HEARTBEATS 2021- Don’t Let Depression Kill You.

All living beings other than humans are on auto tuner to live naturally and their basic system of life is eating, mating, and surviving.  A dog, for example, can drink water only with its tongue, so is a bird with its beak.  They are unable to indulge in paneer crispy, burger, pizzas, or any other luxuries.  They are always on natural diet.

Only human beings are tuned to expand beyond nature and explore the infinite, and possessed with the freedom to live at will.  Humans only are bestowed with the drives to project themselves better than others, to do whatever possible to enhance their comforts, and even the will to attempt the impossible.

Our thoughts and the urges lead us to action.  The thoughts become lively and result oriented when accompanied with action. Nobody can escape from physical or mental action, even while sitting idle.  Because of our ability to reason, which is the supreme quality of humans, we can consciously start observing and evaluating the thoughts, and decide what kind of friendship you want to maintain with them, which ones you want to carry through, and which one you want to discard.  You only have to have an internal communication with yourself and say “enough is enough, that is not for me” and can easily come out of it.  Only you can remove your depression away, quite easily, rather than depending on outside help and medicines.

Spend 15 minutes everyday, you can decide the time and the venue, my suggestion will be just before going to sleep.  Sit for some time, close your eyes, and roll the entire day, and the events in your mental screen, observe, and evaluate.  Think how you have made everybody in the house shiver with your angry reactions on finding the tooth paste tube with the cap somewhere else in the morning.  Imagine how peaceful and congenial the atmosphere would have been if you have picked up the cap and placed it on the tube yourself? Actually did you gain anything out of your angry out-pours except increasing the blood pressure of yours and others around you?  Thus the entire day has to be screened and observed, to become more and more aware about your mediocrity.

This can save you from the common problems of modern life like blood pressure, diabetes, cardiac, and many other diseases.  You will really find lack of time to spend 15 minutes everyday, or the events during the day would not have left any tolerance in you to remain silent for such a long duration.  Finally you may fall for your negativities and give up most probably.  In any case it is so much better than gulping drugs or lying in a hospital bed later.  Isn’t it?

The depressed among us will roughly constitute to the tune of 40% of the population according to some Psychologists and Researchers.  Suicide tendencies originate from depressive mood, and depression leads to many diseases, apart from perennial sickness and torture.  It makes you forget yourself, and its destructive nature compels you to tell yourself “enough is enough, I can’t bear anymore”.  You connect yourself with the negative thoughts so intensively that soon they become your sole driving force and companion.

This observation process is a protective mechanism of nature, proved for ages in many variations, and can undoubtedly help you a lot.  We will have painful, and problematic things of the past, which will be difficult to get disconnected, and on top of it the fear of future makes you more vulnerable.  In fact, fear is always futuristic.  By going to the observation mode stated above, you are creating space inside you for love, understanding, hope and peace.  You will totally be a different man altogether if you practice for some time.  Try it.  It has wonderful effect.

Courtesy:  TT Rangarajan, Motivational Speaker, on YouTube.

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HEARTBEATS : Life Is Not A Terminous!

Human mind is being subjected to excessive development of the intellect by hyper activities, making life more and more practical, and logical, but less and less human.   In this blind rat race  called life people who are able to keep their cool will be really superior beings    Modern society will require and appreciate people who can think than people who can act because actions are being mechanized.   The excessive use of intellect does not, however, affect people who are above 50 as they have seen the transition, experienced it, and have prepared themselves to adopt the changes around them, but not the youth who are forced to face it head on almost abruptly.

The irony, for example, is in the fact that  a doctor who is a heart specialist is becoming heartless.  He says “my fees is this if you can afford I will save you”.  To a modern mind this doctor is intelligent and his action the efficacy of his professionalism.  To me he is not human and I am sure that most of you will also carry the same feeling.  It creates a dryness in the profession of a doctor.  A doctor is for the service of humanity, and if the profession is only useful to the self, what is the meaning of that profession?

Today’s youth is like that intelligent doctor.  High salary in accordance with the so called intelligence but with equal amount of work-load.  What is left is a stressful life with no job satisfaction making it necessary to seek other avenues to chill out by partying, socializing, and also being addicted to gadgets.  Someone has rightly pointed out that in good old days one phone used to unite a family and even the neighbors, but today 10 phones are dividing the same family and neighbors.

