This is Urvashi here, I am Indian...By graduation I am a Civil Engineer, but lately my interests have been in administration, governance, economics, developmental issues, and I like to read about Geography of world..
By nature I am an introvert ....love to experience different cultures, different kind of people.
One thing which concerns me is rights of women to live in a safe society..
One negative side of me is that I sleep a lot...urghh,,,i want to improve on this, and somewhat bit lazy too...wish i become more active :P
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Yes, it does, but I think results of Yoga are gradual. Cardio, for me shows quick results, once I reduce some weight, will go for yoga, as it will be easier to practice it then..
PS: Yoga in our culture and true meaning, is beyond mere exercise,being a technique of controlling body and mind, it symbolizes efforts to free oneself from bonds of our body and nature.
Wasn't feeling good for some time, didn't give attention to fitness and hence, gained weight, once you loose a good habit, it is very difficult forming it again, 4 months ago I was enjoying everything without sugar and my diet compliance was perfect and got an awesome BMI, but then took things easy..left the gym and hence the weight gain..
But, now have hit the gym again, the feeling you have after you perspire is awesome..Thus feeling better and more confident.. but still not able to control diet.
Yoga is the tradition in India, but I find it difficult to control breath and the likewise, so for the time being focussing on cardio, then if my strength permits will incorporate Yoga for mental wellbeing.
From this moment on..Shania Twain
Took a break from my busy and hectic lifestyle, walked freely, looked around, shopped,looking forward to watch some movies, feeling so relaxed this weekend..
PS: Can anyone recommend a really good and MEANINGFUL movie? Something natural to lighten up my mood, I don't want to see romance, no sci-fi, just something natural..and beautiful.
1. No, I don't believe in any plan. I believe in action and through it we can build our future.
2. May be due to sudden change in belief in stopped meditating, but meditation can be done without need of believing in God, such as focussing on breath, Yoga, and it has benefits mental and physical.
4. Thanks for letting me know about #talkreligion, i would love to be part of that :)
5. You have very nicely quoted Sartre,Thanks for that.
Reminds me Nietzsche; "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." and “The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph” by Ryan Holiday, summarized as it is our choice on how to act.
6. You have well questioned me on whether without God world will be selfish, in short you have questioned my faith on Humanity,Thanks, so I partially take back my words back, and quoting Gandhi here:
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."
And Atheists can be wonderful people too=> Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawkings.
So, for minority fear of God will be required, and for major section I uphold morality of Humanity.
Some personal unexplained situation came in my life,i was having immense faith, but due to disastrous end result, you may say i am sounding like having grudge against The Superior being.
But after considering the viewpoints of many rational persons, and analysing my self that, look, if God was there, he would have prevented some of the most painful and inhumane conditions which some people do suffer, but no!
Now what I believe is in yes there is some sort of energy,which helps when we pray deeply ,may be in form of waves, but no superior being as such. At the end I acknowledge power of institution of a human being over anything else.
And honestly telling I was much happier earlier, when i meditated and it helped me getting stress free and optimistic.So if some one is believer, it will be good for him to remain so.
Now that sort of divinity gone out of my life, it has become somewhat lustre less, but reality is always non glamorous, no? And hard to accept in contrast to beautiful world of fantasy.
My personal opinion is all moral values in religions are worth abiding, and at least, the name of God is necessary to enforce conformity to those values.
But,painfully some people on earth are killing their fellow beings(who are obvious) in the name of God(who is not obvious).
So,this year I have suddenly turned atheist, earlier was a staunch believer and now believe in none of the religions ( born as a hindu though). Now for me Humanity and Science are God,and I believe in myself first and what is visible, rather than some non visible superior force.
But in my life earlier i think i had some occasions of premonitions and telepathy( like i was thinking of some friend and she suddenly responded), which i believe can be explained by science.
And I hate rituals like hell now.