Saturday, 9 December 2017

‘Contentment is the real wealth’ - Alfred Nobel

'A week dedicated to the beautiful souls who brought laurels to the world'
Human life is a gift of God to us. We may or may not acknowledge the fact but anything done for the benefit of mankind is one humanitarian deed being counted in our names. On a random morning, Swedish Scientist Alfred Nobel, after reading his own obituary, wondered how he would be remembered after his death. This sudden realization made him amend his financial Will with an aim to leave a major portion of his wealth for the establishment of series of prize for those who confer the "greatest benefit on mankind".

“We rise by lifting others"
Thus, Alfred Nobel introduced this Prize for a cause which otherwise would have never been acknowledged. Although, on November 27, 1895, when Alfred Nobel signed his last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, he would not have thought that his decision will be taken forward with such grace and glee, throughout the globe; bringing up and cherishing the names of some extraordinary people who will be remember by all forever.
Commemorating Death Anniversary of Alfred Nobel on 10th December, World’s most renowned and prestigious Nobel Prize is given for the outstanding contributions towards humanity. Nobel Prize week is celebrated from 6th – 12th December and the award is bestowed in several categories by the Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural or scientific advances at the beautiful States of Norway (Peace Award) and Sweden (awarding for Chemistry, Literature, Physics and Physiology or Medicine).
It is a privilege to be able to bear witness to someone’s story when they may not have had the chance to tell it before. Nobel Prize gave us this proud moment by awarding these notable Indians for their contributions in varied fields:
·         Ronald Ross (Physiology or Medicine 1902, British India)
·         Rudyard Kipling (Literature 1907, British India)
·         Rabindranath Tagore (Literature 1913), C.V.Raman (Physics 1930)
·         HarGobind Khorana (as a US citizen, Physiology or Medicine, 1968)
·         Mother Teresa (Peace 1979)
·         Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (as a US citizen, Physics 1983)
·         14th Dalai Lama (Peace 1989)
·         Amartya Sen (Economics Sciences 1998)
·         V.S. Naipaul(Literature 2001)
·         Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (as a UK citizen, Chemistry 2009)
·         Kailash Satyarthi(Peace 2014)
Small acts, can transform the world, when multiplied by millions of people. Learning from these role models, we must make our little moves towards benefit of the Society in bits and pieces no matter where and how.

'We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give’

Friday, 8 December 2017

Glowing from Within

I am in charge of how I feel and today I choose to be happy

There is this girl at college we admire the most, not for the looks but for her intelligence or this colleague at work, who is jack of all trades, and is least concerned to be acknowledged. And that friend of yours who just called you for guidance to write an official mail. There could be anyone around, whom you admire or feel high in spirits with. That could even be you, the one who loves to spread positivity and smiles. Such are the people who have this influential personality to glow from within radiating the aura in otherslives as well.

A kind, considerate and compassionate person has a beautiful soul and always rejoice their kindness in giving others. They will happily share their knowledge and even their materialistic things with others without any expectations. Although such people often forget to be kind to themselves and forget that it is completely selfless to be happy from within. A happy person will be more declined to help others and make them feel good as well.

In this article we will help you find the beautiful soul inside you, rejoice the magic of selfless love for others and radiate the aura in and around you.
Look within yourself: As per an old saying there is fire with in each one of usand we just have to air this fire in the right direction to spread around the warmth and gleam. Look inside and explore the potentialities from within the chore of your heart. Where and what areas do you think you are best at? We wont go into your weak points but your strengths to be specific. Look within yourself.

You! Yes, my dear, we are asking you, whats the best thing or quality you possess? What in person do your friends tell that you excel at? We can feel you smile at this point. Okay now tell yourself, I am good at dealing with odd situations, brainstorming with excellent ideas, breaking Herculean deals or even telling stories to a child. Do your friends call you odd hours when stuck in trouble or do you often find yourself feeding stray dogs not just because you are left with excess food, but only because you felt like; have you recently given away your favorite blanket for someone in need or were you able to feed that old man by the street today? Didnt you just make someone smile because you felt that they need to?

