Attitude to Create Opportunity in Each Circumstance

Attitude is the energy generated in our thought process when put in to action can create opportunity in each circumstance. Attitude is more a feeling than a thought, but it is affected by what we think. If we choose thoughts which create confidence to take up greater and wider sphere of activities, we feel empowered to execute the activities with much confidence. It determines how we react to the events in our lives and act in the times to come.

I and my wife after my retirement from the post of Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh Orissa on attaining the age of superannuation i.e. 60 years of age on February 29, 2008 preferred to stay in a joint family with our offspring than to stay as a nuclear family at our native place in our old age for better physical, mental and emotional support in a joint family set up. On the other hand I had to leave my comfort zone of leading life with friends, relatives and old colleagues in my native place, district and state where I was having a worthy social recognition as a professional doctor amongst the public. Consequent upon my extra-ordinary decision, I had to lead my post retirement life in a completely changed social setup having only company of own family members. After residing in Gurgaon Haryana (N.C.R. Delhi) for about one year, we relocated to Bangalore Karnataka where we are residing at present.

In the changed circumstances, intuitive thoughts came to my mind that the present global world is connected through internet via World Wide Web and it will be wise on my part as a senior citizen to give something back in innovative and creative way to the society of my native place, district and state; and my country India and World as a whole by complementing and supplementing my post retirement activities of Yoga and Spirituality with my scientific knowledge of medical profession. To work out my ambition, I had to acquire the knowledge and skill of information technology after my retirement at the age of 60 years.

I created my own blog Yoga and Spirituality in the website of on May 2, 2010. I have been publishing monthly average 2-3 articles on Yoga and Spirituality since May 2010 consistently for last 50 months up to June 2014. I registered my name as a user in social networking website Facebook on June 15, 2011. It is 3 years since then, I have been posting daily average 2-3 posts on health magazine, inspirational quotes, yoga and spirituality, photos related to functions, festivals, tours and travels in Facebook wall page and groups. Most of my old friends and colleagues with whom I had worked during my service, tech-savvy cousins and relatives have become readers of my blog Yoga and Spirituality and friends in Facebook. Readers of many countries throughout World are reading my articles posted in my blog Yoga and Spirituality as documents available for public view through Google and other search engines in Internet. Moreover I have been able to create a new circle of friends world-wide through social networking in Facebook. I have the pleasure to mention here that many of them both old and new are actively associated in posting likes and comments on my articles and sharing my photos and posts as readers, viewers,friends and comment authors.

Our attitude is everything. With proper attitude we can create opportunity in each circumstance to create something new.

Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda

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Dr. Mahesh Chandra Panda, M.B.B.S.,M.D. Date of Birth:29.02.1948 Retd. (29.02.2008) Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh Orissa India
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22 Responses to Attitude to Create Opportunity in Each Circumstance

  1. The Facebook users may view my photos and read my posts in Facebook wall of Mahesh Chandra Panda.

  2. Thanks Dr Panda for sharing the post and your rich retirement activity. Your contribution to world, nation, society and family are unparalleled. Attitude to learn, change and modify ourselves according to changed circumstances is the basis of age old Darwin’s principle “Survival of the fittest”. If we don’t change then we suffer and ultimately the nature chooses those who change. Retirement and old age are big changes in life and one has to prepare oneself, well in advance for these. Financial security is usually worked out by most people, but social security is usually overlooked. I find children the best companion in old age, besides usual friends and family members. Transferring of useful knowledge, experience gained and making it understandable for children, or transmitting it through net is another positive pass time. We must fill our empty time with some useful hobby/ activity to keep ourselves happy. Spirituality, devotion to God, chanting musical offerings etc is another field one can devote time. Devotion is peace giving extremely pleasant activity in old age if person has faith in invisible power (God). Computer connects us to the world and to an ocean of knowledge, helping us to act wisely in any given circumstance. By the way I am also 58 and using computer since last 20 years, performing my banking on net, keeping accounts and other memorable data, communicating with people on net. Most of the complaints are lodged on net supported by hard copy postal communication and net is an integral part of my daily routine. New generation is though more perfect in electronic activity, thanks to net being available on telephone. Well said and done Dr Panda Ji.

  3. Santhosh says:

    Dear Uncle,
    Om SaiRam.

    Your way of life is really an inspirational one for many in the recent days, as many try to find the opportunity, but less try to Create the opportunity. So I feel there is a need for knowledge and education amongst the youth and elders as well to overcome the dilemma they are going through. Your blog really is a great example and inspiration to many such people in society.The power is within us, attitude also is within us, but we just need to utilize it correctly and in an acceptable way to enable others and thyself to lead a happy life.

    Much gratitude for your great messages through your life`s own experiences.

