Wednesday, September 30

Tag: Mind

THE PILLARS OF HEALTHY LIVING
Health

THE PILLARS OF HEALTHY LIVING

We are living in peculiar times. Not too long ago, you could expect a traveller, in the subcontinent, to open their lunch box during their journey and divide their food equally among those present.  That type of empathy, kindness and the cultural values of the bygone era no longer exist. We have become individualised and selfish. People all over the world are becoming westernised now. We are becoming socially secluded and less connected with each other. You must have noticed too when you go into a bookshop; you see a whole lot of books on self-help. Section after section is dedicated to treating individual issues. Some books are promoting diets while others are promoting other techniques like weight loss. Each one is claiming to have found the panacea for modern illnesses. I had been he...
THE ERA OF DECEPTIONS
Study of Societies

THE ERA OF DECEPTIONS

The human brainpower thrives on challenges and one of the ultimate challenges is deception and the detection of deception. To protect and shield our weaknesses from our adversaries, we emit misinformation. Information and control of information are all done through propaganda. In times of war, propaganda is deployed to deceive the enemies. Thus, we can say that war is all about deception. The wars are planned and won in the mind; therefore, deception and war require creative brainpower. We live in the age of mass misinformation and 24-hour news. By having access to so much information at the click of a button finding the truth has become virtually impossible.  In the absence of truth, uncertainty rules over the horizon. Uncertainty is the precursor to anxiety.  Recently, for many, anxie...
REVIVING THE HEALING TOOLS WITHIN: BOOK REVIEW OF “THE POWER OF NOW: A GUIDE TO SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT” BY ECKHART TOLLE
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 if we want happiness then we must forgive. But forgiving is not easy, especially when the one we need to forgive is our own self. A wise person once told me that happiness is found in having a purpose, and the purpose of humanity is to help others reduce their burden. That seems like a tall order when our focus is fixated on selves, our own burdens. This fixation deprives us of reaching our full potential; of self-actualization. Our fixation with our own burden helps create our downfall t...