7 ways to develop positive attitude in life


The significance of attitude in our lives is best described by Oprah Winfrey, “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” What does this mean?

Our limited mind and attitude

When we think of attitude, we think about it in limited way. If you ask yourself and then your friend about what is attitude in life is, I can bet the answer will be very different. Most of the times we answer this question based on our present circumstances. For example if a person is going through a negative phase in life and he is in the beginning phase of it (when the self cannot see any way out), he will say negative things about himself or his friends or life in general. The same person when he is coming out of the same negative phase, he might say things about hope and how tomorrow may be better than today. Once he is out of the the negative territory , he would talk positive about himself, his friends, his life  etc. Read more

My stroke of insight (TED Talk)

A nice ted talk where the experiences(apart from paralysis part) resonate with the description of the stage of enlightenment by eastern mystics.  Some very powerful experiences narrated by the presenter. Eastern mystics spend years of practice to control their minds which results in such experiences. This happened accidentally to Jill Bolte Taylor due to a massive stroke. She witnessed her brain functions shutting down one by one and then ultimately the experience of what she calls Lala Land.

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The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

~Allan Watts

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In eastern  philosophy we have an important fundamental rule – “Everything is transforming”. Everything encompasses everything around us as well as inside us. Outside – we have environment, buildings, other living beings, non-living things and our relationships to all of them. They are all aging and transforming with time. Inside – we have got thoughts, feelings etc. They are also in constant flux and changing every instant. That is the reason, something/someone which used to give us happiness 10 years back, may no longer be desirable in our lives or the feeling it used to invoke might have lost the intensity. Similarly someone/something which we never could imagine to be part of our lives, may have become inseparable during this course of time. Read more