The Greatest Wealth is Health

Health is Physical, Mental and Social Well-being and not only the absence of disease. Before prolonging the discussion on phrase health is wealth, I would like to shed light on the phrase wealth also. If we are not healthy (do not feel in the state of physical, mental and social well-being), wealth means nothing to us. Wealth is a component of a healthy life.

It is extremely important to be healthy to lead a good life. Good life is experiencing pleasure, avoiding negative experience, seeking self-development, or contributing to others and developing their personal strengths.

Let us attain some simple and basic healthy tips:

  • Eat a variety of foods. Don’t skip breakfast.
  • Enjoy 5 fruits and vegetables daily.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, at least 7 glasses of water.
  • 9000 steps a day
  • 8 hours of sleep
  • 6 minutes of mediation
  • 4 rest breaks of 10 minutes
  • 3 meals and snacks a day
  • 2 hours without a phone before sleep
  • 1 physical activity like cycling, swimming etc

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open. The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks brought about by its environment. The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body.

  • If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
  • A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.
  • To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
  • Health and intellect are the two blessings of life.
  • To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.
  • The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

  • Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
  • People who laugh actually live longer than those who don’t laugh. Few persons realize that health actually varies according to the amount of laughter.
  • The groundwork for all happiness is good health.

Live your soul. #GoNatural

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Mediation- Key to Soulful Living

Meditation is a practice of using a technique, such as focusing the mind on a particular object, thought or activity, to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. Meditation has been practiced since antiquity in numerous religious traditions and beliefs.

Let us follow these for meditating daily.

  1. Take time off daily for mediating even if it is only for 5 minutes.
  2. Grab something to sit on to be comfortable.
  3. A soothing timer
  4. Keep your back straight. Your eyes can be either closed or open. Cross your legs and keep your hands however, you want. Find a pose and posture that is both comfortable and keeps you upright.
  5. Get comfortable. Start your timer. Do not analyze your breath; just bring your attention and focus to your breath, without thinking or analyzing it.
  6. Bring your attention back to your mind when it wanders.
  7. Meditating for 10 minutes, a day is infinitely better than meditating for 70 minutes once a week. So keep to a routine.
  8. Begin small, starting with five minutes, and increase only when you are comfortable.
  9. Meditate in a quiet place. Be easy on yourself. If you cannot concentrate, try counting.
  10. Breathe slowly and deeply.
  11. When you are ready to end your meditation, open your eyes and stand up slowly.

Practice makes it Perfect. The more you practice the better is gets and results become rewarding.

Eat well-balanced meals, get enough sleep, exercise daily to help you feel good and maintain your health. Invest in yourself by mediating to gift yourself the best in life. Take time to retrospect for each moment you spend. Review it and give your best shot. Life is lived only once, live it to the fullest. Make the best out of it and keep rocking.

A healthy life is the foundation of successful life.

True meaning of life is attained only if you live inside a body with healthy mind and soul.

Live your soul. #GoNatural

Life is a series of experiences lived        

Life is all about the different experiences one undergoes during the lifetime. It usually is a series of events that occur in one’s life sometimes creating memories or learning from them.

Life is a teacher who tests first and then teaches lessons.

Life moves on!! Come what may. It does not halt nor wait for anyone ever. It is a unique creation of God that has been designed to move on in all circumstances. Time is a powerful tool at its disposal. Life and time has a lot of do with each other and go hand in hand always.

Life is the most effective teacher in this world. Some of the hardest lessons are learnt only by living them through, no school or tutor teaches them.

  1. Make yourself necessary and you will always be needed. If you want to feel successful, learn to create, innovate or design something other people can use and need.
  2. Your thoughts are like boomerangs. What you pass along to others is what will come back to you.
  3. You are more defined by what comes out of your mouth than what goes in it. The way you speak and the things you say have power. Speech gives us the power to create or destroy.
  4. The journey of your success will always begin with the small step of taking a chance. In business, in relationships, and in life, it all begins with a small step grounded in a desire to be better and do better.
  5. Your education is never complete. Determine to live fully and continually learn. Prepare for what life has to teach by being open to the lessons in everything you do and experience.
  6. Don’t allow the voice of your fears to be louder than the other voices in your head. Make sure the voice of reason, the voice of belief, the voice of confidence are all strong enough to drown it out.
  7. A good reputation is more valuable than money. Your reputation is built on the foundation of your character; it entails the words you speak and the actions you take. Take care of your character above all other things and your reputation will take care of itself.

  8. You never really lose until you stop trying. The words I can’t never accomplish anything. I’ll try, on the other hand, can perform wonders. Until you try you don’t know what you can do.
  9. You get more by giving more. Success doesn’t result from how much you get but from how much you give. If you want an abundant life, give as much as you can.
  10. Rule your mind or it will rule you. When you rule your mind by controlling negativity and doubt, you rule your world. The choice is yours to make every day.

