In this episode, I will be chatting about why we should say “yes” to everything - as much as possible. We have a tendency as humans to label something as good or bad, even before we have had any experience with it. We are preempting our hatred of it, because we "think" we will hate it. Why do we label certain experiences negative and some as positive? It is to do with our past experiences, and our ancestral trauma. We label things as good or bad, because we think they are going to cause us pain or bring us pleasure. But how about we try a different method? How about we experience the item before labelling it either good or bad? Podcast Content Stop closing off your mind The universe is our playmate Stop labeling experiences Experiences help us grow and learn Your emotions matter The universe is incredibly clever and wants us to achieve great things in life. New experiences that…
I have a tendency as most people do to shame myself for not doing enough, not being enough, not having enough, and more. Even though, I am successful in my mind, and I am living an awesome life, there’s always something more I could be doing. I’m becoming better and better in this regard as time goes on, but it’s still one of those things I struggle with.
The universe, I love her so much, she is always looking out for me, which means, that I got a message from her recently that really made me feel so grateful for the journey I have undertaken. But more than that, it made me realize really how far I have come, and how proud I should be about that fact.
It’s not about bragging or boasting. It’s about genuinely being kind to myself, and loving myself for the fact that I have done so much and I have come so far. (more…)
When I was younger, I used to get annoyed when my plans didn’t work out exactly the way that I had so meticulously written out. I mean, c’mon. I took the effort of writing all of these awesome ideas out, they should at least do me the favour of working out the way I imagined. But more than annoyed, I think I used to get paralyzed when my plans didn’t work out the way I imagined.
I would be like a deer stuck in the headlights. I didn’t know what my next step should be. Should I keep on going on the path intended so I could test out the failed venture and make it work? Or should I scrap the whole thing and try something new? How long should I keep on going on the failed venture, before I realize that there’s no salvaging it?
So many questions. Not even a single answer. In fact, I swam around in a haze of confusion, and loaded myself up with carbs to make myself feel better for the next few days after the incident. (more…)
I have been thinking about this topic a lot lately – Amor Fati. I am building a membership site at the moment. And, it is fascinating to me how so many skills that I have developed over the past 2 years (and more) have aligned perfectly so that I can create this site right now without much technical help from the outside. It’s so odd to me because for the longest time, I was a creative person. I believed myself to be creative, and non-technical.
But in 2014-5, I joined a company called Blueprint with a colleague and a boss (Sab and Ruth), both of whom pushed me constantly to become more technical. I am so grateful for their encouragement now, but at the time I used to wonder why they are torturing me with all of this extra work.
According to Sab, I had to learn how to become more technical right now. He wanted me to learn how to code HTML and CSS right at this moment. He knew I could do it, and he encouraged me constantly. He was a self-taught master and he knew that it was possible for me as well. He also asked me to use Adobe Photoshop to create simple graphics. (more…)
Do you remember a long time ago, or perhaps not so long ago, there was a time, when you were so brave, and courageous, you could do anything you put your mind to? You were that child in school who said yes to singing the National Anthem in the school assembly in front of everyone… Or you were that child who didn’t have any qualms about taking on the school bully even when you were half his size? Perhaps, you were that child who was always the lead in the school play, and you did an awesome job at it every time?
What happened to that person, that brave soul that was inside of you? Where is he or she now? Where did that part of you go and die?
I don’t know about you, but I was an extremely brave child. Auditioned for all the school plays. Answered all the questions in class, even sometimes when I wasn’t absolutely sure of the answer. And even though I was a terrible dancer, I still danced my heart out at the Talent Competition every year. That was me when I was 7 or 8 years old. (more…)
If you looked back at your life right now, you will see a pattern in your life. A pattern that is apparent to everyone in hindsight. Think about the last time your life was imperfect, and something went wrong. You were in dire straits, you were crying, or angry about it, you felt like your life would never be the same again. Everything was tumbling upside down in that moment and perhaps for a few more moments after that.
Then, a few days after or a few weeks after, you wondered what all the fuss was all about? What were you so upset about? What happened? You might try to remember that anguish you felt, but the emotion you felt has faded in your mind, and you feel nothing for that oh-so-momentous occasion. It seemed so important back then. It seemed like everything was going to fall apart in your life, but nothing actually did. Everything is normal now, and you are back to the humdrum of everyday life. What happened there?
Not only that, you are sitting here a few years later, looking back at that part of your life, and you realize that that bad thing which happened to you needed to happen for you to be where you are right now. If that particular thing hadn’t happened, you wouldn’t be where you are right now. (more…)
One of my major failings as a human is that I don’t trust the universe enough. The good thing is that I am reminded constantly by forces all around me that the universe is kind, benevolent, and working in my favour 24/7. Why is this so important to remember? Because as entrepreneurs, we are understandably high achievers. We are also hard-aholics. We have this incessant desire or need to make everything harder than it needs to be.
Most times if we practiced the art of active non-doing (Wu Wei), most things would fall into place perfectly without us putting much effort into it. That is how we can achieve a lot by not doing a lot. It is absolutely one of the miracles of living in this awesome universe. But as humans, we want to put our foot into everything, unwanted, and unasked for.
Everything Starts With Trust/Faith/Belief
In this world we live in, everything begins with trust. When we are taking big leaps of faith all the time into the unknown abyss, they all begin with the utmost of trust in the universe. We believe or trust that the universe will take care of us, and will ensure that we get to our goals unfettered.
If we didn’t have that trust, or faith, or belief, whatever you want to call it, we would never take that first step into the unknown. We would flounder, and stand around waiting for something to happen. But we wouldn’t plunge into the abyss. (more…)
In this episode, I’ll be chatting about how to use meditation to build synchronicity.
As most of you may know, I spend a lot of time meditating. I also recommend meditation as a tool for pretty much everything. Whatever you are trying to improve in your life (personal or professional), meditation is always my solution to that something!
These long hours spent sitting down in stillness, taught me how to pay attention and live in the moment.
As I meditate more, I become more attuned to what my gut is telling me, and as I listen more, I become more synchronized with the universe as a whole.
As a result, I became more aware of the messages the universe is sending towards me. I can ask the universe for something and the universe sends me signals on how to receive that particular item in the best manner possible.
I am at peace with myself, and I want you guys to be able to build up that synchronicity, become more alert, and be able to follow your intuition more. (more…)
In this episode, I’ll be talking about something that I deal with every day. It’s the feeling of not deserving what I currently have (abundance) and feeling extreme guilt for all that I am lucky enough to have.
For example, a few days ago, I had a full day filled with amazing conversations with friends. We spent hours discussing current events, politics, and other interesting topics. I went back home feeling loved, happy, and cheerful. I felt like everything was right with the world. There was this peace and contentment in my heart that just felt so right. I felt in complete alignment with the universe.
Even though the day was perfect, I still had a random thought. “Do I deserve having these amazing conversations with these amazing people?” and even “Do I even deserve to be happy?”
These thoughts are pulling me back and down. I have to consciously stop thinking this way. It is blocking the flow of good karma, joy and opportunities my way. I was sabotaging myself. (more…)