Meditation is Not for Everyone

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You believe meditation gives peace of mind, right?

Sorry to disappoint you, but that’s not completely true.

And guess what, half-truths are dangerous. They can harm you, like really harm you.

I guess you have a right to know the complete truth about meditation. And since I see nobody willing, I’ll do the dirty work. But you’re going to hate me for what I am about to tell you.

Ready?

The truth is this: One can go insane in meditation. Hence the title – ‘Meditation is not for everyone.’

So, before you try another session of “mindfulness” or “living in the present”, read this article, and then decide if meditation is for you.



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How to Build Concentration With Tratak

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Tratak is an ancient Indian yogic method to build concentration.

Many people think it is some sort of meditation but that’s not true.

Tratak is simply a technique to build concentration.

And remember:

Concentration is not meditation.

You see, when you are concentrating, you are fixing your awareness on one particular point only. Remember the incident in ‘Mahabharat’ when Arjun said to Guru Dronacharaya that he could saw the eye of the bird and nothing else?

That’s concentration.

So, What’s Meditation Then?

Meditation means you are aware of whatever is happening to you, and around  – you are mindful of the fact that you are the watcher, not the doer.



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10 Tips for Teachers to Make a Difference

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Let’s admit it.

It’s hard to make a difference as a teacher.

There are many factors you don’t have control over, and despite your best intentions, things can go wrong.

Does that mean you can’t make a difference?

That’s not true.

You surely can.

And I know you’re up to the challenge.

Because for you, teaching is more than just earning your bread and butter. It’s an opportunity to share your wisdom and compassion with your students.

Stay with me, and I’ll show you exactly how I did it so that you can do it too. (Believe me, you have what it takes to make it happen).



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How to Focus On Studies: 11 Mistakes to Avoid

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You’re trying really hard to focus on studies.

But nothing is happening.

And you’re wondering if there’s something wrong with you, right?

Well, let me tell you, there’s nothing, and I mean nothing is wrong with you.

All you have to do is to look at the focus in a new way, that’s it. And I am going to help you do that in this article.

Let’s get started.

The first thing to understand when you’re trying to focus on your studies is this:

Distractions are not your enemy. They are there actually to help you build focus. Anybody can stay focused when there’s peace and calm around.



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How to Improve Spoken English

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Spoken English

I was talking to him over the phone.

He sounded hopeless.

Frustrated.

Angry.

He was one of my past students from Subharti University, Meerut – cleared two rounds of a job interview with a reputed company but failed the last one.

Reason?

Poor spoken English.

The HR person told him, “Everything else is just fine, but you must focus on improving your spoken English.”

The student I am talking about was from a rural background, born in a farmer family in Western Uttar Pradesh.

He asked me, “Sir, my spoken English is weak. Is there any hope for me – will I be able to improve my spoken English, ever?”

Poor Spoken English Got Him Rejected

Getting rejected in a job interview because of poor spoken English skills?



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