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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…


Be Happy For No Reason

“If I get a promotion, it’s an achievement. When I get this achievement, I will be happy.” “I always wanted to own that car. When I buy that car, I will feel good.” “I have not achieved anything substantial in Read more…


Wrong Happens Fast,Setting It Right Takes Time

I was rushing for an appointment with a prospective client. I did not want to be late. I stepped on the gas, pushing about 130 Kmps speed. I had been to this client location a few times, so I was Read more…


A Weekend Story

Buddha was going town to town with his disciples and decided to set up camp for the evening on the bank of a natural lake. After settling down, Buddha called one of his disciples and said: ” I am thirsty, Read more…


Make Your Day Count

How did you spend your time last week? When you think back, does the week that went by feel like a blur, like a dream you know you had, but you barely remember. In the current “Work from Home” world, Read more…


How Do I Overcome Resistance To Meditate

In anything we do, for every action, we want feedback. Whenever there is an investment of effort, we want to see some outcome, some progress. We want proof that the process works, E.g., when you work on a project diligently, Read more…


The Cosmic Thali

Where your attention goes, energy flows. What you focus on more you get more of in your life. Imagine your friend invites you for dinner, and she has prepared a Thali spread (Indian-style meal made up of a selection of Read more…