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Post : Sunshine blogger Award Again! 🌼

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I have been nominated for Sunshine blogger award for the third time. Yes, I am still not bored. I am simply loving it. Though not a real award, it feels great to be acknowledged by your fellow bloggers. I have been nominated by my fellow blogger Kacha of https://journeythroughlife591163021.wordpress.com. A big thanks to her.

Her blog is about her candid journey through depression and burn out and how she has struggled and overcome it. The beauty of her blog is that she has been very openhearted, unpretentious and honest. I hold great regards and earnest appreciation for her.

Now to speak of the Award: Here are the rules

Rules for the award
β€’ Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
β€’ Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
β€’ Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
β€’ Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
β€’ List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site

Her questions :

1 If you could, would you turn back time?
No, I wouldn’t. I try living in the present moment and take each moment as it comes. There is no point in thinking about the past or worrying about the future.
2 What is an expression you use quite often?
Nowadays, I try smiling very often.
3 What is your favourite fairy tale?
Now, as an adult, I am too realistic. But, yes during childhood, I love the stories of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and seven dwarfs.
4 What is the trait you are most proud of?
I try being kind to all, as much as practically possible.
5 Where do you find inspiration for your blog?
My inspirations are very instinctive.
6 What languages do you speak?
I am an Indian living in The Netherlands. So, English is the common language I communicate mostly. At home with family, I speak my native Indian language including Hindi.
7 What do you dislike most about blogging?
I thoroughly enjoy blogging. There is nothing that I don’t like.
8 What subjects in a conversation are so boring to you
that you could fall asleep standing?
I find the technology conversation a bit boring.

9 What do you love to talk about?
I love life to the fullest. So, I love talking to people, their experiences, emotions, problems, joy, sorrow, everything about life
10 Do you have habits that can be considered as a little
out of the norm?
I love and read about spirituality very often. I keep listening to spiritual talks.
11 Which trend needs to stay in 2019?
The only trend that is going to stay the longest is “Back to basics”. Be it health trends, food trends, lifestyle trends, going back to basics is in.

As for my nominations, I love and have great regards to all my followers, readers and fellow bloggers. So, I don’t like picking out some names leaving the rest. So, anybody, whoever likes to do this award, you are most welcome and appreciatedπŸ™. You can take the same questions given by Kacha as above.

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Post : Mind control : How do I get that ?πŸ˜‡πŸ€”

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Our mind is illusional. Whatever, we think and perceive is our own derived illusion. It’s our biggest friend and at the same time can be our biggest enemy. Therefore, a common quote says ” You may die a hundred deaths without a break in the mental turmoil “ Our mind makes up everything that happens in our life – good or bad, big or small, ugly or beauty, sad or happy, success or failure, it ‘s all within this thing, called mind. So, how do I control this thing ‘mind’ and remain focus on my goal and life purpose?

Understanding the mind, and its content is very important and fundamental. What makes our thought world? How do thoughts are generated? We build up mental impressions through the different inlets of this outer world. The inlets can be :
*Five senses: sight, hear, smell, touch, taste
*Memory: That has been built up over the years of this outside world experience, right from the day we were born.
*Activity: That we perform , habituated and do throughout the day.

We create thought by an idea backed with emotion. Through different inlets, we build up thoughts as our mental contentΒ every day. We generate, perceive, analyse, process and ruminate our entire thought world. So, we keep doing the same mental activity of thinking, analysing, ruminating every day. The thinking pattern doesn’t change. So, does our behaviour and habits. It is uninterrupted, a never-ending process which we may not be even aware.
According to Yoga Psychology ( Yoga Sutras), our thought world mainly depends on mental fluctuation (Vritti) and thoughts (prataya). The mental impulses (vritti) are created through the different inlets like the senses, memory, activity which inturn create mental impressions generating thoughts (prataya). This is the reason, when we are in a positive , vibrant environment, surrounded by positive people, we generate positive, beautiful, creative thoughts. But, when we surround ourselves with negativity, we generate negative thoughts of guilt, anger, pain, hurt, jealousy and so on.

