The Process Vs The Result

Let me begin with a personal story.

I always wanted to excel in everything I did, like sports, studies, career and health.

Somehow I couldn’t.

Why?

Well to be honest the imagination of the result. The fame. The illusion of those moments entangled me.

And.

I couldn’t excel.

Yes.

We all have dreams.

We all have ambitions.

We all have choices.

But,

Are we perfect at that?

No, we aren’t.

We still fall short of them.

If our aim is to score 9 grade we score 7,if our aim is to be healthy we are unhealthy.

But,

How about if I say you imagine being healthy, winning and excelling?

That’s easy isn’t.

We all can imagine that way, by manipulating our visuospatial sketchpad by our central executive(psychology grads will understand that)

But, In reality.

What’s happening?

Nothing.

We are just dreaming.

We are creating an illusion that one day we will achieve on which we are setting our eye upon.

Certainly laws of nature doesn’t work that way.

If dreaming was the way, then everyone would have achieved whatever they want.

So.

I will tell you something.

Out of my thinking and ofcourse experiences.

I don’t like revealing my personal life.

But, examples have to be there.

Anyways.

First, is clarity.

What you want to do with your life?

It doesn’t have to be very highfi thing, like climbing Mount Everest or maybe becoming the best in the world in athletics.

It can be that.

But, for me, it’s too simple.

Things which we all do.

So, for me.

Three things matter.

1) Doing something which I love (thinking, reading, and applying in daily life) which serves my value system and things I believe and also gives me bread and butter.

2) Loving the woman i marry and making it a partnership of growth, enlightenment, intellectualism and national development.

3)Raising children so that they become independent, wise, and ofcourse, do what they love.

4) To be healthy all my life by incorporating the best eating, exercise habits.

So, are these things any extraordinary?

It’s just work, love /marriage, kids and health.

These things are my process not the results, means i will do these for years and years till i die.

These aren’t goals.

This is just process.

Sadly i dont have a bucket list which people have.

So, am I boring?

I must say many of you think that its mediocre sounding purpose.

But, Do I care about you all? (sinister music playing in the background)

Well, I know my truth, my purpose and my talent.

So, why should I change because you think differently?

These are things which I want to do.

Now.

There are two paths.

One is to day dream and keep imagining the result and the other is doing it.

Now.

We come to the process.

The process is the everything I must say.

These days there’s so much focus on the result that we have lost our process.

So here i would like to differentiate what the process is and the result.

I will ask few questions.

So,

Do you want to be the best? Just the title. (This is Result)

Or

Do you want to keep on improving, doing what you really love, doing it everyday and day and day out, even if you are tired you will do it because you love it (This is process)

Do you want to just get married? Just to achieve it like a goal(This is result)

Or

Do you want to enjoy intellectual talks with your wife, investigating, researching about ideas, going on treks, involving in sports, then living in uncertainty, then going to places and doing all these that for years and years and day and day out with the same person. (Then that’s the process)

Do you want to be healthy and beautiful? Be in top shape. (that’s just dreaming)

Or

Do you want to achieve that health after eating healthy food, exercising and resisting temptations of junk food and skipping your work out routine that for years and day and day out. (that’s the process)

So.

Now, you understand.

The Result you know is just a temporary pleasure its just a few days, even months that result can give you happiness.

For example, you achieve some success, so now tell me till how much time will you be able to keep that success with you?

One or two Months. Even less than that.

But, the process is for lifetime, till you die.

So.

If you want to be happy and yes ofcourse achieve some goals, then don’t think about them.

Forget the goal.

Just because goal is nothing but a destination.

And.

Happiness can’t be a destination.

Focus on the process, focus how would you improve and how can you achieve your goals, means you need to constantly work and improve and eventually love that process.

Just, because that’s the only way.

No amount of day dreaming will help you achieve.

But, constantly analysing weakness, thinking about the work and most importantly doing the work should make you happy.

And if you are happy and you are working day and day out and also constantly improving.

Won’t you achieve it?

So at the end i would give you some reading task.

It’s by Swami Vivekanada.

And,

What he thinks about it?

Here you go.

“One of the greatest lessons I have learnt in my life is to pay as much attention to the means of work as to its end. He was a great man from whom I learnt it, and his own life was a practical demonstration of this great principle I have been always learning great lessons from that one principle, and it appears to me that all the secret of success is there; to pay as much attention to the means as to the end.

