Our projects…(IM 820)

Our life is filled with projects if we scrutinously look at it. We spent time, effort or money and get the result. The outcome of the result might not be as expected but will for sure be among the followings: low chance of success, high chance of success, big positive outcomes or small positive outcomes….

The four-step process (IM 816)

I’ve learned a four step process to solve any problem we encounter. It might not be the ideal solution for everyone but it breaks down the problem and makes it look simple. Here is the simple four step: List the problem Identify the root cause Plan Execute the plan  

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…

Claustrum and consciousness (IM 791)

Francis Crick and his colleague Christof Koch studied consciousness by focusing on the function of obscure structure called claustrum. The claustrum is a thin sheet of cells underlying in the insular cortex of human brain, one on each hemisphere. The main function of claustrum is still uncertain but the structural and functional streamlining might ensure…

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…

Everything is temporary (IM 780)

Today world lost one of the greatest footballer of all time, an Argentine Diego Maradona. I’m a huge fan of football as he has influenced most of my childhood and his loss meant a lot in world football too. He was an idol of most people’s idol. “When a god decides it’s time. I guess…

From the fourth book: Meditations (IM 777)

Marcus Aurelius wrote a journal almost 2000 years ago, which is now published as a book, Mediations. His journal was not meant to be published but was written to himself to guide him towards courage, temperance, justice and wisdom. His words are more important in today’s world. Here are some of his words: Let nothing…

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…

It’s not the end of the story (IM 772)

We are so quick to judge the situation we encounter. We see the toughest situation as a bad day and a suitable situation as a good day or good luck. All we do is make the perception of how we feel about it. But aren’t we too quick to judge the situation? I feel like…