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Wisdom Quotes

Be at ease in your own skin for you cannot shed it like a snake.

Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell. (Bill Copeland)

This very moment is your life, so make it a moment worth living.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. (Omar Khayyam)

I am mournful beyond the wind

I am mournful beyond the wind

Sinister and glowing under the tomb
We examine transparent devils against the air
Alass! The devil continues
Weird and sinning beside the sky
You invoke dream-like fangs in the ground
Heavy! The birth is vanishing
I am mournful beyond the wind
I invoke florescent gems beyond the mist
Way cool! The Queen is done
wary awake
fading slowly
no words left
In whose heart
a stranger
ask his way
in the late light

What is your Motto?

For the people, for the realm.
Dream, hope, aspire.
Now our enemies rest.
Faith grants us strength.
As one, we raise ourselves higher.
Love of the people, strength of the nation.
Now our enemies rest.
Wealth of the land.
Wealth of the land.
Taste for battle.

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Do you Ski?


Free verse by jay

How happy are only boarders!
Never forget the lone and lonesome boarders.

Pay attention to the toboggan,
the toboggan is the most plastic sleigh of all.
A toboggan is moldable. a toboggan is fictile,
a toboggan is impressionable, however.

When I think of the snowmobile, I see a red step.
Never forget the littler and miniscule snowmobile.

Just like a temperate past, is the alpine.
Down, down, down into the darkness of the alpine,
Gently it goes – the ingenious, the cute, the artful.

Word of the day

Part of speech: noun
Origin: Greek, early 16th century

A brief, instructive saying


A succinct statement of a general truth or observation

Examples of Aphorism in a sentence

“We all groaned every time Dad tried to give a life lesson by saying an aphorism.”

“‘Actions speak louder than words’ is a good aphorism to employ in your friendships.”

Quotes of the Week

Charles Kingsley

“There’s no use doing a kindness if you do it a day too late.”

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Dr. Seuss

“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.”

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Charles Dickens

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

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Joseph Brodsky

“Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.”

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Pearl S. Buck

“One faces the future with one’s past.”

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Pauline Phillips

“The less you talk, the more you’re listened to.”

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Stephen Jay Gould

“We pass through this world but once.”

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Riddle of the day

Of the king I am blue and of the peasant I am red. Of the frog I am cold and of the dog I am hot. What am I?

The answer is: Blood

I never was, am always to be. No one ever saw me, nor ever will. And yet I am the confidence of all, to live and breath on this terrestrial ball. What am I?

The answer is: Tomorrow/The future

Mastery in Servitude – for Humanity – 2020.

The world constantly wants you to behave or think in a certain way. Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best:

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

To me, Learning is Forever, Precious like Diamonds. It never ends, its value never diminishes. After my Cardiac Issues in 2014, I felt I was given a new Lease of LIfe by God, I felt as if I am reborn.

I began learning to draw and paint as a hobby and spent the past 5-6 years pursuing it. My wife Madhura Parkhe​ became my mentor here. The thought to start this came from Dr. A.P. Bhupatkar of IMDR who asked me to pursue my childhood hobbies.

I realized I have many Knowledge Gaps too. I found Udemy online courses that are economical, short, swift, crisp and from the Best Trainers in the World. On my morning walks; instead of watching a video, I heard the audio and it helped me fill my knowledge gaps. There was help from the trainers on Speaking skills, Story Telling skills, Voice skills, Body language/ Gestures skills too. I also got over 150 Certificates. The trainers offer personalized coaching and mentoring and one is lucky to find them in life. A Class Apart!

In 2018 – Aug-Sept I joined The Toastmasters Internationa and began to learn Speaking Skills all over again. It was a struggle speaking with a strict time limit and also fill my Skills gaps in Voice/ Body language. I was fortunate to find 4 Worldclass mentors and they helped me go on the Pathways Path and I am now doing my 4th Path.

Along the way, came to many Mentees/ Mentorees/ Protege’ to learn and pick my brains and I remembered this :
““To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
I let my Mentees, Mentorees/ Protege’ BE as they are. With help to bridge their knowledge, skills gaps, coaching on their best strengths to get better, still better helped many of them. They also got featured in different magazines, Websites and were interviewed. It was my Moment of Truth, Their Accolades earned made my day.

