Who Packed Your Parachute?

 

 

Air Commodore Vishal was a Jet Pilot. In a combat mission his fighter plane was destroyed by a missile. He however ejected himself and parachuted safely. He won acclaims and appreciations from many.

After five years one day he was sitting with his wife in a restaurant. A man from another table came to him and said “You’re Captain Vishal ! You flew jet fighters. You were shot down!”

“How in the world did you know that?” asked Vishal.

“I packed your parachute,” the man smiled and replied.
Vishal gasped in surprise and gratitude and thought if parachute hadn’t worked, I wouldn’t be here today.

Vishal couldn’t sleep that night, thinking about that man. He wondered how many times I might have seen him and not even said ‘Good morning, how are you?’ or anything because, he was a fighter pilot and that person was just a safety worker.

So, who is packing your parachute?
Everyone has someone who provides what they need to make it through the day.

We need many kinds of parachutes– we need the physical parachute, the mental parachute, the emotional parachute, and the spiritual parachute.
We call on all these supports before reaching safety.

Sometimes in the daily challenges that life gives us, we miss what is really important.

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Ten Ways to STOP Inviting Negativity into Your Life

Have you ever asked – ‘Why Me?’…or ‘Why do bad things happen to good people?’ Are you wondering why your prayers and wishes have not worked? Or why thinking positive, donating to charity or being ‘nice’ has not really helped you transform your own life yet?

Here are some ways you can indeed change things for the better now:

  1. Stop Playing the Victim: Self pity, angry outrage, guilt tripping or fishing for sympathy are the worst things to do if you wish to have a better life. When you tell yourself and others how terrible things are for you, or how you are stuck in a horrid world, you are telling the universe that you deserve more of those terrible situations. Instead, be the change you seek, because the universe is within.self
  2. Find something to feel positive about: Look for the faintest potential of light in this darkness – you will find it, because there is something positive always hiding somewhere inside everything. It could be the sunshine or the rain, the stars or simply your breath. Or, imagine something positive and feel great as if you already have it, do not feel ‘wanting’ anymore. What you feel creates more of what you feel!man-828739_960_720
  3. Meditate: Instead of thinking and complaining about how life is bad for you close you eyes and be in the present moment – because you have the power to take the right action and change everything now and that is the only thing that counts. The more you meditate the more you will enhance your consciousness which is the real power.mediate sunset
  4. Consult Your Own Intuition: Chances are you wound up in negativity due to thinking, accepting or following wrong ideas. Yet, there is something inside all of us that always seeks our highest good. To be in touch with it and listen to your natural intuition is the best way to flow joyfully through life. Let your soul guide you now, no matter what other’s say. person-864804_960_720
  5. Love Yourself: If you thought being ‘nice’ to others is going to return your way as good karma, remember that giving is good karma only if you give enough to yourself too. If you are giving to others in the greed of receiving something directly or indirectly in return, but sacrificing your own good, you are telling the universe you do not deserve good. Real abundance is in knowing that all including you deserve the best. Be unconditional to yourself AND others.face-66317_960_720
  6. Stop Getting Involved with Negativity: If you really want a happier world for yourself and others stop consuming, sharing and chatting about negative news and sob-stories. Give attention instead to positive things because energy flows where attention goes and energy creates more of WHATEVER you focus upon. Think about solutions not problems.media
  7. Choose Positive Habits: Success and happiness can be inculcated by real and genuine effort. If you prefer to take drugs or drinks instead of really taking the effort to meditate or exercise or change your habits for the better from deep within , you cannot blame fate for your negative situations. You are always in-charge! choose
  8. Mind over Matter: It is not merely through outer physical efforts or external rituals that life is transformed. It takes deeper inner work. Transformation happens inside out. Else it is mere superficial change no matter which technique you follow. Let your mind create good now though every word, every thought, every thing.mind
  9. Soul over Mind: Your mind is only a tool of the Soul. The real power is in the Soul and its choices. When you handover the pen to your Soul or higher-self and allow it to write your story it will do a better job than the lower ‘you’ because its wisdom is infinite as compared to the limits of your outer-mind. We all have a common Soul or ‘Self’ which is all-powerful. It is the only real God or Goddess!hand-534867_960_720
  10. Truth over Illusion: If you cannot see beyond your immediate life problems and endless desires, seeking love, romance, money and popularity all the time…you are in illusion. The only thing real is the Self, all else is only a dream playing as life through the stage of your mind. Ask yourself who you are and find more about the mysteries of the universe for a change. Transcend duality!dream

Stay Awake Within!

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Swati Prakash is a spiritual author and can be followed on www.amazon.com/author/swatiprakash

Uplift your Day with the Affirmative Power of Gratitude

TODAY’S TIP: Affirmations that convey gratitude, thanks and appreciation are great way to bring in positive feelings of love, happiness, well-being and abundance. It is not just about speaking a few affirmations a day, but about imbibing the attitude within yourself – in the way we communicate with ourself and others, and in the way we feel, sense and interact with the universe!

