Monday, November 21, 2022

How to live a fulfilling life

Some random thoughts

Man was designed to work , as in really productively work , not more than four hours a day.

Work only four hours a day. But make those four hours count. Make it intense.

Not working is not an option. Till your dying day.

Be present. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing. Present means having the body, mind, soul and all the senses in attendance.

Life is a big cosmic joke. Don't take it too seriously.

Don't take yourself too seriously. Pompousness, and a sense of self importance, automatically comes with age. You have to guard against it.

Every day, learn something new.

Spend time in the presence of children. They have a lot to teach you.

Chase your dreams. To do that, you have to have a dream in the first place.

Follow your "swadharma", what you are uniquely positioned to do. To know what it is, you have to listen. To listen, you first need to empty yourself.

The world is constantly trying to fill you up. You need to keep purging often. Empty your stomach, fast. Empty your thoughts, meditate. Go for an annual pachakarma retreat.

Seek space. Even in the middle of a crowded, noisy environment, seek space.

Be of service to someone, somewhere, for something.

Do not get stuck within the confines of labels that you have created for yourself.

Go with the flow. Create in a state of flow. Live in a state of flow. For doing that, you have to suspend thinking. 

Your most productive times, and the most happiest, are the times when the thinking mind is out of the way.

Society's norms tie you down. Feel free to ignore them. 

Focus on your breath. Through the day. If you can, to the extent you can. Your breath is the only thing that remains with you till the end.

Listen to people. Seek advice. But follow your own heart.

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