I have written many times about conditioning on this blog. It’s your programming of your mind that keeps you in a loop. And the loop is – You keep creating repeatedly what you actually want to avoid! Sounds familiar?
If yes, then go ahead.
In your early life, the experiences , environment and people around you contribute in creating the patterns within you which continue to play their roles in the later years of your life. This is Conditioning.
You are conditioned to repeat some patterns and live in the habitual ways manifesting similar things in life.
Even when you are living life with these patterns, something inside you truly knows that you can do beyond these patterns. If this resonates with you, then you are already awakened to take your life away from your programmed way of living.
This awareness that you are trapped in old patterns but still are capable of something beyond them is necessary before you start living your True Self.
How do you live your True Self and go beyond your habitual patterns?
Sharing with you few insights which are essential in my opinion.
It’s possible and doable! It’s fulfilling and rewarding. But it doesn’t happen easily.
Move into the fog even if you don’t see the end
While you are leaving the loop that you are trapped in, you are likely to feel the pull from the loop and won’t feel comfortable moving out. That’s some people have always said about – moving out of your comfort zone. This is critical to be aware of.
You are never going to feel completely safe and secure when you are moving away from your patterns. You are leaving your habitual ways of living and entering into the unknown, so feeling unsafe, uncomfortable in the first place is quite expected.
Move into the fog even if you cannot see what’s there at the end. This is essential. You will surely have a little candle lighting the surrounding around you. Don’t wait too long before you get a big flash light!
Not necessary and has not been the case for the most who are on the path of their True Self!
You will not always have complete clarity of what you will be walking onto when you take a new path in your life.
Expecting that everything will be clear and well-thought out before you start your journey is nothing but a prescription to remain in the place where you are right now.
Faith in the process of life
Your mind wants you to be in the comfort zone. It wants to experience ‘the known’ and resists your soul’s needs to expand and go beyond into ‘the unknown’.
Your mind is not your enemy to begin with. But it prefers to be safe and helps you avoid dangers.
For the mind the ‘Known’ is safer than ‘Unknown’, even if it’s not fulfilling!
This is the time where you need to gather courage and have faith in the process of life.
Our body is made up of approximately 100 trillion cells and all of them are in perfect harmony with one another to get our daily activities done without our mind’s conscious input into it. You don’t consciously process the food that you put into your mouth. You just eat and leave it onto something ‘Big’ that orchestrates rest of the processes of digestion, absorption, circulation and then utilization at the cellular level.
It just happens!
It’s surrendering to something ‘Bigger’ than your ‘Mind’!
Having faith in this something ‘Bigger’ and then walking into ‘the fog’ even when you cannot see what’s there at the end is required for moving away from your patterns and living your True Self.
Go slow, and gradually face the discomfort
Your original patterns have their own momentum. And they are running within you for a long time. So it’s easier to jump onto them and they truly run faster than the patterns of living your True Self.
Living Your True Self begins slowly and it takes time before it builds its momentum.
So, many of you may feel that life is getting stagnant and you are not moving at the speed you thought you should be or else other people will overtake you.
This fear is also the reason why people don’t give enough time for their new emerging self to take hold onto themselves. And leave it to Conditioning.
Your True Self needs cultivation
If you have been living and manifesting your conditioned-self for many years, your True Self, although you may resonate with its calling, will not show its presence into your day to day life very soon.
It does need cultivation! And cultivation needs your attention, love and commitment.
Stop and feel the presence when needed
As soon as you realize that you are once again trapped in your habitual patterns, take a break and avoid going deeper into your patterns-trap.
You will always notice that there is a presence within you of your true self wanting to emerge and manifest.
In the midst of your habitual patterns, you align yourself with that true self. Just keep paying attention to your true self, and then wait, you will soon feel that there are two patterns simultaneously going on within yourself.
One is your habitual pattern which does have a lot of momentum and side-by-side your true self which is gradually picking up its own momentum.