In 2020, I shall stop Coaching/ Mentoring and focus on Writing/ Speaking/ Painting. It is not my New year resolution – it is a conscious resolve. Yes. along the way if there are Paid consulting, Paid Speaking opportunities – they will be welcome as much of these earnings go into my favorite charities that I assist, as they help Humanity.

The larger goal of life remains – Master – Attain Mastery in Servitude – Service with an Attitude – In service of Humanity.

Wish me luck.

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Best Newsletter of 2019 –

This is a special annual edition of the Brain Pickings newsletter by Maria Popova. The regular Sunday edition will be with you predictably and reliably this weekend. If you missed the two annual specials of the year’s loveliest children’s books and overall favorite books, they are here and here. And if you find any value and joy in my labor of love, please consider supporting it with a donation – this year, like every year for the past thirteen, I have invested countless hours and tremendous resources in Brain Pickings, and every little bit of support helps keep it going. If you already donate: THANK YOU.

The Best of Brain Pickings 2019

In this annual review, following the annual selections of the year’s loveliest children’s books and overall favorite books, “best” is as usual a composite measure of what I most enjoyed thinking and writing about over the course of the year, and what you most ardently read and shared.

It has been curious to observe, in this most difficult year of my life, the patterns that emerge — strong women’s voices, the healing power of natureof poetry, and of kindnessthe necessity of unselfish loveof friendship, and of solitude; and lots and lots and lots of tress — and how they illuminate the things that help me, and perhaps you, survive. Thrive, even.


Enjoy, and may we face the coming year with the steady serenity of a tree — that supreme lover of light, always reaching both higher and deeper, rooted in a network of kinship and ringed by a more patient view of time.

The More Loving One: Astrophysicist Janna Levin Reads W.H. Auden’s Sublime Ode to Our Unrequited Love for the Universe


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13 Life-Learnings from 13 Years of Brain Pickings


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The Healing Power of Gardens: Oliver Sacks on the Psychological and Physiological Consolations of Nature


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Hannah Arendt on Love and How to Live with the Fundamental Fear of Loss


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Trees at Night: Stunning Rorschach Silhouettes from the 1920s


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I Like You: An Almost Unbearably Lovely Vintage Illustrated Ode to Friendship


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Kahlil Gibran on Silence, Solitude, and the Courage to Know Yourself


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After Silence: Amanda Palmer Reads Neil Gaiman’s Stunning Poem Celebrating Rachel Carson’s Legacy of Culture-Shifting Courage


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Salvation by Words: Iris Murdoch on Language as a Vehicle of Truth and Art as a Force of Resistance to Tyranny


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Rebecca Solnit’s Lovely Letter to Children About How Books Solace, Empower, and Transform Us


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Planting Trees as Resistance and Empowerment: The Remarkable Illustrated Story of Wangari Maathai, the First African Woman to Win the Nobel Peace Prize


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Rachel Carson’s Bittersweet Farewell to the World: Timeless Advice to the Next Generations from the Woman Who Catalyzed the Environmental Movement


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Hermann Hesse on Solitude, the Value of Hardship, the Courage to Be Yourself, and How to Find Your Destiny


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“Little Prince” Author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on Losing a Friend


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Leo Tolstoy on Kindness and the Measure of Love


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On Children: Poignant Parenting Advice from Kahlil Gibran


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Middle Age and the Art of Self-Renewal: An Extraordinary Letter from Pioneering Education Reformer Elizabeth Peabody


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The Lost Words: An Illustrated Dictionary of Poetic Spells Reclaiming the Language of Nature


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The Fascinating Science of How Trees Communicate, Animated


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Harriet Hosmer on Art and Ambition: The World’s First Successful Woman Sculptor on What It Takes to Be a Great Artist


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Is There a God? Stephen Hawking Gives the Definitive Answer to the Eternal Question


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Year of the Monkey: Patti Smith on Dreams, Loss, Love, and Mending the Broken Realities of Life


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Amanda Palmer Reads “When I Am Among the Trees” by Mary Oliver


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The Astronomical Art of Maria Clara Eimmart: Stunning 17th-Century Drawings of Comets, Planets, and Moon Phases by a Self-Taught Artist and Astronomer


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You Can’t Have It All


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My Heart: An Emotional Intelligence Primer in the Form of an Uncommonly Tender Illustrated Poem About Our Capacity for Love


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