Saturday, April 27, 2019

What if you had to relive the same day; every day?

Day 1: Phil Connors, a skeptical news weatherman, unwillingly travels to a small town for a day to report annual Groundhog Day. He had one of the worst days and is not able to travel back home because of a bad blizzard that blocks all the roads leading out of the town. He had to grudgingly stay back in the town.

Day 2: Phil wakes up and discovers the today’s events repeating exactly as yesterday. Phil finds out it is still Groundhog Day and he is stuck in the previous day. As unbelievable as it may sound, he is trapped in the Yesterday, in a town he hated and never wanted to be in the first place. He is now in a time loop, waking up every day to the same radio clock alarm, going to report the same news, meeting the same people and cribbing about it every single day. Clueless and shocked, he is not able to figure out how can he stop reliving the same day over and over again.

Well, I just gave you a half synopsis of one of my most favorite movies, Groundhog Day. Groundhog Day, one of my recommendations in my list of “must-watch movies before you leave the planet”. The movie had a lasting effect on me when I watched it for the first time. It made me question myself. What if I were stuck in a day, in the same day, and there is no tomorrow. Just one single day to live in, over and over and over, till eternity. One single day to spend a lifetime.

But then I realized, I already was living in my Groundhog Day on a repetitive mode. Me, getting up every day, having almost similar breakfasts, taking the same route to office, reaching office at the same time, meeting same people, working on similar projects, returning home only to prepare myself for a different yet similar next day. I was not doing the exact things but more or less the same, until the weekends. And not to forget I also was cribbing about how monotonous my life is. In one way or the other, I realized I was Phil Connors, spending my Groundhog Day without even realizing it.

Returning to the movie, Phil keeps on repeating every act, every day, until the day he realizes that he can use this trap to his advantage and then starts improvising every day. He tries and tries persistently to make this woman of his dream, fall in love with him, but in vain. Till the day he loses his hope about that happening and eventually his will to live anymore. I mean anyone can understand, how tedious and depressing will it be to live one day monotonously. I knew that feeling and was somehow able to relate to it. I was not able to admit it but deep down I knew that my days were as predictable and dull as of Phil Connors.

In the process of introspecting, I figured out that I was used to the usual. I had programmed myself to live a monotonous life, because it was comfortable, familiar and easy. My mind was programmed to do the same thing over and over again. Because I had become really good at resisting change. I realized that I would rather live my Groundhog Day than changing it to something new. Such were my days stuck in my mind. And I knew I will never be able to release my day from my mind unless I start adding new tasks to it, taking newer risks and adopting to new changes. I knew that the days will go by the same way, if I let them. And, I also knew that it will be a hell of a task for me to change these days.

As the movie progresses, we realize that changing a day to something totally new has become a tough task for Phil. And it was because of his negative mindset which didn’t change, just as the day didn’t change for him. Just when Phil was on the verge of giving up completely, his love (who btw is much more upbeat than him) tells him how it’s not the day that matters but how you perceive that day. It took tons and tons of days for Phil to change his day, because for him to change the day, he had to change his perception about the day.

Changing perception is not an easy job. All the hell break loose when you try to change perception stored in your mind. I knew I will have to do the same unless I wanted to live the way I was living. But I also knew if I actually decide to change my perception, nothing can stop me.  One of the lessons I learnt from the movie that has stayed with me till now is that “there is a heck of a lot more to a day than just living it as some ordinary day”. It taught me that once you change your perception about a day, your day changes. It taught me that once you change your day by choosing what to do in that day, your day changes. Your day doesn’t own you, you own the day. The realization was powerful enough to kick me out of my monotonous, comfortable and familiar days to being courageous enough to pursue newness.

Just as in the movie, once Phil chooses and decides to change his perception of the day, everything changes. He starts living in the moment, going with the flow. He starts taking piano lessons, learning ice sculpting, being kinder to strangers, complementing his colleague, saving man from choking and a kid from falling down a tree. He starts giving one hell of a performance to that one same news he had to report that day and every day. He starts breathing life into an old man who is supposed to die that very day. And once he changes his perception about the day, his day changes.
The same town which he hated to begin with, is now a beautiful town with amazing people. The same woman he was trying so hard to woo, gets attracted to this changed man who has a completely different aura now. Once he changes his day and what he did with his day, his day changed to tomorrow, with the love of his life by his side. A happy ending to the movie and a happy beginning to Phil’s new day.

The movie not only pushed me from introspecting about my days to changing for the good. Today, whenever I feel dullness wrapping around my days, I ask myself, how can I change my Groundhog Day. See, Phil had a problem, he was actually stuck in the day. But I am not. I can break free my dull and dreary days. Because eventually, it is always up to me if I want to live the same day repeatedly or brand new days with brand new experiences and some extra life.

