About Gaurav Mishra

Poet. Storyteller. Nomad. "Gaurav" helps global brands inspire, oprganize and energize their stakeholders by rethinking purpose, participation and performance. "Gauravonomics" thinks, talks and writes about minimalism, mythology and movements.

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  • Gaurav shared from Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self by Anodea Judith
    In our spirituality, we reach for consciousness, awareness, and the highest values; in our soulfulness, we endure the most pleasurable and exhausting of human experiences and emotions. These two directions make up the fundamental pulse of human life, and to an extent, they have an attraction for each other. THOMAS MOORE
    Note: Interesting dstinction between soul and spirit: soul as individual, spirit as universal.
  • Gaurav shared from Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Bikram Yoga by Benjamin Lorr
    “One cannot venerate a god unless one is a god oneself.”
    Note: Sounds similar to: "to create a better world, craft a better self." :)
  • Gaurav shared from What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
    Sixteen is an intensely troublesome age. You worry about little things, can’t pinpoint where you are in any objective way, become really proficient at strange, pointless skills, and are held in thrall by inexplicable complexes. As you get older, though, through trial and error you learn to get what you need, and throw out what should be discarded. And you start to recognize (or be resigned to the fact) that since your faults and deficiencies are well nigh infinite, you’d best figure out your good points and learn to get by with what you have.
    Note: A friend told me today that I'm still a little boy; I think this is what she meant.
  • Gaurav shared from What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
    What I mean is, I didn’t start running because somebody asked me to become a runner. Just like I didn’t become a novelist because someone asked me to. One day, out of the blue, I wanted to write a novel. And one day, out of the blue, I started to run—simply because I wanted to. I’ve always done whatever I felt like doing in life. People may try to stop me, and convince me I’m wrong, but I won’t change.
    Note: I hope that, like Murakami, I'll also be able to say that one day.
  • Gaurav shared from What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
    having the kind of body that easily puts on weight was perhaps a blessing in disguise. In other words, if I don’t want to gain weight I have to work out hard every day, watch what I eat, and cut down on indulgences. Life can be tough, but as long as you don’t stint on the effort, your metabolism will greatly improve with these habits, and you’ll end up much healthier, not to mention stronger.
    Note: I've never been able to take my fitness for granted; so, I've learned to be more mindful of my body.
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