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Indifference Can Be Powerful

Indifference

Indifference can be a superpower in certain situations. Assuming you have the right skills and qualifications, the less desperate you are towards any opportunity, the more you are likely to be courted for that opportunity. I never went out looking Read more…


Pause, Reflect And Act

Emotional Maturity

Your Emotional maturity stems from your ability to increase the gap between your emotional impulse and your action. The more you can distance your responses from your emotional impulses, the more mature you are. Unfortunately, your emotional maturity is not Read more…


Paradox Of Knowledge

Paradox of knowledge

This morning, my son was sharing an interesting predicament he was going through in his studies. According to him, sometimes, the more he delved into a subject, the less he felt in control. As he told me this, I smiled Read more…


The Easiest Way To Happiness

My Happiness

A man went to a Buddhist Monk and said to him, ” Master, I want happiness.” With a twinkle in his eye, the Monk replied, “First, remove “I”-that is your ego; next, remove “want”-that is your never-ending desire. See, now Read more…


Are You Anxious?

Do you have trouble with becoming anxious whenever you face challenges? Here’s a quick tip I have benefitted from. First, when you are anxious, what happens? Your heart starts to race, the stress hormones of cortisol in your body spike Read more…


Your Future Is In Your Present

We never experience our future in the future. We experience the future as the “NOW” when it happens. Our life is always experienced in the present moment. In fact, I would say our future is a series of Time-lapse “Now’s” Read more…


Weekend Wisdom-The Gift

A man once wanted to become a disciple of Buddha. However, Buddha felt that the person should continue living his normal life instead of becoming his student. So he told the man that he will not take him as his Read more…


Dealing With Unpleasant Feelings

One of the root causes of low self-confidence is our struggle to deal with some of the unpleasant feelings we encounter in our day to day interactions. Our sense of feeling emotionally capable and robust is tied to our capacity Read more…


Reaction And Response

When I was young, in India, we used to have street dogs roaming around the colony where I used to live. A few kids in the neighborhood would instigate the street dogs for sadistic pleasure by feigning to throw stones Read more…


The Parent And The Child

There is a toddler who has just turned two years old and has recently started asserting itself. The baby is very excited about anything and everything it sees. When it sees its elder sibling of five years eating something, it Read more…