Angels And Monsters





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Published on Sep 16, 2012

4 Standards of work By Mr. ARUNPURANG
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One day, a daughter came to her mother and asked, "Mother, I have read many stories about monsters and angels. Are they useful in real life?"
The mother replied, "Yes, they are very useful and relevant in our day-to-day life."
"How?" asked the daughter
Mother started, "Monsters and Angels are our own creations. We are their legitimate guardians and responsible for their well-being. Each of them promises a definite reward, provided-we invoke them and allow them to become our masters. As these masters grow bigger and bigger, they leave many cues behind. We can use these cues to invoke them. These cues can be smell, picture, feeling, memory or anything that can sensitize us.
These cues are like auto-dialed mobile phones. Once, you pick up a cue, in no time you are connected to these masters with full signal.
However, a word of caution, once you invoke these masters, you switch to auto-pilot mode, where you are just flowing with the flow without making many conscious choices.
The reward of monster looks very enticing; however it is unhealthy and addictive. The reward of an angel in healthy, productive and librating."
Daughter asked the mother, "Can you be more specific? What monsters and angels, you are talking about?"
Mother replied, "Monsters are your bad habits and Angels are your good habits."
"Let's take an example. When you get up. You can feel that your breath is not fresh. Bad breadth can be your cue, which can invoke the angels. They will immediately take control and will make you get up, pickup your brush and start cleaning your teeth without you making many conscious choices."
Daughter asked, "I got it. Tell me an example of the monster."
Mother replied, "Many people do the nail-biting and when doctors studied them, they found it, some of them do it, whenever confronted with stressful event or when they are bored or hungry."
So, their cues are stress, boredom or hunger, however their reward is feeling stress free and relaxed."
So, whenever they are stressful, bored or hungry, a monster is invoked and given the permission to turn-on the auto-pilot mode."
Daughter thought for a second and asked, "Can I turn a monster to an angel?"
Mother replied, "Yes, you can turn a monster to an angel, if you can change the routine you perform between cue and reward."
Mother replied, "cues are not bad, they are very natural. Rewards are not bad as they are also natural. However, routines you perform between cues and rewards can make the whole experience healthy or unhealthy."

Moral of the story:-

Good habits are your angels and bad habits are monsters. You can convert the monster into angel by changing the routine you do between the cue and reward.

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