Wednesday, 28 September 2016

This E is more dangerous than EBOLA virus



I am sure that many of us who are connected with the world through

Television, Newspaper or Electronic Media would have heard about

EBOLA virus which causes high fever and sometimes even death.

Well here I wont be discussing about EBOLA because there is something

more dangerous which is within and around us and sometimes the

symptoms cant be even detected.

Let’s look at a story to understand more.

The Story of Five Fingers

In today's world we are all influenced by each other and each one wants to

feel powerful. These five fingers were no different. Even they wanted to be

powerful in their own ways and had a lot of pride in their skills.


So the debate started between them while a person looked on.


The thumb said, I am big because I provide the grip to the hand. Without

me the hand is useless.


The index finger said, rubbish, I am big because I point upwards to GOD.

People use me to show GOD.


The middle finger said, I am big boss because I am used to apply tilak on

the head by the saints.


The ring finger said, I am big so just shut up. I am the finger that wears the

ring when two people start a new life.

Now everyone looked at the little finger and started laughing and were also

curious to hear what the little finger had to say.


The little finger said, I am no less because Shri Krishna used me to pick up

the Govardhan mountain, so I did a big thing.

After listening to all the debate, the man listening to the debate asked to


bring some boondi (sweet in indian delicacy which is small in size) and


asked to make ladoo (is made when all the small boondi is mixed together

to prepare a big sweet)


The thumb picked up the boondi but it fell again and again and same was

the case with other fingers.

Now the man asked all of them to come together and try. They all joined


and the ladoo was prepared in 1 minute.


Moral: We cant achieve anything alone. Using each one’s qualities can

help us to achieve what we want and in turn it allows us to appreciate


and celebrate each others uniqueness.

So the E that I was referring to at the start which is dangerous that even

the EBOLA virus is EGO. If you divide this word into 2 then E can stand for


Everybody and GO means Go Away.


What is wrong in EGO?

It has been observed and even you would agree that when a person is in
EGO then
  • Our self respect which actually is sometimes just to protecting or

    justifying ourselves becomes much higher than the  individual

    standing on the other side. 
  • We sometimes even tend to disrespect or insult the person we

    love just to satisfy our EGO. 
  • We use words which can tear the other person apart mentally

    but since EGO takes over our mind we just don't care.

 Slowly as we get into the habit of being Egoistic, we become angry on

even the smaller things which is not required. The “I” becomes more

important than “You” and slowly we start creating cracks in all our

relationships and slowly people start ignoring us.


We would have managed to gather a lot of stuff and physical possessions

which give us comfort but if we do not have the people with whom we can


share or celebrate success then whats the use?


Isn’t it better to work on our EGO rather than loosing out on relationships.

LOOSING EGO IS DEFINITELY NOT EASY BUT IT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE

EITHER. THIS REQUIRES SPEAKING TO YOURSELF AND PRACTICE

MINDFULNESS.

Click Here to experience MINDFULNESS instantly.

These were my thoughts but adding your thoughts will add more value to

this blogpost.


Cheers!!!

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

This WIFI is the Real WIFI

 


This is the common question that anyone asks each other in digital age and if you say no then be prepared for the comments.

What? You don’t have WIFI. You must be joking.

Connectivity has become to important these days that we require WIFI even at home.

When WIFI did not exist



Now lets go back a little in the history and look at how life was before WIFI.
  • We woke up in the morning to alarm bells and not whatsapp message
  • We tried to remember what we had to do for the day and not check who liked or commented on our pictures on facebook
  • Once we reached home we tried to relax and disconnect
  • Dinner time was with family and not with mobile
  • We ate food and had family discussions not whatsapp conversations

Life has changed, isn't it?




Current Scenario

Can we say that these days the full form of WIFI can be said as Whatsapp Important Facebook Important. Atleast that is how we have become even at our homes.

STD calls may have dropped but Stress, Tension and Depression has definitely increased. The reason is very simple. We are highly connected to the external world.

We also see that sleep disorders is on the rise and its because we are awake till late night to be connected and then wake up early next day as we have to go to office, college, school, etc. This takes a toll on our health.

What is getting missed?





We have progressed in technology and we can connect with anyone online but we have definitely disconnected ourselves offline.

The distance between us and our loved ones is increasing day by day. We loved speaking face to face with our family members when we reached home but WIFI has changed that. Though we are at home, we continue to be disconnected from the family and connected on mobile.

The 2 cases on rise these days are




  • Divorce
  • Loneliness in Elders, Adults and Kids
Who's blame is it anyways?

I guess many of us will say that life has become like that

Or

Have we made it like that?

We are the ones using technology and mobile phones. We have only lost control over our usage and have got addicted to being connected externally all the time. There is no doubt that the external forces are also responsible but the reaction is our choice.

What can we do to change?




I fell that it’s the change in the mindset that is required and the below questions can help.
  • What is important for me?
  • Can I be time bound on the mobile usage?
  • Is it necessary at this time?
The mobile companies and the internet companies are doing their business and supporting the Digital India campaign but finally we need to understand that at the end of the day, our family with whom we stay at home will be useful to us.

A Change in Outlook




Instead of the WIFI (Whatsapp Important Facebook Important) which is the current trend, can we change this to WIFI i.e. Wife Important Family Important. Through the day we are all mostly out at our workplaces but at least once home, we can control of external connectivity and give time to
our internal connections.

I believe that if we can manage to do that then the stress and anxiety can stay away from us as we can share things with our family members and lighten ourselves.

Hoping for the right WIFI turnaround.