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Sword in The Stone and The Prodigal Son: The Narrative of Every Man

In medieval literature and the legendary materials associated with Great Britain, King Arthur is often recalled repeatedly. King Arthur was a British King who lived in the late 5th and early 6th centuries. Among the many heroic tales in Arthurian literature, there is a particular myth which I believe is an ancient metaphor of every man’s life. The myth is about a magical sword called “Excalibur” owned as a lineage by King Arthur. The legend is this – when Arthur was a young boy a group of enemies infiltrates his castle and kills his parents. The only survivor was the…

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The Legend of Samurai: A Deep Life Warrior

The Samurai were the warriors of the medieval and early-modern Japan. Still, in Japanese popular culture, their memory remains prominent. In countless films and novels, the Samurai is depicted as the fearless warriors with lethal skills in sword fighting and hand-to-hand combat. I happened to watch the 2003 epic movie “The Last Samurai” and was fascinated to know how much the legend of samurai could be related to what we discuss here. What makes the Samurai different when compared with the military nobility of other cultures is their unbending adherence to their moral code of conduct in their livelihood and…

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Take a Pause Challenge. #noscreensaturday

Before jumping into anything I like to ask you, what day is today? …. If you took more than 3 seconds to answer that, you are a completely normal person. I couldn’t answer that question a few days ago. That’s how tough and interesting these times are. The last time I checked, the pandemic has already taken down the lives of more than 50,000 people around the globe. Governments and organizations among all the countries are striving to reduce the virus-spread and the death rate of people. We have been staying in our homes for a couple of weeks now.…

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Do Something Now. The Endless Loop of Motivation

Few people commented that the articles that I wrote were good and I would like to thank them for their appreciation. Few others were asking some of my friends who am I? Who is this guy writing about this life theories? What is my motivation and how am I getting motivated to write this blog? Answer to the former question is simple – “I’m nobody”. As I was thinking about the answers to the other questions, I found that it all began with a summer evening two years back, when I decided to “do something”. I was never motivated to…

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Are You Preparing to Thrive in The New Economy? More on Embracing Deep Life.

Yesterday I wrote an article on why someone should embrace a deep life and why these are the best times to do so. In that article, I was just jotting down a few introductory levels of ideas about deep life. For most people, it would appear that deep life is more about avoiding distractions and improving productivity. It certainly is that but there is more. For me, a deep life is an inevitable skill if someone wants to thrive in the future economy. It was back in 2018 that I was first introduced to deep life after reading the book…

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Here You’re Amid the Pandemic. What are You Going to Do About it?

First of all, I want to thank you for taking your valuable time to read this article from your daily scheduled social-media, scrolling newsfeeds, watching that NetFlix series or the new movie on prime video, playing that video-game or whatever you are doing all day amid the crisis that the world is facing. Whatever you’re doing is saving this world, if you are keeping a personal distance of 6 feet from another human being. I like to appreciate that. It’s never been a great time to do all those aforesaid fun activities by laying down on your couch all day.…

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The Point at 7000 RPM

I watched Ford v Ferrari two days ago at a theater nearby. Before heading into anything I like to quote a dialogue from the movie that stayed with me even after I walked out of the theater.  “There’s a point at 7,000 RPMs where everything fades. The machine becomes weightless. It disappears. All that’s left, a body moving through space, and time. At 7,000 RPM, that’s where you meet it. That’s where it waits for you.” I never experienced what 7000 RPM would feel like but I can imagine from the exhilarating movie experience what such a terrifying moment in…

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The Theory of Association: Change Your Outcome by Changing Your Circle

I ended the previous article by a sang froid response of Christopher Nolan on his attitude towards email and the other technologies that doesn’t matter to him. if something is not helping you to become world class, then get that hell out of your way! Christopher Nolan deliberately chooses his environment to create what he wants to.Not only the virtual environment but also the kind artists he involves in his films. Most of the time he included Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Cillian Murphy in his cast. Also the Warner Bros Movies as the production company for many of his…

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Happy Birthday Christopher Nolan : A Lesson to Learn From Nolan

For the past few days I have been hanging around in social media to help my friends know my blog. It is really embarrassing experience to use social media again. I have been seriously figuring out some productive and efficient ways of using these tools, since I know for sure that unless I don’t intentionally figure out a purpose for using them, It will redo my efforts for the past 8 months(those calm and focused days where It was me and myself only). I have been strategically planning on what time to switch to such tools and how long I…

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Transgressing Meaning, Productivity and Focus

In the previous few posts we were discussing about some stepping stones to get started on our journey towards a meaningful and productive life. It may be quite confusing why I stress what meaningful and productivity really means. Isn’t productive life a meaningful one? Or, isn’t a meaningful life a productive one? So, in this article we will be discussing how both a meaningful and a productive life are interconnected! I’ll also be introducing something I call as ‘Focused life’ at the end. Things that matters most When I started out on this journey a few months back to ‘reinvent…

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Leverage Points

I recently read some theories which I can find some similarities with my next level of Life Hack tool i.e creating leverage points in our life. How Attention Influences Life’s Outcomes- A Theory from Rapt One of the highly influential theories is from the 2009 book Rapt by the science writer Winifred Gallagher. I felt the book is pretty much underrated. Why I say so is Gallagher was highly successful in formulating an idea from her own life experience that blows one of our understandings about human psychology. Gallagher got diagnosed by cancer-“not just cancer”, as she explains, “but a…

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‘Do Not’ Follow- “Follow Your Passion”

Some of you may have quite embarrassed by the title of this article. Many of you might have heard and felt true about this mantra- “follow your passion” even if you may not actually be following it.Surprisingly it is a very blind solipsism.Why I say so is that, if you really do some case studies of highly successful people around us, you find ‘following your passion’ is absolutely nonsense. Following Your Passion and Following Your Heart 29 million people watched Steve Jobs’s commencement address on YouTube as of today’s YouTube statistics.Thousands of people shared it and the speech itself became…