Habits : How To Start And Maintain A Habit?

This post is about habits. I think I have an insight into habits and I would like to share it with you.

I started meditation 3 years ago and I meditated daily for a year. And it totally fixed my videogame bad habit. And although I am not meditating on a regular basis today, I think that that habit of meditation made me more disciplined.

Right now I have the habit of reading for 2 hours daily. But this habit was made possible by me setting a commitment to read.

I also have the habit of following a routine everyday. And that is something that helps me feel secure and stable about my day.

Habits make our day easier. I mean even though reading everyday for a fixed amount of time is not easy but it is easy enough to do it everyday if I set a specific time and period for it.

So here’s what I face problems in habits. I think that it is tempting to think that I can read for 4-5 hours a day and then when I do it, I am unable to see consistent results.

Results like learning something new must be done consistently. I mean it is better to read 1 hour for 10 days than read 4 hours in one day and not read the rest of the 9 days.

So I would say start with a fixed period and condition. What I mean is- tell yourself that I will not do this until I do that. So if you want to meditate daily, do an agreement with yourself to not eat breakfast until you meditated for 20 minutes.

But if you missed it, then maybe you can do it later. But aim for that consistency.

Then just do it consistently using a routine. I recommend re-writing the routine again with specific actions.

So this is my insight on habits and how to start and maintain it. If you like this post, then hit the like button and subscribe to my blog. And as always stay awesome.

Connect The Dots Backward And A Quick Update

This post is an update for 27th November 2020. I am Anirban Saren and I am a college student from an Adivasi community with a history of being bullied and caste discrimination and I want to post an update.

My exams are going on and it will be over on 2nd December 2020. I also posted a video about my T-shirt business. I decided that I will take it to another level. I also realized the importance of constant self-improvement.

It was that day before exams that I was feeling confused for some reason. I felt like I was doing something wrong. I felt like I was making a decision that was bound to be wrong. I was about to quit. I was about to quit college and business and live a life avoiding life.

It was that moment, I don’t remember the exact moment but I heard my intuition say,”You can only connect the dots backwards.” It reminded me of Steve Jobs’ words.

It changed everything for me.

I think the reason why people become depressed and suicidal is because they try to see the future as being effected by the past. The truth is the past and the future have one thing that separated one from the other. “The Present Moment”.

And that’s what I want to tell you in this post. I had this realization and I wanted to share it with you.

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Truth Demystified: The Ultimate Mystery

What is the truth? You may have heard it in TV or magazines that there is some truth that exists that is eternal and what not.

But in this blog post I want to dispel all the mystery that exists in this spiritual seeking.

But first I want to explain why I am eligible for this. I have tried meditation for one year, gone deep in it, overdid it and become familiar with different schools of thought in India. I may not be someone who has a big following but I have insight that I invite you to ridicule and debate upon.

So what is this truth matter? Why do people care about it? What is the reason people go crazy for it that they sacrifice their comfortable rich life for living in a cave all alone?

What I am going to tell you is very counter-intuitive but it is true. It is that there is a shift in consciousness when you stop running after “things”. This shift in consciousness is something that cannot be induced. It is something that happpens as a result of stopping running.

So I have told you the mystery behind truth. It is nothing else. Truth/God/Spirit all the same thing. It is that shift in consciousness that creates truth.

Now what do you get when you have that shift in consciousness is something I don’t know much about. Because I am not enlightened. But it is something I feel is important.

Also another important question is how do you stop running after “things”? And the answer is equally confusing. You stop running but stopping running. But if you try to do it, you have already failed.

So I hope you got something out of this blog post. This is something I am deeply passionate about. If you want to know more about this topic then message me in facebook messager (Anirban Saren). Thank you for stopping by.

Review for Ship of Theseus

How I found Ship of Theseus

I was scrolling through twitter and I can across a tweet about this movie that many people were talking about. So I thought I would watch it. The movie’s name is Ship of Theseus. It is a bollywood movie, more like a feature film, and a talked about “spiritual movie”, which I think it is not.

