What Pokemon Go teaches us about Success?

pencil-connecting-the-dots-1141430Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. If you don’t believe me, believe the stats. Pokemon Go had more downloads in its first week than any other app in history. People are going crazy about it even in countries where the app hasn’t even been officially launched yet.

If experts are to be believed, it is merely the tip of the iceberg that is Augmented Reality. Augmented Reality is defined by Google as, “a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.” It is expected to change our world in the coming years. Once again, if you don’t believe me, believe Google whose Project Tango is all about bringing Augmented Reality to your phone.

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If you can, you should!

moving-forwards-4-1141712Many times you look at others and you feel that you could have done the same, or maybe even better.
Then, something stops you.

Many times you see someone in need of help, and want to do something to help them.
Then, something stops you.

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Have Things Really Changed As Much As We Think?

ChangeThings change. They have to. It is the law of nature. But, sometimes change can be an illusion. Just sometimes, we like to believe that things have changed when they really haven’t. It is easier that way, especially since it helps us feel better about our mistakes and shortcomings.

Life today is much more complex than it was, let’s say, fifteen or twenty years ago. The number of decisions that we have to take on any given day is staggering. From the kitchen to the office, everything has changed. But, has it really?

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How Writing Is Like Meditation

meditation-1187682 (1)I once attended a meditation camp, where a monk was supposed to deliver a lecture and teach the participants the basics of meditation. While he said a lot of things, some of which I remember and some of which I have conveniently forgotten, there was something he said which I was reminded of today.

The monk, who must have been in his late fifties and looked like he had been practicing meditation all his life, told us that there were days when even he did not feel like meditating. Days when meditating felt like a chore more than anything else. I don’t know about others, but this came as a shock to me. I mean when you see a monk, you assume that meditation and the spiritual practices are a second nature to him, or her. But, the monk assured us that it was not the case.

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Happy New Year, 2016!

2016… and just like that 2015 is done and dusted.

There were so many things I had expected would happen in 2015, but like most years more things were left undone than were acually done. It is a good thing, I guess. It keeps you looking towards the future with hope, and hope, they tell me, is the most powerful thing of them all.

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