Stay tuned with your True Self, and it shall start playing its music!
What helps in building the momentum for your True Self is to take actions coming from that position. Remaining aligned with your True Self, feeling inspired, and then take ‘Inspired Actions’ even though you may feel the momentum of your old patterns in the background.
So, it takes an action coming from your True Self (‘Inspired Actions’) amidst your habitual patterns to begin living your True Self!
Waiting too long for complete clarity to emerge and find everything comfortable before you start walking on the path for which you exist is the pattern to stay where you are!
Let your True Self begin showing its presence in this world. Let it blossom and contribute.
Dr. Sudeep Shroff
Living My True Self
This is what makes some people suffer.
You have problems in your life and you keep blaming yourself for the same or you feel that you can’t be happy until your problems are solved!
Of course, everyone of us faces situations and circumstances in our lives which are problematic. But having problems in your life never means that you are bad or weak or unworthy.
The problems reflect the patterns you have identified with; you are not your problems!
You are beyond your problems, fundamentally. Period.
Problems are created because of the learned patterns of your thinking, feeling and physical manifestations.
As you have identified with these patterns, you are trapped! You are trapped in problems and also inappropriately blaming yourself for your problems.
What’s needed is to take a step back and recall your true nature which is beyond your patterns of thinking, feeling and physical expression.
You are Pure Consciousness before anything else. Recall this fact and connect with the source.
This is the way to move beyond your current challenges and obstacles.
Dr. Sudeep Shroff
Why are we afraid of taking inadequate or ill-defined or not-very–polished steps?
In reality, we learn by taking steps and making mistakes before we can create anything productive or beautiful. Just think about your childhood drawings.
Did you ever know what you were creating before you started putting lines on a canvas?
It was just your curiosity that inspired you. It was just you saw other people doing things and wanted to add your strokes too.
Where do we lose that curiosity and our instinct to follow through?
As we grow adults and get conditioned with social norms and expectations, we tend to lose this part of ourselves. The part which is not afraid of taking steps with curiosity, enjoyment of the process and learning from our results.
I look at my kids and they inspire me in this regard.
Every stroke that you make has a life in it. Never underestimate what you are creating *even though at first it may not seem beautiful or useful. *
I kept myself from producing content for this site for along as I was also a victim of this conditioning. Perfectionist inside me kept me away from coming out with small but creative output.
It’s ok. Transformation takes time. Awareness begins the process of transformation and consistently acting on your awareness transforms you in the process.
Make your own strokes on the canvas of life. Those who matter will surely find the meaning inside it.
When I look at those images I see the consciousness in the process of refining and creating something physical.
Dr. Sudeep Shroff
Making My Share Of Strokes
I am not a Quantum Scientist. Very very far from it. And I don’t claim anything here.
However I believe in the primacy of Consciousness. I believe that everything arises from Consciousness and goes back into it. As Dr. Amit Goswami says, the Consciousness is the ground of all being!
I see a lot of potential in harnessing the understanding of Quantum Mechanics in creating transformation in a person’s life.
Recently Higgs-Boson particle is in lime-light. The efforts put in by all those involved in this huge science experiment tell us how far at present we are in a position to go for* knowing the fundamentals of our existence.
It’s really profoundly remarkable what has been done and still in the process at CERN, geneva.
We are going deeper and deeper in the physical realm to find out the source of our origin. We are on a reductionist path to reach at the bottom and minute from where everything rises to the top.
With due respect to all those taking this approach and their tireless efforts to discover something very fundamental, I always question myself – Are we really on the right path?
Interesting thing about this Higgs-Boson particle which many people may not be aware about is the fact that they are the fundamental units of an energy field called Higgs field (Please correct me if I am quoting anything wrong here. This is my understanding of it.). These are the particles which give mass to other known sub-atomic particles. I am not sure, but do they have their own mass in our traditional terms?
