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Roz’s Musings – Narcissim

Roz’s Musings – Narcissim

Hello and welcome readers to my little corner of the world. Do you or someone you know have an inflated or grandiose sense of themselves? Do you, or others you know, think perhaps that you are special, unique, and entitled to better treatment than others? Then perhaps you are part of the narcissism epidemic. According to Twenge and Campbell in The Narcissism Epidemic. The narcissism epidemic is happening at both the individual and cultural levels all around the developed world. Narcissism is increasing and the book points out that there are...

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ROZ’S MUSINGS – The Power of Now

ROZ’S MUSINGS – The Power of Now

Hello and welcome readers to my little corner of the world. A new word is gaining in power in the west and can now be heard in the sub continent. The word is chillax – a combination of ‘chill out’ and ‘relax’. It is interesting that English already has many, appropriate words for this state but yet a new word is gaining popularity. I believe the word is an indication of part of the wider spiritual paradigm shift taking place in the world. The shift is drawing our attention on what is happening in the present rather than having our mind...

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ROZ’S MUSINGS – Rahamim Relationships

ROZ’S MUSINGS – Rahamim Relationships

Hello everyone and welcome to my little corner of the world. Steven Covey in his famous book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People says that we need to ‘begin with the end in mind’. I could not help thinking about this when I heard about a new business/life model developed by Dr Michael Schluter a social thinker, entrepreneur and founder of Britain’s Relationship Foundation. He spoke about the need for workable relationships in areas as diverse as debt and the economy, criminal justice, care for the elderly, asylum and immigration, the...

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ROZ’S MUSINGS – Stuff and Stuffing

ROZ’S MUSINGS – Stuff and Stuffing

Hello Everyone and welcome to my little corner of the world, With Christmas close at hand it is timely that we consider some of the ideas from the Climate Change Day of Prayer. The Day of Prayer includes ideas from David Mackay’s book; Sustainable energy – without the hot air. A book dedicated to those to those who will not have the benefit of two billion years of accumulated energy reserves. In it he writes; “One of the main sinks of energy in the ‘developed’ world is the creation of stuff. In its natural life cycle, stuff passes through...

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ROZ’S MUSINGS – Perfection and acceptance

ROZ’S MUSINGS – Perfection and acceptance

Hello everyone and welcome to 2012 and my little corner of the world, Sometimes nature moves us out of our comfort zones and causes us to rethink what is important. I am thinking of the fruit and vegetable industry which has been hard hit by the recent flooding. Up until now we have been a fairly picky group. We have been educated, by supermarkets in particular, to only buy perfect, unblemished fruit and vegetables. Anything less than perfect has been discarded for use in jams, landfill or animal fodder. If only we were a bit more tolerant we...

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ROZ’S MUSINGS – Reading and Technolgy

ROZ’S MUSINGS – Reading and Technolgy

Hello everyone and welcome to my little corner of the world Technology is changing the way we communicate and the value of reading books in the digital world is being questioned. No doubt many people would wonder ‘why bother reading a whole book? Isn’t a summary enough? Is it possible that as a group we have shorter attention spans, less free time and the availability of incredible technology… and therefore reading a book is redundant? Exciting research from the University of Washington in St Louis has shown that new neural pathways are...

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BAY AND HER BOYS – Bay Buchanan

BAY AND HER BOYS – Bay Buchanan

Bay Buchanan is opinionated and passionate about the way we ought to raise our children, believing that first and foremost, they ought to have a dad. Unfortunately, her husband left her for another woman when the youngest of her three boys was still a baby. Bay and Her Boys reads like an advice column stretched over twenty-plus years, a single-parenting manual for women who find themselves in a similar boat. After having read the book, I can honestly say that I’d have liked to read it while my kids were growing up–and I...

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Dr.Bajaj’s Weekly Prescriptions – EGO DRIVERS

Dr.Bajaj’s Weekly Prescriptions – EGO DRIVERS

In the previous week we had seen how we slip into the roles we play as driven by our egos or sense of a separate self. This week we will examine those factors that drive the ego into action. Fundamental Ego Drivers The energy that gives birth to our ego state may be defined as our Will. Our ‘Will to Be’ is the basic driving force of our egos. This energy helps us to survive as a separate self endowed with unique characteristics. Another important factor that drives our ego is the deep felt need for ‘Attention’ from others. Through receiving...

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Tamil Cinema Deivathirumagal and Copyright violations in India

Tamil Cinema Deivathirumagal and Copyright violations in India

When my wife and two sons insisted that we should watch the latest Tamil block buster ‘Deivathirumagal’, I could not turn down because watching movies has been one of the quality times that I spend with my family. It was a pleasant experience as the movie was crafted so well. The affection between the altruistic (mentally challenged) father and his little daughter was an exhilarating experience. The final moments of the movie was a real melodrama and brought tears. The movie touched my heart and the impact was there for few days. Even in Face...

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A BOOK THAT CAN CHANGE LIFE – Dr. Rajesh Bajaj

A BOOK THAT CAN CHANGE LIFE – Dr. Rajesh Bajaj

A book that can be recommended for reading, and which has the potential to bring out the best in us in the context of changing the way in which we view and lead our lives, is THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI authored by Robin Sharma. This book begins by describing an event in the life of the narrator, who is a busy and successful lawyer that brings an abrupt halt to his fast paced life. This pause helps him to contemplate deeply at his life style and to where he was heading in life. He realizes that all along he had been deeply entrenched in the...

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