Today, I know that changing my days can be easily done by adding and trying new and unusual tasks and experiences. Every day, while going through the day, I keep asking myself. What can I do differently in the day? What can I add extra in the day? What can I do better? Can I be kinder to people? Can I give more smile to strangers? Can I laugh a little more? Can I make someone else’s day? Can I add a little more spice in whatever I am having? Can I add a little more effort in whatever I am doing? Can I put some more love to whatever I am dreaming? Can I avoid cribbing or complaining or negative self-talk? And the answer to these is always a “hell yeah”. Because we can’t have enough of the best things, ever.

Once we add extra life to our days, our perception of the day will change, and vice versa. Once we start changing our days like this, and people see us with that extra effort, extra smile, extra love, they will ask us “what did you do today?”. And we can tell them how we changed our Groundhog Days to the best days of our lives.

P.S. If you have not watched Groundhog Day, I would urge you to watch it. You will love it.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Self-motivation is like taking bath, its needed everyday

Increased workloads, demanding jobs, increasing interventions of technology, 24/7 business culture, high-pressure situations and the load of balancing between work and life – no wonder today’s workforce is more stressed than ever. And if we’re running a business, a family, or a side-hustle, the stress of handling everything all at once and getting successful at everything, automatically increases our level of stress. But it does not stop here, stress is negatively affecting health and increases stress-related trips to the doctors. Not to mention depression, mental disorders, heart diseases, sleep deprivation, and many more diseases are all sourced to stress we were not able to manage in the first place.
While in such situations when stressing out is now becoming second nature to us and we feel sometimes that our stress-related emotions are ready to burst out uncontrollably, the role of self-motivation is becoming more and more important.

What is self-motivation? Imagine yourself as a bulb with its plug in its own hand. If you want to light yourself, you will have to insert your plug in the socket yourself. That’s self-motivation.

So how do you keep yourself self-motivated? The most effective ways of motivating oneself without any external help or divine interventions are some of the ones I gathered below.

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   Remember why you started. Focus on your end goal. Affirm your goals out loud, with positive enforcement. Write it down. View it several times a day. Visualize it as many times as possible, and with feelings. Affirming end goals conditions your subconscious mind to kick you towards achieving those goals.
     Mindful meditation is something that calms your mind and keeps you grounded and lets you stay in the current moment. If you are stressing out, it means you are either staying in the past or the future. Meditations helps you bring back to this moment and helps you savor the moment instead of running back to yesterday or tomorrow.
     Keep learning and continue adding value to yourself. New learnings are assets to your profile which not only increases your confidence, it keeps you motivated to put all your efforts towards your goal. Self-learning leads to self-confidence which leads to self-motivation. Also, self-help books are one of the best ways to keep yourself motivated.
     Pursue your passion. Have hobbies. Just play, exercise, detox, take a power nap, sing, write a song, do everything that makes you happy. Life is not only about working your arse off but it is also about keeping your creative juices flowing. And to keep your creative juices flowing, you need to keep your passion alive. Having passions in life and following them will not only help you stay motivated but will inspire others as well.
    Avoid negativity, avoid negative self-talks, avoid negative people, avoid negative talks with these people. You will always get people who are so stressed out, they keep spreading it as an infection. Avoid getting that infection. Pull them up to your level of self-motivation instead of falling to them.

And do these every day. Because someone very rightly has said that self-motivation is like taking a bath, its needed every day.

One last thing. Stop calling it a dead-line. Call it alive-line instead *wink*

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tell me who you are and not what you have become…

…because if we really want to open up to people we want in our lives, we need to open our souls to them.

And so, it doesn’t interest me what you do for a living or what your working hours are. I don’t care how much you earn, what your bank balance is or if you have a house in your name or the car you drive.

Tell me what your heart had always ached for. Tell me if you feel the mess you made in life is what that has created you. Tell me if you wish to become a child again and grow up making different mistakes or may be the same mistakes differently. Tell me if your emotional trauma has led you to freedom. Tell me if you have a long cherished dream that stays with you like a constant itch on your back. Tell me what you are doing to scratch that itch. Tell me if you too have a constant fear of leaving the planet before achieving that dream, just as I have. Tell me if you have found your divine purpose and what made you find it. Tell me if you have started doing something to align your soul with your purpose. Tell me if you have given yourself a deadline to live that purpose.

I don’t want to know the names of the books you read or your favourite movies or your favourite places.

