Questions help us focus our thoughts. The prerequisite of any thought is a question which is formulating in the mind, whether you are conscious of it or not. If questions are the mother of thoughts and if we’re to believe in the paradigm that our thoughts are ultimately what affects the way our very lives will turn out, for good or ill, then we should start on our questions, shouldn’t we?
Let us take conscious control of the questions we’re constantly asking ourselves from now on. To do so, let us go back to one of the most primitive techniques. To learn anything more effectively, it is best to ask ourselves some questions pertaining to the subject matter at hand. This is called the Socratic method. What are some of the questions we can ask ourselves about how to balance between going with the flow and going according to the plan?
Here are a few samples:
- How can my actions today possibly be inspired by some inner reckoning of a higher order or cosmic plan?
- Which of my actions or decisions today went against the plan that I’ve set for my- self? Why? Does it turn out better that way or could it have been better if I had stuck to my original plan?
- In spite of my being able to successfully go with the flow and actually getting some positive results from that, will I still be able to achieve the same level of performance if I were to start drafting out a specific, precise and definite plan?
- How can I balance between “letting go and letting God” and taking concrete, pragmatic, measurable steps towards my goal?
- What are the critical success factors, or the standards with which I must measure my performance, in order for me to have a certain measure of control over the outcomes of my actions and decisions?
- Which are the 20% of my actions or decisions that will affect 80% of my results and outcomes?
- How will I know if a certain gut feeling I have or an intuitive calling inside to act or choose a certain path is right and will bring about the best results for me?
- What is the pattern here? What characteristics of my intuitive gut feelings in the past has a track record of reckoning it as authentic and right?
- How will it turn out if I had done some- thing today in another way, instead of the way I had done it today?
- How do I know if the plan which I have drafted out is aligned with what I deem to be the higher cosmic intelligence working in my life?
Create some more questions of your own. Write them down in your journal and try to answer them through unrestrained, impulsive writing. Whatever comes up in your mind, just write it down. Do this session of questioning self- examination every day before you retire, for better success.
Today, we are spending most of our time at home. During the first few months of quarantine, many people are uploading their home make-over photos because of the time they are spending at home. There is probably a great boost of sales for interior decors because of all these redecorating done by people. Also, people want to have a good home office set-up since many are now working from home. Singapore has multiple home décor stores that you can choose if you are planning to remodel your house.
If you are looking for a more contemporary pieces, you might want to check out Mrphy. They have a wide array of home décor and contemporary furnishing and home accessories in Singapore. The store provides some of the best home decor items that suits your home’s design along with your character.
Bungalow 55 is both a design service or made to order store. Founded in 2012, Nina Beale sourced each piece in the store to reflect her style I the showroom. According to their website, they are a boutique business that is dedicated to understanding the client’s need and lifestyle. Whether you are looking for a classical piece or an assistance for your interior needs, you can check Bungalow 55.
Lovers of wood décor and interiors would love this store. They believe in the importance of bringing families together. Their furniture designs are inspired with the thought of having a better experience of family at home. They are also trying their best to be sustainable and they are maximizing the use of every wooden piece that they get. They are making sure that no materials are wasted and thrown.
Singapore Trading Post
Singapore Trading Post are for vintage lovers out there. If you want to redecorate your room and make it into some vintage hub, then you can check out the pieces in Singapore Trading Post. Their furniture is sourced from old trading posts – India, China and Indonesia. Classic and vintage pieces can be found in the store as well. They are constantly searching for a fresh gift idea to add to their selection.
Established in 1995, Journey East has continuously supply Singapore with vintage and retro collectibles. However, over the years, they have evolve and they are including eco-friendly teak wood furniture and industrial-styled furnishings. They also have modern designer furniture pieces and home accessories.
Although not included in this list, but of course Ikea has a store in Singapore. Who doesn’t love Ikea? They have been providing us either a modular or contemporary piece of furniture. You can choose a store that will go along your sense of style. This stores can be a little overwhelming because everything is so beautiful and looks great. Always stick to your design plan. Stick to your budget as well.