Does that mean that the source of everything is mass-less? And if yes, are we all consciously aware about the fact that at the core we are not this physical self but something beyond it?
I have found this awareness as vey much empowering not only for me, but also for some of my clients with whom I just shared this insight of mine and encouraged them to think about it.
What do you think?
Dr. Sudeep Shroff
Exploring the primacy of Consciousness
Few days back I was told by one of my clients that he had visited my blog and liked it very much. He said that he was happy to see resourceful material available here.
I felt good and I am not bragging here to impress you. What I actually want to tell you is that the client of mine ended his talk by telling me that although the posts he read were quite useful to him (providing him insights, tools and perspectives), he could not decide easily which one to read depending on what he actually needed in that moment.
He asked me to do a favor for him, so that a visitor like him, who wants to read on specific issues can easily find a relevant article. I understood what he was looking for and wanting me to do.
For any blog, this is an issue that old content gets buried as new stuff keeps on coming. This is because a blog is organized like a journal in a chronological order with the newest content at the top. There are ways to find what you are looking for using a manual search, categories search or tags search (and yes a blog design can be modified to make things more easily accessible, but that would take a long some more time for me to implement!)
However I got motivated and decided to provide my readers with a post that will guide them find what they are looking for in that moment.
The content on this site (up till now) is organized below in this article. Hope this shall help you more in making the best use of your invested time at this site. I went back to my old posts, thought why I actually wrote them, and then categorized them based on various insights or content concepts.
Please bookmark this post, send an email to your friend, share it on Facebook and Twitter or share it in any other way you want.
It’s a good list, so do not forget to save this article for future easy access.
The God Is Always Right
If you have any complaint against the almighty or don’t understand why bad things have happened to you or believe that you are the most unlucky one in this world, then you need to get a better perspective on this.
You may not be as unlucky as this little girl. Everything that happens to us (even if it is extremely intolerable at times) has a higher purpose for our personal growth. We may or may not be aware about it, but it exists!
PROBLEMS in LIFE
“Problems are inevitable, suffering is optional”, someone has rightly said. Sometimes suffering is essential, I believe. The critical point when you are faced with any problem in life is how you look at them and what meaning you attach to them.
If you are trapped by fear, immobilized and not able to move further in your life, there is nothing better than bringing in LOVE in that situation. It works..
It is more powerful to bring in LOVE than to fight to get rid of fear. I have my personal powerful experiences to share.
Uncertainty Of Life
Life is not always predictable. You are not sure what will happen in your next moment. Things are overwhelming and also difficult to handle at times when they enter into our life unexpectedly. Sometimes you don’t see the benefits of your efforts put in. During this time one critical thing to do is to keep moving forward with FAITH.
We Are Spiritually Awake Since Childhood
Do you believe that we turn towards spirituality when we get old? Or do you believe that we exist with only physical awareness until we get trapped in life’s problems and suffer a lot?
Just have a look at this post. My personal experience and awakening. We are born with spiritual connection and awareness, the bond is broken as we get conditioned.
Purpose of Life
This is a common quest for the most. What’s my purpose here?
I have talked about it at many places throughout this site, but this post is specifically for it. This was written in very early days of this blog. It is one of the popular posts. Worth looking into it.
The Only Real Constraint In Life Is What You Create For Yourself
If you think that you don’t have enough resources to follow your dreams or you are physically, financially or in any other way not favored by to do what you really want to do in life, this post shall give you a paradigm shift. Inspiring! A story worth sharing…
I stress on being yourself. Getting rid of conditioning, finding your true-self, and then living life from that position is what I am after spreading among people. There are many posts that talk about these issues.