Our great defect in life is that we are so much drawn to the ideal, the goal is so much more enchanting, so much more alluring, so much bigger in our mental horizon, that we lose sight of the details altogether.

But whenever failure comes, if we analyse it critically, in ninety-nine per cent of cases we shall find that it was because we did not pay attention to the means. Proper attention to the finishing, strengthening, of the means is what we need. With the means all right, the end must come. We forget that it is the cause that produces the effect; the effect cannot come by itself; and unless the causes are exact, proper, and powerful, the effect will not be produced. Once the ideal is chosen and the means determined, we may almost let go the ideal, because we are sure it will be there, when the means are perfected. When the cause is there, there is no more difficulty about the effect, the effect is bound to come. If we take care of the cause, the effect will take care of itself. The realization of the ideal is the effect. The means are the cause: attention to the means, therefore, is the great secret of life. We also read this in the Gita and learn that we have to work, constantly work with all our power; to put our whole mind in the work, whatever it be, that we are doing. At the same time, we must not be attached. That is to say, we must not be drawn away from the work by anything else; still, we must be able to quit the work whenever we like.

If we examine our own lives, we find that the greatest cause of sorrow is this: we take up something, and put our whole energy on it — perhaps it is a failure and yet we cannot give it up. We know that it is hurting us, that any further clinging to it is simply bringing misery on us; still, we cannot tear ourselves away from it. The bee came to sip the honey, but its feet stuck to the honey-pot and it could not get away. Again and again, we are finding ourselves in that state. That is the whole secret of existence. Why are we here? We came here to sip the honey, and we find our hands and feet sticking to it. We are caught, though we came to catch. We came to enjoy; we are being enjoyed. We came to rule; we are being ruled. We came to work; we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life. We are being worked upon by other minds, and we are always struggling to work on other minds. We want to enjoy the pleasures of life; and they eat into our vitals. We want to get everything from nature, but we find in the long run that nature takes everything from us — depletes us, and casts us aside.

Had it not been for this, life would have been all sunshine. Never mind! With all its failures and successes, with all its joys and sorrows, it can be one succession of sunshine, if only we are not caught.

That is the one cause of misery: we are attached, we are being caught. Therefore says the Gita: Work constantly; work, but be not attached; be not caught. Reserve unto yourself the power of detaching yourself from everything, however beloved, however much the soul might yearn for it, however great the pangs of misery you feel if you were going to leave it; still, reserve the power of leaving it whenever you want. The weak have no place here, in this life or in any other life. Weakness leads to slavery. Weakness leads to all kinds of misery, physical and mental. Weakness is death. There are hundreds of thousands of microbes surrounding us, but they cannot harm us unless we become weak, until the body is ready and predisposed to receive them. There may be a million microbes of misery, floating about us. Never mind! They dare not approach us, they have no power to get a hold on us, until the mind is weakened. This is the great fact: strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal; weakness is constant strain and misery: weakness is death.

Attachment is the source of all our pleasures now. We are attached to our friends, to our relatives; we are attached to our intellectual and spiritual works; we are attached to external objects, so that we get pleasure from them. What, again, brings misery but this very attachment? We have to detach ourselves to earn joy. If only we had power to detach ourselves at will, there would not be any misery. That man alone will be able to get the best of nature, who, having the power of attaching himself to a thing with all his energy, has also the power to detach himself when he should do so. The difficulty is that there must be as much power of attachment as that of detachment. There are men who are never attracted by anything. They can never love, they are hard-hearted and apathetic; they escape most of the miseries of life. But the wall never feels misery, the wall never loves, is never hurt; but it is the wall, after all. Surely it is better to be attached and caught, than to be a wall. Therefore the man who never loves, who is hard and stony, escaping most of the miseries of life, escapes also its joys. We do not want that. That is weakness, that is death. That soul has not been awakened that never feels weakness, never feels misery. That is a callous state. We do not want that.

At the same time, we not only want this mighty power of love, this mighty power of attachment, the power of throwing our whole soul upon a single object, losing ourselves and letting ourselves be annihilated, as it were, for other souls — which is the power of the gods — but we want to be higher even than the gods. The perfect man can put his whole soul upon that one point of love, yet he is unattached. How comes this? There is another secret to learn.

