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Attaining financial freedom can be liberating, but it is incomplete without having the ability to understand and realize one’s true inner being. Maintaining a sound balance of our finances coupled with our mental and emotional elements is the ultimate satisfaction!

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  • What I Learned After 4 Months of Blogging - Ticktock Ticktock Ticktock … What do I write next ? What the heck is all this hoo-ha about SEO ? Wait … What is SEO ? How many more social networks do I need to sign up to ? Page views, Visitors, Bounce Rate, Indexing, TRAFFIC — HONK HONK ! . . Phew, That’s It !  …

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  • You are a Musk Deer in Search of Your Own Scent - Looking left, looking right, gazing far ahead into the horizon, the musk deer kept walking tirelessly in pursuit of the unknown. Struggling to protect itself from predators of all kinds, while clueless of its own worth, the musk deer departed into nothingness. One of the most endangered species on our planet today, the musk deer …

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  • From Darkness Unto Light – Happy Diwali -   Receding clouds of Rain, ’Tis time to Reap what is Sown, Rejoicing every struggle and Pain, A journey from Darkness unto Light, Why Moan? A competition of Caliber, Announcing a union of sacred Souls, Wealth and prosperity chose the Seeker, the One igniting a fire Within, A journey from Darkness unto Light, His only …

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  • Time Does Not Fly. You Need to Simplify - A few days ago I was reliving some fond memories over a phone conversation with my friend. Soon it drifted towards how many of our childhood plans never panned out the way we expected and he was quick to respond with an overused expression “ Time Flies ” For the first time, this expression stuck …

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  • Cushion of Dreams -   Laying on the cushion of Dreams, Engulfed by Darkness, A silence full of Screams, Memories flashing amid Blindness. The ruffle of soft Cotton, A creaking of wooden Legs, Lifting the emotional Curtain, Unweaving all the mind’s Threads. From the corner of the Eyes, Slowly taking its Form, Pain appeared in Disguise, Unable to hold …

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  • The Alchemy of a Happy Mind - How to develop the mindset for Happiness
  • The Immigrant -   A teary farewell at the Airport, Fake ‘good’bye’s from heavy Hearts, Bags filled with memories from the Past, Cruising over the seven Seas, A new journey with emotions Galore. A land promising a colorful Future, fulfilling every need and Desire, In exchange of a simple Contract, Unlearn the ways of the land I Belong, …

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  • Innovation is NOT about Ideas – How to Pick Your Best Idea - Your eyes are fixated on the text field labeled “ Innovation ” on your performance review form. An entire years work flashes before your eyes and you think to yourself : “ I had so many innovative ideas all year long, but none of them were implemented ! ” You begin to blame your boss and organization …

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  • How to Resolve the War between the Voices in Your Head - Making decisions with the incessant chatter of the mind
  • The Mirage of Religion - Did the title of this post make you squirm in your seat or raise your eyebrows at the allusion of this irreverence ? Or did you simply reject the notion away, with a prejudice of an unenlightened being feeling the need to rant about the most controversial topic of our times ? Some of the …

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  • Fear of Nothingness - Lights out! No television, no Wi-Fi and to add fuel to fire, your mobile data is disrupted by a network outage. You are by yourself in a dark living room, with the abundance of one single thing – SILENCE. What would you do ? How does this make you feel ? Are you feeling restless …

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  • The Conflict between Spirituality and Desire - You’ve built yourself the perfect cozy spiritual den to relax your mind and adorned the room with various trinkets to enhance its ambiance. On the door of your humble abode is a sign you deeply cherish – “ Desire is the Root Cause of all Evil ” Desires have been interpreted as counterproductive to spiritual growth …

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  • Prisoner of My Mind - Thick strong Metal, A grasp so Powerful, Confining human Potential, A Mind transformed to merely a Skull. Trapped by the darkness of Thought, Memories mutate into Shackles, A Prisoner in the Mind’s Vault, Lend me the strength to Grapple. The chains Clanked, As the wrists twisted with Intent, The cold floor Thumped, ’Tis the hour …

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  • The Delusional Positive Thinker – How to Change Your Mindset - “ Let’s go to Disney World tomorrow! ” Your mind suddenly experiences the warmth of being welcomed by Mickey and friends, the joyous dance with Goofy and the endearing voice of Donald Duck ! Hmm.. I must be a genius to control your mind so easily 🙂 But wait … All I did in a …

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  • Your Favorite Story is an Obstacle to Success - You  walk into the bookstore, mixed emotions in tow. Your heart is seeking an outlet, an outlet for your current state. Quietly, glancing through the bestsellers, you reach the aisle that seemingly has the answer to all your questions — relationships, job satisfaction, mental health, meditation and even the singular key to success that forces a …

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  • Shadow of Truth -   Walking on a lonely Street, The shimmer of a Floodlight, Marching to my Heartbeat, Did I send you an Invite ? An intriguing Character, A leader one Moment, Racing like a Competitor, Underneath a loyal Servant. Metamorphosis is your Forte, A Giant bloating my Ego, Or a worthless tiny Prey, Teach me the art …

