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Weekend Story- The Frog, The Bird And The Well

The Frog And The Bird

There once was a frog that lived in a well. In the dank confines of the well, Insects were ever-abundant, so the frog never went hungry. Cool, clear water was always available, and therefore the frog also never went thirsty. Read more…


Via Negativa-By Way Of Negation

Via Negativa

Via Negativa- It’s an ancient Latin phrase, and it means “by way of negation.” The origins of this term can be traced to a concept in ancient theology which sought to understand God by negating everything that God was not. Read more…


Don’t Aim At Success

Last weekend I was re-reading Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning. I came across a paragraph on Success that I had highlighted during one of my earlier reads of the book. It is a good life mantra worth adopting. Reproducing it below. Read more…


Trust Yourself To The Water

Trust Yourself To The Water

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float. ==================================== There can be no better Read more…


Don’t Try To Change Others

change

Whether you are a busy business executive dealing with a colleague who never sticks to deadlines, a frustrated customer seeking a response to repeated complaints, or a parent trying to get your teenager to be more compliant, we often find Read more…


My Ten Favourite Khalil Gibran Messages

Khalil Gibran

My introduction to Khalil Gibran, the Lebanese American writer, and philosopher, was through one of his classics, The Prophet. The book is a collection of Khalil Gibran’s poetic musings on a variety of topics like love, giving, work, joy, sorrow, Read more…


Bill Marriott’s Leadership Advice

Marriott

After more than 66 years of leadership, Bill Marriott, 89, announced his retirement as chairman of the Marriott Group and handed over the leadership role to his son David S. Marriott, 48. On the eve of the transition, dad Bill Read more…


Your Body Is Your Home

Body Home

Came across this brilliant message by James Clear in one of his  recent blogposts. “Your entire life happens inside your body. It’s the one home you will always occupy and can never sell. But you can renovate it. If you Read more…


Abundance Or Scarcity-What’s Your Mindset?

scarcity mindset

When you show up with an abundance mindset, you see possibilities. In contrast, when you come with a scarcity or constraint mindset, you only see obstacles and challenges. Stephen Covey popularized the idea of an abundance mindset in his book Read more…


Weekend Story- Daughter’s Wisdom

Grateful for

A young single mother sat at her dining table, worried about taxes to pay, housework to do, and her extended family was coming over for lunch the next day. Life felt like a burden, and she was not feeling very Read more…