed from attachment, fear and anger, being fully absorbed in Me and taking refuge in Me, many, many persons in the past became purifled by knowledge of Me—and thus they all attained transcendental love for Me.

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4.11

ye yathā māṁ prapadyante
tāṁs tathaiva bhajāmy aham
mama vartmānuvartante
manuṣyāḥ pārtha sarvaśaḥ

ye—all of them; yathā—as; mām—unto Me; prapadyante—surrender; tān—unto them; tathā—so; eva—certainly; bhajāmi—do I reward; aham—I; mama—My; vartma—path; anuvartante—do follow; manuṣyāḥ—all men; pārtha—O son of Pṛthā; sarvaśaḥ—in all respects.

All of them—as they surrender unto Me—I reward accordingly. Everyone follows My path in all respects, O son of Pṛthā.

The attitude of life

The attitude of life:

Our attitude has an intense or profound effect on quality of our life. How we develop the attitude, accordingly we enjoy some immediate and longer term effect of it in the journey of life. Our attitude is a little and intangible thing but when it is in action, the same attitude makes big difference. It can either make or break any relation, family, company, career, health and wealth and many more good things. Just like physical health, mental health is important too.

Your own positive attitude gives you power over your own circumstances, instead of circumstances having power over you.

Your attitude is like a price tag, it shows how valuable you’re.

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude. 

People may hear your words but most importantly they feel your attitude. Attitudes are contagious, be careful you may catch the wrong one!! 

Positive Hotlines

Very Important Hotlines

  • Worry Hotline …..            Dial Gita Saar
  • Fear Hotline…….               Dial Hanuman Chalisa
  • Temptation Hotline….   Dial Ramayan
  • Doubt Hotline ……           Dial Bhagwad Gita
  • Sickness Hotline …..      Dial Ayurveda
  • Depression Hotline …  Dial Bhagwat Gita
  • Loneliness Hotline ….   Dial Prayers

Positive Look:

Look at these happy faces
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And look at these sad faces
😡😠😨😢😳😰😥😳😢😠😱😏😨

Did you notice that all happy faces have closed eyes !

And on the other hand, all sad or angry faces have open eyes !

This is life.. Close ur eyes & ignore all negative things to live happily 😄

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I m gving yuo an exmpl : Jsut c tihs msg. Evrey splleing of tihs msg is wrnog. Bt sitll yuo can raed it wihtuot ayn mistake. if u wnat true Raleti0nship; jsut ignoer mistaeks of others.. and understand them…!!👍

😃😊 Keep smiling😊😄