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  • Minimalism ISN’T An Easy Route in Life - “ Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication ” You love this beautiful quote by Leonardo da Vinci, and dream of a simple minimalist life, unobstructed by the demands of society. You even saw this picture of Steve Jobs and shouted a resounding “YES” to transform your life by adopting minimalism. A New York Times article defined …

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  • I am a Mandala -   An innocent Child  growing into a Man, A journey of Evolution, A natural Phenomena, Physicality is a Mandala. Emotions in Abundance, Rising in Love, Only to Fall, A Mercurial Drama, The Heart is a Mandala. Choices to Baffle, Time conquered Memories, Sharpness of the Mind, Like the sparkle in Cola, Intellect is a Mandala. …

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  • The Road Less Traveled – Why Mahatma Gandhi was more Spiritual than Political - Today is the 150th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi. The Father of a nation of the second largest population, India, is known all over the world for his revolutionary principles and ideologies. While Gandhi has inspired several world leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and …

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  • Are you WOUNDED or WISE ? - “My life is a complete mess. There is no way I can be the same again. I’ve lost everything there is to my entire existence !!” “ Why me ? ”, you ask, and there is no answer. Your family and friends understand the depth of your wounds, but have nothing better to offer other than …

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  • Ibn Battuta -   Flying high above the Clouds, Rejoicing on stale airline Food, Squirming between the Crowds, Yet calm and elevated in Mood. A tiny backpack, a Fearless Look, Do I need anything More ? To capture the world in merely a Scrapbook, Leaving pains and worries to Ignore. The first foot across the Border, Another step …

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  • Money CAN Buy HAPPINESS - Money is the root cause of all Evil ! So is being broke Holy ? Wherever you go, there will be people complaining about the ill effects money has on society. From greedy politicians to power hungry industrialists to your neighbor who can’t stop showing off his brand new sports car – Money is just …

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  • LIFE IS A FIGHT BETWEEN YOU V/S YOU - Pledge to eat healthy ! Organize your finances and your life ! Work hard to build your own company ! I know you have listed your goals at least once. Maybe on New Year’s Day when you decided to turn your life around completely ? I know I have listed my goals several times in …

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  • Mother - When the world pinpoints every Flaw, Destroying every ounce of Ambition, She thwarts every judgement with Guffaw, Rekindling a fire within like a Magician. An abundance of delightful Cuisines, Lights, music, what an Atmosphere, Unmatched to the simplicity of her Beans, No ambiance, yet so Dear. A global footprint to Parade, Mountains, beaches, what’s the …

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  • Honesty Is STILL The Best Policy - The media is fooling us ! Politicians have been making fake promises all the time ! You can’t succeed without being deceitful these days ! It’s almost as if we have accepted lying as the new norm. Every single day of our lives we complain about the lack of integrity in an individual or an …

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  • Who Am I ? -   Who Am I ? Defined by Occupation, Or branded by Designation, Is my identity beyond my Workstation ? Relationships Galore, Friend, son, lover, even a Mentor, Transiting perceptions, is there More ? Worshiping a higher Power, A Temple, a Mosque or a Church Tower, Labeled for my faith of the Hour ? A mirror …

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  • Reading One Book A Day Won’t Make You Successful - ” One book a day and you will be a huge success “ ” The one common habit of all successful people – READING “ Yes, successful people read, they read a lot. But the new trend is forcing us into reading more at speeds unimaginable. Reading needs a transformation — let’s call it Speed Reading. You …

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  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Are you a star or an Illusion Bizarre ? Large clouds filled with cold Gas, Like a being wandering Aimless, Seeking to outgrow its own Mass, Shall I strive to be better than Nameless ? Fighting against tension and Compression, Ignorant towards the power of Energies, Persistent to hold on to …

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  • TIME versus MONEY – What Do You Choose ? - WHAT IS ONE HOUR OF YOUR TIME WORTH ? If I wished to meet you over a cup of coffee in exchange for a price you choose, what would that be ? Do you have a number in mind ? Do you know what your time is worth ? Alright, you have no interest in …

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  • Circus - Entering the majestic Stage, A clown juggling with Precision, Performing an act to Assuage, Epitomizing life was a multitude of Missions. The Lion came Roaring, Headstrong it wouldn’t be Tamed, Compromised merely by a whip Slashing, Fear possessed us all Restrained. On a tightrope a Uni-cyclist, Glorifying an ability Unprecedented, Shaming the world and each …

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  • Pain - The sun arose bright and New, Memories untainted despite they’re Old, Life had lost its glory and its Hue, Secretly pining over thoughts Untold. Countless opportunities Await, No dearth of distractions to Evade, Relentless in effort to shoulder this Weight, Deceiving the world with a Masquerade. Even in moments of blissful Exhilaration, The heart prevailed …

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  • Choose Self-Compassion over Self-Esteem - You : “Hey, I have some great news! This year I was offered an outstanding 10% salary raise!” Me : “Congratulations! I have some great news too. My company offered me a 15% raise!” What is your first reaction ? Has this ever happened to you ? Let me guess … In your head you …

