thoughts on Spirituality, Productivity & Life

I recently upgraded from Manga Studio EX to the new Clip Studio EX. It’s mostly the same, except for a new Animation feature. I’ve been exploring animation as a way to make my blog posts more visually interesting.  I found Clip Studio EX easy enough for beginners to do simple animations….

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When you wait for all your doubts to clear. When you refuse to take action unless and until you have the information needed to take an unequivocally “correct” decision, you close yourself to possibilities. You are so focused on the vibration of “Not”… “Not taking a chance” “Not going to…

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Did you see it?   If you blinked, you probably missed it.  2015.   It just passed by. Making  a loud whooshing sound too. Time!  It’s oh so fleeting.  Just one look at old picture albums sends you reeling down the memory rabbit hole. Reminiscing of what once was.  …

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 Photo credit: Kaizen Journaling You either journal or you don’t. And if you don’t, it is likely you would very much like to develop the habit. There is something very attractive about the idea of putting down our innermost thoughts, feelings and desires to paper. It somehow leaves us more…

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They’re all courting and wooing Indians! First it was the hostesses at British Airways Airlines who joined their hands to greet us in a namaste. The Fins took it a step further and did an entire dance in celebration of Indian Republic Day. Lastly, Luftansa joined the bandwagon, assuring us…

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I’ve recently been reading Ramit Sethi’s blog. One of his advice I’ve been using is “Be Brutally Honest”. Here’s how this advice helped me recently. I’ve been delaying creating Kindle versions of my Sufi Comics books.  I would give the usual excuses: “I don’t have time” “This is going to…

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Steve Jobs commencement address at Stanford, is inspiring. I’ve watched it a couple of times. A line that stood out for me is when Steve says, “I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life.” Well friends, now, I’ve gotten lucky too. Since December 2012,…

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“Getting things done is not the same as making things happen. You can… …reply to email. …pay the bills. …cross off to-do’s. …fulfil your obligation. …repeat what you heard. …go with the flow. …anticipate roadblocks. …aim for “good enough.” Or you can… …organise a community. …take a risk. …set ambitious…

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