Great heroes are truly humble. Most of us underrate the importance of humility. It’s an important skill because it keeps you teachable, regardless of how much you already know.

  1. Defeat isn’t bitter if you’re smart enough not to swallow it. At one time or another we will all experience failure. In fact, the more we are willing to risk, the more we will fail. The trick is to think of failure not as the end but as part of the process.
  2. Your thoughts are powerful, make them positive. To have a life that’s more abundant and more successful, you must think in the limitless terms of abundance and success. Thinking is among the greatest powers we possess, and it’s our choice to use it negatively or positively.
  3. Forgiveness benefits two people–the giver and receiver. The bravest and the smartest thing you can do in a bad situation is to forgive and move on. Don’t allow grudges and grievances to add to the weight you carry on the road to your own success.
  4. The word impossible contains its opposite: “I’m possible.” What impossible may be a matter of a limited point of view. Allow no limiting beliefs to restrict your outlook on life.
  5. Preparation is a stepping stone to success. As the old saying goes, failing to prepare means preparing to fail. Success can be defined as being totally prepared.
  6. You are constantly creating your own reality. Your reality is built out of your thoughts, so remember how much power you have. What you think you become, what you feel you attract, what you imagine you create.
  7. You are in control of your own heaven or hell. You’re the master of your own destiny. You may not always be able to control your circumstances and environment, but how you respond is always within your control.
  8. Envy consumes itself. And if you give it a foothold in your life, it will take you with it.
  9. You can become bitter or better as a result of your circumstances. Your attitude is always up to you. No matter the circumstance, remind yourself that you have a choice. It’s up to you to get the results you want.
  10. Those who seldom make mistakes seldom stumble upon new innovation. Mistakes are proof that you’re trying, creating, exploring and discovering. Every success story, every fulfilled life needs mistakes. We may think of mistakes as meaning you’ve done something wrong, but in truth they mean you’re doing something right.
  11. It’s in losing yourself that you find yourself. The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are, and the second greatest is being happy with what you find.
  12. When you’re facing the right direction, all you need to do is keep walking. If you’re lucky enough to know what you want, you can apply your passion and always love what you do. If you’re still working to discover what you want, keep exploring. Either way, stay persistent and determined.
  13. Be grateful every day, because that’s the source of true power. The most important power lies in a grateful heart. Practice turning your thoughts toward appreciation and thanksgiving, because that is where you will find your gifts, strength and power.

Live your soul. #GoNatural

Diwali – A Festival of Lights,Prosperity and love

Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness .The day Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman reached Ayodhya after a period in exile and Lord Rama’s army of good defeated demon king Ravana’s army of evil.

Different days of Diwali has its significance beyond the celebration as a festival:

Day 1- Dhanteras (Day of fortune)- dhan meaning “wealth” and teras meaning “13th”). This celebration of wealth and prosperity occurs two days before the festival of lights.

Day 2-Naraka Chaturdasi (Day of knowledge)- marks the vanquishing of the demon Naraka by Lord Krishna and his wife Satyabhama.

Day 3-Diwali (Day of light) – Amavasya marks the worship of Lakshmi when she is in her most benevolent mood, fulfilling the wishes of her devotees. Amavasya also tells the story of Lord Vishnu, who, in his dwarf incarnation, vanquished the tyrant Bali and banished him to hell. Bali is allowed to return to earth once a year to light millions of lamps and dispel darkness and ignorance while spreading the radiance of love and wisdom.It is on the day of Deepawali, Kartika Shudda Padyami, that Bali steps out of hell and rules the earth according to the boon given by Lord Vishnu.

Day 4-Annakut (New Year)- Since all the evil ends making the atmosphere pure so it marks the beginning of new things. Businesses change their books of accounts after worshipping them and get prepared for a new beginning.

Day 5-Bhai Dooj (Day of love between siblings)- Yama Dvitiya (also called Bhai Dooj), and on this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes.

The Spiritual Significance of Diwali. Beyond the lights and fun, Diwali is a time to reflect on life and make changes for the upcoming year.