The beggar is never happy. The beggar only gets a dole with pity and scorn behind it, at least with the thought behind that the beggar is a low object. He never really enjoys what he gets.

We are all beggars. Whatever we do, we want a return. We are all traders. We are traders in life, we are traders in virtue, we are traders in religion. And alas! we are also traders in love.

If you come to trade, if it is a question of give-and-take, if it is a question of buy-and-sell, abide by the laws of buying and selling. There is a bad time and there is a good time; there is a rise and a fall in prices: always you expect the blow to come. It is like looking at the mirrors Your face is reflected: you make a grimace — there is one in the mirror; if you laugh, the mirror laughs. This is buying and selling, giving and taking.

We get caught. How? Not by what we give, but by what we expect. We get misery in return for our love; not from the fact that we love, but from the fact that we want love in return. There is no misery where there is no want. Desire, want, is the father of all misery. Desires are bound by the laws of success and failure. Desires must bring misery.

The great secret of true success, of true happiness, then, is this: the man who asks for no return, the perfectlyunselfish man, is the most successful. It seems to be a paradox. Do we not know that every man who is unselfish in life gets cheated, gets hurt? Apparently, yes. “Christ was unselfish, and yet he was crucified.” True, but we know that his unselfishness is the reason, the cause of a great victory — the crowning of millions upon millions of lives with the blessings of true success.

Ask nothing; want nothing in return. Give what you have to give; it will come back to you — but do not think of that now, it will come back multiplied a thousandfold — but the attention must not be on that. Yet have the power to give: give, and there it ends. Learn that the whole of life is giving, that nature will force you to give. So, give willingly. Sooner or later you will have to give up. You come into life to accumulate. With clenched hands, you want to take. But nature puts a hand on your throat and makes your hands open. Whether you will it or not, you have to give. The moment you say, “I will not”, the blow comes; you are hurt. None is there but will be compelled, in the long run, to give up everything. And the more one struggles against this law, the more miserable one feels. It is because we dare not give, because we are not resigned enough to accede to this grand demand of nature, that we are miserable. The forest is gone, but we get heat in return. The sun is taking up water from the ocean, to return it in showers. You are a machine for taking and giving: you take, in order to give. Ask, therefore, nothing in return; but the more you give, the more will come to you. The quicker you can empty the air out of this room, the quicker it will be filled up by the external air; and if you close all the doors and every aperture, that which is within will remain, but that which is outside will never come in, and that which is within will stagnate, degenerate, and become poisoned. A river is continually emptying itself into the ocean and is continually filling up again. Bar not the exit into the ocean. The moment you do that, death seizes you.

Be, therefore, not a beggar; be unattached This is the most terrible task of life! You do not calculate the dangers on the path. Even by intellectually recognising the difficulties, we really do not know them until we feel them. From a distance we may get a general view of a park: well, what of that? We feel and really know it when we are in it. Even if our every attempt is a failure, and we bleed and are torn asunder, yet, through all this, we have to preserve our heart — we must assert our Godhead in the midst of all these difficulties. Nature wants us to react, to return blow for blow, cheating for cheating, lie for lie, to hit back with all our might. Then it requires a superdivine power not to hit back, to keep control, to be unattached.

Every day we renew our determination to be unattached. We cast our eyes back and look at the past objects of our love and attachment, and feel how every one of them made us miserable. We went down into the depths of despondency because of our “love”! We found ourselves mere slaves in the hands of others, we were dragged down and down! And we make a fresh determination: “Henceforth, I will be master of myself; henceforth, I will have control over myself.” But the time comes, and the same story once more! Again the soul is caught and cannot get out. The bird is in a net, struggling and fluttering. This is our life. “

P.S

This is the knowledge i have. I have given everything I had. Now its time to take a break for a year and so. Will certainly come back with new experiences and thinking.

Arrivederci (Italian which means, goodbye until we meet)

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Boredom and Consistency.

To be honest both of them are antonyms.

We get bored of consistency.

We hate the same food.

We hate the same routine.

We hate the same office.

And.

For me being an INTJ, I generally get bored pretty easily.

With people, places, and routine.

Something doesn’t challenges me intellectually seems to go to the doldrums.

But, I have paid a price.

Failures.

Consistency seems to be an easy say, isn’t it?

But, I consider it just a quality that differentiates one with mind another.

Yeah.

The difference is humongous.

