The Core of Hinduism – I am neither the Body nor the Mind – The Ultimate Truth or A Self-hypnosis?

You can disagree with it, but you cannot not appreciate the beauty of the core of the Hindu philosophy. Hindu philosophy at its core essentially says that as a 'Being', we are not the 'body' and we are not even the 'mind' too. We are that which uses both the body and the mind to …

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The 12 most overlooked truths of money and life ‘no one teaches you in school,’ says financial psychology expert

I am very impressed by this article and I want to share it with everyone. This was originally written by Morgan Housel for CNBC and you can find the original article here. Here are a few things that generally aren't taught in school but I've noticed are vital in business and investing: The ability to …

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Are we machines designed to search to feel good?

Let's look at this riddle: When a tree falls in the forest and there is no one around to hear the fall, does the tree fall make a sound or not? The answer is "No". The tree doesn't make a sound because there is no animal 'ear' around to hear that. Yes, the tree fall …

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Pride and Self-loath, most observable traits in human conversations

When you think you are better at something than others or when you think what you have (a possession) is better than what others have, then you will get an internal feeling to show others about what you have or what you are better at. So, you talk about it, and you want others to …

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Consciousness cannot have evolved – Bernardo Kastrup

This is a beautiful article by Bernardo Kastrup, a computer engineer, and philosopher. The link to the original article at IAI is here. The overwhelmingly validated theory of evolution tells us that the functions performed by our organs arose from associated increases in survival fitness. For instance, the bile produced by our liver and the …

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Punishment, Ridicule, Shame, Low Self-esteem and Fear of Failure

Authorities punish you. It is what happens to you externally. Friends, relatives, neighbours, colleagues or similar level acquaintances ridicule you; it is society's form of punishment. Again, it is something that happens to you externally. Whereas, shame is a punishment that you impose on yourself. It is something that you feel internally (your response) when you …

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Fear the root of Anger, Sadness, Anxiety, and Guilt

As an individual you have certain weaknesses. For example, you are afraid that your child will be hurt if he falls down. Also, it will lead to his health issues, money to be spent on hospitals, etc. So when your child does something which has a risk of him or her falling down and injuring …

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Why we develop fight or flight or procrastinate even in simple situations in life?

Belonging is an essential biological need for all human beings. We are designed in such a way that if we feel left out from our desired ‘group’ or from a person we want to be connected with then we biologically with an uncontrollable intention go into a self-destructive state that might include a self-destructive narrative …

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Genes, Neurons, and Circuits: The Molecular Building Blocks of the Brain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctCzreJqouA The above video helps us to understand what are the building blocks of our brain and how do they influence our behavior. I would say a must watch! Also, refer the below video for an understanding on how various human states of expression are defined in the neurochemical world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZF2z7qKgME  

The Diderot Effect: Why We Want Things We Don’t Need?

This article was originally written by James Clear at https://jamesclear.com/diderot-effect  The famous French philosopher Denis Diderot lived nearly his entire life in poverty, but that all changed in 1765. Diderot was 52 years old and his daughter was about to be married, but he could not afford to provide a dowry. Despite his lack of wealth, …

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The Gut-Brain Connection and its relation to anxiety, fear and happiness

Some people usually feel symptoms of discomfort in the stomach or symptoms of bowels just before a big presentation and that is no coincidence because the reason for that discomfort lies in your gut-brain biology. Studies have shown that there is a direct connection between your gut and your brain and is called the gut-brain …

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Current Self vs. Desired Self vs. Undesired Self

As a human, you have many selfs or avataars in you. A current-self is a state with regular workings of life without any new change in the state - desire or hatred. The moment you have a desire (say to buy those new sneakers or that new mobile phone) you create a new state called …

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Courage – the one common trait among all types of leaders

Courage is the ability to do the right thing in the face of a fearful consequence. Courage is what makes us stand our ground about what we believe in. A popular saying goes like "The secret of happiness lies in freedom and the secret of freedom lies in courage". The question is: where does courage …

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The Psychology of Money (by Morgan Housel)

The link to this original article is: http://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/the-psychology-of-money/. This is a highly recommended read in all business schools and has valuable lessons on money which I want all my blog followers too to read. Hope you enjoy this article, thank you. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Let me tell you the story of two investors, neither of whom knew …

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Are rules more important than emotions and feelings?

If somebody makes an emotional appeal or gives an emotional reason for something, it is mostly to say that he/she had good intentions but couldn't do the action/work as desired. The first problem with it is that it cannot be verified. The second problem is that even if you think it is wrong and you tell …

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How to practice discipline in daily life?

Discipline is not about making to-do lists, setting alarms and eating the big frog from tomorrow. Discipline starts small and is just about doing the same thing at the same time every day, even if it is one simple thing. Discipline actually starts by doing one thing at a particular time and then adding more …

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Everybody who is supposed to be right is not always right!

Everybody who is supposed to be right is not always right! So, always question regulators, supervisors, and everybody around. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV07Or1Sark

Power of discipline

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSf3vde-odQ

Discipline equals Freedom

https://youtu.be/Xpv-sEKl1B4

Procrastination or Executive Function Fail?

Musings of an Aspie

There’s a spot on my kitchen floor, a little cluster of dried reddish drips. I don’t know what it is. If it’s from 3 days ago, it’s tomato sauce. If it’s been there longer . . .  who knows.

I’ve walked past it dozens of times. I look at it. It annoys me. I wonder how it got there. I wish it would go away. It doesn’t occur to me that I can make that happen.

The greasy smudgey fingerprints on the cabinet that I can only see in exactly the right light? The 8-inch long thread that’s been hanging off the bathroom rug since the last vacuuming? The dryer sheet on the laundry room floor? Same thing.

What is this? Why can I sit here and catalog all of these little annoyances yet I still do nothing about them? It’s not like fixing them would take a huge amount…

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