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Monday, March 18, 2013

CREAM OF WISDOM

In the river of mind, thoughts are like never-ending ripples. In fact, they are the seed form of our actions. That's why it is quite essential to segregate the productive ones from that laundry list.

The Search company giant Google’s Marketing czar Gopi Kallayil’s (Indian origin) foremost strategy to mange his life efficiently is: Focus on Essential.

To focus on essentials, we have to strike a balance between left and right brain activities. The how of it is best described by German philosopher Goethe who suggests that ‘one should, each day, try to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it is possible, speak a few reasonable words. If we allow the creative activities to play their part, we know the priorities of life in a much better way which would help to bring out the best in us.

In fact the Creator is not biased and each one of us are endowed with some unique qualities which the other person has not. Therefore we should not allow our talents die inside of us. Norman Cousins says that the tragedy of life is not death but what we let die inside of us while we still live. So it is time to prevail on the wisdom instead of drifting away with impulse which only cause  much more distraction and agony.

Gopi’s another strategy is ‘Do one thing at a time’. This is undisputedly the subtle lesson we must learn. In the hustle and bustle of daily life, we are inclined to do more than one activity simultaneously at any given time feeling pride that we are managing time efficiently. But we don’t know how it is taking its toll. The curse of continuous partial attention is affecting the quality of our output. If we set our foot on too many activities at the same time we end up nowhere. In fact, our brains are not equipped for multi-tasking at conscious level. Alexander Graham Bell rightly says that concentrate all your thoughts upon the work on hand. He further says that sun’s rays don’t burn until brought to a focus.

In order to take the things closer to heart, inner integrity is utmost important which one personality development guru advises us to operate ‘Daily Personal Integrity Account’ to gauge whether or not it follows the whip. Instead of plug and play syndrome, our actions should be based on our own experience learnt from life.

Gopi’s last strategy is : Friend yourself. He says that it matters little how many friends we have on Facebook or Twitter. He further says that it also matters little how greatly we are networked in life. Unless we are good friend to our own selves, nothing worthwhile could be achieved. We must make our minds to recognize the fact that the daily chunks of solitude bring a new level of wisdom in life. It is the only way to friend with ourselves. In those solitary times, we reflect upon a day’s activities so as to prepare ourselves for other day's work with more precision, vigour and alacrity. This is the cream of wisdom which we could neglect at our own peril.

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