If your answer to any of these or relative questions is a Yes, you may not believe and not even know but the little things you do, collectively form an image in the hearts of people for you. People would trust you and no matter how difficult the situation you might face in future, they will stand by you, if not all, atleast some of them. Because with these kind gestures, you knowingly or unknowingly spread the warmth and radiance of positivity and love which will come back to you at any moment; as whatever you sow, so shall you reap.

Life is small; and each one us is somewhere broken inside due to several reasons; it could be family problems, financial constraints, too much workload at office and no acknowledgement, recent breakup with boyfriend or girlfriend, and thousands of other reasons. And in such era, a small gesture of compassion would not only make others feel special; but will make you feel content too. And we all have those positive emotions; like an innocent child, who is filled with love, compassion, innocence. Just give wings to these qualities and spread around the selfless glow in you. If you think, it’s still missing, wink to yourself and develop one right away.

1.   Appreciate the Divine souls around you: When we ask you what is the best thing you would appreciate in a person? what will be your response? Some would say, we find that person humble and polite, some would acknowledge the fact that their dear-most person is always there for them at any hour. Some would appreciate working skills of a particular colleague and others might just say we love our parents for all the sacrifices theyve done for us.

We all have this one person whom we admire the most, no matter what relationship we share with them. If you acknowledge the fact that the person in your thoughts right now, have a different kind of aura that wide-spreads enlightening your and others life as well, you must definitely appreciate his/her uniqueness and try to learn and gain from his positives. Find ways and keep doing little things to appreciate those kind and generous souls who not just add exuberance to their lives, but will brighten your life as well.

2.  Practice acknowledgement: Start your day with a grateful heart. Make it your goal to appreciate people for every little thing they do for you or someone else. It is a great way to live in positivity and love yourself while appreciating others for what they do, knowingly or unknowingly. A simple line saying Youre an awesome colleaguemight make them feel good. Or a genuine appreciation to your child would motivate him to do things even better next time.

Remember you told your friend how beautiful she looked in her new dress and she may have waved you in silly ignorance but in reality, she wouldve loved that remark. Keep making happy remarks to people for little things they do. There are people who live in a negative aura, pissed off from life and worries. Your constant appreciation and acknowledgment will help them learn to be positive about themselves and radiate the same around. Who knows they might even start practicing conscious acts of kindness and spreading love while also adding positivity to their own life. Even a thank you with a smile, will help people who are ignorant towards their explicit positives.

3.    Let words create wonders: Do you like to read fictions? I mean most of us would really say Yes. Who would not want to read a story that roughly started somewhere and ended with an unexpected smile? Or maybe with a tear that didnt fall, but made you bring back those beautiful emotions which were lost somewhere long time back.  

Our life is quite similar! There are highs and lows, extremes and blues but at the end of every situation we are either left with a smile or a lesson. In reality, we never loose; and everything would make perfect sense. That’s the magic of life!

Self-love and positive belief system will help you overcome any situation. You must be wondering why are we asking you to focus on self-love, appreciation and positivity. You will understand this better when you allow your thoughts and doubts flow free in writing. Yes, we want you to write.

Writing is an exploration where you start from nothing and learn as you go ahead.

There is a story we all are living and only we can write it better than anyone else. If you think you are not a writer, we disagree! All you need to do is let your hands bleed words and your mind cross out the wrong ones. Now you would obviously not want to read the bad part of your story? Would you?

Thats where the magic happens. Write your experiences and maintain a journal. At the end of each experience of life you will be able to find positives on your part and how magically things turned in your favor, sooner or later. Process of loving oneself and spreading the aura of positivity will start within itself. Weird though, give it a shot; it works like Pixie dust from northern lights. You just wont know and the magic will happen.

To give light to others, you have to glow yourself: With time and experiences you will be able to realize that the only person who is responsible for your happiness and positive outlook for life is YOU. Others can sure add to your contentment, but you will never need someone to complete you. Youre complete in yourself. Embrace the solitude and allow your thoughts, feelings and beliefs about yourself flow freely. Ingrain the positive energy hidden underneath your protective shield and radiate the same to enlighten the world with love, peace, compassion and prosperity in life of one and all.

