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Vincent Ehindero Award: 1 and 2 πŸ™Œ

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I am very delighted to announce that I have been nominated for this award, twice by 2 wonderful bloggers Ritisha of https://ritisha.blog and  Anushka of https://4anushka22.wordpress.com. I am very thankful to both of them and wish them great success. Both of the blogs are very interesting and insightful. Friends, do visit their respective blog whenever you have time.

Now, coming to the award, the rules are

  •   Thank the person that nominated you with a link to their blog.
    β€’ Make a post of the award (with a photo).
    β€’ Post the rules.
    β€’ Ask 5-10 questions of your choice.
    β€’ Nominate 10-30 other bloggers.
    β€’ Follow Vincent Ehindero at vincentehindero.wordpress.com (to qualify for free blog promotion and shoutout and more blogging opportunities).

This time, I am answering Ritisha’s questions as I have already answered Anushka’s questions in another Blogger award.

The Questions:
1 What is your favourite aspect of blogging?
My favourite aspect of blogging is that I have learned to be more expressive when it comes to writing. Another aspect is that I have learned so much from the different variety of posts on different subjects from my fellow bloggers.
2 What is your favourite social media platform, and why?
I am not a fan of social media. But since, I am blogging, I have started to give attention to my different social media accounts.

3 Are you more of an indoors or outdoors person?

I am both an indoor and an outdoor person. I, enjoy both the spaces at different time.
4 Tell me a weird fact about yourself!
As I age, I have learned to be spiritual and keep listening to spiritual talks.
5 What is your favourite season?
I love the springtime as Nature is at it’s best. This time around, due to lockdown, I have missed the pleasure.
6 What is your favourite memory?
I do have some beautiful memories of my childhood. Another beautiful memory is when my son was born.
7 Cats or dogs?
I love dogs.
8 If you were an only child, would you wish to have siblings?
I have 2 siblings. When it comes to my son, he never wanted a sibling.
9 What is your favourite ice-cream flavour?
I love the chocolate flavour.
10 What three wishes would you ask from a genie?
As of now, I would always ask for a beautiful, green planet with peace and harmony and of course Coronavirus free.

As for the Nominations, it is very difficult to choose any name. I love and respect each one of my fellow bloggers. They are all so wonderful people. I am privileged to be with them under the same platform. Therefore, I nominate all of them. Whoever feels, can take this award and answer the same questions as above.

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Post: Life quotes from the sweet turtle 🐒❀️

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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.

Thanks for reading.

Blessings and much love to all πŸ’

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.

Thanks for reading.

Blessings and much love to all πŸ’

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¦… ❀️

Hello everyone! Have a great Friday and happy weekend too πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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