Here are four gratitude based affirmations, one for each key area of your life. Enjoy saying them several times daily all of this week or anytime you like, and share them with others to spread the light!

PROFESSIONAL

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WEALTH

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RELATIONSHIP

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WELLNESS

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  • Affirmations are positive statements spoken in the present tense as if you are experiencing them right now. So, think/say, ‘I am successful’ and not, ‘I want/desire success’.
  • Affirmations work best, when the words are internalized and repeated often, either mentally or aloud. E.g. instead of, ‘I’m not keeping well’, think/say, ‘I’m getting better and better’.
  • Affirmations can be said any point of time specially just before going to sleep or soon after waking up.
  • Affirmations cannot harm anyone and must respect free will and honor mutual consent. For example, focus on receiving love or work rather than focusing on a specific person or position.
  • Affirmations are always open-ended in terms of exactly when, where, how or through whom you hope to receive. Trust the universe to work out the details.
  • Affirmations ideally make you feel good and free of worries and that is why they work!

Enjoy an incredibly positive week!

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Swati Prakash is a spiritual author and can be reached on www.swatiprakash.com

The Power of Positive Words EVERYDAY!

TODAY’S TIP: Imbibe the power of affirmations in your day to day speech. Speaking positive statements once a day is great but if you speak negative statements for the rest of the day you cannot have that much luck. Imagine how much success and happiness you can attract by choosing to think and speak only in positive ways all the time. Start with being conscious about what you are thinking and saying and then rephrase your statements and thoughts into positive affirmations whenever you can.

Here are four amazing affirmations, one for each key area of your life. Enjoy saying them several times daily all of this week, and share with others to spread the light!

PROFESSIONAL

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WEALTH

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RELATIONSHIP

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WELLNESS

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  • Affirmations are positive statements spoken in the present tense as if you are experiencing it right now. So, think/say, ‘I am successful’ and not, ‘I want/desire success’.
  • Affirmations work best, when the words are internalized and repeated often, either mentally or aloud. E.g. instead of, ‘I’m not keeping well’, think/say, ‘I’m getting better and better’.
  • Affirmations can be said any point of time specially just before going to sleep or soon after waking up.
  • Affirmations cannot harm anyone and must respect free will and honor mutual consent. For example, focus on receiving love or work rather than focusing on a specific person or position.
  • Affirmations are always open-ended and never closed in terms of exactly when, where, how, what or through whom you hope to receive. Trust the universe to work out the details.
  • Affirmations ideally make you feel good and free of worries and that is why they work!

Enjoy an incredibly positive week!

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Positive Book Review: Black Books, Gold Book and The Star by Ankush Modawal

Black Book – it is no longer a word for a little secret book for noting the names of people on your hit-list! Thanks to Ankush Modawal, a Delhi based Law of Attraction and Feng Shui practitioner who at the age of 24 wrote Black Book 1 in the year 2008 and Black Book 2 soon after, hidden secrets of how to attract positive situations to yourself using your inner power are now within easy reach.

In Ankush’s words, “This book is a reminder to those who have forgotten their true self and who they really are or were. This book was once a dream which has now manifested itself. It was once like your dream that you hold so near and dear to your heart right now. It doesn’t matter if it’s a dream of a relationship, health or money. Every dream of yours deserves to become a reality and it will. Like my dream of writing a book to help countless others has. That is the intention with which I’ve written this book. That is the intention that wrote this book.”

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He followed it up with The Gold Book containing all the rules of wealth attraction and success. He also wrote The Star with 501 quotes of invincibility and power. His suggestion for getting the most of these books is quite unique. He suggests you use an ancient technique called Bibliomancy. Just ask for guidance and open a random page from the Black Book 1 or 2 or the Gold Book and read that chapter. Or think of a number between 1 and 501 and read that quote from The Star. What a beautiful and effective way of receiving your daily guidance in so much depth and detail that you can do it all your life and get something new each time!

Here is one message for you right now from the Black Book 1: “To give thought to IT, is inviting IT in your life experience. The Universe is obedient. It doesn’t judge your thoughts or try to filter them according to your beliefs. The Universe practices the Law of Absolute Free Will and the Law of Non Judgment. This law exists because what might feel good to one person might feel bad to another. We are given a choice at every point of time in our life. We are our own creators, this is the infallible Law of Attraction.”
Makes sense doesn’t it? This is why those who think of sorrow, pain, misfortune and hurt end up with more if it, while those who fill their minds and hearts with joy, love, healing and abundance create more and more happiness in their lives.

Today Ankush is busy creating and enhancing a new collection of essential oils called God’s Oils which are ‘Good as Gold’ energized at high spiritual frequency for healing the mind, body and soul along with writing more wonderful books that are soon to be released.

You can purchase all these amazing books by simply searching for Ankush Modawal on amazon.in . Bulk purchases are possible via the author’s website.
“All you ever needed for your dreams to come true is YOU” – Ankush Modawal

Make Your Affirmations Work for You!

 

TODAY’S TIP: To get more out of your affirmations, do not just chant them or repeat them mechanically. Also focus on the positive feelings they generate within you. If they make you feel fantastic, they are working right now!

