Monday, January 3, 2022

Goals


ਬਾਰ ਬਾਰ ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਵਉ (ਅੰਗ ੩੪੪)

Baar baar har ke gunh gavoh (ang 344)


Baar baar - again and again, consistently 

Har - Lord

Gunh - qualities

Gaavoh - I sing


(To be on the path), I have to consistently sing the praises of the Lord. 


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Every long-term goal should be broken into short term achievements.


For example if you have sugar addiction and you want to overcome it, just having it as a long-term goal is not enough. The feeling is good, the goal is good, we don't need sugar in our body and we can stay off this addiction. It is a good long term goal but just having the goal is not good enough.


Break it down to a daily achievement that today you're going to be completely off sugar for 24 hours. 

Not only that, find a person who you can report to sincerely and you know that it has to be done on a daily basis. Make that a 7-Day plan that you are not going to take anything sweet.


After a week, add more people in this experiment of yours, perhaps you can inspire others to do the same. 


And this is can be true for making or breaking any habit. 


The basic point is to have a goal and then a plan to execute it.  

Including people, friends or family in this becomes an important factor. The power of sangat. 


Consistency and focus can bring about any results you want.

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Happy New Years!



ਥਿਰੁ ਘਰਿ ਬੈਸਹੁ ਸੋ ਹਰਿ ਜਨ ਪਿਆਰੇ

ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਤੁਮਰੇ ਕਾਜ ਸਵਾਰੇ (ਅੰਗ ੨੦੧)

Thir ghar baeso har jan pyare

Satgur tumre kaaj savarey (ang 201)


Thir - steady

Ghar - inner home

Baeso - stay

Tumre - your 

Kaaj - affairs

Savarey - resolve


O spiritual beings, become more steady within your inner home; the true Guru will resolve all your affairs. 


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Let's slow down a little

When the time he's running at such a speed, why are we in a hurry to compete with it?


Let's slow down a little

Instead of rushing through the speeding cars to cross the road, let's take the stairs of the crossing bridge just to enjoy our journey to go across the road.


Let's slow down a little

In the cold weather while sipping the tea or coffee, let's enjoy the fragrance and taste of every sip that we take. And maybe there is a lot more to life, but even this could just be a moment that defines living.


Let's slow down a little

While running through the park to complete your laps and steps of the day, just sit down on the bench listening to the chirping of the birds and laughter of the children playing nearby.


I know life might not be easy for a lot of people, like a treadmill without an off switch. 

Yet let's start taking time out for ourselves. 

Start settling down to be at peace with ourselves, be fine with what we have or own. 


It's amazing to explore the entire world externally and a lot of us must have visited some very stunning places. 

But how about the world inside?


Maybe with a new year, we can start becoming more inward, more settled, more complete. 


A Very Happy New Year to all.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Happy Gurpurab!!


 “All kings are born because women gave birth to them! Why should women have less rights, less respect, less honor than men?” Guru Nanak Dev ji questioned this more than 500 years ago and We are talking about women empowerment today! He was a forward looking, ground breaking, challenging the norms philosopher and guide! I believe his guidance is with me like a mentor at every step I take! 

 Wishing you all a “Happy Gurpurab” on Guru Nanak Dev ji’s birthday. 

Saturday, November 13, 2021

How to live together with happiness forever! by Orna Taub


Let’s dive together into the fascinating stories of our friends and through them we can choose with whom we identify and with whom not, which kind of children would we like to be?

How to behave with our friends?

How to treat our parents?
What qualities would we like to adopt and what to avoid.

What can Walter the Turtle teach us?

What can we learn from Astrid’s story at the birthday party?

What can the experience of Sarah who wanted to be a bird teach us?

And why am I my own best friend?

Let’s join our friends and discover the answers to all this and much more surprises...


Hello,readers!

I received "How to live together with happiness forever!" by Orna Taub to review on my blog!

This book is filled with seven stories that each consists of a problem and resolution. The lesson is usually learned at the end of the book.


The stories in the book are: The Underground Treasure, The Girl Who Wanted To Fly, The Dog Who Wanted a Boy, Greedy Son of a Rich Man, My Best Friend Ella, and The Turtle Who Searches for a Friend.

This book has an amazing story and beautiful illustrated book for children. Very eye-catching and imaginative. A very thoughtful book to read as a family.


A very well-written story. 


Definitely,worth a read!


I highly recommend it!

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Happy Birthday Maharaja Ranjit Singh!


 Maharaja Ranjeet Singh was a Great Sikh Ruler of Undivided Punjab,  He was a Good Administrative , Humble, and religious one.
 
  He was born on November 13, 1780 and passed away on June 27, 1839.

   Maharja Ranjit Singh first fought in a battle when he was only 10 years old, and at the age of 17, he failed the king of Afghanistan Zaman Shah Durrani's invasion of India.

