Meditation is Not for Everyone

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You believe meditation gives peace of mind, right?

Sorry to disappoint you but that’s a half-truth.

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

So, I believe you have a right to know the complete truth about meditation.

And since nobody is 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).

(Now, you definitely want to strangle me to death, right? But I am okay with that.)

Before you try another session of “mindfulness” or “living in the present”, read this article, and then decide if you’d still take the risk.



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Why Do I Keep Attracting Losers into My Life?

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“Why do I keep attracting losers?”

I should have asked this question a long time back. But I didn’t, because I assumed it was just a coincidence and things will improve with time.

Well, guess what? They never did.

But I kept living under the impression that:

  • I could be a winner by repeating “I am a winner” zillion times a day.
  • The mind could be forced to believe in good fortune to attract positive people and circumstances.
  • Willpower could help me overcome the negative thought patterns and behavioural conditioning.

I tried self-hypnosis, affirmations, and also subliminal recordings. I mean, I tried almost every goddamn thing under the sun, but the losers didn’t go away.



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Hard Work is the Core of Success

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Hard work is one of the most important aspects of personal growth.

And what better day to talk about working hard than “Labor Day” which is today – the 1st of May?

Contemplate over these lines, explaining the importance of labour.

उद्यमेन हि सिध्यन्ति कार्याणि न मनोरथैः ।
न हि सुप्तस्य सिंहस्य प्रविशन्ति मुखे मृगाः ।।

Udyamein hi siddhyanti karyani na manoratheh, Nahi suptasya sinhasya pravishanti mukhe mrighah

“Effort accomplishes work; it does not get accomplished merely by wishing. The animals don’t enter a sleeping lion’s mouth.”

When you try making a career in your chosen field; planning, predicting possible outcomes, and having a positive attitude – it all matters.



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Overcome Inertia: Moving Past Initial Resistance

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The primary focus of a new venture must be to find ways to overcome inertia.

Why it’s important?

Because beginning is the hardest part.

For example:

You want to kick-start a new business.

You want to pursue new fitness goals.

Or, maybe you want to improve your spoken English.

It doesn’t matter what you want to do, what matters is that you focus your energy to overcome inertia so you can achieve your goals on time.

It’s Not Easy to Overcome Inertia

That’s the reason why many ideas, many new sparks never see the light of the day. Once the flow is there, anybody can pick the pace.



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Want Success? Do Your Best Work

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It was the year 1994.

I was studying in 11th standard in Shri Kund Kund Jain inter college, Khatuali, Lakshminagar (Muzaffarnagar) in Western Uttar Pradesh.

The principal Shri Pritam Singh Ji was a unique man. Almost daily, after the morning assembly, he used to send all the classes to their classrooms except 11th and 12th. Then he used to start his favourite speech.

“If you want success, you need to do your best work. You are here to study. That’s the sole reason for you being here. But I am not asking you to study. I am asking you to do your best.



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