To quote the writer Tapan Ghosh in this connection, The world is a stage. Life is an act... Just a balancing act.
What are the important dimensions for helping us live a balanced life, taking care of our physical, mental as well as social well-being? Behavioural scientists say there are many mutually interdependent dimensions that are very important for ensuring that we live our lives fully, to the best of our potential. The following seven dimensions seem to encompass the important facets in this regard:
Physical Health - The human body is the conduit, the vehicle through whose capabilities we experience everything in life. The oxygen shortage crisis during the second wave of the pandemic in India highlighted how our bodies are performing magic, just by breathing on their own. Our body is the only true companion of ours till death do us part. Hence, it is extremely important that we take care of it through giving it adequate exercise, ample rest and appropriate food.
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A Negative Mind is Our Greatest Enemy
Don't lose your balance by being anxious, worried, angry or frustrated
Around the World(s) with Three Gifts
Life, a loving family, and an attitude of gratitude
Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapurana
The Truth - The God
Reclaiming Loans is an Achievement, But Writing Off Loans is the Super-Achievement
Will our actions propel us towards Swarga, the land of plenty, or Naraka, the repayment of debts?
One True Love
Faith will guide us through all stages of life
Many Varieties of Humour
Humour plays a typical role in the lifestyle of people, who really wish to have a joyful life.
Jealousy - A Debilitating Emotion
Jealousy needs careful handling and understanding to not overpower us
Four Types of Devotees
Devotion can have different directions
Determination and Strength Will Serve Us Well
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About the Five Kleshas (Part II)
Knowing the Knowing the Kleshas means tackling them
Nigerian Projects Stall as Chinese Loans Dry Up
President Buhari's legacy could be marred by Beijing's waning appetite for costly public works abroad
FOOD FOR Thought
All about food
THE TREE OF Life and Fertility
DR. V. RAMAKANTHA shares some insights into the science, history and mythology of the Banyan tree, also known as the Bengal Fig or Indian Fig. The Banyan is one of those mythical trees that has had an important place in the life and history of the people of India since ancient times. It is also home to many species of birds, animals, and epiphytic plants.
East Meets West
KALYANI ADUSUMILLI grew up in a minority group in the United States, straddling cultures, learning how to fit in, and later learning how to accept the traditions of her heritage. Today, she is watching her children going through the same process, shifting their cultural identity, as they head toward adulthood in the melting pot of a multicultural society.
The End of China's Bulk-Buying Boom
A distinctive form of e-commerce is in free fall after a shift in attitude in Beijing
China's Stimulus Won't Bail Out the World
The drag from lockdowns will largely cancel any boost from new spending
ON JAPAN'S FRONT LINES
Dispatches from Asia's new Cold War
NILANGANA BANERJEE: 2 series The 'Selves' | The Lullaby
The series Selves aims to artistically represent the psychological conflicts we face when we weigh ourselves based on socially determined of what is ideal and where we stand with the distorted and one-size that fits all defined.
The Cost of Covid Zero Keeps Rising
China's economy hasn't been in this bad a shape since the start of the pandemic
Why We Are Not Responsible Toward the Environment
DR. ICHAK ADIZES is an expert in change management for organizations. Here he shares some of the reasons why companies are not changing their actions in relation to the environment, even though everyone knows we are facing an environmental crisis. He also offers simple solutions that will bring change.