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within

Author: AK Mishra

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

‘Mother is of the highest respect’, said by Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar - And we too believe on the fact

‘A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take’ - Cardinal Mermillod.

Ma – what is the first feeling you get when you hear this word?

An ever smiling lady wrapped in her beautiful aura of love and grace. Epitome of benevolence & emotions, she is selfless, considerate and she is our world. She’s the first person you learn from, and most probably the last one to express so.

In a classic poem by William Ross Wallace entitled ‘What Rules the World’, he quoted that ‘the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world’. It says all about the role a mother plays for her child and in the long run to their future. Mother strives to nurture her child and shape them towards becoming a contributing member of the society in turn making the world a much better place to live.

Ma is a title in herself – Just above the Queen’
The word Ma for a child is a complete world in itself. She is the person from whom we learn our initials right from the moment we get our existence. She’s who gave us the sense of deciding what's good or bad, she taught us lessons, gave lifetime of experiences and made us what we are today.  This very moment is so nostalgic while we are thinking of her – our Mother.

Now think, we are all grown up, busy in our lives, have certain responsibilities on our part and we are all running after time and tides to fulfil the duties life has laid upon us. In all of this, our mother, she has lost that space. She is there with us, for the luckiest ones, but are we actually acknowledging her importance and presence in our life? Do we take our chances to tell her, what she means to us?

Manushi Chhillar, winner of renowned International beauty pageant Miss World 2017, recently described importance of mother in a few simple words. When asked, ‘which profession deserves the highest salary and why?’ Manushi in her winning answer brightly responded ‘I think a mother deserves the highest respect. When you talk about salary, it’s not just about cash, but I feel it’s about the love and respect you give to someone. My mom has always been the biggest inspiration in my life and all the mothers they just sacrifice so much for their kids. So the profession that deserves the highest salary, the highest respect and love should be of a Mother’.

True! Isn’t it?

We know it and we dearly love our Mumma’s for everything they are. But honestly, are we acknowledging it? Unlike Manushi Chhillar, who took to an International platform to recognise and appreciate the Mothers, are we even doing it personally? Ask yourself?

Kudos to those who got a yes in the response. You may have no idea how a simple hug or even ‘thanks Ma’ would have meant to the lady who sacrificed her endless nights to comfort you and gave you the world she had to offer. And for those, who feel they could have done it a little more to make her feel any happy, there is still time. She is still there. Do it, before she is no more around to listen to you or even ask if you had your meals on time.

We won’t get into exotic ideas and expensive gifts zone to please your mother, but a few small gestures, that would surely bring a smile on her wrinkled face (don’t say that to her as beauty is the best friend for a lady, so let her enjoy the aging changes).

Reaction alert: For all the readers having cool minded mothers are likely to get in response a question ‘are you drunk today?’, super cool moms can even ask if ‘you need a slap to come back to your senses’ and for the sentimental Mumma’s could even treat you with your favourite ‘halwa’ or improve your social mentions in her circle. Smile, no matter how she is, she will love you for every little bit you do for her.

Acknowledge & Appreciate:
You may have no idea of how you were raised and what sacrifices she may have made for you to become what you are today. She was just like you just a few years back but today she is you mom and a lady who is sitting back at home expecting a call from you. Think of it, she has genuinely given years to you and your family. Please acknowledge it. If it’s very sudden to say it all to her, start with small acknowledgements. Appreciate your dinner today and if you live away from her, she is just a call away. Tell her you miss her or the special food she made for you. Appreciate an old picture or acknowledge how she collected all yours since you grew up this very mature and self. Our idea is to acknowledge her actions and appreciate little things she does for you, knowingly or unknowingly. Just say it!

