Minimalism – The Way Of Life

Minimalism is doing something in just the right amount. This simple statement is very hard to live by, especially in today’s world. Today the world is more superficial and likes to show off in every way possible. I’m not talking about the people who do live a life of a minimalist but the rest of majority. In this article, I will talk about living a minimalist life and its benefits. Nature itself teaches us so many things and the fact that Minimalism is The Way of Life.

What is Minimalism?

It is very easy to understand the concept of minimalism. Minimalism is doing, having, giving something only when it is needed and in the right amount. It is applied in everything that we do every second. Every person has different needs, therefore, minimalist lifestyle is not common to all. It depends on and varies in accordance with the person. Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life’s most important things—which actually aren’t things at all. It is not about how much you have a materialistic possession of things but the things that actually matters the most. Minimalism is more of a tool rather than a concept which has the power to change your life completely. It can free you from fear, overwhelm, guilt, depression… more like you will experience a state of a real freedom.

Minimalism is not that you should own nothing

Do not confuse it with the concept that material possession is bad. It has more to do with the deeply related meaning that people attach to the materialistic goods nowadays. People tends to give a lot more importance to the material things in their lives, that they sometimes compromise with their relationships, health, passion and forget the fact that they are here for much more instead of being confined to themselves. If you want to own a big bungalow, GREAT! Go for it. Do you want a car? Superb! Make it happen. As long as you are sure that these things are what you want then there is nothing wrong with it. Minimalism approach helps you in better decision making.

How can Minimalism help us?

  • Eliminate our discontent

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    it can help you understand yourself better. If you know yourself better, then you will know your needs. Minimalism can help to in getting rid of the access so that you can focus and channelize your energy into the most useful thing in your life. It can help you to eliminate discontent.

  • Reclaim our time

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    if you have understood the concept of minimalism, then this tool can work for you and bring you wonders. You will not be bound to your excessive desires and needs and life a more meaningful life. You will find ways to give yourself more time and isolating yourself from the noises outside.

  • Live in the moment

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    you will become more aware of the present. You will start looking at things with the purpose to understand it rather than letting your senses and desires drive you. This way you will learn to live each and every moment of life. Live in the moment simply means to stop worrying about the future and remembering the past, it means to make decisions on the basis of your current situation and needs. It is a continuous source of happiness.

  • Pursue our passions

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    in this fast growing world full of competition, people often overlook themselves. They spend less to no time with themselves and thus, creates a state of loneliness. In the process, they tend to loose themselves. They forget the most basic need of their life, i.e., PASSION. Always pursue your passion. It is the voice of your inner-self, the purpose for which you are sent to this world.

  • Discover our missions

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    once to learn to hear your inner voice, you start to see more clearly. You discover your life goals and start proceeding towards achieving them. You discover your missions. You elevate yourself from the unwanted trash and attractive substances which can hinder your path, rather you start to see your life goals more clearly and finds a path to reach there.

  • Experience real freedom

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    to have a real freedom according to Van Parjis, an individual must:
    not be prevented from acting on their will (i.e. they must have traditional negative freedom); and,
    2. Possess the resources or capacities actually to carry out their will.

  • Grow as individuals and Contribute beyond ourselves

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    if you have found a way to stay content with what you have then you will find more time for yourself. You will have more time for your health and personal relationships. You will start to grow as an individual. Seeing you happy, more and more people will try to come in your network, thus, you will help others to realise the same. You will start to contribute towards the society rather than becoming a part of the never-ending After all, we are Homo sapiens, and contributing towards our society is our greatest purpose.

    Life is What You Make Of It

Conclusion

By incorporating minimalism into our lives, we can experience the everlasting happiness- and that is what we are looking for isn’t it? We all want to be happy. Minimalist search for happiness not through things, but through life itself. It is up to each one of you to decide the meaning for your life. Whether to choose what is necessary over the superfluous is up to you. Share your minimalist story with us in the comments below. What is your take on life?

cheers 🙂

Superstitious India

Today I met a strange woman, she was walking down the road, at the hottest hours of the day (40 degrees to be precise) and asked me for lift. I gave her lift and in return, she thanked me so much that she blessed me saying “I wish you have a great day today”. I guess her wishes worked for me as I actually had a very good day. But I wonder, what would have happened if I haven’t met that stranger? I think, my day would have been pretty much the same. My day depends on me, how I make of it. This article is all about the Superstitious India.

Superstitious India

My Superstitious India

Anyways, talking about superstition practices in India. I must say, they cover a large part of our lives . From the day a baby is born till the he dies as an old man, superstitious beliefs follows him everywhere even, disturbing his soul after death. I am a god fearing person myself but it really creeps me out when people don’t move forward because a cat crossed their way and according to them it’s a bad luck. Frankly speaking, it’s a bad luck for the cat who could have been killed accidently by the vehicle than it is for the people who thinks that way.