The latest trend is that the youth is bored with partying, socializing, and the gadgets, because as we go along we become sort of used to with anything.   Our intelligence is so much engaged in meeting the deadlines that we hardly find time for human interaction, and without human interaction man is always lonely.  We are forced to submit ourselves to endless external pressures to such an extend that we are unable to cope up with life, and ultimately even think of putting an end to life while forgetting one important thing that the targets, multi tasks, the goals, and even the job or profession are not important than life itself.

The latest research outcomes reveal that one out of 10 youngsters, and two out of 20 elders are found to be depressive.  On an average 60,000 thoughts are going through a human mind every day.  There is an urgent need for an emotionally balanced life.  The emotional balancing can take place only and only by introspection or meditation.  Modern science has proved that meditation can rewire brain cells.  If you are depressed and are likely to get into psychic issues, your own capability to introspect, engage in communication with yourself, adopt an attitude of “come what may”, and detach yourself from the problems which will come and go as a part of nature, will save you and nothing else.  Medical science can do wonders with the body but not with he mind.

The past is a dead body, you can’t do anything with it, except may be you can learn from some of the experiences.  Future is always uncertain and not in your hands.   The present is aptly called a “Present”, it is really a gift nature has given to us  Yet we either live in the past or future, and always fear the future.  Tell yourself “this is what I can do today, let me do it” and such habit of consoling yourself will save you from guilt feelings.    Meditation will help you to engage in such communication with yourself.

Don’t worry about the methods of meditation.  It can be counting your breaths, listening to your own voice in prayers, listening to music, a motivational speech, following your own thoughts, concentrating on a God or a Guru and feeling His presence inside you, or even have a run down of the events of the day while you are in bed and just before falling asleep, or any other methods by which you are able to detach yourself for some time from the routine.  Continuous meditation for a few days will change your life for sure, you will start living in the present, it will make you calm, emotionally balanced, you will start flowering, you will start loving the world, and the world around you will start loving you.  Try it for 45 days at a stretch at a fixed time ideally in the morning after a bath because in the morning thought pollution may not affect you much.  Sit for meditation before the thoughts engulf you.  Nevertheless you can meditate at any time of the day, there is no hard and fast rule.

Courtesy: Life Management …HH Shivkrupanand Swamiji…www.bspmpl.com

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HEARTBEATS 2021- Don’t Let Depression Kill You.

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All living beings other than humans are on auto tuner to live naturally and their basic system of life is eating, mating, and surviving.  A dog, for example, can drink water only with its tongue, so is a bird with its beak.  They are unable to indulge in paneer crispy, burger, pizzas, or any other luxuries.  They are always on natural diet.

Only human beings are tuned to expand beyond nature and explore the infinite, and possessed with the freedom to live at will.  Humans only are bestowed with the drives to project themselves better than others, to do whatever possible to enhance their comforts, and even the will to attempt the impossible.

Our thoughts and the urges lead us to action.  The thoughts become lively and result oriented when accompanied with action. Nobody can escape from physical or mental action, even while sitting idle.  Because of our ability to reason, which is the…

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HEARTBEATS 2021 : Who Dares Question Our Intelligence?

DEDICATION: To my mother beloved who, I am sure, eternally holds my hands.

When it was reported that the attention span of gold-fish has become more than human beings, with twelve seconds and nine seconds respectively, the possible cause was attributed to the impact of social media making human brain redundant.  With abundance of knowledge and information floating around on the social media platforms available on the press of a button, the thrill of human brain to seek knowledge and enrich life has become less and less challenging.  Although in reality knowledge goes one way and life the other, the human challenge was to become more and more knowledgeable in life.  This thrill of life we are losing day by day due to knowledge explosion.

But the reality is not so bad as per the reports in the Journal of Memory Study.   Research by Prof. Risko and Gilbert 2016 of two groups, one experts in using Google and the other with less expertise, it was found that the group who could use Google faster performed well than the other.  Yes, of course, the usage pattern of data through the social media has acquired momentum compared with the olden era of memorization.  In fact, just like the fire created by ancient man by rubbing stones life has taken us to LED bulbs, bullock carts to rockets, and so on, social media has transformed human life by leaps and bounds.  It is an alternative route discovered by human beings, called ‘cognitive off-loading’ and is the modern method of enhanced human intelligence.  It opened up a new vista, a new world, a new era, and a new trend for the human mind to explore.

