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Don’t Wait Too Long Before You Start Living Your True Self – Insights to begin Right Now

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?

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Every Stroke Of Yours Matters. Never underestimate what you are creating.

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. Continue Reading →

Resourceful Life – Made Easier For You!

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. Continue Reading →

You Are Unique, And The World Needs You!

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. Continue Reading →

How Writing A Journal Can Help You Achieve Your Goals Faster

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. Continue Reading →

Simplify Your Life!

Currently I am on a drive to simplify my life. It does not mean I am getting rid of all pleasures and scientific advances of our times. No way. That would be Isolation, not Simplification.

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?

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What Has Been Your Experience With Self-help Or Personal Development Books?

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. Continue Reading →

What A Laptop Bag Can Teach You About Personal Development

We get used to live in our habitual patterns. Solutions to our problems may be nearer, yet we don’t easily find them. We get so much used to our patterns that we do not see the answers around.

Let me give you an example that may make things clear to you.

I have been using the same laptop and its bag for last three years. The software inside are updated and both (the laptop and its bag) have become an integral part of my life. I carry them with me every day to my workplace and bring them back home in the evening.

It was on that day that I realized a pattern of mine which I was never aware about anytime before. I never opened my laptop bag to its full possible opened-state. What I mean by this can be easily understood if you look at the photographs below. Continue Reading →

Becoming Conscious About What You Absorb And What You Broadcast

This is known to all that you feel comfortable in presence of some people, and get edgy when some other people are around. There must be something coming from the people we encounter that might be affecting the way we feel. Or it is just the way we process the people and events around us that make us feel so! What do you believe?

There are many ways by which this phenomenon is explained by different schools of psychology.

Have you heard of having a Real Energy Field around you?

We all carry with ourselves our own unique Energy Field. This field reflects what’s going on inside us. Our thought content, thinking patterns and emotional state contribute in creating this energy field. This field not only affects the way we relate with the world around us and our body, it affects the actual world and people around us!

Initially, this concept did not resonate well with me. Thinking from the Newtonian Mechanics Perspective, I found this concept to be very non-scientific and irrational! Now I believe that it is the most scientific thing we can talk about. Continue Reading →

Are You Ready To Embrace The Shift In Your Awareness?

One of the critical concepts in Personal Development is to be aware about the fact, that you may be exposed to  various resources in your life at different times, but it is possible that you may not be ready for the same at that time! This means that you will come across various tools that can take your life to a higher level, but you may not recognize or see the value inside them, until you are ready for it.

The universe is full of information and energy. Actually, it is nothing but Information and Energy! Whatever you are looking for or want to have in your life, already exists.  Either someone has manifested it already or it exists in the pure potential form. You are not required to hunt for it. It just exists. The only thing required is to get ready for it!

When it is in the pure potential form, it means that the possibility of its manifestation is already there, but not yet realized! When someone like you taps into that possibility it becomes the reality in the physical world.

So,

Whatever you need for your personal growth and development, already exists! Either manifested or in the pure potential form!

With this fact said, it is also important to keep in mind that in your life you may come across various people, events, tools and other resources that you can use to enhance your life. They are the tools that you need to use to reach to a new level of awareness. Yet, it is possible that,

You may not realize their usefulness and value until you are ready for them!

Yes, this is true in my opinion, and I have experienced it many times.

My Experience

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