Author: thecoolgeek

[18/52] Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy

[18/52] Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy

It is said that you need to have an inclination to Spirituality willingly then you become aware of its presence. Sadhguru’s book has been pivotal for my Spiritual growth, and I think it is going to remain forever ingrained within me. The knowledge I got from this book has intensified my determination to continue my Spiritual Journey and practise it daily.

I knew I was always a Spiritual person and this book heightened the belief I have. Of course, there are talks about Spirituality being some mumbo jumbo thing, but there is more science to it than we can even Imagine.

I was always skeptic of why I got angry or even reacted to a particular situation or a person.  I realised that anger is unintelligent and dealing with it has become much simpler.

The belief I had in Yoga has deepened, and I now know, why this age old science is so much relevant even today. Simple practices if done properly can benefit you immediately. If simple poses can do this, imagine the magnitude it can impact if you practise daily and cover at minimum the beginner poses. I have started practising Yoga from my childhood, but I was doing it without a purpose, and I lost touch with it as I grew. Now I know the “Why” of Yoga.

Bowing down to elders was always a mystery to me, I always did it without much thought as I felt right doing it. Now it does shatter some of the modern belief systems, but this simple practice has a much deeper meaning than I thought. Bowing down is an indicator of the arrogance we have within ourselves. We can find many things much more intelligent than us as Human beings in general. When we bow down, we are just humble to the greater intelligence that exists that we are not aware. Of course bowing down is a symbolic gesture but you bow down to anything living or non-living and still be humble.

“Your joy, your misery, your love, your agony, your bliss, lies in your hands. There is a way out. And the way out is in.  ”

– Sadhguru

You must read this book if you want to strengthen your Spiritual Journey.

You can find it on Goodreads here.

 

[17/52] Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

[17/52] Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway was only a Grammar App for me till I read his book Old Man and the Sea.

When I started reading the first few pages, I found the description to be very vivid, as if it was happening to me. I could feel the disappointment, the hunger and the motivation of the Old Man to catch a fish the following day.

I had never imagined a fight with the Sea or a Fish. Hemingway described the fight as if someone was playing a first person X-Box game. The battle with the fish was engaging, and I could feel every wound and pain the Old Man endured during the fight.

Once he had caught the fish and sharks took it all away, Hemingway poignantly described how the Old Man felt.

The Old Man and the Sea book is going into my Favourite reads.

A must read for everyone who loves vivid storytelling with attention to detail.

You can find it on Goodreads here.

[Lifeaholic Quote 4] On Connectedness

[Lifeaholic Quote 4] On Connectedness

Disconnect, not just during a vacation.

Disconnect consciously for a few minutes.

Disconnect one hour before sleep and before getting up.

Disconnect till you don’t remember it.

You realise you will find yourself more connected to reality.

You are always connected even without being “connected”.

Lifeaholic

[16/52] The Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Double Down – by Jeff Kinney

[16/52] The Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Double Down – by Jeff Kinney

I saw a whole shelf filled with the series of The Diary of the Wimpy Kid. I picked up a book randomly, and it turned out to be Doble Down. I enjoyed the first few pages because of the imagination the kid showed.

When I read the first few pages, I realized the level of creativity we have during out childhood. If we acted on anyone of them with consistency, it would have boosted our confidence drastically. I forgot what it was like to be a kid and let your mind wonder to any direction you set it to be. Our thinking is unlimited.

I enjoyed every bit of the book and even gave me the confidence to express all the things that I am imagining.

I would not recommend this to you are an “adult” who does not read children books. If you are open to reading a children book, please read it!

You can find this book on Goodreads here.