Has availability of knowledge on finger tips actually reduced the human intelligence?  Actually not as it opens up new and intelligent areas for the brain to explore.  The researchers ask a question, whether the calculators, computers,and other gadgets have actually reduced the capacity and intelligence of humans? No it has happened the other way because the world has becomea big platform.

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HEARTBEATS 2021 : Your Properties And Bank Balance Are Waste?

Though acquiring wealth and maintaining good health are necessary priorities of modern life, your relationship with family, relatives, friends, and the community are the consoling factors for a happier life.

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This is an age of activities.  Life depends so much on action that there is hardly any time for rational thinking, the highest faculty of human beings, basically because we have lost the thrill of seeking knowledge like old times as knowledge is readily available in abundance on the click of a button.  The entire life which we used to spend for acquiring knowledge has become monotonous and redundant.

The demand for wealth has increased tremendously, and the need to become wealthy and healthy has become the call of the day.  Look around you and watch the unlimited number of wealth and health clinics coming alive here and there every day.  They are filling our lives left right-centre, around you, and inside you. The reason is that in the rat race of life maintaining both health and wealth are the most important tasks.  Nevertheless the reality is actually something different.

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HEARTBEATS : Obese, Are You?

Obesity is the result of an inactive life style and a question of psychological approaches to food habits, rather than the health care facilities you possess. You can instead follow simple methods highlighted in the article.

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Weight management is a multi-million business opportunity.  Sedentary life-styles as a result of technological development reducing physical exertion and increasing convenience, in the midst of changing food habits leading to rampant indulgence in deprivation of sleep, and overall change in the physical intake of food, makes the health-care process a complicated affair in the modern society.  Today we have to compulsorily rely on external help to maintain our health like a gym, health equipments, a guided and scheduled exercise programme, a proper diet preferably on the advice of a professional dietitian, and so on, have become imminent, because it has almost become impossible to have a disciplined, and a controlled life to keep obesity away.

In fact obesity is a psychological problem rather than physical.  Firstly you may be a person loving tasty food, and you are not able to control your longing for it.   It is not generally governed…

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HEARTBEATS 2021 : Your Properties And Bank Balance Are Waste?

This is an age of activities.  Life depends so much on action that there is hardly any time for rational thinking, the highest faculty of human beings, basically because we have lost the thrill of seeking knowledge like old times as knowledge is readily available in abundance on the click of a button.  The entire life which we used to spend for acquiring knowledge has become monotonous and redundant.

The demand for wealth has increased tremendously, and the need to become wealthy and healthy has become the call of the day.  Look around you and watch the unlimited number of wealth and health clinics coming alive here and there every day.  They are filling our lives left right-center, around you, and inside you. The reason is that in the rat race of life maintaining both health and wealth are the most important tasks.  Nevertheless the reality is actually something different.

The study conducted at Harvard on 700 men and women and their spouses too, for the last 75 years, reveal that the major reason for happiness is on the ability of the persons to maintain good relationship with family, friends, and the community, rather than amassing wealth, because when you plunge into old age, loneliness, depression, and mental diseases, the relationship with the outside world is more consoling and supportive than anything else.

“Over and over in these 75 years our study has shown that the people who fared best were the people leaned into relationship with family and friends” said Dr. Waldinger, the Director of the group.  Really when you reach out to that old family member or a friend, after a long gap, the pleasant feeling that generates in your mind is solid proof for this phenomenon.

Therefore, if you have reconciled with yourself that amassing wealth and properties is the whole source of happiness, in the present age and the future too, think again, you may be terribly wrong.  “People time is more important” in life.  If a father or mother wanted to live merely for the self, he or she can survive with a loaf of bread and a little pepper, really. Generally the father, or the mother for that matter, who spend years in working unbelievably hard, tirelessly, ventures afresh everyday with renewed energy, and he is motivated only by the satisfaction he derives in providing comforts and conveniences for his family members.

It is a very pathetic condition if a person has only money in life, and nothing, or nobody around him, and he is forced to live with the realization that those around him are eyeing only his wealth.  I fully agree with Sadguru who says that money if it remains in your pocket, and you have a solid source of finding the money according to need, life will be awesome   If it goes to the brain you will only love money, and those around you will also be loving you for your money.    I have seen a gentleman about 80, who has a lovely daughter and grand children settled in the same city, well off, in a hospital under the able care of the nurses and the medical team, with no serious illness.  The daughter comes once a week to see him.

