Nothing Surpasses Not knowing (IM 904)

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” ― Epictetus It might sound weird but not knowing is a great skills and nothing surpasses it. It is the inception of everything. Milan Kundera in his book The Unbearable Lightness of Being said: “The stupidity of people comes from having…

A Letter To Future Self (IM 903)

We write a letter to our past selves expressing our feelings towards the decision we made in past. It’s metaphorical. Its easy to blame our past decision for the result we get. The question is: What would you say to your future self? And how would you feel when you read that letter in a…

Kindness or Anger: What Is More Manly? (IM 902)

Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one -Meditations, 10.16 These words written by Marcus Aurelius to himself about 2000 years ago still resonates today. What he meant by these words is-  it isn’t what we say that defines our character, it’s what we do. Today, in a society obsessed…

Psychological Resilience (IM 901)

It’s a psychological toughness. It’s an ability to mentally and emotionally recover from difficulties. It also enables us to withstand adversity and bounce back from it more strongly than before. The ancient philosopher from Epictetus to Seneca to Marcus Aurelius are the huge admirer of the resilience. Epictetus who was the slave once said, “You…

Equilibrium (IM 900)

Every condition reverses itself and it tries to become normal. That’s universal. This equanimity and balance holds true in almost every aspects of the life. What increases will fall back and what downgrades will upgrade to become normal. Every losses has some kind of gains and every gains come with some losses.  As a saying…

A Remainder We All Need (IM 899)

Memento Mori The ancient practice of meditating on mortality goes back to Socrates, who once said that the proper practice of philosophy is “about nothing else but dying and being dead.” One day we all die, that’s what we all have been told and that’s what we believe. But we are, in fact, dying everyday. We…

Cheat Day Is A Trap? (IM 897)

“Cheat Day” is a term most familiar to people in fitness world. It’s when they take an excuse in the name of cheat day to eat/do what they like. But it’s a trap… That one day in a week has the high probability of dismantling the improvements of other six days.

Being Watchful Of Our Doings (IM 896)

What we do everyday becomes a habit and we are the reflection of what we do everyday. The way we talk to others or to ourselves reveals our character. The way we deal with different situations shows our strength and weakness. Every step we take is the reflection of our character, our mindset, our loopholes,…

What we see (IM 895)

Our inner nature controls our external sight. A person with a helping mind sees everything as an act of service and a person with an entrepreneurial mindsets sees everything as a step of innovating something new. This is the reason why we take and reason everything according to our own perspective. A physics professor answers…