  1. Give and forgive. It is common practice that people forget and forgive the wrongs done by others during Diwali spreading the message of peace, freedom, festivity, and friendliness everywhere.
  2. Rise and shine. Waking up during the Brahmamuhurta (at 4 a.m., or 1 1/2 hours before sunrise) is a great blessing from the standpoint of health, ethical discipline, efficiency in work, and spiritual advancement.
  3. Unite and unify. Diwali is a unifying event, and it can soften even the hardest of hearts. It is a time when people mingle about in joy and embrace one another. It is done by touching the feet of our elders and seeking blessing from them for ones progress and well-being. The vibrations produced by the greetings of love fill the atmosphere making it very powerful.
  4. Prosper and progress. On this day, Hindu merchants in North India open their new account books and pray for success and prosperity during the coming year. People buy new clothes for the family. Employers, too, purchase new clothes for their employees. Homes are cleaned and decorated by day and illuminated by night with earthen oil lamps.
  5. Truth always triumphs: This festival instills charity in the hearts of people, who perform good deeds. This includes Govardhan Puja, a celebration by Vaishnavites on the fourth day of Diwali. On this day, they feed the poor on an incredible scale.
  6. Illuminate your inner self: The lights of Diwali also signify a time of inner illumination. Hindus believe that the light of lights is the one that steadily shines in the chamber of the heart.

When the heart has considerably hardened, only a continuous celebration of Deepavali can rekindle the urgent need of turning away from the ruinous path of hatred. Sitting quietly and fixing the mind on this supreme light illuminates the soul. It is an opportunity to cultivate and enjoy eternal bliss.

Live your soul. #GoNatural

Your Quality of Life

Quality of life is the general well-being of oneself, outlining negative and positive features of life. It observes your satisfaction from life, physical health, family, education, employment, wealth, safety, security to freedom, religious beliefs, and the environment.

Being rich or poor is not important, what matters are the quality of life you have lived. How satisfied you are in your life. There are people extremely rich busy earning but might not be enjoying the money earned. On the other hand there are many who may not have enough money but they enjoy every moment and stay happy every moment.

The difference is the millions of life lived every moment as against passing moments in a lifetime. The former is contented in life and has attained the purpose of life whereas the latter is living aimlessly. That point in time of your life when you feel happy about your existence as a human decides the quality in your life!!

  • Think daily. Meditate; it helps you to retrospect and guides Way forward.
  • Get in the zone. Build your path to go to the place you want to.
  • Make it a point to do something bold every day. Live every moment with courage and pride.
  • Learn something new. Be a student to grow everyday.
  • Debate something. Let your curiosity question the things/happenings around.
  • Spend time with a child. It is a great way of de-stressing yourself
  • Go outside. Breathe the fresh air and feel the freshness.
  • Recognize what makes you happy. Do it and make yourself your priority.
  • Work Hard & believe in yourself/ self-reliant.
  • Do not Take Anything Too Seriously. Everything changes and continuously evolves.
  • Do not Put Much Value on Material Things. They will not be with you always.
  • Listen to People. Listening is the new trend of communication.
  • Form Your Own Opinions. Back it with your own experience.
  • Do not Be So Sure of Yourself. Everyone makes mistakes; it is good to learn from them. Admit your mistakes.it is human to make mistakes
  • Realize You Have an Ability to Make Changes. There is uniqueness in every individual.
  • Be Kind. It always helps and pays back.
  • Face your fears. Overcome them by facing it head on.
  • Refine your goals. Make progress everyday.
  • See opportunity. See the good in every situation.
  • Help others. Be humble
  • Have a purpose in life. Be goal oriented.
  • Choose your attitude. Attitude makes it all.
  • Surround yourself with positive people and enrich your soul.

It is extremely important to meet the right kind of people in life to enhance the quality of your life. Work on it, build on it, thrive on it and see the change. Live your soul. #GoNatural

 

“Set Peace of Mind as your Highest Goal, and Organize your Life around it”

Peace of mind is of utmost importance in your pursuit of success. Let there be peace within you so that you can accomplish your dreams. Peace of mind is clearly an internal matter. It must begin with your own thoughts and then extend outward. It is from your peace of mind that a peaceful perception of the world arises. Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all. There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else. With that, you can have peace of mind, improved health and an ever-increasing flow of energy.

Life can be full of joy and satisfaction if promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Believe me nothing can bring you peace but yourself. For that, you must be willing to lose your connection with people, places and things that create all the noise. Anger is the ultimate destroyer of peace of mind.

Whoever values peace of mind and the health of the soul will live the best of all possible lives.

You get peace of mind not by thinking about it or imagining it, but by quietening and relaxing the restless mind. Your nature is absolute peace. You are not the mind. Silence your mind through concentration and meditation, and you will discover the peace of the spirit you are and have always been. Let go of the people who dull your shine, poison your spirit, and bring you drama. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts because ultimately you will lose the battle.

