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Inner journey to mindfulness


“We meditate on the glory of that Being who has produced this universe; may He enlighten our minds.”  Swami Vivekananda

By practicing this method , you will achieve a state of flow ( being aware- when time and matter do not exist). Every one have a glimpse of this when we  are dancing, singing, intense work out or at the peak of the work you loved the  most.

In this method , Vishen Lakhiani leads us to a journey of six steps, which we all know , however brilliantly packaged by Vishen so that it can be implemented easily on daily basis :

1) Compassion: is  love or kindness to all living being. Practicing compassion leads to increase in DHEA hormone( fights stress and reduce aging) and reduce cortisol ( Stress hormone).

2)Gratitude: Appreciation and acknowledgement of all the good thing which we receive from creative energy ( God, nature or consciousness) , people or situation. A study by the University of California suggest increase in the happiness by practicing gratitude daily in a log.

3) Forgiveness: is the best weapon against guilt( Paap). Asking forgiveness  and forgiving others releases us from the clutches of negative energy and we feel  vitality and energy in the  life and our relationship improves.

4) Visualization: Inner thoughts shape outer world. By doing this we change the way we see , feel and perceive outer world.

5)Perfect day: Envisioning a perfect day which create neural synapses in the brain and form right habits which ultimately becomes our character.

6)Blessing: is harnessing our internal energy – an act of affirmation and recognition. Steve Jobs always thought that he was the blessed one, the chosen one.

Here is the link , This meditation to be done preferably in the morning .

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Elephant and Blind men

“And the models have to come from multiple disciplines-because all the wisdom of the world is not to be found in one little academic department”  Charles T Munger

One of the greatest insight I  got from Charlie Munger was about Mental Models. You may remember the old Indian story about the blind men and the Elephant.

Each of the blind man had different opinion on how the elephant look like. When we see reality , it is only a part- based on our little knowledge and experience. Hence, we need to have all the big ideas (models) from each discipline to understand the Whole , the truth.  The truth what we understand is only approximation.  So beware of our tendency of consistency and commitment which makes us to favor  status quo. We need to change our perspective/opinion based on the facts if our opinion doesn’t match the facts.  We cannot fool the reality. However, the tendency of Self-denial keeps us fool- we rationalize our decisions which are based on emotions rather than facts and selectively choose facts to justify that…. I have been like that and all human tends to do so.

As per Charlie, you’ve got to have models in your head. And you’ve got to array your experience- both vicarious and direct- on this latticework of models. You’ve got to hang experience on  a latticework of models in your head.

Unveil the ignorance by watching these insightful and thoughtful speeches and then putting into practice.

What I admire about Charlie is that he is rational. He has this great ability to learn continuously  and then relate these models to common life’s problem.

In the psychology of human misjudgment, Charlie discusses 25 tendencies which are useful and often mislead.  From reward/punishment to Lollapalooza , he discuss  them with reference to business problem.

While addressing USC Gould School of Law Commencement address, he offers insights into the practices that has contributed to his success and making him one of the wealthiest people in the world. It is in five parts.

Absorb them and spread the word of Wisdom.

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