Father should be role model
Now this is a hypothetical action. Start from looking at your father. With increasing cases of domestic abuses, there are also cases where a man is taking care of his family and letting their ladies fulfil their dreams. And there are those heroic Papa’s who still prepare bed tea for their wife before leaving for office and take them for a walk after dinner. They will keep their after-meal plates for washing and also take care of dropping kids to school. Take a look into your case, if there is any sign of abuse, take it up in your hands and resolve it at the earliest. You owe your very existence to the lady and she deserves a happy life. In case your fathers are on the other side of the story, learn from them. The man who teats his wife like a princess, is born from a queen. Take a note and idolise him for his gestures and respect towards the lady of his life. Never forget, a woman deserves all the respect for she is the ultimate creator and the magic of life lies in her heart.

Little gestures matter big time
Just as we discussed above, we need to learn from the small gestures our fathers do for supporting their lady. Ensure that you are doing that as well. In fact do better with your vibrant ideas and young approach towards life. Before you look for how can you be a little help or do something to please her, make sure you don’t get very obvious with her ending up guessing it before you into even doing it.
Start with appreciating their presence in your life. You might often feel irritated by their queries, or their constant calls might just be too bugging. Trust us, someday you will miss getting a call from ‘Mom’ & even ‘Dad’. Before its too late, accept that we have given them a tougher time growing up, then they are being a problem to you.
If you have watched the movie ‘Jane tu ya Jane na’, i will never ask you to behave like Meghna and go asking ‘what’s that’. But on a positive note, learn from her to appreciate that your parents have been like they are and we must not always take it all seriously. Life is all about how we take it. Smile and take it easy. This will be your biggest contribution towards your mom to accept her life as cheerfully with your support.

Coming back to the gestures, she is not a maid and definitely not a robot.
  •  It’s high time you start doing your own chores, like washing clothes or even putting away your after-meal utensils.
  • She might just appreciate a bed tea or an evening foot massage. You might be an awesome cook, why don’t you let her give you some master-chef tips from her kitchen experiences, today itself?
  • You may have a tight schedule, but as you can make time for friends, your mom won’t even demand a movie treat but a small talk. If you are with her, go share your day’s activities with her and she might accidentally give you some really good ideas to sort an issue. If not, you will still feel better. And for her, by now she would have got her share of time with you. If not living with her, give her a call. You might want to ask her how her day was or she might wish to share some gossip she would otherwise just skip. Make time for her and listen to what she has to say.
  • Never forget those small things you might incidentally come across, she needs in her kitchen or an office accessory she mentioned of losing on her way home. Get those for her. She will appreciate that you remembered.
  • Even she would like to go out. There will be families who go out occasionally. You can break the ice and start taking her out for a walk or to purchase a shirt/kurti. She will be very happy becoming a part of your day or your activities. Movie breaks or even a coffee date won’t be that bad idea. She might just relive an old memory.
  • Don’t forget to appreciate her small gestures and specially, for the food she has cooked for you with love or how beautiful she looked while getting ready for a friend’s house warming party.
  • Every person is initially a child at heart. Bring out the child in her, find what activates her childish attributes and enjoy doing those activities with her. She might reconsider smiling a little more. She will be intrigued with your gesture.

Explore the hidden her in your Mother

Bring out the hidden her and explore who she was. As we already discussed that she has made sacrifices at certain level in life or left something she would have loved doing. It’s the perfect time to find out the real her and who she used to be. You may have heard her speak of her young days many times, but this one time, speak with her, again. Make her speak out her aspirations, dreams, wishes and expectations. You never know you might still be able to make true something she might not even think of doing again.

Say for instance, your mom loved to paint. She still is an artist. Gift her canvas and some colors. You will love the way her hands will make colors speak their story. Get a diary and an ink pen for the mother who was or is still a poet at heart. Ink pen in specific because our parents still love the grace of writing with the Ink pens. Her poems might just give you an insight in life they have experienced or a lesson for you to sort your life if ever you are stuck at something. You will see a new light in their eyes when they are re-exploring their hobbies or living up their dream.

