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Life

  • Motivation Explained 

    Theories provide explanatory basis for all kinds of phenomena; be it social, biological, psychological, or natural. In the field of psychology, several theories have been developed by notable scholars to explain the concept of motivation. Basically, this concept preoccupies itself with how humans act or behave in a particular way and why they do; that is, what inspires or stirs up a certain kind of behavioural output in humans. One of such theory that attempts to provide justifications for why human beings act in specified ways is the Abraham Maslow’s theory of motivation. 

  • The realities of life 

    Often times, life presents you with different challenges – challenges that nearly choke you out of existence.  At those crucial moments, the purpose of life becomes bleak and its essence, frustrating.  Then, and right there at that crossroad, it dawns on you that the journey of life is full of ups and downs, push and pulls – an indication that life is not at all, a bed of roses. 

    Of course, in life, many forces militate against one’s quest for fulfillment.  For some, it is the daily hustle and bustle for survival while for some others; it is the search for a better life, a raised paycheck or an upgraded standard of living. 

    Ikigai: bouncing back

  • Setbacks are normal 

    Are you frustrated because a business you invested your time and money into imploded and there was nothing you could do about it? Or was it a set-target you were supposed to hit that failed? Or perhaps, it’s the case that you keep struggling to make life more reasonable and yet, the more you try, the more unrealistic it becomes? 

  • Can you achieve something by doing nothing? Well, it seems so, but not quite so literally. There is a significant concept of Taoism called Wu Wei. It's Chinese, and it literally translates to "non-doing" or doing nothing. What it stands for is a natural action. That means an action that doesn't involve excessive effort or struggle. Wu Wei is actually the cultivation of a certain mental state in which your actions are very effortlessly in alignment with what we call the flow of life. So, basically, it's going with the flow, and it's characterized by a feeling of great ease when we are spontaneously acting perfectly. It's when you're doing the right thing spontaneously and effortlessly, without even trying.

  • What is the opposite of arrogance, aggression, vanity, and pride? It's humility. Humility is the act of being reverential, modest, and politely submissive. It seems like it doesn't leave you any power, doesn't it? Well, it's not true cause humility gives you a lot of power. Aren't you tired of the desire to be right, to impress, and get ahead? Humility offers you freedom from all those desires. What's best about it is that losses and frustrations have less impact. So who is a humble person? It's a person that confidently receives the opportunities to improve, grow, and reject labels that society forces on them. You, too, can lead a humble life, and it is a life that results in compassion, contentment, forgiveness, and patience.

  • Have you ever given someone your time or something else, without expecting anything in return? Well, it has been proven that such acts of generosity are good for your health! Isn’t it funny how you feel the need to pay it forward when someone has been generous to you? Research has proved that when you are generous to someone, they will start acting more generously toward other people for some time.

    The thing about generous people is that they are, in fact, healthier. Feeling grateful is for them a permanent state of being. Those who remain so mindfully thankful, rather than people who are temporarily grateful, engage in heather behavior, and are more relaxed, are less often sick, and even have a stronger immune system.

  • A personal mission statement is as a compass set to a specific location.  It is a powerful combination of words that sum you, your goals, and sometimes ambitions up.  A personal mission statement is a mission statement designed for you.  It is your mantra, your central dogma, and it gives you your identity.

    A personal mission statement is important because it is a simple tool that allows you to make powerful long terms decisions without worry or stress.  In a simple example, if your mission statement states that you want to save the world via legal means, you would have no trouble ignoring illegal things.

    What a mission statement should not be

    An expression of who you are going to be

  • Death is one of the scariest topics for several people.  Our culture has learned to sidestep it in conversations.  Death is terrifying for several reasons.  We do not completely know what awaits us after.  We are not sure if there is an afterlife or if blank, nothing waits for us.  We have little control over happenings once we are dead.  We leave those we love behind and leave several things undone.  Dying is even worse.  Except for terminally ill people, we generally do not know how fast we are dying.  Worse still, the process of dying can be short and sudden without time to prepare for what happens after or very long and painful.

    How to deal with death and dying

  • Virtues are the guidelines that provide us with a way to behave with others and our self.  We know how to live in this world, what we have in our character and how we live every day with a purpose in this life.  Some of them are what we practice already for example discipline, kindness, creativity, trust, gratitude and service.

    Origin and why they are important?

    It was all started in philosophy were Greek philosophers, Socrates, Aristotle and Plato defined the creatures in this world as the source of inner strength, balance and self-development through thinking and questioning.

  • Human beings develop and grow in certain stages.  At every stage, there are some milestones to achieve and challenges to face.  For every stage, natural processes take place and unique changes are seen.  Here are the basic stages of the human life cycle from birth to death with the indicators of each of the stages.

    Stage 1

    This is called conception and birth.  At this stage, the prenatal development, nutrition and care define the child’s intellectual and other growth parameters in the future.  Structure of cells and physical health are the main concerns.  The crucial ingredients that an individual must seek are:

    • Nourishment

    Stage 2