So,

Why we need consistency?

Why can’t I master something in 2 or 3 days?

Why I need to go to pain of doing same thing again and again?

Let’s see.

First, understand what’s brain.

It’s a muscle.

Like your biceps or abs.

It’s made up of same matter, except it’s more fine in texture.

So.

Every muscle needs constant simulation.

That’s why Repition/Consistency comes into picture.

You repeat something for two days it becomes better if you repeat something for more days it becomes more.

Haven’t you seen, dancers, athletes, chess players practicing day and day out.

That’s why.

Now.

The question comes.

What if i break the consistency?

To be honest.

You should try this.

Break once.

Then you’ll break again.

Just because your mind will find a way to get out from repetition.

Basic thing you need to understand is that.

Your mind will never want to have a routine, it will always revolt.

It will say thousand of things to break that routine.

But.

You don’t stop.

The mind doesn’t like to be get bored.

It always want something new to entertain it.

New Job.

New girlfriend.

New house.

New room

New friends.

You need to understand that.

You need to keep doing the same job again and again whether you like it or not.

You need to love the same girl over and over again.

You need to live in that health routine everyday.

That’s how you will become phenomenal.

I know boredom will set in.

You would feel not to do the same thing again.

But, you need to transcend it.

Transcend boredom, believing that it’s tantrum of your mind, who wants to stop you.

But, don’t let it stop your spirit.

Just because consistency will make you master those skills.

And

In this world of desires and fleeting pleasures.

It’s your wisdom and skills that will keep you engrossed and happy.

That’s all you need to do.

And.

Without consistency there’s no mastery.

And.

Without mastery of your inherent talent your life becomes just a mediocre life.

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Beyond the people.

Sounds apathetic to me.

Infact.

The post is.

Apathetic.

I ask a question?

Do you want mental peace?

Yes?

So, If I tell you that people hardly play any role in your life, What would you say or think?

Consider people as means not the ends.

What i mean, frankly is.

That stop giving people the undue importance.

So.

In my various posts, I have written about being gentleman, then giving unconditional love.

And, here I write about not giving importance to any human.

Seems like I’m inviting criticism.

But.

In actual I’m inviting your mind to something different path.

A path less traveled.

Do you know what’s the difference between riding on mountain roads and A highway?

The mountain roads are lonely and beautiful , whereas the highways are crowded and mundane.

That’s the difference.

Which i would like to show.

So.

People.

Human beings, to be precise.

The nature’s best animals.

So.

Let’s deal with this with lot of abstractness.

As we know that wherever we go or whomever we stay with, to be precise are human beings.

Okay.

So, what’s the deal.

Well, it’s their psychology.

Their minds.

Which is the real problem.

Desires. Delusion. Egoic Thinking.

But, at the same time they can be really good.

Kindness. Humility. Sincerity.

I would like to keep this post on the critical aspect of their nature.

I’m sorry that I won’t be able to include positive words.

So, Let’s swim now in the ocean of their nature.

Okay.

Have you heard of Jealousy?

Like, being jealous of one’s beauty, status, car, even wife or husband or even happiness.

Means jealous of someone’s happiness is quite common.

And.

When people are jealous they seem to make a sad face.

Do notice.

There insecurities tend to float on their eyebrows.

Whole life they have been comparing, judging but life seems to give them sadness as a product of their thinking.

Life is hard, then they say.

Karma i would say.

So, Something else now.

Do you know about?

The critics.

Whose whole life has been to one purpose.

Just to criticize.

If I write “A” here.

Then, they would say why didn’t you write B, C, or D

If someone says good thing about someone.

Then, they would sneak in, and comment thousand negative qualities.

If you choose a particular career choice.

They would say, why not that.

If you did something right, they would say that’s wrong.

I have met such people, the best thing I did was to eliminate them from my life.

The Mental peace that I get now is absolutely perfect.

Tell me.

Who would want to stay with such people?

Healthy criticism is okay.

But, if conversation becomes critical talks.

Then, irritation starts.

Just because such people will bring you to the level of their logic even its wrong and beat you.

The best thing I would say.

Is, listen to them.

Keep quiet. Pack your bags. Leave.

And a last bye, bye.

This is external affairs.

Now, something you need to do to manage your internal affairs.

See.

You have your own mind, you have your talent and your body.

These things are yours.

No one has a right on that, except you.