A child gets prize, father gets promotion and she only expects your love

No wonder our mom’s are the only person who will understand us in any situation. As per a famous saying, when you reach home after work, your partner will ask how your day was, your child will ask if you got them their candy and your father will ask if you could attend the professional issues. Only your mother will look at the drenched and tired child and approach them with a towel and warm soup asking if you had your meals? That’s the difference where mothers are beyond comparison. As a child, you get prizes at school, as an employee promotion is the appreciation but a mother only seeks love and acceptance from their children. Unlike others, she will never demand your time, money or gifts. But a little more than sufficient time in your daily schedule and small gifts to say that ‘Ma I love you’ is enough to make our dear-most lady smile from the chore of her heart.

We have tried these tricks personally, and that is where our inspirations come from. Go ahead, take your pick and see where you can make your lady smile today and forever.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Celebrate Future of India this Children’s Day

 ‘Children are like buds in a garden; and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow’ – Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

At ten, we would be secretly reading fairy tales and be ashamed of letting others know of it. Now that we are beyond the adolescent age, we’d read them openly. At our age, we put away childish things, including the fear of immaturity and the desire to be grown up. Childhood is the golden time when we seldom think of the future. And memories of childhood are like a dream that stays even after waking up.
Children’s day is the perfect time to recall & rejoice the wishes that came true and dreams that gave us wings, to fly & be here today. Young minds are assets to the nation and hope for a bright future. Let us come together this year and solemnly promise to inculcate, in our young generation, the true moral values; and impart education that helps one excel in life and not just academics.
Youth is the decisive phase of our life and every person deserves understanding it, through the eyes of those who have seen it better. Life gives us many chances to learn but what we have grasped in our early days of life is what that has framed us and our personality.

 ‘Values and knowledge are not what we get in books but what life has taught us’.

Young minds play a crucial role in success and development of a nation, as they are going to bring either a positive or a negative change in our country.  It is our duty to polish the raw minds to enshrine and reflect the grace of a compassionate society, the way we were nurtured until here. 
Today’s youth, if rightly guided, will not just excel in their capabilities but also make a better tomorrow for everyone around them. This little of every single person makes the society a better place to live in. Awareness of people towards the rights, care, and education of children is important. And this children’s day is a crucial time to accept our role in framing the society and take forward a step by celebrating this day with a motive. This little can be expected of every single person. Working on young minds may not be an easy task. But a little effort will be worth it someday. Until then, be the child with a child; enjoy the purity of your soul and let freely fly the mischievous child in you.

‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up’ - Pablo Picasso
Bring out the little one, hidden somewhere within you and celebrate this children’s day. Celebrate the day of the adorable souls! Laugh with them, and ensure their involvement in your bad days only to make them value the good times and of family, relationships, love, and humanity. Make time for children; instil in them, the respect which starts from within the home. Day-care & school can never give the values & virtues of Humanity that parents can inculcate within the child. Don’t make comparisons, but bring out the best in your child. 

‘A child can always teach, an adult, three things. To be happy with no reason, to always be busy with something and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires’ – Paulo Coelho.

India’s first Prime Minister, also known as, Chacha Nehru, was quite fond of the young ones and truly believed in the innocence and righteous care, childhood revolves around. Therefore, every year India observes his birth anniversary, November 14th, as Children’s day. Students organise various cultural programmes and performances in their schools and colleges as an enthusiastic feast to the day. Let’s learn from the innocent brains and celebrate India’s bright future with a pledge to safeguard the innocence and uphold their rights. Celebrate this children’s day not just as a celebration of childhood but a toast to the tender innocence of a pure soul.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Willpower - Overrated as ‘the key to success’