Normally, what happens, when we centred our mind for a particular activity, at the office or home. There are endless distractions. Okay, we try to control the distraction or cut down to some extent, but still mental fluctuations and wondering thoughts continue to distract us. This is because the memory continues to generate unstable thoughts in an unstable mind.
Therefore to manage our mind, we need to control our mental fluctuation and thoughts. The only way to control them is through a concentrated mind. A concentrated mind can be achieved through the power of attention. The power of attention is our very own property (which arises from self) which we can achieve by practising and training our mind. It is a steady power of awareness which is created at our own will. It is the only capability that we can learn to develop for mind control. Whereas, the mental fluctuations (impression) and thoughts are greatly influenced by our outer world, the external distractions. They are not completely within our control.

The different states of mind depending on the power of attention can be defined as
*Ordinary mind: When both the mental fluctuations (vritti) and thoughts (prataya) are unstable. The mind is rather restless distracted, jumping from one thought to another.

*Focused mind: When there is less mental fluctuation (stable vritti) but thoughts are still wobbly (unstable prataya). This is the learning mind.

*Concentrated mind: When both the mental fluctuation (vritti) and thoughts (prataya) are on the same line, stable enough. This is the highest level of attentive mind.

*Meditative mind: When the vritti and prataya are concentrated at the same point, on a similar goal. That is the mind is concentrated at one point say, your attention is entirely on your breath or a point of focus. That is when both mental fluctuation and thought are at the same point. This is the highest level of concentration.

The power of attention is similar to a focused beam of light where all your energies are focused. With this power of attention, you can learn, achieve, complete tasks and attain success in whichever areas of life you want to. That is the reason, we should always learn to perform an activity or task one at a time. So, we give our full power of attention. Handling multiple tasks all at a time can be like a scattered beam where all your energies are distributed. You can be able to do some while some are left undone. Your mind will keep fluctuating and your attention span will be variable and unstable.

So, how do I learn to achieve a concentrated mind with the ultimate power of attention? How do I control my mind, my inner thought world, daily? How do I focus my mind on one activity at a time? How do I take charge of myself? This is a self-learning task, an ongoing process. Two comprehensive ways:

1. To achieve the power of attention, two important things matter the most :
Awareness: Being consciously aware all the time. Feeding our thought world and thought process with positive, constructive and creative thoughts.
Will: Self-training and developing a restrained impulse towards worthy goals, purposeful life.

2.Control of thoughts:
*Exposure to right kind of thoughts: Feeding the mind everyday with right kind of thoughts. Reading good books, being in a positive, good company, surrounded by positive vibrations.
*Right behaviour: Good conduct, right behaviour pattern influence thoughts and emotions. That means reframing our cognitive abilities. Correcting our behaviour patterns as on when required.
*Right lifestyle and habits: Maintaining a regulated lifestyle and habits will greatly influence our mind. You cannot have a stable mind with an unstable lifestyle.
*Purposeful life: Working towards a specific goal, understanding and working towards a meaningful life. Developing a stable mind through meditation and prayers. This cannot be achieved overnight. It is an ongoing, self-learning process. You and I have to keep working on it daily.

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References: Science of Focus by Pravrajika Divyanandaprana (Vivekavani)

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Post : Sunshine Blogger Award πŸ™Œ

Hello everyoneπŸ™‹πŸ» ! This is the second time, I have been nominated for Sunshine Blogger Award. Though this is not a real award, it does mean a lot to me when your fellow bloggers start appreciating your posts and the blog. It’s a kind of great encouragement to me to continue doing what I like to do, writing about thoughts, beliefs, facts about life, health, healing and happiness.

I have been nominated this time by Panda in Progress. https://pandainprogress357664521.wordpress.com. Thank you so much for the nomination. Though she is only a few posts old, I have recently started following her blog. What I like about her blog is that she has been very honest and genuine about her struggle for depression and weight issues. A reminder from my side, my friend, keep sharing your thoughts and feelings because sharing can be a great outlet to let out the emotional baggage which we all carry. We are all here to listen to each other. You are not alone, my friend. And, you are a strong person and truly awesome!

Last time, I was nominated by Prashanti Alluri of Happiness Inn. https://happinessinn.blog. Thank you once again Prashanti. I have been following her blog for quite some time now. She has a beautiful blog and writes mostly on happiness. She is also a talented artist, draw beautiful sketches.

Rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award

1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.

