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.3 Things Thursday1. 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.

BK Shivani 
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).

Thanks for reading!

By Parita

15 thoughts on “Three Things Thursday (13)”
    1. Let me know if you check it out! If you like “self-help” type books, you’ll love this one.

    1. You should listen, K! It seems like something you would love! And moms really do know best!

    1. 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.

    1. 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!

  1. 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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    1. 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?

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