If you want to connect with your True Nature and creatively contribute to this world by Being Yourself, then here is the list-
Getting rid of Limiting Patterns
There are some habits (or patterns) which create obstacles for our personal growth and living life to our full potential. They result from our conditioning. You repeatedly do the same things which do not help you achieve what you want, still you continue to do expecting new results. I have explored few of them…
Most of us live life without being consciously aware about what is actually happening to us. We are just driven to act (or react) as per our habits. Sometimes we live our full potential, but we don’t know how it happened and what made it happen. I encourage you to become more conscious about how you explore life. There are some articles for that:
Good Habits To Form
Some of the ways of living can trigger inside you Your True Self (a part of you- beyond your conditioned-self), help you connect with your true nature and makes things more resourceful. These are new resourceful ways of living. The more you live this way, the more productive, conscious and resourceful you become.
If you are a parent and needs some insight, go through following articles. I am parent of two wonderful kids. I love getting involved with them as I become a better person by being a better parent.
Law Of Attraction And Quantum Mechanics
If you know how quantum mechanics and the law of attraction work, or want to know more about it, you may find lots of articles and resource materials all around world wide web. I haven’t yet touch them more in this blog. Couple of posts-
Nothing is going to change in your physical reality unless you take actions. I believe in taking Inspired Actions. These are not just reactions to what happens in your life and you do something. These are the concrete steps that you take as you feel inspired by connecting with your true self.
Learning From Our Day To Day Experiences
How do day to day life experiences teach you important personal growth lessons?
If you are open to receive new insights, you will be provided in your routine life. You absorb this insights and your awareness expands. Find out what I have been able to get up to this point-
So, I am excited to know what you think about this. Share your opinions and share this post…
Dr. Sudeep Shroff
Making things easier
You are special and you have a special role to play in this world. You are unique and the world needs your uniqueness. Keeping it with you is selfishness. So let your uniqueness flow.
You might have learned not to express your uniqueness as you might have been told to follow others. You might have learned that your UNIQUENESS has no value as you see others doing better than you in some areas. But don’t confuse other people’s unique expression as a competition to your own creative and unique self-expression.
You have a special job to do in this world. You have a special place to live from in this world. You deserve that. No matter whatever you have convinced yourself with up to this point in life, this TRUTH remains that YOU are UNIQUE and your UNIQUENESS is required to be expressed for the benefit of this world.
Break those chains that are holding you from expressing your UNIQUENESS. Do not play small when you can hit big shots. No one benefits when you sabotage yourself – not you and not others. You don’t have a right to keep others from benefiting from the unique value that you can offer to them if you decide to commit yourself to it.
Look within, Connect with your uniqueness, Share what your heart has to say - the people who can benefit will gather automatically. It happens that way, but you won’t know until you do it.
You have come from the same source from where all great minds have come and went back. You have the same resources to access as others have. Start being yourself in the present moment and you change your future. Even the past you have experienced will be seen differently.
Take small steps but keep moving. You are unique my friend, and that’s the TRUTH.
What you believe right now about yourself and the world around you is what you have learned to believe. What you truly are is beyond your beliefs. It is the ultimate TRUTH. You are a sacred soul who has come onto this planet to express its UNIQUENESS. Do not let the spirit inside you die while you LIVE here physically on this planet. Instead let yourself get inspired (in-spirit) and manifest your UNIQUENESS.
You might have been taught to follow others and walk in the footsteps laid down by others. But my dear friend, that path may not be for you where you live your full potential. It does not add value to this world. You are UNIQUE and your UNIQUENESS is required by others, that is the TRUTH (yes, I repeat!)
It is safe to play small. It is safe to walk on the paths others have already explored, but you miss the JOY that comes from crafting your own track.
Dr. Sudeep Shroff
Recently I was called by one of my parents clients and asked for an appointment. We had met around one and half year ago for their little cute daughter (around 6 years old) who could not effectively handle separation when she was sent to her school. Parents were explained and then she could manage to get adjusted with her school environment.
