It’s very quiet out here, or maybe my mind is just failing me.
I can’t.. I won’t.. I’m not going to make it.
My mind is numb, I’m feeling drowsy.
It’s very quiet out here, or maybe my mind is just failing me.
I can’t.. I won’t.. I’m not going to make it.
My mind is numb, I’m feeling drowsy.
Thank you for reading.
Whenever faced with a situation leading to horns of dilemma; that could cause me to procrastinate, delay, be in double minds like sitting on the horns of Dilemma, I go back to two holy books. 1. A Bible 2. BhagvadGita. I randomly select 2 verses and usually find my answers. I named it as Jay’s Tantra way.
See an example:
This is what Gita said.
Passage: No one is fierce enough to rouse it. Who then is able to stand against me?
This is what the Bible verse said.
See some similarities in the two random verses?
I derived the following meaning – the chosen path is right. I need to concentrate, meditate and be ready for the fight whether or not it happens.
I also know, I have class and it will have to be a really fierce fight, if someone were to oppose or put hurdles in my chosen path.
Sounds simple, NO? I like this technique to work all the time.
I have often said that Just by Watching you can Observe a Lot 🙂 and having an investigator, fraud detectors training helps.
Sometimes, I have dilemma. Mostly the decision is about People who come in my life, stay there, get benefitted, some reciptrocate, some don’t. Some cost me money, some Time, Some deep efforts and some simply gifts and for some I give all that I have.
Then come some moments, decisive when the masks are unpeeled, they fall off, the gloves come off, bad behaviour, attitude, insults start hurting and I realise the my Trust was ill-placed. I have made a huge error of judgement.
In such times, I use Jay’s Tantra. The simplest way is to consult and seek advice from the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipotent – The Om -HIMSELF. I go to BhagvadGita and choose a random shloka. I also go to a Bible someone gifted me years ago. I take a Verse for Bible.
I then decipher meaning as per my understanding and draw inferences. These are not regular moments, they happen when I have a deep dilemma. It is never a Conscience issue though as Conscientious decisions come to me quick and fast – No problem there.
Today’s Dilemma was solved by these two and I urge readers to try this if you come across such difficult moments in life.
This is what came out as Random Verse from Bible:
This is what came as Random Shloka from Gita
Srimad Bhagavad Gita
Chapter 2 Sloka 70
Yes. I got my answer to the dilemma. That’s Jay’s Tantra. Use it sparingly and only in dire situations with full belief and trust in the Almighty. Amen!
I did two Udemy courses today. One on Impromptu speaking – most wonderful experience. Another on Humourous speeches. Not great.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all Readers. A very auspicious day. One of the 3.5 days of Muhurtha – when beginning a new thing is considered Good.
I started with a long walk, Ganapati Darshan and returned with many thoughts, ideas about a start and towards noon got lazy and just slept.
Highlighted ones are my choices for the day.
I believe in Bio-Rhythms. Have done so for over 30 years – ever since I read the book about the research on Bio-rhythms and wanted to buy the Japanese – CASIO watch which showed 3 biorhythms – Physical, Emotional and Intellectual. They also sold Cards in those days where you can calculate your critical days and avoid major financial decisions, Driving, Flying a plane etc. etc. etc.
It was interesting when I found the Apps on Android and iPhones. I downloaded and saw a fourth one added – i.e. Intution ! I said, it is getting interesting. As per initial book if I were to calculate I should have been Dead when I was 58+ i.e. 23 X 28 X 33 days = 58 years, …. days. I did not believe it. The book also talked about how they scientifically studied the Date of birth and time of birth of the Rail, Plane, Sea, Cycle, Bicycle, Car, Bus and Electrical accidents and deaths. It appeared scientific and eventhough a Skeptic I said let us give it a try and it has remained with me as a Daily watch every morning before my morning walks – to watch in the phone.
Today was not supposed to be great. The biorhythm explanation said do and see what Random Phrases turned up this morning.
So overall still an interesting day.
One who may seem plain at first in appearance or capability, but later turns out to be beautiful or great.
English is a FUNNY language – Said Shri Amitabh Bachchan in a film dialogue. i fully Agree.