The world and the people will dictate you.

They will tell you, how to live your life.

They will even tell you whom to talk or not.

Well, Yes.

Healthy guidance is important.

People advising you, telling you something is good.

But, there’s a difference between guidance and sabotage.

Guidance means a nice and rational way of explaining things from a neutral point of view.

Whereas sabotage means forcing someone to do something else so that you get benefited.

It’s an abstract concept.

Let’s take an example.

Like.

There’s a friend of yours who has a business of Burgers.

Maybe a stall.

Then you call him, asking him, that you too want to open a burger stall somewhere.

So.

Here there are two cases.

Case 1 : Guidance.

He tells you everything, he gives you details of where he buys subsidised buns, which place has maximum consumers and even tell you all the hacks.

And at the same time tells you about the hardships.

Then that’s selflessness.

That’s guidance.

Case 2: Sabotage

So, same situation.

You ask same thing, but response seems to be different.

He doesn’t give you any details, tells you that everything is very bad. He says all the bad things about his business.

Just because you don’t enter that competition.

It’s pure jealously.

It’s an advice of sabotage.

Did you observe the difference?

So, still you want to believe such people and call them your friends.

Do you call such people your friend?

The people who believe in Give and take.

Who just considers every relationship as a business.

So.

Just never take anyone’s advice on face value.

Go deeper into the details.

Then, there comes time of peer pressure.

Showing off. Relationships.Career. Bad Habits.

Some people have a natural tendency to align themselves by following the crowd.

Choosing a career which everyone chooses.

Getting into a relationship when everyone is getting.

Drinking and Smoking when everyone is doing.

So. In actual.

What are you doing?

Following the crowd.

Is this the life you want to live.

Thinking about people who doesn’t mean anything to you and your career.

Who hold no value for you.

Why give them the importance?

So.

I tell you it’s pure psychology.

Here’s an excerpt.

Apply it.

Gita: 2: 62, 63: “While contemplating the objects of senses (People, money, power, etc.) a person develops (excessive) attachment for them, and from such attachment selfish desire develops, and from it arises anger (perhaps out of frustration). From anger arises delusion (grandiosity, paranoia), and from delusion bewilderment of memory (cognitive functions deteriorate). When memory is bewildered, intelligence (wisdom) is lost (we begin to make stupid mistakes). When this happens, one falls into degradation (one becomes totally stressed-out).”

So consider this as a warning.

The more give you importance to people by thinking about them then believe me you are giving your life’s reins to them.

Don’t let that happen.

Whether they are your parents or partner.

Whether friend or foe.

Just.

Concentrate on your talent and health.

That’s all you can do.

Be good to everyone.

But,

When the limit crosses it’s time to say.

Bye, bye.

And that for,

Forever.

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The Pleasant Vs The Good

These days I’m on the peak of abstract thinking.

So.

Ideas are flowing out of me like a stream of water flows out of a glacier.

I want to write a poem on something really important and deep.

Yes.

Deep.

It’s just you should know the difference.

If you know your life would automatically rise from bondage to bliss.

It’s just knowing the difference.

So.

Here we are having two entities.

The Pleasant.

And.

The Good.

Let’s start.

” There’s my work.

It has two sides.

One is I work for money so that I can be rich and famous.

That’s pleasant. But, this pleasant is pleasant only for few minutes, those minutes are when people recognize me and my ego feels happy.

Just when those minutes pass the Pleasant become unpleasant, my loneliness surrounds me and anxieties and insecurities attack me.

I don’t know.

What’s so pleasant about that pleasant.

But,

There’s another side.

Where I work for work’s sake.

If I don’t work, I think I will die.

And.

There’s just love in me when I work there’s satisfaction, happiness and selflessness.

This is good.

And.

There’s nothing bad i feel, just perfect everything seems. The good becomes so good that world becomes a better place.

Apparently.

The Pleasant and the good always fight.

Which make me mad.

The Pleasant says temporary pleasures are satisfying but the good says temporary pleasures are permanent pain.

I think.

I stop.

I see my life at a full stop.

I look behind.

I see experiences of pleasant how they were painful.

And experiences of good how they were blissful.

I know then that’s the difference.

” There’s a girl i love, and I love because I love her.

But, there are thousand girls that like me, they want me.

I know that 1000(girls) is greater than 1(my girl) in number.