What is Willpower? How do we define it?
Willpower can be described as a strong determination that allows you to achieve something, and stay stick to the desire, no matter how difficult the path is. A strong willpower also helps us calmly deal with delays in achievements. Let’s put a good example here to explain willpower better; we, as employees or workers in an organization always get up early in the morning, regardless of how tiring the previous day was. Why? Because our willpower constantly encourages us to avoid getting late or taking a leave at office as it might have negative impact to our productivity.
In today’s era, willpower has become an essential component for success, but has it always been this way?
No. If we go back to the history, people didn’t require willpower,   they used to follow their general instincts to survive and succeed. But with the evolving time, we humans have set lot of rules and boundaries for self and for others to get things in order. Each one of us is rushing to leave behind every other person in the race of competition. And we are hardwired with the belief system that we only will achieve success if we will follow these set rules and regulations.
As per the recent study and an experiment, where students were asked to have the marshmallow right away or wait for 20 minutes and then eat to get extra reward. The study showed that the students who waited for 20 minutes to get the double reward are fared better in later life, than those who ate the marshmallow instantly.
So, it proves that yes, Willpower is important to succeed and people are emphasizing more on strengthening the willpower in today’s era.

Even most of the organizations organize special trainings for their employees to help them strengthen their willpower.
But there are few things which sometimes overpower the willpower and should not be overlooked while traversing the terrain towards your goal. Those few things are; our previous failures which often leave us in discouraged state of mind, our physical health which keeps us drained every day and does not allow us to begin the day with right motivation and courage, and our emotions; low emotions often reduce our motivation level.

Something just popped up in your mind and said that yes, it happens and you have experienced it many times, right? We know it, it happens; and these reasons get overlooked until and unless we face them in our lives. Even if you have unlimited will power, it has its limits, when you face the above mentioned reasons which often holds you back to get up and continue the race. Besides will power, your mental, emotional and physical power play major role. For eg. When you resist getting into an argument which makes no sense to you, it is the emotional and mental power that helps you resist more than the will power.  When you go to the meeting and use various tactics to crack it, it is your mental power. For petty most tasks like the craving for our favourite food or a dress we wish to purchase, we have all the will but our emotional and mental power stops us for varied reasons like health or finance issues respectively. Hence, Willpower is a limited resource, and the other components of success should be at work at times when your willpower starts depleting.
Get success with limited Willpower
Now, when you are aware that willpower is a limited resource, and there are other key components to achieve success, like a plan, a systematic approach; put the plan and systematic approach first and then compliment it with Willpower. Here, with systematic approach, I am also trying to encourage you to create the right environment, right conditions, right set of mind along with right guidance and planning that assure your success. If you will successfully develop a plan, a right environment, right resources; then willpower will act as an added advantage to help you get success.
  1. Get in the company of like-minded people who have are experience and who can guide you towards the path of your goal
  2. Stay happy and get out of all the emotional dilemmas which may become an hindrance to your success
  3. Set right resources for you, the right strategy, systematic plan to achieve your goal
  4. Replace your old beliefs and old conditioning of mind – if you have failed earlier, it doesn’t mean you will fail again. Failures are just a stepping stone to success. So, let go of the regrets, rather, use the past mistakes as learning and go for it again. Success will be yours!
Remember, you are reading this article because you have an aim, you have the dream, you have the patience, you are getting right guidance, and you have the will to achieve success. All you need is to work on the above mentioned aeas now to get success in each sphere of life. Good Luck!

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Attitude is the altitude of Life – Light it up

To light a candle is to enlighten the darkness. Inner fire is the most important element we human-kind possess. Just that the spark is lying deep asleep, somewhere within us. Deepawali, being the auspicious festival of lights, is the perfect time to rekindle the fire, hope and faith within us and celebrate triumph over darkness. Human life is an interesting journey through peaks and valleys. The high and lows, twists and unexpected turns will put us on tests, to pass through this beautiful journey. Individuals’ inspirations and aspirations, in such situations, help them get up and go higher. Because, how the journey ends, lies in our own hands and what matters the most is how substantial our journey progressed. Illuminated by the fire within, there is indefinite light inside us. Hope is our positive approach and apt attitude to utilise the zest of Life. Despite all the darkness, faith helps you maintain the altitude of your aspirations. This faith is like the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. Keeping your beliefs firm, look for your light and let fly! Dawn is near! 