I was writing to a Mentee of mine who is struggling and in the endline mentioned – Hope you face your Waterloo soon ! I had of course, heard someone say it. I knew it was about Napoleon Bonaparte but I did not know the meaning.
I sent the mail and checked the dictionary and said WTH – let me find my right word. And Lo and Behold ! I found it. I wanted to say – let this incident / function today prove to be your Watershed moment and all your struggles should come to fruition!
So, you can see, English is such a funny language. I was sending a short resume on whatsapp to a membership incharge of Toastmasters and I said, i was an Orator, Debator and extempore speaker and I wish to relearn speaking skills as redundancy has set in. And What?
After a while I saw a message with smileys and thumbs ups ! and I said, what happened? he liked my resume? And I read and re-read again.
It read I was and Orator, SENATOR ( capitals mine) and I said WTH 1 This is T9 and Grammarly dictionary apps promoting me! WOW!
On both occasions I laughed inwardly at my own self and my follies and said Oh – perhaps the morning Random Phrase is coming true for me.
Some very interesting Generated Idioms for the day:
Couple of incidents in the week and the day made me laugh out loud.
On a serious note, Every Mentor and mentee face these situations. The Startpreneurs preparing for bigger competitions ahead need to take inspiration from such random thoughts and using lateral thinking – attribute listing as problem solving triggers to new and innovative ideas
Great Sunday. 5th meeting of Toastmasters in 3rd Club of Bangalore. Young, vibrant crowd mixed with some bearded oldies and middle aged Techies.
One afternoon I said to myself,
“Why isn’t the agreeable acquaintanceship more profound?”
Never forget the skin-deep and shallow agreeable acquaintanceship.
A charming cordiality, however hard it tries,
Will always be mutual.
Does the charming cordiality make you shiver?
Pay attention to the kinship,
kinship are the most wooly relation of all.
Are you upset by how wooly-minded they are?
Does it tear you apart to see the kinship so hirsute?
Why would you think the lost love is fatless?
the lost love is the most fat lover of all.
Never forget the fattish and portly lost love.
Are your Powering Off or Powering ON?
Do you take your laptop on vacation? Do you take your smartphone or your ipad/ Tablet? Harris Interactive reported that one-third of vacationers take their laptops on vacation. During a Sunday meal at a restaurant recently, I observed a man sitting with his family talking on his smartphone — obviously about business. He was not happy neither was his family!
Harris Interactive reported that one-third of vacationers on their laptops on vacation . How grateful I was for my smartphone when I came across a young student stalled on a bus stop without one , and I could immediately get help . How convenient it is on vacation to use the Internet to explore the options for entertainment in the area on a rainy afternoon , and get directions to find it Easily . How comforting to know that my family can reach me in an emergency or something to celebrate! – regardless of where I am in the world .
The same can be said for my colleagues . Repeatedly I have emphasized that you can control the things you can control , so you can cope with the things you can not . In the complex world in which we live , especially with the level of connectivity available , it is easy to fall into the trap of feeling we are victims of other people . I cringe when someone complains about having to answer their cell phone .
If you don’t want to be reached , you can power off . If you-have to be reachable Because your job requires it , Then The issue IAM May be in the right job? Or ,have you just trained people that you are available here .Connectivity can be addictive . My daughter , who is in counseling , reminded me that an addiction is something that reduces the quality of your life and the people around you .
My passion is helping individuals and organizations create and sustain a productive environment so everyone can do their work and enjoy their lives .When used appropriately , enable your work and enable you to play . It can also undermine your priorities at work , destroy your health ,and poison your relationships when used inappropriately . The issue is not about your phone or your cell phone on 24/7 .
The question is whether your choice is improving or diminishing your life and the lives of the people around you .
I am doing a new Learning course about Master 5 key elements of Story Writing/ Telling.
The Key elements are
To Ramp this all up – it is essential to churn some new ideas and I am using the Random Phrases/ Idiom Generation methods. This is close to what I learnt at Dr. Edward de Bono’s Serious creativity and Lateral thinking books and trainings. They are great.
The Hopes Of The Devil. I shall park these for the moments.
A Whistle In The Wind.
Just A Bump On My Head.
If any of our readers have any thoughts, suggestions – they are welcome.
