Quenching The Insatiable Hunger (IM 857)

There is a saying which goes, “A happy man wants ten thousand things, but a sick person wants just one thing.” There is this insatiable hunger for wanting more and more that makes us unsatisfied with what we have. The great philosopher and one of my favorites, Marcus Aurelius had answers to most of these…

True “Self”: Definition From Bhagavad Gita (IM 852)

According to Hindu religious book “Bhagavad Gita”, the nature of true self is that it has no nature as it does not exist and feels no pain, pleasure, heat or cold. Also, it is neither born, nor does it die and neither it can kill nor it can be killed. It is like an energy…

Seeing Things Differently (IM 851)

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…

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…

Morning remainder (IM 798)

Marcus Aurelius remined himself every morning with some important thoughts that he included in his journal. In this hurried world where everyone is busy with their own stuffs and are overwhelmed by their circumstances, I find these lessons very helpful. Here is this important lessons that everyone should be aware of: In the morning when…

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…

Resonance (IM 796)

Science proved that we can break a glass by playing a guitar. But it’s possible only when the frequency of sound waves of guitar is matched to the natural frequency of the glass and resonance state is attained. This is the reason for breaking of window’s glasses when airplanes fly. According to physics, every object…

Wishful thinking – A trap to come out of (IM 795)

“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride it.”                           -Unknown Every single person is born genius; they dream big. Dreaming without any hard-work is just a wish and wishes only gives us the illusion of success without never perceiving and achieving it. If…

A clear end (IM 794)

“Look to the end, no matter what it is you are considering. Often enough god gives man a glimpse of happiness and utterly ruins him.”                             -The Histories, Herodotus, Fifth Century  Unhappy endings are much more common than happy ones, yet we…