Now as she moved from a pre-school into her school years, the issue has once again re-surfaced. This time the severity is perceived to be more than the last time, as the school authority had called her parents and informed that she kept on crying and remembering her mother in the school. She would become alright after coming back home and would remain happy until night before going to bed when she would once again start having anxiety and would cry and ask her parents not to send her school.
Another kid that I had an opportunity to help him in the similar situation used to vomit in the school when he cried at his peak.
In my personal experience, when my son Aaryan had joined his pre-school, he also experienced separation anxiety which was more than average.
Most of us as parents know that these experiences are time-limiting and would go away as a child would continue to go to school. Yet getting overwhelmed, frustrated and tired is also a common occurrence. We are not taught to handle such situations. We may unknowingly make mistakes if if we don’t know what is appropriate for both of us (children and parents).
When you see your child crying to his or her peak, tears following on cheeks and tightly clinging to you, things become difficult to handle. The kid is really scared in this situation. Parents are perplexed and confused what to do. You may not let him separate from you for a day or two, but when you see that it is the pattern that is getting established, you worry how to fix it. You start doubting whether what you are doing is appropriate or not.
Few years back, I had prepared a small report (compilation of my understanding, suggestions and a support hand-out) that I would give to my clients for their reference. Some parents have found it to be very useful. It’s short and simple. Not at all detailed. Not at all technical. But quite useful as people have told me.
I want to share it with you too. You can download it and share with your friends and family. There is no opt-in required. You can post it wherever you feel that it will be helpful. Also your feedback is as always appreciated.
Download Your Free Report
The final message in the report is worth mentioning here:
“Parenting is a skill to be developed, not a knowledge to be gathered!”
To Your Resourceful Life and Happy Parenthood,
Dr. Sudeep Shroff
Long time and no update at my blog. I also now see that it has really been a very long time since I last updated my content here. Where was actually I during this period of hibernation? Yes, I did not show up here on this blog post, and I know those of you who read my posts would be upset, angry or even not bothered!
Yes, I was not at this blog, but let me tell you that the project (Resourceful Life) kept on evolving inside me. Many things have changed for me during this time. Some new way of living has been integrated inside me, and one of them is writing a journal. And that is what I want to talk about in this blog post.
As I have written elsewhere in this blog (I think in this post – Purpose of Life), that I always had difficulty expressing myself through writing (even during my school and college examinations); writing a journal was a very remote event for me. I must have read and heard about its usefulness, but had never implemented it until I came across Rich Schefren’s work. He is an online entrepreneur and helps other entrepreneurs achieve online success by teaching them business and personal growth strategies. He operates in the Online Business Growth niche, but I think he would me as much or even more successful if he starts operating in the Personal Development niche too. He does have a background in hypnosis and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) after all.
You can know more about him at his site: Strategic Profits. I want to come back to my main point of this blog-post and that is Journal Writing.
Rich Schefren has talked about in one of his powerful reports (The Hidden Obstacles To Your Success) that if you can develop and integrate only one critical habit – that is: Journal Writing – into yourself, it’s a big step in achieving the success you want in your life. And I have experienced it personally. I have really felt the power this process of writing has.
For last few weeks, I have been regularly writing into Microsoft Office OneNote (typing, to be very specific!). I have created a Notebook named My Journal (which is password protected!) and I sit down with my laptop, and start typing the stuff going on within me.
This has really made a difference into my life in last few weeks.
First let me tell you how actually I do this process and then I will talk about how it can help you achieve your goals faster.
Why Do I Type Than Write?
As told before, I always had a difficulty in written expression (may be dyslexia or may be lack of practice or ineffective writing habit). I also write slower than average (or that is what I think).
So, I experimented with typing. Initially it was just to see whether I enjoy the process or not. Then I also realized that typing will help me create an instant digital copy of what I want to express. This copy can be modified and used as I want anytime in future. Plus, writing into Microsoft Office OneNote is really an enjoyable experience as you also have options of creating certain drawings, adding audios and videos if you want. Combine use of my keyboard and pen-tablet makes the process more useful. You can even keep your stuff password protected, so no worries that someone will read your very personal stuff. This actually gives me more freedom and truthfulness to what I write into my journal.
