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The ONE thing that ALWAYS helped me
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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,
Welcome to the lucky number 7th edition of Raw and Real, where we talk about:
1 Thing I wanted to share with you
2 One Liner observations on Life :)
3 Gratitudes for the smallest things in life
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The ONE THING that has always helped me:
One thing that has always come to save me, grace me, and even make me confident when most confident people around me were not - is being quiet.
Not only in your mind.
But with your words.
Don’t respond immediately.
Don’t do anything that takes you off from your wavelength right now.
Now, you may question this as:
I am an extrovert, man. Also, you want me to be quiet on things that matter - in that meeting, in all my important conversations?
Of course not. Martin Luther King said “Our lives begin to end the day we stop speaking about things that matter.”
It ain’t about not speaking up.
Rather, it is about absorbing and understanding before you speak up.
And as much as a surprise it comes, it is more often a habit.
Make it a habit to not speak.
The first hour after you wake up.
Or the last hour before you sleep.
Rest your words.
Rest your head to have the urge to speak.
Rest your inner need to get things done by speaking.
There is energy loss in speaking too much. And when you save some of that energy on purpose, you will see - how much of reflective you become and how it lets you be more absorbing even while speaking in other conversations.
Speaking of me, I rise at 3.30 am and don’t speak till 8.
Though I’ve been living alone for 8+ years, this habit is there with me for almost 12 years, so my family also knows she is on “no speaking fast” so they reserve all they have to speak to me after breakfast haha. Over time, they also tend to speak lesser. Win win :)
Here is what this speaking fast will do to you:
You will truly know who you are
Which will make the urge to share yourself every time lesser
Which in turn will take you away from the biggest pandemic of our times: the need of social media validation.
This one habit won’t do all of that. This one habit will get you closer to who you are. Everything else is a by product
In order to get closer to yourself, you need to shut out all the noise. Everyday.
2 one-liners to chill:
Good people become toxic people eventually if they stop standing for themselves at all.
Video calls done for the day = Permission to apply oil in hair :D
3 gratitudes for life:
Internet - it has brought so many of us closer to so many opportunities
Taylor Swift - this girl speaks all our heart. Doesn’t she?
Karan Johar - I somehow adore that human being (against public opinion) for the longest time. A blog in progress. Wait for it :)
Before we go, a question to you: Who is a celebrity you admire? I’d love to know your raw and real take on them. Just reply to this email. I respond to every email I receive.
Also, please do consider bringing intentional quiet into your days. Even if it is for 15 minutes, you will see drastic positive differences to yourself. I promise.
That’s it for this Saturday.
I’m also working towards making this more structured and “niche-d”
Let’s see how things roll.
Have a great weekend, folks!