The Pleasant says that 1000 are great.

They are so many. Have fun with them. Enjoy.

I see that it’s pleasant.

But that’s lust.

I ask where’s love.

The Pleasant says this is love, you wanted love, here they are.

I ask the Pleasant.

Is love giving or recieving?

Can i talk with 1000 the way I talked with my 1?

The Pleasant remains quiet.

And, Now.

The good says look at your 1.

So i look at her.

When I see her, it’s love coming out, the partnership, our ideas and promises are floating in the background.

My heart swells and smile comes on my face.

And.

I know that’s the difference.

P.S

Most of our lives ends up in the work we do and with the person we live that’s why I covered them.

Certainly there’s a lot difference.

In The Pleasant Vs The Good.

Just introspect.

Whether you are heading towards pleasant or good.

Here’s an excerpt read it.

The drama.

The mind.

We all say is a great thing.

Friend and foe.

Sometimes we reach a point where we see a pattern.

We see the delusion.

We see how futile those thoughts, attachments, feelings and emotions were.

We see now that how easy is to drink those emotions into a sea of infinity.

So.

Here’s a poem i write.

Maybe don’t know how many can connect.

But, it’s not for them.

I write for myself.

Let’s see.

“The chain of thoughts towards a person.

Made me attached.

And.

Loss of those thoughts made me detached.

Can’t believe the key of the lock was in my hand.

Those feelings were great, making me feel like they are real.

Vomitted blood thought that was death.

But, knew anxiety was over me.

Then I thought is my feeling real?

I fought with it.

Thinking it will end.

But, later i knew i was fighting with mud.

Everytime i smacked it.

The mud was all over me.

I realised it’s better to jump over the mud than to fight with it and get dirty.

Feelings are like that.

Fight against it.

Dirty you will get.

Jump over it and that’s what makes it clear.

Desires came next.

The feeling of acquiring something everytime.

Whether its good or not.

Desire can make you weak.

Cravings were great.

Never felt that drunk ever.

Desires are like that, the more you imagine, the more you fantasize, the more drunk you get.

Oh.

What about people?

I met everyone, the good and the bad.

The dumb and the clever.

The loving and the pessimist.

I realised neither is them worth my thoughts.

Just I knew, chain of thoughts leads to attachment.

And.

I knew attachment to humans is another reason for my downfall.

And how about.

Delusion.

The worst and the best.

Deluded you become.

Reality becomes illusion.

And.

Illusion becomes reality.

Can’t distinguish which one is real.

And.

Then

We reach a stage.

When drama of the mind continues.

Thoughts. Feelings. Delusion.

All come.

Saying their stories everyday.

Everyday we hear them.

Everyday we believe them.

And.

Sooner or later we realise that we are not them.

P.S

We need to cut the unnecessary drama which mind creates if we need to do something good with our lives.

And.

Enjoy the drama like a spectator not as an actor.

The War in Yemen.

Few days back.

I saw a news article, which stated that around 30 children were killed in a school bus which was bombed by Saudi led air strikes.

Well.

Saudi Arabia claimed that Houthis try to use children as shields and carry out attacks on it.

So.

Did you understand anything?

I hope ” No”

Let’s do a background research of the whole issue.

Yemen as you all know is a country which is bordering Saudi Arabia and Oman.

The position of Yemen is highly strategic.

Just look at the Map.

See.

How important is position is.

Most of the trade passing from Suez canal goes through Bab- Al-Mandeb strait which Yemen occupies.

Yet this whole area is in mess to be frankly speaking

And.

You must be hearing here and there about Yemen.

And, stereotyping that it’s terrorist place.

But,

You know humans too live there.

Women,Children and Men who used to live in peace few years back are either killed or living a life in fear.

Just the two conditions.

There’s no peace type of condition at their disposal.

So.

Why the situation is like this?

Well.

I think the whole Middle East problem is nothing but the game of regional dominance and American indulgence.

Regional dominance if I’m particular it’s all about.

Iran Vs Saudi Arabia.

That’s all.

If you take, Qatar, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon(hezoballah) or Yemen.

The whole idea sums upto two major countries wanting to dominate the geopolitical area.

Well.

If I go more deep.

It’s.

A battle of ideology and control.

Iran is a country where Shia Muslims live and Saudi Arabia is a country where Sunni Muslims(Wahabi) live.

Both.

