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Gaur Gopal Das

How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life

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Life's Amazing Secrets by Gaur Gopal Das is a self-help book that offers practical advice on how to live a purposeful and fulfilling life. It explores the key principles of success and happiness, using personal anecdotes and spiritual insights to guide readers towards their goals.

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    Feeling gratitude isn’t always easy, but it’s crucial to a happy personal life.

    The author has a friend whose daughter was supposed to die.

    Gandharvika was only four-and-a-half years old when she was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, an aggressive, fast-growing cancer. It was the kind of tragedy that can derail a life.

    But despite having more than a sufficient reason to despair, her mother and father never lost sight of life’s gifts. Friends and family stepped up to the plate, offering assistance in the form of prayer and cancer-treatment payments. Though the unfortunate parents could have cursed their fortune, they chose instead to be grateful for what they had: supportive friends and family.

    Gratitude is the first key to having a healthy and happy personal life. The human mind is naturally prone to getting fixated on the upsetting and annoying things in life. But if you ever find yourself wondering how to be grateful, remember Gandharvika’s family, whose misfortune didn’t erode their gratitude.

    That’s not to say that being grateful is easy. Gratitude is something that must be practiced. To that end, the author suggests keeping a gratitude log. Take ten minutes every day to write down the things you’re grateful for, even if they’re as seemingly inconsequential as a smile from a stranger on the bus.

    This practice will help you to recognize what you have to be grateful for, as well as to remember it.

    After you’ve got these two Rs down, the next step is to reciprocate. Try to find a way to give back to people in your own life.

    Here’s a simple exercise for doing that. Look back at the last 24 hours. Within that time frame, pinpoint three to five people or experiences you’re grateful for. Now come up with ways to show your gratitude – for example, thanking your significant other for making a delicious meal.

    Do this every week, and you’ll be well on your way to living a life full of gratitude, and thus having a fuller, healthier and happier personal life.

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    What is Life’s Amazing Secrets about?

    Packed full of practical wisdom, Life’s Amazing Secrets (2018) begins with a clarifying premise: to experience happiness and balance, we must maintain a spiritual practice, as well as pay attention to our personal lives, our relationships, our work and our social contributions. How to do that is what these blinks are all about. 

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    Life’s Amazing Secrets (2018) by Gaur Gopal Das is a book that offers valuable insights on finding happiness and fulfillment in life. Here's why this book is worth a read:

    • With its practical wisdom and relatable stories, the book provides practical advice that readers can apply in their daily lives.
    • Gaur Gopal Das combines ancient wisdom with modern practicality, making the book relevant and accessible to readers of all backgrounds.
    • The book not only offers guidance on personal growth, but also emphasizes the importance of relationships, values, and spirituality, making it a comprehensive guide to a meaningful life.

    Best quote from Life’s Amazing Secrets

    Its not the happy people who are grateful; its the grateful people who are happy.

    —Gaur Gopal Das
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    Who should read Life’s Amazing Secrets?

    • People seeking purpose in life
    • Successful individuals who aren’t content
    • Seekers striving to realize their potential

    About the Author

    Gaur Gopal Das joined the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in 1996. Before that, he was an engineer for Hewlett Packard. Today, he is a life coach and public speaker. He lives in a large ashram – a communal hermitage for monks – in Girgaum Chowpatty, Mumbai. Life’s Amazing Secrets is his first book. 

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    The main message of Life’s Amazing Secrets is to find happiness and fulfillment by balancing work, relationships, mindfulness, and spirituality.

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