Be willing - Socialise and maintain healthy accords. Positivity starts from living a luminous life; free of ego, hurt, despair and grievances. When troubled we often tend to not get too close to people, for, at that time we get negative and feel darkness inside us. Human relationships are strange. In reality, we all have this dark side in us that comes out only when things are not right and we can’t see the light of hope reaching out to us. Our attitude at that particular time determines how we are judged in the society and as a person. Maneuvering other people, in their time of need and odd-most situations, is another dimension, a person is judged for, their giving back approach towards life. Who wouldn’t want to stand out as an exuberant personality? 

Believe in you! And radiate your positive attitude... 

Live a life without limitations! Every time you fall down, you will learn something new. Take your notes and get ready for the next one. Don’t let your mind, sway away in the chaos and hamper the choices that you are making. Because these choices shape your future course of actions and once you’ve given up, there is no hope. You will only win if you don’t give up. Make choices, design a path for you, take wrong turns, mark the faulty ways, learn from the failures and go ahead. Just don’t stop. Don’t let anything hold you back.

Tough situations and blockades often hinder from reaching the desired destination. There are moments when we are demotivated to the chores and giving up seems to be the only viable option. But just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean a way-out isn’t present. The light in you, will show you the way, you just have to re-kindle the spark and look out.

No goal is too big and no dream is too far- fetched

Learn & excel in the art of Life and positive approach to ‘Live’ the same. Don’t just spend the life in wait of right time to change our attitude and make things work. Get up and inspire yourself. Find your strength, stand for your purpose and encourage others to go positive and make our existence, worth it. 

Life is Unpredictable. Willing or not, we have to take what comes our way. We are all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it! Why hide when we can enjoy the madness. This Deepawali burst the box of ego and misunderstandings and light the ‘Diyas’ of hope and faith. Enjoy the ‘you’ in yourself and let others appreciate your uniqueness. If you can feel, you are not alone, then light it up and let it go. This Deepawali lets pledge to accept the challenges gracefully, enlighten ourselves over the darkness and take higher the spirits of life. Let’s shine and have a blast – with or without crackers!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Diwali: A festival that dispels our inner darkness and rekindles our hopes

"Diwali" originated from a Sanskrit word (Deepawali) which means “a row of lights. The festival unites all the religions together and signifies the triumph of light over darkness in all religions. The festival even marks the beginning of a new year for most of the Hindus. The festival historically symbolizes the triumph of Good over evil where all the people coming from different religions has some history behind which ultimately gives us one common lesson, that “Evil can never stand in front of good for long and has to end after a level

Thus, people celebrate this victory by lighting Diya, lamps, feast with friends and families, etc. Goddess Lakshmi is another universal factor which binds the people of all religions globally, hence people keeps their homes clean and decorated with lights, brighten lamps to welcome Goddess Lakshmi in their home and for happiness and prosperity. Goddess Lakshmi, who is known as the goddess of wealth is worshiped on this day where people ask her for assistance In harvesting and expanding spiritual abundance, such as emotions of forgiveness, compassion for others, kindness, love, etc.
Diwali is also a time when we attempt to relight the lamps of true wisdom in our hearts and mind, which help us disperse the forces of darkness and negative emotions within us and allow our inner goodness and brilliance shine forth. 
Diwali is a not only an occasion to celebrate with lights and love, but also an opportunity to keep awakening the inner beauty while evaluating your negative emotion and eliminate them to let the inner light rejoice within and begin the internal  transformation for a better soul and a better life. Moreover, it is an occasion to discover and rekindle the sense of love, respect, kindness, skillfulness towards others and shine our beautiful light out into the world.
Most importantly, just like the flame of lamps which points upward always, Diwali is a time to let the worries of last year flow out and appreciate the things you have while setting a goal for coming year with a renewed spirit and passion. On this context, it reminds the words of Mahatma Gandhi, Diwali is an opportunity and a reminder to “be the change you want to see in the world”.
On this auspicious occasion, AK Mishra’s Art of Success wishes everyone a very Happy and prosperous Diwali and a very all the best to shine out loud your inner light into the world with great passion and renewed sense of spirit.