Four Important Lessons From Seneca (IM 873)

The great stoic philosopher, Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger, usually known as Seneca, was born in Cordoba in Hispania, and raised in Rome, where he was trained in rhetoric and philosophy. It is true that Seneca was very wealthy, indeed one of the wealthiest and most influential men in Rome. But, this didn’t change his…

These Five Quotes From Seneca (IM 872)

“If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.”   “Believe me it is better to understand the balance-sheet of one’s own life than of the corn trade.”   “It is not the man who has…

Re-learning The Lessons Learned a While Ago (IM 869)

In 2017,  I came up with the book, “The Power of Positive Thinking” written by Norman Vincent Pearl. Written in 1950s, this book is more relevant now. In the hurried world, the stress, anxiety and negative thoughts has been spiking. And in this book, Pearl provides some very powerful skills that can help to shift…

Cicero: Who He Was and What He Taught? (IM 868)

Marcus Tullius Cicero born in 106 BC, was one of the leading political figures of the era of Julius Caesar, Pompey, Marc Antony and Octavian. He was a Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar and Academic Skeptic who played an important role in the politics of the late Roman Republic and upheld optimate principles during the crisis…

Aligning These Four Things… (IM 867)

Health, Wealth, Love and perfect Self-expression complete the square of life. All these element bring a perfect happiness in us. Self-expression is the art of expressing our inner ‘us’. This has a key role in bringing perfect happiness. Somebody said,” No man gives to himself, but himself and no man takes away from himself, but…

Short Run and Long Run: Acting Accordingly (IM 864)

In short run, deadline is near and time is short. In long run, deadline is far and we have more time. More time means more resources. In short run, decisions seems more urgent but also unimportant while in long run, decision is important as it makes the long run sustainable and productive. In short run,…

“To Remember…” :Things For 2021 (IM 860)

For 2021, I have noted some thoughts and practices as “To Remember…” while performing any things.  Here are some of it: Seeing things from upper level ( Recognize “Upper Level You” and “Lower Level You”) Don’t focus on short term Happiness. It will backfire. Remember these four stoic virtues: Courage, Justice, Wisdom and Self-control. Looking…

A decision (IM 859)

A decision is a conclusion needed for a situation. A single decision have so much power that it can bring huge impact in future. It can controls everything… Right decision is very hard to make. It takes courage and intuition to make correct decision at certain time. Experience also make a huge impact in making…

Quenching The Insatiable Hunger (IM 857)

There is a saying which goes, “A happy man wants ten thousand things, but a sick person wants just one thing.” There is this insatiable hunger for wanting more and more that makes us unsatisfied with what we have. The great philosopher and one of my favorites, Marcus Aurelius had answers to most of these…

These Four Types of Meditation (IM 856)

Here are four different types of meditation, which I came to know through my Religion class. I was aware about these but didn’t exactly knew their name except for Vipassana (one of my favorites). Shamatha Meditation: This meditation aims to bring our mind to rest by focusing attention to single object of awareness like breathe…