Now I am quite comfortable doing it in a typing way!
Asking Questions Triggers The Flow
When I sit down writing into my journal pages, initial few minutes things don’t come easily to me. It takes time for me to come back to myself from my distractions. If I feel that I am not easily getting rid of distractions, I write few questions on the top of my page like:
“What do I really want to say to myself right now?
Am I really moving forward towards my goal?
Did I live my life with integrity in last few days?
What do I really want to have in my life right now?
Am I really on the right track?
Am I really doing things which are essential for me to create a life I want?
After asking questions to myself like above, I get into actual writing mode. Then things flow and my feelings and thoughts start taking shapes of words and sentences. You can see here that my journal writing does not only include what has happened in my life in last few days, I actually trigger the core of my being.
Resistance In Being Myself
I had felt resistance in my initial days of writing a journal. I felt that it was futile and waste of time doing that stuff. I felt that getting to work was more essential. But now I have realized that writing a journal helps me know which work to get on with. It really helps you clarify what you are required to focus on.
Initially I kept on writing circumstantially and was not really touching the core aspect of my being which I think is essential if you want maximum benefits out of your writing exercise. There was something inside me that kept me from connecting with true self of mine.
But as I continued it for few more days, I became better at connecting with the Real Me.
How Can It Help You Achieve Your Goals Faster
Now the actual benefits that you get from writing a journal. I write not only to document what has happened with me, but to ask myself and take me deeper into my being to get more clarity, focus and integrity.
As I wrote above, if you persist with initial resistance, you then dive deeper into yourself and connect with the Real You, which generally remains hidden in our day to day life experiences. And when you meet the Real You, you realize your purpose in life. You come to know which of your actions are essential and are congruent with what you really want to have in life.
You also come to know what words and sentences you generally use in your day to day life. You would pick up some of the words that repeatedly come into your experiences. You have habitually learned to use those words to describe your life events. And If you use an another powerful similar word in place of the original, your experience changes too.
You reflect more consciously on your past experiences. When you had actually experienced an event, you may not have consciously looked at it. But when you later on write about it in your journal, you see things in a more illuminated form. You tend to see which you had not seen before.
You bring clarity into your living. Journal Writing helps removing unwanted thinking and feeling patterns. The conditional way of feeling gratification in the present moment that keeps you from working on your essential action steps comes into light. You realize that some of the actions that you take are not the ones you need to get involved more. They are distractions or immediate pleasure-giving activities that keep you from taking the essential steps.
So in short, you become more conscious about your experiences. Clarity comes into your living. Your actions become more focused. Your words become more powerful. Your feelings get verbalized. And you live more resourcefully.
To your Resourceful Life,
Dr. Sudeep Shroff
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I have always been committed to grow this blog’s content and its readership, yet things are not flowing easily in this area for me. I often feel that I am pulled in different directions by different needs of mine and demands of life. Focusing is difficult for me, nowadays.
I have always remained open for new insights to emerge inside me, so that I can consciously direct the course of my life.
Simplifying life is critical for me to live my life’s purpose.
What is this?
What am I trying to say in this blog post?
Are your driven to make things complex?
Do you always feel the lack of completeness in simplifying?
In this short post, I share my thoughts on simplifying your life. No complex & logical arguments! Simply writing down whatever is coming into my awareness.
Life does not need to be complicated. In fact, it’s really not. We make it complex.
- These are well said sentences but few of us integrate the message and implement it into our day to day living.
Simplifying makes living easier. You flow rather than struggle!
Clarity improves. Intuitions enter into your awareness. You move elegantly on your path. You manifest effortlessly.