Have different interpretation of Islam.

And.

With passage of time and events both have started to indulge in discrimination against each other in their respective countries.

And.

Iran doesn’t want Saudi Arabia to dominate.

Neither Saudi Arabia wants Iran to dominate.

Now.

Comes America.

I don’t know.

What interests American government to have friends and enemies at the same time.

Why can’t they have just and peaceful relations with every country.

They always create polarities wherever they go.

Whether its Asia (North Korea, South Korea, Japan)

Or.

Middle East. (Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria)

Even Now, south America (Venezuela, Cuba)

If you take India as an example.

India’s foreign policy has been which I believe the best, we have good relations with Saudi Arabia, Iran, UAE, even North Korea has an embassy or consulate in Delhi.

Yes we have issues with Pakistan and bit with China.

But, we don’t take sides.

Our country knows that having very friendly relations with one country leads to bitter relations with another.

And.

Most importantly.

Enimity is never a solution, Healthy Diplomatic discussion is.

Okay.

Leave this behind.

Coming to Yemen.

Now.

Yemen before 2015 had an elected government.

But, after 2015 the Houthis took over the capital Sana(also a cultural site, UNESCO designated) and the government collapsed leading to various leaders fleeing to Southern city, Aden.(Gulf of Aden is named after this)

So.

Elaborating further.

The Houthis are a group of people who follow Shia Islam they can also be related to Zaidis.

The Houthis gives its allegiance to Iran.

And there are allegations or media reports that Iran provides support to this group.

So.

The Houthis used to control the northern region of Yemen which also is bordering Saudi Arabia.

So.

Did you get a hint?

Why Saudi Arabia is so considerate about Yemen?

It wants to eliminate the Houthis.

Why Houthis?

Just because their allegiance to Iran and hatred Houthis have for Saudi’s.

Moreover Saudi Arabia has alleged that Houthis tried to carry out terrorist operations against it.

So.

When 2015 started and Houthis took over Yemenese capital, sana.

All hell broke lose.

Just because Saudi Arabia thought that an enemy has captured the whole country and can attack it anytime.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and UAE made a coalition to tackle this problem.

And.

America was also not very happy with Houthis because of their strained relations with Iran.

So.

Finally.

UAE and Saudi Arabia started bombing Yemen.

Airstrikes lead the most destruction.

I don’t know the exact figures of how many are killed.

But just type Yemen on google

You will see destruction and deaths.

Not a single photo of its cultural heritage.

The whole Yemen has been polarised because of the war.

Even various tribes living in Yemen aren’t happy with Houthis.

So they started supporting Al qaeeda and ISIS.

Again a background check.

Alqaeeda and ISIS believe in Sunni Islam and hate Houthis.

To be frankly speaking.

The whole situation is so complex that even America, Saudi Arabia and UAE doesn’t know that they are supporting Al qaeeda and ISIS trying to eliminate the Houthis.

It’s.

Just creating friends out of enemies.

And.

I sometimes laugh at the above situation.

It’s so hysterical.

I don’t know.

Why can’t we talk?

Why?

America or Iran or Saudi Arabia.

Just sit and talk.

Why you need to bomb everything?

If you see the photos of those children, you will see.

What war can do.

It can wipe out generations.

Just look at the recent photos.

Is this really a way to live.

I don’t know what ego comes in between when you have just to talk and understand.

I know the problem may be complex or you have profits.

But having peace is more important.

People getting killed is never a good site.

I hope someone will raise his/her voice.

I did through my post.

Image credits : Google.

Thanks to the documentary by Safa-Al-Ahmad.

What you eat?

Let’s talk about.

Something you do daily.

And that’s eating.

How i got the idea?

Well.

Documentary.

Again, by Al jazeera on American obesity problem.

I couldn’t understand that a country with being having a tag of global power and whose technological innovations are great.

And, even Arab counties are facing the same issue.

They aren’t able to get on with a problem called obesity.

Let’s analyze.

Not, only America but whole world and yes special emphasis to India.

So.

Let’s start with fast food.

Burgers. Fries. Chips. Soda. Pizza. Chicken Wings…… Diseases. Cardiovascular problem, obesity.

Oh , I’m sorry just slipped out of my mind.

But, I think diseases can be related to such foods.

Even if you look for root causes of diseases, you’ll find food the main culprit.

So.

