Navigating (IM 755)

Most often we celebrate our past success. We live in the fantasy of the things we achieved in the past. We think that our success is what defines us; it is what makes us grow. Does celebrating our past success makes us grow? Does it help us in any way? Yes, of course, it enhances…

Paradoxical Intention: A universal cure (IM 754)

The term, paradoxical intention was introduced by psychiatrist Dr. Viktor E. Frankl. This works as the reversal of one’s attitude. There has been many medical proofs that this process has worked in changing one’s attitude, removing fear, anxiety, insomnia, stress, self-harm, phobias etc. The wish is the father of thoughts and the fear is the…

The four virtues: Stoicism (IM 753)

The four great works of four Roman stoics focus on four key central ideas which describe Stoicism. The four virtues are: Courage: Courage is the opposing force of cowardice. Courage is not the elimination or fear, desire or anxiety, it is acting in the right way despite our fear, desire and anxieties. It is the…

The meaning of suffering (IM 752))

We must never forget that we may also find  meaning in hopeless situation.  When we are no longer able to change the situation – we have no option rather than to accept it. This suffering if taken as a challenge to improve ourselves will no longer be painful rather peaceful. But suffering is not necessary …

The meaning of life (IM 751)

What is the meaning of life? This is one of the vague and the most difficult question to be asked. The meaning of life differs from person to person, day to day, hours to hours and situation to situation. Therefore, what matters the most is not the general meaning of life but rather specific meaning…

Needs (IM 750)

It is basically the moving force for human beings. Tony Robbins divided human needs into 6 categories: Certainty/comfort: It is the need to feel in control of that is coming next, so that we can feel secure. It’s the need to avoid pains and stress. Uncertainty/variety: It is the need for surprises and variety of…

Popular vs Good (IM 749)

They are different… What is popular might not be good and what is good might not be popular. We need to pick one because picking both will result in failure and cost us our time. We need to chose right option and we can’t have both because when we choose one we will ultimately loose…

Suffering: What is it? (IM 748)

According to Buddhism, all suffering is originated from the attachment to something. Suffering arises from craving. They always insist that the person who craves something always suffer. It’s so true in today’s world, as the rate of depression is increasing and the suicidal rate is elevating; the fundamental reason for this is not achieving the…

Our greatest teacher (IM 747)

Nature is our greatest teacher and the important lesson it teaches us is patience. We need to learn the pace of nature which is its patience. Nature is smarter than all of us. It is the reality. Nature shows us the way about how the reality works. It also teaches cruelty and kindness. All we…

Phones and human beings (IM 746)

It is hired by us to accomplish certain task like to fill the voids, to connect to the people, to get entertained or to prove that we’re the part of this innovative world. But most of the time, our phone works for corporations, massive acquaintances and large social networks. They have hired it to put…