Answer Yourself! A blog by Sukhpreet Singh

A blog on personal development, entrepreneurship & change.

1st November 2007

How do you pray?

I came across this topic of prayer from one of the blogs that I read regularly – MrSikhnet.Com. The video posted there does a great job at explaining what a prayer is. Here are some of the highlights for me:

1) Lot of time people pray a very non-specific prayer like “God, please make everythig ok for me” or “God please bless him, he is sick”. Its like going to a store and telling the shopkeeper “Please give me some red things”. What are you gonna get – probably some red things that you may or may not want.
2) Prayers should be absolutely clear. How clear you are in your prayers, thats how specifically it comes back to you or gets fulfilled.
3) Who is listening to your prayer – you are. So when you pray and you visualize how things need to be because that how you see them in your heart, thats when it starts to manifest itself. Thats when you invoke what you see and ask.
4) Prayer is not a supplication, prayer is an invocation. (Supplication : To ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying)
5) When we pray correctly, it has the power of manifesting itself into reality.

My prayers usually are, “God, please make everything great for me and others”. I have realized I do this because:

a) I don’t have it written down or chalked out what is that I want, exactly?
b) I am in a hurry so don’t have time to sit with my eyes closed and visualize what I want exactly .
c) I consider prayer to be very sacred and didn’t want to make it a shopping list.
d) So as not to be selfish, I want “things” to be ok for “others” too. (Again, no specificity)

But I have started working towards being more specific while praying and also to take out time to visualize it. My prayers are now something like, “God help me start my xyz company to make a positive impact on the users/consumers, to be the best and most profitable company in its field, to become a great leader, to create leaders and to contribute my time and money to the society” and “Help me serve my friends, my family and above all, help me serve you – by serving the needy. Please give me that strength, courage and wisdom to follow your path. And help me remember you every breadth of my existence.

Original post can be found here.

Rate this post:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...
posted in change, goals |
5th August 2007

My First Post

Finally, I did it. One of my goals for this year was to start my own blog. It took me almost two months to get this blog going (more on that in my next post.)
I started reading blogs last year and some of my favorite have been: techcrunch.com and iwillteachyoutoberich.com, mymoneyblog.com. One of my main inspirations has been Ramit Sethi of iwillteachyoutoberich.com. I like the way he manages his blog, involves and inspires his readers, and of-course his style of writing. An aspiring entrepreneur myself, I have been toying around with different ideas and have a couple of domain names registered but the desire/need to be online was not big enough that I could devote my resources and time to it, until I read this article on Ramit’s site. It’s a book review on Ben Casnocha’s new book “MY STARTUP LIFE”. My Start Up Life

I was intrigued by what could NINETEEN YEAR young individual write on a “start-up life” that the book made it to #1 Movers and Shakers list on Amazon. At 19, I didn’t even know how to manage my daily activities let alone manage a company. So while going through excerpts from his book, I had an ‘Aha!’ moment when I read the following lines here :

“Like companies, you are projecting a brand right now. Each of us is CEO of Me, Inc. The question is whether you are going to cultivate your brand to be as truthful and powerful as it can be….

Your online identity. What will someone find when they Google your name? You should own the first result—it should be a personal website or blog that you run. You should also own an email address that is your name (for example, ben@casnocha.com).”

That was it for me. The desire, sense of urgency, need – everything kicked in. I taught myself some new stuff and went to work on my blog. And there … you have it.

If you are here for the first time, please leave your comments on what you like and don’t like about this blog and how can I improve it.

Rate this post:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 4 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...
posted in goals, miscellaneous |
  • Polls

  • On an average, how much TV do you watch per day?

    • 1 - 2 hrs (41%, 15 Votes)
    • 2 - 4 hrs (19%, 7 Votes)
    • I don't watch TV at all (16%, 6 Votes)
    • Less than 1 hr (16%, 6 Votes)
    • 4 or more hrs (8%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 37

    Vote

    Loading ... Loading ...
  • Around the world

  • Locations of visitors to this page