I don’t have an introduction for today’s post. I guess I’m still tired from the weekend and have a lot on my mind in terms of our move, so let’s get right to my Three Things Thursday.1. The state of our apartment
Our apartment is one big hot mess right now. We ordered boxes and packing supplies last week, and they all came in on Tuesday. As much as I hate this messy state, I’m hoping it motivates us to pack faster. At least packed boxes can be stacked on top of each other!
2. Essentialism by Greg McKeown
I’m not going to say too much about this book today because I have a post dedicated to it coming up tomorrow. However, I will say this much – it’s a powerful read for people who want to make their best contribution and stay sane while doing it. And the concept of achieving more by doing less falls in line nicely with one of my other recent reads (7 Habits of Highly Effective People) and my quest to make more time.
3. Brahmakumari Shivani
Recently, my mom has been listening to YouTube videos of someone named Brahmakumari Shivani. BK Shivani is an Indian spiritual teacher and inspirational speaker. Her talks are all about how to be a good human but from a very commonsense and normal place. While there are some religious references, she doesn’t use Hinduism to make her point, making her views more universal in nature.
Anyway, ever since hearing about what a positive impact BK Shivani’s videos have had on my mom, I’ve wanted to listen as well. I started out by listening to the Hindi versions, but I felt like I wasn’t getting the full effect of what she was saying, so I gave up. A few weeks later, my mom told me to search “BK Shivani English” in YouTube, and lo and behold, there were tons of videos in English.
If you have some time, I highly recommend you watch out a video or two. If you listen with your whole heart, you’ll be hooked and 110% inspired…I promise!
Your turn to share – what are three things you’ve been thinking about/doing this week! If you’re a blogger, write a post and link back to one or all of the hostesses: Raj from Pink Chai Living, Nisha from Love Laugh Mirch, or Salma from The Write Balance. Then share a link to your post (not your blog’s home page).
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Ohh I can’t wait to hear more about what you think of the book! I love books like that and I’m in the market for a new one 🙂
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Let me know if you check it out! If you like “self-help” type books, you’ll love this one.
My mom is a big fan of Shivani too! I haven’t heard her talk but I love that she focuses on talking from a more a universal standpoint rather than imposing a certain religion!
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You should listen, K! It seems like something you would love! And moms really do know best!
I picked up A Purpose Driven Life.. it’s one of those powerful books. Curious to see what you think of Essentialism.
Good luck with moving, it’s such a pain.
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Thanks, Nisha! It really is a pain, but only a few more days to go!
Did you like A Purpose Driven Life? I’m going to add it to my list.
Good luck with the packing!! And thanks for sharing about the books and the video’s. I will check them out. You can never have too much inspiration in your life!
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Thanks, Salma! We need all the luck we can get 🙂
Looking forward to your post about this book! I’ve never heard of BK Shivani, but I’ll be sure to check her out.
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You’d love her talks! If your mom is into these kinds of things, let her know too. My mom LOVES her and her messages!
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Moving can be soo much work! I can’t decide what I hate more: unpacking or packing. It’s a toss up! Good luck with the big move 🙂
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I’d much rather pack than unpack! Although I do like organizing, so there’s that!
Good luck with the move! It’s a big job. I love your blog theme. I am about a lot of that too. That spiritual teacher sounds interesting. My husband is really into non-duality and his favorite teacher is Ramana Maharishi. I am more of a Taoist and my favorite teacher is Hua Ching Ni. There are so many overlaps with different religions. It’s pretty cool.
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Thanks, Amy! Can’t wait for the move to be done 🙂
And I agree – most religions are based on the same basic principles – be a good person and don’t hurt anyone. How does something so simple get so twisted?