Tell me if you have chosen the name of your autobiography yet. Tell me if you feel that you have already written that book in the parallel Universe. Tell me if you secretly browse for the future publishers of your book. Tell me if you have ever lived inside a book as a character and which character is the closest to you. Tell me if you feel Jane Austen’s books have no comparison and her male protagonists are unrealistically awesome. Tell me if you feel the friendship of Harry and Hermione was stronger than of Harry and Ron.  

Tell me what you have learnt from the Batman movies. Tell me if sometimes you wonder you could use 100% of your brain just as in the movie Lucy. Tell me if you wish to have that perfectly romantic music booth scene with a stranger just as in the movie Before Sunrise. Tell me if you noticed the spelling of happiness is incorrect in the movie Pursuit of Happyness and then laughed at yourself. Tell me if your hope is unshattering and faith unwavering as of Andy’s in the Shawshank Redemption. Tell me if you sometimes wonder you could erase your memories as in Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind.

Tell me why your favourite place is your favourite. Tell me the memories attached to those places. Tell me if you ever had a feeling of déjà vu when you first visited a place you have never visited before. Tell me if you wonder what these places have witnessed all through the years of their existence. Tell me if you too get attached to places just as I do. Tell me if there are pieces of all your favourite places hidden inside you.

I am not interested in your taste in music, your favourite genre or your favourite song.

Tell me if there are music that have touched your soul. Tell me if you feel there are songs that are so beautiful, they tear you up every time you listen to them. Tell me that if you were a song, which song would it be. Tell me those lyrics that you feel, were written for you. Tell me if you have ever cried because the music you were listening was overwhelmingly beautiful. Tell me if you think music has saved you in unimaginable ways. Tell me if you are grateful to be born on this planet because it has music. Tell me if you feel music is your oxygen and without music, you would not have survived.

I am not interested to know about your dating life or your idea of getting married.

Tell me if you believe in love at first sight of someone’s soul. Tell me if you have ever loved someone so much you feel their energy with you 24x7. Tell me if you believe in twin flames or you believe you have a twin flame. Tell me if you have that weirdly beautiful feeling of souls merging with each other as if they belonged together. Tell me if you ever felt someone’s emotions as if they were your own. Tell me if you ever felt that a person was your home. Tell me what you think about unrequited love. Tell me if you ever felt the Universe beautifully orchestrating your divine meeting and guided you through signs and synchronicities towards someone who is your split soul, your twin flame. Tell me if you still in the process of realizing that when you meet your twin soul, the journey is not just about ending up together but creating something together so you can help the planet ascend.

Don’t tell me about your hobbies or your favourite pastime.

Tell me if you ever clicked photographs of trees and thanked them later for posing. Tell me if you ever wrote and sang a song for yourself. Tell me how you feel about writing your own story and then expecting that story to become true. Tell me if you ever dance wildly in a closed room till you are out of breath. Tell me if you ever laughed so whole-heartedly because you were living a bliss. Tell me if you ever saw your most cherished dream come alive in front of your eyes and your eyes released tears of ultimate joy. Tell me if you want to inspire someone to be, do or have better. Tell me who inspired you to be, do or have better.

Don’t tell me your superficial and trivial issues in life.

Tell me your darkest secrets and your deepest desires. Tell me about your most embarrassing moment and your happiest one. Tell me if you feel there is a parallel universe. Tell me if you believe in reincarnations. Tell me if you ever hurt someone unintentionally and then regretted later. Tell me what scares you and what excites you the most. Tell me about your weirdest dreams and your dumbest beliefs. Tell me what inspires you to wake up in the morning. Tell me how you handle your most negative thoughts. Tell me about your most inspiring deed. Tell me about the person you touched so beautifully, it changed them. Tell me if you have seen the rock bottom in your life and then risen from the ashes like a phoenix.

Because if we really want to open up to people we want in our lives, we need to open our souls to them. And tell them about everything we have hidden from everyone else and everything we ever wanted to tell.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Attract 10: What is a thought – belief – thought cycle?

Beginning the new year with the last video of AttrAct series 2!!!
Presenting video 10 of AttrAct 
Happy New Year Everyone !!!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

AttrAct 9: How your subconscious mind inspires you to act?

Our subconscious mind is the source of infinite power and wisdom but we can unfold the power only when our conscious and subconscious minds are in harmony. The video unveils the power of our subconscious mind!!! Are you ready 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Are you ready to shatter all your myths about money?

These statements, sound familiar?