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  • Masked -   When the eye perceives new Faces, The mind ponders over its Truth, Materializing in various Traces, Sometimes alluring sometimes Uncouth. Outer beauty camouflages the Soul, Inverting the reality of Being, Each day is a new Role, While the heart is ceaselessly Seeking. Surrounded by a myriad Voices, Deafening the call of the Heart, Pompously …

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  • Present Moment -   Here come’s One, Here come’s Another, No matter where I Run, It appears for me to Rediscover. Obscured through Habit, Neglected by Thought, Cruising through life on this Planet, Like a bulb with zero Watts. When the sun shone Bright, And a breeze attempted to Gratify, The only thing in Sight, Was the endless …

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  • Are you in a Bullshit Job? - This is your Moment of Truth — Are you truly utilizing every minute of your 8 hour workday ? We live in an age where “being busy” is a sign of importance, and we often find ourselves complaining about our busy and stressful jobs. But let’s be totally honest with ourselves today and admit the number …

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  • “Following your Passion” is Overrated … - Me : “ I’m tired of living this mundane routine. Work sucks! Life sucks! ” Friend who watches every motivational Tedx video : “ Dude, you must FOLLOW YOUR PASSION  ” Been there, Done that? There is a surplus of communities involved in making you believe how following your passion is the only way to attain a …

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  • Rainbow - A tiny droplet falling Aimlessly, The skies withering away its Pain, Losing its existence Lifelessly, The purpose was lost to Sustain. A ray of hope striving to Permeate, Relentless in its effort to Save, A purpose higher than earthly Fate, To break free from being Enslaved. A Refraction of varied Thoughts, Dispersing for a Brighter …

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  • 5 Things To Do Today - All you want to do is binge watch your favorite show this weekend ? I’m here to nudge you alive from your couch to make this Sunday worthwhile. No matter where you are, what you are doing, it’s another day to be a better version of yourself! 1.  Plan Your Future It’s about time you …

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  • Let’s talk about Work Life Balance - Not Again! Let’s not start with the “how-to” list on attaining your utopia between a stressful job and a personal life filled with varied emotions. Hasn’t the importance of maintaining a work life balance been repeated to death? After a long stressful day at work, the last thing you need from anybody is advice on …

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  • Lost -   I began on a Journey, Swaying gently with the Flow, The Mind was in a Hurry, To Plunder every Glory and Glow. Battling through endless Competition, Forsaking the Voice of the Core, Rummaging through every Definition, Success was still a far away Shore. A Road with Achievements Multitude, Intensifying the Ego with every Score, …

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  • Have you defined YOUR Needs? - So You Wish to Quit the RAT RACE? Do you know where to begin ? Are you in a winning position ? Is the finish line in sight ? You probably haven’t paid much thought to these questions, and if you have, you certainly do not have a definite answer. WHY? Picture yourself running a …

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  • Disconnection is the New Celebration - One of my favorite authors recently tweeted about celebrating his birthday in the mountains, with NO INTERNET ACCESS. Among the hundreds of birthday wish comments, there were also people who “wished” to do the same for themselves and simply disconnect for some time. This simple wish raises an important question: Why should our existence become …

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  • Musings of the Dreamer - A dream can sometimes project varied emotions from the subconscious, giving birth to expression through poetry. With the onset of Darkness, The mind unearths a Harness. A soothing lullaby casts away the Unspeakable, Embarking on a journey, Untraceable. Ascending towards unattainable Pinnacles, Making it astonishingly Mystical. Courageously cruising over the Oceans, Undeterred by negative Emotions. …

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  • Friends, Mortals, Global Citizens, Lend Me Your Ears. The Ego is No More! - “ Friends, Mortals, Global Citizens, lend me your ears; I come to bury the Ego, not to praise him. The evil that men do rises through the Ego; The good is oft interred with their Soul; So let it be with Ego. The noble Soul Hath told you Ego was ambitious: If it were so, …

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  • An Innocent Mind - “I crawled into this world with an Innocent Mind, Corrupted by notions and prejudices leaving me Blind. Civilization introduced the division among Masses, Before learning how to divide in Math Classes. Capitalism enforced the significance of multiplying green Currency, Forsaking the arms of mother nature and its Transparency. To lend a helping hand for another’s …

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  • Are You Doing What You Love? - Are you still awaiting that date in the future you call 'the right time'?
  • Are You Taming your Monkey Mind? - You walk into the gym, completely focused on attaining that sculpted body, and your single minute plank suddenly feels like an eternity – it’s not just because planks are so darn hard to commit to, but because your monkey mind is eager to take you on a ride around the wormhole! This wormhole flashes your …

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  • The Stupid & Shameless Way to Success - Where is the lock to that key to success?
  • An Ode to Positive Thinking - “ When the world faces monumental Complication, I am sipping on wine with no Inspection. Where fat-shaming is more important than Over-Population, When social media is the cause for Self Obsession. Where politicians demand evidence on Climate Change, And the future of human race is Deranged. Where our mother planet suffers from a shortage of …

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  • Travel your way to Happiness - I asked my friend Dave at lunch today, “So what would you do if you never had to work again for the rest of your life?” He promptly responded “I’d love to travel the world!” We have all dreamed of escaping our mundane routines some day and setting out on a journey to explore the …

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