Some of these beliefs are sweet, like when your mother gives you a spoon full of tasty curd before starting anything important then It’s a good luck, though there are some things practised in India in the name of good luck, some of these are-

Sacrificing an animal in the name of GOD

Sacrificing Animal in the name of God

Hey people, can someone tell me in which Veda of Hindus or any other genuine religious book is it present to sacrifice an animal for good luck? Mind it, it should be specifically written to do it again and again. God never said so. People do it in every part of the world. For example– They do it in India during religious ceremonies (no offence to those who do, I’m just saying :p). These type of people in India are very high tempered and possess less IQ, and it is hard to argue them otherwise, they could sacrifice you instead of the animal.
No Oil, Soap, Shampoo or Nail Cutting on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and the list goes on

Let me tell you a secret, I do the opposite of all these things :D. Besides, it’s a bad luck for the soap and shampoo industries if we don’t apply them three days a week. Also, it’s worst for those who practice it because, hey! it’s summer time and it’s 45 degree Celsius outside, I think you all are smart enough to get it.

Some of the hilariously funny superstitions practised in India

  1. Don’t laugh too much because then you will cry in life in double amount.
  2. My left eye is flickering, wow it’s a good luck.
  3. Girls Don’t step into the temple during their menstrual cycle because they are considered dirty :p
  4. Never go out if you sneezed twice
  5. Do not comb your hairs at night otherwise, you will be declared as a witch all over.
  6. Give dowry to girl’s in-laws because it is somewhere written in some imaginary book that it is a relevant practice and if you won’t then you will not be proved to be a good father (wtf).
  7. Don’t dress up nicely because you are a widow and it’s again written in some imaginary book that women are not human they are just women.
  8. Don’t eat directly from kadhai even if you are starved to death because if you are unmarried then doing so will result in a big flood at your marriage.
  9. People make these things for their satisfaction and to prevent a person from being successful in life. So stop following stupid beliefs and start believing in yourself. Here is an awesome video from my favourite Superwoman aka Lilly Singh, enjoy.

If you are following these beliefs which have nothing to do with the reality, then think again. Next time, if you find someone with these beliefs, simply ask them WHY? You will get your answers 😉
Always start a day with a smile.
Thanks for reading 🙂

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5 Things to Learn from 3 Idiots

I know I’m very late to post something on 3 Idiots but I watched it today and couldn’t resist the urge to put my thoughts out. I think every Indian across the world has seen this movie. This is one of the biggest blockbusters of Bollywood. This movie is at the top of my favourite movies list. It is based on Chetan Bhagat’s famous best seller book 5 points someone. There are so many things to bag home from this movie.

What do 3 Idiots showcase?

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This movie revolves around 3 friends, so does the name came “3 Idiots”. The story line goes like this- Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them “idiots”. The very thing that inspired these 2 idiots has inspired everyone. Let’s see how this movie has inspired many.

1. Do What You Love the Most

You might have heard this a million times before, but this movie actually showcases it. If you are doing the work you love the most then workplace becomes a playground. Your efficiency increases by many folds and quickly you start to progress in life at such a pace that there’s nothing which can stop you from reaching your goals. If you remember this scene from the movie :p

2. Believe In Yourself (Al Izz Well… )

This is very important to live a life full of fun and excitement. If you believe in yourself, you open many doors for opportunities to strike. You force yourself to be the best version of you. Sometimes believing in yourself is the only thing you need, and so does 3 idiots teaches you. The heart is very coward just tell him to relax – Al Izzzz Well…

3. Learning is everywhere

This is best shown in this movie depicting Chatur as the exact opposite of Rancho. While Rancho believed in that learning is everywhere, on the other hand, Chatur strictly follows the traditional rules of mugging up everything simply to gain higher marks. Finally, when life comes to take the test he finds himself chasing Rancho.

4. Chase Excellence and Success will Follow

It is a very important factor, a deciding factor in this long run of life. It is a known fact that the history is made by those who were extraordinary in what they did. Be it Mahatma Gandhi, Steve Jobs, Ford…. you name it, they all were the masters of their field and if you will read more about them you will know one thing that they didn’t chase success, they craved for the best and finally success started chasing them in their endeavours.

5. Always Have few Idiots friends with you

Idiots don’t mean fools, here idiots mean people who can think out-of-box and are an equal partner in everything you do. In fact, history has it, every successful person had an idiot friend with him and together they did wonders. Steve Jobs had Wozniak, Bill Gates had Paul Allen, Mark Zuckerberg had Eduardo Saverin and there are endless such examples. So, always keep your idiots close.

If you have not seen 3 idiots movie then grab a copy from Amazon
and watch it. If there are any more inspirational movies then recommend us?

cheers 🙂