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Thanksgiving Day: a celebration of gratitude

This Thanksgiving I want to remember and be grateful to the Universe for the love of my family, for my beautiful friends and for all those little incidents that have so blessed my life, that I can honestly quote 'I don't believe in miracles, I live by them!' In this post, I want to share some of the wonderful experiences that have happened to me, which make life blessed and full.

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5 ways to practise attachment with detachment in your relationship with others

The other day somebody sent me an article written by a mother of two grown-up children, now married and how by practicing detachment in her attachment towards them, she was able not only to let go off them but at the same time give them her complete unconditional love. This helped her to start accepting people and things around her as they were, developing in her a sense of peace and contentment. I am not a mother of two, in fact I am not even married and I am not sure that my love for others can match the unconditional love a mother feels for her children, but one thing I know for certain, that if I do not practice Conscious Detachment in my relationship with others, I may hurt myself and end up feeling lonely and miserable.

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10 signs you are on the right path in life

It's usually not an easy thing to figure out what we really want to do in life and before we know we end up in jobs we hate or marry and have kids just because everybody else around us is doing the same thing. In the mad rush of life, our dreams are destroyed and we become unhappy and miserable ending up in places we'd rather not be. Of course, many times our choices in life are dictated by the need of the moment like paying the bills but this should not make us give up on our dreams. Through my own experiences and by studying the lives of some of the world's most successful people, I am convinced that if go on searching, the right opportunity will come to us; it cannot be otherwise.

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Conflict resolution: 10 ways to resolve conflicts and solve relationship problems

Recently I got into an unpleasant situation with a dear friend that excited in me negative emotions to the point that I was no longer at peace with myself. Now, I have been a student of meditation for several years and such a negative response from me goes against the very core of what I have been learning and trying to practise all my life, but there it was--I was becoming a victim of my own negative thoughts and feelings that were threatening to destroy not only my own values and beliefs but also a friendship with somebody whom I so loved and cherished.

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10 ways to #motivate yourself to get out of bed in the morning!

Long time ago I confessed to a friend how I sometimes got into a mood immediately on waking up in the morning so that I didn't want to get out of bed. My friend who has a very perceptive mind asked me to review my life. She thought that perhaps the work I was doing was not making me happy which caused the moodiness in the mornings. After a period of deep introspection, I realized that what she was saying was indeed true and it was time in fact, I needed to make some real changes in my life. If you know what I am talking about, the following to-do list just might help you to kick start your day in the right direction.

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How changing this one habit can change my destiny!

I was recently talking to a friend from my meditation group we have been attending for over 15 years now. She was feeling defeated about not being able to conquer some of her bad habits that have remained with her over the years and was having doubts about her own worthiness for the spiritual path. This reminded me of another similar discussion I had with another friend long time ago on the power of habit in controlling our actions.

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The art of managing human #emotions: 5 things that work for me!

Last year as I was flying Business Class from Los Angeles to Chicago quite enjoying the experience of luxury travel sipping coffee from fine China and staring at the breathtaking cloud formations outside, I was suddenly startled to hear a fellow passenger get into an argument with the flight steward. Apparently she had some food allergies and the flight attendants could not cater to her special food needs despite the fact that she was flying business class.

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Removing the #chollacactus from my #consciousness: 8 things I learnt!

In an idol moment, I had picked up a copy of Scientific Healing Affirmations by Paramahansa Yogananda, and on randomly opening the book, these words of Yogananda stared at me, perfectly addressing the need of the hour and showing me the way ahead. One can call it serendipity but I really do believe it was the Universe trying to reach out to me--did you ever feel the Universe reach out to you?:)--isn't it a very special feeling?:)

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#Organising the #mindspace:8 things I learnt!

Did you ever wake up with the mind already going in all directions, racing between to-do lists and important and unimportant things-all this on waking up, really!-and then spending the rest of the day haphazardly trying to accomplish it all without any real success?! That's exactly what happened to me the other day and as I was hopelessly trying to finish many things at the same time, I was suddenly stopped in my tracks as I beheld the embarrassing situation of my own bed-side drawer.

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