Sympatheia and Its Importance (IM 926)

Sympatheia is defined as the largely interconnectedness between many things. It’s an idea that all things are mutually woven together and therefore have an affinity for each other. Marcus Aurelius talks about this in Meditations. He says that everything in the universe in interconnected and are interdependent. The result of one happenings will affect the…

Wisdom: Inclination Towards Virtue (IM 887)

“The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control. Where then do I look for good and evil? Not to uncontrollable externals, but within myself…

Imagination: A Catalyst For Change (IM 882)

It the one that sparks the fire, the hunger of our future. Imagination drive us to insurmountable level of success. By imagination we can bring towards us, whatever we want in our life; and with action we get it. It is very powerful as innovation happens with imagination. But we have underestimated the power of…

Four Important Lessons From Seneca (IM 873)

The great stoic philosopher, Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger, usually known as Seneca, was born in Cordoba in Hispania, and raised in Rome, where he was trained in rhetoric and philosophy. It is true that Seneca was very wealthy, indeed one of the wealthiest and most influential men in Rome. But, this didn’t change his…

The Purpose of Suffering (IM 871)

Suffering has the noble purpose: the genesis of consciousness and strengthening of our ability and mental toughness. It’s never against us. In fact, it’s helping us. The fire of suffering becomes the light of consciousness

Re-learning The Lessons Learned a While Ago (IM 869)

In 2017,  I came up with the book, “The Power of Positive Thinking” written by Norman Vincent Pearl. Written in 1950s, this book is more relevant now. In the hurried world, the stress, anxiety and negative thoughts has been spiking. And in this book, Pearl provides some very powerful skills that can help to shift…

Some of My Favorites Quotes from Silicon Valley (IM 866)

Fred Wilson, Co-Founder of Union Square Venture:           “Being different matters. But you have to be different in a ways that users will feel right way.” 2. Ginni Rometti, Chairman, President, CEO of IBM:         “The only way to survive is to continuously transform into something else. It’s this idea of…

A decision (IM 859)

A decision is a conclusion needed for a situation. A single decision have so much power that it can bring huge impact in future. It can controls everything… Right decision is very hard to make. It takes courage and intuition to make correct decision at certain time. Experience also make a huge impact in making…

Nature’s job (IM 831)

Marcus Aurelius, in his book “Meditations” said that the nature’s job is to shift things elsewhere, transform them, pick them up and move them here and there. It’s job is to make constant change. There is nothing new happening here. Everything is related and familiar. The good of one people is bad for another and…

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…