2. List the Sunshine Blogger Award rules and display the logo on your site.

3. Answer the Sunshine Blogger Award questions.

4. Nominate eleven other bloggers and ask them eleven new questions.

5. Notify the nominees about their nominations by commenting on one of their blog posts.

Here, are the 11 questions asked which I have to answer…
1 What is your favourite season?
My favourite season is Spring. Though it is short, I love it because Nature is at its best.


2 If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I love my home country India. Since I live in Europe, I like travelling to the beautiful cities of Europe.

3 What inspires you to write?
I think writing is not only about fictions and fantasies. Being a realistic person, I like writing about our struggle, inspiration, facts about life and health.


4 Do you have a favourite animal?

I like lions, they are silent, yet ferocious when required.
5 What is your favourite book? “Becoming Supernatural” by Dr Joe Dispenza
6 How often do you write? I write very often.
7 What is your favourite time of day to be creative? Anytime
8 If you had to pick just one food, which would be your favourite? Tough one, I know!


Being in Medical Profession myself, I am very health conscious so love all kinds of fruits.
9 What is your favourite colour? Green because I love Nature.
10 Are walks or car rides better, why? I love walking. I and my husband often go for long walks. Walking is also a good form of cardio exercise.
11 And last, how long have you been blogging for? I am pretty new, have been blogging since the last 5-6 months.

Anyone, who feel free to do this award, please answer the same questions as above. I will be very happy and honouredπŸ™

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Post : Beautiful inspiration from an Eagle πŸ¦… ❀️

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Post : Feeling resentful 😠 3 simple approaches !

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Resentment is a common feeling. We, all must have harboured at some point in life. It is a feeling of anger or a sense of bitterness after an unfair incident, an event that has happened to us. It may happen very often in our everyday lives. Resentment can be felt from as simple as rude behaviour or unfair comment from a friend to as large as issues like racism or religion.
The immediate reaction after we feel resentful is an emotion of anger,hurt, pain, annoyance or even shame. Very often, we get affected so much that we start to harbour a feeling of revenge. The emotion gets trapped when we are unable to express our feeling of bitterness after the hurtful experience. It may come from either a true situation or a misunderstood situation of injustice.

How emotion of resentment get trapped in us from different situations?
Any kind of tense relationship maybe between partners, a colleague with a boss, or between friends.
*A feeling of fear or avoidance to confront the person or similar situation.
*A feeling of regret, low or dejected.
*Continuously ruminating the strong emotion against the incident, person or experience.

  • In a normal healthy individual, though there is an immediate feeling of pain, hurt, annoyance after the experience, you tend to overcome the feeling by letting go. Thinking it as a part and parcel of life or just an unfair or bad experience in life. Moving away from the negative situation or the negative person.
  • Or maybe, thinking that we have misinterpreted the person or the situation.

But the real problem arises when it started to affect our mental health. The resentful feeling continues to ride over us in spite of trying to let go of or trying to move on from the person or the experience. We started to develop a fear, negative attitude for every similar situation or person in our lives. It affects slowly our every perception of reality. We start looking at every situation with a negative outlook. We start having fear and fail to trust people. It becomes difficult to hope for positive outcomes. We, finally land up in the hands of a Therapist or counsellor.

So, the simple approaches, how we can help ourselves get over it.

1.Practice self-compassion: Compassion over self is a key to all kinds of negative situations, experiences or persons, we encounter in life. Holding self-compassion helps us to give a sense of security which is important. It helps us to restore our self-identity, self-worth which otherwise have the fear of losing if resentment is held up for a long time. Self-compassion helps us to overcome the feeling of lowness or less.

2.Being empathetic: We deal with people every day. There are both good and bad experiences of people with us. So, trying to empathize and understand the other person’s perspective or the circumstances which influence the behaviour will surely reduce the feeling of resentment. Many times, we may have misunderstood or the person who did it may not have realised that it can be hurtful.

3.Practice Gratitude: Practising gratitude and thankfulness for everything, everyone we have in our life is important. It gives us a sense of security and wholeness. So, unfair treatment or unfair incident can be overlooked with ease as they hold hardly any value to the beautiful life we lead. If we focus on how privileged and fortunate we are in life, harbouring resentful feelings look just meaningless.

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Post: Your life right now ! ❀️

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