Mind Development

OVERCOMING PROCRASTINATION: BOOK REVIEW OF “PROCRASTINATION: WHY YOU DO IT, WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT NOW” BY JANE B. BURKA AND LENORA M. YUEN

Having a complete self-awareness is a rare phenomenon. We are not fully conscious of things nor do we always have the clarity of reasons behind self-behaviour. We subscribe to an idea or a way of thinking and then cling on to it as if our life depended on it. Dogma enters our life as a habit or a belief. But…

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Study of Societies

THE INEVITABLE SELF-DESTRUCTION OF EMPIRES

Strangely, it was the Roman citizens who breathed the biggest sigh of relief when the declining Roman Empire (27 BC – 1453 AD) finally collapsed. Perhaps this is true for most empires. The burden of an aging empire is painful for those unfortunates who have to endure it; they wish that it be gone quietly. When an empire is crumbling…

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Study of Societies

THE PANDIT, THE PARASITES AND THE PARROT

Every moment somewhere on earth a miracle happens. It is said that if you believe in miracles then you will see them happening. I am a believer in miracles. I am going to share with you a story about a miracle. On one winter afternoon, as we arrived back from a shopping trip, in the corner of our garden, beside…

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Mental Health

REVIVING THE HEALING TOOLS WITHIN: BOOK REVIEW OF “THE POWER OF NOW: A GUIDE TO SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT” BY ECKHART TOLLE

As a species we are addicted to cultures and as a cultured species we love drama, whether the drama is staged in theatres or on a personal level within us. We cling on to tragedies, our addiction to pain is manifested by how we choose to not let go of the anxieties and past pains. The sages tell us that…

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Mind Development

A DIALOGUE WITH RUMI

It was on the eve of my trip to Istanbul that I met him for the first time in my dream. That seems like a long time ago now. But we have become good friends lately. Regularly, chatting about the world and cosmos. At first I did not recognise him. An ordinary looking elderly folk, a bearded guy wearing a…

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Mind Development

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CRIMINALITY

I am, because I exist. This statement is true for a vast majority of people. About 90% of Americans claim to be living unfulfilled lives. It is not surprising to see so many people fail in life; because mastering the skills needed to be successful requires hard work. The cliché, ‘genius is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration’, (Thomas…

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Business

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CREATIVITY

Our biggest drawback is our ignorance of selves; we often lack real understandings about ourself and our potentials. We certainly are capable of being creative. Yet, many of us confidently feel satisfied with mediocre attainments. The tragedy is as we age we stop believing in ourselves and stop being creative, which in time makes the brain prone to degenerative diseases.…

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