I think this everyone knows that junk food causes diseases.

But.

Why do we eat it?

Aren’t we stupid?

Well. It’s a game of human psychology.

I will tell you.

You know fast food has really a different texture with respect to natural food.

When you eat an apple or pizza.

They both have different texture.

Pizza has multiple flavours and seasoning, but apple doesn’t,it sounds pretty much the same in every bite.

But, pizza sometimes it can be crust, sometimes the liquid cheese, sometimes the sauce.

But, why can’t we make a habit of healthy foods and can’t break addiction of unhealthy.

To be honest.

Our bodies are made like that, we hate boredom, we hate same food again and again.

But, not fast food.

The reason being the multiplicity of tastes which they have as i have discussed above.

And the cravings they create.

Sugar is something.

Which is addicting.

It’s like alcohol or tobacco.

It creates addiction just because it changes the internal mechanism. (well its deep, there’s lot of terms like ethanol, carbohydrates, energy)

But, in common language.

It fools your body that you need more of it. (Addiction)

Well.

That’s internal.

Now, external.

How companies fool you?

How about a soda company making an advertisement where there’s a boy or girl who is very thirsty and starts drinking soda with gulp… gulp.. gulp.. sound.

And at last.

Aha!

Raise your hands.

And, how many times you thought after the advertisement that you need to drink it?

If you do.

Then, Congrats you have been fooled by crony capitalism.

They play with your mind.

How?

Well.

Do you know every human has basic urges.

That’s Hunger, Thirst and for procreation.

So.

What these companies do.

They bank on your urge of thirst to sell their products.

To have an urge for thirst it’s completely biological but to drink soda instead of water.

Is our mistake.

Even.

Those crunchy sounds, the images of foods.

These excite your glands.

And you think you are hungry.

And your hunger can be eliminated by that food which is shown in the Advertisements.

Well.

That’s what they want you to do in order to sell their products.

And.

We.. Completely deluded think that food will give happiness.

But.

Sooner or later.

We understand it gives us diseases.

And you can’t challenge in this any court of law.

Why?

Just because you are eating it.

No one is forcefully feeding you.

And, even government may tax them or not, it all depends upon you.

Sometimes i have heard from many so called liberals or socialists that banning fast food chains is necessary.

But.

Aren’t you advising for black marketing.

Like drugs.

Why don’t you teach people that fast food is bad?

Why don’t you tell them?

Just because it takes time. It’s not a revolutionary step.

It’s just a simple step.

Isn’t it ?

Now.

Let’s talk about India and most importantly me.(self obsession level infinite 😂😂)

To be frankly speaking.

I have drank soda. Burgers. Pizza.

But, do I eat them regularly then answer would be.

No.

To be honest.

I don’t like them.

I like my rotis(whole grain bread) , dal(pulses) , paneer (cottage cheese) etc and curd.

Well.

I do eat junk.

But that’s once in 2 or 3 months.

It’s just you don’t have to be slave to them.

The idea which I want to give to you is of awareness and habits.

And how i learned to change.

First.

You should be aware of what are you eating.

You should know what can do what.

Their impact. And how it affects body.

Then comes habit.

I know many of us are habituated in eating junk.

But even aware of consequences we don’t change.

Well.

That’s pure delusion for you.

Your mind will play tricks on you by Saying “eat for last time,That’s tasty ”

Don’t these thoughts come?

And, yes.

There will be cravings.

But you don’t give in.

Separate your emotions from the thoughts.

And you’ll see how your mind fools you by interlinking thoughts with feelings.

Well.

That’s philosophical.

But.

Practical too.

Now, for those who don’t want to go this way.

For them.

Habit replacement is the answer.

Start replacing junk with good.

If you drink soda start drinking lemonade.

If you eat pizza start with fruit salad.

If you eat fries start with nuts.

Keep on replacing.

Do this for days, months and there you go you have formed healthy habits.

Somehow.

You know what’s good or bad.

But.

Just before eating something.

Ask a question.

Whether this food or drink choice making me healthy or not.

Just because if health is not there, then there’s no way you can work, there’s no way you can run on those beaches, there’s no way you can enjoy with your children and there’s no way that you can sit back and relax and just say what a beautiful life.

And what will remain is.

Hospital bills. Surgeries. Pain. Dependency.

And

A junk life.

Image credits : Bhagavad Gita