Tolerant and strictness (IM 781)

There is a old saying that goes- “one should be tolerant with others and strict to themselves.” But we see the other way around most of the time. Being tolerant with others requires empathy, patience and temperance and being strict with ownself means being self-disciplined and staying in accord with the principles. PS: Happy Thanksgiving…

All of it comes to one point (IM 773)

And that is self awareness… Self-awareness is enlightening ourselves. Whatever we gain or lose, all the successes and failures will make no sense when we are self-aware.  All the rejections, guilt and insecurities does not exist in the face of self-awareness. Self-awareness is the end point and the beginning point of everything. And this is…

We see the things as we are (IM 771)

What we do everyday becomes a habit and we are the reflection of what we do everyday. Based on your past experiences we make assumptions and conclusions on many things including our ourselves and our potentials. The way we talk to others or to ourselves reveals our character. The way we deal with different situations…

Tranquility (IM 766)

Marcus Aurelius in his journal, which became the present day book “Meditations” wrote doing less is the way towards tranquility. He says, “if you seek tranquility, do less.” To be more specific do what’s essential – what brings internal satisfaction.

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…

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…

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…

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…

Who we are (IM 743)

Man is no more than a product of many conditional and environmental factor- whether it be biological, psychological or sociological  nature. We are the accidental product of all these. Everyday, every hour we are offered with the opportunity to make a decision, a decision of our inner freedom. We always have a choice. It is…