Zaman Shah Durrani was yet again defeated by Ranjit Singh in the Battle of Amritsar (1797), the Battle of Gujarat in the same year and the Battle of Amritsar the next year.

As a child, Singh suffered from smallpox which resulted in him losing one of his eyes.

5Ranjit captured Lahore in the year 1799, which is also considered as the turning point for the Sikh Empire.

  He was crowned Maharaja in 1801 only at the age of 20.

Maharja Ranjit Singh had eight sons, but he acknowledged only Kharak Singh and Duleep Singh as his biological sons.

 The Sikh Empire, now known as Punjab, was a region spanning the border into modern-day People's Republic of China and Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Under his tenure, the Sikh Empire was very secular since it allowed men from different religions as well, to rise to commanding positions of authority.

 His army even included a few Europeans. However, the British were not allowed to join it as it was believed that they have a very inconsistent nature.

In his empire, none of the subjects were discriminated on account of their religion. He never forced Sikhism on non-Sikhs and respected all religions.

The golden part of the Golden Temple and even some of the intricate marble work was done under the aid of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

 The Sikh army was defeated in the first Anglo-Sikh War and under the terms of the Treaty of Lahore and the Treaty of Bhyroval, all major decisions were made by the British East India Company.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh is remembered for the Koh-i-Noor diamond.

 In 2003, a 22-feet tall bronze statue of Singh was installed in the Parliament of India in his honour. Not only in India but in a French town called Saint Tropez, that had military links with Punjab, installed a bronze bust of Ranjit Singh in 2016 -- and Maharaja is revered worldwide.


10 Kilos of Cocaine by Sharon Yitzhaki BOOK


The unbelievable, true story of one woman’s survival in Mira Flores Prison – the cruelest women’s prison in the world.

When she was just 20 years old, Sharon Yitzhaky traveled to Bolivia with a partner she barely knew, but soon found herself framed in a complicated drug smuggling scandal for attempting to smuggle 10 kilos of cocaine.

Her sentence was harsh, and she was sent for five years to Mira Flores Prison, known as the toughest in the world. With no means and no knowledge of the local language, she was thrown into a horrific reality where she knew she would have to survive against all odds.

10 Kilos of Cocaine is the unbelievable true story about unbearable life in prison, the special ties Sharon cultivated with the head of the La Paz drug cartel and the judge appointed to her case, the drug addiction and subsequent rehabilitation, and the soul sister she met in the harshest place on earth.

He memoir is a thriller in every sense of the word, but also a testimony of the incredible strength of the human spirit.



Hello,readers!

I received "10 Kilos of Cocaine" by Sharon Yitzhaki to review on my blog!

10 Kilos of Cocaine by Sharon Yitzhaki is about a life filled with bad actions that lead this individual to be inprisoned.

This biography explains how the authors' terrible decisions caused her to be incarcerated in the world's most dangerous prison systems. She tells her horrific experience in this hell-like jail and her survival methods. 

She thought this could have never happened to her. In prison, she gains unlikely friendships and on a path to redemption.

This book is well written and is quite a page turner.


I highly recommend it!


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Giving Birth- The Real Deal by Keren Boyko BOOK REVIEW



The most important things you should know and no one told you about childbirth.

Birth and early motherhood are often painted as beautiful, natural, magical experiences. While this is true, there is so much more to the process – and often, new mothers find themselves unprepared and overwhelmed, simply for the lack of knowledge.

It was not so long ago that we lived in clans, and before that in tribes. The wisdom of the tribe flowed through our veins. By the time a woman became pregnant, she already knew what she was getting into, and was surrounded with support.

Nowadays, most women are exposed to only a fragment of this great wisdom and mostly in real time – when they are pregnant. Though we live in an information age, new mothers are often unaware of crucial things they should know about childbirth and experience a huge gap between how they imagine early motherhood and what their actual day-to-day looks like.

Following her birthing experience, Keren Boyko embarked on a journey to help expecting mothers fill that gap of crucial knowledge. She gathered twenty-two new moms and well-known birth specialists, to share their professional wisdom, and their brave, honest and humor-filled testimonies. Together, they have created a modern tribal wisdom which will guide you through this wondrous, challenging and powerful time in the best way possible.






Hello, readers!


I received "Giving Birth-The Real Deal" by Keren Boyko to review on my blog!


Giving Birth- The Real Deal by Keren Boyko is a collection of inspirational stories that offer insights that will be of great use to all expecting mothers.


This book shows that there's are plenty different ways of giving birth in an empowering way. You will be faced with many challenges after the birth of your first child. You will be able to understand how to prepare to this new experience in life.


You read the authors' first hand experience alongside professional knowledge. This is a great read for first time parents.


I highly recommend this book!


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