Powerful Quote #183 : Remaining Magics

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Till we understood, even Science was called as “a Magic”. I believe, we still have so many magics around us like God, Love, Nature etc.


Din


Snippet Thoughts : Money is a Spoiled Brat of Human Parents

I would like to call money a spoiled brat of human parents.

When everyone wait in a queue money cries to jump the queue and it will get special premium entry to worship GOD.

When justice remains same for all on book, money cries and ensures justice remains only on books.

When a talented kid lacks the opportunity to learn in a good infrastructure, money cries and buys seats for donations.

When an ethical man follows any procedure, money cries and make him a fool by dealing under the table.

When people starve need help desperately, money cries and goes to hibernate on illegal bank accounts.

When a life is at stake in a hospital, money cries and plays business with death.

When a woman is cornered, money cries and pushes her into selling herself.

When humans earn for living, money cries and pushes them to live for money.

When morality gets sick, money cries and redefines immorality as morality.

At last When society got selfish and then also money cries. It wants them to be more greedy for possessing it.

Culture viewed in Universal Perspective

Being modern or traditional in the culture is decided within one’s own mind. Rest all is just opinions and illusions.

IllusionThe roots of culture and traditions goes back to the history of evolution. The entire transition of humanity from a mere animal to critical thinking brains as we are today, is because of living practices we adapted from time to time.

Such living practices existed along with the ever passing time, we name them as cultures and traditions.

What is Modern for today will be tomorrow’s culture/taboo. Many of the yesterday’s cultures have become myth, superstitions and comedies. What we thought un-doable or unethical are taboos! At any given point of time, all these are mere perceptions either according to one person or a collective perspective of a society. Which is not created by the universe, but by our very own mankind.

We can understand this if we believe in a bigger fact called Universal Truth. More wider we think, magnify our thought-scale, more clearer we can see the big picture of human culture.

Different countries have different code of ethics and culture, the modernity levels vary according to their own scale. Take any example of your choice like marriage, drinking, beach culture, dining habits, dressing sense, work culture, politics, etc. You can see the difference and when we correlate it with the history, the truth will be exposed. Modernity varies and the conflicts between people for acceptance was always there! 

A simple process of one belief, seeking its approval from a majority of the people and it is attained either by will or driven by some forces like kings, wars, spiritualism, religion or fear of death, etc.

So this modernity is something which is highly unstable and temporary one. We cannot stop the change and cannot limit it to a particular direction. During the times of Sati and Wars to capture kingdoms, no one would have thought that culture will be replaced by Modern free lifestyles like Live-in relationships and Democracy, respectively. We didn’t know the same gods 1000s of years before! We do not know what gods we may worship after 1000 years from now! When we humans had discovered iron we cherished it in our culture, then we celebrated salt! Now we are going behind Gold, Money , etc. Wait for something to allure us in the future! ūüôā

GreedThen what controls the Culture? or what controls the change? Would be a right way to ask this. The desire of human minds! As individuals we are constantly on a look out for something that keeps us in a comfort level. We humans never bend to the environment, instead we shape and alter the environment to suit our needs. Be it social environment or physical environment. We adapt actually by changing the culture (way of life) than changing ourselves in accordance with universal truth.

So are the problems and our constant wandering to find solutions for them. We are the creators!

One good thing is whatever we try, our human species cannot defy the universal truth and we are always under its terms and conditions. Like we cannot switch from inhaling oxygen to nitrogen or CO2. We cannot survive in a culture which exploits nature and other living beings to put us on top of the ladder.

You might feel this is more philosophical or spiritual way of looking things. Think again deep, it’s practical and psychological as well.

So it’s better to realize the change we can control when it comes to culture is totally limited only to our very own selves. We can control nothing beyond our nose, which all becomes external. Do not try to change the culture or the society, you can change yourself and influence it for a change you want! Culture keeps on changing.

ChangeEven that too will be a temporary one! So, take a back seat when it comes to culture and enjoy the ride as life brings with smile and acceptance. Do what is right for you within your own boundaries, when you include others into your wants, then you are obviously inviting their cultural acceptance¬†or¬† a change, for your own¬†wants! So from there onwards complexity begins! The old saying goes the same “What’s right for one may be wrong for another!”

Get along with people who are like minded and make life simple. Although ensure you are in sync with the universal truth, which provides you the message and hints towards the right path of life. Those hints are kindness, love, calmness, peace, compassion, simplicity, sustainability, happiness, letting go, etc. After all these thoughts too are my way of looking things, so the choice is yours. ūüôā Have a great time ahead.

- Din

Courtesy : This is my entry for the IndiSpire Prompt¬†If you value your traditions and culture, you’re branded conservative. While modernity is judged by clothes rather than thoughts. What’s you take on this topic?¬†posted by¬†Gaurab

Thanks Gaurab and Inidblogger.

Powerful Quote #121 : Constructive Thoughts

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Our thoughts are constructed with our experiences, why including those negative bricks? In some way they will break down and make us weak!

— Words by Din

Sunday Stuff : Errors we do while thinking

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We all often make errors in our thinking, especially when we are deeply convinced of the truth of what we believe. These errors lead to the fact that it becomes especially difficult to change our minds or to accept any alternative view. 

Our way of thinking is closely linked with our emotions and behavior. It is very useful to know when we make thinking errors in order to be able to assess the situation from the outside. Here are 5 major thinking errors that we usually make.

1. Overgeneralization

Getting only a specific output of a particular event is a common error of judgment. Proof of a particular part of a case does not make this case completely truthful. You can lose a single battle but win the war. For example, your favorite football team can lose several games of the season, but still be the champion of the country. In reality, the individual events are rarely particularly important. It makes no sense to judge yourself or others because of one mistake.

2. Guessing

If you are not a psychic, you probably cannot see the future. Usually, when people try to imagine the future, they obtain a negative view. When you convince yourself that nothing good will happen to you in the future, you will stop trying to carry out the necessary works. Try to do something, without trying to predict the outcome. If something happened in the past, it does not mean that it will definitely happen again.

3. Mind reading

We think we know what people around us think, but in most cases we are wrong. For example, assuming that someone yawns when talking to you because he is bored, you are ignoring the possibility that people simply do not get enough sleep.

We often project our thoughts and feelings to other people, ignoring the real version of events. There is always a probability that we are wrong in our judgments, and there is an alternative explanation.

4. Exaggeration

This happens when you take a fairly insignificant event and exaggerate its effect several times. For example, speaking in public, you can imagine how the students start laughing at you when you forget the words. Losing a job, you can begin to think that life is terribly unfair, and you will remain poor until the end of your days.

The truth is that this is just a thought of the worst possible scenarios. Most likely, the audience will not notice that you forgot the words, and within a month you will find a job that will be better than the old one.

Try to imagine the events in a less catastrophic view, because they often are nothing but your vision.

5. ‚ÄúAll or Nothing‚ÄĚ

Most people love reading newspapers that write about celebrities, athletes and politicians either as heroes or vice versa. Journalists write these narratives to generate interest and increase circulation. However, we all know that in reality this information may not be truthful.

The same is true for any of us. If you do not bathe in the glow of success, it does not mean you are a loser. If you were late at an important meeting, it will not destroy your career forever.

In fact, there are many variations of successes and failures. Think of them as shades of gray rather than as black and white. Try to think of happening things in a less trivial way, and perhaps you will discover a new vision of this world.

Courtesy and via learning-mind