A simple guide to unleash your Flow state

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Concentration is hard. It takes effort to focus your attention on a task and complete it. More often, it feels unnatural because you just to want to finish what you started without really trying to wrap your head around it. Maybe you need that dose of motivation — reward yourself, procrastinate, wander, read a book, watch TV, laze, snack — hoping it would nudge you to just begin.

But here’s the thing, you would do it only if it were the only thought on your mind.

You’re on a tight-rope walk with…


Ideally

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Religion is a path to become spiritual. Spirituality is different from Religion. You may not believe in any form of God, yet be spiritual. The spiritual being is an existential being, it feels the throbbing of life happening inside and outside itself.

We have limited time and limited resources in an unlimited universe.

God is like a mirage on the other end of the horizon. We keep looking distant, empty-eyed, trying to catch a glimpse of what lies beyond this reality. …


What the human mind cannot grok

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Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.
— Albert Einstein

Setting aside what lies beyond our planet, we have millions of species across plant and animal life that is simply astounding. Nature works from the most minute denominator to build micro-organisms that cohesively create larger bodies that coexist within a single ecosystem. This synergy of life is deep and vast; if any one link in the chain is broken, Nature adapts itself to re-orient the chain such that the Flow of Life continues.

Nature…


Do they meet ?

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Before I get into the correlation of Ego, Destiny and Prayer, I must share my viewpoint about what each one means — this is my opinion but I believe it would resonate with every individual who experiences or at least senses an underlying current that pervades the world we exist in, an interactive web of energy that exists inside us which manifests the experience outside us.

The Mind is the seat where we recognize our manifestation of the world. To this day, we do not fully understand the mental projections that appear within our sensory field…


That wasn’t a compliment.

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Chess is probably the best strategic board game ever made. But it can get boring, how so ? Well if you’re playing by yourself, or you’re playing with the a friend who repeats the same sequence of steps in a very predictable pattern. But the game can get unnervingly complex and challenging when you play against a computer or a new opponent , i.e. you voluntarily change the environment.

By re-framing your environment, I noticed a couple of subtle things begin to change which makes the game a lot more interesting. You become more attentive because…


10 likely reasons

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Starting Trouble

Its an uneasy feeling that dampens your spirit right from the start, you feel like a heavy rain cloud ready to burst with ideas and actually start doing stuff but nothing quite happens. You remain in the thinking zone, frustrated, that the right time or place hasn’t favored you.

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. ~ Samuel Beckett

Opinions and Misconceptions

Too many views born out of others’ experiences creates a mental block that becomes almost impossible to challenge. …


but silence is too loud

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I was walking along a beach one day when I noticed a young boy, maybe two or three years old, who had just set his feet on the sand and for the first time caught a glimpse of the ocean view in all its splendor. He was petrified. For a few moments, he just stood still and then burst out crying. He turned around and ran as fast as his legs could carry him. I noticed his parents trying to cajole him but he refused to look around. Eventually, he got familiar with the ocean…


I.Me.Myself

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Let’s consider the text-book or dictionary definition of Ego.

Your idea or opinion of yourself, especially your feeling of your own importance and ability ~
Cambridge

A person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance ~ Oxford

Someone’s ego is their sense of their own worth ~ Collins

Feeling self-important, holding a high self-esteem, developing an innate sense of self-worth — these are powerful qualities one would like to imbibe, it makes an individual feel needed, recognized and appreciated. These are considered essential qualities to become successful.

On the same vein, it would imply that being highly egoistic is also a…


Inside your head

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Imagine a radio that is able to tap onto any frequency, auto-flip channels, adjust its clarity, doesn’t (or will not) turn off and can randomly amplify itself, for no apparent reason.

Close your eyes and sit still for 5 minutes, you’ll know what that radio experience feels like. Repeat this again, and you’ll witness something new each time.

When I read about Productivity, I’m really looking for a method that will help me focus and also numb any other interferences. A technique that would enable me to work for an hour or more where I’m in the…


Its not your age

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I think the most unfortunate transition as we grow up in life is that we forget how the body-mind complex develops itself from infancy to adulthood — the remarkable process wherein billions of neurons interconnect and synthesize the world around us into a reality that we experience everyday. This remarkable development process is a fantastic orchestration of Nature at so many levels, and we’re left with no memory trace of how it all evolved.

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
― W.B. Yeats

It is also unfortunate…

Vijay

In Search of Yoda

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