Peace of mind is an expensive affair and nothing on earth can buy it. No matter how rich or influential you are, you still cannot afford it. However God had equipped each one of us irrespective of individual status to still be at peace of mind only and only by calming oneself. Use this power to become more powerful by attaining peace of mind. Doors to success both materialistic and spiritual open for you forever. Live your soul with peace of mind. #GoNatural

Adi-Shakti-Maa Durga

Maa Durga, also identified as Adi Parashakti, Devī, Shakti, Bhavani, Parvati, Amba, Yogmaya and by numerous other names, is a principal and popular form of Hindu Goddess.

She is the warrior goddess, whose mythology centers on combating evils and demonic forces that threaten peace, prosperity and dharma of the good. She is the fierce form of the protective mother goddess, willing to unleash her anger against wrong, violence for liberation and destruction to empower creation.

Durga is depicted in the Hindu pantheon as a Goddess riding a lion or tiger, with many arms each carrying a weapon, often defeating Mahishasura (demon). She appears in Indian texts as the wife of god Shiva, as another form of Parvati or mother goddess.

She is a central deity in Shaktism tradition of Hinduism, where she is equated with the concept of ultimate reality called Brahman.

One of the most important texts of Shaktism is Devi Mahatmya, also known as Durgā Saptashatī, which celebrates Durga as the Goddess, declaring her as the Supreme Being and the creator of the universe. Maa Durga is a deity worshipped across the globe in different forms. This symbolizes the uniformity in diversity. She is the source of universal strength. She is the form of energy and all types of movement are possible only because of her.

Her peaceful look on face pacifies her devotees towards her. Worshiped for removing evil and bad effects from one’s life, she bestows and fulfills the wishes of her devotees. She is very beautiful and delicate along with being powerful and strong. Maa Durga lives in every woman on earth, hence each woman (infant, girl, daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend etc.) all should be respected at all times; she empowers the universe with strength and spreads the message of fighting against the wrong.

Humankind needs to celebrate the goddess all year round, at each moment, now and always. Our development depends on the well-being on this section of human beings. Right from the start of human existence to modern era, it is evident that “Until you empower the woman in your life, you will not be successful”, stands true for all humans.

Today let’s take a pledge to respect,love,empower the weak,aged,differently abled,women and other vulnerable sections of the society. ‘Giving it back to the society’ needs to become the fashion and style statement for the true existence of Mankind. Live your soul. #GoNatural

Silence is not empty, it’s filled with answers

Silence is the Most Powerful Tool and Extremely Effective Method to convey ones feelings. It is very rightly said, Silence is more Powerful than Words.

Silence can convey messages which even words cannot express. Sometimes the best conversations happen in silence.

Best memories are created out of such conversations.

Most emotions are rightly heard when expressed in silence.

Some relations bond so well because of its ability to understand the silence and hear the unsaid. They are so many times when this mode of communication is deliberately chosen to open up.

  1. Silence helps to convey messages which are usually not comfortable to be worded.
  2. It builds an agenda and in itself presides over.
  3. There is absolutely no need for any introduction for such communication.
  4. Silence also has a consequence just like words.
  5. It is a source of great strength and power.
  6. The more you are quieter,the more you can hear.
  7. When you need peace,silence is the mode to be switched on.

“Speak only when it improves upon the silence” said by MK Gandhi.

Make Silence your most powerful weapon and use it wisely, now and forever.

All successful people in this world,be in any field,always had a Smile with Silence ornamenting their lips and fueling their efforts.

Live your soul. #GoNatural

“Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.”

Fashion is about expressing your identity, showing someone who you are through your fashion choices. Anything that clicks to the eyes, makes the wearer feel comfortable and is carried with confidence is fashion. Fashion by definition means anything that is in trend or is popular now. For some people clothing is just about comfort or utility. I feel fashionable only when I am comfortable!!

Fashion is not just clothes and accessories, it is also about your attitude and personality- that’s why ‘old-fashioned’ is popularly used.

I strongly feel:

  • Fashion means ‘changing with time and staying abreast with time’ to thoroughly live every passing moment.
  • One must change and constantly give up the past/old to happily step into the future.
  • It implies one must give up on old thoughts and outdated ways for an overall change.
  • Each aspect should change to see the effect. Clothes, manners, attitude, thought process,efforts, actions all needs to undergo a change with time to be fashionably in!!

Thoughts of the industry experts:

  • “You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.”
  • “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.”
  • “Fashion is like eating, you shouldn’t stick to the same menu.”
  • “What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.”
  • “I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world.”
  • “Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.”
  • “I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.”
  • “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”

A close analysis of the above statements about following fashion says:

  • A change is a must.
  • You must adapt to the newest trend in all walks of life.
  • You are the driver of your thoughts and can control your actions.
  • What people pursue of you is what you portray yourself as.
  • You can be happy and feel the way you want to with the fashion you follow.
  • Be unique and be YOU!

Live your soul. #GoNatural