Consequence from an unagreeable doing (IM 814)

When we force ourselves to do some stuff that we are reluctant of doing the consequences might be not as expected. Did you ever have a situation where you forced yourself to do something and the result of such doing turned out to be bad? Today, I had a car accident as I was on…

Two lessons from Meditations – Book VI (IM 812)

The following are the two lessons from the book Meditations by Marcus Aurelius which I find intriguing: You take things you can’t control as “good” and “bad.” And of course when the “bad” things happen or the “good” one don’t you blame the God and feel hatred for the people responsible – or those you…

Building and evolving (IM 808)

Ray Dalio in his book “Principles” postulates five ways to build and evolve any organization. He uses a word machine to represent any organization. In his word machine is the combination of both ‘people’ and ‘design’. The five ways he experimented during his journey in Bridgewater to build and evolve this machine were: Identifying our…

Ralph Waldo Emerson (IM 797)

He has some very powerful lessons for all of us which goes :- “Write it on your heart that everyday is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish everyday and be done…

Facts and dreams (IM 792)

We can debate on that. But it’s true that facts are better than the dreams. Dream is important but one can’t ignore that fact. One can’t ignore the brutal truth. Following the dreams but ignoring the facts might take us nowhere. So, it’s important to know that the facts are better than the dreams.

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…

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…

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…

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…