Inside of us (IM 785)

We search happiness in outer world. We seek respect from others. We are hungry for praise and pride. We always look at the outer world for everything we do. But in most cases it doesn’t work. It is because most of the content we are looking for are present within us not in other people…

“Capitalism Alone” (IM 769)

For the first time in human history the world is dominated by one economic system and that is Capitalism. We all are capitalist now whether we realize it or not. Branko Milanovic in his book “Capitalism Alone” examines the historical shifts that have led to capitalism’s dominance and highlights the varieties of capitalism at work…

The treasures of life (IM 768)

According to the Eastern Philosophical book  Tao Te Ching, written by Lao Tzu in 4th century BC,” there are three treasures of our life which are: Simplicity: Always see simplicity in everything. It is the ultimate sophistication. Patience: Practice patience. Compassion: Develop compassion for everything you do. Those who practice these three treasures they can…

“Memento Mori” (IM 767)

There is two words that come to us from ancients that we should remind ourselves of, in every situation, every minutes and every seconds: “Memento Mori” – remember that I will die. Most of the ancients talk about death in their books and arts from Seneca to Epictetus to Marcus Aurelius. In the face of…

A passionate mind (IM 761)

I’m intrigued by the ability of the single mind to change the entire world. From Marcus Aurelius to Thomas Edison to Mahatma Gandhi to present day successful entrepreneurs, they all have changed the entire world in some way. The started with no money or technology  but with passion and perseverance. There is nothing more powerful…

Peter Diamandis: Rules For Building A Successful Business (IM 559)

Peter Diamandis  has been named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune magazine. He is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the executive founder of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that counsels the world’s…

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…

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…

Never ending cycle (IM 726)

We grow because we take new challenges. We face even more new challenges because we are growing. It’s an endless cycle. The more we grow, the more decisions we make and the more challenges we face. But It’s a good thing- it’s the only way we survive. The more we face challenges the more we…