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Anger
April 30, 2009, 8:04 am
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Forgiveness is a great virtue to have. It has been said that “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” How true! The need of forgiveness arises from anger. Anger because few expectations have not been met or you have been betrayed or you have been robed of some deserving rewards. But thinking of it, isn’t anger a very interesting emotion? We humans are supposed to experience all sort of emotions. And emotions are as varied as they come. But as per society’s dictum we are not supposed to express all the negative emotions. Rather we have been taught to deny some so called negative emotions.

 

It has been ingrained in us that getting rid of anger is one of the most important aspects of our lives. Society preaches us these thing and we are expected to listen to them. But what is the fallout of such sin of suppression? Anger is not a bad thing as such. What is bad, however is holding anger inside you without providing it a let out. Have you ever noticed that sometimes we suppress anger for hours, days or even years and that result in unpleasant scenarios? Suppressing our anger has such deep roots that quite often we even forget that we are holding onto a potent weapon. But remember anger always manifests itself in some form or other. It would be foolhardy to underestimate the potency of this weapon. We will further dwell on this subject in coming articles.

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Value of Integrity
April 20, 2009, 8:01 am
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The word ‘integrity’ must be one of the most used words in personal as well as professional sphere. You must have heard of this term from your parents, teachers and in your corporate life. This word traces its origin to Latin word ‘integer’ that means ‘whole’. Integrity is undoubtedly a very crucial word in our life simply because the meaning it conveys. It refers to completeness, totality and wholeness. It’s a complete word with no terms and conditions attached. So why are we talking about this word?

 

Well, just to put across the point that a strong human always possess this rare virtue called integrity. It’s almost like you are in sync with your deepest core. You are truthful and aligned with who you are. Its not one-off condition or event. Its ongoing process and a quality that must be retained at all cost. Integrity indicates the need of speaking what you know to be truth. Truth may often cause conflict what then every good thing comes at a price. Acting as per your personal values is great achievement. Like all other achievements, attaining integrity demands hard work and persistence but few things are worth striving for despite all the hardships involved. 

 

Let me quote something by Byron Katie- “The voice within is what I’m married to. All marriage is a metaphor for that marriage. My lover is the place inside me where an honest yes and no come from. That’s my true partner. It’s always there. And to tell you yes when my integrity says no is to divorce that partner.” I hope that sums it up.



Changing Core Beliefs
April 10, 2009, 6:50 am
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core_values_r3_c1The concept of core beliefs holds a very significant importance in any human’s life. It has been said that our physical foundation refers to core stability or alignment of our movement whereas mental or psychological foundation is represented by our core beliefs. Core beliefs tend to develop into a set way, a set pattern as we grow older.  The question that comes in my mind is whether we are well supported by our beliefs? Do beliefs play their role in making us go where we want to be?

 

We have our beliefs intact in the same place since so many years. But sometimes, we need to recognize that core beliefs have played their part and are no longer instrumental in any sort of development and growth. We need to learn skills that can identify such beliefs and guide us where and how to proceed. The biggest limitation towards the journey of change and transformation is the thought that we can not change. Thinking that, we have been designed this way and we will continue to perform like this forever. Wrong. It does not happen that way.

 

If you look deep inside you will find that some of the beliefs no longer support you in your cause or should I say greater goal. Just looking at your potential and thinking that what wonder can I achieve if I change few of my core beliefs. Life would start appearing more meaningful. It’s all about you believing in whatever you want to believe. Trust me; the results will more than surprise you, of course in a positive way.