After I watch the movie, the felt a release of all the emotions that I felt during the period I was watching the movie for. I felt angry, stupid, foolish, happy, inspired, disappointed, and many other emotions. But they I realised that the movie was very intellectualized and some parts seemed too shallow. So I let go of my emotions and a few judgements.

My Comment on YouTube

Here is my review comment on youtube.com for the movie Ship of Theseus-
“I like this movie. It’s not a masterpiece though. I hated it when the monk said I am not ready to die. I hated it when the grandma told that life is vast but she just intellectualized it. I hated it when the blind girl just sat on the river stuff and looked happy. It seems so utterly stupid. Just fake imagery. But then at the end of the movie they all came together and they watched the documentary which I think I stupid too. But what I loved is that there was a simplicity and mundanenes that is often missing in the box office blockbuster movies. I hated the story because it is just a rumination of someone who thinks about spirituality and is not really conscious of the difference between what looks spiritual and what is spiritual. But I loved the mundaneness of the movie. That’s it. I also think the movie could be much better if it had a more inspirational story. Just trying to make it look spiritual is just plain waste of time. And in the movie spirituality is strongly intellectualized. If the monk would have died as a testament to the idea of anti-animal-slaughtery, it would have been more interesting and inspiring. Thinking about why thinking and mental masturbation is pointless is also a thought, which is just an excuse for not unholding the truth. Socrates’ death is way truer than the fakeness of this movie’s story. Overall it is a likeable movie.”

I would make a more concise review in the future because I would need to watch the movie multiple times to review it in more details.

So what is my suggestion for you?
I would suggest that you watch it and not get attached to your judgements and just observe your reactions. It is important not to be biased. So go watch it here- https://youtu.be/zuQYlgL73o0

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Please like, share and watch the movie. It will really impact your worldview.

My Story Of Beliefs

Beliefs : The Earth Is Not A Sphere

Do you hold beliefs like the world is a sphere?

If yes then congrats. You have correctly learnt this belief that is although scientifically proven is still only a belief.

What you need to understand that this belief is not real. It is just a belief, a thought that someone else handed to you.

If you are honest with yourself, you will understand that to really live a full life, you need to disregard beliefs are live from experience.

Experience is more important than beliefs. It is not enough to just belief someone else’s words. For example, if you really distinguish between stuff that you genuinely experienced in life and stuff that you believe, then you will find out that most of what you hold true, is only just a belief.

Watch My Video

So in this video I have shared my story of how I understood that beliefs are not real. Although I said that beliefs are not real, if you believe me in this as well, you are actually believing instead of experiencing. So just watch it and think and experiment with it instead of believing it.

Watch the video and comment what you think about beliefs.

They are false, not real, even if they are scientifically backed, if you don’t experience its truth then it is still just a figment of your imagination, a belief.

What Are Beliefs?

Belief is a strong thought pattern that has emotional charge to it and it governs your worldview, actions, emotions, thoughts, speech, relations.

Most self-help schools think that changing your beliefs is enough to achieve success, but they don’t tell you that the happiness that you truly want cannot be had by changing your beliefs but by being present and annihilating them. It is also common for people to fight over their ideologies and dogma because they are personally identified with them. They think their beliefs are the truth. Most of the time they are about God. Although most people don’t have an experience of God, they will go to great heights to defend their ideas about God. But that just shows how identified they are with their ideas. They also consider them to be the truth.

The solution is not to fight with counter beliefs, which is what philosophy does, but to annihilate them by being present.

The Solution

Being present is what will lead to real happiness and freedom from thoughts. It is the only way to ensure that we don’t hold beliefs are real. To do this we need to practice being present. But that topic is for another blog post.

Right now we need to realize that no belief is real. I already gave you the example of the earth being a sphere as a belief. But there are more of them that need to be looked at and annihilated with your conscious presence.

So watch this video to listen to my story and then comment here what you think beliefs really are?

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