Lastly, let’s not forget that charity begins at home. Unexpectedly helping a friend or family member also counts. The person you help needn’t be a stranger. Now that we’ve got beyond the caveats, let’s look at some reasons why you should practice random acts of kindness.
You genuinely get to help, even if it’s only in a small way
This one’s a real no-brainer. You aren’t being kind if you aren’t helping. By helping someone else, even if it’s only holding a door open, smiling at someone or offering to carry shopping bags, you have genuinely helped. The person you’ve been kind to feels more valued, and who knows? There could be a knock-on effect.
Make others feel good
There are a lot of sad, lonely or depressed people out there. Even if the person you help wasn’t feeling down, you’ll make them feel good. If you’re truly a kind person, this will be one of your prime reasons for practicing random acts of kindness.
Feel good yourself
Although this shouldn’t be the reason why you are kind to others, it will be an inevitable consequence. Psychologists point out that as social creatures, helping others satisfies a very deep need within our psyche. It’s instinctive and inevitable. Your self-esteem will improve because you’ll feel like a “good person.” You may even find yourself smiling to yourself when you think about some act of kindness you’ve carried out or are planning.
Build stronger relationships
When you practice kindness as a habit, and do things you don’t have to do to help people you know, you’ll build stronger relationships. If you are ever in a disagreement or do something silly that isn’t helpful at all, you’re far more likely to be forgiven.
Change someone’s life for the better
You never know when something kind that you do will change someone’s life for the better. I recently read a story about a drug addict who lived on the streets and was always treated like filth. One day, he received a small act of kindness from someone, and it made him realize that he still had worth as a human being. He went on to quit drugs, and later became a motivational speaker. Even a small act of kindness can have very powerful, even life-changing, effects.
Give, and you never know, you may receive when you need it most
I’m not sure if we should believe in instant karma, but one thing is certain: when you help others, they become more willing to help you. Since we all go through difficulties at some point in life, that help can prove to be more important to you than you would ever believe.
Others will pass it forward
Kindness is catching. Has someone ever made your day, and you spend the rest of it spreading the sunshine? That’s what I’m talking about!
You’ll become less judgmental
This is a tough one, but when we start seeing people as human beings and not as “labels” like “worthless drug addict,” a “homeless wastrel” or “sourpuss,” we feel a lot better. Everyone has their own problems, and whether they are to blame for them or not, it’s not our place to judge them. Make a point of helping someone you don’t really like. It’s good practice.
Life will have more meaning to you
If you’re forever planning acts of kindness, or grabbing opportunities to help those in need, you’ll be eager to see what each new day will bring.
Make the world a better place
Imagine if everybody in the world was kind to others. What a wonderful place the world would be! You can’t force others to be kind, but you can do your best, and the kindness contagion will spread. Whether you can help in large ways or small, do what you can to build the momentum.
No Good Comes From A Favor.
Float Like A Brick.
That’s Swimming Against The Tides.
A Light In The Night Is A Night Without Fright.
Glue Doesn’t Stick To Everything.
Quick and Dirty
Things that are fixed with great speed, but as a result, it’s probably not going to work very well. The quick trip this year did not expect any result even after a month and I was little depressed. But the Brainwave and Udemy courses I am doing are really balancing.
There’s No I in Team
To not work alone, but rather, together with others in order to achieve a certain goal. The recent attempts to work as a team member without putting skin in the game has not worked. Partner trouble of the past always comes back however much I try to let it go.
Burst Your Bubble
To ruin someone’s happy moment. No I did not and will not do that.
Break The Ice
Breaking down a social stiffness. Hmmm… I think I shall shrink all other social activities and whatever is going on and just focus on 2 or 3 major big ticket items only. I need finishiative myself.
Right Off the Bat
Immediately, done in a hurry; without delay. But it did not yield any results. May be the introduction was not done well or my offerings were wrong or may be I was not seen as the choice or I failed to sell my services well.
I Smell a Rat
A feeling that something is not quite right, or awry. That sinking feeling ! Ahh ! but I am learning lessons on Self hypnosis and they are good. They work.
It’s Not Brain Surgery
A task that’s easy to accomplish, a thing lacking complexity. No. I do not have any simple task in my task list. I must just junk it and fill it up with small simple tasks and steps I can do and applaud myself , pat my own back.