“Money is the root of all evil”
“Money doesn't grow on trees”
“Money can't buy happiness”
“If you are rich, you cannot be spiritual”
 These are the most prevalent myths related to money which we have been believing since forever. The myths we have been believing, storing and also advocating it to friends and family. The myths that make us openly despise money and then secretly wonder why money is not loving us back. The myths which have now become part of our belief system.
Since childhood, our society has always been bombarding us with negative beliefs about money. These beliefs once picked up in childhood, find their way into our subconscious and we unknowingly start believing those. They sabotage our financial success, because they subconsciously emit a vibration that cancels out our conscious intentions of earning money. So, no matter how talented we are or how hard we work, we end up struggling financially because of all the money myths which have found a place in our minds.
 Through this blog, let me open the wallets of our minds and find why we always think money is “wrong”, “difficult” or “nonspiritual” and end up struggling financially. Let me shatter the money myths, one at a time and make you realize that there is nothing wrong in being rich and having lot of money only makes you more of who you already are and helps you dream bigger.
#1. “Money is the root of all evil”
The myth I believe was sourced to how human beings started using or misusing money. But that does not make money evil. NO, it doesn’t. It is not the money which is root of evil, it is us, it is how we use money. The evil or the good lies in us. Money is not programming our mind to do or be evil, is it? Money will neither give us the power to do good or to do evil. Money is just energy and based on how and where we use it, we create the evil or the good. We can use money to help those in need or to dream bigger and audacious or to plan a life of our choice. And if we are using money for creating evil, it is us, not money. Period!!!

#2. “Money doesn't grow on trees”
The myth was rooted to our false understanding that money is hard to earn. Of course, money doesn’t grow on trees, or does it? Money is as easy as we believe it is and achieving
financial success is easier than we think. Our thinking about money that it is difficult, makes it difficult. The reason why most people haven’t yet attained the wealth they seek is because they don’t have a positive money consciousness. Too often, they’re limited by their own beliefs about money and by the question of whether or not they deserve it. They have a negative money blueprint imprinted in their minds. Once they start changing their beliefs, thoughts and words about money, it will help them develop a positive money mindset and attract the wealth and abundance they have always envisioned for themselves. But it will all start with shattering this myth first, once and for all.

#3. “Money can’t buy happiness”
Wow, this one is like defending not being able to earn enough money or justifying not having enough money. Tell this myth to a poor person and he will tell you how happy he would feel to feed his family, live in his own house or earn enough money to buy toys for his kids and see them smiling. And yet, we feel money can’t buy happiness.

Although, I also feel that happiness is an inner conscious choice and our decision of being content and happy with everything we have in the moment. You might have every possible wealth and abundance and yet feel unhappy and discontent. But your unhappiness will be because of your inner turmoil and your inability to attain peace within yourselves and not because of money’s inability to buy you happiness. Money won’t make us build inner peace or happiness, we will have to create it ourselves. But money will assist in achieving that happiness by helping us fulfill all our wildest and most audacious dreams. It will help us make people we love, happy. It will help us feel the bliss of using money for doing good. Yet, I believe money is not and should not be the destination but it is the road to all our destinations and all our dreams. So, to correct, money won’t buy happiness for you but it will lead you to happiness but only if you are willing to.

#4. “If you are rich, you cannot be spiritual”
I was born in a spiritual city. I have seen people who always had closed doors to money, thanks to their untrue belief that if they want to be spiritually inclined, they must not give importance to money. I have heard them saying; “money is not a priority in life, God is”. They consider money contradicting to spirituality. And to confess, for years, I also believed in it. Thankfully, I don’t anymore. It was because of my awakening to the fact that we all were born to live in abundance, be it in wealth, spirituality, health, love or inner peace. We deserve abundance in every sphere of our lives. We can be spiritually evolved with equally abundant and wealthy lives. We cannot only have wealthy lives ourselves, we can continuously keep on helping society by doing good or touching other lives. The Universe is full of abundance and so our beliefs should also be. So, let me shatter your myth and re-write for you. Money is not contradictory to spirituality and we can both be highly spiritual and insanely wealthy at the same time.

Becoming wealthy starts in your mind. The first requirement to becoming wealthy is to shatter all your negative beliefs about money. You will have to go into your deepest corner of your heart and break all your negative beliefs about money. The second requirement is to make a conscious decision to do so. Decide now to have wealth and abundance in your life. And before you know it, your subconscious will work back stage to attract the right people and right resources needed to help you reach your ideal monetary goal. And the last requirement for you to be wealthy is ACTION (in bold letters).

What if you had to relive the same day; every day?

Day 1: Phil Connors, a skeptical  news weatherman, unwillingly travels to a small town for a day to report annual Groundhog Day. He had ...