    Thank You,
    Santhosh KV
    SAP – SRM Consultant
    Eletronic City

  4. Dear Dr.Panda,

    I like and respect your preference to stay in a joint family with your offspring than to stay as a nuclear family, while the trend is now in reverse order. At the same time, your children and their families needs to be congratulated. A good example to emulate.

  5. Sir,

    It is great pleasure that your article always gives us new ideas,Life style as well as how to be a good person of the society. In this article your description is completely a great living example for us. Sir, it is interesting that such a mile stone of activities by you is remarkable till the earth exists because it is the reality of one of the best management of life. Whatever may be duty is duty, relation is relation, friend is friend but the main aspect is that to maintain how and which type it will be. This chapter once more reminds me your company with you at Sohela and we discussed how you created opportunity to interact with your old colleagues, relatives and friends residing in your native place, district and state through World Wide Web in Internet. Sir, it happens only by the best wishes of God and it may be the benefit of your Prarabdha Karma acquired in previous birth i.e Purba Janma Karma.

    A nice article to aware about management of life style.
    Kedarnath Sahu
    Science Teacher
    Sohela Bargarh,Odisha

  6. Dr.Binod Bihari Naik says:

    Respected Sir,

    Since the creation of visible world and present scenario of creation of God, human is the highest and is bestowed with mind to envision all natures and to store the same and implement as per his own desire. But remember; mind, not like that of physical mirror or that of full-moon though having mighty power is reined either by intellect for positivism or by ego for negativism and body is the instrument of all actions. Hence mind is the potential of action with its attributes( senses).

    As per your autograph of present blog you have got the appropriate key to timely open the locked mind. Hence you are getting the perfume and enjoying life yourself with healthy inspiration to all age groups of people for time, place and person management. I, sir, may be excused to comment that you are not only a pension holder but has ascended to the level of a philosopher. Thanks for your innovation.

    With Regards
    Your Divine Brother
    Dr.Binod Bihari Naik
    Bargarh, Odisha

  7. Prakash Padhan says:

    Dear Sir,
    Good morning.

    I am much glad to read your article. You are inspiration for next generation because you are a popular doctor in Bargarh district, you are true devotee of Saibaba, you are well equipped with internet, you created a bigger family through your blog etc etc. All these are possible because you are having positive & different attitude.

  8. Umesh Chandra Panda says:

    Respected Brother,

    Man does not want to change his attitude and behaviour. Circumstances compelled everybody to change his attitude and behaviour towards others.In this world when a man finds and feels that no body is with him lastly he comes to the Supreme power for salvation.

    Yours sincerely

  9. Sir,

    You have resources to create opportunities which place you on your spiritual comfort zone. Attitude is nothing but a rigid perception towards life. We can be happy if we adopt flexible approach towards changing scenario. Hats off to you for giving younger generation run for their money.

  10. Sir,

    You have a nice mind to create opportunities on ur spiritual comfort zone. Without spirituality as if the life is without its captain. Thnx a lot Sir for your help to the youngsters. 🙂

  11. I am enlightened by reading the article. It will benefit me in many ways in shaping and sizing my life , that is why I save it in my personal file. Thanks a lot, Sir.

  12. Sarat Mishra says:

    Very nice. A good catalyst for a better world Sir.

  13. SUPRIYO BISWAS says:



  14. Joseph Martin says:

    Thank you Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda for your great contributions in the area of mental health and developments.I have read your wonderful article.

    -Milton Berle

    Thank you very much Doctor.

  15. Joseph Martin says:

    I have read the wonderful article Attitude to create Opportunity by Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda and overwhelmed for his knowledge and activities in the field of human health. If he gets proper support for his mission, it will change the whole mental growth of new generation in the state and the country.


    Wishing all the best to Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda for the success for his mission.

  16. Read ur article Sir. You r one among those utilising post retirement period in a productive n positive way. Really it is an eye opener for others.

  17. Surendra Behera says:


    I have read the above post & some other posts earlier and liked these posts.These contain some good morals.Thanks for sharing your great experiences.

    Surendra Behera
    Sohela, Bargarh Odisha

  18. Liked your article very much. Please keep informing whenever you post new articles. I will go through your other articles also during spare times. Keep posting. God bless you.

  19. Hi Sir,
    Om Sainath.

    Nice sir you r grt… 🙂

  20. Dear Sir,
    Good Morning.

    I have read the above post & some other posts earlier and liked these posts. These contain some good morals. There are many inspirations and have good thoughts. Your thinking is very good so I respect your attitude and thought. I pray God to help you every moment in your life. Please keep informing whenever you post new articles. I will go through your other articles also during spare times. Keep posting.

  21. Purnima Panda says:

    Pranam kaka,

    Your article has an inspirational message to both youngsters and elder persons. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference, our life is what our thoughts make it. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. If every person will change their thoughts and use available resources within them then definitely opportunity will open the every possible door. Your life and work always have been an inspiration for us.

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