What have you lived for and are there a few people to remember what you have achieved, or what value you have added in their lives?

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HEARTBEATS 2021:Man Is Working Against Himself!

There will be no human being who, at least once, has not thought of committing suicide. This is due to the faculty of ability to think, judge, and evaluate, and the thing called intelligence.  This ability also ignites the ego or the process of feeling proud of one’s achievements and inability to face failure.  In the absence of this thinking process, human being will be living like other animals with the common purpose of eat and mate, and there will be no occasions for emotional imbalances.  You can’t find a tiger or a lion got dejected and committed suicide irrespective of the number of times they fail to get a prey, there is nothing called failure in their life.  .

The Police Horse Shaktiman which was brutally attacked by a member of Parliament in the state of Haryana in India in the recent past is an example of heightened human ego.  The expressions of the MP in the video give rise to an impression that the horse is an enemy of humans and the MP a savior.  The attack has resulted in amputation of its leg, and the horse could only stand for days before it succumbed to death.  Since Shaktiman is an official member of the police staff, an attack on it is actually an attack on the police force.

The fact that the horse was a means of mobility of human beings, much before the automobiles were invented, and it has been instrumental in transforming the lives of humans in the universe, actually demanded gratitude and support from humans, though it may not mean anything  today after the invention of supersonic jets and rockets.  In such circumstances, if humans become extremely egoistic and nurture the tendency to ignore the horse, it is natural, though deplorable on the part of humans.

There have been ordinary human beings in history who have proved themselves as extra ordinary like Alexander Graham Bell who invented the phone, Thomas Alva Edison who authored about 1100 discoveries most useful to humans, Isaac Newton who invented the gravitational pull of the earth, and many more.  They have been the torch bearers of human progress.  Along with all these gifted humans there have also been people like Adolf Hitler, Idi Amin, Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and many others who have adopted the aggressive way of life and spent their lives to prove their worth, and at the same time we also had ideologists like the Mahatma, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and the like who have led humanity to the path of oneness and love.  We have seen that the word God has emerged from ‘good’, and the word Devil has emerged from ‘evil’.  Thanks to Osho the revolutionary mystic and writer who has advocated this concept.  The fact is that God and Devil have existed all along side by side and will continue toi do so.

Human beings have experienced the menace of slavery and its impacts from ages, and though we claim to have eliminated slavery, actually it exists in various forms even in modern society, even inside our houses, though the life styles of humans have tremendously improved and progressed over the years, thanks to the efforts of some planners, policy makers, and administrators, who continuously worked on education, freedom of expression, civil liberties, and human rights due to which we have been able to enjoy quality life in many part of the world.

We have also seen that, apart from slavery, the industrialization process from the sixteenth century that our factories were mostly working with the hard labor of children. Children were made to work even for 18 hours a day in our factories, while all the fruits of economic progress were being enjoyed by the few who were owners of the factories.  Acute poverty, and sufferings have forced the parents to surrender to the temptations to put their children to work, and even today we find such stray cases  here and there.

Therefore, child labour, slavery, human trafficking, and exploitation of the weak and infirm, have been the areas of interest for many from time immemorial, and we have not been able to overcome these negativities of human nature completely.  Actually these negativities exist in different shapes and forms blocking the progress of humanity, in spite of continuous efforts of many to get them eliminated.  Like the horse which was a pride possession of humans such negativities too have existed and existence of terrorism, religious hatred, atrocities on fellow humans, and cruelty towards animals, all are examples.

Today we have to recognize the presence of far more superior thinking process and we have really become universal personalities.  Today even young girls are seeking partnership in marriage rather than a one-sided social contract.  We have spent our resources, time, and energy to make our students, especially the down-trodden, able minded and conscious citizens, by showing them the Martyrs like Bhagat Singh who faced the gallows with smile as our heroes, and consequently when we find that student leaders like Kanhaya Kumar emerging as exemplary leaders, and when they point fingers at us, standing by the constitution and complying with our recommendation to ask questions, we are unable to bear.  However, how long can we go on breaking such fingers?  How long can we bear the somber and gloomy situation that we are in today.

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