Here are four amazing affirmations, one for each key area of your life. Enjoy saying them several times daily and share with others to spread the light!

PROFESSIONAL

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WEALTH

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RELATIONSHIP

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WELLNESS

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  • Affirmations are positive statements spoken in the present tense as if you are experiencing it right now. So, think/say, ‘I am successful’ and not, ‘I want/desire success’.
  • Affirmations work best, when the words are internalized and repeated often, either mentally or aloud. E.g. instead of, ‘I’m not keeping well’, think/say, ‘I’m getting better and better’.
  • Affirmations can be said any point of time specially just before going to sleep or soon after waking up.
  • Affirmations cannot harm anyone and must respect free will and honor mutual consent. For example, focus on receiving love or work rather than focusing on a specific person or position.
  • Affirmations are always open-ended and never closed in terms of exactly when, where, how, what or through whom you hope to receive. Trust the universe to work out the details.
  • Affirmations ideally make you feel good and free of worries and that is why they work!

Enjoy an incredibly positive week!

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ACHIEVE SUCCESS THROUGH DAILY POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS

Here are your affirmations for this week, one for each area of life. Repeat them daily and often. Remember, the more you share them with others, the more they help you too….

SUCCESS

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 WEALTH

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RELATIONSHIP

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WELLNESS

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  • Affirmations are positive statements spoken in the present tense as if you are experiencing it right now. So, think/say, ‘I am successful’ and not, ‘I want/desire success’.
  • Affirmations work best, when the words are internalized and repeated often, either mentally or aloud. E.g. instead of, ‘I’m not keeping well’, think/say, ‘I’m getting better and better’.
  • Affirmations can be said any point of time specially just before going to sleep or soon after waking up.
  • Affirmations cannot harm anyone and must respect free will and honor mutual consent. For example, focus on receiving love or work rather than focusing on a specific person or position.
  • Affirmations are always open-ended and never closed in terms of exactly when, where, how, what or through whom you hope to receive. Trust the universe to work out the details.
  • Affirmations ideally make you feel good and free of worries and that is why they work!

Enjoy an incredibly positive week!

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Hope Shines Brightly in the Toughest of Times

Today these two stories prove how hope and positive attitude help in surviving through the toughest of life situations.

Salvador Alvarenga, a fisherman from Mexico was castaway for 438 days due to a sea storm where he lost his companion and still managed to live through the journey that took him to Tile Islet in Marshall Islands, one of the remotest places in the world. Thanks to the power of imagination he built his own alternate reality and prevented himself from going insane or taking his own life. He walked on the boat imagining he was walking around on earth and visualized speaking to real people and family…and finally found the remote island with people who would would save his life and reunite him with his loved ones. Read more in the book 438 Days by Jonathan Franklin

In the world’s northernmost refugee shelter on the island of Seiland 280 miles north of the Arctic circle asylum seeking migrants from Middle East, Africa and Afghanistan are hoping for a new life  displaying hope in darkness. Read more herenorway-1140933_1280.jpg

Even in the darkest of hours, hope springs eternal…

Stay Positive!

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Positive Movie Review – The Intern

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‘The Intern’ is a story about a 70-year old, mild mannered but retired vice-president (Robert DeNiro) who stays fit and active after his wife passes way and yet motivated enough to rewind his career and sign up as an intern in a place teeming with much younger people.

Besides, the fact the story breaks the glass ceiling as it smartly portrays a woman (who owns the company) as the bread winner and her husband as a full time guardian of their child; it is refreshing to note the attitude brought to the table by the newest intern (who is a true professional) now working his way around the bottom of the ladder…

 

This is my set of notes from that movie and even though it may sound obvious or even trite to many, it still serves as a gentle reminder to each one of us.

 

Robert DeNiro is totally unassuming in his demeanor even when he is the only one wearing formals every day in a highly informal workplace. Although he was once a high-flying executive, he keeps his head down and does not walk around offering unsolicited advice. Further, he comes across as approachable, generous, chivalrous in gestures and altogether exudes the quiet confidence of a man you can trust.

When asked for advice or challenged to respond in a difficult situation, he answers in a friendly manner and always keeps it light and professional with a touch of humour. There are scenes where you may want to shake your fist at the unfairness of it but he refuses to react negatively because the situation turned out differently than he hoped.

Napoleon Hill once asked, ‘If you were own employer, would you be entirely satisfied with your day’s work? Can you honestly say at end of the day, you have given 100% of your time and talents? If it were your company, would you like it to be filled with more people like you, or would you prefer individuals with little more initiative?’

DeNiro scores big again as he proactive seeks work-to-do, does stuff no else bothers, pays attention to detail, keenly observant but careful of his action, enthusiastically tackles new topics, not afraid to apply his skills on uncharted waters– all this after he is asked in no uncertain terms, to sit in a corner and not get in the way – so much so, he goes ahead to earn a reputation as the go-to-guy in the same place and redoubtably wins over his skeptics and critics alike!

 

Bhaskar Dutta is a self-help author and IT specialist based in London.

 

 

 

 

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