A moral character (IM 822)

It is so important to understand our moral character and acknowledge that it has its epitome. The ancients Roman philosophy calls this epitome as perfection of moral character. Marcus Aurelius said that the perfection of moral character is to live everyday as the last day, without frenzy or sloth or pretense. He said that if…

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 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…

Accepting the destiny (IM 744)

It doesn’t really matter what we expect from life, but rather what life expects from us. We need to stop thinking about the meaning of life , and instead think of ourselves as those who are questioned by life-daily and hourly and execute based on it. These executions differ from person to person and from…

Lessons from Cato (IM 704)

Marcus Porcius Cato the Younger, better known to the world simply as Cato. He was the senator who led the opposition to Julius Caesar in the last years of the Roman Republic, then killed himself rather than live under a dictator. In his own day, he was a soldier and an aristocrat, a senator and a…

Stoicism (IM 703)

“If a man knows not which port he sails, no wind is favorable.” – Seneca It is the way of life which involves training and practice for endurance of pain and hardship without even displaying the feelings. It helps us to regulate our thoughts and emotions. Stoicism has been growing increasingly over past decade, with the…

Making things count (IM 701)

It’s one of the most important lesson one can learn in the journey of life. Making things count is like showing up for every opportunities and taking it as the building blocks for the future. It’s like connecting the dots. It’s being optimistic. But we are not deluding ourselves by saying everything is going to…

How to seek progress amid uncertainty? (IM 557)

It is understandable to be overwhelmed by the current situation. Research claims that the rate of anxiety and depression all around the world has skyrocketed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. With total cases of 2 million and death of 122k, the furture still remains uncertain.  Carl Jung once said,”Man need difficulties. They are necessary for…

Filling the void (IM 516)

It means making ourselves busy with different things and projects so that there is no extra time to think about the things that is not in our control. This results in creating long lasting happiness and mindfulness. Research shows that human brain manufacture millions of thoughts per day, but these thoughts get dominant only if…

The true purpose (IM 359)

Eckhart Tolle in his book “A New Earth” said there are two purpose in an individual’s life: Inner purpose and the Outer purpose. Inner purpose means ‘being’ and is primary while the outer purpose means ‘doing’ and is secondary. The inner purpose is the purpose of humanity and and most of us share it. The…