The thinking that you do in your head needs not be complex to achieve success in your life. Even if you learn to manipulate people and events by thinking complex patterns, you don’t enjoy the process. It satisfies your Ego but not the Soul. The soul needs simplicity. By simplifying, the soul performs complex tasks!
Simplifying brings awareness about your True Self. You become aware that you exist beyond this mind and body.
Your day to day work becomes easier to it get done. You get alignment with your feelings, take notes of them and your actions emerge out of this awareness.
I agree that your mind is capable of doing complex work. You don’t need to stop exercising your mind and stretching its limits. I want to say here that don’t let complexity be your habit of living!
Life secrets can be understood by simply being aware about your existence. Analyzing life does not provide you the Real Insight.
In WWW also, there are sites which are complex to navigate. It becomes difficult to learn from those pages. You get lost. On the other hand, there are websites which are simple to explore. You get easily involved in those pages, and in no time you absorb a good amount of information from them. Simplifying makes learning easier!
I appreciate Louise Hay for her simple yet every effective talks on spirituality and personal development. She uses simple words to convey her message. She explains concepts like re-incarnation, mind-body healing, law of attraction and many more in a very simple language. These are not heavy concepts to understand as told by many, instead they are simple facts of our existence.
Practice simplifying how you think about life, and see how various areas of life becomes easier for your to live with.
Using simple words and short sentences brings clarity in your message. Let’s learn to express ourselves simply, so that people don’t have to make efforts to understand what we want them to.
Have a Simple & Resourceful Life,
Dr. Sudeep Shroff
I had just joined the medical college. I shifted from my home city to the place where the college was located. In those initial days, I was feeling very home sick. I had never stayed away from my home anytime before that.
Just to kill some time and to get rid of home-sick feeling, I left my hostel room, and was wandering around a railway station. I don’t remember now, how and why I was attracted to a bookstall near the railway station.
Not knowing what to look for, I just started going through various magazines placed in one of the shelves of the bookstall.
Suddenly my eyes saw and read ‘Awaken the giant within‘ – a book by Anthony Robbins. I could not make sense at that time what was it all about, and did not bother to read even the subheading of the book. I just got hooked on it. I think I was blank and then, something inside me asked the bookstall-man to give me the book, so that I could see what it contained.
I scanned through various pages and decided to buy it. That was my first ever bought Self-help Book!
Since then I started visiting book-stalls (mainly those near railways stations and bus stops, I don’t know why??). I never missed vising those stalls, and purchasing at least one book, every time I would travel to and back from my home city.
Frankly speaking, I could not read any of those books from start to finish. Every time I started with any book, I continued for few pages from various chapters, felt good about it, got some insight and then kept the book in my collection. Before I could realize, my collection started growing like a book shop itself!
Sometimes I thought that I was addicted to just buying books, and as I was not reading them completely, I was wasting money after them! Although I thought that way, my habit of collecting them continued and it still goes on.
What I now understand that I continued buying and collecting various books as I was getting needed information from each of them. Although I did not read any of those fully, every one of them has contributed in some way in my personal growth.
This may be true for many. I don’t know. You tell me your experience.
Today, I am happy to have lots of books (Personal Development and Self-help related, of course!) in my Clinic’s library.
I have found various books to be helpful at specific stages of my developmental journey. Even today, when I am looking for something, I just stand in front of my library cabinet, and I will be guided to a book that will provide me with what I am looking for.
Now a days, I explore books on my hTC Desire phone. I have installed Amazon Kindle application and read Ebooks inside it. I also prefer listening to various audio books. I have an account with Audible and its related application in my phone.
I have understood from my experience that I can absorb only for which I am ready. I may have inclination for various topics and so may get tempted to buy those books, but they will make sense to me only when I am ready for the content inside them. I have now no regret for my habit of collecting books!
I am eager to know you opinions and experiences related to this post content.
Do you prefer to read some specific types of books? If yes, what are they? Share your comments below.
Dr. Sudeep Shroff
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