Author: Narendra Gupta

Creating the HAPPINESS Factory

11 Habits for developing a Lifestyle of happiness . “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your actions.” – Dalai Lama, XIV     A few days ago I was watching this Ted Talk by Daniel Gilbert on The Surprising Science of Happiness.  He says that each one of us have psychological immune system and the innate capacity to synthesize happiness. He concludes that our longings and our worries are both to some degree overblown because we have within us the capacity to manufacture the very commodity (Happiness) we are constantly chasing for in life.   Friends,...

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My interview with Anthony Olszewski, Founder of Jersey City Free books

Real Life Heroes Changing the world I have always been fascinated by the real life heroes vs reel life heroes. It feels quite awkward (rather sickening!) when I see people and media talking and hyping the tv and big screen so called celebrities more than required when they are just doing their job for a living like billions of other human beings. Their common acts like the food they eat, the clothes they wear, or even their personal lives occupy sections of magazines and newspapers and sometimes become a topic of debate among the young generation. Isn’t that the waste...

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7 Superb Apps for a Healthy Living

This year my focus has been on developing a super-strong inner life. In my previous blogs on self-awareness  and meditation, I discussed how self-awareness remains at the core of evolving a powerful inner life. Along with Self-awareness, self-belief, self-respect, self-care and self-development form the 5 basic elements of a firm inner life. While I will be writing more on each of these elements in my forthcoming blog posts, today I want to zero-in on ‘technology’ which plays a prominent role in our daily affairs. Our Responsibility in usage of technology Technology as Servant In this age of unending sources...

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Why we must MEDITATE?

“Greater is he (the spirit) that is in you, than he (the body) that is in the world.” –  I John 4:4, the Holy Bible   Finding Love Ever since I was a teenager two things kept coming in my life at regular intervals. One anticipated financial riches, the other promised physical, intellectual and spiritual wealth. While I was curious about both with a desire to know them better, deep inside one always repelled, I had quite a fascination for the other. Both kept knocking my doors when I went to college and even when I joined work but...

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SELF- AWARENESS: Gateway to Journey within…

  “It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self-discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives”   -Marianne Williamson It’s been a while since I wrote last on a public forum. Well friends, initially it was deliberate to focus on my work and then spending dedicated time with family which was followed with bouts of procrastination. The hangover of procrastination continued for long and to be honest I struggled to sit for hours gathering ideas to write. I must admit past few months have been periods of...

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