The idea of a perfect world is that there is no misery. Everyone gets what they want and everyone is happy. There is no poverty and no one is dying of hunger. There is no war and no natural calamities. Every one of us has enough money and time. There is no crime in the world. Weak and strong all are living in harmony. We all would call such a place heaven. The question is that is it really possible to remove all the suffering of the world? Why even after so many years of human evolution we have reached nowhere in reducing our pains?
The reality is that the more we increase the tools for our happiness or pleasure, the more we increase the chances of our misery. In last one century, humankind has advanced so much that we have all possible comfort available on the click of a button. Scientists have discovered medicines for so many diseases. The connectivity between two people has improved due to mobile and Internet. Our commuting has become much better than what our ancestors used to have. Continue reading
We have experienced some moments in our life when the world around us just stop for a few seconds and all that we can feel is bliss. No living in the past and not worrying about future, just this moment and us. At that time we are not longing for anything, we feel complete from within. The noise around us turns into soft music and everything looks beautiful. Our body is filled with peace and we experience the ultimate relaxation. All the stress just vanishes and some kind of vacuum is created within us. That moment reminds us that we can restart our life as we are filled with so much of energy. Sadly this does not last for long and we go back to our routine life where we hardly feel the life within.
I call this a moment of stillness. There is no change in the external world. It is still buzzing with all the chaos, but everything inside us feels different. These kinds of experiences also remind me that it is what is going inside us that makes us feel good or bad. Our reactions to outside world make us stressful or peaceful. It is and it was always our choice to remain calm or to burst out. Normally we choose the easy one and that is what the majority of us are doing. It is easy to give up than to win the fight with our own mind. Continue reading
In the new year or in our spare time, many of us plan to travel. We spend a great time watching new places and taking some rest. At least that is what we want to believe and we want others to believe by sharing our photos on the social media. There is a new trend of doing the check in on social media account to let people know how awesome our life is, but the reality is different. Many times these travel trips are hectic and we are more tired than we were before going for holidays. I always thought that the travel plans are supposed to rejuvenate us. Another observation is that if I ask people what they would like to do post financial independence, then the answer I get mostly is that they want to travel.
A few years back people only made one or two travel plans in a year and that too without letting the world know. We felt rejuvenated and refreshed. Travel was not part of to-do list and was considered more as a spending quality time with our own self and with family. There was no race to visit every country in the world, but to get the experiences which can be cherished for a lifetime. So what has changed and why we are so obsessed with the travel nowadays. Why are we spending so much money and why do we have goals to visit exotic places? Continue reading
2017 was a great year. We achieved many things and we instilled many dreams for next year. Many of us made new resolutions as we see a new year as a new beginning in a hope that part of our life that we don’t like will change. The question is how things will change in next year if we don’t change. It’s not just a new year, but every new day and every new minute brings itself with a chance to change. I am no different from you and I have also made many promises to myself, but could not fulfill all. In next year the list to achieve will remain same for me, but I am going to change my approach.
I have noticed that we get tensed when we see how many goals we need to achieve with limited time and resources. We tend to find it impossible to achieve and then we easily give up. So this year I want to change myself and the way I approach. I have broken down my big goals into tiny daily routines. For, e.g. I want to write more this year and want to reach to many more people through my blog. It seems difficult with other responsibilities. So instead of getting worried and end up doing nothing, I have decided to do few simple things which are possible for me. Continue reading